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21st Sep 2023

The French bob is going to be the short hair style of autumn

Do you dare to take the plunge?

If you’re in search of a short hairstyle that’s versatile and chic, the French bob is the perfect choice.

Maybe you’ve been humming and hawing about whether or not to go short. If this is the case, there’s no better time for you to bite the bullet and do it, as this cute bob is about to become the short cut for this autumn season.

With 169.8 million views and counting on TikTok, thousands of users are opting to get the shorter cut of a bob, often accompanied by a fringe, and the results are just dreamy.

@nunzionyc PARISIAN CHARM #frenchbob #bob #timeless #chic #classiccut #harryjoshprotools #nunziosavianosalon #nychairstylist #nychairsalon #fypシ ♬ After Dark (Sped U) – Panmix

I’ll be real: I don’t think this cut would suit my face shape. Or maybe because I’ve never gone shorter than shoulder length, it’s the fear of talking. Either way, I can’t help but scroll endlessly looking at this romantic and Parisian-inspired hairstyle and wish I had the bravery to follow suit.

This particular hairstyle’s origin story dates back to 1920’s France, which explains the essence of the flapper that the hairstyle gives.

It can be cut to a length where it grazes your jawline up as far as your lip line, depending on personal preference, but always ensure to communicate with your hairstylist how short you are willing to go to avoid tears in your car afterwards (speaking from personal experience here).

One of the most ideal things about opting for a French bob is that so many users across TikTok are showing users how stories style it and what to advise your hairdresser of before taking the plunge.

@aubreysandfort I love styling my hair natural (wavy) but sometimes blow drying it straight is just too cute!! #frenchbob #drybar #hairstyle #shorthairstyles #stylingshorthair #stylingshortbob #shortbob #blowout #frenchbobhair ♬ vampire olivia rodrigo sped up – shayna ⸆⸉