39 blunt bobs we’re obsessed with

This high fashion cut is here to slay. Here’s how to exude the blunt bob chic of Ciara, Kelly and more.

Blunt bobs

Is there a cut more high fashion than blunt bobs? This look has stood the test of time – from Tyra Banks in her supermodel era, to Zendaya at the NAACP Image Awards earlier this year – and is the antithesis to the shaggy, grungy styles (such as the mullet) trending in recent years.

The world of fashion and beauty is an ever-evolving landscape, and 2023 is no exception. This year, one trend that has captured the hearts and heads of Black women everywhere is the sleek and chic blunt bob hairstyle. This classic yet contemporary look has made a triumphant comeback, gracing red carpets, runways, and streets with its undeniable charisma.

Not a one chop wonder

It’s a common myth that styling options are limited when it comes to the blunt bob, but in fact, it’s quite the opposite. One of the most appealing aspects of the blunt bob is its versatility. Whether it’s a sleek, straightened look for a formal event or a wavy, textured vibe for a casual day out, the blunt bob can be tailored to suit any occasion. Bob babes have been experimenting with various styling techniques, hair colours, and accessories to infuse their own unique flair into this classic cut. And if you’re truly stuck for ideas, just swap out your wig for one with even more versatility.

Caring for Your Blunt Bob

Maintaining a blunt bob involves a blend of proper care and regular upkeep. Hydration and moisture are key, particularly for Black hair, which tends to be more prone to dryness. Using nourishing hair products, protective styles, and practicing gentle handling can help preserve the health and integrity of the hair. Remember that the key to successful styling is starting with healthy hair. Regular trims and deep conditioning treatments will keep your blunt bob looking its best. Additionally, using heat styling tools responsibly and incorporating protective hairstyles can help prevent damage.

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