One of our favorite hairstyles for fine or thinning hair is the asymmetrical bob. So what is an asymmetrical bob? It’s a bob haircut where one side of the hair is intentionally cut shorter than the other. This haircut is edgy and chic, plus it works well with a variety of hair types and textures (including thin hair!). In this post, we’ll tell you which version of the asymmetrical bob will work for you and how to style it.
1. Asymmetrical Curly Bob
Attention, curly girls! If you want to try a bob haircut without experiencing the dreaded triangle shape (if you have curly hair, you know exactly what we’re talking about), then an asymmetrical curly bob is the perfect solution. The side part and asymmetrical nature of this cut create a flattering shape that’s both playful and feminine. And since this haircut works so well with curly hair, that means less styling time for you (and less damage to your delicate curls).
To style this look, start by washing hair shampoo and conditioner formulated for curls. Then apply a thickening serum to wet hair. Wrap in a t-shirt and allow to air dry. Or, if you’re short on time, dry hair with a diffuser on a low heat setting. Once hair is dry, shake out for extra volume.
To create the appearance of more fullness around your edges, try Toppik Building Fibers. Line up the Hairline Optimizer with your edge, then spritz Toppik Hair Building Fibers into place using the Spray Applicator. Finish this look with a mist of FiberHold Spray.
2. Long Asymmetrical Bob
A long bob – or lob – is the best way to try an asymmetrical bob without losing a lot of length. To get this sleek look, you’ll need to use a flat iron. Just make sure to use a heat protectant before straightening your hair to prevent damage! To dress up this look, add a hair accessory like a sparkly clip to the shorter side.
3. Short Asymmetrical Bob
This short take on the asymmetrical bob is chic and especially flattering for thin or fine hair, thanks to the added boost of volume at the roots.
To recreate the look at home, start by applying a hair thickening serum to damp hair. Blowdry hair using a round brush. Once hair is dry, part it on the opposite side of your usual part. This will lift the roots and make your hair look fuller. To keep hair bouncy in between washes, mist the roots with dry shampoo.
4. Asymmetrical Pixie Bob
If you prefer shorter hair, this edgy look could be perfect for you. Not quite a bob and not quite a pixie, the asymmetrical pixie bob is the perfect solution for those who march to the beat of their own drum. Bonus points if you go for a bold color like a platinum blonde!
To style an asymmetrical pixie bob, start by washing your hair with your favorite shampoo and conditioner. Then apply your favorite hair thickening serum to damp hair. Blow-dry hair, using a round brush to pull bangs diagonally away from your face. Once hair is completely dry, use a flat iron to create a sleek look. Warm a small amount of hair wax in your palms, then shape the asymmetrical pixie bob to your liking.
Finish the look with Toppik Hair Building Fibers. Choose a shade that most closely matches your root color, then use the Spray Applicator to spritz fibers anywhere you notice scalp show-through. Hair looks instantly thicker and fuller. And the best part? Fibers last until the next time you wash your hair.
5. Asymmetrical Bob with Bangs
You can also personalize your asymmetrical bob with bangs. Curtain bangs and side bags can make hair look thicker and fuller by bringing more hair to the front to frame the face.
To style these side bangs, start by parting your hair to the side. Use a round brush to curl your bangs back, then blast with hot air from your blow dryer. Mist with a flexible hold hairspray, then let your bangs fall into place.
Which asymmetrical bob haircut is your favorite? Let us know in the comment section below!