21+ Cute Inverted Bob Haircuts Trending Right Now

Cute inverted bobs

An inverted bob is a type of bob haircut with a short back and long front. It features stacked layers with tapering at the back. Inverted bobs are also referred to as a reverse bob, concave bob, or graduated bob. An inverted bob is cut similarly to an A-line bob except it has stacked layers with a tapered back.

Inverted bob haircuts are totally in style for 2020! So, get ready for some serious inspiration with this super trendy type of bob! This is an iconic cut that transcends time for women of all ages, shapes, and personalities.

How to Style an Inverted Bob

  1. Add a volumizing product into your wet hair.
  2. Blow-dry with a heat protectant spray.
  3. Using a flat iron as a wand, curl each section of your hair, holding for a few seconds.
  4. Apply a light-hold hairspray.

When bob hairstyles are inverted, they bring an edgy and dramatic style to the traditional bob haircut by having a long front while smoothly decreasing towards the back. A fuller and more bodied shape at the nape offers a flattering look to add more volume without having too much bulk.

The inverted bob’s gradation in length allows it to be a highly customizable cut for every face shape, hair type, and for any age! You can pair this inverted haircut with a fringe to balance an oval or heart-shaped face.

Paint it with highlights to accentuate the dimension. Or, if you have thin hair, add lots of layers for a stunning texture! Tailored to fit anyone’s lifestyle, it boasts as a low-upkeep and an easy-to-style haircut.

Stir up your locks and get ready to be trendy all season-round with these popular inverted bobs!

Pictures of The Best Inverted Bob Haircuts

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Long Inverted Bob with Layers for Straight Hair

Long Inverted Bob with Layers for Straight Hair with an ash blonde balayage
Instagram @tressandco

This is an ash blonde balayage on a precisely cut long inverted bob with layers. The deep side part, those sharp lines, angles, and flawless angle give so much depth and dimension. An inverted lob doesn’t require much upkeep.

Super Inverted Bob

Beautiful Inverted Bob
Instagram @_beautymark_

Q&A with style creator, Angelina Vargas
Hairstylist @ Educe Salon in Orlando, FL

How would you describe this?

A super inverted bob haircut is for any woman who’s ready for a big chop. But, it’s not like a pixie bob haircut. It’s an edgy and versatile twist on an A-line bob. To wear this bob haircut either sleek or airy and voluminous, add texture to your tresses.

What’s your best advice?

If you’re considering any sort of cut that is above the shoulders, you’ll want to consider the maintenance.

This is the best inverted hairstyle for women with oval and heart-shaped faces.

Trendy Inverted Angled Bob with Bangs

Long Inverted Bob with Bangs
Instagram @blushandblondesalon

This cute inverted cut features an impeccable silver hair that looks so envy-inducing! If you currently have long hair and considering a cut and color that’s trending, this is it! You can show off the smoothness of this amazing color by simply getting an angled lob and a full fringe. Just ask your stylist for a swing bob, and you’ll be good to go!

Stacked Inverted Bob with Highlights

Q&A with style creator, Jasmine Houck
Stylist / Colorist @ Element 5 Salon in Charlotte, NC


How would you describe this?

The key to an inverted stacked bob is to add lots of layers to create texture. This will create a soft, full and sleek look.

To style this bob, I use volumizing products along with a lightweight smoothing product.

Use a round brush to create lift at the base.

Keep the ends straight because this creates that soft, yet edgy look.

What’s your best advice?

There are so many variations of the inverted bob, from classic to extreme. It’s all about working with your stylist to find the lovely bob that is right for you. This stacked style works for textures from straight to curly.

Light Blonde Inverted Bob

inverted light blonde bob for straight hair
Instagram @elizabethfebo

Go classic with this simple, yet gorgeous soft and feminine bob for straight hair. The best inverted bob hairstyles for women over 50 are youthful and easy to maintain.

Stacked Inverted Bob with Layers

Inverted Stacked Bob with Layers
Instagram @hair_by_marlo

Pair this gorgeous stacked bob hairstyle with a bold red balayage so that the stacking really stands out. The graduation from the back to the front makes this stacked hairstyle edgy. It perfectly showcases the smoothness and shine of the vivid color.

Balayage Messy Inverted Long Bob with Layers

Messy inverted long bob with layers
Instagram @juliaa.ghoulia

Layering the ends of a shoulder-length inverted bob will allow more texture, volume and creates a modern messy look. The black hair blending to the deep red ombre looks amazing on this jagged bob.

Brunette Asymmetrical Inverted Bob

Brunette medium length Asymmetrical Inverted Bob
Instagram @ash_hairdesigns

Talk about low maintenance plus cool with an uneven bob! This popular asymmetrical inverted bob haircut is one of the best looks for women in their 20’s and 30’s. It’s a straightforward reverse bob haircut that’s really impressive!

Super Easy Blonde Inverted Lob

Super easy inverted lob haircut on blonde hair
Instagram @hairbysammid

A platinum blonde hair color pairs perfectly with a long bob. You can go with a natural and beautiful look while still having a trendy haircut! Long bobs are pretty diverse.

You can put them up, part them down the middle, or wear them with an asymmetrical bob feel. They’re one of the easiest trend cuts around.

Like this bob? Check out these beautiful long inverted bobs.

Dark Brown Jaw Length Inverted Bob

Jaw Length inverted Bob hairstyle
Instagram @jennav_stylist

Glamorous Jaw-length inverted bob hairstyles are what’s trending right now in L.A. Try styling in beach waves with a side part for an even younger and fresher look.

Modern Inverted Bob for Fine Hair

Ideal Inverted Bob for Fine Hair
Instagram @juliahairartist

A very textured bob for fine hair creates more volume. Texture and waves are key to making fine hair appear dense and balanced. Also, you don’t have to worry about your roots growing when you dye your mane with a smooth and simple brunette ombre like hers.

Do you have fine hair? Then you’ve gotta see these flattering bobs for fine hair.

Short Inverted Bob

Q&A with style creator, Shivani Sehgal
Master Makeup Artist & Hairstylist / Owner @ The Cutting Crew in Orangeville, ON


How would you describe this?

Short inverted bob haircuts are modern and chic. For this chin-length cut, it was shaved in back a bit and then textured the top for hair to have a smoother blend.

What’s your best advice?

You should understand that it’s a shorter haircut and will need much more maintenance. Shorter bobs  will need to be done every six weeks in order to maintain their  shape. Also with popular bob hairstyles, the hair cannot be tied back, so one should be ready to keep hair open all the time.

This angled inverted bob is perfect for all facial features except for someone with very small face circumference. This is because the angles of a geometric bob will cover the sides of the face and jaws. Doing so will make the face appear even smaller.

Edgy Inverted Bob with Bangs

Inverted Bob with Bangs
Instagram @menaartistry

Q&A with style creator, Katherine Mena
Hair Stylist & Makeup Artist @ Spa Isbell in New Orleans, LA


How would you describe this?

Pair an inverted bob with bangs with a fall-inspired hair color for a fun and funky look.

Love this style? Here are more inverted bob with bangs for you to check out!

To style your bob, all you need to do is a rough dry and add a little texture spray.

What’s you best advice?

If you have very fine, straight hair, the added texture in the bob allows your tresses to fall and move how you want without excessive styling. If you have very thick, coarse, curly hair, it would rock the modern inverted bob styles differently.

You may struggle more in the morning, spending extra time styling to achieve the same effect as someone with fine, straight hair. This bob with bangs will help you avoid the inevitable shag that the grow-out process entails.

Inverted Layered Bob with Side Bangs

Layered inverted Bob with Side Bangs
Instagram @sarahquartullo

Q&A with style creator, Sarah Quartullo
Stylist @ Simply Stunning Hair Studio in Yardley, PA


How would you describe this?

A layered inverted bob with side bangs and layers works really well with a petite bone structure and thick hair.

For ladies with fine hair, the short layers on an inverted bob give you the volume you have been looking for.

It’s an excellent bob for all hair types.

What’s your best advice?

This inverted bob cut is low maintenance. Upkeep the cut and color every 4-6 weeks to always keep it that fresh and perfect look!

Curly Inverted Bob for Thick Hair

Curly inverted bob hairstyle for thick hair
Instagram @gillzcurlz

This fabulous curly bob for curly hair is perfect if you have tight natural curls. The model in the photo has an A-line cut that is soft and feminine. The front layers of this medium inverted hairstyle give it the perfect amount of volume if you have thick hair.

Auburn Medium Inverted Bob with Blonde Highlights

Q&A with style creator, Anne Otto
Stylist @ Geno Levi Salon in McMurray, PA


How would you describe this?

A popular medium inverted bob hairstyle will have a bit of texture through the bottom. Adding a warm red hair color all over with blonde highlights throughout is perfect for the fall or winter season.

What’s your best advice?

If you’re someone whose go-to hairstyle is a ponytail, this casual bob is not for you.

If you have naturally curly hair then this medium length inverted bob haircut will look great.

Shaggy Shoulder Length Inverted Bob

Q&A with style creator, Ang Holland
Hair Artist @ Pricilla’s Hair N Nail Salon in Peru, IN


How would you describe this?

The shoulder-length bob is one of the most requested haircuts.

This particular gem of mine is more “in between” bob.

The greatest part about inverted cuts is that they can add volume to the crown area and back. This will give the illusion of a longer front.

What’s your best advice?

Inverted bobs for naturally curly hair should be cut longer than your desired length. This is because when dried and curled, it will be shorter. I also do this for those with more coarse and thicker hair. Soft layering through the back will help add volume and texture, as well.

Red Inverted Undercut Bob for Straight Hair

Q&A with style creator, Gianfranco Filoni
Hairdresser / Barber @ Artist.Lab in Lecce, Italy


How would you describe this?

An inverted bob with an undercut is for women who want to demonstrate security, without losing femininity.

The best thing about this haircut is the full-bodied bob shape. Adding little layers with important graduation gives a strong look with the sensation of lightness. It is a more rock and decisive reinterpretation of the original bob cut.

What’s your best advice?

To style this haircut, apply a hold product and proceed with a very slow hairdryer drying. When they will be almost completely dry with a hairbrush, accompany the hair in the desired direction without forcing too much.

In the case of thin or frizzy hair, a good styling product is essential for an optimal result.

Choppy Inverted Bob for Thin Hair and Wispy Bangs

This inverted bob with bangs and layers is the perfect hair cut for women with thin hair.

Q&A with style creator, Rachel Lott
Owner / Stylist @ Camellia Hair and Beauty in Queensbury, NY


How would you describe this?

This razor cut and subtly choppy bob haircut is textured and airy with wispy bangs. It has weight removal that allows for volume at the root and movement in the interior. Plus, the bangs are left long enough for you to create a feathered bob style if desired.

What’s your best advice?

Keep the length of the razored bob above the base of the neck and shoulders. Once the hair breaks the shoulder, the shape of the bob appears to change completely. The length of the face and neck themselves will also play a role in tailoring the cut to best suit you.

Overall this is a versatile inverted bob that can be air-dried with a salt spray. The spray will play up the hair’s natural texture. It can also be blown out smooth using an oil or cream for a more polished feel.

To complement straighter hair, I’d suggest a thickening spray. This will provide some lift at the root.

Next, add a light texturizing hairspray to shake up the finished style!

Textured Neck Length Layered Inverted Bob

Q&A with style creator, Hope Alexander
Hairstylist @ Studio Elle in Brooks, AB


How would you describe this?

This is a great example of the simple and classic layered inverted bob cuts that women love so much.

This is a casual bob is one that never really goes out of style.

This inverted bob is a popular choice that looks amazing with both a smoother and straighter style as well as a curlier or more textured.

It plays off the natural highlights beautifully and hair texture just really worked well for the look.

What’s your best advice?

If you’re considering this wonderful bob , remember that this is a high maintenance hairstyle. To keep it looking fantastic, you’ll need to style your hair daily. You’ll also want to maintain regular trims to keep the shape of the cut. This is definitely not an ideal style if you’re a “wash and wear” person.

Silver Razor Cut Wavy Inverted Bob

Wavy inverted bob haircut
Instagram @heatherlankatgypsysoul

Q&A with style creator, Heather Lank
Hair Designer / Master Colorist @ Gypsy Soul Hair Studio in Savannah, GA


How would you describe this?

This wavy bob haircut was done using a feather razor to layer the hair. Ask your stylist to first create a full outline of a blunt bob and then go into the interior of the cut and do some shattered layers. Consider adding some nice side bangs to this bob to complete the cut.

What’s your best advice?

This is the perfect type of bob hairstyle for a woman who loves to stand out. Whether you wear it natural or styled out and curled, it will turn heads. It’s taking 2 classic styles, the blunt bob, and the stacked bob, and putting a modern spin on them to create the eye-catching inverted blunt bob.

Layered Inverted Bob for a Round Face

layered inverted bob cut for a Round Face
Instagram @kblake_xo

Q&A with style creator, Kayla Blake
Hairstylist @ Park’s Edge Salon in Greensboro, NC


How would you describe this?

This is a rooted, vanilla & macchiato color shaggy inverted bob.

To style, use a 1 1/4 curling iron. While doing that, alternate directions with curls. Then, break up curls with a wide-toothed comb to produce that edgy, textured look of a shaggy bob.

What’s your best advice?

An inverted layered bob combined with a silver hair color goes great when styled straight and sleek. It also can be jazzed up with a few curls/waves using products.

I recommend Kendra’s dry texture spray #6, Kendra’s shine spray, followed by Kendra’s volume hairspray #25 to hold that exceptional look.

Tw Bob

Black inverted Ear Length inverted Bob
Instagram @kalliedwardshair

This stylish bob is inverted for women who want to look edgy, yet want a low maintenance hairstyle at the same time. This below the ear length, plus that marvelous fringe ideally matches soft, angled faces on this black bob haircut.

Classy Inverted Bob Back View

Classy inverted bob Perfect Back View
Instagram @gabriella.xnr

Q&A with style creator, Gabriella Exner
Hairstylist @ Urban Legends Salon and Spa in Chemainus, BC


How would you describe this?

If you’re looking for a classy inverted A-line bob, then this is it. The sharp clean lines on this back view are striking. I love that it’s a smooth and simple brown bob cut yet it still has an edge to it.

What’s your best advice?

Almost all bob hairstyles can be styled curly or straight. However, it can take some work to smooth it if you have curly hair. So keep in mind you may have to spend a little more time smoothing it out in the mornings!

This inverted style is great for round face shapes because it helps elongates, and works well with most face shapes. If you have a longer face shape you may want to stray away from the inverted bob hairstyle and have a classic chin-length bob.