52 Chic Short Bob Haircuts with Bangs

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Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

A short bob haircut with bangs is great for women who want a bob that removes weight while also giving off a mod style. Short hair requires less maintenance, product, and time to style. However, adding bangs can require extra styling time. The key to choosing the best short bob haircut with bangs is to understand your face shape and hair type. Bangs might be just a small part of the whole bob, but they can change up your look significantly! Depending upon your hair type or density, you may want to add layers or texturizing. Check out these popular inspiring photos of short bobs with bangs!

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#1: Two Tone Bob with Textured Bangs

A two-toned bob with textured bangs gives an ultra-cool girl vibe. The key is to choose two high-contrast colors to create that pop. The textured bangs give the color placement a soft and feathered look.

#2: Chic Face-Framing Short Bob with Long Bangs

Change your appearance with a face-framing short bob with long bangs. To create an alluring shape, have your stylist bring your bob to lip length. Opt for light layering throughout, which will give you movement and softness. You’ll be on trend with a bang that just brushes your eyes and gives you a mysterious look. A short bob is quick to style with a medium round brush and is a perfect choice for round face shapes.

#3: Dark Red Messy Bob with a Fringe

Try a dark red messy bob complete with a choppy fringe to bring out your eyes and jawline. A deep brown with red-hued balayage gives depth to a one-length style. A good styling cream like Reverie MILK will help you achieve a frizz-free air-dry style.

Sassy Textured Blunt Cut Bob with Curtain Bangs
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#4: Sassy Textured Blunt Cut Bob with Curtain Bangs

Get excited about a textured blunt cut bob with curtain bangs. If you love fashionable hair this cut has it all. The curtain bangs accent a bob perfectly, but pay attention to where you would like them to be cut. There is a lot of versatility with the length and they are the focal point of the cut. You could cut them shorter, but if you want them to flick backward, try below the eye.

#5: Retro Fringe

The retro fringe is very short, on the verge with the micro fringe, but it’s quite choppy too, with a lot of vertical cuts into it. My advice to you is to ask your stylist to leave it a bit longer initially and then cut it shorter if you need to.

Cute Short Curly Shaggy Bob with Bangs
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#6: Cute Short Curly Shag with Bangs

Look cute and sassy with a short curly shag with bangs. A short length will help your curls become bouncy and full of life. If you have a thicker density, your hair should be thinned out so it will not become too big and unmanageable at a shortened length. Framing your face with a bang will finish off your haircut and instantly become the perfect cut for curly hair.

Layered French Bob with Side-Parted Bangs
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#7: Layered French Bob with Side-Parted Bangs

Go for a chic style with a layered french bob with side-parted bangs. A short bob is great for older women since maintenance and styling are very minimal. Soft moving layers will give body at your crown right where you need it. A bob with long bangs will bring softness to your face and can conceal forehead wrinkles.

French Bobbed Hair with Soft Face-Framing Layers
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#8: French Bobbed Hair with Soft Face-Framing Layers

A French bob haircut paired with soft face-framing layers is a youthful style perfect for women with thin hair looking to give their hair a fuller appearance. A razor cut helps to enhance naturally wavy hair texture.

Trendy Short Ombre Bob with Light Bangs
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#9: Trendy Ombre Bob with Light Bangs

Try a beautiful ombré bob with light bangs. A center part makes this cut strong but make sure your part is exactly where you want it when you get your haircut. I have found that the lack of layering can give you an overhang if you move your part to a different place. Having said that, one-length cuts are great for a sleek finish. Add ombré coloring and you will be ready to party.

Sleek Bob with Bangs on Short Straight Hair
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#10: Sleek Bob with Bangs on Straight Hair

Go for a big chop with a sleek bob with bangs on straight hair. Black hair looks so bold and sleek and is 90s-inspired. A straight bob looks polished and glossy when paired with rich dark hair. A bob is low-maintenance and is totally trendy.

#11: Slightly Round Bob with Bangs and Subtle Layers

Go for a soft look with a slightly round bob with subtle layers and bangs. Soft round layers will give movement and body to flat hair. A sleek bob with a balayage hair color is easy to manage and will give your strands a glistening pop of color. Use a flat iron to get super smooth strands.

#12: Undone Wavy Bob with Piecey Bangs

An undone wavy bob with piecey bangs is a great-looking and easy style that you will want to try. The effortless finish gives this shape its beauty. If you have a natural wave, try air drying or scrunching in place with a diffuser. You can’t get much easier than that. An undone wavy bob should be styled flatter, so avoid creating too much volume.

#13: Loose Waves on Short Bobbed Hair with Bangs

If you’re looking for ways to style your new bobbed hair with bangs, try loose waves using a curling wand. It’s best for the low-maintenance beauty looking to just add a little spice to her hair for the day. Pair the loose waves with a volumizing, texture spray such as Beach Club from IGK.

Tousled Short Bob Hair with Razor Cut Layers and Bangs
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#14: Tousled Short Hair with Razor Cut Layers

Leave dead ends behind with tousled short hair with razor-cut layers. A short bob is amazing for fine hair and will give your strands life. Short bobs are totally trendy and will make your dead ends disappear. To make your layers more textured I would use a razor to rough up your hair strand. If you like more of a clean-cut end, do not use a razor.

Curly Undone Hair with Short Blunt Bangs
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#15: Curly Undone Hair with Short Blunt Bangs

Try a sassy cut with curly undone hair paired with short blunt bangs. Curly tousled layers give body to a bedhead look. Bob haircuts are fun and flirty and are very easy maintenance. Pick the perfect bob for your hair needs and go for it.

Textured Creamy Blonde Bob with Fringe
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#16: Textured Creamy Blonde Bob

A creamy blonde hue and bangs give a textured bob a romantic feel on fine hair. Eyebrow-grazing bangs with short hair bring attention to your facial features and help to balance a large forehead. If you want to try this style, ask your stylist for a golden beige-blonde tone and a softly textured blunt bob.

Feminine One-Length Bob with Short Sleek Bangs
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#17: Feminine One-Length Bob with Short Sleek Bangs

Give your hair a refresh with a one-length bob with short sleek bangs. A short bob is easy maintenance and is great for straight and fine hair. A short bob is effortless and when paired with a strawberry blonde hue you can not go wrong. Your locks will look fuller and glisten in the light.

Angled Layers and Beachy Waves on a Short Bob with Bangs
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#18: Angled Layers and Beachy Waves on a Short Bob

A short bob with angled layers and beachy waves is a beautiful cut to try. The soft bangs and layers surrounding your features are very complimentary and work well on most face shapes. You can wear your short bob straight or add some curl with a 3/4-inch iron. You will definitely want a night out to show off your new style.

#19: Precision Bob with a Blunt Fringe

Look totally trendy with a precision bob with a blunt fringe. A blunt bob is a great cut for many different hair types and textures. A blunt cut works for both wavy and straight hair. Adding a blunt fringe will add a personal touch to your haircut and will bring emphasis to your eyes.

#20: Super Short Undercut Bob with Blue Bangs

A super short undercut bob with blue bangs can give you the fun style you’ve been looking for! Ask for an inverted bob to add volume in all the right places while keeping the weight nice and light.

Modern Short Angled Straight Bob and Bangs
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#21: Modern Angled Straight Bob and Bangs

An angled straight bob with bangs is a wonderful cut for thick hair. The blunt, angled weight-line creates a sleek and almost futuristic style. Get the look with a flat brush using the flat-wrap technique then follow with a flat-iron to smooth your hair further. Try using Reverie MILK with EVER Hair Recovery Oil for shine, softness, and heat protection.

#22: Classy Middle-Parted Bob Cut and a Curtain Fringe

If you’re looking for a cut to bring out your facial features, try a bob cut with a curtain fringe and a middle part. One benefit of a short bob hairstyle with blunt ends is it will give your fine strands a fuller appearance.

Alluring Center-Parted Bob on Brunette Hair with Fringe
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#23: Alluring Center-Parted Bob on Brunette Hair

A center-parted bob on brunette hair gives us major french-girl vibes. A bob that sits right at your jawline pulls focus to the lips and cheeks. Curtain bangs are a great option for this type of cut but full bangs would work just as well and it all depends on the final look you’re after.

#24: Brown Bob with Bangs and Stacked Layers

A brown bob with bangs and stacked layers is a great style pick for mature women. This cut is truly a wonderful inspiration piece because it’s spunky, yet at the same time, sleek and professional. Razor cutting your bob will create a soft and choppy look.

Neck-Grazing A-Line Bob Cut with Blonde Highlights and Bangs
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#25: Neck-Grazing A-Line Cut with Blonde Highlights

A neck-grazing a-line cut with blonde highlights is perfect if you don’t have a lot of time to get styled in the morning. Stunning on all face shapes, a quick blow dry is all it takes to create a nice bob.

Shorter Layers and Bangs on a Bob Cut
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#26: Shorter Layers and Bangs on a Bob Cut

When considering a shorter look, try a layered bob with bangs to enhance your facial features and frame your face shape. The layering on a bob is the optimal way to remove heaviness and gives it movement for style. When adding bangs that split in the middle, it can come and go as you let them grow out, or you can maintain them with bang trims.

#27: Razored French Bob with Soft Waves

A razored French bob with soft waves is a modern shape that you will want to try. The overall style is more organic, and dried flatter using the natural body of your hair. I recommend razor cutting to give your locks more texture and separation. Your razored French bob will be effortless to style using this technique.

Messy Short Layered Curly Bob with Baby Bangs
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#28: Messy Layered Curly Bob with Baby Bangs

A layered curly bob paired with baby bangs is the best way to bring attention to your jawline and balance a larger forehead if you have curly hair. A short bob with bangs is a classic style that will never go out of fashion. Use a curl-forming lotion with hold to help your curls stay in place.

Short Bobbed Hair with Jagged Layers and Bangs
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#29: Short Hair with Jagged Layers and Bangs

For fabulous-looking locks, add jagged layers to your short hair with bangs. Haircuts and hairstyles that are short in length are easily managed and styled. Jagged layers and bangs add an edgy style and will give your hair more texture. If you have fine hair you can defiantly pull off a short bob. Your locks will look fuller and more voluminous.

#30: Soft Tousled Sliced Bob with Bangs

Ask for a soft tousled sliced bob with bangs for a polished yet lived-in look. If you’ve had boring bobs over the years, fret no more because adding texture to bangs is a great way to eliminate bulk from blunt cuts.

#31: Square Bob with Thin Bangs

If you have fine hair, try a square bob with thin bangs. Ask your stylist for a cropped, one-length square bob shape and thin wispy bangs. With fine hair, having a blunt one-length cut gives thickness to your hair, while the bangs create softness around the face to balance the style. This haircut is a timeless, classy look that’s always in style.

Classic Short Rounded Bob with See-Through Fringe
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#32: Classic Rounded Bob with See-Through Fringe

You might want to consider a rounded bob with a see-through fringe. When it comes to beauty in simplicity, a rounded bob has all the moves. A sleek and shiny shape with long layers is always a good choice for finer hair textures and the see-through fringe is the perfect accent. Your blow dry will be uncomplicated with a round brush, so if you are on the go, this is a great style choice.

Shorter Vintage Bob Style with Blunt Bangs
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#33: Vintage Bob Style with Blunt Bangs

Try a sassy vintage bob with blunt bangs if you want to show off your jaw and neck. Hairstyles with bangs are a great way to balance oblong faces. When styling, it helps to use a “flat wrap” blow-dry technique. To do this, use a flat brush to brush your hair flat against your head while following the brush with the blowdryer.

Chin-Length Textured Bob With Side-Swept Bangs
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#34: Chin-Length Textured Bob With Side-Swept Bangs

Less common short bob hairstyles include side-swept bangs. The length of this bob can be slightly adjusted to suit your face shape. I would usually recommend keeping the bob a bit longer on rounder face shapes and shorter on longer face shapes. A longer side-swept bang is flattering on every face shape and is great for keeping your styling options open, as it can be worn curly or straight. In general, this cut works best on thinner hair. If your hair is thicker and you still want this look, consider talking to your stylist about an undercut, which can be a great option to achieve the look on thicker hair, and cut your blow-dry time in half!

Sophisticated Short Graduated Bob with Bangs
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#35: Sophisticated Graduated Bob

A beautifully shaped graduated jaw-length bob cut can frame your face effectively, especially when paired with full bangs. You can style it neatly for a business setting or tousled for your casual look.

Related: See more jaw-length bob hairstyles.

#36: Cool Micro Bangs

Style your straight natural hair with this really edgy small and short haircut with face-framing layers on the side. The blunt baby fringe can also help balance your face length if you have an oval face. Micro bangs can be added to fine bob haircuts to provide just enough framing around the forehead.

#37: Jaw-Length Copper Bob with Fringe

Try something sleek and classic with a copper bob with a fringe. A jaw-length cut shows off the neck and hugs your cheekbones giving them a lift. Cut dead ends off every 4-6 weeks to keep the cut looking fresh. Add a bang to customize your face and make the hair cut your own.

Youthful Blunt short Bob With Bangs
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#38: Youthful Blunt Bob With Straight Bangs

This really edgy red neck-length blunt bob haircut with bangs transcends the classic bob with its sleekness and shape. A simple fringe also does well in framing and balancing the face length. Looking for more cool looks like this? Then you’ve gotta see these short hair with bangs.

Edgy Short Bob with Choppy Fringe
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#39: Edgy Short Bob with Choppy Fringe

A short bob with choppy fringe is an edgy, sharp look. The choppy blunt fringe definitely takes this look to another level, while having roundness around the crown area giving you a classic bob effect.

#40: Casual Stacked Bob With Side Fringe

A stacked short bob with side bangs is much more majestic with waves. The movement and texture are what bring out an extra touch of sophistication to the finish. Going this short actually makes it easier to maintain. This short stacked bob hairstyle is for bolder women who want feminine yet edgy style.

#41: Perfect Wavy Angled Bob With Wispy Bangs

Short haircuts can frame your face perfectly with layers and wispy long bangs that can help narrow your face shape. This simple yet fresh short angled bob cut is great on any straight to wavy hair. A short wavy bob is perfect for formal events and bangs will guide attention right to the eyes.

Stylish lob cut with curtain bangs hairstyle
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#42: Stylish Lob Cut With Curtain Bangs

70’s style haircuts with bangs are making a comeback. Simply add some texture to the bob and in this case, gorgeous curtain bangs.

Messy shaggy bob with bangs for over 40
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#43: Messy Shaggy Bob with Baby Bangs for Women Over 40

We feature a sweet little shagged out bob cut with a full fringe that is obviously easy to style and maintain. This is one attractive way to build volume in your hair with the help of curls and a tousling.

Popular layered bob with short bangs
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#44: Popular Layered Bob with Short Bangs

You can personalize a short bob with bangs by adjusting the bangs to compliment the length of your face. This textured, straight, chin-length bob with bangs looks cute on any face shape.

#45: Feminine A-Line Bob

This one’s a gorgeously created angled and stacked a-line bob with bangs for short hair. It has delicious caramel highlights and red tones that really work well in giving your hair dimension and volume.

This is a stacked bob with a fun but not too crazy color! I love how it adds volume and reduces bulk where we don’t want it! There is a nice angle towards the face that adds style but keeps the face from looking too round.

#46: Effortless Face-Framing Bob

This look is effortlessly chic, sexy and, versatile! It’s a modern take on a classic shape, and a cut as timeless as the bob deserves to be played with. This can be achieved by creating a strong outline with zero tension, so your hair can move fluidly and sit where it wants to with ease, making it easy for my client to wear. Your stylist may use a razor comb to create soft texture and layers that can lie dormant until you want to show them off, sitting gently over the perimeter of your haircut waiting to be messed up or curled.

This cut is perfect for a lady with a busy lifestyle that still wants to look stylish with minimal fuss during the week. The beauty of this is that it can be as low or as high maintenance as you choose! If you want weekday effortlessness, use a sea spray or volume spray with a vent brush or diffuser for an instant “too cool to care” look. If you want full, smooth, and glam, use a large round brush and volumizing mousse for an instant boss lady! Or for somewhere in the middle use a large curling iron, with a heat protecting spray for gorgeous wavy locks that can be worn day to night.

#47: Blonde Asymmetrical Bob

This is an asymmetrical bob, meaning one side is longer than the other. What I love about this cut is that it’s a little bit edgy but you can tuck that longer side behind your ear or pin it back if you’re not feeling the edge as much on certain days.

This asymmetrical bob with bangs is for women who are strictly parting to one side. Because it is longer on one side you can’t move your part from left to right to middle without the cut looking a little wonky, but there are definitely different variations and you can really fine-tune this style to fit anyone. Another suggestion for this (and any cut) is to really pay attention to what products your stylist is using, ask what it is, what it does, why they’re using it.

Trendy bob haircut with see-through bangs
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#48: Trendy See-Through Bangs

Add some see-through bangs to match a chic, feminine short hairstyle. The perfect length and cut would be the neck-grazing one, which is tapered at the nape area. Textured edges are a plus to soften the perimeter of a lovely short layered bob with bangs like this one.

Unique Inverted Bob With Straight Fringe
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#49: Unique Inverted Bob With Straight Fringe

This short inverted bob is one that my client and I have been working towards for a while. She started her hair journey with long brown hair and have been working towards the platinum blonde for about 6 months now, going slow and steady to maintain healthy hair along the way.

This look is a commitment. The upkeep is something that is not ideal for every client in my chair. Appointments are long and every 5 weeks for both color and cut. If you are willing to put effort in styling and coming in for trims every 6 weeks then try it out. Short hair is such a fun change and can be tailored to any hair type. Products I recommend for my short hair clients are usually: scruff me L’Oréal professional, Aircraft R and Co, and Crepage de chignon L’Oréal professional.

Lived-in razor cut short blonde bob with bangs
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#50: Lived-In Razor Cut Short Bob

A short bob with bangs is more modern it’s razor cut. The best thing about this cut is how it moves. Since everything is cut at the same length, your hair moves as one and gives such a beautiful effect.

Easy Neck-Length Bob With Choppy Bangs
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#51: Easy Neck-Length Cut With Choppy Bangs

A dry blunt cut bob is one of the more popular short hairstyles for women in their 20s and 30s. Bob hairstyles are back in a big way this year because fashion is all about lines contouring textures right now. Like what you see in this picture, the modern woman is wearing a blunt one length bob as an accessory to there eclectic, free-form and tactile fashion sensibility. If you wear your hair dry, then your stylist may cut it using the dry technique. Dry hair doesn’t lie, whereas a wet cut, round brushed look can easily mask sloppy technique and execution. To style in a soft “S” wave, use a hot tool and finish with a matte texture creme or powder dry shampoo.

Bobs are excellent for all hair textures and most face shapes. If someone is a little rounder in the face, the right fringe can bring a lot of volume to the shape visually and a blunt bob with hair density neutralized can be slimming and suitable. Here are 3 questions to answer to determine if this cut is for you: do you work out, do you have small children, and how much time do you have to style in the morning. A fringe does take up keep – 5-10 mins in the morning and a trip to see me every 3-4 weeks. When considering length it is important to know if you need to be able to put it up.

Low-Maintenance bob with middle part bangs hairstyle
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#52: Low-Maintenance Middle Part Fringe

This is a middle part fringe paired with a blonde neck-length bob. It’s a type of fringe popular for being the 1970’s-inspired curtain bangs. The best thing about it is it gives any haircut a softer and unique feminine edge. Having thoughts of getting these vintage Bardot bangs? The maintenance of bang trims is something to consider. Fortunately, they’re easy to grow out. You can tuck them behind ears once they’re long enough.


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