Before we dive into the latest hair trend taking over our Instagram feeds, a full disclaimer: This look isn’t exactly new. In fact, the revival of one of the most popular hairstyles of the ’90s — the blunt bob — has been a long time coming, a twinkle in the eye of Hollywood A-listers, social-media influencers, and beauty editors everywhere. Now, the chin-grazing, cropped bob is back, and everyone is getting in on it… and this time, we really mean everyone.
Of course, this is far from the first ’90s trend to ever come back in style. It’s not even the only ’90s hair trend to be back in style right this second: Banana clips, velvet headbands, and scrunchies are all seeing a runway comeback. But if you’re not exactly chomping at the bit to relive the throbbing head pain that came along with your middle-school hair aesthetic, surely this simple — and painless — cut will satisfy your throwback needs.
Selena Gomez, Margot Robbie, and Rowan Blanchard are only a few of the famous faces who’ve sported the nostalgic trend recently, proving that the choppy, angled bob is officially back — and most likely here to stay. Ahead, the celebrity haircuts bringing the ’90s bob all the way into 2018…
Sometimes the best cure for heartbreak is a whole new look, like Selena Gomez’s new chin-grazing cut from Nine Zero One hairstylist Marissa Marino. Marino tells Refinery29 that the best part about this kind of cut is that it hits just right on the jawline, so it’s always perfectly framing your face.
Although Viola Davis rocks the Diana Ross ‘fro almost as well as the Supreme herself, her recent bob is a close second as our favorite style from the Oscar winner.
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Celebrity hairstylist Chad Wood took Vanessa Hudgens from bohemian babe to an A-list Francophile recently via her new French-inspired cut. Finish it off with flipped ends, and Hudgens nails two trends in one.
Model Jourdan Dunn has rocked every kind of bob — even one that had asymmetrical sides — but this blunt option from hairstylist Ursula Stephen might just be our favorite.
new cuts and colors. Still, this root-beer brunette bob is the only one we need for our next salon visit.
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There’s no better way to end awards season than with a fresh haircut — just ask hairstylist Adir Abergel and Saoirse Ronan. The Lady Bird star and Oscar nominee showed up to Hollywood’s big night with an above-the-shoulder crop that nearly matched yet another celeb on the red carpet…
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