There’s no denying that 2023 is the year of the bob cut. From shaggy mixies to edgy sharp chops, celebs far and wide have their stylists reaching for the shears.
As we predicted at the end of 2022, this year is all about making a statement with your ‘do, which means that all of your favourite celebs are ready for a pretty huge chop (we’re looking at you, Zendaya).
If you’re thinking about making the leap into the short hair world yourself (I can attest, it’s well worth it), here are 10 celebrity bob cuts that will inspire you to cut your hair.
Jenna Ortega was all in on her Wednesdaycore era until she showed up to the Golden Globes in January with a fresh, flippy bob and a soft, neutral gown. Ortega’s very own hairstylist, David Stanwell, spoke with Glamour about the inspiration behind the daring move.
“Whenever I go back in time and look at iconic hair moments, à la the Farrah Fawcett flick, Meg Ryan’s choppy cut and Jennifer Aniston’s iconic style as Rachel in Friends, a good haircut is always a standout that everyone always wants to emulate, so that’s what I strived for,” Stanwell says. “In Jenna’s case, we create a ‘wolf shag,’ our own modern play on some of the effortless ’90s inspired styles.”
The only thing shorter than Emily Ratajkowski’s high-profile flings is her recent short black cub cut. Em Rata donned this wavy, chic look – which rivals the likes of Mia Wallace from Pulp Fiction – at the Marc Jacob’s autumn-winter 2023 show. She paired the bob with an edgy brown jacket with furry shoulders and a sheer beige body suit.
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Zendaya had the internet by the throat with her drastic new ‘do in 2023. While the Euphoria star is known for making new hairstyles popular, her butterfly bob blowout is definitely one for the books. Plus, the elegant chop accompanied her blooming pink silk Valentino Haute Couture dress at the 2023 SAG Awards perfectly.
When she’s not caught up in a controversial alleged feud with Selena Gomez, Hailey Bieber is setting the tone for all things style and beauty. Earlier this year, the Rhode skincare founder took to Instagram to debut her freshly cut chin-length chop, as People reports.
It’s about d*mn time Lizzo showed off her ’60s-inspired flippy bob. The “Truth Hurts” artist broke out her sleek new look at a concert in Milan. With eye-catching early aughts-style blue streaks, Lizzo’s bob matched her shimmery red body suit perfectly.
Don’t Worry Darling star Florence Pugh has quickly made a name for herself when it comes to style and beauty. In fact, Pugh even inspired the coveted mixie cut, which is a delicate blend of a mullet and a pixie.
As Glamour UK highlights, if you’re ready to chop your hair into this edgier bob, you’ll have to ask your stylist for “short, dainty crops in the front with a little extra length at the back.”
Rihanna was ahead of her time with this cherry Coke bob cut in 2011, so we just had to bring it back. Not only does this overgrown lob frame her face perfectly, but the cherry red shade offers up a unique, sultry edge to the beloved style. Today, plenty of artists and celebs are jumping on the cherry Coke hair trend, from Megan Thee Stallion to Dove Cameron.
We’re bringing back another throwback with Crazy Rich Asians star Gemma Chan’s sleek under-swept bob. This refined look has loose, brushed-out waves for some extra texture, making it the perfect accompaniment to her black dress and bold red lip.
You may know her as cousin Maeby in Arrested Development, but Alia Shawkat found herself in a second bout of fame after the release of dark comedy series Search Party. The actor proves that the bob is made for any and every hair texture with her curly, cherry red ‘do.
Yet another curly-haired icon, black-ish and Grown-ish star Yara Shahidi has cycled through a whole slew of bobs over the years. From the glossy look above to her signature side part and tendrils, Shahidi is the queen of the curly cut.
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