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Short hairstyles: how to choose the right bob haircut

/ 04.07.2015
What kind of bob is the best fit for you?
What kind of bob is the best fit for you?

The bob hairstyle is a cut that looks good on everyone, mainly because there are so many different bob haircuts to choose from. So, which one is right for you?

Heart-shaped faces

To help balance an especially narrow or pointed chin, opt for a straight, blunt cut bob. The sharp lines will create the illusion of a wider jaw.

Styling tip - Use a high-shine finishing spray to keep frizz and flyaways to a minimum.

Square faces

A bob with blended layers will soften hard lines, as will a subtly tousled texture. To flatter a wide forehead, team your bob with some side-swept, wispy bangs.

Styling tip - Spritz damp hair with a wave enhancing heat protectant and blow-dry in twisted sections to create an effortless, wavy finish.

Round faces

A slightly longer bob that falls below the chin will help to elongate a round face shape. Loose waves and other subtle textures will create a gorgeous bohemian look, but try to avoid too much weight on the sides as this will make the face appear rounder.

Styling tip - Get a subtle piecey finish by scrunching a small amount of wax into the ends.

Oval faces

As a general rule, oval face shapes can wear any hairstyle imaginable. This is also the case with bobs, so go ahead and try any look you want, whether textured, sleek, curly, middle parted, side-swept... you could try them all!

Styling tip - For a flyaway-free blowout, apply a smoothing cream to damp hair before blowdrying with the concentrator attached.


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