The asymmetrical bob seems to be only for the most edgy and experimental of us. I often wonder why this is, because it really can suit most women of all ages and hair textures. It can look edgy and masculine but also soft, elegant and feminine. Rihanna uses the style to compliment her “bad girl” image whereas celebrities like Rosamund Pike, Ashley Olsen and Marion Cotillard sport the asymmetrical bob in their most elegant and stunning red carpet looks.
The latest celebrity to jump on the bandwagon is Taylor Swift, who was previously known for her long feminine locks. How can you achieve and pull off this look yourself? You can pull of this look if you have smooth and straight hair, if not, you will need a good hairdryer to keep the asymmetrical look from looking dishevelled. It is a high maintenance hairstyle, so don’t forget to visit the salon every 6 to 7 weeks.
A problem with this hairstyle is, not only because of the requirement to get it cut more often, but also daily hair styling, can mean it turn out to be quite high maintenance. A great thing is that this short hair style may be good for those looking to repair previously damaged hair. Keira Knightley famously sported the asymmetrical bob for many years, when her hair was damaged by continuously dying it different colours for various film roles.