22 Stunning Bob Hairstyles Black Women Getting in 2023

Bob hairstyles for black women
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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 versatile yet truly easy-to-maintain look. You’ll 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 the options are limitless in choosing an effective bob cut that suits 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 guide you in your mission to own glorious hair that you’re proud of!

curly bob for natural hair
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#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. Voluminous curls paired with a black and blonde bob go well together!

Gorgeous Side-Parted Bob for Black Women with Glasses
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#2: Gorgeous Side-Parted Bob for Women with Glasses

Consider a side-parted bob if you’re a black woman with glasses and want to switch your hairstyle. This chic and sleek look is perfect for those who want to frame their face and enhance their features. A side part helps create a flattering asymmetrical effect, while the blunt cut bob adds a touch of charm. It’s a versatile look that can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. Ask for the best at-home heat protectant to use before styling.

A-Line Bob
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#3: A-Line Bob

An A chop that is effortlessly good like this is one of the best short haircuts for black women. The longer front ends to create an illusion of longer hair that flatters round and oval-faced black women.

Layered Bob
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#4: 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
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#5: Stacked Bob Haircut

Add 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
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#6: Graduated Cut

Show off your natural black hair in a new bob cut! Layered short cuts for black women are perfect for those who want a low-maintenance hairstyle.

Inverted Bob
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#7: Inverted Bob Hairstyle

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

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#8: Blonde Bob with Bangs

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

Long Bob with Layers
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#9: 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 make everyone envious of your look!

Deep Side Part Bob
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#10: 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 this year!

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#11: 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
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#12: Asymmetrical Bob Cut

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

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#13: Sleek Middle Part Bob

Be the freshest look in the club with perfect and rich short black hair that’s elegantly parted from the center. With such short haircuts, black women will feel even more confident!

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#14: 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
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#15: Short Bob Cut

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
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#16: Pixie Bob Haircut

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

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Side-Parted Bob
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#17: Side-Parted Bob

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

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#18: Straight Line Cut

There’s nothing wrong with being a little extra, darling! Rock this mid-parted bob, especially when you have a short, heart-shaped, or round face. For black women, short haircuts parted in the center create a stunning face frame.

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#19: 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 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 flattering finish.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This black bob with bangs and highlights 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.

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#20: 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. Short black haircuts like this can frame and flatter 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, from shaggy, textured, angled bobs, etc. Short black hairstyles like this are easy to maintain and can be worn for formal occasions or just hanging with friends.

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

Any advice for someone considering it?

This universal cut works well on any hair texture, 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.

I suggest a jawline length for this look to create more volume on the sides (longer-shaped faces). If you want to create a look for a round or more angular shaped face, then I suggest a longer cut. As I said, anyone could wear this haircut. Ask your hairstylist what they think goes best with your face shape.

She is natural and has pretty tight curls, so this look can be achieved best by 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 running my hands through them as they cooled to create a more relaxed curl.

In terms of products, my rule is to use 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 heat protection to protect the hair before blow-drying. I added the Elixir Ultime hair oil by Kerastase to give the hair more shine before and after styling for the next day’s hair. 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’s days.

Angled Bob
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#21: 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 the client’s request. This style is sleek, sexy, and has lots of movement. The gorgeous things about angled short haircuts for black women are the precise cutting and movement in the bob.

Any advice for someone considering it?

I think sleek black bob hairstyles like this 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
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#22: 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 ensure she had a great color that would fit her skin tone and 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 complement you? Is it going to be easy for you to maintain? Are you going to use the products I would like you to use 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!