29 Very Short Bob Haircuts for a Chic and Bold Look

Very short bob hairstyles for women
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Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

A very short bob is a haircut that’s in between a pixie and a regular bob. One could even say it’s like an extra long pixie.

I caught up with celebrity stylist Nick Stenson, a Matrix ambassador and a Senior VP for Ulta, to see what kind of advice he has for the daring cut.

First, Stenson totally recommends a very short bob cut if you want “a bold change that simplifies your routine and makes you feel empowered and stunning.”

If you check both boxes, let’s talk about the drawbacks of short bobs for women.

Stenson says going shorter might require you to re-learn or embrace a new styling routine. “Shorter cuts are often less time-consuming and just come with reduced options for changing it up,” he adds.

When getting a cut this short, Stenson says consultation is key. “The shorter the hair, the more consideration has to be made. This will state what compliments the person, their face shape, and their lifestyle.”

If the experience of getting a super short chop is new to you, going to a professional hairstylist with experience cutting very short haircuts is a must. Stenson recommends you see photos of their work first. “Seeing their work and feeling inspired with it will give you confidence as you give them permission to give you that new awesome bob!” he adds.

If you’re looking for inspiration and ideas for a super short bob, you’re in the right place. Swipe through these amazing pictures of very short bob haircuts and hairstyles!

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#1: Light Brown Ear-Length Bob

An ear-length bob suits oval, heart-shaped faces and compliments and defines the jawline. A strong perimeter can also benefit round face shapes as it helps to elongate and slim the jawline and chin. Styling can be simple with an ear-length bob, but be sure to ask your stylist how often to come for trims to maintain the shape.

Very Short Cheek-Length Bob Cut with Fringe for girls with straight hair
Instagram @raenikole

#2: Cheek-Length Bob Cut with Fringe

Channel Parisian charm with this cheek-length French bob with fringe. French bobs are an excellent choice for anyone looking for ultra-short bob hairstyles. They can be flattering, but talk to your stylist about the best French bob to suit your face shape. Choosing the right type for your face will give your hair and face the best shape. For a bold look, opt for a micro bang to show off your personality.

Very Short Precision Cut Bob for women with natural salt and pepper hair
Instagram @he_paints_hair

#3: Very Short Precision Cut Bob

For women looking for a low-maintenance style, a very short, precision-cut bob can be a great choice. Such extremely short bob hairdos offer a sleek, modern look that enhances the hair’s natural texture. The shorter length allows easy styling, and the precision cut offers a defined shape that frames the face. This cut is best for those with a strong bone structure and an oval or heart-shaped face. To style, apply a small amount of smoothing serum. Use a round brush to blow dry hair in small sections, going from root to tip. Finish with a light hairspray to maintain the style.

#4: Micro Bob with Babylights

The micro bob with babylights and curtain fringe is a modern take on classic super cropped bob cuts. The short length creates a low-maintenance look. While the delicate babylights add dimension and natural-looking highlights. If you can, consider adding a curtain fringe to frame and compliment your face shape. Be aware of and talk to your stylist about any features you wish to highlight with the length of the fringe.

#5: Orange Blossom Short Bob

This orange blossom short bob is to die for! Such super short bob styles are good for all ages. You might have wanted to add some pigment to your white or blonde hair to bring color back into your look. But be aware that adding highlights of any nature requires a 10-12 week maintenance and a 6-8 week trim.

Very Short Undercut Swing Bob
Instagram @beto_fariaa

#6: Undercut Swing Bob

There is a variety of very short bobbed hairstyles. When choosing a hair color for an undercut swing bob, choose a color that doesn’t have contrast. Brunettes, for example, should add highlights to the undercut. Highlights work perfectly when shown there.

An exceptionally short blunt bob cut
Instagram @jhair_stylist

#7: Exceptionally Short Blunt Bob on Wavy Hair

An exceptionally short blunt bob for a wavy hair texture is styled with a side part for extra height and volume. You can also use a curling iron to style very short bobs to achieve a curlier definition. A blunt combover bob looks fierce when matched with the right makeup.

Related: Best blunt short bob hairstyle ideas.

The Bixie Cut
Instagram @arcscissors

#8: The Bixie Cut

A bixie cut is when a pixie and bob haircut combine forces. Such very short bob cuts are great if you want to grow out a pixie and transition into a bixie for ease of the grow-out process. Or, for a modern bob shape, a bixie is perfect. Maintenance can be every 4-6 weeks to keep the style, or it can grow into a cuter, longer shape.

Shattered Angled Bob with Undercut
Instagram @shmoakin_hair

#9: Shattered Angled Bob with Undercut

A shattered angled bob with an undercut is a fashionable short style. Choppier layers give that spiky look that is more playful and an edgy modern twist to the classic stacked bob cuts that are very short.

#10: Short Choppy Bob with Flipped Ends

A short choppy bob with flipped ends gives off a fun, carefree feel. A choppy cut paired with a bob is a creative way to show off fun colors and many dimensions. For the maximum lifespan of these super short bobs hairstyles, round brushing the ends out first and then using a bigger barrel curling iron to lock your flipped ends in place is recommended. Flipped ends give movement to a bob, a fun alternative to a traditional straight-edged bob.

#11: Short Bob with Swoopy Bangs

Try a short bob with swoopy bangs if you have fine hair needing body. A swoopy bang for incredibly short bob haircuts is also beneficial to those with a large forehead or with fine lines and wrinkles to give some coverage.

#12: Chin-Length Bob for Curly Hair

A chin-length bob for curly hair is a great idea for all ages and textures. Curly hair can be thick or thin, so a chin-length bob can be convenient for those looking for a quick way to remove weight to add volume or cut off minutes during styling time. Add a curl creme for more control or a few sprays from a sea salt spray to make the most of your curls in a chin-length bob.

Messy Short Bob with Razored Layers
Instagram @mtbstyles

#13: Messy Short Bob with Razored Layers

Consider a messy short bob with razored layers if you have thick or straight hair to help soften the ends and add some movement. Messy short bobs are also a great option for women looking for an easy-to-manage style. Wash, dry, and spray with your favorite texture spray.

#14: Shaggy Pixie Bob

Go for a shaggy pixie bob if you want a soft look to compliment a round or square face shape. Softened layers on short-length bob cuts help give an undone look and add volume and height at the crown, which helps to elongate the face.

Acutely short choppy bob for thin hair
Instagram @hirohair

#15: Acutely Short Choppy Bob for Dark Thin Hair

Here’s an acutely short choppy bob for dark, thin hair that suits women with round face shapes. Rock a super short haircut if you want to frame your face. This bob cut for girls works best on a straight mane the most.

Extra short blunt bob haircut
Instagram @glamgirlgabi

#16: Extra Short Blunt Bob

Rock an extra short blunt bob cut with textured ends to make your locks look healthy and fuller. Parted in the middle—the haircut appears classier with a blonde money piece. Ladies with a heart or diamond face shape can benefit from a center-parted short bob cut. The result is chic and sweet!

#17: Super Short Inverted Bob

Amp up a super short inverted bob, also known as a concave bob, by styling it with a lot of texture. Its tousled finish is what makes it carefree and effortless-looking. Women with straight locks are sure to love a very short bob haircut.

#18: Very Short Textured Bob for Fine Hair

A long bob may be fun to wear, but a very short textured bob for black fine hair is perfect for a fresher style! Add a little texture to the back area to spice up this micro bob haircut.

Wearing a chin-length messy bob haircut is a nice way to feel the breeze on your neck. Another thing to love about a bob for very short hair is that it grows gracefully.

#19: An Especially Short Bob with Back View

Pair an especially short bob with a back view and look flawlessly wonderful! Extra short hairstyles are beautiful from any angle. It appears flattering when worn by older women with thick hair. Jazz it up with a blonde hue and look more sophisticated than ever!

#20: Pretty Short Asymmetrical Bob

Look unique with a pretty short asymmetrical bob. These very short bob-style cuts work great on thick tresses. It features layers to lessen the bulk and weight of the hair. What makes it outstanding is the uneven chop around the face.

#21: Low-Maintenance Very Short Stacked Bob

A cute, very short stacked bob can be a go-to look for ladies with dark, straight locks. It’s a stunning, very short layered bob that has shorter layers in the back, giving hair volume.

A stacked feathered bob only demands minimal manipulation. Bob hairstyles are easy to style and grow out so pretty.

The short pixie bob haircut
Instagram @henniegebhardt

#22: The Short Pixie Bob

Look for signs to chop your long hair and turn it into a sleek short pixie bob. It never fails to help ladies carry out an alluring, confident vibe.

The best thing about a short pixie cut is its versatility. It looks chic in both sleek and textured styles. Women with oval face shapes can wear shorter hair better.

#23: Extra Short Rounded Bob

Notice how the extra short, rounded bob can benefit thin, fine hair. It offers a flawless rounded shape in the back area to match the wispy bangs that add softness to the look. Level up the hair color by painting subtle blonde highlights. A bob haircut is guaranteed to look funky and unique!

#24: Really Short Modern Layered Bob

A really short layered bob is great, depending on the hair’s natural body and texture. As long as the tresses have a soft, wavy texture and a stacked nape, the haircut will appear stunning and effortless. Very short bob hairstyles with shorter layers at the back can carry out a bulky shape, making them ideal for ladies with fine locks!

#25: Very Short One-Length Bob

Another very short one-length bob that’s considered on-trend! It never hurts to go back to what’s classic. A short haircut is an all-time favorite, which suits most women. Plus, bob haircuts for very short hair make a cute go-to look for busy people.

#26: Extremely Short Graduated Bob

Get an extremely short bob and achieve a dramatic change. What’s cute about a very short hairstyle is it seems effortless and natural. The placement of layers is on point, creating a flattering, bulky shape. A very short bob cut is an optimum choice for ladies with fine hair but with lots of density.

Very short bob with bangs hairstyle
Instagram @melissatimp

#27: Cute Very Short Bob with Bangs

A very short bob with bangs is a modern take on the 60’s mod style. A structured bob in which the angle and the length emphasize the cheekbones. It is a classic style that can make finer, straight hair look fuller and sleeker.

The beauty of the graduated bob is that it can be adapted in length and angle to work on most face shapes. Keep in mind you would need to come every 6-8 weeks to maintain the shape of very short hairstyles.

If your hair is finer and you want volume, apply Aveda Phomollient and Volumising tonic to damp hair. Dry like normal, then finish the bob style with a round brush on top to add volume. Finally, add some of Aveda’s Dry Shampoo to add texture and light hold.

#28: Supremely Short Blonde Bob for Straight Hair

A blonde bob short cut with blunt bangs is an iconic Sassoon cut, according to Freiji.

“Bob hairstyles for very short hair look beautiful on many different hair textures. Also, determining the length and shape of the cut is important to your face shape. It’s low-maintenance but still edgy and stylish,” Freiji notes.

👉 See more short bob haircuts and hairstyles.

#29: Mini French Bob with Short Bangs for Fine Hair

Seeking a hairstyle with sass? Go for one that will take your hair and make it look fuller. A mini French bob with short bangs is one of those chic short bob haircuts for women with just the right layer and silhouette. To try to get this short hair bob style, seek out a stylist who crafts these regularly to fit your features.

Readers Also Ask

  • A micro bob is a special mix between a short bob and a pixie. This length usually lays above the chin.

  • A short bob is considered a short bob if the hair is cut anywhere from above the shoulders but longer than the level of your cheekbones. Length can vary depending on one’s facial structure.

  • There are many different styles you can do if you have a short bob. Some to name a few include: half up and half down styles, French braids, and soft curls.

  • A cropped bob a is bob haircut that is cut bluntly above the shoulders. This length gives a very stylish and chic vibe.

  • Most bob haircuts don’t need to be layered. Bobs tend to look softer and edgy just texturized instead of layered.

  • Depending on the length of hair, will determine how much hair will fit into a ponytail. There’s a better chance if your bob isn’t too short that it can fit into a low pony. But if you want to put your hair up, it might be a half up and half down style due to the length.