The Perfect Haircut with Benefits

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The Cut: A-Line Bob

The Beauty Benefit: Defines a Soft Chin A short bob that’s longer in front and shorter in back firms the bottom half of your face, “creating the illusion of a sculpted jaw line,” Melville explains. Ask your stylist to snip soft layers that curve toward the center of your face for the ultimate flattering look.

Quick Styling Trick: Create sleek, shiny strands; they show off the lines of the cut (and won’t add unwanted width to the bottom of your face). If your hair has some curl, apply a smoothing cream, like Aveeno Nourish + Style Smoothing Shine Crème ($6.49), then straighten your strands with a large round brush as you blow-dry. To prevent straight hair from going limp, mist your roots with a volumizer before blow-drying; try Pantene Pro-V Volume Root Lifter Spray Gel ($3.99).

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