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?
The bob haircut, iconic for nearly 100 years, remains adaptable and fresh in 2024, thanks to the creativity of hair artists. Asymmetrical bobs, whether smooth, waved, or with angled bangs, and layered cuts are perfect for those who style often, and offer versatility. Let's explore the benefits of an asymmetrical bob and its styles.
Top Advantages of The Asymmetrical Bob
Asymmetrical bob haircuts are popular for a number of reasons. Even though hair is shorter than typical long locks for women, the length frames the face and draws the eye in. Regardless of your hair texture and type or face shape, the asymmetrical bob can be adapted to highlight your best features.
Pink Asymmetrical Bob with Shaved Lines
This daring asymmetrical bob crafted by the hair wizard, educator and the Xo Hair Lab Salon owner - Ashley Warren, boasts a deep side part leading to a buzzed underlayer etched with delicate lines, enhancing its edginess. Its vibrant violet hue adds an audacious twist, turning heads with every swish.
Styling Tip: Try sculpting this bob cut with a texturizing pomade for definition, or smooth it with a flat iron for a sleek, reflective finish.
Wavy Bob Hairstyle With Side Part
This asymmetrical bob made by the Brazilian hair artist Jefferson Bolina cascades in tousled waves, framing the model's face with an artfully disheveled partition that whispers spontaneity. Its platinum blonde shade lends an ethereal quality to the textured tresses. This cut embodies a carefree spirit while exuding a chic sophistication that's both playful and refined.
Sleek Side-Parted Waves
If you want an asymmetrical bob wavy cut, this mid-length wavy cut is for you! Its soft and romantic waves add a sense of mystery, and its caramel highlights on the milky chocolate brown base look so stunning!
LHS Editors’ Advice:
- 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.
Thin Hair Stacked Bob
This model sports a stacked asymmetrical bob with a side partition that adds a contemporary twist to the hair, giving it the illusion of volume. The natural blonde highlights offer a sun-kissed contrast, enhancing the hair's dynamic angles.
Styling Tip: Use a blow-out for bouncy finesse or a straightener for sleek, polished hair edges that tailor a statement look.
Auburn Straight Asymmetrical Bob
Get an asymmetrical bob, make a bright, warm shade of red an exclamation point of your look and finish the hairstyle with a crazily cascading side part, like this one, made by LA-based hair stylist, Butterflyloft Salon owner - Ely Gurrola. You will make heads turn with your hair!
Straight Asymmetrical Lob
This sleek asymmetrical bob is a modern marvel, with its strands meticulously cut to drape longer on one side, creating a chic imbalance. The off-center parting elevates the style's edge, guiding the eye along the natural blonde canvas graced with darker roots. Its natural hue gleams with depth, making this hairstyle a statement of effortless sophistication.
Short Asymmetrical Bob
This 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.
LHS Editors’ Advice:
- 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.
Volume whispers at the roots of this inverted bob, where a deep side part cascades into a playful contrast of lengths. Each lock here glimmers in a natural blonde, kissed by the light, exuding a soft yet striking allure. This cut is a dance of structure and movement, embodying a bold, yet effortlessly chic aesthetic.
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.
- Apply volumizing mousse to your hair and blow-dry with a paddle brush.
- Curl the sides away from your face with a large curling iron.
- Finish with a medium holding spray.
Blonde Bob with Dark Roots
Undulating with tousled waves, this other piece of hairart by Jefferson Bolina falls into a captivating asymmetry. Its side-swept parting reveals darker roots playing against the blonde tresses, crafting an edgy regrowth chic. The contrast is deliberate, framing the model's features with the whisper of classic elegance.
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.
- Spritz your hair with an anti-frizz product and blow-dry.
- Straighten with a flat iron until smooth and sleek.
- Spray with a finishing spray.
Copper Asymmetrical Bob
Cascading in a sea of copper, this hair crafted by the hair educator & business growth mentor Julie Facer, reveals a playful wavy asymmetry, where a deep side part ushers in volume and dimension. Its tousled locks catch the light, showcasing the fiery hues that impart a sense of boldness, perfectly offsetting the softness of the waves.
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.
- Apply anti-frizz serum to your hair and then use a flat iron for that straight sleek look.
- Flip out the ends on the longer side for the flirty effect.
Green Asymmetrical Bob with Shaved Low Fade
This hair is an electric cascade of green, undulating in layered waves that dramatically plunge into a bold asymmetrical bob cut. Its shaved low fade styling whispers rebellion! Ideal for oval and heart-shaped faces, this style complements fair to medium complexions, radiating confidence and avant-garde flair with every vibrant strand.
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 emphasizing your jawline. This look is also perfect if you want a more refined look. But as well, it can be quite sexy and playful.
- 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
Finding the proper bob wave hairstyles can be hard if you have wavy hair. 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.
- 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 its sexy bedhead look. It’s so easy to style.
Styling Tip: Blow dry upside down for body, flip your hair over and use your fingers to style!
Short Asymmetrical Bob For Curly Hair
Asymmetrical bob curly hairstyles become very popular today. They’re easy to maintain and flatter practically everyone. This naturally curly asymmetrical bob made by Amber Yancey - AVL/HVL NC - based hairdresser and educator who specializes in unique cuts, blends choppy layers with a sharp tapered edge and a clean nape. 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. The word really applies to the short asymmetrical bob. The style conjures images of the gorgeous, one-of-a-kind women of the Golden Age of Hollywood. And you can evoke them yourself with the asymmetrical retro faux bob.
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 flattering for those with round faces and those with extra layers of skin around their necks (often called “double chins”). Facial exercise can help. And so can asymmetrical hair.
LHS Editors’ Note: 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.
Side Parted Style For An Uneven Bob Haircut
Check out this model's short hair asymmetrical bob styling. 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...This uneven bob haircut delivers so much energy and spark to the look.
Sleek Short Asymmetrical Bob
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.
Maintenance Tip: To maintain the look, don’t forget to give your hair a pass of a flat iron to achieve this sleekness.
Curly Asymmetrical Bob
There’s no limit to perfection, so feel free to experiment with your curls! As you can see, on curly hair, asymmetry looks different. 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.
LHS Editors’ Note: You may 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 edgy look crafted by the Brazilian celebrity hair & beauty influencer - Alessandra Fernandes, 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.
Styling Tip: 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.
LHS Editors’ Advice:
- Add texturizing serum and blow dry your hair with a round or paddle brush for volume and sleek texture.
- 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 Highlights
An in demand asymmetrical bob 2024 is the long bob. This "lob"'s length falls below the chin and reaches the collarbone. The model's 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.
Styling Tip: Toss in some unnatural colors and then a few waves and, like this model, you will look innovative and fashion-forward (as well as drop-dead gorgeous)!
Blonde Asymmetrical Bob With Bangs
Medium bob haircuts are longer than short bobs and come down to around the chin. This model’s short fringe 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.
Weave Bob Hairstyles With Side Part
Like this model, you can use a natural cut or a weave bob hairstyle with a side part to simulate it whenever you want. All you have to do is wear one side forward and then fold the other side back behind your ear (use bobby pins). Yes, the asymmetrical bob can make you the modern Cinderella.
Long Bob For Sleek Black Hair
This 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. This asymmetrical bob on black hair looks utterly spectacular.
Ice Blonde Side-Parted Asymmetrical Lob
Putting a side-part with asymmetry together will make your cut look so 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. It is also the best way to intensify the uncommon silhouette of yout bob cut.
Shave Side Asymmetrical Bob
Take a look at this asymmetrical pixie bob made by the short haircut & color enthusiast Krissa El-Saden. Its ultra short length means 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.
LHS Editors’ Advice: 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 will add a touch of femininity to your look.
Undercut But Not Underrated
You can add a playful edge to your locks with the right undercut, like this one, made by the TX-based hair artist, Virtuelabs Ambassador, Chris Jones. It works with every hair length and is easy to style. And the fun thing about an undercut is that if you leave it longer, you will open the world of countless styling options!
- Add an anti-frizz serum to your wet hair and blow dry.
- Apply a heat protectant and enhance the sleekness of your look by giving it just a pass of a flat iron.
Maintenance Tip: 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
This asymmetrical bob with undershave looks super cool and hip. The model in the photo wears an asymmetrical bob with undercut. It lies beneath one of her sides, so you only see an asymmetrical bob from the back view. Wait until she ties up or pulls back at least one of those cool tapered sides to see it!
Layered Asymmetrical Bob
An asymmetrical bob with layers provides 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.
- In order to style an asymmetrical bob with layers, you will need a hot curling tool of your choice.
- Add a bit of wave to let the layers work properly.
- 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.
Extra-Short Layered Bob
Layered haircuts are very popular right now as they add volume and texture to any hairstyle. This short layered bob is no exception. With longer side bangs and stacked layers in the back, it is ahead of its time. The auburn and light brown balayage adds a ton of dimension to this short asymmetrical bob.
Short, Medium, And Long Layers
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. This asymmetrical long bob with a platinum blonde ombre fade is very striking and dramatic if you want to turn heads everywhere you go.
Styling Tip: Leave one side drastically longer for a look that's both daring and sexy.
Pink-Grey Layered Asymmetrical Bob
Notice how the barely noticeable, wispy side bangs of this asymmetrical bob done by Singi Vo - the great supporter of good hair vibes, draw you to the model's striking eyes and lips and how they add volume to the rest of her hair. And, that pink and gray hair color - one of the most calming color combinations!
- This unevenly layered asymmetrical bob needs mussing.
- An angled bob 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 you need to look.
Shaggy Style For A Medium Asymmetrical Bob
This medium asymmetrical bob literally turns heads. And, asymmetrical haircuts practically cry out for violet highlights. They add fiery passion, but softness, too. Notice the slight tinge of pinky-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
Being one of the most flattering bob hairstyles for black women, an asymmetrical haircut lets them look amazing. It’s as if the asymmetrical bob was made for the African American woman. Its deep side part lets you see the model's lovely, flawless skin. And, those red highlights are simply the crowning glory!
Shaggy, Messy, and Playful Asymmetrical Bob Style
An asymmetrical curly bob is the perfect way to look and feel trendy. 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 its deep and swooping side part is sexy, yet relaxed.
LHS Editors’ Advice: Before styling, use a deeply moisturizing conditioner and follow up with a serum for high shine.
Boho Chic Beachy Waves
This adorable Boho Chic cut's carefree waves look fun and effortless. If you want to embrace your glam chic side, this is the look for you. This look works best for those with round or heart-shaped faces.
- Add volumizing mousse to your damp hair and blow-dry.
- Create messy, imperfect waves with a medium barreled curling iron.
- Run your fingers through your curls to separate.
- Spritz lightly with a sea salt spray and tousle for that carefree, sexy effect.
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. Its wispy bangs add a look of mystery.
- To achieve this carefree style, add some styling serum and blow-dry your hair.
- 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 asymmetrical cut made by the Utah-based short hair expert Carolynn Judd is perfect if you love a slightly unkempt style that will drive men wild. Also, the blonde highlighted hair gives this cut a sense of playfulness that shows your 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! Its 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
Ashy beige is the 2024’s hair color rage. This model's slightly dark roots magically burst into pastel ashy blonde, perfectly matching the fair skin tone. The shimmering colors accentuate her brilliant eyes and other facial features. There are many tutorials and how-to videos instructing how to perform a DIY asymmetrical bob with layers.
- If you don’t have natural curls, hot rollers or a barrel-shaped curling iron will easily provide the necessary results.
Side-Swept Curly Asymmetrical Bob
If you want to stand out in an 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 to her look, and the pastel tinges through her loose waves dash in the precise amount of femininity.
Asymmetrical Bob With Blonde Balayage
There’s no way you will want to leave your asymmetrical bob, as it’s so dramatic, and feminine! 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 haircut. 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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