The bob hairstyle has become increasingly popular, and women of all ages are becoming a bit sassier with just a few snips of the scissors.
All About Texture
Today’s version of the bob doesn’t have to be super-blunt and simple. In fact, the more textured and playful, the better. The longest part of the bob will fall just above the shoulders and will involve many dramatic layers so hair appears fuller. This look can be worn with or without subtle bangs and has been worn well by celebs like Heidi Klum.
Subtle and Sleek
A new spin on the classic bob is easy to attain with a cut that falls just at the middle of the neck. With this look only the front of the hair should be layered/textured to frame the face. This style looks great with wispy bangs and can easily be transformed from day to night with a simple tuck behind the ears.
This style takes the look of the classic bob and freshens it up with longer, asymmetric, textured layers in the front of the face. The cut should be above the chin with the longer layers in front falling just below the chin so they can fall at the cheeks with subtle layers. Celebs who have made this style famous include Victoria Beckham and Rihanna.
Perhaps the poster child of a dramatic bob style should be Katie Holmes. Keeping it sleek, sophisticated, yet with a touch of drama, she has taken the classic bob and vamped it up with a pop of blunt bangs. This look is a bit inverted or angled but overall has subtle layers and allows the bangs to have all the fun–perfect for the risk-taking kind of girl.
Keep it Chic
The shortest version of a bob, this look stops right at your chin with longer layers throughout the head for a sleek, not choppy look, and a bit of light bangs swept across the forehead. A great look, whether voluminous or tucked behind the ears. Worn well by women of any age, this cut screams elegant and chic.
References and ResourcesAllure.com: The Hottest Cuts
Hairstyle.com: Hair Styles--The POB, Posh's Bob
Elle.com: Making The Cut--The Blunt Bob