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

Miriam Herst | 11 July 2018

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 at 25, 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:

15 Ways to Wear an A Line Bob

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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.

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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.

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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 stays happy and healthy.

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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 in all the right ways.

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Brush and go.

5. Wear it Natural

Let your natural texture take center stage and simply brush your hair and go.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Try a warm honey color.

9. Chestnut Brown

Warm this edgy style up with scattered highlights and a chestnut brown base.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 undone look.

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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!