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25 Universal Ear-Length Bobs to Try in 2024

The ear-length bob has been shaking up the world of fashion from the cabaret divas of the 1920s to the biggest Old Hollywood stars, and it’s still going strong as one of the very favorite hairstyles in 2024.

Its charm is undeniable as it is able to both soften the facial features and add a feminine note as well as to give a little bit of edge to your look.


Trendiest Ear-Length Bobs

1. Ear Length Bob with Bangs

ear length bob with bangs

If you prefer a softer, more romantic version of a 1920s bob, try this curly bob haircut.

Ideal for: Heart and oval-shaped faces.

How to style: If you plan on wearing your hair curly, keep that in mind when deciding on the hair length you’re going for. Otherwise, cut your bangs in a circular shape to give your face a softer look and use a flat iron to curl the rest.


2. Wavy Bob with a Braid

wavy ear length bob with braid

A braid adds a subtle, romantic note to any look, especially combined with some loose curls.

Ideal for: Square and heart-shaped faces.

How to style: Use a thinner curling iron to create these relaxed waves then comb your hair gently with a brush and spray it with some hairspray. Part your bob on the side, then take a piece of hair from the top and braid it, securing it with some bobby pins. Stretch the braid a little bit for a softer look.


3. Fine Layered Bob

layered ear length bob

For girls with fine hair, it is very important that the hair has some shape and volume and doesn’t fall flat. That can be achieved with a layered,  ear-length wavy bob.

Ideal for: Round and oval-shaped faces.

How to style: Part your hair on the side and add some hair mousse or texturizing spray to naturally create the relaxed beach waves while blow drying it. If the bangs aren’t curly enough, you can complete them by curling them with a flat iron.


4. Side-Swept Inverted Bob

side swept ear length bob

A short messy haircut is great for women that are modern and edgy but don’t want to spend a lot of time styling their hair every morning.

Ideal for: Round and square-shaped faces.

How to style:  Create a messy look by applying some hair mousse on your wet hair and then letting it dry naturally with your hair swept to the side.


5. Blown-Out Bob

ear length bob

A sleek bob that is curled inward at the ends will both give you volume and a more round shape against a harsher bone structure.

Ideal for: Square and heart-shaped faces.

How to style: Before blow-drying the hair, spray it with some spray that would soften it and improve its shine. Then section your hair out and start blow drying it, curling the ends inward with a styling brush. In the end, add some hair oil.


6. Short Layers

ear-length bob for thick hair

Fashionistas who prefer a carefree appeal can opt for layers creating some movement and texture on the head.

Ideal for: Oblong and heart-shaped faces.

How to style: Ask the hairstylist for a short layered bob with curtain bangs. Flip out the ends with a roller brush and hair dryer. Finish off with a hand-tousle for a messy appeal.


7. Curtain Cut

ear-length bob for older women

Who said a curtain haircut is for men only? Women can rock it equally well and this style proves it.

Ideal for: Square and round faces.

How to style: Choose an ear-length bob with soft stacked layers that are parted in the middle for the hair to fall on both sides of the face like curtains. Try the look with an undercut too.


8. Highlighted Front

ear-length bob with highlighted bangs

This bixie combines the features of a pixie and a bob and hence the name.

Ideal for: Square, oval and heart-shaped faces.

How to style: Chop the hair short with wispy bangs that are dyed blonde to pop against the remaining brown mane. Chic!


9. Ravishing Red

ear-length maroon bob

Make jaws drop wherever you go with a touch of red on the head.

Ideal for: All face shapes.

How to style: Opt for a side-parted look with feathered layers along the sides and add a touch of red on the front for a two-toned look. Voila!


10. Extra-Short

ear-length a-line bob

This chic ear-length hair resembles a mushroom haircut and is a must to try in 2024.  

Ideal for: All face shapes.

How to style: Cut the hair at equal length to fall just in place covering the ears. Finish off with a platinum blonde hair shade keeping the roots dark. 


11. Half-Up Style with Bangs

ear-length bob with ponytail

A classic half-up hairstyle can be sported with a short bob too.

Ideal for: Oblong and oval faces.

How to style: Thick-haired ladies can go for a stacked cut with straight bangs grazing the eyebrows. Secure half of the hair in a ponytail or bun and get ready to rock the world!


12. Pixie-Bob

ear-length copper bob

Pixie-bobs are longer than a pixie and have the shape of a short bob.

Ideal for: Round and square faces.

How to style: Keep the top long with a shorter back with the strands falling flawlessly along both sides of the face. Spice up the haircut with a light copper hair shade.


13. Gray Grace

Asian girl with ear-length bob

Turn your bob into one of a kind by opting for this cool hair color.

Ideal for: Square and heart-shaped faces.

How to style: Combine short hair reaching just below the ears with wispy bangs at the front and dye the head in an ashy gray tinge. Voila!


14. Sexy Shag

choppy ear-length bob

Check out this low-maintenance hairstyle if you are among the laid-back ones.

Ideal for: Round and heart face shapes.

How to style: Ask the hairstylist for choppy layers and side-swept bangs at the front with highlights. Use pomade on fingers while tousling the strands for a messy appeal.  


15. Middle-Parted Fringe 

ear-length bob with headband

Chic as always, nothing can go wrong with a short fringe parted in the center.

Ideal for: Oblong and round faces.

How to style: The long top tapers towards the sides and back and is separated from the bangs with a bandana headband. Put on sunglasses for a rock star appeal. 


16. Pop of Color

ear-length colorful bob

Here is a look for the bold ladies who love to express their wild side using their hair.

Ideal for: Triangle and heart-shaped faces.

How to style: Cover a straight-cut textured bob with stripes of flamingo pink and muted magenta. Wear it with a deep side part tucking the strands behind one ear. Eye-popping!


17. Curly Mess

curly ear-length bob

When it comes to curls, the messier the better!  

Ideal for: Heart and diamond face shapes.

How to style: Use a good quality curl-defining product before tousling the curls on one side of the face and use hair gel to recreate a wet look.


18. Natural Beauty

grey ear-length bob

Women getting on in years can embrace their grays with a chic short bob.

Ideal for: Round and square faces.

How to style: Accentuate the gray hairs with chunky platinum blonde money pieces and tuck the hair behind one ear with a middle or side part. Easy breezy!


19. Simply Straight

ear-length bob for women with glasses

Why complicate a hairstyle when a simple look like this does the job?

Ideal for: Oval and oblong-shaped faces.

How to style: Cut the hair straight across the back at ear-length with a shorter side-swept fringe at the front. Add some texture to avoid a boring blunt look.


20. Parisian Women’s Cut

straight ear-length bob

Look like a French Madame with this classic ear-length bob. 

Ideal for: All face shapes.

How to style: Add a modern touch to the look with stacked layers dangling above the neck and micro bangs cut straight across the forehead.


21. Orange Hair, Don’t Care

red ear-length bob

Make those short locks stand out with a vibrant hair color.

Ideal for: Square faces.

How to style: Opt for a side-parted pixie-bob and paint it in a fiery orange tinge with dark burgundy lowlights for a two-toned appeal. Can’t get any hotter!


22. Asymmetrical Haircut

ear-length side parted bob

Play with the symmetry of your hair for an ultra-modern look.

Ideal for: Rectangle and oblong faces.

How to style: Buzz one side of the head while the remaining choppy layers fall on the opposite side of the face. Easy maintenance and chic, what more to ask for?


23. Gorgeous Waves

ear-length bob with side swept bangs

Make a style statement with this gorgeous hair idea.

Ideal for: All face shapes.

How to style: Layers the hair with side-swept bangs covering the forehead and liven up the look with soft waves and red lips. Stunning without a doubt!


24. Curly Ear Length Bob

ear length curly bob

Even though it’s not your typical ear-length bob, a short bob haircut looks amazing even on curly hair because it gives your hairstyle a much-needed shape and structure.

Ideal for: Square and oval-shaped faces.

How to style: Other than nurturing your hair properly and adding some mousse for the texture of the locks to form better, there is no other styling needed.


25. The 1920s Bob with Bangs

1920s ear length bob

Retro hairstyles such as this 1920s bob are extremely trendy again in 2024.

Ideal for: Round and oval-shaped faces.

How to style: If you want the original 1920s to short bob with bangs hairstyle, then cut your hair right below the ears, and the bangs around half an inch above your eyebrows, and then grab a hair dryer and a styling brush and straighten it completely. But if you want a slightly more modern look, spray your hair with some texturizing spray and squeeze the ends with your fingers for a relaxed look.


An ear-length bob is a hairstyle that classy ladies who love simple short haircuts will fall in love with!