60 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: Inverted Gray Balayage Bob with Overlapping Layers

When you are seeking an elegant and stylish bob, look no further than an inverted style with overlapping layers. With an undercut for the nape section you may make the angle even more extreme. The gray and bright silver-toned balayage adds an extra flair that keeps the haircut modern and youthful.

Inverted Layered Gray Bob with Brown Roots

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#7: Neat and Sleek Ash Blonde Bob

If you are blessed with super-straight and healthy-looking hair, you are the perfect candidate for a round-silhouette short bob cut. With a center part and an inverted shape, the ash blonde bob is precise and sleek, beautifully framing the face and lengthening the neck.

Straight Inverted Gray Blonde Bob

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#8: Dynamic Short Choppy Chocolate Bob

A short, choppy bob is a fabulous haircut idea for a creative woman who knows how to style a short bob. The chin-length tousled cut works great on straight hair and is really easy to handle with a round brush and a texture-boosting product. The hairstyle is parted on the side and has combover bangs. Tuck them behind one ear, and aim the wave directly at the lips, emphasizing them perfectly!

Cropped Brown Bob

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#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: Short Bronde Bob with Swoopy Layers

A short chestnut brown layered bob with golden highlights is a great choice if you tend to like traditional hairstyles that are timeless and easy to manage. Long, angled bangs and swoopy pieces make the bob seem light and airy. A spritz of hairspray keeps everything in place.

Short Bob with Angled Layers

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#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

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#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

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#14: Choppy Bob with 3D Waves

The choppy bob with copper-toned 3D waves is one of our favorite short bob hairstyles because the color looks great against so many different skin tones. The wavy stacked locks fall in jagged pieces enhancing depth and volume. It’s a flexible look that works on a variety of face shapes.

Caramel Brown Layered Bob

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#15: Cropped Bob with Bangs and Shaggy Layers

The classy rosewood cropped bob with bangs oozes 1920s vibes, yet looks modern thanks to its color and texture. The auburn color with pastel pink highlights is vibrant and metropolitan, and the shaggy layers accent the cheekbones. Fun and flirty at its best!

Short Layered Rosewood Bob

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#16: Neat Rounded Chocolate Brown Bob

Oh, so cute! The youthful and swoopy dark brown bob can bring out the little girl in you. The feathery locks swirl around the crown of the head. Bluntly cut and continuing the jaw line, the hairstyle elongates the neck and helps to make the face look more oval-shaped.

Jaw-Length Brunette Bob with Layers

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#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

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#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

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#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

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#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

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#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

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#22: Sleek Brown Bob with Caramel Balayage

If you’re in love with short bob haircuts, but don’t know which style will work best for your thick, straight hair, every fashionista will advise to consider a round-shaped bob with side swept bangs. A little bit of height in the back and side pieces that gently graze the upper shoulder give the caramel colored balayage hair a sophisticated, high-end appeal.

Caramel Brown Bob with Elongated Front Pieces

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#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

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#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

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#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: Adorable Bronde Bob Shag

The ideas and images in your head about what a short bob haircut should look like might not include a shaggy razor-cut bob with open waves. But here it is: a choppy, textured cut that emphasizes the unique texture of your thick hair while providing just a bit of extra length in the front.

Inverted Shaggy Bob

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#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

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#28: Classy Shaggy Brunette Bob

When you want your thick and wavy chocolate brown hair to look its best, try on a side-parted shaggy bob. Wear it tousled for sporty and casual “weekend fun” or combed and styled for a more conservative “Monday at the office”. Long side pieces dip forwards, framing the face in a natural way.

Jaw-Length Messy Brown Bob

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#29: Short Wavy Messy Blonde Bob

To opt for short bob styles can be a bit intimidating for someone with naturally wavy or curly hair. But fear not; we’d like to introduce this sexy number: blonde chunky waves, a side part, curly bangs that frame the face, and stacked layers in the back. Gorgeous!

Messy Dirty Blonde Bob Hairstyle

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#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

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#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

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#32: Short Frizzy Bronde Bob for Straight Hair

On point and trendy for the modern woman, the short inverted bronde bob with highlights is captivating. The slightly tousled top layers seem to “sprout” from the crown, while the textured straight locks cover the ears and reveal the neck.

Choppy Stacked Blonde Balayage Bob

Instagram / @chrisjones_hair

#33: Disheveled Honey Blonde Bob with Side Bangs

A disheveled side-parted bob with highlights has an amazing way of making you look like a Hollywood starlet! Embrace the combover style, and allow the side-swept bangs to flutter lightly over one eye. The ends angle sharply downward, following your jawline and drawing attention to your neck.

Short Piecey Bronde Bob

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#34: Pretty Piece-y Blonde Balayage Bob

We love promoting interesting and unique bob hairstyles for women, which is why we are choosing to show you this side-parted, uneven, piece-y cut. Wavy tresses loop around the head, with the metallic blonde tones shimmering and adding depth. Swoopy long bangs caress the cheek creating a lovely peek-a-boo.

Blonde Layered Bob with Silver Highlights

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#35: Shaggy Chestnut Brown Bob for Straight Hair

Are you the type of lady who pictures herself wearing a center-parted straight bob? In case you like geometric looks, we’d like to recommend the style that’s versatile and can be worn either flat or tousled and fluffy. The dark brown base color has a reddish tint that will look as a brighter chestnut hue in the sun.

Centre-Parted Tousled Brown Bob

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#36: Cropped Wavy Brunette Bob with Textured Layers

We just love the super short stacked layers at the back of this almost-black cropped bob. Scraggly waves cascade around the face and thick side pieces are carefully tucked behind the ears. The snazzy hairdo has a little bit of height and lots of movement.

Short Layered Messy Bob

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#37: Short Choppy Dark Brown Bob

Very short bob hairstyles with a bit of height in the back work magnificently to elongate the neck. Soft waves can be achieved with big rollers, providing the texture and body that also help to lift and give a more voluminous shape to the hairstyle. Tuck a chunk of hair behind one ear and leave the other side loose to frame your face with chin-length bangs.

Jaw-Length Textured Brunette Bob

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#38: Shaggy Piece-y Caramel Brown Bob

To style a bob hair cut quickly and easily, try out a wash-and-wear shaggy ‘do that’s super-easy to maintain. A bright caramel colored balayage over dark brown hair sets off this fashionable, urban style.

Short Choppy Copper Brown Bob

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#39: Chic Two-Tier Blonde Bob

Looking for a bob that is different than all the rest? The rarely seen two-tier inverted bob is a great twist on an old favorite. Parted on the side and sporting ash blonde and platinum hues over brown roots, it’s a perfect choice for women with very fine and thin tresses, because the double layer provides some extra depth and volume.

Straight Angled Layered Ash Blonde Bob

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#40: Chic Rounded Brown Balayage Bob

A short bob that is cut all-one-length is stylish and professional while still retaining ultra-feminine flair and pizazz. The sleek brunette haircut has an off-center part, and works best with hair that is fine, but can hold a slight curl.

Chin Length Brunette A-Line Bob

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#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

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#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

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#44: 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

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#45: 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

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#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

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#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

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#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

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#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

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#51: 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

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#52: 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!

#53: 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.

#54: 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

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#55: 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

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#56: 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

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#57: 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.

#58: 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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#59: 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

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#60: 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

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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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