Got a hankering for a chop? Let's meet the boy bob. Bob haircuts are essentially the '90s Shag now, aren't they? There's something about it. It's everywhere. It can be intimidating to cut your hair short, but it's not something to be scared of. Bobs come with an endless variety of styles and textures - chic, edgy, stylish, and cool. Whether you like it undone or slicked back with contemporary texture, you'll find a style that suits you here. Let’s take a look at how to style your bob haircut. But before we dive into styling, let’s understand what the haircut is all about. 

What Is A Bob? 

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Usually, a classic bob haircut sits around the jawline and is short and blunt. First popularized in the 1920s, the bob symbolized women's independence. Having short hair back then was shocking since most women wore heavy Edwardian-style hair. In the 1920s, flapper girls and many movie stars wore bobs to symbolise progress and a free spirit. And today? Well, you don’t really need a reason to go short, do you? 

How To Style Your Bob Haircut 

Do you need a little “hairspiration” to style the bob you just got? We've put together a list of classic bob haircuts and how to style them so you can pick from them to eliminate all the possibilities of post-chop regret. Are you ready for something bold? Let’s get started.  

1. Blunt Bob 

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It is likely that when you think of a bob, this classic version of the cut pops into your head. Known as a blunt bob, the cut is straight and strong with a uniform length. As it is a straight cut with no layers, the hair is just one length that is cut straight down the middle. 

To style a blunt bob sleek or even enhance its curls or waves, prep your hair with a heat-protectant spray before you use a straightener or a curling wand.  

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2. Layered Bob 

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You can't go wrong with the layered bob if you want to make your hair look thicker and fuller. There are many different lengths of layered bobs that you can choose from.  

When blow-drying your bob, prep your hair with a blow-dry balm to highlight the layers. You can also add volume to your hair by rough-drying it upside down. 

3. Curly Bob 

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The curly bob can be any length you want, according to your hair texture and preference, but it's all about loving your curls. 

You can enhance your curls by combining curl creams. Use a curl-enhancing hair gel on freshly-washed, wet hair to tame down the frizz. Then you can choose to air-dry your hair, but it is recommended that you use a diffuser in order to get the maximum volume out of your hair. The volume and shape of the hair can be increased by combing it with a wide-tooth comb once it has been completely dried. 

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4. A-line Bob 

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This haircut starts out short at the back and gradually gets longer in the front. Remember Rihanna’s hair in the music video “Umbrella”? The style became highly popular after the release. A-line bobs are still in fashion in 2022. 

Use a flat brush to dry your hair for the best results. You should blow dry your hair flat on your head in one direction, then alternate directions after it is dry to make sure the cut falls symmetrically. 

5. Bob with Bangs 

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You can transform any cut instantly with bangs, even bobs.   

Those with bangs often struggle with cowlicks. While blow-drying your bangs, use a clean mascara wand for directing unruly hair in the direction you want it to go. Make sure your hair is really wet before you use a reusable mascara wand to straighten your bangs. 

FAQs on Styling A Summer Bob 

Are bob haircuts suitable for everyone? 

Short bob haircuts look good on everyone. Nevertheless, you have to take into account both the type of your hair and the shape of your face. If you have thin locks, you might want to try a layered cut on top, while if you have thick locks, an undercut or stacked bob might be a good choice. 

Does a bob suit a particular face shape? 

A bob haircut is suitable for every face shape, but oval faces are considered to be the best candidates for this haircut. You can choose any bob cut you like with an oval face shape, regardless of your hair type. You can choose from long or short, dishevelled or neat, and layered or blunt hairstyles. Ultimately, it's up to you. 

What are the different bob hairstyles I can go for? 

There are different kinds of bobs, all known as stacked bobs, that include classic bobs, layered bobs, inverted bobs, graduated bobs, concave bobs, blunt bobs, A-line bobs, asymmetrical bobs and lobs, also known as long bobs.