It’s been a good few weeks for Victoria Beckham, first her new store opened and now she’s been crowned as the celebrity with the most iconic bob of all time. The survey, by online hair and beauty retailer Hairtrade.com, asked respondents to pick the celebrity woman they thought sported the infamous cut best.
Results in full:
1) Victoria Beckham 24%
2) Mary Quant 21%
3) Anna Wintour 16%
4) Alexa Chung 11%
5) Jennifer Aniston 8%
6) Beyoncé 7%
7) Rihanna 6%
8) Fearne Cotton 3%
9) Twiggy 3%
10) Katy Perry 1%
Style icon Victoria topped the poll for the bob cut she famously had in 2001 with almost a quarter of respondents, 24%, saying it was their favourite. In second place with over a fifth of the vote, 21%, was fashion icon Mary Quant for the distinctive wedge bob cut she became known for in the 1960’s.
American Vogue editor Anna Wintour was next in the list with 16% of saying her full fringe and cropped brown barnet was the most iconic. English model and fashionista Alexa Chung took the fourth spot with her middle parted bob proving popular with 12% of respondents.
In fifth place was American actress Jennifer Aniston who gained ten per cent of the vote for her long cropped bob made famous by the sitcom ‘Friends’. Global superstar Beyoncé shocked fans last year when she replaced her long locks with a pixie cut, eight per cent of respondents voted for her bob as the best.
Singer Rihanna followed closely with six per cent of respondents loving her bob with a long side fringe. In joint eighth place were TV personality Fearne Cotton and fashion legend Twiggy who both received three per cent of votes for their blonde bobs.
And rounding out the top ten was pop singer Katy Perry who received one per cent of the vote.
One respondent said: “I had to pick Victoria Beckham as the winner, the bob that she had when she married David Beckham is just unforgettable. She is one of those people who can literally pull off any hairstyle, I would look absolutely ridiculous with a bob but she looked flawless as always.”
A second commented: “I went right back to the 60’s and had to choose Mary Quant as the winner of the most iconic bob. I’m not necessarily saying I liked it that much because it did look a bit like a bowl cut, but it is definitely the most classic.”
A final respondent said: “I voted for Beyoncé as the winner because that pixie cut she had last year was such a drastic change that it has to be the most iconic.”
A spokesperson for Hairtrade.com said, “Bob haircuts have been around for years and a style most women are able to carry off. It’s a really versatile cut – great if you’re growing your hair or growing out layers. Equally, if you have long hair and want a shorter cut, they’re ideal.
“Victoria Beckham did look amazing with her bobbed cut – it suited her face and bone structure perfectly. The other celebrities in the list all suit the cut well too.”