Women of all ages, face shapes and forms are bobbing their hair under a sweeping wave that is this summer’s hottest trend. Last year, Victoria’s Secret angel Karlie Kloss was among the first to undergo the dramatic change. This spring, Toni Garrn, the face of Ann Taylor, bobbed her blonde hair, among countless Hollywood starlets who are reinventing the cut with a legion of variations.
Short hair distinctly expresses a woman’s maturity and sophistication, as young women tended to favor long hair and older women tended to favor shorter lengths. Chopping off long hair, therefore, carries a legacy of change - both personal and social.
Originated in 1900s, the French-born bob has been an elegant and a classic haircut for aging women symbolizing empowerment and independence at every age. The bob or the longer bob (LOB) - medium length (just above shoulders), super short bob, with or without bangs, blunt or layered, straight or curly - are said to suit any face shape or form.