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 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-length shaggy bob. 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.
#1: Bardot Bangs on a Very Short Shag
Short shaggy bob hairstyles are perfect for those with thinner hair density. Such hairstyles can provide you with lots of voluminous body and movement. This happens when the length of your hair is brought up, and textured crown layers are added. Pair your shaggy bob with some bottleneck bangs that frame your face. These bangs accentuate your eyes and shape your glasses perfectly.
#2 Shaggy Short Bob for Round Faces
The shaggy short bob cut for round faces looks great. Shaggy haircuts look best with texture added. There’s also an added fringe to break up the roundness of the face.
#3 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. This short, shaggy bob style hairdo is ideal on tresses with blonde highlights as the combo creates a chic dimension.
#4 Shaggy Bob for Wavy, Short Hair
A shaggy bob for wavy, short hair works on younger and older women. Feel free to upgrade its texture by adding a dimensional copper hair color. Shags like this demand higher maintenance, requiring you to visit a salon every 4-6 weeks.
#5 Back View of Balayage Shaggy Short Bob
If you are looking for a combination of a bob, short and with a shaggy cut, here’s an idea. The back view of a shaggy short bob is modern and stylish. It’s a great option to make you look younger and a cut that can be adapted for any occasion.
#6 Angled Short Shag Haircut
A short shag haircut is good for straight or curly hair. It’s easy to style and requires a low-maintenance haircut every 3 to 4 months.
#7: 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.
#8 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 for this type of short, shaggy-style bob cut.
#9: Messy and Tousled Shaggy Bob
A tousled bob gives a youthful feel. If your hair is naturally textured, keep it long enough to maintain your curls. If you need to add texture, use a tong. Allow the tonged hair to cool, then shake it for a more natural look. To achieve a beach-inspired finish, apply sea salt spray and let it dry.
#10: Asymmetrical Undercut Bob with Layers
If you’re looking for a bold hairstyle with an edge, try this asymmetrical undercut bob. This haircut blends the features of a pixie cut while still keeping the traditional bob shape. If you have thick or coarse hair, this style will suit you well. To achieve the pronounced contrast, use hair clippers to ensure the undercut is short enough.
#11: Lived-In and Textured Shaggy Bob
You’ll love the soft charm of a lived-in and textured shaggy bob. Techniques like point and slide cutting can get you the desired wispy shape. Please 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. To finish styling a bob with short shag layers, leave the ends out when you curl.
#12: Bold Copper Shaggy Bob
A bold copper shaggy bob, short in length, will give your hair movement and interest. This bob cut – short and shaggy – is a great style choice to change up your one-length hair. When in doubt, you can start small, with just some 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 an extra pop to your shaggy bob.
#13: Fun Razor Cut Shaggy Bob with Curtain Bangs
You’ll style up in a fun razor-cut shaggy bob with curtain bangs. If you try this short bob with a shaggy texture, be prepared for lots of layering. 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, adding curtain bangs to your shaggy bob can help solve this problem. A curtain bang is wider, making your hair appear thicker in these areas.
#14: Youthful Shaggy French Bob
If you have finer hair and want to add some volume to your short bob, add feathered layering to your cut. The softer ends will help prevent your cut from looking choppy. The layers will also take some weight off your ends, allowing more volume up top. Remember to ask your stylist for their recommended root lift. You can also try Root Pump Plus Humidity Resistant Volumizing Spray Mousse when styling a short shag-infused bob.
#15: 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, 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.
#16: Short Shaggy Asymmetrical Bob
A short, shaggy asymmetrical bob has both short parts and more elongated parts. The idea of this uneven bob haircut, short and shaggy, is that these disconnected ends create a very edgy look with a modern touch.
#17: Dark Brown Short Shaggy Hair
A dark brown short shaggy hair is perfect for all types of textures and lengths. The dark brown hue gives the modern haircut a sophisticated and elegant look.
#18: 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.
#19: 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. A short, shaggy version of a bob cut looks great with a warm balayage to complement a light skin tone.
#20: 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. This bob cut of short, shaggy style is best defined with the help of a texturizing spray.
#21: Messy Short Shaggy Bob for Older Women
The textured waves in a shaggy short bob cut 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.
#22: Ear-Length Shaggy Bob
Rock an ear-length bob that’s shaggy if you want a haircut that’s easy to style! A short haircut in shaggy bob style with a soft, wavy texture softens a square face shape and is ideal for women with thick hair.
#23: 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. Spritz the locks with a salt spray to boost the texture when styling.
#24: 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.
#25: 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.
#26: 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.
#27: 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.
#28: Very Short Bob with Shaggy Layers
A very short bob hair style with shaggy layers can 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 ideal for thin, fine hair.
#29: 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.
#30: 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.
#31: 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.
#32: 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.
#33: 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.