These 17 Celebs Prove the Bob Hair Trend Is Here to Stay

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In middle school, I chopped my long hair into a bob in an effort to look like Selena Gomez at the time. Reader, it was not a good look. However, I was determined to resemble my favorite celebrity even though I didn’t take into account my pubescent features. In 2024 people are doing the same, swapping long strands for a chic bob following suit of their favorite stars.

  • David Cruz is a celebrity hairstylist
  • Marley Xavier is a celebrity colorist
  • Dimitris Giannetos is a celebrity colorist
  • Venner James is a celebrity hair artist
  • Justin Toves-Vincilione is a celebrity hairstylist

The bob’s surge in popularity is a culmination of a few things in addition to the star power behind it. “Hairstyles that require having really good haircuts are quite popular again,” says celebrity hairstylist and Colorproof ambassador David Cruz. “The bob definitely fits in that category.” (He advises using Smooth Drops for chic, sleek bob.)

Additionally, celebrity colorist Marley Xavier says there’s something empowering about someone wanting a drastic change. “Cutting your hair into a bob is a great way to do that, especially if your hair has been damaged or is looking a little tired,” says Xavier. “Bobs are timeless, can be extremely versatile, chic, edgy, playful, you name it. They most definitely have that ‘it’ factor.” Celebrity hair artist Venner James agrees that the shorter, sharper cut is more attention-grabbing and daring. It’s a timeless, elegant look. It’s even been the signature look for trendsetter Anna Wintour for decades, notes celebrity hairstylist Dimitris Giannetos.

“The bob is easy to maintain and is very versatile. You can rock it in your natural curls or waves and even straighten it out,” says James. “A layered bob will make thin hair look thicker and also give an instant facelift. It’s a hairstyle that serves you well.” We’ve rounded up your favorite stars with bobs for a bit of inspiration.

Bob Inspiration From Your Favorite Celebs

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Bold Bob

Megan Fox

Megan Fox‘s hair is constantly changing. We loved her bright red hot bob—a departure from her generally long, dark strands.

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Mature Bob

Diane Lane

The 59-year-old star proves that bobs look great at any age. We love how her bob is styled with curls and a wind swept bang.

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3 / 17

Short Bob

America Ferrera

All eyes have been on America Ferrera after her captivating performance in Barbie. While in the spotlight she’s decided to sport a short bob, and it suits her

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Layered Bob

Sydney Sweeney

Another star to debut a bob at The Oscars, Anyone But You star Sydney Sweeney traded her long, blonde strands for a more “bronde”, if you will, layered bob.

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Sculpted Bob


From micro bangs to a bob, there’s pretty much no look Zendaya can’t pull off. At the 2024 Academy Awards, the Dune star pulled out a deep side-parted bob that was giving old-Hollywood chic in the best way.

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Chic Bob

Jennifer Lopez

The multi-talented star said goodbye to her iconic long waves and hello to a chic bob cut super blunt to the jaw. She debuted the new hairstyle at Paris Fashion Week to much surprise.

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Healthy Bob

Kelsea Ballerini

Kelsea Ballerini is trading in her waist-grazing extensions for something a bit more natural. “They say to get out with the old, you get in with the new,” the artist captions her latest post, debuting a timeless shorter length. She’s been on a healthy hair growth journey, and it shows.

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Shoulder Grazing Bob

Zoe Saldaña

Hitting right above the collarbone, Zoe Saldaña’s new chop, done by celebrity hairstylist Mara Roszak, is equal parts chic and classic.

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Bob with a Side Bang

Jennifer Garner

The always adorable Jennifer Garner just got even cuter by cutting her hair into a bob. Although she said on Live! With Ryan and Kelly that she’s already looking forward to it growing back and being able to plop it in a bun on top of her head again.

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Bob with Full Bangs

Rose Byrne

Rose Byrne has rocked a bob before—and she recently transitioned back to the cut. She showed off the new do with a stunning photo of herself all done up by celebrity hairstylist Harry Josh.

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Straightforward Bob

Olivia Palermo

Not everyone is bold enough to wake up ready to change their hair out of nowhere. Olivia Palermo says she woke up, called celebrity hairstylist Andre J. Davis and got a bob just like that. “Always great doing great changes on a woman that’s not afraid of change,” wrote Davis, and the result is striking.

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Wavy Bob

Cara Delevingne

Cara Delevingne is a recent member of the bob squad. “Look who else is going short for summer, This Beauty,” wrote celebrity hair stylist Riwana Capri who did the chop and Nikki Lee, responsible for the color. “Who’s next?” they ask, and we’re wondering the same thing.

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The OG Bob

Hailey Bieber

“We’ve all been hearing about Hailey Bieber and her big chop,” says hairstylist and Authentic Beauty Concept advocate Justin Toves-Vincilione. “She had her hair cut into a chin-length bob with whispers of face-framing and very light texture near the ends.” He notes that while her hair color has pretty much remained in the same family of shades, “she has a massively different cut.” Xavier notes that over the past couple of years, Bieber has become quite the trendsetter. We won’t be surprised if whatever her next cut is starts trending as well.

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Shaggy Bob

Jenna Ortega

Xavier points out that Jenna Ortega recently gave her hair a chop. James describes her new look as a “shaggy wolf cut bob sitting just above her shoulders.”

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Sleek Bob


“Lizzo loves to play around with her look, whether it’s loose mermaid waves, big bouncy curls or even voluminous plumed out natural texture,” says Toves-Vincilione noting that it’s usually kept on the longer side. “Lately, you can find Lizzo stepping into her short hair era and having fun with different textures and colors.”

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Bob with Bold Bangs

Kelly Rowland

James says Kelly Rowland’s chin-length middle part bob by Kahh Spence “has had social media in a chokehold.” Everything about the cut is stunning. “It’s the color, the precession, the way it frames her face and shows her neckline. It’s just perfect.”

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Curly Bob


James notes that H.E.R. traded her long luscious hair for a bob recently. He says she’s currently “rocking her curly fro bob with full bangs.”

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