The most trending cut for this winter is the pob! You’ve heard of the bob and the lob, but what exactly is the pob? The pob haircut follows the chin and gently brushes against the shoulders, and it never goes longer than that. Victoria Beckham, a.k.a. Posh Spice of the Spice Girls, is responsible for creating and spreading the popularity of the pob. Beckham debuted a modern bob cut that instantly became the trend. The name came from a combination of “Posh” and “bob.”
The pob will be replacing the long bob, or lob, 2017 and 2018’s most popular cut of the year. This style is ideal for curly, wavy and fluffy hair. With the pob, hair will be both curly and above the shoulders! The waves and curls in the hair should be accentuated and brightened with a touch of highlights to add that extra element of elegance and sophistication to the cut. The toasted coconut color, an ash blond with a slight silver touch, will be an extremely popular highlight color used to enhance this cut, which can be customized with face framing and layering to enhance specific facial features. This look is a soft and fluttery cut to match an everyday “Boho chic” look.
Many celebrities, including Pippa Middleton, have been wearing the pob for a few years. This shorter, blunter look has gained popularity due to its flattering style and suitability to many different types of faces. Pippa tailored the pob to suit her, with a blunter, more minimalist cut.
The shorter length gives one’s hair a thicker appearance, creating a more youthful and fresh look than that of the overly long hanging locks. Many “pob cutters” are requesting to keep their hair at that perfect length, short and trendy, yet long enough to tie it up into a pony. This length is the ideal length for busy clients who don’t have time for blowouts each morning, women regularly hitting the gym and busy moms who like this low maintenance aspect of shorter hair. Many stylists believe that shorter lengths will stick around for the long haul, since it is so much easier to manage. In terms of wigs, women are loving how lightweight and comfortable the shorter wigs are to wear, not to mention how much more affordable the shorter hair is. With the numerous variations on this flattering and versatile look, you can be sure to find a cut to easily suit you.
Sari Friedbauer is the owner of Sari’s Wigs. She is a licensed hairstylist and certified wig maker. Sari is available for consultations and can be reached at (201) 694-5319.