Since 2017, the short bob haircut, also known as the bob, gained significant popularity and became one of the must-have hairstyles for modern women. We've seen it in various versions - on runways and celebrities - and today, the short bob is officially the trendiest and most elegant haircut for women of all ages. It brings a touch of undeniable classicism with a hint of modernity to one's appearance.
It is no coincidence that very dynamic women of fashion, from Coco Chanel to Anna Wintour are associated with this haircut as their signature hair style.
Before the 20th century, the vast majority of women wore their hair long but in braids or "buns".
Long hair was a symbol of femininity and having short hair was scandalous for the time.
Women started cutting their hair in the early 1920s and it was a form of social rebellion that helped women take a step closer to gender equality.
It was then that the women's salon industry was created.
While the popularity of the hairstyle has come and gone over the past few decades, it never really disappeared and somehow never lost its strong connection to high style and female empowerment.Despite the fact that the general public is used to seeing women with short hair, a trendy and modern short frame always manages to make headlines every year, especially when it is associated with a famous celebrity.
The short bob's power is no joke, considering its history. This haircut has often been seen as a sign that some men feel threatened by women with short hair, as it's connected to the idea that a woman can do whatever she sets her mind to.
Although many women have adopted haircuts throughout history, the style still manages to disrupt the dominant, patriarchal ideals of beauty in Western society in a way that makes it one of the quintessential symbols of feminist fashion.