This classic hairstyle look is claimed as being started in the USA in the 1920’s when a ballroom dancer called Irene castle cut her hair for convenience blunt at the bottom or back and level with the ears. It became somewhat of a sensation worn either with bangs or with the hair brushed off the forehead, and usually waved at the bottom with a Marcel Iron.
Truth is, this hairstyle had been around before, in-fact thousands of years before! We have all seen the many hieroglyphic drawings from Ancient Egypt where the Blunt Cut, or Bob hairstyle was already a hit! Even Queen Cleopatra had one with heavy bangs.
The Bob Haircut died off in the 1930s as women began to grow their hair longer again into softer shapes. But as has now become part of hairdressing history, in 1963 a famous English hairdresser named Vidal Sassoon recreated the Bob Cut making it a true Classic.
His Geometric version of the Bob Cut was very severe, sharp, and solid in nature. Furthermore, it required no hair lacquer for hold it in place, relying simply on gravity to keep the hairstyle in shape. It was an instant hit worldwide.
The Bob haircut or Blunt Cut is still very popular today in many different lengths, shapes, and textures. Typically it is always no longer than shoulder length but can vary to be just below the ear lobes, or cut up high in the back such as a Concave Bob Cut made famous by Victoria Beckham, or more recently one worn by Rihanna.
Bob Hairstyles are particularly good on fine hair types making them appear thicker and fuller, while the straight hair types are quite self styling.
Altering the Bangs, length, and texture can suit almost any face shape and hair type. Bob haircuts are here to stay!