Bob hairstyles for black women experienced a revival last year and this seems likely to continue in popularity in 2015. Multiple variations can be enjoyed, even with just a single cut of hair.
The lob is basically a long bob hairstyles for black women. The hair is trimmed to about even length all around and at just above shoulder length, with no or low graduation at the back. Some layering can be done at the front to allow for framing of the face. While a side or center parting is acceptable, most women prefer to have even bangs hanging over the forehead.
- Short bob
There are various variations to a short bob, but the afton is particularly popular. This style features stacked layers that serve to enhance the roundness of the head. The layers tend to be much shorter in the back with extra length towards the front. You can have short straight bangs at the front or side swept. It usually comes with a side parting that has shorter layers on the larger side to help bring about balance when looking at the person from the front. This is a great bob hairstyles for black women with longer faces.
- Asymmetric bob
These offer an edgier style that can be further enhanced with highlights. Asymmetric cut bobs tend to work well with all face shapes but require at least medium density hair. Hair is kept longest at the center top of the head, and a side parting is used. Hair should again be cut in a layered style, shorter in the back than at the front. With a side parting, the longer hair should fall to the side bringing about the asymmetric look. Bangs should be brushed towards the longer side of the head.
- Curly bob
Curly bobs are great for creating volume. It helps to create stacked layers, with hair in the front being longer than at the back. Hair that is used as a fringe can be smoothened using a flat iron to create a more elegant look. You can also opt to brush straighter the hair coming from the scalp and allowing the ends to remain curlier. It is good for those with narrower or oval faces.
If you have a rounder or square face, consider trimming your hair to shorter lengths to create a round rather than triangular look. Those with long hair can curl it and pin at the back for a faux bob. This allows you to create a bob hairstyle without having to undergo a big chop.
- Classic bob
The classic bob can either have a low graduation with the hair longer in the back and the front, or have really short layers in the back and slightly longer at the front. This is a simple bob hairstyles for black women that can be done with a side parting or straight bangs. Works best on those with wider faces.
- Flipped out bob
This style allows for flipping out of the edges using a blow dryer or a flat iron. This is a great alternative way of styling bob cut hair. You can flip out the hair at all layers, or allow the lower lengths to curve inwards and flip out hair at the perimeter.