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7 Trendy Inverted Bob Hairstyles

Bobs are back this season in the form of the stylishly modern inverted bob. Inverted bobs (also known as graduated bobs) are defined as being shorter at the back and longer at the front. Chic and versatile, we've selected x inverted bob looks for you to take inspiration from!

Wavy blonde bob

A natural approach to the inverted bob, this wavy blonde number is created by cutting the hair blunt and with a slight graduation. Buttery ombre highlights that gradually lighten at the ends are the perfect skin brightening solution for winter. Create texture and volume that speaks louder than words by applying a hair mousse to damp hair, scrunch and allow to dry naturally.

Shaggy bob

Bohemian babes will love this messy inverted bob with chunky highlights. Cutting your bob in piecey layers and wearing it wavy will create texture and movement, while visible roots will help you channel that inner rock chick that's itching to break loose this winter. If you struggle to create waves in your naturally straight hair, apply a texturising powder to damp hair, encouraging waves by twirling chunks of hair around your fingers.

Long bob and balayage highlights

If you're not quite ready to take the short-haired plunge, this long bob is the perfect look to start with. Long bobs, or lobs as they're often known as, are easier to maintain than shorter hairstyles and the added lengths gives you endless options when it comes to styling. For a chic, city girl look, opt for chunky balayage highlights in neutral tones, which will perfectly complement relaxed waves.

Platinum blonde bob

Ice queens will love this ice-white bob with subtle visible roots, which was created by combining platinum and silver highlights. Subtle layers at the front and back help accentuate waves, creating texture, movement and volume in this short-haired look.

It's important to pick the right shade of platinum to suit your skin tone, so speak to colourist about selecting a colour that doesn't wash you out.

Going platinum blonde comes with the added risk of damage, which means frequent trips to the salon for a trim and nourishing treatment are definite musts with this look. Keep your platinum colour looking vibrant by incorporating products designed for colour treated hair into your hair care routine.

Smooth and straight bob

Here's a more structured inverted bob that's perfectly suited to sophisticated lasses. To create the straightness of this particular bob, as your stylist to keep the ends blunt with subtle graduated layers at the back. A minimalist look, this bob can be styled simply with an exaggerated parting and neutral brown colour. To get the smooth effect, incorporate a hair oil and anti-frizz products into your hair care routine. Those blessed with natural waves will require help from heat styling tools, but be sure to protect your hair from damage by applying a heat protection spray before styling.

Exaggerated inverted bob

This graphic hair style is suited to arty types who enjoy experimenting with stand-out looks. Ask your hairdresser to style your exaggerated bob considerably shorted at the back, starting at the very top of the neckline, gradually graduating your bob at the front just past the jaw line. Your hair should be worn smooth and straight to accentuate graduation, but always remember to use a heat protectant spray before hitting the heat styling tools. Why not go bold with a dark colour and baby bangs!

Short copper bob

A fresh and girly take on the inverted bob, this copper bob is worn just above the neckline at the back and with a slight graduation at the front. If you're not so keen on going vivid with your colour this season, warm copper is a natural tone that will give pale complexions a beautiful rosy glow. To create height and volume, blow-dry your hair straight, smoothing the ends under with a round bristle brush to create a French bob effect. Use a light hold hairspray to protect your bob from extreme winter elements.

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