Bob hairstyles will always be salon favorites due to their versatility, low-maintenance and stylish flair. From strong sharp lines to soft, blended layers, a mid-length ‘do is the style to wear in 2011.

The great variety of bob styles out there enable you to select the best match for you, so if you’re searching for a new hairstyle that will underline your femininity and style while staying well on track with the latest hairstyle trends, take a peek at the following versatile bobs and pick your best match.

Bob Hairstylesby Sassoon Salonby Sassoon Salonby Angelsby Francesco Group

In 2011, the classic bob is given a twist for a contemporary vibe and adds an intense drama and mysterious allure that instantly grabs attention. Perfect for both thick and thin hair, a bob can be styled in different ways so you can surprise every time with a new look. Go for a chin length bob paired with a center part or go with a stylish side parting to play with an asymmetric shape.

Blunt, sharp lines add a touch of drama and elegance to your look, so go for boxy, face framing shapes or opt for soft layers styled at the ends for a more softer approach. Bangs paired with a bob – long and swept on one side or blunt cut – look amazing, so if you long for a total transformation with minimum effort, add some fringes to your medium-length cut.

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A more feminine type of bob that suits most face shapes is the long bob hairstyle that falls around shoulder length. Give your hair movement by adding soft layers throughout the hair that will amp-up hair volume and also allow easier styling. Longer bobs look great whether featuring a center part as well as a lovely side parting and bangs, so don’t be afraid to experiment.

Women with an attitude should definitely lean towards an edgier hairstyles with a more contemporary, urban vibe. Asymmetry is the buzzword when it comes to hairstyles that make a statement, so let your imagination run wild and go for a less generic shape shorter on one side and longer on the other.

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