Jennifer Aniston’s midi bob is the perfect low-maintenance hairstyle for summer

Understated yet stylish, the actress’ latest iteration of the bob proves that the hairstyle isn’t going anywhere anytime soon…

Jennifer Aniston wears a her blonde midi bob with a side parting
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If you’re looking for some fresh hair inspiration, Jennifer Aniston’s effortless and on-trend face-framing bob proves to be a winning option for short hair lovers this summer.

When talking about 2024 hair trends, it’s undeniable that bob hairstyles have risen through the ranks of popularity. Our short hair styling options have been copious, this season alone we’ve been treated to the likes of the French bob, the Hollywood bob, the cowgirl bob and the bell-bottom bob.

Showcasing a chic mid-length bob, complete with a side parting, Aniston’s latest hairstyle is providing all the inspiration to take to your next appointment with your hairdresser. Offering minimum effort but maximum effect, if you’re wondering how to achieve the look at home, it can be recreated in just a few quick and easy styling tips - here’s how…

Why Jennifer Aniston's bob is the perfect low-maintenance hairstyle for the summer

Posing alongside fellow actress Quinta Brunson, in an Instagram post on 6th June 2024, Aniston styled a black mini bodycon dress alongside a soft glowy makeup look, but it was her hairstyle of choice that had everyone talking.

The actress certainly isn’t a rookie when it comes to sporting a bob, first debuting the style in the mid 90s, but this modern-take on the cut gave us all the inspiration we needed to jump on this season’s hair trend.

Her winning combination of mousey blonde locks and creamy highlights were complemented by the midi style, which fell effortlessly halfway between her chin and shoulders - whilst the ends of her hair were curled inwards to perfectly frame her face. This volumising style proves to be a great choice if you’re wanting to make your short hair appear thicker and fuller.

In true Jennifer Aniston fashion, the actress further remained on-trend with a side parting that made a case for the elegant side-swept hair we’ve seen on recent red carpets.

How to recreate Jennifer Aniston's midi bob

If you’re wanting to recreate this straightforward look, first use a styling brush to find your desired side parting, this will typically be located in line with the arch of your eyebrow. If your hair is in need of some added oomph, opt for a volume-boosting mousse - we’d recommend this L'Oréal Elnett Crème De Mousse - that you can apply to damp hair before styling.

Once dry, one of the best straighteners is an essential in order to mimic Aniston’s sleek effect and inward curled ends for a lifted appearance. Use your go-to styling products, whether that be an oil or hair gloss, to achieve that healthy shine, before completing the look with strong-hold hairspray to ensure the hairstyle doesn’t budge all day.

Sennen Prickett
Digital Beauty Writer

Sennen is Digital Beauty Writer at woman&home, where she shares the latest beauty buys and trending products from makeup and hair to skincare and nails. Previously, Sennen worked as a Junior Digital Editor at FROW Magazine, where she wrote about the latest fashion and beauty news, trends and viral must-have products to shop, and reviewing a lineup of beauty products. She has since worked with numerous brands including Who What Wear UK, HuffPost UK and Harvey Nichols. When she’s not writing about all things beauty, Sennen spends her spare time watching the latest Netflix series, doing lots of online shopping and walking her dog.