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The Bob is Back: How Redheads Can Ask for the Look + Styling Tips 

Rock That Bob, Redheads!

After seeing the Oscar’s red carpet, there’s no doubt, that the bob haircut is back. This sleek, short hairstyle has been around for ages, and it’s making a comeback big time in 2024. Wondering how you can rock a bob? Here’s everything you need to know from how to ask for the exact look you want to tips for styling your new do. 

Why is the bob so classic? 

The bob hairstyle has cyclically remained popular throughout fashion history due to its versatility, simplicity, and ability to suit a wide range of face shapes and hair textures. Its resurgence in popularity may be attributed to several factors:

  1. Celebrity Influence: When influential celebrities and public figures adopt a certain hairstyle, it often becomes trendy. If prominent figures are seen sporting bobs on red carpets or social media, it can inspire others to try the look.
  2. Fashion Trends: Fashion trends often influence hairstyles, and the bob complements many modern fashion styles. Its clean lines and structured shape can enhance contemporary clothing designs.
  3. Ease of Maintenance: Bobs are generally easy to style and maintain compared to longer hairstyles. In today’s fast-paced world, people often seek hairstyles that require minimal effort to look stylish.
  4. Timelessness: The bob has proven to be a timeless hairstyle that can be adapted to fit different eras and aesthetics. Its classic appeal makes it appealing to individuals looking for a timeless yet fashionable look.
  5. Expression of Individuality: While the bob is a classic hairstyle, it can also be customized to reflect individual preferences and personality. With variations such as the asymmetrical bob or textured bob, people can personalize the style to suit their unique tastes.

Overall, the bob’s resurgence in style can be attributed to its adaptability, ease of maintenance, and ability to complement contemporary fashion trends.

How to get the perfect bob

The best thing to do is bring in photos and decide what you do and don’t like about each one. Something to keep in mind is the length. Bob haircuts are usually between the shoulder and the chin, but you can also ask for the lob (long bob) that hits somewhere around the collarbone or armpit length. When a haircut hits right at the shoulder it often flips out at the ends, so be sure to get it cut above the shoulder if you don’t like that look. 

Next, you need to decide if you want a layer or a sleek, blunt bob. Show your stylist some photos and ask if you should get layers or not. If you have thick hair, your stylist will probably recommend layers, but there are options for getting a blunt cut with thick hair. Bangs and face-framing can really pull a bob together, so be sure to ask for those if your inspo photos have them. 

Usually, people’s biggest regret with a bob is going too short. So, it might be helpful to have your stylist cut off some and then gradually go shorter until you feel comfortable. 

Styling your redhead bob

The way you style your bob will greatly depend on your hair texture and what style you like. The number one thing you have to realize about a bob haircut is that the majority of the photos you see of this cut are styled. While a bob is a short haircut, it’s not necessarily a low-maintenance cut

When unstyled, a bob can often look flat and even unflattering. If you like a textured bob, you’ll need to add waves or curls or embrace your natural hair texture. If you like a more voluminous bob, you’ll need to blow it out, use rollers, and add that volume. If you like a sleek bob, you’ll need to straighten and slick it down.

If you haven’t had short hair, it can be a learning curve to style it, so be patient. You can also ask your stylist to show you some hairstyles and products to use to achieve your perfect look. Some things to consider when styling shorter hair is that you may need a smaller barrel curling iron and some heatless overnight styles may not work the same way they did with long hair. 

Rock it like a Redhead! 


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