We're tempted to say the bob is becoming (or is it already?) the LBD of hair. Even whenever we think we're tired of it, a brand new iteration suddenly comes around to make us fall in love with the haircut all over again. And surprise, surprise: 2021 is no different.

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This time, the BOTY (bob of the year) is the "boyfriend bob"—an androgynous, square bob cut that's relatively shorter than your usual summer chop. It's that '90s boy band member-inspired look (think Nick Carter and Leonardo DiCaprio in the late '90s!) but a little longer for wearability purposes.

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I'm sensing some raised eyebrows right now, so it's time for some proper visuals. Celebrities like Kaia GerberKarlie Kloss, and Charlize Theron have all been spotted in some version of a boyfriend bob before, looking chicer every time. No wonder it's a go-to for many high fashion models, too. Check them out below:

A more recent appearance of the boyfriend bob was in the form the choppy, grown-out bangs in Prada's Spring/Summer 2021 show. While the asymmetrical haircuts they came up with make for a cool, experimental combo, copping it in its bob cut version is the straightforward route we see everyone taking this year.

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Want to explore your options for this 'do? Here are some boyfriend bob looks you can try:

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