The Reverse Bob Hairstyles

A reverse bob hairstyles, or an inverted bob, is when the bob is shorter in the back and longer in the front.  This haircut exploded on the salon scene and seemed to me, the most requested style since 2007. Depending on your age, you may remember the origins of this short cut from the 1970’s when it was referred to as the wedge or more commonly the Dorothy Hamill.  The wedge cut is a classic short hairstyle that became very popular in 1976 when champion figure skater Dorothy Hamill sported it as she won the Olympic Gold Medal at the age of 19. Her signature look became popular with young women across the globe and soon the “Dorothy Hamill do’” could be found nearly everywhere. Oddly enough, although Hamill’s signature hairstyle is the wedge, the hairstyle evolved and has continued to remain popular. Fast forward to the last couple of years and you have the reverse bob hairstyles. It quickly became one of 2008′s most popular hairstyles.

Chloe Moretz

Keira Knightley

The reverse bob hairstyles continues to be quite a rage amongst all women only because of the very sassy Victoria Beckham sometimes known fondly as Posh Spice. The reverse bob hairstyle is among the hairstyles which have definitely brought back the great old hairstyles popular!

Victoria Beckham

Reverse bob styles share many characteristics with classic bobs because they too are fun, easy care styles that do not require much maintenance to look fabulous. An reverse bob, however, is not a uniform length: hair is longer around the face but gets gradually shorter in the back, adding volume at the crown and exposing the neck while still hugging close to the neck for added form. This is a more adventurous hair style than classic bobs, but it can be worn well by nearly anyone. These are also called concave, angle, stacked, and wedge bobs. Reverse bob styles are perennially popular, but modern variations are edgier and sexier than simple reverse bobs with only subtle length differences between front and back.

The back of an reverse bob hairstyles is worn tapered, stacked, and close to the neck.  It has more height and fullness because of this type of cut.  The reverse bob hairstyle can have a side part, middle part, bangs, no bangs, long, short, or medium lengths.  It can be layered, curled, tapered, layered and flipped.

These hairstyles are relatively low maintenance looks, but they do need some care to look their best. Healthy hair will always look better, so be sure to drink plenty of water and eat a diet for healthy hair. Use conditioner regularly, particularly if you have color treated hair or naturally dry hair. Regular trims are essential to keep the style looking sleek as well, particularly for shorter options.When styling your bob daily, blow dry the layers from the back to accentuate the style’s texture. Use a flat iron if desired, but try to only iron the top layers of the hair to maximize the volume. Smoothing paste or anti-frizz serum can be helpful to control a fuzzy look or to add more edginess to this short hair style.

 

 

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