Princess Diana's short bob rises from the ashes. Androgynous, mysterious, and disheveled, it returns in a modernized version.
There are cuts forever associated with icons. The brushing of Farah Fawcett, the cut The Rachel of Jennifer Aniston in Friends or the Pob of Victoria Beckham. As much associated with a personality as with an era, these haircuts sometimes rise from their ashes. This is the case with the vintage bob worn by Princess Diana. In 1981, the world discovered Prince Charles' fiancée. The one who will become Princess of Wales then stands out with a half-short hair, sublimated by a brushing "Voluminous, bouncy and whipped by the wind" explains in September 2020 Sam McKnight, her former personal hairdresser. This hairstyle is the perfect reflection of the 80s. It also reflects the insecurity of Diana who prefers to hide her face under a layer of hair. Lady Di wore it until the early 90s, before making a radical change by adopting the pixie cut that the expert was behind.
Back in 2020. The Princess of Wales’s style is first reborn on the small screen. Emma Corin in the series The Crown captivates fans of the series, as the resemblance to the princess is striking. She then wears a wig that mimics Diana's 80s hair. Later, Kristin Stewart also revives this iconic haircut. From the screen to the street, there is only one step! Thus, many are those to give a second wind to this hairstyle which returns in a modernized version.
“Diana has always been a style icon and the bob never goes out of style. She sported a short bob that tickled her cheekbones while being slightly longer at the back. But Diana's distinctive and assertive signs were characterized by a parting. lateral, volume and degraded lengths." explains a hairdresser to Glamor.
The benefit of this short hairstyle in 2021? "If cut to the right length, like the cheekbones, it can unfold beautifully and requires little maintenance, which is ideal."
The layering and the placement of the parting of the hair boost the volume and promote this limited maintenance, indicates the hairdresser. At stake? A sophisticated hairstyle without being stuffy adorned with a loose and glamorous effect. The brushing is natural and is deployed in a combed-disheveled style.
Hairdressers are convinced, this modernized cut of Princess Diana, androgynous and fresh, will be everywhere this spring.