Something has been working on my nerves lately and I can't explain why, but it does. I tend to get pedantic about things now and then and unfortunately, I'm feeling pedantic today. :)
Did you know there is a real difference between a Chinese bob and an a-line one? Like, they're not the same thing? At all? I once believed as everyone does, that these things are simply the same and I went to the hairdresser felling really chipper and excited, since I was cutting off my long locks and going for a bob, they style which I believed was the Chinese. I sat down in the chair, hair wet and the towel around my shoulders, and the hairdresser came, doing that thing where they lift and feel your hair for a moment or two.
"Right, what can I do for you?" She asked.
"I want a Chinese bob." I answered, grinning from ear to ear.
"Wait, like a Chinese or a French bob?"
"There is a difference?"
"Yes. And I hate it when people get it wrong."
Which is why, my friends, I'm going to tell you the difference today, to spare you the hour long (not really) lecture I got that day on the difference in bob hairstyles. (:
The Classic bob :
The Chinese bob :
The A-line or French bob :
The buzzcut bob :
The asymmetrical bob :
The Pageboy :
It's usually worn straight and curled inwards at the ends.
I don't see the resemblance to the original pageboy, but heck, who am I to take on Miss Wintour? :P
The Eton crop :
The Layered bob :
Have a fabulous day and impress your hairdresser with your new bobbiful knowledge!
Stay beautiful and be kind to animals,