Another day, another lob—but the bob still holds its own for its simple elegance. Whether you're on the tail end of last year's pixie or are just now making the jump from long to short, the chin-length cut is versatile and timeless. Keep clicking to find your perfect cut.
In the immortal words of Chance the Rapper, "Taraji, you a fox." The beachy waves and and caramel highlights are 🙌.
If you want to fake a bob with slightly longer hair, loosely curl the ends, spritz them with hairspray, then roll and pin sections of curls to the nape of your neck.
How to Modernize Your Bob 101: Try an angled cut with blunt bangs and sloping layers around the face (peep the longer, triangular sides on Dobrev's cut).
A platinum-blonde shade is not for the faint of heart (especially if you have naturally black hair like Ricci does), but when your breakage gets bad, ask your stylist for some feathered bangs to mask the damage.
Cool-girl chic, courtesy of this blunt cut and ashy blonde color.
Hudgens looks every bit the fairy tale princess with a chic, wavy blowout and the white ribboned dress of dreams.
This one's an oldie but a
goodie greatie. For this super editorial look, curl only the strands closest to your face in two big S-waves: it's ideal for a morning when you're really pressed for time.
Got somewhere fancy to go and not enough hair to throw your hair into a chignon or updo? Try curling up your hair in spirals by the ears and in an S-shape with the hair closest to your line of sight.
It's pretty, easy to pull off, and easily enhanced by her hair tucked behind her ears. Pin back your hair with bobby pins if you want to keep your hair securely in place.
The supermodel way to add character to a bob? Keep it cropped super short and add some jagged bangs.
If you have finer, naturally straight hair, the best way to add some volume is to lop off some lengths (the bob is much less maintenance for this hair type than the lob).
Keep your lengths sleek, straight, and all one length for an elegant bob like Hale's.
Curl out the pieces of hair closest to your face for a wispy pixie-style bob.
If you're a natural brunette, try this striking style by opting for a platinum hue (the shorter length will make it easier to maintain the lighter tones, and there'll likely be less breakage involved).
Hendricks knows how to nail a dramatic moment, and here the Old Hollywood curls aren't the end of this vintage style. Top off your bob with a chic little pillbox hat like hers in the colder months.
To add even more volume to a wavy bob, choose a deep part, blast your hair at the roots, and round brush the lengths closest to your face.
Here, Hilton ditches the long hair to go the Betty Draper route with a chin-length bob that's curled all the way up to the bangs.
Even though she's now known for her long straight hair, Selena Gomez once wore this shoulder-length bob with graduated side-swept bangs.
A blunt cut that looks even more striking in creamy platinum hues and beachy waves.
In which SJP forgoes her signature Carrie Bradshaw curls for this short and bouncy style (the middle part is key).
One of our favorite #tbt Natalie Portman looks: a flapper-style bob with piece-y, DIY bangs.
Dunst's angular features are even more accentuated by this chin-length, face-framing cut.
Wrap your strands around a curling iron to experiment with Old Hollywood waves.
Perry does her best Cleopatra impression with a rounded bob and blunt, brow-skimming bangs.
Highlights and perfectly teased curls make Benson look practically like royalty.
We're loving the sleek and slicked-back style seen on Lily Collins here.
Switching up the part on your bob can give it this cool asymmetrical look, especially if you ask your stylist for longer layers in the front and shorter ones in the back.
Ditching her supermodel locks, Kloss looks the picture of a '20s flapper girl with short curled ends and and side-swept bangs.
This English rose keeps it interesting with cropped bangs and rounded edges (blowout your hair with a round brush to achieve the look).
The perfect style for a wedding or special occasion: pull your hair back with an ornate headband and curl your hair in rollers to perfect Jaime King's bouncy ringlets.