60 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 2018 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: Curly 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

#2: 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.

#3: Stunning Raven 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!

#4: 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.

#5: 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.

#6: 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.

#7: 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.

#8: 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.

#9: 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.

#10: 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.

#11: Sleek Vintage Bob

A chin-length bob, one of classic short bob hairstyles for black women, is really timeless. This is an excellent hairdo for shorter hair, especially during that endless span of time when it’s growing. A few waves and curls give it that special 1920s elegance.

#12: Bobbed at an Angle

An angled, asymmetrical bob looks stunning with both straight hair and curls. Go for a medium length cut like this one so that the angle is sharper and more dramatic. Wavy texture will give the style more shape and fullness.

#13: Flipped Golden Blonde Bob

A gorgeous bob like this relies on a good layered cut. The layers convey it dynamics, enhanced by those fun, flirty flips. To steal this style, a large round brush and a blow dryer (and maybe a flat iron) are the only tools needed, along with some hairspray at the end.

#14: One-Sided Bob

The hairstyle in this picture takes the idea of asymmetry to an entirely new level. Lots of black hairstyles make use of the extreme asymmetry because it is bold, beautiful, and enviably edgy. One side is cropped short, while the other side cascades down into a long bob. The shiny finish takes this look to the top of perfection.

#15: Chocolate Stacked Bob

Here the color and the cut are both popular choices. In fact, this structured ‘do is one of the most popular black bobs – it’s timeless without being dated and elegant without being fussy. Notice the longer strands in front.

Black Layered Bob

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#16: Black-and-White Bob

Everything about this bob is fierce. It’s incredibly short on one side, which makes the longer layers more dramatic. The silvery streaks are not just eye-catching, but thoughtfully placed. These pops of color are perfect in the way they draw your eye and play up to the asymmetric style.

#17: Steeply Angled Bob

The sharp angle of the cut has a powerful face-slimming effect. As is popular in hairstyles for black women, this bob features a short crop in the back with the longest strand in the front being chin-length. This is a must-try look for any black girl who needs a short style that’s on-trend and on-point.

#18: Chic Layered Bob

The layers give this cut a graceful silhouette. They almost create a shag, especially due to the way the layers are so artfully stacked. That’s particularly evident in the back, where the bob is gently rounded and structured. At the bottom line this bob looks as if it was cut bluntly.

#19: Modern Flapper Bob

Meet the updated version of the bob popularized by flappers in the 1920s. It was generally characterized by short, blunt cut with no layers. The swoopy bangs give it a much-needed modern twist.

#20: Short Stacked Bob

Like many bob hairstyles for black women, this one is short and stacked with short, well-placed layers. The result is a tousled, sexy look that’s easy to care for, and it’s ideal for black hair that’s growing out or healing.

Very Short Layered Black Bob

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#21: Curly Pin-up Bob

Those curls are everything! This type of bob is evocative of pin-up styles popular in the 1940s. Even the color is on-point for the pin-up trend. Get the look naturally with coloring and straightening, or go for a safe sew in.

#22: Curls and Layers

Curvy curls and layers make this bob what it is – glamorous. This is the perfect style for medium hair, and the best part is that it will look just as amazing when it’s worn straight and sleek. Just be aware that the angle of the bob isn’t as obvious when there are curls involved.

#23: Ravishing Red Bob

This bob, like many other African American bob hairstyles, is chic and glamorous while still fit for every day wear. The gorgeous dark red ombre definitely adds to the glam factor, but the flawless curly styling is no less responsible!

#24: Angled Layered Cut

The fullness of this African American bob has been achieved with stacked layers. The two-tone hair color solution contributes to the dimension of the ravishing style.

#25: One-Length Blonde Bob

This one is edgy and bold, not to mention gorgeous. The blunt bob with arched bangs made popular by Naomi Campbell is meant to frame the face, highlight the eyes, and draw attention to the cheekbones, and it definitely does its job right.

#26: Angled Burgundy Bob

It’s hard to say what is more stunning, the cut or the color. Rounded and slightly stacked in back, this bob doesn’t angle forward gradually but gets a single longer chunk of hair on either side. This is a common detail in bob haircuts for black women, and it’s always fierce.

#27: Back-Swept Curly Bob

Those chunky honey-blonde highlights add warm tones and texture, but the curls and the styling bring the magic. The way the curls sweep back, framing the face, is gorgeous. It’s all at once – effortlessly glamorous and elegantly casual.

#28: Rainbow Bob

The stunning pastels are so eye-pleasing! The cut with angled layers offers the best base for those colorful feathers inspired by some fairy-tale bird. Sure, the upkeep might be difficult, but with a hairdo like this, who cares?

#29: Extreme Side-Parted Bob

There’s a reason bobs are the most popular black women hairstyles. Black bobs are versatile, easy to maintain, and almost universally flattering. A simple change of the part can transform the look of a particular haircut completely. This is just one beautiful example.

#30: The Most Extreme Angled Bob

This has an extreme angle, envious thickness and gorgeous contrasting ends – something between a dip dye and peek-a-boos. Wow, this is one bob that is going to turn many heads! With the double-dipped tips and the feathery edges, it’s not just a haircut – it’s a statement.

#31: 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.

#32: 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.

#33: 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.

#34: 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.

#35: 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.

#36: 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.

#37: 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.

#38: 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.

#39: 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.

#40: 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.

#41: 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.

#42: 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!

#43: 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.

#44: 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.

#45: 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.

#46: 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.

#47: 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.

#48: 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!

#49: 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.

#50: 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.

#51: 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.

#52: 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.

#53: 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.

#54: 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.

#55: 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.

#56: 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.

#57: 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.

#58: 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.

#59: 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.

#60: 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.

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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