We’re unsure what we’d consider a bigger commitment, taking the plunge and getting married or finally deciding to get a bob haircut. No, but all jokes aside, laidback bob is the ultimate cool-girl haircut flooding our social feeds right now. If you’re more of a relaxed babe, a fresh chop can sometimes feel a little too done.
But what defines a French bob, you ask? Well, the original is sharply cut somewhere between the cheekbone and the chin – but more modern takes can fall above the collarbone, most often with a relaxed natural wave, and never too overdone. The result? It’s messier, sexier, and more low-key. If you’re tempted to forgo your lengths in favour of something shorter, choppier, and infinitely cooler – we are here to help you find some inspiration. Keep scrolling for six fashion girls who are stepping out in the best bob hairstyles right now.
P.S: These hairstyles will convince you to lean into your short-hair impulses.
Kaia Gerber is the queen of the stylish (but laid-back) bob. Just so chic.
We can’t get enough of Ambrosia Malbrough’s cheekbone-brushing style.
Bella shows even the wet look works with the laidback bob. If you’re usually the one who ushers in a new beauty trend and people look to you for inspiration, this bob haircut is perfect to level up your style game.
We love her cutesy look, proving a bob doesn’t have to be sleek to be sexy.
She could basically be French here, no? The diva has gone for a slightly longer length but kept the casual messy waves of the French look.
As for styling, depending on your natural hair texture, it can be a breeze. To achieve the gritty, textures, undone waves can be as easy as air-drying for some, with the correct product. If you have natural waves and soft movement to the hair, then using a curl cream and a salt spray or mousse will do the most of the work for you. You can go for a sea-salt spray to help create more movement. For those with straight hair, hot tools are your best friend. For looser, lived-in waves, try rocking your wrist back and forward to create a gentle “S” shape, rather than anything too defined. And for folks who aren’t confident with hot tools, the mermaid waver is super easy to use and does the hard work for you. The best thing is, once you get the styling routine down, it’ll last you a few days and make the laidback bob exactly that – super laidback.
It’s time for a mane makeover!
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