Born of sea foam in adult form, the goddess Venus arrives on a shell shortly after birth on the shores of Paphos, Greece. Although the Italian artist Sandro Botticelli was by no means as famous as other artists of the Renaissance - such as Michelangelo or Leonardo da Vinci - he created one of the most sensual paintings of the ancient goddess with his masterpiece "The Birth of Venus".
Her long curls, which gracefully blow in the wind and are now serving as inspiration for a hairstyle trend that will turn heads in summer 2022, are particularly eye-catching: the Botticelli bob.
The Botticelli Bob is a summer update of the classic bob hairstyle. Inspired by the artwork The Birth of Venus - which art lovers can admire up close at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence - this version of the bob is worn with soft waves that playfully frame the face. As with the artistic model for the trend hairstyle, the waves can be thick, defined, and somewhat tousled, for a particularly summery nonchalance.
The dreamy hairstyle is based on a bob haircut that ends at chin length or as a long bob on the shoulders. The tips can be blunt, cut with a slight incline, or soft layers.
The Botticelli Bob is absolutely ideal for those who naturally have waves or curls anyway. Here the hair for styling only has to be washed and air-dried. If you have straight hair, you can of course still create the trendy hairstyle trend.
Simply grab a curling iron or – even better – a wave iron, which is specially designed for styling soft, even waves. To finish, gently comb out the waves and add a little salt water spray for an extra summery texture. Knead and et voilà: a Botticelli bob tousled by a light sea breeze.