A short inverted bob is a type of bob that’s cut short and it features a short back and long front. The length of an inverted bob on short hair is usually between the ear and jaw-line. This short bob is becoming more popular, especially in cities with warmer climates. Here, you’ll see the best examples of this dramatic style of a bob cut.
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Utah short hair specialist Julie Holbrook expertly suggests that “medium thickness with fine texture have the best results with a modern inverted bob 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 an inverted bob your own by seeing which of these trendy short inverted bob hairstyles fits you best!
Messy Wavy Bob
Short inverted bob haircuts can flatter longer faces. Getting an earth color balayage intensifies the wavy texture of this bob giving it a messy look. By adding stacked layers, you’ll get a gorgeous short bob cut.
Inverted with an Undercut
A short inverted bob with an undercut is becoming a popular hairstyle for women in their 20’s. Adding the undercut is great for women with thick hair to thin it out a bit. The shorter backside of this graduated bob really shows off the undercut.
If you love your classy long bob but want something extra, then try this short layered bob that’s inverted. The layers at the back give texture to the solid platinum color. A nice balance of an angled bob cut is added with the graduation and the straight hair at the front.
Inverted Bob for Curly Hair
A short curly inverted bob is perfect for naturally curly hair. With all the dimension adding a blue ombre is a great way to make this inverted A-line bob hairstyle pop.
Inverted Asymmetrical Bob
This short inverted bob style can be transformed and edgy with an asymmetrical bob. It makes all elements stand out; the lengthier front strands, the rounded bob, and the undercut all make this one unique cut.
Inverted Bob With Layers
A short inverted bob will appear fuller by having a longer front and more layers. This stacking creates a marvelous short haircut that can include long strands for the bob to appear more polished.
Inverted with Bangs
The full bangs on this short haircut makes it a great inverted short bob for women over 40. Full rounded bangs are shown and keep the hair lively and bouncy at any angle for this hair length.
Very Short Bob with Undercut
A very short inverted bob haircut is perfect if you have very short straight hair.
The graduated layers at the back give more shape to short bobs and the undercut adds a lot more movement.
Short Bob with Fringe
This is the best inverted bob for short hair and thin-haired girls! The tapered back with long fringe at the front gets a lot volume on top and can look gorgeous with teased roots.
Textured Bob for Fine Hair
The graduated cut of this short, textured inverted bob add more body to your hair. Gloss on a rusty brown color and it will make it even more gorgeous and sleek.
Bob For Fine Hair
By style creator, Marina
Hairstylist @ HaarWerk Holzkirchen & Weyarn in Holzkirchen, DE
This short inverted bob hairstyle is very simple to handle.
If you have light, short curly hair, you can dry your hair naturally with some sea salt spray to get a very cool and easy texture.
You can also wear it straight using an iron. That means, the short hairstyle looks different every day if you want to and it won’t take much time to get it done.
If you’re looking for short haircuts that are inverted, it’s almost never a problem to do it because it’s very individual to cut. If you have thin hair, ask your stylist to not graduate/layer it too much in the front. This is quite contrary to thick hair which needs even more layers or an appropriate thinning-out technique.
With this bob 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.
If you have curly hair, use the SeaSalt Spray from Eleven and let it air dry to achieve a natural beach wave look.
To style for thin hair, 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.
If you have straight hair, use a smaller round brush, a flat iron, or a curler and create every kind of texture for every mood.
The Best Bob for Thick Hair
By style creator, Ashlie Ferguson
Hairstylist @ Danger Salon in Philadelphia, PA
This is a popular inverted bob on short hair with a tousled wavy texture. It’s really an effortless short concave bob cut.
This inverted haircut for thick hair will always lay right whether it’s a wash and air dry or blowout with some curls put in.
A shorter inverted bob is an amazing style to expose your neck and rock your natural wave.
Another great thing about it is that a bob 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!
Inverted Stacked Bob
By style creator, Claudia Ninivaggi
Hairstylist @ Studio 100 Salon & Spa in Ontario, CA
Go for a short inverted bob with clean lines for a classic look.
This reverse bob 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 bob cut for women with fine hair. You’ll will notice her hair will fill out in all the right spots.
This inverted bob on short hair suits virtually every face shape by adjusting the length and layers.
To style, simply blow your hair with a round brush or wide paddle brush. It’s a little easier to handle. Enjoy this fun flirty look!
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 inverted hairstyle 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!
Short and Angled Inversion
By style creator, Krista Swaby
Master Stylist @ Untouchable in Hair Salon in Kelowna, BC
A shorter inverted bob cut can be classic, timeless, simple yet elegant.
This bob cut falls into place seamlessly and without a lot of effort styling, yet still looks like you put a ton of effort in.
It’s the perfect cut for a girl who wants to look put together for any occasion without all the effort other styles may take.
Shorter bobs that are inverted are 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 short bob is lovely 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.