While our affection for the classic bob remains strong, this summer we’re embracing its more relaxed counterpart: the Italian bob. The realm of bob hairstyles is incredibly diverse, with a new iteration of this short haircut seemingly emerging every week. However, the summer of 2023 has witnessed a notable resurgence of the bob. Having experimented with the undone bob and the lob, we have now developed an affinity for the voluminous and effortless charm of the Italian bob. And it seems we are not alone in this sentiment, as TikTok videos showcasing this new hairstyle trend have amassed over 129 million views.
The Italian bob, reaching approximately chin length, delicately enhances the facial features by eschewing the angular front typically associated with other bob hairstyles. Instead, it boasts weighty ends that lend the cut an airier and more casual appearance—perfect for the summer season. One of its greatest advantages is its versatility in styling, offering ample volume.
So, what exactly is an Italian bob?
It is a less precise variation of the traditional bob, featuring slightly frayed ends and subtle layering on the top. While the decision to include a fringe or not largely depends on personal preference, the haircut pairs exceptionally well with an ultra-deep side part (another trending style), allowing the hair to cascade forward and create additional volume.