20 Bob Hairstyles To Inspire Your 2019 Makeover

All Things Hair | 15 February 2019

The most popular bob cut styles of 2019, all in one place.


Our love affair with all kinds of bob hairstyles doesn’t seem to be going anywhere any time soon, so if you’re yet to join in, make 2019 your year.

From current trending styles like the French bob to classics like the graduated bob, we’ve selected all of the bob haircut inspiration you need to help you take that leap into the short hair life. Below, 20 bob hairstyles to inspire your next trip to the salon…

1. Blunt bob

Dua Lipa with a blunt bob haircut, wearing necklace with low cut silver dress
Blunt bobs are 2019’s fave cut. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Feathered ends are all well and good, but if you really want your bob to make an impact, go for blunt cut bob hair.

It’ll help make your hair look thicker by chopping off any straggly or split ends and give your hair that freshly-cut look at all times. So, it’s no wonder this is one of the best bob hairstyles for fine hair!

2. Wavy bob

Jourdan Dunn with a wavy dark brown bob hairstyle on the red carpet, wearing a lilac jumper on the red carpet
You can’t go wrong with a bob. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Wavy bobs are the LBD of the hair world; they suit everyone and always look good. The key to nailing the look is to work in loose, deconstructed waves, as opposed to perfect spirals, as this will give you that off-duty blogger vibe.

3. French bob

Close up shot of Dakota Johnson with a messy French girl haircut with wispy bangs, wearing circle sunglasses with a white trench coat
Your’re one cut away from being a French girl. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Style it out like a French girl with a très chic French bob cut. Combining a cheek-length bob with a dishevelled full fringe, it’s the easiest way to look like a Parisian girl without having to actually make the trip across the channel.

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This innovative hairspray has an ultra-dry, light-weight finish (which means you can run effortlessly run your fingers through your mane), so you won’t need to worry about dealing with ‘helmet hair’.

4. Ombre bob with bangs

Charlie XCX with wavy bob haircut with neon pink ombre on the ends, with feathered fringe on the red carpet
Want to give your bob haircut some colour? Try getting ombre done. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Already rocking a pretty bob haircut? Then why not refresh your ‘do with a flirty fringe and a new hue? We think that bobbed hair, bangs and ombre are a cute combo, and the perfect way to frame your face shape and bring out those eyes.

Recommended: 12 short ombre looks you’ll want to see.

5. Side part bob cut

Hailey Clauson with short blonde bob haircut styled into loose waves on the red carpet
This cut is a model favourite. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Hailey Clauson’s side part and loose wavy bob cut are is easy to recreate (with the help of a curling iron) and is exactly what you need to give your strands a model-off-duty feel.

6. Curly bob

Yara Shahidi on the red carpet with a dark brown short curly bob cut
How cute is this curly bob? Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Proving that the old misconception about short hair not working for curly girls is total rubbish, Yara Shadidi is slaying the mane game with this curly crop.

We also love the way she’s parted her hair in a deep side parting to give the illusion of sweeping bangs.

7. Beachy curls

Rihanna on the red carpet with dark short curly bob hair, wearing red lipstick with camel jacket and hoop earrings
Nothing says summer quite like this wet look bob hairstyle! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

In true Rihanna fashion, this curly, textured, and ultra-shiny bob haircut looks flawless. And, because it has less bulk to it, it’s a great option for those looking for bob hairstyles for thick hair.

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Editor’s tip: To give all your bob hairstyles surreal shimmer and a frizz-free finish, apply a few drops of the Dove Advanced Hair Series Shine Revived Treatment and just watch as your locks begin to gleam.

8. Glam curls

Lana Condor with short dark brown wavy hair, wearing a white dress and posing on the red carpet
To all the bobs you loved before. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

There’s nothing wrong with wanting to look to the past for bob hair inspiration. Though she used to sport lengthy locks, To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before star Lana Condor is seriously making us consider getting these Marilyn Monroe-style retro curls.

9. Baby shag

Julianne Hough on the red carpet with a shaggy golden blonde bob haircut wearing all pink
When it comes to bob hairstyles, this one always catches our eye. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Not the girly sort? This baby shag cut is super rock ‘n’ roll with its messed-up, fluffy layers, so it’s ideal if you’re after something a bit edgier. Shags are great bob hairstyles for fine hair as they’ll help to plump up your look all over without even needing product.

10. Choppy bob

Bob hairstyles: Claire Foy with dark brown choppy chin length bob styled with a barrette
Cute and chic? Sign us up. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

One of the best things about layered bob hair, is that volume holds tight. Now, we aren’t promising that you can just wake up and go, but with the right bob, styling time should be short and sweet in the mornings.

11. Wispy bob

Lucy Boynton with a platinum wavy, beachy bob, wearing a gold dress on the Golden Globes
Wispy hair is another trend taking over 2019. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Stars like Cardi B and Kim K may love blunt bob hairstyles, but you don’t have to! If you’re worried this bob cut style will be too harsh for your face shape, try softer, wispy haircuts as an alternative. They’ll be more flattering on your features and not quite so dramatic.

12. Sleek rolled under bob

Bob hairstyles: Allison Williams with her dark brown short bob cut styled into a rolled retro bob
Sleek and neat, this style would suit women of all ages. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

After a no-fuss look that has a timeless and universal appeal? Then please turn your attention to this sleek, chic, and ultra stylish bob!

Forever on our style radar for it’s effortless and refined aesthetic, this polished bob is ideal for any woman in need of a ‘do that can be worn for absolutely any occasion.

13. Pob (AKA posh bob)

Bob hairstyle: Karlie Kloss with a very short blonde bob
Posh Spice would seriously approve.Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Victoria Beckham hasn’t worn her trademark pob cut for years now but it’s still popular with the rest of us (isn’t that right, Karlie Kloss?). A sharp, angled bob with a stacked back, it’ll make your jawline look more striking.

14. Lob (AKA long bob)

Olivia Culpo on the red carpet with long bob cut length chestnut wavy hair, wearing a yellow top
Not ready to get a bob haircut? A lob is your next best option. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

If you’re on the fence when it comes to committing to the chop, you can rest assured that there are lots of ways that you can embrace this trend, even without opting for super short locks!

And choosing a long bob with layers is a great way to tap into the look, while still retaining the majority of your lovely length.

15. Graduated bob

Bob hairstyles for fine hair: Gemma Arterton on the red carpet with dark brown side-swept graduated bob, wearing printed top
Fake fuller strands with a graduated effect. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Graduated bobs are a clever way to add more weight to finer hair. They create detail at the nape of the neck with shorter layers to give the illusion of a fuller head of hair. Pretty smart styling, right?

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Editor’s tip: Want to give all your bob hairstyles major volume?Try prepping them with the TRESemmé Collagen+ Fullness Thickening BalmThis system works to plump each strand and instantly help hair look thicker!

So, evenly spread this balm through damp hair before blow-drying to get your desired voluminous style.

16. Angled bob

Jessica Szhor with dark chocolate angled bob hair, wearing chain print dress on the red carpet
Crave more edge? Try this eye-catching cut. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Demonstrating the versatility of the bob, Jessica Szohr’s pulls off a daring angled bob haircut with ease. Are you ready to do the same?

17. Bob box braids

Amandla Stenberg on the red carpet with short dark brown bob box braids, wearing black halterneck dress
If you want to know how box braids look in a bob style, look no further. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

You can’t talk about black bob hairstyles without mentioning bob braids! Before you say no, just take a minute to look at how Amandla Stenberg pulls her off, above — chic, right?

18. Bob haircut with long fringe

Bebe Rexha with a short golden blonde bob haircut with long side fringe
If you want a voluminous bob haircut, look no further. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

We all know how flattering a side fringe is! And, if you want to really want to kick your look up a notch, you should try teaming one with an on-trend bob haircut.

19. Flipped-out bob

Lindsay Ellingson on the red carpet with a flippy golden blonde bob, wearing all black and
Flippy bobs are back and better than ever! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Flippy bobs are back and better than ever! Credit: Rex by ShutterstockGet into the ’70s groove with this modern flipped-out bob haircut. This is one of our favourite bob hairstyles for fine hair, as its bends instantly adds dramatic width to tresses to hair that otherwise lay limp.

20. Rounded bob

Charlotte Lawrence with rounded blunt bob hair, wearing necklace and blue dress on the red carpet
This rounded cut is great for those looking to balance out their features. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

This rounded bob keeps popping up on red carpets everywhere because it can so easily compliment a variety of face shapes.


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