A short blonde bob hair color is a fresh, pretty haircut with bright, yellowish tones. The best thing about this hair trend is it’s customizable. Feel free to tweak the cut to suit any face shape or change the shade to flatter skin color.
For the bombshells who wanna go short and blonde, stylist Sarah Krook from Victoria, BC, has tips to share. “Trust your stylist.” Maintenance and styling options are the key things that women need to know about this look.
To keep the hair on point, Krook suggests going at most five weeks between cuts. “The roots get pretty frustrating at the 4-week mark.”
“If you don’t want such a high-maintenance hairstyle, I recommend a lot more texture,” Krook adds. “A drop root blonde foil or balayage is a great option, too. Both get a more natural grow-out that can push longer between appointments.”
When styling, Krook points out that each hair type requires distinctive products. “I like using Eleven Australia’s I Want Body Texture Spray for finer hair. Spraying it lightly at the roots before blow-drying gives a nice texture to help build up volume.”
Krook continues, “For thicker or more coarse bleached locks, I love Liquid Spell by Davines. It strengthens the mane and gives body to help it look healthier, silky, and naturally shiny.”
There can be long, brown-haired ladies who’ll think of taking a leap to change their current style. And if you’re one of them, Krook suggests showing the stylist some photos of the inspiration. “Your idea of blonde might vary from a full-global bleach out to some subtle balayage.”
Before your next hair appointment, check out these inspiring photos of popular short blonde bob haircut ideas!
#1: Modern Messy Blonde Short Bob
The messy blonde short bob is a modern, chic style perfect for any occasion. In my professional experience, one of the best ways to style this messy bob is with a 1 1/4” barrel curling iron. Add some Masterpiece hairspray by Bed Head for texture and shine.
#2: Visible Layers on a Short Blonde Bob
Creating visible layers on a short blonde bob can add dimension and movement to the hair. This results in a more youthful and fresh appearance. Opt for a blonde shade that complements your skin tone and natural hair color. Your colorist can blend warm and cool tones to achieve a natural yet vibrant effect. If you have layering, you can give the illusion of more volume and thickness. This is due to the strategic placement of color. This technique works well for those with finer hair or hair starting to thin. Consult with your stylist to see if visible layers would be a good fit for your hair type and lifestyle.
#3: Slightly Lived-In Slob Cut
This slightly lived-in slob haircut is perfection. A slob hairstyle is a great option for straight or wavy hair. You can add additional texture with a texture cream or spray.
#4: Short Blonde French Bob with Fringe
When you plan to go all over with a platinum blonde, you will turn heads for sure. This color is a high-maintenance option with frequent trips to get re-growth touch-ups. To prevent yellow and brass buildup in the hair, try Oway’s Silver Steel Hair Bath Purple Shampoo. Stop using it two weeks before a touch-up and only do it once every other week.
#5: Blonde Dimensional Bob
A blonde dimensional bob is modern and trendy. Adding dimension to your blonde is always in style and helps to keep the hair looking healthy. Ask for a babylight with an equal mixture of 9g+9v to add shine and dimension without affecting the blonde. Avoid over-blonding to maintain the integrity of the hair. Do this by mixing up your color process with this dimensional technique.
#6: Rooted Light Blonde Lived-In Bob
A rooted light blonde is one of the most gorgeous colors on a lived-in bob. Your stylist will apply a full highlight and tap the roots with a demi-permanent color. It will be close to your natural hair. Dragged out with a blending comb, it will create depth and a low-maintenance look. Listen to your stylist’s recommendations for home care to avoid dryness. Use a weekly mask like Keune Care’s Vital Nutrition Mask for moisture and shine.
#7: Short Bob with a Subtle Deep Side Part
Ask your stylist for a subtle, deep side part to add movement and dimension to your short bob. To keep this look fresh, use Oribe Matte Waves Texture Lotion to give it natural separation. If you want dramatic short blonde hairstyles, I advise having your colorist lighten the ends. Ask for balayage highlights so they blend seamlessly together. And don’t forget to bring pictures of what you’re aiming for so you can be on the same page as your stylist!
#8: Dark Golden Blonde Bob for Thick Hair
Consider a dark golden blonde bob for a fun new take on a natural redhead. This radiant shade will surely give your mane the shine and dimension it deserves. Regular trims are essential to maintain shape. To keep this look in check, use products specifically formulated for colored hair. The Joico Color Balance Purple Shampoo & Conditioner set will maintain your blonde hue. Plus, it won’t dry out your locks. Make sure to communicate any desired length with your stylist before getting started.
#9: Sleek Blonde Bob for Fine Hair
A sleek bob for finer hair creates the illusion of thickness. My best advice is to maintain hair around the face, so no feathery shaping. A tone that’s pure and free from brassiness looks classy. Keep in mind blonde hair needs to be kept in good condition as it can weaken the ends making the hair look wispy.
#10: Soft Blonde Rounded Bob with a Middle Part
A soft blonde rounded bob with a middle part is one of the best styles; you don’t want to miss out! The style is modern and chic yet still timeless. To achieve this angled blonde bob, ask your hairstylist for an all-over short cut with slight graduation and a blunt fringe. Make sure they use thinning shears for added texture and movement. Try using a volumizing mousse before blow drying for extra volume at the roots. This is an easy style to maintain.
#11: Soft Jaw-Length Wispy Bob
Having a petite face can sometimes get lost in your hairstyle. However, a soft jaw-length bob is ideal for showing off your dainty features. Adding a wispy bang can draw attention to your eyes. So you can add those for extra definition. You need to have the correct length for your face shape. I recommend chin or cheekbone length.
#12: Chic Blonde Bob with Side-Swept Bangs
If your hair is on the finer side, try a chic blonde bob with side-swept bangs. Keeping your crop short helps with making fine hair look thicker and fuller.
#13: Feathered Ashy Blonde Bob Cut
Make your strands look more youthful with a feathered ashy blonde bob cut. A feathered bob is the way to go if you want to have voluminous and weightless-looking hair. Chipping into the layers will give your hair movement and body. Look for products that will not weigh your hair down to keep it looking thick and full.
#14: Tousled Short Bob for Blondes
A short bob for blondes is the perfect trendy combination. Tousled styles bring out the dimension in blonde hair colors. Ask your stylist for extra texturizing to achieve this style.
#15: Feathered Swing Bob
A cute short blonde bob haircut is a feathered swing bob. A feathered style is great for women with thick hair. It’s important to consult with your stylist to see if your hair is thick enough to be feathered. Otherwise, it may end up feeling too thin.
#16: Heavily Choppy Bob Cut
Try a heavily choppy bob cut if you’re looking for more edginess. If your hair is fine, this can also be a great way to add extra volume. Be sure to snag a texture spray to help enhance that choppy effect.
#17: Messy Bob with Fringe for Older Women
Wispy bobs are perfect for more ” mature” clients with thinner aging hair. The lightweight layers allow movement as well as fullness. If you have a finer hairline, add some bangs to give a fuller appearance around your face. Apply Big & Sexy Root Pump Plus on your crown area before you blow dry for extra lift. Consider blow-drying your hair in the opposite direction of where you’d like it to lay to add more volume. Finish with Style Sexy Hair Dry Wax Spray on your dry ends to add a more textured look.
#18: Side-Parted Blonde Bob
A side-parted blonde bob is a beautiful option for older women looking to blend their grey hair. If you need a new haircut, remember that a bob should be at least chin-length for the most flattering result. Pair this bob with blonde highlights to blend in your natural grey, and you will have a fresh, updated style.
#19: Soft Blonde Bob with Waves
A soft, short blonde bob with waves classically meshes cool and warm tones. If you want to try this hue, ask your stylist to alternate warm and cool toners. Vertical placement will give you the most contrast, and ribbons of color, while horizontal will give you sheets of color. Diagonal color placement will be the most blended. Paired with a blunt bob, you’ve got a stunning new hairdo.
#20: The Layered Blonde Bob
This is the layered bob that appears stunning when matched with a rose blonde shade. Though it works on straight hair, a little texture can add a thrill to your look. With this layered blonde bob, a dry texture spray will be your BFF!
#21: Choppy Bob with Ash Blonde Hue
This is one of the short blonde bob hairstyles that everybody loves! This choppy bob looks so appealing with waves that focus on the mid-lengths. The movement gives the ash-blonde hue a pop, which is very beautiful. For a stunning style that lasts all day, spritz a dry texture spray onto this neck-length cut.
#22: Wispy White-Blonde Bob
A wispy white-blonde bob gives your tresses a soft, airy, effortless finish. To achieve a feathered and layered haircut, talk to your stylist about using a feather blade razor to cut blended and soft layers into your hair. A blonde bob with layers helps remove bulk and thickness while adding texture. When styling at home, use a large round brush when blow-drying to give you straight out-of-the-salon hair on your own at home.
#23: Wavy Chocolate and Blonde Bob
The wavy chocolate and blonde bob is loaded with dimension and texture. Short hair is alluring and bedazzled with soft, warm-toned highlights. Talk to your stylist about leaving depth and darkness underneath your hair while adding caramel blonde highlights to the top of your hair and around the face. It makes the gorgeous blonde streaks pop even more.
#24: Blonde Bob with Lowlights
A blonde bob with lowlights is wonderful for women wanting a natural blonde hue paired with the perfect haircut. Bob is a universal haircut that grows effortlessly when paired with subtle lowlights. These lowlights are ideal for any woman who wants dimension in her hair hue. Lowlights also help make the lighter pieces in the hair appear even lighter and brighter.
#25: Caramel Blonde for an Inverted Bob Cut
Consider a caramel blonde for an inverted bob cut! The warm tones of the blonde pair perfectly with this cut. The different hues of blonde showcase the layers and textures of this cut. Style this hairstyle with a texture spray to highlight the textures even more.
#26: Jaw-Length Honey Blonde Bob
This jaw-length honey blonde bob has always been a trendy cut. The honey blonde tones are perfect for when you decide to take a quick dip on the beach. This bob haircut is so versatile that it can be styled sleek or with waves for a luxe finish.
#27: The Curly Blonde Bob with Bangs
Show them your natural texture! Slay an astounding look, such as the curly bob with bangs in the shade of light strawberry blonde. Fine-tune your hair with a curling wand for a more defined outcome.
#28: The Short Bob Weave
This rounded blonde bob weave with longer strands around the face is a lovely idea for your next hair revamp. And yes, you can try a new shade without harming your natural locks with chemicals! Part of the mane near the root is black to create a gradient effect. Achieve such a sharp and unique look by keeping the shape at the back rounded with longer layers at the front.
#29: A-line Curly Bob Cut with Blonde Streaks
Freshen up your style by wearing a stunning hairstyle with an A-line curly bob cut that carries out dimension if done on your dark-rooted, bright blonde hair. When going out for fun, a mist of sea salt spray will help your natural curls boost their texture.
#30: Short Blonde Bob with Beachy Waves
Looking for a chop to flatter your dimensional diamond blonde and naturally wavy hair? Here’s the medium wavy bob with blonde highlights and babylights, which defines modern glam. Keeping the length on your shoulders will allow your fine hair to look fuller. Jagged ends will pop even more if styled with beach waves.
#31: The Messy Blonde Bob Hairstyle
Enough with some sleek hairstyles; this could be your perfect time to try an odd one! Pull off the messy bob with a bright blonde hue, and be a show-stopper. This is a middle-parted bob where the ends go higher or at the jawline if your blonde locks have their natural texture—perfect! If not, use a matte texture powder to thicken your hair and amp up the strands.
#32: The Short Asymmetrical Blonde Bob
Here’s the asymmetrical bob to give your dark-rooted blonde a unique flair! Go for this chop to accentuate your cheeks, as it offers a side fringe. Work on adding texture and curls, as well, for a final touch.
#33: The Dirty Blonde Bob
This may not be the brightest shade of blonde, but it will brighten your face! This is the dirty blonde bob, which works like magic with a bit of texture on a thick hair density. If you want a neat chop that will give you a breezy and fresh feel, ask for a chin-length one.
#34: Retro Dark Blonde Bob
Would you be happy to incorporate a retro look into your complete style? If so, you’ll be pleased to try the dark blonde bob. It features a shadow root to grant you a low-maintenance trend. To finish the look, curl the edges inward or toward your chin.
#35: Short Bob with Side Fringe
A short blonde bob with side-swept bangs is great for long face shapes. Meanwhile, a warm and bright tone of blonde shade will boost your glow under the sun.
#36: The Graduated Bob Cut on Blonde Locks
Do you have smooth and straight hair? Would you like a brighter color this time? Here’s the graduated bob, AKA an inverted bob, which looks dreamy on a golden blonde hue. Feel free to request some disconnected layers at the back for extra volume.
#37: Very Short Bob and Wavy Hairstyle
A very short bob haircut like this, if matched with a platinum blonde shade, is all about sophistication. Opt for this trendy look if you think this is the long and voluminous side fringe you ever needed! To keep this color’s glossiness, use a purple shampoo at home.
#38: Textured Shaggy Bob for Blonde, Thin Hair
Sure, you can’t say no to this ravishing textured shaggy bob with blonde highlights for thin hair! It’s ideal for giving your locks generous wavy layers for a fuller-looking result. Another low-maintenance shade of blonde is the diamond one with a shadow root.
#39: Concave Bob with Warm and Cool Blonde Highlights
To freshen up your straight locks, why don’t you try this concave bob with blonde tones? The chop follows your jawline, exposing your neck and shoulders. The combined highlights of warm and cool-toned blonde are guaranteed to create a chic dimension.
#40: Blonde Balayage Bob with Dark Roots
Here’s a lovely chin-length blonde bob with dark roots to fulfill your dream of being a hot blonde! The depth at the roots allows you to grow your natural locks out easily. To give this long bob a warm blonde balayage, be aware that it may take five hours at the salon.
#41: The Edgy Platinum Blonde Bob
The key to getting a funky platinum blonde short bob is your hair type and texture. The platinum blonde bob cut like this works magic if you have a thick kind of mane to style with texture and volume. Its dramatic, solid color is sure to match your edginess, so go for it!
#42: Short Blunt Cut for Blondes
Here’s a chic alternative cut that gingers up your golden blonde locks. Opt for the blunt-cut bob, which grazes your neck, to display its full-bodied result. You can also enjoy having full bangs to help you accentuate your pretty eyes.
“This short blunt-cut bob hair cut can also be referred to as a shaggy bob,” says hairstylist Erickson Arrunategui of NYC. “It features pieces-ness in the front, yet it’s structured and square in the back.”
Arrunategui says this bob haircut is great for all textures. “Make sure you’re ready to commit to bangs and some layering, but it is such a manageable effortless style,” he adds.
#43: Dark to Light Blonde Ombre Bob Cut
This dark to light blonde ombre offers a unique and staggering finish on a short haircut. If feelin’ bored with your long hair and old color, here’s something to try. Don’t forget to use sulfate-free hair products so the color won’t fade.
#44: The Ash-Blonde Bob
This short hair trend with blonde hair color will make you want to book an appointment with your stylist ASAP! This ash-blonde bob provides a gorgeous dimension. The length where it ends at the neckline is ideal for keeping the fullness of your thick mane. Grab your styling tool and create classy curls for a final touch.
#45: Honey Brown Bob with Blonde Highlights
The honey brown bob with blonde highlights is ideal for women with finer or thinner hair. The tones offer fullness and body to the locks. Casey Obrien of New York is the color specialist behind this low-maintenance look.
“For the haircut, I created long layers and did some texturizing with my sheers to add movement to the ends. Then, I used Wella Freelights and 20 volume, plus Redken Shades EQ Gloss to finish it off,” Obrien explains.
#46: Golden Blonde A-Line Bob
The golden blonde A-line bob blends perfectly with a naturally lighter hair color. Stylist Samantha Lovier of Utah suggests this to ladies with a dark blonde or lighter brunette hue.
When asked how to achieve this shade, Lovier says, “Do a traditional highlight service and gloss the hair with Redken Shades EQ 10vv & 10gi. This keeps the blonde tone bright.”
#47: Straight Bob on Short Blonde Hair
A straight bob on short blonde hair will provide you with a sleek and divine look. Achieve a texturized effect in this neck-length cut by going for a dimensional blonde. The secret to its gorgeousness relies on the layering of highlights and babylights.
Hairstylist and colorist Madison Michael of Mason, OH, created this soft, sleek bob with a mix of highlights and babylights.
“I love this cut because there’s so much you can do with it! Run the flat iron through the ends after a blowout for a sleek look or add some big curls and texture spray for a tousled, textured look,” says Michael.
The stylist adds, “This is the perfect cut for women wanting to go short! If you have the itch to cut your hair, do it! This cut is so versatile and very low-maintenance.”
#48: The Short Blonde Stacked Bob
Change your hairstyling game, get a trim, and give your ash blonde mane a new form! If you want a haircut that doesn’t go beyond your neck, here’s a stacked bob to try. It’ll boost your locks’ dimension and look great with volume and texture. Ask for a dark root if you’re sick of a monthly root touch-up.
“This is a textured style on a stacked bob with blonde highlights, created for those fine-haired ladies who want to steer away from the blunt bob with a usual color,” says hairstylist Claire Flegler of Cairns, FNQ.
These short bob haircuts for women require as little styling as a wash-and-wear to heat styling, depending on your lifestyle and your time.
#49: The Short Blonde Pixie Bob
Rock the short pixie bob like this; the grow-out process must never be stressful again. It offers long side bangs to add thrill to your entire haircut. Opt for fresh highlights to bring dimension into your blonde locks, too!
“This model is transitioning from a shorter textured pixie cut to a bob,” says hairstylist Beth Nuccio of Chicago, IL. “The look here is in the long pixie/short bob stage. I’ve kept some internal texture and the neck short and clean as we grow out the front and top lengths to ease the transition. I’ve also kept the front with a soft sweep, so the look still carries some pixie qualities mixed with a cropped bob look in the back.”
As far as face shapes, Nuccio says this short bob cut is pretty versatile. “An oval, heart, or square face would look best given that this has a longer/rounded look. Pixies can also look amazing on round faces when they are shorter and tighter around the back and sides.”
#50: Blonde Bob with Bangs on Straight Hair
Wear this blonde bob with bangs and have that effortless beauty! This chin-length cut works best if your natural locks are straight. With this shade, you must use purple shampoo to fight and prevent unwanted brassiness.
Style creator and hairstylist Tess de la Riva of Houston, TX, says, “It takes some sass to pull off a chin-length bob! This haircut is one length but super textured to create movement, making it easy to style. We incorporated a fringe and gave her a beautiful bright blonde to make her blue eyes pop.”
De la Riva says this haircut works best on naturally straight hair. De la Riva adds, “You can customize this look in many ways. Use smoothing products that won’t weigh it down, allowing the haircut to move freely. Try using a light texturizing hairspray at the ends to accentuate the texture and give it some grip.”
#51: The Short Angled Bob
This angled bob haircut is modern and chic. It was created by master stylist and colorist Heather Ludlow of Avon, OH.
“I did a heavy highlight/babylight and gave her some loose curls to finish this style,” Ludlow explains.
Ludlow says it’s very easy to style. Ludlow notes, “Whether you want to wash-and-go or glam it up, it looks amazing either way. You can straighten or spray texturizing spray and fluff it up or curl it in minutes.”
#52: Blonde Bob with Off-Center Part
Get into a blonde bob with an off-center part for a more fashion-forward style. Longer on one side, the asymmetrical bob is chic and gives a ton of edginess. Plenty of texturizing on the ends is done to achieve choppy styling. This particular bob is a great haircut choice for most hair types and textures.