What: People are lopping off their locks left and right.
What the experts say: The January issue of Redbook Magazine reinforces that short, bobbed cuts are going to be huge in 2008. Says stylist Dion Moore from Tela Salon in New York City, “The new short cuts are about texture and movement—it blows in the wind.”
What we say: If you’ve got the face and the right hair texture for a fashionably cropped cut, go for it. Nothing feels more liberating than chopping off long, heavy heaps of hair. It’s when you’re trying to be the next Posh or Rihanna that you might have some issues to work out before making an appointment with your hair stylist. When you sit down with your stylist, confirm that your hair will work well with this style, then tell them that you want choppy, chin-length hair with layers around the face and a bit shorter in back. According to Moore, for styling, apply a volumizing gel to the roots (Pantene Root Lifter Volumizing Spray Gel is good for $4.19). This is where you’ll need body the most. Then, lift with your fingers while blow-drying. Tousle a bit, and then go ahead and show it off.