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The Face-Framing Bob Hairstyle

The Face-Framing Bob Hairstyle

Somewhere between a bob and a lob, this short chic look is shaping up, quite literally to be one of the coolest and most popular hair trends for 2018. Big on texture and a versatile chop that suits most face shapes and hair textures according to Marie Lou & D’s Creative Director Leon Gorman, add it to your ‘new year, new you’ beauty wishlist.

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.


The New Bob

 The New Bob

It’s non-stop A-list glamour on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival and at MLD we’re loving that the classic bob has stepped into the spotlight thanks to model of the moment Bella Hadid’s new look. Also showcasing a chic chin-length crop is felllow supermodel Hailey Baldwin and beautiful French actress Marion Cotillard. The best bit about today’s bob is you can wear it super sleek (hello flat iron), sexy and textured (just add serum) or show off vintage style curls or waves.  “The bob never goes out of style because it looks great on women of all ages, hair colors and textures.  Right now you can give it a modern update with different styling techniques including messy up-do’s,” says Marie-Lou & D Creative Director Leon Gorman.

View all the celebrity style at Cannes here


Vanessa Paradis shares her beauty secrets

Given our obsession with Cannes and all things French right now it’s only fitting we let you on the beauty and style secrets of stunning French model, singer and Chanel muse Vanessa Paradis.  The body is down to ballet, she can’t survive without charcoal eyeliner and that wet look hair is perfect for the hot summer nights ahead.  "Apply gel through your hair, separate and twirl around your fingers and dry with a diffuser.  For that oily wet look, finish by smoothing serum through the mid length and ends" says Leon.

Vanessa Paradis’ beauty secrets


Fashion fix: Cat Eyes

Now that the sun is finally out (well, we can only hope) it’s time to cover up.  What’s not to love about these cool cat eye sunglasses (so Coachella meets the catwalk) which are so chic and a total steal at $60.  Add to cart now.

Shop Le Specs at Net-A-Porter

A Little Inspiration:   Sunset Cocktails on the Grand Banks

Memorial Day officially kicks off the summer season and if you’re not heading out of town hit the Hudson River for spectacular sunsets, and a sip of rose aboard the floating oyster bar Grand Banks.  The seasonal bar is a historic wooden schooner inspired by the oyster barges that lined Manhattan’s shores during the 18th century.  

Memorial Day aboard Grand Banks


Brazilian Blowout

Want to tame the frizz and curly unruly tresses? The creative team at Marie-Lou&D are ready to transform you into an instant bombshell courtesy of a Brazilian Blowout - the salon smoothing treatment that beauty editors, celebrities and style aficionados swear by.  Book now to receive a $25 discount. 

Valid until June 7, 2017

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