Bob Haircuts

Is the Prada bob haircut MFW’s hottest hair trend yet?

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Would you cut your hair if Miuccia Prada asked you to? Yeah, we probably would… 

That’s right, the bob haircut is back – and it’s all thanks to the Prada spring/summer 2017 catwalk show at Milan Fashion Week for giving this short hairstyle a new lease of life! A handful of brave models from the Prada lineup put their hair into the hands of Guido Palau – letting the hairstylist chop off their locks backstage before hitting the runway!

Some of you fashionistas out there might recognise this stylist’s name from New York Fashion Week (and when he famously bleached the tresses of every Alexander Wang model for the SS17 show (yes, really!)). So, if you’re curious about what next summer’s hottest bob haircut looks like, then click through our gallery above, or scroll down to find out more, now.

The bob haircut at Prada: What you’ll want to be wearing next summer


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The Prada bob haircut. Credit:

Want to nail this much talked-about bob haircut we saw at Prada? Well, the first thing you need to know is, it’s all about towing the perfect line between modern and retro vibes. This cute bob has a vintage 1920s feel, tapping into the signature looks of old Hollywood heroines like Greta Garbo. And let’s be honest, who wouldn’t want to look a little like a silver screen starlet?

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Bob haircut: Clean and contemporary. Credit:

But what gives this would-be retro look an air of fresh modernity, is the blunt, clean-cut lines, teamed up with a sleek side parting and (the pièce de résistance) a simple bobby pin. See? We told you this humble hair accessory was going to be big! This may be a rather basic hair accessory of choice for a high fashion runway style, but it’s what gives this bob haircut its cool and contemporary feel.

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Perfect this Prada bob haircut with the help of mousse. Credit:

Editor’s tip: Want to perfectly nail the bob haircut Miuccia Prada loves? Then consider using a mousse, like the VO5 Plump It Up Weightless Mousse (£3.99) to style your tresses. This will give you control and hold, while also giving you the illusion of fuller-looking, product-less hair. Smart, right?

And don’t forget, to finish off the look, give your mane a generous mist of the TRESemmé Runway Collection Get Sleek Creation Hairspray (£5.99*) to create a sleek and polished finish that’s also frizz-resistant –which is great for creating this catwalk-worthy ‘do!

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Bob haircut: Are you tempted to take the plunge? Credit:

So, the big question is: are you sold on the ‘Prada bob haircut’ yet? If you’re thinking about taking the plunge, then don’t forget to read our essential guide before you get the big chop! And, if you’re simply after some amazing styling ideas for your already short tresses, take a look at our Short Hairstyles page – there are loads of looks that are sure to give you plenty of #hairspiration and have you runway-ready in no time.

*RRPs are Unilever suggested retail prices only, it is at the discretion of the individual retailers to set the actual price.

26 September 2016