Short Hair With Bangs: 35 Looks to Try in 2023

Elevate your style with these bold and trendy hair ideas.

When you want a makeover, you often go to the salon and get a haircut. You say goodbye to your long hair and welcome a fresh, new ‘do. Why don’t you take your transformation to the next level by getting short hair with bangs? Bangs look great with almost all hair cuts. And depending on your personality, you can get a full fringe, wispy bangs, or short hair with side bangs. Here are ideas on how you can rock short hair with bangs in the coming year.

Ways to Style Short Hair with Bangs

1. Curly Bob With Bangs

Asian woman with curly short hair with bangs wearing a mustard top
Wear your short hair with bangs like this and you’ll never look plain. Credit: Hariono Halim

Whether you have a chin-length bob or a medium bob, you can add fringe to it, especially if you have a long face. Then, create messy curls to go with your straight blunt bangs to play with two different textures.

2. Bob and Straight Blunt Bangs

Asian woman with short hair wearing eyeglasses
Let a full fringe frame your face and character to your look. Credit: Panadda Suwanjundee

Rock a sleek and straight bob and make it edgy by adding a full fringe. Keep it smooth and frizz-free with a drop of hair serum to tame those tutsang and tikwas.

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3. Apple Cut Short Hair With Side Bangs

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An apple cut ‘do can give shape to flat and thin locks. Credit: Shutterstock

Side-swept bangs jazz up an apple cut by giving it additional layers and texture. Spice up your haircut even more by dyeing it chocolate brown or adding caramel highlights to give it more depth and make it look fresh.

4. Pixie Cut Short Hair With Side Bangs

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Side bangs add a soft and relaxed vibe to a pixie cut. Credit: Panadda Suwanjundee

A pixie cut is already chic on its own. You don’t have to do much in order to make it stylish. Just blow dry your hair for a few minutes after showering so it maintains its shape. If you want to give your pixie cut more volume, add long, side-swept bangs. This type of fringe can help make a short haircut flattering for a round face shape.

5. Bob With Side-Swept Bangs

Asian woman with short hair with side-swept bangs
This short haircut makes for a fresh, everyday look. Credit: Shutterstock

While we’re talking about side-swept bangs, let us give you another short hair option that goes well with this type of fringe: the blunt bob. Side-swept bangs make it look thicker, so this look is a good choice if you’re looking for bob haircuts for fine hair. To style, a quick blowout using a blow-dryer and round brush is all you need.

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6. Wavy Short Hair With Side Bangs

Asian woman with wavy shot hair with side bangs wearing a white top
Side bangs can add a fresh touch to your short ‘do.

Waves will easily elevate your short hair with bangs. Part your hair on the side to highlight your fringe. Wear hoop earrings to complete your party look!

7. Twisted Half Updo for Short Hair With Bangs

Side view of an Asian woman with short hair and half updo
This hairstyle looks great when working from home or going on a dinner date. Credit: Panadda Suwanjundee

Create this simple hairstyle for your short hair. To do this, just take a section of hair from the left and right sides, twist them, and tie them at the back of your head with an elastic. You can even add a hair clip or bow to jazz it up.

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8. Textured French Bob With Bangs

Asian woman with textured short hair with bangs
If you’re fond of messy-chic looks, this ‘do is for you. Credit: Dennie Ramon

Look effortlessly chic by adding texture to your short hair with bangs. Simply curl small sections of your bob and loosen them up afterward by finger-combing them. This styling hack is also a great way to make thin hair look thicker.

9. Curtain Bangs

Asian woman with curtain bangs and bob haircut wearing a red top
Style your curtain bangs with a flat iron, then brush the tips of your bob inwards while blow-drying. Credit: Hariono Halim

This type of fringe is one of the hottest hair trends right now, so it’s the perfect time to get it. Curtain bangs give your look a soft and dainty element, especially when paired with a C-curl bob.

10. Wavy Pixie Bob With Side Bangs

Asian woman with short hair wearing a white blouse
Give the pixie bob with side bangs a try this summer! Credit: Panadda Suwanjundee

A pixie bob is a haircut that’s cut like a pixie cut but with a length that falls between your ear and your neck. If you love bob haircuts but want to go shorter, try this haircut. Pair it with side-swept bangs to give your face a nice frame.

11. Textured Short Hair With Side Bangs

Asian woman with textured pixie cut shit wearing dangling earrings, white shirt, and jumper dress
Nail chic short hair with bangs by going for a textured pixie hairstyle. Credit: Hariono Halim

Scrunch your pixie cut with side-swept bangs to create an edgy, textured look. This styling trick keeps your hair from looking flat while adding oomph to your short haircut.

12. Bouncy Bob With Blunt Bangs

Asian woman with brown short hair with bangs wearing a sleeveless top
Bangs and chin-length hair make for a stylish combination. Credit: Dennie Ramon

Give a chin-length bob volume by blow-drying it while brushing its underside inward with a round brush. Then, blow-dry your blunt bangs down and straight, and voila! You’re done. You can also use hair rollers to give your bob a bouncy shape.

13. Straight Blunt Bob With Blunt Bangs

Asian woman with short hair with bangs
Stand out with this blunt bob with bangs. Credit: All Things Hair Team

Look like you just came from fashion week with this chic haircut. Its short blunt cut screams high fashion, while the blunt bangs make you a head-turner. Nail this look by ironing your hair straight and finishing with a few spritzes of hairspray.

14. Bob With Wispy Bangs

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Wispy bangs give you a relaxed look. Credit: Panadda Suwanjundee

Want your bob to have a more laid-back vibe? Add wispy bangs. Style them with your fingers to give them a slightly undone look, then give your bob a blowout for volume and bounce.

15. Pink Hair With Bangs and Bonnet

Asian woman with pink short hair wearing a bonnet
Create your signature style with this look. Credit: Shutterstock

Unleash your playful and creative side by dyeing your hair pink and adding bangs. Make your ‘do hip by wearing a bonnet or a beanie.

16. Pink Bob With Curtain Bangs

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Curtain or A-shaped bangs can help give balance to a square face shape. Credit: Labskiii from Pexels

The bold pink hair color gives this short haircut an artsy and edgy vibe. To create this look, use the tail of your comb to part your bangs at the center. Then, comb your fringe towards each side of your hair.

17. Layered Short Hair With Side Bangs

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A layered bob with bangs gives you a fresh, modern look. Credits: Shutterstock

Give your hair body, volume, and movement all in one go with layered short hair with side bangs. And if you’re having a bad hair day, just scrunch it to create a messy-chic look.

18. Wavy Bob With Messy Bangs

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You can use a curling iron or a flat iron to create a wavy bob. Credits:

Speaking of messy-chic looks, here’s one: a messy bob with bangs. You can go for this ‘do on days when you skip a hair wash. Or if you’re simply not in the mood to style your hair, go for this bedhead look and look effortlessly stylish.

19. See-Through Bangs and Eyeglasses

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This ‘do is a stylishly smart and trendy look you can wear when you work from home. Credit: Shutterstock

Add see-through bangs to your bob to create a trendy Korean look. This ‘do also works well with eyeglasses because the bangs don’t look heavy and overwhelming.

20. See-Through Bangs With Headband

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Rock a school-girl vibe with this hairstyle. Credit: Panadda Suwanjundee

Wear a headband or a bow to make your bob with bangs cute and youthful. You can also fold a headscarf and tie it around your head like a headband. You can style your short hair this way when working from home or when taking online classes.

21. Short Blonde Hair With Bangs

Woman with short blonde hair and bangs
Get baby bangs to go with your platinum blonde hair to create an edgy look. Credit: Oladimeji Odunsi on Unsplash

Dye your short hair blonde to create a bold look. Go for pale blonde shades like platinum blonde or icy blonde, and you’ll turn heads wherever you go. How’s that for a total makeover?

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22. Straight Lob With Baby Bangs

Asian woman with a long bob with baby bangs
Baby bangs make a short hairstyle edgy. Credit: Cottonbro on Pexels

Achieve this look by ironing your hair and bangs straight. Style your hair this way for parties or nights out with your friends.

23. Naturally Textured Hair With Baby Bangs

Asian woman with short hair and baby bangs
The contrast between straight baby bangs and naturally textured hair makes for an interesting look. Credit: Rizky Sabriansyah from Pexels

On days when you want to look more relaxed, you can leave your hair unstyled but iron your baby bangs so they stay down and in shape all day long. If you love hairstyles that exude a laid-back vibe, try this ‘do.

24. Dip-Dyed Bob With Baby Bangs

Asian woman with short blonde hair with orange tips and baby bangs
Turn heads with this unique look. Credit: Cottonbro Studio from Pexels

Add more personality to your blonde bob by dyeing its tips orange. Pair it with baby bangs to create a fierce and edgy look.

25. Pixie Cut With Full Bangs

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You can rock full bangs together with your pixie cut. Credit: Gatot Adri on Pexels

You can have your fringe reach your eyebrows (or just above them) when you have a pixie cut. It gives your look a fresh, modern vibe that you can rock on both on a casual day or when you need to glam up.

26. Crimped Short Hair With Bangs

Asian woman with short crimped hair with bangs wearing a black shirt
Crimped hair gives your hair an interesting texture and shape. Credit: Thiszun on Pexels

Do this hairstyling technique if you want tight, zigzag-shaped waves on your bob and lob. Contrast your crimped hair with straight, blunt bangs, and you get a chic ‘do as a result.

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27. Thin See-Through Bangs

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This type of bangs can also be paired with bold eyeglasses. Credit: Streetwindy on Pexels

Cut a thin section of hair for your fringe to get this look. It’s a great way to wear bangs when you have a petite face shape, as the bangs don’t overpower your face.

28. Chin-length Bob With Bangs and Headband

Asian woman with short hair wearing a red headband
A patterned bandana adds personality to your bob. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Jazz up your bob with bangs by wearing a colorful or patterned bandana. Summer or not, this look will always be in style.

29. Braided Bob With Layered Bangs

Asian woman with a braided bob with bangs
With longer hair at the sides, layered bangs give you a soft, dainty look. Credit: Shutterstock

Braid a small section of hair on both sides, adding more strands as you go along to create a small French braid. Then, secure the tips of your braid with an elastic. This hairstyle makes for a romantic look, especially when there are layered bangs that frame your face.

30. Curly Shag Short Hair With Bangs

Woman with short curly shag haircut
This popular ’70s haircut is still in fashion today. Credit: Gary Barnes from Pexels

This short curly haircut gives off a vintage vibe. If you love ’70s-inspired looks, give curly shag a try. Full, blunt bangs make this haircut edgy, resulting in a one-of-a-kind look.

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31. Bob-Inspired Bowl Cut

Woman with short hair wearing a sleeveless top
This haircut looks edgy and high-fashion. Credit: Michael Burrows from Pexels

Give the bowl cut a modern take by cutting your hair at ear level, which is an inch or two from your full, blunt bangs. To style your bob, iron your hair one section at a time using a hair straightener. Iron the tips inward to prevent tikwas. 

32. Short Hair With Bangs and Half Ponytail

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Use a cute hair tie or scrunchie to create this 90s-inspired hairstyle. Credit: Nattaphat Phau from Pexels

This ’90s-inspired half ponytail will have you reminiscing about your childhood. It’s also a good way to spice up your short hair with bangs.

33. Blunt Wavy Bob With Full Bangs

Asian woman with short purple hair with bangs
Why don’t you try this haircut and hair color in your next makeover? Credit: Panadda Suwanjundee

The contrast between the sleek and straight bangs and wavy, tousled bob makes for a chic ‘do. Color your hair purple to add more fun to your look.

34. Short Ginger Hair With Bangs

Asian woman with short ginger hair with bangs
Stand out with a ginger bob with blunt bangs. Credit: Cottonbro from Pexels

Spice up your straight bob and bangs with ginger hair color. Then, keep your hair shiny and let your sleek and smooth locks and gorgeous hair color take center stage.

35. Short Hair Pigtails With Wispy Bangs

Asian woman with short hair in pigtails wearing eyeglasses and a Japanese school uniform
Finger-comb your hair as you tie it to create a casual and relaxed look. Credit: Anh Tuan from Pexels

Want a cute and easy hairstyle for school? Put your short hair in low pigtails to create a fun, youthful look. Add wispy bangs to give it a dainty, laid-back vibe.

With these ideas, we’re sure you’re going to look great when you get short hair with bangs. Now, head to your favorite salon and show your stylist the look you want.