Not only has asymmetry been having a moment in fashion recently, but it's been having a major moment in the beauty world, too. And no, we're not talking about asymmetrical makeup (as much as we'd definitely love that trend). Instead, we're here to celebrate the coolest hairstyle of the moment: the asymmetrical bob.
And while asymmetrical bobs may sound a little risky compared to their symmetrical counterparts, you'll likely be surprised by how low-maintenance (and striking) they can actually be. With the right cut, products, and treatment, you'll fine asymmetrical bobs can be totally effortless and wearable. (Yes, even if you have an aversion to hot tools—there's an asymmetrical bob for you.)
Below, find 30 asymmetrical bobs you'll probably want to add to your hair inspo folder on Instagram immediately—if you haven't already, that is.
Straight & Sleek
If you love super-sleek vibes, make a statement with something slick-straight and asymmetrical (with extra-fancy edges, if you're up for it).
Blunt & Textured
With blunt ends and extra texture, this wavy asymmetrical bob will definitely get all the compliments and Instagram likes.
We love A-line, graduated bobs—and this one is made even chicer with a sleek middle part and edgy asymmetry.
Pro tip: Let your curls do the talking by giving them room to breathe. With short, asymmetrical layers, you'll be pleasantly surprised by how easy your hair is to style (and how bouncy your curls suddenly are).
Bring the Drama
First of all, this pearly blonde hue is everything. On top of that, the dramatic off-center part and asymmetry make for a totally dramatic and cool final product.
Lightweight & Tousled
For something low-maintenance and fresh, super short layers you can tousle and flip from side to side are totally on point. (We'd be touching and tousling our locks all day if they looked like this, too.)
A Little Extra Length
Go for the bold with daring, noticeable asymmetry, like this bob with some extra length framing the right side of the face. (We're loving the smudged roots here, too.)
Play up the drama with long pieces in front you can style any which way—these retro side bangs are a perfect example.
Asymmetrical bobs work for every hair texture and braid preference. This side-parted style complete with butterfly locs is totally on point.
Super Subtle Asymmetry
As much as we love the bold beauty risk-takers on this list, there's something super-chic about the subtle asymmetry of this cut. (This is the perfect "starter" asymmetrical bob, if you're feeling nervous about making the chop.)
Feeling daring? Go for a super-short style with an A-line, graduated cut on one side only—and see how cool you'll feel (and look) without even trying.
A dramatic side part, loose curls, and extra volume are a surefire way to keep an asymmetrical bob sultry and sexy.
While bangs technically aren't typically known as "low-maintenance," depending on your hair texture, this asymmetrical fringe could be a simple pick-me-up for your average bob.
All the Volume
With a side part and extra (and we mean extra) volume on one side only, this graduated, asymmetrical bob is a total showstopper.
Soft & Blunt
While the bob might be asymmetrical and "uneven," technically, you can keep things ultra-clean and satisfying with the softest, bluntest ends ever.
Keep things fresh and wearable with clean, asymmetrical layers you'll want to run your hands through all day, everyday.
With an asymmetrical cut that shows off your curls, you can let your gorgeous natural texture take center stage.
To be honest, it doesn't get much cooler than this: With natural roots and an A-line cut, this asymmetrical bob is definitely It-girl-approved.
Hard truth: Chopping long hair off is usually the best thing you can do to make your waves more lightweight and bouncy. We're loving the touchable, tousled final look here.
Warm, face-framing highlights will take your asymmetrical bob up a notch—plus, the addition of the beachy waves basically say, "I just got back from vacay, you?".
Beachy Highlights & Waves
Complement an asymmetrical bob with beachy highlights and waves that make it look like you just got back from surfing for hours in Malibu.
If you're making the cut, why not make a color switch too? We love this deep, saturated red combined with a dramatic asymmetrical cut.
Up the ante with dramatic asymmetry combined with rainbow hues—we love the easy, flippable, and touchable layers on this bob. (And don't even get us started on the unicorn vibes.)
Soft & Subtle
You can't go wrong with something soft and subtle. The barely-noticeable asymmetry combined with touchable layers here is giving us major hair envy.
Sweet Side Bangs
With sweet side bangs, blown-out volume, and a slightly uneven length on either side, this asymmetrical bob is giving us all the retro vibes in all the best ways.
This braided asymmetrical bob—complete with chic gold beads—is throwing us back to the '90s, and we're obsessed.
With strategically cut layers and asymmetry, you'll get the most out of your natural, curly texture—aka a bouncy, lightweight, and effortless style you'll love to show off. (Find our fave curly hair products here.)