The bob appeared in 1915 not as a haircut, but as a useful hairstyle for… dancing. Yes, yes, Irene Castle – a great ballroom dancer – had a huge problem with her long hair: it tangled while she was dancing. So, one day, she just chopped it off and became the first woman with a cute curly “Castle Bob” haircut.
Today’s bob transformed from something remarkable to something casual: it became a perfect all-year-round match for women of any age and profession.
Opt for Bob: Ever-Versatile Bob Haircuts by Hair Type
Choppy, inverted, jaw-skimming, messy – the long bob or “Lob” hairstyle can make anyone look fashionable and up-to-the-minute. “It’s all about being brave with length, this year. The style du jour is a blunt, squared-off bob that finishes above the jaw. It feels so fresh and has a French, youthful vibe. It makes the faithful lob seem safe and suburban,” says Jonathan Soons, Creative Ambassador for Headmasters Salons, to Glamour. It changes, goes shorter or longer, but still, the bob is the ever-popular haircut.
So, let’s do some research and find out what haircut techniques will do nicely with the easy, refreshing, and a little bit sexy mid-length bob.
The bob haircut brings some volume and life to straight hair. It looks excellent with the longer front locks and volumized nape.
Just look how beautifully this wispy blonde bob with a feathered fringe flatters fine hair. Not to mention, the shoulder length elongates the round face and makes it slimmer.
A brunette bob always looks classy, without any doubt. Choose a layered bob for your thick hair to make it look vibrant and flowing.
Looking for medium bob hairstyles to flatter fine hair? Consider a medium-length layered bob and wavy styling to add a magnificent volume and complement thin hair perfectly.
We just love this amazing medium layered bob. Bangs and a layered lob cut were created for each other, and that’s why it chimes even with curly hair.
Medium Length Bob with Bangs
Update your medium haircut with a sassy fringe – it can be adapted for any age and hair type! But don’t forget that curly or wavy hair needs a special cutting technique to blend bangs into the rest of the hair perfectly. “If you’ve got super tight curls, ask for a dry cut so your stylist can see the shape they’re cutting in. If you’ve got loose waves, a wet cut works fine,” says Jen Atkin, OUAI owner, to ELLE.
Moreover, a shoulder-length bob with bangs complements any face shape. Try and see it working like a frame making your face look fresh and opened.
The angle of side bangs makes the face more oval and creates extra length, making this mid-length bob the best bet for a round face.
Have a look at this awesome blonde bob. A stacked bob with face-framing bangs helps to make an accent on your eyes, chin, or cheekbones: whichever you need to enhance in order to create a perfect face shape.
Thick hair looks fantastic with shorter bangs when they are accompanied by wavy strands. Blonde highlights do their job well too by adding depth and flow to this mid-length bob. The main idea is to avoid a cut that is too short.
We’re in love with this gorgeous dark brown bob. An asymmetrical fringe is all about illusion: it’s an excellent match for round-faced and thick-haired girls who want to make their face shape slimmer and more angular.
Blonde bob hairstyles are damn hot! Just have a look at this sassy A-line bob with long side bangs and soft waves, accentuated by shadow roots.