22 Stunning Asymmetrical Bob Hairstyles To Try In 2023

Experiment with an asymmetrical bob to show off your oh-so-cool personality effortlessly.

Reviewed by Richard MorrillRichard Morrill, Cosmetologist
By Anjali SayeeAnjali Sayee  • 

Asymmetrical bob hairstyles are so understated; it is a travesty! And we will not have it! So, to shed some light on this uber-stunning haircut, we have compiled a list of the 22 chicest asymmetrical bob cuts.

You can find a curly to a short, sleek version of this versatile hairstyle. It is low hair maintenance, has crazy appeal, enhances facial features, and looks great, even messy. All you need to do is take reference photographs and see an experienced stylist!

On finding a good salon for your styling needs, cosmetologist Richard Morrill gives us an insider’s tip saying, “Check to see what brands of products they sell. Higher quality brands being sold tend to be owned and operated by an owner stylist that cares about the training the stylist gets. We buy good stuff in, and we sell good stuff out.”

With this expert tip at hand, what’s the delay for? Scroll down, pick your favorite styles, and book an appointment at a salon near you!

Before You Get Started
  • This versatile cut is suitable for all face shapes as it can be customized to hide or bring out the best features of the face.
  • This cut is also compatible with all hair textures. Asymmetric textured layers add movement to coarse, thick hair, while longer layers add volume to fine hair.
  • Add an extra edge to this hairstyle by using bold, unique colors, side shaves, and artsy undercuts.

22 Asymmetrical Bob Hairstyles You Can Try

  1. Faux Sculpted Curly Bob
  2. Short Straight Side-Parted Bob
  3. Long Brunette Bob
  4. Short Bob
  5. Angled Bob
  6. Wavy Bob
  7. Two-Toned Bob
  8. Baby Bob
  9. Long Side-Swept Bob
  10. Messy Bob
  11. Purple-Gray Asymmetrical Bob
  12. Bob With Beachy Waves
  13. Half In Half Bob
  14. Side Shaved Bob
  15. Bob with wavy Balayage
  16. Mermaid angled bob
  17. Long Asymmetrical Waves
  18. Shaggy Purple Bob
  19. Wedged Bob With An Elongated Side
  20. Bob With Bangs And An Extended Front
  21. Asymmetrical Bob With An Undercut
  22. Uneven Platinum Curls With Side Bangs

1. Faux Sculpted Curly Bob

Faux Sculpted Curly Bob

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 Not everybody pulls up to a Golden Globes event with the same confidence and grace as Sandra Oh. Her sculpted curly side-swept bob with dark brunette highlights were the talk of the evening. The secret is that this is not a real bob but strategically pinned curls made to look like one. Oh’s long face gets accentuated by the curls and does not overwhelm her overall makeup.

 How To Style

 Prep your hair with some mousse to lock in moisture.

  • Part your hair deeply on one side.
  • Use a round brush, long sectioning clips, and a blow dryer to create those sculpted curls at the front.
  • Use a medium barrel curler to curl the rest of your hair.
  • Brush back the hair on the other side and secure it with a pin for a faux bob look.

 Suitable For

Oblong faces

 2. Short Straight Side-Parted Bob

Short Straight Side-Parted Bob

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 When it comes to pulling off some of the most iconic hairstyles, Bebe Rexha’s name is right there on the list. Her stunning facial features are always complemented by whichever hairstyle she picks, but she always champions her short hairstyles.

We advise you to get those uneven bangs cut by a professional and not try it yourself.

 How To Style

  • Part your hair on one side.
  • Apply some heat-protectant before using a hair straightener to tame any waves or curls.
  • Brush back the hair behind the ear on the other side of the partition.
  • Let the straightened curtain fringe hang in front of your face on one side.
  • For good measure, spritz some lightweight hairspray to maintain the look.

Suitable for

Heart-shaped faces

3. Long Brunette Bob

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Always right on the must-have hair trends, French actress Marion Cotillard looks chic and sophisticated with her long brunette bob. This collarbone-grazing sleek bob is the perfect length for Marion, as her hair skims her cheekbones, accentuates her eyes, and creates the illusion of a slimmer face.

How To Style

  • Prep damp hair with an anti-frizz hairspray.
  • Blow dry completely.
  • Use a flat iron to create a sleek and smooth look.
  • Finish with the anti-frizz spray once again, just to make sure there are no flyaways.

Suitable For

All face types. With a deep part and one side tucked this gives the illusion of asymmetry to the face. This is a basic hairstyle that would look good on anybody.

4. Short Bob

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Always one to show what bob hair can do, Victoria Beckham’s cut has some serious edge. Her poker straight bob is classic, yet modern, and she sports a trendy side-swept parting and subtle layers.

How To Style

  • Use a flat iron to straighten the hair.
  • With a lightweight wax, run your fingers through your hair and create texture.
  • Finish with a holding spray.

Suitable For

Oval-shaped faces.

5. Angled Bob

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For anyone who thinks that only short bobs can be sexy, we’d like to show them Rihanna’s old image, whose mid-length angled strands still look smoking hot. To recreate the simple look, remember to keep your bob longer than the chin length to frame your face without overwhelming your facial features.

How To Style

  • The intention behind this whole hairstyle is smooth and sharp, so get that flat iron out and straighten till your hair is completely smooth.
  • Use a lightweight wax to keep the hair in place.

Suitable For

Oval or rectangular-shaped faces.

6. Wavy Bob

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Actress Kimberly Caldwell looks effortlessly sexy with her side-swept, wavy, asymmetrical bob. With uneven lengths, tousled, beachy waves, and varying textures, Kim’s blonde hairstyle is dynamic and modern, resulting in a high cuteness factor – that means you can wear it just about anywhere!

How To Style

  • Pin one side of your hair to the back.
  • Curl the other side away from the face as shown in the image.
  • Finish with a holding spray.

Suitable For

All face shapes except round-shaped faces.

7. Two-Toned Bob

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Singer Keri Hilson can do no wrong, and this two-toned chop with side bangs seals the deal. Ideal for women with thick hair, at your next appointment, ask your stylist to add subtle layers and volume to your bob and feather the ends of your hair for soft, touchable tips.

How To Style

  • Make sure your hair is completely wet down to the roots on naturally curly/thick hair.
  • If you don’t have naturally thick hair, prep damp hair with a volumizing mousse.
  • Blow dry and use a flat iron to smoothen out the ends.
  • Finish with a holding spray.

Suitable For

All face shapes.

8. Baby Bob

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Actress Chelsea Kane’s baby bob is choppy perfection, with a side swoop so fabulous that it makes the growing-out bangs process look ultra-glamorous. So, ladies who are eyeing to get this asymmetrical bob haircut, ask your stylist to chop the ends of your hair for soft, fluffy locks that are full of texture and shine.

How To Style

  • Prep damp hair with some mousse at the crown.
  • Blow dry away from the face on one side, and towards the face on the other side.

Suitable For

Heart and round-shaped faces.

9. Long Side-Swept Bob

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Hottie Rita Ora’s hairstyle proves that adding just a little shine to your locks is enough to dress up the entire hairstyle. This is a great bob hairstyle for fine, thin hair, with a slight razored finish. This adds a bit of volume to thin locks. Get your stylist to keep your bob sleek and longer than the chin length for a final dynamic touch, and pair your new hairdo with simple makeup and red lips for maximum sex appeal.

How To Style

  • Use an anti-frizz serum to prep your hair.
  • With a flat iron, straighten your hair to create a sleek, straight look.
  • Finish with a holding spray.

Suitable For

Rectangular or oval-shaped faces.

StyleCraze Says
You can tuck the unswept part of your hair with a beaded hair clip or cute bobby pins to enhance the look.

10. Messy Bob

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Gone Girl actress Rosamund Pike’s messy bob is just long enough to benefit from some texturizing and curling iron action, proving that you can dress the layers up or down depending on the occasion. With the romantic wispy side bangs that keep the focus on the middle of her face, the layers, and subtle volume, Pike’s hairstyle is incredibly enigmatic and modern.

How To Style

  • Blow dry damp hair on a low setting to prevent flattening of the roots.
  • Use a flat iron to create random waves
  • To achieve Rosamund’s messy look, finish with some sea salt spray

Suitable For

All face shapes.

StyleCraze Says
Since a messy bob needs to look voluminous, spray a bit of dry shampoo onto the scalp before styling. This will minimize grease and add body to your mane.

11. Purple-Gray Asymmetrical Bob

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Rocking the fashion world ever since she entered the music industry, singer and fashionista Kelly Osbourne looks sophisticated and stylish with her purplish-gray long, rounded bob and blunt bangs.

How To Style

  • Prep damp hair with a moisturizing heat protecting cream.
  • Blow dry hair inwards.
  • Use a flat iron to create Kelly’s look and don’t forget your bangs.
  • Finish with a holding spray.

Suitable For

Round and heart-shaped faces.

12. Bob With Beachy Waves

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This look encompasses the whole “boho messy” appeal. The messy waves create an effortless look. This is an optimum choice for those who like to stay in touch with their feminine side with a lot of class.

How To Style

  • Prep damp hair with a volumizing mousse
  • Blow dry throughout the hair
  • Create waves with a curling or flat iron.
  • Split up the curls and use a sea salt spray to mess it up

Suitable For

Heart and round-shaped faces.

13. Half In Half Bob

Image: Instagram

Do you like pixie cuts? Do you like bobs? Don’t know which one to choose? You don’t need to! Who says you have to pick only one? You can have the best of both worlds and get a half in half – a pixie on one side and bob on the other. This is one of the best short asymmetrical bob haircuts that looks both edgy and elegant.

How To Style

  • Prep your hair with an anti-frizz serum or cream.
  • Straighten the hair to achieve the look in the image.
  • Finish with a holding spray.

Suitable For

Oval-shaped faces.

14. Side-Shaved Bob

Image: Instagram

This one is for those edgy women out there who want to experiment with something new and get in touch with their wild side. Shaved sides have been taking Instagram by storm, and everyone can see why. They’re the beginning of a new era of hair fashion.

How To Style

  • Prep damp hair with an anti-frizz serum
  • Blow dry and straighten hair to get soft straight hair as shown in the picture

Suitable For

Oval-shaped and heart-shaped faces.

15. Bob With Wavy Balayage

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There’s something really prim about the way a balayage looks. Combine that with an asymmetrical bob, and it screams elegance and chic. This is an excellent option for women who work in a professional environment and have to maintain a certain decorum.

How To Style

  • Prep damp hair with an anti-frizz serum.
  • Blow dry hair starting front to back.
  • Using a curling iron with medium-thickness tongs, create loose curls at the ends of your hair.
  • Spray with a light holding spray.

Suitable For

All face shapes and hair textures.

16. Mermaid Angled Bob

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Blue and green – the colors of a mermaid. Enchanting, isn’t it? With hair like this, every day is an adventurous fairytale. You can express a lot through colors, and your hair isn’t an exception. So, play around!

How To Style

  • Apply your favorite mousse or light gel.
  • Blow dry hair on medium/low heat.
  • With the help of a curling iron, create random waves.
  • Finish with a holding spray to set the curls.

Suitable For

All face shapes.

17. Long Asymmetrical Waves

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If you’re looking for something avant-garde while keeping those long tresses, then I highly recommend this one. One side touches the shoulder while the other side falls much below the shoulders. Combine this with soft curls, and it looks absolutely beautiful.

How To Style

  • Prep your hair with a light mousse or light gel.
  • Use a large barrel curling iron to create gorgeous curls away from the face as shown in the picture.
  • Run your fingers through your hair lightly and lightly spray into place.

Suitable For

Heart-shaped faces

18. Shaggy Purple Bob

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Experiment with colors! If you ever feel low, all you need to do is look in the mirror, and the colors will definitely brighten you up. Ask your stylist for a shaggy asymmetrical bob and combine it with a pop of color. With bright colors in your hair, you can be sure to make heads turn.

How To Style

  • Prep damp hair with a light to firm holding gel.
  • Blow dry your hair straight down. Don’t blow your hair up, not even once. This can help you avoid the use of a flat iron on most hair types.

Suitable For

Round or heart-shaped faces. This cut makes the face appear slimmer.

19. Wedged Bob With An Elongated Side

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This asymmetrical hairstyle is what they call business in the back and party in the front. The back of the hair is a simple layered bob. However, the side of this hairstyle is what brings it all together. The side is significantly longer than the rest of the hair, giving this cut a very runway appeal. If you are brave enough, go for it!

How To Style

  • Prep damp hair with a volumizing mousse
  • Blow dry hair on medium speed for max volume.
  • With a large barrel curling iron, curl the lengthy side away from your face
  • Finish with a holding spray

Suitable For

Heart, rectangular, and round-shaped faces.

20. Bob With Bangs And An Extended Front

Image: Instagram

This could be a simple bob with blunt bangs, but with a few exceptions – the extended length at the front and the color. The length at the front helps to frame your face. The addition of a pastel color makes it edgier. This dance party hair can be easily achieved, with a clip-in hair piece.

How To Style

  • Prep damp hair with an anti-frizz serum or a light mousse.
  • Blow dry throughout.
  • Blow dry the lengths of the hair in different directions
  • Lightly flatiron all the hair except for the exaggerated front piece.
  • Finish with a light texture paste.

Suitable For

Round-shaped faces.

21. Asymmetrical Bob With An Undercut

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Undercuts are all the rage right now. Combine that with a bob, and you end up with something really damn cool. In case you work in a professional environment, you can have your hair a bit longer so that you can’t see the undercut unless you tie your hair up.

How To Style

  • Prep hair with an anti-frizz serum on the ends and a light mousse on the roots.
  • Blow dry throughout.
  • Use a sea salt spray to mess it up slightly.
  • Make sure to visit your stylist regularly so that you maintain your undercut design.

Suitable For

All face shapes.

22. Uneven Platinum Curls With Side Bangs

Image: Instagram

This asymmetrical hairstyle is bold, yet elegant. You can sport this look at all times, and is easier to style than it looks, which is a massive plus point.

How To Style

  • Prep damp hair with a high volumizing mousse. Volume is the key to this hairstyle
  • Use an anti-frizz serum and blow-dry your hair
  • Tease your hair before you curl. Ensuring max lift and less frizz.
  • With the help of a large barrel curling iron, create luscious curls
  • Finish with a holding spray to keep the curls in place

Suitable For

All face shapes

Infographic excerpt: Reasons To Get An Asymmetrical Bob

The creative possibilities with asymmetrical bob hairstyles are endless. You can style them for casual as well as formal looks. If that is not inspiring enough, scroll down for an infographic below for more reasons why you should get an asymmetrical bob for your next makeover.

reasons to get an asymmetrical bob [infographic]

Illustration: StyleCraze Design Team

There is something so chic and edgy about these asymmetrical bob hairstyles. They work well with any attire and occasion. Whether you have straight, wavy, or curly hair, you can undeniably find an asymmetrical hairstyle for yourself in this list. From neat and slick looks to messy and natural styles, asymmetrical bobs are versatile and not just a one-style-fits-all type hairstyle. And your hair does not need to be short to try these hairstyles. You can achieve these asymmetrical looks with medium-length hair too! And since these hairdos are not extremely short, you can also style them in stylish styles like buns or ponytails and pair them with hair accessories.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a mom bob haircut?

A mom bob haircut is used to describe an uneven and shapeless bob with the hair being longer in the front and shorter at the back.

Is the asymmetrical bob out of style?

No, asymmetrical bobs are timeless, versatile, and chic hairstyles that can elevate your hairstyle to another level.

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