A Bob hairstyle is a short haircut in which the hair is typically cut straight around the head at jaw-level, with the length being shorter at the back and longer at the front. This classic haircut has been around for over a century and has gone through various iterations and variations over the years.
Origins of the Bob Hairstyle:
The bob hairstyle first became popular in the early 1900s, as a bold and liberating move away from the long, tightly coiled hairstyles that were fashionable at the time. The credit for popularizing the bob goes to a young dancer and fashion icon named Irene Castle, who famously cut her hair into a chin-length bob in 1915. The style soon caught on, becoming a symbol of the liberated and modern “flapper” lifestyle of the Roaring Twenties.
Tutorial for a Bob Hairstyle:
To create a classic bob hairstyle, you will need:
Hair cutting scissors
A spray bottle of water
Step 1: Start with clean, dry hair. If your hair is wet, blow-dry it straight using a hair dryer and a round brush.
Step 2: Section off the hair at the back of your head and clip it up out of the way.
Step 3: Take a small section of hair at the front of your head, near your forehead. Hold it between your fingers and comb it straight down.
Step 4: Use your hair cutting scissors to cut the hair straight across, just below your chin.
Step 5: Continue cutting small sections of hair at the front of your head, working your way from one side to the other, until you have cut all the hair at the front to the same length.
Step 6: Release the clipped-up section of hair at the back of your head. Comb it straight down and cut it to the same length as the front of your hair.
Step 7: Use your scissors to cut the hair at the back of your head so that it is slightly shorter than the hair at the front. This will create the classic angled bob shape.
Step 8: Use your comb to check that the hair is even and straight all around.
Step 9: Style your bob using a straightening iron, curling iron or blow dryer to create the desired shape and texture.
Step 10: Finish with hairspray to hold the style in place.