The Boy Band Bob Is Going To Be Everywhere In 2022
Everything You Need To Know About Cutting This ’90s Bob
Every year the classic bob gets a spinoff and 2022 is delivering a fresh new take with a nostalgic twist. The “boy band bob” is a mix of retro shapes and modern finishes, and is going to be one of the hottest cuts in 2022. Here is what you need to know about this ’90s revival and how to execute it.
Think Tiger Beat posters, Nick Carter, and Leonardo DiCaprio in Titanic. This cut is like if the ’90s heartthrob curtain cut and a cool girl bob had an impossibly chic baby.
In order to achieve this look, there are a few key elements to nail down. Scroll through to see what makes up the signature of this cut.
1. Blunt Perimeter
Part of what elevates this look from a middle school haircut vibe is the super blunt and clean perimeter. “Keep it square! My secret to this cut is cutting in natural fall. Avoid graduation and layers,” says Lisa Satorn (@lisasatornhair).
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2. Flexible Part
Just because Gen Z said side parts are out, doesn’t mean they are. (After all, what do they really know about the ’90s?) Because this cut is meant to look effortlessly chic, it is best to cut this to where your client’s natural part is. This will also aid in making sure natural fall is being maintained while you cut.
3. Above Chin Level
Despite the massive ’90s revival inspiring the fashion and beauty industry, this cut actually has broader influences. “French-inspired cuts definitely have played a role. Those who already wear their hair short wanted something new without having to grow their hair out so why not go shorter,” says Lisa.
This cut generally ranges from the shortest pieces falling around the cheekbones to the longest falling somewhere between the cheekbone and just above the chin.
4. Minimal Styling
Something that is signature about this look is an effortless, undone finish that kind of hangs on each side of the face. Minimal styling is required for this look to achieve its casual vibe. Because it is close in technical structure to a French bob, finishing is super important. Too much of a curled under styling will give it that classic French bob vibe.
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