60+ Types of Short Bob Haircuts & Trendy Ways to Style It

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Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

I’ve got you covered if you want to switch up your style with a short bob! This photo gallery has a wide range of looks, from classic haircuts to modern hairstyles. Take a look through these inspiring pictures of short bob haircuts for women. Each one was hand-selected based on its uniqueness, visual appeal, and how well it flatters each age group, face shape, and hair type.

If you didn’t know, short bob haircuts are cut between the ear and just above the shoulders. There are many ways to cut a bob on short hair, including angled, graduated, inverted, asymmetrical, and many more. With tons of modern and fresh takes, your short hair can be customized to match your personality. Whether you’re a rocker full of attitude, the girl next door, or the avant-garde trendsetter, a shorter bob can be a great hairstyle for you to make a statement.

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#1: Cute Jaw-Length Round Bob for Women Over 60

A short bob cut for ladies over 60 looks excellent, hugging right around that jawline or even grazing the shoulders. There’s only a little layering, so styling is super simple with a quick blow-dry. It has the perfect amount of texture through the ends to keep it soft and have movement. Short bob haircuts like this also work well paired with fringe and a side part.

👉 See more short bob with bangs hairstyles for women over 60.

Wedge Bob with Chunky Blonde Highlights
Instagram @shmoakin_hair

#2: Wedge Bob with Chunky Blonde Highlights

You’ll be surprised when you see how much difference warm golden blonde highlights can short bob haircuts! A pop of sass added dimension and head-turning looks are what you’ll get from this chic short bob!

Flawless Super Short Inverted Bob
Instagram @beto_fariaa

#3: Flawless Super Short Inverted Bob

This super short inverted bob with an undercut is perfect for those looking to make a bold statement. Small bobs work best on straight, thick hair and looks great on oval or heart-shaped faces. To keep the look sharp, use a styling product like Redken’s Outshine 01 Anti-Frizz Polishing Milk to smooth out any flyaways. Be sure to communicate your desired length and texture when visiting your stylist so they can create the exact look you’re after!

Bob for a chubby face short bobs
Instagram @cosmetartistry

#4: Low-Maintenance Bob for a Chubby Face

Short bob cuts require a short hair expert to determine the right cut and length for rounder faces. Women who want their faces to look slim and fresh will love this look! Notice how it starts in a center part, straightened down beside the jawline for an elongating effect. It’s then finished with waved ends for a touch of elegance.

Classic short asymmetrical bob with a deep side part
Instagram @jesswanghair

#5: Classic Asymmetrical Bob with a Deep Side Part

This short asymmetrical bob is an updated version of one of the most classic short bobs. This bob haircut can be tailored in many ways to suit different hair types. Depending on your face width, you can either draw attention or defer attention depending on your length. You can also play around with layers and texture to make your hair fuller and blunter or remove the weight and add some layers or face framing.

Naturally curly bob short bob
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#6: Very Layered Naturally Curly Bob

Go for a very layered, angled short bob. It’s shorter in the back and slightly longer in the front, but it also has many smaller, shorter layers to break up the heaviness that can form on the base of the cut. This helps to avoid the ‘triangle’ shape. If you are blessed with a lot of hair, ask for an undercut to remove some of the extra bulk, which helps maintain the shape.

#7: Choppy Short Bob Cut with a Deep Side Part

This choppy short bob cut gives a trendy, edgy look suitable for all hair types. Its deep side part can flatter most face shapes, although it may not work best for round faces. The style requires minimal upkeep. Just some touch-up trims every couple of months. But, it does require regular styling to maintain the perfect shape and texture. Use a good heat protectant like Some Like It Hot TM Heat Protection Spray.

#8: Flattering Short Bob Cut for Women Over 70

A flattering short bob for women over 70 can make you look ten years younger. Taking the length up gives your hair new life and makes it much healthier. Adding a bang is also a great option to hide unwanted wrinkles on your forehead. A bob haircut is also easy to dry with smoothing cream and a round brush and is complementary to most face shapes.

Related: See more short haircuts for women over 70.

#9: Rounded Short Blonde Bob

A perfectly rounded blonde short bob frames elongated faces and soften sharp angles. Lowlights on blonde hair also help brighten your look and add volume to your hair.

#10: Textured Blunt Bob With Bangs for Women Over 50

The sharp and blunt effect makes for a great short bob style for women over 50. I also recommend this cut for women with fine hair to make it look much thicker. This short bob cut can also look amazing with thick hair as it can be softened to style well and work with the cut.

👉 See more short bob haircuts for older women.

Ombre Piecey Bob
Instagram @casistauffer

#11: Piecey Short Bob with an Ombre

A short bob haircut can be low-maintenance when paired with an ombre. It’s perfect if you want something with easy upkeep! Use a texturized hair spray to give lift and grit to your hair to hold the beachy loose waves in place!

Rooted Short Choppy Bob for Fine Hair
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#12: Rooted Short Choppy Bob for Fine Hair

A short choppy bob for fine hair is always a pleaser. Soft layers added to an a-line shape give your short haircut for women a sexy draping feel. Ask your stylist to point cut into the ends for a light and airy shape. Add soft curls with a 1-inch curling iron to your finished blow-dry for a beautiful, tousled style.

Perfect Shaggy Bob for Thin Hair
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#13: Shaggy Short Bob for Thin Hair

A shaggy short bob is the best and easiest way to make your thin, fine hair appear thicker and full of volume. Work with layers that are wavy towards the end for a charming outcome. It’s cut with a straight razor with lots of weight removed. A soft, natural, and modern version of a classic cut.

Blonde Balayage Angled Bob with Layers
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#14: Blonde Balayage Angled Bob with Layers

An angled bob with layers can be dressed up or down with styling. Adding curls or beachy waves will make it a more fun look for a night out. You can wear your short bob sleeker for an interview or a more professional look. The layering of an angled bob makes it less severe and more wearable.

#15: Tousled Short Layered Bob with Bangs

A short layered bob with bangs is a great option to add volume to fine hair. If you have fine, curly hair, a layered short bob helps create shape and can keep your hair from looking too triangular. If you want a wash-and-go look, this is an excellent option with texture. You will want to add a product with some hold to keep the shape.

Chic Copper Chin-Length Bob with Bangs
Instagram @nicolekeenen

#16: Chic Copper Chin-Length Bob with Bangs

A chin-length bob with bangs is the perfect shape for fine hair textures. No volume is needed for this flattering shape, so it’s super easy to style. Add some texture mist, air dry, or blow dry with your hands for a cute and live-in finish. Ensure your layers are cut enough to maintain thickness and great lines. This short bob cut is super complimentary if you have a round face shape.

Related: See more chin-length bob with bangs hairstyle ideas.

#17: Brunette Short Bob with Bangs

If you’re searching for a haircut with lots of style, try a short bob with bangs. The clean lines of this shape will always make an impact on any age group. The key is to keep the layers one length for maximum impact visually. Refrain from blowing this shape under, and instead, try blowing the edge straight down for a more modern finish. A short bob hairstyle should be cut about every five weeks to keep it looking sharp.

Cute Bob Cut for Women Over 40
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#18: Cute Bob Cut for Women Over 40

If you’re a woman over 40, try this cute short bob haircut. A bob is a perfect shape to upgrade your appearance and give you a shape with style. Short bob haircuts are super versatile and work well on all hair types. Style it smooth or messy, full or flat. The possibilities are endless.

#19: Dimensional Chin-Length Layered Bob

You can’t go wrong with a chin-length layered bob. The shape of this short bob will always be stylish and easy to maintain. Try a side part for the most lift in the crown or a middle part for a flatter top. Ask your stylist to point cut your ends for beautiful seamless layers that add movement. Blow-dry with a round brush or your hands, and add some curls with an iron.

#20: Sun-Kissed Short Bob for Older Women

A short bob is a perfect choice for older women. Long hair can drag your facial features down, so why not lift them with a shorter style? Ask your hairdresser to graduate the nape and benefit from a posture boost, making you appear straighter and taller. A short bob for older women is also easy to style with a quick blow dry using a medium round brush and some smoothing cream. This cut works on most face shapes and might be the style you are searching for.

Salt-and-Pepper Stacked Bob with Layers
Instagram @babesonearth

#21: Salt-and-Pepper Stacked Bob with Layers

A stacked bob with layers works on all hair types but will make thin hair appear fuller and thicker. Ask your stylist to graduate your nape and leave the layers longer for the perfect shape. Classic short bob hairstyles for women should complement any age group. Try changing your part to the middle of the side; sometimes, small changes give big results.

#22: Warm Brown Short Bob with Bangs for Women Over 60

Women over 60 should try a short bob with bangs to update their style. If you have a one-length bob, adding more layers can change your cut dramatically and make it easier to control. The layers will enable you to keep your hair out of your face by pushing it backward or tucking it behind your ear. Bangs are always a great option and can make you appear much younger. Short bobs for women are especially suitable for narrow face shapes and can uplift your face.

#23: Sleek Short Stacked Inverted Bob

A short stacked inverted bob is pleasing to the eye with its clean lines. Ensure the added layers are minimal to keep the short bob line sharp. Not having a bang is a good choice and will give you the most dramatic shape.

#24: Messy Short Choppy Layered Bob for Thick Hair

When looking for short bob haircuts, consider a short choppy layered bob for thick hair. Shorter thick hairstyles need many feathered textured layers to appear light and voluminous. Style with a quick beach wave for that extra oomph.

#25: Cute Jet Black Shaggy Pixie Bob Cut

Go for an edgier spin on a short cut and get a shaggy pixie bob. Dramatic short razored layering throughout the haircut is a professional twist on a shag cut. Keeping the layers short at the crown instantly adds volume.

Dark Ginger Stacked Short Curly Bob
Instagram @giboazhair

#26: Dark Ginger Stacked Short Curly Bob

Curly hair textures require a lot of extra layering to avoid an unflattering shape. This is why the stacked short curly bob haircut is perfect. Keeping the perimeter rounded provides volume, while longer side bangs can frame your face.

Related: See more short curly hairstyle ideas.

Prettiest Jaw-Length Blunt Bob
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#27: Prettiest Jaw-Length Blunt Bob Cut

A jaw-length blunt bob hairstyle is an edgy, precision haircut. Dramatic lines created by a strong perimeter and a short blunt bang make for a stunning short bob.

Glamorous ear-length French bob
Instagram @erickinvisible

#28: Glamorous Ear-Length French Bob

A little French bob like this would suit chic and classy girls who would never leave the house without sexy eyeliner and lip work. It takes less hair to make this short bob haircut work, and the volume the texture offers is really impressive.

#29: Brunette Feathered Bixie Style

Consider a bixie style if you want a change from a traditional short bob cut but don’t want to go too short. The bixie is a refreshing change somewhere between a bob and a pixie. Ask your stylist to add layers to your nape and around your face, maintaining length around the ears, and you can change your current cut dramatically. A bixie will work on all face shapes and age groups and can be styled forward or backward to suit your face shape.

trendy messy bob hairstyle with dark roots
Instagram @stebunovhair

#30: Trendy Messy Bob with Dark Roots

A messy, shaggy. bob is one of the best short bob haircuts for women of any age. The reason hairdressers love a haircut like this is because of its various suitability and practicality.

The natural, short messy haircut, which characterizes the present short bob hairstyle trend, makes it easy to wear and maintain. This cut can also be adapted to any face type by altering the length and cutting technique. 80% of its charm stays in the styling, though!

#31: Jaw-Length Short Bob for Fine Hair

This jaw-length bob is based on a strong geometric and disciplined shape, with layers providing texture and movement. The strength in the perimeter line accentuates the jawline, while the layers sit at the cheekbone level to create interest and to keep the short bob shape from looking too solid and heavy.

A modern short jagged bob for round faces
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#32: Modern Jagged Bob for Round Faces

This bob for short hair features soft short layers that complement a round face. Consider the mid part in your short bob to help balance the face shape by creating the illusion of an elongated face.

#33: Gorgeous Auburn Bob for Thick Hair

Chop your hair into a tousled bob for a lightweight result with less bulk yet more texture. This short bob hairstyle looks amazing on any casual or business event.

Related: Trendy short hairstyles for thick, wavy hair.

#34: Flawless Short Black Bob With Bangs

Another way to wear short bob haircuts is with bangs. In this excellent haircut, the ends are waved inward for a face-frame effect. That cute choppy fringe enhances the look by adding texture and interest.

#35: Sassy A-Line Bob

This look is sassy yet more playful than your traditional short A-line bob. The perimeter is textured instead of blunt, and the interior is sliced (sliced bob) through to remove excess weight. An A-line cut is for the low-maintenance woman who also appreciates style and quality grow out. This short bob cut is great for naturally wavy hair and small and oval face shapes.

#36: A Very Short Layered Bob

This very layered short bob haircut has a perimeter that mimics the jawline, which helps maintain balance and visual appeal.

edgy, face-framing bangs
Instagram @diegomarcsant

#37: Edgy, Face-Framing Bangs

This short bob haircut is 50% classic and 50% edgy. Bangs can be sweet or badass, depending on how you style them. Playing with shorter fringe is a fun, low-commitment way to change your look because if you get tired of them, they grow out in a couple of weeks! This shorter bob is great for women who like to change their looks and don’t mind styling their hair daily.

#38: Beautifully Permed Bob

This magnificent short perm job proves that everything is possible, even creating gorgeous naturally-looking curls from straight hair. Be sure to visit your curl stylist for a retouch every few months to keep your short bob hairstyle lively and beautiful.

#39: Blonde Flippy Layers

Make your short bob haircut bounce by adding soft, flippy layers around! Take advantage of the instant volume you’ll have without having too much weight in your hair.

Textured Pixie Bob with Subtle Lowlights
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#40: Textured Pixie Bob with Subtle Lowlights

Try a noteworthy straight, short pixie bob that’s textured with subtle lowlights for a modern shaggy short bob hairstyle. Plus, the light, short choppy layers at the ends will make the whole haircut come together.

#41: Short Cappuccino Bob

Short bob haircuts paired with a cappuccino hair color are flattering on warm skin tones. The cut and color are both low-maintenance, and the styling makes this look perfect for busy women who wanna look professional yet glamorous.

soft & cute short curly bob hairstyle
Instagram @lautijeras

#42: Soft & Cute Short Curly Bob

Try this super cute short curly bob style that complements all face shapes! It’s a soft short bob cut that will leave you feeling confident and fresh whenever you go out.

#43: Bright Cranberry Red Bob

Short hair bobs like this bright cranberry red one look amazing if you want to stand out from the crowd. The combo of the highlights, lowlights, and layers adds much dimension.

#44: Simple Short Straight Bob

Short bobbed hair is classic, chic, and cool and never goes out of style. A straight bob suits many face shapes, and the only thing you have to consider is what length will go with your face shape. The goal here is to create the appearance of an oval shape. If you want the classic short bob, know that this haircut is done with 0-degree elevation to create the shape. Or you can either opt for an A-line bob or square bob instead.

A short undercut bob haircut with blonde hair and foil highlights
Instagram @catnyehair

#45: Blonde Undercut Bob with Foil Highlights

This short bob hairstyle might be the perfect look if you’re a woman with thick hair. The undercut in the bob removes the bulky look of short thick hair. It’s great for the summer heat because it keeps hair off your neck. As with any shorter bobs, it requires a bit of styling if you have textured hair.

#46: Short Rounded Bob Crop

A rounded bob is a short stacked bob that’s angled. What you may or may not be able to tell is the front of this short bob has no bangs or face-framing layers.  This short crop is how versatile it is. It can be altered to fit your face shape, lifestyle, or personal preference.

textured and layered feathered bob
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#47: Textured & Layered Feathered Bob

Try a short graduated bob with short feathered layers and bangs. Brush your layers forward to fall over the bangs and give them a messy look. Almost any lady can wear this short bob haircut! The products you use and styling a feathered bob depend on your hair texture and type.

#48: White Blonde Stacked Swing Bob

When considering short bob haircuts, try a classy, stacked swing bob. I like this style because it looks gorgeous, smoothed out, with soft curls or natural curls. I recommend this style for women with thick hair and ladies who may prefer to shampoo infrequently.

#49: Fuller-Looking Short to Medium Bob

I love that this short bob style creates a fuller look on any hair while still keeping flowing layers and movement! This style is great for those who have fine hair (but a lot of it) and have difficulty getting volume. If you have a round face, ask for the front below the chin, while heart-shaped and square faces should have the front right at the chin.

Vintage Bob with Fringe and Flipped Ends
Instagram @bareeminimum

#50: Vintage Bob with Fringe and Flipped Ends

This short bob haircut is a mix of a vintage bob like Louis Brooks, with its defined lines, retro-inspired bangs, and blunt cut with the sophistication and elegance of a young Isabella Rossellini. The slightly textured ends give it a slightly modern feel, while the angle of the cut is shorter in the front and curved in the back giving it that fun flapper vibe.

Artsy and Modern Swing Bob with Bangs
Instagram @alexisartistry

#51: Artsy and Modern Swing Bob with Bangs

Try a very roaring 1920s-inspired short bob, but with a modern flair. It’s very artsy and fun. It’s easy styling, upkeep, and the edginess of the disconnected framing in the front. I recommend shorter bobs with bangs to women who have thicker hair and love to wear their hair down and ladies who enjoy their faces being more framed.

Youthful Natural Short Graduated Bob Cut
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#52: Youthful Natural Graduated Bob

Consider a natural graduated short bob with a neutral push on the sides. The short strands are versatile for styling. This look is great if you’re looking for a fun, spunky, youthful, and versatile haircut.

#53: Modern Bob With See-Through Fringe

This short bob haircut is easy, making it perfect for the girl who doesn’t want to fuss too much and still look “done.” The bangs make all the difference! They give the haircut an edge that is a small commitment. It may not look like it, but a ton of texturizing was involved in creating this haircut. The beauty of short bob haircuts with bangs is that you can personalize it to any woman.

#54: Short to Long Sophistication

A short bob haircut can be very versatile. This cut is for women looking for quick and easy short styles. It’s perfect if you lead a busy and active lifestyle. Hair that is fine to medium thickness would work best with this style.

#55: Effortless Razor Cut with Highlights

Consider a short, edgy and effortless razor cut bob! It’s one of my favorite short bob styles. What I love about this cut is how easily you can maintain this look. This haircut grows out perfectly and can be easily styled within minutes! This short bob hair cut is great for a more active woman because it will look done but not too polished.

#56: Sexiest One-Length Short Blonde Bob

This strong, baseline-style cut is a solid short bob that intensifies the blonde colorwork. The best thing about this look is the brightness of the clean blonde and the solid baseline. The perfect woman has a heart, diamond, or round face shape for this look. A one-length bob is best suited for fine to medium hair types.

#57: Bright Coppery Layered and Textured Bob

The best thing about a layered and textured short bob is the nice, swingy, natural movement it gets. This cut is for thick to medium-textured hair! Use any dry texturizing product to build volume and amp up the texture to show off the movement in your hair.

#58: Coolest Sassy Wavy Bob

A short wavy bob is one of the most popular short bob haircuts. This haircut frames the face in all the right places. The best thing about a wavy bob cut is that it’s flattering on most women! If you have long, thick hair, this haircut allows your stylist to remove weight while creating body and movement. When someone has very thin hair, cutting it to this length can create the illusion of thick hair. I

A jet black short chin-length bob haircut
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#59: Jet Black Chin-Length Sleek Bob

You can make most short bob hair styles look mod and contemporary when adding clean lines. I recommend short bob haircuts like this for women with medium and fine textured hair. This look also looks great on someone who has straight hair. The main thing you have to do with this cut is either go throughout and straighten it or even put a little wave in it to give it more of a messy look, but nothing that will take anyone more than 10 minutes to do every day.

Tousled and youthful short blunt bob haircut
Instagram @romeufelipe

#60: Tousled and Youthful Blunt Bob

Timeless short bobs have many variations and can work on every hair type, which is my favorite part of this cut. Keep the short bob very clean with a sleek look. The short, blunt perimeter widens the lower half of the face, so if you’re concerned about that department, this look might not be the most flattering.

texturized tousled short bob
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#61: Texturized Tousled Hair

Try getting a texturized, short hair bob cut with a lower maintenance brunette color. If you have fine hair, use Elevate Mousse to give your hair the extra grit to hold a curl, and Boosta is used for added volume.

#62: Sassy Angled Blonde Bob

An angled short bob with subtle layers will boost the volume and glow of your tresses! Short angled bobs, usually neck-length, look more dynamic than other cuts. If you’re a gal, who wants minimal styling only, short bob haircuts like this one are your thing! This hairstyle is perfect for fine/medium hair. Adding layers to it will give the illusion of it being thicker.

#63: Fabulous Concave Bob

One of the sexiest short hairstyles for women you should try this season – is the short concave bob, which is designed to be longer in front and shorter at the back. Depending on how you want to style it, it will change your appearance to a chic look without much effort.


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