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20 Short Bob Haircut Ideas That'll Convince You To Chop Your Hair Right Now

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Sure, bob haircuts were once relegated for your mom's mom's mom, or your grade-school self, but not in 2019. No, today's bobs are flippy, choppy, and hella cute. They can be worn with your natural curls, or your stick-straight texture, and they can be flat-ironed or waved or braided up. Basically, the modern bob is the free-for-all of haircuts, which is why it's currently taking over your Insta feed. So to get in on the trend before it dies, check out these 20 short bob haircut ideas that'll have you texting your group chat, "Wait, should I cut my hair?"

  1. Lucy Boynton's Middle-Parted Bob

    The Bohemian Rhapsody actress makes this middle-parted bob haircut look so damn cool. Lived-in texture is key, here, so scrunch a wave spray through dry strands to recreate her look.

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  2. Vanessa Hudgens' Bob with Choppy Bangs

    Opt for long, choppy bangs like Vanessa Hudgens to up the cool factor of your bob. Smooth a styling balm through dry hair to add shine and define the shape of your new haircut.

  3. Emily Ratajkowski's Voluminous Bob

    Bigger is better, right? If you're looking to add some more volume to your bob, spritz a texturizing spray through your roots for a lift.

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  4. Emma Roberts's Baby Bob

    Into the idea of a bob, but want to take it a little shorter? Meet your new go-to cut: the baby bob. To keep your tiny flyaways in check, finger comb a dollop of mousse through your strands.

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  5. Kim Kardashian's Sleek Lob

    So it's not technically a bob, but if you aren't feeling brave enough to go extra short with your hair, a long bob (aka lob) is always a good option. Twirl a curling wand through your ends to recreate Kim K's look.

  6. Alanna Arington's Curly Lob

    This curly lob is so pretty, you won't even care that your bangs are skimming your lids. Rake a curl cream through your hair to define and hydrate your curls.

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  7. Kerry Washington's Waxy Bob

    Give your bob some shape with tons of layers and a blunt middle part. To get that I-woke-up-like-this finish, douse your head with a texturizing spray.

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  8. Margot Robbie's Combed-Back Lob

    A super-cool way to keep your hair out of your face? Slick it all the way back like Margot Robbie. Comb a non-crunchy styling gel through damp hair to help set your look.

  9. Jourdan Dunn's Braided Bob

    You don't need to cut your hair to get this bob (thank you, box braids). Spritz on a light leave-in conditioner to keep your braids hydrated in summer's heat.

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  10. Lucy Hale's Ombré Lob

    Lucy Hale's ombré lob is the perfect way to switch up your hair without committing to something high-maintenance, since your natural roots will blend right in.

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  11. Julianne Hough's Wavy Bob

    Julianne Hough's wavy bob may look out of your skillset, but it's actually fairly easy to recreate. Swap your curling iron for a curling wand to create soft, lived-in waves.

  12. Yvonne Orji's Blunt Bob

    Go for a sharp and blunt chop, like Yvonne Orji, to give your bob a clean and cool look. Smooth a hair oil through your ends to keep them sleek and soft.

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  13. Simi Haze's Bob with Baby Bangs

    Get in on the baby-bangs trend with this ridiculously cute bob haircut. Layer on some dry shampoo to refresh your bangs when they're looking a little limp.

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  14. Dua Lipa's Sleek Bob

    Dua Lipa is basically the queen of the sleek bob. To copy her look, spritz a finishing spray through your styled cut to add some shine.

  15. Hailey Bieber's Pink Bob

    Feeling bold? Take inspo from Hailey Bieber and add some color to your bob. Pro tip: Wash your hair with a sulfate-free shampoo to make your color last as long as possible.

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  16. Olivia Culpo's Half-Up Bob

    Yes, you can still put your hair up even when it's short. Try out a half-up, half-down look with your bob—it'll take less than five minutes, but still looks like you put some effort in.

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  17. Olivia Holt's Textured Bob

    A few subtle beach waves add volume and texture to your bob without looking too done up. Scrunch a salt spray through damp hair to create perfectly undone waves.

  18. Ciara's Wet Bob

    Want to look like you just got out of the ocean without, you know, actually getting in the water? Smooth a dime-sized amount of a styling cream throughout your bob, rake a hair gel through your roots and ends, and finish off with a lightweight shine spray.

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  19. Bebe Rexha's Asymmetrical Bob

    Switch up your bob by going slightly shorter on one side like Bebe Rexha. Brush your bob with a detangling brush to keep your new asymmetrical look smooth and sleek.

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  20. Taylor Swift's Platinum Blonde Bob

    To really make your bob stand out, go for a bold, platinum color like Taylor Swift. You'll want to wash your hair with a purple shampoo to make your bright blonde last through the summer.


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