French bob haircuts are among the trendiest and most romantic versions of the popular, classic bob hairstyle and after choosing the right version for you, you will love it too.
How to Cut a French Bob
- Wash or dampen your hair because that way it will be easier to handle and cut. Divide your hair into sections.
- Cut each section to a length right below your ears.
- Part your hair in the middle and cut the bangs to the length of matching the position of your eyebrows.
- Blow dry your hair and either mess the ends out with your fingers or use a styling brush to curl them inwards.
- Use a little bit of mousse and hairspray if needed.
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French Bob vs Bob
A French bob is one of the many bob hairstyles. It is basically a short bob with bangs. It is either styled straight with the ends slightly curled inwards or the ends are slightly wavy and messy. It can of course also be completely straight, completely wavy, with extra short bangs, etc.
Everyone went crazy about the French inspired bob hairstyle after the hit movie Amelie was released where the leading actress looks incredibly adorable wearing it. The hairstyle has become iconic and a favorite to many women.
If you have a round or an oval-shaped face, you can go for a more messy or wavy style, and if your face is heart or square-shaped, try more a more subtle, rounder version of the hairstyle.
Gorgeous French Bob Hairstyles
These are the most gorgeous French inspired bob hairstyles that our experts have shortlisted for you.
Doesn’t this version of the French bob simply scream Amelie? It brings out the best of the facial features without emphasizing the harshness of the cheekbones. How can you not fall in love with this elegant and lady-like hairstyle?
Ideal for: Oval and square-shaped faces.
How to style: Use a styling brush while blow drying your hair. Curl the hair at the back inward so that it doesn’t fall flat. Curl the ends of the hair at the front outward to get the right shape. Part your bangs in the middle and style them to your liking. Use a little bit of hair mousse for additional volume.
2. Short French Stacked Bob
If you’re into cute short haircuts, this one will definitely become one of your favorites. It’s so good for girls with square or heart-shaped faces because it will give their face some roundness.
Ideal for: Square and heart-shaped faces.
How to style: Hold the blow dryer above your head while blow drying the hair so that it dries straight. Then part your hair in the middle and use a styling brush to curl the ends inward. Don’t forget to style the bangs as well.
3. Blown Out Bob for Thin Hair
Even though there is not a special version of a French bob haircut for thin hair, you can always spend extra time to do a good blow out. Girls with thin hair have an extra hard time trying to prevent their hair from falling flat, but there are still a few tricks that you can try.
Ideal for: Square and oval-shaped faces.
How to style: While cutting your bangs, make sure you cut them diagonally on the sides to properly frame the face. Otherwise, use a styling brush to curl the ends inward while blow drying your hair. Make sure you spend extra time blow drying around the roots with the brush underneath the strand for extra volume. If that doesn’t give the desired results, you can always try teasing.
4. Wavy French Bob
If you have a round face, we suggest going for a more asymmetric and textured French cut bob to contrast the roundness of the face.
Ideal for: Round face-shape.
How to style: If your hair isn’t naturally wavy, you can achieve relaxed waves using a flat iron or you can use short bob weave.
5. Short Angled Bob with Short Bangs
Be a bit more daring and cut your bangs extra short for a bold, exotic angled French bob cut.
Ideal for: Oval and heart-shaped faces.
How to style: If your hair isn’t totally straight and doesn’t have this shape naturally, you can use a styling brush while blow drying your hair to get it to look like this.
6. Blonde Shaggy Bob with Bangs
Wavy, messy styles are so in. And that trend can be applied to the French bob as well. It will look great.
Ideal for: All face shapes.
How to style: If you have naturally wavy hair, you’re lucky because you have to do absolutely nothing to get this short blonde hair with bangs look. Otherwise, use a curling iron to curl these relaxed waves.
7. Straight Short Inverted Bob
If you want your French bob haircut look to be bolder and more defined, try wearing it completely straight and sleek.
Ideal for: Heart and round-shaped faces.
How to style: After blow-drying your hair, section it and use a flat iron to straighten it completely. If you do this regularly, don’t forget to nurture your hair regularly with different hair care products and oils.
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