Short, Layered, and Tapered
The Cut: Short, Layered, and Tapered
Celebrity Inspiration: Rooney Mara
Description: Rooney Mara is rocking the heck out of this modern spin on the graduated, layered bob. “It’s a short and layered cut,” says Maciques, “but with a long top that stops just below the cheekbone and tapers in the back toward the nape.”
Style It: Achieve this sleek look by applying a light-hold gel to damp hair and then blow-dry in the desired shape with a flat brush. Finish by liberally spraying a sculpting hair spray and then give it one last blast with your dryer to set everything in place. Try Ouidad Curl Quencher Moisturizing Styling Gel ($26) and Bumble and Bumble Bb. Strong Finish Firm Hold Hairspray ($29).
Who It Works For: Maciques says this style is best for “very petite, oval face shapes” because the small amount of hair won’t overwhelm the face. He adds, “You should definitely have straight hair if you want to ensure that clean, sleek look is always achieved.”