16 Cute Bob With Side Bangs You’ll Want to Try

Bob with side bangs

A bob with side bangs is a women’s short hairstyle styled with layered bangs that go down towards the side of the face. For those with goals to achieve a dramatic girl-next-door look, this is the perfect time to welcome short locks with a side fringe!

Celebrity it-girls Emily Ratajkowski, Khloe Kardashian, Gabrielle Union, and Karlie Kloss hugely approve the bob with side bangs! It’s super chic, mysterious, and has an overall delicate and romantic feel – just a few reasons why this bob style is approved by celebrities.

Amazingly flattering to all face shapes, side bangs that sweep away from your face can add a bit of contrast and highlight your eyes and cheekbones. Plus, when paired with texture such as beach waves, these bangs blend seamlessly for that enhanced carefree image.

The versatility is just plain awesome. As these layers grow, you don’t have to worry about an awkward grow-out phase because they’ll go easily into the rest of your hair.

Kansas City hairstylist Madalyn Myers has done the wonders of a side fringe on all bob lengths and textures – curls, waves, and even blunt straight hair. Long or short, these side pieces do well in softening and complementing most modern hairstyles while adding movement to your tresses.

Gift yourself a spotlight-ready update with this bombshell bob. Check out the hottest bob with side bangs hairstyles right here!

Inverted Bob

Inverted bob with side bangs
Instagram @the.w.beauty

Made famous by the punk rocks, inverted bangs bring life to your hair by boosting volume and body. The side bangs add a nice touch of delicate framing to your face.

Short Bob

Short bob with side bangs
Instagram @evita_rammos_salon

This bob that can be toe to toe with a pixie cut is indeed flexible and can adjust to your easy-going lifestyle. Manageable and great on the eyes, the only thing to watch out is keeping everything in place when grow-outs would happen.

Medium Bob

Medium bob with side bangs
Instagram @cosmobychan

A shoulder-length bob is for everyone to try. Silky, straight hair shows off the glorious choco color of your mane, with some bangs to give you that youthful glow.

Graduated Bob

Graduated bob with long side bangs
Instagram @marycandelariaahair

As short as it may seem, long strands are the star of this graduated bob. A lengthier trim can lessen frizz, resulting in a face-framing fabulous hair!

Side Bangs and Layers

Bob with side bangs and layers
Instagram @chrisjones_hair

Long layers arranged in such sweeping motion creates a more dynamic look for this side bangs. The caramel highlights are much more showcased in this feathered, messy style.

Bob for Thick Hair

Bob with side bangs for thick hair
Instagram @ashdoesyourhair

While some are wary that having your thick hair cut into a bob would make all those strands appear all frayed, adding layers will lighten it up. Tapered layers can help in keeping everything in place while the side-swept bangs are there to offer its face-framing abilities.

Angled Bob

Angled bob with side bangs
Instagram @deniisu

The angular cut inclined towards the face can either flatter your features or make them look overly expressed, resulting in a less charming look. Side-swept feathered bangs are here to balance out the motion of the cut, bringing the whole look together.

Sew In Bob

Sew in bob with side bangs
Instagram @themadisoncollection

Slay the sew-in bob by finding the right cut, texture, and color of the weave that best matches your hair. The side bangs come in handy as this arrangement can cover up the detailed edges of sew-in that you’re wearing.

The Lob

Lob with side swept bangs
Instagram @pinkhairedstylist

The way the side bangs cover a part of your face suggests mystery and a stern aura. This, accompanied by an elegantly highlighted lob, is the look that would go very well with middle-aged ladies.

A-Line Bob

A line bob with side bangs
Instagram @tiffanyjordan_hair

An excellent drape that flatters your face, those bangs are a phenomenal addition to your geometrical cut! A shorter back trim provides excellent leverage for more bounce and a dynamic look that makes your features pop out more.

Shoulder Length Bob

Shoulder length bob with side bangs
Instagram @skylyrthehairartist

Long bangs swept to the side would make a beautiful curtain that flatters your face. With locks falling just at the shoulders, this elegant look is achieved that is also manageable and youthful.

Long Bob

Long bob with side bangs
Instagram @marci_and_the_mane

A much-sophisticated lob is what your ginger hair needs to have that shape that can give you a lively appearance. Delicate curls on this long bob along with the side bangs add weight to the whole style.

Layered Bob

Q&A with style creator, Alexander Carbonell
Hair Stylist @ Studio Fix by Alex Carbonell in Makati, MLA

How would you describe this look?

What I really love about the whole look is the posh and trendiest feel of the short bob. The outline is just around the chin. I created a very precise bob on a 45° angle for volume. Then, I texturized the cut by doing the back-combing cutting technique.

This results in a more jagged feel, and the color completed the cut. This is the exciting part, achieving this classy pink – not so vibrant or bright or neon but just a very subtle satin pink.

The challenge was to pre-lighten to a pale yellow making sure to maintain the integrity of the hair condition. After two sessions using Ordeve Blonde bleach, toning was essential. Violet Tone was used to achieve the silver-gray toning or reflect. Right after, we used Revlon Professional Satinescent to make the satin-pink reflect. It’s pink with silver underlying reflect.

Any advice for someone considering it?

When doing chemical sessions that can damage both scalp and hair, my tips are as follows:

Use beautifying oil by Aveda for scalp comfort before, after, and days after the bleach session. The Revlon Equave conditioning leave-in spray is good for equalizing and adding moisture to the hair. For shampoo, use Aveda Color Conserve and Aveda Damage Remedy Masque for hair strengthening.

Before you blast-dry, add volumizing tonic onto the scalp – Aveda light elements on the shaft until the ends for shine. Style with wax and light spray for a definition of layers.

When you maintain pastel and satin-finished color, visit your colorists every 3-4 weeks for a color gloss or color retouch – 5-10 minutes will be sufficient to refresh the shade.

Mid Length Bob

Mid length bob with side swept bangs
Instagram @cindyhstyles

Q&A with style creator, Cindy Hunt
Independent Hairstylist @ Sara’s Shear Sensations in Circleville, OH


How would you describe this look?

I created a soft layered bob and balayaged her in foils. She doesn’t get her haircut or colored very often. So it was important to give her a style and color that grows out nicely and doesn’t require a lot of upkeep.

Bangs soften any look, so I gave her sultry side-swept bangs and heavily textured the ends. I finished her cut by texturizing her ends just a little to keep her layers from looking too blunt and soften the overall look.

Any advice for someone considering it?

I curled her hair with a 1″ curling iron, then brushed through and sprayed Joico Finishing Texture Spray, which I love. It helps define curls and gives just enough texture without making it stiff, and it smells great too!

Because her hair lays nicely without curls, she could “blow and go”. Or, simply spray a texturing spray all over and rough it up with her hands to give a tousled look. To keep it straight and smooth, finish with a shine spray.

Textured Bob

Q&A with style creator, Charles Lane
Owner / Hairstylist @ Brand Charles NYC in Orlando, FL


How would you describe this look?

This is a short, textured bob. It is for the progressive woman who wants sassy, fun, and sexy hair. This cut is trendy and has a great foundation for a balayage to achieve a beachy look. What I like about this cut is the fact that it is excellent for the summer easy to style.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This cut looks good on anyone. Of course, there are different textures, but you shouldn’t have any fear! With the right texturizing technique, this cut is suitable for most curl patterns. This haircut allows options in the bang/fringe area.

Blunt Bob

Q&A with style creator, Vanessa Palomino
Hair Stylist @ Gila Rūt Aveda Salons in San Diego, CA


How would you describe this look?

This is a classic, blunt one-length bob with side-swept bangs, and this is her natural hair color.

Any advice for someone considering it?

I really try and inform my clients that confidence is everything with short hair! This does require styling a round brush smooth or flat-ironed look. All hair types can rock this look, just depends if the client wants to be styling it every day.

It’s a 6-week maintenance cut and bangs every 3 weeks. Side bangs give instant youthfulness. My motto is that bangs are free botox; it hides everything on the forehead!