28 Fresh Bob Haircuts To Go Crazy Over

A bob is truly one of the most timeless, classic looks that will never go out of style. Here are a few of our favorite takes on the traditional bob. Whether you have fine hair, thick hair, curly hair or straight hair, you are bound to find a favorite amongst these gorgeous new bob haircuts!

Progressive Mod Bob

Q&A with style creator, Arthur Sebastian
Owner/Hairstylist @ Arthur Sebastian Hair Salon in San Francisco, CA

How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This is an a-line bob with a high graduation and thinned out, layered sides.

My favorite thing about it is its sleakness, and that it is a sharp, clean and very edgy style. I could almost call it a “progressive mod bob”.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

Before blow drying, use Kevin Murphy Smooth.Again cream to help the hair cuticle stay straight, then spray it with Kevin Murphy Bedroom.Hair for some definition and light hold.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This is a great style for clients with straight to medium wavy hair, as well as clients with higher cheekbones and a stronger jawline. This haircut elongates the shape of the face and counteracts the width of it.

Sleek Cheek Bob

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Q&A with style creator, Aïsha Denise
Educator @ Young Bloods Kinki Academy in Amsterdam, Netherlands


How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?
This is a “sleek cheek bob”. I adore the angle of this cut and the fact that its a low maintenance style. This client has very sleek hair naturally, so she doesn’t has to style it much. She also has quite fine hair and this style is perfect for making her fine hair look thicker.
Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?
For the “sleek cheek” I would advise using a thermal protection spray (because most will need to use a flat iron to achieve this look) and a tiny bit of argan oil gloss from Organic Color System to finish it off and eliminate frizz. This way the hair will look very natural and will keep the movement which makes it so gorgeous to look at.
What type of person would this look work best for?
The sleek cheek bob is perfect for people who like to be able to look styled some days and other days throw their hair into a bun. Don’t worry about styling your hair too much because it also will look amazing in wavy or slightly curly hair.
What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?
Go for it! The length in the front gives you a long hair feel, while the short back gives it a little edge.
If you have a smaller face shape, consider adding strong bangs in the front! It will cut off a piece of the forehead to make your face rounder. But never, I repeat never, ever cut layers in the front as it will throw off the entire style.

Modern Long Bob

Q&A with style creator, Lauren Eugenio
Hair & Makeup Artist @ Salon Lofts – St. Charles in St. Louis, MO


How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?
This is a clean, fresh, modern but practical long bob. My favorite thing is the movement of the hair falling forward and the dimension in the blonde.
Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?
For the color I use Aloxxi Ultra Lightener (powder) and 30 vol developer. We’ve transitioned from all over platinum to this look by foiling using the lightener, and also with two different shades of lowlights using the Aloxxi tones series (demi permanent) and 7 vol developer in 7 gv and 8 nt. I took thin sections and alternated to keep it softer
I love using Aloxxi weightless styling geleé to prep/blow dry. Finish blow drying after 90% dry with a good synthetic ionic/boar bristle brush for a smooth finish. I like to finish this look with either Aloxxi Essential 7 Repairative Hair Serum or Essential 7 Dry Oil Shine Mist, depending on the hair type. Working the ends slightly under with brush is key.
What type of person would this look work best for?
Anyone! I feel like this cut is very versatile. This cut can be very low maintenance or styled many fun ways when you have the extra time.
A bob works with so many face shapes and hair types. Trying different lengths can create the perfect cut for different clients’ needs. This client has a long thin neck and fine hair, so this length suites her well.
A cool blonde like this can work with many skin tones, however it may not suit many people’s style. This color is somewhat bold in my opinion, but a classic cut makes this look fun and still wearable for the average person.
What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?
Try new things with this cut. This is just one way to wear it! The right products can help you achieve the look you’re after. Also, keeping your blonde beautiful requires regular maintenance which isn’t always convenient for someone that is super busy or on a strict budget.

One Length Textured Bob

Q&A with style creator, Danae Selwood
Hairstylist @ Edwards And Co. in Alexandria, New South Wales, Australia


How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?
This is a one length textured bob. There are no layers on top, but weight has been taken out and the hair has been cut in to promote texture and moment. My favorite thing about this bob is that it is so versatile and will look great whether it’s styled with an iron or just air dried.
Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?
For medium to thick hair, I would suggest a styling cream like ORIBE Supershine Light Moisturizing Cream. For finer hair types, I would suggest something more protein-based like ORIBE Split End Seal. For a little more hold on healthier fine hair types, go for R+Co’s Jackpot styling creme.
Before any heat styling I would use a heat spray like Oribe’s Impermeable Anti-Humidity Spray or Oribe Soft Lacquer spray on thicker hair types.
What type of person would this look work best for?
This is a really chic edgy cut if cut and worn correctly. Think young aspiring fashionista, blogger, or just a young professional wanting to look sharp at the office. I think that this look works better for people who like their own natural texture or are willing/have the time to blow dry and style their hair. I wouldn’t suggest this look for anyone who isn’t happy with the above.
If you have a rounder face shape, make sure the front length is a couple of inches below the chin to elongate and slim the face. Apart from that, this look can work for almost anyone.
What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?
My tip for anyone considering this look is if you’ve been thinking about it for a while, JUST GO FOR IT. As long as you have realistic expectations (and especially if you like your own natural movement in your hair or are a master with a curling iron or wand), this style can work for you. Just don’t think that your hair will magically curl itself if it’s straight or that it will naturally de-frizz itself if it’s crazy curly.

Fun & Angular

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Q&A with style creator, Bridget Hazell
Student @ Toni&Guy in Scottsdale, AZ


How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?
This is a fun angular short bob haircut. The process was very visual and had no real structure. It was a lot of fun to create!
Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?
I didn’t use a lot of products on her because her hair was amazing and didn’t need much. I used Tigi Motormouth as a cutting serum. Then I used Catwalk Root Boost to give it volume and Control Freak to keep it nice and smooth when blown out.
What type of person would this look work best for?
Honestly, I feel like if you are an edgy person and you’re confident, you can pull off any hairstyle. But more of an oval, round, heart, or even a square face shape would be able to pull this look off if you have the personality to match.
What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?
Just take a risk and go for it! Hair grows back, so just be creative and have fun.

Textured A-Line Bob

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Q&A with style creator, Moriah Mansour
Stylist @ Happy Hollow Salon, Corvallis, OR


How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

This is both a sleek and textured look bob. Although those two words may seem contradictory, this bob haircut encompasses both a smooth, classy style and trendy, piecey texture. I love the amount of texture that can be achieved with this look, even on very fine hair.

Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

I recommend using a volume product to give the hair body and definition. I used Loma Volumizing Foam to give this bob fullness, as well as Loma Curvy Creme to give texture and hold.

What type of person would this look work best for?(Hair types, face shapes, skin tone, lifestyle, personality etc…)

I like this style for fine hair because it helps create a fuller, healthier look. It is easy to style for people that have fine hair because the length and layers give it more natural body.

What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look or already has it?

My best tip would be to make sure you maintain this style by keeping up on trims. The length is perfect to create body and frame the face, so keeping it freshly cut is important!

Blunt A-Line Bob

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Q&A with style creator, Jessica Rodriguez
Stylist @ Three Cutters in Denver, CO


How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it? 

This haircut is an extreme A-line bob with a soft V-shaped hairline. She loves to see very blunt straight lines in her cut, so it was only natural to go with a bob! She has a very high hairline, so it gives me freedom to give her a more stylized cut. My favorite thing about it is the back! I love how high up it goes, making it a cute twist on a more classic haircut.

What type of person would this look work well with?

This cut is so classic it can truly fit anyone. However, those that want a lot of lift in the back need to have a higher hairline. Otherwise you will need regular maintenance on the back of the neck.

How could someone recreate this style at home?

This style can be recreated at home very easily. Using the proper smoothing products and a good paddle brush, you’ll be able to dry the hair with ease and give it a quick run through with your flat iron after the blow dry!

Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

Try Aveda’s Smooth Infusion Style Prep along with Smooth Infusion Glossing Straightener. Use a flat iron to finish and get that extra smooth look.

What’s your best tip you’d give to someone who’s considering this look or already has it?

Make sure you have a great flat iron! I love FHI because of the temperature dial and the slim size. This look really looks more polished with a flat iron finish.

Sexy Blue & Blonde Bob

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Q&A with Style Creator, Patrick Trant
Hairstylist @ Clementine Hair Studio in Somerville, MA


How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

This is a low graduated bob with choppy texture and sharp angles. I love how the color and cut work together to compliment one other.
Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

Cleansing and conditioning products really do depend on the hair. For this client and her specific color, I recommended R+Co SUNSET BLVD to keep her blonde healthy and bright. For styling, I would apply R+Co HIGHDIVE and TINSEL to wet hair and blow dry smooth. To finish, I would apply R+Co BADLANDS to the hands, apply to the roots and rake through the hair to add lift and hold. Then go through and add separation, definition and texture to the ends.
What type of person would this look work best for?

This bob is so commercially edgy that some variation will work on just about anyone of any age and any lifestyle. Medium to thick, straight or slightly wavy hair would be best, but different textures and densities can achieve a similar look with more effort and styling. This simple and stylish cut can also work with almost any color.
What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

Search for a stylist that really knows short hair and bobs. All stylists have different styles of cutting and specialize in different things. Look on Instagram so you can see a stylist’s work and see if their style matches what you’re looking for.

Just because you may have had a bob before and hated it does not mean that all bobs are created equal. Give it a go and talk to your stylist to figure out which shape and length will work best for you!

Curly Blonde Bob

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Q&A with Style Creator, Shayna Youmell
Hairstylist and Colorist  Strandz Hair Studio in Littleton, CO


How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

This is a beachy blonde bob. My favorite thing about this style is that it is extremely low maintenance yet very sassy. My client comes in every 12 weeks and it still looks great. The balayage highlights allow for a flattering grow out that just makes it look more like an ombre. The haircut also grows out nicely with all the texturizing on the edges.
Which products would you recommend for this look?

I recommend J Beverly Hills Mousse Up prior to blow drying for some hold, texture and volume. I also used My Amazing Blow Dry Secret Shake’n Spray on damp hair. It cuts down on blow dry time, protects from heat, and detangles. I finished the style with DevaCurl hairspray since you can layer it from a light playful hold to a stronger firm hold.
Which skin tones and hair types can pull off this color/style combo best?

One of my absolutely favorite things about this style is that almost any face shape can pull this cut off. Your stylist may need to tweak it a bit, but it is flattering on almost anyone. I personally like it styled best with loose waves for a playful feel.

The color has a mixture of cool tones and warm tones to create a soft blonde look. She has a decent amount of fine hair that struggles with maintaining volume when it is longer because of the weight of it all, so this shorter texurized asymmetrical bob works great for her.
What is your best tip in regards to recreating/maintaining this color/style?

My best tip for recreating this would be patience, especially if your hair is very dark. It took two sessions to get her ends this light from a level 5. We originally had her hair foil highlighted to a 9. I was just touching up the roots on the same highlights every time so she maintained contrast in her hair. I started hand painting on her highlights with JBev lightener and 30 Vol, and Jbev 9.3 with 2t. She can now go 9 to 12 weeks between appointments if she chooses to.

When we need to refresh, I will hand paint highlight higher up to her scalp being careful not to overlap too much on the previously lightened hair. I always like to keep it lighter around the face, so I usually foil those pieces to help the lightening process.

Bob Bombshell

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Q&A with Style Creator, PenelopeLovesHair
Hairstylist @ Sam Brocato Salon in Soho, NYC


How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?
This is an edgy asymmetrical bob with a bold carved out fringe that I LOVE. The roundness of the fringe brings a balance to the asymmetry and incorporates her natural curl.

Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

I used Together Beauty WHATEVER/WHENEVER which is a wonderful multi-benefit spray to prime the hair. I then used Brocato Back to The Beach Texturing Spray and diffused the hair. Once dry, I finished with Together Beauty texturePOMP which is a pump dispensed powder volumizer.
What type of person would this look work best for?

This cut is definitely suited for someone looking for an edgier look. My client is an artist, so the look works well with her personal brand. A loose, natural curl/wave pattern brings tons of movement to this shape, but it would work on straight hair as well. My client is blessed with natural red hair, but this cut can partner with many color stories.
What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look? 

An asymmetrical shape and short fringe require coming into the salon for maintenance every six to eight weeks for a cut, and a bang trim around three weeks. Make sure you can commit to salon visits that often before taking the plunge into such a refined shape. Always have a thorough consultation with your stylist considering your natural part, any cowlicks, and the amount of time you put into styling your hair.

Choppy Bob

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Q&A with Style Creator, Renee Ballance
Hairstylist and Colorist in Edmonton, Alberta


How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

This look was a big change for my client. She decided to ditch her tape-in hair extensions for a trendy long bob. I texturized the ends to create a lot of movement, but still kept a strong line along the perimeter.
Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

I would definitely recommend a heat protection lotion for blow drying, as well as a mouse volumizer for the roots. I also use a spray heat protector before I use a hot tool to curl beachy waves. I’m a huge fan of using a salt/ocean texture spray to add volume and grit to fine hair after curling to make the look more lived-in.
What type of person would this look work best for?

This look is perfect for anyone who has fine to normal hair and is looking for a trendy alternative style. It offers a change for people who want to flirt with short hair, but don’t want to make the commitment of cutting their hair into a short graduated bob. This haircut is very easy to grow out, so it’s perfect for clients who are looking for something different. This haircut is also easy to throw into a ponytail, so those who live an active lifestyle can still wear their hair out of their face.
What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

My hot tip for this style is to invest in a curling wand! Quick waves can be achieved effortlessly by using a wand curling iron, and the style can even last until the next day. Talk about low-maintenance!

 Textured Bob

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Q&A with Style Creator, Kat Nacario
Hairstylist @ Urban Elements Salon in Petaluma, CA


How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?
This is an asymetrical bob that was cut dry using a lot of texturing and a slight undercut in the back. I love how fun and versatile it is. The client wanted something fun, textured and edgy. She has two kids and needed something easy, but was tired of her hair falling flat. She has very straight hair, so she wanted something that could look great straight for the days that she didn’t have much time, but also something she could throw some curls in and look amazing.

Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?
To achieve this look I used Number 4 High Performance Hair Care’s Super Comb Prep and Protect to detangle and moisturize the hair. Before blow drying, I used Number 4’s Styling Foam (about four pumps) from roots to ends to add volume and give movement. To give separation and texture, I emulsified a dime-sized amount between my palms and spread it all over the hair in every direction. This ensures that the product is evenly distributed and gives a solid base for the style. I then scrunched the hair into the desired style.

What type of person would this look work best for?

This haircut is best for people that want a style with minimal effort. My client wanted something more edgy and she had very thick straight hair. What I love about this cut is that it can be altered to fit anyone depending on how extreme of an angle is taken, where weight lines are placed, and how much texturizing you do.

What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

Hair always grows, so go for it! This is a fun look that doesn’t take much effort to style, especially if you have straight hair. If you want to maintain this look you will be in your stylist’s chair much more often, but this look can also grow out nicely and be shifted into a new look easily.

Stacked and Swung

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Q&A with Style Creator, Tanya Guryel
Eufora Educator and Hairstylist at BELLEZA Beauty Salon in West Lebanon, NH


How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

The steep angle around the face turns this classic graduated bob into a modern and flattering look for this guest. My favorite thing about this cut is that the added length provides a very sleek look when flat ironed.
Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

Apply Eufora’s Thermal Defense Prep to wet hair to protect from heat tools. Apply Eufora’s ElixirONE onto wet hair to provide shine and texture while protecting the color and integrity of hair and comb through. Blow dry using the EuforaPro 43 Polishing Brush, then flat iron only from mid-shaft down through the ends to preserve volume at crown.

Using Eufora’s Detail Dry Spray Wax, spray a light application onto hands. Rub your hands together and rake them through the hair while pinching the ends to bring out the details and lines of the haircut. Finish off with Tame, Eufora’s lightweight frizz control hairspray.
What type of person would this look work best for?

This is a flattering haircut for anyone at any age, but particularly if you have straight hair like this client. Curly girls shouldn’t shy away from this cut either because it can be customized for you too. This cut is easy to style. If styled without a flat iron, the look is much softer and more casual. This is a cut that can be designed for any face shape depending on the angle and length left around the face.

What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

Go for it! It’s fun to play with different lengths. If you are going from long to short, this is perfect for you because you don’t have to sacrifice all of your length.

That Texture Tho!

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Q&A with Style Creator, Carolynn Judd
Owner and Hairstylist @ Ave Salon in Ogden, UT


How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

This bob is the perfect blend of edgy and chic. All the texture and movement make this style playful, but the bob shape keeps the timeless look and feel.

My favorite thing about this look is how effortless it is. Whether you style it with a blow dryer and iron or let it air dry, the end result will be just as beautiful .

Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

Keep that blonde beautiful by using KEVIN.MURPHY BLONDE.ANGEL WASH and TREATMENT. For the textured look, my go-to wet styling product is the ANTI.GRAVITY LOTION by KEVIN.MURPHY. After you have dried and styled it, always spritz on a little BEACH.RESORT.SPRAY (also KEVIN.MURPHY) for texture.

What type of person would this look work best for?

This cut is a go-to look for everyone. If you have fine hair, it really gives volume and fullness to make your hair look amazing. If you have thick hair, you can texturize it more to get this wispy, textured look.

What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

When considering this look, make sure you do your research. Not all stylists are comfortable with texture cutting or balayage. Both of these are a learned technique and take years of practice to perfect. Colors are easier to fix, but if you get a bad cut, those are not always fixable.

After that I would say just sit back and enjoy your hair. You will love it!

It’s A Bob Life

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Q&A with Style Creator, Gabriella Manning
Master Stylist @ Modern Cuts in League City, TX


How do you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

This graduated bob is a short textured haircut that stacks in the back and transitions to a longer length up front. I love the side swooped bangs and short razored layers throughout the hair that creates more movement and volume for this style.

 

Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

Paul Mitchell’s Super Skinny Serum will help smooth the hair and add shine during the blow dry. Aquage Sea Salt Texturizing Spray is amazing for volume in the crown area. Redken’s Rewind 06 pliable texturizing hair paste is an amazing finishing product to create the textured look this cut is made for.

 

What type of person would this look work best for?

This cut looks best on a round, oblong and heart shaped faces. However, I really think anyone looks great with it. It’s a super trendy and stylish cut that everyone loves. Thick hair or thin hair, I’ve seen both make this haircut look amazing.

 

What’s your best tip for someone who is considering this look?

This cut looks its best with volume. Learning how to round brush would be the best thing you’ve ever learned. As I’ve always said, “Get out and own that cut!” It’s all in how you wear it.

A Hint of Mint

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Q&A with Style Creator Jennifer Whetsel
Hairstylist @ Kelly Cardenas Salon in Chicago, IL


How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?
This is a blunt, fun and modern look. Any blunt bob brings out edginess in a person. The color tops this bob off, making it look even edgier, but also trendy.
Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

Since I work at a Paul Mitchell focused salon, I used products from this line. However, any smoothing products would work to recreate this look, and it also depends on the guest’s hair texture of course. For this particular look I used Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum and the Relaxing Balm to create a smooth and polished look.
What type of person would this look work best for?

This look will work best for people who enjoy styling their hair. While this haircut can work for any hair type, it looks more blunt on people with fuller or thicker textured hair than on those with thin hair. This is a cut that will need a little more attention than others. If you want the right look, you have to put effort into styling it. I wouldn’t recommend this haircut for people that don’t have the time to style their hair or for somebody who wants a low maintenance cut. I would definitely say that this haircut complements a trendy and edgy personality.
What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

This cut works best for fashionable people who like to stay up to date with new trends. Anyone considering this cut should be willing to come into the salon every four to five weeks to maintain the cut. It’s more of a high maintenance look, so I would highly recommend it to people that have the lifestyle and time to get their hair done.

Pinky

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Q&A with Style Creator Julie Holbrook

Hairstylist @ Ave Salon in Ogden, UT


How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

I would describe this look as a stacked A-line bob with lots of texture and a high stack in the back. It also has a disconnected line to create the exaggeration.
Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?
My salon works with Kevin Murphy which I love. On wet hair, I would use Kevin Murphy’s Anti.Gravity spray in the root area and Kevin Murphy’s Smooth.Again treatment cream on the ends. Blow dry the hair with your hands initially, and at the end use a round brush to give some volume. Curl with your favorite curling iron or flat iron, then mist with Kevin Murphy’s Doo. Over texture spray.

What type of person would this look work best for?

Honestly, this style works well for almost anyone. This cut helps create volume and a built in style on those with fine textured hair. It gives people with thick, coarse hair some shape, but they have to be willing to texturize to get the pictured look. This is an easy haircut to style from day-to-day, so it works well for moms and working women. Because the shape is built in, you don’t have to do much look put together each day!
What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

Take a pic of what you want, know the correct verbiage to tell your stylist, and be willing to hear their opinion about if you should go longer, shorter, texturize, etc. Also make sure the stylist does detail work once your hair is dry! The way your hair looks wet and dry are very different.

Clean Lines

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Q&A with Style Creator Curtis Anweiler

Senior stylist at FUSS in Alberta, Canada


How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

This is a one-length, triangular line bob using a natural fall. My favorite detail about the haircut is that you are not using graduation for this particular bob, it is all about head positioning when cutting your baseline

Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

I recommend a light but not to powerful hair cream for a polished finish, as well as a light and moveable type of session hairspray.

What type of person would this look work best for?

This specific haircut is suitable for someone that is looking to elongate their face shape or possibly accentuate a facial feature like the cheekbones or jawline. It’s great for the on-the-go individual because the foundation is there so you can just wake, shake, put in place and go .

What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

My best tip for someone considering this look and changing from their current style is to have an in-depth consultation with your stylist to discuss your suitability for this haircut.

Razored

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Q&A with Style Creator Stephanie Belfi

Master Hairstylist, Colorist, and Educator @ De La Mer Salon in Bellmore, NY


How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

This is a modern take on the classic graduated bob. I love that it is trendy, yet still classic and also very wearable.

Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

Depending on hair type, I start with a good leave-in prep product like Foundation Mist from Oribe, followed by a blow dry cream to add shine and protect from the heat. Supershine Light by Oribe is a good one.

Curly hair types will need something to combat frizz and smooth their curls like Bb Straight blow dry balm by Bumble and bumble. Blow dry with a flat/paddle brush and finish with a shine spray or locking spray like Anti-Humidity Seal from KMSCalifornia. It’s always good to use a good dry shampoo on the second day to help extend your style.

What type of person would this look work best for?

This haircut is customizable and will work on most people. The face shape and length of someone’s neck will help determine the best length for the individual. Someone who likes to put their hair up might opt for a longer version.

What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

I always suggest shopping around for a stylist who specializes in this type of cut and if you see an example of a cut that you like, ask the person sporting it who does their hair.

Bobs & Bangs

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Q&A with Style Creator Danny Benz

Owner and Hairstylist @ Danny Benz Beauty in Palm Beach Gardens, FL


How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

This is a short, asymmetrical, undercut bob. I love that the shape of the hair is a combination of soft and edgy. The soft texture of the layers keep it looking playful and the asymmetry and very short back give it a rocker chic feel while still keeping it classy.
Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

I recommend using Davines This Is A Volume Mousse on damp hair for a natural lift and texture at the roots, as well as Kerastase Soft and Smooth blow drying balm on the ends for smoothness and thermal protection. Blow dry with your fingers until the hair is mostly dry, then finish drying with a large brush until 100% dry. For a messier look, use a dry shampoo on the roots of clean hair for that tousled finish.
What type of person would this look work best for?

This hairstyle is great for anyone who likes something between professional and fun! The asymmetry is great for all face shapes and the haircut is low maintenance and easy to style.
What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

If you have long hair and you are considering this cut and you haven’t had your hair this short before, try a longer textured asymmetrical style first. Then you can have fun with a few shorter haircuts on your way to this style.

Icy Bangs

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Q&A with Style Creator Tiffany Shuck

Hairstylist at VAIN in Seattle, WA


How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

This is a classic, 1920s style bob with a modern twist. I love the way the short fringe opens up the face and exposes the eyebrows.

Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

It really depends on the texture of your hair. My client has thick wavy hair that has also been lightened, so I used R+Co Blowout Balm with a few drops of Tinsel. After she was fully dried and flat ironed, I used R+Co Mannequin to calm down any of the fly away hairs. If your hair is on the finer side, I would blow dry with R+Co Dallas thickening spray and Chiffon mousse. After the hair is completely dried and ironed, I would use a light amount of R+Co Grid to set the style and reduce fly away hairs.

What type of person would this look work best for?

This cut could work on all hair types. The cut may need to be altered slightly depending on the shape of your face though. I wouldn’t recommend putting a bold square fringe on a square face, I would recommend getting something a bit more rounded. As far as the color goes, the platinum with cool undertones is best suited for clients with fair skin tones. Putting this color on someone with more yellow or olive skin tones tends to wash them out. This style is great for someone that wants to cut their hair short, but doesn’t want to feel like they have a traditional bob. This style has more of an edgy feel.

What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

Styling is extremely easy. You can wear it with your natural texture for a softer look or use a flat iron for a more avant-garde look.

Before & After

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Q&A with Style Creator Raeden Ramoran

Hairstylist and Barber @ The Parlor Barbershop in Kapolei, HI


How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

This is a short, sexy and fun look. My favorite thing about it is that you can rock it smooth or curly.

Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

I would recommend a heat protectant or a serum/oil, as well as a finishing spray. I personally don’t like using a lot of product on the hair. “Less is more” and I like the hair feeling like there’s nothing in it, but still manage to maintain that style.

What type of person would this look work best for?

Honestly anyone could rock this bob look as long as you’re confident and feel good about yourself.

What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

My tip for people considering a bob look is make sure you can maintain this style, meaning getting it freshened up with a trim or a shape up regularly. If you are more of a wash-and-wear type and don’t take the time to style your hair, then this look will probably be right for you.

Blonde Lob

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Q&A with Style Creator Kayla MacDonald

Hairstylist @ Is. Salon in Yaletown, Vancouver, BC


How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

This is a beachy textured lob. My favorite aspect of this cut is its versatility. It can be styled smooth scrunched for a piecey texture, or wavy with a flat iron, wand or curling iron.

Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

I always start with Staying Alive by Kevin Murphy when styling. Spray into damp hair before blow drying to protect from heat damage and to add shine. I’ll also spray in Kevin Murphy’s Resort Spray which adds beachy texture. It can be scrunched in and left to air dry, or blow dried in and followed with curls. To finish the look off I use Oribe’s Dry Texture Spray for separation and texture.

What type of person would this look work best for?

A lob can be flattering on most people.

What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

If you’re going shorter for the first time, my biggest tip would be to stay a little longer for your first cut. It always looks longer when it’s straight. When you wear it curly the base will jump up at least an inch or two. Secondly make sure the line is just slightly longer in the front to compensate for curls as well.

Slick Bob

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Q&A with Style Creator Alessandra

Hairstylist @ W-Salon in Madison, CT


How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

This is a sexy, sleek and timeless bob. It is perfect for any age, race and hair texture. Every way the head is moved it’s like a different haircut! This versatile look is even great scrunched or curled with an iron.
Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

I recommend Kerastase Elixir Spray because it adds shine and promotes volume at the crown of head. Finish off with Moroccan Oil Hairspray all over and Kerastase Touche Finale to seal the ends.
What type of person would this look work best for?

As mentioned above, this haircut is perfect for all ages. From sprucing up a middle aged women who needs a sexy change to transitioning from a long haircut to short on a younger client, it just works! This look works best with a round, concave head shape rather than pointy chin/ long head shape because it draws attention to the chin.

What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?
My best tip if you’re considering this look is to figure out if you can work with the length in front. Most women like hair out of their face and with this look, if you push your hair out of your face it will change the whole shape.

Yummy Butterscotch

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Q&A with Style Creator Holly Seidel

Hairstylist @ Winslow Salon in Kirkland, WA


How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

This is a chic, graduated razor bob. I love how versatile this cut is and how easy it is to style. It can be worn curly or straight! It is not really layered, instead the movement comes from the graduation technique and interior weight removal with the razor.

Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

I would recommend a volumizing mousse like Chiffon mousse or Dallas thickening spray from R+Co for fine hair. For thick hair, I recommend a smoothing serum like Bumble & bumble Invisible Oil. Apply product to damp hair and style.

What type of person would this look work best for?

This cut is flattering on many face shapes but really flatters oval and long face shapes well because it adds width. It works for all hair textures and can be worn straight or curly! It is a classic yet always chic and fashion forward style that goes with any woman’s style.

What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

If you are considering a graduated razor bob, do your research on finding a stylist who has put in the time and advanced education to really master the razor. When done correctly, this technique should be precise yet soft.

Classic & Sleek

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Q&A with style creator, Holly Seidel
Hairstylist @ Winslow Salon in Kirkland, WA


How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

This a-line lob is the best of both long and short. It is cut slightly shorter in back to clear the shoulders and gradually slopes longer in front to graze the collarbone. I love its versatility!

Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

The products you use will depend on your hair texture. For medium to thick hair, I like a smoothing blowout balm/cream like Bumble & bumble Repair Blow Dry Cream to seal and protect. For fine to medium hair, try Bumble & bumble All Style Cream. It has shine, volume and a built-in powder to keep your style fresh longer.

What type of person would this look work best for?

This cut is incredibly versatile. It works with any face shape and almost any texture. It can go straight, curly, half up with a top knot or deeply side parted for an old Hollywood glam look. It works for any lifestyle and personal style.

What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

When considering this style, keep in mind it’s simple shape and lines. A little styling effort with a round brush after the hair is mostly dry or some loose waves will go a long way!

One-Length Bob

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Q&A with style creator, Ryan McKone
Hair Designer @ Douglas J Aveda Professional Salons in Ann Arbor, MI


How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

This is a one-length bob with bangs, but with no layers and no texturizing. My favorite thing about this look is that her natural hair texture is so fine that she can make it more edgy, or she can really smooth it out and make it more conservative when necessary.

Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

I used Aveda Damage Remedy Daily hair repair for the blow drying. Since her hair is lightened so much, it really helps because it’s a two-in-one protein treatment and heat protectant. Additionally, only using only one product for the blow dry really helps because of the fineness of her hair. After drying. I used the Aveda Air Control light hold hairspray, just tousling the hair and spraying from a distance. I also used a light spritz to piece out the bangs.

What type of person would this look work best for?

This cuts looks best on a heart, diamond, or oval face shape since it is cut right at the jawline. It’s is best to cut this on either fine or medium hair types since it’s all one length without layering. It’s a very easy to maintain haircut so it can go with any lifestyle. Since it can be styled in almost any manner, it can also fit many personalities. The reason why we styled it on the more edgy side is because my model has a more edgy and artistic personality.

What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

This is a very versatile haircut so it can literally do anything. You can curl it, you can make it super straight, or you can make it look textured. Even if you’re a wash and go type of person, this hairstyle can be right for you.

Timeless Bob

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Q&A with style creator, Dana Kettunen
Hairstylist @ Hair By Dana K. in Alamo, CA


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I’d describe this look as being a low maintenance style. The classic bob will never go out of style. I love that it’s timeless!

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

For this client, I recommended Kerastase Bain Satin 1 shampoo and Kerastase Lait Vital conditioner to moisturize and nourish since she swims a lot. For her blow dry, I used Rene Furterer Volumea spray because it conditions (unlike most volume products) and gives the hair silky soft volume.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This bob cut is best for straight hair that lacks volume. It is also great for those who are on the go and want to just blow dry/air dry and go. This cut is best suited for oval, heart, long and diamond face shapes.