A new haircut is often associated with huge changes in a woman’s life. This is maybe why I received a lot of questions after my visit at the hairdresser, if some parts of my life have changed. Well, acutally not. I’m still very happy in my relationship – even after more than six and a half years, I’m still studying, and also nothing else has happended. I just wanted a change on my head.

On that point, I have to mention that my hair is quite difficult to handle. Curls hang out pretty quickly, if I straighten my hair, the first waves come back after about half an hour, and I need a ton of hairspray to get my baby hairs under control. This is why I wore a huge bun or ponytail most of the time. But after more that twenty years with the same hairstyle, I wanted something new. In the end, it was a quite spontaneous decision and I chose a hairdo which even the ancient Egyptians liked: A classy bob.

New Hair, new Life? RetroCat explains why she cut her hair into a Bob

The Bob and it’s History

The bob became popular in our world in the 20s. Back then, not only the dresses but also the hair got shorter. The most favoured cut was a style where the hair ended at the ears and contained bangs. One of the most popular bob wearers back then was definitely actress Louise Brooks. This drastically cut can be seen as a part of emancipation and a sign of modernity.

In the 50s, the bob was worn a bit longer and normally ended at the chin. But only in the 60s the bob became very popular again, thanks to hairstylist Vidal Sassoon. Nowadays, the bob can be worn in a lot of different variations and lengths. The best part about this haircut is, that it so versatile: no matter if straight, curly, or wavy – a bob always looks stylish.

I chose a length which ends between my chin and shoulders. Therefore I’m still able to put my hair into a ponytail but profit from all the advantages short hair has: Washing and styling my hair is much quicker, and I’m still amazed how easy it is to brush my hair now. I also feel freer and really enjoy this new feeling of shorter hair on my head.

RetroCat mit Bob-Frisur und glitzernden Ohrringen

RetroCat mit Spitzentop und Bob-Frisur im Retro-Stil

RetroCat mit Lederjacke und kinnlangen Haaren

RetroCat mit Bob, langen Ohrringen und Spitzenoberteil

A simple retro Look

To match my new hairstyle, I chose a simple but elegant retro outfit. The key piece of this look is my beloved red swing skirt by The House Of Foxy, which I already showed you here a few weeks ago. It’s definitely one of my favourite skirts ever, as it can be teamed with so many different tops. Find more examples here as well as here.

This time, I chose a black top with lace details on the sleeves. Sparkling statement earrings, the Moss Garden Heels, and a leather jacket finish the retro look.

It’s a perfect outfit for a lot of different occasion just like a coffee date with friends, dinner with your love, or after work party with the colleagues.

Vintage-Bloggerin RetroCat mit Swing-Rock und Bob-Frisur

RetroCat mit Statement-Ohrringen und Lederjacke

Vintage-Bloggerin RetroCat mit Swing-Rock, Lederjacke und Bob

RetroCat mit einer kurzen Lederjacke zum roten Rock

RetroCat mit 40er-Jahre-Rock, Strumpfhose und Spitzenoberteil

A simple retro Outfit – the Details:

Top: Morgan, similar here

Skirt: The House Of Foxy, similar here

Leather jacket: Review, similar here

Shoes: Moss Garden Heels c/o Blue Banana

Earrings: similar here

Tights: similar here

Handbag: similar here

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8 thoughts on “New Hair, new Life? Why I cut my Hair into a Bob

  1. Beifall auch von meiner Seite:
    Mit dem Bob können Sie sich sehen lassen! Sie erinnern mich damit etwas an Ihre – gleichfalls zu verehrende – Landsmännin Maria Höfl-Riesch. Sie wirken eben sportlicher damit, als mit dem Dutt.
    Manchmal muß ein wenig Veränderung sein und sei es, weil es Frühling wird :-).

    Viele Grüße


    1. Oje, dann muss ich meine Frisurenwahl wohl nochmal überdenken, denn wenn ich etwas gar nicht möchte, dann ist es “sportlich” auszusehen, haha. 🙂 Etwas frischer Wind kann aber natürlich nicht schaden und deshalb bleiben die Haare jetzt vorerst auch kurz. 😉

      Viele Grüße,

  2. I really like your new hairstyle. Why should you need a reason to change it. I always think I should change more often than I do – but whenever I do I feel refreshed while all other things in life remain the same! K

    1. Thank you so much dear Karen! You are right, it feels great to just change the hair style every now and then.
      I’m not very good at this, though, I wore the same hairstye for more than 20 years before I cut it into a bob. 😉

      Sandra <3

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