Selena Gomez and Lucy Hale Make a Very Good Case for the Classic Bob Comeback

Bob haircuts are having a moment. And we're not talking lobs. Lucy Hale's bob has flown slightly under our radar, but with the final season of Pretty Little Liars imminent, all eyes are on the stars, and it's Hale's jaw-length blunt bob that we've been fixated on.


And now Selena Gomez, who cropped her hair to a transitional lob length last December, has gone for a sassy take on a bob; it's very early '90s Winona Ryder.


While the bob is having a mini resurgence, from the Marcel-waved bobs of the Gatsby era to Taylor Swift’s edgier take on things, it has proved to be one of the most timeless looks of all time. Karlie Kloss, Kim Kardashian West, Rihanna, Victoria Beckham, and Beyoncé have all flirted with the cut, and all to iconic effect.

But who’s top of the bobs? Whose chop has had the most enduring influence, and who changed the game with their face-flattering cut? To help us rank the best bobs in history, we’ve recruited celebrity stylist, Charles Worthington brand ambassador, and all-around hair guru Ken O’Rourke.

Ready to find your short-hair icon? Keep scrolling for all the timeless bob inspiration.

Next up! These short hairstyles will persuade you into the salon.

Opening Images: Getty/Venturelli/Instagram:@lucyhale