Trends come and go, but there’s always something to be said for the short bob. Dress it up with fringe, texturize it with layers, or streamline it with blunt ends. It’s a classic hairstyle with a lot of wiggle room. Whether you’re currently rocking a long bob or waist-long locks, these short bob haircuts will freshen your look by taking it up a few (or more) inches. Read on for the best short bob hairstyles that cover every hair whim, from angled to shaggy, and have us fully ready to make the big chop.
Bored? That’s nothing a little fringe can’t fix. This shaggy bob by Nova Arts Salon owner, Sal Salcedo, is a softer, modern rendition of a classic cool-girl cut.
Fringe is forever. These cheekbone-grazing bangs wane in and out of fashion, but never fail to give a stylish twist to any cut.
Glass hair, the current late summer-to-fall trend rocketing its way through salons, is all about razor-sharp edges and insane shine. It skims those cheekbones like nobody’s business.
Let the curls do the talking. This side-swept layered bob is perfect for tossing those ringlets to and fro.
There’s nothing boring about this bob. The cut, courtesy Texas-based stylist Chris Jones, is all about texture and letting those flippy ends run wild.
This bob looks like it has Miranda Priestley on speed dial. Stylist Sal Salcedo dubbed it his “Sci-Fi” bob, but to us that easily translates to “urban-chic.”
It’s slightly graduated in the back, fully flattering around the face. This chin-length bob is anything but blunt, going with some layered face-framing instead.
If this cut could talk, it’d say something short and sassy. The layered bob is slightly shorter in the back, giving it the perfect subtle twist on a classic bob length.
Maybe it’s the cool platinum color, maybe it’s those trendy bangs. This texture-packed bob by stylist Buddy Porter is definitely speaking to us.
Graduated Curly Bob
This bob feels like a subtle walk on the wild side. The graduated layers really amp up the volume and movement, giving wavy locks room to shine, courtesy stylist Anh Co Tran.
Blunt Below-Chin Bob
Blunt is the new black. This short bob hits all the right notes: thick blunt ends, flippy texture, and a flattering below-chin length.
If you’re on the fence about making the big chop, this angled approach gives you the best of both worlds with its short, stacked backside and longer face-framing front.
Go a little retro with this feathery mod bob. It frames the face and hits right under the chin, making it universally flattering for all face shapes.
Between the vibrant fall-inspired shade and thick, curly ends, this bob is on fire. Minimal layering helps those spirals get moving.