23 Trendiest Inverted Bob Haircuts

Cute inverted bobs

What is an inverted bob? An inverted bob is a type of bob that is short in the back and gets longer at the front. This cutting technique typically has stacked layers in the back and that lines resemble a horseshoe and makes this kind of bob unique. The length has a more dramatic variation between back compared to the front. Because of this gradual transition, it’s also referred to as a graduated bob.

If you’re looking for some of this year’s most popular inverted bobs, then you’ve come to the right place!

Popular Inverted Bob Haircuts

A bob that’s inverted brings an edgy twist to the popular short haircut by keeping the hair in front at a longer length 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. Its gradation in length allows it to be a highly customizable cut for every face shape, hair type, and even 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, 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.

This is an iconic type of bob cut that transcends time for women of all ages, shapes, and personalities. Stir up your locks and get ready to be trendy all season-round with these inverted bob haircuts!

Inverted Ear Length Bob

Inverted Ear Length Bob
Instagram @kalliedwardshair

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

Light Blonde Bob

light blonde inverted bob
Instagram @elizabethfebo

Go classic with this simple, yet gorgeous light and soft bob. The best inverted bob hairstyles are fresh and really easy to maintain, just like this one.

Short Inverted Stacked Bob with Layers

Short Inverted Stacked Bob with Layers
Instagram @hair_by_marlo

This small but fiery bold short inverted bob hairstyle in this photo is giving me chills! The graduation from the back to the front makes this stacked style edgy. It perfectly showcases the smoothness and shine of the vivid color.

Black to Red Long Bob with Layers

Black to Red Inverted Long Bob with Layers
Instagram @juliaa.ghoulia

What better way to rock a shoulder-length inverted bob than having a fall-inspired balayage with it! Layering the ends of short bob haircuts like the one in this picture allows for more texture and volume.

Brunette Asymmetrical Bob

Asymmetrical Inverted Bob
Instagram @ash_hairdesigns

Talk about low maintenance plus hip with an uneven bob! This asymmetrical inverted bob haircut with an ash brown ombre is definitely one of the best looks in this collection. It’s a straightforward reverse bob haircut that’s really impressive!

Straight Long Inverted Bob

Blonde straight long inverted bob haircut
Instagram @hairbysammid

You can go with a natural and beautiful look while still having a trendy haircut! This long inverted bob with blonde hair is an example of how elegant simplicity can be.

Trendy Long Bob with Bangs

Long Inverted Bob with Bangs
Instagram @blushandblondesalon

This inverted bob cut features an impeccable silver hair that looks so cute and envy-inducing! You can show off the smoothness of this amazing color by simply getting an angled lob and a full fringe.

Chic Jaw Length Inverted Bob

Jaw Length inverted Bob hairstyle
Instagram @jennav_stylist

Beach waves hair with a side part is what everyone wants now! This inverted cut shows you how to get them even with short hair. Here’s how to style an inverted bob:

– Add a volumizing product on your wet hair

– Blow-dry with a heat protectant spray

– Using a flat iron as a wand, curl each section of your hair, holding for a few seconds.

– Apply a light-hold hairspray

Ideal Inverted Bob for Fine Hair

Ideal Inverted Bob for Fine Hair
Instagram @juliahairartist

This is a very textured inverted bob for fine hair. 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.

Topsy Turvy Inverted Lob Style

Topsy Turvy Lob
Instagram @tressandco

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

Angled Very Short Bob

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

How would you describe this look?

I started with the full global color application for the dark ashy blonde look. For this bob, I wanted to keep the short inverted bob classic but still modern and chic. I shaved the back a bit and then textured the top for hair to have a smoother blend.

The sides are a little longer than the back and come on an angle. I blow-dried with the round brush and then used a flat iron to make it even smoother. This is very easy bob to style each day. Just add a little bit of product and do a round brush blow dry.

Any advice for someone considering it?

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

This bob is suitable for all face shapes except for someone with very small face circumference. This is because the look will cover the sides of face and jaws. Doing so will make face appear even smaller.

I used The Smoothing Lotion by KMS and a thermal spray serum section by section as I used the flat iron.

Beautiful Short Inverted Bob

Beautiful Short Inverted Bob
Instagram @_beautymark_

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


How would you describe this look?

Short inverted bob haircuts like this are for those who are ready to go short. But, it’s not too short like a pixie bob haircut. It’s an edgy and versatile twist on an A-line bob. The texture I created in this haircut allows the tresses to be worn either super sleek or airy & voluminous.

Any advice for someone considering it?

First thing, I always tell my clients who are considering any sort of cut that is above the shoulders is the maintenance. Many people think short hair means less maintenance, which is not always the case. In order to keep the length, shape, and style of a short haircut, scheduling a trim every 6-8 weeks is needed.

Having short hair, I find I have to consistently blow dry my hair or style it with a hot tool to feel “put together.” But not to say that that is a “con”, it just depends on what your lifestyle and hair texture calls for.

At the end of the day, you should have the mindset that you wear your hair and your hair does not wear you. Chop it off! Go for it! Love it!

This inverted bob hairstyle is most suitable on oval and heart-shaped faces.

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 look?

This fun, funky colored inverted bob with fringe was inspired by the look of fallen autumn leaves. Fashion color was applied to most of the head, while pieces of her natural level, in her crown, were left out to create dimension. With the textured nature of the inverted bob with bangs, I love how it looks like something you could pick off the ground!

When styling all that was needed was a rough dry and little texture spray. Love how everything came together to create on the cohesive concept!

Any advice for someone considering it?

For clients considering a bob similar to this, there are two main things to consider: hair type and maintenance.

For instance, this particular client has very fine, straight hair. The added texture in the bob allows her tresses to fall and move how she wants without excessive styling. Clients who have very thick, coarse, curly hair would rock modern inverted bob styles differently. Those clients may struggle more in the morning, spending extra time styling to achieve the same effect as a client with fine, straight hair. For those trying to grow out a pixie, this is a great transitional style. This bob will help you avoid the inevitable shag that the grow-out process entails.

The maintenance is also something to keep in mind when considering bright colors like this. Regular touch-ups are required, as well as home care. To keep it fresh and maintain longevity, there are three things you can do. 1) Wash your hair less often and with cooler water. 2) Use sulfate-free products. 3) Heat bob with lower heat.

Very Short Inverted Bob with Bangs

Very short inverted Bob with Bangs hairstyle
Instagram @sarahquartullo

This hair style is a lovely short layered inverted bob haircut. The caramel highlights make the layering really pop!

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


How would you describe this look?

The color is a dark chocolate base with a subtle caramel highlight that is perfect for fall. A very short inverted bob with bangs and layers works really well with her petite bone structure and the amount of hair she has. For ladies with finer hair, this bob gives you that volume you have been looking for. It’s a great bob for all hair types. For this style, I love to use Sebastian’s dark oil for her blow out and finish with Sebastian’s microfiber for styling.

Any advice for someone considering it?

It’s low maintenance. Start the day with your business look with a very easy transformation to your nightlife with the microfiber by Sebastian. Upkeep the cut and color every 4-6 weeks to always keep it that fresh and perfect look!

Inverted Curly Bob

Curly inverted bob hairstyle
Instagram @gillzcurlz

This curly inverted 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 give it the perfect amount of volume if you have thick hair like her.

Medium Inverted Bob

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


How would you describe this look?

This a medium inverted bob hairstyle with a little bit of texture through the bottom. The color is a warm red all over with blonde highlights throughout.

Any advice for someone considering it?

If you’re someone whose go-to hairstyle is a ponytail, this casual bob is not for you! My client was okay with the idea of just pinning the sides back out of her face when she needs to. She also has naturally curly hair, and this medium length inverted bob haircut will also look great when she wears her natural curls.

Shoulder Length Inverted Bob Hairstyle

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


How would you describe this look?

The angled long bob is one of the most requested haircuts I do. This particular gem of mine is a more “in between”. Not too short, not too long. The greatest part about this inverted bob hairstyle is that she can add volume to the crown area and back. This will give the illusion of a more longer front.

For her color, I add to her already natural blonde by doing baby lights all throughout.

Any advice for someone considering it?

If a client has naturally curly hair, you’ll want to cut it just a bit longer than where the length desired will be. 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.

When thinking of facial features, the longer front allows you to customize the look for each person. You can leave the front face-framing pieces straight and sleek, or add a bit of an angled bang.

I always use a leave-in conditioner and a frizz tamer on my gems before drying. Great tools are also key to that gorgeous final look!

Inverted Undercut for Straight Hair

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


How would you describe this look?

I think this inverted bob with undercut is for a woman who wants to demonstrate security, without lose femininity. The best thing about this haircut is the full 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 one of the history haircut: the “bob”.

This is an eccentric coppery color. Obviously I “played” with the color gradation using up to 3 different copper tones. I then applied in sequence on roots, medium length hair and ends, magically joined together thanks to the “Color Melting.”

Any advice for someone considering it?

Character, practicality, and style are the strengths of this look.

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.

Inverted Bob for Thin Hair

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 look?

This razor cut and subtly choppy inverted bob haircut is textured and airy. It has weight removal that allows for volume at the root and movement in the interior.

I love the lightness of the ends in contrast with the slightly heavier full fringe. The subtle balayage highlights lend an added dimension to the cut. I smoothed this client’s naturally wavy texture using a lightweight mousse and flat brush blow drying techniques.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Keep the length 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 the client.

The airy effect of this razor cut bob requires managing the density of the hair with considerable texturizing and weight removal. Clients should be prepared for their tresses to feel tangibly lighter. Leaving too much weight in the ends will change the balance of the cut.

Overall this is a versatile 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!

Stacked Inverted Bob Haircut

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


How would you describe this look?

This is a textured, stacked inverted bob. I love that it is soft but also edgy, full and still sleek. Styling this bob, I used volumizing products along with a lightweight smoothing product. I used a round brush to create lift at the base. I kept the ends straight because this creates that soft, yet edgy look.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Go for it! There are so many variations of the bob, from classic to extreme. It’s all about working with your stylist to find the bob that is right for you. This bob works for textures from straight to curly. I always teach clients how to style their hair depending on their own texture.

This short style is usually easy for clients to do on their own at home. Don’t be afraid to ask your stylist for tricks and tips on styling, and make sure you take home the right products. They make all the difference!

Neck Length Layered Inverted Bob

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


How would you describe this look?

I’d describe this haircut as a layered inverted bob. I love that the hairstyle is simple and classic. This casual bob is one that never really goes out of style.

This bob looks amazing with both a smoother and straighter bob as well as a curlier or more textured style. I like how it plays off her natural highlights beautifully and her hair texture just really worked well for the look.

Any advice for someone considering it?

A client considering this bob should 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 for the typical “wash and wear” client.

On the flip side, this style is really easy to work with. When done properly the bob is so easy to style and works with almost all hair textures and face shapes!

Wavy Inverted Bob

Inverted wavy 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 look?

This wavy inverted bob haircut was done using a feather razor to layer the hair. I created a full outline of a blunt inverted bob and then went into the interior of the cut and did some shatter layers. I added some nice side bangs to complete the cut.

The greatest thing about this cut is that it is versatile for almost any hair texture.

For her color, I did a full foil highlight using small sheer slices and weaves. I also added a few baby lights around the face. I created a shadow root with Redken shades 5na and toned the rest with shades 9T and 9p and clear.

For styling, I used IGK Good Behavior and did a quick round brush blow dry. After she was dry, I picked up sections here and there and did a loose wave with my flat iron. This gave it a messy look. I then finished her off with Kenra texture spray and Lanza healing oil hairspray.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This is the perfect 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.

Use texture spray, as it will create the dimension and definition.

Short Layered Bob Inverted for a Round Face

Inverted 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 look?

This is a rooted, vanilla & macchiato color shaggy inverted bob. I styled it with a 1 1/4 curling iron. While doing that, I alternated directions with curls. I then broke up curls with a wide-toothed comb to produce that edgy, textured look.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This layered bob and color go great styled straight/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.

This layered haircut and color should be kept up ever 4-6 weeks. This will ensure, consistency in color, as well as the haircut not losing its shape. Face shape is huge when considering cuts and color. My client has more of a diamond-shaped face. Having length in the front promotes and accentuates her face shape.

She’s also a client who loves to style her hair. This is particularly a “get up and go” haircut. It takes some effort. Natural hair color plays a huge role when selecting a color. My client had naturally darker features, so using a level 5n at the root melted in to add some contrast to offset the blonde. Washing her out was definitely the way to go in consulting her on color.

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 look?

This is a sleek smooth inverted A-line inverted bob. The sharp clean lines on this back view are striking. I love that it is a timeless classy cut yet it still has an edge to it. Sometimes women shy away from shorter styles because they think they can only style it one way. However, with naturally curly or coarse hair, you can wear it smooth, curly, natural, or rock a modern top knot!

Any advice for someone considering it?

It may vary on hair type. If you have finer, smooth, flat hair you may want to use a root booster, mousse or volume spray. You’ll then blow-dry it with a round brush to help give it a little more body and lift. This will make it a nice rounded curved bob.

If you have curly hair, you’ll want to blow dry it smooth. This helps get those stubborn kinks and curls at the roots and around the hairline. Then finish smoothing with a flat iron. You will need a thermal protector to help shield your tresses from the hot iron. You can use an oil to help moisturize and smooth out any flyaway hairs and finish with anti-humidity hairspray to help hold it.

This is a versatile bob that can be worn 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!

If you already have straight hair it will have easier maintenance. This bob is great for round face shapes because it help 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.