Bob hairstyles: 15 inspirational updates on the bob to take to the salon

Be inspired for your next salon visit with our favourite bob hairstyles inspired by celebrities.
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  • We’re now allowed back to the hairdressers – so why not try a brand new cut for summer and finally brave the bob?

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    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.

    The sophisticated lob (long bob) is becoming the hairstyle to be seen in amongst celebs both sides of the pond, and with the news that the bob is the most hygienic hairstyle option, there’s never been a better time to go for the chop.

    If you’re looking to opt for a new hairstyle like a bob but aren’t too sure about heading out to the hairdressers at the moment, why not opt for a mobile beauty service like Blow Ltd. They’re the UK’s leader in beauty services as and when you want them, coming to your home to give you salon-worthy hair care at home.

    Who will suit a bob haircut?

    “The bob is so versatile, you can wear it with or without a fringe, with a short fringe, long fringe, it can be adapted to pretty much every single face shape. For someone with a longer face it’s very flattering with a fringe, on a rounder face you can wear it longer to elongate the face. It can be cut to emphasise or soften a square jaw. It’s timeless and spans all generations,” Caroline Sanderson, Ego Hair Design, Inverness (winner of awards including Scottish Hairdresser of the Year), told w&h.

    Whatever your face shape and hair type, there’s a perfect bob hairstyle 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 last year with her shorter ‘do, and Helen Mirren is still schooling us all in how to wear short hair at any age.

    And these celebrity bob hairstyles inspire plenty of ways to style a bob too. You might fancy and ultra-straight look like Anna Wintour – or, a wavy curl just like Jane Fonda. Either way, a bob is so versatile, you can do just about whatever you want with it.

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    If you’re feeling inspired and brave enough to take the plunge – flick through our favourite bob hairstyles for inspiration ahead of your next salon trip…