Wiley notes that the great thing about this cut is that it’s low maintenance. “Ask your stylist for a shorter fringe with no shelf or weight point in the back,” she says. Once you have the initial cut you can grow the length and maintain the shape for months.
Hairstylist Starr Mason has been seeing clients come in bored with their medium-length hair and wanting a change. Mason explains that many have been opting for this short, “boy cut” as Mason calls it, though most Black women will recognize this cut as a short afro.
“Choosing a length that is around one inch will give the versatility to finger wave the cut for a touch of glamour, while still being able to wear a no muss, no fuss natural look when feeling carefree,” says Mason. “When it comes to color, lighter and brighter shades create the illusion of expansion. Platinum is the perfect exclamation point for this statement look.”
The Box Bob
Both Brook and hairstylist Michael Dueñas predict that one-length bob haircuts will be big in the coming year. Brook notes that this look dominated runways this year, at shows like Altuzzara SS ’22 and Ulla Johnson AW ’22 (pictured above). According to Brook this cut differs from other bob haircuts because it has blunt, sharp ends and one length all around that creates fullness and body. “The length hits at the bottom of the chin or shorter depending on your hairline, type, and texture,” she explains.