Beauty

How to master THE haircut of the Met Gala

Kendall Jenner's hair stylist teaches us how to get the A-line bob.

By Meg Bellemore

A LOT has gone down in hair world already this year, but among the wide range of styles runways and red carpets have introduced us to, there's one that's become a clear front runner. And that's the asymmetrical, undercut lob Kendall Jenner debuted at New York Fashion Week. Now, Bella Hadid and Selena Gomez have both adopted the cut too (bit awks) for their red carpet debut at the Met Gala.

Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez and The Weeknd
Selena Gomez and The Weeknd
Kendall Jenner
Kendall Jenner

How do we get the look, originally debuted by KJ?

"Kendall's lob has kind of been a formation from a few of us on the glam squad," says celebrity hair stylist Johnathan Colombini.

"She first cut it short for the cover of Vogue's September issue and has since kept it, but in variations. I suggested the undercut when she started showing a bit more of her edgy side. It was a great way to take a classic cut and make it hers. So away we went and the undercut, asymmetrical lob was born!"

With literally no layers at all, it's the movement of the cut that makes it unique.

Kendall Jenner
Kendall Jenner

"It's the haircut of 2017 because it's versatile and so easy to maintain, says Columbini. "It's sexy, chic, and modern. Nowadays, we really want something effortless, lived in and undone."

The best part about it? The longer-at-the-front length allows you to rock all the styles you usually would with long hair—be it braids, half-up, half-down, or a sleek bun (all whilst looking healthy and high-end AF).

Colombini maintains there is no wrong or right way to style this cut, but if you're going to bend or wave it, make sure you tend to the shorter back layers too, so the undercut takes on a piecey, lived-in look.

Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian
Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner
Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner

So what 'salon lingo' should we use when requesting this cut?

"You want use the top key words: Asymmetrical, undercut, lob (long bob). Also be very specific on where you want the length in the front to sit. Every girl has there comfort zones with length," says Colombini.

Does it actually suit everyone? Columbini says yes, but if you have a very long face, the A-cut of the hair may accentuate that length.

"That's not to say it's impossible though," assures Columbini. "I would work a fringe into the cut to suit."

So there you have it, it really is the MAC Lady Danger lipstick of haircuts. Universally flattering and oh so chic.