I have to say, I can’t get with Beyonce’s messy/ curly bob she’s been rocking as of late. The look makes sense for the Drunk in Love video, while she plays on the beach, but I think it’s incredibly difficult to pass off on a day to day basis. There are so many things going on here: The bleached tips, the ombre coloring,  the frizzy curls, the half wet/half dry — all a recipe for disaster for a Black woman’s fragile hair follicles, especially any woman who isn’t able to have top stylists at her fingertips. And I hate to say it, but if not done precisely right, the results have the appeal of a wet dog. Not sexy.

Below are some modified messy bobs that I think are more feasible, maintainable, and best of all, put-together.