The guide to bob hairstyle

Elizabeth taylor

Cleopatra lover her bob

No prohibition on being stylish! 1920s bob

No prohibition on being stylish!         1920s bob

The hairstyle of choice for stylish women since ages, the bob is not surprisingly, back in flavour. Yesteryear fashionistas like Elizabeth Taylor, Coco Chanel carried it with elan in their times. Their hair was fashioned in what is today known as classic bob. Chic, short, neat. However, like most artistic expressions, modern hair stylists have interpreted bob and made it a relevant, fashionable, and unabashedly sexy.

Devil wears the prada, and a super stylish bob

Devil wears the prada, and a super stylish bob

How to get the right bob cut?

Beginning with technicalities n its classic form, bob hairstyle is a A-line cut, referring to the hair’s perimeter that frames the face in a concave manner and curls towards the chin. The hair is usually shorter in the back, and long angulars in the front.

A woman getting a classic A-line bob

A woman getting a classic A-line bob

Variations come in the form of texturing (inverted or graduated bob, where stacking is done, typically to add volume). The image below is a typical variation – layering along with dark highlights towards the ends to create an overall graduated look.

Layered bob with dark highlights

Layered bob with dark highlights

More than just the cut, the right colour job will accentuate your look and give your bob the edge you want. Let this avant garde experimental bob serve as the perfect inspiration for you.

Avant garde bob

Avant garde bob

A word of advice

If you have super fine hair, make sure you head to a good stylist – she/he will be required to work on texturing your hair and creating layers over the bob look, so the end result doesn’t end up looking stringy and flat. Also, a classic A-line puts all the focus on the face, without doing any of the camouflage that other hairstyles give, therefore it is recommended only for women who are confident with their face taking absolute prominence. Blessed with a good jawline? Go for it!

Bob it like Beckham

Bob it like Beckham

Going short can be a difficult decision for most women. Most importantly, it shouldn’t be impulsive. Post-breakup-style-change and my-best friend-got-it-so-i-want-it-too are univocally discouraged. Take your time to browse through internet, and figure out your “type”. It will be good to go to the stylist well prepared with a few pictures. Pinterest references FTW!

The choice of movers and shakers

The look exudes in equal measures feminine grace and self assured power, which is why working women often wear this hairstyle to create a polished personality. Young corporate hotshots such as Lakshmi Venu (TVS group scion) pull off this look, that gels and aids the background and stature.

Lakshmi Venu of TVS wears a bob hairstyle

Lakshmi Venu of TVS wears       a bob hairstyle

Bollywood has taken well to Bob too. The beautiful Sonakshi Sinha chopped off her long waves to sport a short LOB (Long bob cut). Former Miss World Lara Dutta too was seen wearing a shoulder length bob hair cut.

Sonakshi Sinha in bob avatar with electric highlights.

Sonakshi Sinha in bob avatar with electric highlights.

lara Dutta looking exemplary as ever in a short bob

Lara Dutta looking exemplary as ever in a short bob

Go for short. Go for stylish.

The versatility of bob is such that it suits a wide range of face cuts and hair type. Long bob, short bob, wavy bob, straight bob – the possibilities are endless. Experimenting with bob hairstyle is both a work of art and technical prowess. We at Tangerine believe every woman deserves to get a oomphy Bob at some point. Pick up your phone, book an appointment, and take a few deep breaths. You are about to get the awesomest makeover ever!

We are at, 5 Ghanerao House, Jacob Street, Civil Lines
Jaipur, India
Ph no. 0141-2223744, 0141-6555661

Meanwhile, here are some stylish variations with bob that could help you make up your mind.

Wavy bob

Wavy bob

Long angular bob

Long bob

Coloured a-line bob

Coloured a-line bob

Straightened bob

Straightened bob with front bangs

Choosing the right comb

Choosing the right comb

Fancy hair cut? Check.

Hair Spa? Check

Expensive shampoo and conditioner? Check

Anti-frizz serum, heat protection serum? Check.

The comb right for your hair type?

Ummm. Not too sure.

That’s the story of most women out there, who give their hair the right attention and love. Yet, between all the haircare routines, they forget one crucial thing – choosing the right hair comb. Different types of combs and brushes serve different purposes. It doesn’t take a hairstylist to know them and use them judiciously.

Let’s find out.

Paddle brush/Cushion brush

The bristles sit on a cushion that allows airflow. These brushes contour your head and give you a massage while brushing. Usually rectangular or oval, these brushes can be made from wood or plastic. This is your every day go-to brush for styling. This will not give too much blow-out, but will get rid of frizz and make your hair smooth and manageable.

These brushes come with either natural bristles (made of boar hair) or synthetic bristles (nylon). While natural bristles give you shine, synthetic bristles avoid frizz. Depending on your hair type, you can choose between the bristles. If your hair gets oily quickly after hair wash, stick to synthetic bristles. Look for brushes with ceramic ion technology for extra frizz control.

Choosing right brush, buying right brush

   A soft paddle brush. All you need to purr.

Round brush

Round brushes are ideal to gain volume, and perhaps a little bit of curl. They come in different sizes, however the thumb rule is – smaller the brusher, tighter the curl. Larger the brush, higher the volume. Here is a small tip – do a cold air blow-drying before you brush – this will set the style.

Round brush

           Different types of round brushes. 

Rat tail comb

This comb comes with a long handle making sectioning hair super easy. Always a part of any professional hair stylist’s kit, and no reason why it shouldn’t be a part of your kit too! Whether it is funky braids or creating flawless curls, it is super easy to do this with the fine teeth of this comb. Added tip – use the end of the rat tail to remove clips and accessories, instead of risking those lovely manicured nails.

Rat tail comb, comb for styling, comb for hair styling, hair styling comb

An orange rat tail comb. For your cat walk looks.

Wide Tooth Comb

This is a must in every girl’s bathroom closet. After stepping out of shower, a wide tooth comb is what you reach out for. NEVER use a fine tooth comb on wet hair. You will pull and stretch your strands, leaving them week and easily broken. Instead, go for a wide tooth comb—it detangles knots without tearing your hair.

Wooden wide tooth comb

Wooden wide tooth comb

Teasing comb

This was created in the 50s, when teased hair became popular. Great for creating volume, teasing comb have teeth very closely spaced, which is great for experimentation. 

teasing comb

  Teasing comb. Check out the zig-zagged tips

The every day comb

This is something your mother and grandmother have used. As will your daughter, and grand daughter. This evergreen comb combines wide teeth and fine teeth, for all-purpose use. Of course, no detailing on how to use it.

Everyday comb

       Everyday comb, borrowed from granny

Rake comb

The Rake comb resembles a garden rake and is a great way to untangle long messy hair. You can rake through your hair with minimum pain and loss. This is ideal for coarse or curly manes, since this guides gently through stubborn hair. As far as styling is concerned rake comb is great for adding height to your hair.

Rake comb

                            Rake comb

Five quick tips of using comb/brush correctly:

  • Always brush your hair before stepping into shower to avoid tangled hair.
  • Damp hair should be combed very carefully, ideally with a wide tooth comb.

    Combing after shower

    Comb carefully after shower

  • Comb your hair at least twice a day. Combing/brushing is an important ritual in hair care. Combing maintains good blood circulation, spreads the oil across the scalp and makes your hair healthy.
  • Clean your brush/comb by keeping it in a basin of water, with a little washing liquid and antiseptic in it. Later, rinse with clean water.
Cleaning combs and brushes

              Cleaning combs and brushes

  • Short hair should be combed up from the roots, and long hair should be combed from the ends gradually moving up to the roots.
  • the roots.

Hair style trends of 2015

We have been observing the hair fashion since the start of the year, from runways to the looks celebrities are sporting. International, desi and everything in between, and now here in April, we believe the trends have started to emerge. So, what’s hot and what’s not, for all you wonderful ladies of Jaipur, here is the quick guide to stepping up to hairstyling 2015! Cues for the cuts and hair styles for 2015 – easy, spontaneous, free spirited, Bohemian, meaningful.

Length is back, and it is hippie!

First things first. There is a definite trend gravitating towards cascading locks in all spring-summer shows – Chanel, Ralph Lauren, Emilio Pucci, . Boho waves, as carefree the phrase may sound, requires effort, and we suggest a soon-visit to the salon to get the perfectly undone tussled look. You don’t want to be the prim and proper lady who sits wondering about her hair, you are the woman who goes out and lives it up!

Boho waves prominently featured on major fashion shows. courtesy - cosmopolitan, UK

Boho waves prominently featured on major fashion shows. Courtesy – cosmopolitan, UK

Shraddha Kapoor pulls off the tussled boho look with her wavy hair. Nicely done!

Shraddha Kapoor pulls off the tussled boho look with her wavy hair. Nicely done!

Be a Bob Bomb

Bob and lobs are making a resurge, almost side by side with the boho trends. Sleek and no-frills, bob is 2015’s finest way to make a statement that you’ve arrived. The cut exudes power, while remaning essentially feminine. And it is quite a rage with Bollywood A-listers too!

Angled bob style perfect for a day in office

Angled bob style perfect for a day in office


The wonderful Sonakshi Sinha looking gorgeous in her new bob avatar. Notice the electric highlights adding on!

The wonderful Sonakshi Sinha looking gorgeous in her new bob avatar. Notice the electric highlights adding on!

Ride the pony

Who could have thought that the old school ponytail will be a favourite with stylists this year! But, indeed it is! In an uber-cool avatar, ponytails have come back completely re-invented, and is your handy hack to look chic and stylish, effortlessly. Look out for variations – dishevelled, sleek, softly crimped, there are many sub-styles you can try out according to your hair length and texture.


Different ponytail variations seen on international ramps.

Braids are going strong

Never underestimate the humble braid. International fashion shows are bringing in line after line with eclectic braided styles. We let the pictures speak. And yes, we are in awe, and want, want, want you to try different pleated styles out!

Fishtail braids

Fishtail braids

The edgy eclectic braided bun seen on Bibhu Mohapatra's show.

The edgy eclectic braided bun seen on Bibhu Mohapatra’s show.


Highlighting what matters 

Ombré ruled the roots in 2014. While the trend has not faded altogether, 2015 is all about ecaille. The French word for “tortoiseshell” (we frankly don’t know where THAT bit came from), ecaille is all about dark, caramel tones paired with warm honeys. Babylights that fit your face-frame, complimented by softer tones on the side. We recommend these ladies for pulling it off well – Jessica Alba, Blake Lively, and the ever radiant Katie Holmes. Of course, the Indian skin works differently for highlights, but if you want the truly international look, the right stylist will create the perfect adaptation according to your skin and hair tone.

Ecaille hair colour - ruling 2015 so far!

Ecaille hair colour – ruling 2015 so far!


Sonam Kapoor's shades of grey

Sonam Kapoor’s shades

Surprise Surprise. Undercut is in town!

The wrecking ball phenomena has seeped all the way down. We see too many fashionistas pulling off this quirky cut. If you have the workplace milieu and the personality to pull this off, why not go for this?

The new hit in town - Undercut

The new hit in town – Undercut

Remember at the end of the day, it is your hair, your personality, and your comfort level. A good stylist knows all the latest trends, but she also figures out what you want, and what looks good on you.

Let us at Tangerine the Boutique Salon help you with that. Whether just a cut, or the complete change in style. Contact at 0141 222 3744. We are located at Jacob Street, Civil Lines, Jaipur. Give a headsup before you come in! 🙂

Sometimes a blowdry is all you need for the perfect look.  Isn't it Deepika? :)

Sometimes a blowdry is all you need for the perfect look. Isn’t it Deepika? 🙂