21 Sexiest Bob Haircuts for Black Women in 2023

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Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

Bob haircuts for black women are splendid short haircuts of any texture, ranging from ear to neck-length and guaranteed to take your tresses from dull to divine!

They promise to transform you into a more chic fashionista with a look that is versatile yet truly easy-to-maintain. You’ll absolutely fall in love with these scorching hairdos (even for the most challenging hair types!) especially once you experience how incredibly less time and product you’ll need to rock this style.

Believe me when I say that the options are limitless in choosing an effective bob cut that will suit your face shape and hair texture. Whether you want to embrace what you have and take advantage of the strengths of your natural hair or be courageous and discover new groovy looks that will fit your aura, this gallery of the most popular bob hairstyles for black women will definitely guide you in your mission to own glorious hair that you’re proud of!

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curly bob for natural hair
Instagram @samiraxaviier

#1: Curly Bob for Natural Hair

First date or even an everyday style? Flaunt your luscious jet black hair with blonde highlights with your natural curls for a confident look in this curly bob.

A-Line Bob
Instagram @onpointstylin

#2: A-Line Bob

An A chop that is effortlessly good. The longer front ends makes an illusion of longer hair that flatters round and oval-faced black women.

Layered Bob
Instagram @tananjalastylz

#3: Layered Bob

The waves added fluidity to this modern bob cut for black women. The short hair appears fuller due to the different cut levels made by stylist Tan.

Stacked Bob
Instagram @oluchizelda

#4: Stacked Bob Haircut

Add even more dimension to your look by styling your beautiful layers in a deep side part. This will showcase the cut especially with auburn highlights.

Graduated Bob
Instagram @queenstylista

#5: Graduated Cut

Show off your natural black hair in a new bob cut! This look is perfect for black ladies who want a low-maintenance hairstyle.

Inverted Bob
Instagram @hairbymeeka

#6: Inverted Bob Hairstyle

Be unique and glamorous with this extra bodied inverted bob hairstyle that will blow you away! Combined with its dark, angled layers and long side bangs, it will absolutely bring out the best in you.

#7: Blonde Bob with Bangs

A sassy blonde jaw-length bob like this is a perfect match with a cute choppy fringe. This will undeniably give you a feminine touch in your daily look.

Long Bob with Layers
Instagram @anthonycuts

#8: Lob with Layers

Try this ash blonde hair on your tan skin and spice it up with this angled long bob with layers that will surely make everyone envious of your look!

#9: Deep Side Part Bob

A charmingly sleek, feminine asymmetrical lob with a deep side part. This is one of the sleekest bob hairstyles for black women you’ll see this year!

#10: Sew-In Bob

Tired of your boring brunette look? Mix things up by accentuating a section of your sew-in bob with a caramel shade, and while you’re at it you can throw in some subtle highlights too.

👉 See more sew-in hairstyles for black women.

Asymmetrical Bob
Instagram @drose_affect

#11: Asymmetrical Bob Cut

Complete your fashion week look with a chic jaw-length, asymmetrical, and sleek jet black bob haircut.

#12: Sleek Middle Part Bob

Be the freshest look in the club with a perfect rich black hair that’s elegantly parted from the center.

#13: Jaw-Length Bob

Give your curly bob cut soft movement and body with a dramatic curly fringe. The shape looks most beautiful on long, oval, or square faces.

Short Black Bob
Instagram @kthestylistb

#14: Short Bob Cut

On this high-fashion cut is a gorgeous sharp angle bluntly cut from back to front. It takes the weight off thick hair while giving an absolute voguish asymmetrical short bob haircut black women love!

Pixie Bob
Instagram @tjstyling

#15: Pixie Bob Haircut

Join the short hair gang with this classic and fancy bob combined with a pixie cut! Give your African American hair sass with full bangs and some female sideburns for a real edgy look.

👉 See more African-American hairstyles.

Side-Parted Bob
Instagram @stylebydejj

#16: Side-Parted Bob

Slay like a glam queen with this asymmetrical side part quick weave bob cut! With the deep parting, you can show off your fabulous face and make-up for a really marvelous look!

#17: Straight Line Cut

There’s nothing wrong with being a little extra darling! Rock this mid-parted bob marvelously especially when you have a short, heart-shaped or round face.

#18: Feathered Tresses

Q&A with style creator, Tracy Westmoland
Salon Owner / Stylist @ Straight Off The Press Salon in Hazelwood, MO

How would you describe this look?

This look is a silk press, honey blonde color, trim with soft curls and a wispy feathered bang. The loveliest thing about this look is the bang. I just love how the bang adds a little edge and class. Bob haircuts for black women can feature a color combination like this one for a very flattering finish.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This bob is perfect for black women with medium/long hair types. When clients have color in their hair, it’s important to keep their hair deep conditioned at least every two weeks. To preserve the curls, pin curl the curls in place with a bobby pin and then place either a silk bonnet or scarf over them.

Instagram @whitneygreenco

#19: A-Line Lob

Q&A with style creator, Whitney Green
Hairstylist @ Warren Tricomi in New York, NY

How would you describe this look?

This is an A-line bob haircut, where it is a bit longer in the front than the back. It frames and flatters the face without being heavy on the layers or length. The bob is a trendy look from last year. There are so many different types of bobs out there from shaggy, textured, angled bobs etc. This haircut is such an easy hairstyle to maintain while keeping styling to a minimum, and can be worn for formal occasions or just hanging with your friends.

The color used was a cool brunette gloss, which goes well with anyone with natural brown hair. The gloss helped removed the dullness from her hair while enhancing the color a bit and adding some shine as well.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This haircut I consider it a universal cut as it works well on any texture of hair such as straight, wavy, or curly. If you’re looking to make your hair appear fuller, the shape of the bob can accomplish that. Depending on the length and angle of the bob, this haircut can work with just about any shape of face out there.

To create more volume on the sides (longer shaped faces), I suggest a jawline length for this look, if you want to create a look for a round or more angular shaped face then I suggest a longer cut. Like I said anyone could wear this haircut just ask your hairstylist what he or she thinks goes best with your face shape.

Given that she is a natural and has pretty tight curls, this look can be achieved best doing flat iron curls. Typically, I would do the curls super tight, however, for this look I did the curls with a flat iron doing small sections at a time, going in the opposite direction and not letting the curls cool tightly but instead running my hands through them as they cool to create a more relaxed curl.

In terms of products, my rule is to use a heat protection to protect your hair when straightening and as well as to give it some shine. I used Ciment Thermique Blow Dry Primer by Kerasyase as a heat protection to protect the hair before blow-drying. I added in the Elixir Ultime hair oil by Kerastase as well to give the hair more shine before styling and after styling for next day hair to come. Lastly, I used another heat protectant for the hair before straightening or curling called Sérum Thérapiste Hair Serum by Kerastase. As the final touch, I sprayed a lightweight texturizing hair spray by Shu Uemura called Texture Wave Dry Finishing Spray just at the ends of the curls and a finishing spray all over so that the look will hold for the next week days.

Angled Bob
Instagram @simplyzamar

#20: Angled Bob

Q&A with style creator, Zamar
Master Cosmetologist @ SimplyZamar in Sandy Springs, GA

How would you describe this look?

This is an elongated angled bob style for black ladies with style. One side (pictured) is longer for a dramatic effect. This is a custom unit I handmade and colored jet black per client’s request. This style is sleek, sexy, and has lots of movement. The most gorgeous things about this look are the precise cutting and movement in the bob.

Any advice for someone considering it?

I think this cut/style can go for any face shape with small modifications (i.e. oblong face shape would be shorter, rounder face shape can be longer). This hairstyle is low maintenance and perfect for anyone looking for something classy yet sexy.

Blunt Bob
Instagram @iam_dhart

#21: Blunt Bob

Q&A with style creator, Dustin Harton
Hairstylist @ Salon XXIV in Atlanta, GA

How would you describe this look?

I love this blunt bob because it gives off a sexy, sleek, grown black woman style! I wanted to make sure she had a great color that would fit her skin tone as well as a style that would complement her face!

What I like most about this look has to be the versatility you can do with the style. You can go from a sleek straight look to messy curls on the same day!

Any advice for someone considering it?

Make sure the style is for you! Are you going to be able to take care of this style? Do you feel like style will compliment you? Is it going to be easy for you to maintain? Are you going to use the products I would like for you to use in-between visits? It’s really good for clients to know the difference between the cute picture of the hairstyle they show the stylist, versus the reality of taking care of the style they’ve chosen!

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