If you have been wondering if the hottest hair trend right now – the bob – would look good on you then the answer is probably yes. The bob is universally flattering for every face shape and hair texture. So, the question shouldn’t be would a bob look great on me but rather which bob is the best for me? Here is a general guide to the best bob haircut for your face shape.
A Bob for a Round Face Shape
This youthful face shape is equal in width and length and does not have a very defined jawline. Some girls with a round face can get away with wavy bobs but it’s best that you stay away from anything that adds width – including choppy layers. You should try to add height by adding plenty of volume at the crown and keep the length longer to help elongate your face. A shoulder-grazing long bob with subtle long layers and side-swept bangs is a great choice.
A Heart Shaped Face
A heart-shaped face is one with a narrow chin and wider forehead and cheekbones and often has a widow’s peak. A chin-length bob with side-swept bangs is perfect for you. The side-swept bangs will help disguise the wide forehead and help frame the cheeks to create more proportion with the chin and the length will add width around your chin making this bob the ultimate heart-shaped face haircut.
Diamond and Oval Face Shapes
We have combined these two because they are similar in shape but better yet – both face shapes can pull off every type of bob. Lucky you! Don’t hesitate to add layers, go super short or keep it shoulder-length. An off-centre part slicked back style or side-swept bangs works great but we recommend no-bang hairstyles because you really don’t need them.
Square Face Shape with a Bob Haircut
A square face shape is equal in length and width and has a defined jawline that creates a box shape. Most bobs will work on your face shape but you should avoid blunt cuts because they are severe. Adding some soft layers around your face to soften the strong features of your face shape.
Oblong Face Shape with a Bob
An oblong face is different than a square face because it is longer than it is wide but it’s slightly longer than an oval face shape. A great bob for this face shape is medium or short in length (chin or above) and layered. Don’t shy away from full side-swept bangs either.