Because the humble bob isn't going anywhere any time soon, folks
Bob hairstyles will never go out of style and that’s pretty much fact.
There’s also the added bonus of the diverse bob options out there. There’s the classic chin skimming bob of course, but also more modern iterations such as the lob – a slightly longer, grown out bob – and the current A-lister favourite, the wob; a tousled, wavy bob with a laid-back, bohemian feel.
And the good news is that if you need a visual representation of these choppy styles, there’s a whole host of A-listers in the celebsphere with great bobs to choose from. Whether you’re more of a Chrissy Teigen wavy lob, a Jenna Dewan layered cut or a blunt-edged Rihanna bob, there’s plenty to choose from in our hair archives. The world’s your oyster here.
Now’s as good a time as any to change up your look, so keep reading for the best bob hairstyles 2019 has to offer. Tempted much?
Short bob hairstyles
A bob cut in above the chin might feel super short. And hey, think of all the time you’ll save drying it.
Celebrity inspiration: Gabrielle Union and Dua Lipa
Long bob hairstyles
Probably the go-to hairstyle of the decade is the lob, aka long bob, popularised by many a celebrity over the last few years. Whether you like a curly lob or tousled, mid-length waves, this is probably the most versatile hairstyle you can go for. Browse through our edit of lob hairstyles for more long bob inspo.
Celebrity inspiration: Lily Collins and Chrissy Teigen
Bob hairstyles with a fringe
Even more dramatic than chopping off all your hair is chopping off all your hair AND having a fringe cut in, all at once. Whether you prefer a blunt full fringe or sweeping side bangs, your hairdresser will help you choose the right one to suit your face shape. Scroll through our round-up of celebrity fringes for more ideas.
Celebrity inspiraton: Emma Stone and Naomi Campbell
Ready to commit to the chop? Read on for all of the hair inspiration you need in 2019…
Margot's blunt, below the chin bob with a slight wave is one of the best examples of the bleach blonde bob everyone loves.
An above the chin bob with lots of layering is a super chic hairstyle, perfectly demonstrated here by Gabrielle Union.
A great way to change up your bob and emphasise your face shape is to slick it back for a wet look like Chrissy Teigen.
Want a dramatic 'do that makes an impact? A poker straight asymmetric bob ticks all the boxes.
Take your cue from the original queen of the bob and go for a centre parting and a subtle side swept fringe.
Rihanna's shiny, blunt cut bob is the ultimate straight haired style.
Usually known for her seriously long locks, Naomi Campbell has proved that just about any hairstyle will suit her.
Jenna Dewan has one of the most iconic bobs of the 2010s, proving that just about any parting works with this style.
Her hair is even shorter now, but before then the Queen of Dragons made the choppy chin-length bob even more popular.
She may have grown it out now, but Lily Collins had one of the best bob hairstyles we've ever seen. Although she usually styles it wavy, we also love this vintage vibe.