Step one of this process involves identifying your hair’s texture. To do this, hold a piece of thread up against a strand of your hair – if its width exceeds that of the line, then yours could be considered fine hair.
The Classic Bob
The classic bob is an eye-catching style perfect for thicker locks. Easy to manage and not requiring excessive product use, the classic bob is an attractive and functional solution for maintaining healthy locks while remaining stylish.
Cardi B is no stranger to dramatic makeup and asymmetrical looks, yet this long, middle-parted bob exudes a feminine charm that beautifully complements her thick black locks. The angled body makes this style universally flattering on any facial structure, even more so when worn with short textured bangs that help balance its design.
Create a softer finish by blowing out and adding a piecey texture to your bob. Or try opting for a sleeker style like actress Alfre Woodard by wearing your freshly blown-out hair with face-framing pieces to give an uncompromisingly feminine appearance.
The Lob or Long Bob
A long bob or lob is an ideal hairstyle for ladies looking to keep their locks at an easily manageable length without forgoing glamour. Its versatility allows for various chic looks, whether worn loose for casual wear, or up in a ponytail or bun.
If your hair has naturally curly strands, opt for a loose beachy wavy lob to show them off and bring out the natural texture. Or, if your strands are straighter, add some curves with a curling iron for a chic and sophisticated style.
Add some flair to your lob by going for bold color ombre techniques or bright shades – either will add a vibrant pop of color that’s sure to turn heads! This look can add an unexpected personality splash that will grab everyone’s attention!
The Side-Swept Bob
A bob is an artistic creation, and how you style it makes all the difference. Take Brittany Snow’s asymmetrical stacked bob, for instance; her side bangs soften her face and add depth. Plus, she keeps her hair at chin length to highlight both jawline and cheekbones – perfect for adding highlights or ombre. And remember your volumizing spray for fullness in airy finishes!
The Neck-Length Bob
The neck-length bob is an iconic look that features layers that fall approximately one to two inches below the chin and above the collarbone for an effortlessly sleek finish that requires no special care other than regular salon trims and daily styling with thermal protectant, lightweight oil, and volumizing mousse products.
Stylist Tekla Vaharautio advises that this cut is ideal for women with thin hair as it makes their locks appear fuller and can help draw attention away from jawlines and cheekbones. She further adds that round facial structures may benefit from opting for this style as it helps draw focus away from certain parts of their features, such as jawlines or cheekbones.
The chin-length bob was a fashionable look in the 1960s among African-Americans, worn by artists as diverse as Valentina (from Guido Crepax’s surreal Italian comic strip series) and singers Corinne Drewery of Siouxsie and the Banshees and Keely Smith from The Marvelettes.