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Top 20 A-Line Bob Haircuts

If you’re getting tired of your long-haired look, or have been looking for a style worth growing out your pixie for, try the ultimate mid-length cut: the A-Line bob. A classic, style that can transition from professional life to glamorous nights on the town, A-Line bobs are fun, versatile, and anyone can wear one. From soft cuts with side swept bangs, to sharply defined ends that give off an edgy look, options are nearly endless, and can make this style suit your specific age, face shape, and personal style. We’ve gathered 20 of the trendiest, most face-flattering bobs to help you choose which cut is right for you.

1Short Blonde Bob

This short, choppy bob is a fun summer style, especially when worn in this platinum color. Dark roots add some dimensionality to a cut that can be transition from professional during the day to dressed up and edgy when matched with a smoky eye.

2Layered Sunset Ombre Bob

This A-Line cut features some layers in the back, and is punched up with ginger and blonde ombre that’s concentrated at the front. To brighten it up for the summer, try adding a lighter platinum blonde shade into the ombre.

3Vibrant Red Bob

For an edgy bob that’s got tons of sex appeal, try adding this vibrant red velvet color to your hair. With a precise, controlled cut in the back, and longer soft pieces in front, this style features an interesting mixture of textures.

4Textured Layers Bob

A great choice for women with heart-shaped faces, this collarbone grazing cut has lots of layers with textured ends, while a long bang frames the face in front.  Lots of golden and honey highlights throughout help to accentuate the layers and add depth and dimension.

5Rihanna Sleek Bob

One of the most trendsetting celebrity hairstyles, Rihanna’s A-Line bob is the perfect example of rocker chic style. Longer hair in front is cut asymmetrically, uniquely framing her face and adding more interest than a classic A-Line cut.

6Ultra Short Pixie Bob

A super short cut that’s a hybrid of a pixie and bob, this style falls just below the ear, and requires a little more styling effort since it’s too short to put up in a ponytail or bun. These long bangs with choppy texture are flattering on a variety of face shapes, and are easier to style than shorter blunt fringes.

7Sharp Bob With Straight Bang

The sharp angles in this A-Line bob and blunt bangs make for a high fashion look that’s surprisingly wearable. This style can create a slimming effect on round faces, minimize a strong jaw, and straight across bangs that land above the eyebrows put lots of emphasis on the eyes.

8Wavy Long Bob

Ciara’s gorgeous long bob features dark roots and lots of warm, bright blonde throughout the rest of her hair. These light waves add volume, texture and shape, and are a great way to add glamour to your look without spending hours doing your hair.

9Pumpkin Bob With Natural Waves

If you’ve been blessed with natural waves in your hair, put down the straightener and start showing them off. This shoulder length bob is the perfect length to showcase natural texture without hair looking unruly. A gingery auburn shade like this is a stunner on women with fair skin, and brings out gold flecks in hazel eyes.

10Short Bob With Blunt Bangs

This chin length bob is cut with a subtle A-Line, and has some texture at the ends to keep them from looking too heavy. Perfect for bringing out light blue or green eyes, this rich chocolate brown shade is a good option if you’re looking for a color makeover that doesn’t involve lightening already damaged or fragile hair.

11Centre Parted Bob With Auburn Highlights

Although almost any cut would look great on Jessica Alba’s perfectly proportioned face, this centre parted long bob is also a good style for slimming the appearance of round faces. Added auburn highlights help bring out a glowing complexion without completely overpowering natural brunette hair.

12Electric Blue Bob

Known for her constantly changing bold hairstyles, it’s no surprise to see Katy Perry wearing this electric blue bob. Try copying Katy’s style if you love the silhouette of an A-Line bob but want your overall look to be bright and unique.

13Feathered Blonde Bob

Keri Hilson’s feathered blonde bob adds some softness around the face while keeping a fairly sharp lines elsewhere in the cut. A predominantly blonde style, some brunette is layered underneath to give an illusion of extra thickness.

14Short Curled Bob

With her short bob curled in the front, Angela Basset’s style gets a dose of glamour that has her looking red carpet ready with a more romantic and versatile look than an intricate updo.

15Bob With Heavy Bang

This bob is made extra interesting thanks to heavy bangs with choppy ends that fall right at eye level, and with the surprising addition of a longer, rattail piece in the back. If you aren’t a famous pop star, you’ll have to have a bold style full of personality to pull off this look.

16Curled Bob With Braided Bangs

An A-Line bob with a styling twist, these bangs are braided and tucked into the hair on either side, creating a romantic look that can soften your bob on special occasions.

17Simple Bob With Side Swept Bang

The perfect bob option for women with corporate jobs who need to find the sweet spot between trendy and appropriate, this bob is a classic long bob with longer side swept bangs that are almost universally flattering.

18Blonde A-Line

One of Nicki Minaj’s many blonde styles, this bob looks extra edgy thanks to its precision lines and pronounced dark root. If you aren’t into blonde, try this cut in an equally bold color like jet black or intense ruby red.

19Tousled Curly Bob

If you prefer carefree hair over sharp and sleek styles, try a tousled bob full of messy curls. If your hair doesn’t have natural texture, setting damp hair in twisted buns or rollers overnight can give you this messy chic look, no heat styling required.

20Wavy Bob

Full of natural looking waves, this long A-Line bob is just one of countless styles Beyonce has worn to perfection. If you’ve been considering a shorter cut but are afraid of missing your long hair, this is the perfect bob to test drive.