This month’s hair envy

It’s no secret how much we love a well cut long-bob. It’s a style that looks good in any colour… poker straight, in tight curls or loose waves… it can be tailored to suit any face shape… the list goes on and on. This month, we’re head over heels in love with Marina Diamandis, and her playful, edgy take on the classic cut.

Like our list of things we love about a long-bob, the list of reasons why we’re obsessed with the Welsh singer-songwriter is endless. She has a killer voice, an effortlessly cool wardrobe – and an often refreshingly natural head of hair. But, like a true style-icon, she’s not afraid to push the boundaries and have some fun with her hair.

At the the Esquire Magazine June Issue Launch Party, Marina showed off how versatile a long bob can be, swapping her usually dark, natural curls for a lighter, voluminous style, accentuated by a centre part – on her Tumblr, she’s platinum blonde.

Another reason why we love Marina? We can all learn some valuable lessons from her (and her hair).

The first? If you’ve been thinking about trying something new with your hair, don’t be afraid to take the plunge. If you’ve been thinking about going blonde, or trying an edgier cut, have a talk to your stylist. Or, if you’re after a more subtle change, book in for a semi-permanent colour, or play around with different styles. Hair grows back – there’s nothing to be lost by experimenting!

The second? Don’t be afraid to embrace your natural hair every now and then. If you’re dependent on your ghd and hairspray, it might be time to give it a rest. Sometimes all you need is a good haircut for your hair to reach its full potential. Marina is living testament to that.

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