50 Best Short Bob Hairstyles For Women to Try Out

Short bob hairstyles. When it comes to these, you are either head over heels in love with them or hate them altogether. And I think I understand why some people may be afraid of them. For most people, me included, cutting down our hair is a scary thought.

But I urge you not to let these Short Bob hairstyles smell that fear. That is because they are here to make your life easier while at the same time ensuring your hairstyle will turn heads wherever you go. For those asking how they make one’s life easier. For starters, they are super low maintenance.

If you tend to leave your home in a hurry each morning either for work or school, you can rest assured your short bob hairstyle won’t require more than ten minutes to style.

Without wasting any more of your precious time, let us skip to the main section of the post and look at the best short bob hairstyles you could try out today.

50 Best Short Bob Hairstyles For Women to Try Out

  1. A smooth bob

A smooth bob

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A lot of layers on your hairstyle does not necessarily make it a choppy hairstyle. And this Smooth and voluminous bob is a great example. By asking your barber or hairstylist to cut the hair in many layers, it adds more volume to the thinner hair would have laid a little flat otherwise.

In order to blow dry a sleek bob like the one above, start with using a volumizing shampoo and mousse for those who boast fine hair. Consequently, ensure you use a large paddle hairbrush (and not a rounded one) to get the ends of the hair strands to curl under.

  1. A youthful bob

A youthful bob

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This stylish and sleek short bob feels both timeless and trendy; even by just looking at the image above. The shape will perfectly frame your face in a way that brings extra attention to your eyes; thanks to the side-swept bangs.

  1. A slicked, sleek bob

A slicked, sleek bob

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Qualifying as the ultimate cool-girl short bob hairstyle, this sleek wet look can easily get pulled off at any age and regardless of your hair type and face shape.

In case your bob is way too short to style in an up do and you would still like to pull your hair back in order to keep the focus on your outfit, then I am confident this is the hairstyle you could be looking for.

  1. A short bob hairstyle with subtle layers

A short bob hairstyle with subtle layers

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If you boast straight hair, then I really think you ought to consider this short bob hairstyle with subtle layers. Even though I know it appears as if it is all cut to one length, the subtle layering throughout and the slightly shorter length at the back will keep the final look from feeling weighed down and heavy.

  1. A curly bob

A curly bob

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Who said a curly bob cannot be coupled with bangs? Because they lied. With this hairstyle, have your barber or hairstylist break up the length of your haircut using several short curls around your eyes in order to frame your face like the lady in the image above.

  1. A voluminous bob

A voluminous bob

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Whether you boast natural curls or don’t, you can easily attain these defined tendrils, thanks to the availability of curling wands. That said, before using the product, ensure you have built the volume first using a fresh blowout.

  1. A blunt bob

A blunt bob

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Not all short bob hairstyles need to have bangs or layers. A simple and blunt cut like the one above is a perfect way to place all the focus on your shiny strands and the mesmerizing hair color.

  1. A cool shag hairstyle

A cool shag hairstyle

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This is, without a doubt, the coolest bob style I have ever come across. The choppy layers coupled with the shaggy bob deliver a certain rocker vibe, ad that is what makes the hairstyle perfect for those who think the classic bob is a little bit too preppy.

  1. A blunt bob with blunt bangs

A blunt bob with blunt bangs

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A blunt bob coupled with identical blunt bangs is an excessively bold look that is here to prove that a short crop is anything but boring. The length of the classic bob also tends to be two to three inches below your chin. That said, this is not written in stone. Work with your barber or hairstylist to find the perfect length that will best suit your facial features.

  1. A natural, curly bob hairstyle

A natural, curly bob hairstyle

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A look like the one in the image above is all about motivating you to embrace your natural hair texture. To attain the look, all you need to use is a combination of hair oil, curl cream, and the best styling gel in order to enhance and define the curl pattern.

  1. An A-line bob hairstyle

An A-line bob hairstyle

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As you can see in the image above, the lady’s cut is a bit shorter in the back compared to the front, and this is what allows for an angle and great movement that can be seen from the side. So, whether you know it as an A-line bob, an inverted bob, or a graduated bob, this asymmetrical take on the classic bob hairstyle delivers an edgy but youthful vibe.

In addition to that, in order to award your hair height and body at the crown, simply ask your hairstylist to stack layers that are longer on the front side but shorter on the backside.

  1. A bob with bangs

A bob with bangs

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This style proves that a short bob haircut is way more versatile than people give it credit for. To achieve the exact look, create piece-y texture using a wax pomade. This will deliver a more live-in look. Another option you have is to wear it freshly blown out in order to attain the softer finish. You have the freedom to choose the one that best fits your mood at the moment.

  1. Mid-length beach waves

Mid-length beach waves

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If your goal is to leave a little bit of length on your hair, then I believe that this mid-length beach waves hairstyle is an excellent option that will match all hair colors and face shapes. In order to get the naturally wavy bob, simply spray in the best salt spray you have. Consequently, scrunch your hair as you wait for it to dry.

The slight bend is exactly what you need to bring out the dimensions of your highlighted strands.

  1. The classic bob

The classic bob

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This is the mother of all short bob hairstyles. It started it all.

If your goal is to create volume when you have a finer hair texture that can quickly get weighed down if you had a longer length, then this classic bob is exactly what you are looking for. That said, bear in mind that maintaining the shape of your classic bob will require you to trim your hair every six to eight weeks.

And in case you are not the type of person who loves committing too much time and their hard-earned money to a hair routine, then I urge you to consider a more texture bob that will grow out nicely.

  1. Part bob, part pixie

Part bob, part pixie

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This hairstyle is not quite a bob and not quite a pixie cut. You can feel free to call it the hybrid hairstyle. And as you can see, it boasts all the edginess required to qualify as a super short crop with a little more softness to it.

The hairstyle also delivers a little bit of more softness to your hairstyle. Also remember to scrunch your hair to style if it has a more natural wave. And in case you boast straighter hair, then feel free to use the best styling wand you can find to give your hair strands a cool bend like the one in the image above.

  1. A sleek bob

A sleek bob

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This rounded and sleek bob with the least amount of layers proves that even the simplest haircuts can be bold and everything but boring. To deliver a finish that is this shiny, straight, and smooth, avail the ultra-thin sections of your hair when you are flat ironing them. Your goal should be to straighten each strand evenly.

To complete the look, warm a little amount of oil in between your palms then run it through the ends of your hair.

  1. A versatile short lob hairstyle

A versatile short lob hairstyle

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If you currently boast long hair but are looking to slowly tiptoe into the short hairstyles trend, then I urge you to start with a versatile short lob hairstyle that will hit somewhere just below or above your shoulders.

A bit longer than the conventional bob haircuts, this aptly named lob hairstyle is the best among lots of individuals thanks to its versatility. It is long enough for you to pull it back if you feel like while at the same time has a length that allows it to qualify as a short hairstyle. The mid-length is in place to ensure you do not feel like you are tied down to a specific hairstyle.

Better yet, the hair will also look just as great when you let the air dry naturally as it would have if you had chosen to style it.

  1. An asymmetrical bob

An asymmetrical bob

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Longer on one side and shorter on the other side, the angle of this hairstyle will add interest to its otherwise simple style. And even though I know that it would look equally amazing if worn textured or scrunched, the straight edges will emphasize the asymmetry.

  1. Short bob with golden waves

Short bob with golden waves

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To attain the look above, make your gorgeous gold hair locks stand out using a gorgeous side-parted ob and a hint of wave.

  1. Super straight lob

Super straight lob

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This lady’s sophisticated but simple style is the perfect hairstyle for that awkward in-between phase of when you are growing out your short hair. It is neither long nor is it too short. The hairstyle can also be easily styled in a wide array of ways to give you different looks.

  1. Deep side part

Deep side part

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Would you like to flaunt to the world your gorgeous multidimensional brown hair dye bob? Then simply tuck back your short bob. But not before you smooth it out first.

  1. A short bob above the chin

A short bob above the chin

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For a fresh, fun look like the one in the image above, ask your barber or hairstylist to take your short bob above your chin length.

  1. Side-swept crop bob

Side-swept crop bob

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To attain this look, simply tousle your hair then part it to the side. If you would like to go for a more sexy look, then feel free to put the hair locks on one side behind your ear.

  1. Short bob hairstyle with shimmery blonde layers

Short bob hairstyle with shimmery blonde layers

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For this look, play up your bone structure and eyes by asking your hairstylist for layers that will start around your cheeks and eyebrows.

  1. Shaggy and two-toned hairstyle

Shaggy and two-toned hairstyle

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If you would like to look as cool as Diane Keaton in the image above, feel free to go for the duo-toned dye job that has been topped off by the shaggy layers that are starting at your cheekbones.

  1. Swept-back bob hairstyle

Swept-back bob hairstyle

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This is the best haircut I have come across for people who would like to emphasize the shape of their gorgeous face. To attain the look start by pulling back all the front layers and complete the look by pinning them using a hair clip.

Another great advantage of this haircut is the fact it allows you to show off the astounding pair of earrings you are wearing.

  1. Blonde and asymmetrical bob hairstyle

Blonde and asymmetrical bob hairstyle

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Why not award yourself a versatile look by availing an asymmetrical bob just like the one in the image above. What I loved most about the hairstyle is the fact it can be worn both straight and sleek while at the same time giving you the freedom to wear it glamorous or curly.

  1. Short bob hairstyle with straight and piece-y bangs

Short bob hairstyle with straight and piece-y bangs

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If blunt and thick bangs are not what you are going for, then feel free to try out a softer look with sweeping bangs. Just like the ones in the image above.

  1. Silver sophistication bob hairstyle

Silver sophistication bob hairstyle

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Just because you starting to go gray does not mean that you need to stop having all the fun you can with your hairstyle. To attain this look, try out a sexy, full bob just like Helen Mirren in the image above. Just make sure you perfectly blow dry your hair strands.

  1. Sleek and angled short bob hairstyle

Sleek and angled short bob hairstyle

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Who could ever forget this Victoria Beckham’s iconic bob? If the look has enticed you and you would like to try it out, simply ask your hairstylist for an angled cut that will start shorter right by your neck’s nape then progress gradually downward and end at the shoulders.

  1. Short bob hairstyle with thick bangs

Short bob hairstyle with thick bangs

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Blunt and thick bangs are exactly what you are looking for if your goal is to add sophistication to your short bob. Mimic the lady’s striking look by trying out a perfectly straight part coupled with a smooth blowout.

  1. Ginger lop hairstyle

Ginger lop hairstyle

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A smooth, straight slightly long bob like the one in the image above is exactly what you need if your goal is to show off your natural hair color as well as its entire glory.

  1. Tousled waves

Tousled waves

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For a stunning style just like the one in the image, accompany your side-parted short bob hairstyle with diamond earrings and red lips.

  1. Short bob hairstyle with all one length

Short bob hairstyle with all one length

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If you are tired of having to find a new hairstyle every couple of months and are looking for a timeless look you can style, then allow me to introduce to you the short bob hairstyle with all one length.  The blunt bob should also hit directly below your chin.

  1. Voluminous and smooth short bob

Voluminous and smooth short bob

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If you would like to attain full-on glamour, then feel free to try out this voluminous and smooth short bob.

  1. Bottom curl

Bottom curl

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To get this cute and classic look, try a simple side-parted bob that is curling toward the bottom.

  1. Highlighted waves

Highlighted waves

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In this haircut, you get a chance to play up your hairstyle highlights by adding pretty waves into your hair strands like the lady in the image above.

  1. Straight bob with a side part

Straight bob with a side part

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Get this sleek style by parting your hair to one side and coupling that with your best hair straightening tips.

  1. Brown beachy waves

Brown beachy waves

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This is quite similar to the beachy waves I looked at earlier. But these specifically here for those with brown hair.

  1. Smooth lob with a center part

Smooth lob with a center part

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To attain a polished look that will work great for both nighttime and daytime, pick a smooth bob haircut like the one above

  1. Wavy and blunt bob

Wavy and blunt bob

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For this haircut, use a blunt cut to take your hairstyle up to your chin. Also remember to add highlights throughout for dimension and movement.

  1. Blunt with bangs

Blunt with bangs

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To attain a fun cut that is timeless, ask your stylist to award you a blunt neat bob that hits right at your chin.

  1. Uneven loose waves

Uneven loose waves

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This hairstyle’s loose waves have been emphasized by the asymmetrical cut that has allowed some hair locks to hit above the chin while others hit below.

  1. Air-dried bob haircut

Air-dried bob haircut

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This one length bob effortlessly delivers a cool-girl feel. You can even tell that through the image.

  1. Bangs and messy curls

Bangs and messy curls

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Thanks to the curls, this hairstyle reads more like a short bob when it has been curled but more like a shoulder-length hairstyle when it is straightened.

  1. Slicked back bob with volume

Slicked back bob with volume

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Just because you have slicked back your hair it does not mean it needs to stick shallowly against your head.

  1. Deep side parted bob

Deep side parted bob

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This above the chin bob is the perfect option for those who are growing out a short cut and would like to experiment with new lengths.

  1. Straight and wavy bangs

Deep side parted bob

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These cropped waves have been topped off by the straight, long bangs that deliver the overall refined feel.

  1. A polished and bouncy bob

A polished and bouncy bob

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This classic bob (coupled with its polished, loose curls and side part) can easily qualify to be from any decade.

  1. Messy chin-length bob

Messy chin-length bob

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To copy the lady’s cute look above, ask your hairstylist to award you a mostly blunt cut with several layers near the face. Do not forget to sweep them to the side.