Black women are known for their passion for trying out new haircuts, colors, accessories, and extensions. Furthermore, we felt it only fitting to showcase the top bob hairstyles for black women, given how fashionable bob cuts are at the moment.
The hair of black ladies is exquisitely textured. On the other hand, you might wish to end it sooner. To maintain healthy, natural oily hair needs a lot of maintenance. Furthermore, you might not have the time to give your hair the proper attention. So, maintaining healthy, short hair is the next best thing. The bob haircut is useful in this situation.
Bob styles can make your hair look neat, modern, edgy, or classy. You just need to know which one suits you. These bob styles are easy to manage, super versatile, and set without requiring many product or styling tools. Keep reading to check out the various bob hairstyles for black women you can try on your hair ranging from braided looks to different colors and lengths. Scroll down!
If you have a round face, the A-line bob—possibly the most popular bob right now—might be the ideal style for you. The structure of this design, which is long on the sides and short in the back, will not only produce plenty of hair volume, but the golden brown highlights will also give your entire appearance a ton of dimension. The glitzy hairstyle will up your fashion game right away and keep your heads turning!
Bob the Crimson Round
When going red in their hair, everyone appears to choose for brighter tones. Why not give something a little more subdued a try? This deep red color on a short, circular bob goes incredibly well with darker complexion tones and is quite gorgeous. The extended
Sunset Pixie Bob
Look, there is a reason why the internet is inundated with pictures of sunsets. It’s because they are stunning and restore your faith in God. So, if you can get that same sunset effect on your hair, then why not give it a try? This adorable pixie bob has been cut evenly on all sides and contrasted with an undercut on one. The beautifully blended shades of yellow and orange create a dazzling sunset effect that is elevated by the straightened side-swept bangs.
Super Blunt Edged Long Bob
So many of us shy away from getting blunt-ended haircuts because they look “weird.” Or, at least, I do. But now that I have seen it done this way, I say, go for it. The super blunt long bob is slightly A-line in structure and styled in a poker-straight manner, which makes it look edgy, yet professional.
Burgundy Bob With Dense Bangs
Not gonna lie, I’m a sucker for burgundy hair. And this A-line structured bob does full justice to it. This short in the back, long on the sides cut has been elevated to a whole new level by coloring all the hair on top in that beautiful deep red shade and leaving the hair under its natural black. The dense bangs that fall smack-dab on the face look super chic.
Curled Up Bob
Here’s another fun idea to change up your bob look. If your bob is of medium length, you could play around with a curling iron to create tight curls to transform it into a shorter bob, as pictured above. Add a slight A-line structure to it and part it to the side to add some funk to your look.
Dark Roots Curly Bob
I’m sure that your Instagram feed these days is filled with pictures of women showing off their ombre hair. So here’s a look that deviates from this mainstream style and creates a niche for itself. The dark roots in this curly short bob change into a golden blonde at the bottom without much of a gradual transition, which is exactly what makes this hair look so fresh and daring.
Bronze Curly Bob
This haircut and style look simply surreal. With its perfectly structured curls that flow down like molten bronze, it looks like the stuff of dreams. Or a vintage Hollywood movie poster. The long bob has been curled on its lower half to make it look like a mid-length bob and swept to the side to create a pin-up effect.
Feathered Highlights Layered Bob
If you are someone who has fine hair, I recommend that you go for this look. This long bob has been cut into layers, each of which has been highlighted with a light brown color to create some movement and dimension in your hair. Part your hair on one side and style it in a feathered manner to highlight your highlights!
Ultra Contrast Bob Cut
Some of us (read: me) are too hesitant to dye our hair even in one color. Then, some just go for it in the boldest way possible. This gorgeous lady has left her hair at the top and bottom in her natural color and gone for a bleached blonde shade in the middle section of her hair. She has then straightened her bob, making her brown hair at the top drape down on her blonde locks like a curtain.
Casually Wavy Uneven Bob
There are asymmetrical bobs and then there are downright uneven cuts. This haircut falls in the latter category but in the best way possible. This uneven bob has been styled with minimal product to keep the overall look casual and fresh.
3D Crochet Braids Bob
Anyone can do a simple A-line bob. But, do your A-line bob up in 3D crochet braids and you have something really special at hand. This side-part look is nothing if not edgy and bold. Add a few bronze beads and put on your best clothes to take the world by storm.
Blonde Balayage Lob
Ciara strikes again with her signature long bob look. But, this time she has switched up the color by going for a cool-toned blonde ombre and dark roots. Though she has maintained her center parting, this time she has styled her lob in some subtle relaxed waves that soften her overall look.
Indigo Blue Asymmetrical Bob
Sport this look if you dare. This look truly is a study in contrast with its sharp, long cut on one side and short, blunt one on the other. The indigo-blue hue seriously ups the cool factor of this look. Let’s be real, anyone sporting this cut and color would look amazing.
Super Swooped Bob
If your style is quite out there and you lean towards more dramatic looks, try out this bob cut for size. This curly bob hairstyle, the focal point of which is the big bangs swooping down one side, is sure to add an element of mystery to your overall look. The subtle highlights added to the bangs round off the look perfectly.
Fuchsia Curly Bob
This model is working her bright mid-length bob like it’s nobody’s business. The messy curls and swooping side bangs are fun and flirty, to say the least. The bright pop of color added by the fuchsia shade makes this style ultra-feminine and hot.
Platinum Pixie Bob
Can’t choose between getting a pixie cut or a bob cut? Well, here’s a style that gives you the best of both worlds! In terms of length, the pixie bob style saddles the line between these two styles. In this particular look, the model’s hair has been styled in Marcel waves that lay flat on her head. The platinum blonde coloring given at the top creates a mesmerizing effect when paired with the super-structured curls.
Golden Brown And Maroon Short Bob
I love it when I see a unique hair color combo. This super short and curly bob has been dyed in a fabulous golden brown color and subtly highlighted with a gorgeous maroon shade. The bob itself is super voluminous at the back and finished off with some swooped bangs in the front. This is one of the best short bob hairstyles for African-American women.
Caramel Toned Long Bob
I’m absolutely in love with this caramel-toned hair look. It transitions pretty abruptly from dark roots to caramel ends. Nevertheless, the result is pretty striking. The long bob has been cut into blunt ends and the bangs have been swept to the side to finish off the look.
It’s time for all your childhood dreams of looking like a fairytale character to come true! This curly and short bob haircut for black women is as classy as it is. But colored in a golden blonde shade, the whole look exudes refined elegance. Style this bob with gold and dewy makeup to look like an absolute goddess.
Kinky Curly Bob
Kinky curly hair is probably the most beautiful hair texture in the world. And to unleash it in its most gorgeous and voluminous form, all you need to do is get it cut into a long bob down to your shoulders. A little bit of coconut oil applied at the roots and some tender loving care, and your kinky curly bob will look naturally beautiful.
Center Parted Long Bob
If you are always reaching for your curling wand and are a huge fan of hair products, you can put both those things to use with this bob-cut look. This long bob has been styled in super loose curls at the bottom and sleekly parted down the middle at the top to show off the model’s jet-black tresses in the best way possible.
Chic Short Bob
With its soft tousled curls that give off an air of romance, this bob cut looks like it belongs on the cinema screen. The big open curls end right at the chin and accentuate your jawline. Don’t forget to part your hair on one side to add a touch of glamor to your look.
Long Bob With Wispy Bangs
Heading off to college? We’ve got you covered! This simple straight long bob is low maintenance and highly functional for the multi-tasking woman that you are. The straight-cut wispy bangs add a splash of youthfulness to this simple cut.
Blonde Bombshell Bob
When you need the perfect mix of body, curls, blonde, bangs, and a bob, well this is your perfect mix of what we call the best of all worlds! This timeless look is sure to be a show-stopper all year long, for every season. It grows out well and will give you the ultimate versatility that will last!
Sapphire Blue Bob
Here’s another unique color that you don’t see every day. The chilled-out waves on the short bob work well to accentuate its sapphire blue tone. The subdued shade of blue is not ‘in your face’, which makes it work appropriately, yet stylish.
You don’t always need to go in for extensions or heated hair tools to sport a bob. The afro bob proves just that. This trendy look that has been done on natural hair is gorgeous and low maintenance. The volume added all around your head by this bob makes this look feminine and fun.
Highlighted Kinky Curly Bob
Just because you are leaving your hair in its natural kinky curly state does not mean that you can’t treat yourself to a little bit of color. You could take inspiration from this look and add some different tones of blonde to your hair to create a mesmerizing effect when hit by sunlight. The bob itself can be kept short to create an afro look.
Pixie Bob With Dramatic Bangs
*Hums to herself* Say my name, say my name… With that killer pixie cut, we definitely will say Michelle Williams’ name! The pixie is short all around except in the front and on the top and works best for someone with a long face or a prominent forehead. The long bangs have been straightened, slightly feathered, and swept to one side to create a dramatic and edgy look.
Twisted Braids Bob
Let’s twist it up, girls! There’s so much going on in this bob look that I don’t even know where to begin. Let’s start with the impeccable twisted braids that beautifully frame her face. The sides have been left loose to reduce the volume and focus the attention on the braids. Lastly, her hair has been dyed in a honey-brown color to create a contrast against the naturally dark hair at the roots. Phew!
Fiery Orange Feathered Bob
Full disclosure? I love autumn. And I would love nothing more than to surround myself with the orange and brown shades of fallen leaves. With this gorgeous orange hair color, you could do just that! The roots and the hair at the back have been left brown to subdue the vibrant orange and the bob has been styled in a feathered manner to add some dimension and movement to the hair.
Short Blonde Bob
Let’s just accept that Ciara is at the top of the bob haircut game. This time, she has gone for a super short bob and a completely blonde look. The center parting and the rounded edges of her straight hair create an air of dignity and sophistication around her. She looks, truly, a class apart in this bob hairstyle look!
Layered Pixie Bob
Tyra Banks is killing it with this super edgy layered pixie look. With the help of some light-hold hair gel, she has styled her pixie into spikes that lay flat across her forehead to create a cutting-edge look and exude a badass vibe. Iconic.
Flaming Curls Bob
This! Girl! Is on fire! With those flaming copper curls shooting out in all directions, this model does look like a fire goddess. The mid-length bob has been styled into tight curls to reduce its length and create that ultra-dynamic movement. It’s edgy, it’s cool, and it’s calling out to you to get it done yourself.
Green Mohawk Bob
I know, I know. This bright green look is pretty out there for the most daring of us. But rest assured that you will grab and hold the attention of anyone you meet. With undercuts on either side and the hair left in the middle cut into a short bob cut, the curls created in this hair create a funky mohawk that is sure to up your style quotient by a bazillion points.
Beaded Long Bob
In a world where black women (and women of color, in general) are standing up to the prevailing beauty standards that they have been forced to conform to, Solange has released her song ‘Don’t Touch My Hair’ as a symbol of empowerment and to showcase the beauty of natural African hair. In its iconic music video, she sports a heavily beaded long bob that she slays and carries off with aplomb. I’m sure you’re already making a hair appointment at your salon to achieve this absolute perfection of a look.
Infographic: Facts About The Bob Haircut
There is no denying that the bob haircut is cool, classy, and super fashionable. This chic haircut will never go out of style because it is beautiful as well as easy to maintain. It allows you to feel comfortable and demands very little upkeep.
If you are up for a bob, let us introduce you to some amazing facts about this haircut. Check out the infographic below!