WHAT is the “boy bob” haircut?
The "Boy Bob" haircut is looser, less "done" interpretation of a chin-length to collarbone-length bob where the natural texture of the hair is allowed to come through. It's a bob haircut, but it's a somewhat messy, natural bob.
Why is this haircut called a "boy bob"?
This haircut is sometimes referred to as the "boyfriend bob" or even "boyish bob", taking it's name inspiration from its resemblance to a men's 1990's "curtains" haircut, only a little bit longer. Despite the name, there really isn't anything boyish about the cut.
While the boy bob hairstyle is meant to be wash and wear with natural texture, it can also be worn straight or with a soft wave.
How do you style a boy bob hairstyle?
There are various ways to style and wear the boy bob.
For a wet look:
Add some styling gel to wet, damp, or partially dried hair to give the cut some shape while at the same time allowing your natural, undone, hair texture to come through. Slick it back a bit in to a relaxed wet look style.
For a wavy finish:
After cleansing and conditioning, add a sea salt spray from roots to tips and allow to air dry. Once completely dry, touch up tendrils with a texturizing spray to add volume and movement.
For naturally curly hair, add a leave-in conditioner and curl cream to damp hair. Once your hair is dry, you may want to touch it up with a small curling iron if desired. To define the texture, add a bit of shine spray.