Kerry Washington Proves Just How Versatile The 2024 Bob Is

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Written by Georgia Gould

Updated: June 12, 2024

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Who’s a big fan of Kerry Washington, then? You? Great. Us too.

The UnPrisoned actress always looks so effortlessly gorgeous—whether hanging out with friends in her native New York City or giving it some major glam appeal on the red carpet. And we really do love her for that. 

Kerry is not one to shy away from hair transformations, either – remember that incredible pixie crop she totally owned at this year’s Met Gala? Kerry loves to switch up her look with wigs, extensions and hair pieces in all shapes and sizes, going from super-long locks one day to cropped as short as possible the next.

And even though she’s been slaying this summer’s must-wear haircut for the last few weeks (that’s the bob in case you hadn’t noticed!) who says you can’t switch that up, too?! 

The bob is literally this season’s can’t-go-wrong, stand-out trend. It’s been given some major updates for 2024 and has proven to be so versatile, and ideal for all hair textures and lengths, that there are so many versions we’ve lost count.

The French bob, the Italian bob, the bell bottom bob, the cowboy bob. Are you keeping up, people?

But back to Naomi who has pretty much nailed all the bob trends. And how!

First up, let’s talk about the most recent iteration which she wore on the red carpet at the premiere of husband, Nnamdi Asomugha’s directorial debut movie, The Knife which showcased at the 2024 Tribeca Film Festival on Sunday, June 9. 

For starters, how cute and proud is she in this photo? 

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“ProudWifey,” she captioned.

“Nnamdi’s movie #TheKnife 🔪 that he starred in, directed and co-wrote debuted last in @tribeca. It is sooooooooooooo good. And I am sooooooooooooo proud! 😍❤️‍🔥🥰. ”

And yes, she did spell ‘so’ with no less than 13 ‘o’s! Twice!

Kerry looked insanely stunning in a red, floor length sequined gown by Sportmax. And her shoulder-length bob set off her dress perfectly.

Worn beachy and tousled (we will NEVER tire of that look!) her hair gave the dress a slightly less formal look which is so Kerry. And the wispy, piece-y bangs? To. Die. For. 

A few weeks ago she wore another version of the bob on the red carpet while attending the Disney 2024 Upfront presentation at the Javits Center in New York City. But this time, it was sleek, blunt and super, super shiny. 

It also sat slightly shorter, at around chin-length, showing off her amazing jawline and beautiful neck. Us, jealous?

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“@kerrywashington’s choppy fresh cut #bob is #banging!”captioned her hair stylist, Takisha Sturdivant-Drew

“Her mid way bangs added some edge to this classic cut! Hair by me,” she added.

Takisha was also responsible for Kerry’s more recent wavy bob which she called a “70s bouncy bob.” In fact, she regularly styles Kerry’s hair – as well as the likes of Lucy Lui, Gabrielle Union, Ashley Graham and Mary J. Blige. Impressive client list, right?

Anyway, we just wanted to put it out there that if you’re thinking of trying out a bob for summer but are worried about it being more restrictive than longer hair, think again.

As well as enlisting the aid of straightening irons to help you switch between straight AND wavy hair – with practice! – you can also invest in some clip-in bangs which is what Takisha adds to Kerry’s hair when she wants it to look ‘#banging’! 

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Takisha has her very own range of wigs and hair pieces called TSD Hair which uses unprocessed human, natural hair. This means you can style it just like your normal hair. And nobody will be able to tell that it’s not your own.

Until the next time they see you, of course!

PS: Before we go, here’s one last picture of Kerry’s bob, sans bangs. Just because we love her so much and we figured you can never have too much proof of exactly how versatile a bob can be.

You’re welcome.

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