Although it seems like every celebrity is cropping their hair into a chin-length bob right now, this hairstyle is nothing new. In fact, the bob has been in style ever since its debut in the 1920s! The chin-length bob’s enduring popularity is thanks to its versatility. The hairstyle looks chic with every hair type and color, and can be easily customized to suit your face shape and lifestyle. Best of all? The shorter length of the bob helps fine or thinning hair look thicker and fuller. Looking to make the big chop? Keep reading for our favorite bob haircuts, from the classic chin-length bob to the clavicle bob!
The classic chin-length bob is straight and sleek with soft, rounded layers that fall somewhere along the jaw. To get this look, start by applying a heat protectant cream to damp hair. Blow dry your hair in sections with a round brush, pointing the nozzle of the hair dryer downwards to minimize frizz. Next, use a small flat iron to straighten hair in small sections, gently twisting the flat iron towards your face so the ends curl under. Finish the look by rubbing a very small amount of frizz serum between your palms and smoothing down flyaways.
The blunt bob is the modern update on the classic chin-length bob. Unlike the chin-length bob, the blunt bob has absolutely zero layers. The blunt bob puts a lot of emphasis on the luster of your hair. Healthy hair is shiny hair, so if you want to rock a chin-length blunt bob, make sure you’re eating a hair-healthy diet full of protein, healthy fats, and fruits and vegetables. For extra hair nourishment, try Viviscal Hair Growth Supplements. With a combination of a marine collagen complex called AminoMar™ plus key vitamins and minerals, Viviscal promotes healthy hair growth from the inside for gorgeous hair on the outside.†*
You can also customize a chin-length bob with bangs. Bangs take a little extra styling time in the morning, but they can be a great way to soften your features (or even disguise forehead wrinkles). If you wake up with greasy bangs, there’s no need to shampoo your whole head. Instead, just wash your bangs in the sink using a small amount of Thickening Shampoo. Blast with a blow dryer and use a round brush to smooth, and you’re ready to go!
Adding waves and curls to a bob is an easy way to create the illusion of fuller hair. Start by washing hair with Thickening Shampoo and Conditioner, which gently cleanses and lightly conditions with Ana:Tel™ complex plus the key nutrients Biotin, Keratin and Zinc to leave hair looking naturally thicker and fuller. Next, apply a small amount of body-boosting Viviscal Hair Thickening Serum to your hair. Blow dry hair upside to create plenty of volume and texture. Then, use a curling wand, add waves to your bob, alternating the curl direction as you move away from your face. Allow curls to dry, then finger comb and mist hair with hairspray for all-day volume.
If you currently have long hair, a clavicle bob that hits around the top of your shoulders is the perfect way to experiment with the bob hairstyle before committing to short hair. This lob works great with curly hair because the longer lengths weigh your curls down just the right amount and prevent them from going haywire. Plus, you can still pull it into a ponytail if you want to. To style this curly bob, start by applying a small amount of Viviscal Hair Thickening Serum to damp, clean hair. Next, blow dry hair with a diffuser attachment, scrunching as you go.
Whether you choose a chin-length bob, a clavicle bob, or something in between, you truly cannot go wrong with a bob hairstyle. Would you ever try a chin-length bob? Let us know in the comments!
†Existing hair growth