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The Bob Hairstyle is Back


The Bob is Back

Trust supermodel-of-the-moment Bella Hadid to ignite lust for summer’s hottest hairstyle - yes the bob is back baby. The classic look makes a fashionable return every couple of years according to New York’s top hair stylist and MLD Creative Director, Leon Gorman who says the great news is it’s a style that suits most face shapes.

“There is a real eighties vibe in fashion and beauty and Bella really kicked things off when she showed off her dramatic crop and bangs at the CFDA awards,” says Leon who shared his expert tips for getting the look. Look out Bella.

Which shape face shape best suits the bob? 
“It’s such a classic cut that works for most women, especially those with oval faces.  If you have a long face or square jaw, I’d recommend going a little longer and softening things with some layers at the top.”

What is the ideal length? 
“For a lovely shape around the face, half and inch under the chin”.

Are there different ways to work the bob? 
“Yes you could go for a short sharp bob that’s all the one length for that Pulp Fiction feel.  Or break it up with a few layers to make the look less bowl like.”

Are bangs a must? 
“The bob looks fierce with bangs, but can also look very demure the same length and worn center-parted or swept to one side.”

Does a dramatic cut call for a dramatic color change? 
“It’s such a cool geometric style that can look even more fashion-forward in shades of platinum blonde, rose gold or hot chocolate like Bella.  I’d advise lightening things up and creating dimension with balayage in summer and moving into more brunette shades for fall”.


Beauty update:  Bleached brows and blonde

Beauty trends change at lightning speed.  Remember when it was all about darker brows against lighter locks?  Well making the case for bleaching your brows to a barely-there shade (aka much lighter than your hair color) is Georgia May Jagger and fellow IT models.   Time to lighten up?

Fashion Fix:  Best Street Style

The Fall Couture 2017 season has just debuted on the Paris runway. And because not all of us can afford a million dollar Chanel gown (yes some of these bespoke creations have fetched millions) take a fashion tip instead from the impossibly chic women on the street. Here’s Harper’s Bazaar’s round-up of the best street style action


If you’re inspired to go for the chop – Sarah Jessica Parker has just joined Bella and gone for a platinum bob – or fancy a fresh color change, make an appointment at Marie-Lou &D with one of our creative team and receive a $25 discount through July.


As a French inspired salon in New York we’re beyond excited to discover that it’s French restaurant week. In honor of Bastille Day, grab your beret and make a reservation to dine on delicious French fare at one of these hotspots Bistro Cassis, Petit Poulet, Maison Hugo and La Camelle. Bon Appetite.

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