The short-bob haircut is a type of bob that is made between the ears and over the shoulder. There are many techniques to make a cut using short hair, such as the angled and graduated styles or inverted, asymmetrical and numerous other. With a variety of contemporary and innovative styles short hairstyles can be tailored to suit your style. If you’re a rocker with lots of attitude or your neighbor’s girl or the avant-garde trend setter short bobs can be the perfect hairstyle that will create a bold statement. Check out these inspirational photos of famous short bob hairstyles and haircuts!
Ear-Length French Bob
A small French hairstyle like this one is perfect for chic and sophisticated women who will never leave their home without a flirty lip liner and sexy eyeliner. However, it takes only a little hair to make this cut work, and the volume that the texture gives is amazing.
Jaw-Length Short Bob for Fine Hair
The jaw-length bob is built on a strong geometrical and disciplined form and is enhanced by layers that provide the appearance of texture and motion. The strength of the perimeter line highlights the jawline. Meanwhile, the layers are placed on the cheekbone to add interest and keep the form from appearing too heavy and solid. Apply some R&Co Chiffon lightweight mousse prior to drying to increase the durability. Also, use some R&Co Control paste to bring out the layers and create the final look.
Jagged Bob for Round Faces
This style is designed for short hair and features soft layers of hair that match the round shape of your face. The mid-length also helps to balance the face in creating the appearance of an elongated facial.
Gorgeous Bob for Thick Hair
Make your hair an untangled bob for an easy and light look with less bulk but with giving it more body. This hairstyle looks stunning at any casual or formal event.
Short Black Bob With Bangs
In this stunning short, black jet hairstyle The ends are swept to the side for a face frame effect. The cute and choppy fringe accentuates the style with texture, and appeal.
Q&A with the style creator, Corinna Hernandez
Stylist @ Pony Salon in San Francisco, CA
What would you say about the look? This is a slicked-back mid-neck length bob that has graduated. The hairstyles fit her face perfectly – longer and more textured. The cut was not dried using a brush but rather with a diffuser and spray for the surf to help encourage the natural motion and create texture. This is her natural hue nearly black! Do you have any advice for someone who is thinking of this color? This is a fantastic look for anyone who enjoys having shorter hair and little loose waves and wishes to allow it to air-dry using some spray for surfing.
Fun Choppy Bob and an Deep Side part
Q&A with the style creator, Renee W Owens
Owner/Stylist/Redken Color Specialist @ Sunshine Hair Designs in Tarboro, NC
What would you say about this style and what’s your most favorite feature about it? This short, choppy hair cut that is textured and angled is one my favorites. It’s so versatile and it can change from sleek and straight to messy and textured as it’s depicted in the image. This is a very fun and flirty style with a long side part that’s easy to recreate at home. What are the best products for maintaining and re-creating the look? To achieve this look, I applied Kenra Body Boosting Foam, and Kenra Blondry spray to give it a more bouncy and shiny look, followed by curling using a 1-inch iron, leaving the ends straight to create the appearance of textured hair. What kind of client do you suggest this style for? The short, choppy bob cut and style is great for all facial forms as well as being styled effortlessly at home which makes it a great choice for anyone.
Sassy A-Line Bob
The style is flirty and sassy however, it’s more playful than your typical short A-line hairstyle. The edges are more textured than blunt and the inside is cut in order to take out any excess weight. To keep this style apply Kevin Murphy Body Mass spray on wet hair. The style can be air dried or rough-dried using the help of a blow-dryer. The finishing touches can be created using an iron that is large enough to curl a barrel however this is not required. Finish by applying Kevin Murphy Doo Over for fresh and un-done style that can last all day. A-line cuts are ideal designed for the woman who is low-maintenance but likes style and a well-groomed out. This cut is perfect for hair that is naturally curly and oval or small face shapes.
Q&A with the style creator, Kaitlyn McHarg
Hairstylist @ Eliane Hair & Spa in Vancouver, BC
What do you think of the look? This short asymmetrical bob looks like an modernized version of one of the most iconic short bobs ever. Are there any tips for anyone thinking about it? This haircut is able to be customized in many ways to fit different hair types. Depending on the width of the face you are able to draw attention or deflect attention according to the length you decide to use. You can also experiment with texture and layers to make your hair appear more full and sharper or remove the weight and then add layering or facial framing.
A Very Short Layered Bob
The very thin, layered bob is layered and has a border which mimics the jawline that helps to maintain the balance and appeal. For styling apply a smoothing cream (like Kerastase Oleo-Relax or Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum) and cream-based gel (like Bumble and Bumble Styling Creme, or Kerastase Forme Fatale). Apply a bit of clay or styling paste (like Bumble and Bumble Thickening Creme Contour or SumoClay) to soften the definition and texture along the outer edges.
Edgy, Face Framing Bangs
Q&A with the style creator, Chelle Johnson
Apprentice @ Level Workshop in Dallas, TX
What would you say about the look? What is your most favorite part about it? This style is classicand half trendy. I love how the micro bangs are a sweet or fierce according to how you wear them. Using shorter fringes is an enjoyable, low-risk option to switch up your style because if you become bored with the style, they will get longer in a couple of weeks! What are the best products to keep and replicate this style? I utilized R+Co’s Mannequin to separate and remove the grit. I love the flyaway style with the layers. It’s a flexible product which means that the appearance alters as the wearer moves her hair during the day. What kind of person do you suggest this style for? This style is ideal for someone who loves to mix up her style and who doesn’t mind styling her hair on a regular basis.
This stunning short perm shows that anything is possible and you can even create gorgeous natural-looking curls such as these using straight hair. Make sure you go to your stylist to have a touch-up every couple of months in order to maintain your hair healthy and gorgeous.
Create a short bob haircut with shine by adding, flippy layers! Make the most of the instant volume you’ll gain without excessive weight on your hair.
Wispy Bob With Long Bangs
Undoubtedly one of the styles that everyone is a fan of, the wispy haircut for shorter hair is a light cut for women with long hair that don’t need excessive bulk. It is possible to choose longer, wispy bangs to draw emphasis on your eyes and gorgeous face.
This is a striking straight short pixie bob smooth and textured, with subtle lowlights to create modern-day shag looks. In addition, the short, light thick layers that are choppy at the ends just add a unique look to the entire haircut.
Short Cappuccino Bob
This adorable and sweet cappuccino bob is perfect for warm skin tones as well as oval and oblong faces the most. The cut and color are extremely low maintenance and the style making this look ideal for women who are busy and want to look stylish and professional.
One of the most sexiest short bobs that you can take on this season is the concave short bob that is created to be longer in front and shorter in back. The way you choose to dress it, it will definitely transform your appearance into an elegant look with minimal effort.
Cute Short Curly Bob
Get your bob in shape by sporting a super cute short curly bob which is perfect for all faces! A smooth cut that leaves you feeling refreshed and confident every time you step out.
Rounded Short Blonde Bob
A well-rounded, shorter blonde hairstyle frames the face while softening sharp angles. Highlights on blonde hair aid in enhancing your appearance and give volume to your hair.
Bright Cranberry Red Bob
Short bobs, like this red cranberry one look fantastic for those who are looking to make a statement in the crowd. The combination of highlights, lowlights and layers give it a lot of depth.
Be amazed by the change these golden golden highlights can bring to your hair! The sexy pop as well as added dimension and eye-catching styles are what you’ll receive from this stylish short hairstyle!
Beach Wave Bob with Highlights
You can give not just your hair, but your entire life an extra pop of color by trying this stunning ocean hairstyle! Turquoise is a very high-maintenance yet a great and enjoyable color that is best suited to fair skin.
Bob for a Chubby Face
Short bob cuts need an expert with short hair to decide on the best length and cut to flatter rounder faces. If you want your face appearing fresh and slim would surely love this look! Look at how it begins in an upper part that is straightened towards the jawline to create an elongating effect. It is the ends are then swept back to add a touch of class.
Short Straight Bob
The short bob hairstyle is chic, classic and trendy and will never go out of fashion. Straight bobs suit a variety of facial shapes. The one thing you need to consider is the length that is best for the shape of your face. The aim is to create the illusion that you have an oval-shaped face. If you’re looking for hair texture, the best candidate is one with straight hair with a medium density as they don’t have to devote a lot of time trying to cut their hair. If you’re looking for the classic bob style, be aware the haircut can be made with a 0-degree angle to make the appearance. It is also possible to choose an A-line bob or a square hair instead.
Perfect Shaggy Bob for Thin Hair
Q&A with style designer, Mica Popovich
Senior Stylist @ Edo Salon in San Francisco, CA
What do you think of the look? I would like to imagine this cut as shaggy hairstyle. It’s cut using straight razors and has tons of weight taken away. It’s a natural, soft, and contemporary version of an old-fashioned cut. Are there any tips for anyone thinking about it? The style is great shaggy short cut bob for anyone seeking a fresh style. I believe bobs are great for all types of people with the loose, fun layers create a flirty casual style that can be worn on all face shapes. I applied the salt spray for texture, and an oily paste to highlight every little bit and pieces. It was also styled using only the hands of my fingers and blow-dryer. It’s easy and quick to create a style.
Blonde Undercut Bob
Q&A with the style creator, Catherine Nye
Hairstylist @ Scripps Hair and Skin Gallery in San Diego, CA
What would you say about the look? It’s an undercut bob that has highlights of foil. I love the peekaboo look of the cut at the edges. The shine of the highlights highlights the buzzed hair beneath. It’s not too edgy, but also chic and versatile.
Do you have any advice for someone who is thinking of this style? This is the perfect look for those who have “too too much hair.” The bob cut undercut reduces the bulkiness of hair that is thick. It’s perfect for summer heat as it helps keep hair away from the neck. Similar to any shorter bobs you will need some styling, especially for those with textured hair. For the shade foil highlights are excellent when you need a bold highlight of blonde that frames the face. The warmth from foils creates an even brighter blonde with lightereners that are gentler.
Naturally Curly Bob
Q&A with style designer Lauren Kieninger
Co-owner & Stylist @ Barbara & Barbara in Chicago, IL
What do you think of the look? It’s a densely layered shorter angled hairstyle. It’s shorter in its back and slightly larger in front. It also features numerous smaller layers to help break down the bulk that may form at the bottom of the cut. This prevents the triangular shape. The client has lots of hair. We cut it undercut to get rid of the bulk that will help keep the shape longer, and also because it’s enjoyable!
Are there any tips for those who are thinking of this style? I believe that this curly style is actually quite low-maintenance. Due to the layers and angles it will keep its shape for a couple of months. The angled short bob haircuts flatter all facial shapes It’s all about small adjustments to the cut that give the appearance of a custom-made style. Examples include the undercut or bangs. For keeping the cut every day, she applies DevaCurl Volumizing foam, which is followed by either cream or curl gel according to the time of year and what her hair requires. In warmer months she will use DevaCurl Ultra-Gel, and in the winter months, she goes with DevaCurl Supercream. It is usually left to air dry and occasionally follows it up with her diffuser running at a low setting for around 5 minutes to add some volume.
Short Feathered Bob Crop
Q&A session with the creator of style Ariel Edens
Hairstylist @ Ariel Edens Hair Studio in Pittsburgh, PA
What would you say about the look? The feathered bob is shorter stacked bob with an bent. What you might or may not be able to discern is that the front isn’t sporting bangs or layers of face-framing. The length is all of her facial area. The thing I love about this crop is how flexible it can be. It is able to be changed to suit your face shape, style or personal preferences. What advice would you give someone who is thinking about it? If you’ve got any texture , it will require a product that is at minimum 20 minutes of blow-drying and round-brushing to lay smooth. The short cut appears great curly. With the proper product, a lady with curly hair can let her hair dry out and look really cute.
Textured & Layered Graduated Bob
Q&A with the style creator, Kaitlin Butler
Educator @ Bellus Academy in Poway / Stylist @ theFactory in San Diego, CA
What do you think of this style? It’s a short , graduated bob with bangs and short layers. In the photo I pulled the layers upwards to lay over the bangs, giving it a messy style. The way that my photo model Savannah wears her hair is totally different from how I styled them. She will curl her hair and then has a side-part and at times, she just pulls it back towards her eyes. It is a good choice in any way she would like to dress it.
Do you have any advice for those who are considering this style? It is possible for anyone to wear this cut! The hair products you choose to use and how you style it all depends on the hair’s texture and the type. This cut is stunning for curly hair and even wavy types as well.
Stacked Swing Bob
Q&A with the style creator, Alisha McAlister
Hair Stylist / Colorist @ The Cuttaway Styling Salon in Joplin, MO
What would you say about this style and what’s your favorite part about it? It’s a stylish and stacked swing hairstyle. I love this look on her since it looks stunning when smoothed out, with soft curls, or natural curls. It’s a versatile cut that offers my client a sophisticated and sassy appearance.
What are the best products to keep and recreate the look? I like using the Kenra Blow Dry spray for preparing hair since it gives it shine, acts as a heat shield and smells fantastic (like the ocean) and is great to block humidity. I also utilize Monat Restore leave-in Conditioner, Monat Restyle Instant Taffy, Monat Restyle Instant Taffy and Monat Refinish Control hairspray. The Taffy is the product I use to smooth out flyaways and give her more body and texture.
What kind of client do you suggest this style for? I suggest this hairstyle for any person who has thick hair , and who doesn’t like to wash their hair often. This style allows them to wear it with natural curls, then smooth it, and then volumize the following day, and then create loose beachy curly curls (as in the photo) using the flat iron. I wouldn’t suggest this cut for those with thin or fine hair as they don’t have the volume needed to achieve this look. If you have thin hair or fine hair, I would suggest an oversized hairstyle (Lob) with layers of long lengths.
Short to Medium Bob
Q&A with style designer, Kayla Daninger
Designer @ Cole’s Salon in Apple Valley, MN
What would you say about this style and what’s the most appealing thing about it? This style as elegant, sophisticated and enjoyable. People like adding the look of texture because it enhances the look and they want to look as though they have lots of hair. I like the fact that this style can give a fuller appearance to any type of hair , while remaining full and with motion!
What products would you recommend to keep and recreate this style? For this style I like the use of Bumble as well as Bumble Thickening spray as well as All Style cream before blow drying to increase volume. If my hair’s dry, seal it using the Dry Texture spray from Oribe to give hair a smooth, tousled and lived-in look.
What kind of person do you suggest this style for? This look is ideal for people with fine hair (but lots of it) as well as those who have difficult finding volume. This can be an easy wash and wear style when you have curly hair since it gives the curls more bounce. Straight hair will require some effort! I believe that any facial shape and of any age can achieve this look. Faces with a round shape should have their front of their face lower than the cheeks, while heart-shaped and square-shaped faces should be able to have the front straight up the chin. The best people for this haircut are those who have very short time each morning to cut their hair. This is a fantastic look for professionals in the world who are looking for a style they will enjoy!
Super Short Inverted Bob
Keep your nape in perfect shape by wearing a super short inverted hairstyle. Let your hair’s fluidity flow to create a stunning curtains even with a short cut.
Old-fashioned Bob with Bangs
Q&A with the style creator Candyce DeMarc
Owner / Barber @ Pioneer Barber Company in Seattle, WA
What do you think of this style? What is your most favorite part about it? If I look at her hairstyle, I imagine a mixture with a classic bob like Louis Brooks with its defined lines, retro-inspired bangs , and rough cut that has the class and class of a younger Isabella Rossellini. The edges that are slightly textured provide a modern look while the angles of the cut, being shorter in front and curving at the back gives it that fun flapper look.
What products would you recommend to keep and revive the look? The products I would recommend for this look would be mousse and texture sprays to prevent it from becoming too soft and flat. lots of hairspray to help hold the hair in place, and a small amount of silkening serum applied to the ends. I also love putting hair powder everywhere!
What kind of person do you suggest this style for? I love this short hairstyle that is perfect for vintage ladies as well as women and girls at any age. It’s especially gorgeous for those with a more round face, softer features , or an extended neck to convey the vintage vibe of this look. It is a great look to wear with no or minimal makeup or hairstyling, for an elegant look or put together with bold lips, makeup and a headband or barrette for the night out.
Graduated Angled Bob
Q&A with style designer, Tiffany Shuck
Hairstylist @ VAIN in Seattle, WA
What would you say about the look? What is the most appealing thing about it? It is a graduated angled hairstyle. Back hair is cut at the hairline, while the front is positioned to be mid-neck if the hair is wet or straight. I love the sleek, clean lines that the back produces and the texture seen as the hair curls. What products would you recommend to keep this style? If you’re a woman with fine hair I would suggest applying Deva Curl B’Leave In and UltraDefining Gel. For hair that is longer I would suggest applying R+Co Twister and Aircraft. What kind of client do you suggest this cut for? Anyone with any hair type can wear this bob cut short. Just take into consideration that if you hair is straight and fine it won’t be able to notice the cut as much as someone who has curly hair. This style can be extremely slimming and can be a great match for any face form, but especially those with an elongated face.
Modern Swing Bob with Bangs
Q&A with the creator of style Alexis Schlegel
Hairstylist @ Willow Salon and Spa in Tacoma, WA
What do you think of this style and what’s the most appealing thing about it? This style as a very roaring 1920s inspired Bob and modern look. It’s very fun and artistic. The thing I love about it is the simple maintenance and styling, as well as the coolness of the disjointed framing at the front.
What products would you recommend to keep and recreate this style? For this style I suggest the use of a small round brush to shape hair’s bevel as well as the bangs as well with some Kevin Murphy Anti Gravity spray to increase volume. To add shine, I applied my L’Oreal Shower Shine finishing spray. If you’re looking to create more of a textured appearance then you can try Kevin Murphy Freehold Cream. What kind of customer would you recommend this style for? I would suggest short bobs with bangs to those with longer hair and who likes to dress their hair down or who likes having their face more frame-like.
Cute Round Bob for Women Over 60
Q&A session with style designer, Aimee Frett
Hairstylist @ Salon Ambre in Temecula, CA
What would you say about this look ? What is the most appealing thing about it? I love the way this bob cut is short and works great for women who are over 60! It’s gorgeous tucked to the jawline, or even just grazing shoulders. There’s not much layers to be dealt with, which makes styling it a breeze with an easy blow dry and perhaps a touch up using flat iron. The hair has just the right amount of texture along the ends to make it soft and move. It looks amazing when worn with fringe. It’s that elegant style for any woman who loves classics and the flexibility to the adventurous! Simply by adding a texture spray such as Eufora Full Effect, you can add volume and texture. You can also use the curling wand, place it in a beach-like wave. Then end using Eufora style details Dry Spray Wax.
What are the best products to keep and recreate this style? When I washed my hair I mixed a mixture consisting of Eufora Sculpture Styling Glaze as well as Illuminate Shine Mist to control and a light hold. I dried the hair using the round brush, and then applied Eufora Pure Polish give an elegant hairstyle.
What kind of client do you recommend this style for? This cut is ideal for anyone who loves short or long hair of medium length. It is able to work with any shape of face by changing length, angle , and fringe. It can reduce weight for those with large and unruly locks . It can also give the appearance of thickness to those with limp and fine hair strands.
Trendy Messy Bob
This style is loved by women of all age group and is extremely trendy. The reason that hairdressers and customers like this haircut is due to its many options and practicality. The simple, short, messy style that is the hallmark of the current short bob haircut style makes it simple to wear and keep. The cut can be altered to suit any type of face by changing the length or cutting technique. A majority of its appeal remains in the styling however!
Textured Blunt Bob With Bangs for Women Over 50
The sharp and sharp effect of this bob can make people think at the mirror. The best thing about this style of bob for women who are over 50 is that with an angular bob it makes you feel like you are on all the tops of your game! It is able to move and move with you as you stroll, showing off your confidence. To style: On wet hair, apply an leave-in conditioner as well as a heat protector spray. After drying, apply hairspray and spray wax. Evo is a top brand since each product does exactly what it’s designed to accomplish. I would recommend this cut for women with thin hair that needs to appear much more thicker. This cut is also stunning with hair that is thick as it is able to be softer to style and blend with the cut.
Natural Graduated Cut
Q&A with the style creator, Tiffany Perils
Hairstylist @ Rocco Altobelli in Roseville, MN
What would you say about the look? What is your most favorite part about it? This is a natural, graduated hairstyle and a soft push to the sides. The shorter strands can be used to style. My favorite part about it is that it allows you to round the brush, curl it, wave or straighten the style.
What products would you recommend to keep and recreate this style? If the hair is damp I apply an oil-based medium hold spray. I enjoy Rocco Altobellis spray gel because it contains a heat-protectant within it, the rhatany root. It also gives body, volume , and shine. It is also fast drying. Brush the hair round and style using any heat tool you like. Finish the look with redken’s Wind Blown 5 dry finishing spray. This gives a matte look with a dry, unfinished texture. What kind of client do you suggest this style for? This style is perfect to anyone who is looking for a young, and spirited haircut. Any hair type can be rock this style.
Modern Bob With Fringe
This style is very modern. It’s easy and simple which makes it ideal for women who don’t need to be too fussy and still appear “done”. The bangs can make all the difference! They add an edge that doesn’t require an overwhelming commitment. It might not look like it but there was amount of texturing that went into creating this cut. No matter how rough or smooth it’s still gorgeous. Who would have thought that a simple smooth, textured, single-length bob with bangs could look so elegant?
If your hair naturally straight or doesn’t have much texture, you should try Kerastase Fluidissime Thermal Frizz Protective Spray as well as Aveda’s Smooth Infusion Style Prep Smoother. Both are light yet effective. If you have hair that is thick that needs to be held and styled make use of Aveda’s Smooth Infusion Nourishing Styling Creme or the Creme de la Creme blow-drying cream from Kerastase. The appeal of a shorter hairstyle with bangs is that it can be customized to suit your needs. Just like any short cut it’s important to have a certain level of commitment.
Short to Long Sophistication
Q&A with the style creator, Perri Lujan
Hairstylist @ Victor Paul Salon in Costa Mesa, CA
What do you think of this style and what’s your most favorite part about it? I like this short bob cut because it’s extremely versatile. It’s flirty and sexy! It’s possible to create a sophisticated style for work, when you blow dry it straight or you can put some curls into it and use it to create some texture. It’s easy and easy.
What products would you recommend to keep and recreate this style? Before blow drying an appearance like this I apply the Oribe Imperial Blowout from the roots to the ends as well as Oribe Maximista throughout. After blow drying I flat iron, and then finish by applying Brazilian Blowout Dry Oil. If curling, I employ 1 1/4-inch curling iron , and end by applying Oribe Apres Beach.
What kind of client do you recommend this style for? I would recommend this to clients looking for easy and quick shorter styles. This style is ideal for anyone who lives a full and active life. Hair with a fine to medium in thickness will work well with this look.
Razor Cut with Highlights
Q&A with the style creator, Brooke Schwartz
Hairstylist @ Mad One Jacks Salon in Hoboken, NJ
What would you say about this style and what’s the most appealing thing about it?
This style as a short, sharp and easy razor cut haircut! It’s one of my top short bob styles to make. What I like most about this style all is how easily to maintain the style. This cut grows beautifully and is easily cut in a matter of moments!
What are the best products to preserve and recreate this style?
Products play a huge aspect in this look! I love using Paul Mitchell’s HydroCreamWhip before blow drying to make sure that my hair is silky smooth and retains a touchable volume. Another option that I would recommend is to use a cream for texture from Paul Mitchell called Reworks. I apply my hands or a paddle brush to dry my hair. When the hair is dry then an ocean salt spray can be added to give it a beach-like appearance. It can be applied straight or after using an iron that curls across the hair. Then finish with the shine spray or light finishing spray, and you’re done!
What kind of client would you recommend this style for?
This style is ideal for the person who does minimal or no styling whatsoever. It’s an ideal on-the-go fashion and is slightly more edgy than the traditional Vidal Sassoon hairstyle. Face shape plays a major aspect in deciding on the length, particularly on the front. A face that is more narrow is preferred, however, for those with a rounder face take more length so that it doesn’t encase the chin and increase the length of the face. This is a great look for those who are active since it looks professional but not overly refined. This style is perfect for someone who does not necessarily need an office job.
One Length Short Blonde Bob
What would you say about the look? What is the most appealing thing about it? This powerful style, baseline cut is a strong, short blonde bob which creates an intense hair’s blonde coloring. My favorite part about this style is its brightness. clear blonde and the strong baseline
What products would you suggest to keep and recreate this style? Since I am an ambassador for Redken ambassador , my salon am using all Redken professional color and styling ranges to keep this look. I suggest Redken Extreme shampoo and conditioner as well as Blonde Idol violet treatment. To style my hair, I would recommend Aerate 08 or Fashion Work 12 hairspray.
What kind of client would you recommend this style for? The ideal person for this style is one with an elongated, diamond or round face. This style is ideal for medium-to-fine hair kinds. The versatility of this cut and cut lets it to fit any lifestyle from daytime to night time, how to maintain the blonde hair on short hair can be a burden and requires toners and color changes every 4 to 6 weeks.
Layered and Textured Bob
This is a layer-textured Bob. The most appealing thing to it is the lovely natural, swingy movement it creates. Apply any dry texturizing product, such as the latest Kenra Air Grip Spray add volume and increase the texture, highlighting the hair’s movement. This cut is ideal for hair with a thick or medium texture!
Sassy Wavy Bob
Q&A session with style designer, Rachel Dykstra
Hairstylist @ Launch Salon in Grand Rapids, MI
What would you say about this style? What is the most appealing thing about it?
The most effective way I could come up with is to describe this cute, short wavy bob is to describe it as sassy! The best thing about this cut is how she frames her face the best places. Sometimes, taking a risk of a leap in faith by cutting off your hair might be the best decision you’ve made!
What are your top recommendations for products to keep and recreate this style?
I am an John Paul Mitchell Systems girl all the way through, and the products I recommend will always be part of that range! If your hair is wet, I’d recommend Rare Oil Style Perfecting Serum. It nourishes it, gives shine and maintains the style throughout the day long. To protect your hair from heat damage for dry hair I would recommend using hot off the Press. For a hairspray, I would suggest Marula’s rare oil perfecting Hairspray because it’s very resistant to humidity and extremely versatile. To give your hair a more textured look I would recommend Paul Mitchell Neon Sugar Spray.
What kind of client do you suggest this look for?
What I really love about this wavy bob style is that it looks great on a lot of my clients! If someone has thick and long hair, this haircut lets me to shed a significant amount of weight, while creating the illusion of body and movement. If someone has slim hair, cutting it to this length may give an illusion of having thick hair. It can also give the volume and layers that a thin-haired client would never have thought they could attain or have themselves! This style is perfect for those who feel stuck and are looking to “do” your hair better! You can think less of your everyday ponytail, and some everyday curls and be sassy. A shorter hairstyle means lesser time curled!
Jet Black Chin Length Sleek Bob
Q&A session with style designer Sara Praefke
Stylist / ALKAmist @ Alkali Salon in Santa Ana, CA
What would you say about this style and what’s the most appealing thing about it? I consider this cut to be modern and modern. One of my favorite things about this cut is its straight lines. I like my Bobs to have a strong base, and I want to be confident that my guests’ hair will be perfectly laid in straight.
What are the best products to keep and recreate this style?
My products to create this look came of the name SEVEN Haircare. I applied a product called Seal which acts as an equalizer that helps to maintain a balanced pH and to keep the moisture content up. I also utilized my Diamond style oil in order to give my hair shine and enhance the sleek appearance. Another product I suggest would be a hair protection product to ensure that your hair is safe from all heat tools.
What kind of customer do you suggest this look for?
I suggest short bobs similar to this one for those who has fine and medium texture hair. This style is also great on those with straight hair. This style is ideal for people who don’t want to invest long hours on the day-to-day hairstyles. The most important thing to do is to either go through and straighten it. You can also make a small wave of it to create an unnatural look however, nothing that would require longer than 10 minutes perform everyday.
Sleek Blunt Bob
Timeless short bobs are available in a variety of variations and are suitable for all hair types which is my favorite aspect of this haircut. This cut is blunt and cropped very short. It and has a very clean, elegant look and an organic light honey, dimensional shade. For styling, you can use a round brush to give it a bit of body. However, keep the focus on keeping it straight as you go about it. This cut is a great choice with any type of texture. It looks fantastic swept by volume or scrunched in natural curls. The short, blunt rim broadens the lower half of the face. If you’re worried about this area, this hairstyle isn’t the most attractive.
Short Stacked Bob
You can be the talking point of the town with an angled bob that is short and short. It is perfect for creating a more full style.
Texturized Tousled Hair
Q&A with stylist, Michaela O’Keefe
Board Certified Hair Colorist / Balayage Specialist / Blonde Specialist @ Revive Salon & Spa in San Diego, CA
What do you think of the style? What is the most appealing thing about it? This is a texturized shorter bob style with a low maintenance highlight. What are the best products to keep and recreate this style? To ensure that my client’s hair is maintained I make use of Boosta Spray and Elevate Mousse by Unite. We also prepared her hair with 7 Seconds by Unite. This 7 Seconds conditions the hair and keeps the shine in her blonde. The texture is more fine and Elevate Mousse provides her hair that extra tiny enough to hold curls and Boosta is used to give it more volume. What kind of person do you suggest this style for? The hairstyle can be customized to suit anyone. The change in the products will help this style to work for women with thick or hair with more fine.
Sassy Angled Blonde Bob
A flirty, straight blonde bob that has subtle layers that boost the volume and shine of your locks! The bobs that are short angled, which tend to be neck-length, appear more lively in comparison to other styles. Highlights and lowlights can add a dimension to create an all-sun-kissed look. If you’re a woman who prefers minimal styling short bobs such as this one will suit you!
Q&A session with the style creator, Trudy Reulet
Hair Stylist @ Lacoste Hair Designs in Covington, LA
What would you say about this style? I love getting to create looks that are dimensional such as this. Highlights can be stunning particularly when they are paired with the perfect lowlight that makes the blonde pop more. This client’s hair was highlighted. I picked Redken shade EQ glossy to create the perfect golden, yet cool blonde shade. It also adds an extra shine to hair (who wouldn’t want to have more shine?)! I’ve always been awed by this haircut for the versatility it is. It doesn’t matter if you want something professional, stylish or flirty and fun This bob with a graduated cut can be used for a variety of designs. Do you have any advice for those who are considering this hairstyle? This hairstyle is great for people with fine or medium hair. Layering this hairstyle gives the appearance of being more thick. To achieve this look I’d say that the right products are essential! A product I’d suggest for this look would be Redken’s Full Frame. This mousse is my favorite since it adds volume. If you’re considering this style, I suggest you take it! It’s certainly a great style!
Ombre Piecey Bob
Q&A session with style designer, Paige Leible
Hair Stylist & Colorist @ Beautique in Lees Summit, MO
What would you say about this style and what’s your favorite part about it? this bob cut on the short side, I balanced her ends while keeping her hair’s base natural so that she doesn’t have to worry about her roots! My favorite part about this haircut is that it’s extremely easy to maintain.
What are your top recommendations for products to keep and recreate this look? Bedroom. Kevin Murphy’s Hair Kevin Murphy is a product I’m in love with at the moment. It’s a hairspray with texture which gives an extra lift and grit to your hair in order to keep the loose, beachy hair in its place! I finished the look with Kevin Murphy’s Shine Spray.