While long hair has its own romantic beauty, there is something undeniably adorable yet edgy about short hairstyles with bangs. Often, for women, it’s tough to take the plunge and cut out hair short because it feels masculinising – however, there is nothing more feminine than girlish straight across bangs. Cute pixie cuts or short bob hairstyles with bangs are a great way to take off a heavy weight of hair off your shoulders, while still keeping things stylish. In this post I’ll show you some of the best pictures of short bob hairstyles with bangs, but first here are some things to keep in mind.
How to Choose Short Haircuts with Bangs
Switching to short hairstyles with bangs can be a great way to completely change up your look. Different kinds of bangs can have a big impact on the shape of your face, and as long as you choose the right kind of bangs for your face shape, they will be very flattering. You have a few fringe options:
Straight Across Bangs
Straight across bangs are the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks of hairstyles with bangs. They remind us of Bettie Page, or Vidal Sassoon’s 5-point haircut – stylish, feminine, and a little retro. There are some things you should keep in mind, before getting short hairstyles with bangs like these:
- They look best on oval, rectangular, and diamond shaped faces, or in other words, medium and long faces.
- They will make round or square face shapes look more square.
- They are a great trick to hiding a large forehead.
- They require frequent salon visits, lest they start impeding your vision.
Variations include: peekaboo bangs and asymmetrical bangs.
Side-swept bangs don’t quite convey the same powerful effect as straight across bangs, but they are an excellent choice for those wanting to try short haircuts with bangs for the following reasons:
- Side-swept bangs will flatter almost any face shape.
- They allow for very versatile hair styling. You can sweep them into either direction, or pin them back nicely.
- As they start to grow out, they blend easily into the rest of the hair without causing an annoying “grow out” stage.
Wispy bangs are a very popular hair cutting choice, nowadays. They are a much softer version of the straight across bangs. They are much less in your face than straight across bangs (quite literally), but they still frame the face nicely. Here are some reasons to consider short haircuts with bangs on the wispy side:
- They give the same femininity as straight across bangs.
- They are a very modern take on the bangs.
- They can hide a high forehead, but without making the face appear too short.
- In fact, they are excellent for most face shapes.
Baby bangs are the look for anyone who really wants to stand out. Depending on the hair color and styling, they might seem more rockabilly, high fashion, punk, or retro-futuristic. Here are some things to keep in mind about them:
- For most people, they are not very flattering.
- They definitely show bravery and a unique style.
How Short Should You Go?
Let me be the devil in your ear, who asks, “what are you afraid of?” Short pixie hairstyles with bangs are actually ultra cute and feminine, and fantastic for summer time. Do you get headaches a lot? A pixie haircut will totally fix it. In my opinion, everyone looks good with a pixie haircut no matter their face shape, but if you’re nervous, leave your fringe longer and sweep it to the side, and it’ll frame your face in a very flattering way.
I didn’t manage to talk you into the pixie? Well, a bob is also an excellent choice. If you keep bob hairstyles with bangs curled, they’ll be lovely and soft, but you can also straighten them for that high-fashion takes on prisoners, Anna Win-tour look.
Long Bob/ Lob
It’s undeniable that long bobs have been super popular in the past few years. They require fewer salons visits than the pixie and the bob hairstyles, and they’re definitely the safest choice for anyone who is feeling nervous. For a bit of a ‘70s vibe, pair them with straight across bangs, or stick to side bangs for a more modern look.
26 Ideas for Short Bob Haircuts with Bangs
And without further ado, here are some short haircuts with bangs for you to consider!
1. Sassy Blonde Pixie
This is a really fun yet wearable way of doing short hairstyles with bangs. The side bangs are excellent for anyone with an oval or round face shape, and the blonde with dark roots is incredibly modern.
2. Platinum Side Bang Bob
This lovely platinum bob is feather light, and the wispy side bangs definitely help keep it fresh and flattering. A hint of brown at the roots cools down the platinum locks.
3. Violet Silver Fox with Baby Bangs
This look is a really creative way of doing short bob haircuts with bangs. A violet baby side cut, paired with metallic violet baby bangs is certainly not for everyone, but it’s very memorable.
4. Summer Balayage Lob
The baby-doll bangs make this fresh summer long bob cute and young. Keeping the bangs dark, and then using balayage technique to dye the rest blonde creates a really summery, flattering effect for brunettes.
5. Metallic Rose Curls
Curly bob hairstyles with bangs are to die for! The dusty mixture of metallic pink and rust colors goes beautifully with the wispy curls.
6. Java Frost with Side-Swept Bangs
This haircut is like a delicious Starbucks frappuccino. The curls have a lot of volume and texture, the color is rich, and the bangs can be styled in a lot of different ways. I’ll have the grande!
7. Garnet Goddess Lob
Pairing ombre touches with short hairstyles can be an excellent choice. Long side bangs blend beautifully into the garnet curls, and the darker roots keep this look easy to maintain.
8. Lavender With an Edge
It’s undeniable that no one does coloring like Guy Tang, but I would be remiss not to point out how exquisite this sleek bob with side bangs is. Lavender and silver dyes keep short bob haircuts with bangs extra frosty.
9. The Future is Baby Bangs
While normally baby bangs bring to mind retro style icon Bettie Page, some short hairstyles with bangs break the mold. Super sleek locks, and a violet and silver balayage bring this look a century into the future.
10. Pink Hair Don’t Care Balayage
This warm pink and ruby red balayage is quite the head turner, and the wavy curls certainly help. The side-swept bangs are super flattering and versatile in this bob, as well.
11. Ginger Summer Lob
Bob haircuts with bangs are the perfect summer choice! The side-swept fringe gives a playful touch, and losing all the extra hair is a massive relief and a literal weight off of your shoulders.
12. Dark Elfin Fringe
Channel your level 12 Dark Elf with this gorgeous cut! Short bob hairstyles with bangs can be made ethereal with a lot of wispy feathering, and the dark blue shade with frozen tips is certainly fantastical.
13. That ‘70s Shag
If you really want to rock one of those short haircuts with bangs, but are a little nervous about looking too young, keeping the fringe long and wispy can be a great way to bridge the gap. The waved long bob and extra volume near the top give this ombre a groovy ‘70s vibe.
14. Peekaboo Bangs
Long bob? Check! Dark brown to caramel ombre? Check! Messy curls? Check! This look could have been a typical take on longer bob haircuts with bangs, but that peekaboo slit in the bangs breaks the mundanity and adds a touch of uniqueness.
15. Voluminous Metallic Lob
This metallic violet long bob is such a great take on bob haircuts with bangs, thanks to the model’s voluminous and almost otherworldly hair. It just emanates power and nerve.
16. Wispy Bangs and Golden Ombre
This dark brown to blonde balayage is totally yummy, and the long wavy bob with wispy bangs is so light and airy that it just makes you want to go frolicking in a field.
17. The Modern Redhead Shag
These bright red locks totally pop, and those wispy bangs with a peekaboo slit are a great non-traditional fringe. Overall, this is a great modern take on longer bob haircuts with bangs.
18. Short Voluminous Bob
Teased, voluminous bangs are quickly becoming my favorite addition to short hairstyles! The rich chocolate coloring and big messy waves in this bob are stunning.
19. Ice Blue Balayage Long Bob
Really cold, metallic colors can be nicely softened with lovely curls. This long bob proves that short hairstyles work really well with side-swept, wispy bangs.
20. Textured Short Blonde Bob
Wispy short bob hairstyles with bangs swept to the side are just charming, and so easy to style! This blonde short bob has dark roots, which ensures that frequent salon visits won’t be necessary.
21. Pastel Tie-Dye Bob
The tie-dye effect in this hairstyle is totally revolutionary. The awesome pastel effect works really well with sleek bob haircuts with bangs, which in this case are cut straight across.
22. Highlighter Bob with Bangs
The adorable baby-doll haircut was taken to a whole new level here. Some stylists really know how to bring magic to short haircuts with bangs – in this case it was done with a beautiful rainbow highlighter style dye job.
23. Vivid Blue Bob
This bright, attention-grabbing blue is a great unusual color option for anyone with cool undertones and a lot of nerve. Straightened long bob haircuts with bangs, as usual, only improve funky colors.
24. Smoky Emerald and Navy Balayage
I love the combination of serious, smoky hair colors with sassy short bob haircuts. The bangs in this haircut are really fun and wispy, which has a soft, modern effect.
25. Cotton Candy Long Bob
The cotton candy colors remind me of a summertime excursion to the amusement park! Not to mention the textured, side-swept bangs that go so well with long bob hairstyles.
26. Black and Silver Ombre Long Bob
The effect when ombre short hairstyles with bangs keep the bangs one color, and dye most of the rest of the hair, the result is really striking. Thanks to the straight lines and the contrast between the black silver, this look is doubly striking.