A short A-line bob is a short, angled cut where the hair gets shorter in the back and longer at the front. One thing’s for sure – this timeless cut will never be out of fashion, and its variations are getting better and better as the years go by!
Modern takes on this bob were first seen on A-list fashion icons Katy Perry, Charlize Theron, Emma Roberts, and Tiffany Hines, and they’ve been recreated unstoppably by expert hairdressers worldwide! Pair these steeply layered ends with complementing highlights, texture, and bangs. This neck-grazing bob has never been this diverse and full-bodied on any face shape.
Expert stylist Melanie Hildebrand from Ontario adds an edge to the cut by matching it with an undercut – a smart and stylish choice if you desire a practical and lighter cut! Because you’ll have shorter lengths at the back, a short A-line bob is also suitable for those who want less weight from their dense strands.
The simplicity of A-line bob haircuts makes it easier to style and manage daily yet leaves you with enough styling options that could be more exciting! From sleek and straight to wavy and tousled styles, it will definitely become your newest personal favorite!
Dip into this new and extra voguish category of the classic bob cut! Below are this year’s most popular short A-line bob haircuts and hairstyles!
#1: Sharp A-Line with Blonde Highlights
The A-line bob style with blonde highlights is a modern and stylish look you must try! Keeping the front section longer allows you to tuck hair behind your ears and keeps extra length from covering your neck.
#2: Dark Red A-Line Cut
Ask for a slightly asymmetrical A-line bob cut with a side part. Do this for a cut that will flatter your face and add dimension to your style. This cut is longer in the front, which adds volume and movement around the face. And the asymmetrical angle gives it a modern look. To make the most of this cut, use a round brush and blow dryer to create body and movement. If you want to add an extra dimension, curl the ends of your hair with a curling iron. For longer-lasting results, use a texturizing spray to give hold throughout the day.
#3: Short A-Line Slob Haircut
The short A-line slob haircut is a trendy and versatile hairstyle that combines the sleekness of a bob with a touch of asymmetry. The haircut features a longer front section that gradually gets shorter towards the back, creating a chic and flattering silhouette. This haircut is perfect for those seeking a low-maintenance yet stylish look. The A-line shape adds movement and dimension to the hair, while the shorter length at the back keeps the style modern and youthful. This haircut works well for various hair types, from straight to wavy or curly.
#4: The Most Perfect A-Line Bob
The perfect A-line bob is a classic, versatile hairstyle that always stays in style. It features hair that is shorter in the back and gets longer towards the front. This creates a sleek, elegant mane that flatters various face shapes and hair textures. To ensure your A-line bob looks perfect, you must keep a few things in mind. First and foremost, it’s important to work with a skilled hairstylist who has experience creating A-line bobs. This will ensure the cut is precise and tailored to your hair type and face shape. It would be best if you were prepared to discuss your haircut goals with your stylist. This way, they can perfectly create a look that suits your style and personality.
#5: Maroon A-Line Bob Cut
The maroon a-line bob cut is perfect for women who want to revamp their hair with a chic and fashionable style. This short cut is all about adding layers to create dimension and texture. The A-line cut is longer in the front and shorter in the back, framing the face beautifully. The layers add extra volume and body, perfect for those with fine hair. Be aware when shampooing your hair. Use lukewarm to cool temperatures; hot water can cause this color to fade. A-line bob is versatile, easy to maintain, and can be styled straight or with soft curls.
#6: A-Line with Layers
This A-line bob short haircut is packed with stacked layers that make all the fluff and puff action at the nape area. A line bob with layers around the head creates a rounded shape, but tapered edges maintain a nice flow toward the end.
#7: Short and Choppy Bob
This short and choppy hairstyle for a simple A-line bob is the best one for bold and chic ladies. The shiny brunette color complements the silent layers and soft natural waves on the hair like a dream.
#8: Trendy Layered A-Line Bob Cut
If you’re looking for a trendy bob, the layered a-line bob cut is for you! This timeless hairstyle will help you accentuate your best features every day. Talk to your stylist about the length best for your face shape. Consider adding layers if you want more texture. Ask for soft, rounded ends at the ends, which should fall just below the chin line or collarbone. You will get the most modern vibe going on. Ask for quality products like Bumble & Bumble’s Heat Styling Protective Setting Spray. It will keep your glossy locks in place all day long!
#9: Vanilla Blonde A-Line Cut
If you’re looking to add some edge to your short cut, you should try to wear your hair in a severe angled bob. If you have fine hair, it can give you a fuller appearance. When cutting, you should make sure to smooth out the hair. That way, you can see the hair’s natural fall. You’re looking at a trim every 4-6 weeks to maintain your shape.
#10: Jet-Black A-Line with Layers
Why settle for a simple, standard bob? You can choose a layered, jet-black a-line instead! The layered, a-line bob is both sharp and chic. It adds a high-fashion touch to your regular hairstyle.
#11: Neck-Length Sleek Bob with a Middle Part
Try a neck-length sleek bob with a middle part for a very sleek and classic look. A sleek neck-length bob is a perfect and versatile cut for the modern professional, as it is a timeless and clean style. However, it can also be styled with more texture for a casual appearance. For extra movement and smoothness, try styling with a round brush and a blow dry cream.
#12: Sharply Angled Blonde A-Line
A sharply angled blonde a-line bob is a striking style that you will want to try. If you want to see a strong, edgy bob line, I recommend very minimal layering. Keeping the weight of your hair will make the bottom more prominent. If you try to recreate your shape and need help, remember to hold the bottom line straight out – not turned under. You can also use a flat iron to get a straight edge.
#13: Layered A-Line Bob
Characterized by a shorter backside, this gorgeous A-line short bob cut can be notorious for going frayed and messy badly. So utilize those frayed strands with waves and layers. Embrace the rowdiness and wear it proudly!
#14: Short A-Line for Thick Hair
If you have thick hair, you should consider the short a-line cut for its sleek and eye-catching lines. With its long layers, you can blow dry your a-line bob with a large round brush fairly easily. Don’t forget to apply a smoothing cream to combat frizz and promote shine. If you want versatility, you can curl this style as well. You will need to be shaped up about every 5 weeks to maintain the beauty of the shape.
#15: For Black Hair
Make yourself feel and look elegant with this classic neck-length A-line bob haircut. With added texture, this short haircut is perfect for black hair.
#16: Short and Blunt
Glossy hair on a chopped a-line bob is the next big thing. A short and blunt hairstyle, if worn with the right confidence, can make people admire you from head to toe.
#17: A-Line Bob with Side Bangs
This is a beautiful short A-line bob with side bangs. This is a low-maintenance haircut that never lets you down on any occasion you are.
#18: Short and Straight A-Line Long Bob
A short and straight a-line bob cut is a classic haircut. Ask your stylist for blonde highlights through a traditional foil work method for extra oomph!
#19: Short A-Line Bob Back View
This type of short a-line bob (back view) is the haircut that almost every woman has fallen in love with. Short brown hair has never been incredibly irresistible on this textured bob.
#20: Short and Curly Bob
These short, tight natural curls look stunning on this A-line bob haircut. Give it a short and curly bob style for some fresh hair results.
#21: Short Ombre A-line Bob with Bangs
An ombre hairstyle looks gorgeous on a short A-line bob cut with bangs. It’s a geometric pattern, and color transitions are highlighted. The bangs add delicateness to this striking look making everything come into place.
#22: Very Short A-Line Bob
This stylish, very short A-line bob hairstyle is shaped up thanks to multiple layers. Straight hair like this works for an a-line bob, keeping a neat look.
#23: Short Bob for Thin Hair
Short thin hair goes perfectly when an A-line bob. It provides body and volume, thanks to the layers. Now, your thin hair can be your friend!
This short haircut is timeless, edgy, and classic, just a few words to describe an A-line bob. Color-wise, with the shorter A-lines, I tend to stay darker at the nape and lighter throughout the top. Naturally, the sun never hits bottom, and I’m trying to mimic what the sun would naturally do. The shorter the hair, the more volume. The nape is the shortest to support the longer hair, creating the illusion of thicker, fuller hair. Now, for my fuller, thick-haired ladies, this is also a stunning cut! Debulking and texturing are key!
#24: Short A-Line Bob with Bangs
Opt for a cute a-line bob for short hair. This is perfect for women with a classic style. It looks best with natural colors, too. It’s not for women with dense hair or curly hair. The style needs straight hair that’s not too big. It’s easy maintenance and suitable for a woman who does not have too much time to style.
#25: Stacked A-Line Bob
Consider a chic, short haircut with an A-line graduated bob with lots of texture. This short cut allows dense, thick hair to fall right into place because of the careful shaping and weight removal/texturizing. Short A-line bobs should be easy to dry with your hands or a small flat brush because they’re designed to fall into place naturally.
#26: Edgy Bob Crop
What I love about this particular A-line bob cut on short hair is how polished it looks but still has a youthful, edgy look. I love the lines, precision, and shape of the overall cut. I love cutting shorter, more precise haircuts. I disconnected her nape area to make her cut look edgier since she didn’t want to look too old and matronly. The roaring ’20s styles inspired me since she reminded me of a flapper girl because of her style, etc.
The type of products I suggest for someone to use for this look depends on the hair texture and thickness. A serum of some kind, smoothing balm, or shine spray is all someone would need for fly-aways and keeping everything smooth and shiny, and some sort of heat protectant spray/leave-in if someone is going to use a blow-drying and/or straightening iron.
This hairstyle looks great on women with an oval face, a very structured jawline, and cheeks to enhance their features. I’d adjust this cut for a longer version if someone has a fuller face, as it might accentuate features someone wouldn’t want to enhance in the jaw and chin area. This is a great short hairstyle for women who don’t want to do much styling for a put-together look or for someone who wants to wash and go with the right hair texture.
#27: A-Line with Undercut
This is a modern short bob haircut with an A-line and undercut. We used a longer fringe section to add movement to the cut and softness around the face. This look is a relatively low-maintenance style. It’s conservative but edgy at the same time. That’s what I enjoyed about this cut. If you need to show off the “adulting” persona, you can. If you want to get wild, rock it out and show off that undercut!
A bob undercut also opens you up to new styles and some designs shaved into the nape area, and having half of your head shaved down will give you the confidence to try shorter/pixie cuts (you’re halfway there!). It takes a confident person to take on short hair because there’s nothing to hide behind!
#28: Short and Wavy Angled Bob
This is an eye-catching stacked A-line bob cut on short hair with highlights. This looks great on thick hair and has great texture. All of the natural body makes styling so easy to do.
First, you must have enough hair to achieve this look. It must also be styled, so the client would need time to style it each day. Lastly, you’ll need to maintain this bobcut by getting a haircut every 8-10 weeks.
#29: Textured Choppy A-Line for Fine Hair
This is a great choppy A-line bob because it’s fully texturized on the ends, making it the perfect wash-and-wear short haircut. This look is great for anyone because it elongates the front of the face while giving height options in the crown area.
To style this look and showcase the great texture, you can use a very nice dry paste. My favorite is Aveda’s control paste. It gives the perfect amount of “piecey-ness” while still being soft and movable. These a-line haircuts are great for anyone with any face shape who loves short hair and still wants the option to be edgy at times!
#30: Asymmetrical A-line Bob with an Undercut
This is a flawless asymmetrical A-line bob with an undercut hairstyle for women with short hair. Such a bob haircut is modern, contemporary, chic, and bold. Make sure your stylist has familiarized themselves with your hairline. Over-layering without a proper plan can leave gaps, holes, and an unnecessary choppy appearance instead of a sleek one.
Flat wrapping the hair using a smoothing serum or lotion can enhance the sleek appearance of the line and overall shape. Bobs come in all shapes and sizes, but an asymmetrical A-line bob is a power haircut and takes a particular level of confidence!
#31: Short Copper A-Line Bob with Fringe
A short copper a-line bob with fringe is a classic cut that looks new when paired with vibrant copper hair. The blunt, crisp line floating above your shoulders is a fierce look that will mesmerize everyone as it moves with you, especially when paired with copper hair. For mature women with light-colored eyes, adding fringe to a copper-colored short a-line haircut makes you look years younger and helps your eye color pop.