Bobs Are Back! Here’s the Best Short Style for Your Face Shape

January 11, 2022
Mary Honkus
By: Mary Honkus | Makeup.com by L'Oréal
The Best Bobs for Your Face Shape

It’s a new year, and with the promise of a fresh start comes the desire to change things up. If you’ve been wanting to chop off your hair, let this be your sign to officially take the plunge, because bobs are making a huge comeback in 2022! These easy-to-maintain cuts are extremely versatile and look great with every hair texture and type. Plus, the right style can really accentuate your natural features. To help you determine what style of bob is best for your face shape, we spoke to celebrity hairstylist Ricardo Rojas. Below, he gives his recommendations, plus a few styling tips to keep your hair looking fabulous all year long. 

Best Bob Styles for Your Face Shape

Square

If you have a square-shaped face, you’ll want to complement the sharp angles of your face by stepping a little out of the box. “An angled or asymmetrical bob is a great option for square faces,” says Rojas. Ask your stylist to trim your hair a bit more in the back and keep it longer in the front. 


Best bob for square faces

Oval

For those with oval-shaped faces, Rojas suggests a lob (a longer bob), below chin length to complement your long, soft features. It’s important to regularly schedule trims for this type of bob, though, so the length doesn’t venture into an awkward territory. “I recommend going no longer than three months between salon visits,” Rojas says. “It has to be trimmed often to keep its shape.”


Best bob for oval faces

Round

One of the most popular haircuts of 2021 was the ’70s-inspired shag, and you can bring the style into the new year with a trendy shaggy bob. Rojas says this is the perfect look for round faces. “Keep it shorter and add layers for shadows and movement,” he says. When styling at home, add some volume and dimension by using the Ricardo Rojas Full Blown Volumizing Styling Spray.
Best bob for round faces

Heart

Rojas advises that those with heart-shaped faces make a dramatic change by going extra short with a bob inspired by the 1920s. This cut just screams old Hollywood glamor.


Best bob for heart shaped faces

Diamond

While any bob length works great for those with diamond-shaped faces, Rojas recommends adding dimension and movement by either embracing natural curls or curling your hair. Whatever route you decide to take, make sure to keep hair strong and smooth by incorporating the Carol’s Daughter Goddess Strength Divine Strength Leave In Milk into your routine.
best bob for diamond faces

Rectangular

It’s best to keep your bob a little longer (between jaw and shoulder-length) if you have a rectangular face, but Rojas says the key for taking your bob to the next level is getting bangs. Any style of bangs — from soft and feathery to sideswept or even blunt — will look incredible.


Best bob for rectangular faces
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