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The bob cut is a classic, but there's no staple bob shape you have to follow. You can get a bob cut in a few different ways; blunt and angled are the two most typical. The blunt version is cut straight across at the ends, while the angled bob cut is higher at the back with a longer length at the sides. A short, stacked, inverted bob refers to a bob cut with lots of layers focused around the back with longer, thinned-out pieces at front. This chic cut looks fabulous all on its own, but you can transform it into an array of different fierce styles.
Styling a bob sleek and straight creates one of the most chic, sophisticated styles. The same goes for the stacked, inverted version of this cut. Hey, you get to show off the definition between all of those different lengths in your hair. Keep it flat for a more casual look, or really amp up the volume and add some drama. Blow dry using a round brush, flipping the ends under slightly all the way around. Finish with a good flat ironing session and some shine-enhancing serum to add sheen.
Even just adding a few random curls can create a chic, styled look. Or -- if you're in a real go-getter mood -- add curls all the way around your head and pin up a small section on one side or slide in a simple headband for a quick but statement-making finishing touch.
Even with a shorter length -- an inverted bob typically has the longest piece at chin-level with the back quite short and almost tapered -- you can still style it into a chic updo. Tie back the top half section of your hair for a quick, casual hairdo, or twist it into a fancy chignon -- or bun, if you don't need to sound so fancy. You'll need bobby pins to hold the bun and also the sides of your hair so that the shorter pieces don't slip out.
You often hear of the need for proper upkeep for color-treated hair, but just as important is the proper maintenance of your haircut. With such a precise, defined cut as a stacked, inverted bob, your hair starts to grow out the different layers and lose shape. Get in to see your stylist at least once every four weeks or so to keep your cut looking its best. When you're at the salon, keep in mind that the sharper the angle from back to front, the more dramatic look you achieve.