50 Showiest Bob Haircuts for Black Women

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Thick natural tresses are whimsical when it comes to styling, therefore, haircuts for thick hair may sometimes look unflattering. A haircut is a key component of our image, so it needs to be selected thoughtfully. Black bob hairstyles, performed on thick hair, look fantastic and suit all face shapes. You only need to opt for the right length and finish. Adorable looks in this collection of images are both of famous personalities – celebrities, and beauty bloggers. Lets learn from them and draw inspiration.

Bob Variations

A classic bob suggests a single-length cut. Such a method adds “weight” and volume to hair, revealing its natural beauty and shine at fullest. Pay attention that bob haircuts make all imperfections and defects of hair structure, especially split hair ends, very noticeable.

Today there are plenty of techniques and various styles of bob haircuts for women. Short and medium-length bobs with bangs look luxurious on perfectly smooth and shiny hair. Depending on your style and type of face the contours of a bob haircut may be either graphically accurate or softened with light trimming at the ends. The most popular variations in 2016 also include elongated asymmetrical front tresses, edgy bottom contours and a feathered finish.


Certainly, sleek straight bobs are pretty impressive, however, chaotic waves and curls is another styling story that allows you to look different and never get bored with your bob. One interesting variation of bob styling we’d like to draw your attention to is when you flatiron your hair at the roots and weave it into showy curls at the ends.

Check out the ideas in pictures below to get inspired before your next head to the salon.

#1: Jet Black Bob

The wonderful thing about an asymmetrical haircut is its versatile and dynamic look. On one side you get to sport medium length hair, while the other side showcases a shorter look. Enhance it with your favorite jewelry.

#2: Mahogany Bob with Highlights

Burgundy and mahogany highlights are exceptional in black women hairstyles. The warmth of the hair color and the darker skin complement each other perfectly. Remember this when considering new shades for your new hairstyle. Top off your look with a smokey eye makeup and you’re good to go.

#3: Curly Black Bob

Cascading curls are a fantastic texture for a medium length hair cut. Not only do they add a touch of femininity to a shorter do, they are instantly eye catching. Don’t be afraid to vamp your usual style with curls

#4: Black Bob with Highlights

Balayage coloring is now everywhere. It is somewhat reminiscent of ombre; however, it is often more subtle and blends in seamlessly. Here, the hair features the prevalence of a warm brown hue with a black base peaking through to set off the brown.

#5: Electric Blue Afro American Style

In recent years, bob hairstyles for black women have met color – and not the traditional African American hair shades, like warm browns, caramel and golden blonde. Who knew electric blue would become not only fashionable but also unusually good-looking as a hair hue thanks to the natural color at the roots.

#6: Banging Bob Cut

Bangs and bobs go together like a horse and carriage. Moreover, adding an under layer of color is a no nonsense approach to exploring pigmented tresses in new and exciting ways. Peek-a-boo colorful strands are now very popular.

#7: Slick Black Bob

If you’ve been going through a tussle with your hair lately, this is for you. Do not walk, do not skip – Run. Run to your favorite hair salon and cop this style. Have him or her lay and slay your hair! Don’t forget to ask for that deep part.

#8: Layered Coffee Brown Bob

Black bob hairstyles are amazing first of all thanks to the thickness of black hair. You can cut in layers and experiment with angles when you have such a gorgeous mane. The subtle brown highlights play nicely with the sun’s rays and add depth to the silky hair.

#9: Blonde Bob for Black Women

Almost any dye on women of color is a welcome and celebrated upgrade. When it comes to blonde, it’s better to go for a warm palette with hues ranging from golden blonde to strawberry blonde and light caramel. The look is divine, but remember that it suggests some profound bleaching and may tell on your hair’s health. Consider a sew-in if you want to rock it for a while without any risks.

#10: Black Bob with Caramel Highlights

Caramel is one of the prettiest colors to see against dark hair; and when done well it is a wonderful sight. On this black bob, the highlighted streaks help tell the story of the asymmetrical cut. It is a tale you cannot get enough of, and you keep coming back for more.

#11: Layered Bob with Red Balayage

Bob haircuts for black women featuring two tone balayage colors add another level of dimension that stops traffic – especially when the wind blows through your silky tresses. Make sure your pigment choices are complimentary.

#12: Black Tipped Beauty

This fantastic lob is perfect in the choice of color to complement the girl’s skin tone, plus, it’s expertly angled and sleeked with not a hair out of place – perfection in every aspect. Thanks to the medium length, this style is capable of achieving a pony tail – a bonus for an athletic hairlista.

#13: Cobalt Blue Bob

Industrial piercings and blue ombre – oh my! Blue is not for everyone. However, the trend on unusual hair colors with natural color at the roots is alive, so fear not and experiment with your favorite shades. Fashion is currently supportive of color-lovers.

#14: Stunning Raven Black Bob

Short hairstyles for black women welcome any and all types of bob cuts. This bob-meets-pixie cut is one of the quintessential styles for any woman looking to go big or go home when letting go of her tresses. Moreover, with a short bob cut you can get in an amazing workout and still have your hair look fly!

#15: Wavy Caramel Balayage Bob

One cannot go wrong with the warmth that caramel highlights bring to the table when it comes to coloring one’s crown and glory. A layered bob is instantly jazzed up with these chunky streaks that promise to add a youthful glow to any lady.

#16: Spunky Afro American Cut

Whether as a weave bob or a real cut, this gorgeous sunny blonde bob with loads of layers deserves our attention as cut-and-color inspiration. Blonde with black at the roots is really a more flattering option for African American ladies than any solid blonde.

#17: Side-Parted Curly Black Bob

Quite a number of styles can be achieved with medium length bob cuts. Curls are best for creating a texture, especially for black hair. Black women’s bob hairstyles today have two tendencies – some incline towards the sleek poker straight styles, and others feature tousled waves, coils, and other ringlets – a trend to look into.

#18: Windswept Bob

This windswept bob is for a black woman who decides to be the star in the movie that is her life. Uniqueness is to be celebrated and, you will certainly be celebrated when you turn up with this new do.

#19: Runway-Ready Auburn Bob

Two factors elevate a hairstyle: color and texture. Here the color wins over the texture. The cut is styled in a classic way with a middle part and ends that curl at the base of the neck.

#20: Poker Straight Side-Parted Bob

African American bob hairstyles will never be a bore or a snooze fest. It is virtually impossible! If you are finding yourself growing bored of your current look, changing it up is easy. For those curious about bobs but feeling uncertain of the short hair commitment, simply try a weave bob!

#21: Color Pop with Long Bob

One of the advantages black women have over other ethnicities is their ability to wear bold, bright colors with ease. While this is usually limited to clothes and accessories, it doesn’t have to be with hair. Try coloring your bob an unnatural hue like a mermaid-inspired teal for a fun new look.

#22: Long Bob Hairstyles for Black Women

A longer bob is flattering for all face shapes and is a great choice for those who are nervous about going too short. Add in some ombre hair color to lighten up the look of poker straight hair, or wear your bob curly when you’re ready to mix things up a bit.

#23: Asymmetrical Style

Bobs don’t have to go the traditional route – there’s a plenty of rebellious versions to try when you’re looking for an edgier look. This style features longer hair cut at an angle on one side with the underneath hair trimmed short. One of the best parts of this cut? It doesn’t always appear so dramatic – the long hair can be easily combed over the shorter section when you need a kind of straight-laced look.

#24: Cropped Cut with Volume

There are a lot of fun options to choose from when it comes to selecting hairstyles for black women, and this cropped bob is one great example. Perfect for hair with a medium to thick texture, this short cut is layered and angled for added body and bounce.

#25: Varying Lengths and Color

This signature bob features an angled cut that’s very purposeful. Go outside the box with this modern take on the classic with bold, sharp layers. Add some bright tips to accentuate the tips.

#26: Super Straight Black Women Hairstyle

Natural hair is certainly lovely, but it’s also very difficult to maintain and keep under control. Instead, consider relaxing your hair and cutting it into a medium bob.

#27: Sideswept Bob

Sleek and simple, this shoulder-length style is parted to the side, bringing out the eyes and reshaping the face. Perfect for both a day at the office or hanging out after dark with your girlfriends, this is an easy-to-maintain style you’ll love.

#28: Long in the Front, Short in the Back

Black women hairstyles don’t have to be simple – instead, you can embrace almost a completely different style on the front and back of your head. Sporting a style with bangs can completely transform your regular look into something ultra chic!

#29: Straight Hair with Color Accent

Using some creative color can really make your style pop. This sleek, straight style is made even more beautiful with strategically placed dye throughout the strands. Graduated hues from black to gray plus some blue lowlights beneath make this style fun and sassy.

#30: Vibrant Bob Hairstyles for Black Women

All-over unusual pigment can really revolutionize a woman’s image, as is exemplified by this cropped cut with a distinctly blue hue. Try some chunky curls all over the head to infuse even more whimsy into this style.

#31: Cropped Bob

Try a cropped bob when you want a short, hassle-free style that still looks good in all circumstances. Add in some streaks of color to brighten up the attitude this style so easily brings.

#32: Straight Bob with Weave

Speaking of an ideal bob hairstyle for black women, you can try incorporating a style that combines both your natural and some artificial hair. We have a great example! Adding some color just to the front center of your bangs adds a creative touch to your short black weave bob.

#33: Steeply Angled Cut

Dramatic and always in style, the classy angled bob with longer front layers will flatter almost any face shape. You will want to get your hair relaxed first to cut down on daily maintenance hassle.

#34: Frosted Two-Toned Bob

This black bob hairstyle combines the best of both worlds – lovely relaxed black hair paired with dramatic ombre. Blonde hair looks beautiful on African-American women, although many are too timid to try it. When you’re ready to change up your hairstyle, with weave or without, be sure to work in some unexpected frost.

#35: Straight and Natural-Looking Bob

Bob haircuts can totally be no drama, as is shown with this style that’s cut short for easy maintenance and straightened without perfection. Tousled, wavy hair is absolutely fine when you’re out of either time or motivation. Short styles like this make anything flattering and low-stress.

#36: Vintage Bob

Reminiscent of the 1940s with pin-curled bangs, this black bob hairstyle is an inspired throwback that’ll look great for a special occasion or even everyday wear. Be consistent with the decade by pairing your bob hairstyle with bright lipstick.

#37: Pin Straight Bob

If you’ve succeeded to achieve perfectly straight hair, this bob will look great on you. Using graduated length in the cut adds dimension to hair that is prone to flatness. You’ll still reap the rewards of easy-to-manage hair, along with enjoying a brand new style.

#38: Natural Bob Haircuts for Black Women

No frills, no fuss – just simple beauty achieved with black hair curled subtly with a large-barrel iron. Add in some natural but fun hair color like auburn or very understated purple. This hairstyle lifts hair up and away from the face, brightening your overall look.

#39: Cropped Red Statement

Make a statement with your hair by going with a red hue not found in nature. This fun burgundy shade is sweet, sassy and confidence-boosting. Comb it straight forward to add body and bangs. Of course, this bob haircut is just one of many options out there, but you will definitely love the versatility of this look.

#40: Layered Cut

When you’re looking to freshen up your style without doing anything too dramatic, try out a layered bob haircut for black women. This will accentuate your locks while also slimming your face and bringing a touch of drama to the everyday.

#41: Smooth Shoulder-Skimming Bob

Garcelle Beauvais stays loyal to a medium bob haircut that she refreshes every 3-4 weeks. Let’s see into the evolution of her bob, starting from this classy asymmetric version with layering through the front pieces. It’s Garcelle’s style from the 21st Annual Race to Erase Gala Event.

#42: Choppy Lob

By the beginning of September Garcelle’s tresses had grown out enough to graze her shoulders, and the actress upgraded her long bob with the choppy finish for the ends. The Instyle Hosts 20th Anniversary Party was graced by this lovely wavy lob from Garcelle Beauvais, who remained ravishing at her 47.

#43: Chopped Shattered Bob

The choppy ends of Jourdan Dunn’s haircut provide the chic A-line silhouette and fabulous texture to play with in different hairstyles. Besides the offered style, Jourdan can rock this bob sleek and glossy or in a “scrunched” way with shaggy ends.

#44: Bob Cut for Adorable Curls

Nazanin Mandi’s perky curls have found their ideal length and haircut silhouette. Her curly black bob offers the beautiful rounded shape on one hand and fantastic bouncy texture on the other.

#45: A-Line Bob with Long Side Bangs

Meagan Good’s romantic hairstyle with large defined curls is done on the basis of a medium-length A-line bob cut with long swoopy bangs. It looks just awesome when styled off-centered.

#46: Long Bob in Fluffy Curls

Keri Hilson’s tousled touchable curls have turned many heads at the “Think Like A Man Too” premiere. If you fancy duplicating the style, be sure to take care of the basic haircut. A long bob will do just fine.

#47: It’s All About Bangs

Asymmetrical bob hairstyles for black females are a favorite theme of many celebrities, because they are fun, cute and noticeable, like this simple haircut where side bangs are featuring the longest hair length.

#48: Creamy Asymmetrical Bob

This is a very showy modern version of a bob haircut: one side reaches the chin point and the other touches your collarbone. Long bangs can be styled straight or curled and flipped impressively like here.

#49: Gorgeous Waves

An asymmetric bob doesn’t lose its charm even when it’s curly. On the contrary, it makes you look more romantic, tender and approachable.

#50: Stunning Inverted Bob

An inverted bob, featuring grades at the back and accentuating your beautiful neckline, works awesome for slim ladies with thick hair. If it’s also complemented with a successfully chosen hair hue, the effect will be breathtaking.

We wish you to select your perfect bob that will emphasize the beauty of your face and offer you a variety of styling options!

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