Allow Us to Introduce You to the French Bob Haircut
Anyone who's ever gotten a big chop knows: cutting your hair is like hitting a giant reset button on your life. If you are experiencing fatigue (with your hair or otherwise), desperately looking for a change, or wanting to feel inspired, a new haircut will do the trick, but sometimes it's hard to know where to begin.
Somewhere between a lob and a pixie cut is the sweet spot we call the bob haircut. It's cool, it's easy, it's low-maintenance. But if the typical blunt-end bob style doesn't suit you, there are more options out there just waiting to be discovered — like the French bob.
Ahead, learn more about the style and get inspiration to bring with you to the salon.
What Is a French Bob Haircut?
Unlike the straight ends of a blunt bob, the French bob haircut is more layered and choppy with piecey ends. The style just skims your cheekbones, which gives them a more pronounced look. It works on curly, straight, and wavy hair textures and instantly gives your look a touch of attitude.
Allow the following street style shots to serve as inspiration and proof that the French bob is the chicest cut around. It makes for a laid-back, perfectly messy style that looks like you just rolled out of bed but also like you're ready to step onto a runway — which pretty much sums up French beauty. As you scroll through these French bob haircut ideas, it'll take everything in you not to chop off your hair right here and now. (But of course, we advise strongly against that.)
French Bob Inspiration
Messy French Bob Haircut
A French bob looks great when styled with messy, loose waves.
French Bob With Bangs
Micro bangs are a chic addition to this haircut.
Curly French Bob
Curly hair can get in on the French bob trend, too.
Wavy French Bob
This classic French bob is styled with tousled waves.
Straight French Bob
If you have straight hair, it'll look nice in a sleek version of the style.
French Bob With Wispy Bangs
Wispy bangs complete this French bob hairstyle.
Middle-Parted French Bob
This classic French bob hits just below the chin.
Curled French Bob
If you have curly hair, this particular style can really play up your texture.
French Bob on Fine Hair
Kaia Gerber's super-short hairstyle is a great example of a French bob on fine hair.
Side-Parted French Bob
This haircut works with a middle or side part.