Today's Chicago Woman August 2011

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Thursday August 4th, 2011

What's Hot in Hair

What’s In For: Cuts

The bob is back; just don’t call it a bob. A stylist at Maxine Salon, thinks the lob is the perfect transitional cut from long, layered hair, because it’s still ponytail-ready. There are three ways to cut the lob: the classic one-length; choppy, messy and textured; and with long layers.Of course, the traditional bob is still around; this season, it takes two distinct forms: the classic bob and the A-line bob, which is longer toward the face. “When cut right, this can be very flattering on any face shape and hair texture, and styled in any way,” Mr. David says.If you’re looking for a cut above the rest (or at least the aforementioned), take a cue from fashion-forward celebrities like Ginnifer Goodwin and Emma Watson, whom Mr. David credits with the current pixie cut trend. “I’m loving that more celebrities are cutting their hair short, because it’s inspiring my clients to do the same,” he reports.

What's In For: Color

Maxine Salon colorists saw rose gold make an entrance this summer, and sees continuing. One way to achieve the fresh, warm look, she advises, is to add a strawberry blonde highlight to a golden blonde base.

Commitment-free Fall Fixes

A fresh fall look doesn’t have to be a big adjustment. Mr. David says adding texture is a quick way to change it up that will always be in style. And if you’re not up for texture, how about a bang?