The French Bob Will Be 2023's Most Asked-About Haircut

Say bonjour to this vintage chop.

Among all the haircuts that come in and out of fashion, the bob never fails to remain a salon staple, thanks to the many different ways one can style it. From shoulder-grazing long bobs to cheekbone-hugging mini bobs, this cut can have anyone tempted to make the big chop. As 2023 comes into focus, there's one bob haircut trending beyond the rest, and it's been around for a long, long time. Say bonjour to the French bob.

Inspired by the super cropped bobs of the roaring 1920s, the French bob is similar to a one-length short bob, but sans any harsh bluntness. In fact, it's about as laissez-faire as it gets, focusing more on natural texture and easy styling to achieve the signature nonchalance of French style. It's made to hit just at the jawline or above to flatter the face (especially the cheekbones), and most pair it with breezy bangs to cap off the vintage look.

What makes the French bob so appealing might stem from the women who wear it. They're confident, classic, and completely cooler than anyone else in the room, which are all things we're striving for at the start of any new year. A major chop that requires to be worn with confidence is just what's needed to take every season by storm.

To copy the style, ask your stylist for a jawline-hugging short bob with subtle layering to eliminate any bluntness on the ends. As for bangs, it's to your discretion. Piecey bangs, full fringe, and retro curtain bangs all make a French bob feel even more effortlessly chic. The point is to be able to skip styling altogether, so choose what works for your hair type.

So if you're in need of a pick-me-up anytime throughout the year, there is no better way to enter a new season than with a French bob in tow.

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