Why the Chunky Bob Is Spring’s Hottest Haircut


| LAST UPDATE 03/15/2023

By Alyssa Williams
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Just as winter comes to an end, the sun comes out, and it brings with it a hairstyle that is just as light, airy, and breezy as the season itself. We're talking about the chunky bob - an ultra cool cut that flatters any face shape and is perfect for those fun spring days.

Some of the many stars you've probably seen rockin' this style are Hailey BieberKaia GerberSelena Gomez, Romy Schneider, Kelly McGillis, and Christy Turlington. And as we all know by now, anything these beauties do is bound to become a trend in no time. Luke Hersheson of the eponymous salon notes that this short style has become incredibly popular in recent months. According to him, "This bob is defined by its chunky edge; it doesn't look razored (although it might be), and it has a blocky weight to the ends. Often it also kicks out a bit at the ends, which gives it a kind of softness."

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However, when styling this 'do at his salon, Luke often opts for taking the cut slightly shorter around the face to help frame features more effectively. And though other bobs tend to incorporate more wave or curl into their shape, he recommends keeping your chunky bob fairly straight - no tonging or extra volume required! This simple yet bold cut takes center stage on its own - so there's no need for too much styling manipulation.

Super low-maintenance and easy to wear - if you get your cut right - you'll require very little styling effort afterwards. If you're feeling creative, though, there are ways to switch up your look! Try experimenting with different parting placements - chunky bobs suit both side partings or center parts equally well - or inject movement into mid-lengths and end with texturizing spray or volumizing mousse for volume. For extra sleekness, why not smooth flyaways with Fable & Mane's Smooth and Shine Hair Oil? The chunky bob is an effortless way to give yourself an updated spring revamp without fussing too much about styling – making it perfect for any Gen Z fashionista looking for something new!

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