Blunt Bobs That Prove This Is the Coolest Haircut Ever

Bob haircuts in every form have seen a major resurgence in the last year. It started with Hailey Bieber's major chop in January 2023 and only snowballed from there. But one type of bob in particular has come out on top: the blunt bob haircut.

Categorized by its so-blunt-they-might-cut-you ends, a blunt bob is typically all one length with an edgy yet sophisticated feel. It looks good on everyone, which is why a range of stars have worn it over the years, including Lupita Nyong'o, Lucy Hale, Lori Harvey, and sisters Kim, Kourtney, and Khloé Kardashian, to name a few.

Ahead, a hairstylist is sharing more about this timeless look, including his tips for styling it at home.

What Is a Blunt Bob?

There are a myriad of different types of bobs out there. You have inverted bobs, micro bobs, and even newer trendy styles like the French bob and Italian bob, but this straight-edge style is tried and true. "A blunt bob is a shoulder- or chin-length cut," hairstylist Jacob Schmidt of Sally Hershberger NoMad tells POPSUGAR. "It can be easily styled by blowing it out, adding a soft wave, or wearing it naturally curly depending on hair texture."

The haircut works on all hair types "as it can be worn bouncy and curly, smooth and sleek, or soft and tousled," but it's particularly great for anyone seeking more body. "It is great for thin or fine hair as it creates the illusion of volume," Schmidt says.

How to Style a Blunt Bob Haircut

A blunt bob is a wash-and-go type of haircut for many, which is part of its magic. Depending on whether your hair is naturally straight, wavy, or curly, you have different options. If you want to air-dry, Schmidt says to use a curl-enhancing cream or a volumizing mousse and dry as normal. To wear the look curled, "Defuse or blow out and add a soft curl by wrapping [the] hair with a one-inch curling iron or flat iron in the direction away from the face."

Blunt Bob Haircut Inspiration

Keep reading to see different ways to wear a blunt bob haircut.

Hailey Bieber's Blunt Bob Haircut

Bieber wore her blunt bob air-dried with perfectly imperfect waves and switched between a middle and side part.

Jordyn Woods's Blunt Bob Haircut

Woods's blunt bob is on the longer side, making it almost a lob. She wore the look straight with a side part.

Khloé Kardashian's Blunt Bob Haircut

Kardashian wore her blunt bob with a side part for extra volume at the roots.

Irina Shayk's Blunt Bob

Shayk rocked the blunt bob haircut with a clean middle part.

Ayesha Curry's Blunt Bob Haircut

Curry's take on the blunt bob is slightly longer, hitting the tops of her shoulders.

Kristen Bell's Blunt Bob Haircut

Bell's blunt bob is styled straight with a slight bend at the ends toward her face.

Curled Blunt Bob Haircut

You can wear your blunt bob with curls or waves for more movement and texture.