50 Best Short Bob Haircuts and Hairstyles for Women

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Short bobs have been popular in some form for decades, but the modern bobs are truly unique in their versatility and edgier style. Incorporating color, shape and dimension, short bobs can be worn by any woman looking to try something new.

Short Bob Hairstyles

The following shorter bobs are truly unique. It’s not a challenge for a contemporary woman to look individually with a short haircut anymore. See for yourself.

#1: Messy Blonde Bob with Lowlights

Tousled Blonde Balayage Bob

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The short bob hairstyles of today are not what they were yesterday. The trendy blonde is no longer one, solid tone, it’s transformed into a light ash blonde color with lowlights. Accordingly, a bob is no longer just a bob, it is a messy, graduated bob with air within the strands, and it looks quite fabulous!

#2: Tousled Blonde Bob

Keeping the ends of your cut uneven with shorter blunt edges and longer choppy strands makes for a cool cut full of personality. A perfect way to style it is in a laidback, tousled ‘do. Achieve by staying away from heat tools, while staying true to natural hair texture and using bedhead styling sprays.

Choppy Piecey Bob Haircut

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#3: Messy Blonde Bob with Thin Choppy Layers

There’s so much versatility in short bob haircuts; if you’re not into uni-length bobs or lobs, implement many short, choppy layers throughout. Not only do they bring a lot of movement but they also add body to finer hair.

Layered Blonde Bob Hairstyle

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#4: Blonde Balayage Bob with Black Roots

Short bobs with choppy ends are super chic and trendy but for some tastes they can seem a bit flat. Playing with color through balayage highlights and dark roots helps to solve this problem, bringing depth and dimension even into sleek, straight hairstyles.

Jaw-Length Choppy Bob

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#5: Short Bob with Scrunched Waves

Loose, easy-going styling suits a shorter bob perfectly. Using a curling wand or texturizing products, shape some shattered, natural-looking waves, and don’t strive for perfection! A deep side part is also a great idea for such breezy hairstyles!

Short Textured Bob

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#6: Asymmetrical Pixie Bob

One of the eccentric forms of short bob cuts is an asymmetrical choppy pixie bob that is a perfect fit for a fashionista on-the-go. When you go to the salon, it’s good to have at hand some pictures that depict the perfect degree of choppiness you want.

Blonde Balayage Pixie Bob

Instagram / @scout.hair

#7: Choppy Stacked Bob

The choppy layers upgraded with a soft whimsical color make this pale purple bob hair style a delicate beauty. The layers are stacked well and tousled for a shaggy, carefree look.

Short Pastel Purple Bob

Instagram / @hairbyedwin

#8: A-Line Sleek Bob

The colorombre trend is optimal for those who are longing to add a funky shade to their short bob hairstyles. Those tiffany blue streaks on the smoothed gray bob scream chic and add dimension to the style.

Gray Bob With Blue Highlights

Instagram / @thekimmster

#9: Short Beachy Angled Bob

This platinum blonde mane with dark roots is smoothly styled with soft beach waves transforming a casual angled bob into an absolute creation of sexy summer glamour. It looks so alluring, it’s almost like she was born with it. Almost.

Blonde Wavy Angled Bob

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#10: Burgundy Bob with Orangey Highlights

Bob haircuts for women let us experiment with colors and textures, while our hair is short, but not awkward-short; it’s trendy and nice-looking! Pair burgundy and caramel, golden blonde and silver, or whatever striking combination comes to your mind; with shorter hair it’s much easier to pull off bolder colors and the potential damage is not so significant.

#11: Tousled Short Bob with Pink Ombre

Skimming through edgy short bob hairstyles? Want to join the pink hair league? This image right here could be you! The almost purple pink washes out through the pale pink jagged layers creating voluminous tousled texture you want to run your fingers through. This hairstyle is as fashion-forward as you want it to be and as free-spirited as you can imagine!

#12: Rounded Brunette Bob with Voluminous Layers

Bobs are fabulous for women of all ages because they give off a classy yet youthful aesthetic. Particularly striking in deeper, dark colors, you can never go wrong with a uni-length solid colored hairdo. Layers help to lift up roots and add tons of volume.

Straight Cut Bob With Layers

Instagram / @hairmeroar

#13: Sassy Feathered Blonde Bob

Feathering is the wisest strategy for fine hair. Razor cutting methods for bob styles blend tips of strands together while adding necessary texture and volume. The concave, swoopy styling complements this haircut best.

Blonde Layered Bob For Fine Hair

Instagram / @peydoeshair

#14: Blonde Bob with Bold Dimensional Waves

Pastel dyes are a different way to add more vibrancy to short bob hairstyles. Put in a medley of shades, like platinum blonde, dusty pink and your natural color for a visual feast. Worn in bold waves, the dimension gets shown off wonderfully.

#15: Sassy Marsala Balayage Bob

For our sassy ladies, a very short bob with a deep passionate balayage color makes a powerful entrance. Though the cut itself is quite simple, choose a vibrant tone to really pop. Wondering what color to decide on? Base it on your skin’s undertone (warm, cool or neutral), while also analyzing the color wheel’s complementing tones that will make your eyes look brighter.

Side-Parted Sleek Burgundy Bob

Instagram / @thekimmster

#16: Stacked Bob with Bleached Ends

The easiest way to make a bob sharper is by stacking it. With a clear and defined outline, you will always look put together and fashionable no matter what outfit you choose. Loosen up the precise cut by bleaching the ends of your layers.

Inverted Bob For Straight Hair

Instagram / @mefiu

#17: Glossy Brown Inverted Bob

Medium brown is an underrated hair color. Undertones of this shade are neither warm nor ashy, but a happy medium. It’s quite natural, so your short bob cut will look especially healthy and thick when topped off with shine spray.

Shiny Angled Bob With Layers

Instagram / @headrushdesigns

#18: Curly Feminine Blonde Bob

One of the most feminine ways to style a bob is with big, loose curls. You can achieve this using a thick barrel wand or a regular curling iron with a clamp. Tousle the curls making them settle more naturally.

Wavy Bob With Ash Blonde Highlights

Instagram / @meaganreitzhair

#19: Short Messy Curly Bob

An appealing aspect about bobs is that they give leeway to messy styling without making it seem like you haven’t put effort into looking presentable. Getting miscellaneous layers cut throughout fills the cut with movement.

Jaw-Length Tousled Bob

Instagram / @chelvis4hairz

#20: Perfect Inverted Bob with Thin Highlights

Thin two-tone highlights are a delicate method to enhance any inverted short bob haircut. A sleek straight style is ideal if you want to present this cut and dye job in the best light, as it displays skilful stacking and detailed coloring flawlessly.

Straight Angled Bob Haircut

Instagram / @jandfrank

#21: Girly Wavy Chocolate and Blonde Bob

If you’re going for a two-tone ‘do, chocolate and blonde make a sweet pair. Loose waves are very rewarding for dimensional coloring. To amp up the drama factor, part your cut to one side.

Short Side-Parted Wavy Bob

Instagram / @nicolelyonshair

#22: Wavy Chocolate Brown Bob with Subtle Highlights

Even very simple bobbed cuts get a new lease on life with subtle highlights. These lighter pieces sprinkled throughout your layers are an easy way to brighten up your overall appearance.

Messy Tousled Bob

Instagram / @hairdosbyshan

#23: Dimensional Bob with Feathered Layers

Thanks to creative cuts and dye jobs, modern short bobs never look too plain or boring. With chunky V-cut layers, for instance, you can achieve a statement two-tiered look that will turn many heads.

Short Layered Two-Tone Bob

Instagram / @hairmeroar

#24: Short Razored Rounded Bob

Razor cutting has a distinct appearance that fuzzes ends of naturally straight hair. By doing this instead of going for typical cutting shears, ample texture is added. Rounded bobs are a classic choice, suiting any and every wardrobe.

Layered Inverted Bob For Straight Hair

Instagram / @bobbideberard

#25: Honey Brown Bob with Blonde Highlights

Perfect for every season, a honey brown bob with blonde highlights is a foolproof hairstyle choice. The slanted bottom makes the cut more visually interesting.

Slanted Bob For Thick Hair

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#26: Cute Messy Bob with Bouncy Layers

Talk about bounce! Try a bob cut with this enviable amount of volume gained through stacking, angling and noticeable layering on the ends. If your hair is thick or medium texture and wavy, this is a bob cut for you.

#27: Undercut for Blonde Bob

Only the savviest stylists have the precision to master an undercut bob. An undercut manipulates the hair to fall naturally into a tucked under style. This technique is gorgeously displayed on straight blonde hair that can sometimes be difficult to keep in any style BUT straight.

Ash Blonde Bob Hairstyle

Instagram / @jenhairinspired

#28: Pixie Bob for Thick Hair

Bobs bring texture and lightness to thick hair when it’s layered appropriately. Keep some hair flat against the back of the neck while adding graduated layers up, towards the crown.

Extra short stacked bob

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#29: Choppy Bob with Highlights

If you favor a choppy bob over a smoother finish, use pomade, or a dab of hair paste, to accentuate random pieces all around. To get a matte finish with a very soft hold, sprinkle a bit of hair powder or dry shampoo in your hands and run your fingers through your ends the same way you would do with pomade.

Short Chopped Brown Balayage Bob

Instagram / @scout.hair

#30: Straight Rounded Bob

Sleek and smooth is best for some bobs, and if you can pull off a short style with highlights, then go for it. Light brown or dark blonde hair looks lovely with lighter streaks throughout.

Chin-length bob with highlights

Instagram / @akrivi_papadaki

#31: Short Stacked Bob

A stacked bob has a sharper, more evident angle than other styles of short bobs. This cut is a bit spicier than a conventional bob, and it’s an ideal fit for fine hair clients who crave a voluminous look.

Black Stacked Bob

Instagram / @chriskellycuts

#32: Super Short Layered Bob with Undercut

This one is delicate, pretty and all over the Instagram. The very short, blunt cut unicorn lilac layers are peeking from under the choppy grey pixie pieces. As if that cool contrast wasn’t enough, an angled nape undercut is added into the chic mix. This style statement is sure to cause a stir at the local club!

Choppy Lavender Pixie Bob

Instagram / @aliyousha

#33: Short Steeply Angled Bob

If you have thick hair, you’re in luck! For this style best suits hair that is dense. The highlights and lowlights artistically create dimension and texture for the sleek strands. The layers are gracefully assembled in a smooth, flowing style with one side way longer than the other, making this stacked bob look like a natural wonder!

#34: Messy One-Length Bob

The piece-y, unkempt, shaggy layers sculpt carefree textures and showcase rich and vibrant pale blonde highlights combined with loose, natural waves. It does not get any more relaxed than this. But don’t be fooled by its casual flair, it is still chic enough for a perfect red carpet look!

Choppy Blonde Balayage Bob

Instagram / @buddywporter

#35: Inverted Wind-Swept Bob

A simple way to boost the appeal of an elegant hair style is to add a non-standard color to it. This chin-length bob hair style embraces a ton of daring silver-grey accents that give off a charming and mesmerizing vibe.

Gray Bob With Root Fade

Instagram / @hairbyedwin

#36: Stacked Bob with Long Side

This is a dramatic take on traditional short bobs with the side bangs hanging low. The long face-framing pieces accentuate the features and bone structure giving this style a glamorous opulence, yet with a natural feel.

Golden Blonde Tousled Bob

Instagram / @dillahajhair

#37: Super Short Bob with Undercut

Sometimes a short bob goes really short, as in the case with the style pictured below. This hairstyle is incredibly easy to maintain, and it’s perfectly refreshing for summer. If you have thick hair, this will not only keep you cool but stay together nicely as well.

Extra short brown blonde bob

Instagram / @vikaspirina

#38: Angled Pastel Bob

Possibly the most flattering style for short hair, this pale strawberry blonde angled bob with lowlights, speaks elegance, femininity and chic. Small details make a big impression. It’s surprisingly low-maintenance—classic and infinitely wearable!

#39: Very Short Asymmetrical Bob

The wispy, thin layers make this ultra short bob hair extremely light weight. The longer side points to the chin, accentuating the beautiful jawline and lending a refreshing sporty appeal to this cool monochromatic bob.

Short Asymmetrical Brunette Bob

Instagram / @mandistrands

#40: Very Short Rumpled Bob

Use tousled waves whenever you want to give a party-perfect twist to short bob haircuts. The crumpled curls bring texture and bombshell volume to this layered bob. The platinum blonde balayage blends dramatically into the dark, dense base making a classic statement with the style.

Short Wavy Bob With Blonde Highlights

Instagram / @balayageme

#41: Layered Cinnamon and Caramel Bob

A cinnamon and caramel bob is a rustic combination sure to stand out in every season. Colorful for the summer, ideal for sweater weather in the autumn, vivacious for the dreary winter season and eye catching in the spring, don’t miss trying out this hairdo.

Inverted Caramel Brown Bob

Instagram / @hair.by.moriah

#42: Edgy Inverted Bob for Blondes

Avoid prim and proper styling with a shaggy bob cut and take advantage of a chic messy hairdo. Apply a texturizing product and rough dry really short layers at the back letting them settle as they would.

Short Blonde Shaggy Bob

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#43: Curly Brown and Caramel Bob

Want to shake things up a bit with your short hair? Bobs are ready to help. A shattered angled bob is a cool cut if you like to wear textured hairstyles with pizzazz.

Messy Bob With Highlighted Layers

Instagram / @hairby.jaye

#44: Accurate Bob Cut with Dimensional Balayage

Not all women are into messy, tousled styles; to those ladies we say an accurately cut bob is calling your name! This is one flawless geometric haircut you’ll love to wear if you have straight hair. Dimensional balayage is sure to amplify this sleek mane.

#45: Soft Brown Bob with Messy Waves

Every woman likes wavy hairstyles, but today we often shy away from overly sweet girly waves and curls. Opt for looser, edgier waves with disconnected ends. This hairstyle choice brings the modern feminine aura with you wherever you go.

#46: Voluminous Bob with Stacked Layers

It’s easy to look five years younger with a stacked bob cut. Here’s an excellent choice for working women in a professional environment. A steeply angled lob with plenty of layers can be dressed up and down depending on the occasion.

Angled Layered Lob

Instagram / @meaganreitzhair

#47: Black Chopped Bob

Ladies who appreciate rock’n’roll or grunge aesthetics, this bob is for you. A dark solid color, slanted shape and choppy ends result in a hairstyle full of attitude, and you can easily make it yours.

Choppy Angled Bob For Straight Hair

Instagram / @hairbyedwin

#48: Neat Black and Chocolate Bob

Classy and neat never looked sweeter. A nice, simple bob is never a bad choice. Though this cut alone might seem a little traditional at first, the chocolate and black combination is a unique and fresh update.

Short Feminine Bob

Instagram / @meaganreitzhair

#49: Bob Crop with Textured Layers

The reason that a cropped short bob is the cut of the moment is because women today love the elegance with a nonchalant tint it gives off. Textured layers are the route to attaining this particular style.

Textured Chin-Length Bob

Instagram / @meaganreitzhair

#50: Edgy Platinum Bob with Root Shadow

The high contrast look with very dark roots and platinum lengths is what truly makes the whole style striking and fashionable. You can take this bold color idea and adjust it to the cut of your preference.

Blonde Choppy Bob

Instagram / @ashleenormanhair

Perhaps you have sported long hair your entire life and you’re ready for a dramatic change. Or maybe you’ve maintained short hair for years and just want more of a relevant style. Whatever your reason, bob haircuts are ideal for warm summer weather as well as year-round. Easy to maintain and still brimming with fashion-forward beauty, a short bob easily becomes regular in lives of women who are busy yet still want to look their best.

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