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The Best Bob Haircut for Every Face Shape

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We’re only a few weeks out from the start of summer and already the bob is shaping up to be the look of the season. Blame it on celebrities like Hunter Schafer, Meagan Good, and Simone Biles, but at the moment it’s never been cooler to make the big chop. Not only is a bob super versatile in terms of styling, but it’s a low-maintenance style that will help you beat the summer heat in style.

If you’re itching to hit the salon for a bob of your own, but aren’t sure which cut would work best for you — we’ve totally got you covered with our little guide to the best bob for every face shape. No matter if you have an oval, round, square, diamond, or even a heart-shaped face, ahead you’ll find the most flattering bob for your features.

Round Face

If you have a rounder face like Selena Gomez, consider trying out a sleek 90-inspired lob (aka “long bob”). Not only will this face-framing cut flatter your wider cheekbones, but it will also help elongate your face, thanks to its neck-grazing length. Plus, when paired with a middle part and flipped in ends, this style has such a cool vibe.

Oval Face

For people with an oval face, the shorter the bob the better. A chin-length bob like Regina King’s perfectly complements the natural slimness of your face and shows off that slender jawline. Best of all, the styling possibilities are endless with this cut — you can wear your bob straight like King or add some texture for a more tousled look. 

Square Face

If you have a square face like Margot Robbie, a shoulder-length wavy bob is totally the way to go. When paired with waves or curls, a just-below-the-collarbone cut will help soften your sharp jawline. Take a cue from Robbie and pair you bob with a deep side part for a gorgeous look.

Heart Face

People with a heart-shaped face like Lucy Hale will want to opt for a long layered lob. A longer, more layered cut not only keeps you from looking too boxy, but it also helps draw the attention away from your wider forehead.

Diamond Face

When you have a diamond-shaped face like Kourtney Kardashian, you can go for a more choppy cut like a blunt bob. The key is to have your bob sit closely around your face as the shorter length will not only complement your angular features (like your pointed chin and high cheekbones), but it will also help balance out your jawline.

Which style will you be trying out? Share with us below!

Camille Nzengung
Camille Nzengung
Camille Nzengung is a Features Editor, based in Georgia, covering all things hair at The Tease. You can find her writing about the best hair products, the coolest hair trends, and all the exciting new hair launches.