11 Short Bob Haircut Ideas to Inspire Your Next Look

Your hair is an extension of your style, as it allows you to show off your personality and aesthetic, similar to your fashion choices. Getting a new haircut is one of the easiest ways to change your look up and embrace a new vibe or style. For anyone looking to give their hair a major chop, short bob haircuts are a trendy yet easy-to-manage look that'll never go out of style. Just look at Hailey Bieber's dramatic bob transformation.

Whether your hair type is wavy, straight, curly, or coily, there's a bob hairstyle out there for you that's sure to flatter. Not sure where to start? We spoke with editorial hairstylist Mariah Molina from Dop Dop Salon to discover the chicest short bob haircuts for fine hair, thick hair, and everything in between.

"The short haircut trending this year is also the most universal haircut for most face shapes, and it's the french bob," Molina tells POPSUGAR. "[It's] a classic and iconic haircut that can be customized." A french bob is characterized by its ultra-cropped length, typically hitting just below the ears. As Molina says, it's on most people. "French bobs are great for fine hair because they are known to be light and fluffy with layering," she adds.

No matter if you're interested in a short layered bob haircut, an inverted bob, or a shaggy style with bangs, we rounded up options to inspire your next trip to the salon.

Short Bob Haircut For Fine Hair

If you have fine hair, then creating a shaggy look will help add volume. This style has curtain bangs paired with layers to create a "flick-out" appearance that doesn't fall flat against the head.

Short Layered Bob Haircut

Adding layers to your look can provide volume to fine hair, and for thick hair, it helps remove some extra weight. If you have a square-shaped face, Molina finds that using "face-framing and short layers will add volume and texture right where it needs to bring balance."

Short Bob Haircut With Bangs

The french bob features a blunt length that usually hits around chin level, just below the earlobes. It often includes matching blunt bangs, but you can opt for curtain bangs if you want a softer look.

Short Stacked Bob Haircut

This stacked haircut features slightly longer hair in the front that gradually gets shorter at the back of the head. It's often paired with tapered sides and layers at the back to give the hair more body and volume.

Short Inverted Bob Haircut

The inverted bob can work with or without bangs and looks great on all hair types, from sleek and straight to voluminous and curly. The gradual length change will help add volume while also allowing your neck to breathe.

Short Bob Haircut For Thick Hair

If you have thick hair, then layers are your best friend as they help to add balance while framing the entire look. You can also add bangs to inject your own personal style into the haircut.

Very Short Bob Haircut

If you're really looking to chop your hair, then this ultra-short style is the way to go. Also known as the micro bob, the look goes above chin-length and can feature a blunt cut or have more C-shaped layers.

Cute Short Bob Haircut

Pair your bob with a middle part and curved-in ends for a cute and low-maintenance style.

Short Blunt Bob Haircut

If you want to keep things simple, a blunt bob is an ideal option. The look features one length without layers and can be paired with practically any type of bang, depending on what you're looking for.

Short Bob Haircut on Curly Hair

If you're looking to add some texture and volume to your curls, then you may want to consider combining two popular styles: the bob and the shag. With it, you can let your curls shine.

Th "Sob" Haircut on Wavy Hair

The "sob" haircut looks much better than it sounds. Short for "soft bob," it uses light curls to add a bit of subtle volume to your hair, providing that super effortless, tousled look.