Inverted bob haircuts are still in style for 2022! Here, I’ll show you the best ways to get this dramatic “concave” bob and my best tips for choosing and styling one.
💡 Key Things to Know First
- An inverted bob is cut with layers that are stacked in the back and gradually the hair gets longer towards the front.
- This bob works with all hair textures. You’ll want to talk with your hairstylist about adding more layers or texture, depending upon your hair density.
- The difference between an inverted bob and the classic A-line bob is that an inverted bob is stacked.
- If you have a round or square face shape, consider adding bangs or face-framing layers to balance it out.
Enjoy these fresh photos of today’s most modern inverted bob haircuts for women of all ages and hair types!
#1: Blonde Inverted Blunt Cut Bob
Make your hair stand out with an edgy inverted blunt cut bob with blonde highlights. Naturally light-colored hair is easily lifted to a beautiful light ashy blonde tone. The blunt ends make your cut look more fashion-forward and edgy. Make sure you wrap a curling iron around your hairstyle with the ends left out to get an undone effortless look.
#2: Inverted Bob with Brown Highlights and Dark Hair
If you’re a woman with dark hair, try a more natural look with brown highlights on your inverted bob haircut. Beautiful warm tone brown highlights make dark hair shimmer and are easily maintained. If you want to stand out try a vibrant pop of color. You will need to keep highlights looking fresh by getting frequent toners and trims every 4-8 weeks.
#3: Reddish Purple Inverted Cut
#4: Mid-Length Inverted Cut with a Middle Part
A mid-length bob with a middle part offers one of the best sleek and modern looks. Be sure to ask for an angle towards the front to take your style up a notch if you’re rocking a long inverted bob. Styling tools like a flat iron can help keep that sleek and shiny look all day.
#5: Razor Cut Inverted Bob with Dramatic Angles
Did you know a razor cut with dramatic angles gives an inverted bob an edgier look? The razor gives the shape and texture of your hair more movement and added volume. Ask your stylist for a more dramatic angle if you’re looking to maintain front length or to draw down your round face.
#6: Flattering Inverted Bob for Women Over 70
For women over 70, a short bob will be the most flattering. Shorter cuts like this can really lift your face, giving you a more youthful appearance. Don’t forget to talk with your stylist about adding texture to help your hair’s volume.
#7: Wispy, Shaggy and Textured Inverted Bob
Try a wispy, shaggy, and textured bob hairdo when if you have thick hair. According to stylists, this edgy cut is great for removing weight from thick tresses. Style with Kenra Professional’s Texture Taffy for added texture and separation.
#8: Short, Stacked and Layered Inverted Bob
Try a stacked, short, layered bob if you are looking for a bold cut with a lot of volume. Stacked graduation creates a beautiful voluminous shape that slopes at an extreme angle forward. Ask your hairdresser for internal texturizing and sliced layers to achieve the most movement in your stacked inverted bob.
#9: The Dramatic Inverted Bob
Be aware, a dramatic bob isn’t dramatic enough without the sharp, angled perimeter. Ladies with straight locks can enjoy this medium-length hairstyle. Such a hair type can turn this cut neater and much more flawless-looking. It may not be hard to grow out, but your hair will needs regular trims, too!
#10: Curly Inverted Bob with Bangs
A curly inverted bob with bangs with some graduation is a modern twist in a classic Sassoon haircut called the shake. This curly bob with layers and a fringe features a shag style at the front as the fringe connects with the layers and length. Invest in good at-home care products and enhance your natural hair texture by using Aveda Light Elements Defining Whip on wet hair. Then, defuse your hair with a Ghd hairdryer and diffuser.
#11: Sleek Short Inverted Bronde Bob
An inverted bob that’s shorter features a precisely cut short back with longer face-framing pieces. Stacked back layers create will create a more curved haircut. Allow your hairstylist to add in bronde hair coloring, which consists of dark and light tones and copper highlights, to create a gorgeous dimension.
#12: The Slightly Inverted Bob
A slightly inverted bob is ideal for creating a bulky, rounded shape at the back of the head. It makes a great go-to hairstyle if you have thin, fine locks.
#13: Stunning Inverted Lob with Bangs
A choppy long bob with bangs works wonders if you have thin, fine hair. The choppy ends plus the textured style make a great match, creating this stunning wispy inverted cut. One of the simplest advantages is that the wispy fringe can accentuate your eyes.
#14: Sweet Inverted Bob with Side-Swept Bangs
An inverted bob with side-swept bangs carries out a sweet, flattering hairstyle. By side parting your hair, most ladies can nail this look! It demands less maintenance and manipulation if your hair has a fine, straight texture. This neck-length cut has layers that are subtle. Now, opt for this side part bob hairstyle if you plan on getting a long rounded bob.
#15: A Very Short Inverted Stacked Bob
A very short inverted stacked bob is low-maintenance and is the perfect haircut if your tresses need volume at the root. Add some texture to your hair if you are a woman who is ready to go! The rounded shape adds a livelier feel to the locks.
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#16: The Popular Messy Bob for Wavy Hair
When a messy bob pairs with waves and dimension, it radiates a lived-in vibe! Neck-length bobs are in, and they look great with a warm blonde color. You will likely need to jazz your hair up with beachy waves to form a messy style, and they’ll boost your color’s texture. If you’re considering this look, keep in mind that it demands more effort to style.
#17: The Funky Inverted Bob With Black Dip Dye
The inverted funky bob is something that’s trendy and fun to wear! A straight, jaw-length hair appears chic with an icy blonde hue plus the black dip dye. And, it isn’t that funky without a surprise. You must try a hidden undercut to help the locks feel weightless.
#18: Extreme Inverted Bob
An extreme inversion results in a drastic makeover, so it’s not for the faint of heart. The stacked layers at the back look dramatic and will create a beneficial voluminous shape for your hair. This haircut allows longer strands at the front. Wearing it is like embodying Victoria Beckham when she wore her classic, famous short bob cut.
#19: Neck-Length Heavily Textured Inverted Bob
You need to try a textured bob that creates the illusion of density. An inverted cut for brunettes works on both thick and thin tresses. It features a length that touches the neck area and a rounder shape. It also has layers that can remove bulk if you have thick hair.
#20: Fashionable Inverted Pixie Bob
An inverted pixie bob comes up with a back profile that looks hot and high-fashion. With a slight piece-y definition, it brings out an elegance that’s beyond compare. You should be cautious, however, as this haircut is for ladies with thick tresses. The density is what makes it easier to manipulate.
#21: Youthful-Looking Inverted Bob with Fringe
An inverted bob with fringe offers a classic and youthful-looking finish! This chop brings out an illusion of a sharper jawline. Its length gives fine hair a full-bodied result. This cut is best for ladies with straight hair, so don’t miss it.
#22: Bold Inverted Bob with a Purple Ombre
An inverted bob cut with a purple ombre is for the girl who wants a wash-and-go cut. California-based stylist Lauryn Lee did this chop, combining texture with an A-line perimeter.
#23: Long Inverted Bob with Layers for Straight Hair with Ash Blonde Balayage
You might be tempted to try a precisely cut long inverted bob with layers with an ash blonde balayage that showcases lots of dimensions. The deep side part, those sharp lines, and flawless angle give this lob haircut more depth and dimension. An inverted lob with blonde highlights doesn’t require much upkeep.
#24: Dimensional Light Blonde Inverted Bob
Go classic with a simple and feminine short bob haircut for straight hair. This inverted blonde bob is ideal for any hair type and texture if your hair needs dimension.
#25: Modern Blonde Inverted Lob for Women Over 40
A long bob pairs perfectly with a platinum blonde hair color. You can go with a natural and beautiful look while still having an easy and trendy haircut! This may be a side-parted bob, but long bobs like this 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 greatest trend cuts around.
#26: Flattering Inverted Bob for Fine Hair
A very textured bob for fine hair will give your hair more volume on an inverted cut. Texture and wavy hair are key to making fine hair appear dense and balanced.
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#27: Sophisticated Super Short Bob
A short inverted bob haircut is for any woman who’s ready for a big chop and has a big personality. But, one disadvantage is it’s not like a pixie bob haircut. Instead, it’s an edgy and versatile twist on an A-line bob. To wear this bob either sleek or airy and voluminous, add texture to your tresses. If you’re considering any sort of short haircut that is above the shoulders, an important thing to remember is you’ll need to consider the maintenance and its hair care.
#28: Trendy Inverted Bob with Bangs for Women Over 50
A short inverted cut bob with bangs is perfect if you’re a woman over 50. As long as you currently have long hair and are considering getting a short hair 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 hairstylist for a swing bob, and you’ll be good to go!
#29: Stacked Inverted Bob with Vivid Red Highlights
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. There are so many variations of the inverted bob to choose from: classic to the extreme. It’s all about working with your stylist’s advice to find the lovely bob that is right for you. For instance, it can be a great bob for thick hair as it removes weight while keeping its fullness. The stacked style works for textures from straight to curly, too.
#30: Cool Stacked Bob with Layers
If you need to, pair a stacked bob hairstyle with a balayage so that the stacking really stands out. The graduation from the back to the front makes this stacked hairstyle edgy and cool. This graduated bob perfectly showcases the smoothness and shine of the vivid color.
#31: Balayage Messy Long Inverted Bob with Layers
If you want more texture and volume, layer the ends of a shoulder-length inverted long bob. Plus, it creates a modern messy bob with is a current favorite for younger women. This is a much-updated version of the more classic angled bobs with layers.
#32: Inverted Undercut Bob for Straight Hair
Get an inverted bob with a nape undercut and add little layers with graduation to give it a unique look. To style this short hairstyle, apply a hold product and proceed with a very slow hairdryer drying. When your hair is almost completely dry, use a hairbrush and accompany your hair in the desired direction. You might be able to ask your stylist for styling tips while at the salon, so pay attention to their advice!
#33: The Classic Asymmetrical Inverted Bob
If you decide on a new cut, try an uneven bob. The asymmetrical inverted bob 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!
#34: Chocolate Jaw-Length Bob for Women Over 60
Jaw-length inverted bobs are what’s trending right now for women over 60. Try styling in beach waves with a side part for if you want a younger and fresher look. With more tapered and feathered layers, it can help you also look flattering and classy.
#35: Youthful Shorter Bob for Older Women
Inverted short bobs are modern and chic. For this chin-length bob cut, it was shaved in the back a bit and then textured the top for hair to have a smoother blend. You should understand that this hairdo is 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 for women, your hair cannot be tied back, so you should be ready to keep your hair open all the time. An angled bob is perfect for all facial features, except if you have a very small face circumference. This is because the angles of a geometric bob will cover the sides of your face and jaws. Doing so will make your face appear even smaller.
#36: Edgy Inverted Bob with Bangs
Pair an inverted bob with bangs with fall-inspired hair color for a fun and funky look. If you have very fine, straighter hair, the added texture in your bob allows your tresses to fall and move how you want without excessive styling. However, if you didn’t know already, you may struggle more in the morning, spending extra time styling to achieve the same effect as women with fine, straighter hair. This bob with bangs will help you avoid the inevitable shag that the grow-out process entails.
#37: Textured Neck-Length Layered Bob
Layered inverted bob cuts are trending with women right now. A neck-length one is a popular choice that looks amazing with both a smoother and straighter style, as well as a curlier or more textured style.
#38: Classy Convext Bob with a Back View
Try a classy inverted A-line bob with sharp clean lines. It will give your hair a smooth and simple style yet it still has an edge to it. Almost all bob hairstyles can be styled curly or straight. However, it can take some work to smooth it if you have curly hair types. 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 elongate your face and draws attention to your eyes. If you have a longer face shape you may want to stray away from the inverted bob and opt for a classic chin-length bob instead.
#39: Inverted and Layered Bob with Side Bangs
A layered inverted bob with side bangs and layers works really well with a petite bone structure and thick locks. This layered haircut is an excellent bob for all hair types. However, for ladies with fine hair, the short layers on this bob will give you more volume.
#40: Razor Cut Wavy Bob for Natural Brown Locks
This wavy bob is done using a feather razor to layer your hair. If you want a cut like this, ask your stylist to first create a full outline of a blunt bob and then go into the interior of your cut and do some shattered layers. Consider adding some nice side bangs to this bob to complete your style. A feathered cut is the perfect type of inverted bob for women who love to stand out. Wear it natural or styled out and curled. It’s taking two classic styles, the blunt bob, and the stacked bob, and putting a modern spin on them to create the eye-catching inverted blunt bob.
#41: Low-Maintenance Inverted Ear-Length Bob
An inverted bob haircut can be tapered and inverted for women who want to look edgy, yet want a low-maintenance hairstyle at the same time. This below-the-ear length and fringe ideally match soft, angled faces on this black bob haircut. If you did not know, you can always boost movement of a tapered bob cut by creating some curls.
#42: Layered Inverted Bob for a Round Face
Try a vanilla, shaggy, inverted layered bob combined with a blonde hair color goes great when styled straight and sleek. It also can be jazzed up with a few curls/waves using products. To style this layered inverted cut, use a flattening iron. Use a wide-toothed comb to produce that edgy, textured look of a shaggy bob.
#43: Shaggy Shoulder-Length Bob
The shaggy shoulder-length bob is one of the most requested bob haircuts right now. The best 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. Take this ‘in-between’ bob, for example.
The best bobs for naturally curly hair are cut longer than your desired length. This is because when dried and curled, an inverted curly lob will be shorter. The same rules apply to women with more coarse and thicker hair, too. Soft layering through the back will help add volume and texture, as well.
#44: Flattering Bob for Curly and Thick Hair
An 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 of this medium-length inverted hairstyle give it the perfect amount of volume if you have dark, thick hair.
#45: Auburn Medium-Length Bob for Women Over 40
A popular medium inverted bob hairstyle will have a bit of texture through the bottom. Adding a warm red hair color all over this A-line bob is perfect for the fall or winter season hair colors. If you’re a woman whose go-to hairstyle is a ponytail, this casual bob is not for you.
#46: Choppy Bob for Thin Hair and Wispy Bangs
A choppy inverted bob with bangs and layers is the perfect hair cut for women with thin hair. If you get it razor cut, this will create a subtly choppy bob haircut that is textured and airy with wispy bangs. It has weight removal that allows for volume at the root and movement in the interior. Make sure the bangs are left long enough for you to create a feathered bob style, if desired. Keep the length of the razored bob haircut above the base of the neck and shoulders. Once your hair breaks the shoulder, the shape of your bob appears to change completely. The length of your face and neck themselves will also play a role in tailoring the cut to best suit you.
#47: Dark Brown Bob with a Slight Inversion
Having a dark brown bob with a slight inversion gives a timeless, modern vibe to any mid-length hairstyle. Heavy points in the front make for a strong, confident feel. Dark brown pairs well with a high shine, so, a flat iron will be one’s best friend to wear this inverted bob to the fullest fashion potential. Don’t forget to pair that flat iron with a professional-grade heat protectant.
#48: A Sophisticated & Sleek Bob Style
If you want a sophisticated and mature cut, then try a sleek inverted bob style. There is a nice amount of wiggle room when playing with the lengths of this cut. Layering is kept at low graduation, making the maintenance around 6-10 weeks.
#49: Younger-Looking Inverted and Graduated Bob
An inverted and graduated bob works great for any face shape. The graduation will allow the layering to hold a round shape, giving you more volume. This bob is most commonly styled straight, but you can add a few waves on the sides to update your look. Blow-dry with a flat brush against the curve of the head to create natural volume.
#50: Very Short Inverted Bob with an Undercut
Looking for something very short with an undercut, then ask your hairstylist for a bob that will remove some thickness. A very short inverted bob with an undercut is a low-maintenance, high-fashion look. An undercut will be cutting the bottom nape shorter than the rest of your hair to remove bulk and allow for the layering to fall smoothly. Styling is minimal with a blow dryer and flat brush finished with hairspray.
#51: The Reverse Bob
If you’re looking for something edgy, try a reverse bob. A reverse bob haircut gives fullness in the back, giving fine hair volume. Thicker hair will most likely need to be thinned at the nape to sit correctly. Be advised this is not a wash-and-go cut and styling with a blow dryer and round brush is necessary.