You may have read our article on the one of the hottest trends—bobs. But if you want to be at the top of the fashion game this year, make it an asymmetrical bob! An asymmetrical bob is simply a bob that is longer on one side than it is on the other, with plenty of layering and diagonal lines cut in.

This hairstyle works well for any age as long as you exude confidence in short hair, and of course, have a trendy fashion sense as well! In particular, this hairstyle can do wonders for round, square and oblong faces that need diagonal lines in their 'dos for balance.

Check out these photos of one of the hottest hairstyles- the asymmetrical bob.

Helen Mirren Short Straight Formal Hairstyle - Light Champagne Blonde Hair Color

Who said that trendsetters had to be young? Helen Mirren is ahead of the fashion pack with her layered asymmetrical bob. On one side, Helen's cut tapers in towards the ear showing off her fabulous jawline and long neck. The other side falls at jaw length and is layered throughout to give her a nice rounded shape. Helen also has a deep side part and cheekbone length fringe that sweeps to the side, showing off her fabulous bone structure. This is a flattering cut that takes minimal styling time and tools, so you may want to give this one a try to update your 'do.


Short Straight Asymmetrical Hairstyle - Dark Plum Red Hair Color

Here, our model wears a jagged bob that is cut over the ear on one side and graduated down towards the chin on the longer side. This cut is heavily layered throughout to give maximum volume and body. Our model has a heavy fringe that sweeps to one side, but this hairstyle will also work for those who want to keep their fringe grown out—just ask your stylist to blend your fringe in with the longer side. This cut works best for oval, oblong, square and diamond face shapes.


Short Straight Formal Asymmetrical Hairstyle - Chocolate Hair Color

For women with more bounce and texture in their hair, here is a hairstyle idea for you. This bob is cut on an angle with one side tapered in around the ear. The back of the hair is graduated up for extra lift at the back and then descends towards the jawline on the other side. There are layers added throughout to reduce the extra bulk that comes with wavy or curly hair, and the bangs have been thinned out to sit nicely as they sweep across the forehead. This hairstyle will suit most face shapes except round, and it caters towards women who have thick hair.


Angela Bassett Short Curly Formal Hairstyle - Dark Mocha Brunette Hair Color

Finally, for ladies with curly hair, you too can rock the asymmetrical look just like Angela Bassett. In this photo, Angie lets her natural curls do their thing. Her fringe is layered slightly around the face and the rest of her hair has been contoured into this unique style. Cut above the ear on one side and cheekbone length on the other, this is a hairdo for women who love to show off their fabulous facial features. This hairstyle is perfect for women with naturally curly hair and long, square or oval face shapes.