Bob Hairstyle

Hair Style For: ROUND FACE
The Cut: A gamine with spiky layers sliced all around the crown like Ginnifer Goodwin's chop.

Why It Works?:
"If you're going to go short, go short all the way," says legendary celebrity hairstylist Garren. Unlike a jaw-hugging bob, this petite pixie downplays roundness in a big way. The choppy pieces up top add height, lengthen your face and emphasize your eyes.

Expert Tip: This length is a cinch to style for straight, wavy and fine hair, but steer clear of it if you have curls-think poodle.

To Style:
Styling short locks is easy with the Eva NYC Mini Healthy Heat Ceramic Flat Iron ($30). Because of its miniature size, you can actually grasp your shortest strands to totally transform your pixie.

The Prominence of the Bob Hairstyle

Hair Style For: HEART FACE
The Cut: A coy pixie that’s clipped evenly on the sides and nape with short layers on top.

Why It Works?:
Halle Berry’s tousled cut is dynamic enough to cancel out a pronounced jawline, while the choppy layers break up a wide forehead.

Expert Tip: Corkscrew curls and cropped hair don’t mix. To avoid a top-heavy effect that will exaggerate your chin, dense strands need to be sliced into

To Style:
To extend the life of your whispy pixie 'do, try Living Proof Prime Style Extender. It's weightless so that your strands stay upright and ensures your style will last up to two times longer.

If you would take a quick look into the history of hairstyles, you would definitely see a prominent hairstyle of the short kind back in the 1920s. This particular hairstyle is actually the bob hairstyle, and it quickly rose into popularity since it was first introduced. There is also quite a vibrant history to the bob hairstyle that is still famous to this day.

Before the emergence of the bob hairstyle, women were not really allowed to have short hairstyles. In fact, women were confined, for the lack of a better term, to having long hairstyles. Their hair were often swept up by means of combs, or worn in hairnets for grooming of curls. But when the Victorian era and all its constraints were finally abandoned, women welcomed the refreshing change brought about by the bob hairstyle.

Hair Style For: LONG/OVAL Face
The Cut: A blunt bob with minimal, subtle layers.

Why It Works?:
"This face shape is the easiest to carry off any kind of haircut," says Tollo. Go for a strong lob with a little bit of face-framing like Rihanna.

Expert Tip: Pick your go-to, everyday hairstyle based on your natural hair part. That can be your guiding factor.

To Style:
Because this cut is blunt by nature, play up your natural texture in the styling and stick with a center part.

It was actually in 1917 that the bob hairstyle first came into play. The hairstyle was popularized by the silent-screen actress, Irene Castle herself. Miss Castle took it upon herself to help with the efforts of war by cutting her hair into a short bob. The underlying concept for the bob hairstyle was actually to encourage women to have a new outlook on war. The outlook Miss Castle wanted to employ is that women do not really have to spend so much time growing and grooming their hair during the pressing times of war. At the time, a lot of women were also working in factories, and long hairstyles were very much a hassle, especially when operating machines. Thus, the bob hairstyle became the most demanded at its prime.

But with the coming of the 1940s, the bob hairstyle took the backstage for a bit, and gave way to long hairstyles once again. This time around, more emphasis was given to soft and wavy locks that reached shoulder length. The absence of the bob hairstyle, however, was not really pronounced because the style became popular once more at the onset of the 1960s. This time around, more and more women were joining the workforce, employing all sorts of professions that demanded short hairstyles. It was not long after that when Vidal Sassoon, one of the most influential hairstylists ever, modified the cut of the bob hairstyle. Since then, more and more women went ahead and took the bob hairstyle for themselves. This number is still growing to this very date.

Hairstyles do come and go, since they are pretty much dependent on the pervasive styles and trends in fashion. But the bob hairstyle is indeed one of the few hairstyles that have stood the test of time.

Hair Style For: SQUARE Face
The Cut: A short layered bob with subtle bangs.

Why It Works?:
Cameron Diaz's cut brings the focus higher and puts the emphasis on your cheekbones, rather than your jaw.

Expert Tip: Dense strands could puff out at this length, so be sure to tame any frizzy pieces with a quick pass of a flat iron.

To Style:
Here, Diaz kept her short hairstyle and cut fairly au naturel and maintenance free—except for her platinum color. To subtly touch up roots from home—witthout having to see a colorist—try Madison Reed Root Touch Up
Tips #1: Avoid Cuts With Sharp Edges On The Top And Sides
You can have almost any style you want, but you want to avoid sharp, angled cuts, especially those that land at ear level. Instead, choose something shorter than your ears, or something that extends past your ears.

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