Classic Bob Hair Style for Thin Hair

The “Bob” hairstyle has been around since the early 1920′s and has been one of the most influential hair styles that is synonymous with fashion and glamor. The hair style was influenced mostly by “flappers” or women that dance the “Charleston”. It was a time of great prosperity and the rise of women’s liberation along with the establishment of the “speak easy” culture. Some of the well known fashion designers during that era like Coco Channel, wore the “bob” hairstyle as it was a sort of counter cultural trend from the orthodox long hairstyles.

The “Bob” or “Bobbing” hairstyle for women was also an evolutionary way of the changing trend in fashion as hats that women wore became brimless right after the first world war. It was an awkward combination of long hair and brimless hats that opted women during that time to have their hair cut short in order to match the fashion trend of brimless hats. Since then, the classical “bob” hairstyle has never gone out of style. Since the time of it’s emergence from the 1920′s, the “bob” has gone through a lot of variations, but still keeping close to it’s original concept, and at often times, even adapting to the present fashion trends.

The “bob” is particularly more suited for women with thin straight hair. Unlike the “pixie” look which is the derivative term for the “boy’s” cut, the “bob” remains to accentuate the feminine touch. Some of today’s “bob” hairstyle fall in different variations of styles that can help accentuate a woman’s facial features regardless of hair color.

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  • Sharp Edged Geometrical Hairstyles – This is the most basic of all “bob” styles which consists of neck length tresses with horizontal front bangs.

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  • Soft Layered Bob Hairstyles – Layered styles of this variation of the “bob” hairstyle have a “flirty” approach as the end layers have a predefined “fly away” endings, mostly done with mousse or styling gel. This hairstyle usually goes well in a formal setting or gathering.

 

 

 

 

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  • Choppy Layered Bob Hairstyles – Among the variations of the traditional “bob” hairstyles that is considered a break away from the basic approach. Unlike the soft layered bob which utilizes a small amount of gel or styling mousse, this hairstyle requires a generous amount of texturing to create a tousled look. This can greatly redefine thin hair, hiding all obvious perception of thinness and sparseness. This was greatly influenced by the punk genre and is a bold and adventurous approach to the traditional “bob”.

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  • Edgy Layered Bob Styles – Though considered as one of the most unconventional variations of the “bob” hairstyles, it is also considered the most daring because of it’s uneven, perforated layers. It is guaranteed to get you the attention of everyone as you walk amongst a crowd or a gathering. This can be maintained by the use of a flat hair iron and smoothing cream. This style accentuates sophistication with the combination of the “messy” look and sharp characteristics.

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My name is Josh Matthews and I am 53 years old and live in Miami. I have two kids, one boy and one girl with my wife Linda. My son Jon is now 19 years old and in College. My daughter Jennifer is 14 and still in High-School. We also have a dog. When I don't work in the marketing department of a health company, I like to spend time outdoors with my family and friends. I don't do as much sport as I should but my family and me go on a skiing vacation at least once a year.

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I am 53 years old and live in Miami. I have two kids, one boy and one girl with my wife Linda. My son Jon is now 19 years old and in College. My daughter Jennifer is 14 and still in High-School. We also have a dog. When I don’t work in the marketing department of a health company, I like to spend time outdoors with my family and friends. I don’t do as much sport as I should but my family and me go on a skiing vacation at least once a year.

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