We’re all feeling the urge to mark the end of lockdown with a bang, or in the case of our hair, a bob. The universally-flattering style is set to be the most popular choice for 2021, with everyone rushing to secure a salon appointment for a big chop after months of grown-out, limp-looking hair.
While we’re pretty set on the length, there’s still the small matter of deciding what type of bob is best. There’s the shag bob – sexy, natural texture with a bit of oomph at the crown, the asymmetric bob – a classic twist on a classic bob cut where one side is longer than the other, and the outgrown bob (otherwise known as the Lob, or long bob) which offers a great choice to anyone who can’t quite commit to cutting off too many inches. There’s even the ‘modern Diana bob‘, inspired by the most recent series of The Crown, which has a deep side parting and the volume and layers throughout the lengths.
Another classic cut that’s always a safe bet is a super blunt bob, otherwise known as the ‘paper cut bob’, which sees hair cut into a razor sharp line without a layer in sight. Not only does this style always look super chic, it can also be a great way to re-set hair if you’ve been wearing long layers or experimenting with ombré or dip dyed ends, creating a beautiful blank canvas. Plus, if you have thin or fine hair, the blunt edge will act as an optical illusion, making hair look thicker and lustrous.
Keep scrolling to see our round up of the very best paper cut bobs to screenshot and show to your hairdresser at your salon appointment – and if you haven’t got one booked, check out the best salons to visit now that lockdown has lifted.