Do I have a Mom Bob?

You may have heard of mom jeans, mom voice, but have you heard of the mom bob?  It’s a relatively new term that MAY describe my recent haircut.  What do you think?

Is this what a mom bob looks like?

Is this what a mom bob looks like?

mom bob side view

To be blunt, is THIS a Mom Bob?

With all of this uncharacteristically hot weather in Wisconsin, I wanted a shorter haircut.  My hair was getting longer, but for the most part has been shorter than shoulder length because that’s what my fine, poker straight hair can tolerate. I told my hair stylist that I wanted to go shorter and indicated the length that I wanted.  I also explained that I wasn’t sure if it should be all one length, or if we should angle it.  Ultimately we went for one length, and I left thinking, “Okay, I can work with this.”

My hair stylist also mentioned very casually that another client comes in and requests the “mom bob.”  Oh great – now I have a mom bob too.  That’s exactly what I wanted (insert sarcasm here).

Little did I know that I would be trimming stray bangs the next day, and looking critically at my new “do” in the mirror, thinking, “What have I done?”  My bangs were crooked, and the cut was so blunt and plain looking.  Even a few days later, I still feel a little disappointed, so I made an appointment to have it repaired this week.

Ugh…have you ever had your hair style labeled as a mom bob or mom hair?  How do you address a bad haircut with your stylist?  If she can’t fix it to my liking, do I make the difficult switch?  Why does switching hair stylists feel like a break-up?!

Here are some past pictures of my hair in better days:


14 thoughts on “Do I have a Mom Bob?

  1. I recently had a disappointing haircut. I went back to my stylist the next week. I was nice about it because I really like him and he also cuts my daughter’s hair really well. I took some of the blame because I was so nonspecific about what I wanted. He fixed me up and didn’t charge me, though I did tip him. Great, no breakup needed.

  2. My friend got her hair cut like that a few years ago after her third child because she said she needed something easy. I guess it is a “mom bob”!! I had a lot of hair cut off a few months ago to make it easier but since I have such curly hair it only made it more difficult to manage. With this humidity it just blows up into a clown hairdo so I just have to pull it back in a clip!

    • As a straight haired girl, I think curls would be kind of nice, though I know they have their own challenges. No one wants their hair to be labeled “mom hair.”

  3. Cathy, I too have fine, stick straight hair. What it lacks in quantity, it makes up for in limpness, haha. I always go no more than chin length with gets lots and lots of layers. Curling the layers, then using a waxy cream at the roots, and lots of John Frieda Frizz Ease hairspray (a must for my hair!) is the only way I can get volume into it. I just got it cut today with a new stylist and I’m very happy with it. You’ll see it on Facebook today!

    • YES – your new haircut looks really cute! I guess mine just feels too plain right now. I’ll have to try some of your tips on products. Thanks Rebecca!

  4. I have a mom bob! I have always had one sort of. I miss my shoulder length hair that I can sometimes tie up into a pony tail =)

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