If the Italian bob didn’t entice you back when it first started trending last year, maybe it will seduce you this time around. It’s seeing a surge in popularity right now: in the past 30 days, Google searches for “Italian bob with bangs” have rocketed by 550 per cent, and it’s a similar story over on TikTok, where the term has racked up 412.7 million views and counting. But what, exactly, is the Italian bob?
According to Luke Hersheson, it is a gamine cut “characterised by its chim-skimming length” and rounded, face-framing edges – it features lots of volume at the roots, looks fantastic when worn in a side parting and is full of movement, body and natural texture. This one shouldn’t look too polished; rather, it works best when air-dried and styled with your hands.
Tempted? Here, find some of the best Italian bobs (with fringes and without) to add to your moodboard.
This article was originally published on British Vogue.