Having a hairdresser for a mum has meant that I’ve done just about everything you can think of to my hair. I’ve been platinum blonde, mahogany brown and everything in-between. I’ve framed my face with feathering and had thick fringes cut in. I’ve had hair down to my waist and chopped to my chin. It’s fair to say I was pretty fearless with my hair. That is until I got older.
I don’t know why, but for some reason, I’ve defaulted to long-length hair in a creamy hue with lived-in roots. But after witnessing some impressive hair transformations on Instagram of late, I’m finally going to give my ‘do a refresh. And the look I’m toying with is a blunt bob.
The blunt bob has undergone a bit of a resurgence as of late. A far cry from the dreaded bowl cut, instead, influencers and A-listers alike are opting for jaw-skimming hairstyles that feel modern, refreshing, grown-up and just a little bit sexy. My rationale? It’s only hair, so I suggest going as sharp as possible, much like Emma Hill or Lily James. Should it feel too severe, you can always ask your stylist to take some of the weight out of the ends of your hair, which will subtly soften the appearance of your ‘do while maintaining its sleek silhouette. Case in point? Brittany Xavier or Jourdan Dunn.
If you, too, are looking to change up your hair before the year is out, scroll below to see 39 more gorgeous blunt bob hairstyles.
While blunt bobs are undoubtedly chic, making a drastic hair change can require a switch-up in your day-to-day styling routine. To help get to grips with the best way to look after and style a blunt bob, I asked Ryan Forsythe, international artistic director for Trevor Sorbie, for his top tips. “Blunt bobs are universal and can work on all hair types. It’s a timeless haircut that never goes out of style,” he says.
Plus, it’s a super-versatile style. “If you want a bob that is low-maintenance, try air-drying using Shu Uemura Art of Hair Shiki Worker to condition and leave hair looking healthy,” he says. “For a more polished bob, I would avoid too much volume and go for a vertical wave with a mid to large curling iron for an undone finish. Use a paddle brush to smooth down, and finish with Kérastase Elixir Ultime for added shine.”
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This story was published at an earlier time and has since been updated. Next up, 15 Haircuts That Will Trick People Into Thinking You Have 3 Times More Hair