Whether your hair is currently cascading over your shoulders or you have a bob that you simple want to “spruce up a bit”, taking off a few inches is definitely the route to go. Bobs are already pretty easy to take care of, but when they’re on the shorter side, you can have the best of both worlds: the length and versatility that comes with longer hair while also having the low-maintenance of shorter looks.
And as if that’s not awesome in itself, there are a myriad of different styles for a short bob. If you’re curious to know what some of them are, we’ve got over 20 of them for your viewing pleasure below.
1. Short bob with long layers
The great thing about this bob hairstyle is that it has such long layers in the front that you can style it all sorts of ways. At the same time, it’s short enough in the back that a lot of maintenance is not required. In many ways, that makes it the perfect look.
2. Short bob with short and choppy bangs
If your hair is thick and bone-straight, you will look to cute with a haircut like this. The ear-length makes it adorable and the super-short choppy bangs makes it uber fashion forward.
3. Short inverted bob
This is another great option for thick straight hair: the short inverted bob. Matter of fact, if you want to transition into a pixie cut at some point, this is one way to stylishly and seamlessly do it.
4. Short blunt bob with bangs
The short blunt bob. It’s one of the best bobs out there. From the super straight ends to the even straight bangs, you’ll be striking on every level with a cut like this.
5. Choppy short and straight bob
If you would prefer to have more of a “I woke up looking just like this and just this good!” kind of look, go with a choppy bob. (Also a perfect pick for women with thick hair.)
6. “Uneven layers” short bob
This is a variation of a “messy” cut. Sure, the layers are uneven which basically gives a really unique and effortless kind of look that will keep you looking different than everyone else.
7. Short blunt blob with loose waves
If you happen to have a really loose wave pattern when you get out of the shower and allow your hair to air dry, this bob is perfect for you! The way the bangs frame the face along with the easy-going waves makes it such a “beautifully casual” look.
8. “Futuristic” short bob
If you’ve ever seen a sci-fi movie before, you’ve probably seen a character in the film with a bob like this. The jet black color and the short black bangs does make it look a bit intense but…isn’t that what makes it such a hot-looking bob?
9. Wavy ear-length short bob
Here’s another kind of bob for wavy hair. The short length is awesome. So is the way that it’s ever so slightly asymmetrical.
10. Radically-colored short blunt bob (with bangs)
As if the cute isn’t special enough, the dark blue coloring takes it to a whole ‘nother level.
11. Super wavy short bob
The “wet look” is in right now. So here’s another way to style naturally wavy hair. Cut it into a bob and every time that you wet your hair, add a bit of mousse for definition and head out the door. That’s it? Yep. That’s it.
12. Short A-line bob with razor-cut layers
This is such a fun A-line bob! The fact that it was cut with razors gives it looks of extra movement. (The bangs are on point too!)
13. Short bob with high tapered neckline
This is another type of A-line bob. What makes it edgy is the fact that the back of it has a tapered neckline.
14. Short A-line bob without bangs
Amazing how one feature can totally change the way a hairstyle looks, right? Take this A-line bob. The fact that it’s a platinum color and there are no bangs makes it look so different from the other A-line bobs that you’ve already seen.
15. Multi-layered short bob
This is basically a choppy bob. But the fact that the layers are really long and there are so many of them helps to make it not quite as…drastic as some other “choppy looks”.
16. Short and round bob with a tapered neckline
This bob has a real throwback feel. That’s what’s so special about it. It’s a classic kind of rounded bob. And the length of it makes it pretty easy to manage.
17. Short blunt bob with long sides
Although this bob is pretty basic, there are some things that makes it stand out “heads” above the rest. The longer sides and also those ever-so-carefully placed streaks of color.
18. Really curly short bob
You can achieve this particular look with the help of your own naturally curly hair or by roller setting it. It’s light, bouncy and eye-catching either way.
19. “Cheeky” short blunt bob
Is your hair straight and thin? If so, this bob is a must-try! The length of it will give you extra volume and the bangs will frame your face is a truly lovely way.
20. Two-toned short A-line bob
If you already have an A-line bob and you like it, but you want to try something new, how about highlighting it or trying the ombre effect? You’ll end up with a two-tone look like this one and that will add a lot more depth to the back of your bob.
21. Short “finger waves” bob
It’s romantic. It’s feminine. And it’s great on thick and thin hair a lot. Your stylist may need to show you how to create some finger waves but once you get the hang of it, it will be an immediate go-to look for special occasions or summer vacations.