An A-line bob haircut is when your hair is shorter in the back and gradually gets longer towards the front. The angle of the cut typically starts from the back of the neck and works its way straight down between the chin and the shoulders. It works for most face shapes and hair types. In many cases, it will frame the face in a way to draw attention to the best facial features. A-line bob cuts are versatile and can have many variations such as adding layers, stacking it, etc… Below, I’ve put together some pictures of the best A-line bob haircuts of the year. Get ready to be inspired with one of these super chic looks!
#1: Futuristic A-Line Bob with Bangs
I love all bobs! My favorite thing about this precision a-line bob with bangs 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.
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 bob 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.
#2: The Perfect A-Line for Thick Black Hair
This hairstyle is great for thick black hair. The sleek bob suits the thick and natural texture of hair, making it look stylish and polished. This haircut is ideal for those wanting a new look that adds structure and shape to thick hair. The A-line bob has long layers in front and shorter layers at the back. It frames the face well. Use a smoothing cream or serum on damp hair to enhance sleekness. Then blow-dry it straight. Apply a few drops of hair oil as a final touch for added shine. Now you’re ready for the day!
#3: Alluring A-Line Cut
The A-line cut is a hairstyle that demands attention and leaves a lasting impression. This stylish haircut features longer front strands that gradually taper towards the back. This creates a flattering and eye-catching silhouette. Be aware that this cut beautifully enhances facial features. Its versatility allows for easy styling. You can choose to wear it straight, wavy, or textured.
#4: A-Line Slob Cut
The A-line slob cut is a modern and stylish variation of the classic bob haircut. These slob hairstyles feature a longer length in the front that tapers towards the back. The A-line shape offers versatility and movement. This allows for various styling options, from sleek and polished to tousled. It’s a popular choice for those who want a chic and low-maintenance hairstyle. It flatters different face shapes and hair types.
#5: Sleek A-Line Slob Hairstyle
Try this sleek A-line slob hairstyle at your next haircut appointment. Be sure to ask about maintenance and the best at-home styling products
#6: Naturally Curly A-Line Bob for Dark Skin
This is the classic 2C to 3A. It defines the length of the hair. I used a mousse memorizer for curls, a cream activator, and gel for curly hair. After drying on the diffuser, I applied a light finishing oil to the hair.
Our client didn’t like colorful curls, so she always used natural threads. If you want a lightened hair, you have to consider the natural dryness of the curls, as they need more care. For brunettes, a golden color at the height of 9/03 would look good while darker and yellowish skin of a caramel tone would look very good in 7/703.
#7: Bob Cut + Pixie Cut Combo for Ladies Over 60
The mini A-line bob cut + pixie cut combo for ladies over 60 consists of several layers which help create volume, body, and fullness. Along with precisely cut face-framing pieces, a bob haircut for women over 60 has endless possibilities and looks beautiful on all face shapes.
#8: Salt and Pepper A-Line Cut
Growing out old hair color can be a challenge that might require a big haircut. Try a salt and pepper cut to rid yourself of old colors and gain a new chic hairstyle. If you need to, you can recreate this same A-line shape on a shorter cut to fit your specific needs. Did you know adding a bit of an undercut can help add lift and extra volume in crown?
#9: Edgy Texture A-Line Bob
Check out the texture in this A-line bob hairstyle. It takes what would normally be considered a classic shape and reinvents it for a more modern, edgy look. This cut can be altered to various angles and lengths to make it suitable for any client, but it works especially well on a woman 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.
#10: Strikingly Layered A-Line Bob
A-line bob hairstyles can look more dramatic on straight hair. This cool cut is best for faces needing some elongating effect like a short round face.
#11: Stylish Short A-line Bob
One idea for a short A-line bob is to paint it with a dark shade that really accentuates the layers. A regular visit to your stylist is much needed if you want to maintain this high upkeep yet super trendy and modern bob.
#12: Trendiest A-Line Bob
This perfectly sleek, hand-painted A-line bob is one of the hottest looks of the year.
#13: The Dreamiest Lengthy A-Line Bob
The best thing about this long A-line bob is its sleekness and dark brown color. There is a lot to consider when deciding to go with this style – texture, thickness, and time willing to spend styling it. So don’t forget to ask your stylist about maintenance.
#14: Chic A-Line Bob
This is a natural, balayaged lob. My favorite thing about it is the natural effortless look yet super stylish. This a-line bob 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.
#15: Sassy Purple A-Line Bob for Thin Hair
I would describe this look as classy with some sass thrown in. This bob is fun and short, but the face framing aspect makes it universally flattering! Short hair can still be face-framing!
With this bob, 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.
This bob 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.
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’s 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!
#16: Flowing A-Line Bob
Try a haircut like this A-line bob with 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.
To style, use Essence Absolute and Cotton Uzu by Shu Uemura for shine, smoothness and a very polished finish to the hair.
This haircut can be worn on any woman looking for a fuller look. Because of its a-line angle and graduation, it will be slimming for the face.
#17: Bouncy Bob Cut in An A-Line
The weight of this cut is at the bottom, so there’s a slight bounce. To maintain this bob, 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.
I recommend this bob for a woman who wants a sophisticated look. 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, go for it. You may be surprised at how much you like it!
#18: Fresh A-Line Bob
This haircut is a classic A-line bob. This is a very practical and wearable haircut. Texture brings this haircut to the max and steers us clear of the “helmet” hair.
Put a lightweight spray oil on the hair while wet to protect from heat and frizz. Try Agadir Argan oil. Simply paddle brush the hair until it was 85% dry, then use a large round brush until fully dry. Next, straighten the ends to show off the pieciness and texture.
Finish with a light shaping hairspray (either Kenra or Retro brand), and finally, hit it with Kenra’s Shine Spray and one sweep of a firm hairspray!
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, 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!
#19: Beachy Wavy A-Line Bob Cut
This look is a textured a-line bob. The color is a dark brown to plum-violet balayage, and the beach wavy curls are fun and sassy.
Use 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.
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.
#20: Softly Textured A Line Bob
I would call this a softly textured bob. What I love the most about it is the texture and how it creates subtle movement, a fuller appearance, and versatility in the style. I recommend a dry shampoo at the roots and a texture spray for the ends. Use a 1 1/2-inch curling iron if beach waves are desired.
This bob would be ideal for women with fine to medium hair that is not too thick or thin. The best part about this style is that it’s very simple to blow dry and can be worn shorter or longer. This makes it ideal for any face shape and even our most low-maintenance clients.
#21: Sleek A-Line Bob
Opt for a sleek a-line bob with movement just at the bottom, and give the cut a dramatic edge. The soft balayage highlights add dimension to the a-line bob haircut.
The sleek finish of this bob and how nicely the colors melt together, gives it a natural seem less finish.
Use 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.
This bob is for women with medium to thick hair. This style will work for most face shapes. This hairstyle is ideal for the lady that wants a low maintenance color, yet doesn’t mind spending a little time blow drying and styling in the morning.
#22: Purple Rooted A-Line
Consider a purple rooted blonde with a soft a-line cut. It’s not your typical splash of color.
To maintain this bob, use 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. Try Su Hair Milk from Davines for sun protection.
Because fashion tones only last a short number of washes, 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.
An a-line is one of the most versatile cuts. For heart-shaped and oblong-shaped faces, consider a shorter style (jaw or shorter). For round face shapes, try a longer style (shoulders or collarbone). An oval-shaped face 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’s ideal for women who can make it in every six to eight weeks. As for the color, this is best for guests who want a hint of 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).
Fashion tones aren’t for women who like to wash their hair every day, as they will fade very quickly. Purple is a great choice for women 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.
#23: Minimal Graduation A Line Bob
This bob has a soft and subtle 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 bob is always in style! The a-line bob is perfect for fine hair because it leaves the hair feeling soft 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.
#24: Sleek and Modern A-Line Bob
Opt for an a-line bob that’s smooth, sleek and modern. You can switch up your look with beach waves or curls, so it’s versatile.
To style, use Bumble and bumble Hair Dressers Oil Primer and Bumble and bumble Straight.
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!
#25: Short A-Line Haircut With Undercut
This is an a-line with a 2-inch undercut on the nape. It’s a very low-maintenance cut for the client because it lays perfectly. It’s razor cut to part on either side with a lightweight fringe, and because of the undercut, it falls perfectly in the back.
This particular cut was designed for my thick-haired clients, as well as those who want fun, easy 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!
#26: Classy and Professional A-Line
This bob is classy, but a little different. It’s a little edgier 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.
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.
You could use this style for something “different”, but not drastic with a lot of upkeep. It’s cute, sexy, and classy for any girl of any age.
#27: A Line Bob With Feminine Edges
I would describe this look as a precision a-line bob with soft, feminine edges. It’s a clean and classic style with a casual, modern twist. My favorite thing about this bob is that it is effortless and works great no matter what your personal style is. The bob is so versatile and 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.
#28: Ageless A-Line Bob for Women Over 50
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.
To recreate this bob, depending on the hair type, use a prep for either smoothing or volume. On fine hair, a lightweight thickening tonic or foam. For thicker coarser hair, use a smoothing cream and a little Confixor to hold the shape.
Using your hands, blow dry to about 50 percent to create volume and texture. The last 50%, use a round brush to lay the cuticle down and give a nice bend on the ends.
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 head shape and face shape. If your 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. Use color to add dimension and contouring to the haircut.
#29: Tapered A-Line with Red Hair
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.
For someone with curly hair, I recommend a moisturizing product like a curl cream or leave-in treatment. My favorite would 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.
#30: Horizontal Graduated A-Line with Bangs
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 lifting it off the shoulders doesn’t kick/flip up. The weight left in gives maximum movement and body. The fringe is optional.
This bob 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.
#31: Bob Cut In A-Line Shape
A bob cut in a-line shape is a haircut that’s shorter in the back and tapers off to longer, feathery, face-framing layers. Ladies should be brave enough to try on haircuts that they want. All ladies can pull off an a-line bob cut.
#32: Candy-Inspired Bob
To me, this bob 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! I would recommend this color and cut to any client that wants to look as sweet as they feel.
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 Magenta, and Pravana Locked-In Teal to create this pink and teal hair.
#33: Sheared A-Line
This look is a simple and subtle a-line bob 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.
Honestly, because of the many variations you can style an a-line bob haircut, 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.
#34: Fun and Fierce
I would describe this look as fun and fierce! The color is soft enough for a diverse look to wear with business attire, a casual event, or a night out. My favorite thing about this bob 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. The A-line bob cut needs to be understood 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!
#35: Textured A-Line Bob Haircut
This is a lob (or long bob) haircut that I did for my most soulful client. After a thorough consultation, we decided on a textured lob with a heavy perimeter. I love how the weight of her hair is showcased through the movement that just enough texturizing is provided.
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 that suits any lifestyle! The A-line 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.
#36: Versatile Length A-Line
Opt for a versatile, low-maintenance a-line bob. The best thing about this style is its length. It’s 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.
This bob is for the woman 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.
#37: Medium A-Line Bob
This bob is very versatile and can be worn in many different ways! My favorite thing about this cut is that it is still lengthy toward the face. This style is great for women 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!
#38: Extreme Angled Graduated Bob
This look is a more extreme angled textured graduated bob. It complements most face shapes and the angle brings style to your look.
When styling this look, use 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, add a volumizer before drying and a volumizer powder after drying for extra body that holds.
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’s 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.