The bob, as we said earlier, allows you to create an individual style, to emphasize dignity, and to cover up imperfections. This hairstyle is suitable for all ages and all types of hair. It is the most popular cut nowadays and it can be modelled for every woman, taking into account all the individual characteristics and, of course, the desires of the client. There are several basic and common varieties such as Classic Bob, A line (aline) Bob, Layered (graduated) Bob, Long bob or Lob Cut and also the Victoria Beckham Style Bob. If a woman is used to wearing bangs, it's easy to add bangs to any type of bob. The front zone line is selected based on face shape; a wide and massive chin is covered by smooth and flowing hair (A line bob) elongated to the face's shape. In other cases, a strand with bangs can hide a tall forehead. There are many tricks to styling the bob cut. With an elongated face, the ends of the hair are twisted towards the face, and large ears are hidden under the cascading set of curls or layers.
Classic Bob Haircut
This is the base haircut for all the multiple versions of Bob. Here the ends of all the strands are on the same level, and their length varies depending on the client's desire, but the back can not be too short. In order to achieve this eye-catching Bob hairstyle I select only one control strand in the back of the head and then shorten the rest strands relative to the control strand to produce a progressive lengthening effect. The classic bob cut is a versatile haircut, suitable for all ages and a variety of face and hair types, though it looks best on women with a triangular or oval face. Straight and shiny hair with straightened ends will give an image of rigor, and the soft waves that have been gaining huge popularity in recent years will make it romantic and easy to maintain. This haircut will favourably emphasize the line of the cheekbone, make the face refined, and visually extend the neck. Tight and large curls are the only exceptions for which I do not recommend a haircut in the classic bob shape. In this case, the hair will resemble a helmet and, instead of emphasizing the beauty of the natural locks, will deliver uncomfortable issues. All types of hair colouring are suitable for the classic form of the bob. It depends on your desires, and of course the qualifications of your colour technician. I recommend to update classic bob haircut once every 6-8 weeks.
Victoria Beckham Style Bob
This type of Bob has a distinctive feature - short hair on the back of the head. With the bob, hair in the back of the head (occipital area) can range from very short (shaved) to medium length options (one to ten centimetres in length). This is the part that will affect your styling options because it completely opens the neck. If you have a short neck then try to avoid very short variants of this haircut, the average length is quite suitable for you. The advantage of this haircut is an additional volume in the occipital area and the possibility of changing length, adding asymmetry in the haircut. For this variety of bob, all modern and, of course, classical staining techniques are suitable. The only thing that I would like to draw your attention to is that highlights are not recommended in the lower occipital zone. This type of haircut looks great with any bangs. A version with short length at occipital area allows you to try this bob style for curly hair, as the curls will fall neatly, and the image acquires fervent features. Usually this hairstyle sees the length of the hair range from the chin to the ear, but modern trends present a shortened version of the haircut. In this case, the edge length is at the level of the cheekbones. I do not recommend this haircut if the features of your face are small, and your brows are not decorated. The elongated variation, on the contrary, does not require any clear forms or a certain type of face. I recommend refreshing the Victoria Beckham style bob haircut once every 6-8 weeks.
Layered (graduated) Bob Haircut
Graduating is done whilst cutting the Bob haircut. Layered strands can be any length, it all depends on the shape you choose, as well as on the individual characteristics of your hair. The layered bob is a salvation for thin hair with split ends, the haircut eliminates apparent flaws, and the different lengths of the locks gives volume. It also looks great on curly hair, in my opinion this is the version of the bob cut that is considered universal because it is intended for any type of hair face. Constant careful styling in this version is not required. You can spin or straighten curls, depending on your desires. And, with all the diversity of available hair finishing products, you do not require special effort to create the desired effect. Remember how Vidal Sassoon said "wash and go" is the main motto of clients with this kind of bob. A short layered bob looks great combined with ragged and wispy bangs or with side bangs combed out from the face. A short bob also looks great with ragged and airy bangs, laid from the face. All types of hair colouring are suitable for the layered form of the bob. It depends on your desires, and of course the qualifications of your colour technician. I recommend refreshing the layered bob haircut once every 6-8 weeks.
A line (aline) Bob Haircut
Long front locks with the bob is the best way to accent an oval face shape. The aline Bob haircut may also be referred to as an inverted bob. This haircut does not require a thorough styling, so it gained a well-deserved popularity. The standard length of such a bob cut is up to the shoulder line for straight or wavy hair, but its only disadvantage is that fine curly hair will not lie beautifully in this haircut. The aline bob is great for any face shape. I recommend adding bangs for a round face, and for women with a square face and pronounced cheekbones, it is better to pay attention to a long strand laid on its side and parted. This will smooth out the shape and balance the image thus giving the face softness. All modern and classic types of hair colouring are suitable for the aline form of bob. The technique of balayage and ombre, combined with an in-depth base colour, are especially good and modern. All depends on your desires, and of course the qualifications of colourist. I recommend updating the aline bob once every 6-8 weeks.
Asymmetrical Bob Haircut
This haircut is very popular among celebrities: Rihannah, Keira Knightley and Gwyneth Paltrow are happy to wear asymmetrical bob hairstyles, but of course in its infinite variations. The trick of the asymmetrical bob haircut is the emphasis on the different lengths of the strands. Most often, we can see that hairdresser leaves an "elongated angle" on one side or makes a smooth transition throughout the cut. Typically, this haircut is usually done without bangs, because they will challenge the effect of asymmetry and shift attention to themselves. An asymmetrical bob haircut with different lengths of strands can be elongated and layered at the back. This is well suited for those with wavy hair and insufficient volume. Also an asymmetrical bob will look well on those with moderate cheekbones and a small chin. An asymmetric bob with layers allows you to wear a bang, because the shape of the haircut is soft. This style is suitable for everyone and is certainly easy to care for every day. All types of hair colouring are suitable for the classic form of Bob including classic and modern. All depends on your desires, and of course the qualifications of colourist. I recommend maintaining the asymmetrical bob haircut once every 6-8 weeks.
Undercut Bob Haircut
This very original haircut is recommended by modern stylists not only to women but also to men. The undercut bob attracts attention due to the complex shape and its unusual effect. To achieve this haircut, you need thick hair, the trick is that in this haircut the entire temporal and occipital zones are cut very short (from 1 cm to 2 cm at most). It looks very good on straight and curly hair, though I do not recommend it for tight bouncy spiral hair, although again it all depends on the chosen length of hair. Styling will require time and some skills, and as a reward for hard work and courage, you will be provided with tons of compliments. Undercut bob style doesn't fit the full, square, round face or curly hair. All modern types of hair colouring are suitable for the undercut form of the bob cut. All depends on your desires, and of course the qualifications of colourist. I recommend refreshing the undercut bob haircut once every 4 or 6 weeks.
Yours Truly, Elena