Classic, iconic, contemporary. The Bob is your fail safe hairstyle that has endless options to flatter every face shape. We look back to the roaring success of the Flapper-Do, undoubtedly the most desired style of the notorious 1920’s. In the early days Gabrielle ’Coco’ Mademoiselle Chanel made the Bob hairstyle a statement that, over many decades, has hit headlines, strutted the catwalks and appeared on the most glamorous red carpets.
Even back then, this revolutionary hair cut was liberating, Mademoiselle Chanel was a fashion visionary and proto-feminist that proved the power and strength that comes with such a strong hairstyle.
Think Alexa Chung tousled look, VB’s Pob, The First Lady, Michelle Obama Polished option and most recently Beyonce’s Lob. Each using the power of their hair to secure front page media. If you need to make a new statement then there is a bob hairstyle that will do just that.
Tousled, ultra feminine and effortless is undeniably the style of the season, this understated style statement works the bob perfectly. A medium length bob, suitably curled with gentle layers that frame the face is flattering to every face shape and will eliminate harsh and masculine style.
By introducing soft, sun-kissed colours that run through the hair in ribbons you can personalise the style and intensify the perfect summer finish. Sweeping fringes and variations of partings will ensure soft, girly looks whilst sharp or blunt full fringes can be the feature flattering failsafe for the more daring.
When considering the best Bob hairstyle for a rounder face think angles and height.
Asymmetric bobs work the round face perfectly, elongating by creating height at the crown and drawing attention away from the width. The addition of a side sweeping fringe can complete the look.
Long faces are flattered by fringes that graze brows and layers that gently fall around the jaw line to create the illusion of a fuller face. The secret to enhancing the features of a long face is to style with volume.
Oval & Heart Face
Think Uma Thurman, Pulp Fiction - the mono length bob is the perfect hairstyle for a face that is completely in proportion. Award winning hairdressing legend and L’oreal Professional & Denman Ambassador Mark Woolley created his own version, Mark says "it’s early 90’s inspired like Natalie Portman in the movie ’Leon’ Mouth length, and broken weight line fringe."
Similar to the round face, a square shaped face works best with angles, include long soft feminine layers that fall below the jaw line and keep the style more graduated at the nape of the neck. Think smooth, skinny hair that will elongate the face rather that draw attention to the width.
For an instant update. Experiment with your fringe or your parting to play with the proportions of your face.
Treat your hair weekly to an intense nourishing treatment, the bob hairstyle makes its most powerful style statement when glossy and healthy. Think high sheen and bounce! We love the Kerastase In Salon Fusio Dose treatments for the ultimate in healthy hair.
The style is in the blow-dry. The key to the most sensational bob style is fundamentally powered by the blow-dry. Always use your nozzle and remember a blow-dry is never complete without the finishing shot of cold air to seal the cuticle.
The paddle brush is your bobs new BF! Smooth, sleek and controlled hair is essential and your paddle brush expertly works volume less, weightless hair.
Maximise The Style
Keep your hair in place with a spritz of hairspray! You hear - a spritz! The most impactive bob’s are full of bounce and movement.
Maximise the shine, keep the split ends away. Whatever the style or the occasion, maximum shine ensures a flawless finish that turns heads. Work a small amount of gloss through the mid lengths and ends to prevent frizz and keep that look glossy!