As if painted: The Botticelli bob is the elegant hairstyle trend in summer - and comes straight from the silver screen...
"The Birth of Venus" is one of the most famous works by the Italian Renaissance painter Sandro Botticelli. The painting is not only a classic of art history but also an inspiration for a new hairstyle trend in the summer of 2022. Called the Botticelli Bob, this one features a wonderfully effortless yet elegant look. We explain what the haircut looks like and why it works as a hairstyle trend with both straight and naturally curly hair.
The Botticelli bob is a new interpretation of the classic bob hairstyle and is currently becoming the romantic hairstyle trend of the summer, which is based on the work of art "The Birth of Venus". But more on that later. The basis of the hairstyle is a classic bob haircut: the tips play around the chin or the neck in this look – but they reach at most to the shoulders. The Botticelli Bob can also be cut straight, with a slight incline, or gently layered.
But now we come to the indispensable detail of the Botticelli bob: it is worn with romantic waves, which are based on the Venus figure in the Botticelli painting and give this haircut its unmistakable, summery character. The waves should be as narrow, dense, and beautifully defined as possible, but the styling should look a bit disheveled. This gives the hairstyle trend a certain summer nonchalance that looks relaxed and elegant at the same time.
The Botticelli Bob is of course ideal for natural curls or waves because in this case you only have to cut the hair into a bob. But the hairstyle trend also works with straight hair: because you can style the typical waves of the Botticelli bob with a wave iron. This is a styling tool that is similar to a curling iron - the hair is not wrapped around the heating rod (similar to a crimping iron) but clamped between two or three heated rods.
This ensures even, defined waves that are ideal for the Botticelli Bob hairstyle trend. It is best to comb out the curls a little after styling and work some salt spray into the hair - this gives the waves more structure. If you knead the hairstyle trend with your fingers, the bob gets a light undone finish. Just as if the hair had been ruffled by a sea breeze. And that is exactly what ensures the right balance of casual and elegant!