What About Bob(s)?

adorable bob

With next month’s release of The Great Gatsby, I know what’s on my radar for May!  In addition to the great story, great 1920s costumes and great acting, there’s another element that I can’t help but love… the great bob haircuts!  Universally flattering for all face shapes, it’s a wonderful way to volumize fine hair, it’s so simple to style and it always looks CHiC.  A fashion staple for nearly a century, this classic cut is here to stay.

In fact, InStyle Magazine includes the bob under its, “What’s Right Now” category on its website and notes that, “bob haircuts are having a moment.”  Whether collarbone-skimming, tousled or 1920s short, it’s hard to go wrong with this cut.  Jennifer Lawrence, Nikki Reed, Katharine McPhee and Christina Hendricks are just a few of the celebs who have adopted the look recently.

I’ll take a few of these pictures into my hairdresser this afternoon and may just look like the gal above tonight!  {I’m heading to a 1920s-themed gala this evening, so shouldn’t my tresses also play the part?}

Darling Bob

model bob

Rachael Taylor sleeveless dress

sultry bob

black and white bob

bob with bangs

Elle Magazine also wrote about the cut recently and pulled in the expertise of Rodney Cutler {stylist behind Emma Watson’s short ‘do} for some tips on perfecting the bob.  Here’s what he had to say…

“Add instant elegance to short hair by adding a deep part.  Try using a pomade to keep fly-aways at bay…”

“The beauty of short hair is that you are probably going to have more good hair days!”

“Deciding to go short is all about the adaptation to suit one’s face shape.  It’s all about making sure you work in sync with your natural texture.”

“Those willing to take the chop must be willing to maintain it.  There is more upkeep – with regular visits to the salon.”

Elle contributing editor Johanna Cox also lauds the chin-length chop:

{Referring to Michelle Williams’ bob}  “[It] is indeed a chic in-between cut that goes just as well with skinny jeans in Brooklyn as it does a Chanel gown in the south of France.”

{Referring to Selma Blair’s short cut}  “This cut, in my view, is what keeps the nearly 39-year-old actress looking more youthful than those 10 years her junior.”

While I probably won’t go Daisy Buchanan short {Carey Mulligan in Gatsby} in my hairdresser’s chair this afternoon, a fairly close-cropped version is likely in my future.  Anyone else a big fan of the bob?  Has the movie made you reconsider your look?  Let me know!

Claire Signature

3 comments on “What About Bob(s)?

  1. Another fun posting to read! And I can hardly wait to see your updated photo in the top right corner of this blog!


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