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.