The bob is one of those cuts that's always around and always fashionable. It's feminine but low maintenance, and it's always been associated with independence and self-confidence. But although the basic structure of the cut has remained the same, the way we structure it and society's perception of the cut in general has shifted enormously over the last hundred years. So to find out how we got to the cut you know and love today, just keep reading.
I swear that half the ladies at Sugar HQ are talking about getting a big haircut before Spring rolls around. The number one wished-for style? A bob. It's no surprise, really, because bobs are eternally stylish, short and easy to care for but still very feminine, and if you get the right shape and account for your hair's texture, one is bound to look good on you. To help everyone who's contemplating going shorter, I've put together 15 stunning bobs, with something for every face shape and hair type. Click through and check out the best way to bob it up for you.
I'm delighted to introduce a new feature called Bella Donna, where we pay tribute to beauty icons through the ages. A Bella Donna could be an actress, a model, or another prominent historical or modern figure. The only requirement is that she have a distinct and influential look. (Got an idea for a Bella Donna post? Tell me below.)
Since bob haircuts are back in full force, I thought we should take a moment to admire Louise Brooks, the silent film actress who put severe short haircuts on the map. Best known for her breakthrough role in 1929's Pandora's Box, Brooks' blunt-cut bangs and high-shine dark hair set off a nationwide trend. Perfectly manicured brows, pale skin, and dark velvety lips finished off her stunning look. In 1938, Brooks retired from Hollywood at a young age, and it's said that she was later discovered working at a sales clerk at Saks.
To see a gallery of this Bella Donna's influential beauty looks, read more