Hear Me Out: The “Beckham Bob” Is Winter’s Chicest Hair Trend

If there's one celebrity who's had several iconic haircuts, it's Victoria Beckham. Scrolling through image archives, you can spot the memorable moments in her career by the hairstyle she had at the time. Who can forget her Spice Girls pixie haircut era? And what about her stacked bob that got its very own nickname—the 'Pob'? And of course, she also rocked longer lengths with her WAG-era extensions and highlights as she watched David Beckham play football back in his heyday. And today, she's known for her effortless, undone waves.


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Victoria Beckham with a sleek bob haircut in 1996.

Hair trends come and go, and whilst some of these '90s and '00s haircuts now look a little dated, there's one Victoria Beckham cut that has stood the test of time. The 'Beckham bob' is the sleek mid-nineties bob that she wore for pretty much her whole time as Posh in the Spice Girls.

What Is the Beckham Bob?


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VB was known to wear her hair in a long, centre-parted bob during her Spice Girls days.

With a centre parting and subtle, face-framing layers that flick inwards, the Beckham bob featured a shoulder-skimming length and blunt ends, and the cut was both chic and cool in the mid-nineties, says Emma Vickery, creative director at Percy & Reed. "The ’90s Beckham bob was iconic; we’re not talking about the early '00s blonde, graduated bob—that’s a whole different vibe altogether—this is all about the sleek, brunette, centre-parted, one-length bob," she says. "It will suit most faces, as you can differ the length to work with your face shape. On Victoria Beckham, it always sat below the jaw and above the shoulder, shaping in the direction of the collarbone. It was ever so slightly A-line but was minimally layered, so it never felt deconstructed; it always had a structure."

In fact, the Beckham bob isn't dissimilar to some of the blunt bob haircuts that we're seeing everyone from Hailey Bieber to Rochelle Humes wearing right now—proving that this haircut is a timeless, anti-trend bob that will always look good. Ready to see how we're doing the Beckham bob today? Scroll ahead for all the haircut inspo, as well as the best styling products to achieve the look.

Beckham Bob Haircut Ideas


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Hailey Bieber's blunt bob perfectly captures the '90s vibe.


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Ama Godson wears the haircut with the ends curled subtly under.


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The blunt ends on this cut make the hair look luxuriously thick and healthy.


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A shoulder-skimming bob is a flattering length that's still long enough to be styled in multiple ways.


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Laura Harrier gives us a lesson in how to wear the centre-parted bob.


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This haircut looks so chic tucked behind the ears—the simplest styling hack.


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Note the subtle, face-framing layers that give the bob its curved shape.


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The A-line shape gives this bob body and volume.

How to Style the Beckham Bob

"When styling a bob like this, I would either use straighteners or a hair dryer with a round brush just to soften the ends into a slight curve," says Vickery. "It’s also a really nice haircut for low-maintenance styling if cut on the right hair texture, and it will grow out nicely, as it will just continue to grow into the shape that it’s been cut."

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Eleanor Vousden
Beauty Editor, Who What Wear UK

Eleanor Vousden is the beauty editor for Who What Wear UK. She was previously deputy editor at Hairdressers Journal, health writer at Woman & Home and junior beauty editor at beauty website Powder. She has also contributed to Wallpaper and Elle Collections with written and styling work.Working as a beauty journalist since 2015 after graduating in fashion journalism at the London College of Fashion, she has been highly commended at the BSME Talent Awards for her work on Powder and also contributed to the title winning Website of the Year at the PPA Awards.Eleanor’s journalistic focus is to provide readers with honest and helpful beauty content. Through words, video and live broadcast, she has interviewed several celebrity makeup artists, hairstylists and top dermatologists throughout her career, as well as celebrities such as Sarah Jessica Parker and Scarlett Johansson. She has a particular interest in finding solutions for acne and eczema, which she has experienced firsthand. She has also amassed a large collection of fragrances and can never say no to a new candle.When she’s not writing or testing the latest beauty product or treatments, she’s on the seafront in her hometown of Brighton and Hove, where she lives with her partner and her miniature dachshund.