No doubt about it: the bob is back! It’s been seen on pretty much every Instagrammer worth their clout, many a celeb on the red carpet and of course, the catwalks.
However, not all bobs are created equal, and we’re here to tell you that the inverted bob haircut is quite possibly the crème de la crème.
Not sure what it is? Well, inverted bob is all about lovely layering at the back and curved lines extending to the front.
But how long your hair graduation is at the front is entirely up to you! So, get scrolling and clicking to get instantly inspired and learn how to nail this haircut.
7 ways to pull off an inverted bob haircut
1. Add volume to your cut
The precise, graphic lines of an inverted bob haircut is what makes this look so appealing. But to make it into a ‘do that flatters your individual face shape and style, you need to work with your hair’s natural texture.
So, if you’ve got rather thick hair, then your cut will probably have enough body to hold the shape of the cut on its own.
2. Accentuate your face shape with asymmetry
Since this haircut is ultra short and has a curved silhouette, it works as a great style to bring balance to long or square-shaped faces.
But even if your face is slightly rounder, you can easily give your cut an asymmetric twist, by choosing to style it with a deep side fringe – this will add a more angular element to your hair, and help lengthen to your face. Credit: @cabeloscurtosdivos
3. Remember: it doesn’t have to be super short!
Bold, confident, and full of sass, the inverted bob is a stunning way to wear your hair but just remember to assess which length will best suit you.
If in doubt, talk to your hair stylist first because inverted bob hairstyles are more versatile than you think.
For those that don’t want to sacrifice their precious length, try keeping the length of your hair at the front and slowly graduating your tresses at back. Credit: @marcomauad
4. Use the right styling tools
To really nail this haircut, you must know how to style it correctly! Blow-drying is essential in creating the smooth and polished finish that this cut calls for, and is of paramount importance if you have naturally wavy hair, to help you show off the sharp edges of the style.
Prep your hair using the VO5 Frizz Free Crème and blowdry using a round brush. And if you’re really struggling to get those under layers of hair to lie flat, use a pair of straighteners to smooth them out. Credit: @vancut
5. Be a colour chameleon
Another major reason to try out the chic inverted bob hairstyle? It’s also the perfect canvas for this season’s best hair colours!
6. Choose the stacks that work best for you
This short inverted bob is created with shorter stacks through your strands to give you that coveted, deeply graduated look. And as with any style, there’s no such thing as ‘one size fits all’ – so you need to choose the level of stacks you want in order to get a look that’ll suit your unique features.
We suggest keeping the stacks lower at the back if you want a softer, more subtle finish while opting for shorter stacks to allow you to spike up the back, for an edgier look! Credit: @alyssa_michelle_hair_xo
7. Try tousled texture
Et voilà! Love the options that an inverted bob hairstyle can give you, but feel like going in a slightly different direction? Not to worry, all you have to do is spend some time on our Bob Hairstyles page, and let all the celebrity endorsed ‘dos inspire your next look!