The Duchess of Cambridge is usually spotted with her trademark long and enviably wavy locks, so it was quite a surprise when she debuted a trendy bob recently at the Remembrance Sunday ceremony in London, England:
Granted, it was a faux bob – her lengths were curled and tucked inwards to create the illusion of shorter hair – and she pulled it off flawlessly, of course.
It’s a clever way of switching up your hairstyle for an event, or testing out a more dramatic look before committing to the chop. What do you think about her look?
Here are 10 more gorgeous short hairstyles as seen on celebs to inspire your next salon visit:
1. Scarlett Johansson's Voluminous Pixie
If you’re thinking of going light like ScarJo, keep dark roots for a subtly stylish gradient effect that’s also really low-maintenance. For a full-bodied look, do a deep side part and pump up the volume on your crown with hair mousse or dry shampoo.
2. Lucy Hale's Wavy Bob (Or Wob)
Jet black hair that isn’t styled can end up looking like a lifeless black hole, so give it plenty of depth and dimension with waves that you can achieve at home via a good quality curler. Opt for choppy layered ends to give your ‘do more texture too!
3. IU's Sweet Chin-Length Bob
This flattering cut gives the illusion of a slimmer face, and the trick is to keep a side parting and add layers for a bit of a tousled look. Click here to see more chin bob hairstyles.
4. Rachel McAdams's Sideswept Waves
Too many layers can make your hair look thin, but that’s not a problem if you’ve got short hair, especially when you can simply toss it to one side for a more voluminous look. Keep a long side fringe like Rachel so you can switch your parting easily.
5. Kerry Washington's Straight Bob With Bangs
Alternatively, make like Kerry and ask your stylist for blunt bangs and a less layered bob that can instantly make your mane look fuller. Bangs can also take years off your face and totally refresh your look, just ask these celebs!
6. Olivia Wilde's Sleek Bob
This trendy slicked down look is perfect for soirees and dinner events, where you don’t have to worry about stray strands sticking out of place or flying across your face. Paired with a bob, it gives off a neat, crisp vibe and makes your appear confident and put-together.
7. Bella Hadid's Sharp Long Bob (Or Lob)
This collarbone-grazing cut is still making waves because it’s easy to maintain and universally flattering. The model’s angled version with mesmerising curled-in ends is ultra sleek and makes hair appear really healthy.
8. Han Ye-seul's Permed Ends
To give super short hair life and body, opt for a Korean-style perm with curls just at the ends of your locks. Here are some salons in Singapore that offers Korean hair styling services so you can look just like your favourite K-drama actress!
9. Michelle Williams's Cropped Cut
If the heat is really getting to you, consider chopping off your locks for an ultra-short crop like Michelle. It’ll be a refreshing change and even save you lots of time in the shower!
10. Sarah Paulson's Tousled Bob
The actress stepped out at the Tony Awards 2017 and wowed critics with her effortlessly elegant look. We love how her tousled hair is stylishly swept to the side to showcase an elegant statement earring! Simply gorgeous.
Text: Elizabeth Liew