Hair Trend: Bobs & Lobs

Bobbed Hair Cuts at Haringtons Hair Salons

If there’s one hair cut that has lasted the test of time it’s the bob!  Cheryl Cole, Victoria Beckham and Kim Kardashian are just some of the celebs to give the bob a new twist in recent years and this classic cut shows no sign of diminishing in popularity.  

The team at Haringtons Hair Salons are pleased to give you the lowdown on bobs, lobs and pudding bowl haircuts and promise to give you a modern twist on an old classic when you book in for your next hair cut!

Hair Trend:  Bobs & LobsThe Classic Bob

For the traditionalists among you, the classic bob should be the same length all the way around the head.  The underneath will be cut slightly shorter than the top sections to help the hair to flip inwards.  A classic bob rests just below the chin, but this look can also be much shorter (or longer).

The Lob

The Lob – or long bob – is much like the Classic Bob but is usually an inch or two longer than the classic bob.  Your Haringtons stylist has the expertise to assess which type of bob would best suit your facial features.

Hair Trend:  Bobs & LobsThe A-Line Bob

An A-Line Bob is cut shorter in the back and is angled in a fairly sharp line so it is longer at the front.  A classic A-Line bob would be one length, but these days more clients are asking for graduated or stacked bobs which has layers at the back. 

The Graduated Bob

A graduated bob is cut shorter at the back and angled so it is longer at the front.  The back is usually stacked or layered to give a graduated look that builds up to the shortest layers that are three or four inches in length.

The Asymmetrical Bob

The name gives it away again!  With an Asymmetrical Bob one side of your hair will be longer than the other at the front.  Your style can be layered and stacked or left all one length, depending on the look you fancy. 

The Layered Bob

Just as the name implies, a layered bob allows for layers to be added to your bob.  This will give your hairstyle much more movement and texture.

Hair Trend:  Bobs & LobsThe Purdey

The so-called Purdey hairstyle was a firm favourite in the late 1970s thanks to actress Joanna Lumley who wore this bowl-shaped bob for her character, Purdey, in TV’s The New Avengers.  This style was also called a page boy hairstyle, named after the “pudding-basin” haircut of a late medieval page boy.