My hair has recently reached that awkward in-between length: it's no longer the mid-length lob that I visited the hairdressers for last year but it can't quite be considered a long hairstyle yet. Instead, it's sitting rather uninspiringly on my shoulders causing me to seriously consider going for the chop. I've experimented with shorter hairstyles over the years but have never taken the plunge into a full-on bob.
However, with my Instagram feed starting to fill up with dramatic, post-lockdown haircuts, I have to admit that I'm seriously tempted to forgo my lengths in favour of something shorter, choppier and infinitely cooler. And a quick look online confirmed that the bob might just be the hairstyle of 2021. From Fearne Cotton to Lily James, so many celebrities have undergone major short hair transformations over the last year, and their styles look seriously amazing.
Keep scrolling for 38 celebrities and fashion girls that are stepping out in the best bob hairstyles right now. Trust me—these are the looks to copy if you're considering going for the chop.
Grece Ghanem has opted for a jaw-skimming bob that perfectly compliments her beautiful silver shade.
Aïda has got the cool-girl summer wave down to a tee. Just add a white dress and straw hat.
Kiera's heart-shaped face is an ideal match for this choppy bob style.
Ambrosia is giving us all the summer bob vibes with her stunning chop.
The queen of the bob, Anna Wintour's classic chin-length hairstyle is totally timeless. Pair it with a blunt, full fringe for extra power points.
If I could achieve even a fraction of the shine coming off Dua Lip's black bob, then I'd be one happy beauty editor.
Freddie's paprika-hued bob (it's going to be one of this season's hottest hair colours, FYI) is perfect for autumn.
I'm totally obsessed with Jourdan's chin-length, wavy 'do. She might even have persuaded me to wave goodbye to my trademark bangs.
Think of ASOS Lotte's long bob as the perfect entry-point to the hairstyle.
Tessa Thompson's razor-sharp ends are so cool.
Not only do I love the cut of Charlize's style here, but I'm head over heels for that rich, chocolate brown colour.
Another fashion girl that took the plunge into short hair territory this year is Lizzy Hadfield, and I adore it.
If I was going to take the plunge for any bob, then it would most likely be a low-maintenance wavy style like Alyssa's.