When you hear the word “bob,” you may think “stiff,” “mature,” or “difficult to pull off.” That’s why it’s so surprising that one of summer’s most laid-back styles is also chin-length. Cameron Diaz and Dianna Agron’s bobs have a grown-up surfer girl quality, thanks to long, sideswept bangs and a piecey texture. (Of course, the sunkissed highlights don’t hurt, either.)
The style is especially great for fine hair, says hairstylist Matt Fugate of Sally Hershberger Downtown salon in New York City, who suggests keeping the ends blunt to make hair appear fuller. As for the tousled texture, it’s quite simple to achieve: Mist a beach spray on towel-dried hair, blow-dry sans brush (use your fingers instead), and then wrap hair around a one-inch curling iron. Finish with a bit of wax to define the ends and prevent frizz.