Bubble Bobs Are Big News—Here's What Makes Them Different From Other Crops

It's true—the bob haircut is the hairstyle of 2023. Right from the beginning of the year, we've seen celebs from Hailey Bieber to Zendaya go for the chop on their longer lengths in favour of chin-skimming bobs, blunt bobs, French bobs, Italian bobs—you get the picture. On my recent visit to the hair salon, my hairstylist said that short hair was being requested left, right and centre from their clientele. So, it's safe to say that the bob is set to reign this year.

Of course, the bob is a classic hairstyle that stands the test of time. But, if there is one bob trend we're seeing rise this season, it's the bubble bob. This is one bob hairstyle micro trend that's been bubbling (sorry) up as we head into the warmer months. But what exactly is a bubble bob?

Bubble bob haircut: Elsa Hosk



Elsa Hosk's hair has that rounded shape and volume that is characteristic of the bubble bob haircut.

The bubble bob gets its name from its rounded proportions, which has plenty of volume at the roots, bounce through the middle and flicky layers that give an aerated, swishy and care-free swing. Just what the doctor ordered as we head into the warmer weather.

In fact, we've spotted a couple of celebs of late opt for this rounded bob hairstyle, and we can only expect it to gain more momentum as we head into summer. So, if you're looking for some bubble bob haircut ideas, scroll on ahead for some inspo and the key hairstyling products to achieve the look. Off you pop!

Bubble Bob Haircut Ideas

Bubble bob haircut: Kerry Washington



Kerry Washington's side-parted bubble bob shows how much volume can be achieved from this cut, working just as well off and on the red carpet.

Bubble bob haircut: Ciara



The shape! The volume! We're calling our hairstylist immediately to emulate Ciara's rounded, middle-parted bubble bob cut.

Bubble bob haircut: Halle Berry



The bubble bob cut lends itself well to glamorous curls, as Halle Berry proves.

Bubble bob haircut: Monica Barbaro



Monica Barbaro's rounded bubble bob haircut looks great casually tucked behind the ears. Note the flicked-under ends that give it that bubble-like shape.

Bubble bob haircut: Jourdan Dunn



How glamorous is Jourdan Dunn's rounded bubble bob?

Shop styling products for the bubble bob:

A round brush adds bounce and volume to any bob haircut.

The Dyson Airwrap was made for this haircut—the round brush attachment adds so much volume to the roots with a glossy curve though the lengths.

A blow-dry foam adds weightless volume to the hair—an essential for the bubble bob haircut.

A blast of this spray at the roots instantly adds weightless volume and cool-girl, undone texture.