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Stacked Bob: The Complete Style Guide Plus 21 Looks To Try In 2019

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We love a good short haircut, but sometimes your run-of-the-mill bob ends up looking more matronly than magnificent. If you’re looking to go short this year but aren’t sure which cut is perfect for you, look no further than these stacked bobs. From super short dark brown hair to long ash blonde hair and everything in between, we’re confident we’ve found the perfect stacked bob for you.


What is a stacked bob?

A stacked bob is a chin-length haircut that is angled so that it's shorter in the back and longer in the front.


How do you maintain a stacked bob?

When most people think about low maintenance haircuts, short styles immediately come to mind. Just because you have less hair doesn’t mean it’s easier to care for, however. Styling your stacked bob may be a breeze, but you should get used to spending a lot of time at the hair salon.

While we typically recommend heading to the salon every 12 weeks to trim long locks, expect to get a cut every six to eight weeks if you’ve decided to go short.

The American Academy of Dermatology reports that hair grows an average of a half inch per month, which means it only takes about six weeks from your style to go from sleek stacked bob to overgrown shaggy lob. Maintaining a consistent trim schedule is key if you want your stacked bob to look flawless at all times.


Stacked Bob Ideas To Get You Started


Classic Stacked Bob

As the saying goes, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” If you’ve been slaying a stacked bob for as long as you can remember and know it’s the best look for you, don’t bother looking for a new haircut. Instead, refresh your look with chic hair accessories.

Curly Stacked Bob

When searching for photos of stacked bobs, you’re often inundated with photos of women with straight hair. It leaves many curly girls wondering if stacked bob cuts just aren’t for them.

Well, we’re here to remind you that ladies with curly hair can not only slay literally any cut, but also make the stacked bobs look amazing. Whether you have tightly coiled curls or loose waves, a stacked bob is perfect for anyone who loves a structured cut with tons of volume.

Long Stacked Bob

A bob haircut is typically long enough to graze your ears, but never falls past your shoulders. If you love the look of a stacked bob but aren’t ready to get rid of your precious length, consider a long stacked bob.

Ask your stylist to keep the hair in the front long enough to just brush your shoulders and the back cropped to about the middle of your neck.

Shaggy Stacked Bob

Shag cuts are one of the biggest trends of the year. Why not combine them with a classic cut that you already know slays?

Shag cuts are all about texture and killer bangs. To add this retro flare to your stacked bob, ask your stylist to cut thick bangs that graze your eyebrows with some longer pieces around the face. Your stylist will likely use a razor to add texture and movement to the rest of your hair.

Stacked Bob with Full Bangs

Stacked bobs are traditionally styled with side swept bangs, but just because it’s the traditional style doesn’t mean it’s the only option. If side swept bangs aren’t really your taste, ask your stylist to cut full bangs straight across your forehead. They should just graze your eyebrows.

Pixie Stacked Bob

A stacked bob is traditionally a fairly short haircut, but that doesn’t mean it can’t get even shorter. Have your stylist use clippers to cut your hair in the back very short (like a pixie cut) and keep the hair in the front just long enough to reach your ears.

Stacked Bob with Undercut

A stacked bob is almost like a reverse mullet, all business in the back and party up front. Who said the front should have all of the fun? Let the back of your head join the party and opt for an undercut.

Center Part Stacked Bob

The classic stacked bob is typically accompanied by a deep side part and side swept bangs. If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to change up your look, consider swapping out your go-to side part for a center part. Parting your bangs down the middle instead of sweeping them to the side creates the perfect face-framing layers.

Stacked Pixie with Feathered Bangs

If you have a classic stacked bob with side swept bangs, you probably have a love-hate relationship with your fringe. On the one hand, side-swept bangs have this uncanny ability to make you appear put together; on the other hand—your bangs are always in your face! If you’re looking for another stylish way to style your bangs, this blast from the past is the perfect inspiration. To achieve this look, flat iron your fringe up and away from your face.

Rainbow Stacked Bob

If you love your style but are searching for a jaw-dropping color, we’ve got just the color for you. Why choose one color when you can have them all? Rainbow hair is a perfect way to bring new life to your go-to cut.

Stacked Bob With Deep Side Part

If you’re looking to create volume in a hurry, try a deep side part. Once your hair is parted, fluff each side for maximum height and spray with shine spray like the Biolage Sugar Shine Illuminating Mist.

Stacked Bob With Short Layers

Just because you’ve decided to go short doesn’t mean you have to part with your beloved layers. Short layers are a great way to bring movement and body to your stacked bob.

Wavy Stacked Bob

Stacked bobs may be part of the short hair family, but they still leave plenty of length to create gorgeous hairstyles. We love the way these beach waves beautifully complement the stacked bob style.

Sleek Stacked Bob

Glass hair was one of the biggest trends of 2018 and we’re still in love. A stacked bob is the perfect cut to showcase this polished style.

Coral Stacked Bob

What better way to celebrate Pantone’s color of the year than a bright living coral stacked bob?

Sunset Stacked Bob

Your hair may be short in length, but it’s not short on creativity. This sunset-inspired dye job is bound to bring in the compliments.

Bubblegum Stacked Bob

Pink hair is one of the hottest colors around and for a good reason—it looks good on everyone! Whether you decide on a candy-inspired hue or a subtle rose gold, a stacked bob looks spectacular in pink!

Platinum Stacked Bob

Before going platinum blonde, many stylists warn their clients that they should expect to lose an inch or two of length. We say—why stop at an inch? Embrace the change and opt for a stacked bob to show off your dazzling new hue.

Smoky Stacked Bob

We have it on good authority that smoky hair colors are going to be one of the biggest trends of 2019. Pair your smoky hair color with a stacked bob and full fringe for an Instagram-worthy style.

Stacked Bob With Sideswept Bangs

Stacked bobs and bangs go together like peanut butter and jelly. Simply sweeping your fringe to one side of your head beautifully frames your face and makes your eyes pop!

Mermaid Stacked Bob

When you hear the term “mermaid hair,” waist-length locks usually come to mind.That’s not the only way to channel your sea goddess! This vibrant blend of turquoise, blue, and subtle hints of purple will make you feel like you just stepped out of the ocean.

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