Best Bob Hairstyles for Fine Hair

The bob hairstyle is a classic look that’s lasted through the decades. This simple yet elegant cut can make fine, limp hair look and feel fuller. The key to choosing the best bob hairstyle for your fine hair is to pick one that enhances your face shape and styling preferences.

Round Faces

If you have a round face, choose a bob hairstyle that falls past your jaw line. This will create the illusion of a longer face as it draws the eye downward. Choose a style that lies just under the chin or falls to the top of the shoulders. No fringe are preferable but light, wispy fringe will work.

Square Faces

If you have a square face, you need to create height at the crown of the head. Avoid a sleek, straight bob that falls at chin length. Try a layered bob with wisps around your face and wispy fringe. Having your stylist cut extra layers into the crown area for added volume will balance your strong jaw line.

Heart-Shaped Faces

If your face is heart-shaped, choose a bob hairstyle that falls at chin length. Have your stylist cut layers in the last few inches of your bob to create width at the jaw line. If you have any natural wave, play it up to create even more volume around the chin area. Keep your fringe light and wear a side part.

Oval Face

An oval face is considered a nearly perfectly balanced face, so you have the most options of bob hairstyles. Let your personal preference be your guide, and don’t be afraid to try a cutting-edge bob, such as an asymmetrical cut.

Styling Fine Hair

No matter what your face shape or which bob style you choose, you still have to contend with the characteristics of fine hair. Long layers around the face create movement and volume, but layers cut too short may cause your hair to fall flat. When using styling products, choose ones designed for fine hair. Spray gel and lightweight mousse are your best bets for creating volume and control without weighing down your fine hair. Blow-drying with a natural-bristle round brush will also help create volume in your bob.

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About the Author

Sophia Darby is a former professional hairstylist who has spent the last six years writing hair-related articles for both online and print publications. Her work has appeared in Celebrity Hairstyles Magazine, as well as multiple websites.