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This is the new sleek bob of 2017

Forget strict straight lines and blunt bangs, this season's hottest bob is longer - yet shorter - and isn't afraid of layers...

Here we take a closer look at the new hairstyle trend, how to style it and whether we're brave enough to try it ourselves...

Benefits of the angled bob

Tired of always looking the same in photos? This bob means that you look different every time you turn your head! It's also a good way of testing out how short hair looks on you: from the front you keep lob/mid-length locks, but at the back your hair can go as short as you dare.

How to style your bob

Because this cut is already a head-turner, you don't have to overthink when it comes to styling. A quick spritz of L'Oréal Professionnel Wild Stylers Next Day Hair will give you the necessary texture so your hair doesn't fall flat halfway through the day. If your bob does end up going a bit limp, use the Tecni.ART Morning After Dust dry shampoo to refresh and revive your roots.

How to work your bob

We love this asymmetric bob with a subtle ombré effect that focuses the light around the shape of the face. Minimal eye makeup and a standout lip color are this season's favorite go-to makeup looks, which look fantastic with an edgy bold bob like this one. You could even try an ombré lip! As for your outfit, keep things simple: your hair is your statement piece, there's no need to overcomplicate the look with too many accessories.

Are we brave enough to try this look? Of course we are!

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