The demi-bob originated last year because the model Arizona Muse who cut her waist-length brown hair into a wonderful off-kilter bob which hovered somewhere of chin-grazing. Muse-mania followed and created it at the spring campaigns with Prada and YSL. Thence, the so-called demi-bob was born.
Since then, people have found that real-life ingenues from New York to Paris—Alexa Chung, Natalia Vodianova wearing the hair length that hovered anywhere between mid-neck and shoulder-dusting. Just like the season’s unexpected skirt lengths, its proportions seem undeniably new and cool—that has inspired actress Brooklyn Decker to cut her long blonde hair into a Patti Hansen–esque version of the style last week.
At the Vogue offices, the demi-bob trend is also gaining more and more popularity. Kathryn Neale’s tousled demi-bob become her signature in no time, while Director of Special Events Sylvana Ward Durrett allowed Fabrice Gili to cut her waist-length brown hair into a trendy below-shoulder-length crop just days before Wednesday evening’s sold-out Runway to Green fund-raiser at Christie’s. Ward Durrett says simply that she wanted a change to say goodbye to nearly 9 inches of hair with a glass of champagne and she considered cutting it shorter.