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Updated on December 14, 2022
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2. Wispy Bob with Light Layers and Bangs

A bob with lightweight, wispy layers is great for anyone with thicker hair who doesn’t want to feel weighed down. Making the shortest layers at the back of the crown the same length as your bangs up front also helps to create an overall sense of balance.

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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 2023.

Short Bob with Bangs

A bob cut and bangs can make an excellent combo. Check the following examples, and you’ll see it’s a worthy option for your next cut.

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. Wispy Bob with Light Layers and Bangs

A bob with lightweight, wispy layers is great for anyone with thicker hair who doesn’t want to feel weighed down. Making the shortest layers at the back of the crown the same length as your bangs up front also helps to create an overall sense of balance.

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.

classy ombre bob

Instagram / @dedicationsalon

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.

shaggy lob hairstyle

Instagram / @daphnenarcy

5. Cute Tousled Short Brown Bob

If you’re worried about a jaw length cut feeling like no hair at all, try a bob with bangs that’s got thickness and volume up at the crown. Skip piecey layers and lightweight bangs and go all in with full front bangs and an almost bowl-like shape — think Beatles, but elevated and ready-to-wear.

Brunette Bob With Full Bangs

Instagram / @hairbyrobbin1

6. Blunt and Layered Caramel Brown Bob

A bob cut that’s chopped straight across at the bottom is unique and looks best when worn straight to emphasize the sharp line. Up top, go for a deep middle part right through the bangs to mirror the blunt bottom, and let caramel highlights add a little life to an otherwise linear finish.

Straight Cut Bob Eith Curtain Bangs

Instagram / @anglette

7. Blunt Bob with Side Bangs

A super chic, no-nonsense straight bob works best when hair is just above the shoulder length and cut at an angle towards the face. Rather than opting for front-facing bangs, try out their cooler older sister: a long, layered side bang. Blow dry your bang to sweep away from your frame towards the back of the head for a little contrast.

Bronde Bob With Chunky Blonde Highlights

Instagram / @dawntraceyhair

8. Chin-Length Choppy Ash Blonde Bob

To make a bob with side bangs feel grungier, ask your stylist for razor-cut choppy layers scattered haphazardly throughout the head. Don’t stop when it comes to the bangs: have them equally unkempt. This messy approach works best with chin-length hairstyles, as too much length can weigh it down.

Chopped Bob Cut With Bangs

Instagram / @cutyourhair

9. Platinum Bob Cut with Wispy Bangs

If you have naturally fine hair, you need to pay attention to this gorgeous hairstyle. The long sleek bob with side bangs and feathered layers adds another dimension to the look, making it stylish and complete. The blonding job here is stunning, too!

Asian Wispy Platinum Bob Cut

Instagram / @richiemiao

10. Short Textured Bob with Choppy Bangs

Nothing enhances a layered haircut quite like a contrasting color, and this lavender shade really makes a statement against a darker base. Go for a chin length with super choppy layers, and comb a shine serum through strands for a piecey wet-look finish that’s edgy and sleek.

Brown Bob With Pastel Purple Balayage

Instagram / @cutyourhair

11. Classy A-Line Bob with Fringy Edges

When bob haircuts with bangs feel particularly perfected and coiffed, they can give off serious Anna Wintour, magazine-editor, boss babe vibes. Talk about a power cut! For this take, ask your hair stylist to keep it A-line, then add in a frame around the face and straight across bangs that hit right at the brows.

Layered Bob With Blunt Bangs

Instagram / @manemisfit

12. Wavy Sun-Kissed Bob with Bangs

When you have curly or wavy hair texture, a layered bob can really enhance your hair’s natural body. If you’ve got stick-straight strands and want to create mermaid hair of your own, wrap large sections loosely around a 1”curling wand, and spritz the finished look with some sea salt spray for an added beachy finish.

Wavy Brown Bob With Golden Highlights

Instagram / @vanessawhytehair

13. Sliced Blonde Bob with Short Bangs

While in your childhood you might have been terrified of a haircut with bangs of a too short length, the French consider cropped bangs to be quite cute and stylish. To keep the cut intentional and avoid the risk of looking childish, make things edgy with sliced layers and a slightly A-line shape.

Finely Chopped Bob With Cropped Bangs

Instagram / @olivepalmira

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.

Shaggy Brown Bob With Bangs

Instagram / @salsalhair

15. Messy Wavy Bob with Bangs

If you have a high forehead, bangs hairstyles can help you to balance your face shape and visually make it more oval. This choppy and uneven version creates a flirty and playful look that’s congruent with the tousled bob.

Shaggy Wavy Bob with a Messy Fringe

Instagram / @brentdanielbasore

16. Short Messy Brunette Bob with Bangs

Who says very short hair can’t be styled? While you might not want to curl a crazy short bob, using a texturizing paste to add some wave can generate volume and movement for a simple, short cut. Take some product and use your fingers to work it through the hair, twisting and scrunching to achieve a carefree, lived-in look.

Choppy Brown Bob With Bangs

Instagram / @hairbycaitlinash

17. Short Disheveled Bob with Bangs

You don’t have to dye your dark hair to give it a more creative look, as short bob hairstyles can make your hair look trendy straight away! Subtle waves and volume at the roots give casual vibes to your cut, while a wispy fringe adds charm to the appearance as a whole.

Voluminous Jaw-Length Bob with Bangs

Instagram / @yukistylist

18. Choppy Rounded Blonde Bob

If an angular cut isn’t your thing, ask your stylist to use face-framing layers to create what’s referred to as a rounded bob. The overall shape should be somewhat circular, with the layers slightly choppy to avoid appearing blocky. Go for straight-across front bangs to break things up a bit.

Shiny Light Blonde Balayage Bob

Instagram / @ashdoescolor

19. White Bob with Bangs and Pastel Pink Ends

Since bob hairstyles with bangs are so classy, they allow for tons of freedom to play around with statement colors. This take features an almost-white platinum blonde up top, and dip-dyed tips gone pastel pink. When the pink fades out, feel free to keep dying the bottom fun new shades, as the light blonde will take to dyes with ease.

20. Jaw-Length Choppy Chocolate Brown Bob

Why contour your jawline when your haircut can do it for you? This shape features a super-sharp length that hits right at the jaw, coupled with some softer, shorter layers and bangs up top. The combination results in a look that’s fierce yet flirty; plus, your jawline guideline will help you notice when it’s time for a trim.

21. Side-Parted Jagged Brown Bob

A deep side part is essential for achieving those dramatic, in-your-face side-swept bangs. If you notice at first that you can’t make the bangs stay in place, train them over time by using a bobby pin to help them maintain their swoop. Pair the bangs with messy long layers and finish with some dry shampoo for a grungy touch.

Edgy Brown Bob With Side Bangs

Instagram / @buddywporter

22. Short Brunette Bob with Bangs

Wispy bangs add a touch of mystery and soften the look, so if you want to make your classic short bob cuter, here is a nice hairstyle idea. The cut is easy to style and maintain, and it suits women of all ages.

Black Textured Inverted Bob

Instagram / @salsalhair

23. Sliced Straight Concave Bob

Short bob haircuts with bangs are your go-to if you want a comfortable and stylish hairstyle to go with any hair color and wardrobe. Today, a blunt cut with long choppy bangs is the most popular customizable option indeed.

Sliced Straight Concave Bob

Instagram / @chrisjones_hair

24. Edgy Bob Haircut with Blunt Ends

Feel free to try this sassy bob hairstyle if you’re looking for a trendy haircut for your short strands. Add caramel balayage and bangs that cover your eyes slightly to achieve that charming yet edgy look.

Bob Cut with Bangs and Shaggy Ends

Instagram / @joahhmendes

25. Cute Wavy Messy Bob Crop

A layered bob with bangs gets particularly dreamy when feathered waves and sun-kissed highlights are added into the mix. The combination of texture and light oozes an ethereal vibe, while the chin-length chop prevents that princessy look. Lock in hold with some lightweight hairspray to maintain the hairstyle bouncy all day.

Wavy Chin-Length Bob With V-Cut Bangs

Instagram / @timm.morrison

26. Neat Copper Bob with Wispy Bangs

Wispy bangs are a perfect way to complete your cute bob haircut. If you have straight hair, you can use a round brush to give your locks a more voluminous look. Also, add some trendy shade to your natural hair color, for example, this terrific copper hue.

Short Rounded Layered Bob with Bangs

Instagram / @emrahdemircii

27. Full Bangs and Blonde Highlights

A classic bob can be truly eye-catching if you pair it with thick bangs and blonde highlights. Ask your hairstylist for a short layered bob with bangs like this to give your mid-length locks a pretty look. Be sure this hairstyle will definitely draw everyone’s attention!

28. 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.

29. Textured Haircut with Side Swept Bangs

Are you ready for some experiments with styling your thick hair? Try this short bob with bangs styled to the side. This haircut will help you stand out and grab admired glances from everyone around! Looks pretty delicate and elegant.

Short Bob with Layered Bangs Thick Hair

Instagram / @diegomarcsant

30. 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.

short bob with bangs and highlights

Instagram / @youremeghanmehot

31. Disheveled Inverted Short Bob with Bangs

This inverted bob is a great option for those wishing to experiment with their fine hair. Be sure to ask for long side bangs. You can either pull your bangs back if you wish to get the hair off your face and look more official. Or, wear your bangs over your eyes like in the photo to bring playful vibes to your style.

Inverted Peekaboo Bob for Fine Hair

Instagram / @romeufelipe

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.

short blonde bob haircut

Instagram / @njglamourguru

33. Choppy Bob with Subtle Highlights

Have you ever thought of matching your short cut with feathered bangs? This might be the right time to try, as a fringe is one of the main trends now! Short bob hairstyles go perfectly with the bangs, so all you need is to choose the fringe style that will fit you the best.

Disconnected Sliced Bob for Straight Hair

Instagram / @rodrigues_ricardo

34. Platinum Bob with Long Side Bangs

A short blonde bob is a super versatile haircut as it suits any occasion. Pair it with long side-swept bangs to add more dimension and vibrancy to your locks. Use an appropriate hair styling product to give your strands a voluminous look.

Long Swoopy Bangs for Short Bob

Instagram / @florenceneilson

35. 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.

36. Blunt Layered Bob with Front Bangs

You don’t need to try too hard to achieve this gorgeous hairstyle. All you should do is cut your hair in layers to get rid of extra thickness yet leave your mane voluminous. Don’t hesitate to ask the stylist for a blunt short bob with bangs, as this is a top trend this season!

Razored Straight Jaw-Length Bob

Instagram / @yukistylist

37. 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.

Short Magenta Hair With Red Highlights

Instagram / @alexandramatiz

38. Short Blonde Bob with Bangs and Layers

Impress everyone with your new stunning hairstyle! This sunny blonde cut is already gorgeous, but if you add in curtain bangs, you will look even trendier and catchier!

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.

messy curly bob hairstyle with straight bangs

Instagram / @bercserkizyan

40. Neck-Length Bob with Straight Bangs

Looking for a way to improve your short hair? How about this messy straight bob with textured ends? This adorable fair hairstyle perfectly suits all hair types. Moreover, a fringe makes the owner of this cut look younger.

Short Bob with Bangs and Disconnected Ends

Instagram / @aerielengland

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.

bob with side bangs

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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.

wavy bob with bangs

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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.

Disconnected bob with bangs

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44. Choppy Black Bob with Bangs

This layered short bob haircut is good for thick hair, so if you have this hair type, go for this style. Choppy layers will bring more volume to your locks and distract attention from the roundness of your face.

Short Choppy Black Bob with Bangs

Instagram / @brentdanielbasore

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.

Cool bob with bangs

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46. Chocolate Brown Pixie Bob

If your short bob haircut seems too basic for you, spice it up with long curtain bangs that will frame your face beautifully. This is an excellent example of bangs hairstyles that are extremely popular this year.

Blunt Chocolate Brown Pixie-Bob

Instagram / @diegomarcsant

47. 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?

Black Bob With Side Bangs

Instagram / @sorayahstyles

48. Short Layered Bob Haircut with Side Fringe

This short inverted bob with a fringe that blends well with the cutis is all about face framing. Add catchy makeup to bring more charm into your look and create an amazing style for a date or party.

Short Layered Face-Hugging Bob

Instagram / @panteha_haircut

49. Choppy Short Bob with Framing Bangs and Layers

This layered bob haircut with bangs is ideal for ladies with wavy hair. With a lot of texture and depth, it looks messy and alluring. Plus, flirty wispy bangs make this style more girly. Your friends will definitely adore it!

Short Bob with Feathered Layers Throughout

Instagram / @nikcabral

50. Short Sleek Bob with Layered Bangs

We are absolutely in love with this bob with side bangs style! Just look at how much volume it gives to the mane! This hairstyle will look especially beautiful with highlights, so we highly recommend that you show this look to your stylist.

Short Sleek Bob with Layered Bangs

Instagram / @panteha_haircut

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!

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