Woman with a short bob with bangs

35 Fresh Short Bob with Bangs Looks to Style Your Blunt Cut

Short and chic styles to inspire your fresh look.

Whether you want to join the bob scene or are looking for a new way to style the classic cut between hair appointments, these fresh ways to style your short bob with bangs will give you all the hair inspiration you need. Short bobs with bangs are chic, on-trend, and one of our favorite looks year-round.

Short Bob with Bangs: 35 Looks to Love

Check out these fresh short bobs with bangs styles if you’re looking for some inspiration:

1. Curtain Bangs

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Turn overgrown bangs into curtain bangs! Photo Credit: Craig Alexander

If you’re getting to the point where your bangs are overgrown, part your hair in the middle and create curtain bangs. This 1970s style is huge right now, so why not give it a try? Spray TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Hairspray Texture Hold Level 1 into your bangs to hold them in place. This is one of the edgiest short bob hairstyles with bangs we’ve seen this season.

2. Strawberry Blonde

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Pair your bob with strawberry blonde hair color.

Lighten up your hair and choose a strawberry blonde hair color if you’re looking for something fun, flirty, and bold. Help keep your hair vibrant and moisturized by using Nexxus Color Assure Long Lasting Vibrancy Deep Moisture Masque. This hair mask is specifically formulated for color-treated hair, and it’s perfect for relieving signs of dryness after dyeing your strands.

3. Silky Side Bangs

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Try a side part to wear your bangs off to the side.

Give your hair an extra dose of glossy shine, and opt for side bangs instead of full ones for a truly on-trend magazine-worthy look. Run Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion Smoothing Hair Serum through your locks to amp up their shine factor and make them soft and smooth.

4. Dark Color

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Photo credit: Shutterstock

Highlight your bright and bold shade of dark brunette hair color with a chic and edgy bob with bangs. This dark hue gives the illusion of silky and shiny hair, which adds dimension to a one-color style!

5. Grown Out

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Try this in-between length. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

When you need a style to hold you over until you can get to the salon, grow your hair out to a lob. This trendy length isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. There’s no need to worry about an awkward length between cuts.

6. Classic Bob

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The bob is a classic for a reason, and this look pays tribute to the classic and original aspects we love about this style. Blunt? Check. Full set of chic bangs? Yes, ma’am. We love this look, and we love the fact that it works for women of all ages.

7. Cropped Bangs

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Photo credit: Photoeventshd/Shutterstock

Take your bangs up a notch by cutting them into a cute cropped style. These thin, wispy bangs give your style a softer edge without creating the harsh effect of some other full-fringe styles.

8. Blunt Edges

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Photo credit: Shutterstock

Pair a blunt-edged bob with a set of blunt bangs for an edgy and cool look. Unlike the previous look, this style depends on harsh lines and blunt edges to create a super dramatic style.

9. Blonde Shag Bob

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Try a short shag for an edgier look.

Lighten up your color and opt for a modern and bohemian style. Keep your blonde color bright and vibrant by washing your strands with toning shampoo such as the Nexxus Blonde Assure Purple Shampoo. This will keep brassiness at bay and leave your hair color as fresh as the day you left the salon.

10. Cropped Bob

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Wear your bob cropped and short.

Thick hair is an unexpectedly perfect base for a short, blunt cut. The blunt edges of the style will highlight the thickness of your hair and show off your beautiful strands.  While many women with thicker hair opt for layers to break up the thickness, choosing a style like this offers an unexpected statement.

11. Short Bob with Bangs

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Why mess with a classic? Photo credit: @erickinvisible

What’s not to love about this short bob with bangs hairstyle? It’s cool, girl-approved, and exactly what you need to make your hair feel new again. Micro bangs allow you to get in on the bangs trend without worrying about the style taking over your entire face!

12. Naturally Curly

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Keep your style curly and voluminous.

We love how chic and fun a short bob with bangs is on naturally curly hair. Many women grow up believing they can’t wear bangs with their curly hair. This look proves that this misconception couldn’t be further from the truth!

13. Short Blonde Bob with Bangs

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Photo by Mauro Del Signore/Shutterstock

When your jawline is more defined, opt for a softening bob-and-bang duo like this one. A softer style like this will balance out your harsher features for an overall softer impression. Pair your blunt mid-length edges with a full fringe set for the ultimate chic style.

14. Medium Bob with Side Bangs

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Side bangs are a great compromise. Photo credit: Arianna Sharfman

In this example, this beauty paired loose waves with stylish swoop bangs. Understated and flattering, this is a great way to nod to the bangs trend without jumping all in with a full set of fringe.

15. Short Straight Bob

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Keep it straight and simple. Photo credit: Arianna Sharfman

With this effortlessly chic haircut, you’ll be able to make the most out of straight hair. If you are hesitant to try bangs with curly hair, try a straight wig to test the style! If laying down wigs isn’t your thing, try accessories such as hats, which can help to conceal!

16. Curly Crop with Long Bangs

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Grow your bangs to just cover your eyebrows for added mystery. Photo credit: Arianna Sharfman

Natural curls look even more lovely in a bob. And this is all the proof you need to see how amazing curly bangs look! Embrace the volume and all that drama with a beautiful curly bangs style like this one.

16. Short Brown Bob with Side Bangs

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Keep it grungy.

Looking for something with a little more va-va-voom? Look no further than this short brown bob with grungy side bangs. Opt for a slightly off-center part for this ultimate cool-girl look.

17. Brown Bob with Bangs

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A classic style with a classic color.

Add a loose curl to your look, and you’re all set! This cut and color are a classic for a reason. The great thing about a style like this one is that it looks just as good on day three as it did on day one! Use a touch of dry shampoo to refresh the roots if needed!

18. Asymmetrical Bob with Bangs

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Go for a slightly asymmetrical cut.

Take your look to modern heights with this sharp and sexy asymmetrical bob. This look is ideal for summer when you want to keep your hair off your neck; this look is both practical and fashionable. Need we say more?

19. Blonde Bob with Curtain Bangs

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Photo by Bertrand-Hillion Marie-Paola/ABACA/Shutterstock

This cute fringe with a middle part makes this short blonde bob more elegant. This style is all about the volume at the roots and through the length of the hair. Use a teasing comb to tease all over to create this effortlessly voluminous style.

20. Bangs for Fine Hair

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A cropped cut can give you the appearance of fuller hair.

You can create the illusion of thicker-looking tresses with this wispy bob-and-bang duo. The shorter layers will automatically add some volume to hair that would otherwise weigh itself down!

21. Subtle Ombre

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Go for a subtle ombre to enhance the look.

Create a subtle ombre for your cut to add depth to the overall style. You don’t have to go for a big contrast in color; even a slight change will do the trick. Many women think of a high-contrast color story when they think of ombré. This style is proof that even a subtle shift makes a big difference!

22. Layered

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Go for a layered look.

Play with different lengths in your cut with some layers. This look adds volume and texture instantly. It’s another great example of a haircut that adds volume to thinner strands of hair throughout your mane.

23. Chin Length

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Keep it cropped up to your chin.

This cut will keep your hair looking thick, but the shorter length will make it much more manageable. Chic, sharp, and memorable, we love this perfectly cut bob.

24. Lob with Bangs

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If you’re looking for a little more length, go for a lob.

Sometimes, a bob just feels too short. If you’re in that camp, try out a lob for size! It’s still a chic length but isn’t as dramatic as a bob. This is a perfect way to play with shorter to medium-length strands without committing to something that’s too short.

25. Middle Part

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Go for a clear middle part to switch up the look.

If you want to change your look-up but don’t want to put too much effort in, create a clear middle part. This will give your face a new frame and create equal volume on both sides. This style is especially great for Afro-textured hair.

26. Curly Bob with Bangs

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Photo by Sherion Mullings/Shutterstock

We love how much volume a curly bangs provide for a look. The bleached tone makes the look even bolder — a sure-fire way to turn heads.

27. Cropped Bob with Short Bangs

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Go for a major crop. Photo credit: @maneaddicts

Mix up your short style by trying choppy-yet-cute micro bangs like this. This is one of those perfectly imperfect haircuts that relies on intentional styling to look high-fashion instead of kitchen scissors gone wrong. Style your hair in loose waves to keep this look intentional!

28. Cute bob with Micro Bangs

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Make it micro. Photo credit: @chloehelenmills

Another short bob with bangs hairstyle we’re adding to our must-try list. This style is all about texture, so skip the hair products and sleep on damp hair after washing your strands at night!

29. Choppy

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Create a choppy and dramatic look. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Go for the choppy-chaotic-chic look by experimenting with a few different lengths. Why choose one when you can choose a few? This multi-layered style is not for the faint of heart!

30. Textured Bob with Bangs

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We are all about the texture. Photo credit: @yokiidotsan

The It-Girl way to add character to a bob? Keep it cropped super short and add lots and lots of texture. Use a texture spray to amp up that volume and add that “I woke up like this” element to your hairstyle.

31. Curled Bob

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Give your bob a curl to add some movement. Photo credit: @samkanehair

All you have to do is quickly run a curler through your bob to achieve this look! It’s quick and worth the extra styling. Once the curls have curled, use your fingers to break up the texture to create this undone look.

32. Bangs for Thick Hair

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This look is great for gals with thick hair. Photo credit: @millenagomesa

If you want to keep the fullness of your style, try these tousled bangs. Use a blow dryer to round them out, and then tousle them with your fingers while they’re still cool from the blow dryer’s heat!

33. Beachy Wave Bob with Bangs

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Let’s go to the beach. Photo credit: @chloehelenmills

This Pinterest-worthy bob feels like it is made for the beach. Full of movement, body, and texture, this undone bob is as cool as it gets. Skip the hot tools and the hair products and use a teasing comb to achieve this incredible level of volume.

34. Braided Half Updo

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Pull back the bangs with this style.

If you ever need a break from the bangs, pull them back into a French braid half updo! This is the perfect way to keep your bangs off your face when you grow tired of them while still leaving room to revert to them the next day.

35. Long Side Bangs

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Go for a longer bang with your bob.

Frame your face with some longer side bangs to go with your bob. By opting for similar lengths in your haircut, you create a cohesive style that blends together. Use a thin curling iron to recreate these cool waves!

Are you thinking about trying out one of these styles? Be sure to share the results with us over @AllThingsHairUS!


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