The sleek bob might be the statement cut of 2016. Nicki Minaj covers Billboard with an angled bob, which just might be an indication of the bob's renewed status in the coming year. How do I know that? Easy. When I saw Minaj's cover, I didn't even notice that she is topless, using her arms to cover her breasts. I was so enamored by the blunt-cut edges of her golden blonde bob, which is actually a lob due to its length.
It took me like three minute before I realized she was naked and relying on the time-honored mag convention of strategically covered boobs.
OK, so back to the hair.
While the bob is a classic that never goes out of style, it does have many iterations and variations that fall in and out of fashion favor. But the rap vixens's cut is angled forward and center-parted, making it sleek, chic, a tad futuristic, and absolutely sexy.
Minaj burst onto the scene with all sorts of wigs, usually in some shade of pink, her favorite color. But she dialed her look down in the past year and it has made all the difference. This cut showcases her natural beauty. I mean, did you guys get a look at her winged liner and her sculpted brows? Her Minajesty is pretty jaw dropping when it comes to looks.
Those angles and that shape! How can you not love it?
Minaj also shows off dark roots, her tattoo, a single red fingernail and that big rock on her finger. I am not even going to begin to speculate what that's about, since she always plays coy about her romantic life. She does say in her feature that she and rapper Meek Mill are not engaged, but that he did give her the bling.
That said, I am squarely focused on her hair, which is likely a wig. Minaj is fond if swapping out her looks with wigs. But this is a look she should keep since it's so classic and chic and frames her face flawless.
Let's revisit Minaj's history with the bob.
1. The Pink Bob.
Pink hair, don't care!
2. The White Super Bowl Bob
Minaj went with a shock of white hair for her Super Bowl performance bob wig.
3. The Cheekbone Bob
Minaj once opted for a '20s inspo, Louise Brooks-like, glossy black bob with bangs.
4. Superblonde Bob
The "Superbass" singer's super blonde, super short bob was cute on her.
5. The Curly Lob
What's better than a pastel pink, curly lob that's also angled?
Minaj has tried several shades and shapes when it comes to bobs. I think her long, angled bob is her sleekest and sexiest take on the cut. Which is your favorite?