Born out of Paris in the 1900s, the ‘bob’ shocked society by rejecting expectations that long hair equalled ‘feminine’ – props to that, history. Over a century later and the style is still going strong (right, Dua Lipa?). If you’re ready to enter short-hair territory, this is your base cut – it frames the face and takes two minutes to style (if at all). Keep the ends sharply cut if your hair is finer, and rough it up with salt-spray for extra texture.
Lob, wob or sob? The ultimate guide to getting a bob
No more debating if you’ve got the ‘face’ for a bob, we all do. It’s a low-maintenance haircut, ideal for hot weather, that comes ready-styled and works a treat with dry shampoo – yes. Though I’m more than au fait with haircut terminology (the hairdressers chair is my second home), asking for a ‘bob’ is just a starting point these days. It’s not a tricky world to navigate, but I’ll help you on your way. Thinking of going shorter? Do it. There’s 5 styles I’m loving right now.
By Rachel Spedding
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