The chic crop is the new must-have cut in Hollywood, and for good reason: A bob frames the face to highlight beautiful features, its shorter length pulls the eye up for an age-erasing lift and there’s a style to flatter every face shape! Keep scrolling to find the bob hairstyle that will suit you best.
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Bob Hairstyle For Heart Face Helen Mirren
Heart Face: Go shorter.
A chin-length bob that rounds in below the ears helps visually fill in a small chin and offset any pointiness while sideswept bangs minimize a wide forehead.
ASK FOR: A chin-length cut with soft layers throughout and sideswept bangs that are long enough to tuck behind the ear.
Bob Hairstyle For Round Face Kate Walsh
Round Face: Try a long bob.
Straight collarbone-length strands (a long bob, or “lob”) draw attention vertically to visually elongate and slim a fuller face.
ASK FOR: A long bob featuring graduating layers that angle in slightly beginning just below the nose.
Bob Hairstyle For Oval Face Angela Bassett
Oval Face: Choose fringe.
A bob with brow-skimming bangs minimizes a tall forehead and draws the eye from side to side, visually shortening the length of a long face. Bonus? Bangs mask worry lines for a more youthful appearance!
ASK FOR: A blunt shoulder-length bob with razored fringe that angles down from brows to cheekbones.
Bob Hairstyle For Square Face Candace Cameron Bure
Square Face: Opt for wavy.
The curves and bounce of a wavy bob help soften harsh angles at the jawline. What’s more: The imbalance of an asymmetrical cut creates movement and dimension for the illusion of thicker locks.
ASK FOR: A bob that’s slightly longer on the heavier side of the hair’s part with long layers snipped in.