Bob Hair Styles with Bangs

Bobs and bangs go together like Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell — they just work. Check out these ideas for bob hair styles with bangs if you’re looking to add one or both to your look.

The Cleopatra Hair Style

The Cleopatra was made famous by Elizabeth Taylor in the movie of the same name, made in 1963. Clearly, this style isn’t going anywhere soon. For this look, you’ll need to have fairly straight hair, or be willing to commit to a long-term relationship with your flat iron.  For the bob, get a blunt cut all around, ending just below your ears. The bangs should be long, starting from at least halfway from your forehead to your crown. They should be cut just above your eyebrows. Rock this look with confidence — you’re emulating a queen who has been revered for over 2000 years! If you’re considering turning your Cleopatra hairstyle into a look for a Halloween or costume party, consider this tutorial in our best Halloween makeup how tos.

Retro Glam

This look is inspired by the movie starlets of the 1940s. Your hair should be cropped fairly short, just above the nape of the neck. Bangs should begin at your side part and taper off to meet the rest of your hair. Use a curling iron to curl your hair under to give it a small bounce. Curl your bangs toward your face for a retro wave. For celeb-inspiration to recreate this look, check out our gallery of celebrity retro hairstyles.

Light Layers, Soft Fringe

This look is perfect because it’s face-framing and brings the focus to your eyes and cheekbones, no matter what your face shape is. It’s a great hair style for those with thin or fine hair. Hair should be cut chin length and lightly layered in the back to provide that “bump” of volume. Hair should be tapered around the face to accentuate cheekbones. Bangs should be sparsely cut and casual, so you can wear them forward or sweep them to the side.

Bob hair styles with bangs are a hair style staple and one that is constantly reinventing itself. Try these looks to shake up your classic bob.