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?"
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.Continue reading below ↓
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.
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.Continue reading below ↓
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.Continue reading below ↓
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.
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.Continue reading below ↓
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.Continue reading below ↓
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.
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.Continue reading below ↓
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.Continue reading below ↓
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.
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.Continue reading below ↓
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.Continue reading below ↓
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.
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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.
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.Continue reading below ↓
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.Continue reading below ↓
Taylor Swift's Platinum Blonde Bob
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.