Short Bob Haircuts to Try for That Fresh, New Look

Get these short haircuts for women in your next trip to the salon.

Short bob haircuts are often cut below the ears and either graze the jawline or fall right above the shoulders. They give you a break from long hair while leaving you with enough strands to work with for different hairstyles. With a short bob, you can create a half updo, a blowout, or even have fun with short hair braids. Most bobs are also easy to grow out of in case you decide you don’t want them anymore.

These short haircuts for ladies come in different shapes. Whether you’re in the mood for a blunt bob, a layered haircut, or a short ‘do with bangs, there’s a short bob for you. We’ve rounded up our favorites to inspire you. Check them out.

1. Bouncy Bob

Asian woman touching her short bob haircut and smiling
Refrain from tucking your strands behind your ears to show off your hair’s bounce. Credit: Hariono Halim

Want a simple but versatile haircut? Try this chin-length bob. To style, divide your hair into several sections. Blow-dry your hair one section at a time while brushing its underside inwards to add volume and bounce.

Editor’s tip: After blow-drying your hair, apply a drop of TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Anti-Frizz Shine Serum. It has keratin and marula oil, giving your hair five benefits in one amazing system. This serum calms frizz, detangles knots, adds shine, makes hair soft, and tames flyaways. It leaves your hair silky, smooth, and full of movement. 

2. Side-Parted Bob

Asian woman with short hair wearing eyeglasses
Short bobs keep strands off your nape, helping you feel presko even on a hot, summer day. Credit: BBH Singapore from Unsplash

Parting your short bob haircut at the side can help make it look thicker than it actually is. A simple bob with blunt tips also looks fresh and youthful, and it’s flattering for those who wear glasses.

Editor’s tip: Try the new, petal-infused Dove Botanical Silicone Free Shampoo for Damaged Hair Restore. It is made with 100% botanical oil with pink Moroccan rose extract that restores dry and damaged hair. It has actual petals that dissolve when you lather, and it leaves your hair nourished, lightweight, and beautiful. This shampoo is also silicone-free, so it’s perfect if you’re switching to a clean beauty routine. 

3. Bob with Headband

Asian woman with a headband on her short bob haircut
This cute hairstyle is suitable whether you’re working from home or going out with your friends. Credit: Natasha Estelle

You can jazz up your bob by simply folding a bandana or headscarf and wrapping it around your head. Position the knot a little bit to the side, and you’re all set!

4. Textured French Bob

Asian woman with a textured French bob
Look très chic with this French girl-inspired bob. Credit: Dennie Ramon

Exude a Parisian vibe by creating soft waves using a curling iron and finger-combing them to make them loose. The result? An effortlessly chic, tousled look that you can wear from day to night!

5. Curly Bob

Asian woman with a short curly bob
Flaunt your gorgeous curls through a short bob haircut. Credit: Natasha Estelle

The key to rocking short curls is having your hair layered in the right places to get a good shape. Don’t forget to keep your curly hair deeply nourished and moisturized to keep it from getting frizzy.

Editor’s tip: For curly hair, we recommend Love Beauty and Planet Murumuru Butter & Rose Blooming Color Shampoo. It has murumuru butter, which has rich, moisturizing properties that can help keep your curls soft and shiny. It also has the fragrance of Bulgarian rose petals, elevating each hair washing experience. This shampoo also comes in a 100% recyclable bottle, has no silicones, parabens, or dyes, and is made using ethically sourced ingredients. 

6. Asymmetrical Bob

Asian woman with an asymmetrical bob
An asymmetrical cut gives this bob a unique shape. Credit: Shutterstock

Add an edgy twist to your short bob haircut by making it shorter on one side. To highlight the difference in each side’s length, tuck the shorter side behind your ear.

7. A-Line Bob

Woman with dark hair wearing red sunglasses
Slay this bob with smooth and straight hair. Credit: All Things Hair

This haircut is short at the back and gradually becomes longer at the sides and front, forming an angular shape like its namesake letter. Nail this haircut by keeping your hair sleek, smooth, and free from split ends.

Editor’s tip: Keep your short hair smooth by using TRESemmé Keratin Smooth KERA10 Shampoo. It has KERA10 Protein Complex that can go up to 10 layers deep into your hair. It gives your hair 10 salon benefits in one wash, including making your hair soft, smooth, and shiny, calming frizz, providing heat protection, and leaving a long-lasting fragrance. 

8. Apple Cut

Asian woman with short hair
Got thin hair? An apple cut gives the illusion of volume. Credit: Ike Louie Natividad from Pexels

The apple cut was popular during the ’90s, but it’s making a stylish comeback. Try this ‘do if you love short layered haircuts.

9. Apple Cut With Face-Framing Highlights

Asian woman with short hair and blonde face-framing highlights
Look fierce with blonde face-framing highlights and shiny black hair. Credit: Cottonbro from Pexels

Pick a hue that contrasts against your natural hair color and use this for your money piece or face-framing highlights. The result? A hip-looking short bob haircut that makes you stand out.

Editor’s tip: Coloring treatments can damage your hair, so we recommend using Dove Keratin Repair 1 Minute Serum Conditioner regularly. It has keratin-infused serum capsules that go deep into your hair to repair damage from within. It leaves your hair recovered, beautiful, and resilient in just one minute. 

10. Short Bob With Blunt Bangs

Asian woman with short hair with bangs
Iron your hair straight to achieve this boxy silhouette. Credit: All Things Hair

Show off your gorgeous jawline by cutting the sides of your short bob just below your ears. Get straight, blunt tips along with full, blunt bangs to get an angular silhouette that makes for a high-fashion look.

11. Bob With Layered Bangs

Asian woman with a short bob with bangs
You can dye the tips of your bob to give it a pop of color. Credit: Shutterstock

Complement your bob with bangs that are longer on the sides and taper at the center. Give it a youthful twist by creating small braids on both sides of your hair.

12. Bob With See-Through Bangs

Asian woman with short hair and see-through bangs
Use a hair roller to give your see-through bangs a good shape. Credit: Streetwindy from Pexels

Try this Korean-inspired short haircut if you want something fresh and trendy. And because see-through bangs don’t entirely cover your forehead, they frame your face in a soft, dainty way.

13. Bob With Layered Tips and Long Bangs

Asian woman with a short bob with bangs wearing eyeglasses
Comb your long bangs towards one side to keep them from poking your eyes. Credit: Duc Dao from Unsplash

If you have thick hair, layers can help distribute the volume, so you get a well-shaped bob with just the right bounce. Meanwhile, long bangs give your hair a messy-chic and laidback look.

14. Flipped-Out Short Bob

Asian woman with a flipped-out short bob
Flip it and have fun with it! Credit: Hariono Halim

Love vintage hairstyles? Try the flipped-out short bob, which you can achieve by brushing the tips of your hair outwards while blow-drying your hair. Then, spritz a generous amount of hairspray all over your hair to help your flipped-out ‘do last.

15. Straight, Ash Blonde Bob

Asian woman with short ash blonde hair
This trendy hair color makes your bob eye-catching. Credit: Panadda Suwanjundee

Jazz up a one-length bob by picking a trendy color for it like ash blonde. Then, keep your bob straight and sleek to highlight its shape.

Ready to get a short bob haircut? Take your pick from these looks and schedule an appointment at your favorite salon now!

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