The Bob is having a moment!
When Kim Kardashian-West recently uploaded an image of her new, shorter length jaw-grazing bob to Instagram, hairdressers across the globe prepared for the return of one of the world’s most iconic and timeless hairstyles of all time! The hairdressers in our Wolverhampton & Shrewsbury hair salons are amongst them!
‘There is a bob hairstyle to suit every face shape, but the key to finding your perfect bob is to visit the best hairdresser or hair salon in your area who specialise in short and medium length hairstyles’ explains multi-times Midlands Hairdresser Of The Year, Nick Malenko.
He continues ‘ the popularity of the bob dates right back to the roaring ’20s and the flapper girls, with fabulous variations through the decades. The ’60s and the androgyny of the 80’s being some of our favourite eras for this failsafe hairstyle. A-list celebrities including Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, Kim Kardashian West, and Twiggy have all made attention-grabbing front-page headlines with fabulous bob hairstyles’
Which bob hairstyle is right for your face shape?
If you have a round face, choose a bob that falls to the collarbone or below to elongate your face.
Accentuate those gorgeous cheekbones and jawline with a super short cut.
A soft, effortless, grown-out fringe and a length that falls above the shoulders and below the jawline is perfect.
Browse Insta feeds using #bobhairstyles and choose whatever you fancy! Those of us with oval-shaped faces will suit any bob hairstyle.
Which bob hairstyle is suitable for my hairtype?
Thick or coarse hair needs to remain longer to weigh the hair down and avoid your style becoming mushroom-esque!
Skinny hair is perfect for this season’s blunt, jaw-length variation. Be sure to keep that glass-like shine by applying a dash of oil when blowdrying. We recommend Kerastase Elixir Ultimate!
Curly-haired girls let us offer you a word of warning – visiting a hairdressing expert in short hair is a must. Always do your research and air with caution as you need clever layering to ensure your bob and those luscious curls look their best!
How can I personalise my bob?
Fringe benefits! For instant impact, why not introduce a fringe to your bob? During a consultation with your hairdresser, you should consider your face shape and lifestyle to decide on the best fringe for you.
A statement colour can add drama and a signature look to your bob. Whether you choose a platinum blonde, beautiful rich chocolate tones that have that incredible sheen or you opt for striking red or pastel hues, take expert advice on the most suitable radiance-boosting colour for you.
What to do next?
If you have decided you are ready to opt for the chop and join this season’s bob brigade, then call either our Wolverhampton or Shrewsbury Hair Salon and book in with our expert stylists.