These 30 Short Shaggy Bob Haircuts Are The On-Trend Look Right Now

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Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

A short shaggy bob is an ear-to-neck-length haircut that offers lots of texture and movement. The layers in a shaggy chop create a bob hairstyle that benefits thin tresses the most.

Wendy Newsome, a hairstylist from Portland, OR, says to consider your natural hair texture when getting a shaggy bob that’s short. She explains, “shaggier shapes can exaggerate waves and curls and make straighter textures move around.”

Shaggy hairstyles can be worn straight or wavy, but transitioning from one style to another, such as shags to bobs, isn’t always a success. Her recommendation is to honor your texture and pick a shorter length and shape that you’ll be happy with.

When it comes to styling products, Newsome suggests using a salt spray, a texture or wave spray, or cream for your shaggy hair. These products effortlessly bring out movement in the hair and can add volume when used properly.

There are so many ways to approach a short shaggy bob cut. To get what you’re opting for, bring lots of images of short shaggy bobs to show to your stylist.

So before your next hair appointment, check out these photos of the hottest, trendiest short shaggy bob hairstyles and haircuts.

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jaw length shaggy bob cut
Instagram @mainpointsalon

#1: Jaw-Length Shaggy Bob

A jaw-length shaggier bob flatters square and oblong face shapes. Parted in the center, a modern shag haircut frames and softens the face. Don’t forget to jazz your hair up with texture and subtle waves if needed.

#2: Lived-In and Textured Shaggy Bob

You’ll love the soft sexiness of a lived-in and textured shaggy bob. Techniques like point and slide cutting can get you the desired wispy shape. Take my advice and find a great hairdresser so your cut falls right into place. If you don’t have any natural movement, you can use a curling iron to add some quickly. Don’t forget to leave the ends out when you curl for a modern finish.

#3: Bold Copper Shaggy Bob

A bold copper shaggy bob will give your hair movement and interest. This is a great style choice to change up your one-length bob. When in doubt, you can start small, with just a bit of layers added at your salon visit. If you love the texture you can always have more added at your next appointment. A beautiful copper will add add an extra pop to your shaggy bob.

Fun Razor Cut Shaggy Bob with Curtain Bangs
Instagram @addieraehair

#4: Fun Razor Cut Shaggy Bob with Curtain Bangs

You’ll style up in a fun razor cut shaggy bob with curtain bangs. If you’re going to try this cut be prepared for lots of layering and texture. A razor cut gives you lots of shag so I recommend this style for straight or slightly wavy hair. If you’re weak in the temple areas or have hair loss there, adding curtain bangs to your shaggy bob can help solve this problem. A curtain bang is wider and will make your hair appear thicker in these areas.

Short Youthful Shaggy French Bob
Instagram @gencdoganay

#5: Youthful Shaggy French Bob

If you have finer hair and want to add some volume to your short bob, try adding so feathered layering to your cut. The softer ends will help your cut from looking choppy. The layers will also take some weight off your ends, allowing more volume up top. Don’t forget to ask your stylist for their recommended root lift. You can also try Big and Sexy root pump.

#6: Platinum Shaggy Bob on a Short Haircut

A platinum shaggy bob on a short haircut will help you get lots of body and movement on fine and thin hair. You may ask your stylist to use a razor or point cutting technique to create the texture throughout. Pair the textured tresses with soft waves and light finishing spray for extra hold.

#7: Short to Medium Shag Haircut

A short to medium shag haircut is good for either straight or curly hair. It is easy to style and necessitates a low-maintenance, requiring a haircut every 3 to 4 months.

#8: Back View of a Shaggy Short Bob

The back view of a shaggy short bob is modern and stylish. It’s a great option to make you look younger, and it is a cut that can be adapted for any occasion.

#9: Short Shaggy Asymmetrical Bob

A short shaggy asymmetrical bob has both short parts and more elongated parts. The idea is that these disconnected ends create a very edgy look with a modern touch.

Dark brown short shaggy hair
Instagram @salsalhair

#10: Dark Brown Short Shaggy Hair

A dark brown short shaggy hair is perfect for all types of textured and all kinds of lengths. The dark brown hue brings a sophisticated and elegant look to the modern haircut.

#11: Short Shaggy Bob for Thick Hair

A short shag-like bob for thick hair is a smart way to remove bulk. A shag cut adds body with texture and dimension and is low-maintenance. Try Texture Tonic by Aveda for a lived-in style.

short shaggy choppy bob for women
Instagram @eblackdoeshair

#12: Short Shaggy Choppy Bob

Part a short shag choppy bob haircut down the middle and pair it with long curtain bangs. It creates a style that opens up your face, accentuating the cheekbones. Finish the look with a warm balayage to complement a light skin tone.

#13: Shaggy Bob for Wavy, Short Hair

A shaggy bob for wavy, short hair works on both younger and older women. Feel free to upgrade its texture by adding a dimensional blonde hair color. Shags like this demand higher maintenance, requiring you to visit a salon every 4-6 weeks.

short shaggy bob cut for women
Instagram @yukistylist

#14: Short Shaggy Bob Cut

A short shaggy bob cut can make fine hair appear fuller and livelier! A short shaggy bob chop, when jazzed up with a lot of texture, results in a tousled style. To enhance the definition, finish it off with a texturizing spray.

short shaggy inverted bob
Instagram @rute_boazhair

#15: Short Shaggy Inverted Bob

A shaggy and short inverted bob looks best when partnered with waves because the wavy style gives the hair fullness and life. The shaggy hair cut and style are ideal on tresses with blonde highlights as the combo creates a chic dimension.

messy short shaggy bob for older women
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#16: Messy Short Shaggy Bob for Older Women

The textured waves in a shaggy short bob for older women resemble a messy, undone style with a youthful edge. A short bob that’s shaggy brings hair back to life! For women with thinning locks, this style creates an illusion of greater density.

👉 See more shaggy hairstyles for older women.

#17: Shaggy Short Bob for Round Faces

The shaggy short bob cut for round faces looks great when worn with glasses. Shaggy haircuts look best with texture added to it. There’s also an added fringe to break up the roundness of the face.

ear length shaggy bob cut
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#18: Ear-Length Shaggy Bob

Rock an ear-length bob that’s shaggy if you want a haircut that’s easy to style! A short chop with a soft wavy texture softens a square face shape and is ideal for women with thick hair.

short shaggy bob haircut for fine hair
Instagram @mainpointsalon

#19: Short Shag Bob Haircut for Fine Hair

A short shaggy bob haircut for fine hair suits most face shapes. A shaggy hairstyle opens up the face, enhancing its features. When styling, spritz the locks with a salt spray to boost the texture.

blonde short shaggy layered bob cut
Instagram @hairartbyjude

#20: Blonde Short Shaggy Layered Bob

A short and shaggy layered bob adds drama to straight hair. When amped up with texture and waves, the funky style forms movement and subtle volume. To achieve a fresher edge, paint it a sandy ash blonde.

#21: Short Layered Shag-Like Bob

Add a wispy fringe to a short layered shag-like bob to enhance the grow-out process. The bangs suit the movement of a wavy shag. A short shaggy bob hairstyle is easy to mimic, which makes it great for an everyday look.

short shaggy bob haircut for curly hair
Instagram @celladiggshair

#22: Short Curly Shaggy Bob

A short and curly shaggy bob gives curly textures more definition. Pair it with bangs to reduce the thickness of the hair while framing the face. Curls tend to get dry and frizzy, so use a moisturizer or conditioner.

👉 See more curly bob with bangs hairstyle ideas.

#23: Shaggy Bob for Short Thin Hair

A shaggy bob for short, thin hair creates a flowy, effortless style. To recreate a bob, ask for subtle shaggy layers and short bangs.

#24: Chin-Length Shaggy Bob

A chin-length shaggy bob and beach waves are a perfect match. The wavy texture intensifies the movement of the hair. To achieve its shaggiest style, use a curling iron and hairspray.

very short bob with shaggy layers
Instagram @janecutz

#25: Very Short Bob with Shaggy Layers

A very short bob with shaggy layers can you help hair look like it has a thicker density. It even offers a more voluminous finish with movement and texture. Like other shaggy bob haircuts, always opt for a bob that is ideal for thin, fine hair.

#26: Very Short Shaggy Bob

A very short shaggy bob gives hair lots of movement and texture. Adding bangs gives it a vintage vibe. To boost its appearance, opt for a shaggy haircut if you have a naturally wavy texture.

short shaggy bob haircut
Instagram @hirohair

#27: Short Shaggy Bob Haircut

Pairing a short shaggy bob haircut with a middle part will look good on most face shapes. It’s the perfect balance to accentuate facial features. Add waves to create a soft and modern style.

#28: Shorter Shaggy Bob

A shorter shaggy bob with a micro fringe parted in the center is a classic way to bring back the vintage ’70s trend. The natural texture works best on wavy or curly hair.

#29: Short Inverted Shaggy Bob

A short inverted shaggy bob is ideal if you have thin, fine hair. Chic ladies who love wavy hair will enjoy wearing this. Add a few blonde pieces for a more radiant finish.

Short shaggy bob with bangs
Instagram @maurilima_

#30: Short Shaggy Bob with Bangs

A short, shaggy bob with bangs looks best when styled with tousled waves and volume. Ask your stylist if you have the correct amount of texture for a shaggy, tousled bob.

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