Edgy Bob Haircuts

Edgy bob haircuts, popular during the 1960s and 1970s, are back. This time, you have even more styles to choose from. Get familiar with the different types of bob haircuts to choose which one will work best for you.

Classic Bob
During the 1920s, the bob cut was extremely short, just under the ears, and straight. If a woman opted for bangs, they were generally straight-cut bangs. The other popular option had the hair brushed off of the forehead. Either style was intended to accentuate the cheekbones. Nowadays, bob haircuts can be longer, to ear-length or shoulder-length.

This bob style was named after an English servant boy and was popular in the 1950s. The jaw-length cut has since grown to the shoulders.

This trendy cut is named after the shape it takes: the straight fringe, or bangs, creates the cross bar of the A, and the straight hair that falls behind the ears creates the legs. For truly trendy hairstyles, you can try asymmetrical bobs, which are variations of the A-line cut.

Long Bob
This bob style is a slight variation of the traditional cut. It's longer, falling to shoulder-length, and it works well with straight or asymmetrical bangs. This cut is more popular today than the conventional bob.

Mod Bob
For the edgiest bob cut of all, turn to the Mod. The Mod cut tends to be choppy with thick, one-sided bangs. A common accessory to this cut is hair coloring, such as highlights. This choppy, edgy look can be achieved using wax, paste or pomade.

Spice Up Your Look
While easy to style, the bob can often look the same, which can get boring. There are simple ways to update your everyday appearance without going to the salon:

  • Using a flat iron or a curling iron, create loose ribbon curls at the top and back of your head. This is a great look for the office or a more formal occasion.
  • Try the half-up half-down look. Put your hair into a half ponytail, leaving the bangs and front angles hanging down. You can also curl the hair that is up or down for a twist on the look.
  • Add wax or paste for a chopped look, and top it off with a hat or hair accessory.
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