Our summer spent indoors may be nearly over, but we can without a doubt say that one of the biggest hair trends to come out of lockdown is the lob. The long bob has been popping up on just about every celebrity worthy of hair envy from Chrissy Teigen to Mandy Moore.
Clearly, chopping your hair has never been cooler. And, if you need convincing that this killer cut can work for everyone, let Queer Eye’s Jonathan Van Ness serve as proof.
The Fab Five’s resident hair expert took to Instagram last week to post a selfie debuting his new shoulder-skimming lob. His cut, which is a major departure from his signature long locks, came courtesy of NYC-based hairstylist and friend Sherene The Queen.
“Got a new cut by @sherenthequeen,” Van Ness captioned the post. “I use to work with Sherene during my lovely time back at @artesalonnyc.”
We touched base with Sherene to get all the juicy details on this Queer Eye-approved cut and how to get the look.
The Style: “Jonathan has naturally wavy hair, so he likes a clean cut,” she said. “We agreed cutting to the collarbone would give a noticeable fresh look.
What to Ask For: A clavicle-grazing lob. According to Sherene, the length should be pass the chin, all the way to the shoulder.
Styling Tips: Styling varies depending on the texture of your hair but Sherene recommends that minimal product is best. “Just a smoothing cream should do the trick,” she says.
Who Wears It Best: According to Sherene, this style works for both men, women and non-binary folks when done right and for most face shapes. “It’s a very carefree look,” she explains. “If men are blessed with great hair and great texture, then why not?”