40 Layered Bob Styles: Modern Haircuts with Layers for Any Occasion

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We wonder if there’s any girl or woman out there who has never tried a bob haircut. With a variety of lengths and finishes, there’s, for sure, a bob that flatters your face and suits your hair type. Modern on-trend bobs opt for layering that works for the increase or reduction of volume and makes the overall look chic and present-day. The other thing is when choosing an appropriate cut, we always think of how we are going to style it. Making a stake on low-maintenance, ease and up-to-date looks, more and more celebrities and bloggers are rocking stylish bob hairstyles with grading, highlights and natural-looking finishes. Why not to follow the examples of the most renowned trend-setters in this matter? Anyway, there’s a full gallery of chic bob styles here with all the modern twists you can imagine. So, feel free to join!

Layered Bob Hairstyles as They Are Today

Nonchalant styles are sported by many red carpet regulars. These days everyone wants to look fresh, rested and as if just from a luxurious resort. Layered bobs offer freedom in the choice of styling solutions: sleek flat styles, slightly tousled and voluminous curly dos are all at your disposal this season.

Chin-grazing and shorter cropped cuts are occupying the leading positions as the most stylish bob versions. These show off cool choppy or fringy edges, fun asymmetry and gorgeous textures. “Demi-bobs” with better length opportunities can be worn both in loose styles and chic updos. The trendiest long bobs of today often feature breathtaking highlights or ombre.

Texturized bobs look fantastic on thin and medium dense hair. Thick straight or curly hair with a bob cut has a risk to settle in a triangular shape that doesn’t look very appealing. Thourougly texturized ends and heavy layering helps to save us from the dreaded triangular. A good option loved by many contemporary women is a graduated or stacked bob with shorter stacked layers at the nape and longer tresses in front.

The Trendiest Styles for Layered Bobs

Okay, time for pictures!

#1: Raven and Red

If you want to experiment with color in a unique way, why not to try the two-toned style, presented in this picture. For black women who want to protect their hair, or are nervous about committing to such a bold color, weave or wigs are a viable option.

#2: Editor Approved Edge

Kahlana Barfield is one of the most well-known editors in New York, and it’s easy to see why. Her signature choppy bob is silky with just the right amount of texture. Bold purple lips give a pop of color, while remaining edgy.

#3: Swirl of Curls

Curls are a great way to incorporate texture and play with different hues within your layered bob. The tight coils create a wave-like pattern and the dyed tips of the layers filter the colors throughout the entire cut. It’s unique and polished at the same time.

#4: Auburn in Autumn

Fall leaves are inspiring with their change to vibrant shades of red and orange. You can see their influence in the latest fashion trends, but how about a new hair color for your short bob? A bright and rich auburn hue will pair well with a quirky yet stylish headpiece made of autumn leaves.

#5: Purple Passion

Some might believe that if you have dark hair, highlights in a similar color might not show up or make an insignificant impact—that notion would be wrong. Purple is a great accent color for black hair because it complements it and blends well, but still makes a statement.

#6: Shades of Blonde

One of the easiest ways to create depth and dimension within a layered bob for thin hair is to use different shades of the same color. The honey hue underneath the wheat blonde helps hair to look thicker in the back. The platinum around the face brightens it and makes it look more youthful.

#7: Follow the Extremes

There’s a lot that makes this style eye-catching, but the first thing that grabs you in is the bold orange color. Outside of the vibrant hue, there is also a cool inverted cut with bangs and edgy, tousled waves to really set it apart from the rest.

#8: Asymmetrical Angled Bob

Instead of a fully layered cut, how about just one layer (or two if you count the bangs)? The asymmetrical haircut has the same effect as traditional layers, it lengthens and slims round faces, plus this one looks unique and edgy.

#9: Pretty Pale Blonde

If you have thick hair, you don’t really need the dye tricks to make your strands look fuller. Instead a solid color adds a cool touch to your layered bob haircut. The pastel blonde is romantic and whimsical with a bit of toughness; perfect for a woman who is both seductive and sweet.

#10: Medium Middle Part

Busy business women should stick with classic, no-fuss cuts to make it easier to get ready in the morning. A bob with a middle part and minimal layers is a no brainer, and it’s flattering for many different face shapes and hair textures.

#11: Shaggy Side-Part

When it comes to an effortless and casual hairstyle, you can’t go wrong with loose waves. They are sexy and sassy, but easy to maintain, so it doesn’t look like you are overdone or trying too hard. It is an ideal look for a woman who is contemporary, but she doesn’t want to spend too much time prepping.

#12: Wavy, Messy and Sexy

Everyone is obsessed with the understated and chic nature of French beauty. This layered bob haircut is modern, fun and with a certain je nais se quoi. The gilded eye shadow and glossy red lips both lend a sophisticated touch; ideal for a fashionable Francophile.

#13: Bold in Blue

No Smurfs here; just a straight asymmetrical hairdo in a ‘notice me’ blue hue. It’s sleek and cheeky, but still has an air of maturity to it. Make sure to style it with subtle make up like winged eyeliner and nude lips. Ladies who gravitate towards sassy styles that are current and cutting-edge will enjoy this.

#14: Posh and Pearlescent

Have you ever looked at a black pearl and noticed that it is black in some places and silver in others? Depending on the light and the angle, it can look different every time you see it. That is the color inspiration for this truly unique hair color that alternates between shades of silver, gray and blue. Since this style is so exclusive, keep everything else neutral to have the focus on your strands.

#15: Wild White Pearl

Layered bob hairstyles like this one draw inspiration from a white pearl. In the same way that a pearl can look purple, green and silver, this cut combines all those shades for an ethereal and mystical hairdo.

#16: Dark and Dramatic

If you were obsessed with Rooney Mara’s striking black hair in Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, you will appreciate this medium haircut with a long side bang. The choppy layers in the back and the cropped section above the ear are edgy. Pair with dark eye makeup to really enhance the dramatic flair of the look.

#17: Windblown Layers

Seeking a style for fine hair? Try this unexpected take on a short layered cut. It looks as though you are walking through a wind tunnel with maximum movement within your strands. Make sure to use tons of hairspray to make it stay.

#18: Mellow Yellow

Red hair is bright on its own, and sometimes blonde highlights can get lost in the mix. Choose yellow accents instead, as a more vibrant option to spice up your layered bob hairstyle. It pops beautifully, with that artsy creative flair.

#19: Sophisticated Soft Layers

Here is an image with a perfect cute chin-length haircut for teens who want to try a classy adult look. It’s still youthful, but the face-framing layers are more polished than the standard high school haircut. The sleek cut is the perfect option for a young lady entering her first year in college.

#20: Temple Undercut

Give layered bobs a boost with a buzzed section. Such bobs are more versatile than many think because you can easily hide your undercut simply by wearing your hair out. But, if you ever want to show it off, just tuck your hair behind your ear or wear an updo.

#21: Dark Chocolate Fringy Bob

With fine low layering a classic chic-length bob acquires a modern twist. The graceful A-line silhouette is additionally adorned with the fringy bottom line and delicious dark chocolate hue.

#22: Golden Wheat Waves

Large refined curls in the most delicate tints of wheat and golden blonde set off the face and create a stylish feminine look, appropriate for special occasions as well as casual wear.

#23: Black Windy Bob

Although this fantastic hairstyle has quite a distinct shape, its contours and texture are slightly blurred as if wind has penetrated within and filled it with fresh air: very breezy and on-trend!

#24: Cropped Chocolate Bob with Caramel Feathers

Dark chocolate with caramel highlights is a lovely couple. Besides, yummy colors, this hairstyle is prominent for its cropped choppy edges, styled slightly flipped out to enhance the feathery effect.

#25: Black and Chocolate Wavy Bob with Braiding

Black and chocolate loose waves interweave randomly to create a wonderful shattered texture of this layered bob. Two cute braids, heading off the parting and hiding under the slightly tousled locks make this sweet hairstyle even more appealing.

#26: Easy-Breezy

Do you happen to “suffer” from your unruly curly hair, especially on bad hair days? You can turn your little problem into a chic hairstyle with a little bit of your favorite styling product for a wet look. Let the curls be broken and irregular, they will still look cool: judge for yourself.

#27: Crispy and Downy

Here is a fabulous chic hairstyle on the basis of a layered bob that looks sweet, fluffy and fragile. The clean blonde hue on short hair in combination with darker roots makes these beautiful greenish brown eyes appear much brighter.

#28: Sweetened Angularity

All the dramatic moments are softened in this beautiful bob with layers: a light weave for the sharp angles and honey highlights for the bright platinum blonde.

#29: Sleek, Edgy, Flawless

Perfectly graded tresses, overlapping the lower layers, are sliding down strictly straight like the rain drops on the window. But a splash of a warm tone spilt throughout the roots hints on the gentle sun behind the rainy clouds.

#30: Lovely “Bedhead” Style

A bob haircut remains true to itself even when it’s styled with a mess in mind. Subtle highlights, more distinct in the bangs, and rounded contours save this charismatic style from appearing a complete chaos.

#31: Elegance and Perfection Themselves

Here is a dignified style worth of a queen. Soft graceful curls, slightly flipped out at the ends and a noble chocolate hue illuminate the eyes and fair skin magnificently.

#32: Bold Chestnut Waves

Soft curly styles of a chin-length bob suit Mila’s beautiful facial features like no others. This hairstyle features no sharp angles or rough edges, only the right amount of sassiness and intrigue.

#33: Vintage with a Glossy Finish

Rihanna is a hair chameleon. How do you like her passionate vintage curls? Their shine match the gloss of her satin emerald gown, and the similar resemblance is observed in the curvy lines of her curls and the décolleté draping.

#34: Winter Sun

This extremely short shaggy cut demonstrates a fantastic rough texture throughout the edges and finely chopped asymmetric bangs for a young bright sporty look.

#35: Tangled Ripple

Subtle waves are good to arrange an expressive texture. When they are slightly messed up additionally, you are getting a very appealing natural look, ideal for layered hair inclined to the curl.

#36: Ms. Charm

Women are often uncertain about short haircuts, because a doubt is whether they are going to look feminine with short hair. If you are thinking about one of the blonde layered bob hairstyles, definitely choose a cropped bob version like this one. With slightly weaved edges it is an excellent example of a cute style that is short and absolutely lady-like.

#37: Clean Lines, Radiant Color

Simplicity of this short layered bob strikes with its brilliance. Nothing is in excess: fluent lines, framing the face and setting off the blue of the eyes, clean pale blonde hue and neat edging for the outlines are ideal.

#38: Slim and Sleek

Any silky sleek bob attracts with its smooth finish and precise contours. This one is not an exception: the perfect A-line shape and clear-cut angles have created one more exquisite look For Victoria Beckham.

#39: Peace of Style and Color

With bob being her favorite haircut, Victoria Beckham succeeds to look interesting and versatile each time, playing with available styling solutions. Here is a hint on a weave, steering her locks off the face to draw attention to her big brown eyes.

#40: Stormy Bob for Curly Hair

This curly hairstyle is resolute and straightforward in its character, same like a sudden storm on a summer day. The caramel highlights are called to accentuate its snazzy texture and rough edges.

Well, as you see, there’s no type of hair or face shape that can’t find its ideal bob match. If you’ve spotted a picture here that inspires you, take it to a good stylist and make a little (or big) upgrade of your hairstyle. Good luck!

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