Your bob hairstyle is both a timeless classic style and up-to-the-minute fashion. It is easy to wear and almost always ready to go. However, the one drawback of the bob is that, since it is so easy, it is apt to always look the same. The blessing of this easy style is also the curse. Bobs can be boring if they are always worn in the same manner. To keep your bob hairstyle from becoming boring, you may have to make a special effort to change the look of it once in a while.
A smooth layered bob was easily changed into this fun bouncy style. A narrow flat iron was used to create loose ribbon curls throughout the top area. The front, sides and nape areas were left as they were so that the sides framed the face and the nape stayed close to the neck. To get this look, select a large section of hair from the top. Clamp the flat iron over the strand at the base. Slowly drag the iron out toward the ends to warm and smooth the hair. Immediately, return the iron to the base of the strand. Drag it out and turn it to create the loose ribbon curl. Spray each new curl with hair spray to prevent it from loosening. Only eight to ten curls are needed to create this look.
When you are bored with the ribbon curls, the style can be changed one more time. Leaving the bangs and sides where they are, divide off and pull the top section back into a loose ponytail. Fluff the curly ends so that they cover the band. Some of the curls in the back are left down so that they blend with the curls of the ponytail. This fun half updo can be both casual and dressy, depending on your attire.
If your bob is asymmetrical such as the Beckham bob, try adding two or three loose ribbon curls in the front only and only on the long side.
Hair Color Change Up
The classic hair color for a classic bob is all one beautiful rich shade. For an exciting change, highlight your bob with chunky light pieces around your face. Smaller strands behind the chunky pieces help to blend the color to darker hair in the nape area. Hair below the occipital bone can be left natural or tinted a shade or two darker than your own color.
This is a layered angle bob that any woman over forty or even over fifty can wear. It is very up to date in styling but softened so that it is flattering to an aging face. The shape of the bob is cut in, stacked in back and as a last step, the sides are texturized so that they lay close to the face. Texturizing on top helps to add fullness. It is a beautiful hairstyle.
But in this article I want to feature this model’s beautiful hair color.
The model’s natural hair color is dark blonde but she prefers and looks well in extra light blonde.
This hair color combination may seem complicated but it is easily retouched every four weeks.
This is not hair color that should be done at home. To get this look, visit a professional colorist.
I love chin length bobs. The chin length makes it easy to style and layering gives it fullness and lots of movement Bobs are always in style and this layered version is sassy and fun as well. It is one of the most versatile bobs. A low side part provides a dramatic drape. Tuck the heavy side behind your ear or let it fall seductively over one eye. Tuck the light side behind your ear while the heavy side falls forward.
To create this look.
For a casual look and for more control, use a headband to keep your hair back.
As always, updos are very much in fashion. Elegant up swept hair is great for parties, prom, weddings and for the office. Bob hair cuts are also very much in style. How do you have the benefit of both fashionable hairstyles – the bob and the updo? It takes some imagination, styling techniques and the use of styling products, and a little practice, but an updo is easily in your future.
This bob is one length with long front that drapes over one eye.
This updo is great if you usually wear your bob with bangs. Comb them off your face for a sophisticated transition.
If the hair in the crown area of your bob is long, you may be able to form loose curls in the back. Pin them in with bobby pins and let a few tendrils
hang down to blend in with the shorter nape area.
The bob haircut is an ever fashionable style that first made its appearance in the 1920's and has reappeared, as the trend, many times since. The style was, at first, shocking as women who previously prided themselves on long, luxurious hair, chopped off their locks in a show of independence and equality with men. The original style was worn straight and flat on top or waved with a Marcel iron.
A style is a 'bob' if it is cut with a weighted area falling anywhere from just below the ears to just below the chin.
Although the bob has faded from the style front on occasion it has always been in the back-ground showing sophistication and class. Vidal Sassoon made such a hit with his severe and sculpted adaptation of this style that many think that it originated with him.
The most interesting thing about the bob is that it has been updated and modified for many style trends but with each come-back, the original look is still as acceptable as the new styles.
This style is adaptable to many facial structures and textures of hair. This, along with the ease of styling most adaptations are likely reasons for its tendency to keep reappearing on the style scene.
Over the years, the cut has been modified by adding bangs or taking them away, stylized by cutting one side short while leaving the other long, texturized, permed, waved, poofed and flattened, but it is always unmistakably a bob.
Curly or straight, there is a bob haircut to fit just about every face and life style. So if you are looking for a new look that is sophisticated and stylish as well as appropriate for the office and easy to care for, there is very likely a bob that is perfect for you.
The bob hair cut is one of the most popular all time hair styles. It has been popular in every generation and has gone through many changes in shape and mood. Currently, any style bob cut is in style and can be formed to your personal taste. In fact you can change the look of your bob hairstyle to be uniquely yours by changing the look of your bangs – also called fringe. The shape and length of the bangs can serve to flatter or to detract from certain features.
Narrow face, small eyes, long face
These short bangs are also sometimes referred to a baby bangs. As the name implies, you give a youthful appearance to the hairstyle. Since they are short, they expose more area around the eyes. This draws attention to well shaped eyes or eyes of a beautiful color. It also causes the eyes to appear larger. Short bangs that are cut fairly straight across serve to add width to the forehead. This is flattering to a narrow face shape. To add less width, angle the bangs down at the sides or create a more narrow bang section that does not extend as far into the temple. The short bangs will also be more apt to add length to the face than bangs that are trimmed at or below the eyebrow.
Narrow face, Long face, large features
These bangs are trimmed at or below the eyebrows giving a more sophisticated and dramatic look. This type of bang will sometimes tend to conceal the eyes
rather than accentuate. When these bangs are heavy, they can have an overpowering effect to a face with small features. Texturizing this type of bang will
soften it and lessen the overpowering effect. This type of bang will also add width to the face as discussed above making it flattering for a narrow face shape.
Oval face, Wide face, Round face
This layered bob has soft layered bangs. The layering adds fullness and height to the top of the head and forehead. The layering causes the sides to cling closer to the sides of the face. This style is flattering to a wide or round face shape. The odd lengths in the bangs “open up” one eye giving the face an illusion of length, while draping over the other eye giving the style sophistication and drama.
Wide face, Round face, Triangle or Square face
The long side bang is the most dramatic of this set. The bangs are trimmed to a level that is just below the cheek bone, causing the forehead to appear more narrow and calling attention to the lips. The angle of the bangs adds length to the face the illusion of height. This style is flattering to a triangle, square, or round shaped face.
You don't have to settle for bangs (fringe) like everyone else.
Be creative. Be you.
The bob hairstyle is one of the most popular hairstyles today and is easily the hairstyle with
the most longevity. The first bob made its appearance on the fashion scene in the 1920's.
There has been some sort of bob in fashion in almost every season's style trends since then.
The bob is not only fashionable, sophisticated and easy to style, there is a style of bob
that will fit every face shape.
Those of you who are fortunate enough to have an oval shaped face with its symmetrical features
can wear any of the bob styles but if there are problem areas, you may find some help here.
Heart Shaped Face, Oblong Face Shape, Long & Narrow, or Pointy Chin
The classic bob is all one length with the blunt perimeter
falling anywhere between ear length and chin length.
At all one length, it is flat on top and calls attention to
wherever the ends fall – that being either the cheek bones,
jaw or chin. This style is best worn by someone with an oblong
face, long and narrow face or someone with a narrow or
pointy chin. This bob is a good choice for someone with a
heart shaped face. If your face is wide in the chin area, such as
a square chin or a round face or pear shaped face shape, I suggest
choosing one of the other bob styles.
Round or Square Face Shape
This bob hairstyle is all one length with one side trimmed at ear level
and the other side falling at just below the chin. The part is usually worn
on the short side allowing the other side to be dramatically long. This bob
can be effective for the woman with a round or square face shape.
The asymmetrical styling draws the attention away from a wide of full face.
Triangle Face Shape, Pear Shaped, or Mature Face
This layered bob can be worn by someone whose face is narrow at the top.
The bangs help to add width. The layers give the top and sides fullness.
This is very effective in drawing the attention up and helping to give the
face an uplifted look. It will draw attention away from a full chin or jaw line
and also away from sagging skin in someone with a more mature face.
Lynne Chapman served as Hair Site Editor of BellaOnline.com for fifteen years. She is a professional stylist and colorist of more than forty years.