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* Lenalee Lee from ''Manga/DGrayMan'' sports this as her hair starts growing back from [[BoyishShortHair being boyishly short]] at the end of the 2006 series, and carries over into the 2016 sequel, ''Hallow''.
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A type of haircut, usually for women, of short-to-medium length with sharp lines. In one variety, the hair is cut off at about jaw length all the way around. Alternately, it may taper downwards from the back to the sides. It is similar to but distinct from the bowl cut (a.k.a. pudding basin cut). Some versions are known as a "''pageboy''" haircut. Fringe/bangs are optional.

A feature of TheRoaringTwenties; it's ''generally'' non-existent in TheWest [[NewerThanTheyThink before then]], first appearing in fashion magazines in the late 1910s. Initially it was associated with "bad girls", and many men at the time were upset to see their wives and girlfriends with short, boyish hair. Many government and religious institutions opposed the bob and although they couldn't stop it, did their best to make life hell for women who happened to like having short hair. However, by the late 20s the bob was not only accepted, but embraced, even by men. Its heyday was about 1922-1932, but it had a comeback in TheFifties and TheSixties as a popular girl's haircut, but the reputation changed. They were no longer associated with "bad girls" but innocent [[SeeminglyWholesomeFiftiesGirl (at least on the surface)]] MaltShop dwelling bubblegum chewing teenage girls that used words like "Dreamboat" and "swell". The association has [[ZigZaggingTrope bounced around since]] TheSeventies [[ZigZaggingTrope back and forth]] [[CyclicTrope from "trendy" to "dowdy"]] [[PopularityPolynomial with the current opinion being trendy but still shaking the dowdy association.]]

When applied to boys, this might be a subject to ViewerGenderConfusion. Surprisingly, [[ForgottenTrope this type of hair, even the longer varieties, was associated with young men between about 12 and 25]],

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!!Examples

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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Characters with the longer-in-front/forelocks version:
** Nabiki Tendô from ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''. A definite flapper reference, since Takahashi has produced promotional art lampshading Nabiki's resemblance to Louise Brooks (see below).
** Motoko Kusanagi from ''Manga/GhostInTheShell''.
** Fletch from ''Manga/IonoTheFanatics''.
** Faye Valentine from ''Anime/CowboyBebop''.
** Ryuuguu Rena in ''VisualNovel/HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi''.
** Rally Vincent from ''Manga/GunsmithCats''.
** Anzu Mazaki/Tea Gardner from ''Anime/YuGiOh''.
** Kaorin from ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh''.
** Shiori from ''VisualNovel/{{Kanon}}''.
** Ryou from ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}''.
** Yuki Nagato from ''TheMelancholyOfHaruhiSuzumiya''.
** Yura of the Hair from ''Anime/InuYasha''.
* Tsukasa from ''Anime/LuckyStar''.
* Rei Ayanami from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''.
* Akito, Yuki, and Kisa from ''Manga/FruitsBasket''.
* Hazumu from ''Manga/KashimashiGirlMeetsGirl''.
* Natsumi Tsujimoto from ''Manga/YoureUnderArrest''
* Kanako from ''Manga/MariaHolic''.
* Clare from ''Anime/{{Claymore}}''.
* Satoko and Chie-sensei from ''VisualNovel/HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi''.
* Maruko and other characters from ''Manga/ChibiMarukoChan''. There is some variation in this haircut, but they are all meant to be o-kappa the standard haircut for girls in Japan. Maruko has choppy bangs with a standard jaw length cut which is the same length in the sides and back.
* Fiore from ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'', a series set in TheRoaringTwenties. Flashbacks show that Rosette had a bob as a young teen too, before she grew her hair longer.
* From ''Anime/KaleidoStar'', Layla's manager Cathy Taymor has an asymmetrical version. The left side of her haircut is longer than the right side, and the sides are longer than the back.
* Madoka from ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' Nodoka would qualify, but her bangs are too long. Numerous minor characters also sport the look.
* Mukahi Gakuto from ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis''. Also, Yanagi Renji when he was younger, now he has a bowlcut.
* Yamamoto Yohko from ''Anime/StarshipGirlYamamotoYohko''.
* Miyashita Sakura from ''Manga/OniichanToIssho'' (official English title: ''Me & My Brothers'').
* Lavie from ''Anime/LastExile'', and also [[ViewerGenderConfusion Dio]] (also another male example).
* Male example: Arguably, Mello from ''Manga/DeathNote'' would qualify since his hair originally looked like this, which is what probably caused the ViewerGenderConfusion.
* ''Anime/JungleWaItsumoHaleNochiGuu'': Guu has a pink hair bob haircut. [[spoiler:Not the case for her adult half]].
* Kinon from ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' pre-timeskip.
* [[WholesomeCrossdresser Poland]] from ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia''.
* Male example: Akira Touya of ''Manga/HikaruNoGo''. CrossdressingVoices only added to the ViewerGenderConfusion.
* Lyra from the first ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'' anime has one of these, as well. [[spoiler:Dante inherits it once she takes over her body, but it looks like she grows it out more near the end of the series]].
* Ken Ichijouji from ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02''.
* Yashamaru and his sister Karura from ''Anime/{{Naruto}}''. Also squad leader [[http://images.wikia.com/naruto/images/4/4d/-Samui-.PNG Samui]] of Kumogakure.
* Seiji and Sono from ''Sensitive Pornograph''.
* Hotaru from ''Manga/SailorMoon'', as well as the Starlights' early designs sported this.
* Lisanna from ''Manga/FairyTail''. [[spoiler:Erza Knightwalker also gets her hair cut like this towards the end of the Edolas arc.]]
* Yuuno of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' having this haircut is likely one of the reasons why several first-time viewers [[ViewerGenderConfusion mistook him for a female]].
* Sonia Shalfnarz from ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'', and Kazuki Nishizawa (also another male example).
* Male example: Waver Velvet from ''Literature/FateZero''.
* Miyoshi Sumako from ''Manga/KarakuridoujiUltimo'' has one. One of the doji, Pardone, has this cut too.
* The artist's muse in ''Anime/RadioCityFantasy'' has a blunt black bob.
* Shuichi from ''Manga/WanderingSon'' had one for a while. [[spoiler:He later had it cut into a pixie cut, but due to puberty setting in it seemed more masculine then intended.]] Maho, his sister, has a bob cut by default and has never changed it.
* This became Talho's style by way of an ImportantHaircut in ''Anime/EurekaSeven'' in the later episodes.
* Farnese's ImportantHaircut came out this way in ''Manga/{{Berserk}}''.
* Urara Kasuga from ''Manga/SakuraDiaries''.
* Reika Kitami from ''Anime/BibleBlack''.
* Another male example: Xelloss from ''Anime/{{Slayers}}''.
* Siesta from ''LightNovel/ZeroNoTsukaima''.
* Shinji Hirako of ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' is another rare male version, [[spoiler:though this applies for his current self, as a member of the Vaizords. In his days as a court guard squad Captain he had RapunzelHair with blunt bangs.]]
** In the latest manga arc, [[spoiler: Momo Hinamori [[ImportantHaircut switches]] from her trademark OdangoHair to this, spicing it up with [[HairDecorations a cute hairpin]]. It helps that Shinji has returned home ''and'' is now her liutenant.]]
* Shuri Kurosaki from ''LightNovel/AsuraCryin''.
* Arron and Gurran Schmitel in ''ArmoredTrooperVotoms''.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* PowerGirl
* Silhouette from ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}''.
* Holly Short in the ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'' graphic novels. In the original books she's described as having a crew-cut.
* From Italian comics: Guido Crepax' most famous character, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valentina_(comic_book) Valentina]], whose appearance was based on Louise Brooks.
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[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* Susie from ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes''.
* ComicStrip/PrinceValiant is a RareMaleExample.
* Patty ([[OneSteveLimit the other Patty]]) from ''{{Peanuts}}''.
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[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* Haku of ''Anime/SpiritedAway'', also a [[ViewerGenderConfusion male version.]]
* In the [[AMinorKidroduction opening scene]] from ''CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs'', Brent has this kind of haircut.
* While most animated Disney heroines tend to have long, flowing hair, [[Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs Snow White]], Disney/{{Cinderella}}, and [[Disney/ThePrincessandtheFrog Tiana]], on the other hand, are all portrayed as having this hairstyle (the first two have this because of the [[TheThirties respective]] [[TheFifties decades]] in which their films were released, and the last has this because her film is set in the [[TheRoaringTwenties late 1920's.)]]
* WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}}, [[HotMom her mother]], and her [[MyBelovedSmother Other Mother]] all have bobbed hair.
* Roxanne from ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}''.
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Actress Louise Brooks from the silent film era (pictured).
* Columbia from ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'' has this type of haircut.
* Irina Spalko from ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull''.
* From the 1991 crime film ''Film/{{Mobsters}}'', there's redhead Mara Motes.
* Mathilda Lando from ''Film/TheProfessional''.
* Uma Thurman's character from ''Film/PulpFiction''.
* Ramona Flowers in ''Film/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld''.
* Quorra in ''Film/TronLegacy'', combined with FashionableAsymmetry.
* Adele and Carrie from ''Film/{{Kalifornia}}''.
* Jordan, the hyper/cool female geek in the 1985 film ''Film/RealGenius'' (played by Michelle Meyrink).
* Carly Norris in ''Film/{{Sliver}}''
* Cyd Charisse in ''SinginInTheRain'', appropriately as it's set in the late 1920s.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* Kel from the ''[[TortallUniverse Protector of the Small]]'' series by TamoraPierce. Probably has a great deal to do with the fact that she's, well, an actual page.
* Crabbe from ''Literature/HarryPotter'' is described as having a pudding basin haircut. It's from ''Chamber of Secrets'', from the Polyjuice Potion bit.
* Sabriel from the ''Literature/OldKingdom'' trilogy is described as having this type of haircut in ''Literature/{{Sabriel}}'', although the cover illustration shows her with long hair.
* In ''CheaperByTheDozen'', this is one of the battles the older girls fight with their parents as the Jazz Age begins. Eventually Anne, the oldest, bites the bullet and cuts her own hair. Because she "looks like she backed into a lawnmower," it has to be trimmed by a professional, and the parents relent and let all the other girls go along and get theirs done too.
* F. Scott Fitzgerald's short story "Bernice Bobs Her Hair."
** And the song based on it by Music/TheDivineComedy
* Francie from ''ATreeGrowsInBrooklyn'' wants one, but her mother won't let her.
* The title character of Jodi Lynn Anderson's ''May Bird'' series has this hairstyle.
* Tiphaine d'Ath of the {{Emberverse}} wears this style. She would prefer to wear her hair shorter, but that isn't an acceptable option for a woman in the neo-medieval Portland Protective Association.
* In LMMontgomery's ''TheBlueCastle'', Valancy bobs her hair. Her mother nearly decides to erase her name from the family Bible.
* In Connie Willis' The Bellweather the protagonist studies trends and spends a lot of time trying to understand how cutting your hair off in a bob in the 20's went from being outre to such a strong fashion that hair pin manufacturers went out of business.
* Sally von Humpeding in Terry Pratchett's ''Thud!'' has one. As Discworld styling for women is drawn from Roundworld fashion in the approximate period 1850-1900, it can be supposed that Sally is a good twenty years ahead of the crowd here.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Chloe Sullivan in {{Smallville}}, sometimes, in middle seasons. May be an ActorAllusion as she is the only actress to have been cast as PowerGirl, who is also a blonde with a bob haircut.
* Purdey from ''Series/TheNewAvengers''.
* Geraldine Granger from ''TheVicarOfDibley''.
* Scully of ''Series/{{The X-Files}}'' sports a red-haired bob from roughly season four to season eight.
* Stephanie from ''LazyTown'' has one, in [[RoseHairedGirl bright pink]]. The actress's real hair at the time was long and dark brown, and the bob shape was presumably so the wig was long enough to cover her real hairline well, but not so long as to be unbelievable that this active little girl would be running around with untied hair. It was also long enough to be useful when it came to incorporating {{Stunt Double}}s.
* Male example: [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname Coconut Head]] from ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide''.
* Julie (Mackenzie Phillips) from ''OneDayAtATime''.
* Dorothy "Tootie" Ramsey (Kim Fields) sometimes has this hairstyle in a few episodes from ''TheFactsOfLife''.
* Angela from ''MySoCalledLife''.
* The sixties versions are seen on ''Series/MadMen'', including Peggy's ImportantHaircut. Eleven-year-old Sally has to get one after she accidentally hacks off some of her own hair; it makes her look much older suddenly, as part of her GrowingUpSucks arc.
* C.J. on ''TheWestWing'' has a pageboy haircut.
* Dr. K from ''Series/PowerRangersRPM'' sports a mildly messy variation.
* Quite a lot of female characters on ''Series/JeevesAndWooster'', due to its GenteelInterbellumSetting.
* Julianna Cox wore her hair like this on ''HomicideLifeOnTheStreet''. It seems to be a personal preference of actress Michelle Forbes.
* In MightyMorphinPowerRangers, Kimberly usually had shoulder length hair, but late in season 1 and early season 2, she had a pageboy which was longer than most examples here, but you could (barely) see her neck from the sides and the back, so it qualifies.
* Jessica Lowndes' character Adrianna Tate-Duncan has a shoulder-length bob complete with straight bangs in season 1 of 90210, the sequel series to "BeverlyHills90210", which is very different to her later appearance.
* A few SuperSentai heroines, including Megumi from ''ChoujuuSentaiLiveman'', Moune from ''TensouSentaiGoseiger'', and Mitsuki from ''HikoninSentaiAkibaranger''.
* Agent 99 in ''GetSmart'', the early seasons.
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[[folder:Music Videos]]
* Music/LadyGaga in her video "Alejandro".
* Meiko the Music/{{Vocaloid}}. Gumi has a bob-type cut but it looks more like the typical flip.
* Lily Allen sported one in the video for "22".
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* Appears to be part of the uniform for Sisters of Battle in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''.
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[[folder:Theater]]
* In most recent major productions of the musical ''SpringAwakening'', the character of Ilse, when possible.
* Wednesday in ''Series/TheAddamsFamily'' musical.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* Doned from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsAdvance''.
* Tae from the ''[[RaidouKuzunohaVsTheSoullessArmy Devil Summoner:]] [[RaidouKuzunohaVsKingAbaddon Raidou Kuzunoha]]'' games (which are set in 1931).
* Male and female example: Shinta Kikuchi and Kumi from ''{{Ouendan}} 2''. Naturally, people have commented on how they [[ViewerGenderConfusion look similar]].
* Amy Rose from the ''SonicTheHedgehog'' series.
* Faith from ''VideoGame/MirrorsEdge''.
* Starting in ''VideoGame/{{Halo}} 2'', Cortana starts featuring a trendy bob cut.
* Blue Mary from the ''VideoGame/KingOfFighters'' series.
* Tsuruhime from ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'' has a neat bob.
* Nina's sister Anna Williams from ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'' has this hairstyle.
* ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite''
** Shauntal has one, as a possible ShoutOut to Velma from ''ScoobyDoo''.
** There's also a male example in Cheren, who was [[ViewerGenderConfusion mistaken for a girl]] when the first screenshots of him came out.
* Bugsy from ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'' sports one. It's common for him to be mistaken for a young girl.
* Cassandra has this on her debut appearance on ''[[SoulSeries Soul Calibur II]]'', later games made it to a stylized haircut. Tira also has a short bob for her player 2 outfit in ''Soul Calibur IV'', dubbed as the "bowl cut".
* Maria (Minerva's sister, captive Princess of Medon/Macedonia) in Fire Emblem 1 and 11 (11 known as Shadow Dragon) had a hair style like this. Her sister's was almost the same, except spikier and flared out.
* From VideoGame/{{Touhou}} comes recurring character Youmu Konpaku whose slightly untidy bob cut mirrors her straight-laced, yet naive, personality.
* Maple from ''MarioGolf'' has this kind of haircut.
* Several characters from CityOfHeroes, notably War Witch and her EvilTwin Sorceress Serene.
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[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* Sophia from the ''VisualNovel/FadingHearts'' VisualNovel has the first type.
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Anak Zahard from ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod''.
* Jean Poule in ''TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob''
* Many of the females in ''LackadaisyCats'' sport this hairstyle or a variation of it. Most notably, Ivy Pepper.
* In ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'', this is the default haircut of minor character Paz. At the beginning of the third school year, Kat comes back from summer holiday sporting this haircut as well.
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''
** Vaarsuvius (as well as [[AmbiguousGender his/her]] EvilCounterpart Zz'dtri) from the beginning and until a PowerMakesYourHairGrow incident.
** This is the standard for female soldiers in Azure City, like Kazumi. (The males are shaven.)
* A [[http://tgcaps.com/caps/modcomics/suedenim/jetdream/itscookie01/itescookie1_01.jpg.php cover gag]] for the ''Webcomic/JetDream'' RemixComic spinoff ''It's Cookie!'' plays with the double meaning of "Bob" in the context of a world where [[WholesomeCrossdresser Wholesome Crossdressing]] is commonplace among fashionable teens.
* In ''RustyAndCo'', Madeline.
* [[{{Homestuck}} Rose Lalonde]], in [[DependingOnTheArtist some panels]]. [[http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100710062735/mspaintadventures/images/7/7e/Rose_Lalonde.png Her default sprite]] simply has her with a short, oddly bulbous style (plus [[HairDecorations hairhand]]). However, some of the ArtShift moments do portray her with one ([[http://images.wikia.com/mspaintadventures/images/5/56/Rosetalkingsprites.gif this]] for example).
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* Fey from the ''WhateleyUniverse'', initially.
* MarzGurl "3.0," starting in 2012 and colored red
* Encompassing live-action-TV and -film, [[http://loopydave.deviantart.com/art/your-future-haircut-199796037 "Your Future Haircut" by Loopy Dave]] on DeviantArt
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Velma from ''ScoobyDoo''.
* Sam Manson from ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom''.
* Ingrid Third from ''{{Fillmore}}''.
* Kelly from ''{{Stoked}}''.
* Raven from ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans''.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''
** Lisa Simpson in the "To Surveil with Love" subplot in which she died her hair brown to demonstrate the DumbBlonde stereotype.
** Luanne Van Houten also has this hairstyle.
* The radio jockey Leslie Willis before she became the electric metahuman villaness "Livewire" in ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries''.
* Will Vandom from ''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}''.
* Yumi Ishiyama from ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko''.
* Wendy from ''Fox's PeterPanAndThePirates''.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra,'' the bob is featured on some female characters as part of the FarEast meets RoaringTwenties setting. One of Tahno's {{Fangirl}}s [[http://images5.fanpop.com/image/photos/30700000/Tahno-avatar-the-legend-of-korra-30737137-340-340.png wears the style]], while young Jinora [[CultureChopSuey combines]] it with an {{Odango| Hair}}.
* Sarah Kozminsky from the animated TV series ''"Belphegor"''.
* Parker Kovak from ''ProducingParker''
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* Dorothy Hamill. By winning the gold in Innsbruck in '76, her version of the bob became a fashion staple in the U.S.
* Karen O from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
* Editor of American Vogue, Anna Wintour.
* Jessie J is famous for hers.
* [[TheBerlinRepublic German Chancellor]] Angela Merkel hat die Haare schön, a rather infamous example. Made fun of [[http://www.ksta.de/image/view/2011/0/4/12140140,11089259,dmData,plWerbungSixtMerkel+%25281294060146140%2529.jpg fairly often]].
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A type of real-life haircut, usually for women, of short-to-medium length with sharp lines. In one variety, the hair is cut off at about jaw length all the way around. Alternately, it may taper downwards from the back to the sides. It is similar to but distinct from the bowl cut (a.k.a. pudding basin cut). Some versions are known as a "''pageboy''" haircut. Fringe/bangs are optional.

A feature of TheRoaringTwenties; it's ''generally'' non-existent in TheWest [[NewerThanTheyThink before then]], first appearing in fashion magazines in the late 1910s. Initially it was This haircut is associated with "bad girls", and many men at the time were upset to see their wives and girlfriends with short, boyish hair. Many government and religious institutions opposed the bob and although they couldn't stop it, did their best to make life hell for women who happened to like having short hair. However, by the late 20s the bob was not only accepted, but embraced, even by men. Its heyday was about 1922-1932, but it had a comeback in TheFifties and TheSixties as a popular girl's haircut, but the reputation changed. They were no longer associated with "bad girls" but innocent [[SeeminglyWholesomeFiftiesGirl (at least on the surface)]] MaltShop dwelling bubblegum chewing teenage girls that used words like "Dreamboat" and "swell". The association has [[ZigZaggingTrope bounced around since]] TheSeventies [[ZigZaggingTrope back and forth]] [[CyclicTrope from "trendy" to "dowdy"]] [[PopularityPolynomial with the current opinion being trendy but still shaking the dowdy association.]]

When applied to boys, this might be a subject to ViewerGenderConfusion. Surprisingly, [[ForgottenTrope this type of hair, even the longer varieties, was associated with young men between about 12 and 25]],

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!!Examples

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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Characters with the longer-in-front/forelocks version:
** Nabiki Tendô from ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''. A definite flapper reference, since Takahashi has produced promotional art lampshading Nabiki's resemblance to Louise Brooks (see below).
** Motoko Kusanagi from ''Manga/GhostInTheShell''.
** Fletch from ''Manga/IonoTheFanatics''.
** Faye Valentine from ''Anime/CowboyBebop''.
** Ryuuguu Rena in ''VisualNovel/HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi''.
** Rally Vincent from ''Manga/GunsmithCats''.
** Anzu Mazaki/Tea Gardner from ''Anime/YuGiOh''.
** Kaorin from ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh''.
** Shiori from ''VisualNovel/{{Kanon}}''.
** Ryou from ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}''.
** Yuki Nagato from ''TheMelancholyOfHaruhiSuzumiya''.
** Yura of the Hair from ''Anime/InuYasha''.
* Tsukasa from ''Anime/LuckyStar''.
* Rei Ayanami from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''.
* Akito, Yuki, and Kisa from ''Manga/FruitsBasket''.
* Hazumu from ''Manga/KashimashiGirlMeetsGirl''.
* Natsumi Tsujimoto from ''Manga/YoureUnderArrest''
* Kanako from ''Manga/MariaHolic''.
* Clare from ''Anime/{{Claymore}}''.
* Satoko and Chie-sensei from ''VisualNovel/HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi''.
* Maruko and other characters from ''Manga/ChibiMarukoChan''. There is some variation in this haircut, but they are all meant to be o-kappa the standard haircut for girls in Japan. Maruko has choppy bangs with a standard jaw length cut which is the same length in the sides and back.
* Fiore from ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'', a series set in TheRoaringTwenties. Flashbacks show that Rosette had a bob as a young teen too, before she grew her hair longer.
* From ''Anime/KaleidoStar'', Layla's manager Cathy Taymor has an asymmetrical version. The left side of her haircut is longer than the right side, and the sides are longer than the back.
* Madoka from ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' Nodoka would qualify, but her bangs are too long. Numerous minor characters also sport the look.
* Mukahi Gakuto from ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis''. Also, Yanagi Renji when he was younger, now he has a bowlcut.
* Yamamoto Yohko from ''Anime/StarshipGirlYamamotoYohko''.
* Miyashita Sakura from ''Manga/OniichanToIssho'' (official English title: ''Me & My Brothers'').
* Lavie from ''Anime/LastExile'', and also [[ViewerGenderConfusion Dio]] (also another male example).
* Male example: Arguably, Mello from ''Manga/DeathNote'' would qualify since his hair originally looked like this, which is what probably caused the ViewerGenderConfusion.
* ''Anime/JungleWaItsumoHaleNochiGuu'': Guu has a pink hair bob haircut. [[spoiler:Not the case for her adult half]].
* Kinon from ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' pre-timeskip.
* [[WholesomeCrossdresser Poland]] from ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia''.
* Male example: Akira Touya of ''Manga/HikaruNoGo''. CrossdressingVoices only added to the ViewerGenderConfusion.
* Lyra from the first ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'' anime has one of these, as well. [[spoiler:Dante inherits it once she takes over her body, but it looks like she grows it out more near the end of the series]].
* Ken Ichijouji from ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02''.
* Yashamaru and his sister Karura from ''Anime/{{Naruto}}''. Also squad leader [[http://images.wikia.com/naruto/images/4/4d/-Samui-.PNG Samui]] of Kumogakure.
* Seiji and Sono from ''Sensitive Pornograph''.
* Hotaru from ''Manga/SailorMoon'', as well as the Starlights' early designs sported this.
* Lisanna from ''Manga/FairyTail''. [[spoiler:Erza Knightwalker also gets her hair cut like this towards the end of the Edolas arc.]]
* Yuuno of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' having this haircut is likely one of the reasons why several first-time viewers [[ViewerGenderConfusion mistook him for a female]].
* Sonia Shalfnarz from ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'', and Kazuki Nishizawa (also another male example).
* Male example: Waver Velvet from ''Literature/FateZero''.
* Miyoshi Sumako from ''Manga/KarakuridoujiUltimo'' has one. One of the doji, Pardone, has this cut too.
* The artist's muse in ''Anime/RadioCityFantasy'' has a blunt black bob.
* Shuichi from ''Manga/WanderingSon'' had one for a while. [[spoiler:He later had it cut into a pixie cut, but due to puberty setting in it seemed more masculine then intended.]] Maho, his sister, has a bob cut by default and has never changed it.
* This became Talho's style by way of an ImportantHaircut in ''Anime/EurekaSeven'' in the later episodes.
* Farnese's ImportantHaircut came out this way in ''Manga/{{Berserk}}''.
* Urara Kasuga from ''Manga/SakuraDiaries''.
* Reika Kitami from ''Anime/BibleBlack''.
* Another male example: Xelloss from ''Anime/{{Slayers}}''.
* Siesta from ''LightNovel/ZeroNoTsukaima''.
* Shinji Hirako of ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' is another rare male version, [[spoiler:though this applies for his current self, as a member of the Vaizords. In his days as a court guard squad Captain he had RapunzelHair with blunt bangs.]]
** In the latest manga arc, [[spoiler: Momo Hinamori [[ImportantHaircut switches]] from her trademark OdangoHair to this, spicing it up with [[HairDecorations a cute hairpin]]. It helps that Shinji has returned home ''and'' is now her liutenant.]]
* Shuri Kurosaki from ''LightNovel/AsuraCryin''.
* Arron and Gurran Schmitel in ''ArmoredTrooperVotoms''.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* PowerGirl
* Silhouette from ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}''.
* Holly Short in the ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'' graphic novels. In the original books she's described as having a crew-cut.
* From Italian comics: Guido Crepax' most famous character, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valentina_(comic_book) Valentina]], whose appearance was based on Louise Brooks.
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[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* Susie from ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes''.
* ComicStrip/PrinceValiant is a RareMaleExample.
* Patty ([[OneSteveLimit the other Patty]]) from ''{{Peanuts}}''.
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[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* Haku of ''Anime/SpiritedAway'', also a [[ViewerGenderConfusion male version.]]
* In the [[AMinorKidroduction opening scene]] from ''CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs'', Brent has this kind of haircut.
* While most animated Disney heroines tend to have long, flowing hair, [[Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs Snow White]], Disney/{{Cinderella}}, and [[Disney/ThePrincessandtheFrog Tiana]], on the other hand, are all portrayed as having this hairstyle (the first two have this because of the [[TheThirties respective]] [[TheFifties decades]] in which their films were released, and the last has this because her film is set in the [[TheRoaringTwenties late 1920's.)]]
* WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}}, [[HotMom her mother]], and her [[MyBelovedSmother Other Mother]] all have bobbed hair.
* Roxanne from ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}''.
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Actress Louise Brooks from the silent film era (pictured).
* Columbia from ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'' has this type of haircut.
* Irina Spalko from ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull''.
* From the 1991 crime film ''Film/{{Mobsters}}'', there's redhead Mara Motes.
* Mathilda Lando from ''Film/TheProfessional''.
* Uma Thurman's character from ''Film/PulpFiction''.
* Ramona Flowers in ''Film/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld''.
* Quorra in ''Film/TronLegacy'', combined with FashionableAsymmetry.
* Adele and Carrie from ''Film/{{Kalifornia}}''.
* Jordan, the hyper/cool female geek in the 1985 film ''Film/RealGenius'' (played by Michelle Meyrink).
* Carly Norris in ''Film/{{Sliver}}''
* Cyd Charisse in ''SinginInTheRain'', appropriately as it's set in the late 1920s.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* Kel from the ''[[TortallUniverse Protector of the Small]]'' series by TamoraPierce. Probably has a great deal to do with the fact that she's, well, an actual page.
* Crabbe from ''Literature/HarryPotter'' is described as having a pudding basin haircut. It's from ''Chamber of Secrets'', from the Polyjuice Potion bit.
* Sabriel from the ''Literature/OldKingdom'' trilogy is described as having this type of haircut in ''Literature/{{Sabriel}}'', although the cover illustration shows her with long hair.
* In ''CheaperByTheDozen'', this is one of the battles the older girls fight with their parents as the Jazz Age begins. Eventually Anne, the oldest, bites the bullet and cuts her own hair. Because she "looks like she backed into a lawnmower," it has to be trimmed by a professional, and the parents relent and let all the other girls go along and get theirs done too.
* F. Scott Fitzgerald's short story "Bernice Bobs Her Hair."
** And the song based on it by Music/TheDivineComedy
* Francie from ''ATreeGrowsInBrooklyn'' wants one, but her mother won't let her.
* The title character of Jodi Lynn Anderson's ''May Bird'' series has this hairstyle.
* Tiphaine d'Ath of the {{Emberverse}} wears this style. She would prefer to wear her hair shorter, but that isn't an acceptable option for a woman in the neo-medieval Portland Protective Association.
* In LMMontgomery's ''TheBlueCastle'', Valancy bobs her hair. Her mother nearly decides to erase her name from the family Bible.
* In Connie Willis' The Bellweather the protagonist studies trends and spends a lot of time trying to understand how cutting your hair off in a bob in the 20's went from being outre to such a strong fashion that hair pin manufacturers went out of business.
* Sally von Humpeding in Terry Pratchett's ''Thud!'' has one. As Discworld styling for women is drawn from Roundworld fashion in the approximate period 1850-1900, it can be supposed that Sally is a good twenty years ahead of the crowd here.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Chloe Sullivan in {{Smallville}}, sometimes, in middle seasons. May be an ActorAllusion as she is the only actress to have been cast as PowerGirl, who is also a blonde with a bob haircut.
* Purdey from ''Series/TheNewAvengers''.
* Geraldine Granger from ''TheVicarOfDibley''.
* Scully of ''Series/{{The X-Files}}'' sports a red-haired bob from roughly season four to season eight.
* Stephanie from ''LazyTown'' has one, in [[RoseHairedGirl bright pink]]. The actress's real hair at the time was long and dark brown, and the bob shape was presumably so the wig was long enough to cover her real hairline well, but not so long as to be unbelievable that this active little girl would be running around with untied hair. It was also long enough to be useful when it came to incorporating {{Stunt Double}}s.
* Male example: [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname Coconut Head]] from ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide''.
* Julie (Mackenzie Phillips) from ''OneDayAtATime''.
* Dorothy "Tootie" Ramsey (Kim Fields) sometimes has this hairstyle in a few episodes from ''TheFactsOfLife''.
* Angela from ''MySoCalledLife''.
* The sixties versions are seen on ''Series/MadMen'', including Peggy's ImportantHaircut. Eleven-year-old Sally has to get one after she accidentally hacks off some of her own hair; it makes her look much older suddenly, as part of her GrowingUpSucks arc.
* C.J. on ''TheWestWing'' has a pageboy haircut.
* Dr. K from ''Series/PowerRangersRPM'' sports a mildly messy variation.
* Quite a lot of female characters on ''Series/JeevesAndWooster'', due to its GenteelInterbellumSetting.
* Julianna Cox wore her hair like this on ''HomicideLifeOnTheStreet''. It seems to be a personal preference of actress Michelle Forbes.
* In MightyMorphinPowerRangers, Kimberly usually had shoulder length hair, but late in season 1 and early season 2, she had a pageboy which was longer than most examples here, but you could (barely) see her neck from the sides and the back, so it qualifies.
* Jessica Lowndes' character Adrianna Tate-Duncan has a shoulder-length bob complete with straight bangs in season 1 of 90210, the sequel series to "BeverlyHills90210", which is very different to her later appearance.
* A few SuperSentai heroines, including Megumi from ''ChoujuuSentaiLiveman'', Moune from ''TensouSentaiGoseiger'', and Mitsuki from ''HikoninSentaiAkibaranger''.
* Agent 99 in ''GetSmart'', the early seasons.
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[[folder:Music Videos]]
* Music/LadyGaga in her video "Alejandro".
* Meiko the Music/{{Vocaloid}}. Gumi has a bob-type cut but it looks more like the typical flip.
* Lily Allen sported one in the video for "22".
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* Appears to be part of the uniform for Sisters of Battle in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''.
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[[folder:Theater]]
* In most recent major productions of the musical ''SpringAwakening'', the character of Ilse, when possible.
* Wednesday in ''Series/TheAddamsFamily'' musical.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* Doned from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsAdvance''.
* Tae from the ''[[RaidouKuzunohaVsTheSoullessArmy Devil Summoner:]] [[RaidouKuzunohaVsKingAbaddon Raidou Kuzunoha]]'' games (which are set in 1931).
* Male and female example: Shinta Kikuchi and Kumi from ''{{Ouendan}} 2''. Naturally, people have commented on how they [[ViewerGenderConfusion look similar]].
* Amy Rose from the ''SonicTheHedgehog'' series.
* Faith from ''VideoGame/MirrorsEdge''.
* Starting in ''VideoGame/{{Halo}} 2'', Cortana starts featuring a trendy bob cut.
* Blue Mary from the ''VideoGame/KingOfFighters'' series.
* Tsuruhime from ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'' has a neat bob.
* Nina's sister Anna Williams from ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'' has this hairstyle.
* ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite''
** Shauntal has one, as a possible ShoutOut to Velma from ''ScoobyDoo''.
** There's also a male example in Cheren, who was [[ViewerGenderConfusion mistaken for a girl]] when the first screenshots of him came out.
* Bugsy from ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'' sports one. It's common for him to be mistaken for a young girl.
* Cassandra has this on her debut appearance on ''[[SoulSeries Soul Calibur II]]'', later games made it to a stylized haircut. Tira also has a short bob for her player 2 outfit in ''Soul Calibur IV'', dubbed as the "bowl cut".
* Maria (Minerva's sister, captive Princess of Medon/Macedonia) in Fire Emblem 1 and 11 (11 known as Shadow Dragon) had a hair style like this. Her sister's was almost the same, except spikier and flared out.
* From VideoGame/{{Touhou}} comes recurring character Youmu Konpaku whose slightly untidy bob cut mirrors her straight-laced, yet naive, personality.
* Maple from ''MarioGolf'' has this kind of haircut.
* Several characters from CityOfHeroes, notably War Witch and her EvilTwin Sorceress Serene.
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[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* Sophia from the ''VisualNovel/FadingHearts'' VisualNovel has the first type.
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Anak Zahard from ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod''.
* Jean Poule in ''TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob''
* Many of the females in ''LackadaisyCats'' sport this hairstyle or a variation of it. Most notably, Ivy Pepper.
* In ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'', this is the default haircut of minor character Paz. At the beginning of the third school year, Kat comes back from summer holiday sporting this haircut as well.
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''
** Vaarsuvius (as well as [[AmbiguousGender his/her]] EvilCounterpart Zz'dtri) from the beginning and until a PowerMakesYourHairGrow incident.
** This is the standard for female soldiers in Azure City, like Kazumi. (The males are shaven.)
* A [[http://tgcaps.com/caps/modcomics/suedenim/jetdream/itscookie01/itescookie1_01.jpg.php cover gag]] for the ''Webcomic/JetDream'' RemixComic spinoff ''It's Cookie!'' plays with the double meaning of "Bob" in the context of a world where [[WholesomeCrossdresser Wholesome Crossdressing]] is commonplace among fashionable teens.
* In ''RustyAndCo'', Madeline.
* [[{{Homestuck}} Rose Lalonde]], in [[DependingOnTheArtist some panels]]. [[http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100710062735/mspaintadventures/images/7/7e/Rose_Lalonde.png Her default sprite]] simply has her with a short, oddly bulbous style (plus [[HairDecorations hairhand]]). However, some of the ArtShift moments do portray her with one ([[http://images.wikia.com/mspaintadventures/images/5/56/Rosetalkingsprites.gif this]] for example).
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* Fey from the ''WhateleyUniverse'', initially.
* MarzGurl "3.0," starting in 2012 and colored red
* Encompassing live-action-TV and -film, [[http://loopydave.deviantart.com/art/your-future-haircut-199796037 "Your Future Haircut" by Loopy Dave]] on DeviantArt
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Velma from ''ScoobyDoo''.
* Sam Manson from ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom''.
* Ingrid Third from ''{{Fillmore}}''.
* Kelly from ''{{Stoked}}''.
* Raven from ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans''.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''
** Lisa Simpson in the "To Surveil with Love" subplot in which she died her hair brown to demonstrate the DumbBlonde stereotype.
** Luanne Van Houten also has this hairstyle.
* The radio jockey Leslie Willis before she became the electric metahuman villaness "Livewire" in ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries''.
* Will Vandom from ''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}''.
* Yumi Ishiyama from ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko''.
* Wendy from ''Fox's PeterPanAndThePirates''.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra,'' the bob is featured on some female characters as part of the FarEast meets RoaringTwenties setting. One of Tahno's {{Fangirl}}s [[http://images5.fanpop.com/image/photos/30700000/Tahno-avatar-the-legend-of-korra-30737137-340-340.png wears the style]], while young Jinora [[CultureChopSuey combines]] it with an {{Odango| Hair}}.
* Sarah Kozminsky from the animated TV series ''"Belphegor"''.
* Parker Kovak from ''ProducingParker''
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* Dorothy Hamill. By winning the gold in Innsbruck in '76, her version of the bob became a fashion staple in the U.S.
* Karen O from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
* Editor of American Vogue, Anna Wintour.
* Jessie J is famous for hers.
* [[TheBerlinRepublic German Chancellor]] Angela Merkel hat die Haare schön, a rather infamous example. Made fun of [[http://www.ksta.de/image/view/2011/0/4/12140140,11089259,dmData,plWerbungSixtMerkel+%25281294060146140%2529.jpg fairly often]].
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following tropes:

*SciFiBobHaircut
*TwentiesBobHaircut
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* Purdey from ''TheNewAvengers''.

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* Purdey from ''TheNewAvengers''.''Series/TheNewAvengers''.
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* Parker Kovak from ''ProducingParker''
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* Encompassing live-action-TV and -film, [[http://loopydave.deviantart.com/art/your-future-haircut-199796037 "Your Future Haircut" by Loopy Dave]] on DeviantArt
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* From Italian comics: Guido Crepax' most famous character, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valentina_(comic_book) Valentina]], whose appearance was based on Louise Brooks.
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** And the song based on it by Music/TheDivineComedy
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* Arron and Gurran Schmitel in ''ArmoredTrooperVotoms''.
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* [[TheBerlinRepublic German Chancellor]] Angela Merkel hat die Haare schön, a rather infamous example. Made fun of [[http://www.ksta.de/image/view/2011/0/4/12140140,11089259,dmData,plWerbungSixtMerkel+%25281294060146140%2529.jpg fairly often]].
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* Cyd Charisse in ''SinginInTheRain'', appropriately as it's set in the late 1920s.


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* Agent 99 in ''GetSmart'', the early seasons.
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