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 2018.
#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: Shaggy 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.
#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: 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.
#6: Messy Pastel Curls
What’s the best way to take a sweet angled bob and make it even sweeter? Add tousled curls, and layers upon layers of delicious looking pastel colors.
#7: Baby Bangs for Fine Hair
An angular, choppy shape; short, blunt bangs; a cool platinum shade – this bob with bangs isn’t just modern, it’s futuristic. Great for fine or thin hair, try it out now and you’ll be light years ahead of the style game.
#8: Flaming Bob with Long Bangs
Help! This bob is on fire! Look closely at this bright red coif and you’ll notice subtle strawberry blonde highlights, creating a truly fiery look that is particularly amazing when set against blue or green eyes. The long bangs give a flirty and playful feel.
#9: Citrus Sunset Cut with Bangs
Careful, you might need shades to wear this psychedelic ‘do! Citrus strands paired with a crisp, sharp, shoulder length bob will have you looking like a walking, talking, and super stylish sunset. No SPF required.
#10: Vintage Vixen Hairstyle
Some short haircuts with bangs will never go out of style, and this is one of them. The shape of this wavy, slightly angled bob calls to mind visions of babes from the past, but its side swept bangs and tousled curls give it a more modern feel. Side note: it’s also the perfect bob for girls who like to *twirl* their hair!
#11: Blunt Bob with Full Bangs
A natural color, crisp edges, and a nice angle, this is a modern take on Pulp Fiction’s Mia Wallace. AKA: this angled chin length bob is for the coolest of cool girls. Pair it with a quiet confidence and an air of mystery for best results.
#12: Cherry Bomb Balayage
These sweet soft curls and delicate side-swept bangs were taken to a new level when they got bombed…cherry bombed! The bold red balayage makes this head of hair stand out in the tastiest of ways. Sass sold separately.
#13: Androgynous Bob
Feminine meets masculine with this short hair with bangs. No time or desire to curl and fluff? The multiple layered levels create some added visual interest, plus make it quick and easy to style…for the babe who means business.
#14: Shaggy Brown Layers
Cute with a side of sass, this is what happens when a bob meets a shag. Super modern and super playful, this cut would work especially well with naturally wavy hair: blow out the bangs, scrunch in some product, then go forth and be sexy.
#15: Wavy Emerald Hair
Softly layered, with sweeping side bangs, this wavy bob doesn’t need any help to stand out on its own, but it gets it anyways with a rich, emerald hue. If you rock this lush cut and vibrant color combo, be ready – your friends will be green with envy!
#16: The French Girl’s Bob
If you’re looking for short bob hairstyles and are a fan of the French girl style, consider this. Best worn on fine, straight hair (and particularly cool paired with black strands) this look is clean, sleek, and très chic.
#17: Tousled Bob with Jagged Fringe
Ever since Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso sported her micro bangs, they’ve stayed on-trend. This version is choppy and uneven, creating a quirky and playful look that’s congruent with the tousled bob.
#18: Layered Bangs for Natural Hair
Layers are typically located through the length of the hair, but this cut makes its own rules. Having layered bangs adds height and movement around the face, not to mention quickly sweeping them back with your fingers when they fall into your eyes is kind of sexy. Could this be the perfect date night cut?
#19: Wispy Blonde Cut
Short bob haircuts don’t come more whimsical than this. These eyelash sweeping bangs scream mischievous, and the piecey bob is just as playful. TIP: This cut pairs well with thin hair types and eccentric personalities.
#20: Lavender Bob with Bangs
If you’re after a layered bob but want to be the only girl on the block sporting it, try this. Long sleek bangs, angular layers, and an icy lavender hue, this style screams individuality.
#21: Two-Toned Bob
Can’t make up your mind whether you want to stick with your natural hair color or go red? No need – sport both! Dark, blunt bangs are topped off with wavy red locks in this two-toned bob – only the cuties with confidence can properly pull it off!
#22: Classic Bob with Side Bangs
The shiniest short bob in the bunch, chopping your locks into a fresh, sleek bob like this one easily styled with a round-brush, promises a polished appearance…and a damn adorable one, too!
#23: Textured Bob with Side-Part
Do you favor one side of your head, or often cock it to different sides? Anyway here’s the cool bob for you! This cut features a deep side part where most of the attention and layers are focused on the hair-heavy side. You need tons of hair for this look, and a strong neck (kidding).
#24: Stacked and Layered Bob
Cute bobs are often made cuter with killer color, and here’s the perfect example of that. This layered bob with bangs was a fun style to begin with, but after being balayaged with a deep plum hue, the added depth makes those layers really stand out. So perfectly moody!
#25: The Betty Page Hairstyle
Had Betty Page lived now and wanted to try a short bob with bangs, this is definitely what she would have looked like. Baby bangs, slightly wavy lengths, a little wispy and uneven overall, this is a look that says “I’m sexy without trying too hard.”
#26: 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.
#27: Tortoiseshell Layered Bob
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.
#28: 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.
#29: 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.
#30: 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.
#31: Coffee-Colored 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.
#32: Two-Tone Bob with Undercut
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.
#33: 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.
#34: Medium Bob with Heavy Bangs
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.
#35: Asymmetrical Cut 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.
#36: Razored Bob 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.
#37: Platinum Cut with Side Part
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.
#38: Classic Chin-Length Hairstyle
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.
#39: Curly Bob for Redheads
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.
#40: Graduated 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.
#41: 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.
#42: Tousled Hairstyle with Sweeping Fringe
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.
#43: Short 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.
#44: Razored Cut with Flipped Ends
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.
#45: Medium Bob for Wavy Hair
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.
#46: 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.
#47: Classic Bob for Square Face
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.
#48: Blunt Bob 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.
#49: Short Layered 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.
#50: Choppy 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!