Ways Of Rocking A Truly Versatile Inverted Bob
An inverted bob haircut is a trendy variation of a classic bob haircut that is one length. Its front is longer, and it frames a woman’s face and thus makes it appear slimmer. And the layers become shorter towards the back, making it more voluminous. (1)
In case you have just got a bob after wearing your tresses longer, you will be amazed at your new styling routine. While it used to take you hours to get and maintain volume, now just some back combing can do the trick and grant you the volume boost that will last all day long.
Now let’s discuss your styling options in greater detail.
Wavy Ash Blonde Bob
Inverted bob haircuts are meant for wavy hairstyles. What better way to show off your gorgeous wavy tresses than with a shoulder-length graduated lob? The long layers grant this trendy cut a ton of volume and movement.
What makes this cut even prettier is the ash blonde ombre fade. Start off with a dark ash blonde at the roots and then gradually fade to a creamy ash blonde and finally a pale platinum blonde for a buttery blend of creamy blonde hair that is full of texture and dimension.
Those with naturally wavy locks can simply run a curling mousse through their hair or spray it with sea salt and let it air dry. If you have straight hair, you can add a volumizing mousse and blow it dry with a vent brush to add some bounce. Finally, add big, loose waves with a wide curling iron for even more texture.
Inverted A-line Messy Platinum Blonde Bob
This classic A-line layered inverted bob is great for those who are looking for an effortless style that is both chic and sassy. The long layers are cut just a bit choppy for a carefree, tousled look that just oozes sexiness. (2)
And what is more glamorous and sexy than a shiny platinum blonde? The silvery blonde hues look positively stunning on the long, piecey layers. This messy blond bob is full of texture and movement. But the best thing about it is the relaxed and messy vibe that shows that you are ready for whatever life throws your way!
Silvery Purple Waves
Looking for a more daring short bob haircut? We think this silvery gray and purple inverted bob haircut with jagged ends is totally edgy not to mention the dusty purple hues. Ask for a slightly inverted bob with razored ends to give it a slightly punk rock vibe, with long layers throughout to add more fullness.
Purple hair is all the rage right now, and this dusty lilac is just enchanting! Ask for a blend of silver gray and a soft lilac to form a dreamy soft purple that will make you look and feel like a fairy princess!
Short Choppy Inverted Blonde Bob
A layered haircut is a great solution for those with fine hair who want to add more volume to their hair. This short inverted angled bob is so cute with its very short layered back and face-framing front. A short inverted bob will add new life to your hair and is a great way to start with fresh regrowth without going drastically short. Ask for choppy ends to give it some edgy flair.
This blend of balayage blonde hues is so feminine and chic. A soft ash blonde blended with platinum blonde highlights is so shiny and will shimmer like a spun gold in the sun.
Tousled Straight Cropped Inverted Bob With Balayage
This short inverted bob is so much fun with its dramatic contrast between warm and cool tones. The chestnut brown roots blended with honey brown and ash blonde highlights have a ton of depth if you are going for a truly multi-dimensional look. Balayage hair is very popular as it adds texture to any hairstyle.
This straight short graduated bob is stacked in the back and has long layers throughout. Style it in a slightly messy way for a carefree and relaxed vibe.
Short Simple Bob Cut With Side Bangs
This inverted bob short hairstyle is ideal for someone who wants a refined look that is still feminine and chic. A side bangs haircut is very girly and sexy as the short bangs will fall playfully over your eye. Make a deep side part and style your bangs on one side, so they frame that side of your face perfectly. Ask for long layers for some more volume.
This silvery blonde color is very sleek and sophisticated as the dark and light shades of platinum blonde add depth to this short and sassy inverted bob.
Short Messy Inverted Bob With Choppy Layers
Short inverted bob haircuts can have a fun and flirty edge. This messy inverted bob with shaggy, razored ends is super cute. Ask for choppy ends and random layers throughout to add some volume and texture. Leave one long piece in the front to give it a playful vibe.
The best thing about a shaggy bob is that you can leave it messy and tousled for a bedhead look that is sassy chic. Make it even more fun by adding some chocolate cherry tones with a blend of chestnut brown and dark auburn highlights. The shaggy layers will give it a windblown look that is very sexy.
Black Rounded Inverted Long Tousled Layers
If you are looking for a short layered inverted bob that is a bit more polished and refined, this rounded short bob may be exactly what you need. The rounded back adds some volume, and the long layers are gradually angled, so they just reach your chin to frame your face softly. (3)
The raven black color is so shiny and sleek. Blow dry your hair straight with a round brush and bring the ends in just a bit. Style it slightly messy at the top to give this classic cut just a bit of an edge.
Rusty Rose Wavy Tousled Inverted Bob for Thin Hair
Rose hair is very much in demand right now, and dusty rose is one of the trendiest and prettiest shades of pink there is! This pale dusty rose is perfect if you are looking for a soft pink color to give your hair a romantic and feminine flair.
This is one of the trendiest inverted bob hairstyles with its very short back and longer front layers. Add some soft, beach waves with your curling wand or flat iron to make this pretty hairstyle stand out. Or if you have been blessed with naturally curly tresses, just spritz your hair with sea salt spray and tousle it for a super sexy look that is playful and chic.
Streamlined Caramel Brown A-Line Bob with Middle Part
If you are looking for a more streamlined look, this sleek, straight A-line bob could be just what you are looking for. With its classic A-line cut and longer layers in the front, this inverted bob long is very polished and dignified, but still very trendy.
Ask for a caramel brown bob with light auburn hues to give it a multi-tonal look that is very sleek and sophisticated; such a warm tone is perfect for the holiday season.
Blow dry your hair straight and finish it off with a flat iron for a smooth finish. Don’t forget the shine serum so your soft red highlights will glimmer in the sun! Part it in the middle for a refined and classy look.
Messy Inverted Long Bob
One of the greatest things about rocking an inverted bob is that it allows for various creative styling choices. And there’s nothing like a sharp-angled body finished with a touch of messiness!
Since you have short layers on the back and long layers in the front, you can play around with different textures by making the crown lively and tousled and leaving the front slightly disheveled.
You can also ask your hairstylist for soft texturizing at the ends on the crown to make the layers even airier and more manageable. Here, the look is a bit tousled. But, that’s enough to spice it up with some flirty vibes!
Voluminous Side-Swept Bob
Exceptional volume and dramatic twists are calling cards of bob haircuts. Do you know that you can always enhance these features and simply take your cut to the next level? Of course, an inverted silhouette is key.
Also, hairstylists recommend women to find a perfect length at which the weight of the hair does not outweigh its body to achieve maximum volume. This side-swept bob is nothing but a perfect combination of the right length and styling. Its tresses are so nicely chopped, and the parting so balanced that it’s hard to imagine a look better.
Style your hair with a round brush and hairdryer to achieve this kind of volumetric look. A tip: part your hair before working with the dryer to make the side-swept body keep its bounce all day long.
Angled Bob For Brunettes
If not a distinctive haircut with pointed ends and edgy look, what can emphasize the beauty of dark hair? This precise and ideally leveled silhouette is a fantastic way to accentuate your deep and profound hair color. Needless to say, the graduation of lengths here is pretty dramatic, and you can always regulate it based on your preferences.
As for styling, nothing will work better than sleek and straight texture. Make sure to condition your hair with a product that contains moisturizing and softening oils to make your mane manageable for styling.
Also, don’t forget about a heat protectant before grabbing your flat iron: apart from saving your hair from damage, it can give you the needed shine for the illuminating finish.
Gold Blonde Inverted Bob For Thick Hair
If you think that nothing can tame your thick locks and whip them into a decent manageable shape, this idea is here to prove otherwise. First off, you need to get your hair layered and texturized. For an inverted bob, classic layering with a soft trim at the ends will do just great.
As you know, layers are a saving grace for women who want to reveal the real potential of their hair types. On thick hair, they chop off the extra weight from the length, providing a balanced body with lightweight ends. Well, that’s just what you need to show the best side of your hair type!
Just look at this gold blonde bob: we bet you’re going to copy not just the cut but also the enviable color from this pic.
Short Inverted Bob
It’s time for you to meet one of the most popular short inverted bob hairstyles! There’s no need to tell you how different it looks compared to all previous ideas you’ve seen today, as its look speaks for itself. Besides having an attractive inverted silhouette, this haircut strikes with its asymmetry, making the whole look super modern.style="text-align: justify;">By the way, such an idea will actually work wonders for thick hair too, as it features a lot of details that can tame those unruly tresses. The good news is, this haircut takes minutes to get it styled: just brush your damp hair and give it a blow-dry.
If you’d like to focus on the texture, apply some texturizing product and tousle your locks when they’re clean and dry. And if you want the cut to work on your facial features, just wave the front tresses to see the difference.
Chin Length Inverted Bob
Chin-length haircuts are officially the most practical choices you can make. But, at the same time, they look unbearably stylish, so you can feed two birds with one scone. Moreover, the length is just perfect for framing, which means you can always beautify your face with the help of your amazing haircut.
Apart from that, it works for all hair types, and this inverted bob for fine hair is no exception. If you have a round face, you can ask your stylist to round up your ends so that the whole length falls on your cheeks.
You will also love the way this cute cut looks with bangs: long curtain bangs that seamlessly blend with the rest of the locks are a must!
Ash Blonde Tousled Reverse Bob
Sleek Inverted Bob
Inverted Bob With Long Bang
Short Wavy Inverted Bob
Gold Balayage Inverted Bob
Brown Reverse Bob With Blonde Highlights
Straight Inverted Bob Hairstyle LooksCredit photo: instagram.com/styled_by_carolynn
When sleek and straight, an inverted haircut looks really stylish and bossy. What can we say, a straight haircut is unlikely to ever go out, and it is awesome. We really love its sharp lines and the unique balance between the longer face-framing front and shorter voluminous back.
Sleek Angled Bob HairstylesCredit photo: instagram.com/styled_by_carolynn, thomastimes
Angles and sleekness are like cheese and wine: both are good as they are but taste exceptional when combined. These two enhance the charm of one another, forming a totally harmonic duo that will never go out of style. Angled layers will provide your hair with lively movement and dynamics while a sleek finish will give it a chic shine-reflecting appearance. Ensure that your styling arsenal consists of a heat protectant, hairdryer, and flat iron: that’s all you need for radiant results like these.
Messy Inverted Bob HaircutCredit photo: instagram.com/bescene, buddywporter
A medium length inverted bob will certainly add some carefree vibes to your image when you choose to style it so that it looks messy. A messy bob haircut is flirty and fun. And we can state without any hesitation that this look will work great not only for a day at the office but also for a night out on the town with your best friends. The added beach texture makes the waves fall especially effortlessly and soft – the result that is unlikely to be achieved without the deliberate messiness. When styling, apply volume boosting mousse and texturizing serum, then blow dry your locks, finger-combing them. Finish with medium hold hair spray.
A-line Bob Haircuts With Messy WavesCredit photo: instagram.com/isaac4mayor
Waves and messy texture are an ageless combo with which you won’t ever go wrong. Whether your waves are big and thick or thin and loose, they will look gorgeous on an a-line bob! This haircut has a pleasant gradual body that cascades with longer tresses at the front. Now, imagine how glamorous it will look once you bless it with wavy texture! To get the most of this look, tousle your waves as much as you can and give them a coat of hairspray.
Beautiful Wavy Inverted BobsCredit photo: instagram.com/styled_by_carolynn, mikaatbhc, bescene
These haircuts appear especially feminine when waved a bit. The inverted bob medium length allows for the added movement and lift when styled like that. While your tresses are clean and still wet, apply beach wave mousse. This mousse will grant lift as well as the texture that will last. Blow dry your tresses and then use a medium-barrel curling iron to get waves. When all strands are waved, finish with dry texture hair spray. This hairstyle can work great for women with any face shape or hair type.
A-Line Inverted Bob Hair StyleCredit photo: instagram.com/jessiejanesway, styled_by_carolynn, aliyousha
All bobs have something to amaze us with, but when we see these A-line inverted bobs, we think that they are the real champions when it comes to blowing our minds. This dramatic and crisp angle is what we love the most about this bob haircut. Such haircuts appear quite futuristic and are so reminiscent of anime characters and fantasy movies, especially with added pops of colors. When styling, use special cream for blow-drying to get the necessary hold as well as sleekness. Such a drastic angle will work for babes whose necks are not short. Whether your tresses are thin or thick, you can sport an A-line inverted bob.
Long Inverted Bob CutCredit photo: instagram.com/mikaatbhc, hairbykatlin
An inverted bob long is the answer in case you would not like to sacrifice much length when getting a new haircut. And many babes don’t because they think that longer locks make them appear more feminine (we would not argue with this statement). Truly, if you would like to amplify your inner enigma, mysteriousness, individual beauty, then a long inverted bob is to go for. Longer locks at the front create such an intriguing contrast with a dramatically shorter back. And waves will complement a long inverted bob with layers spectacularly.
Medium Length Inverted Bob HairstyleCredit photo: instagram.com/styled_by_carolynn, bobbedhaircuts, chrisjones_hair
Opt for a medium inverted bob in case you feel like getting a compromise between a more daring short haircut and a more mysterious long bob haircut. And do you know that the best thing about sporting a medium length bob is its versatility? This kind of a bob haircut is a good basis for practically anything. Which means that if you decide to slightly alter the way you look, you will not have to go through the hell on Earth. By the way, Kelly Clarkson and Victoria Beckham were spotted with this variation of bob and looked fantastic.
Short Inverted BobCredit photo: instagram.com/ezmiabascom, bobbedhaircuts
Rihanna is one of the most well-known fans of short inverted bob haircuts. And there is no wonder why celebs like Rihanna choose to wear a short layered inverted bob – this type of inverted bobs is probably the easiest to style. Tresses just lay perfectly on their own due the density and smoothness. How cool is that!
Brave Colored Inverted BobCredit photo: instagram.com/smelaniebell, glamrock_hair
If you are a bold and daring lady, who is not seeking ways to hide away from attention, then we suggest you these marvelous and bright inverted bob coloring ideas. Take a pick and don’t be afraid to stand out from the crowd!
Celebrities With Inverted Bob Hairstyles
A celebrity that wears one of the today's inverted hairstyles is the most effective proof for their popularity! So here comes Krysta Rodriguez, a famous actress that knows the value of stylishness and comfort. Krysta loves to keep her hair short and edgy because such ideas can nicely frame her face and help her feel comfy with her hair. Here she pairs the bob with side-swept bangs to work on her forehead.
Feminine & Curly Inverted Bob
Ellen Pompeo always slays cameras with effortless and super girly looks, proving that simplicity never fails. This look is definitely worth attention, mainly because of the way her curls reveal the beauty of inverted bob. One side slightly outweighs the other, adding even more charm to the bouncy texture.
Sleek Inverted Bob
The truth is, many modern hairstylists call sleek inverted bob the Rihanna’s bob among themselves. Well, this amazing lady has personalized the edgy silhouette of this sharp haircut. To slightly hide her big forehead, she opts for a very sleek option that frames her face with the chic front tresses.
Short & Flirty Curly Bob
Call it magic, call it true. This look of Catherine Bell just takes years off! Yes, the magic of short haircuts and natural textures knows how to impress. Everything about this inverted bob is simple, yet, the short little curls can really steal the show.
Medium Length Graduated Bob
Everything that Victoria Beckham touches turns into trends. Not for nothing! She is the one who knows all her flaws and all her best features which helps her to customize a truly perfect, beautifying cut. Here, she goes classic: a graduated bob with slightly choppy ends - the harmony in its purest.
Short Asymmetrical Bob
We’ve seen Sarah Paulson with all the lengths possible, and this inverted bob is officially the greatest look. The heavy portion of the asymmetrical haircut adds more width to her face, thus balancing out her oblong face shape. Also, it gives a very elegant and well-groomed body to her thick hair, who could ask for more?
Dark Brown Inverted Bob + Side Swept Fringe
Most Elise Neal’s looks are all about long blowout hairstyles. But nowadays, the iconic actress opts for fashionable practicality. She rocks an inverted bob with a side-swept fringe to always have a lot of room for volume and framing touches. Needless to say, her loyalty to her natural color adds a lot of charm to the style.
Short & Blonde Inverted Bob
No words in the world can describe the outrageous style decisions of Lady Gaga. Even in her chic minimalist look, you can feel the endless rebellious vibe: her short, whitish blonde inverted bob builds a stunning, unusual silhouette. The perfect balance built with imbalance, it’s so Gaga!
Blue & Polished Inverted Bob
Katy Perry is never afraid of changes; sometimes it seems like she is a living synonym to experiments. One day she stands in front of cameras with feminine Hollywood waves, and then she blows her fans out with an inverted blue bob. Besides the attractive appearance, it’s sleek texture is to die for!
Natural Brown Graduated Bob
No doubts, there’s no unflattering hair lengths for Eva Longoria. Remember all those enviable long-hair looks that she used to flaunt with in her popular series? Here’s how amazing she looks without all those tons of styling products and tools. The inverted bob gently curves in to create a pleasant silhouette while her natural hair color emphasize her beauty.
This post is supposed to help you find your perfect inverted bob, and we hope that now you already know what to ask for next time you go to the salon. Catch more inspo on our blog.
* (1) An inverted bob is a type of bob that features a short back and long front.
* (2) A Line Bob - A version of the bob hairstyle, featuring longer proportions towards the front of your head and shorter dimensions at the back.
* (3) Layered hair is a hairstyle that gives the illusion of length and volume using long hair for the illusion of length and short hair for volume, as an easy style to manage.