The Italian Bob Is Fall’s Chicest Haircut

Long enough to tie up, yet short enough to turn heads.

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There’s a new bob in town—brace yourselves, coz she’s an absolute fox. Enter the Italian bob.

Hot on the tails of the Brit bob (think choppy, cropped Lady Diana vibes) and the Frenchie bob (artfully, insouciantly messy, and sliced at the cheek for a peekaboo cut), the Italian bob takes the full-bodied and luxuriously polished texture that Italian film sirens and fashionistas, like Monica Bellucci, are known for and generously adds a couple of extra plush inches to the traditional bob.

Basically it’s a bit more glam, which is the mood lots of us are chasing. Two stylists in particular are leading the charge, serving up all the inspo we need. Nick Latham and Sean Paul Nother, the talent behind the salon and Instagram account The Hair Bros, have been using their platform to break down what, exactly, the Italian bob is.

“It’s chunky-ended, neck grazing, and long enough to tie up, yet short enough to turn heads,” Latham explains. Ideal going into autumn, the chunky, blunt ends and minimal, subtle layers add a sumptuous weightiness to hair to make it feel thicker, fuller, and more expensive.

Celeb fans like Kaia Gerber have boosted the cut’s popularity, giving rebel haircuts a touch of soft glam with beautifully conditioned, freshly cut hair. The trick is to not overdo the styling and leave the shape to shine without beachy waves or obvious effort.

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Despite the upmarket glossy finish, the cut is remarkably easy to style. “The beauty of this haircut is its versatility. The heaviness allows for that Parisian air-dried feel when left natural, but you can put a brush through it for a nod to classic ’60s glamour,” explains Nother. Even better, it looks fab no matter which way you flip it. “The Italian bob can be thrown into any parting with equal effect and to gain the second-day volume we all love,” he says.

And little tweaks can enhance the style while making it more practical. “Wear it in the middle to frame your cheekbones, or tuck it behind your ears when hunched over a Zoom call,” says Latham.

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By Elle Turner

According to Glamour

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