It is officially the year of the bob hair cut, with more people than ever booking in for a post-pandemic chop at their local salon and we’re embracing more iterations of the traditional style every day. Earlier this year, we saw the chic French girl bob sweep our social media feeds, loved for being super low maintenance yet endlessly chic.
More recently, we’ve seen the ‘boy band bob’ (i.e. a bob with longer pieces in the front that hit right around the cheekbones – don’t worry, you won’t look like a member of Backstreet Boys, promise) as well as the clavicle-skimming ‘collarbone bob’, which is a great compromise for those who don’t fancy taking too many inches off their length.
That’s not all. There’s also the sliced bob, blunt bobs, shaggy bobs and the paper-cut bob, the micro bob, the collarbone bob and the asymmetrical bob to choose from.
Once you have decided on your bob style, it’s time to choose where to put your parting. While Gen Z mocked Millennials for their love of side parts, there’s something oh-so-cool about a side parted bob. It’s nonchalant, edgy and flattering and unlike a centre parting or a fringe, a side parting suits all face shapes and can help to frame the features.
Plus, the side part bob is also exceptionally versatile. It looks equally as good flipped over to one side with tousled waves as it does slicked down with a wet look finish, and it’s incredibly low maintenance, making it one of our favourite options out of all the many, many bob trends.
To anyone who still needs convincing, here’s a round up of some of the best side part bob hair cuts we’ve seen to screenshot and take to your next salon appointment…