29 Modern Inverted Bob with Bangs (And Ones to Avoid)

Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

#1: Inverted Bob with Blonde Balayage

An inverted bob with blonde balayage is ideal for thick hair, giving it a rounded graduation and beautiful shape at the nape. Styling it towards the back or over-directing is ideal for an inverted shape. This styling depends on the length of the front hair, which is determined by your face shape. A light, textured fringe makes this style modern and brings out the eyes.

#2: Long Bob with Shaggy Layers and Bangs

A long bob with lots of layers can be worn without a parting. This style creates a shaggy appearance. The bangs should blend into the layers. I recommend letting the hair lie naturally for a casual and relaxed look.

#3: Jaw-Length Bob with a Blunt Fringe

A sharp jaw-length bob is a classic style. It’s often worn super sleek for a glossy look. In addition, a blunt fringe is more than just a focal point – it’s a bold style statement. These haircuts look great when fresh. Thus, upkeep is crucial. I recommend a refresh every 5-6 weeks.

Choppy Inverted Bob Short Hair with Micro Bangs
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#4: Choppy Short Hair with Micro Bangs

To add style to your inverted bob, consider more texture, a shaved side, and micro bangs. These micro bangs can be tailored to fit your face shape. They look good, especially if they suit your style. Haircuts aim to balance the face, match your style, and bring out your best features.

Short Wavy Textured Inverted Bob with Layers and Bangs
Instagram @rachelwstylist

#5: Wavy Textured Bob with Layers and Bangs

A bob with a wavy texture and layered bangs is an option you should ask about. An inverted bob is a timeless and beautiful shape. You can add extra texture and curtain bangs to the style and shape for a modern look. If you have a narrow jawline, a bob that ends in the middle of the neck can balance your face shape. Adding some highlights can help show off the cut and texture.

Inverted Bob and Swoop Bangs
Instagram @alisonallvess

#6: Inverted Bob and Swoop Bangs

Such a style has lasted for ages, and it’s because the simple bob is magnified by an angular cut. A bob look is further revolutionized by conspicuous side-swept bangs.

Very Short Inverted Bob with Bangs and Layers
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#7: Inverted Bob with Bangs and Layers

Longer strands than a pixie but still as savvy! A very short inverted bob with bangs has some asymmetrical features with the help of the chopped up layers.

#8: Stacked Inverted Bob

A short stacked inverted bob is great for thin hair, as it can be quite stressful to give body and form. All of the stacked layers coupled with a chin-length bob are what your very delicate hair needs.

Inverted Bob with Bangs for Women Over 50
Instagram @meg.bespokehairartistry

#9: Inverted Bob for Women Over 50

You can still rock out inverted bob with these magnificent layers even when you are older. Shorter layers at the top create fantastic texture. The asymmetrical look accompanies the angular bob cut.

#10: Dramatic Inverted Bob with Fringe

The dramatic inverted bob with bangs is definitely a statement look. This sleek and always chic bob cut gives off business woman vibes and always looks professional. Styling requires a blow dryer and Denman (hard flat) brush, blow drying using the “wrap technique” drying against the head back and forth until dry.

#11: Layered Long Round Bob with a Fringe

The style in focus is a beveled bob rounded at the nape. The length is maintained on the sides for a lovely profile shape. Pair the cut with a soft, sweeping fringe. This fringe covers the forehead and frames the face. I recommend using a round brush to create a turned-under feel to achieve the look.

Curly inverted bob with bangs
Instagram @skipdoeshair

#12: Curly Bob with Bangs

Perfect for faces with a sharp structure, curls add fluidity to your shorter curly bob. Longer curls at the front and fringing bangs add a softening effect.

Inverted Bob with Pink Side-Swept Bangs
Instagram @soubecas

#13: Pink Inverted Bob with Side-Swept Bangs

Shades of red or pink are the hottest colors of the season and this inverted bob shows it perfectly.

#14: Inverted Bob with Layers

Accentuate your eyes with a full set of bangs to complete your layered inverted bob. The grey highlights help the layers to be brought out even more.

#15: Angled Inverted Bob

Full bangs on an inverted bob add effect to the modern vibes of an inverted style. Add the layers of wavy caramel balayage and you’ve got yourself a clever cut that draws the eyes towards your face.

#16: Inverted Bob on Thick Hair

For a chunkier look, try stacking up short layers for your bob and your bangs too. The backside should be a bit leveled up, contributing to the inverted look.

Choppy Inverted Bob with Bangs for Ladies
Instagram @sarahshultz

#17: Choppy Inverted Bob

A shoulder-length choppy inverted bob is very versatile in styling. It still has enough length to put into a ponytail but is short enough to style it straight, wavy, or curly.

#18: Inverted Lob with Layers

These long locks are ready for a revitalizing new cut! Keep a long inverted bob with bangs layered to keep form and style. More choppy layers are at the back that keep a very chic look.

Inverted bob with side swept bangs
Instagram @ro.hsiqueira

#19: Bob with Side Swept Bangs

Consider a round inverted bob with side-swept bangs. It’s easy on the nape and with flattering effects courtesy of the bangs styled to the side.

inverted bob with long bangs
Instagram @minhwaleehair

#20: Long Bangs

An inverted bob takes on a new shape as the jaw-length cut features long bangs as its lead feature. A feathered cut gives a wind-swept appearance that softens your whole image.

#21: Wavy Inverted Bob

Waves plus layers are here to save the day from flat hair looking shabby! A wavy inverted bob with bangs will come alive with adding texture.

#22: Inverted Bob with Side Bangs

Your asymmetrical bob could use some side-swept bangs to appear more charming by highlighting your striking facial features.

#23: Textured Inverted Bob for Fine Hair

The more layers you add to inverted bob, the bouncier your fine hair can get! Also, the blonde highlights on brown hair make every strand looks greater, creating the perfect balance with bangs.

#24: Inverted Bob with Wispy Bangs

Choose your favorite color and inverted bob haircut with bangs. My favorite thing about an inverted haircut is the combination of modern color and a classic shape, especially with wispy bangs. An inverted cut works best on fine to medium hair texture and someone who doesn’t mind spending some time styling in the morning. I recommend investing in a great flat iron and a heat protectant spray to create a smooth and sleek finish. My choice is the GHD Platinum+ Styler and Davines ‘This Is An Invisible No Gas Spray.’

#25: Shaggy Inverted Bob

The tone is just the right amount of fun but keeps it professional for the corporate world. This cut is a slightly inverted shaggy bob with bangs. The subtle graduation and soft layering throughout were cut with a feather razor to create natural movement in the hair.

When selecting a haircut paying attention to face shape is key. You always want to create the illusion of an oval shape. This is most predominately created around the hair with face-framing and fringes.

inverted bob with heavy bangs
Instagram @abbiecas

#26: Heavy Bangs

The waves and layers make an inverted cut all beautiful but the bangs really take it away! Bold bangs cut your face and flatters it for a contemporary look.

Q&A with style creator, Abbie Green
Hair Stylist @ Uniquo Salon in Stockton, CA

How would you describe this look?

An inverted bob cut with bangs is shorter at the back with longer pieces in front to keep the length around the face. There is a lot of texture to create movement and airiness in the style. I love how the blunt bangs make a statement and open up her side profile.

Any advice for someone considering it?

It would be great for anyone who has naturally wavy or straight hair. The bangs do require heat styling in order for them to lay straight.

A little pomade helps to enhance the texture and define the layers. The client in the picture has a round face, but the longer pieces help elongate her face.

inverted a-line bob with bangs
Instagram @betta_koral

#27: Inverted A-Line Bob

A pronounced angle brought to you by an inverted a-line bob. The straight texture of the cut, even the angled bangs, creates a very neat look.

Q&A with style creator, Koral Joy Ragasa
Cosmetologist @ Regis Salon in Gainesville, FL

How would you describe this look?

It is the epitome of a classy, elegant style that screams for attention. It is perfect if you are looking for a stylish cut that is low-maintenance yet modern. The inverted style has been very popular over the last several years and is even referred to as a power cut for women who are in leadership positions in various business ventures.

Also, this particular client of mine was gifted with gorgeous, soft, flawlessly sleek, and healthy hair that has a good medium-density as well as a smooth texture that isn’t too thick, too coarse, or too thin – it’s just right. Her hair cooperates so nicely when blown out that it’s like silk. I hardly ever had to manipulate it with any styling products or hot tools, so an inverted haircut was absolutely perfect for her intriguing personality, her unique features, her stunning beauty, and her laid-back lifestyle.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Before you make the decision to chop off your locks, be sure that you take into consideration:

What is your face shape? Consult with your stylist on whether an inverted bob will complement your face. A bob cut style suits almost all face shapes. If you have a round or square face, cutting layers to slim down wide cheeks and adding bangs to cover a wide forehead are two things you can do to make it all come together nicely. If you have a square face, make sure your bob ends below your chin. It softens the angles of your face. You can even let your frontal strands reach your shoulder for an ultra-dramatic statement.

Layers mean constant maintenance and regular trims. Visit your stylist every 4-6 weeks. In certain cases regarding hair texture, getting layers will mean having to style your hair daily. Keeping a round brush and a hairdryer will come in handy.

For those whose hair tends to get oily and greasy, especially at shorter lengths, you may have to wash it more frequently than normal in order to keep it looking decent and fresh, so be wary before making that big change!

Medium length inverted bob with bangs
Instagram @stylzbystina

#28: Medium Length Inverted Bob

Cutting your hair can be a really helpful trick to bring out a youthful change. Multiple layers bring out a bouncy medium-length bob with the long bangs that will flatter the whole appearance.

Q&A with style creator, Christina Nicolaides
Hair Artist @ Your Space Salon and Spa in Toronto, ON

How would you describe this look?

A medium length inverted bob is sleek and modern yet versatile. My favorite thing about an inverted cut and style is that it works as edgy and professional while still being low enough maintenance for anyone.

Any advice for someone considering it?

The style is perfect when you want to lose some length and frame your face without committing to a shorter cut or short bangs.

While inverted bobs are low-maintenance, in order to maintain the shape and length, it should be touched/trimmed every 6-8 weeks.

#29: Blunt Bangs

An inverted long bob with bangs is in high demand right now, and why wouldn’t it be? It’s a timeless style that’ll never get old. It’s so versatile and can be adjusted any way you want it!

The cut is for the ladies who are wanting a low-maintenance cut but still wanting to switch her look up! It’s really up to you how you want to wear it and what your lifestyle is like.

For the women who do have to keep their hair out of their faces, inverted cuts are so versatile that it can be adjusted to a slight angle instead of having it so dramatic.

An inverted bob with bangs is a type of bob haircut that’s short at the back and gets longer towards the front and is pair. A fringed haircut is what you should get if your goal is all about framing and complementing your facial structures plus adding a dramatic edge to your look!

Short bangs offer an extra element to any inverted bob haircut, and they’re adorably chic! For a bolder take, full bangs would do the trick, but you can also opt for a side fringe to get a softer touch.

See how Nina Dobrev, Julianne Hough, and Emma Stone debuted their beautifully shaped bobs on the red carpet this year. Baltimore hairstylist Kristyn Wink does all kinds of inverted bobs with bangs. From loose, shaggy bobs with wispy bangs to straight and clean cuts finished with a full, blunt fringe – proving how versatile a modern cut can be!

Maintenance and salon visits depend on what length you want to keep your locks at. A monthly trim would do if you desire to sport a cheeky cut for a long time.

With the plenty of combos up for choosing, it can get overwhelming at first! Don’t fret, as it’s all been done for you – check out these gorgeous photos of inverted bob with bangs that you’ll be taking to your hairdresser right away!