The French bob is the latest haircut to adopt
Call it the change of weather, but lately I’ve been craving a fresh cutlet. After several years of wanting to keep my locks long, I’ll be the first to admit that the urge to cut everything has grown stronger. Well, it looks like I’m not alone on this journey, with several Instagram feeds of influencers and late celebrities popping up with an array of freshly cut bobs, and not just any ones either, the very chic French bob.
What is the French Bob?
Arguably the most sophisticated of all iterations of the bob, the French bob is traditionally cut short parallel to the line of the mouth and usually accompanied by straight bangs that skim the eyebrows. However, the modern iteration is a bit less conventional and we’ve seen the two worn separately. The beauty of the French bob is to keep things relaxed, playing with the natural texture of the hair. The style is further accentuated by the lightweight length that encourages extra curls and waves.
What is the difference between the French bob and a normal bob?
Apart from the fact that all the stylish French women have one? The only difference is how the style is cut, the French bob usually involves a shorter chin length and the addition of blunt bangs. A regular bob will look much the same if not slightly less refined in the layers.
How to succeed the French bob?
As we mentioned before there are many ways to inhabit the style, it really is up to your own hair type and interpretation, the key here is to keep the look natural and unfussy. Asking your hairdresser for a clean cut, keeping your natural texture in mind should be front and center. If you want to opt out of the bangs, you can also include a deep side part before you take the whole leap. Otherwise, it’s totally in line with your natural part, your texture, and how you like to keep the volume.
So now, almost ready to settle into the lounge chair? In that case, take a look at the inspiration below to get your perfect French girl cut.
What face shape suits a French bob?
Either way, the beauty of this cut is that it’s universally versatile to fit any shape. The best is to ask your hairdresser to adapt it to your hair type.
Cheek-skimming layers with wispy baby bangs, the two hallmark elements of a perfect French bob.
Sometimes bangs really aren’t necessary to achieve the desired effect. A few longer face-framing layers and you have the perfect cut.
Mariama has the right idea, cutting the eyebrow-grazing fringe with a blunt cut.
We never thought this style could get any classier. If you’re feeling so daring, ask your colorist to take you to the red side.
The real wonder of this cut is that it can look amazing with nothing but a simple wave.
Whether it’s blunt or parted bangs, the style always looks better with a little extra texture.
Ask your stylist to taper longer ends in the front for more body.
The queen of the French bob herself Taylor LaShae, we doubt we’ll ever tire of using her as inspiration.
If you are still looking for additional hair inspiration? Take a look at some of our favorite hair trends of 2022 to try. Or if you’re happy with your length, why not try experimenting with bottleneck bangs for the perfect French aesthetic.
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