When it comes to short hairstyles, a chin-length bob with bangs is unquestionably the one that celebrities have loved over the years. If your hair is short and you are looking for some inspiring images, you are in the right place! Besides, if you still have longer locks and think of cutting them short, here we’ve sorted out some of the hottest bob looks in 2021.
#1: Copper Layered Bob with Bangs
A chin length bob is an ideal way to showcase sharp angular features like these striking cheekbones. For ladies with thin hair, this choppy cut is a great way to add texture and fullness without curls. The thin highlights, also known as babylights, add a glimmer of color throughout the style as opposed to the heavy, streaky highlights of the past.
#2: Wispy Bob with Light Layers and Bangs
A bob with lightweight, wispy layers is great for anyone with thicker hair who doesn’t want to feel weighed down. Making the shortest layers at the back of the crown the same length as your bangs up front also helps to create an overall sense of balance.
#3: Inverted Bob with Ombrè
An easy way to add length around the face is with an inverted bob that moves from the back of the neck to the shoulder because it draws the eye down. Soften the severe cut with a mix of subtle blonde ombrè highlights that brighten dark chocolate locks. This stunning look is polished enough for work and fairly sexy for the weekend.
#4: Medium Messy Waves with Side Bangs
As Beyoncé says, “I woke up like this.” Bed head is the ultimate sexy texture for a blunt or textured shoulder length cut. Wispy side bangs blend seamlessly into the messy waves for a carefree look that invokes the mysterious yet approachable nature of the “girl next door.” This hairstyle works best with fine and medium thick hair textures.
#5: Cute Tousled Short Brown Bob
If you’re worried about a jaw length cut feeling like no hair at all, try a bob with bangs that’s got thickness and volume up at the crown. Skip piecey layers and lightweight bangs and go all in with full front bangs and an almost bowl-like shape — think Beatles, but elevated and ready-to-wear.
#6: Blunt and Layered Caramel Brown Bob
A bob cut that’s chopped straight across at the bottom is unique and looks best when worn straight to emphasize the sharp line. Up top, go for a deep middle part right through the bangs to mirror the blunt bottom, and let caramel highlights add a little life to an otherwise linear finish.
#7: Blunt Bob with Side Bangs
A super chic, no-nonsense straight bob works best when hair is just above the shoulder length and cut at an angle towards the face. Rather than opting for front-facing bangs, try out their cooler older sister: a long, layered side bang. Blow dry your bang to sweep away from your frame towards the back of the head for a little contrast.
#8: Chin-Length Choppy Ash Blonde Bob
To make a bob with side bangs feel grungier, ask your stylist for razor-cut choppy layers scattered haphazardly throughout the head. Don’t stop when it comes to the bangs: have them equally unkempt. This messy approach works best with chin-length hairstyles, as too much length can weigh it down.
#9: Sliced Lob with Eyebrow-Skimming Bangs
Longer bangs can really complement hair that’s medium length overall. Have them cut so they fall just below the brows, and ask for longer razored layers throughout the rest of the lob. Use a large-barreled curling iron to curl sections of hair around the head, then shake it out for a loose wave that looks effortless.
#10: Short Textured Bob with Choppy Bangs
Nothing enhances a layered haircut quite like a contrasting color, and this lavender shade really makes a statement against a darker base. Go for a chin length with super choppy layers, and comb a shine serum through strands for a piecey wet-look finish that’s edgy and sleek.
#11: Classy A-Line Bob with Fringy Edges
When bob haircuts with bangs feel particularly perfected and coiffed, they can give off serious Anna Wintour, magazine-editor, boss babe vibes. Talk about a power cut! For this take, ask your hair stylist to keep it A-line, then add in a frame around the face and straight across bangs that hit right at the brows.
#12: Wavy Sun-Kissed Bob with Bangs
When you have curly or wavy hair texture, a layered bob can really enhance your hair’s natural body. If you’ve got stick-straight strands and want to create mermaid hair of your own, wrap large sections loosely around a 1”curling wand, and spritz the finished look with some sea salt spray for an added beachy finish.
#13: Sliced Blonde Bob with Short Bangs
While in your childhood you might have been terrified of a haircut with bangs of a too short length, the French consider cropped bangs to be quite cute and stylish. To keep the cut intentional and avoid the risk of looking childish, make things edgy with sliced layers and a slightly A-line shape.
#14: Shaggy Brown Layers
Cute with a side of sass, this is what happens when a bob meets a shag. Super modern and super playful, this cut would work especially well with naturally wavy hair: blow out the bangs, scrunch in some product, then go forth and be sexy.
#15: Cropped Flipped Out Bob
While many short bobs with bangs feature cured under ends, flipped out tips are a unique and playful alternative. To style a flip that feels fun and not overdramatic, use a flat iron to curve the bottom of the hair slightly outward. Paired with fringe, the style is certainly youthful, so stick to a solid hair color throughout.
#16: Short Messy Brunette Bob with Bangs
Who says very short hair can’t be styled? While you might not want to curl a crazy short bob, using a texturizing paste to add some wave can generate volume and movement for a simple, short cut. Take some product and use your fingers to work it through the hair, twisting and scrunching to achieve a carefree, lived-in look.
#17: Tousled Bob with Jagged Fringe
Ever since Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso sported her micro bangs, they’ve stayed on-trend. This version is choppy and uneven, creating a quirky and playful look that’s congruent with the tousled bob.
#18: Choppy Rounded Blonde Bob
If an angular cut isn’t your thing, ask your stylist to use face-framing layers to create what’s referred to as a rounded bob. The overall shape should be somewhat circular, with the layers slightly choppy to avoid appearing blocky. Go for straight-across front bangs to break things up a bit.
#19: White Bob with Bangs and Pastel Pink Ends
Since bob hairstyles with bangs are so classy, they allow for tons of freedom to play around with statement colors. This take features an almost-white platinum blonde up top, and dip-dyed tips gone pastel pink. When the pink fades out, feel free to keep dying the bottom fun new shades, as the light blonde will take to dyes with ease.
#20: Jaw-Length Choppy Chocolate Brown Bob
Why contour your jawline when your haircut can do it for you? This shape features a super-sharp length that hits right at the jaw, coupled with some softer, shorter layers and bangs up top. The combination results in a look that’s fierce yet flirty; plus, your jawline guideline will help you notice when it’s time for a trim.
#21: Side-Parted Jagged Brown Bob
A deep side part is essential for achieving those dramatic, in-your-face side-swept bangs. If you notice at first that you can’t make the bangs stay in place, train them over time by using a bobby pin to help them maintain their swoop. Pair the bangs with messy long layers and finish with some dry shampoo for a grungy touch.
#22: Medium Two-Tier Duo-Color Shag
Short hair with side bangs can be especially cool when the transition from bangs-to-layers is seamless. A shaggy lob with two-tiered layers, the higher of which blends right into the bangs, creates a style that’s impossibly cool. Complete the choppy cut with a two-tone color and consider yourself rockstar-ready.
#23: Flawless Rounded Brunette Bob
A sleek, rounded bob is a hit for most hair types thanks to its ability to be easily styled. Simply grab a flat iron and go over the strands until pin straight, letting the shape of the layers mould a curve from the nape of the neck towards the chin. Finish by spritzing a dry oil all over for some bonus shine.
#24: Short Sculpted Brown Bob
An updated shape of the classic bob can be sculpted with two-tier layers. The best layers work with your bone structure, not against it, so a consultation with your stylist before the big chop is a must. Ask for lines that compliment your facial features to make sure the final product is wearable for you.
#25: Cute Wavy Messy Bob Crop
A layered bob with bangs gets particularly dreamy when feathered waves and sun-kissed highlights are added into the mix. The combination of texture and light oozes an ethereal vibe, while the chin-length chop prevents that princessy look. Lock in hold with some lightweight hairspray to maintain the hairstyle bouncy all day.
#26: Salt and Pepper Blunt Cut
With its sharp lines and blunt ends, this haircut is perfect for someone who refuses to be messed with. This masterful ombre gradually moves from soft black to smoky grey for a look that is anything but average; an on-trend silver hairstyle that manages to appear incredibly youthful rather than mature.
#27: Tortoiseshell Layered Bob
Tortoiseshell hair, or ecaille, is a mix of brown and blonde shades to create the color and texture that has depth and movement. Made popular by the supermodel Gisele, this style uses messy waves and cute sun-kissed strands that seem so fit for the ultimate beach babe.
#28: Shaggy Layered Haircut
This standard A-line haircut is elevated by messy layers and blonde highlights sprinkled throughout the medium brown color. The look is perfect for a night out at the club with your friends. It’s a great sassy style to turn heads and gain some admirers.
#29: Angled Bob with Shades of Brown
A great way to find the perfect balance between a long and a short hairstyle is with an angled bob. This works especially well for thick hair that can become too heavy. The short back keeps the hair off of your neck while adding length around your face. Add an extra punch with dyed ends.
#30: Super Short Bangs with Pink Highlights
Somewhere in between a pixie and a chin-length cut, this bob hairstyle with bangs definitely works best for women with oval face shape, as it highlights the widest part of the visage. Super short bangs can be hard to pull off, but when they are executed correctly, they add a cute gamine touch to the look. Pink highlights are a fun way to show off a spunky personality.
#31: Coffee-Colored Bob with Caramel Highlights
Treat your hair color like your favorite morning drink! A rich bold coffee colored hue is much more enjoyable with caramel highlights drizzled throughout. Layered locks of such a-line bob provide movement and spunk to the classic color combination.
#32: Two-Tone Bob with Undercut
The style manages to blend two different hair colors and two different cuts for an interesting and creative result. A closely cropped shorter hair in the back mixes with longer blonde layers at the top for a style that is the perfect balance between tomboy and feminine. This edgy look is perfect for a girl who takes a casual approach to fashion.
#33: Glamorous Vintage Inspired Cut
The 1920s will always be a favorite decade among the fashionable crowd, as it was full of glitz and glamour. This polished, carefully-coifed inverted bob with bangs is similar to the signature style of the ever popular flappers. If you are a woman who appreciates vintage charm, try this look and finish with major mascara and a classic red lip.
#34: Medium Bob with Heavy Bangs
Black women who want to protect their strands can try a sleek bob with extensions and silk closures. This allows you to experiment with a variety of different styles without the damage due to aggressive elements or repeated use of hot tools.
#35: Messy Pastel Curls
What’s the best way to take a sweet angled bob and make it even sweeter? Add tousled curls, and layers upon layers of delicious looking pastel colors.
#36: Baby Bangs for Fine Hair
An angular, choppy shape; short, blunt bangs; a cool platinum shade – this bob with bangs isn’t just modern, it’s futuristic. Great for fine or thin hair, try it out now and you’ll be light years ahead of the style game.
#37: Flaming Bob with Long Bangs
Help! This bob is on fire! Look closely at this bright red coif and you’ll notice subtle strawberry blonde highlights, creating a truly fiery look that is particularly amazing when set against blue or green eyes. The long bangs give a flirty and playful feel.
#38: Vintage Vixen Hairstyle
Some short haircuts with bangs will never go out of style, and this is one of them. The shape of this wavy, slightly angled bob calls to mind visions of babes from the past, but its side swept bangs and tousled curls give it a more modern feel. Side note: it’s also the perfect bob for girls who like to *twirl* their hair!
#39: Curly Bob for Redheads
Red hair and green eyes is a winning combination, as the colors truly complement each other. To keep your mid-length curls from being too polished and proper, run your fingers through them to create wild, shattered waves. Elevate your look with accessories like a trendy septum ring — opt for a clip on options, so that it can come and go as you prefer.
#40: Blunt Bob with Full Bangs
A natural color, crisp edges, and a nice angle, this is a modern take on Pulp Fiction’s Mia Wallace. AKA: this angled chin length bob is for the coolest of cool girls. Pair it with a quiet confidence and an air of mystery for best results.
#41: Short Bob with Angled Bangs
Kathleen Rose Perkins has tried probably the most stunning style of all bob haircuts with side bangs! It’s soft and edgy at the same time. Kathleen’s locks have been parted with a deep side parting to let the bangs sweep across the forehead for the overall soft and romantic feel.
#42: Tousled Hairstyle with Sweeping Fringe
There’s a misconception about short hairstyles worn only straight. Some women believe that straightened hair is the optimal way to wear a bob. Evangeline Lilly’s gorgeous tousled look with layers proves us that a more relaxed and slightly messy bob hairstyle is no less interesting and stylish.
#43: Short Bob with Side Bangs
Sometimes sweeping bangs can really make a short bob hairstyle. Constance Zimmer has achieved a stunning style with finely chopped bangs that fall to one side. Her bob is styled with imperfect flicks for a funkier feel.
#44: Androgynous Bob
Feminine meets masculine with this short hair with bangs. No time or desire to curl and fluff? The multiple layered levels create some added visual interest, plus make it quick and easy to style…for the babe who means business.
#45: Medium Bob for Wavy Hair
Mia Wasikowska gives us a good portion of inspiration for a short wavy bob with a lot of movement. Her hairstyle is very relaxed and casual, with a trendy bedhead touch to it. It’s a great option for most face shapes.
#46: Wavy Emerald Hair
Softly layered, with sweeping side bangs, this wavy bob doesn’t need any help to stand out on its own, but it gets it anyways with a rich, emerald hue. If you rock this lush cut and vibrant color combo, be ready – your friends will be green with envy!
#47: Layered Bangs for Natural Hair
Layers are typically located through the length of the hair, but this cut makes its own rules. Having layered bangs adds height and movement around the face, not to mention quickly sweeping them back with your fingers when they fall into your eyes is kind of sexy. Could this be the perfect date night cut?
#48: Classic Bob with Side Bangs
The shiniest short bob in the bunch, chopping your locks into a fresh, sleek bob like this one easily styled with a round-brush, promises a polished appearance…and a damn adorable one, too!
#49: Stacked and Layered Bob
Cute bobs are often made cuter with killer color, and here’s the perfect example of that. This layered bob with bangs was a fun style to begin with, but after being balayaged with a deep plum hue, the added depth makes those layers really stand out. So perfectly moody!
#50: The Betty Page Hairstyle
Had Betty Page lived now and wanted to try a short bob with bangs, this is definitely what she would have looked like. Baby bangs, slightly wavy lengths, a little wispy and uneven overall, this is a look that says “I’m sexy without trying too hard.”
A short bob with bangs is a perfect haircut for a modern lady on the go. Style it straight and sleek for a special occasion or scrunched and slightly wavy for casual wear. Looking stylish with short hair has never been easier!