19 Celebrities Who Prove the Bob Is the Trendiest Haircut of the Year

Celebries with Bob Haircuts

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Short bobs, long bobs, blunt bobs, shaggy bobs—celebs have been bringing back bobs big time this year. “Everyone is running to the salon to get a bob,” says hairstylist Castillo Bataille. And it’s true: We’ve seen plenty of red carpet and social media appearances that easily flag the bob as the haircut of the year. And we can see why: Shorter lengths minimize time spent on our strands, which is hard not to love. “It’s a quick and easy way to get a fresh new look that is chic, fashionable, and effortless,” says Bataille.

Keep reading for what our expert stylists say about the popular and versatile cut via 19 celebs who joined the bob ranks this year.

Meet the Expert

  • Castillo Bataille is a hairstylist and Matrix brand ambassador.
  • Ryan Austin is a celebrity hairstylist based out of IGK Salon in New York.

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Hailey Bieber

Hailey Bieber wears a soft chin-length bob


What can we say? If Hailey Bieber is on the trend, it’s hard not to want to replicate it. When the queen of elevated minimalism traded her long locks for a chin-grazing cut, the wake-up-and-go nature of a shorter style became even more attractive. To maintain your bob, Austin recommends touching it up with a trim every eight to 10 weeks. 

02 of 19

Jenna Ortega

Jenna Ortega wearing a shaggy layered long bob


Not every bob was made to be clean-cut. If shaggy layers and fringe are more of your vibe, this Jenna Ortega lob is a great reference to show your hairstylist.

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Zendaya attends the 29th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

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Zendaya is one of Bataille’s favorite celebs who joined the bob club this year. “A mid-length bob is always classic and versatile,” he tells us.

04 of 19

Kourtney Kardashian

Kourtney Kardashian wears a platinum blunt bob in Las Vegas


Before heading into the salon asking to replicate the latest haircut from any celeb, “make sure to do your research,” says Austin. Celebrities change their looks frequently— Kourtney Kardashian and her sisters are often jumping from long to short, black to platinum blonde, and back again—and images you like from more than one person can help your hairstylist dissect what you like about a haircut while also considering what will work best for you. “Come with references, and don’t be afraid to take risks,” says Austin.

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Florence Pugh

Florence Pugh attends as Tiffany & Co. Celebrates the reopening of NYC Flagship store

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Florence Pugh is giving us major Elvira Hancock from “Scarface” vibes with this blonde lob. To achieve a similar style on a long bob, Bataille recommends a round brush and a ping-pong amount of Matrix’s Setter Mousse ($22) for a natural, carefree hold.

06 of 19

Charli D'Amelio

Charli D'amelio wears a blunt bob


Angular bobs can add more dimension and shape to straighter hair textures. “Charli D’Amelio is channeling her best Aeon Flux [with this] bob, and I’m here for it,” says Bataille.

07 of 19

Bailee Madison

Bailee Madison attends Vanity Fair Campaign Hollywood

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Who says short hair has limited styling options? Here, Bailey Madison proves that flat-ironed waves can help those with straight hair jazz up a blunt-cut bob or lob.

08 of 19

Michelle Williams

Michelle Williams arrives at the 75th Directors Guild Of America Awards

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While anyone can find a bob that accentuates their hair texture and face shape, Austin says those with softer features will really shine in a short, bold bob, like this beautiful jaw-length cut on Michelle Williams.

09 of 19

Lily James

 Lily James attends the "What's Love Got To Do With It?" UK Premiere

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The beauty of the bob is its versatility. "There are options for most hair textures," says Austin. "The thicker your hair, the harder it is to control, so finding a product to tame or accentuate your natural texture is key."  

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Megan Thee Stallion

Megan Thee Stallion wears her grown out bob with pink money pieces


Leave to Megan Thee Stallion to pair her lob with fringe and vibrant money pieces for the ultimate color and cut combo of the year. Taking a bold step forward with your hair color is a fun way to let your bob or lob grow out when you’re ready for something new.

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Megan Fox

Megan Fox wears an a-line bob with fringe in Bulgaria


Megan Fox gives a super fresh take on the a-line bob by adding a blended, feathery fringe. “If you have difficulty controlling your texture, I would avoid cutting fringe,” advises Austin. As we all know, bangs are a huge commitment, so it’s better to consider them if you find your natural texture pretty low-key and easy to handle daily.

12 of 19

Mindy Kaling

Mindy Kaling arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party

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In a post-pandemic world, Batille sees people gravitating toward cleaner and simpler hairstyles, with fewer layers and blunt ends. A cut like this “will give your look a nice edge and polish,” says Bataille.

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Lily Collins

Lily Collins attends The 2023 Met Gala Celebrating "Karl Lagerfeld: A Line Of Beauty"

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As for Austin’s favorite celeb to pull off a bob this year, Lily Collins takes the cake. “It takes a bold person to pull off a super short bob with bangs,” he says. “And not to mention the rich color.” We love how Collins adds a retro spin to so many of her hair looks.  

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Taylor Russell

Taylor Russell attends the 2023 Film Independent Spirit Awards

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“For those with a smaller face and features, the shorter the bob, the better,” Bataille says. “The idea is to open the face—not to hide the features, but accentuate them.” Taylor Russell is a great example of how a shorter bob near the cheekbones can really open things up around the neck and accentuate the face shape.

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Zoe Saldana

Zoe Saldana attends the screening to launch the new Paramount+ series "Special Ops: Lioness"

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"When it comes to picking a bob, you really have to keep in mind the shape of your face and the length between your head and shoulders," says Bataille. "The longer the bob, the longer the line of symmetry will be overall, making the face appear more elongated." Considering symmetry can also be beneficial for those with longer foreheads.

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Halle Bailey

Halle Bailey arrives to The 2023 Met Gala Celebrating "Karl Lagerfeld: A Line Of Beauty"

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While some face shapes are accentuated by very specific bob lengths, “heart- or oval-shaped faces can typically pull off short or long bobs,” says Austin.

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Singer Ciara is seen wearing white laced dress outside Elie Saab during the Paris Fashion Week

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We love the center parting and full body of Ciara’s healthy, blunt-cut bob. To keep strands nourished and shiny year-round, Bataille recommends the Food For Soft Multi-Use Hair Oil Serum from Matrix ($31).

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Kelly Rowland

Kelly Rowland attends the Louis Vuitton Menswear Spring/Summer 2024 show

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Lifestyle habits are important to consider with any haircut, so make sure your hairstylist styles your hair the way you’ll wear it every day when you leave the salon—don’t resort to their comforts or what they think will look best. If you plan to straighten your new bob every day, skip the curly blowout and ask them to bring out the flat iron.

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Cara Delevingne

Cara Delevingne wearing flat iron waves on her long bob


Austin says people with strong, bold features look great with longer bobs, and we think Cara Delevingne is living proof of his point. Plus, there's so much styling versatility to explore at this lob length.

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