Why the sudden Bob surge? New York Times

I haven’t had bob since I was too young to have a say in how my hair looked. You can read the in-depth analysis about the sudden bob surge by hitting the link to the New York Times below. Personally I’m going in the opposite direction.

Why Now?

There are several compelling reasons for the sudden bob surge.

No. 1. The damage factor: the need to cut off long hair that’s been weakened by years of extensions, said Marie Sigismondi, a colorist at the Pierre Michel Salon.

No. 2. The renegade factor: The bob’s progressive, in-your-face sass is alluring to progressives. It’s got #MeToo credentials. “It’s giving us a new view about what being feminine is,” said Ruth Roche, a hair-industry educator.

No. 3. The Batsheva factor: The bob is the perfect contrasting accompaniment to the Laura-Ashley-Gunne-Sax-inspired boho-prairie look that’s flourishing lately. It offsets the flounces and ruffles with needed current context. “A prairie dress with a modern bob — Wow!” Mr. Tran said.

No. 4. The artlessness factor: This blunt cut speaks eloquently, as no other hairstyle can, to today’s drive for authenticity. What is it if not a spiffier Buster Brown, the old-timey comic-strip character, never quite losing the impression that it was cut in the kitchen by a cost-saving parent placing a cereal bowl over the child’s head?


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  1. I like them. They are cute and sassy! The article in the NYTs was interesting and of course they hark back to the Flapper era. It really comes down to preference and what suits your face and body shape. Long hair is feminine and sexy, whereas cut hair is more stylish and elegant.

  2. Have to say not a particular fan of the bob generally. Terrific for some not so terrific for most in my humble view.

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