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All Signs Point to the “Mob-Wife” Bob Being Spring’s Top Hair Trend

Everywhere I look, the “mob wife” aesthetic is taking off. We’ve seen the likes of Hailey Bieber and Dua Lipa step out in billowing faux fur coats, and TikTok has declared the “clean girl” and her slicked-back bun out while ushering the romanticised movie version of the mob wife in—along with her leopard print, ostentatious bling and heavy-handed yet glamorous eye makeup. While we’re seeing a new aesthetic arise almost every week as the cyclical nature of trends continues to accelerate, the internet has given the latest aesthetic nod to the women we’ve seen depicted and romanticised in TV and film, from The Sopranos to The Godfather.

Of course, as the internet heralds in another yet trend, we might not all be jumping on the trend (personally, my black and beige-filled wardrobe is not ready). But, with all of talk of fabulous fictional mob wives, I’m reminded of one of my all-time favourite haircuts from film: Michelle Pfieffer’s flicked bob as Elvira Hancock in Scarface. And it’s a timeless bob haircut that I’m tipping we’re going to be seeing more a lot more of in 2024.

Featuring a long, blunt bob cut with a healthy, thick swing, the bob is styled with rounded flicky layers, and an eyelash skimming fringe. IMO, this haircut is totally timeless. And we’re still seeing elements of this haircut today as the bob haircut only continues to soar in popularity. If you’re ready to channel your inner Elvira, scroll ahead for the ‘mob bob’ hairstyle ideas I’ve saved.

French women are already into the Elvira Hancock look. 

I love the length of this lob and the face-framing rounded layers.

I love the rounded shape of this shoulder-skimming bob.

Salome Mory’s bob is ultra sleek with a middle parting and flicked under ends.

Elvira, is that you? Florence Pugh wore this style so well.

Bobs with fringes are going be huge again—mark my words.

I love how chic these flicky layers are on a long bob.

Emily Ratajkowski’s flicked under bob lives rent-free in my mind.

Millie Bobbie Brown shoes us how to channel the ‘mob bob’ for 2024.

The rounded layers on Chloë Grace Moretz’s bob go so well in a side parting too.

I can’t stop thinking about when Bella Hadid chanelled Elvira Hancock with the eyelash-skimming fringe and long bob haircut.

A hot brush is your best friend for creating those flicky, face-framing shapes.

To emulate Elvira Hancock’s sleek style, hair straighteners are your go-to for straight and sleek styles. Turn the straighteners inwards at the ends of your hair to create a bouncy effect.

Shine is key to making this hair trend look expensive, and Color Wow’s shine spray is unrivalled for creating glass-like hair.

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