If you're looking for a versatile shorter style, you might opt for a bob. Brush up on this timeless cut with Groupon's exploration.
In 1909, a Polish-born Parisian hairdresser known simply as Monsieur Antoine one day found inspiration in Joan of Arc's pageboy hairstyle, a cropped cut she snipped herself to blend in with the knights of her era. Thus the bob began its trajectory into an iconic do. Easier to style and less traditionally feminine-looking than the long styles of the time, the cut maintained an edgy reputation for decades to come. It spread like wildfire among artistic, independent-minded women, and European ladies as prominent as Coco Chanel began chopping off their tresses.
In the same decade, a new wave of popularity swept through the United States by accident. Dancer Irene Castle, known for popularizing ballroom dance and for her fashion savvy, cut off her hair prior to having her appendix removed to avoid having to comb it while recuperating. Once healed, she ventured out in public with chin-length, slightly curly locks and set off scores of imitators.
The cultural persona with the most enduring connection to the bob may be the 1920s flapper as exemplified by silent siren Louise Brooks, for whom the hairstyle complemented more streamlined dress silhouettes and an image as a fun-loving rule-breaker. After that, the bob went decidedly mainstream: Hollywood starlets of the 1930s begin sporting softer, more feminine bobs on screen, and the style took on more volume?and even more hairspray?with the teenagers of the 1950s. Today, the style has lost its rebellious edge, but it still evokes female independence?as many a powerful boss or businesswoman of TV or film can demonstrate.
Charmed Salon's experienced hair stylists, all private-contract stylists, draw in most of the clientele, but the salon is equally a destination for removing hair. European wax resins made from natural ingredients and infused with scents such as chocolate-hazelnut and rose streamline the skin of men and women, allowing them to fly farther when hurled like a frisbee. For longer-term results, Charmed's waxing specialists use Depilar, a unique enzyme-based gel that breaks down the hair follicles themselves.
In truth, there's not much in the beauty world that Charmed can't do. Aestheticians perform facials with Rhonda Allison skincare products and apply eyelash extensions, and one can always cap a visit with a massage.
Jaggs Salon is a full-service hair and beauty salon in Roseville, offering cuts and color, along with smoothing treatments and facial waxing. Stylist Tara cuts and styles the hair of men, women, and children in a laid-back, professional environment with absolutely no jealous birds trying to steal plumage color ideas. Using Sudzz, Scruples, and Enforce salon products, Tara and team work to provide chic looks for all their clients, and they're comfortably knowledgeable with hair trends, such as ombre color.
For stylist Teagan Squires, maintaining the hair’s health is just as important as maintaining its look. That’s why he uses Eufora brand style and color products, which contain botanical extracts to benefit the mane, scalp, and tulips growing out of your ears. Teagan can also craft an elegant updo, or wrangle unruly frizz with one of his signature blowout treatments.
When it comes to doing hair, there isn't much that the four stylists at Studio 209 Salon haven't tackled before. Specialists in hair extensions and color correction, they can also handle perms, modern cuts, and all sorts of up-dos, including the retro pin-up styles that have become increasingly popular with bridal parties and time travelers.