New-season - new bob hairstyle. Hardly any haircut is as versatile as the bob. Celebrity ladies like Hailey Bieber, Billie Eilish, Naomi Scott, or Olivia Culpo currently swear by the "Flicked Bob" - a cute update to the conventional hairstyle. Read here what makes the new trend variant so special.
We heard that retro is in. After a revival of the 90s and early 2000s, we're going a little further back in time this spring. To be more precise: In terms of hair technology, it goes back to the absolute beauty era of the 50s and 60s. Back then, the ladies relied on sophisticated details that gave their hairstyles extra swing and movement. Particularly popular: the “Flicked Bob”. For the hairstyle trend of the time, the tips of the hair were blow-dried outwards, i.e. away from the face. Our grandmothers would probably describe the finish as “perky”. Anyone who can already hear the jukebox in the background and has to think of petticoats and hair bows, rest assured: beauty experts and professional stylists have dusted off the retro hairstyle. The current reissue of the “Flicked Bob” is not schoolgirl cute, but Hollywood-style elegant. Curious? Then read on. Here are the details of the stars' favorite hairstyles.
Olivia Culpo, Billie Eilish or Naomi Scott prove how clean and lady-like the “Flicked Bob” can look. The bob variant is the current go-to hairstyle for the red carpet. The refreshing thing: While extra-sleek and simple hairstyles have been popular in recent years, the “Flicked Bob” surprises with that certain something despite its simplicity. Naomi and Olivia, for example, opt for a combination of strictly parted, straightened, or even gelled hair with blow-dried tips. This makes the very static hairstyle appear more dynamic. A nice contrast!
For the sleek variant of the "Flicked Bob", it is sufficient to style the ends of the hair outwards with the straightening iron after straightening. Fix with some hairspray or (for a light wet look) gel – done. If you have naturally very fine and straight hair, you can also try turning the slightly damp tips outwards with your bare hands.
Styling becomes a bit more complex if you want to achieve a voluminous finish. As seen, for example, on Billie Eilish at this year's Oscars or on Kelly Rowland. Here you have to use a hairdryer and a round brush.
Although the variant of the "Flicked Bob" looks more natural, it requires more work and practice. In order for the hair to look particularly lively and shiny at the end, there is no getting around a perfect blowdry.
A few tips for beginners: When blow-drying, always make sure to direct the blow-dryer from the root to the tip. This is how the cuticle layer is created - the hair automatically shines without any extra products. In addition, never set the temperature too high, otherwise, you will only damage your hair structure unnecessarily. As soon as your mane is towel-dry, you should reach for the round brush. Depending on whether you prefer the waves smaller or larger, you should also choose a round brush with a larger or smaller circumference. If the effect of blow-drying alone is not dramatic enough, you can always help with the straightening iron at the end.
Tip: The "Flicked Bob" is perfect for anyone who wants to conceal a long overdue visit to the hairdresser. Because the ends of the hair are blow-dried or straightened outwards, the extra centimeters in length are not noticeable at all.
But even if your mane is a lot longer, you can style the ends of your hair into a “flick”. Hailey Bieber always relies on refined detail in her hairstyles. This makes her otherwise so clean and looks much fresher and more stylish.
Our Favorite: Hailey's "Flicked Hair" in a high ponytail. We predict: This look will rise to the top 3 of the hottest hairstyles in summer. So: Ready for a little 50ies revival? Then on the round brush, ready, go!