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If you’ve scrolled through any of your social media feeds lately, then you may have noticed that while down-to-there layered haircuts used to reign supreme, blunt bob haircuts are now the hairstyle of the moment. Celebrities and everyday girls are all sporting this chin-length haircut, making it a serious must-try. Ready to make the chop and try a blunt bob haircut yourself? Keep reading for our guide to blunt bob haircuts, from how to get the most flattering bob haircut for thin hair or thick hair to how to choose the right shampoo and conditioner to wash your blunt bob to how to style your new blunt bob haircut with hair spray.
When it comes to ultra-straight across blunt bob haircuts, it’s a good idea to do your research to find a stylist who can really nail this look. Blunt bob haircuts are typically best created with a steady hand and good old fashioned scissors. Make sure to bring inspiration photos with you so that your stylist knows exactly what you want when it comes to your blunt bob haircut.
The next thing you should think about is the texture and type of your hair. Do you have thin hair or thick hair? How about fine hair, medium hair, or coarse hair? Depending on your answers to these questions, you’ll want to ask your stylist for a specific type of blunt bob haircut. Your stylist will be able to help you determine exactly which blunt bob haircut will work best with your hair.
Most often blunt bob haircuts are recommended for people with fine to medium hair. Since these hair types can usually benefit from a bit of a volume boost, a blunt bob haircut that makes hair look fuller is a great haircut option. Don’t worry though, if you have thick hair you can still get in on the look. In order to avoid a poofy, unflattering end result, your stylist will need to go in after your straight-across snip to thin your ends for a cleaner, less dense undercut. So, what have you learned? Blunt bob haircuts are for everyone! Now it’s time to learn how to style them.
Now that you have your blunt bob haircut on lock, it’s time to talk specifics. Will you pair your chin-length haircut with bangs? Or maybe styled ends? Will you keep it sleek and straight or embrace texture and volume? We walk through it all below.
Blunt bangs: If you’ve made the decision to go with a blunt bob haircut, why not take it up a notch with blunt bangs, too? This ultra-hip look has been seen on quite a few celebrities, meaning it’s an A-list approved hairstyle ready to slay. Just keep in mind that blunt bangs aren’t the most low maintenance. They look best straight and smooth, so you may have to factor more time into your regular hair styling routine if you go this route.
Fake bobbied bangs: Not ready for the commitment of bangs? No worries, you can fake it with the right part and a few bobby pins. To get the look, part your hair off to one side, and use bobby pins to pin the section back. Just be sure to slip the bobby pins in gently so that they don’t pull the hair back. Rather, they should hold hair in place for a trendy, runway-ready look. For an extra fun twist, opt for gold or rose gold bobby pins meant to stand out instead of blend in. They’re a style game-changer!
Rounded ends: Just because blunt bob haircuts are trendy right now doesn’t mean you can’t take a throwback approach to this hairstyle. For a vintage-inspired finish, once your hair is about 80 percent dry, use a few spritzes of the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT High Lift Creation Spray, a round brush, and blow-dryer to curl your ends under for a chic look. Pair with bell bottoms and a vintage tee for the perfect casual Friday style. Add a leather jacket and heeled moto boots for an office-ready ensemble.
Allover texture and tousle: For a less structured, just-rolled-out-of-bed approach to your blunt bob haircut, stock your vanity with a texturizing hair spray. If you have the time to shower, after you rinse your hair with shampoo and conditioner, towel-dry your hair and follow it up with a few spritzes of the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle AIR DRY IT Wave Swept Spray. If you’re working with day two hair, refresh your hair with a dry shampoo, like the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Clay Dry Shampoo, using your hands to scrunch up your hair for a messier finish.
After reading all about blunt bob haircuts, you might find yourself wanting to spruce up your hair color, too. If you do, be sure to check out our article, How to Create a Platinum Blonde Bob.