“This year people may start moving away from texture like shags and mullets. Instead, heavier silhouettes and bolder lines will take precedence,” says Tom Warr, academy director at London’s Blue Tit Salon. The new 2022 version of the bob takes inspiration from French hair cutting, which Tom has coined the “bi-bob” (it accentuates the bi-level area of the face, such as the eyes and cheekbones.)
“A bob with a heavy fringe is a perfect example,” says Tom. “It still has shape, as it’s shorter at the front and longer at the back, but heavier lines define features and stand out. Look at influencer Chloe Miles.
“Styling wise, you want to get a flat, straight-ish finish — but it can’t look too perfect,” says Tom. He suggests rough-drying hair, taking a small amount of the OWAY Smoothing Cream, and applying heat from a hairdryer in downward strokes. “Its cute, fresh, and timeless,” says Tom.