What should I know before cutting my hair a bob cut?

Straight bob haircuts are a great option for those who want a chic, stylish look. They come in various lengths and looks and can be customized to flatter anyone’s features.

However, it can be a quite high-maintenance look and require a lot of dedication. Your hair type will play a huge role here, as well as some other factors. 

So the decision to chop off your locks should not be an impulsive one, as you could regret it quite fast. Rather take the time to think about all your options and if you are ready for this style. 

Are you ready for a straight bob?

Before you take the plunge and cut your hair into a straight bob, it’s important to make sure that you are actually ready for the style. This means being prepared to put in the time and effort to style it, as well as knowing how to style it.

You might also have to invest in some styling tools and products, as well as frequent visits to the salon, so take that into account when making your decision. 

Straight bobs are definitely a style that takes some effort to achieve, and if you are not sure if you are ready, then it might be best to consult with a stylist first to get their opinion on the style and whether or not it would actually suit you.

Different bobs for different face shapes

Not all bobs are created equal! You can of course cut your hair in any way that you like, but if you are looking for a style that will emphasize your features, then you should think about your face shape first.

For example, those with round faces should avoid very short bobs as they can emphasize the roundness of the face. Instead, opt for a bob that is slightly longer, as that will elongate your face as well. 

If you have an oval face, then you are lucky as most bob styles will look good on you. You can cut it to pretty much any length, with or without bangs – if you are unsure what you want and what would actually look best on you, then booking a consultation with a stylist might be the best thing to do.

Those with heart-shaped faces might want to avoid straight bobs that sit on the chin, as this can emphasize the narrower jawline. Instead, go for a style that is slightly longer and has some layers around the face to help soften the look. Or if you are the bold type, then opt for a super-short french bob that ends right below your cheekbones. 

Those with square-shaped faces might also want to avoid straight bobs that sit on the chin, as this can accentuate the squareness of the face. Again, a slightly longer bob might be more flattering.

Your hair type

As the name suggests, straight bobs are meant to be straight, so naturally, your hair type will impact how well this style works on you and how much effort you’ll need to put into styling it.

For those with straight hair, the straight bob is a perfect choice, as it’ll be a very low-maintenance look that will look chic and stylish almost effortlessly. 

Those with wavy hair, however, will find that a straight bob can be high maintenance, as it’s difficult to achieve the straight look without using a straightening iron on a daily basis.

If you have curly hair, then a straight bob is probably not the best style for you, as you’ll likely end up straightening your hair every day, which will damage your curls.

Think about how much time and effort you are willing to put into styling your hair before choosing a straight bob. If you are someone who doesn’t mind using a straightening iron, then this style might be for you.

But if you are someone who likes to air-dry your hair and is looking for a low-maintenance style, then a straight bob might not be the best option.

Try a straight lob

If you have never had hair this length before and are unsure about how it would suit you, then a lob might be a good starting point. That is basically a bob but longer, usually around shoulder length. 

It is a bit less commitment than a french style bob for example, as it can be grown out faster and it’s also a bit easier to maintain, while still giving you the feel of a bob.

If you choose to cut it to this length and feel that it works for you, you could then choose to go shorter step by step and see which length is comfortable for you.

How to maintain a straight bob haircut

As mentioned earlier, these types of styles are not the easiest to maintain, especially if you have curly or wavy hair.

In order to look sleek and polished, you will need to invest some time in styling your hair. You’ll also need some products to help you with that. For starters get a good heat protectant!

You will also want to get something that gives your hair hold and shine – ask your stylist for advice on this one, as different hair types will need different types of products.

And lastly, bobs need regular cuts to look neat. It’s recommended to get a cut every  6-8 weeks.

And there you have it, all the basics you need to know before you go out to get the great chop! And if you’re still unsure, then come by The Station Studio and have a talk with a professional stylist.