BOB 101: What To Know Before Cutting Your Hair
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BOB 101: What To Know Before Cutting Your Hair

From Jenna Ortega to Zendaya, Hailey Bieber and Lizzo, 2023 has seen a number of style icons opting for a shorter style. The 'Bob' cut first made waves in the 1920s, as a symbol of female empowerment during the flapper movement. Unlike many other trends, the lifecycle of the Bob has been endless – with the now classic style being consistently reinvented, playing with cut, shape and style. Most importantly, the beauty of the bob is that there is a style to suit everyone, whether it be timeless or trendy.

If you’re tempted to join the short hair movement, there are a few things to consider ahead of the chop:

  1. Are you prepared for the maintenance?
  2. Is this an attempt to reinvent yourself following a breakup and a decision you will come to regret once you have processed your emotions?
  3. Have you considered what shape and style will best suit your look and face shape?



Did you know that shorter hair usually needs washing more frequently? As a result, when looking to take the chop, it’s worth considering how it will impact your hair wash routine. Shorter lengths allow oil to travel through the hair much faster than longer hair – so to keep your style fresh, multiple hair washes throughout the week may be required.

For a gentle clean that isn’t stripping, we recommend our Turn Up The Volume Volumising Shampoo and Conditioner. Perfect for delivering root lift without weighing down the hair, PLUS these in-shower saviours are suitable for sensitive scalps!

Percy & Reed Turn Up The Volume Volumising Shampoo & Conditioner

With an increase in hair washing, locking in moisture is key for balancing oils and keeping hair strong and healthy. Implementing a hair mask into your weekly haircare routine is a great way to nourish and restore the hair. Leaving hair 66% stronger after just one use, our Give Me Strength Strengthening Hair Mask is a great option for deep conditioning, whilst repairing damage and strengthening brittle strands.



When it comes to the styling of your bob – the techniques used and products chosen greatly depend on the chosen cut and style. For instance, to achieve the perfect effortless style, a styling cream will be your best friend – such as our Hold It Right There! Finishing Cream - a great alternative to wax or gel, this versatile formula adds definition, texture and natural hold to styles. It can also be used to fix flyaways, slick hair back or conceal split ends. Alternatively, for a sleek, blunt cut, you’ll want to add a smoothing serum into your routine for that glass hair finish – and our Time To Shine Mirror Mirror Shine Serum is a great option for achieving enviable high-gloss results.

If you're considering opting for shorter style, it's also time to get acquainted with our ultimate all-rounder and fan-favourite, Turn Up The Volume Volumising Mousse, designed to compliment all shorter styles and hair types. 

Percy & Reed Turn Up The Volume Volumising Mousse

When you take the chop, you’ll likely notice that your hair will feel naturally more voluminous as it is less weighed down by length. When you come to style your hair, keeping the height and lift is easily achievable my adding a hair mousse into your styling regime. For natural-looking volume without residue look no further than our best-selling Turn Up The Volume Volumising Mousse, our go-to styler for providing a full-bodied finish, full of movement.



If you are still looking to going ahead with getting a bob after reading our top tips for maintenance and how to get the most out of your style, our last recommendation would be to go somewhere you trust; we would hate for you to have 'how to fix a bob' in your search history after your salon appointment! For a service you can rely on and results you will LOVE, come visit us at the Percy & Reed Salon. With a team of expert stylists who have the skills and know-how to give you the perfect cut, shape and style which complements your features and leaves you AND your hair looking light and lifted! - BOOK NOW.


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