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26 Totally Chic Short Bob Hairstyles & Haircuts for Every Woman

The classic bob is a timeless hairstyle that can be worn by everyone. With tons of modern and fresh takes on this haircut, you can customize the right short bob to match your personality.

Whether you’re a rocker full of attitude, the girl next door, or the avant-garde trend setter, a short bob can be a great hairstyle for you to make a statement. Take a look through these inspiring short bobs and gain new insights on what this haircut can do for you.

  • Sophisticated, Multi-Dimensional Bob

    This cut and color is a sophisticated yet young look with a sleek finish. My favorite part of this look is the multi-dimensional tones with a soft blend throughout.

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    Style by Michael Valeriani
    Stylist for Color Bar 51 in Atlanta Highlands, NJ.


    How To Style:

    1. Apply product to damp hair.
    2. Dry hair with your choice of brush — a round brush for a more voluminous look and/or a paddle brush for a more sleek look.
    3. Complete with finishing products. 

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This cut and color was done on fine hair, but it can work for all hair types. The shape of this cut would work best with an oval or heart shaped face.

    Recommended Products:

    Product is key for recreating this look! Try Redken Aerate 08 on damp hair before blow drying, then use Redken Powder Grip 03 and Redken Wax Blast 10 to finish the look.

    Tip:

    Short hair is so much fun and more versatile than you think! This look can actually be worn many different ways.

  • Asymmetric Blonde

    Written by Sarah Nitz

    This fun and flirty look is great to give your hair a little extra style with minimal effort!

    How to Style:

    1. Apply a smoothing cream to damp hair and comb through to ensure it is evenly distributed.
    2. Using a flat brush, begin to blow dry hair, section by section, keeping damp hair clipped up and out of the way.
    3. When you reach the front, make sure to direct hair towards the face as you dry.
    4. Once dry, you can smooth any areas that need it with a flat iron set at the lowest heat setting for your hair type.

    Recommended Product:

    For amazingly smooth hair and shine, try Pravana’s Model Behavior. It’s lightweight so any hair type can use it!

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Diamond and heart shaped faces wear this beautifully. Hair that is naturally straight or slightly wavy, and medium in texture are best for recreating this style.

    Tip:

    To dress this look up, tuck hair on shorter side behind your ear and add a sparkly headband or clip!

  • Party Girl

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    This bob is slightly asymmetrical, making it very whimsical and fun.

    Whimsical Bob with Blue Highlight

    Style by Rhiannon Schwind, Makeup by Monica Wilson, Blaze Hair Color Salon, Cedar Rapids, IA

    Whimsical Bob with Blue Highlight Side

    Style by Rhiannon Schwind, Makeup by Monica Wilson, Blaze Hair Color Salon, Cedar Rapids, IA

    How to Style:

    1. Part hair off to one side and comb through.
    2. Go through strands with a 1 1/2-inch curling iron to add some fun and flirty waves.

    Recommended Products:

    Oribe Dry Texture Spray!

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Round or square shaped faces with thin to medium amounts of hair that is on the straighter side is ideal.

    Tip:

    Take small sections of hair when you curl to get a more defined curl.

  • Smoothed Edge

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    A tapered short bob is always incredibly sexy. Hair is cut right at the chin and ironed out to perfection.

    How to Style:

    1. Create a deep side part and comb through strands.
    2. Grab your flat iron and go through, section by section, to really smooth strands out.
    3. Bevel the tips under with the iron so it gives it a rolled under effect.

    Recommended Products:

    Make your strands shine with Redken Glass Serum.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Round or square shaped faces would look great with this tucked under hairstyle. Medium amounts of wavy to straight hair is best.

    Tip:

    Use a flat iron that gets about 400 degrees or hotter. You’ll have to go over hair only one time for a sleek finish instead of going over strands repeatedly.

  • Absolute Attitude

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    Add some thick, bold bangs to your short bob for ultimate drama.

    Short Bob with Thick Bangs

    Photo Credit: Encore HD Magazine

    How to Style:

    1. Start by giving your strands a ultra smooth blowout.
    2. Dry bangs forward forward and as flat as you can.
    3. Go in with your flat iron, piece by piece, to get strands as smooth as possible.

    Recommended Products:

    Use Moroccan Oil Treatment before and after blow drying and flat ironing for a high shine look.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Bangs are a great option for longer face shapes. Thick amount of fine hair that is naturally straight is best.

    Tip:

    Take care of your hair and protect it with good products. Heat can really damage hair, especially on such a sleek hairstyle as this.

  • Wild Style

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    This layered bob has tons of drama! Short, shattered bangs with textured layers really make this hairstyle a head turner and very fashion forward.

    Layered Bob with Shattered Bangs

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

    How to Style:

    1. Dry bangs forward and flat iron them.
    2. Dry the length with your fingers so strands have some texture.

    Recommended Products:

    Prive Texture Spray!

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Heart shaped faces look amazing with baby bangs. Medium to thick amounts of hair that is straight to wavy in texture is best.

    Tip:

    Keep up with regular bang trim appointments. Schedule them in between haircut appointments so your look stays fresh.

  • Red Raven

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    This incredibly shiny haircut is sleekness to the max! This soft bob falls just past the chin and has subtle rounding and tapering layers along the perimeter. The lack of bangs keeps this style simple and accentuates the gorgeous red color that totally rocks.

    Sleek short bob hairstyles with red hair color

    Style by Danielle Meridia, Yellow Strawberry Global Salon, Sarasota, FL

    A sleek short bob haircut

    Style by Danielle Meridia, Yellow Strawberry Global Salon, Sarasota, FL

    How to Style:

    Think straight and sleek when styling this bob.

    1. Use a comb to part your hair on the side and detangle.
    2. Use a paddle brush or a larger sized round brush to blow dry your hair. Bevel ends under slightly around the face.
    3. When you are done blow drying go back through and flat iron to really make the hair sleek and straight.

    Recommended Products:

    I love Kérastase’s Oleo Relax Serum. Just one pump of their best selling oil goes a long way to hydrate, smooth, and protect hair from blow drying and flat ironing. It also has anti-humidity properties that will keep your hair far from frizz.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Round and square shaped faces would be most flattered by this style. If you have a heart or pear shaped face, just add some side bangs for balance and symmetry. All hair thicknesses are great for this hairstyle, but the straighter your hair is naturally, the easier it will be to achieve this look daily.

    Tip:

    For a precise cut like this, make sure you tell your stylist where you usually part your hair so they can customize the cut to fit your needs perfectly.

  • Creamy Cut

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    The back of this haircut falls right above the shoulders and swoops down elegantly into a longer curving front. Long bangs help accentuate the soft curve around the face as well as the beveled under layers and styling. The creamy beige color is highlighted with sweet subtle vanilla ribbons for a truly amazing color combination.

    A short rounded bob hairstyle

    Style by Flonnie Westbrook

    How to Style:

    1. Use a comb to detangle your hair out of the shower and part hair to the side.
    2. Use a paddle brush or a large round brush to blow dry your hair down and under. Use the paddle brush to remove most of the moisture before going in with a round brush to make your brush work easier.
    3. Make sure hair is 100% moisture free and go in with a flat iron. Really bevel the ends of the hair under to create that nice sleek swoop.

    Recommended Products:

    The Moroccan Oil brand has amazing products to help keep hair sleek, smooth and frizz free. Try their Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner in the shower to help hydrate hair and follow up with their Treatment Oil when you get out. The hydrating ingredients help smooth and protect hair from heat as you blow dry and style.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Square and round shaped faces would look great with the elongated bob. Straight thick hair is ideal for achieving this particular look.

    Tip:

    This haircut pretty much has zero layers, so if you have extremely thick hair you may want to opt for a cut with more layers so it doesn’t feel as heavy.

  • Chocolate Delight

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    This gorgeous brown color glows with a healthy sheen. Stacked layers in the back blend in beautifully to the longer ones in the front that fall in right along the jawline. The shorter layers help add volume and shape as well keep the cut from looking too heavy. Side-swept bangs give a softer feel to this bob hairstyle.

    A short bob hairstyle with stacked layers

    Style by Emily Volk, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

    A short bob hairstyle with stacked layers side view

    Style by Emily Volk, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

    How to Style:

    1. Comb hair to the side and detangle.
    2. Blow dry the bangs to the side with a smaller round brush.
    3. Blow dry the rest of your hair forward. Due to the length and amount of layering throughout the cut, it should be pretty simple to dry it by just using your fingers.
    4. Use a flat iron to grab random pieces of hair and flick them in various directions to add texture and shine.

    Recommended Products:

    Redken’s Glass is a serum that will aid you in your blow dry as well as turn up the shine. Really show off those fun layers by using Studio Line Overworked Texture and Control Styling Paste by L’Oreal. It has a flexible hold that will take your style to the next level.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Heart shaped faces will be flattered most by this jawline-length bob. The layers give a round feel that will help balance out a heart shaped face. This particular photo shows medium to thicker hair that could be naturally straight or wavy.

    Tip:

    Most faces in the real world could fall into a couple of different categories. Not all human faces are extreme or perfect heart, square shapes, etc. Don’t feel so boxed in by your face shape and always consult your stylist as to what they think will look best on you.

  • Short Whispers

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    Fun and flirty pieces dance around the face and the length of this bob falls perfectly right at the chin. Choosing a couple of colors to add in for highlights really creates a color swirl effect. Deeply parted bangs look light as a feather as they fall over the forehead and above the eyes. The whole style is very light and has an airy feel to it which means the layers are really well blended and will grow out beautifully.

    A short chin length bob hairstyle

    Style by Peles Salon and Day Spa, Johnstown, PA

    A short chin length bob hairstyle side angle

    Style by Peles Salon and Day Spa, Johnstown, PA

    How to Style:

    1. Styles that have a lightweight feel oftentimes don’t have a ton of product, so use lighter formulas when styling.
    2. Comb out your hair and part to the side.
    3. Blow dry your head upside down or with a paddle brush, pulling all of your hair to the face to add body and volume.
    4. Dry your entire head, brush it into place and then go in with a flat iron only if you have to.

    Recommended Products:

    A mousse may be too heavy for this look, so opt for a lighter foam like Privé Shining Weightless Amplifier. Apply all through the hair, but especially at the roots to get optimum volume.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    These long side bangs would compliment all face shapes. The photo shown is a fine and thin texture, but this bob would look fuller on clients with thicker hair. If you have curly hair I would suggest opting for something besides this particular style.

    Tip:

    When adding color, alternating lighter and darker pieces can look more natural and can also keep your color from becoming overly blonde.

  • The Short Wavy Bob

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    This slightly above-the-chin length bob is a blunt cut but has lots of wispy layers cut within the shape to create softness. Wavier texture is also highlighted in this hairstyle with beautiful waves of red and brown blending together wonderfully. A slightly off-the-center part keeps balance and is great for clients who don’t want bangs.

    The short and wavy bob hairstyle

    Style by Edie’s Styling Center, Oldsmar, FL

    The short and wavy bob hairstyle side view

    Style by Edie’s Styling Center, Oldsmar, FL

    How to Style:

    If you have naturally wavy hair, simply comb out your hair, scrunch and diffuse. If you have straighter hair, follow these steps:

    1. Part hair slightly to the side and blow dry. Don’t worry about your brush work so much because you will be creating your look more with a curling iron.
    2. Use a large-sized curling iron and curl your entire head. Because your hair is short it will create loose waves instead of curls.
    3. Brush your fingers through your waves to break them up a bit and then use the flat iron to flick out the bottom pieces to create a fun flip.

    Recommended Products:

    While hair is damp, use Aussie Catch the Wave Hair Mousse. It has great flexible hold that’s great for waves and is also a leave-in conditioner. Follow up with their Spray and Scrunch Hairspray to enhance your waves even more.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    All face shapes can try this style out except strong pear shaped faces. The pretty waves are perfect for girls who have a little curl to their hair and the layers are cut into the shape to help make it work for girls with thicker hair, too.

    Tip:

    When you don’t have any bangs to compete with, you can play more and change where you part your hair more often. Switching up your look is as easy as going from a center part one day to a deep side part the next.

  • Sleek and Smooth

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    Thick bangs fall from the top of the head down towards the eyes making a beautiful and mysterious statement. Sleek sides are angled towards the face and the length falls right past the chin. A rich color like this can be achieved by simply adding a red gloss over dark brown hair. You’ll get a spicy result that will really pops out in the sunshine.

    Sleek Smooth Hairstyle with Thick Bangs

    Style by The Brown Aveda Institute, Rocky River, OH

    Sleek Smooth Hairstyle with Thick Bangs Side

    Style by The Brown Aveda Institute, Rocky River, OH

    How to Style:

    1. Organize your hair with a comb to pull most of you hair forward into the bangs, then detangle and smooth the rest.
    2. Blow dry your bangs down without using a round brush so you don’t create too much of a bump. You want the bangs to lay flat, so simply use your fingers or a flat brush to dry them down.
    3. Dry the rest of your hair until most of the moisture is removed and then go in with a smaller round brush to really bump the lengths under and towards the face. Don’t use the round brush right at the roots because you want the top to lie flat.
    4. When hair is totally dry, flat iron small pieces of hair at a time to get a super sleek and smooth finish.

    Recommended Products:

    Start out with a smoothing product for your blow dry like Frizz Ease Straight Fixation Smoothing Cream. It has heat protection and helps create silky smooth blow drys. The Moroccan Oil Glimmer Shine Spray speaks for itself with its name. Micro beads lay on the hair like little mirrors that make your hair the definition of healthy reflection.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    All face shapes can rock this blunt hairstyle. Thick hair is a must to really get those bangs to look amazingly full. As with all sleek and straight styled bobs, the straighter your hair is, naturally the easier it will be to achieve.

    Tip:

    I always suggest bringing a picture to your hair appointments. There are so many variations of bobs and having a picture can really help get you and your stylist on the same page to creating the best version for you.

  • The Flirty Flip

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    I love this asymmetrical style! The deep side part is curled back and away from the face to create a sweet and sexy flip. Leaving longer wispy pieces on one side is an awesome way to break out of the symmetrical box. Shorter wispy layers at the crown make this style feel light and airy and the gorgeous blonde color adds tons of drama.

    Flirty Asymmetrical Hairstyle

    Style by Nicole Roberts, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

    Flirty Asymmetrical Hairstyle Side View

    Style by Nicole Roberts, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

    How to Style:

    1. Apply some volumizing products to damp hair and comb through.
    2. Part hair to the side and blow dry your entire head of hair forward. Really concentrate the air at the roots to add volume.
    3. When hair is completely dry, brush it into place and smooth.
    4. Take a 1½-inch curling iron, grab your bangs and curl the ends straight back to create the swooping flip.
    5. Use a very light hold hairspray to keep softness and movement.

    Recommended Products:

    Use a good volume product for fine hair like Kérastase’s Volumactiv mousse. Apply throughout your hair to add tons of body! Then follow up with a light hold hairspray like Healthy Sexy Hair’s Soy Weightless Touchable Hairspray.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    All face shapes can pull this bob off, but round and oval faces would really shine. These shattered layers would do wonders for girls with thin straight hair that are always trying to add shape and volume.

    Tip:

    If you have really fine hair, try out some dry shampoo. It’s not just for day two hair. The powdery sprays add tons of volume to limp fine hair and will keep you looking oil-free all day.

  • The Vampress

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    This classic bob boasts all the key qualities for a bob: a center part, one even length all the way around, and minimal tapered under layers. The length is a slightly longer version of the bob hitting right past the chin and above the shoulders. This beautiful, natural-looking copper color is head-turning stunner!

    A short classic bob hairstyle

    Style by Carmen Carmen Salon and Spa, Charlotte, NC

    A short classic bob hairstyle angle

    Style by Carmen Carmen Salon and Spa, Charlotte, NC

    How to Style:

    1. Center your part out of the shower by using a comb and detangle the rest of your hair.
    2. Use a paddle brush while you blow dry to remove moisture while smoothing the hair.
    3. When hair is almost dry, start dropping down sections of hair to blow dry under with a round brush. Continue dropping down sections that you can control to smooth and shape them under.
    4. Section up your hair again and drop down small sections of hair to flat iron. Really turn the flat iron in when you reach the ends so they flip under like in the picture.

    Recommended Products:

    Moroccan Oil products are fabulous at creating sleek and smooth hair. Try their Oil Treatment and Moisturizing Cream for an amazing blowout.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Round and square shaped faces would be best for this symmetrical style. Medium to thick hair that is on the straighter side will be able to master this style.

    Tip:

    When hair is longer in the front it can sometimes get in the way, so opt for a couple of bobby pins and pin back just the front pieces for a totally chic look. Pin them to the sides or tease the front top section and pin it straight back on the top of your head.

  • Berry Bob

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    Adding pops of cherry or wine to dark brown hair is always a gorgeous way to add color. People often don’t think about adding color to their bangs, but it is a great way to make a dramatic statement that really flatters the face. This bob takes on a fun vintage feel with its a-line shape and blunt bangs. This style is awesome for thick haired girls who want to lighten up the heaviness.

    A short bob hairstyle with bangs

    Style by Tashana Valmoja

    How to Style:

    1. Detangle hair out of the shower and comb your bangs straight forward.
    2. Blow dry the bangs down with a paddle brush or your fingers to smooth.
    3. Continue to use the paddle brush to remove most of the moisture out of the rest of your hair.
    4. Go in with a medium-sized round brush to roll the ends under. Keep the top sleek and concentrate on the ends.
    5. Go in with your flat iron to add shine and smoothness to the style.

    Recommended Products:

    Use a product that will really help with your blow dry like Pantene Medium-Thick Hair Solutions Straighten and Smooth Crème. For amazing glow, spritz some Big Sexy Big Shine Spray all over your hair for super shine!

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Heart shaped faces would look the cutest with this adorable crop. Thicker hair is awesome and the straighter your hair texture the better.

    Tip:

    Have long hair and scared to take the plunge? Try on short wigs to see how you would look and feel.

  • Platinum Ice

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    Stunning pale blonde hair looks super sexy in this straight bob. A very subtle a-line (shorter in the back to longer in the front) hits an inch past the chin line. It’s great to opt for a more fun and dramatic shade of hair color when choosing a chic and simple cut like this one.

    A short straight a-line bob hairstyle

    Style by Carmen Carmen Salon and Spa, Charlotte, NC

    A short straight a-line bob hairstyle angle

    Style by Carmen Carmen Salon and Spa, Charlotte, NC

    How to Style:

    1. Apply straightening products to damp hair then use a comb to detangle and part hair to the side.
    2. Use a blow dryer to remove all the moisture. A paddle brush or a vent brush is great to get a straight hairstyle.
    3. The most important step to this style is your iron work, so take the time to drop down small, thin sections of hair to flat iron efficiently. Don’t worry about beveling the ends under as they should fall into place with a straight and fluid flat iron movement down the hair shaft.

    Recommended Products:

    Fekkai Advanced Silky Straight Ironless Straightening Balm is perfect for taming your mane during a blow out. Include vitamins to help nourish your hair too. I recommend using a heat protection serum or spray before flat ironing, so try TIGI Bed Head Some Like It Hot Serum that you can find at local drugstores.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Round and square shaped faces will be complimented most with this bob. Thinner hair oftentimes looks fuller with a shorter cut, but thicker haired girls can try this bob out too. Curly hair will be difficult to style so straight.

    Tip:

    Invest in a good flat iron. I love InfraShine’s 1-inch flat iron because it has safe ceramic plates, a temperature control gauge, and results you’ll love.

  • Sassy Classic

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    This chin-length bob is sleek and sassy. Thick side bangs add interest and drama to the look.

    Classic Chin Length Bob

    Style by Missy Rodriguez, Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology, Columbia, SC

    Classic Chin Length Bob Side

    Style by Missy Rodriguez, Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology, Columbia, SC

    How to Style:

    1. Run a smoothing serum through damp strands and comb through.
    2. Blow dry hair with a paddle brush to remove most of the moisture from strands.
    3. When hair is almost dry, grab a round brush and finish off the style. Really round ends under for a nice finish.
    4. Use a flat iron on dry hair to polish off the look and add shine.

    Recommended Products:

    Try just a little dab of Moroccan Oil Treatment Light on damp strands. It protects your strands from heat and seals the hair cuticle fabulously.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Round and square shaped faces and hair of medium thickness hair with straight texture is best.

    Tip:

    Invest in good tools. A nice blow dryer and a good flat iron will save on styling time and be better for your hair’s overall health.

  • Elevated Curls

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    This sweet bob is curled for a whimsical and girly result. The fun red accents make this bob extra chic!

    Bob Hairstyle with Curls

    Style by April Askins, Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology, Columbia, SC

    Bob Hairstyle with Curls Side View

    Style by April Askins, Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology, Columbia, SC

    How to Style:

    1. Create a deep side part to one side of your hair.
    2. Drop down a section of hair and secure the rest of you hair up and out of the way so it’s easier to work with.
    3. Use a 1-inch curling iron to curl small strands of hair in the dropped down section.
    4. Drop down another small section and continue curling.
    5. Curl your entire head of hair until nice and uniform throughout.
    6. Spray to set.

    Recommended Products:

    Moroccan Oil Luminous Shine Hairspray is a nice and light spray that is especially great for those fine haired curls.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Heart shaped faces and straight to wavy hair of thin to medium to thickness will work best for this style.

    Tip:

    Use a light hold hairspray on dry hair before curling and brush through to give a good foundation for your hot tools.

  • Rock Star

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    This shaggy bob is chin-length but has lots of short razored layers.

    Shaggy Bob with Razored Layers

    Style by Becky Bennett, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

    Shaggy Bob with Razored Layers Back

    Style by Becky Bennett, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

    How to Style:

    1. Use a texturizing mousse on damp hair and comb through.
    2. Dry hair with a paddle brush and direct hair towards the face.
    3. When hair is completely dry, use a flat iron sparingly on any frizzy pieces that need it.
    4. Use a light pomade to piece out the layers and show off the fun, shaggy texture.

    Recommended Products:

    Health Sexy Hair Soy Paste is light, moldable and perfect for short bob hairstyles like this one.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Heart or round shaped faces and medium to thick hair that has straight to wavy texture can easily achieve this look.

    Tip:

    Flick pieces towards your face to create a rounded shape. Don’t be afraid to reapply your pomade throughout the day to freshen up your look.

  • Copper Cut

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    This red hued bob is cut right at the chin. The fiery red strands are parted deeply to one side with long sleek bangs that look absolutely amazing!

    Copper Hued Bob

    Style by Marcia Bradley, Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology, Columbia, SC

    How to Style:

    1. Use a smoothing gel or serum on damp strands and blow dry hair as straight as possible.
    2. Keep your part line in mind as you dry your hair and keep the part deep to one side.
    3. When hair is 100% dry, go in with a 1-inch flat iron and smooth out strands section by section to really get a sleek finish.

    Recommended Products:

    Spray on Prive Shine Mist before flat ironing for super shiny locks.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Round and square shaped faces and thin to thick hair with straight to wavy textures are ideal.

    Tip:

    Use a dry shampoo on strands on day two to keep your style going.

  • Angled Beauty

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    This bob is cut right at chin-length in the front and angles up slightly in the back. The layers are angled up shorter in the back as well for a fun, stacked look.

    Angled Chin Length Bob

    Style by Nina John, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

    Angled Chin Length Bob Side

    Style by Nina John, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

    How to Style:

    1. Work a light hold mousse through damp hair.
    2. Create a deep side part with a comb.
    3. Blow hair dry with a paddle brush. Flip your head upside down for volume then flip it back up when hair is almost dry.
    4. Use the paddle brush to push hair towards the face as you dry strands.
    5. When hair is dry, use a light texture spray wax on strands to add a fun, textured finish.

    Recommended Products:

    Style Sexy Hair Play Dirty Dry Wax Spray is the perfect product for this style!

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This style is great for heart shaped faces, while thin to medium amounts of hair that has straight or wavy texture is best.

    Tip:

    If you have fine hair, don’t overdo it with the spray wax as it may weigh hair down.

  • The Lob

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    This shoulder length hairstyle is a longer bob and that’s how it got its nickname “The Lob”.

    Long Bob Hairstyle

    Style by Onita Luisi, Chips Salon, Marlboro, NJ

    How to Style:

    1. Part hair to the side and comb through strands to detangle.
    2. Apply a light heat protecting serum or spray and comb through.
    3. Go through section by section with a flat iron to smooth out strands. Bevel the iron under at the ends to create that flipped under effect.

    Recommended Products:

    Glass by Redken is a great serum to use on wet or dry hair.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Round or square shaped faces should try this style. Long, thin, oval shaped faces will be elongated and should stay away from this hairstyle. Medium to thick amounts of hair that is straight are ideal.

    Tip:

    This is a great medium length hairstyle to try out if you’re scared about cutting your hair too short.!

  • Great Lengths

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    This bob is slightly longer than the classic bob, but not quite a lob. The length falls an inch or two past the chin, but keeps the classic shape and layering of a timeless bob hairstyle.

    Classic Long Bob

    Style by Jera, Barberia Salon, Foster City, CA

    How to Style:

    1. Use your favorite smoothing products on damp hair and comb through. Part hair to the side while you’re at it.
    2. Blow dry your hair to remove moisture with a paddle brush.
    3. When hair is almost dry, go in with a round brush to really roll ends under.
    4. After hair is completely dry, use a flat iron to polish off the look. Make sure you bevel the ends under for a nice rounded shape.

    Recommended Products:

    Oribe Smoothing Cream is a great product to achieve sleek, short bob hairstyles like this one.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Oval, round or square shaped faces will be flattered by this cut and thin to thick amounts of hair that can be flat ironed with ease is best.

    Tip:

    Don’t always want a side part or like to change your part up daily? Tell your stylist your style needs and have her cut your hair on a center part. Then you can wear your hair parted different ways more easily!

  • Shaggy Edges

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    This bob has shaggy layers cut in around the face for interest and drama. The layers always add movement and style.

    Bob with Shaggy Layers - Copy

    Style by Kristin Brown, Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology, Greenville, SC

    Bob with Shaggy Layers Side - Copy

    Style by Kristin Brown, Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology, Greenville, SC

    How to Style:

    1. Create a crisp side part by using a comb.
    2. Go through strands, section by section, and flat iron as straight as possible. Bevel the ends of the hair under slightly for a more rounded result.
    3. Spray on some shine spray and go out on the town!

    Recommended Products:

    Alterna Bamboo Luminous Shine Mist is the perfect finishing product for this glossy bob.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Round and heart shaped faces with thin to medium amounts of hair is best. Straight texture is ideal for this hairstyle.

    Tip:

    Flip the ends of your hair out for a totally different look!

  • Gatsby Nights

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    This flapper-inspired wavy bob is so adorable! The loose waves are super glamorous and are sure to jazz up any outfit.

    Flapper Inspired Waby Bob

    Style by Beauty by Shali, Las Vegas, NV

    How to Style:

    1. Use a 1-inch curling iron to create curls.
    2. Take small vertical sections when curling for the best result and try to leave the last inch or two out of the curling iron so it doesn’t get too curly on the tips.
    3. After your entire head is curled, spray with a light hairspray and brush out your curls.
    4. Use your fingers to help the waves lay in the pattern you desire.

    Recommended Products:

    Global Keratin Light Hold Hairspray is the perfect product to keep these waves in place while still appearing soft and feminine.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    All face shapes should try this fun and flirty hairstyle! Thin to thick amounts of hair with straight to slightly curly textures would work well.

    Tip:

    Get creative and make your own glitzy headpiece for a fun night out on the town.

  • Cool Curls

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    This bob is given a fun new texture with medium-sized curls. The crisp waves really show off the sweet color of this hairstyle too!

    Bob with Texture and Curls

    Style by Jackie, Barberia Salon, Foster City, CA

    Bob with Texture and Curls Side

    Style by Jackie, Barberia Salon, Foster City, CA

    How to Style:

    1. Start with clean, dry hair.
    2. Use a 1-inch or a 1¼-inch curling iron to take small pieces of hair and curl.
    3. Curl your entire head of hair and pin a few pieces up to create some height.

    Recommended Products:

    Babyliss Curling irons are fabulous for creating smooth and crisp curls.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    All face shapes would look nice with this curly bob. Naturally curly hair that is healthy and thick is best.

    Tip:

    Take your time when curling and work in small sections. If you rush and take too large of sections or don’t spend the proper time heating up the hair, your style won’t come out evenly.

    Are you convinced that there’s more than one boring way to sport a bob? Tapered layers, blunt bangs, or vivid colors are only the tip of the iceberg. Keep your hair texture and face shape in mind to make your bob hairstyle the best it can be. Always think outside the box and take each design element into consideration when choosing one of these short bob hairstyles!