Top 18 Short Inverted Bob Haircuts Trending in 2023

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Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

A short inverted bob is a short bob haircut that is shorter in the back and slightly longer front in the front. The short, stacked layers in the back gradually get longer as it gets closer to the face.

Short inverted bobs are just one of the various bob hairstyles to choose from, however, it’s one of the more popular since it works on all hair textures and face shapes. Typically, the length of the bob on short hair lays between the ear and jaw-line. The bobs inversion, emphasizes the graduation and lift in the tapered back.

Utah short hair stylist Julie Holbrook suggests that “hair with medium thickness with fine texture get the best results.” This is because of how the hair lays on more modern short inverted bobs”

One major thing to ask your hairdresser is how to style an inverted bob for short hair. Short layers are popular. So Julie advises to, “ask if your stylist cuts dry hair to see how your inverted bob haircut will lay when dry.” She adds “consult with your stylist about styling the bob.” Most cuts like this requires flat-iron work or round brushing.”

Here are this year’s most popular short inverted bob haircuts and hairstyles.

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#1: Short Bob with Bangs

A short inverted bob with bangs is flattering for women over 40. It can provide and age-defying effect. Full rounded bangs on a neck-length short cut will keep this type of inverted bob lively and bouncy at any angle.

👉See more short bob haircuts with bangs.

#2: Gray Short Inverted Bob for Thinner Hair

Try a gray short inverted bob if you have thinner hair. When your aging hair starts to feel finer, try an inverted bob that showcases your fullness in the nape. Avoid too many layers around the fringe and ear area, so you don’t make your hair appear too thin. This area is delicate and tends to have less hair naturally.

Chin-Length Brown Inverted Stacked Bob
Instagram @kim_bat_

#3: Chin-Length Brown Inverted Stacked Bob

Go for a short inverted bob style, stacked with clean lines for a classic look. Adding highlights to a short stacked inverted bob can create some colorful movement, if desired. A chin-length cut into a reverse bob works for women who are ready to go short but still want to keep some length.

This is also a great shorter length inverted bob cut for women with fine hair. An inverted bob on short hair suits every face shape by adjusting the length and layers. To get this short inverted hairstyle, simply blow your hair with a round brush or wide paddle brush. Finishing off with KMS Hair Play Playable Texture for the next-day hair feeling!

Jaw-Length Inverted Bob with a Deep Side Part
Instagram @alex.tanase_

#4: Jaw-Length Inverted Bob with a Deep Side Part

If you’re looking to make a bold statement with your new do, opt for a jaw-length inverted bob. Ultra chic and dynamic look pairs perfectly with deeper side parts. It instantly modernizes any updo. It works well for most face shapes, however, take note if you have round features this may accentuate them. When styling this cut, hairspray is key. Try a bit at the root and distribute the product by brushing the spray through the ends, avoiding a stiff finish. If your hair tends to be oily or limp, try using an extra-strength volume spray. Try Living Proof’s Full Dry Volume Blast to maximize long-lasting lift and body.

short and wavy inverted bob
Instagram @isaisacarvalho

#5: Short and Messy Wavy Inverted Bob

A short inverted bob haircut can flatter longer faces. Hair color is important for movement and subtle blonde highlights are magical here.

Getting an earth color balayage intensifies the wavy texture of this tousled bob.

By adding super short, stacked layers with waves, you’ll get a gorgeous inverted bob cut.

#6: Jet Black Inverted Bob with Long Side Bangs

Go for a jet black inverted bob. With long side bangs you create versatility. Just like with a full fringe or curtain bangs, depending on how you want to wear your hair. I highly suggest that the front, side area of your hair be fully grown out. Avoid little to no layers prior to cutting this style. This will create a full angle to the silhouette. It’s style is a structure, meaning you may smooth it out or tousle it but are limited to its length.

Short and choppy inverted bob cut
Instagram @ro.hsiqueira

#7: Short and Choppy Inverted Bob

A choppy, inverted blunt bob cut is perfect for women with short straight hair.

The multiple layers around the head and more at the nape give this kind of short bob a gorgeous shape.

Short inverted undercut bob
Instagram @sinohair

#8: Inverted Bob with a Short Undercut

A short inverted bob with an undercut is becoming a popular hairstyle for women in their 20’s.

Adding a disconnected undercut to a bob is great for women with thick hair to thin it out a bit.

Having the longer length at the front and short at the back of this bob really shows off the undercut.

Add a shine spray for a polished shorter hairstyle.

#9: Short and Layered Inverted Bob

If you love your classy long bob but want something extra, then try this short, layered inverted bob. It can also be called an inverted pixie bob.

(See this year’s hottest layered bobs and pixie bobs)

The inverted short layers at the back give texture to the solid platinum blonde color.

Getting an inverted bob cut with the graduation with straight hair at the front can balance the look.

Short inverted bob for curly hair
Instagram @p__didit

#10: Inverted Bob for Short Curly Hair

A short curly inverted bob where it’s long in the front and short at the back is perfect for naturally curly hair.

Adding a blue ombre when your hair is short is a great way to make this inverted A-line bob hairstyle pop.

(👉See more curly bobs)

Short asymmetrical inverted bob cut
Instagram @hair_by_marlo

#11: Short Inverted Asymmetrical Bob

This short inverted haircut can be transformed and edgy with an asymmetrical bob.

A bob cut short makes several things stand out.

The lengthier front strands, side part, rounded bob, and undercut make a cool inverted cut.

Short inverted bob with layers
Instagram @alisonallvess

#12: Modern Inverted Bob with Layers

This short inverted bob with layers features a short back.

This will help your hair appear fuller by having a longer front and more internal layering.

This stacking creates a short haircut with a vintage charm.

You can include shorter strands for a traditional bob to appear more modern and polished.

very short inverted bob with an undercut
Instagram @vaux.pelo

#13: Inverted Very Short Bob with an Undercut

A very short inverted bob haircut is perfect if you have very short straight hair. An angled inverted bob with an undercut is also an option.

The graduated, short layers at the back give more shape to short-length bobs that are inverted. Adding an undercut creates more movement.

Short inverted bob with fringe
Instagram @meucabelocurto

#14: Short Reverse Bob with Fringe

If you have short and thin hair, try a reverse haircut. The tapered back with long fringe at the front will add more volume on top for a short reverse bob.

Textured Inverted Bob for Short Thin Hair
Instagram @chopitoff

#15: Textured Inverted Bob for Short Thin Hair

The graduated cut of this short, textured inverted bob add more body to your hair. If you prefer shorter bobs this one might work because the front is longer than most.

#16: Inverted Bob for Short Fine Hair

This short inverted bob hairstyle is very simple to handle.

If you have short curly hair, you can dry your hair naturally with some sea salt spray to get a very cool and easy texture.

If you’re looking for short haircuts that are inverted, it’s very easy to individualize the bob.

With this jaw-length bob haircut, you can individualize is in several ways. You can: change length on the sides, the part, add a fringe, cut it asymmetrical or blunt.

To style an inverted bob for short thin hair, blow dry it with a big round brush. Then apply I Want Body Texture Spray from Eleven to create some volume in the front and on the top.

Short inverted bob for Thick Hair
Instagram @snowconehead

#17: Inverted Bob for Short Thick Hair

This is a popular inverted bob on short hair with a tousled wavy texture.

It’s really an effortless short concave bob cut.

A shaggy inverted bob haircut for thick hair will always lay right. You can do a wash and air dry or blowout with some curls put in.

A shorter inverted bob is perfect to expose your neck and rock your natural wave.

Another great thing about this short style is that an inverted bob can be modified to suit women with a round face.

#18: Short and Angled Bob Inversion

Shorter inverted bob styles are classic.

This is the perfect short inverted bob cut for girls who want an easy to style look for any occasion.

Shorter bobs that are inverted are perfect with wash-and-wear with some texture spray.

This layered bob with a short inversion is complements round, oval, heart and long face shapes.

The trick is to cut it into the correct length and angle.

The key to new short inverted bob hairstyles is the length, coloring, and styling involved. This helps match it to individual faces and styles.

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