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.