Looking for the biggest haircut of 2022? Let us introduce you to the boy bob. Because let’s face it, we all know by now that the bob haircut is pretty much the shag of our generation. It’s iconic. It’s ubiquitous. And it’s everywhere. Honestly, we’ve seen every iteration going, from the A-line bob to the Frenchie bob, the collarbone bob, the ’90s crop bob, the tucked bob, the pixie bob, the box bob.… You name it, it’s been done.
Surely there’s no-where else to go—right? Except—we spoke to our favorite top hairstylists, and they let us in on a not-so-secret secret —when it comes to bobs, the options are endless and there is still tons of fun to be had. That’s where the boy bob comes in, according to L.A.’s coolest hairstylist, Sal Salcedo.
“Blunt boy bobs will be all the rage,” Salcedo tells Glamour. As bobs go, this one’s a loose cut that allows for lots of interpretation, and the rules are, there are almost no rules. The main feature is that it’s not too ‘done’. Mercifully, we can drop our straighteners and make like the lads with a wash-and-go situation on the days we can’t be faffed with serious styling. “It’s a fuller take on the bob where the natural texture can roam free. Anything from chin to collarbone length is game here,” Salcedo explains.
Leading London hairstylist and CEO of Hershesons, Luke Hersheson, has also pegged it as the style to have on your radar. “What’s important is the texture of the bob. It needs to feel a bit undone, nothing too rigid.” He recommends air-drying “so it’s got a bit of movement in it.”
Really, the boy bob is about personality and letting your hair’s own waves, kinks, and curls do their thang by working with your hairstylist on an easygoing cut that bigs up your own texture. Simple, but beautifully effective.
Here are 7 ways to wear it:
Straight fringe, wavy lengths
Wet and slicked back
This story originally appeared on Glamour U.K.