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Bob haircuts: tips, trends and tutorials

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What kind of bob hairstyle will you try?

The bob haircut is a classic look that has been trending in one form or another since the 1920s. Made famous by the flapper girls of the jazz age, bobs have become a truly timeless hairstyle that everyone should try at least once!

For those of you who like to take risks with your hairstyles, a short bob haircut could be the perfect look. It's a cropped style, but one that retains enough length to create plenty of different 'dos with, from asymmetrical side sweeps to slicked back looks.

If you prefer to keep your locks firmly within medium-length territory, perhaps a shoulder-grazing bob is a better option. It has all the manageability of a shorter cut, but retains much of the movement and numerous styling possibilities of something longer.

If you already have a bob cut and want to change your entire look in an instant, getting bangs cut in is a great way to do it. A great fringe will change the way your hair frames your face, creating what is essentially a brand new look. You have plenty of options - long, short, blunt, wispy, feathered, side-swept - all you need to do is collaborate with your stylist to figure out which is best for you!

Finally, textured, wavy bob hairstyles have become something of a perennial trend in recent years. So, if you're looking for an on-trend 'do that won't go out of style for a very long time, this could be your ideal cut. It's a really versatile look, so all you need to do is decide exactly how you want to wear it!

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