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If you're ready to transform your long, wavy locks into a chic, short haircut, a stacked bob could give you everything you're looking for. Traditionally, a stacked bob is a short chin-length haircut that's longer in the front and graduated into shorter layers in the back. This gives your hair volume and allows you to have short hair without sacrificing all of your length. If you have straight hair, this cut will give you volume and texture, and if you have curly hair, it will enhance your waves.
A stacked bob can enhance your natural curl for a glamorous, red carpet-worthy look. Rihanna, who famously wore her bob both straight and curly, showed off her curls with ultra-short layers in the back and long, side-swept wisps around her face. To get perfect curls like Rihanna, apply a curl-enhancing spray to wet hair. Blow-dry your hair until it's 60 percent dry then switch to a diffuser. Once your hair is completely dry, use a thin curling iron to fix curls that are misbehaving or to add additional curls.
If you have thin, straight hair that could benefit from some texture and volume, ask your stylist for a razor-cut bob. Women like Diana Agron and Selena Gomez have turned to this style to beat the bore of long, red carpet waves. To get this look, ask your stylist to give you a stacked razor cut bob with whispy bangs. The bangs will give your look a little edge; since not all hair will be the same length, you'll need fewer trips to the salon when it grows out.
Slick and Straight
A sleek and straight stacked bob is a classic haircut that gives your look some major drama. This cut has been sported by Jennifer Anniston, Gwyneth Paltrow and Ashley Olsen. Ask your stylist for a stacked bob that falls right above your clavicle at its longest point and skip the bangs. This cut looks best when it's straight and swingy; bangs will ruin the cut's line. To make sure your strands stay ultra-straight, run over your hair with a straightening iron after blow-drying and apply a smoothing cream to eliminate frizz.
Short and Textured
A short textured bob is a part bad girl and part girl-next-door. Christina Aguilera debuted this look last year, and while her cut might have looked edgy, there's no limit when it comes to versatility. Keira Knightley wore a similar bob with soft, face-framing waves that look ultra feminine and old Hollywood. For a '90s grungy vibe, complete with textured waves and wispy sides bangs, scrunch the ends of your hair while it's still drying. If you prefer a softer, feminine look, blow-dry your hair with a diffuser to attain the perfect curl.