We have seen it on the catwalks in the AW 2019-2020 fashion shows, in the international hairstyle collections and worn by celebs. Without a doubt: the long bob is one of the best-loved trends for next season.


The latest person to sport this style is Natalie Portman, who published a selfie on Instagram on 28 April with a choppy lob with mussed, irregular locks, a look created by hairdresser to the stars Cervando Maldonado. Just a few days earlier, Julia Roberts’ IG account showed her wearing a wavy lob by Serge Normant, the very stylist who created Meghan Markle’s wedding hairstyle. In short, the long bob (or lob) is on solid ground as today’s favourite look. This may be because one of its distinguishing features is its length, no lower than the collarbone, which makes it extremely convenient and highly versatile. Indeed, depending on the styling, the lob can enhance every facial shape, showing it at its best.

The importance of styling
A bob cut can give volume to a face that is too long and thin, but it can also sharpen a softer, rounder face. How does this work? The trick is to open up or smooth down the edges to narrow or broaden the contours of the face. The version with a regular outline is suited to those with delicate lines, while the asymmetrical one lends itself more to enhancing prominent facial lines. A layered lob helps to create the right volume for those with fine, thin hair, while the wavy lob is perfect for those with naturally curly hair or those wanting a look with a mussed style.

The colour aspect
Along with styling, colour can add a great effect to a cut that, in the end, has simplicity as an ace up its sleeve. Using crazy colours can create a result with a definite impact, while less showy colours can also enhance a lob: from sun streaks to a more marked contrast between the roots and the strands, opting for a well-designed natural look for the individual client provides very chic solutions with a contemporary flair. It’s right in line with the prêt-à-porter ideal of beauty advanced by the BBcos Hair Pro philosophy.

Summer interpretations
Wet styling and beach waves are still the two most popular trends for the lob this summer. They allow quick transformations of one’s look, whether for daytime or evening, and are manageable using just the hands and a dab of a specific product to obtain the desired effect. Creating a dynamic, ‘easy chic’ style with just a few moves is perfect for the season.