I’m now sporting a short bob haircut, which my hairstylist said is in vogue. Especially the signature Vidal Sassoon bob of the 1960s. Mine isn’t that retro of course. It’s a graduated layered bob just over the ears. No, not at all like Victoria Beckham’s Pob if that’s what you’re thinking. Much more classic than that. And no bangs, just the fringe swept to the side.
Actually I thought the bob has never ever lost its charm. I had it on and off from the time I was a teen and hey, the kids sport them all the time! It’s the sort of hairstyle that has a timeless appeal, no matter the era. Of course these days, the look is more updated and trendy with innovative geometrical or asymmetrical cuts.
In fact, you might like to know that the bob originated during the First World War because women had to cut their hair short for convenience. It became very fashionable in the 1920s with the flappers sporting the style done in finger wave. At that time, the bob haircut was a symbol of liberalism which marked the beginning of a major change in societal norms and values for women.
I would have to say I do feel excessively liberated now that my hair is so short. No, my hairstylist definitely did a good job of styling my bob. It’s just that it’s bit short for my liking at the moment. I guess I just have to sit out for about two weeks or so for it to grow longer. Meanwhile, I’ll enjoy the breezy feel on my nape while I can.
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