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05/30/2012 09:20 am ET | Updated Oct 11, 2012

Cute Short Hairstyles: 60 Style Icons Sport The Bob From The 1920s To Today (PHOTOS)

A chic bob is basically the perfect summer hairstyle. Think about it: Not only is your hair off your neck, but it also works with curly, wavy or straight hair.

In the 1920s, some short-haired stars like Clara Bow opted for a curly bob while others, like Louise Brooks, attempted a more angular cut. A similar edgy shape regained popularity in the 1960s when Vidal Sassoon gave style icons Mia Farrow and Mary Quant his legendary precision-cut bob.

Although Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour has had blunt bangs and ear-length hair since the 1980s, it looks anything but dated. Her signature style still stands out in the front row, even though starlets like Rose Byrne and Keira Knightley have adopted a similar look.

Take a peek in our gallery below for more bobbed hair icons and see how the summer-friendly style has changed throughout the years.

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