Gwen Stefani Fall 2010 Fashion Week L.A.M.B.

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Q: I have curly hair, but I want a bob. Can I do that, or does it spell hair disaster?

A: Yes, you can absolutely wear a bob cut, but there is a potential for disaster if it is not cut correctly.

A curly-haired bob requires layering in order for the hair to fall into place properly. If you cut curly hair blunt (all one length, no layers) it will take on the shape of a triangle (not flattering) instead of a sleek, tailored style.

By adding layers you balance the curls and the look-the shorter layers add fullness while the longer ones create weight and length.

The result will be a classic-and flattering-style.

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