It's called “The Bingle” and it’s being echoed in hairdressing salons around the country.
Weeks after Lara Bingle debuted her new short blonde bob, hairdressers has been inundated with their clients wanting to emulate the model’s locks.
This was evident at yesterday’s Cotton On, ‘The One’ T-shirt launch — which Bingle is the face of — with a number of guests seen sporting similar styles.
Even her co workers have jumped on the “blob” — blonde bob — bandwagon with sources telling Confidential at least three Cotton On staffers have had the chop since seeing Bingle flaunt it at last week’s Rolex event.
“I wanted a fresh, modern look. It’s low maintenance and it feels like a nice change,” Bingle told Confidential.
“I’ve had so many positive changes in my life, new hair is just a minor one.
I’m pretty overwhelmed at the attention my hair has been getting, I’m flattered.”
Not since ‘the Pip’, which was an ode to Pip Edwards’ ombré hair colour, has an Australian celebrity inspired such follicle revolution.
And Bingle’s hairdresser Jaye Edwards can attest.
“The bob is going wild,” Edwards told Confidential.
“They are bringing in a photo of Lara form th Rolex event and saying, “can I have this.””
“It doesn't suit everybody. I think that if you have a round face it is better to keep it longer, but as long as your face isn’t really round then it suits almost everyone.”
And a hot tip from Edwards if you’re considering replicating the bob.
“To make it not look too mumsy always have it textured through the ends and always at least an inch from the shoulder and that will stop it from kicking out as you grow it out.”
Source: The Daily Telegraph - Sydney Confidential
Published Date: 9th July 2014