Everyone In Hollywood Is Getting This Cut — & It's So Flattering

Most trendy hair looks (teased bangs, frosted tips, "The Rachel") have come and gone. But other hairstyles are so iconic, they'll just never go out of style. The bob is one of those exceptions. It's been around for decades, but these days the modern cut is taking on new forms and shapes that look good on everyone.

With celebrity hairstylists setting the tone, we’ve seen everything from Katie Holmes' stick-straight bob to Kelly Osbourne’s asymmetrical bob with a hidden undercut — both of which are legendary in their own right. Our latest favorite, however, is hands-down the curly bob because of how versatile it is.

No matter what length you’re sporting, there’s a guaranteed look to suit every preference and curl pattern imaginable. (And those with naturally straight hair can get in on the trend, too!) Click ahead for inspiration from the stars who started it all — including tiny tweaks to make it entirely your own.

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Go For Faux

Janelle Monáe proves that not all cuts require scissors. She created the illusion of a triangle bob style by defining her curls and pinning her hair just below her ears.
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Try The Classic Ear Tuck

Like Jennifer Lawrence, you can’t go wrong with tucking a portion of your hair behind one ear while leaving the rest hanging loose. It opens up the face and instantly looks more polished. Work a small amount of gel, wax, or pomade through it for hold.
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Experiment With Barrel Curls

Nazanin Mandi makes barrel curls look rad by alternating directions and flipping them up and outward for a cool, undone look.
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Wear It Wet

Wet-looking waves are here to stay — and they're easier than they might seem. To start, prep your damp hair with mousse and spritz on a generous amount of texturizing spray. Then, gently blow dry it with a diffuser until each curly wave has set.
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Cut Bangs

Bangs are the fastest way to switch up your classic bob — and Reese Witherspoon is at the top of our list for inspiration. Her wispy, long fringe in 2014 was especially flattering.
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Try Side-Swept Fringe

Not ready for full-on bangs? Try side-swept pieces that hit right at the tops of your cheekbones for super flattering, face-framing effect like Karlie Kloss is rocking here.
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Part Your Bangs

Yara Shahidi’s "curtain bangs" are b-e-a-utiful beyond words. (And one of the top looks on Pinterest this season.) Work a lightweight smoothing serum or curl enhancing cream through your curls for hold.
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Or Leave 'Em Loose

You can also wear your curly bangs long and loose. Cutting them just below the eyebrow certainly calls for more bang trims, but looks undeniably cool — as proven by Rita Ora.
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Tease The Crown

Teasing your hair at the crown, like Kerry Washington did for the 2012 American Music Awards, is the fastest way to get instant volume. Lift up small sections and backcomb them with a comb or brush, then spritz with a medium-hold hairspray and you’re good to go.
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Alternate With S-Waves

Lily Collins channeled old Hollywood with a gorgeous array of auburn-colored waves that are all styled in one direction. You're going to want to pick up a smoothing cream for spirals that smooth.
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Get A Structured Cut

Looking for a not-so-subtle change that’ll awaken tired curls? Skip layering only certain sections of your hair, and shape your entire Afro like Amandla Stenberg instead.
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Rock That Middle Part

Rocking a middle part is another way to instantly frame your face and highlight your features, as illustrated by Beyoncé and tons of other celebs.
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