28 Hottest Asymmetrical Bob Haircuts for 2023 For Women

Asymmetrical Bob Haircuts
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Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

An asymmetrical bob is shorter in length and cut into a bob that’s uneven, where one side is longer than the other. Having a big comeback this year, this all-time fashionable hairstyle caters to all types of faces and hair texture without needing too much maintenance! It’s wonderful for women looking to add some flavor to a classic bob. It goes above the standard look and is more fun, as it takes the bore away from a simple haircut!

Styling Asymmetrical Bob Hairstyles

You can go blunt for more accent or curly and wavy for added flare and customize it with color and a fringe. The best thing is that you can have the length and angle adjusted to suit your face shape or depending on the facial feature you want to highlight. Here are the top inspiring asymmetrical bobs I’ve spotted on Instagram for you to choose from if you decide to embrace this adorable trend!

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Messy Asymmetrical Bob with a Blonde Money Piece
Instagram @casistauffer

#1: Messy Bob with a Blonde Money Piece

Try a bob with a blonde money piece for a bold yet easy-to-style look. Ask your stylist for an asymmetrical cut that gradually gets longer in the front while adding messy texture.

Copper Asymmetric Undercut Bob Style for women with round faces
Instagram @orlandolstyle

#2: Copper Asymmetric Undercut Bob Style

A copper asymmetrical undercut bob style is edgy and daring. This is a great haircut for someone looking for a big change with thick textures. If you have thick hair and want to go shorter, this is a wonderful style to eliminate some bulk. When styling any bob, I prefer using a smooth iron and a smoothing balm. It’s important to ask about a smoothing balm that would benefit your hair texture. I recommend the Davines This is a Relaxing Moisturizing Fluid for a lightweight tool.

Mushroom Brown Asymmetric Bob
Instagram @_stephnaong

#3: Mushroom Brown Asymmetric Bob

If you’re looking for a more trendy bob, try a textured asymmetrical cut. You can always ask your stylist to make an even front-centered part with a more severe angle. This can help you when side parting, so you can have the option of symmetry. Razoring will help the ends pivot in and remove access hair from bulking out at the nape of your neck.

Straight Uneven Bob with No Bangs
Instagram @bonniesubnick

#4: Straight Uneven Bob with No Bangs

Elongate your face with a straight uneven bob with no bangs. If you have a round face having the longest strands in front will give you a slimmer appearance. Opt for a cut that’s either right above your shoulders or right below. That way it does not fall at an awkward length. The asymmetrical style gives an edgy look that you can personalize and make your own. Use a big round brush to style for a nice curved shape.

Jet Black Asymmetric Bob with Thin Bangs
Instagram @adriane.mattos

#5: Jet Black Asymmetric Bob with Thin Bangs

If you have fine hair and struggle to have a unique haircut, an asymmetrical bob is for you. The best way for fine or thinning hair to look full is to keep it one length. This haircut is a way to do both something unique and keep the weight of the haircut where it needs to be.

edgy neck-length asymmetrical bob
Instagram @stilistkana

#6: Edgy Neck-Length Asymmetrical Bob

Sport an asymmetrical bob for an all-out high fashion outcome! A subtle shadow root also adds interest and contrast against a light blonde hue like this.

#7: Light Purple Asymmetric Bob

If you have a more round chin and jawline, try an asymmetrical A-line. The shape is great for giving an appearance of a longer jawline and chin. You’ll want to let your stylist know of any cowlicks or waves you may have to avoid unevenness. It’s a good idea to make sure your client’s posture is correct so their shoulders are not offset when you are cutting the length.

Blonde Asymmetric Bob with Dark Roots
Instagram @lakatahairs

#8: Blonde Asymmetric Bob with Dark Roots

Go for a new exciting look with a blonde asymmetrical bob with dark roots. You can create an edgy vibe with an asymmetrical bob with its dramatic different lengths. Remember having darker roots is helpful to keep maintenance down and a softer grow out. Visit the salon every 6 weeks if you can, to keep your haircut looking fresh and to keep its shape.

#9: Short Asymmetric Bob for Thin Hair

A short asymmetric bob is great for thin hair as it tends to make thin locks look thicker. If you’re struggling with making your hair look fuller, remember to avoid longer, shattered styles. Always be prepared to opt for a shorter crop to achieve a fuller look.

Lob hairstyle
Instagram @camicamster

#10: Long Bob

Show off your new vibrant red hair with a choppy deep side-parted lob! Lobs like this are a fresh summer look that goes beautifully on any skin complexion. Asymmetrical bobs and long bobs can be combined because one side needs to be longer and this allows for more length.

#11: Uneven Bob with a Deep Side Part

Uneven bob with a deep side part is a chin-length bob that enhances the shape of the face. For a chic and slimming look, try this cut with deeply parted hair.

face-framing asymmetrical bob with bangs
Instagram @firawulf_fit

#12: Face-Framing Asymmetrical Bob with Bangs

A dark espresso color on a bold and beautiful brunette rounded asymmetrical bob cut with bangs couldn’t be any more fabulous without those face-shaping pieces in front.

#13: Blonde Blunt Bob

What bolder way to show off the unevenness of your hair with straight-cut ends?! It creates a sharp definite line that adds to the edginess of your look.

 hairstyle for Curly Hair
Instagram @themonacut

#14: Black Bob for Curly Hair

No hair type is an exception for the attractiveness that an uneven haircut gives. Get your creativity on by trying this beautiful shape if you have short hair with natural curls.

Cool Undercut Pixie Bob with Shaved Side
Instagram @e.r.a.beauty

#15: Cool Undercut Pixie Bob with Shaved Side

Take a plunge with a new and cool long pixie that has shaved sides. It screams rocker chic and would allow you to accessorize your ears and neck glamorously.

#16: Sleek Short Asymmetrical Bob

Defy the normal with this super high fashion unequal haircut! A short asymmetrical bob hairstyle brings an extra detail to the facial area so it is great for masking other areas.

#17: Inverted Bob with Layers

We’re obsessed with these enchanting pastels played on an angled layered inverted bob cut. If you have short hair, it’s a subtle way to be unconventional and still look professional at the same time. Inverted and asymmetrical bobs use cutting techniques to create inspiring haircuts.

Shoulder Length haircut
Instagram @pink.dagger

#18: Shoulder-Length Bob

A delectable pink shoulder length bob (lob) with hints of peach undertones is super complementing on warm to neutral complexions. This princess bubblegum, asymmetrical bob might need upkeep with its color, but surely it’s worth it for any woman to try.

Stacked haircut
Instagram @katiegct

#19: Stacked Bob

Want to do something exciting with this old classic short cut? Leave some fun and longer wavy pieces at one side for a stylish finish on a stacked bob haircut.

Q&A with style creator, Kate Gallagher
Hairstylist @ Essence Center For Beauty in Old Saybrook, CT

How would you describe this look?

This particular look is an asymmetrical, collapsed bob. The difference between this look and a typically graduated bob is that the effect is created by heavy texturizing below the occipital bone which “collapses” the shape and mimics the curve of the head. I love doing collapsed bobs because I find them much easier to style than a graduated design, and I think they have a more modern look to them. This color was actually done by me over six months before this photo was taken. I used OLIGO Clay Lightener to do some face-framing balayage and teasy lights and then toned with Redken Shades EQ Gloss. I absolutely love this kind of balayage for my brunettes specifically because of how low maintenance it is. Many of my brunette balayages get their color touched up only once or twice a year which is perfect for busy moms and working professionals.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This asymmetrical bob could really be customized for just about any face shape except oblong as the length in the front might accentuate a long face. I would also recommend consulting with a client about their lifestyle before choosing a cut like this since there would be no way to tie the hair back, so they would have to be dedicated to either wearing pins or headbands if they run or go to the gym.

A style of this length also needs to be styled every day, so it would be important to really asses how much time you had to dedicate to styling your hair every morning. This look could be styled straight or curly depending on the hair texture. I would recommend blowing dry with a paddle brush in a wrap drying technique using a smoothing product like Pureology Smoothing Serum to smooth and straighten the hair. A client with naturally curly hair could also scrunch a curl activator, like Moroccan Oil Curl Defining Cream, and either air drying or blow drying with a diffuser. This look was blow dried straight and then curled with a 1.25inch marcel iron to create a slight wave.

#20: Medium-Length Asymmetrical Lob Cut

This bold red, asymmetrical long bob is a fun twist on a classic shape and style!

The great thing about an asymmetrical bob is that it’s actually quite user-friendly! There are several styling options, depending on your hair type and texture. Wavy or curly hair can look great with a curl-enhancing product scrunched in damp and air-dried for an easy, laid-back look.

If you have straighter hair, style it sleek. It all depends on your mood, which is what makes it a versatile style. This cut looks best for thicker hair and oval, slightly round, or heart-shaped faces.

#21: Pink Pastel A-Line Bob

Q&A with style creator, Bettina Frost
Stylist @ Gila Rut Aveda Salons in San Diego, CA

How would you describe this look?

I would have to say “versatility.” By creating soft graduation above the nape undercut and maintaining long layers, she is able to create many looks like this A-line bob hairstyle. She can wash and wear with little to no styling effort or add some flat iron bands around the crown to sass it up, create volume, and provide movement. Also, she can flat iron for additional smoothness for a sleeker dramatic appearance. By giving it a severe A-line shape it still enables her to pull it back for her active lifestyle and work requirements.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Although it may seem like an extreme style for most, this particular asymmetrical bob haircut can be adjusted in so many different ways. It’s almost never that I discourage a client away from it. If your face is rounder, this works really well as it elongates the face shape. If your face is longer and depending on the hairline, I may decrease the angle and bring the length up-to or just below the chin in the front. I may suggest a heavy side fringe to help broaden the cheekbones. The different hair textures, density, willingness to maintain, and the ability to style will determine the need for an undercut, the severity of the graduation, and where I place the layers.

Typically I suggest a 6-week pre-book to keep this always looking consistent and fresh. However, it appeals to the low maintenance guest as well, as this can grow out beautifully. Because of the starting perimeter shape and angle, when growing out it becomes less concave and can appear more round, which is nice too. So depending on the starting angle of the cut, it can take months before it completely losses all shape, becomes more convex, and looks like it is drooping or sagging from the back.

Wavy Asymmetrical bob hair Cut
Instagram @travelocks

#22: Beachy Waves Asymmetrical Bob Haircut

Q&A with style creator, Jessica Evans
Hairstylist @ Space07 Salon in Sacramento, CA

How would you describe this look?

This is a very edgy textured look. It’s slightly asymmetrical which makes it fun but also gives the client the option to straighten it and keep it sleek and classy.

Any advice for someone considering it?

You can’t tell in the photo but she actually has a pretty big undercut in the back. So we have to keep that shaved so it doesn’t get shaggy. Overall this whole look (color and cut) is high maintenance. Also, it’s a long process to get to in the first place. Anyone considering this look should be prepared to put the money and time into maintaining it in the salon and at home.

#23: Short Layered Bob

Opt for a textured and layered asymmetrical bob. A deep side part and beautiful blonde color tie the entire look together.

Shaggy Asymmetrical Bob
Instagram @tagyourhair

#24: Shaggy Asymmetrical Bob

Q&A with style creator, Kim Taglienti
Hairstylist @ Art + Science Salon & Spa in Philadelphia, PA

How would you describe this look?

This look is a textured, shaggy asymmetrical bob with a chocolate base color that melts to a milk chocolate/caramel color. The coolest thing about it is the texture and dimension. I tend to really love things that have asymmetry to them, and dimensional hair color helps bring out the best in a haircut. I love using a curling iron or wand to add waves and texture to the hair.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Definitely go for it!! This specific client has lots and lots of hair, but I’ve also done this on people with thinner hair. All hair types can really pull off this asymmetrical bob! Face shape can determine the length and layers with how short or long we go.

On this client I used Aveda’s glossening straightener on wet hair, then damage remedy daily hair repair on dry hair, before curling. I finished her with Aveda’s Control Force hair spray. This cut works for any lifestyle because depending on how long it’s left, you can still get it back in a ponytail.

Side swept short Asymmetrical bob with Bangs
Instagram @hairdress_me

#25: Side-Swept Asymmetric Bob with Bangs

Q&A with style creator, Antonio Demétrio
Team Consultant / Manager @ Headmasters in London, UK

How would you describe this look?

The “Lobsymetric” – it’s definitely a twist of a current trend which is “the lob” (long bob). By adding the asymmetric element it shows off the length of the lob and adds a quirky wearable side-swept boho vibe.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This asymmetrical bob with bangs haircut was designed on a heart shaped face. By having a longer side it adds a softness to the look and creates contrast with the shorter side showcasing the bone structure. Rough dry the hair for some natural texture and volume. Afterward, lightly tong through the longer areas to create boho indie waves to break up and soften the strength of the hair.

I used L’Oreal Techni Art Pli when blowdrying to enhance natural texture in the bob with bangs hairstyle and create a structure for the waves to hold, and then I just waved the hair and I finished my asymmetrical bob with a mix of Paul Mitchell super skinny serum and Redken n12 rough past. This mix is perfect to define and soften waves as the serum smooths and glosses the hair while the wax defines and breaks up the waves and showcases the texture all while keeping the hair in place for the whole day.

If you are thinking they have this style it is great for all hair types and all lifestyles, as you can wear this look sleek for a more professional look and messier casual for leisure time.

Wavy short cut
Instagram @sabrina.jeffs

#26: Wavy Asymmetrical Bob

Q&A with style creator, Sabrina Jeffs
Hairstylist @ Salon Surreal in Evans, GA

How would you describe this look?

The greatest thing about this wavy asymmetrical bob is the textured cut that is so fresh and fun! She has a lot of hair, so I wanted it to still have movement but not look too heavy. I achieved that by razor cutting, point cutting, and texturizing. I did balayage her hair doing a little more highlighting around her face. Finishing this asymmetrical bob hairstyle, I used a marcel curling iron. There are many irons out there that can be used to get this wave. A razor cut asymmetrical bob justs looks a little edgier.

Any advice for someone considering it?

It’s really great for most face shapes and hair types. It’s a fun way to make a change if you want to cut some length off but may want to grow it back easily. When styling you will need to use a mouse or styling cream (depending on your hair type) for some added control for blow drying and curling. Some heat protectant is always a good idea, especially on color-treated hair. After curling, comb or brush through the waves using a wide tooth or vented brush then finish with a medium hold hairspray that will leave the hair looking soft and touchable.

#27: Asymmetrical Bob For Fine Hair

This haircut is a softer, trendier version of the asymmetrical bob from a few years ago. Ask your stylist to use both the scissors and the razor – scissors to keep the lines of the haircut clean, and using the razor to texturize keeps it light and soft. The greatest part of this cut is the drama of the sharp angle near the face.

Are you prepared to commit to this style and keep it cut to the hairline? This haircut will look completely different at a longer length.

Where will the long point hit in the front? Chin length? Collarbone? How steep is the angle? Do you like a stacked bob or a one-length bob with texture? Do you have the time and enjoy styling your hair? This look is not a wash-and-wear. It will need to be styled with a round brush, flat iron, or both.

When considering an asymmetrical bob, think about the face shape, as well as the length of the neck. If you have a shorter neck, the bob may almost touch your shoulders. If you have a long neck, a chin-length bob may look way too short. A bob will look completely different on every face shape and body type.

A thorough consultation is absolutely crucial to creating an asymmetrical bob that you love!

#28: Sleek Asymmetric Bob for Older Women

Consider a sleek asymmetric bob for older women for a polished and classic look. Sleek styles slim the face while bringing elegance to the overall style, and the asymmetry brings youthfulness to the cut. Having asymmetry on a more mature face can take away from any wrinkles or drooping and actually have the counter effect of lifting the features. When mixed with a sleek style, this cut can take years off of the appearance and brighten up the eyes and smile.

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