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. It will often frame the face 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 compiled 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: A-Line Bob with Subtle Highlights
This shows the impressive difference of volume achieved when an a-line is stacked, giving a clear comparison of before and after. The subtle highlights added to the stacked a-line hairstyle give it a perfect depth, enhancing the overall appeal.
#2: Futuristic A-Line Bob with Blunt Bangs
I love all bobs! My favorite thing about this precision A-line bob with bangs is the crisp, dramatic angle. Many 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 angle is fantastic for women with longer necks because there is enough space 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 naturally wavy or curly. It’s super customizable and versatile despite looking drastic and edgy.
#3: Stunning Black A-Line with Teal Highlights
Get ready to impress with this stunning black hairstyle, an A-line cut with teal highlights. This hairstyle is a perfect blend of chic and bold, making it a standout choice for those looking to make a statement. The chop adds some edginess to the classic bob, and the teal highlights add a pop of color that beautifully contrasts with the black base. This hairstyle yields better results on straight or slightly wavy hair types. This hair texture amplifies the sharp lines of the cut. Find a hairstylist experienced in handling vivid colors to ensure your hair color remains vibrant for a long time.
#4: 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!
#5: 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.
#6: 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. A-line haircuts offer versatility and movement, allowing for various styling options, from sleek and polished to tousled. This cut is popular for those who want a chic and low-maintenance hairstyle. It flatters different face shapes and hair types.
#7: 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.
#8: 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 lightened hair, consider the curls’ natural dryness, 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 on 7/703.
#9: Bob Cut + Pixie Cut Combo for Ladies Over 60
The mini A-line bob cut + pixie cut combo for ladies over 60 has several layers that 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.
#10: Salt and Pepper A-Line Cut
Growing old hair color can be challenging and requires 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. Adding a bit of an undercut can help add lift and extra volume to the crown.
#11: 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 red bob cut for girls can be altered to various angles and lengths to make it suitable for anyone, but it works especially well on those who have 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.
#12: 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.
#13: Stylish Short A-line Bob
One idea for a short A-line bob is to paint it with a dark shade that accentuates the layers. Regularly visiting your stylist is much needed if you want to maintain this high upkeep yet super trendy and modern bob.
#14: Trendiest A-Line Bob
This perfectly sleek, hand-painted A-line bob is one of the year’s hottest looks.
#15: 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 remember to ask your stylist about maintenance.
#16: Chic A-Line Bob
This is a natural, balayaged lob. My favorite thing about it is the natural, effortless look yet super stylish, plus it’s 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.
#17: Sassy Purple A-Line Bob for Thin Hair
This look is 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! I recommend this style to anyone who wants a sleek, put-together look that’s easy to maintain. It’s ideal if you have thin hair and would like to add some volume and fullness or if you have thick, bulky hair and want to take some weight out.
#18: 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. This haircut can be worn by any woman looking for a fuller look. Because of its A-line angle and graduation, it will be slimming for the face.
#19: 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 need 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!
#20: Fresh A-Line Bob
This is a very practical and wearable haircut. Texture brings this haircut to the max and steers clear of the “helmet” hair. Put a lightweight spray oil on the hair while wet to protect it from heat and frizz. Try Agadir Argan oil. Paddle brush the hair until it is 85% dry, then use a large round brush until fully dry. Next, straighten the ends to show off the pieciness and texture.
#21: 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. It’s a great length because it’s short enough to have a quick blow-dry but still long enough to throw into a quick ponytail and get it out of your face when needed.
#22: Softly Textured A Line Bob
I 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.
#23: Sleek A-Line Bob
Opt for a sleek A-line bob with movement just at the bottom and 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 to give it a natural, seamless 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 who wants a low-maintenance color yet doesn’t mind spending a little time blow-drying and styling in the morning.
#24: Purple Rooted A-Line Long Bob
Consider a purple-rooted blonde with a soft A-line cut. It’s not your typical splash of color. An A-line is one of the most versatile cuts. Consider a shorter style (jaw or shorter) for heart-shaped and oblong-shaped faces. Try a longer style (shoulders or collarbone) fores round face shape. An oval-shaped face can wear any length of A-line bob, so it comes down to personal preference.
This must be cut more often, so it’s ideal for women who can make it every 6 to 8 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 are only for some women who like to wash their hair daily, as they will fade 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.
#25: 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 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. They have a cream formula with the same benefits for coarse hair types, making this look achievable for various hair types.
#26: 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. Use Bumble and Bumble Hair Dressers Oil Primer and Bumble and Bumble Straight to style.
This style looks particularly good on many 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!
#27: 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 cut was designed for my thick-haired clients and those who want fun, easy hair. It works for thin hair as well. You would 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 stack’s angle and the texture placement, it can be cut for every face shape!
#28: Classy and Professional A-Line Lob
This bob is classy but a little different. It’s slightly 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 manageable, not too high maintenance, and is just a nice and sleek style.
#29: A Line Bob With Feminine Edges
This look is 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 regardless of your style. 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, leave the length in front longer than the chin.
#30: 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 to style at home, not just when you leave the salon.
The A-line bob is great because it can be tailored to your head and face shapes. If your face is round, you can keep it under the chin for a more flattering look. You can add more volume for a longer face to create a more balanced structure. Use color to add dimension and contouring to the haircut.
#31: Tapered A-Line with Red Hair
This tapered A-line bob 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.
I recommend a moisturizing product like a curl cream or leave-in treatment for someone with curly hair. 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. I recommend a root booster before blow drying for someone with straight hair to create more body.
#32: 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.
#33: Bob Cut In A-Line Shape
A bob cut in A-line shape is a shorter haircut 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.
#34: 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 who 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.
#35: Sheared A-Line
This look is a simple and subtle A-line bob haircut 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.
I recommend it to almost anyone because of the many variations you can style an A-line bob haircut. 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!
#36: 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 must be understood as 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!
#37: 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. Texturizing hair into submission is the most satisfying thing. No matter the texture, the bobs I create are sculpted for every facet of the woman rocking it.
#38: Versatile Length A-Line
Opt for a versatile, low-maintenance A-line bob. The best thing about this style is its length. This bob is for the woman who 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 client’s facial features.
#39: 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 adjust the length to fit any face shape!
#40: Extreme Angled Graduated Bob
This look is a more extremely angled textured graduated bob. It complements most face shapes, and the angle brings style to your look. This haircut is wonderful for fine hair of medium thickness because it is quick to dry and style. It will take more time to dry and flat iron for thick, coarse, or curly hair. 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 sleek, straight, or textured with beachy waves or natural curls.