Get The Look: The Boyfriend Bob


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Get the Look: The Boyfriend Bob

Let’s be real — bobs and short hair are definitely having a moment. Who doesn’t love a hair style that’s versatile and easy to style? While a lot of shorter hair styles are making a statement, there is one style in particular that has our hearts.

The boyfriend bob is the hair style of the year, and now that you’re reading about it, you’re going to see it everywhere. What makes the boyfriend bob stand out from every other chin-length hair style? It’s different because it’s more of an androgynous style, which means it can be worn by all genders. For example, some of our favorite people wearing this hair style include Harry Styles, Cole Sprouse, Rihanna and Karly Kloss.


This hair style typically looks like a chin-length bob that can either cleanly be parted down the middle and styled in a sleek way or styled in a more voluminous and shaggy way. This hair style looks differently on everyone because there are so many opportunities to put your own spin on the look. The boyfriend bob also looks incredible on different hair textures. So, whether your hair is curly or straight, this is going to be a trendy look for everyone.


If you’re wondering where the boyfriend bob originated from, it can be traced back to the infamous ’90s boy band hair style. The boyfriend bob has been around for a long time and it’s back and better than ever.


Whether you’re a hairstylist or you’re looking for your next hair style, we can’t wait to tell you all about the boyfriend bob! Make sure you stock up on professional hair care products so that you’re ready to style this ultra-trendy look.

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How to Get the Boyfriend Bob

If you’re wondering how to get the boyfriend chop, here is a step-by-step guide with product recommendations, like using texture hair products that will help you style your boyfriend bob to perfection.


  • Visit Your Hairstylist for a Consultation

If you are thinking about getting a boyfriend bob, it’s probably a great idea to visit your stylist. Depending on your hair texture and length, this style requires a big chop and styling. Entrusting your stylist with your hair is smart and ensures that you will get the style you’re envisioning.


  • Get a Fresh Chop

This style requires a huge chop. During your consultation with your stylist, make sure you let them know how long you want your hair and how you will be parting your hair. This will greatly dictate how your stylist chops your hair. It’s also essential to talk about your hair’s natural texture and how you will be styling it every day.


  • Work in Styling Products

Whether you want a sleek bob or you want to give your bob more volume, it’s essential to find the hair styling products that will enhance your style. Products play a key role in keeping your hair looking sleek, voluminous and polished. For straight and sleek bobs, we recommend an anti-frizz serum. For choppy and voluminous bobs, use texture spray and products to give your hair more dimension. For bobs with curly hair, we love a leave-in conditioner and anti-frizz serum. Ask your hairstylist for recommendations!


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  • Rock the Bob Your Way

While short hair may be more limiting than long hair when it comes to trying different hair styles, the boyfriend bob is so versatile. Switch up your part for a different look, rock the style fresh out of bed or add accessories to glam up the bob. The boyfriend bob really allows you to customize it to feel natural to your personal style and individuality.


Whenever you decide to try a new style, it can be a nerve-wracking experience and a drawn-out process. This is especially true for those who are undergoing an extreme change, like chopping a lot of their hair off. However, you can take the burden and nerves out of the process by chatting with your hairstylist about your needs and wants. Your stylist can also guide you through your new hair style and recommend products that were made for your hair type and texture.

If you make the boyfriend bob your new hair style, we know it is going to look stunning on you!


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