Hair trends come and go, but one that definitely stays are bob cuts.
While a cropped cut, or long tresses may not be your cup of tea, a bob cut is one of the few lengths that looks sophisticated, classy, and edgy all in one.
Bob cuts have been around for ages, some people say since 1909 when Polish born hairdresser Antoine De Paris introduced it, however we have reason to believe that Cleo Patra started it thousands of years earlier.
In more recent history, a young hairdresser named Vidal Sassoon created an angled bob cut for Mary Quant, an English fashion designer that simply became a worldwide hit.
This new geometric bob cut was not only modern, but very low maintenance and really signified a changing of lifestyle attitudes in women’s fashion.
There is nothing quite like an attention-grabbing bob that puts all the focus on your face, and that is easy to deal with.
Whether you want a choppy, textured style, or a blunt cut with bangs, read on below for some inspo.
This concave bob cut is all the one length, just shorter at the nape angling forward to longer sides.
The ends have been slightly razor cut to add a little extra body and bounce and, in this case, curled under and forward.
Some pastel violet Ombre hair color has been used to further accentuate the concave bob shape and look.
We need to pay homage to Vidal Sassoon for his remarkable gift to all the women all over the world with straight to soft wavy hair, with his classic 1960’s Bob Cut.
This shape and classic bob is still very fashionable today, with its solid blunt cut right on the back hairline, to the slight forward “concave” sides that finish just at chin level.
This bob has a side part with all one length (no bangs) that makes it perfect for longer face shapes. For round face shapes, you can simply change the part to the centre, or keep the sides a little longer again.
If going for the full bob chop is too daring for you, you can start off with a shoulder length bob, or LOB (long bob). This will give your hair some shape, volume, and be almost self-styling. A lob is also just long enough to put up for when you need a more formal hairdo
A classy addition to bobs are to add bangs. This is a common bob haistyle for women and extremely sophisticted. A bob with bangs will draw attention to your eyes, (btw) that is perfect for long and narrow face shapes, while the sleek hair keeps the look clean and sophisticated.
A curled bob is a more modern bob look. Whether your bob cut is short or left longer, the curly bob will always work. Curling your hair with a curling wand will give you voluminous hair and bring in a refined texture. Curls are great and soft looking, and will make your overall appearance wider, great for longer face shapes.
We spoke about bobs with bangs above, but another timeless bob hairstyle is adding side bangs to your bob. Side bangs will frame your face and will look sophisticated. You can even opt for a normal bob haircut with bangs, and just sweep your bangs to the side for a different look.
This solid blunt bob cut with long straight horizontal bangs will give your hair some definition and sharpness, especially if you have finer hair. This hairdo is extremely fashionable, and looks beautiful in a sleek, straight look on either very dark black, blue black, or very light blonde hair colors.
A blunt bob is simple and very easy to create. It adds a considerable amount of style to your face and personality. This hairdo also emphasizes on the cheekbones as well as your sharp jawline.
or as it’s known a long bob haircut is always do-able, and a safer way to start. This style can be sleek or shaggy. Also mix the hairstyle up with a streak of color. This will provide a contrast to the hair. The safest way to do this is by adding a hair extension weft in your hair, any color you like that can easily be taken out when you have had enough of it.
This bob is normally cut right on the hairline in the nape area, angling foreword slightly in a concave shape. Sometimes to accentuate the shape at the back, hairstylists will start your bob cut above the hairline.
The short hair bob hairstyle is best for women who have very thin hair, as the solid all one length cut provides some needed thickness. The style is extremely low maintenance, relying on gravity and how hair falls naturally to keep its shape.
If you have angular features, then an asymmetrical bob is perfect for you. Play with the proportions of your features and align the bob length at different stages of your face. An asymmetrical bob is shorter in length than some other bobs and cut into an uneven shape, so one side is longer than the other. It’s a classic style and puts a twist on a normal bob making it fun and expressive
A bob with micro-mini bangs are an extremely classic look. These bangs will suit long face shapes much better along with the sides that hang slightly forward in a kiss curl effect well above the chin. The retro, European look is distinctive and tasteful.
A layered bob haircut will help you look sophisticated and youthful. The hairstyle is so glamorous and hip. The layered bangs follow the same weight line of the shortest layer, around half way up the hairstyle (chin level). This provides a messy and sophisticated frame to your face. For naturally straight coarser hair types and textures, this look id perfect.
A chin-grazing short razored bob cut that has been graduated high in the nape is perfect for showing off your cheekbones, and jawlines. It provides for little upkeep to your hair, as you can let it go grow out to a medium or long bob haircut, or go a little shorter (the other way) to a classic Quant bob haircut. This short bob will leave your ends feeling fresh and pretty.
A modern twist to an oldie but a goody is this classic Quant Bob. Switch up your bob by going slightly shorter at the back and leaving your bangs long. This hairstyle can be left straight and sleek, or shaggy. This asymmetrical take on the classic bob cut has a youthful, edgy vibe.
Whether you call it a super short bob, a pixie bob cut, or a shag bob, this choppy layers hairstyle is a new celeb favourite, and very on-trend. This chic retro bob can be styled in any way possible, from curls, to straightened, to spiked. This look helps ladies create their signature personality.
What could be sexier than a sharp and polished Concave Bob? Precision cut just above the hairline in the nape area, to angle forward framing the chin at the front. This Concave Bob Cut will especially suit round face shapes, however that is not to say it will not suit others with some small modifications. The blunt cut bob ends with minimum layers in the front work great for fine locks.
You could almost call this bob cut on Katie Holmes a cross between a classic Quiff bob and a Quant Bob Cut.
We call it a Pixie Bob with feathered bangs that can look stunning on short hair. Bangs are fabulous at drawing attention to your eyes, while also keeping hair out of the way, and with bold eye makeup, it looks rather trendy. A pixie bob can give volume to your hair. This hairstyle doesn’t require any maintenance at all, and you will be looking effortlessly gorgeous!
Add movement to a blunt bob with some curtain bangs. Curtain fringes are here to stay, but on a bob, it just adds an extra ounce of elegance. Curtain bangs are incredibly versatile, and paired with a bob, it creates an edgy rock chick looks or more pared back style.
Wispy razor cut edge concave bobs are becoming increasingly popular. This bob hairstyle involves concave cutting, and then razored edges on the longest layers that takes away the bluntness, creating a jagged and softer look. Concave shapes are designed in a way to have long hair in the front and shorter at the back, straight from the Hollywood hairstyles. This hairstyle gives some crazy volume to the back, and perfect for fine hair.
A pointed, and narrow jawline bob just below chin level will suit most face shapes, but particularly small pointed chins. This short bob hairstyle includes slightly arched bangs, that create a more oval effect, great for rounder face shapes. Turn it into a tousled bob for lightweight hair, and texture will naturally be created.
An angled bob is a forward falling haircut that’s shorter in the back and gradually transitions to a longer length in the front, giving it an angled appearance. Marry it with an asymmetrical fringe as well to give even more dimension to your hairstyle. This style works well for many hair types and has countless styling options.
To make an impact, asymmetry in bobs should be significant. Being sharply angled on one side, offers the ideal sleek look that you can define with some pomade or texturiser. Easy to style.
This sassy layered bob features both volume, movement, and wispy edges. The bottom layers are carved out with a razor to keep the ends wispy. Those with thick hair, who struggle to maintain their tresses, should embrace this cut, as it takes the bulk off at the expense of expertly done layers.
A softer way to have a short bob cut is to keep some hair a little longer in the nape, the section where your weight line begins.
We have seen how cutting this short looks more dramatic, however keeping this hair a little longer will give your graduated bob a softer overall look from the sides and back.
Why not try a short cute bob cut with one side cut short above the ear to the temple. This provides a sleek frame under your bob when hair hangs down, or alternatively you can funk it up by moving your part further down, exposing your short hair for everyone to see.
Not for the faint hearted, but if you are game to try an off-centre geometric bob cut then this pretty little number is perfect.
The nape has been scissor cut in short, while the one length shorter to longer weight line is precision cut to always fall into shape.
This is a great look if you are having a casual hair day, or simply want to sport some soft waves. Soft layers have been cut into a bob shape to allow the hair to take on a natural body and bounce.
Wavy layered bobs are easy to maintain and great for changing it up.
How can you go wrong with a shag bob cut? Razor cut edges produces soft wispy layers, that encourages hair to form a shagged look. It’s soft, sexy, and very on trend.
Stying your hair at home will be a breeze, in-fact the messier your hair, the better your look.
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Yes it does have an 80’s feel about it that Kellie Mc Gillis (Top Gun) or Jennifer Grey (Dirty Dancing) would be proud of, but soft curls and bobs go together beautifully.
Benefits include saving lots of styling time so that you can get out faster and enjoy life, maybe catch an old movie.
A sixties looking bob cut with a modern twist.
It’s hard to believe looking at this bob cut that it is mostly one length, but it is. Heavy razor cut edges all around have created wispy ends that appear layered due to the bounce and shape created.
The back section is razor cut further up the hair length to lift the weight line up higher, to angle forward towards the front.
It’s soft, elegant, and really a timeless classic.
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As you can see, the Bob is a timeless haircut, one that can be modified, and personalised by changing lengths, angles, shapes, weight lines, textures, and features such as blunt, wispy, curly, and then incorporating bangs, changing parts, adding a splash of color, and a whole lot more.
We hope that this has inspired you to try one
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Short haircuts and hairstyles for women can be best described as where the hair has been cut to sit above the shoulders (generally around the collar) in varying lengths and layers. The arrangement, combination, and shape of hair lengths becomes the numerous hairstyles we
have come to know, some include short pixie crops, uniform layer cuts, graduated bobs, razor cuts, undercuts, and many more.
Short haircuts for women are the different ways that hair stylists cut hair. This is generally done by using hairdressing scissors, shears, razors, and clippers, and techniques that all cut the hair shaft in different ways, resulting in a variety of looks.
Short hairstyles for women are the completed look that is achieved from the numerous hairstyling techniques applied to short haircuts that can coincidentally be made to look very different each time by changing the procedure and hair care products.
Short female hairstyles are for everybody, and for every age. One of the main reasons that short hairstyles do appeal to older women is due to time constraints and easier home hair care maintenance, saving valuable time and effort.
However the frantic way we live our lives means more and more younger females are looking for ways to save time and effort, and still have a short haircut that makes them look and feel amazing.
Getting a short womens haircut should not be determined by one’s age, rather it should be considered as an option along with other important factors such as
● Hair type
● Face shape
● Lifestyle, profession, personality
● Ability for home hair styling
● Time available for home hair maintenance
● Commitment required for regular haircuts, upkeep.
The benefits of having a short female haircut are numerous and include some of the following;
● Short female haircuts are low maintenance and save valuable time in home hair grooming.
● A female with a short haircut will tell you that their hair is much healthier. This is due to the hair being younger, stronger, having far less exposure to climate, chemicals, heat and moisture damage caused by some hair styling.
● A well executed short haircut can be very flattering, drawing attention to a woman’s eyes, cheekbones, face or other personal attributes.
● A short female haircut is more versatile, many different looks can be created from one haircut.
● Believe it or not, it’s much more comfortable to sleep with a short haircut.
● The biggest benefit by far with getting a short female haircut is that the change will make you look refreshed, anew, while it will make you feel energized and amazing.
Short answer is YES! The longer answer is short haircuts can be very sexy indeed, and all depends on the way the hairstylists design the best haircut for each woman individually.
Razor cutting creates wispy hair that softens the look of short Pixie crops to look very sexy, blunt short Bob Cuts with jawbone hugging lines and bangs that draw attention to beautiful eyes is also incredibly sexy.
Can anybody argue that Audrey Hepburn, Twiggy, or more recently Katy Perry, or Zoe Kravitz don’t look incredibly sexy?
Short straight haircuts ooze class, style, definition, structure, and personality. Straight hair that is cut short can be made to look blunt, solid, feathered, chic, modern, neat and clean. For straight fine hair types, short female haircuts that are shaped with heavy top layers make the hair appear thicker and more abundant, while straight coarse hair types really come to life when an open razor is used to add texture and to eliminate weight.
Cutting wavy hair short will eliminate weight and encourage it to bounce back to it’s glorious texture. This is particularly good for fine hair types that often fall limp and tend to look lifeless when longer.
Naturally, there are times when owners of naturally wavy hair want it to be straight, and this versatile hair type can be transformed rather easily through blow-drying and hot irons that consequently will leave the hair smooth and straight, but alas with body and hold.
Short female haircuts on wavy hair texture are adjustable, flexible, and most of all can be a great way to accentuate a person’s face shape and attributes when executed expertly.
Cutting or layering curly hair shorter will encourage it to bounce up, restore it, and can look amazing providing you get the right haircut. Short curly haircuts are all about shaping hair, using geomeryty against a client’s face shape and other attributes to come up with the winning look. There is an art to cutting curly hair, remembering that the nature of curls will appear much
shorter when styled naturally.
Advantages for having short female curly haircuts include versatility, better hair condition, and saving valuable time.
Females have been cutting their locks off and working it for centuries now. Popular female short haircuts have come and gone over the past 100 years and some of these include:
● 1920’s Browband; where a jewelled band was worn across the forehead accompanied by feathers or flowers.
● Late 1920’s Eton Crop hairstyle where hair was slicked down firmly and a distinctive kiss curl swirl of hair stuck over women’s foreheads.
● Finger waves
● Short Angled Bob Cuts with Solid Bangs
● Marcel Waves, where hot tongs created deep crested waves.
● Pin Curls
● Italian Cut
● Short Crop, introduced to mainstream by Audrey Hepburn in 1953’s Roman Holiday
● The Pageboy in 1960
● The Bob, reintroduced by Vidal Sassoon
● Geometric Bobs
● Mop Tops
● The Wedge
● Spikes and Pixie Cuts
● Concave Bobs (Victoria Beckham)
● Short Crops
YES, from 20 years of haircutting experience I can declare this to be true. Now what is important is the way short haircuts are planned around particular face shapes, always taking into account a person’s hair type and then other physical and personal attributes.
For example, people that have oblong (longer face shapes) should try to minimise any height on top that will add more vertical length. However bangs (fringes) help to halve the vertical length, as do side parts that make long faces appear less narrow.
Some types of current short haircuts for women include the following;
● Short Crops
● Pixie Cuts
● Layer Cuts
● Graduated Short Bob Cuts
● Wedge Cut
● Stacked Bob Cut
● Blunt Cuts
● Faux Hawk
Always consider your hair texture first, what will it do when hair is cut off, when weight is taken away? Wavy and curly hair types will no doubt bounce up and appear even shorter while straight hair textures may need some special cutting techniques such as chipping, slicing, razor cutting to encourage wispy ends, shag, body, or blunt ends to do the opposite.
The next thing to consider is your face shape, what are you trying to hide or promote?
The rule of thumb is to always aim for the most oval adjustment possible.
My advice is to really not overthink this, just find a bunch of images that you really like and then send these or take them along to your hairstylist that should know right away which of these could fit your hair type, face shape, attributes, time requirements, and personality.
It’s normal to be frightened of what is unknown, or what may be irreversible; however, there is a saying: nothing ventured, nothing gained. The fact that you may not like your new short hair makeover is a poor excuse for not doing it. Remember, an opinion is a poor substitute for an experience so don’t make your mind up without giving it a go.
YES, these tools are a great way to go one step further than simply selecting some favoured hairstyle looks on other people.
Seeing yourself with a new virtual short haircut, or hair color is very insightful and safe. Further to this, it’s not the overall look that people struggle with in makeovers, but rather the sudden change, and so a virtual hairstyle makeover gives you time to adjust, buy in, get opinions from people around you, and to accept the new short haircut before you actually get it
Lastly, remember your hair may not allow you to do everything a virtual hairstyle shows, however this is where your hair stylist will provide you with their expert advice during the valuable consultation.