Between the photo inspiration, the anticipation of sitting in your stylist’s chair, and the final reveal, there’s nothing like the thrill of a major hair change. If you’ve been uninspired and you’re looking to switch it up from your typical long layered cut, it might be time to give a blunt bob with bangs a second look. A blunt bob with bangs is a haircut you’ve likely seen around for years, but one you never get tired of looking at—and we’re predicting this classic, razor sharp cut will be everywhere in 2020.
Sound like a blunt bob with bangs might be perfect for you? Read on for everything you need to know.
What is a blunt cut bob?
Ready to ditch your layers for a single length cut? Let us introduce you to the blunt bob. Unlike haircuts with perfectly placed layers throughout your hair, a blunt cut is the same length all around. To achieve a blunt cut, your stylist will cut straight across your hair with scissors.
Since you won’t have to hit the salon every few weeks to touch up your layers, a blunt cut bob is also super low-maintenance.
Is a blunt bob good for fine hair?
It’s no secret that short, shaggy layers can make your already sparse strands appear more so. Blunt cuts can instantly make your strands look thicker and fuller. A blunt bob is also the perfect length for fine strands that get weighed down easily.
Already scheduled an appointment with your stylist but haven’t pulled any inspirational images yet? Let us do the legwork for you!. Read on for 16 of our favorite ways to try a blunt bob with all kinds of bangs.
The Best Ways To Try A Blunt Bob With Bangs
Classic Full Fringe
Like the most honest friend in your inner circle, a classic blunt bob with bangs gets straight to the point. If you want a look that's timeless and simple, save this photo for your next salon appointment.
Don’t let the girls with straight hair have all the fun! Whether you’re wearing your natural waves or creating them with a flat iron, soft waves give any blunt bob haircut instant movement.
Nothing says edgy like taking a risk with your bangs. If you’re looking to take it up a notch from the standard straight-across fringe, we recommend baby bangs. Your stylist will cut your bangs a few inches above your eyebrows for a retro-esque look that makes a serious statement.
Dark brown hair might have a reputation for being boring but these days, we have an entirely different outlook. When paired with a blunt bob and bangs, darker shades scream sophistication.
French Girl Bob
The world loves French girl hair, so why not take part in the hottest Parisian hair trend of all time? French girl bobs are classic, effortless, and, most importantly: Always on trend! Click here for our full guide on how to try a French girl bob.
If you love a haircut that frames the face but have never been able to make short bangs work in your favor, give their longer cousins a try. When paired with a blunt bob, curtain bangs are feminine and just a little vintage-inspired.
Deep Side Part With Side Bangs
Fine-haired girls, this one’s for you! Some of our favorite hairstyles have the most impact with the least amount of effort. Case in point: A deep side part. If you want to give your blunt bob an instant volume boost, this easy switch is the way to go.
When Pantone releases their Color Of The Year, we pay close attention—and for 2020, all eyes are on classic blue! Whether you opt for a full head of classic blue hair or classic blue roots, this is one hair color you shouldn’t miss out on this year.
Looking to transform your second-day bed head into a gorgeous hairstyle (with minimal effort)? Apply a few spritzes of texturizing spray like L'Oréal Professionnel Tecni.Art Next Day Hair Dry Finishing Spray throughout your hair to give it effortless, undone texture with light hold.
Few blunt cuts are as beautiful as the shoulder-length bob. Because the hair falls just above the shoulders, it moves freely every time you turn your head. Not to mention: Opting for this length will require way less maintenance than a very short chop.
Flipped Out Ends
We never thought we’d see the day where flipped out ends are on-trend again, but we’re happy they are! If you want to give your blunt bob some ‘60s-inspired flair, check out our full guide on how to style flipped ends.
Not afraid to lose a bit more length? We recommend snipping a few extra inches off your blunt bob. Chin-length cuts give the illusion of a more defined jaw, so if you want to accentuate your features, this is a great option for you.
Sleek And Straight
If pin-straight and shiny is more your vibe, style your blunt bob with a round brush and a blow dry oil like Redken Diamond Oil Glow Dry Blow Dry Shine Oil. This protective blow dry hair oil provides hair shine, smoothness, and hair manageability and can also work as a hair shine treatment.
Blunt bobs might sound straightforward, but they can also be full of surprises! If you want to throw some color into the mix without being too obvious, opt for colorful peekaboo highlights that shine through whenever you turn your head.
A slight variation on the standard blunt bob, an angled version is slightly shorter in the back and allows you to leave more length around your face. Ask your stylist for long side bangs to create a modern look that works for any face shape.
Braids are never a bad idea! If you want to add a simple touch to your blunt bob, craft a three-strand accent braid.
Interested in trying a blunt bob with bangs? Use our salon locator to book an appointment at a salon near you.