The Italian bob is unbelievably chic, unusually versatile and gives heaps of natural lift

Written by Morgan Fargo

Seen on TikTok, the Italian bob is the work of leading hairdressing duo The Hair Bros. 

While I know that the ‘big chop’ is something that tends to happen in the heat of the summer, for some reason I’m fantasising about it in the deep, dark depths of the coldest winter I can remember. 

Without a doubt, I know that the haircut would transform my long, fairly classic cut into a chic signature bob. And, of course, the late-night TikTok scrolling doesn’t help. Everywhere I look, I’m faced with a bob I want. The midi bob was my first crush, then it was the box bob; now I have a new object of desire: the chunky-ended Italian bob. 

The work of Nick Latham and Seán Paul Nother, the leading hairdressing duo known as Hair Bros, the neck-grazing Italian bob is versatile, full of volume, with defined, heavy ends. 

In a detailed post on TikTok, Latham breaks down the style: “We start by cutting the length and finding a good base and really lightly graduating it into the baseline, to make sure it’s got a bit of a softer finish. Working our way around to the front, making sure that the front corners aren’t left too long. Following that up by adding a bit of face-framing shape.”

Then, Latham moves on to styling. 

“We’re going to add a little bit of product, I’m using the Hair Story Lift (volumising spray). Then, we put the hair in some small buns and lightly clip the top pieces, which will really help with lift and volume. Last, we use a hairdryer on the top.”

If the Italian bob feels like a step too far, take a look at the midi bob. It’s slightly longer, falling at the space between your chin and neck, and looks instantly lived in. Similarly versatile, both bobs encapsulate the natural movement and body of less-styled hair while still maintaining the chicness of a statement cut.  

Thinking about cutting a bob? Read these first:

  • The TikTok-trending midi bob is longer, shaggier and needs no time to settle in post-cut
  • The collarbone bob works on every hair type: 8 ways to wear the popular haircut
  • 13 modern bob haircuts trending right now: French, Italian, midi, curtain and more

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