Short, sassy, sexy and sensational. For females that relish shorter hair, or simply want to change their current hairstyle, the bob just may be the hairdo for you!
A bob cut is a short or mid-length haircut for women in which the hair is typically cut straight around the head at about the level of the jaw, or shoulder length, often with bangs at the front. Bangs on a bob look absolutely banging whether they are brushed to the side, or cut blunt across the forehead!
Bangs and bobs are truly mod!
Bob haircuts can be styled in various ways so as to create different looks. With a bob, you can:
- Blow dry the hair sleek and straight
- Blow dry the hair fluffy and full
- Grow the front left and right strands one or two inches longer than the length of the actual haircut
- Grow only one front strand (either right or left) one or two inches longer than the length of the rest of the hair
- Wear one side fluffed, with the other side smooth, sleek and straight (sexy!)
The bob is one short haircut that looks edgy, stylish and extremely fashionable!
The bob is not to be confused with the pixie cut. Pixie cuts are shorter than bobs, with a pixie haircut consisting of hair that is anywhere from one-half inch to three inches in length. Pixie cuts remind me of waif cuts, as they are cute, youthful and character like. Here is a photograph of a pixie cut!
As you can see, pixie cuts are much shorter than the bob cut, and pixie cuts generally lie flat on the head.
Back to the bob! Why, hello bob!
Types of Bob Haircuts:
- Chinese Bob – Cut at the neckline, bobbed around the edges.
- A-line Bob – A typical bob cut, with slightly longer hair in front, cut in an asymmetrical style.
- Shingle Bob – A dome shaped bob with the back razor cut very short into a V shape.
- Buzz Cut Bob – Shoulder length in the front and close cropped in the back.
- Long Bob – A blunt bob that reaches the shoulder, symmetrically cut all the way around.
- Flipped Bob – The ends are turned or curled upward.
- Shaggy Bob – A messy bob layered with a razor.
Bob cuts offer you a wealth of ways to wear your hair, bringing out your various moods and personalities of the moment. Charming hair chameleons at their finest!
Hobnob in the latest trendy hairstyle – the bob!
Wear your hair victoriously with various versions of the bob!
Bob Haircut Beauty Tip: Since bob haircuts tend to frame your face, (almost like a picture frame), I find a heavily made up set of eyes, peering out from a bob haircut, a striking look! Even if you don’t want to wear eyeliner, dark mascara accenting your eyelashes highlights the edgy, alluring look of the bob and really draws out the magnetism of your eyes!
Fashion trends come and go, yet the bob is always a stylish, cute cut (and very in at the moment if you follow style fads). Like I have said many times though, with fashion, a true diva wears her hair to her desire and her clothes to her taste. If you are a fad follower, by all means, follow away! On the other hand, if you want to wear white when everyone else is wearing black, then light your unique self up dressed in white! You will stand out like a light!
You will always be your own best mannequin! Dress to win at whatever game that you want to play!
I must say, as I post these pictures, a fun, funky, edgy, classy, cute bob haircut does look simply divine! Bobs look fantastic whether you are grocery shopping or going out to dine!
Long layered, angled bobs radiate a feel of class and glamour! With a styled bob cut, you and your hair will always appear camera ready! Strike a pose!
Since fashion is all about glamour, and pushing the envelope, and revealing snippets of your personality in private yet unspoken ways, let your bob haircut tell others what your inner self has to say!
If you are particularly playful and you want to express your creative, artsy self through your hair, add in some alluring, beautiful colors, if you dare! What a fun way to wear your hair!
Bob Cut Fun Fact: In the mid 1920s, the bob cut (in various versions, often worn with a side-parting, curled or waved, and with the hair at the nape of the neck shingled short) was the dominant hairstyle of females in the Western world. The style then spread beyond the West.
Bob Hairstyle Tips: The bob haircut looks great with a side-part, parted down the middle, or fluffed on top of your head with no part at all. Also, hair accessories worn in your hair can doll the bob up to even higher proportions!
The bob is a rich looking hairstyle with easy upkeep!
Get the high maintenance look with simple maintenance!
Perfect your bob haircut to absolute perfection!
Bob Cut Fun Fact: Anna Wintour, the English editor-in-chief of American Vogue, wears the bob as her signature hair style! She looks amazing! If the editor-in-chief of one of the most iconic fashion magazines in the world prefers the bob, then you know the bob cut is haute couture, for sure!
Let’s toast the bob! The chic, classic cut deserves it!
A hairstyle at its frilly fashion finest!
Author Nancy Mangano is the author of two Natalie North murder mystery novels, A Passion for Prying and Murder Can Be Messy. Nancy has blended her love of detective work and her fashion fetish into her books. Visit Nancy on her author website http://www.nancymangano.com, her fashion/style/beauty/book blog http://www.passionforprying.wordpress.com, Twitter @nancymangano and her author “like” Facebook fan page Nancy Mangano.