- The bob haircut is always a popular style.
- You can change up the look by adding bangs, layers, and tailoring the length.
- Bob haircuts are easy to style and generally low maintenance.
Many of us have a little voice in our heads chanting “Chop it off!” as we gaze at our hair in the mirror. There’s just something about a bob haircut that feels enticing whenever we’re in need of a change. It’s continually one of the year’s biggest haircut trends for a reason. While deciding to take the plunge and cut your hair into a bob can be difficult, once you do, you’ll have a ton of options when it comes to styling. Who knows, maybe getting a bob hairstyle will allow you to unlock that main-character energy that you’ve been chasing all along. (Just look at Hailey Bieber’s fresh cut.)
The short bob haircut is one of the most versatile hairstyles for short hair. That’s what makes it so great: it works for all hair types and textures, and looks drastically different depending on the length, layers, or inclusion of bangs. Popular variations include the blunt bob, a-line bob haircut (aka angled bob haircut), sliced bob, “box” bob, and stacked bob haircut — and that’s only a select few from a long list.
Plenty of A-list celebrities are big fans of the chin-grazing style. In addition to Bieber, you also have Millie Bobby Brown who brought back her bob for her 19th birthday, Emma Stone who resurrected her iconic bob, and Lily Allen who got a bob and went blond. We’d also be remiss not to mention Emily Ratajkowski who went shorter than ever before with her recent bob haircut and bangs.
Ahead, we’re breaking down the chicest iterations of the bob haircut out there — from the “flob” to the cool French bob — that will convince you to lean into your short-hair impulses.
— Additional reporting by Haley Lyndes and Sarah Siegel