A very short bob is a haircut that’s in-between a pixie and a regular bob. One could even say it’s like an extra long pixie.
I caught up with celebrity stylist Nick Stenson, a Matrix ambassador and a Senior VP for Ulta, to see what kind of advice he has for the daring cut.
First, Stenson totally recommends a very short bob cut if you’re wanting “a bold change that simplifies your routine and makes you feel empowered and stunning.”
If you check both of those boxes, then lets talk about the drawbacks for a bob cut.
Stenson says going shorter might require you to re-learn or embrace a new styling routine. “Shorter cuts are often less time consuming and just come with reduced options for changing it up,” he adds.
When getting a cut this short, Stenson says consultation is key. “The shorter the hair, the more consideration has to be made. This will state what compliments the person, their face shape, and their lifestyle.”
If the experience of getting a super short chop is new to you, going to a professional hairstylist with experience cutting very short haircuts is a must. Stenson recommends you see photos of their work first. “Seeing their work and feeling inspired with it, it will give you confidence as you give them permission to give you that new awesome bob!” he adds.
If you’re looking for some inspiration and ideas for a very short bob, then you’re in the right place. Swipe through these amazing pictures of very short bob haircuts and hairstyles!
An ear-length bob suits oval, and heart-shaped faces, as well as compliments and defines the jawline. A strong perimeter can also benefit round face shapes as it helps to elongate and slim the jawline and chin. Styling can be rather simple with an ear-length bob, but be sure to ask your stylist about how often to come for trims to maintain the shape.
Undercut Swing Bob
There is variety in bob hairstyles. When choosing a hair color for an undercut swing bob, choose a color that doesn’t have contrast. I strongly feel that brunettes, for example, should add highlights to the undercut. Highlights work perfectly when shown there.
Exceptionally Short Blunt Bob on Wavy Hair
An exceptionally short blunt bob for a wavy hair texture is styled with a side part for extra height and volume. To style very short bobs, you can also use a curling iron to achieve a curlier definition. A blunt combover bob looks fierce when matched with the right makeup.
The Bixie Cut
A bixie cut is when a pixie and bob haircut combine forces. Great if you want to grow out a pixie and transition a into a bixie for ease of the grow-out process. Or for a modern bob shape, a bixie is perfect. Maintenance can be every 4-6 weeks to keep the style, or it can grow into a cuter longer shape.
Shattered Angled Bob with Undercut
A shattered angled bob with undercut is a fashionable short style. Choppier layers give that spiky look that is more playful and an edgy modern twist of the classic stacked bob.
Short Choppy Bob with Flipped Ends
A short choppy bob with flipped ends gives off a fun, carefree feel. Having a choppy cut paired with a bob is a creative way to show off fun colors and lots of dimensions. For the maximum lifespan of the style, round brushing the ends out first and then using a bigger barrel curling iron to lock your flipped ends in place is recommended. Flipped ends give movement to a bob, which is a fun alternative to a traditional straight-edged bob.
Short Bob with Swoopy Bangs
Try a short bob with swoopy bangs if you have fine hair in need of body. A swoopy bang is also beneficial to those with a large forehead or with fine lines and wrinkles to give some coverage.
Chin-Length Bob for Curly Hair
A chin-length bob for curly hair is a great idea for all ages and textures. Curly hair can be thick or thin, which is why a chin-length bob can be convenient for those looking for a quick way to remove weight to add volume or cut off minutes during styling time. Simply add a curl creme for more control or a few sprays from a sea salt spray to make the most of your curls in a chin-length bob.
Messy Short Bob with Razored Layers
Consider a messy short bob with razored layers if you have thick or straight hair to help soften the ends and add some movement. Messy short bobs are also a great option for women looking for an easy-to-manage style. Simply wash, dry, and spray with your favorite texture spray.
Shaggy Pixie Bob
Go for a shaggy pixie bob if you are looking for a soft look to compliment a round or square face shape. Softened layers help give an undone look, and add volume and height at the crown, which helps to elongate the face.
Acutely Short Choppy Bob for Dark Thin Hair
Here’s an acutely short choppy bob for dark thin hair that suits women with round face shapes. Rock a super short haircut if you want to frame your face. It works best on a straight mane the most.
Extra Short Blunt Bob
Rock an extra short blunt bob cut with textured ends to make your locks look healthy and fuller. Parted in the middle—the haircut appears classier with a blonde money piece. Ladies with a heart or diamond face shape can benefit from such a center-parted short bob cut. The result is chic and sweet!
Super Short Inverted Bob
Amp up a super short inverted bob, also known as a concave bob, by styling it with a lot of texture. Its tousled finish is what makes it carefree and effortless-looking. Women with straight locks are sure to love a very short bob haircut.
Very Short Textured Bob for Fine Hair
A long bob may be fun to wear but a very short textured bob for black fine hair is perfect for a fresher style! Add a little texture to the back area to spice it up a bit.
Wearing a chin-length messy bob haircut is a nice way to feel the breeze on your neck. Another thing to love about a bob for very short hair is that it grows out gracefully.
An Especially Short Bob with Back View
Pair an especially short bob with a back view and look flawlessly wonderful! Extra short hairstyles are beautiful from any angle. It appears flattering when worn by older women with thick hair. Jazz it up with a blonde hue and look more sophisticated than ever!
Pretty Short Asymmetrical Bob
Look unique with a pretty short asymmetrical bob. Bob haircuts work great on thick tresses. It features layers to lessen the bulk and weight of the hair. What makes it outstanding is the uneven chop around the face.
Low-Maintenance Very Short Stacked Bob
A cute, very short stacked bob can be a go-to look for ladies with dark, straight locks. It’s a stunning haircut that has shorter layers in the back, giving hair volume.
A stacked feathered bob only demands minimal manipulation. Bob hairstyles are easy to style and grow out so pretty.
The Short Pixie Bob
Look for signs to chop your long hair and turn it into a sleek short pixie bob. It never fails to help ladies carry out an alluring, confident vibe.
The best thing about a short pixie cut is its versatility. It looks chic in both sleek and textured styles. Women with oval face shapes can wear shorter hair better.
Extra Short Rounded Bob
Notice how the extra short rounded bob can benefit thin, fine hair. It offers a flawless rounded shape in the back area to match the wispy bangs that add softness to the entire look. Level up the hair color by painting subtle blonde highlights. A bob haircut is guaranteed to look funky and unique!
Really Short Layered Bob
A really short layered bob is great depending on the hair’s natural body and texture. As long as the tresses have a soft wavy texture and a stacked nape, the haircut will appear stunning and effortless. Very short bob hairstyles with shorter layers at the back can carry out a bulky shape, making them ideal for ladies with fine locks!
Very Short One-Length Bob
Another very short one-length bob that’s considered on-trend! It never hurts to go back to what’s classic. A short haircut is an all-time favorite, which suits most women. Plus, bob haircuts for very short hair make a cute go-to look for those who have a busy lifestyle.
Extremely Short Bob
Get an extremely short bob and achieve a dramatic change. What’s cute about a very short hairstyle is it seems effortless and natural. The placement of layers is on point, creating a flattering bulky shape. A very short bob cut is an optimum choice for ladies with fine hair but with lots of density.
Very Short Bob with Bangs
A very short bob with bangs is a modern take on the 60’s mod style. A structured bob in which the angle and the length emphasize the cheekbones. A truly classic style that can make finer, straight hair look fuller, and fuller hair look sleeker.
The beauty of the graduated bob is that it can be adapted in length and angle to work on most face shapes. Keep in mind you would need to come every 6-8 weeks to maintain the shape of very short hairstyles.
If your hair is finer and you want volume, apply Aveda Phomollient and Volumising tonic to damp hair. Dry like normal, then finish the bob style with a round brush on top to add volume. Finally, add some of Aveda’s Dry Shampoo to add texture and light hold.
Supremely Short Blonde Bob for Straight Hair
A blonde bob short cut with blunt bangs is an iconic Sassoon cut, according to Freiji.
“Bob hairstyles for very short hair look beautiful on many different hair textures. Also, determining the length and shape of the cut is important to your face shape. It’s low-maintenance but still edgy and stylish,” Freiji notes.
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