The 28 Hottest A-Line Bob Hairstyles Ever

At first thought, the word ‘bob’ may conjure images of drab and unfashionable hairstyles. However, just like a classic trench coat or a little black dress, the A-line bob is eternally fashionable, chic, and seriously simple to style. Check out these fab variations on the A-line bob.

Trendiest A Line Bob

Trendiest a-line bob haircut right nowInstagram @maggiemh

This perfecly tousled, hand painted a-line bob is one of the hottest looks of the year.

Lived-In A-Line Bob

Q&A with style creator, Madison Santero
Hairstylist @ Bluebird Salon in San Luis Obispo, CA

How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This is a natural, lived-in, balayaged lob. My favorite thing about it is the natural effortless look yet super stylish.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look

I recommend Dry Spun by Bumble and bumble to give the style a more textured and messy look, along with some of Bumble and bumble Surf Spray to add some natural beachy waves and movement. Finish off with Bumble and bumble Brilliantine to smooth the ends and add some more texture.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This look is very versatile. Curly, straight and wavy textures can wear this look. It can remove bulk from heavy hair and make it appear lighter, or add fullness to finer hair. Ideally, hair with mild texture would be preferable to add volume and less maintenance.

This is a great hairstyle for a girl on the go! The haircut itself is already very stylish without having to style too much and this look goes hand in hand with messy curls.

Futuristic A Line Bob

Q&A with style creator, Kate
Indie Hair Artist @ Confetti Studio in Milwaukee, WI


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I love all bobs! My favorite thing about this precision angled bob is the crisp, dramatic angle. A lot of current bobs have a little less angle and are more shattered at the bottom. We drew our inspiration from a few futuristic films and anime characters. I love how the length in the back hugs her head and creates that beautiful shape that connects with her jawline.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

To recreate this style at home, I recommend a half round boar bristle-type brush like a Mason Pearson. First, I use a pea-sized amount of Dressed Up, a blow dry cream by Hairstory. Then, I wrap the hair back and forth around the head shape with a blow dryer on low, following closely to the brush. The wrap dry technique helps to keep the style smooth, yet full of shine and movement. If the cut is done well, it shouldn’t flip and should fall into place easily.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This drastic of an angle is fantastic on women with longer necks because there is enough space in between the jawline and shoulders. My client pictured has very straight and dense yet fine hair, which is ideal. I’ve also done this look on very thick hair, but that requires an undercut to eliminate some bulk in the back.

This haircut is stunning with or without bangs and on naturally wavy or curly hair. It’s super customizable and versatile despite looking drastic and edgy.

Sassy A Line Bob

Sassy A-Line hairstyleInstagram @arielle_cushman

Q&A with style creator, Arielle Cushman
Cosmetology Student @ Northwest College of Beauty in Beaverton, OR


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I would describe this look as classy with some sass thrown in. This style is one of my very favorites in general. What I love about this look is that it’s fun and short, but the face framing aspect makes it universally flattering!

With this look, you are able to add a ton of volume to thin hair or take a lot of bulk and weight out of extremely thick hair. Since you’re still leaving some length around your face, it’s not quite as intimidating as some other short styles.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

This look is quite easy to maintain. If you have curly hair, just throw your favorite curl product in there  and go! If you’re going for a more sleek, straight look, I recommend a quick blow dry with a good heat protector and then running a flat iron over it. It takes so little time and looks great!

I would also recommend having the cut touched up by your stylist once every eight weeks or so to keep things looking fresh.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I can honestly say that I would recommend this style to anyone who wants a sleek, put together look that’s easy to maintain. It is ideal you have thin hair and would like to add some volume and fullness, or if you have thick bulky hair and would like to take some weight out.

Again, this is a universally flattering style so you really can’t go wrong. It’s especially convenient for those of us who have a fast-paced lifestyle like office professionals, new moms (or just moms in general!), students, etc. This is the style for you!

Flowing A-Line Bob

Flowing A-Line Bob hairstyleInstagram @catherine.acena

Q&A with style creator, Catherine Acena
Hairstylist / Colorist @ J Salon in Honolulu, HI


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This haircut is an A-line bob with a front fringe and a slight graduation in the back. My favorite part of this haircut is where I left the front point of the bob a little longer and softer to give it a flowing feel.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I used Essence Absolute and Cotton Uzu by Shu Uemura for shine, smoothness and a very polished finish to the hair.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This haircut can be worn on anyone looking for a fuller look. Because of its a-line angle and graduation, it will be slimming for the face.

Bouncy A-Line

Bouncy A-Line hairstyleInstagram @brittanyhoff

Q&A with style creator, Brittany Hoff
Color / Extension Specialist @ The Colour Attic in Huntington Beach, CA


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This look has an “I’m a kick ass woman and I’m taking names” feel to it. My favorite thing about this a-line bob is how it moves with the head while walking. The weight of this cut is at the bottom so there’s is a slight bounce.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

To maintain this look, you definitely need to have a smoothing shampoo and conditioner to combat frizz, a leave-in conditioning cream or spray, a round brush, and a finishing oil mixed with a little pomade cream to help polish the look.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I recommend this look for the client who wants an edgy but still sophisticated look all in one. Any a-line bob haircut will always portray a “my life is together” look on a woman of any age, face shape and lifestyle.

If you want to try out a bob cut I say go for it. You may be surprised on how much you like it!

Fresh A-Line Bob

Fresh A-Line Bob hairstyleInstagram @kphairaddict

Q&A with style creator, Kara Peterson
Master Stylist @ Bella Boutique Salon and Spa in Roy, UT


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This haircut is a classic A-line bob. This is a very practical and wearable haircut. The word I like to describe a look like this is “fresh”. Life is in motion and our hair should appear to do the same. TEXTURE brings this haircut to the max and steers us clear of the “helmet” hair.

The last ten minutes of all haircuts is what defines, adds character and personifies the individual. I will play with the shape and do this with the hair dry as I am styling. More often than not, hair changes drastically when it is dry.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I put a lightweight spray oil on the hair while wet to protect from heat and frizz. I like Agadir Argan oil. I simply paddle brushed the hair until it was 85% dry, then used a large round brush until fully dry. Next, I straightened the ends to show off the pieciness and texture.

I finished with a light shaping hairspray (either Kenra or Retro brand), and finally after I am happy with my result, I hit it with Kenra’s Shine Spray and one sweep of a firm hairspray!

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

The great thing about this cut and style is that it works with all face shapes. If a guest has a rounder face, the length in the front and the appearance of the side angle absolutely flatters. On the other hand, if a guest has a longer, more narrow shaped face, the texture and hidden layers can add width and fullness to balance out the face shape.

Lastly, I always say a haircut should be easy, low maintenance, and needs very little fussing or product. This is a fresh, flattering hairstyle that is wearable on any age!

Beach Waved A-Line

Q&A with style creator, Ashley Anderson
Hairdresser @ Bloom Salon in Glendale, AZ


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This look is a textured a-line bob. The color is a dark brown to violet balayage, and the beach wavy curls are fun and sassy.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I recommend AG Firewall for flat iron protection, Goldwell Spray Wax to spray on after curls are set in order to get a more piecey look, as well as Bumble and bumble Pret-a-Powder for extra texture and lift at the root area.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I truly believe any client would look great with an a-line bob. The look is very versatile and work with most face shapes. For this specific look though, she has very fine textured hair.

It’s a great length because it’s short enough to have a quick blow dry, but also still long enough to throw into a quick ponytail and get it out of your face when needed.

Softly Textured A Line Bob

Q&A with style creator, Marina Lantos
Owner @ Serenity Hair Lounge in Atlantic Highlands, NJ


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I would call this a softly textured bob. What I love the most about it is the texture and how it creates subtle movement, fuller appearance, and versatility to the style.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I recommend a dry shampoo at the roots and texture spray for the ends. Use a 1 1/2-inch curling iron if beach waves are desired.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This look would be ideal for anyone with fine to medium hair that is not too thick and not too thin. The best part about this style is that it is very simple to blow dry and can be worn shorter or longer. This makes it ideal for any face shape, and even for our most low maintenance clients.

Sleek A-Line Bob

Sleek A-Line Bob hairstyleInstagram @aubreyb0206

Q&A with style creator, Aubrey Troyan
Color Specialist / Bridal Specialist @ Currie Hair Skin and Nails in West Chester, PA


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I would describe this style as a sleek a-line bob with movement just at the bottom, giving the cut a dramatic edge. The soft balayage highlights add dimension to the look.

I love the sleek finish of this look and how nicely the colors melt together, giving it a natural seem less finish.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I recommend using a thermal protectant such as Discipline Thermique mixed with L’croyable, both by Kerastase. These products protect up to 450 degrees and help control frizz for a smooth, sleek finish.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I recommend this look for anyone with medium to thick hair. This style will work for most face shapes. This hairstyle is ideal for the client that wants a low maintenance color, yet doesn’t mind spending a little time blow drying and styling in the morning.

Purple Rooted A-Line

Purple Rooted A-Line hairstyleInstagram @hair.by.tish

Q&A with style creator, Tish Ayotte
Elite Hairstylist @ Pure Form / Hair By Tish in Calgary, Alberta, Canada


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I would describe this look as a purple rooted blonde with a soft a-line cut. I love that this is not your typical splash of color. I do a lot of purple ends on my guests, so I love that this is so different.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

To maintain this look, I recommend a shampoo for color treated hair such as Minu from Davines. A product to help with sun protection is also ideal because the sun can fade fashion tones a great deal. I recommend Su Hair Milk from Davines for sun protection.

Because fashion tones only last a short number of washes, a dry shampoo helps to get a few more days between washes, ultimately extending the life of your color. It will also help to add body to fine, limp hair.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

An a-line is one if the most versatile cuts I know. For heart shaped and oblong shaped faces, I recommend a shorter style (jaw or shorter). For round face shapes, I recommend a longer style (shoulders or collarbone). An oval shaped face like the one in the picture can wear any length of a-line bob, so it really comes down to personal preference.

An a-line bob needs to be cut more often, so it is ideal for those guests who can make it in every six to eight weeks. As for the color, this is best for guests who want a hint of a fun color, but nothing too loud. It works best for those who can make it into the salon often enough to keep the color fresh (six weeks maximum.)

I would not recommend a fashion tone to anyone who likes to wash their hair every day as it will fade very quickly. Purple is a great choice for those who want to enter safely into the world of fashion tones because it fades out to a lovely light purple and eventually a cool blonde.

Minimal Graduation A Line Bob

Q&A with style creator, Jackie Wilt
Stylist / Educator @ F.U.E.L Salon & Spa in Highlands Ranch, CO


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This look has a soft and sublet a-line with minimal graduation that gives the illusion of narrowing the jaw area, lengthening the neck, and emphasizing the décolletage.

My favorite thing about this haircut is its simplicity. While being technically challenging, the end result is very classic and timeless. This look is always in style!

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

This particular client had very fine and silky hair with lots of flyaways and little natural volume. I wanted control but without weight or a heavy product feel. I used Kerastase L’incroyable Blowdry lotion which has a very lightweight smoothing effect and provides 96 hours of frizz and humidity, thermal protection, flex memory, and anti-greasing technology to minimize the need to wash to often. This is perfect for fine hair because it leaves the hair feeling soft and supple while providing shape memory. For coarse hair types, they have a cream formula with the same benefits. making this look achievable for a wide variety of hair types.

I also used Kerastase Elixir Bi-Phase spray for its thickening and texturizing effects. It provided body, grip and shine to her silky locks. I finished with Loreal Profession DD balm to tame flyaways and guard against static. I tell my clients to keep this product in their purse as a style and moisture refresher. It can be used over and over whenever their locks are feeling frizzy, dehydrated, or extra staticky.

I recommend a flat brush that combines natural boar and synthetic bristles for smoothness and tension, as well as a blow dryer with an attached nozzle for the most polished effect.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This look is perfect for women 25-55, and ideal for women both with fine and medium density hair texture that want a mature, effortless look. This look is ideal for business professionals and weekend warriors who want to look more refined. It’s great for women with a fuller jawline, for square or round face shapes, and women with shorter necklines.

The precision of the line of the haircut gives strength and structure to the jaw area, which often can become soft and loose and we age. The bold line will give a defined feeling to this area by narrowing the corners and softening the harshness of a full jawline.

While blow drying, it is necessary to make it look “perfect” as it is in the picture. Women that air dry and have more wave to their natural hair will also benefit from the precision of the baseline and the minimal graduation. Their natural texture will look more bold and structured, while creating neatness to their often unruly natural texture.

Sleek and Modern A Line Bob

Sleek and Modern hairstyleInstagram @hairbyangieq

Q&A with style creator, Angela Quaglieri
Freelance Hairstylist / Colorist in Matawan, NJ


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I love that this look is smooth, sleek and modern. You can switch up your look with beach waves or curls, so it’s versatile.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

The products I used for this look are Bumble and bumble Hair Dressers Oil Primer and Bumble and bumble Straight.

To create the color, I used Blondor Bleach and Illumina toner, both by Wella.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This style looks particularly good on many different people, but especially people with oval or heart shaped faces. By adjusting the length and shape of your cut or contouring your hair color to the face, anyone can pull off this trendy style!

Edgy Texture A Line Bob

Edgy Texture hairstyleInstagram @samkanehair

Q&A with style creator, Sam Kane
Senior Stylist @ Shag Salon in Boston, MA


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

My favorite thing about this haircut is the texture in the line. It takes what would normally be considered a classic shape and reinvents it for a more modern, edgy look.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I recommend using a texturizing spray or powder to enhance then definition of this cut. You don’t want anything weighing the hair down, but rather letting it just swing and move freely.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This cut can be altered to various angles and lengths to make it suitable for any guest, but it works especially well on a client who has a lot of fine hair because you can add so many layers and tons of texture to it without losing the shape of the line.

Interchangeable A-Line With Undercut

Interchangeable A-Line With Undercut hairstyleInstagram @amymasterstyler

Q&A with style creator, Amy Harvey
Master Colorist/Extension Specialist/Cutting Artist in Bountuful, UT


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This is a interchangeable textured a-line with a 2-inch undercut on the nape. It is a very low maintenance cut for the client because it lays perfect on its own. It’s razor cut to part on either side with a lightweight fringe and, because of the undercut, it falls perfectly in the back.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

The products I used for this cut are from the UNITE line. I spray the Boosta Spray at the roots for volume and the 7 Seconds Leave-In on the ends to seal the cuticle while still wet. While drying, I spray the Texture Spray on the roots to give textured movement and more volume. To finish, I spray the Tricky Spray (spray wax) on the entire head to define and piece everything out.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This particular cut was designed for my thick haired clients, as well as those who want fun, easy and low maintenance hair. It works for thin hair as well, you would just do less weight removal with the razor and less of an undercut.

The a-line is and always will be a classic. Depending on whether you cut it to lay past the chin, to the chin or above the chin, and depending on the angle of the stack and the placement of texture, it can be cut for every face shape!

Classy and Professional A Line

Classy and Professional hairstyleInstagram @hairbygsam

Q&A with style creator, Sam Pontious
Cosmetologist @ HairByGSam in Pleasant Grove, UT


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This look is classy, but a little different. It’s a little more edgy than the typical “older lady” style, but nothing crazy. It’s classy and professional as she does work at an elementary school. It’s not too choppy, not too high maintenance, and is just a nice and sleek style.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

So I love, love Redken Guts No. 10. I think a root boost of any kind would be great, but definitely a little body is a plus for this cut. On clean wet hair, I sprayed the roots with Guts then round brushed it. I then used Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum just to soften it up. I followed up with my straightener and gave her some spray to put it into place. It turned out beautiful!

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

My client has a narrower face shape with more pointy features and a longer jawline, and I think it really does wonders for softening her face. I think this style is great for any face shape as you can customize it accordingly. I think it’s very versatile.

My client’s hair is super thick and very coarse. What I did was give her a straight edge cut, then texturized a ton in the back to create invisible layers without it being too choppy and chunky. Adding texture creates a lot of body, and I love it because you can’t really pinpoint where her layers start. It all flows very well.

You could use this style for something “different”, but not drastic with a lot of upkeep. It is cute, sexy and classy for any girl of any age. It’s my favorite!

A Line Bob With Feminine Edges

Feminine Edges hairstyleInstagram @askformila

Q&A with style creator, Martha Oakes
Master Stylist @ Mitchell’s Salon and Day Spa in Cincinnati, OH


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I would describe this look as a precision a-line bob with soft, feminine edges. It is a clean and classic style with a casual, modern twist.

My favorite thing about this look is that it is effortless and works great no matter what your personal style is.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I am obsessed with Oribe Products. I feel like the quality is second to none. On her wet clean hair, I sprayed Maximista Thickening Spray at the root. It gives great hold and lift with a clean feeling and shine. I then used four pumps of Featherbalm from root to ends and blew it dry mostly with my fingers, then polished the ends with a medium-sized round brush. Lastly, I used a pea-sized amount of Featherbalm as a finishing product to smooth her hair.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This look is so versatile and it works for almost anyone! This is great for anyone on the go. It practically falls into place and is great for people who don’t want to spend much time on their hair.

It works best for medium textured hair, but can be modified for other textures. I recommend this haircut for most face shapes. For rounder face shapes, simply leave the length in front longer than the chin.

Ageless A Line Bob

Q&A with style creator, Heather
Owner / Leader / Educator @ Labella Salon in Pullman, Washington


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This is one of my favorite hairstyles because it looks good on all ages and can be adjusted to different lengths to accentuate features. It is very easy for styling at home, not just when you leave the salon.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I use all Aveda products. To recreate this look, depending on the hair type, I would use a prep for either smoothing or volume. On fine hair, I like a lightweight thickening tonic or foam. For thicker coarser hair, I like a smoothing cream and a little Confixor to hold the shape.

Using my hands, I like to blow dry to about 50 percent to create volume and texture. The last 50%, I use a round brush to lay the cuticle down and give a nice bend on the ends.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This haircut works well with an active lifestyle. It only requires a blow dry and a little finish work. A great haircut can really hold the shape well. I would suggest visiting the salon every six to eight weeks to maintain the style.

The a-line bob is great because to can be tailored it to your guests. If their face is round, you can keep it under the chin for a more flattering look. For a longer face, you can add more volume to create a more balanced structure. I also love to use color to add dimension and contouring to the haircut.

Tapered A-Line

Q&A with style creator, Michelle Cuenca
Hairstylist @ Hair FX in Highland, CA


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This is a tapered a-line bob that is layered slightly on top for volume. My favorite thing about this cut is how easy it is to maintain and style whether you have curly or straight hair. Also, adding a pop of color gives this cut more dimension and detail.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

For someone with curly hair, I recommend a moisturizing product like a curl cream or leave-in treatment. My favorite would have to be a cocktail of It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-In and Deva Curl Styling Cream. Add the products and then let the hair air dry or diffuse. For someone with straight hair, I recommend a root booster before blow drying to create more body all over.

When creating this look, I first blow dried the hair straight, then curled the crown and sides leaving the ends straight to give an effortless look. For the finishing touch, I pieced out the curls with my fingers using Aquage Detailing Cream and finished off with Rusk Humidity-Resistant Working Spray to overcome any type of weather.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

Basically anyone with any hair type or face shape can pull this off, it is just a matter of how short the front is cut and texture! Texture is so important, especially for those of us with thick hair. For a fuller face, I would suggest staying below the chin and a longer layer. For a daily look and with the right products, this will be one of the easiest hairstyles you’ll ever have.

Horizontal Graduation

Horizontal Graduation hairstyleInstagram @ernestomeneses

Q&A with style creator, Ernesto Meneses
Master Stylist @ Cetana Salon in San Francisco, CA


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This is a horizontal graduated a-line bob with point cut ends. I call it my “French Girl Bob.” It offers height in the crown area, and by lifting it off the shoulders, it doesn’t kick/flip up. The weight left in gives maximum movement and body. The fringe is optional.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

Keep tools and products simple. You don’t want your bathroom looking like a beauty supply store! Teaching clients exactly how to use the products/tools their buying is paramount to a great finish. This look requires a large paddle brush, Aveda Smooth Infusion Style Prep, and Aveda’s Texture Tonic. As for styling, it requires a flat-wrap blow dry.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This look is extremely versatile. However, I’d stay away from curly hair with this one. Adding a fringe or no fringe helps with “correcting ” facial shapes.

This is one of my favorite cuts because it’s super flirty in a ponytail and you can express yourself with color to add personality. Think bright pink for fun or simple balayage for a more sophisticated look.

Fall-Inspired A-Line Bob

Fall-Inspired Bob hairstyleInstagram @katia_baker

Q&A with style creator, Katia Baker
Hairstylist @ Southern Roots Salon & Spa in East Ridge, TN


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

My client wanted a fall-inspired bob and requested some chunky blonde and red highlights with a chocolate brown base. I used Pravana color, then Redken for my blonde and for toning.

My favorite thing about this look is that just about anyone can pull off an a-ine bob, it just all depends on how long you leave the front. I feel like this particular look is very slimming for any face shape. Plus, I am loving all these rich reds!

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I love to use Auro Pur and White Sands products! I used the White Sands Medium Hold Thermal Spray on clean, towel dried hair all over, then used a round brush to smooth out my client’s hair. I used my slim Babyliss flat iron to create these beachy curls. After letting her curls cool, I used about a dime-sized amount of the Auro Pur Hair Polish throughout her ends and to smooth down any flysways. I finished her style with the White Sands Stuck Up hairspray, which smells amazing!

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I feel like just about anyone can pull off a bob. It’s definitely one of my favorite haircuts! I usually just adjust the length in the front to the client’s face shape. Some love a more drastic look, and some love a more blunt look.

My client also has natural curl, so this look even looks cute curly and is something easy for my client to do in the mornings.

Candy-Inspired Bob

Candy-Inspired Bob hairstyleInstagram @rockababehair

Q&A with style creator, Wells Gregory
Owner/Part Timer @ The Chroma Loft Salon and The Lather Shoppe in Seaside/Eugene, OR


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

To me, this look reminds me of candy. Maybe like the blue raspberry saltwater taffy you find at the coast! Whatever it is, I feel like it screams SUGAR!

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I pre-lightened using Matrix V-lights and Bond Ultim8 for protection during lifting. I used Pulp Riot Candy, Pulp Riot Nirvana, Pravana Neon Green, Pravana Neon Pink, Pravana amagenta, and Pravana Locked-In Teal to create this look.

I always mix my dark colors into my light tones when making custom colors. This way I can slowly darken my pigments without creating a bunch of wasted product. I always add a little squirt of Bond Ultim8 in my direct dyes for added longevity and shine. My placement was very fluid and random, except all of my sections were done on a diagonal forward parting to pair with the shape of the a-line cut.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I would recommend this color and cut to ANY client that wants to look as sweet as they feel.

Sheared A-Line

Sheared A-Line hairstyleInstagram @simplybrivaughn

Q&A with style creator, Bri Vaughn
Hairstylist @ Level Beauty Bar in San Luis Obispo, CA


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This look is a simple and subtle a-line haircut that was achieved with shears per my client’s request. I normally love doing this cut with a razor for a little more shattered look.

I feel this type of cut accentuates the jawline and gives a sexier edge to a bob.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

First off, always use a heat protectant. I used Aveda Shampure Thermal Dry Conditioner to protect the hair from heat, followed by spraying in Aveda Volumizing Tonic and Aveda Phomollient Styling Foam from roots to ends to give it volume and control.

Use a flat brush around the nape area when blow drying the hair, brushing back and forth to create movement while smoothing out any waves and cowlicks. Use a large round brush throughout the crown area to create a little volume. I followed the blowout by smoothing strands a bit more with a flat iron.

If volume isn’t your thing, use a flat brush all over and smooth it out with a flat iron. Finish up with a pump of Aveda Light Elements Smoothing Fluid.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

Honestly, because of the many variations you can do with this cut, I would recommend it to almost anyone. Depending on your hair type, face shape and lifestyle, you can add bangs, a more dramatic angle, texturized ends, wispy layers, stack it, or undercut it. There are virtually an endless number of variations! An a-line is perfect for just about anyone. as long as they’re ready.

Fun and Fierce

Fun and Fierce hairstyleInstagram @hairby_jennrae

Q&A with style creator, Jennifer Almodovar
Freelance Master Hairstylist/Colorist in South Miami


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I would describe this look as fun and fierce! The color is soft enough so you have a diverse look to wear with business attire, a casual event, or a night out.

My favorite thing about this look would have to be the cut. It’s short with lots of texture to add a weightless curl/wave and you can also wear it pin straight.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

My favorite product to use to maintain the color would be Pravana’s Chromasilk shampoo. To keep your hair soft and shiny, I recommend Olaplex #3 once a week.

To recreate the waved, lived-in look, my favorite tool is a 1-inch iron. Partially curl the entire head, leave the ends out, then finish with a little bit of pomade and run your fingers through. I also like to scrunch a little at the scalp to keep the volume!

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I’m having a hard time with this question because I would honestly recommend this look for any client! It doesn’t matter the face shape, hair type or lifestyle. You make the hair, it does not make you.

It needs to be understood, however, that this is a high maintenance cut and color. If you’re brave enough to go through the process to get here, it’s something you’re going to want to keep up!

Textured Long Bob

Textured Long Bob hairstyleInstagram @izaraschair

Q&A with style creator, Izara
Hair Artist @ Beauty Bar in Colorado Springs, CO


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This is a lob (or long bob) that I did for my most soulful client. She came in for a full highlight and haircut. She had a grown out a-line, which had lost life, shape and body. After a thorough consultation, we decided on a textured lob with a heavy perimeter. I really love how the weight of her hair is showcased through the movement that just enough texturizing provided.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

Products will vary with a bob because it offers versatility with every texture!

For thin, fine and smoother hair, try Awaken Mist Leave-In Conditioner and Awaken Protein Mousse by Surface. In combination, these products are meant to add smooth volume and control which allows for bouncy control. They will also thicken, smooth, condition, strengthen and protect. This combo works great for a smooth blowout or a well behaved scrunched texture if you’d rather air dry! L’Oréal Tecni.Art Lumi Contrôle is a great finishing product to add shine and provide definition for a more polished look. A little goes a long way!

For coarse hair, Surface Taffy Whip is a solid choice for a flexible, bouncy blowout or to diffuse beachy waves or curls! For a smooth blowout with more damaged coarse hair, I’d add a little dab of L’Oreal”s Absolut Repair Blow-Dry Cream to the ends.

For very coarse, frizzy and/or curly hair, I highly recommend the Surface Curls Serum and Taffy Whip for beautiful natural texture, or L’Oréal Liss Unlimited and Surface Bassu Shine Spray Brillance for a the ultimate blowout or heat style!

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

What I love most about the bob is that it provides ample opportunity to the client to take safe risks, which turns me as their stylist into a cheeseball for their entire service. I feel honored when my clients take a risk at my suggestion. It commands confidence and speaks volumes about the trust between a woman and her stylist. Many women equate their sensuality and femininity with the length of their hair.

There is so much about the bob that stimulates my hair nerdery and passion for sculpting hair. First of all, the bob (no matter if it is stacked, blunt, asymmetrical, a-line, razored, textured, structured, undercut, lob, inverted, shingle, chin-length, buzz, shaggy, disconnected, etc.) is still a bob. The difference is customization. There is a bob for every face shape and it can suit any lifestyle!

The bob celebrates the seamless union of two realms of length. There isn’t anything more satisfying than texturizing hair into submission. No matter the texture, the bobs I create are sculpted for every facet of the woman rocking it.

The bob is a power play and is extremely versatile. A bob can be edgy, just as well as it can be soft and delicate, allowing the person attached to experience a variety of styles at every level of effort. The key to an incredible bob is building great rapport and trust with your stylist! Pictures are helpful in demonstrating what has inspired you so your stylist can discuss how he or she will customize it and why. There are no bad hair days with a well sculpted bob.

Versatile Length A-Line

Versatile Length A-Line hairstyleInstagram @_corrie_lynn_

Q&A with style creator, Corrie Lynn Bonifacio
Aspiring Stylist @ Summit Salon Academy in Portland, OR


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I would describe this look as a versatile, low maintenance a-line bob. My favorite thing about this style is its length. It is short enough that it can be worn as a wash-and-go look, but long enough that it can still be styled with hot tools.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

This look was created with Matrix Heat Buffer to prep and protect, my Sam Villa flat iron to form a casual subtle curl, and Matrix Height Riser on the roots to add volume and manageability. I love to teach my clients a simple flat iron curl which they can recreate at home with a tool they usually already have.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I recommend this style to a client that wants the best of both worlds. The shape and shorter length in the back nicely accentuate the neck and shoulders, while the longer length in front sets a beautiful frame around the face. The a-line can easily be adjusted in length around the face to compliment each individual client’s facial features.

A-Line Bob With Versatile Length

Versatile Length hairstyleInstagram @whitneekayyy

Q&A with style creator, Whitney Kay
Stylist @ Subculture Salon in Tacoma, WA


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This look is very versatile and can be worn many different ways depending on your mood that day! My favorite thing about this cut is that it is still lengthy toward the face.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

For this look, we used dry oil to protect from heat, which is great for fine hair. Once the curls were in place, we used a dry texture spray to give it a choppy look. We finished with a medium hold hairspray.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This style is great for anyone living a busy and active lifestyle while wanting to remain on trend! It’s great for any hair texture thick or thin, curly or straight. This look is so versatile that you can switch up the length to fit any face shape!

Extreme Angled Graduated Bob

Q&A with style creator, Danielle Pinkston
Senior Stylist/Colorist @ Sinor Salons in Woodland, CA


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This look is a more extreme angled textured graduated bob. My favorite thing about it is that it complements most face shapes and the angle brings style to your look.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

When styling this look, I recommend a leave-in conditioner/heat protectant and smoothing cream on wet hair. Blow dry by wrapping around the head in both directions and up for volume at the crown. Flat iron if needed to polish the look.

Finish with a light pomade or texture spray and hairspray. For finer hair, I would add a volumizer before drying and a volumizer powder after drying for extra body that holds.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This haircut is wonderful for fine hair of medium thickness because it is quick to dry and style. For thick, coarse or curly hair, it will take more time to dry and flat iron. This haircut compliments round, square and oval face shapes. It is great for women who want a fun, sassy look that is still professional enough for work. It can be worn sleek and straight or textured with beachy waves or natural curl.