Inspired by the boy bands of the 90s: The "boy bob" will establish itself as a trend hairstyle this summer. Find out here who is already wearing it and whether the latest bob variant suits you.
Hardly any hairstyle is as versatile as the selection of bob hairstyles. Long, short, micro, or French - whatever your style or face shape, there is a bob cut to match. For androgynous types, the "boy bob" is the latest cut that will establish itself as an important hairstyle trend for this summer.
What is characteristic of the trendy look? The "boy bob" is typically slightly shorter than the average bob and exudes a kind of masculinity. This can result from the styling, which is based on the classic boy band hairstyle with a center parting from the 90s - or the hairstyle is created with a disheveled texture, including a strategically placed strand of hair. Often the neck of the "Boy Bob" is shaved or very short.
The current hairstyle of the young actress Emma Corrin, for example, is an excellent example of how elegant the “boy bob” can look. Corrin's looks for the award season - she appeared at the SAG Awards and the Critics' Choice Awards, among others - traditionally include supposedly male haircuts and shapes that she created with her hairstylist Daniel Martin. "We're constantly developing her hair and going through a phase of well-known strong 90s looks; we have now moved from Leonardo DiCaprio to David Beckham and we are already planning another look," explains Martin.
Beckham's iconic 90s hair was the inspiration for Corrin's look at the SAG Awards. Her hairstylist Daniel Martin shaved off an undercut to weigh down Corrin's hair and ensure that the stylistic accent was on the "masculine side". "In addition to the small undercut - which we kept in a dark color - we created the strands that lay on the forehead," he says. "The look is still feminine, but Corrin likes the strong reference to men's hairstyles." Along with the flawlessly shaped sideburns, it's a haircut that creates an eye-catching profile and is extremely directional, which makes it perfect for those who really want to make a statement with their haircut.
Be inspired not only by Corrin but also by Rowan Blanchard, who now has the "Boy Bob" with an androgynous, deep side parting and slicked back styling - and extravagant make-up. And Kaia Gerber also liked to wear the "Boy Bob" in the past. She constantly plays with her side parting to give her everyday style a masculine touch and thus defy any supposed specifications.
Be aware that from the variety of bob hairstyles, this look may not work for everyone. Luigi Inglese, the hairstylist at King's Canary London, is a huge fan of the look but points out that a very short version is unlikely to flatter round face shapes. And that it often does not fit properly with curly hair and is difficult to control.
If you want to try your hand at a "boy bob," his great tip is to straighten your hair beforehand. He recommends wrapping your hair around a brush and pulling it in one direction and then in the opposite direction while blow-drying to get rid of any texture and waves. "This is an old technique by Vidal Sassoon that really removes any protruding hairs and curls from your hair," he says.