If you're thinking of going for the chop this autumn, then there couldn't be a better time. After supermodel Karlie Kloss made a bold statement by cutting her long tresses in to a cropped bob, a raft of other women in the limelight followed suit. So why not get inspired by these celebrity bob hairstyles and go for the chop yourself?
Providing instant personality and stand-out from the sea of long-haired supermodels, Karlie set the trend for statement haircuts that turn heads. The key to all of the gorgeous celebrity bob hairstyles seen on the runway and red carpet? 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.
Avoid the rollers at all costs - a severely turned under style should be eschewed. Instead, separate your fringe and dry this smooth, then rough dry the remainder of the cut and finally tong individual sections if you'd like to create movement and a beachy effect. Styling products like the fabulous Kerastase Spray A Porter
, favoured by Kate Moss, help to create texture and definition.
Whatever 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. If you’re not quite ready to go super short, why not try a ‘lob’ or long bob as seen on A-listers like Naomi Watts, Salma Hayek and January Jones.
So if you're feeling inspired - and brave enough to take the plunge - flick through these short celebrity bob hairstyles for inspiration ahead of your next salon trip...