16.05.2021

Harper Beckham is bringing back the ‘Pob’ and we couldn’t be happier

1997
Ah. Before she became Victoria Beckham, we knew her as Victoria Adams (a.k.a. Posh Spice). Back in the Spice heyday, Vic had a classic bob, a super-pout and a penchant for dark lip liner.

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1998
The Spice Girls were still busy gracing the cover of every magazine and crisp packet in the UK, and little Miss Posh was getting all grown up and cosy with a certain über-desirable footballer. The Spice bob was gone and she was working the subtle tan and minimal make-up look.

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November 1999
A dabble with a pot of hair gel lead to some undesirable results…

1999
Just before the big Beckham wedding Vic’s spiky tendrils go into over-drive.

February 2000
Fast forward a year, and Posh makes her debut as a catwalk prowler at the Grachvogel show for London Fashion Week. Leave this look to Aggy, we say.

September 2000
As the Girls call it a day on Spice, Victoria experiments with a head of full, multi-hued, tousled extensions.

December 2000
Those extensions are ironed to within an inch of their life, but Victoria can merely smirk at their plight…

January 2001
The extensions are given a break – for now – and Victoria opts for a more ‘mumsy’ look with this early take on the ‘Pob’. Sunny highlights soften the Spice Girl’s look whilst a golden tan leaves Vic looking relaxed, happy and radiant.

June 2001
Could a solo career be on the cards? Mrs B amps up her style with a flicked, choppy bob that’s sure to get this ‘Wannabe’ some column inches.

September 2001
Crikey! Performing as a solo Spice for the first time, Vic reinvents herself for dance culture and flaunts ‘futurism’, with lengthy, zebra-striped extensions and a daring approach to eye shadow.

2002
After a tricky 2001, Victoria had put her music career to one side, and the artist formally known as Posh was looking to reinvent herself in the world of fashion. Having ditched the extensions, Vic goes back to her choppy crop roots, adding plenty of blonde highlights and rose-bud pink blusher for impact.

2003
After becoming a mum for the second time to the very cute Romeo Beckham, Victoria showcases her new Rapunzel-like locks in an on-trend, half-up, half-down ‘do. The rich brunette shade is fabulously flattering on the fashionista, whilst the subtle make-up and healthy tan take years off.

2004
This year it seemed likeVictoria was making more headlines than records – and her often daring outfits guaranteed her plenty of style column inches. Here Posh pulled out all the stops when stepping out with hubby by her side, with full-on blonde-bombshell streaks and a killer, pillar-box red pout.

2005
Flaunting the now classic WAG look that she practically pioneered, Posh works the über tanned, über extension-ed, über sultry footballer’s wife look with bags of attitude.

January 2006
By 2006, those extensions were longer, blonder and more styled than ever.

August 2006
…Enter the ‘Pob’ – a style so coveted it was worthy of its own name. When Victoria first stepped out with this chic graduated bob, a thousand copycats flocked to salons armed with snaps of the former Spice Girl for an identical look.

September 2006
New York Fashion Week gives Victoria the chance to experiment with her make-up rather than her hair. Victoria breaks the beauty rule of accentuating either the eyes or lips with plenty of pink-purple shimmer and bold, coral red. Does it work?

June 2007
The Spices reform and Posh goes platinum with a super-blonde choppy crop.

September 2007
With the choppy crop all grown out, and now an official LA woman, Victoria went back to the ever-popular Pob – but this harsh colour just wasn’t working for us.

December 2007
Hurrah! Victoria’s warm, milk chocoately hue is oh-so flattering, whilst the side part and va-va-voom volume at the roots just screams ‘style’. Could this be our favourite Posh look of all time?

May 2008
At a New York gala, Victoria goes all out in the glamour stakes. This look ensured plenty of column inches, but not all of them were flattering flattering. A coiffed, quiffed up-do + over-sculpted and bronzed skin = an ageing look for the best amongst us!

May 2008
Another day, another gala. Take note those with heart-shaped faces – a voluminous up-do like Posh’s is not the best choice for you.

June 2008
At a New York fashion event, Vic tried out an on-trend, side-parted, slicked-down ‘do which is surprisingly flattering.

July 2008
Channeling Hepburn at a LA awards party.

September 2008

Taking the Audrey Hepburn homage one step further with Victoria’s now second most famous ‘do of all time – the Posh crop. Vic showcased her cutesy, pixie-esque cut at Marc Jacobs during New York Fashion Week and made headlines around the globe.

October 2008
Slicking down the crop for an edgy twist and, what’s more, the make-up is spot-on! Posh has finally nailed it in the hair and beauty stakes – that’s Hollywood for you.

December 2008:
Gorgeously shimmering, metallic shadow, lashings of lashes and a cool new ‘do as the infamous crop grows out. Victoria, after years of hair ‘mares and make-up mistakes gets it spot on!

May 2009: Vic showcased her fabulous new ‘do at an LA Lakers game. The soft, feminine ‘shag’ is more relaxed, grown-up and glamorous than some of Posh’s previous looks, and we’re giving it the thumbs up in the GLAMOUR.com Office.

September 2009: Victoria went edgy for New York Fashion Week with this dark and dramatic look – a winning look, sans all the fake tan!

December 2009: Having fun with her grown-out crop, this Geisha-inspired, ornate up-do with a high-gloss finish is pure drama – and must have taken some pretty tricky, intricate work!

December 2009: Grown up and glamorous – Victoria does post-flight style like no one else

March 2010: A more natural, mature look for the business woman / mum / fashionista – subtly smoky eyes and a sophisticated up-do in her signature brunette.

May 2011: Soaking up the LA sunshine obviously hasn’t had an impact on VB’s gorgeous glossy chocolate locks: they look more healthy than ever.

November 2011: At the 2011 British Fashion Awards, Vic opts for a gorgeous, sleek, intricate up-do. Perfect for showing off a high-necked halter dress.

February 2012: Victoria was given a lot of stick for this wet-look, curly style but we’re right behind Posh on this one: wet-look hair was so on-trend for S/S 2012.

February 2012: Victoria adds some root-lift to a simple side-ponytail for a stylish look. We love this off-duty style.

February 2012: Take good care of your locks if you want them to be as long and glossy as Victoria’s. We adore this loose, wavy style.

March 2012: Will this be the next big hairstyle of 2012? We think so! Victoria’s graduated midi-length hairstyle is gorgeous!

March 2012: She found her signature hairstyle and we thought she was sticking to it: Victoria looks better than ever with ultra-long, glossy brunette waves.
She wasn’t always so glossy though… Keep clicking to see all VB’s hairstyles.

June 2012: Victoria adds some extra root-lift to her locks before sweeping them into a simple side-ponytail for a picture-perfect finish.

September 2012:
Subtly smoky eyes, lightly glossed lips and a perfectly highlighted side plait? We’ll definitely be trying this Victoria look at home!

September 2013:
A low-key beauty look rules the day for the busy designer in September. Nude glossy lips and slate grey shadow are a powerful if pared back combination.

June 2013:
Our GLAMOUR Woman Of The Decade looks ah-mazing at the annual GLAMOUR Awards. #wewantthishair

June 2013:
More gloss and a smokey eye – it’s a style that just doesn’t get old.

July 2013:
To attend Wimbledon in 2013, Victoria lets her natural beauty shine through. Very nice it is too.

September 2013:
We like to call this look ‘high-end dishevelled chic’. It’s how we would like to look when we come to the office – or any time, for that matter.

September 2013:
For a day out, Victoria lets her glossy mane take centre stage. Oversized shades and a signature nude lip combine nicely.

November 2013:
For a red carpet appearance, VB adds sheen to her sunkissed look and gives depth to her brown eyes with bronze-gold tones.

February 2014:
To take a bow at the end of her A/W show in New York, Victoria kept her hair long and loose and her eye make-up dark and moody.

November 2014:
Attending the fifth annual Global Gift Gala, VB made her dark and dramatic smokey eyes the focus of her beauty look, opting for a matte nude lip, dewy skin and loose, tousled locks.

March 2016:
While visiting Hong Kong for the amFAR gala, Victoria kept things slick with a swept back up-do and bold smoky eyes. We love the gun metal colour palette she settled on.

March 2016:
Sticking to her classic side-swept ‘do, Victoria looks chic and sophisticated while at the AmfAR Hong Kong Gala 2016.

June 2016:
Victoria shared her shorter more natural wave in this adorable picture on Instagram in 2016. Styling her waves with a cute daisy chain, VB looked better than ever! Her new style was a long bob, which was cut in by legendary stylist Luke Hersheson, who Victoria thanked in her picture captions.

September 2016:
We’re loving Victoria Beckham’s current wavy lob, which she showed off her at New York Fashion Week.

September 2016:
Rocking her wavy lob, smokey eyes and highlighted cheeks, Victoria Beckham attended the launch of British Vogue’s new book, “Vogue: Voice Of A Century”.

February 2017
Looking stunning in her publicity shots for her Estee Lauder make-up line. Looks like the long bob is here to stay.

May 2017
It’s official: Victoria has never looked more chic. Her shoulder-length lob and neutral-toned makeup are classic VB.

June 2017
Strutting down the streets of New York City, VB looked overly cool with her signature lob and modern sunnies.

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