16 Eye-Catching Undercut Bob Haircuts To Consider

Undercut Bob Haircuts

An undercut bob is a women’s short haircut that features length on top while the back or sides are cut or faded close to the skin underneath the hair. If you’re up for a funky yet feminine and subtle cut, the day has come for you to get introduced to the edgiest hairstyle there is!

First things first – “before you get an undercut, ask your stylist if they think it would suit you, [as] it completely changes your hair density,” Florida-based hairstylist and owner of Boho House Salon, Michele Sanford, shares exclusively.

“An undercut bob is going to always give a slimmer look. A low undercut will give you more weight, whereas a high undercut will give you much less hair. It’s one of the most effective and prettiest ways that my pixie clients grow out their hair,” she tells us.

With this in mind, checking what type of hair you have would be extra helpful, especially if you’re dealing with lots of hair! “[Undercuts] are best for thick hair. A lot of weight gets removed with sides and back being undercut, [allowing] thicker hair to be more manageable.”

As for your must-have styling products, she recommends “texture sprays or anything that adds definition, movement, or texture.” This way, you’ll look as first-rate as when Malin Akerman, Chloe Sevigny, Jada Pinkett-Smith, and Ellie Goulding sported an undercut with their bob haircuts!

With its high approval from ladies all around, it’s not a surprise that a ton of cuts and styling ways for this trend are already available today. Check these popular images of an undercut bob for your next idea to show your hairdresser!

Stacked Undercut Bob

Stacked Undercut Bob
Instagram @justinpierson88

You can opt for an undercut stacked bob like this to cover up the shaved back and sides while the longer locks are asymmetrically arranged at the top layers. The black to fuchsia ombre is the cherry on top to this pleasing guise.

Side Undercut Bob

Side Undercut Bob
Instagram @jessyjinstylist

Longer fringes at the back frames the whole ‘do while the blunt cut that covers the shaved parts offers a fresh arthouse vibe. This side undercut bob is easy to maintain and gives all the comfort you need, try one to see your fit!

Undercut Bob for Curly Hair

Undercut Bob for Curly Hair
Instagram @drezasantos

Curly hair contributes to the softness and texture of the look while an undercut gives the sharpness and neatness. With this undercut bob for curly hair, the shaved hair is accented toward the nape which gives it a slimmer appearance.

Long Undercut Bob

Long Undercut Bob
Instagram @gerilynghaisarzadeh

A long undercut bob that falls just over the shoulder for a feminine look then the undercut gives the much-needed grit. Center parting works well with these types of cut.

Inverted Undercut Bob

Inverted Undercut Bob
Instagram @shmoakin_hair

Tapered ends make the strands of this undercut inverted bob feathered. Add the undercut and you’ve got loads of interesting things to look at.

Undercut Pixie Bob

Undercut Pixie Bob
Instagram @courtneyxcentrichair

You can now work your way between a bob and an undercut pixie cut with this one! An undercut beneath a pixie cut is the ultimate edgy look while the bob with long bangs give a feminine touch.

Short Undercut Bob

Short Undercut Bob
Instagram @styledbysamrae

A blunt-edged cut can be so unflattering but its revolutionary look is what’s so attractive about it. The volumized look achieved through brushing with hairdryer adds the body to this short undercut bob.

Undercut Angled Bob

Take your usual angled bob to a whole new level by adding a playful undercut! May it be at the back, around the sides or all over your head, the bob that falls effortlessly will soften your look and contribute to the volume and texture of the whole do.

Q&A with style creator, Cassie Wilson
Hair Stylist / Colorist @ Montage Hair Studio in Las Vegas, NV

How would you describe this look?

This look is such a sexy classic look for women. It says edgy and classy all at once. I love this cut on solid colored clients. Either all brown or all blonde is my favorite. It really shows off the cut. You can see all the detail and sharp lines.

It’s also really fun to style because you can change it up. For someone who wears their hair straight, you can flat iron it out and round brush in the back for volume. Or you could add a little curl to the front to give it a more textured look. Even better if the client has a little natural curl to their hair.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Products for this cut are quite simple. I use a styling cream and a root lift before drying it. Then, always finish off with a little pomade and a drop of oil. I rub between my hands really good then run my hand through the hair and ends. This helps to shine and to piece out the front a little bit.

I would say this hair cut is great for people with medium to thick hair. It’s definitely a harder cut to style. If you aren’t one to really do your hair at all, this might not be for you. Unless you do have a little bit of natural wave, it could be cute air-dried with the right product.

For the face shape – I would say oval or heart shape because it’s something that’s really gonna open the face-up. Especially if the person has strong features, it always tends to look great on them. Overall, this is a great cut that’s definitely for the edgier person or someone who can make a statement and be confident with their hair!

Undercut Bob with Bangs

Undercut Bob with Bangs
Instagram @nayweenie

Q&A with style creator, Nadine Cabins
Hair Stylist / Colorist @ Carlton Hair in Montclair, CA


How would you describe this look?

My client and I were really inspired with sort of a ’90s bowl cut but wanted to make it feminine by adding tons of texture and dropping the length to the bottom of her occipital bone instead of making it straight all the way around.

I blow-dried her hair with Bumble and Bumble thickening spray then spraying Bumble and Bumble surf spray for a lived-in textured look.

Any advice for someone considering it?

I definitely would recommend this cut for a variety of hair types but for different reasons. With thick coarse hair, you’re gonna get a lot of texture and volume with this cut but will need to style it daily with a texture spray like Bumble and Bumble surf spray or a pomade.

For someone with fine hair, you’re gonna get more movement in the hair, a little more bounce, and body by using an aerosol texture spray like dry spun by Bumble and Bumble. You’ll have different looks for different hair types but still very cute, feminine and a modern twist on a ’90s classic.

Shaved Undercut Bob

Shaved Undercut Bob
Instagram @tomomi_iwata

A lot of striking features for this style shows how a complex look can work for you. An a-line bob makes the back much rounder while the undercut presents itself, making the look more interesting. A banded blonde-brunette colored hair matches this wild cut.

Q&A with style creator, Tomomi Iwata
Hair Stylist @ Hair by Tomomi in Munich, DE


How would you describe this look?

This is a hairstyle with a full contrast (that means the length and color). It looks like an angeled down bob, but if she tucks behind her ear, you can see the part of the undercut. For the color, I made painting highlights, so it still looks natural after growing out.

I recommend it to everyone who has a lot of hair or thick hair because it is easy to style by yourself.

Any advice for someone considering it?

It depends on the lifestyle. For example, my client has a kid, so she doesn’t have enough time for herself. This style is very easy to take care because you don’t need to blowout and any styling would suit. Just a rough dry finish is ok. Also, if you do a bun, it’s going to show the undercut part and would be much cooler.

Undercut Bob for Thick Hair

Undercuts work well with thick hair as this helps in keeping your hair at bay. Wavy fringes add texture and attitude to the cut.

Q&A with style creator, Kristin Bertolini
Salon Owner / Hair Stylist @ Rebel Roots LLC in West Hartford, CT


How would you describe this look?

I absolutely love the texture! Every stylist loves a client who sits in the chair and says “I trust you, have fun”. That is this client – she has a lot of hair and wants to stay away from anything that makes her look like a mom.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Because of the full undercut, this cut favors those with a lot of straight (or loose wavy) hair especially when it comes to ease of styling (a little texture spray and you’re out the door). Finer haired clients will have to spend a little more time with daily styling. As with any bob, especially because of the undercut, there is a bit more maintenance this cut requires (move visits to the salon).

Soft Undercut Bob

Soft Undercut Bob
Instagram @tanyalonghair

Q&A with style creator, Tanya Long
Hair Stylist @ Hair by Tanya in Dorset, UK


How would you describe this look?

This cut is a blunt bob with an alternative twist. Undercuts have definitely played a part in recent years, and with her hair being so thick, it removes weight as well as show off a cheeky edge to the finish. Her color is natural.

Any advice for someone considering it?

If someone wanted this look, I would say go for it, but it comes with maintenance which isn’t for people who arent 6-8 weekers. The undercut is the main feature, but it needs to be looked after. If you have curly hair, you can achieve this look but you will have to blowdry/smooth the hair to make it look sharp.

Heat protection products will be advised to keep it looking healthy. I used Label.m Anti-Frizz Balm to help smooth it out but also keep the humidity at bay. Obviously, consider your job whether you’ll be allowed to wear it for work.

Asymmetrical Undercut Bob

Q&A with style creator, Emma Rose
Owner / Hairstylist @ Emma Rose Hair Design in Woking, UK


How would you describe this look?

I love this cut and it was so much fun to do. As a stylist, I really enjoy thinking outside the box when cutting hair.

The look is an asymmetrical bob with an undercut. My client already had the splash of color on the left-hand side, and as a stylist who very much believes a hair cut and hair color should go hand in hand, I used the blonde streak and made it part of the style – slicing through the layers to give that blonde panel an edgy effect. I love the way this gives the cut more texture.

I also love the undercut on the style, as it takes out a lot of weight allowing the hair to sit perfectly.

Any advice for someone considering it?

If you want this look, the first thing you need is confidence! It’s not for everyone as it will definitely turn a few heads! It is however fairly low maintenance as all the texture allows you the option to wear it tousled as well as sleek (like in the photo). As it is a ’rounder’ shape, the ideal client would have an oval or longer shaped face, but a professional adapts to their canvas.

One thing is for sure, you can’t work this style without wax. My preference is a dry wax, but with you, all that slicing and dicing you need to work through those ends to separate the texture and funk it up! As I stated before, to carry it off, you need to be prepared to stand out from the crowd.

Hidden Undercut Bob

Trying out a  shave especially for ladies is a fearful first experience. Good thing this geometrical hair tattoo is well hidden but shines as your part your layered bob away, just like treasure!

Q&A with style creator, Katrina Velte
Barber / Stylist @ Allora Salon and Spa in Victor, NY


How would you describe this look?

This look consists of parting the sections that you don’t want to cut away from the section that you will shave off. What’s cool about this is that not only will it keep you cooler in the summer months, but it will also take care of those cowlicks that so many of us dread!

You can also add a design flair to it whether it be the shaved in design or the color to add more of a bold flair! In this picture, my client started out with a bunch of babylights. Her natural hair color is dark, but as she continued her upkeep appointments, we accessorized her hair with other complementary colors that fit her personality. Then, we took it a step further and introduced her an undercut with a design she found online.

Undercuts can range in price depending on your personality and how much of that personality you want to express! It’s a form of art that encompasses your overall look.

Undercut bobs can be super fun for someone who wants a drastic change, but at the same time, has the versatility not to show it!

Any advice for someone considering it?

The best advice I give to any new potential clients is to schedule yourself for a consultation. Normally consultations are complimentary, and if you have any questions, you have the time to ask them. It’s also the best time to interview your artistic stylist and see if they would be a match for your expression! You don’t want someone who doesn’t have a portfolio of clientele and find out that they can’t really do the things you want them to do on your hair. That would be a costly mistake for you.

Also, do some research! Look at other pictures of undercut bobs on Instagram! Normally, you can find your artistic stylist on Instagram or other social media pages and attached to their profile is their portfolio of what they can do! You can even do a quick Q&A directly to them to ask for advice or simply ask them if they would be willing to do your hair!

They can even go over products to achieve one of the pictures you were fond of on their page! Some people ask, what about just going through the reviews where the stylist is located? I’m personally not for that because it’s based on the overall experience of the establishment that individual has and not normally what they experienced with their stylist. So it can be misleading, and you might miss out on a cool hairdo from a savvy hairdresser. It’s always cool to know ahead of time the environment is a match made in heaven!

Pricing can be a concern. It boils down to how well you do your research. Allow your stylist to break down how much your cut will be, along with the products you’ll be using to achieve the look you’re going for. Also, ask for a price breakdown on maintenance.

Usually, in 3 weeks time, your hair will show that it grew out. That means the cut will be distorted and any cowlicks or weird looking hair flings will come out! So please make sure you can fit in your budget to maintain the cut! It’s definitely an investment of your money and time!

Graduated Undercut Bob

Graduated Undercut Bob
Instagram @laurynwardhair

Q&A with style creator, Lauryn Ward
Hair Stylist @ Hare & Rabbit Hair Salon in Nottingham, UK


How would you describe this look?

This look I created is a textured and layered concaved bob with an edgy style to it. It’s shaved at the side and underneath with a voluminous blowdry and textured finish. My favorite thing about this look is the shaven sides and the vibrancy of this color, as it stands out from most regular hair colors and styles.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This look can be high maintenance due to shape, layering, and the shaven bit growing out, so it is a cut that will need to be kept up on and regularly cut. My client’s hair is fine but also has a medium amount of it, so this cut tends to make her hair look thicker.

My client has an oval face shape, so this cut works well and frames the face and jaw very well. For styling, I would consider a messy but smooth look, as you still would like it to look neat but with the texture to show off the shape and layering. For products, I would choose waxes and texture sprays to define the look and keep it in place.

Undercut Bob for Fine Hair

Undercut Bob for Fine Hair
Instagram @de.ja.hue

Q&A with style creator, Olivia Arendt
Stylist / Balayage Artist @ Scotia Salon in Marietta, GA


How would you describe this look?

Jessica’s hair is extremely thick, so we always remove most of her bulk by undercutting. Then, I texturize the remaining hair by slicing and chipping into it, as this adds texture and movement but also removes bulk and thickness.

For the color, she had previously had a completely platinum look but this time I added a shadow root and dragged it down to make a softer grow out. That’s why it’s easier to maintain.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This is such a cool look – I just love it. You really need to have a decent amount of thickness and texture to your hair to pull this off. The great thing about it is that it works with all different face shapes because you can add volume, height, or remove weight where you need it.

Here I used a Holographic styling serum called Illuminati. This is great for Jessica’s hair because it helps to soften and add shine.