The blunt bob is a classic that made its debut several decades ago and has constantly been in circulation since. This year’s runways have seen an increase in the blunt bob and many of the designers opted for this timeless look to complement their collections. It has been questioned whether inspiration has been drawn from the 90s heroin chic from release of T2: Trainspotting. Women fell in love with Diane’s bob in 1996 with the first film, could she be the secret to this year adoption of the trend?
There are a lot of pros to this angular style. Firstly, it can be worn by anyone, no matter what face shape you have or whatever colour on the spectrum you most desire: brown, auburn, ombre, pink, or even blue! You can also style to suit a number of different partings, lengths, and styles, and face-framing bangs are also a popular choice to go with this cut. Furthermore, the blunt cut makes your hair appear healthier, thicker and stronger.
If you’re worried on how to style this look, don’t be put off. We have all the expert advice you need from the talented Trevor Sorbie Team on how to work the blunt bob, and style it to a fashion week standard.
Where to begin with the blunt bob
The most important place to start for a graphic and geometrical shape is to get a blunt cut. The transition from your current do, to a blunt bob may seem a little threatening but in the hands of an expert stylist you needn’t be worried. The precise and clear-cut edge you're left with gives those with medium to thin hair texture and density. However, you can expect a fuller look, with volume and healthy ends no matter what your hair type.
Having years of experience in the hair industry, and at Trevor Sorbie, super talented LFW team member Bella Chouhan gives her advice on how to go bold with your bob, “After washing your hair distribute KeraStraight’s Moisture Mist evenly. This mist will help to detangle and hydrate it before drying and using heat. Use the ‘wrap dry’ technique to fight frizz and achieve the smooth texture throughout your hair. Finish with top quality straightening irons, but not before protecting with Heat Protection Spray, lightly misted to protect your hair from roots to ends - we used KeraStraight’s Titanium Iron to finish the look on the day at LFW.”
There is no one way to style your blunt bob but often it is worn straight to magnify the precise lines and to exaggerate the sleek texture. Another advantage of this look is the ease with which you can transform the overall look with of waves or curls for a more playful take. Designer Minki Cheng’s ‘gone fishin’ collection featured a wavy textured take on the blunt bob. This look featured choppy fringes and natural makeup making the hair the stand out feature on the face.
Complete the look
The blunt bob is one of the most versatile hair styles around, giving you the freedom to create a look which suits you perfectly. Being highly esteemed highly in the fashion realm, and being adorned by many celebrities and style icons in waves or the super sleek style, it’s a must for those who need a no-fuss sophisticated style.
If the occasion is formal, your bob will look stunning with a shoulder-less floor length dress. The blunt bob - waved or straight - will highlight your shoulder and collar bone area, so take advantage and finish your look with a statement necklace or choker. Apply simple winged eyeliner for a touch of vintage class, paired with a subtle nude lip shade. The beauty of this low-maintenance look is how easy it is to style everyday. If you’re going for a more casual outfit, go super sleek for an edgy and cool finish.
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