by BR Kellie
There's no denying that I'm bonkers for a bob. While I'm the laziest lass in the world when it comes to getting my hair done on the regular, when I do finally sit in my hairdresser's chair, you can bet I'm bobbing it. I love that a bob can be long enough that it can be tied back, yet short enough to look super chic. I've had blunt bobs, shaggy bobs, layered bobs, and - thanks to genetics - a curly bob. One bob I've not had (nor heard of) that's taking the bob-loving babes by storm? The bubble bob. So what is the bubble bob, is it easy to maintain, and how do we ask for one? Read on...
What is the bubble bob?
As you may have guessed the name "bubble bob" has a lot to do with the shape of the bob, which is rounded, with a goodly amount of volume, and ends that tun under. As all good bobs are, it's a versatile look, and can be cut from the length of your jaw, to around halfway between your jaw and shoulders.
Is it easy to style?
The most important aspect of styling the bubble bob is ensuring you've volume at the roots and body in the hair. You'll also need to make it super smooth and silky looking. For this, take a volumising mousse to damp hair, massage it through, then set to with a big round brush and a hair dryer, focusing on gaining height at the crown while creating a curved look through the lengths, with the tips of your hair flicking inwards. If you struggle to get your ends to turn inwards, you can always use your straighteners to direct the ends into place. Lastly, a little smoothing serum and perhaps a spritz of hairspray will keep everything looking glossy and in place.
Is the bubble bob for me?
If you've got the length to have it cut, then yes. Okay, I'm being glib, but I'm also not wrong. The bubble bob is long enough that it'll suit most face shapes. However, while it can look super cute on those who've wavy hair, if you've got a serious case of the curls, you'll have to be prepared to put in the work when it comes to styling. Also, if you've bobbed your hair before and found it wasn't for you, I'd skip by this trend. There's no point putting yourself through the growing out process for a style you know isn't your cup of tea.
How do I ask my hairdresser for one?
My first advice is to find a picture of the style on the internet and present it to your hairdresser. This has always worked well for me because if I were to say "I'd like a bubble bob, which has volume at the top, and is rounded at the sides and flicky, but curved underneath", there's a good chance I'd come out with an 80s bowl cut. That being said, if you ask for a bubble bob and explain that it's a bob that has volume, a rounded look through the length, perhaps invisible layers to create said volume, not to mention ends that flick inwards, and can be cut in a graduated way or... You know what? Don't even try. Just google "bubble bob", take the picture to your salon and prepare to walk out feeling like you're floating on air...
So, my beauties, the big question is...
Are you a fan of the bubble bob? Can you see why this look is blowing up? Or would you like to pop it?