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Bob Hairstyles for Black Women

Pragya T
Bob hairstyles promise to make black women classic, sophisticated, and stunning in all ways. While opting for a particular type, one can go for natural curly styles or sleek bob styles. Here are some suggestions for African-American women.
A bob is a classic hairstyle that suits girls as well as women. This style is low on maintenance and is not a very short hairstyle, so one can style their hair in many ways without much effort. Also, one can accessorize this hairstyle.
There are many unique styles of bobs for African-American women; make sure you choose the one that suits the shape of your face.

Bobs for Curly Hair

Blunt Bob

This is the classic bob hairstyle that suits women of all ages. It also gives a professional look. So, if you are thinking of a hairstyle for your workplace, then consider this style. For a blunt bob, hair is cut in an equal length. The hair can be styled with a center or a middle parting. Both curly and straight hair look good with a blunt bob.
Style Tip: Blunt side bangs or side-sweeping bangs look great with a blunt bob.

Layered Bob

This hairstyle helps to maintain curly hair. You can use layering to reduce the volume of the curly mane, thus, making your hair more manageable.
Ask your stylist for layering tips. Layering should be done in such a way that it suits the shape of your face. For example, if you have a round face, then layers are added near the crown, so that there is volume near the crown. This makes a round face appear longer.
Style Tip: Use some hair clips to style your layered bob in various ways. You can use hair clips to create a crimped effect as well. Or, use clips to hold one side of the hair.

Choppy Bob

It is created using a particular type of layering. This is a good idea if you have thin hair, or need a trendy pixie hairstyle
First, the stylist will give you a base haircut. Then, on this base haircut, the hair will be cut into layers for a choppy effect. To cut the hair, a strands of hair are held at a 45 degree angle, the scissor is tilted, and a cut is made. This way all the hair strands are cut into various lengths to get the choppy effect.
Style Tip: With a choppy bob, bangs look equally great!

Inverted Bob

This is the most popular bob hairstyle today. This style is opposite to the common bob. In a common 'U' bob, most women keep the back hair longer and cut the hair on the sides shorter. This gives a U shape trim to the hair. Inverted bob keeps the back hair short and the side hair long. It was made very popular by Victoria Beckham.
Style Tip: Inverted bob with side parting and sweeping side bangs looks very stylish.

Asymmetrical Bob

This hairstyle looks very edgy and stylish. This style is a variation of the inverted bob hairstyle, where the hair is cut into an inverted bob. However, the side hair is cut asymmetrical.
This means one side is short and the other long. The degree of asymmetry between the two sides depends on you. You could either keep it subtle, or get a dramatic and edgy look by amplifying the asymmetry.
Style Tip: For this style keep your hair side parted, to make the asymmetry stand out even more.

Romantic Bob

They are really great, as these hairstyles allow women to carry their hair naturally. They are inspired by the 1920s look. To get this style, simply cut your curly hair into an inverted bob. There is no need of any sort of bangs with these hairstyles, but if you want you can keep few small curly locks as bangs.
Style Tip: To make this style look even greater, accompany it with some cool accessories. Braided headbands, some colorful clips, some flower hair pins, etc., can be used to accessorize.
So, pick a style that you like the most. If you are not sure which style will suit you, then take pictures of these hairstyles, photo-edit, and paste your face to check if the hairstyle is right for you. Good luck!