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62 Bob Hairstyles For Black Women For a Rich and Elegant Look

by Sherri Owens

Bob hairstyles usually have a perfect length that you can style to suit different occasions. My favorite hairstyle is the shoulder-length bob with slight waves. I've found that it keeps my face looking snatched at all times.

Another hairstyle that looks great on almost anyone is the black sleek straight bob hair. To make it look better, you can get yours done in blonde or add bright-colored highlights to your hair.

Bob hairstyles are awesome but getting a particular hairstyle that suits your face shape can be a chore sometimes. That is why an awesome list of bob hairstyles for all face shapes was created for you. Sit back and keep scrolling, in no time you'll find the perfect hairstyle for you.

Best Bob Hairstyles For Black Women

1. Straight Shoulder Length Bob

This is the most popular bob hairstyle. It looks really lovely and helps to accentuate the facial features in an amazing way. I love the versatility of the bob hair because it looks great on most outfits. You can pair it with your cooperate or casual wear to step out looking stunning.

Straight Shoulder Length Bob

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2. Straight Bob With Soft Baby Hair

If you would like to achieve a classy and luxurious look, consider getting this done. The medium-length hair has a curvy parting. One part of the hair has nicely laid curvy edges that elevates the whole look.

A nice way to add a fun twist to this hairstyle is to get it done in a brighter color like ginger blonde or platinum blonde.

Straight Bob With Soft Baby Hair

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3. Blue Highlights On Black Bob Hairstyles

Black hair looks lovely, but a nice way to elevate your black hair look will be by adding highlights. I suggest getting a brighter color highlight that will contrast with the black as done in this bob haircut.

The blue is added in a few strands and a matching blue monochrome outfit is worn which serves to make the hair color pop.

Blue Highlights On Black Bob Hairstyles

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4. Simple Bob Hairstyles For Black Women

An amazing feature of the bob hairstyle is its versatility when it comes to different hair textures or types. If you've got thin hair, you can rock your natural hair bob for a stunning appearance. The medium-length hair looks elegant and simple and would look cool with most outfits.

Simple Bob Hairstyles For Black Women

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5. Shiny Copper Blonde Bob Hairstyles

There's no hair color that won't have you looking charming as a black woman. That's a black woman's magic. Go all out with your bob hair by getting a shiny copper blonde bob as done here to create a look that will have you basking in compliments.

Shiny Copper Blonde Bob Hairstyle

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6. Long Bob Hairstyles With Slight Waves

Curly bob hair has a way of adding fun to your hair mix. The hair has a round parting that shows the neat scalp in all its glory. One part of the bob is placed in a slight wedge, the other is let to flow down in its lovely waves.

Long Bob Hairstyle With Slight Waves

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7. Simple Bob Hair With Side Part

With makeup and an outfit that serves to brighten up the black bob hairstyle, you don't have to worry about the hair being too dull for your skin tone.

If you want to get this style done, I suggest adding nicely placed baby hair to give a femme and classy feel to the medium-length hair.

Simple Bob Hair With Side Part

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8. Platinum Blonde Bob Hairstyles

Black women look stunning in bright hair colors. Have any doubts about that? Here is proof. The short bob hair has a nice style that is face framing.

With hair color like this, a subtle or nude makeup is enough to make you look like you're on your way to model for a fashion magazine.

Platinum Blonde Bob Hairstyle

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9. Bob Hairstyles With Bangs

Blunt bangs can give you a serious look. Pair blunt bangs with straight hair and step out looking like a boss lady. You can get this no-nonsense hairstyle to keep you slaying at work throughout the hair duration.

Bob Hairstyles With Bangs

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10. Bob Hair With Side Swept Bangs

This bob hair has a swoop part at the front that will make your face look snatched and allow your makeup to shine in all its glory. Pair this hairdo with a cocktail dress to look ravishing as you attend an evening or night party.

Bob Hair With Side Swept Bangs

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11. Asymmetrical Bob Haircut With Red Tips

A subtle way to let your fun and bubbly personality express itself is by adding color to your hair. If you work in a place where there are restrictions when it comes to wild hair colors, adding colors to the tips of your hair is a nice way to look stunning and youthful.

Asymmetrical Bob Haircut With Red Tips

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12. Lilac Blunt Bob Hairstyles For Black Women

You can never go wrong with some color. I love colorful hairstyles for black women because they have a way of setting you apart. It's always good to have more neutral makeup done when you've got bright-colored hair like this to avoid clashing.

Lilac Blunt Bob Hairstyle

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13. Pink Short Bob Hairstyle

The hot pink hair color of this chin-length bob hair serves to add a mix of fun to the classic bob hairstyle. If you are a barbie girl and have a thing for pink, this would be the perfect bob hair to help you express your super feminine personality.

Pink Short Bob Hairstyle

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14. Brunette Short Bob Hairstyles For Black Women

Having naturally dark hair is an advantage when it comes to getting this hairstyle. I suggest you add some blonde highlights to your hair to create a look that pops. Or you could use your flat iron to create an illusion of natural curls.

Brunette Short Bob Hairstyle

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15. Honey Blonde Inverted Bob Hairstyle With Dark Brown Highlights

Inject some life into your dark medium-length hair by adding highlights to your bob hairstyle. The two colors used on the hairdo are in the same proportion, creating a nice waterfall of colors together.

Honey Blonde Inverted Bob Hairstyle

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16. Bob Hairstyles For Black Women With Loose Curls

The way copper blonde hair looks great on dark skin tones is something we don't give much attention to. Here the copper blonde hair has lighter streaks in different sections of the messy curls. You can personalize this style by making it longer or you could get this exact style too.

Bob Hair With Loose Curls

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17. Long A Line Bob Hairstyles For Black Women

The trifecta coloring of this hairstyle is beautiful, to say the least. The long bob hair has a black base that blends into a shiny silver color at the middle part. Towards the end, it becomes aqua blue at the ends. The combination of the hair is nothing short of perfection.

Blue A Line Bob Hairstyle

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18. Curly Bob Hairstyles For Black Women

Curly hair helps you achieve an effortlessly classy look. This hair features tight curls that sit pretty. If you have thick hair, placing it in nice curls like this will help you create a perfect look.

Synthetic Lace Front Curly Bob

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19. Icy Blue Bob Hairstyles For Black Women

If you want to get a bob hair that will give you a slightly edgy look, you should get this. The hair will make you look super chic and rich as you go about your daily adventures. If you're not a fan of blue, this short bob hair will also look great in your favorite color.

Icy Blue Bob Hairstyle

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20. Short Pixie Bob Hairstyles

With glowy ginger skin like this, no other hair color will look as good as black. The pixie bob is placed in stunning curls that are stunning and loaded with a fun personality.

Short Pixie Bob Hairstyle

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21. Curly Bob Hairstyles For Black Women

Having curly natural hair will put you at an advantage with this hairstyle. The curly hair is parted and gelled to form two separate sections. What I love most about the hair is the pretty soft baby hair laid at the edges which give the hairstyle a rich finish.

Curly Bob Hairstyle

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22. Bob Hairstyles For Black Women With Soft Waves

You can't go wrong with medium bob hair. The jet black hair works well in giving the skin a subtle shine. Finish the look with a bright sundress to step out ready to make the most of your summer holiday.

Bob Hair With Soft Waves

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23. Black and Brown Ombre Bob Hairstyles For Black Women

The short bob hairstyle starts with dark roots which slowly blend into a honey blonde color. This hairdo has a subtle shine that will look great on darker skin tones. If you have thin hair, this bob hairstyle will work well.

Black and Brown Ombre Bob Hairstyle

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24. Cute Short Bob Style link 66

Get this lovely hairstyle to enhance your natural beauty. The short bob has wedge hair at the front which is slightly longer than the other parts of the hair. The hairdo will look great on people with a V face shape.

Short Bob Style

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25. Colorful Short Bob Hairstyles For Black Women

Summertime? Then adding colors to your bob will probably be one of your best summer preparation decision. The hair features yellow, orange, and pink highlights.

The base of the hair is grey, creating a nice contrast between the colors. Short bob haircuts like this look fantastic on people with round faces.

Colorful Short Bob Hairstyle

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26. Bob Hair With Long Side Bangs

Step out looking like a baddie with this short bob hairstyle with long bangs. The bangs are blue which makes pairing the hairstyle with a cute jean blouse perfect. The hair will also look great if you substitute the blue here for purple.

Bob Hair With Long Side Bangs

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27. Red Bob Hairstyles For Black Women

I love wigs because they can help you change looks conveniently. Here, the installation of the lovely red wig is shown. Her natural hair had to be dyed red to enable the stylist to achieve the perfect edges.

Red Bob Hairstyle

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28. Short Bob Hairstyle With Choppy Bangs

What I love most about neutral looks is how they elevate your appearance in the most subtle way. The short bob hair has a perfect blend of dark brown and blonde creating a lovely neutral look.

Short Bob Hairstyle With Choppy Bangs

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29. Orange and Pink Medium Length Bob

Bold and statement-making looks like this are not for everyone. But if you're all for the colors and don't mind the attention, you should get these blunt bob hairstyles for black women.

Orange and Pink Medium Length Bob

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30. Platinum Bob Haircuts For Black Women

They say that blondes have the most fun. Set yourself up for lots of fun by getting this parted bob blonde hairdo.

Platinum Bob Haircut

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31. Gradient Blue Bob Hairstyles For Black Women

This asymmetrical bob hairdo is unlike anything we've seen before. It begins with a platinum base that fades into a light shade of baby blue and ends with deep blue tips. You can get this hair but add a slight twist to the style by getting yours in gradient green style.

Gradient Blue Bob Hairstyle

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32. Honey Blonde Bob Hairstyle

I love how this long hair is placed in soft curls, forming bob hair. The most striking feature of this hairstyle is how it compliments her skin color. Getting hair that compliments your skin tone will help you slay effortlessly.

Honey Blonde Bob Hairstyle

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33. Side Part Curly Bob Hairstyles For Black Women

If you find straight hair a little boring, give black bob hairstyles with curls a try. The jaw-length bob is ultra curly and charming. This hair is versatile and can be rocked for casual and cooperate events.

Side Part Curly Bob Hairstyle

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34. Straight Black Bob Hairstyles

Bob hairstyles for black women can be rocked with your natural hair. All you have to do is apply a relaxer to straighten and soften your hair and you are good to go. Pair the look with purple lipstick to step into the room looking like you own it.

Straight Black Bob Hairstyle

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35. Black Bob Hairstyles With Two Buns

I love the unique twist of this curly bob hairstyle. The short bob has flowing bangs with some sections of the front hair placed in two cute buns. The rest of the hair is left free to flow in nice curls.

Black Bob Hairstyles with Two Buns

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36. Black Bob Hairstyles With Full Bangs

Full bangs like this serve to accentuate your facial features, especially if you have a long or V face shape.

Black Bob Hairstyles With Full Bangs

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37. Brown and Orange Bob Hairstyles For Black Women

This is a slight a-line bob. The shouty hair has a perfect length and flow of colors that will help you make a statement if that's what you're up for.

Brown and Orange Bob Hairstyle

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38. Black Sleek Bob Hairstyles For Black Women

If your black skin is on the brighter side, this jet black bob hair will be a great choice for you. I suggest adding blonde highlights to brighten things up if you feel the black hair might be too dark for you.

Black Sleek Bob Hairstyle

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39. Platinum Asymmetrical Bob Hairstyle

Take a break from your usual dark or dull-colored hair by going all out on the bright color. Who knows, you might discover that bright hair resonates better with your personality.

Platinum Asymmetrical Bob Hairstyle

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40. Long Weave Bob Hairstyles

There's no better time to embrace braids than now because lovely braided hair has been hitting our timelines non-stop. I suggest adding caramel highlights for a pop of color if you would like to switch the style up a bit.

Long Weave Bob Hairstyle

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41. Short Bob Hair With Scanty Bangs

With hair like this on flick, all you need is long nails and wild makeup to look ready to take whatever the world throws at you.

Short Bob Hair With Scanty Bangs

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42. Asymmetrical Bob Hair With Center Parting

Achieving an elegant appearance is quite easy with bob hair. Black is an elegant color on its own. Rocking your black bob hairstyles with a neutral outfit as seen here will elevate your look in a flash.

Asymmetrical Bob Hair With Center Parting

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43. Long Curly Bob Haircuts

It doesn't get more classy than bob hair with long curls. The shoulder-length hair falls around her shoulders. The hair is the ideal length that will help draw attention to a necklace.

Long Curly Bob Haircut

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44. Blonde Bob With Yellow Ends

Who knew combining two bright colors like these would turn out to look so great? The hair has a blonde base that seamlessly transitions into shiny yellow, and I haven't seen a more lovely blend than this.

Blonde Bob With Yellow Ends

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45. Straight Hair With Clips

When it comes to slaying in black, no one does it better than black women. Here, the short bob hair is held behind with small cute clips and a bright yellow outfit is worn to allow the hair to shine in all its glory.

Straight Hair With Clips

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46. Black and Yellow Bob Hair For Black Women

Step out looking bright as a daisy with this hair. The hair color gives a healthy shine that'll work well for summer. If you work in an establishment with a slightly strict dress code, you should skip this hairstyle.

Black and Yellow Bob Hair

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47. Bob Haircuts With Double Wedge Hair

Tired of your plain old curly bob hair? I suggest adding two playful wedge hair at the front part to elevate the fun level a bit.

Bob Haircuts With Double Wedge Hair

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48. Jaw Length Curly Bob For Black Women

With just subtle makeup and the most simple outfit, this hairstyle will make you look classy at any event. The wavy texture of the hair will make sure of that.

Jaw Length Curly Bob

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49. Pink and Brown Bob Hair For Black Women

This medium hair has an amazing shine that is jaw-dropping. The light pink hair has streaks of brown in some sections. Hot pink eye shadow with perfect eyebrows is used to achieve the complete barbie baddie look going on here.

Pink and Brown Bob Hair

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50. Super Short Vintage Bob For Black Women

The short bob was a classic for African American ladies of the 90s. I stan bringing the classic bob hair back because why not? The subtle yet sexy style is sure to keep you looking classy and confident regardless of the outfit you chose to rock it with.

Super Short Vintage Bob

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51. Longer Bob Hair With Sleek Middle

I used to think black on black would look too dark and gloomy, especially as a black woman, but this has made me change my mind. The style would look great on people with natural black hair that has more volume.

Longer Bob Hair With Sleek Middle

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52. Sleek Straight Bob Hairstyle For Black Women

Beautiful bob hairstyles like these are the perfect hairstyles for a hot girl's summer. You could use a brighter color in place of the blue for the sleek bob hair, but I can't assure you that it would look as good as this.

Blue Sleek Straight Bob Hairstyle

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53. Half Sleek Bob and Half Wavy Bob

I don't know about you but I feel like Zendaya is a 21st-century style icon. Here, she stuns with a bob that features a sleek bob on one side and a wavy bob on the other side.

Half Sleek Bob and Half Wavy Bob

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54. Burgundy Bob Hairstyle For Black Women

Nicki Minaj slays in this lovely inverted bob hair. The poker straight hair is super sleek and smooth and ends in a gorgeous curl at the tip. I'm not even surprised by how stunning this hairstyle looks. I expect nothing less from the Queen. A long bob is an excellent option if you need a classic bob look that'll have tongues wagging as you pass.

Burgundy Bob Hairstyle

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55. Choppy Bob Haircut

Need a look that exudes pure class and sophistication? This will do it. The sleek black bob hair has choppy bangs and spiky ends that give out a bold aura.

Choppy Bob Haircut

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56. Blunt Bob For Black Women

Bad girl Riri steps out looking lavish and luxurious with this simple blunt bob hair. She pairs the hairdo with a lovely grey and black body suit which work together to let her skin glow.

Black Blunt Bob Hair

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57. Short Braided Bob Hairstyles For Black Women

To create a charming look, try this bob hair in braids. The shoulder-length braids has a side part with some loose strands of hair. Silver hair cuffs are added to the braid to give the hair a shiny finish.

Short Braided Bob Hairstyle

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58. Super Short Black Bob Hairstyles For Black Women

A pixie cut is great, but what's even better is super short black bob hair. This gives you the luxury to slay with your hair but also enjoy the comfort that comes with getting a pixie cut. I suggest adding colors to it to show the world you're all about the fun.

Super Short Black Bob Hairstyle

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59. Razor Bob Haircut

Got thick hair? Look no further than this short hairdo with caramel blonde highlights. The caramel works well with her skin tone to create a lovely, effortless shine that you just can't help but love.

Razor Bob Haircut

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60. Brown and Black Bob Hair With Double Bun

I love the fabulous twist of this super cute curly bob hair. It features black hair at the base which blends into a honey blonde bob. The front part of the hair is placed in two cute buns to add a fun vibe to the hair.

Brown and Black Bob Hair With Double Bun

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61. Ginger Blonde Bob Haircut

Take a break from your natural color by getting angled bob hair in ginger blonde. The straightened hair looks perfect and is great for a date in a classy restaurant.

Ginger Blonde Bob Haircut

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62. Black Ombre Bob

There's absolutely no one that can't rock curls. It doesn't matter if you have naturally curly hair or not. The ombre flow of the short hair is lovely as it transitions from black to deep brown seamlessly in the middle part of the hair.

Black to Deep Brown Curly Bob

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Bob hairstyles for black women have been a way for African American women to represent their boldness and confidence in style. Pick the one that suits you best for your next hair appointment.

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