Give yourself a feminine and beautiful hairstyle with the bob cut. Popular among women, this haircut is a style which is a straight length all around the head at about the level of the jaw.
For a short cut which is easy to maintain, get this cut which suits every face, hair color, and more. If you’re tired of long hair and blow drying for hours a week, a straight cut all around the jawline might be just what you need.
26 Types of Bob Hair Cuts for Women
1. Sleek Bob
Smooth, soft texture and even length across the bottom of this style helps keep it sleek and clean. Try a smoothing pomade to even out the look. Make sure to start working pomade in at the ends of hair rather than at the roots.
2. Blunt Bob
Cutting the entire style into one length gives a blunt effect, rather than adding lots of layers. The angles help to compliment just about any face shape. This classic silhouette works at a variety of different lengths and with just about any thickness.
3. Bob with Angled Bang
Rather than chopping fringe across the forehead, the angled bang falls long across the face, and can be swept easily out of the eyes. Try a long angle that fades into the rest of your layers for some drama.
4. Bob with Deep Side Part
A deep side part on one side of the head helps to change up the way your face is framed. The asymmetrical style provides a bit of glamour. You also have the option to tuck it behind an ear if it gets in the way during school or work.
5. Blunt Fringe
Blunt fringe is cut at one length above the eyebrows to frame the face and accentuate facial features. Try this look with fine or thick hair for different variations on the same style. Smoothing pomade can help to prevent fly-aways.
6. Shaggy Fringe
Conversely, shaggy fringe is cut to be textured and made up of different lengths. Using a razor to cut the fringe can help add some volume and a playful spin. The best part is that you can’t mess it up.
7. Wedge Bob
The wedge, or inverted bob is a classic style that leaves the front pieces of hair longer than the back. A straight line is created along the jaw, and the back can be stacked as short as the wearer pleases. The wedge bob works with all different colors, textures, and thicknesses.
8. Pinned Bob
Try pinning the front of your bob back behind the ears for added sophistication. Using bobby pins, barrettes, or other clips adds interest.
9. Beachy Bob
The beach bob is characterized by waves. Salt spray can help to add texture and decrease the amount of oil near roots so that hair can appear more whimsical.
10. Platinum Bob
Try taking your bob platinum or white-blonde for a change to your whole look. Consult a professional, particularly if your natural hair is a dark shade.
11. Blown-Out Bob
The blown-out bob is created with a round brush, blow dryer, and diffuser. Use the diffuser to focus heat on a particular part of hair at a time. Smooth the texture with the round brush and add volume simultaneously. Consider using serum after applying heat to preserve hair’s health.
12. Cropped Bob
The cropped bob is cut slightly shorter than the jawbone in a straight line from front of face to back of the head. Keeping a shorter length evokes a different look. The back can be stacked underneath to enhance the angled effect.
13. Curled Bob
Try using a curling wand to create large or small curls around the face for added volume and softness to a classic cut.
14. Slicked Bob
Gel can help to sweep hair away from the face and allow it to stay slicked back. Try this look for an evening out or a formal occasion.
15. Middle Part Bob
Parting the bob right down the middle adds a slightly more angular, traditional look that works with any hair type.
16. Long, Blunt Bob
Letting a bob grow to shoulder length and trimming the front and back of the cut to the same length allows for a traditional style with slightly more glamour.
17. Long, Angled Bob
Similarly, letting an inverted bob grow out allows the front pieces to skim shoulders while the back stays above the neckline. Add some drama with the emphasized angle from front to back.
18. Bob with Roots
Try letting your naturally colored roots grow out a bit to play with color, rather than hiding them entirely. You might even consider fading the two together for a play on ombre.
19. Textured Bob
Try using mousse to scrunch your bob while it dries. The method adds waves and natural texture that will change throughout the day or night.
20. Wildly Colored Bob
You might consider dyeing your bob a vibrant pink, blue, or purple rather than a more traditional caramel or blonde to change up the look. There are endless shades to pick from, depending on your particular preferences and lifestyle.
21. Pinned Bob
Try pinning one ringlet curl to a temple on the right or left side of your face to let your bob accentuate your facial features even more.
22. Ringlet Bob
You might even use rag curlers to shape your entire bob into ringlets for a wild, spunky look.
23. Pixie Bob
Let the front of your pixie grow out bob-style while the back and sides stay super short.
24. Gradual Bob
Ask your stylist to cut front layers just a bit shorter than the rest. Pair with blunt fringe for a vintage silhouette.
25. Faux Bob
If you have long locks but want to try out the bob look, pin the ends of your hair underneath so that the length mimics that of a bob cut. You may enjoy the style so much that you decide to chop it.
26. Messy bob
After you wet your locks down, apply some pomade to each palm and rub them around in random directions in your hair to create a messy, wild look.
Benefits of A Stylish Bob
In the past few years, this hairstyle has gained popularity because it is easy to maintain and suits all hair types. Whether your hair is fine and straight or big and curly, an appropriately styled shoulder-length cut adds dimension to your look. Other benefits of this style include:
- Highlight the natural shape of your cheekbones
- Gives the illusion of a sculpted jaw line
- Use bangs to soften around your eyes
- Makes you look younger
- Low maintenance for hectic days
- Keep your neck and face cool because thick hair isn’t on your neck
- Add the illusion of volume to thinner or fine hair