We get it: The idea of chopping off almost all of your hair can be terrifying. But don't let the bob smell your fear, because it's just here to help. Don't believe us? We've got a few—okay, 55—celeb-inspired examples to dispel your every short-hair worry. Get ready to find your perfect cut, ahead.
A sleek, bunt bob can easily feel stiff, but Brugel keeps the movement intact by cutting long, layered bangs that skim her eyebrows.
For everyone who tries to assert that bobs are high-maintenance, we present to you Bebe Rexha, whose choppy cut is a textured and voluminous masterpiece.
Debicki's sleek, deep-parted bob proves you can have your Old Hollywood waves without the length. Curl just the ends up and under, then lightly smooth down the edges with hairspray and a clean toothbrush for a polished finish.
"I can't pull off a bob with curly hair!" you say. "Bangs look bad with curly hair!" you say again. Welp, please gaze upon Hill's truly perfect triangular bob and baby bangs, which break all the dumb hair "rules" in the best of ways.
S-waves with ultra-short hair can feel juvenile on a sweetheart face like Dobrev's, but a thick layer of piece-y, feathered bangs adds a definitive edge.
Finally, a hairstyle that would make your geometry teacher proud: Scoles' blunt, pin-straight bob is all angles and lines, which equals 180 degrees of cool.
If you want to fake a bob with slightly longer hair, like Okamoto's doing here, loosely curl the ends, spritz them with hairspray, then roll and pin sections of curls to the nape of your neck.
In the immortal words of Chance the Rapper, "Taraji, you a fox." The beachy waves and and caramel highlights are everything.
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.
Hudgens looks every bit the fairy tale princess with a soft, wavy blowout and a white, ribboned dress.
The classic bob: pretty, easy to pull off, and easily enhanced by your hair tucked behind your ears. Pin back your hair with bobby pins if you want to keep layers securely in place.
Marissa embodies cool-girl chic, courtesy of this blunt cut and ashy blonde color.
The supermodel way to add character to a bob? Keep it cropped super short and add some angular bangs.
If you have finer, naturally straight hair, the best way to add volume is to lop off some length (the bob is much lower-maintenance for this hair type than the lob).
Got somewhere fancy to go and not enough hair to throw into a chignon or updo? Give your hair thick, retro-glam curls and lightly pin them together in the back for a makeshift bob.
Keep your hair sleek, straight, and all one length for an elegant bob like Hale's.
If you're a natural brunette, take on a 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 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.
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).
To add even more volume to a wavy bob, choose a deep part, blast your hair at the roots, and round brush the sections closest to your face.
A blunt cut looks even more striking in creamy platinum hues and beachy waves.
In which SJP forgoes her signature Carrie Bradshaw curls for this short, bouncy style (the middle part is key).
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.
Kloss looks the picture of a '20s flapper with short curled ends and and side-swept bangs.
Textured strands and dark roots could give you Ciara's rocker-chic bob.
This English rose keeps it interesting with cropped bangs and curled-under edges (blowout your hair with a round brush to achieve the look).
Chung keeps her bob from looking dowdy with a blunt cut and an ombre gradient.