Angled bob: 7 chic & stylish looks you’ll want to copy this year

Leona | 09 January 2018

Chop, chop! It’s time to get on the angled bob trend ✂️


We’ve seen them worn blunt, with bangs, long, textured, and even shaved, yet the latest way to rock a bob is angled. Now you may roll your eyes at another bob style suggestion, but the angled bob actually has a lot going for it!

Unlike other bobs, an angled bob hairstyle can be combined with a multitude of other styles and hair textures. Whether you wear it straight, wavy or curly, angled bob hairstyles are one of the chicest ways to wear your hair this year, so pay close attention…

By scrolling through our gallery (above) you’ll discover 7 ways to wear an angled bob, or you can simply read on for all our expert tips and advice on how you can make the most out of this must-try look.

Inspirational angled bob hairstyles to tempt you to go for the chop


side view of woman with short angled bob with waves on ash hair
Add waves for added style points. Credit:

1. Wavy soft angled bob

Never tried a cropped ‘do before? If you’re looking for an angled bob hairstyle that’s on the subtle side, we recommend going for a softly angled bob like this Instagrammer. The graduated length isn’t drastic but is still noticeable enough to look stylish. Credit: @samkanehair

Style tip: Add soft waves for an A-list finish that looks like you have just stepped out of the salon – and don’t forget to do your fanciest hair swishing Boomerang.

side view of woman with drastic angled bob with retro short bangs on white hair
We are loving this retro-inspired style. Credit:

2. Retro-inspired

Fierce fashionistas to the front of the line! We just love how striking this angled bob haircut is; from the drastic deep angled cut to the short bangs, this is a look for those who love retro-inspired styles. And since ice white hues are the colour of the moment, there’s no better option for getting a show-stopping style. Credit: @elevatehair

TIGI S Factor Flat Iron Shine Spray

Editor’s tip: Make sure your tresses shine bright with the TIGI S Factor Flat Iron Shine SprayNot only can this be used on wet hair for its heat protection properties but you can also treat your tresses to a spritz when dry for the shiniest sheen of all ✨.

side view of woman with long angled bob on wavy brown hair
Long bobs are not only stylish but trendy too. Credit:

3. Long angled bob

Lover of medium-length styles? You will be pleased to know that you can also get on board with the angled bob trend by picking this long bob as your next haircut. Worn with loose waves, this is especially good for those who like to keep enough length to tie their hair up away from their face for the gym (or a Netflix marathon). Credit: @sailawaysalon-lauren

Style tip: From Kylie Jenner to Olivia Munn, see how the stars are wearing their medium-length bobs for extra inspo.

front view of woman with short angled brown bob and bangs
Natalie Portman vibes. Credit:

4. Short bob and bangs combo

You might not be an actual Parisian socialite, but you can certainly look like one! Take the French bob hairstyle as the basis for your look, and give it an angled and slightly stacked cut.

Keeping the style relatively simple, this chin-grazing bob and eyebrow skimming bangs is the perfect combination that reminds us of Natalie Portman in Closer – sans the pink hue ,ofc! Credit: @unmaterialgirl

woman with curly brown hair in angled bob
Curly hair looks fab with an angled bob. Credit:

5. Curly short bob

Curly hair girls rejoice, as you too can wear your tresses in an angled bob haircut (like we would ever leave you out of the loop!). Cut into an angular crop, your hair will look utterly amazing, making your curls extra bouncy with the layered and softly graduated cut. Credit: @edenfabbs

VO5 Frizz Free Cream

Editor’s tip: Ensure your curly hair is frizz free and glossy with the VO5 Frizz Free CreamRub a small amount between your palms and through damp or dry tresses, avoiding the roots, and either allow to air dry or blowdry into your desired style.

side view of woman with drastic angled bob on ash blonde hair
An updated version of the pob. Credit:

6. Deep angled bob

Ready to take the look to the next level? Then why not try this deeply angled bob haircut?

The deep angle cut still maintains a lot of length at the front while the shortest part stops at the nape of the neck. Ideal for those with poker-straight tresses, as the cut will serve to enhance the sharpness of your style! Credit: @ashlaurie12

side view of woman with brown angled bob with undercut
Give your angled bob an extra edge but adding an undercut. Credit:

7.  Undercut angled bob

Undercuts may have once been looked down upon for their edgy aesthetic, but you just need to turn to Kelly Osbourne and Miley Cyrus to know that the times have changed!

Sported by A-list stars and runways models alike, the undercut has risen through the style ranks and infiltrated a host of other looks to give us all a much-needed dose of grunge. So if you want to add a quirky twist to your angled bob, we think this statement style is the look for you. Credit: @headchopstudio


Not sure if an angled bob haircut is for you but can’t get enough short hair looks? Then be sure to check out our Short Hairstyles & Haircuts page, where you can find all the latest celebrity loved looks and trending short styles.


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