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