The BOB Cut: Why It’s Still The #1 Hair Obsession?

On how I spend my days these days, aside from living the hashtags in my life – #busybee #fuckoff #drankup #iaintneverbitchin – I tend to fantasise a LOT about a different world. It’s a world where there’s background music, where all mistakes turn to great stories, where it’s an all around summer, where we can eat all we want sans the triggering body issues, where the skin is flawless, the eyes are happy, the heart is wild, the brain works 100%, where hair grows right back with just one thought. Oh… how I’d love that. I’d swing in my hammock with a cool chopped bob, sipping on some alcohol, somewhere on a beach, in a white one-piece swimsuit, looking hotter than the sand after a diet of pizzas and pastas.

Everything about the above is doable. Every single bit. Hell it’s been did, done, did. Except for that one bit: hair doesn’t fucking grow back with one magical throught. And I am the queen of error-haircuts, so whenever a new hair trend that involves scissors is on the roll, all I’m rolling is my eyes. I’m chicken shit scared to try any hair trends.

For the past two years THE BOB remains the #1 haircut obsession. It started with a one length haircut, which I have tried, and of course failed at (hence my now scare and skepticism), and then it all moved on to the lob – bob’s longer version.

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These days wherever my non-bobbed-head turns there’s still a woman cutting her hair into a bob. Whether it’s longer, shorter, curly, straight, messy, sleek, it seems to be happily dangling off the heads of the coolest girls out there.

WHY?

Is the bob-cut the safest and latest ticket to that dope style versus sleek sophsitication?

Are we – the women who stood it out so far – the only ones who didn’t get the memo. What the fuck are we waiting for? Let’s be honest here, the bob haircut gives anyone a certain French vibe, a few years off, plus a load of confidence you can’t even carry.

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Of course only an idiot like moi would say no to these, but then again I am known to make the worst choices ever, only to find myself each and every time banging my head off some imaginary wall as if that would put some sense into myself. Right. I said no so far cause… I was scared. Scared I’d yet again be subjected to a haircut trauma which will again end up in me having to wear a ponytail for the rest of my life. *FYI: The grass grows faster my hair.*

I would like to presume I am not alone in my fear though. But what makes me so scared? Well… I will say it: sometimes I fear I am too defined by long-er hair. And THAT can only change with a great chop. GREAT, okay? No error here.

And the bob cut seems to be the ONE to deliver on this. Here’s why.

  1. It’s versatile. A bob’s length has to be determined by your stylist based on what you want + your features + how easy you want to style it after the cut. Very importante a bob does not need to be blunt cut, in fact a messy bob is more IN than a one-lengh style. Also, it can literally be styled in a billion ways: sleek, side part, centre part, back-combed, messy, with bangs, side bags, sans bangs, short in the front long the back or viceversa etc.
  2. It translates into an overall great style. It screams fashion and all the inherent adjectives without being pretentious. In fact it’s anything but pretentious. It polishes up a person’s stature and outfit somehow by exposing the neck, by framing the face, by revealing shoulders. It looks as if you just rolled outta of bed, sprayed some perfume on, fixed your hair with your hands in 5 seconds and BAM! you look insanely cool and trendy and chic and effortless but also very put together somehow.
  3. I think it takes some years off to be honest. Perhaps it’s just me, but a greatly cut bob (length and texture) really sits better on any woman and makes any face look younger. It lifts the features, and according to each face you can have long bangs, or it can be very angled depending on what works best for each.

Here we go… visual persuasion.

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Having said that I don’t know what else to do than to dream about my future bob and procrastinate. Perhaps I’ll start with a faux bob (tie my hair up in a low ponytail + roll it up underneath my hair + pin it + make it all look shorter). And then I’ll see how my neck and back and shoulders feel when exposed…

But let me tell you something: if you don’t have it, but wish to have it, and don’t have a problem cutting your hair… DO IT!

What I always like to tell people and have got to get it through my idiot thick head as well: ‘It’s hair. It grows back!’

 It’s hair. It grows back!

 It’s hair. It grows back!

 It’s hair. It grows back!

 It’s hair. It grows back!

 It’s hair. It grows back!

Bye.

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