In our quest to tap into our personal styles and look our best, it can be helpful to have examples of people who may have accomplished just what we’re trying to do. Fun fact, that’s one of the reasons why so many of us love keeping up with celebrities.
If you’re thinking about a short bob, don’t worry since many celebrities have already tried it, so you can take a look at them to help you decide whether it’s a good hair solution for you, too. In fact, that’s why we have created this A-list of 35 celebrity short bob hairstyles of the year.
These actresses, singers, and models with bobs are true trendsetters and fashion icons. So, you can’t go wrong rocking one of these short bobs for your amusement.
Scroll down and check out our up-to-date celeb short bob guide. And if you think someone else should be on this list, let us know.
Boom! The goddess of hair transformation Bella Hadid has rocked a brand new electric red wet-look bob with a choppy fringe and bangs, replacing her gorgeous long dark hair. No doubt, this move won’t go unnoticed by trend-hunters worldwide.
At the Oscars 2021, Halle Berry has sparkled with a micro-bob, having shocked all the fans. She started a new fashion wave of super short bob hairstyles when walking along the red carpet with her edgy angled bob style with a choppy micro fringe.
Although her pixie cut is probably better known, Halle Berry proves here that she looks just as fantastic with a bob. Somehow, she looks both regal and carefree. If you’re a big fan of her famous pixie cut and want to see more like it, though, you can look here.
So straight, smooth, with a perfectly sharp edge, this deep brunette blunt bob looks so luxurious and rich. However, Kourtney`s celebrity hairstylist styles her short hair into a playful messy French bob much more often.
Big, full, and with just the slightest traces of waves, the Mad Men actress looks like she came right out of the 1960s. The windswept appearance already makes the wavy bob look fun, but Christina Hendrick’s well-known red hair color only adds to the appeal, bright and happy.
Chin-sweeping and evoking a no-nonsense attitude, the supermodel Karlie Kloss mixes blonde strands of hair with natural darker shades. Her look exudes confidence and cool-headedness. If you wanted to get a bob that would convey the same message, she proves to you that it’s possible. And this photo is an inspiration for you on how to style bob haircuts with hairpins and open face shape.
It’s hard to say whether Jennifer Lawrence is more famous for her acting roles or her off-screen antics, but either way, she’s quite charming with this pale blonde drama cut. Accented lightly by her wavy hair, it manages to look graceful and fun at the same time, much like Lawrence herself.
Clearly, the multitalented Keira Knightley knows how to emphasize the unique beauty of her face. This sleek bob is mostly straight but curls ever so slightly at her chin, cupping her angular features and bringing out her cheekbones and signature smirk.
With a touch of carelessness and a strictly graduated brown-colored bob, Natalie Portman’s look screams, “Don’t mess with me.” There is so much attitude and fashion in this look that you can’t help but admire it. If you want to achieve something similar with your appearance, look no further than this example to emulate.
In her younger days, French actress Sylvie Vartan was the definition of “blonde bombshell”. That’s easy enough to tell just by studying this picture. Her bob is full and enhanced with bangs, but what makes it stunning is the adorable swirl on her cheek that looks like it should top a chocolate Kiss. If you’re into vintage, this haircut is definitely for you.
Although she effortlessly graced the world with her incredibly long hair, Regina King shows that she can also pull off shorter hair. With straight-cut ends right beneath her ears, she looks just as unique, mysterious, beauty and intriguing as her characters.
Having acted in many roles since her childhood, Drew Barrymore is an accomplished household name. This bob is only another reason to admire her. Hairstylist made the hair texture look light, fresh and almost fluffy while retaining great volume. It’s the kind of style that could look fantastic on just about anyone, and she suggests that it’s possible to achieve.
Let’s not forget the magic of curly natural texture. Despite Gugu-Mbatha-Raw is wearing her curls in a mid-length cut in Marvel Studios' Loki series, everyone remembers her magnificent bob in the 2017 Beauty and the Beast film. That hair type reminds us of the power of ringlets, which create a halo of spunk around her head. Curls can be a bit unpredictable, especially when they don’t have the additional weight of long hair to hold them down, but this shows that they’re worth the effort for an amazing hairstyle.
Again, we get to observe the beauty of curls in this celebrity bold bob. Jennifer Lopez’s ringlets are not as tight as the ones in the previous example, but they allow the lob hairdo to be full of volume and self-assurance. If you keep curls like this from frizzing hair texture by using products, you can obtain a fantastic, fashion hairstyle like this one, too.
With this wavy bob with bangs, accomplished actress Kirsten Dunst belies the many mature roles she has played. It’s a simple but effective look—wavy bangs and locks that end just above her shoulders, helping to give her a sweet and youthful appearance. French bob is a great choice for anyone who values an innocent beauty aesthetic.
Although she’s been experimenting with red and dark hair a lot, Rachel McAdams comes back to her signature blonde again and again. Simple and romantic style, it consists of side-swept bang and messy chin-length layers. McAdams, in fact, has worn many different gorgeous bob haircuts, and we’d encourage you to search photos for them.
With so many young girls paying attention to singer Taylor Swift, it’s great that she can show them how fabulous a sleek bob can look, too. Hers, complete with bangs, ends at her chin and curves slightly inward, evoking a sense of poise and confidence, which is something that many of Taylor Swift`s fans love about her.
We’ve seen curly bob haircuts in this already, but none quite this super short bob. Versatile actress Annette Bening creates a diamond shape with her micro bob, curls falling outward from her part before coming back to gather at the nape of her neck. It’s a fascinating and elegant inspiration drama cut that many people with her facial shape would be able to pull off, too.
With its vivid red color, Emma Stone’s hair enhances her bright personality style with an easygoing chin-length bob that finishes just above her shoulders with a few little waves. This only serves as further proof that wavy hair can make some of the most compelling and cheerful bob haircuts.
Straight, sleek, brown, and edgy, ending just under her chin, actress Jessica Biel’s blunt bob is another way of showing that simplicity is sometimes the most beautiful. Furthermore, most people wouldn’t have to visit a high-end salon and a celebrity stylist to obtain a look like that. Thus, this haircut is not only lovely but accessible.
Emily in Paris doesn’t wear bob haircuts, but Lily Collins does it masterly. And she does it With layered waves framing her face, celebrity Lily Collins shows everyone how to wear a wavy bob that enhances your natural beauty. As with Alexis Bledel, too, the juxtaposition of dark hair and light skin is visually interesting hairstyle, giving a bob like this several dimensions of appeal.
Multitalented actress Reese Witherspoon’s blonde bob haircut displays easy sophistication, inspiration, and effortless elegance style. This is the kind of look that becomes timeless, flattering for any hair type and facial shape.
Cut right at her chin, actress Ellen Page shows us another way to employ light curls in a bob. Due to hair styling in curls, the bob haircut looks more fresh, to achieve this effect it is necessary to use hair styling and fixation products. The result is a fantastic blunt bob full of swirling, mingling waves. It’s a worthwhile effort for curls.
Rising to international fame with Amelie, Audrey Tautou’s ability to pull off bob haircuts has long been known to the world. However, it looks especially alluring with the casual waves that styled fall around her face. It looks effortlessly full and graceful, an enviable bob that many people with wavy hair can emulate.
Award-winning actress Emma Thompson’s hair is very short in this picture, but we can still think of it as a bob. What’s so striking about it is the way that her curly strands and micro fringe spiral out of the part in her hair like a blonde kaleidoscope. Some of the layers rest on her ears while the rest settle on her neck. This is achievable by women of many different facial types.
Age is obviously not a factor when it comes to bobs. The highly accomplished actress Helen Mirren proves just that. Her bob consists of pearly white strands that curve inward, hugging her head in a look that manages to be both cute and chic.
Helen isn’t the only celebrity with inspiration haircut ideas for older women, though. Check out more photos here.
This bob, worn by celebrity Jessica Simpson, has all kinds of attitudes. The front rises and then plummets down to her chin, her blonde hair full of big, strong, chic curls that will not be held down. It’s the kind of style that lets people know you aren’t afraid of them and have the self-confidence to do what you want with your life.
Marion Cotillard, an actress and Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters in France, demonstrates a chic retro style of bob haircut. Front strands of brown hair are tucked behind the ears, completely opening up the face shape, and the tweaked bottom makes this hairstyle stand out from the rest celebrity bobs.
Famous for her singing and red hair, Rihanna sports a perfect black sleek bob in this picture. The ends are cut perfectly straight, leaving her locks to gleam without disruption in the light, simple in its elegant style. Rihanna shows yet again that straight bob haircuts are low maintenance and can look just as chic as wavy styled ones. Selena Gomez loves this style, too, by the way.
Here, we see former Spice Girls celebrity Victoria Beckham exhibiting a tousled long bob. Her curly strands are not being held in specific places, allowed to roam free without looking chaotic. Indeed, that’s why volume bob haircuts have endured in popularity—they find that balance.
Studying this bob, it’s plain to see that proficient actress Cate Blanchett’s hair has the tendency to turn into ringlets. Some of them are half-styled, while another prominent is draped close to her right eye. Indeed, if this fabulous long bob is any indication, your hair doesn’t have to be perfect to astound anyone who sees it.
Known as Hermione from Harry Potter and Belle in Beauty and the Beast, Emma Watson shows off how versatile Italian bob can be. The shortness and tiny curls of this asymmetrical bob are adorable enough, but it seems as though her hair is parted in an unusual place for her head. This causes the hair to appear as though it has more volume. Bobs don’t mean that you’re limited in how you style them.
Hilary Duff demonstrates a new chic way to stylize the long bob. The celebrity hairstylist chose to create a wet effect on Hilary Duff's hair. This hairstyle is suitable not only for the red carpet but also for a vacation in a place near the ocean
Popular singer Katy Perry reminds the world that hair can be colored any color you want. In this case, her chin-length bob is luminous purple, making her hair look not only timelessly classy but brilliantly fun. Does it make you think of all the different ways that you can color and wear a bob? If so, try them out!
From this angle, actress Mindy Kaling’s long bob haircut has a peekaboo aspect to it, which has many effects; she can look mischievous, mysterious, cute, and gorgeous all at once. Bobs open up all sorts of possibilities.
Sarah Jessica Parker
In this example, actress Sarah Jessica Parker’s chic curly short bob flares outward, wowing everyone who sees its fullness while helping to make her long, beauty face appear rounder. There are many ways that hairstyle can affect the perception of our faces, and that is merely one of them.
Voluminous, with light curls like an Italian bob, this haircut makes actress and singer Zendaya look beyond her years. Indeed, for some of the celebrities we’ve seen on this list, it’s helped them appear younger or more innocent, while with others, it’s complemented their ages. Here, the bob suits Zendaya’s overall look so well that it’s a surprise to learn how old she truly is.
here you have them. These celebrities with bob haircuts all demonstrate how it can look on a variety of faces, complexions, and hair types. If you haven’t gotten one before and want to try something new, we encourage you to do so. Maybe you’ll end up looking like a celebrity yourself!
In the meantime, if you’re itching for more hair inspiration from celebrities like Michelle Williams, Hailey Bieber, Kerry Washington, Margot Robbie, Uma Thurman, Kaia Gerber, you name it, look no further than this post, or perhaps savor some of their tips—to you, from us. You’re welcome.