'70s Bob Hairstyles

Updated February 21, 2017

Seventies bob hairstyles are easy and versatile hairstyles that were commonly worn by women who didn't have the time or desire to care for and style long hair. They work with any hair texture, but different styling products may be needed.

Chin-length Bob

A chin-length bob is ideal for women who want a short haircut but still want enough length to pull the hair back and out of the face. It can be cut blunt across the back of the neck and around to the chin, or textured to create a piecy look for tousled hairstyles. This bob can be worn with or without fringe.

Inverted Bob

This bob is ideal a woman who wants to have a short hairstyle in the back but needs hair in the front to frame her face. This style works especially well for women with round faces and those who have minimally defined jaws and bone structure. It will accentuate a long neck and help to lengthen shorter necks. This haircut can be parted down the middle or on the side, with or without fringe.

Styling Techniques

Bob haircuts work well with hair of all textures, from thin and straight to thick and curly. To achieve the desired hairstyle, however, you will need to use hair styling products that are appropriate for your hair texture. Sleek styles are well suited for daytime and can be achieved by using hot rollers or a curling iron to smooth unruly hair. Take this look from day to night by adding some wax, pomade or texturising cream to create a piecy look. For curly hair, use products that reduce frizz and boost curls. Scrunch hair and air-dry, or use a blow dryer and diffuser to set curls in place. Small clips and headbands accessorise any length bob cut for added flair.

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A former cake decorator and competitive horticulturist, Amelia Allonsy is most at home in the kitchen or with her hands in the dirt. She received her Bachelor's degree from West Virginia University. Her work has been published in the San Francisco Chronicle and on other websites.