If there was ever a hairstyle that stood the test of time, it's most certainly the bob. Since its inception more than a century ago, the cut has been called everything from revolutionary to provocative, chic to antifeminine. Regardless of the rep, chin-grazing locks have found their way to some of the most iconic and influential women in modern history.
Still, the style remains one of the most difficult to pull off. Before going for the chop, it's key to understand your face shape and hair texture — and Akira Yamane, senior stylist at Eiji Salon in New York City, is here to help. Click through to find out which bob is right for you.