The Bob is one of the classic styles, those hairstyles that seem to never go out of style. Classic hairstyles are updated to fit the look of each generation. No matter what the current fashion trend is, women will adjust a classic cut to fit.
The following pictures are of just three of its numerous fashionable forms.
The most conservative look of the bob is the sleek one-length cut. It is always in style. This sophisticated cut can be trimmed to a length that is attractive to almost any face shape. The first style pictured is gently fringed or tapered at the bottom so that it is very soft around the perimeter. It is worn without bangs so that the smooth line adds a lot of drama to the style.
Style this cut by applying a light volumizing gel or mousse to damp hair and then by blowing it dry with a large round brush. If your hair needs more encouragement to bend, use a large diameter curling iron, (about one and one-half inches)to curve the ends under.
A flirty variation of this classic style is the flippy bob, layered in the bottom two inches and worn with texturized bangs. The secret to this cut is to take out enough of the bulk at the bottom to allow it to flip out but leave enough so that it doesn’t lose its signature line.
This style is also very attractive when allowed to slightly curve under close to the neck. Style this cut as you would the one-length bob except use your large curling iron or a flat iron to turn the ends out slightly.
Your hair doesn’t have to be straight to wear a bob. More layering will release your natural curl to form this curly bob.
To style this look, generously apply a curl encouraging gel or mousse. Dry it gently using a diffuser or simply let your hair dry naturally while you scrunch it. Be careful to keep the curls big and chunky. Too much combing or manipulation will separate the curls and cause a frizzy appearance. You can use a curling iron to direct some of the curls toward your face.
No matter which Bob style you choose, remember that it should be shiny and natural looking. Keep your style simple and easy to manage, which is the Bob trademark!
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