Master the hair flip of your favourite teenage heartthrob with the boyfriend bob hair trend

“To every boy I’ve ever loved before…”

BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / July 05 2022

Cole Sprouse, Harry Styles and Brad Pitt. What do all these men have in common? They all found their niche as floppy-haired teenage heartthrobs.

And now we’re following in their footsteps and emulating their soft boy cachet with the boyfriend bob hair trend.

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Forget the bixie hair cut and wolf cut, because according to Adam Reed (UK Editorial Ambassador for L’Oréal Professionnel), the boyfriend bob, AKA “a square outlined, shorter, blockier bob” is the next big chop.

"It’s so flattering, wearable and totally changeable depending on your personal style," he explained to Glamour UK.

How to style a boyfriend bob

The beauty of the boyfriend bob is its versatility. It can be more manicured and polished with a smooth sleek finish or texture can be added for an unexpected edge. 




"Have a conversation with your stylist and they will be able to guide what will suit you best,” said Reed. They should take into consideration “your face shape, how you style day to day and so on.” 

“If you have an image in mind then a photo is always helpful too,” he advises.




What styling products should you be using?

Texturising products are a must, according to Reed. His favourite? L’Oréal Professionnel Tecni.ART Pli Thermo-Modelling Spray ($27.95 at MECCA) for extra grip during styling.

A root-volumising powder, such as Davroe Cloud Texture Powder ($26.95 at Adore Beauty) also comes in handy for amping up the drama of your boyfriend bob when applied at the roots, or giving that beachy texture by massaging the product through mid-lengths and ends of the hair.  

For a more polished finish, opt for a nourishing, shine-enhancing hair serum like Kérastase Elixir Ultime Beautifying Hair ($65 at Adore Beauty) through mid-lengths and ends. 

L’Oréal Professionnel Tecni.ART Pli Thermo-Modelling Spray

Davroe Cloud Texture Powder

Kérastase Elixir Ultime Beautifying Hair

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Briar Clark got her start in the media industry in 2017, as an intern for Marie Claire and InStyle. Since then, her keen interest in fashion and beauty has landed her gigs as a Digital Content Producer and Beauty Editor with titles like Girlfriend, Refinery29, BEAUTYcrew and beautyheaven. She loves the way seemingly innocuous topics like skin care and style have the ability to put a smile on people’s faces or make them think about themselves a little differently. A big believer in self love and experimentation, Briar has made a point of becoming the Australian beauty industry’s unofficial guinea pig for unusual treatments and daring hair trends. When she’s not testing out the latest beauty launches, Briar is big on broadening her horizons, mostly in the form of food but she’s also partial to travelling to new destinations both near and far (and of course, allocating an extra bag to bring their best beauty offerings home with her).