The perfect summer haircut is a new twist on the popular bob hairstyle. Thanks to its chin length and tousled texture, the little bob is easy to care for and exudes a form of nonchalance that we have been missing for a long time.
The bob was the top hairstyle of the whole of last year and is likely to maintain its dominance in 2021 as many of us are already planning to either have our hairstyle cut or to switch to the coolest haircut of the summer from scratch. While there are already different variations of the classic style (for example the French bob), new variations are appearing just in time for summer. We're talking about the little bob.
If you liked the French bob, the small version has the same je ne sais quois vibes and ease, but with a few key stylistic differences. "Length is a key differentiator in the little bob," explains Luke Hersheson, co-founder of Hershesons, who knows the style. "It ends around the jaw, which makes it 'small' - and overall it feels cuter." Slightly more daring in shape than other types of bobs, it's the perfect cut for those who are tired of their long locks - and the short length also makes it a great style for the warmer months.
Good examples of small bobs are Taylor LaShae's chin-length hair with bangs, Winona Ryder in the 90s, and model Barbara Valente, whose curly bob is always noticed on the catwalk. Hersheson cut some with equally small - and soft - micro-bangs for a subtle Amelie effect but cautions that the look doesn't suit everyone, so ask your barber for their opinion. Other than that, it works brilliantly on all face shapes and hair structures. Especially people with curly hair can wear the little bob with ease.
"What makes this easy-care hairstyle so great is its natural texture and an imperfect finish," Hersheson points out. "If you have pretty unruly hair and you don't feel comfortable wearing it completely natural, blow-dry it if you have to, but then spritz with a water spray or facial spray. You want a finish that looks like would you have just been out on a damp London day. " The maximum product you should be needing is a styling cream to tame excess frizz (if it bothers you) or to help with a wild bang, but the idea is to keep it imperfect, natural, and completely unstyled hold.
The other good news - and another reason to mark this style as your preferred look after lockdown - is that it doesn't have to be constantly trimmed. "As it grows out, it becomes something else - you get a few nice stages out of it as it grows," says Hersheson. "It's a brilliant investment cut."