If there is one haircut that has reigned supreme over the past year, it’s the bob. And it’s perhaps no surprise. Throughout history, the bob has remained a timeless haircut that has never gone out of style; it has only morphed and changed with the decades. Take the Italian bob. Its full-bodied, bouncy lengths are a nod to Old Hollywood glamour, whereas the resurgence of the blunt bob draws inspiration from the minimalist short haircuts we saw through the ’90s (“Beckham Bob”, we’re looking at you). Having seen just about every type of bob haircut make a comeback over the past 12 months, it’s a sure sign that short haircuts are not going anywhere anytime soon for 2024. Ask any hairdresser or salon—they’ve been inundated with requests for shorter, jaw-skimming cuts.
Thinking about getting a bob haircut in 2024? “Remember that trends can evolve, and new variations of the bob haircut may emerge over time, so it’s always a good idea to consult with a hairstylist who can provide the latest insights and tailor the haircut to suit your face shape and personal style,” says Afroditi Koutsouki, senior stylist at Neville Hair & Beauty. So if you’re ready for the chop and are curious to know which bob haircuts will be trending for 2024, I asked top hairstylists and the busiest salons to share their predictions. Prepare to call your hairdresser, because there’s plenty of inspiration ahead.