Bob hairstyles go back more than a century in the Western world. This style involves cutting the hair to chin length or shorter, and cutting it all the way around the head. It typically has bangs as well. Regardless of hair color this style can give one a definitively feminine style, resulting in a variety of looks from cute to sophisticated. What most people don’t know however is that the bob and it’s acceptance was brought about because of World War I. Long hair, while traditional and still popular, was simply too inconvenient for many jobs women had to take on in the absence of men in the work force. So the bob grew in popularity for both style as well as for practical reasons.