The classic bob hairstyle everyone will be opting for after quarantine

You know you're going to see this crop everywhere.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 22: In this image released on November 22, Jennifer Lopez attends the 2020 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 22, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre /AMA2020/Getty Images for dcp)
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Post quarantine expect the return of the haircut - specifically, the classic bob hairstyle. "It's both playful and edgy and looks just as show-stopping with a fringe and without," says Luke Hersheson, hair stylist to Victoria Beckham. In other words, once when salons re-open expect to see this cut everywhere.

For many of us it's a case of throwing caution to the wind and switching up our hairstyle. And the bob it seems tops the charts as the most Googled style in the world with around 222,000 monthly searches. 

Style-wise the classic bob falls into two camps: a clean, blunt, squared-off shape that skims the jawline. Or the more insouciant bob, which is less defined, can be worn short to reveal the nape of the neck or longer, skimming the shoulder blades.

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Another draw is that the classic bob has versatility in spades. "A bob doesn't necessarily have to be worn neat," says Hersheson. "It can look dishevelled and cool as I have demonstrated with cuts for Victoria Beckham and Sienna Miller."

Be warned, though - bobs do require a certain degree of maintenance. "A bob is a very specific length so be prepared to get very regular trims," says Hersheson.

But that's not stopping this cut from trending right now. Kaia Gerber's short, feathered bob is favorite. It marries the heavy blunt corners and precision of a traditional bob with a bit of softness, courtesy of slightly snipped in ends.

Here's some inspiration to get you started...

Jennifer Lopez: The Wet-Look Bob

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Naomi Watts: The Soft, Bouncy Bob

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Kerry Washington: Sexy Shoulder-Length Waves

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Kaia Gerber: Keeping It Short & Sweet

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January Jones: Sleek and sharp corners

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Kristen Bell: The Poker-Straight Bob

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Fiona Embleton is a beauty writer who is now Acting Beauty Editor at Stylist. She is obsessed with Isabel Marant and cats.