Different Types of Bob Haircuts

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The bob became a popular hairstyle in the 1920s, and it still is today. The bob hairstyle is seen by many as one of the first physical representations of women’s rights movements.

The bob marked the push towards equality as women started shedding the stereotype that they needed to have long hair. Since then, the bob has been a classic hairstyle that women have been rocking for decades.

However, there are a couple of misconceptions that people have about bobs. The first is that the bob is a low-maintenance hairstyle. This is simply not true. If you want a bob, then you need to be able to invest time in styling your hair each morning and be sure to make regular appointments with your hairstylist to trim and shape your bob. Another misconception is that there is only one type of bob.

Like the first misconception, this one is not true. In fact, there are several bob hairstyles to choose from. If you are looking for a shorter, new hairstyle or look, try out one of the bobs below!

Blunt Bob

One of the most classic bobs is the blunt bob. Its sharp, straight edges characterize this hairstyle. Often, people will pair the blunt bob with straight, blunt bangs. The blunt bob is often seen as a bold, chic hairstyle, whether it is paired with bangs or not. While the blunt bob is usually chin-length, be sure to consult with your hairstylist to find the best length of your blunt bob.

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Asymmetrical Bob

One unique bob is the asymmetrical bob. This type of bob usually means that one side of the hair is cut shorter than the other. The asymmetrical bob can be cut with blunt, straight edges for a more dramatic look that emphasizes the asymmetry or with feathered edges for a softer, less obvious hairstyle.

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Bang Bob

Bangs and bobs go together like peas and carrots. The best part about this combination is that it is never the same. Blunt bangs paired with a bob offer a more youthful look while side bangs paired with a bob can give you a more sophisticated look. Be sure to consult your hairstylist to determine what type of bangs would better suit your bob, face shape, and lifestyle.

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Traditional Bob

The traditional bob is one of the most popular bobs. This hairstyle is usually somewhere between shoulder and chin length and rounded at the edges. It is classic, simple, and elegant. One of the great things about the traditional bob is that you can style it in several different ways. You can straighten it, pinning back sections of hair, or add some slight curls for a more youthful look.

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A-Line Bob

Another classic bob is the A-line bob. For this hairstyle, the hair is shorter in the back and gradually gets longer in front. The A-line bob can be at many lengths, from chin to shoulder length. Shorter A-line bobs, however, tend to be more dramatic and chic and are more popular.

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Pixie Bob

The pixie bob is another unique hairstyle to try if you want a more edgy look. This hairstyle is a combination between a bob and a pixie cut. Usually, the hair is cut very close to your scalp around the sides and back of your head with longer sections of hair on the top. The pixie bob looks particularly good if you have wavy or textured hair.

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