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, 70—celeb-inspired examples to dispel your every short-hair worry. Get ready to find your perfect cut, ahead.
Knightley's dirty blonde hair with dark roots is a vibe. Add tousled waves and you have yourself a lewk.
Zendaya has hair wins for days, but this rounded bob is one of my favorites. The takeaway: layered bangs that fall seamlessly into your hair frame your face beautifully.
Soft bends and a vivid color will do your short style so much good. Bieber experimented with pink, but there's something about this sun-kissed shade that checks every box.
Style your bob with a sophisticated hat like Rowland if you really want to look like the coolest person in the room.
When Roberts wore this cool-girl style to Refinery 29's "29 Rooms" event I immediately saved it to my moodboard. A sleek slick-back and a modern bouffant = hair gold.
My jaw is still on the ground from the moment Theron showed up to the 91st Academy Awards with a sleek brunette bob looking like a whole new woman. This a-line cut and sultry hue is what you call a grown woman style.
Yes, I-just-left-the-beach waves on bobs work well together. All you need is a good sea salt spray, like Ouai's Wave Spray ($26), to give this style longevity. Take Dewan's effortlessly tousled texture as an example.
Thompson's wet texture has a glossy shine that's practically blinding. The S-wave swoop in the the front gives this style a timeless, old Hollywood vibe.
A simple hair flip and ear tuck is what takes Lipa's bob from basic to fashun. It's an easy way to keep your face front and center without losing the life of your hair.
Let's set the record straight: bobs aren't only for straight hair. 1) Curly bobs are absolutely gorgeous. 2) Curly bobs with curly bangs are next-level, which makes this such a standout style for Shahidi.
Breathe life into your bob with volume. If you have naturally thin hair, don't be afraid to add a few extensions for fullness. A deep side-part like Dunn's will give your style more structure and shape.
2018 was Teigen's year of the bob, and I'm still living for this off-duty style spiked with caramel highlights for an effortless appeal.
Glamourizing your bob with romantic curls is always a good idea. Feathered curls, like Davis's, will fall in all the right places.
Although it's impossible to keep up with Delevingne's ever-changing hair, her platinum bob was one for the books. Just in case you needed further proof that bold colors and bobs go together.
Add dimension to a wavy bob with piece-y, face-framing bangs like Kunis. And no, your bangs don't have to all be one length. Fringe bangs will give your style more texture and personality.
Keep it classic like Hadid with a center part and choppy ends. To replicate this reflective finish, you can't skimp out on shine. For this lustrous look, lather R&Co's Two Way Mirror Smoothing Oil ($32) from root-to-tip.
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).