Well-defined waves in the 1930s, curls in the 1950s and 1960s, and now loose waves in 2016, the bob has gone through a multitude of transformations over the years. Read on to discover its fascinating history.
1910, the bob with bangs
In 1910 women began to relax style-wise, wearing corsets less and less and cutting their hair very short. During this time the bob was worn pin straight with bangs or kiss curls.
1930, the bob with well-defined waves
By 1930 women had stopped wearing corsets altogether, started having more fun, and were dancing the Charleston. However their style and entertainment weren't the only things that changed – their hairstyles did too. The bob was now parted down the side, and women created well-defined waves with a curling iron and then smoothed them down so that they'd sit flat against the head.
1950-60, the curled bob
During the 1950s and 1960S bobs started to get longer and many different styles were being worn: There was the preppy and chic Jackie O. blowout which women all over America wanted to copy, the ultra-voluminous Marilyn Monroe curls that were extremely in vogue at the time, and then the iconic 60s baby doll blowout which resulted in a bob that was heavily teased and curled at the ends.
1990, the unisex grunge bob
In the 70s and 80s long hair was in, but by the 90s the bob started to make a comeback – and not just with women. The grunge fashion movement gave guys the desire to want to start growing their hair long into bobs and women and men alike were dying their hair peroxide blonde. The key to pulling off the 90s bob was to have hair be as messy as possible!
2016, the loose wavy bob
The bob in 2016 is effortlessly chic. The most classic way to wear it today is wavy, but people are also wearing it straight. And over the past couple years the words ''wob and lob'' have been invented, proving that the evolution of the bob as we know it, is not over yet.