The French bob was created in the early 1900s when a rebellious actress Polier rocked it and even received criticism because short haircuts were not considered feminine at the time. But trends have changed, turning such a cropped bob into one of the most elegant hairstyles of all time.
The most important feature that makes these dolls ‘French’ is the length. The hair is kept at chin level to hug the cheekbones along with bangs that skirt the brow line.
Take a look at the following modern French bobs with bangs, all of which are low maintenance, go with any hair texture and frame the face in the most flattering ways.
French bob with bangs
Start fresh with a short cut and some cute bangs for a retro-chic Parisian appeal.
1. Micro bob with baby bangs
The earliest versions of a French bob feature a blunt cut as pictured here. The straight micro bangs are aimed at the eyes and eyebrows, while the remaining hair falls just below the ears putting that gorgeous little jawline and neck on full display. This look is worth a try for straight haired women.
2. blunt bangs + beach waves
Look like a French madame by opting for blunt bangs cut straight across the forehead. Pair them with cropped layers that fall along the jawline. Get an instant summery look by adding beachy waves to your hair and finish with a spritz of hairspray.
3. Bouncy bob flips
An ideal example of a soft round French bob with bangs. Women who are getting older can get a youthful appeal by cropping their blouses anywhere between the chin and jawline with lightly textured edges. Use a curling iron to curl the ends in for a fuller look. Just wow!
4. Bob and asymmetrical bangs
How about adding a funky twist to an otherwise sophisticated French bob? Keep one side longer than the other with asymmetrical bangs that extend across the forehead. Spice up the look even more with an undercut at the back and some highlights. However, regular touch-ups are a must.
5. Curly crop
Women’s Parisian cut works best with textured treks. Get a carefree appeal while showing off your naturally curly mane with a chin length cut and tousled bangs. Ask your hairstylist for full layers to avoid a dull look and clarify the tips for a refreshing finish.
6. Face framing layers
Turn some heads by getting a new hair color along with a fresh haircut. Opt for a smart fringe to avoid a stuffy look and create a soft finish along the sides with just feathery layers. Complete the look with a platinum blonde shade and bold red lips.
7. Choppy Ginger Bob
Add some movement and texture to your hair by getting messy layers and uneven bangs. For the hair color, enjoy being a redhead by getting coppery orange roots that lighten to a golden shade reaching the ends. Turn up the volume even more with some trendy loose waves and voila!
8. Arched bangs, cropped at chin length
Here’s a French bob with bangs perfect for older women with oblong faces looking to shed a few years. Frame the face with arched fringes that gently extend to the sides and create a dome shape while keeping the remaining cuts at chin level. Finish with a light blonde hair shade.
9. Extra thick fringe
Achieve a dramatic look by brushing all the hair from the middle of the head forward and cutting it just above the eyes for an extra thick fringe that is sure to drop some jaws. Opt for an angled cut along the sides with the longest strands coming just above the chin in the front.
10. Curtain bangs + Ombre Bob
Curtain bangs are the most beautiful of all and look wonderful with short haircuts. Create some texture with soft layers and use a barrel brush and hair dryer to blow the ends out at the front and in along the sides. Dark to light ombre with a natural look is also worth a try!
11. Classic French bob
A French bob is ideal for framing the face without much effort. The strands are cut short to curl around the cheeks themselves with thick straight bangs that make those gorgeous eyes the center of attention. Keep layers to a minimum for a polished finish.
12. Mini Asian bob
Asian women can take a break from their long, bushy tresses by rocking a French-style bob for a change. Make the chin look longer in case of a round and chubby face by keeping the hair at jaw length. Twist the bangs to meet the remaining smooth mane.
13. Shaved bob with bangs
Razor cutting results in jagged edges and cropped layers that are ideal for achieving a lived-in look while giving your hair a fuller appearance. Balance the look with a cute sheer fringe and mix in your mane for a full on rock ‘n’ roll appeal. The messier the hair, the better it will look.
14. Baby Blue Bob
A French bob can be a little weird and still look amazing for sure. Dye the hair a beautiful baby blue shade with uneven bangs in the front. Tangle the remaining layers with your finger to finish with a multi-textured mane.
15. Frizzy Bob disassembled
A French bob with bangs is ideal for a fresh start in case of damaged hair. Make the most of your frizzy tresses by going for short, tousled layers with long bangs. Keep the bangs slightly short and fluff up the mane by combing it with a suitable styling product. Messy and sexy!
16. Short bangs with color blocked bangs
This Parisian bob looks more like a short bob featuring a rich top, short sides and cropped curtain bangs. Create an eye-catching color contrast by painting the front half and opposite brow any funky color you like, including neon green.
Finally, French bobs with bangs are a cropped but more sophisticated version of a classic bob. These are relaxed haircuts that go great with all face shapes and make them a safe choice for women who want to cut their tops this year. So what are you waiting for?