Bobs have been one of the biggest trending haircuts of 2022 so far, and it looks like they’re going to finish out the year as one of the most popular haircuts of the year. Bobs never really go out of style, but they do have periods of time in the spotlight. If you’re thinking of jumping aboard the bob bandwagon it’s important to take the time to make sure you choose the right bob for you. There are so many different kinds of bobs to choose from and which one will work best for you depends largely on your hair type. Let’s explore the best bobs for various hair types to help you find your perfect haircut.
For Straight Hair- The Blunt Bob
For stick-straight strands a nice clean blunt bob is the cut to try. The blunt cut accentuates straight hair perfectly. If your hair is both straight and very thick, ask your stylist to add some very soft graduation to the edges at the bottom towards your neck to keep it from looking too blocky and heavy. Apply Charles Ifergan Straightening and Smoothing Baume to damp hair and flat iron when dry to lock in your straight, sleek style.
For Wavy Hair- Blurred Blunt Bob
Single-length cuts can weigh down waves and make your style look too flat, and achieving a stark blunt line is nearly impossible. The softer lines of the blurred blunt bob and a few long light layers around the crown give your style the freedom of movement and just the boost that your waves need to keep from falling flat.
Got Curls? Get Face Framing Layers
It’s not often that you see a curly bob. It seems that many curly gals think that a bob is difficult to pull off with lots of coils. The truth is that a bob is a great way to showcase those curls. Taking weight off your strands gives them bounce and freedom of movement, and softly rounded face-framing layers provide the perfect finishing touch. Scrunch towel-dried hair with a generous amount of Charles Ifergan Texturizing Gel and air dry for maximum curl definition.
Kinky Curly Hair Needs A Rounded Bob
The key to rocking a gorgeous bob with type 4 ringlets is in the cutting technique. Kinky curls need even more rounded layers than looser curls to keep them from taking on a triangular shape as they inevitably shrink up. This hair type should be cut dry with each section of layers beveled to keep coils uniformly rounded.
Fringed Clean Bob- Best For Thin Strands
Layers are a no-no for thin strands. While you might think they would create volume, the true result is even thinner-looking wispy ends. To get the best-bobbed look for thinner hair you need very clean blunt lines. This length lightens the load on your strands to create as much natural volume as possible without making hair appear thinner. Add a fringe to frame the face and add more interest and movement without compromising thickness.
Bulk Busting Butterfly Bob For Thick Hair
Blunt cuts can make thick tresses look blocky and bulky. The solution is cutting the hair into a shoulder-length bob, and then removing the bulk with wispy butterfly layers. The layers eliminate the boxy feel of a blunt cut and curtain bangs perfectly frame the face. Be sure to ask for a dry cut to ensure you get the best shape. Use the Charles Ifergan Ceramic Ionic Round Brush to blow dry the layers in the direction you want them to go and Charles Ifergan Firm Hold Hairspray to keep them in place all day.
If you’re ready to finish out 2022 rocking a trendy new bob, see the expert stylists at Charles Ifergan. Our talented stylists know the best tricks and techniques to work with your hair type to give you the bob of your dreams. We have three convenient locations to serve you in downtown Chicago Oak Street, Deerfield, or Oakbrook. Download our free mobile app from iTunes or Google Play, or schedule your haircut appointment online today!