6 Super Pretty Ways to Style Your Bob Haircut for Party Season

Party season is well and truly upon us. Now is the time to grab those sparkly outfits and high heels in preparation for all of the upcoming Christmas festivities. My weekends are already filling up, but this year I've been organised and planned all my outfits in advance. One thing I've also already thought about is how to do my hair. As a beauty editor, I follow hundreds of hair accounts on Instagram, so I've already got lots of party hairstyle inspo saved on my phone. From fun bow accessories to chic buns and slicked-back styles, there are so many festive options out there for me to choose from.

That being said, my friend recently cut her hair into a bob, and said that she has been struggling to find chic party hairstyles for those with shorter hair. It's no secret that everyone is obsessed with bobs at the moment, so I thought it was only right that I spent some time looking for the best party bob hair trends and styles to try this December. After lots of research, I've managed to find the stand-out styles of the season, and trust me when I say that you will be obsessed with every single one. I've got something for everyone, whether you are wanting to make a serious hair statement or prefer a more understated look. All of these looks are easy to recreate, and I've included lots of product recommendations to help make things even quicker. So, what are you waiting for? Keep on scrolling for the best party bob hair trends that comes beauty-editor approved.

1. Bow Accessories


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First up is possibly my favourite trend of the whole season. Bow detailing is everywhere right now, and you can even incorporate the trend into your hairstyle. Bow accessories work so well with bobs as they add a fun touch to your short hairstyle, and there are so many different ways to wear them. I love these red bow hair ties for keeping the front of your hair out of your face.


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You can even do a half-up, half-down look like Hailey Bieber and secure your hair in place with a large bow clip.

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2. Slicked-Back Bob


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Next, say hello to the slicked-back bob. This hair trend is set to be huge for 2024, so why not get ahead and try it out now for party season? All you need is a comb and some hair gel and you're good to go.


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The best bit about this style? You can totally get away with not washing your hair before the big night.

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3. Wipsy Fringe


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I've been seeing everyone pair their bob hairstyle with a wispy fringe this winter, and in my opinion, this is the perfect subtle party look. Simply pair your fringe with some statement earrings and a red lip for all the festive feels.


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This fringe works so well with all hair textures, so let those natural waves and curls do all the talking.

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4. Side Parting


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Goodbye middle parting, this Christmas it's all about the side part. I don't know about you, but I think this style looks so chic with shorter hair, and it will literally take you seconds to recreate. 


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For the ultimate party look, don't forget to add some voluminous curls. 

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5. Loose Waves


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Another easy bob hairstyle I'm loving is loose waves. This is a more subtle, natural-looking way to do party hair this season, but still gives off all of those effortlessly glamorous vibes.


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See? All of the coolest people on Instagram are giving these waves a go.

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6. Sleek Finishes


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If you're going all out with your outfit and want an elevated way to style your bob, why not opt for a sleek, shiny finish? For a really polished look, curve your ends inwards with a hair straightener and finish with some oil.


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This style will make it seem like you've spent hours at the salon.

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Junior Beauty Editor

Grace Lindsay is the junior beauty editor at Who What Wear UK. At the age of 18 she decided to train as a makeup artist before going on to study english and media at Goldsmiths University. It was during that time that she explored her love for journalism by interning at a small beauty start-up based in Shoreditch. Since then, she has worked at a number of publications including Marie Claire and Hello!, where her love for all things beauty continued to grow. 

As Who What Wear UK's junior beauty editor, she covers everything from the latest hair trends to the stand-out makeup products of the season.