27 September 2023

How To: The Italian Bob

Thanks to “The White Lotus,” women around the world are dreaming of visiting Sicily with freshly chopped Italian bobs à la Simona Tabasco.

The Italian Bob is a one length bob with heavy ends that sit on the chin or slightly below. Fringe is optional and can range from eyebrow grazing to one length. Flip or no flip, that is the question. Teresa Romero, Creative Director for Sam Villa and Artistic/Education Director for Jose Luis Salon @_teresa_romero breaks this spring/summer ’23 trend down.

It’s the heavier, full, chunky permitter and lack of layers that set this bob apart from others. The weight and volume are at the ends which brings a lot of attention to the chin area,” she explains.


  • For hair to drop easily into a natural fall while airdrying, use little to no tension while cutting the perimeter.  Use a Sam Villa Signature Series 7” Dry Cutting Shear on dry hair and the Classic Series 5.5” Shear on wet hair.
  • For a clean neckline, low hair lines may require shaving the neck and high low-density hairlines may need to remain more one length to protect the structured perimeter. 
  • For a precision finish, texturize with the 7” Dry Cutting Shear after hair is dried and styled.


  • Casual finish with loose texture – use a Sam Villa Pro Results 3-in-1 Blow Dry Hot Brush to create waves and/or a beveled flip at the ends.  The combination of a blow dryer with a hot brush adds polish and shine while drying and makes it easy to add shape. 
  • Smooth finish with high gloss – use a Sam Villa Signature Series Sleeker Professional Straightening Iron to smooth hair and bevel ends/fringe.

The Italian Bob is a cut that is low maintenance and can usually be styled with little to no effort. Plan to get it touched up every 6 to 8 weeks to maintain the chin grazing length,” adds Romero.

Credits: Hair, Makeup, Photographer/Teresa Romero; Model/Mercedes 


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