Blunt bob haircut claimed its right to fame several decades ago, when it first emerged from the skilled scissors of stylist extraordinaire Vidal Sassoon. Haute couture and regular fashionistas haven’t looked back since then. This dramatic, angular style, is suited for a wide array of face shapes and hair textures – but this only partly explains its appeal and staying power. For more proof, check out the forty picture-perfect hairstyles lined up below.
Blunt Bob Haircuts and Hairstyles
Blunt cut makes your hair look healthier, stronger and thicker. Most blunt cuts are worn in straight hairstyles to show off the accuracy of lines and sleekness of texture. But that doesn’t mean you can’t style waves for a blunt cut when you are in the mood.
#1: Chic Gray Blunt Haircut
If your hair is thicker, but still straight, you might want to try out this cut. Its chin length makes it suitable for square and round shaped faces, since it will help you to conceal some of those features you’d rather not draw attention to.
#2: Straight Bob with Ombre Highlights
Here’s one style that will work just as well with highlights as it will with ombre hair. That’s because its classic cut will act like a blank canvas framing your face elegantly – it’s ready to be creatively enhanced.
#3: Chocolate Brown A-Line Lob
This last style just goes to show that blunt bobs don’t require too much in terms of maintenance. Being a perfect base for various hairstyles, they are also quite easy to style.
#4: Blunt Cut with Bangs for Thick Hair
This style is actually an updated version of a cut that was very popular in the 1970s. The heavy mass of hair is allowed to follow natural sweeping lines, creating the smooth geometry and perfection of the silhouette.
#5: Asymmetrical Side-Parted Bob
Here, you have a chic bob, cut with asymmetry, angled to perfection and finished off with a side part that allows the hair to fall mysteriously over one eye. The best thing about this haircut is just how incredibly polished it looks, with not a hair out of place.
#6: Sleek Pointed Bob
Remember the French film hit Amèlie? This blunt cut is very similar to the one showcased by Audrey Tautou as Amèlie. The pointed tips frame the face beautifully, especially if its shape is square or inverted triangle.
#7: Textured Bob with Chunky Bangs
With bangs that are chunky and impossible to miss and subtle waves throughout the length, this chin-length bob has a bit messy appearance, but it still looks chic. There is also an overall texture applied to the hair which adds depth, volume and showcases the beautiful silhouette of the cut.
#8: Wavy Gray Ombré
Yes, the blunt bob can be worn wavy as well. Now this might not show the precision of the cut as much as if it was worn straight, but you can still see the dense ends which are naturally disconnected. With a medium length and a slightly off center part, this wavy, gray ombré bob is ideal for all edgy girls out there.
#9: Shaggy Blonde Bob
There is just something about blonde hair color that allows it to flatter practically any type of haircut, bob included. Here, you have a blonde, medium length bob that is worn with a side part and wavy texture. The blunt cut at the ends gives the hairstyle a precise and finished appearance.
#10: Black and Burgundy Style with Side Part
Slightly angled, accurately chopped and styled with a side part, this cute short blunt bob looks polished, while communicating a hint of mystery as it falls softly over one eye. The black hair color with dark burgundy highlights adds depth and dimension to this absolutely chic hairstyle.
#11: Precision Cut Perfect Blunt
Clean, sleek and auburn perfection lies within this cut. The hairstyle is a minimalist, modern-day twist to the classic, medium length bob. Use shine and no-frizz spray to reveal a look so beautiful, it’s hard not to touch!
#12: Purple Fade-Away Bob
Purple is making its residency in the world of modern hair color, and this fade is a gentle, yet noticeable way to play with it. This is even better than a root fade, because your roots remain natural and the purple will be slowly moving down as your hair is growing out. Whatever color the remainder of your blunt bob is, the purple will be a stylish pop of pizzazz.
#13: Colors of the Rainbow Blunt
Who says blondes have more fun? This technicolor look on black hair is sure to tell everyone you know how to take beautiful hair to a whole new level. Best applied to straight, dark, short blunt cut, so the color spectrum displays perfectly as you move about your day.
#14: Blonde, Blunt, and Layered
So modern, yet so simple. This cut allows for the ease of layers to fall as they may. The pretty caramel blonde color is easy to maintain for the girl-on-a-budget. Give the layers texture with a dab of styling product, and you are ready to shine with this bob.
#15: Chin-Length Cool Toned Bob
This blunt haircut allows for soft, cool tones to fall gently around the sides of your face. From the frozen lavender roots to the icy pink lengths, this hairstyle is both feminine and whimsical. With a pearly blonde as a base, this is almost too pretty for words.
#16: Flipped and Fabulous Blunt
Parts down the center can get boring after a while. By simply moving a few inches to the side, the side part adds volume and amazing texture to an otherwise simple style. The flip naturally creates hair with layers that fall upon other lengths of hair to give a carefree feathered style that is anything but.
#17: Waved and Wisped Bob
Pictures say a thousand words, but the mix of lowlights and highlights is the real gossip in this bob. Creating a sea of natural color on a soft brown base, this look is perfect for going straight from work to play, day to night. Use a curling iron or seasalt spray to add loose curls to the ends for a spray-and-go look that is sure to turn heads at yours.
#18: Blunt Bob with a Chevron Undercut
This blunt cut bob is for the talented of hairstylists. When left down, the style is chic and simple, but when pulled up, you get drama and art! If the half shaved head is too much for you to commit to, why not look into shaving the nape? You can always cover it up by letting your hair down.
#19: Connect the Dots Bob
This bob with bangs is for the child at heart. With colored polka dots strategically placed all throughout the cut, one can find themselves involved into a rainbow of uniqueness. Looks best on a lighter based hair color. Your stylist and you have endless possibilities to the number and color of dots you choose to have painted.
#20: Fall into a Blunt
As pretty as leaves changing colors, this short choppy hairstyle is perfect when transitioning into the fall/winter months. Longer pieces in the front, shorter layers towards the back, with a warm color spectrum of lowlights and highlights, this chin length cut and color is a seasonable masterpiece.
#21: Highlighted with Romantic Waves
This bob cut is manageable for any day and any style. Whether in jeans and a t-shirt or a LBD, the soft wave and natural looking fade is the perfect look to complete an outfit. For all the girls who want to look good without trying too hard, this bob cut is for you.
#22: Straight and Soft Bob
Not every woman wants to spend hours on her hair every day. Most of us want it simple yet stylish. This medium length blunt bob is exactly that. With one length and evenly distributed color, it’s refreshing to see so much elegance in one minimalist style.
#23: Sleek Dark Fade
Ombre will be around for a while, and this take on a black to chestnut brown is no exception. Whether worn straight and sleek or loose with curls, this center part blunt is fashion forward. Pair it with deep, dark lipstick, and let no one stand in your way!
#24: Brunette Classic Bob
The middle part bob is classy and perfectly symmetrical, but if you have a slight asymmetry in your face, such as, for example, asymmetric eyebrows, go for an off-centre part. Use a round brush to get that perfectly edged blunt cut style that will move with you all day. Tuck a little behind the ear for dimension.
#25: The Fine Yellow Line
Fierce and bold, this look is not for the weak at heart! The all-over dark color, with bangs to match, allows the yellow line to create a striking appearance of someone who knows what she wants. The yellow will work on the darkest of dark, but if you are lighter as a base, pick a dark line color that will boldly work for you.
#26: Dark, Long and Blunt
Shorter in the back as it tapers longer in the front, this style is daring and sexy. However, you must commit to the middle part, or it won’t look as accurate and perfectly symmetrical.
#27: Caramel Fade Blunt with Bangs
A chin length bob can easily blend in with everyone else’s casual hairstyles, but with addition of bangs and a sophisticated fade, this look is one-of-a-kind. Suitable for work or play, this hairstyle will make you the trendiest gal in town. It’s ideal for those fine haired ladies looking for an easy style with a lot of volume.
#28: Fade to Blonde Bob
Bright and blunt, this bob is a natural pick-me-up. The shorter lengths make it a quick and easy care/easy wear style that is on trend. #Short hair/do care!
#29: Rock and Roll Red Blunt
If Jessica Rabbit were in the market for a new hairstyle, she would be choosing this, guaranteed! The bright red color makes this long bob something to take a second glance at. High maintenance? Maybe, but well worth it in getting noticed for setting the style bar high!
#30: Sophisticated Bob
A straight bob of a classic medium length is something that all face shapes can wear. Pair it with a pop-of-color lipstick and minimal makeup, and this look is in-vogue material! The healthy shine and perfectly cut ends are striking at every angle.
#31: Shoulder Length Center Part Bob
This blunt bob haircut works particularly well with triangular and diamond faces, as well as lighter hair colors. It compliments your cheekbones and the symmetry of your face. While it’s not necessarily recommended for round faces, it may elongate your face, if you opt for an off-centered parting.
#32: Icy Blonde and Steeply Angled
This expertly angled, medium length bob is the stuff that haircut dreams are made of! The accuracy of the cut is a must if you want to succeed with those sharp front angles. The finishing touch comes in the form of a flattering part that is right in the middle of the head.
#33: Short Red Cut with Cropped Bangs
If you were to look up the definition of a blunt bob, you would find pictures of this bluntly cut style and its varieties. Worn extremely short, with bangs that are thick and chunky, this bob is edgy, daring and ideal for those of you who love to take risks with your hair.
#34: Chocolate Brown Textured Lob
The rich chocolate brown color is what initially draws your attention in this cute bob, however, the standout blunt cut with choppy ends is what makes jaws drop. Complete with a side part and subtle highlights, this shoulder length style is suitable to a variety of hair types.
#35: Pastel Purple Straight Bob
Purple is always a fun color to experiment with, in clothes or even in hair hues. Here, you have a pastel purple hair color for a short bob that is bluntly cut all around and finished with an off-center part. Note also: the hair is all cut at one length without any layers.
#36: Wavy Lob with Caramel Highlights
Blunt haircuts are created in a variety of ways, and there is no assigned way to cut or wear a bob with bluntly cut ends. This wavy, medium length style is punctuated with flattering caramel highlights that are sprinkled through the unfinished waves to boost texture.
#37: Blonde Ombre Bob with Center Part
If you want your cut to be the focal point of your look, then the best thing to do is to wear it completely sleek and straight, so that it remains the center of attention. This blonde angled bob with a center part definitely follows those guidelines and the result is quite lovely.
#38: Long Hair with Swoopy Bangs
This long, shoulder length bob allows you to keep a longer length, while also embracing bluntly cut ends. The deep side part sets the stage for the long, swoopy bangs that frame the face, offering some extra height and a nice silhouette line that works as an accent.
#39: Rosegold Bob with Lowlighlights
All future blunt haircuts should definitely take inspiration from this one because it is pretty perfect. This A-line bob is lightly angled, featuring a medium length and worn totally straight to ensure that the precision cut is seen with no distraction. The only extra touch is the soft side bang that completes the look.
#40: Natural Brown Lob
If you are looking for hairstyles to flatter your beautiful brown hair, then this shoulder length bob may just be exactly what you need. The middle part is the best if you want a symmetrical style that is optimal to compliment classic, symmetrical facial features. The great thing about this haircut is that it is simple yet chic, and it looks good with practically any outfit.
#41: Chin-Length Cut with Highlights
The blunt cut bob is a hairstyle that has been around for quite a long time, but it will never go out of style or look dated, because you can upgrade and customize it any time you want. You can do that with an acute or right angle of the front pieces, your most flattering length and some personalized hair color solution, of course.
#42: Sandy Blonde Straight Lob
Bright, sandy blonde hair color sets the stage for this medium length lob, finished off with a sleek side part. There is also a combination of blonde highlights and lowlights to give the hair more depth and definition.
#43: Short Bob with Square Cut Bangs
The color, texture and the angles make this chin-length cut with bangs unique. It’s a perfect frame for a cute face and a worthy cut choice for straight hair. If you can pull it off, why not to try this bright, statement style?
#44: Black Sleek Lob
There are no frills or extra touches to this classic bob hairstyle, and that’s perfectly fine. The classic bluntly cut ends and the silhouette of this bob are flattering to a wide variety of face shapes and most hair types.
#45: The Silent Film Star Bob
If the name Clara Bow means anything to you, then you’ll recognize the reference in the name of this hairstyle. If not, you can just call it ‘The Cleopatra’. It features a rounded, wide fringe and super straight cut at the tips, that’s also a valid reference.
#46: Classic Rounded Blunt Bob
It features no bangs and a very simple cut that’s ideal for straight hair. It’s suited for most face shapes and hair textures. It’s a very versatile cut, which allows you to experiment with highlights, bold colors, and anything in between.
#47: A-Line Bob with Elongated Front Pieces
This ultra-elegant style stirs thoughts of timeless Parisian chic. It’s laconic, classy and perfectly angled. This is the right cut to wear with a solid hair color without a risk to look too plain.
#48: Tousled Bob for Straight Hair
Want to jazz up straight hair? There’s no better way to do it than with this cut, which manages to be both finely cut and messy at the same time. In fact: this ‘do doesn’t require any particular styling. You’ll be looking fabulous even with a simple wash-and-go.
#49: In-Curled Feminine Blunt Bob
Blunt bob haircuts are often styled super straight which gives a rather strict feel that doesn’t flatter everyone. If you want a softer and more feminine look, slightly curl the edges in and add long side bangs to complete the look.
#50: Blunt Cut for Natural Hair
If your mane is naturally curly and frizzy, this cut is going to require chemical straightening. However, after all is said and done, it will amply compensate with its sophistication.
Both contemporary and classic, blunt bob hairstyles are among the few medium length styles that have stood the test of time and trends. There’s probably no woman out there who has never sported a blunt bob cut. Seeing how they work with most face shapes and hair types, it’s easy to understand why.