How did the BOB haircut get it’s name?
Where did this haircut originate? How did it get its name? How did it get its name? Historically, in the early 1900s, Western women did not cut their hair. The wore it up. Hence the name "Hairdresser." Hair was dressed up, not cut. To bob off your hair was to cut it. Only young girls, actresses and advanced, fashionable women dared to "bob" off their hair. This style was not considered respectable.
But right around WWI that changed. It was a necessity for women engaged in work in factories during the war. It was unsafe to have long hair that could get caught in machinery.
It is rumored that COCO CHANEL saw a young women walking down a Paris street with her hair BOBBED off and thought it looked smashing, so she headed to a barber and had her hair lopped off!