The “Bob” Haircut

The “Bob” is a hairstyle that is typically cut straight around the neck at about the level of the jaw line, with or without bangs or fringe.  It is low-maintenance, high style, and flattering to every face shape.  Currently very popular among Hollywood starlets due to its versatility.  This look is great whether it tousled, textured, curly or straight.

History

First noticeably worn by ballroom dancer, Irene Castle around the year 1910.  This look became know as the “Castle Bob” among woman after Irene sported the style.

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With World War I approaching, this style became more appealing as woman began to take on jobs, military duties, and red cross work.  Made popular in the 1920’s by celebrity such as; Joan Crawford, Louise Brooks, Coco Chanel, and Clara Bow.

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By the 1930’s women began wearing their hair long again.  This prompted the invention of the “Bobby Pin”.  They were used to pin long hair up to make it appear as if the wearer had a bob haircut.

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Vidal Sassoon revamped the hairstyle in the 1960’s with the 5 Point Bob Cut. The style has remained relatively popular since with many different styles and variations.

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The Most Popular Styles include:

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CHINESE BOB – CUT AT THE NECKLINE AND BOBBED UP AT THE EDGE OF THE HAIR.

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   SHINGLE BOB – OLD FASHIONED, DOME SHAPED WITH THE BACK RAZOR  INTO A ‘V’ SHAPE

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SHAGGY BOB – MESSY LAYERD WITH A RAZOR

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A-LINE BOB – SLIGHTLY LONGER IN THE FRONT

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CHIN LENGTH BOB – STRAIGHT WITH OR WITHOUT BANGS. MOST POPULAR

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BUZZ CUT BOB – SHOULDER LENGTH IN THE FRONT AND CLOSE CROPPED IN THE BACK.

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SHOULDER LENGTH – BLUNT CUT WITH VERY FEW LAYERS

The “Bob” Cut is PERFECT for the Summer!  It keeps you cool since your hair is off of you neck!  Also low-maintenance and fashionable!

HAPPY BOBBING!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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