The enduring style of the short bob

I’ve been wanting to get a hair cut for the longest time. I was sick of my long hair and I wanted a change. But I was hesitant because styling vintage short hair seems very tricky (think pin curls and all). Then I did some research via the good ol’ Internet and it struck me… There’s a hairstyle that’s perfect for modern and mid-century looks. Behold – the short bob.

1950s

1950s

1950s

1950s

1950s

1950s

1960s

1960s

1960s

1960s

1970s

1970s

Bonus! The presence of a short bob persists even until the 1970s! I am starting to believe that the short bob is perhaps the most enduring hairstyle of all time. But hey, you know, vintage style is enduring.

And  here’s what happened when I set my hair wet on foam curlers overnight, with style inspiration from girls’ fashion from 1950s…

1950s inspired short bob style with vintage plastic hair clip

Is it time for your haircut?

(Sewing pattern scans from here, here, here, here, here, here)

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