Whether you’re young or old or have a thin or thick hair type, one thing most of us have in common is we want hair that’s beautiful. That’s all. And that’s where the latest hair trend comes in. Stacked inverted bob cuts are long towards the front and have stacked layers at the back. It’s ideal for boosting volume while getting rid of extra bulk.
To help you decide which bob to go for, stylist Carissa Blanchard from Virginia is sharing some pro tips.
“My number one rule is to commit to returning to the salon every 6-8 weeks for a trim,” says Blanchard. “The stacked inverted bob haircut is very high-maintenance, and it can get very heavy in the front if you let it grow out too long.”
To determine if your current cut can turn into a long or short stacked bob, consider the length of your hair in the front. “If your haircut is short in the front and long in the back, I would grow the front out first,” explains Blanchard. “I’ll make sure it at least touches the shoulders for a strong angle of the bob cut,” she adds.
When it comes to styling, Blanchard chooses the R+Co Continental Glossing Wax. “It’s great for giving a sleek look or even for adding texture and movement when the hair is dry.”
Before your next hair appointment, check out these popular images of stacked inverted bob cuts!
#1: The Cutest Short Stacked Bob
Shorter layers at the back, longer ones at the front—here’s the cutest stacked bob for short hair that you’ll love to try! With your natural root volume, it’ll give your fine tresses a flawless curve and shape. To boost its eye-catching aspect, choose a dark ash blonde hue as your hair color.
#2: Stacked and Inverted Auburn Bob
Try this stacked and inverted bob if you want an easy edgy haircut. Adding a beautiful auburn color can give your haircut extra fun! The only drawback is that reds can fade quickly and might require more regular visits to the salon.
#3: Very Dark Stacked Bob
Go for a classic style with a very dark stacked bob. If your hair is thick, having weight taken out at the nape and crown will help remove heaviness. It will also make styling easier. The A-line shape adds length around your face and will give the illusion of a slimmer appearance.
#4: Sleek Vanilla Blonde Inverted Bob Cut
A classic ladies’ style like a sleek vanilla blonde inverted bob cut has been around for a long time. I recommend this style for ladies with a round face, as the long fringe gives the illusion of a longer face. This also suits those with finer hair, as it will sit well. If your hair is thicker, you can take weight out by thinning it or having an undercut to make the bob sit a lot sleeker. If you can, I would run the straighteners through it to smooth it out and wear your hair more confidently.
#5: Neck-Length Blonde Stacked Bob
A neck-length stacked bob is a classic cut that women love. With the length shorter at the back and longer in the front, it gives this cut and edgy vibe. Round brush your blonde hair for some beautiful volume!
#6: Jet Black Inverted Stacked Bob Style
If you can pull off ultra-smooth hair, an inverted stacked bob is the best way to show off your silhouette. It elevates the bob and adds a touch of sharpness, to a polished style.
#7: Sleek Red-Brown Inverted Bob Style
Try a sleek red-brown inverted bob style if you’re looking for a rich warm color and a classic style. The key to creating the volume in the back is to cut layers and add texture. This helps you to be able to style your hair with the most volume possible!
#8: Long Stacked Inverted Bob
This long stacked inverted bob is ideal for women with thick hair. “It features a long neck hairline, and it’s cute, sassy, and easy to style,” says senior stylist Marisol Wade of Temecula, CA.
Wade says to make sure you have a flat iron and at least an extra 20 minutes to smooth it out. “Maintain this look by going back for a clean-up every 6-8 weeks. Have fun with the messy style! Amp up your straight hair by throwing some curls in here and there,” Wade notes.
#9: Platinum Blonde Inverted Stacked Bob
Try a platinum blonde inverted stacked bob to take your existing bob to the next level. If your hair is falling flat and not giving you the volume you’re looking for, ask your stylist at your next appointment for a stacked inverted bob.
#10: Auburn Inverted Stacked Bob Cut
An auburn inverted stacked bob cut is a sophisticated choice. A stack is beautiful in and of itself but when auburn is added into the mixture, this combination will turn heads. A low stack hugs the nape nicely without needing too many layers. Add some coppery highlights to the auburn base color for a gorgeous dimensional red.
#11: Platinum Stacked Bob with Side-Swept Bangs
Platinum stacked bob with side-swept bangs is sweet and quite picturesque. A blunt, sleek perimeter with texture throughout the interior creates softness while also keeping the sleekness of a classic bob.
#12: Medium-Length Stacked Inverted Bob
Featuring a medium-length stacked inverted bob, which fits your chic fashion taste! Match this chop with a shadow-rooted and dimensional blonde shade for such a divine edge. Don’t forget to ask your colorist for money pieces to add brightness around your face.
#13: Inverted and Stacked for Thin Hair
Featuring the best shoulder-length bob that’s inverted and stacked for thin hair! Curl the strands, especially the layers at the back, to create a full-bodied finish. If you have a naturally ash blonde color, consider adding warm blonde highlights to give this stacked style more shine.
#14: Stacked Funky Inverted Bob
Are you a huge fan of avant-garde haircuts? If yes, try out this stacked funky inverted bob that’s inspired by the 60’s trends. This disconnected chop features short bangs and dramatic longer strands on both sides. When styling, don’t forget to add texture at the top of your hair and securing it with a dry texture spray.
#15: Stacked Inverted Bob with Bangs
If you’re growing out a pixie cut and looking for a transitional haircut that doesn’t look awkward, then consider this short stacked inverted bob with bangs. The stacked layers add natural-looking volume and movement that you’ll love. To achieve rich-looking locks, try adding a golden brown shade on your dark base.
#16: Stacked Inverted Bob with an Undercut at the Nape
This stacked inverted bob with an undercut at the nape is super feminine. It was cut and styled by hairstylist Hanna Katajisto of Finland.
“It’s light and textured but also high in volume and multidimensional-looking,” says Katajisto. “Color supports the cut because highlights increase the effect of layers. In this stacked bob hairstyle, I love its looseness, soft lines, and beautiful, natural-looking auburn color.”
She adds, “the most important thing is visiting your hairdresser regularly so the inverted stacked bob haircut stays in shape. This stacked bob haircut fits even really thick hair because of the chopped ends but keeping the volume on top. The length of the bob frames every face shape beautifully.”
#17: Wavy Inverted Bob Haircut
For instant satisfaction, try this wavy inverted bob. The stacked layers help the ash blonde shade pop, especially when the longest strands sit above the shoulder. When you can’t decide on a short or long chop, this inverted style for wavy hair gives you options.
#18: Perfect for Blonde Fine Hair
One of the pros of a neat stacked and inverted bob is to uplift the fullness of your locks. So, here’s one stacked inverted cut where the length stops at the neckline and is perfect for women with fine hair. For older women with grey hair, you can blend them in with softer blonde babylights.
#19: Dark Layered Stacked Inverted Bob
Here’s another layered bob to ginger up your dark locks! With enough texture, this chic layered stacked inverted bob will add more volume to your mane. Aside from the fact that neck-length stacked cuts are trendy, the back view of this photo shows you how they make your hair look fuller than ever.
#20: Edgy Stacked A-Line Bob
Little to no effort is required when styling this edgy, chin-length stacked A-line bob. This is the angled bob that will benefit you if you have sleek-looking, fine hair. To keep this soft and silky, apply moisturizer to your tresses.
#21: High Stacked Inverted Bob
This high stacked inverted bob is an absolute show-stopper! This stacked cut is perfect for women with thick hair. Add in shorter layers at the back to lighten it up and create more movement. You can also ask your stylist for a subtle dimension by leaving blonde pieces on your dark base.
#22: Textured Bob for Thick Hair
Does your dense hair need to lessen its weight and length? Good thing—because this is the ideal textured bob for women with thick hair. Adding layers to an inverted bob will boost the volume and the shape of your locks. Flaunt a dimensional beige blonde to complement your fair or pale skin tone.
#23: Jaw-Length Choppy Style
You can keep a sleek and stylish bob with textured ends to balance it! If this is the exact stacked cut you’re looking for, consider the choppy style. If you have smooth hair, then adding a dark chocolate tone plus pops of balayage highlights would blend beautifully on this inverted bob. This jaw-length stacked hairstyle is great if you still want some hair to play with and aren’t ready to cut your hair short yet. This stacked haircut is great for women who want a style that’s easy to do. Because the hair is so short at the back, you really only need to worry about styling the front and the top section!
I recommend this cut to women with a round face shape because it will remove the bulk of the hair off your neck, making your face appear slimmer. This cut also looks great on an oval face shape, too. This cut is great for fine to normal hair with thin to medium thicknesses. If the hair is too coarse or thick, the cut could appear bulky/ heavy, making it harder to style.
#24: Stacked for Curly Hair
This stunning example of an inverted graduated bob for curly hair was created by master colorist and stylist Stephanie Belfi of Bellmore, NY.
Belfi says that it was kept modern by squaring off the front line slightly. “The graduation in the back adds lift and volume to the waves creating a really beautiful shape,” explains Belfi.
Most people think natural curls can just be scrunched and air-dried. To create a modern or updated look, Belfi says to use creams or lotions like Oribe’s Curl Control Silkening Cream, Curls by Definition, or Kerastase Oleo Curl Cream to bring out and enhance the natural curl pattern.
Belfi adds, “fingerstyle by creating twists around the face and diffuse using the Y.S. Park Silver Titanium Diffuser. As with any cut with a length above the shoulders, proper maintenance to reshape should occur every 4-6 weeks.”