A new look bob - the wob

You have to give the bob respect for its staying power when it comes to popular hair look. And this season it's all about incorporating some curl. Trudi Brewer reveals the latest evolution of this classic style the - ‘wob’.

I have always hated bobs; they are what I would call a lazy haircut, until I succumbed to their charm, thanks to New Zealand's hairdresser of the year, Danny Pato from d&m Hair design in Auckland. Now, I am sporting the latest reincarnation - a wob, and I have to say - I am loving it. Why I hear you ask? Not only is it the easiest look to style (it suits my wavy locks), right now this carefree tousled version, is bang on trend. It helps that A-Listers including, Jennifer Lawrence, Karlie Kloss and Miranda Kerr, have put this cropped cut back on trend, but also hair stylists are excited about it as well. Pato believes this is the season of the wob. "It has taken over as the most on-trend style of bob shape. And the best way to create it, is to go with your natural movement - and then mess it up.” He adds, "A great-looking wob is a hot mess of effortlessly tousled waves, falling elegantly to the chin.” 
Pato believes most hair types are wob-friendly, but the best is naturally wavy hair, so styling requires minimum effort. 
In order to get that 'hot messy look' Pato's styling cocktail includes:

For thick wavy hair: Oribe Gold Lust Oil, $79 adds shine and separation, combined with either Oribe Supershine Moisturising Cream, $81, or Davines Curl Building Serum, $44 will define the curl and give some some styling support.

For fine and straight hair: Davines Sea Salt Spray, $44 will encourage matte-looking volume and curl. To finish, spray dry hair with a combination of Oribe Apres Beach Wave, $69 and Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray, $69, and then tousle with your finger.