A bob hairstyle is quite possibly the most classic look you can opt for, but that doesn't mean it can't feel cool and modern. The joy is that the short bob is timeless. The fact that Natalie Portman's 2003 flapper-style bob doesn't look outdated helps prove the point. The great thing about a bob hairstyle is that when cut right, it can suit most hair types and face shapes. Take a look through our gallery for the 13 bob hairstyles we're totally obsessed with right now (singer Dua Lipa's short bob), and be prepared to feel a twang of Ooh, I want a haircut.
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As far as short bobs go, Dua Lipa's has to be one of our favourites. The blunt ends chopped in that midway point between the chin and the shoulder makes hair look supremely healthy—whether it's curly, straight, or—like Lipa's—a little bit wavy.
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Curls can look great in a bob, too, as proven by poet Cleo Wade. Just ask your stylist to cut your hair when it's dry so you don't go shorter than you planned.
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There's something a little old-fashioned and wholesome about Zooey Deschanel's flick-ended bob hairstyle. And for that sort of shine, it must be the work of a hardy hair serum.
If your hair is thick or bleached, you'll be able to get that enviable texture into your short bob that Ciara has. Amp it up with a little dry texturising spray and a flirty side parting, and you're good to go.
On paper, the triangle shape of singer Kacy Hill's bob doesn't work, but IRL, it's epic. We're drawn to the short blunt fringe and fiery colour, too.
If your hair is grown out but you still want to rock a bob, make like Rita Ora and pump volume into the roots. Use a heated styling brush to exaggerate the rounded ends to create the illusion of a bob.
The soft fringe, simple ear tuck and flicked ends make for a seriously good fringe hairstyle.
See? Natalie Portman's 2003 bob still looks so cool. You can wear it sleek, or muss it up with texturising spray. Tempted?
We love how modern a bob hairstyle can look—especially if your hair is naturally wavy.
Don't let anyone tell you that if you have curly hair, you can't wear it short. Just ensure your hairdresser is well versed working with curls and cuts it dry. If cutting it wet, make sure it's longer so when it's dried it doesn't jump up too short.
Kristen Stewart's shaggy bob has a grungy '90s vibe to it. Love.
Want to get curls into a bob hairstyle? Use a thin curling wand and work it through random pieces. Note the subtle pink ends, too (just saying).
We love how Jenna's bob hairstyle has a beachy feel to it. Re-create that texture using a salt spray.
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