What is a French Bob?
A French Bob is similar to a short bob that reaches just below the ears and above the chin (i.e. up to the cheekbones). It was in the 1920s that this style of haircut was born, especially among French actresses who wore their hair short, often wearing a beret. Very quickly, this cut became the universal ambassador of Parisian style. Often worn with bangs, the French Bob is usually blunt at the ends.
Who is the French Bob for?
After the Parisiennes, many women around the world have succumbed to this short haircut. Although it reflects the personality of each one, even beyond this distinctive cachet, if this model is timeless and timeless today, it is above all thanks to its versatility. The French Bob adapts to various textures and most face shapes. Of course, it is suitable for women with straight hair, but the hairdresser can use different techniques to accentuate the natural textures, including using the razor to make the cut.
How to style a French Bob properly?
What’s the secret to getting a perfectly successful French bob? Texture, texture, and nothing but texture! In fact, when freshly washed, hair is usually softer and flatter, which is why it’s easier to style your French Bob on the second day as Parisian hairstylist John Nollet advises.
How to do it?
French Bob: 30 trendy hairstyles to inspire you
French Bob on a round face
Do you have a round face? If you’ve been looking for a super attractive short haircut, look no further, you’ve got it right in front of you! You should really consider this French Bob cut at the chin. This style is so versatile that it’s easy to style on a daily basis. You won’t regret it!
French Bob to the lips
Ready to dare to go even shorter? So ask your hairdresser to make this French Bob up to the level of the lips. It’s fresh, chic and casual at the same time! Whether you have straight or wavy hair, you’ll love wearing this mischievous and feminine style of cut. Enough to make you stand out this season!
Thick French Bob
Who says naturally thick hair doesn’t lend itself to the style of a short square cut? Many women still believe this, but it’s wrong. If you have a nice thickness, don’t deprive yourself of trying such a short French Bob! It will add shape to your hair without accentuating the rigid appearance of the bob, and thus make styling much easier. Don’t forget the small fringe to give a real cachet to your look!
French Short Bob
If you’re not worried about cutting even shorter, this bold look is great for treating yourself to a new head! Your hair will get a makeover and this girly style will even be perceived as a makeover. If you have straight hair, this cut will make your life easier when you wake up!
French Extra Short Bob
Very fashionable this look! It’s the epitome of glamour. With this extra short French bob, you will awaken your inner star. It’s even the perfect option to show off your assertive personality and strong temperament! Ideally, to mark the geometric style of this cut, it is better to have perfectly straight and straight hair. And, don’t forget to accessorize your hairstyle with beautiful, imposing curls! Small problem: to keep such a look to the last hair, you will be contradictedTo go to the salon regularly. Unless you’re up for diversifying styles while adapting to seasonal changes.
Retro French Bob
Are you a fan of all things retro? You’re served! Here is a purely Parisian look that is very reminiscent of the hairstyles of the “flapper girls” of the 20s. It is an ultra-short and rounded bob, with dense bangs, embellished with the essential Frenchy beret. A chic style to adopt!
French Bob Runs Without Bangs
The short French bob without bangs is just as flattering! If you’re worried that you won’t be able to maintain the bangs on a regular basis, you can try this pretty gradient on your short cut. Oh yes, long curtain bangs would be a good alternative too! Either way, if you have thick hair, this style will look great on you. This is a lightweight, perfectly sculpted bob that will allow you to do all kinds of hairstyles without much effort. And to give a nice dimension to your look, a few highlights on the front would not be refused!
Tousled French Bob
For those looking for a simpler and more casual style, it doesn’t get any better than this tousled, tousled style. How do you set waves to keep your hair in place all day? Hop, a lick of hairspray and the case is in the bag!
Textured French Bob
Soft and natural atmosphere with this pretty tousled bob. By the way, remember that the most fashionable hairstyles of the moment all have one thing in common: texture. In fact, the idea is to give your hair a look that’s fresh out of bed, but still chic and stylish.
Gradient French Bob
Can’t get enough of spending hours doing your hair? The solution is right in front of your eyes: just degrade your hair to make it easier. One comb and you’re done!
French bob at chin length
No, it’s not just little girls who wear this kind of rounded bob with bangs! Many women love this fresh and feminine style. It’s no wonder that more and more stars are setting their sights on this popular Parisian cut. It’s classic, sensual and elegant! In fact, it’s the ideal hairstyle to frame all face shapes and enhance features.
Messy French Bob
Do you often contemplate with envy women who wear their hair messy like this? You’re convinced that there’s a lot of work behind it, because unfortunately, you never manage to have such an effect. No more sulking, we’re going to change the game right away! Here’s a quick tutorial: all you have to do is use an iron (Babyliss style) to curl 5 to 7 cm sections of your hair. Then, with your fingers, part your strands to obtain perfectly relaxed and disheveled waves. And there you have it, it’s as simple as that!
French Bob Razor Cut
These befores and afters really say a lot! First of all, you have to dare to swap your lengths for a super short cut. But sometimes, and here in this case, it’s really worth the effort! We go from flat, limp and shapeless hair to a modern, sparkling, youthful and refreshing style. There’s no doubt about it, if you want to take the plunge, you won’t be disappointed. And, this type of razor-cut French Bob, with short bangs, suits this face shape perfectly.
French Bob with micro-fringe
Admittedly, micro-bangs are not always flattering on all heads. But, admit that the combo with the French Bob works brilliantly. Especially with a slightly tousled hairstyle styled naturally. If you didn’t dare to take the plunge yet, you may have just changed your mind!
Colorful French Bob
Well, obviously, you don’t necessarily have to go for shades as well brighter than orange or fuchsia! But, without wanting to force your hand, giving a touch of sparkle to your French bob gives a truly original style that is off the beaten track. And, this look is further accentuated thanks to the curtain bangs!
French Bob and Pixie combined
Now that’s a great duo! This short pixie comes with soft bangs and a few strands that frame the face. The back is a little more layered than the classic short bob, but the natural texture still gives it that great French look. This style takes up the codes of the French bob without completely reproducing the look. Very clever!
French Bob with a little red beret
Halfway between the femme fatale and the working-girl! There’s nothing better than accessorizing your French Bob with a red beret to contrast with your black mane and complete your outfit of the day. A lipstick in the same shade… And now you’re ready to turn heads!
French Bob with a platinum color
Playing with color can add a playful and very attractive look to that famous haircut. Whether you opt for golden blonde or platinum blonde, you’ll make a splash on any occasion! The whole hairstyle is even skillfully harmonious, whether your hair is straightened or wavy.
French Bob Parisien
Speaking of waves, how do you find this style that exudes naturalness? Here, it’s a pretty French Bob with a naturally tousled texture leaving the hair the opportunity to be totally free in its movements. It’s just a little longer than the classic cut, but still owning the same features. By opting for this cup, you will almost feel like you are immediately transported to a café in the Marais!
French Bob on a natural texture
We told you above: don’t be afraid to cut your curly or curly hair! Even if the look is really short, you’ll get a fabulous short bob that’s naturally chic and elegant and will energize your natural texture.
Tapered French Bob
Isn’t this subtly tapered short cut lovely? No more heaviness, you’ll feel as light as a feather! This is because the back is well tapered and shaped to fit perfectly on the back of the head. Freshness guaranteed!
Swoopy-style voluminous French Bob
With a cute little curtain fringe and a swoopy face framing, this French Bob is just stunning! As a bonus, it’s simple to style for everyday wear and will match any look.
Wavy French Bob
Is it often a struggle to style your wavy hair? No need to worry about it, the solution is here! Thanks to this stylish and playful French bob, delicately enhanced by a small fringe, your waves are airy and sublime to look at.
Vintage French Bob
Let’s dive into the past with this short bob with a classic style, but updated for a cozier and more modern touch. The ingredients of this new version? A razor cut for a shaggy effect and the addition of custom bangs. A flawless performance!
French Wavy Bob with Curtain Bangs
Want to get a makeover and refresh your look? So bet on this wavy French Bob with a delicate curtain fringe, it’s the perfect cut to change your head. The must: such a short bob can even make you look taller, since it allows you to lengthen your neck. And, which is far from negligible, you will get rid of all your split ends at the same time.
French Bob with blunt tips
You’ve got thick hair and a lot ofnarrow jaw? In this case, you should consider cutting your French Bob at an angle. It’s even especially recommended for diamond-shaped or inverted triangle-shaped faces. This cut will give you a slight graduation around the edges, creating a small flip. Wise, right?
French Bob with straight bangs for women over 50
The French bob with straight bangs is ideal for women over 50. What for? Not only does it look really classy, but it’s also easy to maintain. To top it all off, the bangs fall just in time to hide the wrinkles on the forehead!
Sexy French Gradient Bob
If you have a long forehead that you’re looking to camouflage a bit, don’t hesitate to go for this type of short cut with thick bangs. It’s the ultimate trompe l’oeil! In addition, such a short and layered bob instantly gives a sensual and sexy touch, says hairstylist Frédéric Mennetrier. This length highlights the shoulders well, while the subtle bangs will emphasize the eyes and cheekbones. A must-try look!
French Blonde Bob for Older Women
For mature women who dream of sporting a simple to maintain and easy-to-style cut on a daily basis, we have the perfect style here. Opt for this blonde bob that sits between the hollow of the cheekbone and the chin, with little or no thickness at the top of the head. This is the best type of short bob to consider! As for the golden blonde at the root, it is certainly not harmless, since it helps to cover gray hair, while the lighter ends will give a superb dimension to the whole hairstyle.
Curly French Bob
We close our selection with this mischievous and youthful style. We love this curly French Bob that really gives the illusion of sporting voluminous and well-defined curls. But, be sure to agree with your hairdresser on the length of your bob. It should fit perfectly with the shape of your face! Note that this type of cut should be done on dry and styled hair, in order to obtain a nice balance in its shape.
Which French Bob makes you look younger?
As a general rule, a French bob with a loose, messy style allows you to achieve a youthful aesthetic and more freshness. Such a hairstyle can help soften your features and create a pretty look, effortlessly.
A word of advice: Above all, avoid styles that are too pulled back, as they can make your style appear stricter and more severe, says hairstylist Delphine Courteille.
What face shape is the French bob suitable for?
The French Bob works perfectly well for women who have a pear-shaped face, especially those whose jawlines are wider than the hairline. Although it is a beautiful structure, it is often difficult to flatter it. From then on, the short bob will bring a certain balance while visually attenuating the lines. Be aware that an extra short square can also help balance out the angles. Finally, adding swept bangs with shorter layers will work wonders!