The best celebrity bobs of 2019, because it was the haircut of the year
This summer, when Kaia Gerber chopped her long strands into a bob haircut, she called it a “drama cut,” and that’s the energy we’re hoping to bring into 2020. We’ve traded in beachy, mermaid hair for a back-to-business bob. And don’t worry—as these other celebrity bobs prove, there’s nothing boring about this throwback style.
Stars like Jordyn Woods and Ciara are sporting modern-looking asymmetrical bobs, while Emily Ratajkowski is going old Hollywood with hers. We had Kristen Bell go ever shorter with her razor sharp cut, and Selena Gomez rocked a never-before-seen retro look at the AMAs. New celebrity bobs are black, brunette, and blonde, and they’re super short or shoulder-grazing lobs. (And yes, okay, some are wigs, but they look incredible, so how could we leave them out?)
The bottom line: A bob can look stunning on all different hair types, textures, and colors.
“From clean-cut straight across and graduated bobs to disconnected and connected lines, bobs are super playful because there are so many different styles to choose from,” says celeb stylist Edward Tricomi, who expects to see more creative takes on the bob in 2020.
For style inspo, check out our favorite new celebrity bob cuts so you can send them over to your stylist.
The best celebrity bob haircuts of 2019, in our humble opinion:
Check out Gerber’s aforementioned “drama cut” which she debuted on her Instagram in June.
In December, Gerber went even shorter, with a straight, ear-grazing, angled chop that screams elegant-chic.
Demi Lovato made a dramatic chop back in April, but it seems like she’s riding this new bob straight into the new season.
Game of Thrones‘ Emilia Clarke ditched Daenerys Targaryen’s long, icy blonde locks and is now rocking a brunette bob. (But don’t worry, Emilia—to us, you’re still the Mother of Dragons.)
We’re obsessed with the ’90s vibes of Kristen Bell’s razor-sharp bob. We feel like Veronica Mars would approve. Plus, her stylist told us how to get her look.
Jessica Alba stepped out with a glorious rounded, clavicle-length bob complete with a bedazzled headband that looked effortlessly femme.
We are not over this face-framing, voluminous bob.
Millie Bobby Brown
We were getting some serious Dirty Dancing vibes from Milly Bobby Brown’s balayage bob.
Jordyn’s bold, asymmetrical bob is so modern and chic. For anyone who thinks bobs are basic, let this one convince you otherwise.
It seems like Veronica Lodge was channeling Betty Cooper in this long bob, aka lob, wig, and fans were totally loving it.
Earlier this summer, Bieber drastically chopped off her long hair, but then she went even more dramatic for an Interview magazine photoshoot. She debuted a brunette bob (which is probably a wig), and it seriously made us do a double-take because she’s so known for being a blonde.
Though Emrata has already gone back to her long hair, we totally fell for this glam bob.
Okay, we know this was just for a music video look, but it was seriously a lewk. We wouldn’t be mad at all if Camila Cabello decided to actually go for a blonde bob.
Witherspoon traded in her classic long locks for a “summer cut,” as she calls it. We love it so much, we think she should keep it going for autumn.
Ciara’s stacked bob is giving us ’90s Posh Spice energy, and we’re seriously in love. She debuted the look in an Instagram post on August 16th.
Since posting this haircut photo on July 26th, Beckinsale has kept the blonde bob look with dark roots. It seems she fell in love with the cut, and we can see why.
We feel like Michelle Williams growing out her signature pixie cut into a bob is a direct plan to bring her hair back to her Dawson’s Creek style, and we won’t be convinced otherwise.
The Pretty Little Liars actress introduced us to the “clavicle bob” that lightly grazes your collarbone, and we are really into it.
Also into a clavicle bob? Priyanka Chopra, who debuted her own shorter style in September.
At the premiere of Hustlers (give J.Lo the Oscar!), Lopez proved that the blonde bob trend was still thriving. Just look at it again, in a photo from her stylist.
Speaking of blonde bobs, Gabrielle Union looked incredible in this color and cut switch-up.
The close-cropped cut, the waves…we love everything about this particular celebrity bob.
The Charlie’s Angels producer also went for pretty waves to join the blonde celebrity bob trend.
Okay, we know our eyes were supposed to be on the clothes during Milan Fashion Week, but we couldn’t stop looking at Bella Hadid’s new bob.
“A girl” went for a super cropped bob look at the Emmys, and we think Arya Stark would approve.
Kylie Jenner is a hair chameleon, so we don’t know how long this bob that she debuted October 7th will last, but for now, she’s totally twinning with her sister Kim Kardashian West.
We’re inspired to go short! There’s no stopping the celebrity bob trend right now, so we already foresee more chops for winter 2019.