It's likely that the bob is so popular because of its simplicity. Generally, it's an easy hairstyle to style and manage. It flatters nearly every face shape and age.
But what are the most popular bob styles right now? Let's look at a few.
The classic bob is still popular. Of all the popular bob styles right now, this is the only one that features bangs. The bangs can be very short or right at the eyebrow. The hair is usually right at the chin.
This style is popular because it's easy to style, especially for women with naturally straight hair.
The long bang
This style of bob can be very short (right at the ear) or longer, under the chin. The style can give the appearance that the woman has no bang, but the bangs are there, just very long. They are usually swept to the side. There might be some light layering, or there might not be any layering at all, though the hair is usually straight (as with the classic).
The side sweep
This style of bob is extremely popular right now. This is best suited for women who have naturally straight hair or are willing to blow dry their hair straight. This style features hair that's mostly all one length. Often the front of the hair is cut longer than the back, but there are no bangs and if any layering, it's long layers.
This style is characterized by a side part and hair that's blown or lightly curled just barely under a bit. This isn't the bob that features hair that flips out (that style is quickly going out of style) but rather gently curls under. And when we say "gentle" we mean it's quite subtle. Many women can get their hair to do this naturally if they have the right cut.
This style is popular with very young women and older women. An older woman might back comb the hair to get a lot of body from the back and have it curled under a bit more dramatically, while a younger woman might opt for a few more layers to make the look a little messier.
Though we said look that hairstyles featuring flipped ends are going out of favor, there is one style of bob that features lightly flipped ends. These aren't the ends that are dramatically flipped and sprayed to stay that way. That look has gone out of favor. This is about a light flipping, often done just with a curl brush and no curling iron.
In this style, the hair is lightly layered, though they are long layers, and the hair is generally fairly straight. It's parted in the middle, and the ends are, as we said, just lightly flipped. That's added just to give the hair and face some dimension. This style is best suited for young women.
As you can see, there are a myriad of choices in popular bob styles. Most work with many different hair textures and face shapes. Do a little research to find the right bob style for you.