15 On-Point Short Inverted Bob Haircuts You Have to See

Short inverted bob haircuts

A short inverted bob is a short haircut where the back is shorter, increasing in length as it goes forward to the front. Dig into this recent cropped hair trend that’s sure to make you swap your current hairstyle with!

A-listers Diane Kruger, Jessica Szohr, Mila Kunis, and Lucy Hale have been seen embracing their glam crops this season, showing the stylish prowess of an angled cut and giving us major #hairinspo!

Utah short hair specialist Julie Holbrook expertly suggests that “medium thickness with fine texture have the best results with this cut because of the way the hair lays.”

One major thing to ask your hairdresser is how to style your strands. Julie reminds to, “always ask if your stylist cuts dry hair to make sure they see how your bob will lay when dry.” She then adds “styling should be a part of your consultation before you get this cut because it requires some flat-iron work or round brushing for most people.”

Julie also confirms how low maintenance this edgy haircut is, saying that she recommends “a volume zing product for the crown area and all over if you need a little more body for the ends to get a full volume look.”

If you’re ready to recreate this cute cut for yourself, there is no time to waste! Make this iconic bob rendition your own by seeing which of these trendy short inverted bob hairstyles fits you best!

Wavy Bob

Short wavy inverted bob
Instagram @meganjanco_roshambohairstudio

Some earth color balayage intensifies the wavy texture of this bob. Add layers and layers of this and you’ve got a splendid look that especially flatters longer faces.

Choppy Bob

Choppy short inverted bob
Instagram @e.r.a.beauty

Straight-haired women could use a flattering cut like this blunt bob. Multiple layers around the head but more at the nape give this cut its shape.

Inverted with an Undercut

Short inverted bob with undercut
Instagram @dasilva_hair

A rising style among the youth, an undercut layered beneath flowing, luscious hair. The shorter backside of this inverted bob shows off the undercut in a lovely manner.

Layered Bob

Short layered inverted bob
Instagram @demetriusschool

If you love your classy long bob but want something extra, then try this short layered bob. The layers at the back give texture to the solid platinum color. A nice balance is also soothing to the eyes given by the graduation and the straight hair at the front.

For Curly Hair

Short inverted bob for curly hair
Instagram @p__didit

The majesty that is curly locks really elevates this cut! The already shaped style is further made interesting by the blue ombre.

Asymmetrical Bob

Short asymmetrical inverted bob
Instagram @hair_by_marlo

This inverted bob just upgraded to a new level! The asymmetrical bob makes all elements stand out; the lengthier front strands, the rounded bob, and the undercut all make this cut more astounding.

Inverted Bob With Layers

Short inverted bob with layers
Instagram @mianfitnessmandy

The more layers, the fuller the bob will appear. this creates a marvelous look that can be topped with long strands for the bob to appear more polished.

Inverted With Bangs

Short inverted bob with bangs
Instagram @catfacedoeshair

The full bangs on this bob complete the look for this cut. Full rounded forms are shown and keep a lively, bouncy vibe at any angle.

Very Short

A very short inverted bob
Instagram @karmabeautybar

No worries for very short straight hair ’cause this cut’s bound to give you bounce and form! Graduated layers at the back round up the bob, giving you all the freedom to style upfront.

With Fringe

Short inverted bob with fringe
Instagram @meucabelocurto

This could be the haircut for you thin-haired girls out there! The tapered back with long fringe at the front gets much volume on its flyaway ends and teased roots.

Textured for Fine Hair

Textured short inverted bob for thin hair
Instagram @salondisorelle

The graduated cut of this bob accounts for the fuller body of the look. Gloss on the rusty brown color makes it even more appealing and detectable to the eyes.

Bob For Fine Hair

Q&A with style creator, Marina
Hairstylist @ HaarWerk Holzkirchen & Weyarn in Holzkirchen, DE

How would you describe this look?

I love the haircut because it’s very simple to handle. This client has light curly hair, so if she wants, she can dry her hair naturally with some sea salt spray to get a very cool and easy texture. She can also wear it straight using an iron. That means, the hairstyle looks different every day if you want to and it won’t take much time to get it done.

Any advice for someone considering it?

If a client wants this haircut, it’s almost never a problem to do it because it’s very individual to cut. If I have a client with thin hair, I don’t graduate/layer it too much in the front – quite contrary to thick hair which needs even more layers or an appropriate thinning-out technique.

With this haircut, you can also change the length on the sides, change the partings, cut a fringe, and cut it asymmetrical or blunt. No matter which kind of hair or which shape of face the client has, it’s almost every time possible to find the perfect way to create a nice looking short bob cut.

It’s a timeless, always good looking haircut for almost every kind of woman.

For a client with curls, I would use the SeaSalt Spray from Eleven and let it air dry to achieve a natural beach wave look. When I have a client with thin hair, I blow dry it with a big round brush using the I Want Body Texture Spray from Eleven to create some volume in the front and on the top.

For a client with straight hair, I use a smaller round brush, a flat iron, or a curler and create every kind of texture for every mood.

For Thick Hair

For Thick Hair
Instagram @snowconehead

Q&A with style creator, Ashlie Ferguson
Hairstylist @ Danger Salon in Philadelphia, PA


How would you describe this look?

This is a soft graduated bob with tousled wavy texture. I just love how effortless this hairstyle is. This haircut for thick hair will always lay right whether it’s a wash and air dry or blowout with a with some curls put in.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This look is an amazing style to expose your neck and rock your natural wave. Another great thing about it is that a bob haircut can be modified to suit any face shape and hair texture – just ask your stylist which length would work best for you!

For styling, if you’re looking for an effortless wash go, use Amika Bushwick Beach spray (salt-free) – this product will form your natural wave and give it the perfect texture. For a more formal style, bring out your wand after you blow dry!

Stacked Bob

Q&A with style creator, Claudia Ninivaggi
Hairstylist @ Studio 100 Salon & Spa in Ontario, CA


How would you describe this look?

The first thing I would say about this inverted bob is that it’s a classic look with clean lines. It works for women who are ready to go short but still want to keep some length. It’s an extremely low maintenance look. I also highly recommend this cut for the woman who has fine hair. She will notice her hair will fill out in all the right spots.

I feel like the inverted bob suits virtually every face shape by adjusting the length and layers.

We punched up her 50% grey hair with a full head of foils by using Blondme by Schwarzkopf and toned with Dialight to give her this nice cool color. I used Joico K-Pak Protect and Shine serum – just a couple of drops throughout her damp hair. Then, I used one additional pump once it’s dry to tame the flyaways.

I simply blew her hair out with a round brush, but another option is a wide paddle brush. It’s a little easier to handle. Enjoy this fun flirty look!

Any advice for someone considering it?

When choosing this cut, do not overthink the styling process but have fun with it. If you have wavy hair, a tousled beachy look works well too. This look can be achieved by either scrunching one’s own waves as it’s drying or a half-inch barrel and then raking their fingers through it, finishing off with KMS Hair Play Playable Texture for the next-day hair feeling! And voila, she now has that Je-ne-sais-quoi look and loving it.

Short and Angled

Q&A with style creator, Krista Swaby
Master Stylist @ Untouchable in Hair Salon in Kelowna, BC


How would you describe this look?

This inverted bob is classic, timeless, simple yet elegant. This is actually the only style on my page that I didn’t color! We cut 19 inches of her locks to donate wigs for kids, which got rid of her old colored ends and left her with her beautiful natural color.

The cut falls into place seamlessly and without a lot of effort styling (which is what she was looking for), yet still looks like she put a ton of effort in. It’s the perfect cut for a lady who wants to look put together for any occasion without all the effort other styles may take.

Any advice for someone considering it?

We actually chose this cut based on the simplicity of the styling. This client’s previous styling regime was wash-and-wear, so we needed to be realistic about what she would actually do at home with styling.

This cut is versatile in the fact that it can be worn as wash-and-wear with a little texture spray. For a sleeker look, a smoothing cream, round brush, and flat iron will do the trick beautifully. This cut works well on all face shapes when cut into the correct length and angle which is what makes it so timeless and beautiful on any woman.