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The Bob is back—again! Just like how it is in fashion, many trends and looks tend to be recycled and hair is no different. Some come around the block more often than others. However, we certainly don’t see the mullet or the perm quite as often as the classic and chic bob style.
This is probably a good thing. Don’t get me wrong. I’ve seen some trendy mullets and some luscious perms. I’ve even seen a permed mullet! But nothing says class like a sleek and sophisticated bob.
Over the years, this hairstyle has been tweaked, twirled, and fashioned in many ways. I love its versatility. The options are endless—long, short, fringed, no fringe, middle part, and side part. It’s a timeless look that can be worn at any age and requires minimal effort to style.
The Long Bob
The hairstyle is great for nearly every face shape and can be styled in many ways. You can do waves, add texture, make it sleek, and do a side part or middle part depending on your vibe.
Hailey Beiber styles her long bob with a slicked back. Recreate this using your straightener and slightly flicking the ends out. Play around with your hair part and go with what suits your face.
Finish the look by adding shine to your tresses with Paul Mitchell Firm Style Freeze & Shine Super Spray. Use this over the ear you want to slick back. Hold the part in place by lightly combing the hair after spraying.
The Wavy Bob
Could we love Carrie Bickmore anymore? To recreate this wave at home, I use my hair straightener to make curls and direct them away from my face. Make sure you keep the direction of the curl the same as you curl each section.
If you have finer hair, finish with a root powder to give your crowning glory some extra volume. My favourite is Milk_Shake Lifestyling Powder Pop for that perfect mattifying texture.
The Classic Bob
An all time favourite look. The classic bob is timeless and has an understated elegance to it. Create this style using a medium round brush and ghd Helios Professional Hairdryer Ink Blue or a volumising dryer like the Hot Tools Black Gold Volumiser One Step Blowout Small Barrel.
Slightly curl hair inward toward the ends and stretching the mid-lengths for a smooth, sleek look. If needed, I sometimes use my straightener just on the top layer for extra smoothness. Finish and tame any frizzies with a light spray of NAK Fixation Finishing Spray and add some gloss to the look with Keune Care Satin Oil Treatment through the mid-lengths and ends.
The Short Bob
Who remembers the iconic Victoria Beckham concave bob? I'm certain every hairdresser of that time had multiple clients requesting the same cut and colour.
20 years later and Kaley Cuoco brought it back with a bang! This bob is so much fun and great for those who don't have a lot of time to spend on their hair. A quick blast with the hairdryer at the back (no brush absolutely needed) so you can create a bit of volume at the roots on top and front using a small round brush.
To add depth to the look, straighten random pieces to add texture to this style. Finish with a blast of Pure Plumping Clay Spray for that undone look.
Image via Pinterest
The Textured Bob
Creating shapes with this funky and sophisticated textured bob is how you make it work.
After establishing a heavy side parting, use a small curling tong throughout the bob. No need to brush your hair. You only need to use your fingers to comb through, separate and define pieces. Finish the look with a KMS Hair Play Molding Paste for a moveable shape.
If you've ever want to know what to do for your next hairdo, now is the time to embrace the change. It might be a subtle change for some but can also be something more daring and adventurous for others. One thing I know is you'll love your bob!