Everyone Is Growing Out Their Bob Haircut into This Chic Hairstyle

If this year has proven anything, it's that 2023's hair trends have revolved around the bob haircut. We've seen every iteration of the short-hair trend, which has been dominating our feeds, the red carpet and hair salons. From the Italian bob to the blunt bob, the bob haircut has become the chicest hairstyle going right now. However, if you're one of the many who have gone for the shorter chop this year, you might be wondering how to style it as it grows out, particularly if you're between salon visits or want to grow your hair long again. The good news? Of the many celebrities and influencers who have opted for the haircut are those who are now experimenting with longer "lobs" and shoulder-skimming styles. Right now, I'm seeing everyone wearing the "fluffy bob", and it's the perfect way to style out a longer bob.

What Is a fluffy bob?


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Zendaya's longer bob lends itself well to the fluffy bob trend and is great if you're growing out your bob.

Like the fluffy, '90s-supermodel hair we've seen on longer lengths, the fluffy bob borrows the blown-out look and applies it to shorter lengths. Think plenty of curled layers, volume and salon-worthy bounce. As seen on Zendaya above, the longer bob lends itself well to a bouncy blowout, which, if you have straight hair, gives the illusion of a shorter haircut once your hair is curled—it will bounce up a couple of inches.

Ready for some more fluffy bob inspiration? Scroll ahead for some gorgeous styles to try, as well as for the best products to style a grown-out, fluffy bob.


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Flipping your hair into a side parting and tonging the lengths is an easy way to fake a bouncy blowdry on a longer bob.


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The soft bends in Hailey Bieber's bob give it a glam vibe.


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Short on time? Use a pair of hair straighteners to flick under the ends of your bob for a bouncy look.


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Curly hair naturally lends itself to a bouncy bob.


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Kirsten Dunst's shoulder-skimming bob with its soft curls is great styling inspo for growing out a longer bob. 


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I'm obsessed with the soft waves of Rochelle Humes' shoulder-skimming bob.


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Note Elsa Hosk's exaggerated curled-under ends in her blown-out long bob.


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Cass Dimicco's longer lengths are so chic in this voluminous fluffy bob.

How to Style a Fluffy Bob

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Beauty Editor, Who What Wear UK

Eleanor Vousden is the beauty editor of 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 and also contributed to Powder, winning Website of the Year at the PPA Awards for her work in beauty journalism.

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. 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.