55 Most Popular Bob Hairstyles For Every Type Of Hair

These bob hairstyles flatter all face shapes and accentuate your best features.

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When it comes to short hairstyles, nothing is more iconic than the bob. The right bob cut can accentuate your facial features! And so, we are here to introduce you to the best bob hairstyles you should be flaunting this season! Layered, messy, neat, and sleek styles are just a few of the bob cuts you can consider. What it lacks in length, it makes up for in style. It is a refreshing, statement-making hairstyle.

Professional hairstylist and founder of Just Bought It Hair, Laura Clark quips, “My absolute favorite bob style is the asymmetrical bob. It is a very high fashion take on a simple hairstyle. If I wasn’t obsessed with long hair I would chop off my hair and try the asymmetrical bob. If your hair is very thin and the bob looks almost lifeless, try adding in extensions to give the bottom fullness and thickness.”

Suman Sandhu, a style and culture blogger, shares how the bob is the perfect hairstyle to totally transform your look. She says that she has wanted shorter hair for a long time and a bob was a big change for her. She says, “It’s chic, easy to care for and means I can easily solve the problem of dry and damaged split ends (i).”

Scroll down this article to warm up to the idea by understanding what a bob haircut is, and then check out our complete list of the best bob hairstyles that are all the rage right now.

protip_icon Before You Get Started
  • Deep condition your hair every two weeks to moisturize and boost shine since freshly cut bobs can become extremely frizzy. This is because your hair takes time to adjust to its newfound weightlessness.
  • Avoid using too much product when styling your new bob as it can weigh down your short hair and make it seem flat and greasy.
  • Bob haircuts require regular trims every 4-6 weeks to look fresh and neat.

In This Article

What Is A Bob Haircut?

A bob haircut is a timeless and adaptable hairstyle that typically features the hair being cut to a uniform length around the head, usually at jaw level or above the shoulders. It can be adjusted to suit various face shapes and hair textures. Bobs can be straight and sleek for a sophisticated look, or textured and tousled for a more casual, playful vibe. This haircut’s simplicity makes it easy to maintain and style, and it can be customized into variations like the asymmetrical bob or the graduated bob. Whether you want a classic, chic appearance or a modern, edgy style, the bob offers endless possibilities. Check out the different styles of bobs from the list below!

55 Most Popular Bob Hairstyles

1. A-line Bob with Light Waves

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The goal of this stylish A-line wavy bob is to give thin hair some flowy volume and texture. It’s a timeless hairstyle that requires little care and looks great in the spring and summer.

2. Asymmetric Bob with Sharp Ends

Asymmetric Bob with Sharp Ends
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The hair is purposefully trimmed in an unbalanced way with one side longer than the other, unlike the traditional bob. The hair ends are cut sharp and uneven to give your tresses a thicker look. The short length at the back further enhances the hairstyle.

3. Symmetric Bob with Straight Locks

Symmetric Bob with Straight Locks
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This  bob is one of the more well-liked bob variations because it lacks layers. This sleek hairstyle, sometimes referred to as a soft blunt cut, looks good on faces with an oval, square, or heart shape as it highlights the full face shape.

4. Curly Bob with Curly Bangs

Curly Bob with Curly Bangs
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Let’s dispel the myth that bobs are only for people with straight hair. The bob looks equally stunning on curly hair. This hairstyle is so unique and beautiful. And those curly bangs are on another level!

5. Vintage Bob with Loose Curls

Vintage Bob with Loose Curls
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This hairdo is flawlessly dramatic and the old Hollywood curls give it an ideal retro finish. This look is great for events like weddings or parties. All you need to recreate this look is a curler and hairspray.

protip_icon Did You Know?
While a few women sported the bob cut during the First World War, it became popular during the 1920s when renowned ballroom dancer Irene Castle wore the iconic “Castle bob” as a matter of convenience.

6. Simple Bob With Wavy Bang

Simple bob hairstyle with wavy bangs
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This is the most common shape in which a regular side part divides the hair into two even chin-length sections.  The wavy bang and the beautiful lowlights add brightness to this standard hairstyle.

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You can tie a headscarf top and center to add a realtor vibe to your look.

7. Long Bob With Inward Curly Ends

Classic long bob hairstyle with inward curly ends
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In this long, shoulder-length bob, the sleek and smooth hair is tucked behind the ears while the ends are textured as well as curled precisely in an inward direction.

8. Curved Bob With Graduated Fringes

Rounded bob hairstyle with graduated fringes
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If you have a long face, this hairstyle will be the best choice. It has a wider middle section with slightly curved ends and thick graduated fringes covering one side of the forehead flawlessly.

9. Asymmetric Bob With Sleek Side-Swept Bang

Asymmetric bob hairstyle with sleek side-swept bangs
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Asymmetry is in vogue these days. Check out this silky smooth asymmetric bob with a beautiful flat side-swept bang. The best way to give dimension to your face!

10. Chinese Bob With Straight Fringes

Chinese bob hairstyle with straight fringes
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The Chinese bob is extremely popular among bob haircuts. It features perfectly rounded hair embracing the edge of the face and even front fringes swinging over the eyebrows.

11. Dome-Shaped Bob With Brief Fringes

Dome-shaped bob hairstyle with brief fringes
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As the name suggests, this bob hair-cut resembles a dome as it has a narrower top at the crown of the head and a comparatively wider rounded ends. The brief fringes balance the shape off to some extent.

12. Short Layered Bob With Messy Front

Short layered bob hairstyle with tousled fringes
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Here is a short, intensely layered bob with the edges curled in an outward direction. The front fringes and the top give a messy look, which makes the look charming.

13. Bob With Long Bangs and Wispy Points

Shoulder-length bob hairsytle with long wispy layers
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Even though this bob features soft-regular layers, the long textured bangs and wispy points make it quite exceptional. Want to give it a try?

14. Messy Bob With Textured Side Bang

Short bob hairstyle with uneven side bangs
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This is a slightly messy bob with a length that ends at the jaw line. There is a smooth textured side bang having an uneven edge and a small puff at the crown.

15. A-Line Bob With Front Fringes

A-line bob hairstyle with eyebrow-grazing front fringes
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An A-line bob is characterized by an ‘A’-shaped front section, which consists of two long bangs and uniform fringes. The length of rest of the hair is lesser than the front bangs.

16. Layered and Outward Feathered Bob

Layered and outward feathered classy bob hairstyle
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Fluffy hair gives you a sophisticated look. This layered bob with outward feathered ends embellishes your hair.

17. Very Short Brushed Back Bob With Shaved Sides

Very short back brushed bob hairstyle
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In this bob haircut, the two sides of the head are almost shaved while the top, textured hair looks stunning. Smart and elegant – all we can say!

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18. Chin-Length Smooth Bob With Tapered Ends

Chin-length smooth bob hairstyle
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This is another popular shaped chin-length bob that goes extremely well with all types of face shapes. An off-centre part, tapered ends and smooth finish make this style appreciable.

19. Reverse Layered Bob With Slicked Back Top

Reverse layered bob haisrtyle
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Reverse layers look amazing on medium-length bob hair. You can even jazz up the look by getting the front section slicked back neatly. So, are you ready to glam up?

20. Messy Bob With Curly Bangs and Short Fringe

Messy bob hairstyle with curly bangs
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Skip those formal updo and go for this charming messy bob that frames your face perfectly. Textured curly side bangs and short fringe will enhance the look even more.

21. Fringed Short Bob With Outward Curly Ends

Fringed short bob hairstyle with outward curly ends
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This ageless bob hairstyle comprises short, sleek hair with a nice outward bend at the edge. However, keep the side-swept bang a little curved in the inward direction in order to complement the look.

22. Medium-Length Wavy Bob With Side Twist

Medium-length wavy bob hairstyle
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How about this flowy, medium-length bob hair with attractive side twist and long wavy bang? The shape goes amazing with short dresses, long gowns or any other similar outfit.

23. Middle-Parted Bob With Curly Ends

Mid-parted bob hairstyle with curly ends
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Those who love to color their hair would love to wear this hairstyle too. All you need to do is create a middle part and curl up the ends of your smooth and shiny hair. And, did you like the gorgeous ombre shades?

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You can either do Dutch braids or double buns to add an element of playfulness and style to your look.

24. Relaxed Bob With Layered Bangs

Relaxed bob hairstyle with layered bangs
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The specialty of this short shaped bob is that it doesn’t hold close to the face. Rather, the organized hair as well as the layered bangs surrounds it in a relaxed manner.

25. Thick Layered Bob With Short Side Bang

Thick layered bob hairstyle with short side bangs
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Layered bob haircuts look absolutely stunning on all face shapes and this hairstyle proves it. This uniquely shaped bob haircut is quite good for thick hair. You need to get some medium-length layers and a comparatively shorter side bang to cover your forehead stylishly.

26. Rolled Up and Volumized Bob

Rolled up and volumized super short bob hairstyle
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Now, this is simple yet graceful bob that comes with a considerable volume at the top of the head. You can roll your front hair up and give it a little messy effect for added elegance.

27. Long Bob With Short Fringes and Inward Feathered Layers

Long layered bob hairstyle with inward short fringes
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Inward feathers give layered bob hair a whole new dimension. If you have a long bob with lots of layers, get them feathered in an inward direction. That short fringe has added ultimate cuteness to the look.

28. Short Old-Fashioned Bob With Soft Curls

Retro short bob hairstyle with soft curly bangs
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This old-fashioned bob is the widest at the ears and narrower at both the top and bottom. We also love those luscious curls that are swinging over and increasing the beauty of the hairstyle greatly.

29. Vintage Textured Bob With Waves and Curls

Vintage bob hairstyle with tight textured waves and curls
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Texture is what gives this bob hairstyle a vintage shape, look, and feel. Though it is layered, wavy hair, it has been turned into almost flat waves and curls by applying lots of hair serum and spray.

30. Short Blunt Bob With Straight Fringes

Short blunt bob hairstyle with straight fringes
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If you are a sweet teen, give this adorable bob hairstyle a shot at least once. Well, this is a modified version of the Chinese bob with blunt and more relaxed ends. Epitome of cuteness!

31. Smooth Bob With Inward and Outward Curves

Sleek smooth bob hairstyle wih inwards and outwards curling sides
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Here is another ideal bob cut for women that accentuates their features effortlessly. The shape of this eye-catching bob is quite awe-striking as it comes with an inward curved end at one side and outward curved one at the other. Besides, it is a sleek and smooth bob with a polished finish.

32. Brushed Back Top With Straight Layered Bottom

Short layered bob hairstyle with brushed back top
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Here is another exclusive yet well-accepted bob hairstyle that features a brushed back smooth top with a straight layered bottom with razor-sharp ends.

33. Short Curly Textured Bob

Short curly textured bob hairstyle
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When it comes to getting soft curls on a short bob, texture can give you a completely different look. Gather most of your hair at one side by creating an off-centre part and add texture to it.

34. Shaggy Layered Bob With Uneven Fringes

Shaggy layered bob hairstyle with uneven fringes
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If you are a fan of shaggy hair and bobs, this hairstyle is just for you. It is a totally shaggy style with random layers and above all, it comes with uneven front fringes, which are unusual.

35. Long Inverted Bob With Curly Ends

Long bob hairstyle with inverted layers and inwards curled ends
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Check out this long bob with inverted layers. The front layer in this haircut crosses the shoulders, while the length goes down as you approach the rear side. The ends should also be curled inward.

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36. Angled Face-Contouring Bob

Angled, face-framing bob hairstyle with long layered bangs
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It is quite clear from the name that this bob contours our face perfectly. It is angled in a way that our entire facial structure is embraced by the long front bangs as well as other successive layers.

37. Curly, Puffy Bob With Smooth Side-Sweep

Curly, puffy, bob hairstyle with smooth side swept bangs
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This triangular bob consists of a puffy crown along with soft and sexy curls covering the rest of the head. Don’t forget that smooth side-swept bang ever, if you have a wide forehead.

38. Messy Textured Bob With Curved Bang

Soft textured bob hairstyle with outwards swept bangs
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Instead of curling up your hair intensely, you can be a little gentle and curve them up delicately. Also, the side bang should be bent outwards and texturized for a proper finish.

39. Stacked Inverted Bob With Lowlights

Blonde stacked bob hairstyle with black lowlights
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A stacked bob by itself is enough to give you a sophisticated appearance. However, in this hairstyle, the beige blonde stacked bob is spiced up with soft black lowlights and faintly feathered ends.

40. Short Slicked-Back Textured Bob

Slicked-back short and sleek bob hairstyle
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It is another great choice for girls with very short hair. All the hair is slicked back and given a texture to create a volumized top with silky smooth finish.

41. Fringed Layered Bob With Razored Ends

Mid-length layered bob hairstyle with razor-sharp fringes
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Well, it is a simple layered bob with inward feathers sported on medium-length hair. But the razor-sharp front fringes swinging over the eye have given it a unique shape and look.

42. Layered Bob With Feathered Side Bang

Layered bob hairstyle with feathered side bang
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In this shoulder-length bob hairstyle, the not-so-intense layers have created a perfect feminine look. But the feathered side bang has added zing to it and made it look like a true veil for the eye.

43. Voluminous Layered Bob With Textured Curls

Voluminous layered bob hairstyle with textured curls
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No matter what your face shape is, you can make it look considerably rounder by opting for this layered bob with textured inward curls. The high volume also gives it an awe-inspiring finish.

44. Retro Bob With Textured Curls

Retro bob hairstyle with textured curls
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This retro-shaped bob is extremely easy to wear and convenient to maintain. All you need to do is curl up the ends of certain thick sections of hair and apply hairspray to get a good hold.

45. Smooth Mushroom Bob

Smooth mushroom bob hairstyle
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Doesn’t this petite bob resemble a mushroom? It features tremendously short and precise layers with a wonderfully rounded shape. Lovely one to try!

46. Curly Layered Bob With Messy Finish

Curly layered bob hairstyle with messy finish
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If curly is your style, this beautiful hair can easily turn out to be your perfect style statement. Turn all your hair into soft, voluptuous curls and let them cuddle your face nicely.

47. Very Short Super Curly Bob

Very short super curly bob hairstyle
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This is a super curly bob for very short hair. The shape of the haircut is rather boyish, and the hair strands are transformed into defined coils.

48. A-Line Inverted Stacked Bob

A-line inverted stacked bob hairstyle
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Here is an upgraded version of the simple A-line bob. The layers are created in a reverse manner, and the hair has been stacked behind the head. Smart and chic! Don’t you think so?

49. Smooth Bob With Curly Textured Ends

Smooth bob hairstyle with curly textured ends
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The upper portion of this style is very much similar to a smooth rounded bob. However, the lower sections are curled and textured to give a partially vintage look.

50. Messy Angular Bob With Puffy Top

Messy angular bob hairstyle with puffy top
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Here is a true example of an angular bob in which the top has been puffed up, and the hair has been made the widest near the ears. Moreover, the messy effect has turned the entire look into a trendy one.

51. Messy Bob With Curly Bangs and Textured Waves

Messy bob hairstyle with curly bangs
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This bob itself contours the face and gives it a wonderful shape. On the other hand, textured waves, curled up bangs and messy finish make it look awesome!

52. Inverted Layered Bob With Curly Bangs and Ends

Inverted layered bob hairstyle
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As you can see, this hairstyle features a gorgeous balayage and lots of volume at the front of the head, especially around the face. Those curved bangs and ends are quite unusual in appearance and hence, give an exclusive look.

53. Messy Brushed Back Bob With Texture

Messy brushed back bob hairstyle
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This is another brushed-back bob but with a significantly messy finish. The ends of the hair are relaxed in this hairstyle in order to give it a casual flair.

54. Choppy Fringed Bob With Razor-Sharp Ends

Choppy fringed bob hairstyle
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The shape of this hairstyle puts a lot of emphasis on the structure of your face. If you are a fan of choppy hair, this bob with dispersed fringes emphasizes your sharp features and the choppy, razored ends make it quite unusual in look and charm.

55. Super Curly Layered Bob With Ultimate Volume

Super curly layered bob hairstyle
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And now, here is the gigantic bob with the ultimate volume. It is a layered hairstyle, which comprises super curly locks, while those short bangs cover certain parts of the face beautifully.

The trick to bob hairstyles is to make sure your look complements your way of living. Therefore, bob hairstyles should always be simple. Such hairstyles are easy to air dry, and you can experiment with different sophisticated styling alternatives. Layers and length progression are optional with the bob, as are bangs. Whatever style you want, you can get it with short bob haircuts. That will make you look and feel great while incorporating the latest hair trends. Like long and medium hairstyles, bobs suit everybody with the correct haircut. Take a look at our comprehensive list of the top bob cuts.

Infographic: Best Ways To Take Care Of Your Bob Hairstyle

Whether it is a short, layered, or lob (long bob) haircut, the bob haircut is a contemporary approach to refreshing your appearance. It’s chic and youthful, and you can style it in different ways. The bob is a classic haircut that makes you look sophisticated and fashionable. And maintaining a bob hairstyle is easier than you can imagine. Check out the infographic below to learn how to care for your bob.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a French bob?

Also known as a classic Parisian women’s cut, a French bob is a chin-length cropped bob that usually has bangs till the brow line.

What is a Dutch bob?

A Dutch bob is a hairstyle with bangs cut right across the forehead and the rest of the hair cut just below the ears uniformly.

Do bobs make you look older or younger?

It has to do with the type of bob cut, face shape, body size, and height. For instance, a short bob may make one individual look mature, while the same style might give a younger look to another individual.

Is the bob cut suitable for round faces?

Yes, bobs are suitable for round face shapes if they end below the chin. This helps to give an illusion of length and elongate the face.

What is an Italian bob?

A blunt bob that ends just below the chin and above the jawline and the shoulders. It suits most hair types and textures as it features chunky ends. This cut adds weight to the ends and makes the hair look voluminous.

What is a razor bob?

A razor bob is a type of hairstyle, where a straight-edge razor is used at the ends of the hair to give a choppy, textured feel. It has a modern feel and adds feathered layers to the mane.

What is a mom bob haircut?

A mom bob haircut is shorter in the back and longer in the front. It has no layers or asymmetrical ends.

What is a power bob?

A super-sleek, glossy bob with blunt, razor-sharp ends. It has minimal texture and one length throughout. It exudes power and confidence.

What is a box bob?

It is a light, choppy, box-shaped bob that is easy and effortless to style. It has blunt ends and no graduations or layers of any sort. This chin-length bob is sharp and helps to frame the face.

Key Takeaways

  • A bob haircut involves hair length that is longer than the pixie cut but just shy of reaching the shoulders.
  • It is versatile and adaptable and allows multiple customizing options to suit different face shapes.
  • It suits most hair textures and can be styled to create a complete fashion makeover.
  • Since bob hairstyles involve a specific length and finish, they require trimming every 4 to 6 weeks for optimal maintenance.
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Laura Clark
Laura ClarkHairstylist
Laura Clark is a professional hairstylist who graduated from The Extension Academy in Ontario with a degree in hair extensions. With 8 years of experience as a skilled hair extension stylist, her goal is to make women feel beautiful through their hairstyles.

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Jyotsana Rao
Jyotsana RaoBeauty & Lifestyle Writer
Jyotsana Rao is an engineering graduate from NIT, Nagpur, who discovered her love for writing during her undergraduate days. She is passionate about writing about everything related to beauty - makeup, fashion, hairstyles, skin care, or hair care and has 4 years of experience on writing in these genres.

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Manjari is a beauty and lifestyle writer with over three years of experience in writing across different niches, including beauty, health, wellness, and technology. She first discovered her passion for writing in school and has since honed her craft to perfection.

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