15 of the Chicest Ways to Style an A-Line Bob

Change up your look with a chic angular cut.

There comes a point in every girl’s life when she decides to finally part with her long hair and opt for a more practical and grown-up style. We’re not talking about embracing the soccer mom haircut before you want to, but rather gracefully transitioning into the next, more mature stage of your life. Enter: The A line bob, a bob that gets progressively shorter the further back it goes.

Consider the a line bob the chicer older sister of the regular bob: more interesting, exciting and with a better sense of style. Have we sold you on the a line bob yet? Read on for all the inspiration you need before heading to your stylist:

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Brighten up your bob.

1. White Blonde

Brighten up your cut and color at the same time by dyeing your new a-line bob a striking shade of white blonde color. This bright shade of white blonde hair works on a range of skin tones and looks especially striking when paired with an a-line bob.

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Add some texture to your style.

2. Textured Bob

Give your bob some extra hold and texture by spraying it with TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Hairspray Texture Hold Level 1. We love how this much texture and movement work with a short cut.

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Straighten your strands.

3. Stick Straight A-Line

Highlight the unique edges of your a-line bob by straightening your hair into a stick-straight style. Spritz your hair with Nexxus Promend Heat Protecting Mist before you straighten to ensure your hair doesn’t undergo lots of damage in the straightening process.

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Dye your hair silvery blonde.

4. Silvery Blonde

Show off your new cut with a fresh new color, too. This silvery blonde color is eye-catching and captivating.

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Brush and go.

5. Air-Dry

Let your air-dried hair take center stage and simply brush your hair and go. An a-line bob affords you the ease of a style that requires minimal effort but looks chic nonetheless.

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Wear it tousled.

6. Messy

Let your hair fall in whatever direction it naturally goes for an easy, messy and laid-back look. The benefit of a short haircut that is that a messy style somehow looks instantly intentional and slept-in in a cool way.

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Add some definition to your curls.

7. Define Your Curls

Add some extra definition to your curls and wear them short and tight by applying Dove Style+Care Curls Defining Mousse to your hair when it’s damp. This mousse will give your curls some extra definition and hold.

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This style for a few days at a time.

8. Second-Day Curls

The best styles are the ones that look good on day one, day two and even day three. Wear these curls for two to three days at a time to achieve this easy slept-in texture.

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Try a warm honey color.

9. Chestnut Brown

Warm this edgy style up with scattered highlights and a chestnut brown base. This color combination will take this haircut from edgy to sweet instantly.

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Brush it to the side.

10. Brushed Over

Flip your hair over to one side for a casual take on a more buttoned-up style. The dark lipstick is optional, but we applaud the commitment to a super edgy overall look.

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Add instant volume.

11. Side Part

The easiest way to add instant volume to your style is by switching to a side part. Flip your hair over the opposite side for some instant volume.

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Pair your a-line bob with blunt bangs.

12. Blunt Bangs

Pair your a-line bob with a set of edgy blunt bangs. This look is all clean lines and angles and we love the edgy and blunt results.

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Blow your strands out.

13. Blown Out

Give yourself an at-home blowout for an even more grown-up version of this style. You’ll be left with soft volume that somehow marries the edgiest haircut with the most mature styling methods.

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Air dry your colored hair.

14. Air-Dried

Let your hair air-dry and take advantage of your natural texture for an easy and undone look. Messiness is key when it comes to this look, so don’t stress too much about where your hair falls.

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Use a curling wand to create easy curls.

15. Curling Wand Curls

Use a 1-inch curling iron to create easy curls. You’ll be surprised by how quickly you can curl all of your hair when it’s cut this short!