Be inspired for your next salon visit with our favourite A-list celebrity bob hairstyles
The key to all of the gorgeous celebrity bob hairstyles seen on the
runway and red carpet is to ensure your look doesn’t appear too ‘done’. A
fringe is optional (but we all know it can take years off!) and the
effect is to look fresh and modern with a natural, sometimes wavy style.
sophisticated lob (long bob) is becoming the hairstyle to be seen in
amongst celebs both sides of the pond with many Hollywood A-listers
sporting the cut such as ‘La La Land’ Oscar winner Emma Stone.
your face shape and hair type, there’s a perfect bob for you. Some of
our favourite celebs have gone for the chop, sporting pretty blonde
‘dos, wavy chin length bobs and longer shoulder length cuts – each just
as flattering as the next. The Duchess of Cambridge turned heads earlier
this year with her next shorter ‘do, and Helen Mirren is still
schooling us all in how to wear short hair at any age.
feeling inspired and brave enough to take the plunge – flick through
our favourite celebrity bob hairstyles for inspiration ahead of your
next salon trip…
The Duchess of Cambridge’s cob had everyone talking when she first debuted the look at Wimbledon earlier this year. Chicly snipped and expertly styled into soft, face framing waves, it?s no surprise that many were quick to copy Catherine.
Hairstylist to the stars Paul Edmonds explains why Catherine?s new crop is such a stylish, yet practical, haircut for so many, “A short choppy haircut is great for finer hair types. The front can be worn relaxed and loose, wash with Shu Uemura Murota Volume Shampoo to give lift at the root the Himalayan salts provide essential minerals and volume to the hair. And, to open the face and glam up for the evening, the front of the hair can be swept back.”
At 72-years-old, Helen Mirren is still rocking the red carpet and giving Hollywood’s up-and-coming starlets a run for their money. Helen keeps her hair looking fabulous by maintaining a shirt, healthy bob that not only frames her face but keeps her thin and fine hair looking thicker.
Red carpet hair stylist Charles Worthington says, Helen’s colour is great against her skin tone as it doesn’t wash her out and looks very natural. The length suits her face shape, shows off her cheek bones and doesn’t draw her face down. This look is more for those that want to soften their face and keep it more feminine.
Lorraine Kelly has been championing shorter hair for decades. Her current cut, styled in soft waves, looks feminine and natural, and is a good cut to keep thinning hair looking thicker and healthy.
Award-winning hairdresser Lee Stafford says, ‘Textured waves are the style trend to go for if you have slightly longer hair that needs some oomph and shape putting back in and Lorraine has nailed it. Her hair has movement and body which is really flattering on her face.’
Actress Felicity Kendal looks fab at 70 with this youthful, multi-tonal bob. Blow-dried to add extra volume and with a soft fringe to frame the face this cut is both flattering and easy to maintain.
Andrew Barton, celebrity hairdresser says, ?Felicity Kendal is renowned for her signature full and bouncy hair which defies her age and knocks off the years. Hair that swings and has bounce is always more youthful than straight flat hair. Avoid styles with too much lift on top and opt for styles like this one with natural volume and lift throughout the hair?
Last year, Victoria Beckham unleashed a brand new look on Instagram. The style icon who has been named in the Queen’s New Year’s honours list, swapped her long glossy hair extensions for a natural tousled lob. The low-maintenance cut was crafted by British hairdresser Luke Hersheson, the subtle asymmetric ends give the illusion of a slender neck whilst the soft waves highlight Victoria’s enviable bone structure and visibly knocks years off the former Spice girl.
If you have a round or oval face the thought of a curved short cut can be daunting but try it and you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Adele went for the chop a year ago and has never looked younger.
We’re used to seeing Michelle with a curve in her hair but for the Obama’s last bash at the White House last weekend, the first lady debuted a straighter sleeker do. Chopped above the shoulders with a youthful centre parting and blunt ends, this very modern cut accentuates sky high cheekbones.
Television personality, Katie Piper swapped her long wavy locks for a short bouncy bob recently. A subtle row of layers through the back and a high side parting gives fine hair the illusion of lift and volume.
A long fringe can be incredibly youthful. and gives a playful edge to a straight bob. If yours is forever falling into your eyes, take heed from Jane Moore and gently part it. This nod to seventies is very en vogue right now.
While Holly Willoughby?s hair is a little long to be classed as a traditional ?bob?, the Tv presenter?s slightly longer crop is a great transitional style for anyone who wants to take their hairstyle a little shorter without cutting it all off at once!
?The soft waves keep it feminine and not over over-styled whist the multi-tonal shades of colour break up the cut and keep it looks natural and healthy? says Charles Worthington. ?This style is easy to maintain so a great one for women to adopt.?
Rosamund Pike’s lightly tousled lob is the epitome of the ‘undone’ hairdo stylists were falling over themselves to master last year. Low-maintenance and chic it’s a no brainer whatever your hair type.
If you want Golden Globe-worthy volume, follow US actress Viola Davis’ lead and curve the ends of your hair at the nape of your neck. This kicks out the sides and takes the weight off the bottom.
The British-born editor of US Vogue has worn her hair in the same style
for as long as we can remember. Never wavering from her glossy blow-dry,
blunt fringe and jaw-length style, Anna knows what works for her and
sticks to it.