In this hairstyle ideas gallery, we will dive into the captivating world of concave bob hairstyles and pixie cuts.
If you're looking to revamp your look with a touch of edginess and flair, you've come to the right place. From the modern allure of a concave bob to the bold statement of a pixie cut (cropped closer to the head), these sexy and versatile options cater to a range of tastes and personalities.
Concave bob hairstyles are making a comeback. The look popularised by Victoria Beckham in the early 2000s is now trending again in many fashionable ways you can style.
General bob haircuts are short haircuts typically with hair cut straight around the head at about jaw-level and with a fringe at the front. A concave haircut, on the other hand, is designed to be longer in the front and shorter in the back.
There are many variations of the style. The inverted or graduated bob, the A-line bob, the wedge bob or the asymmetrical bob. Styled to perfection, a bob cut can really alter your entire appearance and is a very chic look!
1. The Concave Bob in an A-line Cut
The A-line is cut shorter to the back and angles longer to the front. The A-line means there are no layers or stacking at the back and just comes down to frame the face. This can be styled straight or curled under the chin.
2. Concave Bob in an Inverted or Graduated Cut
The inverted or graduated cut is similar to an A-line, only that there are stacked layers at the back. The cut at the back is also more curved in order to create a higher angle.
This particular style is usually a shorter cut than an A-line and the amount of stacking can vary for a different volume effect. Some customers prefer their layers shorter at the back so that they can spike or style it to their liking.
3. Bob Hairstyle in a Wedge Cut
The wedge haircut is reminiscent of the 60s, similar to a bowl cut at the back but with inversions and layers to give the appearance of a voluminous crown.
This look is more daring as the back will be a lot more compact and short.
4. Concave Bob in an Asymmetrical Cut
The asymmetrical bob can be both layered or not layered. What sets it apart is that the front of the hair is longer on one side than the other to give it a quirkier feel to suit your eccentric personality, or if you just want to be different and less symmetrical.
5. Bob Haircut With or Without a Fringe
Some concave cuts do not have a front fringe, the hair length at the front is just long evenly. Other styles have a parted side fringe or bangs to match. It all depends on the kind of look you are going for or the shape of your face and how the fringe complements your features.
6. Concave Bob With an Undercut
If you are looking for a hairstyle that is a bit more edgy, the concave cut with an undercut on the side or the back under your hair is a trend that we are seeing more of.
You can have the undercut shaped or designed by your stylist on the side to be visible at the front, or a really cool and funky design to be shown at the back. If you have a wedge cut, this will be more obvious, but you can also have it more discreet if you have a longer layer covering your design and only shown when your hair is lifted.
7. Concave Bob Styled Straight, Loosely Curled or Messy
Having concave bob hairstyles requires less styling time - that is the beauty of having a short haircut. You might want to stick with one look or get creative in the way you style it.
You can wear a concave hairstyle nice and straight for a sleek look to elongate your face, or with a slight curl at the ends to frame your face. If you want to look less clean, loose curls are great for a beachy or messy effect. Slight curls also add more volume to your crown.
8. Concave Bob and Hair Colours
Depending on your concave cut and the way you wish to style your hair, the way you colour it also makes a huge impact on your appearance. For instance, highlighted hair would look exquisite with the wedge cut styled in waves so that your colours can pop from underneath.
Metallic and vivid colours would look amazing with undercut hair to give you that extra edge. It all comes down to what you want to achieve with your hair.
9. Concave Bob in Silver
Not only does a concave bob help you beat the heat, they are such a versatile look. Give your concave bob an even bigger edge with the hottest colour trends. These cool silver tones may be a bit trickier to attain depending on your natural hair colour and require a bit of maintenance, but they are so stunning that it's worth it!
This concave bob in a light silver tone has a bright shine to it. The silver parts of the blonde really make this look pop when textured. If this is your style, you may also love a pixie cut too. More on pixie cuts soon.
Source: Instagram @elevationhair
10. Concave Bob in Ice-White
Another edgy and futuristic look is this ice-white blonde concave bob hairstyle that will surely stand out.
Source: Instagram @hairbygeorgiecarlile
11. Concave Bob in Silver-Blue
And in favour of the cool tones, you can opt for this brilliant silver-blue tone that looks simply divine.
Source: Instagram @loveisinthehair_byjanet
The textured bob is the one hairstyle that suits everyone. The choppy layers with the right length for your face and bouncy volume give a bold message: "I have fab hair and I don't care."
Hair texture is achieved with special haircutting techniques, usually including thinning scissors or razors to cut hair at the ends.
There are numerous ways to enliven standard textured cuts. Add bangs and your face will lighten up. Curls add another layer of fun. Colours are a whole new level of texture. When professionally done, coloured, gradually thinned bobs are real attention-grabbers.
12. Short, Medium-Defined Bob
This simple textured bob can be cut short, medium, and long. Chopping the ends on a short textured bob creates the desired silhouette that accentuates the line of a longer neck and creates volume.
Curls are a welcome addition to what has otherwise been a plain short bob. If you are new to textured haircuts, this may be the way to go with less risk.
13. Ultra-Inverted Bob/Lob
Colours, uneven cut, and razor-created texture are the ultimate threesome of hairstyles. If you wanted to find all three in one textured bob, look no further than this boldly cut asymmetrical bob that flows neatly into a lob at the front.
The beautiful silver blond is epic and it just adds an extra wow element that will make you stand out in the holiday crowd. It can be short or long, but longer hair gives more space for a bold inversion.
14. Natural Curls Texture
Curls are tricky in most haircuts but they can be even trickier in textured bobs. While the messiness of textured bobs will cover a few out-of-place curls, if the chaos is all over the scalp, you will have to spend a lot of time calming unruly strands.
When nicely done, though, curly textured bobs are playful. Moreover, you won't have to reach out for the curler to create the waves that often accompany textured bobs.
15. Balayage Textured Lob
If you don't want to go too short, asymmetrical, or colour-striking, choose a wavier, softer balayage on shoulder-length hair.
The balayage bob is ideal to refresh a stale look, revamp a long hairstyle with sun-kissed ends, and wrap up the summer with a bang and no dry ends.
16. Reverse Balayage Lob
To create the illusion of depth in your hair, think about applying the reverse balayage technique to the textured, medium-long cut bob. Couple it with thick, choppy, wavy locks and add a few highlights to make them stand out.
You have achieved the ultimate textured look by maximising all tricks for playing with multidimensional hairstyles.
17. Pixie Cut Textured Bob
Did you forget the pixie bob with loose waves? let's not bury it yet! Add a courageous side part to a curly textured bob that has undergone a wild night out and you will achieve this style even without visiting your hairdresser - perfect for the holidays when many salons are closed.
Blond is not a requirement, the practical pixie cut looks impressive in the full-colour palette, making it a suitable alternative for frequent hair changes if you don't want to grow your hair too long.
18. Straight Thick Hair Bob
It is not all about curls and waves. The full magic of textured haircuts shows in straight hair by carefully using thinning shears.
Straight textured bobs showcase the hairdresser's skills, letting them transform head and hair proportions from overly round or triangular to softer shapes.
19. Brightly-Coloured Bob
Straight or curly, it's all about the lovely pastel colours in this bob. You can dramatically change your cut or basic colour to rock a new holiday look by going for vivid nuances.
You could take it a step further by adding a brightly-coloured underlayer, such as the orange that hides below the crown hair on this cute mint bob. Did someone say ice-cream?!
20. Horizontal Colour Combo Layers
Fans of rainbow hair, you don't need to hide various colours under. Here is an option to show it all off in a brave contrast of warm and colours. This particular combo is called watermelon and tourmaline. But you can create variations with purple and intensive blue, or pink, honey, and caramel.
Another fantastic characteristic of textured bobs is that they can be worn in a variety of ways. As long as the cut is skilfully done, you can side-part a bob differently or use your hair straightener to add curls. It also looks great when tucked behind the ears, when you want your party makeup and outfit to get the most attention.
Pixie cuts have been the it-hairstyle since tinsel town's latest and greatest have rocked the trend. Some famous celebs currently wearing the pixie cuts are Katy Perry, Ruby Rose and Scarlett Johannson, but pixie cuts are nothing new. The hairstyle has been adorned over the decades by iconic stars like Audrey Hepburn, Twiggy, Mia Farrow and Liza Minnelli.
Pixie cuts tend to suit long and slender face shapes. Maybe one day I will be brave enough to rock a pixie cut on my round and stout face. Until then, I'll just share with you all my pixie envy.
21. Pastel Pink Pixie
This pixie cut was love at first sight for me, I love the low fade and the way the hair at the top is styled to perfection with volume and bounce. The pastel pink also brightens up her face and makes the look a lot more edgy.
22. Messy Pixie
Krissa Fowles has such a stunning face that her messy pixie cut wears well on her.
This cut falls just below the ears and would suit anyone with a strong and accentuated jawline. The blonde also makes her eyes pop.
23. Pixie with Swept Over Fringe
This pixie is a very short concave bob with a swept over fringe that nicely frames the face. This look is a little more cute and coy than edgy.
24. Pixie with Short Fringe
Another adorable pixie cut but with a shorter fringe.
25. Sassy Silver Pixie
This look is what I'm talking about! Kelli Chan is rocking this edgy and sassy silver fox look.
26. Skin Fade Pixie
The gorgeous Heather Austere is absolutely rocking this disconnected skin fade and trendy colours.
This look may be a bit jumping into the deep end, but there are so many cool ways to style this look if you check out her Instagram!
26. Low Fade Pixie
Another low fade pixie worn to sophistication with glasses and rocking red lipstick.
28. Mohawk Pixie
This pixie cut styles to a lovely mohawk and side swept fringe.
29. Platinum Blonde Pixie
Loving this platinum blonde and a neater looking pixie by this Swiss MUA.
30. Hip & Chic Pixie
This pixie actually belongs to a friend of mine and fitness mum inspo!
I adore this bob cut with the voluminous fringe, so hip and chic. Worn beautifully with @yummiiandi earrings.
31. High Fade Pixie
A high fade and silver tips - hell yes!
Nothing says punk rock more than this look.
32. Messy Violet Pixie
Olivia DeVries is currently rocking a mad violet bob, but this concave bob pixie cut is everything!
I love the way the back of the hair creates really nice volume and that this style can be worn messy.
33. Pixie with Undercut
The colours created by Sam Daly are captivating and I just think this pixie with an undercut is just stunning.
Love the transition of violets in this style.
34. Fashion Coloured Pixie
Another fashion colour pixie with an undercut. I love that these pixies can appear a bit boyish and feminine at the same time.
35. Messy Casual Pixie
A messy pixie that looks styled is mint!
This messy casual look is ideal for the busy lady.
36. Disconnected Pixie
This disconnected pixie cut is outlined nice and clean with a high quiff and more fashionable hair colours!
37. Hair Tattoo Pixie
Hair tattoos are gaining more popularity now and a pixie cut is its perfect companion.
This one is my absolute favourite out of them all and if I was to ever make the bold move, it would be with an epic hair tattoo undercut.
I hope you have enjoyed these pixie haircuts as much as I have enjoyed looking at them! Do you dare make the big chop?
We hope these concave bobs, textured bobs and pixie looks will help inspire your next do!