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2021 - The year that fashion suddenly exploded into vivid colour, embellishment, and exaggerated silhouettes.

Featuring heavily in the runway presentations, campaigns and lookbooks of the world’s most recognisable luxury brands, the micro bob is the perfect accessory to 2022’s exuberant wardrobe.

Unlike our previous period of maximalism in the 80’s which saw big hair, big makeup, and even bigger shoulder-pads all happily coexisting, the microbob brings an element of calm and restraint to today’s excess – a quiet moment of modernity to complement this post-modern mashup that has loudly and brashly announced itself.

The microbob is hairstyling’s answer to the micromini (also a hot ticket right now). Take a couple of extra inches off the bottom and you have the bold and brazen cousin to a regular old bob, which all of a sudden is looking somewhat conservative and demure. (Still a classic though!)

It’s the perfect antidote to what has probably been the absolute weirdest 18 months in the history of our lives. The microbob looks amazing with a blazer, super cute with bike shorts and loves an oversized earring. It’s right at home in the pool or the sea or under an outdoor shower. The BEST thing about it though is that cool breezy feeling that you get at the back of your neck, there’s nothing quite like it.

HUGE earrings are a gamechanger for microbobs

An easy way to give deconstructed tailoring some class

Curl and color blocking at Dior

If you like to be taken seriously

If you REALLY don't wanna be messed with

Giving us major Helmut Lang vibes RIP

Oversized blazer - undersized hair

When minimalism and surrealism both swipe right

The geeks were right

Way to show off a good jawline, flaunt it!

Microbob and monochrome hand in hand at Chanel

All the things - drop earrings, hardware, midriff and a centre part

Do it with curly hair it's super cute

A goth version because that is a thing too

Microbob's bff is the microbang

Actually the only way to wear a side part right now

Freja knows

NZ made supermodel Georgia Fowler is a beat ahead as usual

Off-duty microbob goes perfectly with your microbag

We like to call this "swimbob", dewy skin and glossy brows are a must

Bleach your brows if you dare

Pale faced and pastel

Definitely our powercut of choice

We just had to include the OG 90's microbob with Patricia Arquette

Add some hardware

Bare faced, brutal, beautiful

Side part and a slide = dream

Just walk away

A chance to bare some skin

As usual Linda did it first

NY NY It girl vibes

Or french ingenue for brunettes

Boys will be girls will be boys

immediately goes to the kitchen and get the scissors from the second drawer down

Microbobs and Gucci

Gucci again

... and again

and finally, GUCCI

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