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20 Completely Fashionable Bob Hairstyles With Bangs

Who doesn’t love a bob haircut? Long, short, layered, textured — there is literally a beautiful bob out there for every face shape and hair type. Add a sweet set of bangs to the mix, and you’ve got one hot look! If you are looking for a fab new haircut, here are 20 sultry bob hairstyles with bangs to get you inspired.

#1 Textured Fringe Bob

Written by Cynthia Nicasio

Here is a popular variation of the classic bob. This may be among the most popular of low maintenance styles! Personalizing your bob with a signature fringe will definitely make a statement. Styling is key to making this look your own.

Textured Bob with Fringe

Style by Leslie Williams, Makeup by Betty Mekennen, Tangles Salon, Wichita Falls, TX

How To Style:

  1. Apply styling serum to damp hair.
  2. Blow dry hair with a round brush.
  3. Comb hair in direction of part.
  4. Spray with a light texture spray
  5. Finish with texture product.

Recommended Products:

Conundrum Paste by Unite is a versatile styling aid that acts like a paste/wax/cream all mixed into one.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look works well on all face shapes. Finer hair types may want to use a little less product to avoid flat hair.

#2 Soft Textured Bob

Written by Cynthia Nicasio

The layering in this look lends itself to building volume and shape in the styling. This is a timeless style that works well for all age groups. A little color also goes a long way!

Soft Textured Bob with Side Fringe

Style by Ray Brookshire, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

Soft Textured Bob with Side Fringe Side

Style by Ray Brookshire, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

How To Style:

  1. Spritz volume spray over damp hair.
  2. Blow dry with a medium round brush.
  3. Spray hair with a light hairspray.
  4. Select pieces from the front to curl back with a large wand or curling iron. Add pieces from the top for volume.
  5. Break curls up with fingers.

Recommended Products:

Unite’s Boosta is a volumizing spray that doesn’t weigh down the hair and gives a long lasting hold to blown out styles.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look will work well with most all face shapes. The cut may work best for those with finer hair looking for volume.

#3 Beach Babe Waves

Written by DJ Victory

This full fringe adds an edge to this beach-waved beauty. Along with a few sun-kissed highlights, this bob will certainly add a pep in your step.

Beach Babe Waves Pretty Blonde Bob Hairstyles

Style by Emily Volk, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

Beach Babe Waves Pretty Blonde Bob Hairstyle With Bangs

Style by Emily Volk, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

How To Style:

  1. Apply a texturizing spray to damp hair.
  2. Use a small paddle brush to smooth your bangs with the hair dryer.
  3. Dry the rest of your hair using only your fingers.
  4. Once hair is dry, use a flat iron to straighten your bangs.
  5. For the rest of your hair, you are going to take random pieces, apply a heat protectant and wrap them around a clipless curling iron. This is going to give you that effortless wave that you naturally get at the beach.
  6. Be careful when wrapping your hair around the iron. Start from the root and wrap hair around holding onto the end of your hair. Only leave your hair around the iron for about five seconds.
  7. After curling random pieces of hair, put a small amount of serum on fingertips and gently break up the waves. The serum will help prevent the hair from getting frizzy.

Recommended Products:

You will fall in love with Paul Mitchell’s Awapuhi’s Wild Ginger Texturizing Sea Spray. Not only does is smell delicious but it gives you amazing results. The Awapuhi Styling Treatment Oil is a great serum to finish off these beautiful beach waves.

Best Face Shape & Hair Type:

This beautiful cut and style is perfect for all face shapes and hair types.

Tip:

When creating this style, don’t worry about the waves being perfectly uniform. It’s meant to look undone and sexy!

#4 Stack Attack

Written by DJ Victory

This beautifully stacked bob has everything you want — fabulous color, beautiful bangs and tantalizing texture.

Stack Attack Lovely Red Stacked Style Stack Attack Lovely Red Stacked Style Back View

How To Style:

  1. Apply a quarter-sized amount of styling cream to clean, damp hair.
  2. Blow dry the bang area forward first with a small paddle or smoothing brush. This will allow you to softly sweep the bangs across your forehead and get rid of any cowlicks. Dry the rest of the hair thoroughly.
  3. Once hair is completely dry, apply a heat protectant and run a flat iron through the hair.
  4. Take random pieces of hair on the sides and bend some up and under. This will give you that piecey, undone look.
  5. Take a dime-sized amount of pomade and go over the pieces that you flipped up and under to accentuate the texture.

Recommended Products:

Paul Mitchell’s The Cream is a great lightweight styling cream that not only gives hair hold and moisture, but protects hair from UV damage as well. Aquage Beyond Shine is a fab heat protectant.

Best Face Shape & Hair Type:

All face shapes and hair types can rock this look!

Tip:

This style looks best with some texture cut into it. In addition to asking your stylist for a stacked bob, make sure she texturizes the ends for you.

#5 Retro Doll

Written by DJ Victory

This retro beauty is a mixture of sweet and sass! This bob shows off a modern sleek style with a 40’s wave.

Retro Doll Smooth Curled Under Bob Retro Doll Smooth Curled Under Bob Side View

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling gel to clean, damp hair.
  2. Blow dry hair smooth with a small round brush.
  3. Once hair is dry, grab a large barrel curling iron. Take the top section of hair and gently bump under the ends.
  4. To get this fabulous retro wave, take a section of hair from behind the ear and curl towards the face.
  5. Use a dime-sized amount of pomade to smooth down flyaways and accentuate the wave on the side. Use your fingers to really mold the wave in a C shape going inward towards the cheek.

Recommended Products:

Aquage’s Molding Mega Gel is has fantastic hold without being sticky or flaky. To smooth this style down, I would use Paul Mitchell’s Wax Works.

Best Face Shape & Hair Type:

Oval faces would look best in this cut. If you have normal to fine hair, this style is a great fit.

Tip:

When applying styling products to hair, start off with a smaller amount so that you don’t overload your hair. Add more product if needed as you go.

#6 Flaming Hot Fringe

Written by Cynthia Nicasio

The fringe is the center of attention in this style. The accent color is perfectly placed, bringing all the attention to the face. This is a great style for a playful look!

Playful Purple Fringe on Short Hair

Style by Lacey Singleton, Upscale Hair Salon, Savannah, GA

Playful Purple Fringe on Short Hair Side

Style by Lacey Singleton, Upscale Hair Salon, Savannah, GA

How To Style:

  1. Apply a smoothing cream to damp hair.
  2. Blow dry hair with a round brush.
  3. Pass a flat iron through the hair.
  4. Piece out some hair with a dry wax for added texture.

Recommended Products:

Sumowax by Bumble and Bumble is a great finishing product for medium hold and medium shine. It is lightweight and build able if more hold is needed.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style will look great on most all face shapes. Wavy and curly hair types will have to style more often to keep the shape of this look.

Tip:

Hair color adds a lot of dimension and texture to a look. If you want your haircut to stand out a little more, ask your stylist about color ideas!

#7 Power Bang Bob

Written by Cynthia Nicasio

This fringe is a statement piece all in itself. Pair it with a sexy bob and get ready to turn some heads! This look may need meticulous upkeep to keep the strong shape of the fringe intact.

Bob Haircut with Stong Fringe

Style by EncoreHD

How To Style:

  1. Apply a smoothing cream to damp hair.
  2. Blow dry hair smooth with paddle brush or large round brush.
  3. Section hair into horizontal sections.
  4. Smooth sections with a flat iron.
  5. Apply anti-frizz spray or serum.

Recommended Products:

For the ultimate smooth look, Aveda Smoothing Style Prep and Aveda Glossing Straightener are amazing products for straightening, humidity protection, and shine.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This is among the most universal looks out there as it works well on most anyone.

#8 Sharp A-line Bob

Written by Cynthia Nicasio

This strong shape looks fantastic on a confident woman. It is very chic and speaks volumes about the wearer. For a great first impression and instant style, this is a great choice.

A Line Bob with Fringe

Style by EncoreHD

How To Style:

  1. Apply a smoothing product to damp hair.
  2. Blow dry hair smooth with paddle brush or large round brush.
  3. Section hair into horizontal sections.
  4. Smooth sections with a flat iron.
  5. Apply an anti-frizz spray or serum.

Recommended Products:

Pureology’s Smoothing Serum is the holy grail of smoothing products. This serum keeps hair smooth and frizz-free all day and leaves the hair weightless and radiant with shine.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This is among the most universal looks out there as it works well on most anyone.

Tip:

Curlier, thicker hair types may want to investigate into a smoothing treatment when considering this look.

#9 Foxy Brown

Written by DJ Victory

Texture, layers, side-swept bangs…what more could you ask for? You are sure to look “Foxy” in this beautiful brown bob.

Foxy Brown Flyaway Layers Foxy Brown Flyaway Layers Back View

How To Style:

  1. Apply a texturizing cream to clean, damp hair.
  2. Blow dry with your fingers.
  3. Once hair is completely dry, apply a light hold hairspray over the entire head.
  4. Take a smoothing iron and start flipping up random pieces of hair.
  5. Once you achieve the desired style, take a dime-sized amount of pomade and go over the flipped out pieces. This will keep the style in place as well as accentuate the texture.

Recommended Products:

Pravana’s Twist Fiber Paste is easy to use and will last all day and night.

Best Face Shape & Hair Type:

This cut and style is suitable for all face shapes and hair types.

Tip:

This look isn’t meant to be perfectly coiffed. The more undone, the better! Ask your stylist for a lot of texture when getting this cut.

#10 Copper Goddess

Written by DJ Victory

This stylish bob has such a beautiful shape with the light layers and soft fringe. The bright, copper color gives this classic shape a little extra pizazz.

Copper Goddess Smooth Auburn Bob Copper Goddess Smooth Auburn Bob Tapered Back

How To Style:

  1. Apply a volumizing foam to clean, damp hair.
  2. Blow dry using a small round brush. Dry bangs first in a forward motion. Make sure to dry the rest of the hair in a downward motion. This will give you the volume and smoothness that makes this style so beautiful.
  3. Run a smoothing iron through hair to really close the cuticle. This will ensure maximum shine.
  4. Finish off with a lightweight hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Paul Mitchell’s Awapuhi Wild Ginger Hydrowhip is fantastic. It smells amazing and gives a soft, flexible hold. Top the look off with Aquage’s Finishing Spray.

Best Face Shape & Hair Type:

If you have an oval, heart or square shaped face, this cut is perfect for you. This cut and style will make anyone with fine or thin hair look thicker and fuller.

Tip:

Use a color protecting shampoo and conditioner to help maintain the vibrancy of this color. Ask your stylist for soft layers when getting this cut.

#11 Sweeping Inverted Layered Bob

Written by Cynthia Nicasio

This is a stunning style for the brave fashionista! This little number is a popular variation of the stacked bob. The emphasis here is on the contrast from longer in the front to the shorter in the back.

Inverted Layered Bob with Sweeping Fringe

Style by Amber McClain, The Cut Barbershop, Fort Walton Beach, FL

Inverted Layered Bob with Sweeping Fringe Side

Style by Amber McClain, The Cut Barbershop, Fort Walton Beach, FL

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling cream and smoothing serum to damp hair.
  2. Blow dry hair with round brush, working towards the back.
  3. Comb hair in direction of part.
  4. Finish with shine product.

Recommended Products:

SEVEN Luxury Haircare is a new brand on the market and their most popular product is called Diamond. Diamond is a superior styling serum with intense shine and moisturizing properties that leaves the hair silky soft and smooth.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look works well on all face shapes. Finer hair types may want to use a volumizing product to avoid flat hair.

Tip:

This is a great look for thicker and curlier hair types who want a ‘wash and go’ look.

#12 Accented Sleek Bob

Written by Cynthia Nicasio

This is a very clean and modern look with a twist on the fringe. The little pop of color is subtle and stands out in a very cute way. This could be a conservative crowd pleaser as well as a look for the fashion forward.

Sleek Bob with Accented Fringe

Style by Shontelise Crutch, Fabstylez Hair & Braid Studio, Columbia, SC

Sleek Bob with Accented Fringe Side

Style by Shontelise Crutch, Fabstylez Hair & Braid Studio, Columbia, SC

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling cream and heat protectant to damp hair.
  2. Blow dry the hair smooth. Comb hair in direction of part.
  3. Flat iron hair smooth.
  4. Iron the bang area in vertical sections going back to create a sweep.
  5. Finish with a shine product,

Recommended Products:

Keratin Complex’s styling line has a shine spray like no other called Thermo Shine. It is a light spray with loads of airy shine that also protects hair from heat damage.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look works well on all face shapes. Finer hair types may want to use a little less product to avoid build up.

#13 Ruby Red

Written by DJ Victory

Without a doubt, this beautiful bob is an attention getter. With the ruby red lowlights strategically placed in the fringe and around her face, this softly layered bob is a stunner.

Ruby Red Smooth Bob Hairstyles with Bangs

Style by Benita Edwards, Kenneth Shuler Schools, Columbia, SC

How To Style:

  1. Starting with clean, wet hair, apply a root lifter in the crown to give some volume. Then apply a smoothing serum starting at the ends. This will help speed up drying time as well as prevent frizz when drying.
  2. Blow dry in sections starting at the bottom. Use a small paddle brush for the bottom part of the hair, using the curve of your head as your guide. By pulling your hair from side to side as you are drying, you will achieve the straightness at the bottom without the volume
  3. As you move up, start to use a small to medium size round brush. Take the round brush and pull sections of the hair from the root out. This will give you volume as well as smooth the hair.
  4. When hair is completely, dry take a dime-sized amount of polishing cream, emulsify into your hands and run it through your hair to add definition and shine.
  5. Top off this beautiful style with a lightweight hairspray.

Recommended Products:

You will see that I will recommend a lot of Aquage products because they WORK!  For volume, use their Uplifting Foam. The smoothing serum I use on almost everyone is Silkening Oil. Finish off with their Detailing Creme and Finishing Spray.

Best Face Shape & Hair Type:

This is such a versatile style for every face shape. I would recommend this type of cut and style for normal to fine hair because it will add volume and movement.

Tip:

Ask your stylist to place red lowlights throughout your hair. To put the focus on bringing out your eyes, have them concentrate the placement a little heavier in the fringe and around your face.

#14 Peek-A-Boo Baby

Written by DJ Victory

The compliments won’t stop with these peek-a-boo bangs! With the blunt edges, cut out fringe and warm coppery hue, you are sure to exude confidence.

Peek a Boo Asymmetric Bangs With Bob Hairstyle

Style by Krista Feiste

How To Style:

  1. Apply a quarter-sized amount of straightening gel to damp, towel dried hair.
  2. Using a small to medium paddle brush, begin drying your hair, starting with the bangs.
  3. Brush and blow dry bangs forward. If you have any cowlicks in the front I recommend taking the brush and moving your bangs back in forth in the opposite direction as you dry. This will help get that “bump” out of the bang and help them to lay smooth.
  4. After hair is 100% dry, use your flat iron to seal the cuticle and get that sexy, glossy look.
  5. Starting with small sections at the bottom, use a heat protecting spray. Spray about six inches away from hair. You do not want to saturate the strand.
  6. Run your flat iron from roots to ends, going over each section no more than two times. You don’t want to burn or damage your hair!
  7. When done smoothing the hair, finish with a lightweight pomade to add definition.

Recommended Products:

Paul Mitchell’s Straight Works is ideal for this style. The best heat protectant spray I have ever used is Aquage’s Beyond Shine. It’s ultra lightweight so it does not leave a greasy residue on your hair. Pravana’s Detail Shine & Define is an excellent pomade to smooth flyaways and add definition to this sharp cut.

Best Face Shape & Hair Type:

This style is suitable for round and oval face shapes. Any hair type could rock this cut and style. It can add weight to thin, fine hair or minimize weight from thick, course hair.

Tip:

Let your stylist know that you want your bangs cut at an angle. Going from short to long, have the bangs start out short right above your brow, gradually getting longer on the other side.

#15 Long Layered Bob

Written by DJ Victory

With a few subtle highlights and a softly textured fringe, this long layered bob is as classic as they come.

Long Layered Bob With Bangs

Style by Pacific Northwest Beauty Supply

Long Layered Bob With Bangs Front View

Style by Pacific Northwest Beauty Supply

How To Style:

  1. Add approximately a quarter-sized amount of thickening lotion throughout clean, damp hair.
  2. Comb through to distribute product evenly.
  3. Using a small paddle brush, blow dry bangs forward. Do this before you begin to dry the rest of your hair. This will prevent your bangs from separating.
  4. Continue drying the rest of your hair with a large paddle brush, keeping the heat from the dryer going down the hair strands. I recommend using a concentrator on the end of your hair dryer. Many professional hair dryers come with them and they help with the air flow so that if kept in the same direction as the hair, it will ensure a smoother more polished look.
  5. Once hair is completely dry, smooth down any flyaways with a flat iron and a mist of light hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Paul Mitchell’s Thicken Up will help plump up the cuticle giving you that thick, luscious hair that we all crave.  When you need a light and flexible hairspray, you can’t go wrong with Aquage’s Finishing Spray.

Best Face Shape & Hair Type:

This amazing style works best on round, oval and heart shaped faces. All hair types work with this cut and style.

Tip:

When asking your stylist for this cut, ask for long layers that are cut blunt on the ends and softly textured bangs.

#16 Flirty Fringe

Written by DJ Victory

A surprise pop of color adds some spunk to this chin-length bob. Along with the side-swept, flirty fringe, this style is sophisticated enough for the office yet sassy enough for the evening.

Flirty Fringe Blonde Bob Hairstyle Wavy Cut

Style by Rhiannon Merchant, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

Flirty Fringe Blonde Wavy Bob Hairstyle Side View

Style by Rhiannon Merchant, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

How To Style:

  1. While hair is still damp, apply a volumizing spray at the roots.
  2. Blow dry using a medium sized round brush.
  3. Section hair off. Starting off at the bottom, roll hair under with the round brush while drying.
  4. Take a large section from the bang area and roll it back towards the crown with the round brush while drying. This will give it that nice, subtle flip in the front without making it look like a curl.
  5. Finish off with a medium hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Aveda’s Volumizing Tonic and Brilliant Medium Hold Spray are excellent tools to help you to achieve this style. I love the ceramic round brushes by Cricket. They don’t snag or pull the hair and give a nice polished look.

Best Face Shape & Hair Type:

This style is perfect for all face shapes and hair types.

Tip:

Ask your stylist for a chin-length bob with long layers. For the fringe, ask for a longer side-swept bang. If you love the color shining through in the bang, ask for a few peek-a-boo pieces of whatever color you desire!

#17 Pastel Princess

Written by DJ Victory

This pastel blonde is icing on the cake. It turns this basic bob and bangs combo into a serious show stopper!

Pastel Princess Bob Hairstyle With Bangs

Style by Shantell Nunez, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

Pastel Princess Bob Hairstyle With Bangs Back View

Style by Shantell Nunez, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

How To Style:

  1. Apply a straightening cream to clean, damp hair.
  2. Blow dry with a small to medium size paddle brush.
  3. Once hair is completely dry, you can run a smoothing iron through to tame any stray hairs.
  4. Use a dime-sized amount of a very lightweight pomade throughout hair to add detail and shine.

Recommended Products:

I love Biomega’s BeHave for a smoothing elixir. It has a creamy consistency, smells beautiful and smooths the cuticle for a straight, silky finish. To add shine and separation to the hair, use Biomega’s Text Me. It’s pliable, lightweight and very easy to work with.

Best Face Shapes & Hair Type:

This cut and style works best for round and oval face shapes. If you have fine or thin hair, this cut will help give you the fullness you desire.

Tip:

Ask your stylist for a blunt cut with a small amount of layering at the bottom.

#18 Cleopatra-“esque”

Written by DJ Victory

Cleopatra wore this bold, blunt bob and she was the Queen of Egypt! Be the queen of your castle with this dazzling haircut.

Cleopatra Look Blunt Bob with Fringe

Style by DJ Victory, Enzos Salon and Spa, N. Royalton, OH

Cleopatra Look Blunt Bob with Fringe Front View

Style by DJ Victory, Enzos Salon and Spa, N. Royalton, OH

How To Style:

  1. Apply a smoothing serum to clean, damp hair.
  2. Blow dry (using a directional nozzle) with a smoothing brush. Start with the bangs and work your way through the rest of your hair.
  3. After hair is completely dry, take small sections starting in the back and run your flat iron through from roots to ends. Make sure to apply a heat protectant before flat ironing. The goal is to get hair as smooth as possible.
  4. Run a small amount of smoothing serum on the top layer of hair. This will tame flyaways and give you a beautiful, glossy finish.

Recommended Products:

Moroccan Oil is the only product you need for this beauty. It’s a great product that can be used on both wet and dry hair. A boar bristle flat brush is a perfect smoothing brush and Denman makes a great one.

Best Face Shape & Hair Types:

This particular length of bob is fab for oval, long  and square shaped faces. The look also works great with all hair types.

Tip:

Just tell your stylist that you want to look like the Queen of Egypt!

#19 Sexy & Simple

Written by DJ Victory

This tapered style is totally to die for! A short, layered bob like this one is trendy without trying too hard. The deep, side-swept bangs keep the look fun and fresh.

Sexy and Smooth Light Brown Bob

Style by Natalia Sanadoval

Sexy and Smooth Light Brown Bob Hairstyle Side View

Style by Natalia Sanadoval

How To Style:

  1. Apply a root lifter to clean, damp hair.
  2. Part off the bang area starting at the left temple (or right temple) and blow dry bangs forward. This will allow the bangs to fall softly across the forehead.
  3. Continue drying hair with a small to medium round brush.
  4. Run the smoothing iron over any areas that need it.
  5. Finish off with a small amount of pomade.

Recommended Products:

Biomega’s Up All Night will give you the lift and movement you need for this style. Aquage’s Transforming Paste is a combination of hairspray polymers and pomade. It gives you the hold of a hairspray, yet the definition and separation of a pomade.

Best Face Shape & Hair Type:

This cut and style is great for all face shapes. Normal to thick hair would work best for this cut and style.

Tip:

For this tapered bob, ask your stylist for shorter layers and a heavier bang.

#20 Curly Girly

Written by DJ Victory

This multi toned curly girl bob is hot to trot. The full, fab fringe will draw direct attention to those gorgeous eyes.

Curly Girly Red Bob with Curls and Bangs

Style by DJ Victory, Enzos Salon and Spa, N. Royalton, OH

How To Style:

  1. Apply a generous amount of texturizing spray to clean, damp hair.
  2. Blow dry bangs forward with a small paddle brush.
  3. Blow dry the rest of the hair using your fingers.
  4. Once hair is completely dry, take a one-inch curling iron and curl small pieces of hair in random directions.
  5. After hair is curled, use a dime-sized amount of pomade and run fingers through hair to break up the curls. This will give it a more random, organic look.
  6. Spritz hair with hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Use Aquage’s Sea Salt Texturizing spray while hair is damp. To break up the curls, I would recommend using Paul Mitchell’s Wax Works.

Best Face Shape & Hair Type: This cut and style looks great on round, oval and square shaped faces. All hair types can wear this.

Tip:

Ask your stylist for short layers with a very heavy bang. As far as the color, ask for the base color to be a vibrant red. Let your stylist know that you want some dimension and ask for different shades of red to be foiled throughout.

First things first, find an amazing stylist that you feel comfortable with. Communication is key when explaining what you want out of your haircut. Schedule regular trims and color touch-ups to maintain your gorgeous style. Also, use professional products on your hair. You possibly just spent hundreds of dollars on a brand new cut and color…spend the extra 40 or 50 dollars to keep it looking that way!