Asymmetrical bobs are the perfect edgy yet acceptable hairstyle. Characterized by an uneven cut, one side of the hair is worn longer than the other. While this sounds a little risky on paper, the effect is beautiful, and the disparity between the lengths of the sides is truly up to you.
Is The Asymmetrical Bob Still In Style?
Since the look first emerged nearly 100 years ago, it has remained an iconic fixture as a bob haircut. While it has endured slight variations, its highly customizable nature means that making it feel fresh in 2021 is easy and merely relies on the creativity of you and your stylist.
Asymmetrical bobs can be smooth and polished, waved, or paired with angled bangs. Layered haircuts are popular if you enjoy blow-drying and styling your hair from time to time. Let’s take a look at the advantages an asymmetrical bob has to offer before viewing styles that promise to serve some serious inspiration.
Top Advantages of The Asymmetrical Bob
Asymmetrical bob haircuts are popular for a number of reasons, including their apparent femininity. Even though hair is shorter than typical long locks for women, the length frames the face and draws the eye in.
Their versatile nature is also intriguing. Regardless of your hair texture and type or face shape, the asymmetrical bob can be slightly adapted to highlight your best features. Variation in length is yet another element that you can manipulate for your advantage.
Asymmetrical bobs are suitable as is, for either a casual or highly formal event. Their short length makes daily styling truly a breeze.
Short Asymmetrical Bob
A short asymmetrical bob cut has a more youthful appeal than longer, sleeker varieties. Thanks to the short stack at the nape of the neck, the shorter side of the bob cups the chin and jaw and is rounded under.
Due to the large disparity in length between both sides, a slightly more centered part is favorable over the deep side part typical of an asymmetrical bob. It will restore balance to your face as necessary. Feel free to shorten the longer side of the bob if you desire a softer effect.
This look embraces both the bold businesswoman and the wild party girl with the layers in the back and the drastically longer sides. And if you go for a dark color with playful streaks, it takes it up a notch. To style, apply volumizing mousse to your hair and blow-dry with a paddle brush. Then curl the sides away from your face with a large curling iron and finish with a medium holding spray.
For those with thinner or fine hair, this blunt cut will add a great deal of volume. The sleek style with its chin length angles will enhance your facial features. So, break out that sexy red lipstick and line those eyes to show your sultry side. To style, spritz your hair with an anti-frizz product and blow-dry. Then straighten with a flat iron until smooth and sleek. Finally, spray with a finishing spray.
If you’re feeling a bit punkish and want to embrace your inner pixie, why not combine a classic bob with an asymmetrical pixie cut? Get a pixie on one side of your head and a bob on the other. This look is sophisticated and edgy at the same time. To achieve it, apply anti-frizz serum to your hair and then use a flat iron for that straight sleek look, flipping out the ends on the longer side for the flirty effect.
Sleek Deep Side Asymmetrical Haircut
Another great style for a deep side part bob is this straight and sleek bob haircut. The deep part on the shorter side gives it a slightly seductive vibe while also nicely emphasizing your jawline. This look is also perfect if you want a more refined and polished look. But as well, it can be quite sexy and playful.
To style, make a deep part and blow dry straight with a round brush. Smooth out with a flat iron for a sleek and polished finish.
Weave Asymmetrical Bob
If you have wavy hair, you might find it hard to find bob wave hairstyles to showcase your wavy locks. This asymmetrical bob wavy is a great way to add bounce to your curly tresses, especially for those with thin or finely textured hair.
The side swept bangs add a bit of mystery and playfulness to this super cute asymmetrical bob hairstyle.
Style your bangs to whichever side is slightly longer. You can either blow it dry upside down or with a diffuser to add somebody. Or you can simply apply sea salt spray, tousle your wavy tresses and go!
Angled Asymmetrical Cut
If you want a look that’s super sexy and chic, this angled cut is very sensual. The bangs fall seductively over your eyes for a flirty vibe that will make men swoon. A cute bob haircut can really do wonders for your confidence.
The best part about this style is the sexy bedhead look. It’s so easy to style. Simply blow dry upside down for body, flip your hair over and use your fingers to style!
Wavy Bob Hairstyle With Side Part
If you want an asymmetrical bob wavy cut, this short wavy bob is uber cute! The soft and romantic waves add a sense of mystery. As well, the caramel highlights on the milky chocolate brown base are very stunning.
All you need to do to duplicate this look is scrunch your hair with a good volumizing mousse If your hair isn’t naturally wavy, you can make big bouncy curls with a large barrelled curling iron.
Pastel Color For Side Swept Bob
Another cute look for asymmetrical styles is this side-swept bob hairstyle. The side swept loose waves are sultry and seductive if you want a look that’s both youthful and chic.
And what’s prettier than pastel hair? The soft shades make this sassy style even more feminine and fun!
Short Asymmetrical Bob For Curly Hair
Standard bob haircuts, with their even, all around edges, are reliable classics. They’re easy to maintain and flatter practically everyone. Plus, everyone loves them. And everyone wants them. Well, maybe not everyone. Some want a little more than everyday chic. Some want mystery and edge, along with glam and flair.
Surprise! The reliable classic offers them the short asymmetrical bob. This model’s naturally curly asymmetrical bob blends choppy layers with a sharp tapered edge, and a clean nape. The glorious blonde highlights pump up the charisma even further. Asymmetrical bob curly hairstyles become very popular today. It’s a short hair variation that adds body without a lot of change.
Asymmetrical Retro Faux-Bob Hairstyle
We’ve used “glamour” quite a bit to describe the bob, be it the classic bob, long bob, blunt bob, textured bob, etc. And the word applies. Truth be told, however, it really applies to the short asymmetrical bob. The style immediately conjures images of the gorgeous, one-of-a-kind women of the Golden Age of Hollywood. We’ve yet to see their kind again. Wait, we somewhat can. And you can evoke them yourself. With the asymmetrical retro faux bob.
You start out with a short asymmetrical bob haircut. Then, all you need is a curling iron, a teasing comb, and hairspray, and voila, you’ll look just as captivating as this model. And, she most definitely evokes images of past bombshells. Yet, her makeup and jewelry keep her image modern and fresh.
Asymmetrical Short Bob With Bangs
An asymmetrical short bob with bangs and an elongated side that falls under the jawline will forever compliment. The stacked angle bob this model sports is especially flattering for those with round faces and those with extra layers of skin around their necks (often called “double chins”). The term “double chin” carries a negative implication and, truth be told, it’s misleading to think that overeating always causes them. Oftentimes, the natural aging process simply weakens facial muscles and skin. Facial exercise can help. And so can asymmetrical hair.
An asymmetrical bob balances double chins. All you see on this model is her sweet, heart-shaped face and that’s all you’re ever going to see. She also superbly wound in the current gray trend. She selected sophisticated hues of pewter and icy silver that would normally bring to mind approaching storms. But her bright pink lipstick calmed the skies and her delicate charm blazes through. Don’t you wonder what she’s thinking?
Side Parted Style For An Uneven Bob Haircut
We’ve told you over and over again how the uneven bob haircut delivers energy and spark. Do you actually need more proof? Okay. Take this model. She’s smiling sweetly, and her wide-open eyes make her look angelic. But, check out the styling of her short hair asymmetrical bob. The raised flip, the one side tucked behind her ear, and the elongated another side, which gently grazes her neck and completes the outline around her face.
There also seems to be some grunge going on with the irregular, almost imperceptible rosy like color dashes. Now, those are sultry and deliciously wicked. Forget the eyes and smile, the short uneven bob always reveals the truth.
Sleek Short Asymmetrical Bob
As it turns out, a perfectly sleek and smooth texture is the best way to accentuate the beauty of asymmetric hair. Ask your stylist to make your ends the center of attention by giving them a very pointed finish. In this way, you will see the whole cut reach a new level, becoming even sexier and more attractive. To maintain the look, don’t forget to give your hair a pass of a flat iron to achieve this sleekness.
Curly Asymmetrical Bob
Though curls are never boring, there’s no limit to perfection, so you can always experiment with them! As you can see, on curly hair, asymmetry looks different. In a good way, of course! Besides an asymmetrical body, try amping up your curls with soft layers. On curly locks, layers make every single strand more defined and distinctive, thus showing the best side of the amazing texture.
Asymmetrical Bob For Long Hair
The smooth perfection of this bob is certainly for the sophisticated woman. The asymmetry between the two sides is subtler, with a mere two inches difference in length. If you work in an office or another serious environment, then this slight discrepancy will be most appropriate.
You may also notice that this bob is inverted, meaning it is cut on an angle so that the hair grows gradually longer as you move from the back of the head to the front. This introduces soft lines to your look and keeps sleek straight bobs looking less severe than straight, blunt cut versions.
Elongated Front With Fringe
This fun look works best for those with rounder faces. A bold color will give this look a bit more of an edge. The blunt bangs with extended length at the front frame your face nicely. To style, apply anti-frizz serum and blow dry, drying the varying lengths of hair in different directions for the edgy effect.
Mermaid hair has taken the fashion world by storm. With its blend of green and bluish hues, this mystical look will make you feel like a mermaid princess. The soft waves add a touch of playfulness. To style, add texturizing serum and blow dry your hair with a round or paddle brush for volume and sleek texture. Next, spray with a light hold finishing spray.
Shaggy And Stylish
This shaggy asymmetrical cut works best with a bold pop of color. And it’s so easy to style and maintain. Simply apply an anti frizz spray to your wet hair and blow dry. This style really elongates your face, so it works best for those with round or heart-shaped faces.
Long Asymmetrical Bob With Red Tips
An in demand asymmetrical bob 2018 is the long bob. The length falls below the chin and reaches the collarbone. It’s often called the “lob.” It’s a good option for those who aren’t yet ready to go short. Toss in some unnatural colors and then a few waves and, like this model, you’re innovative and fashion-forward (as well as drop-dead gorgeous).
Rather than distract, her long asymmetrical bob spotlights her face. While bobs and lobs look good on almost anyone, an asymmetrical bob long is ideal for this model as it flatters and softens square and diamond-shaped faces.
Blonde Asymmetrical Bob With Bangs
Medium bob haircuts are longer than short bobs and come down to around the chin. While they’re less polished, they’re easier to manage, quite playful, and so much fun. An asymmetrical bob haircut with bangs is even more delightful. There’s a wide range from which to choose, including side, swept, choppy, blunt, and arched, just to name a few.
This model’s short, fringed bang compliments her facial structure and accentuates her extraordinary eyes, like an illuminated, custom built frame. A layered asymmetrical bob with bangs such as hers suits all hair textures and types and adds body, along with the character.
Weave Bob Hairstyles With Side Part
Weaves are great for those who aren’t sure they like a certain style or whose hair isn’t yet long enough to get the cut. Weaves are strips of synthetic or natural hair that an individual, friend, or a hairstylist either glues, sews, or clips onto the natural hair. There are many textures and styles from which to choose, including an asymmetrical bob weave. Suppose, too, you’ve admired the long angled bob but were hesitant to make the commitment.
You could use a natural cut or a weave bob hairstyle with a side part to simulate it whenever you wanted. See this model’s hair? All you have to do is wear one side forward and then fold the other side back behind your ear (use bobby pins, should you need). And, there you have it: a splendid, beautiful bob. And, within seconds, you can once again be chic and casual. Yes, the asymmetrical bob can make you the modern day Cinderella.
Long Bob For Sleek Black Hair
Once you decide upon a bob, which is very smart, you then have to determine which one. That’s so hard. There are so many great ones. The inverted bob is an excellent choice. It’s timeless and always complimenting. Essentially, the hairstylist layers the back and then graduates the front pieces into longer, curved sections that angle toward the front.
A long inverted bob, as its name implies, is longer and usually doesn’t have the short-stacked section in the back. The front sections remain the same. An asymmetrical long bob, like the model is wearing, has unequal sides. As you can see, an asymmetrical bob on black hair is utterly spectacular. It’s so shiny, smooth, dramatic and oh so sexy. A casting director might take one look at her and cast her as the seductress in an upcoming movie.
Ice Blonde Side-Parted Asymmetrical Lob
Can you imagine what a hypnotic duo you will create once you put a side-part with asymmetry together? In fact, that’s the best way to intensify the uncommon silhouette of the cut, making your look even more dynamic and fun. This idea seems to embrace everything a modern girl is dreaming to rock: seductive asymmetry and the most sought-after hair color. If you have always wanted to make your hair look significant but had no idea how to make it right, this combo is key.
Shave Side Asymmetrical Bob
Just in case you weren’t sure about how versatile these bobs can be, take a look at this asymmetrical pixie bob. Its ultra short length means that it lies somewhere between a pixie cut and bob style.
This style contains a short stack at the nape of the neck and a shaved detail at the left temple. If you decide that this cut is for you, consider the balance that the straight hair provides to the textured buzzed portions of the hair. Round and swooping side bangs add a touch of femininity.
Undercut But Not Underrated
Undercuts are very trendy this year. You can really add a playful edge with the right undercut. They work with every length of hair and they are easy to style, as well. Simply add an anti-frizz serum to your wet hair and blow dry. Then, apply a heat protectant and enhance the sleekness of your look by giving it just a pass of a flat iron. It’s that easy! And the fun thing about an undercut is that if you leave it longer, you will open the world of countless styling options: anything from wavy styles to sassy updos will be yours. However, you do need to maintain the undercut, so you’ll need to get your hair trimmed every few weeks, but this fun look is worth the effort!
Medium Asymmetrical Bob With Undercut
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend. No, they’re not. Razors are a girl’s best friend! That’s because a hairstylist uses one to create undercuts and undershaves. In an undercut, the hairstylist shaves off a portion of hair from either side, both sides, and/or the nape of the neck. The hairstylist will also often preserve a long portion of hair for fashion versatility. In an undershave, the hairstylist shaves off all the hair from either side, both sides, and/or the nape of the neck all the way up to the scalp.
The model in the upper right photo displays an asymmetrical bob with undershave. It always looks super cool and hip and in all likelihood always feels that way. The model in other two photos wears an asymmetrical bob with undercut. The undercut lies beneath one of her sides, so you only see an asymmetrical bob from the back view. We’ll just have to wait until she ties up or pulls back at least one of those cool tapered sides to see it. Oh well.
Layered Asymmetrical Bob
Layers provide the opportunity to play with dimension and styling in a way that sleek styles don’t. To add them in to your asymmetrical bob, layers should start at the grown of the head and feed into long, side swept bangs.
For those wondering how to style an asymmetrical bob with layers, a curling hot tool of your choice is necessary. Add a bit of wave to let the layers work properly, and add an extra boost of volume, too. Salt spray is helpful before styling begins, as it will add light texture that is preferable to the crunch that sometimes accompanies hairspray.
Short Layered Bob
Layered haircuts are very popular right now as they add a ton of volume and texture to any style of hair. This short layered bob is no exception.
With longer side bangs and stacked layers in the back, it is ahead of its time. The pretty auburn and light brown balayage adds a ton of dimension to this supercut short asymmetrical bob.
Short, Medium, And Long Layers
Lobs, or longer bobs, are all the rage this season, especially long asymmetrical haircuts. They are exceptionally cute and perfect if you are going for a sensual or flirty vibe.
The asymmetrical long bob with a platinum blonde ombre fade is very striking and dramatic if you want to turn heads everywhere you go. Leave one side drastically longer for a look that's both daring and sexy.
Pink-Grey Layered Asymmetrical Bob
An unevenly layered asymmetrical bob needs mussing. An angled bob, such as the one this model is wearing, offers an easy to tousle look, which can be even further accentuated with rollers or a curling iron, depending on how dressed up or down she wants to look. Notice how her barely noticeable, wispy side bangs draw you to her striking eyes and lips and how they also add volume to the rest of her hair. And, that pink and gray hair color. Pink and gray are actually one of the most calming color combinations. Not on her, though. She excites pink and gray. She rocks those colors! To the max!
Shaggy Style For A Medium Asymmetrical Bob
Did you like coloring when you were a kid? If so, didn’t you just love getting a brand new box of crayons? Wasn’t picking out your favorite colors grand? We need color in our lives. We need to enjoy it, experiment with it, and let it light up our lives. So, keep on playing with it. Better yet, ask your hairstylist to put it in your medium asymmetrical bob. Better yet, have your hairstylist use muted pink rose balayage.
Why? Because a strawberry blonde asymmetrical blonde bob literally turns heads. And, asymmetrical haircuts practically cry out for strawberry blonde. It adds fiery passion, but softness, too. Notice the slight tinge of strawberry blonde in this model’s bob. It’s the perfect accent for casual asymmetrical haircuts like hers and for those who want subtle effects, rather than dramatic ones.
Asymmetrical Bob: African American Style
The natural look is in, and curly-haired women are finally embracing their waves. With so many tools and products at their disposal, they can go back and forth between straight and curly looks whenever they feel like it. Being one of the most flattering bob hairstyles for black women, an asymmetrical haircut lets them look amazing. African American women have especially gorgeous curls. For the African American woman seeking a cut with which she can transition seamlessly between sophisticated, casual, and formal no matter the texture, the asymmetrical bob for black hair is for her.
It’s hip, fresh, and fun. See what the sharp contours do for this model? It’s as if the asymmetrical bob was made for the African American woman. The deep side part lets you see her lovely, flawless skin. She seems to have no makeup on, yet, she’s captivating. And, those red highlights are simply the crowning glory.
Auburn Straight Asymmetrical Bob
There are three ways to make heads turn and minds go crazy with your hair. The first is to get an asymmetrical bob. The second is to make a bright, warm shade of red an exclamation point of your look. And the third is about the parting: just finish everything with a crazily cascading side part. Here, most of the hair is flipped to one side, adding tons of volume. Evgh one of the sides will be less dense, the visual power of the volumetric twist will steal the show.
Shaggy, Messy, and Playful Asymmetrical Bob Style
Soft, tousled waves are the look of the moment, regardless of your hairstyle. An asymmetrical curly bob is the perfect way to look and feel trendy with a style you won’t regret later on.
Messy and playful elements are ideal on bobs that hover near lob territory by skimming the shoulder tops. There isn’t too much difference in the length of the sides of this bob, so a deep and swooping side part is sexy, yet relaxed.
Before styling, use a deeply moisturizing conditioner and follow up with a serum for high shine.
Boho Chic Beachy Waves
Boho Chic is all the rage this year. This adorable cut with its carefree waves is fun and effortless. If you want to embrace your glam chic side, this is the look for you. To style, add volumizing mousse to your damp hair and blow-dry. Then create messy, imperfect waves with a medium barreled curling iron. Next, run your fingers through your curls to separate, spritz lightly with a sea salt spray and tousle for that carefree, sexy effect. This look works best for those with round or heart-shaped faces.
Messy And Playful
This playful bob is just long enough to add some messy curls. It can go from serious to fun in just a matter of minutes and works for any occasion. Wispy bangs add a look of mystery. To achieve this carefree style, add some styling serum and blow-dry your hair. Then using a flat iron, make random messy waves and mist lightly with a sea salt spray.
Waves With Highlights
If you are looking for bob wavy hairstyles, look no further! This short wavy asymmetrical bob is perfect if you are looking for a slightly unkempt style that will drive men wild.
Also, the blonde highlighted hair gives this cut a sense of playfulness that shows you don’t take yourself too seriously and have a fun and adventurous side!
Blonde Balayage On Wavy Bob
If you are looking for medium haircuts for square face, this wavy bob could be just what you are looking for! The pretty buttery blonde balayage tones are super cute and playful. As well the soft waves and choppy layers make this asymmetrical cut even more fun!
Stylish Beige Blonde Asymmetrical Bob Wavy Hairstyle
We already know that the asymmetrical bob makes an impact. Want to make more? First, get the latest hair color trend. And, yes, it’s ashy beige hair. It’s 2019’s hair color rage. And, don’t dare to think blonde, as most dictionaries claim, is too simple and predictable. See this model’s hair? Simple? Hardly. Her slightly dark roots magically burst into pastel ashy blonde, perfectly matching the fair skin tone. The shimmering colors accentuate her brilliant blue eyes and other facial features.
You’d think that would be enough, but no, the wavy symmetrical bob adds even more impact. If you don’t have natural curls, hot rollers or a barrel-shaped curling iron will easily provide the necessary results. You can even perform an asymmetrical bob on yourself, should you dare. The Internet contains tutorials and how-to videos instructing how to perform a DIY asymmetrical bob with layers. Proceed carefully.
Side-Swept Curly Asymmetrical Bob
If you want to stand out in the most elegant, stunning, exclusive way, take your asymmetrical bob curly with a side of a sweep. The side sweep on this model’s curly asymmetrical bob adds excitement and allure. She was also smart to maintain her dark roots when she colored.
They call attention to her bewitching eyes, eyebrows, and lips and also keep her lighter hair shades from washing out her light complexion. She probably won’t have all that much to worry about, though. She knows exactly what she’s doing. The pastel tinges through her loose waves dash in the precise amount of femininity.
Asymmetrical Bob With Blonde Balayage
Sooner or later, you will feel the need for change in your image. However, there’s no way you will want to leave your asymmetrical bob, as it’s so cute, dramatic, and feminine at the same time. And this is where new colors should come in. Apart from bringing something new to your daily look, this coloring technique will enhance the visual impact brought by your creative haircut. All in all, some dimension in hair won’t ever hurt!
FAQ: Asymmetrical Bob
Is an asymmetrical bob good for any face shape?
As long as you find the perfect variation for your hair texture and style, it’s safe to say that asymmetric bob is suitable for all. However, you shouldn’t forget that the hues you decide to add to your locks matter considerably too. Once you figure out how to balance all the components out, you will end p with a flawless and flattering look.
Who should avoid asymmetrical bob?
As long as you find the flawless coloring along with the layering, let alone the length, it’s safe to say that no one should avoid the asymmetrical bob. The cut is designed to fit all equally. The only challenge lies in the fact of finding your individual variation. A trained stylist can help you succeed with the task in no time!
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