10 Bob haircuts with bangs to inspire you
To help give you an idea of all the different bobs with bangs out there.
To help give you an idea of all the different bobs with bangs out there, we've handpicked ten different styles that you can check out further down the page. Each one is slightly different, whether in terms of length, texture or both. All you need to do is scroll through and get inspired!
Long and wavy
With a natural wave, the bangs on this cut are slightly longer than they might be on straighter hair. This allows for a little movement without overwhelming your face.
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If you would describe your style as classic, this bob could be a great fit for you. It's simple yet elegant and its clean lines mean you can dress it up or down as needed without really even trying. (If you've ever seen Chicago, and we implore you to do so if you haven't, it's also a great way to channel your inner Velma Kelly.)
For those of you with straight hair, why not try an ultra-smooth blunt cut? Both bangs and ends should be trimmed precisely for a sharp finish. If you have thick hair, ask you stylist to take some of the bulk out of the ends but to leave the length at shoulder-skimming level.
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Parting your hair to one side is a great way to update any style and it can totally change the way you look. With a bob, simply define a side part (on whichever side is your fave) then sweep your bangs in the opposite direction. If you get bored with that look, try the other side!
Long with blunt micro bangs
As seen on the Acne Spring '14 runway, a longer bob with micro bangs is real stand-out look. The contrasting lengths frame the face but keep your features well and truly in the limelight so, if you're feeling brave, this is the perfect cut to get noticed with. That said, if you have cowlicks near your hairline or really curly hair, it will be a fairly high-maintenance look, not including the trims you'll need to keep the bangs in shape.
Short and side-swept
Somewhere between a classic bob and a pixie, a light-weight short bob with wispy side-swept bangs is a good style to help you figure out if you want to go even shorter or keep some length. This cut is easy to style and, if you decide it's not for you, it won't take too long to grow out again.
Short and really side-swept
Just like the style above, this bob cut is a good place to start if you're considering something shorter. It's also perfect for creating edgy faux-hawks and looks great with a subtle wet-look finish.
Like cake, some styles are better with layers. They can be sculpted to flatter your best features and minimize the ones you like less. Discuss it with your stylist to figure out where they should be to give you just the cut you want.
Minimalist side sweep
Another great style for those of you who don't want to spend much time doing your hair, a simple side-sweep is definitely worth investigating. It's basically a blank canvass so you can go all-out with the accessories/makeup or keep things fresh with a clean beauty look. It's all up to you!