The origin of the bob head

Bob Hair

When a person has long hair for a long time, she will get tired of the tedium of long hair.The short Bob style is now loved by more and more people and will always be in the trend. They may want to cut off long hair and start fresh again.

Let us understand the rise of short Bob hair.Actually, the bob style has firstly gained its popularity in the 1920's. Nowadays, Hollywood stars continue to rock this look in a variety of styles, ranging from sleek, shiny to some casual curls.

Before the 1920's, women usually wear long hair to show beauty and femininity. They will be considered as rebellious and undesirable if they cut their hair to short. In order not to offend the men in her life, including her father, brother, husband and boss, they choose to keep the long hair.

In the early 1920's, two things has changed this and caused thousands of women worldwide to adopt a short hairstyle called ‘bob'. There is no doubt that this has also caused panic to men at that time. The first thing is that during World War II women had to work in factories and hospitals. Long hair makes it inconvenient while working and not hygienic as far as the medical work is concerned. The other thing was a ballroom dancer and actress named Irene Castle and she cut her hair to show how modern she was. This cut was so popular and it was named the ‘Castle Bob'. In no time, other celebrities followed her and cut into bob styles and it became a trend gradually.

Although newspapers, magazines and men express their strong voice that the style was not appealing and not fashionable at all, the convenience and easy to maintain advantages made the bob style thrive.

The bob style has been added in many different forms including flipped layers, longer length bob, wavy texture, etc. during this century. At the turn of the millennium, the bob trend continued to be strong and became more and more popular.


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