When it comes to short hairstyles, a chin-length bob with bangs is unquestionably the one that celebrities have loved over the years. If your hair is short and you are looking for some inspiring images, you are in the right place! Besides, if you still have longer locks and think of cutting them short, here we’ve sorted out some of the hottest bob looks in 2016.
#1: Copper Layered Bob with Bangs
A chin length bob is an ideal way to showcase sharp angular features like these striking cheekbones. For ladies with thin hair, this choppy cut is a great way to add texture and fullness without curls. The thin highlights, also known as babylights, add a glimmer of color throughout the style as opposed to the heavy, streaky highlights of the past.
#2: Bright Blonde Bob
Nothing is quite as quirky as a bright blonde short bob with bangs—just ask pop star Sia! The platinum color makes pink lips pop, and it looks especially eye-catching against the gorgeous blue eyes. You may curl the ends to add volume to thin strands. This is the perfect look for a low maintenance woman with a whimsical soul.
#3: Inverted Bob with Ombrè
An easy way to add length around the face is with an inverted bob that moves from the back of the neck to the shoulder because it draws the eye down. Soften the severe cut with a mix of subtle blonde ombrè highlights that brighten dark chocolate locks. This stunning look is polished enough for work and fairly sexy for the weekend.
#4: Medium Messy Waves with Side Bangs
As Beyoncé says, “I woke up like this.” Bed head is the ultimate sexy texture for a blunt or textured shoulder length cut. Wispy side bangs blend seamlessly into the messy waves for a carefree look that invokes the mysterious yet approachable nature of the “girl next door.” This hairstyle works best with fine and medium thick hair textures.
#5: Coffee-Colored Edgy Bob with Caramel Highlights
Treat your hair color like your favorite morning drink! A rich bold coffee colored hue is much more enjoyable with caramel highlights drizzled throughout. Layered locks of such a-line bob provide movement and spunk to the classic color combination.
#6: Bombshell Bob with Bangs
Turn up the sex appeal with a voluminous shoulder length cut. Instead of a blunt bang, layered chin length side bangs can frame and accentuate thin faces beautifully. What really sets the style off is the casual wind-blown texture that adds a sultry touch to the classic haircut.
#7: Angled Bob with Shades of Brown
A great way to find the perfect balance between a long and a short hairstyle is with an angled bob. This works especially well for thick hair that can become too heavy. The short back keeps the hair off of your neck while adding length around your face. Add an extra punch with dyed ends.
#8: Super Short Bangs with Pink Highlights
Somewhere in between a pixie and a chin-length cut, this bob hairstyle with bangs definitely works best for women with oval face shape, as it highlights the widest part of the visage. Super short bangs can be hard to pull off, but when they are executed correctly, they add a cute gamine touch to the look. Pink highlights are a fun way to show off a spunky personality.
#9: Salt and Pepper Blunt Cut
With its sharp lines and blunt ends, this haircut is perfect for someone who refuses to be messed with. This masterful ombrè gradually moves from soft black to smoky grey for a look that is anything but average; an on-trend silver hairstyle that manages to appear incredibly youthful rather than mature.
#10: Two-Tone Short Bob Haircut with Bangs
The style manages to blend two different hair colors and two different cuts for an interesting and creative result. A closely cropped shorter hair in the back mixes with longer blonde layers at the top for a style that is the perfect balance between tomboy and feminine. This edgy look is perfect for a girl who takes a casual approach to fashion.
#11: Tortoiseshell Bob with Waves
Tortoiseshell hair, or ecaille, is a mix of brown and blonde shades to create the color and texture that has depth and movement. Made popular by the supermodel Gisele, this style uses messy waves and cute sun-kissed strands that seem so fit for the ultimate beach babe.
#12: Glamorous Vintage Inspired Cut
The 1920s will always be a favorite decade among the fashionable crowd, as it was full of glitz and glamour. This polished, carefully-coifed inverted bob with bangs is similar to the signature style of the ever popular flappers. If you are a woman who appreciates vintage charm, try this look and finish with major mascara and a classic red lip.
#13: Medium Length Bob with Heavy Bang
Black women who want to protect their strands can try a sleek bob with extensions and silk closures. This allows you to experiment with a variety of different styles without the damage due to aggressive elements or repeated use of hot tools.
#14: Jet Black Haircut with Bangs
Jet black hair is classic because it always appears healthy and shiny. Pair the hair color with a stacked, asymmetrical style that creates the perfect amount of volume. This flattering cut will suit most women and can translate well for a variety of different events.
#15: Shaggy, Short Layered Haircut
This standard A-line haircut is elevated by messy layers and blonde highlights sprinkled throughout the medium brown color. The look is perfect for a night out at the club with your friends. It’s a great sassy style to turn heads and gain some admirers.
#16: Chin-Length Layered Cut with Uneven Bangs
Who says bangs have to be blunt or layered? If you really want to have a tough girl edge, try a choppy inverted style that has uneven bangs for a look that draws attention without seeming too desperate. The fans of Rooney Mara’s moody short bob hairstyle, will like this idea for sure.
#17: Platinum Blunt Cut with Side Bangs
They say blondes have more fun, and this style definitely seems to be fit for a lady with a bubbly personality. Keeping your eyebrows and roots dark prevents the style from seeming too basic. White blonde hair is very of the moment, but make sure that you keep your hair moisturized as the bleaching process can overdry your locks.
#18: Classic Chin-Length Hairstyle with Bangs
Round face shapes can also pull off bob hairstyles, the key is balance and proportion. This style slims larger cheeks by covering and curling towards the face. Instead of having bangs that lay straight across, these have longer pieces at the ends to draw the eye down.
#19: Curly Long Red Bob with Bangs
Red hair and green eyes is a winning combination, as the colors truly complement each other. To keep your mid-length curls from being too polished and proper, run your fingers through them to create wild, shattered waves. Elevate your look with accessories like a trendy septum ring—opt for a clip on options, so that it can come and go as you prefer.
#20: Graduated Bob Cut in Shades of Purple
If you are tired of jet black, opt for a midnight purple shade. In the dark it will not probably be very noticeable, but when the light catches your short hair with bangs, the color will be a pleasant and unexpected surprise. Besides the hue, the toughness of this look comes from the proportions and the angles. A shorter back and bang create a chic yet unique look for the ultimate cool girl.
#21: Bob with Curled-In Ends and Short Bangs
As far as celebrities with short bobs go, Anna Wintour is definitely known for her signature bob hairstyle with bangs. It has never failed to complement Anna’s super stylish looks over the years.
#22: Feathered Bob with Blunt Bangs
Regina King’s look is razor sharp. Her bangs are cut bluntly, while the side locks are layered towards the ends for the perfect rounded silhouette. This is definitely a very stylish look of a short bob with bangs, to suit a range of face shapes.
#23: Short Bob with Bangs and Layers
Sometimes all you need to look stunning is a softer approach to the classic bob. Julie Ann Emery rocks it just right. Her bob has an overall gentle feel created with subtle layers that complete its perfect silhouette. Her bangs are also shaped softly to keep up with the main feel of the style.
#24: Razored Short Bob with Side Bangs
Kellie Martin’s style bears some funky notes. Her short bob features the short razored layers styled with a bit of flick. To soften the overall look, Kellie’s hairstyle has been finished with short sweeping bangs.
#25: Retro One-Length Short Bob with Soft Bangs
Wendi McLendon-Covey has achieved a great seventies look with body on the sides and a lovely classic bob silhouette. Simple eye-brow skimming straight bangs pair well with all retro style bobs.
#26: Classic Short Bob Haircut with Romantic Bangs
One of the most classic hairstyles for short hair is a simple bob. Claudia Pandolfi looks great with this simple blunt cut set off with romantic bangs. Note that this is not the best choice for a square face with a strong jawline, because the length hits at the jaw corners.
#27: Arched Bangs with a Strict Short Bob Hairstyle
Short bob haircuts with bangs can also be styled for the ultimate high fashion looks. Linda Tol was spotted with her razor sharp very short bob haircut at the Milan Fashion Week. Her arched bangs compliment the style perfectly!
#28: Short Bob with Bangs for Thick Hair
Dawn O’Porter’s haircut is full of natural volume. She sports a short bob with the inward layering towards the ends, absolutely necessary for thick hair. Style the bangs straight with a slight bent at their tips.
#29: Geometric Short Bob with a Fringe
For oval faces with high cheekbones, a geometric bob haircut can have a striking effect. Juliette Binoche looks great with her short bob, paired with cropped bangs. It has been styled poker straight to convey the accuracy of the shape.
#30: Short Bob with Angled Bangs
Kathleen Rose Perkins has tried probably the most stunning style of all bob haircuts with side bangs! It’s soft and edgy at the same time. Kathleen’s locks have been parted with a deep side parting to let the bangs sweep across the forehead for the overall soft and romantic feel.
#31: Super Short Bob Full of Volume
If an idea of a short bob with bangs draws an image of thin flat hair in your mind, Zendaya Coleman’s style is here to dispel your doubts. If you want a lot of volume in your hairstyle, a short blunt bob may work well for you. Keep it sleek and one length with smartly cut arched bangs.
#32: Tousled Short Bob Hairstyle with Sweeping Bangs
There’s a misconception about short hairstyles worn only straight. Some women believe that straightened hair is the optimal way to wear a bob. Evangeline Lilly’s gorgeous tousled look with layers proves us that a more relaxed and slightly messy bob hairstyle is no less interesting and stylish.
#33: Layered Short Bob with Bangs
Gayle King’s short bob features choppy layers for the added volume and movement. The light straight bangs blend well with the entire look. The hairstyle can be easily re-created with a blow-dryer and a round brush.
#34: Short Disconnected Bob with Side Bangs
Sometimes sweeping bangs can really make a short bob hairstyle. Constance Zimmer has achieved a stunning style with finely chopped bangs that fall to one side. Her bob is styled with imperfect flicks for a funkier feel.
#35: Black Bob with Wispy Bangs
Medium-length bobs can still look great when they’re cut to achieve an elongated silhouette for a shapelier look. Angell Conwell’s bob is paired with wispy bangs to give it a professionally styled yet relaxed look. This look works well on any face shape.
#36: Cute Short Bob with Bangs
Constance Zimmer went for the effortless lively ‘do to her short bob at the premiere of Disney’s Frozen. The whole style is 100% natural-looking, and her swoopy bangs have a feel of breeze-stirred locks.
#37: Short Graduated Bob with Fringe
GesineCukrowski channels a really great retro vibe with her voluminous short bob hairstyle. The style has been blow dried with a lift at the roots for the added body and slightly curled-in, which gives it a cool seventies feel.
#38: Sleek Asymmetric Short Bob with Bangs
A short bob cut asymmetrically is really flattering for a round face. Marion Cotillard rocks a dramatic asymmetric bob that embraces both angles and soft silhouette lines. The side parting and long side swept bangs complement the entire look and keep the focus on the asymmetry.
#19: Wavy Short Bob with Parted Bangs
Mia Wasikowska gives us a good portion of inspiration for a short wavy bob with a lot of movement. Her hairstyle is very relaxed and casual, with a trendy bedhead touch to it. It’s a great option for most face shapes.
#40: Choppy Short Bob Hairstyle with Side Bangs
Molly Ringwold is sporting a really great choppy style. Her short bob feels romantic and features subtle blonde waves set off by the darkened roots. It’s cut super short and choppy, but it still has a soft look thanks to the hair color choice and light side bangs.
A short bob with bangs is a perfect haircut for a modern lady on the go. Style it straight and sleek for a special occasion or scrunched and slightly wavy for casual wear. Looking stylish with short hair has never been easier!