A Guide To Styling Your Outgrown Bob

Mar 29, 2021
07:00 P.M.
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Bob is a long-time classic hair cut and we simply love it. But even for such a classic, there are some ways to find inspiration and add some newness to it — especially if you are in the transition phase.


Even if you love your hairstyle — it doesn’t matter if it’s long or short — sometimes we feel like we just need a change. But what about the classic bob?

Hairstylists have found ways on how to manage the transitional phase of the bob cut and help their clients grow out of their bob. We’ve brought you a guide to styling your outgrow bob in an easy way.


The extra hair length you have accumulated in just a few weeks might make you question whether you should let it grow till Kim Kardashian full-length or just chop-chop and get back to your beloved bob style.

The outgrown bob is a beautiful middle-ground between going shorter, but not too short. The versatile haircut hits the sweet spot between long and short and it’s the perfect choice for those who aren’t comfortable with a full transition yet.


So, if you simply want to postpone a full transformation, outgrown bob allows you to slowly start the transition and do it on the next trip to the saloon.

The cool thing about outgrowing your bob is that you can make a (small) ponytail or a low bun. Antonio Gonzales, a hairstylist at Orlo Salon in NYC talks about what you should expect:

“The result is more of a square-shaped cut that should be personalized to suit the individual's facial structure."

Antonio Gonzales, Hairstylist


If you fancy an extra step into transformation, Gonzales suggests adding bangs, as it’s a good trick to go the in-between length.

Just be aware that if you decide to adopt bangs, it may take up to two to three months until it grows into its previous length. So, be sure if you want them or not.


The NY hairstylist also recommends considering your hairstyle and lifestyle before taking any type of transition and take it step-by-step:

“Start by even-ing off the longer sides in front and gently removing bulk that was created to give that stacked feel in the back. By lowering the shape in the back and lifting the length in the front, you are on the road to recovery,"

Antonio Gonzalez, Hairstylist

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