Medium bob hairstyles are classic and classy. They can look very different depending on your cut and the way of styling. Wavy and straight, shaggy and sleek, asymmetrical and symmetrical bobs offer you the modern look, diversity and convenience you want from a hairstyle. Check our gallery of 38 mid-length bobs and pick the most appealing versions to try!
Medium Bob Hairstyles
You’ll see many messy, natural-looking bobs in our selection, but there are also a couple of straight, polished varieties on our list, because they are classics.
#1: Textured Wavy Mid-Length Cut
This bob is composed of a ton of cute flicks, aptly chopped, tousled and skillfully toned to look this amazing. Go for a textured choppy haircut with the length at the nape and angled front pieces. With a quality haircut on thick hair, styling your mane will be a breeze.
#2: Tapered Auburn Bob
Medium bob hairstyles with a tapered silhouette work best for fine and medium textured straight hair. It’s better to pair such a chic haircut with a rich monochromatic hair color and style with root volume. Lovely, classy and feminine!
#3: Shaved Back Bob
Make your hair lightweight and gorgeous with a slightly layered bob that features a surprise – nape undercut. Being hidden under the top layer of hair, the undercut is ideal for women who want to thin out their hair or use an easy styling trick to keep their locks in place.
#4: A-Line Bob Haircut
Sometimes a unique hairstyle comes with just a little meddling with the measurement. Keep hair shorter on one side to bring an asymmetrical look that is gorgeous and fun to wear. Thin haired girls can rock the uneven look well, but it can be also pulled off with any texture.
#5: Wispy Medium Bob
V-shaped layers throughout work great not only for long hair, but for shorter lengths as well. Introducing them into your angled bob is a perfect way to refresh it and bring in more texture into your hairstyle. This wispy light blonde bob looks angelic, but the black under-layer peeking through lets us know that this angel has her dark side too.
#6: Tousled Bob for Thin Hair
Speaking of medium bob hairstyles, one thing many fine-haired girls complain of is the flat, limp look. The solutions here would be a layered haircut, multi-tonal hair color with darkened roots and a tousled hairstyle. Luckily, beadhead hair is still very popular.
#7: Layered Bob with Highlights
Without going super short (thanks to the longer ends), this bob is angled in the front to brush just past the chin line. Perfectly face framing and gorgeous, the chin length bob is a popular style for obvious reasons.
#8: Purple Side Part Hairstyle
A stacked medium length bob is always classy, but there’s a way to make it super chic. Plum red balayage on dark brown hair looks fabulous. Make a side part and blow dry with a lift at the roots styling the strands swept to the other side and backwards. Use either a blow dryer and a round brush or a straightener for ideal sleekness to present your new amazing color.
#9: A-Line Bob with Highlights
A medium length bob has the benefit of looking romantic and feminine – but it can also be cut into a no nonsense style ideal for ambitious professionals. Dark haired ladies can add in some striking caramel highlights to bring a finishing touch to this A-line cut style.
#10: Sun-Kissed Shoulder-Length Bob
Are your tired of the commitment to long hair? Here is a solution. Thin to medium textured hair will really shine with this style that brings a youthful, professional appearance to any pretty face.
#11: Tousled Shoulder Length Bob
This sassy hairstyle really benefits from the side part and combed over layers. The part helps show off the texture and the different layers of the long bob. Furthermore, the highlights are clearly the work of a professional by the way they enhance the choppy cut.
#12: Casual Mid-Length Cut
A medium bob hairstyle is simple and lovely. If you are searching a cut for fine hair or for round faces, this “short but not too short” style is perfect. Get plenty of layers for a textured, finished look without a whole lot of daily effort.
#13: Medium Choppy Bob
This hairstyle is a lesson in well-placed texture. Use a bit of mousse to enhance the choppy ends of your hair. Complete the look by teasing the front layers on one side of your mane slightly. Then tuck the other side loosely behind your ear.
#14: Ombre Bob with Blunt Bangs
Combine some piecey layers with thick bangs and you get this chic shoulder-grazing haircut. The way the ombre color fades from black to blonde and grayish white really enhances the shaggy style. The dye job and the bangs also do a wonderful job of framing her face.
#15: Medium-Length Gray Bob with Bangs
The shape of this mid-length bob is fantastic on its own, with its graceful tapering at the neckline and soft, side-swept bangs. However, the cool gray hair color really contributes to the sleekness of the cut also giving it depth.
#16: Mid-Length Bob with Temple Undercut
Closely cut sections can work with any haircut, be it long, short or somewhere in between. This straight bob is an example of that. The temple undercut blends with the angled layers of the sleek style, and gives it a cool finish.
#17: Gray-Purple Medium Haircut with Fringe
Everything about this haircut works together. The thick bangs merge with the soft angled layers at the front. The gray-purple dye job sets off the whole thing beautifully.
#18: Silver Angled Medium-Length Bob
If you have straight hair, this is one of the medium bob hairstyles that are worth trying out. The piecey bangs of the mid length bob play up your hair’s natural texture and the sharply angled ends add a bit of movement. Not to mention that the style perfectly frames your face.
#19: Layered Wavy Bob with Blonde Highlights
Just look at these golden blonde highlights. Those with hair on the thinner side would benefit from a haircut like this. The blonde waves over the dark under layers create the illusion of a fuller mane. The texture and angled layers only enhance it further.
#20: Flipped Out Shoulder Length Haircut
There really is no bad angle with this haircut. It looks sharp no matter what way you look at it. The flicked out ends make her hair appear even thicker than it naturally is. And there’s something free and careless in those sticking out ends.
#21: Straight Mid-Length Hair with Subtle Layering
You can still get a haircut with layers and a very strong shape. This medium layered bob has defined edges because of the way the hairstylist has blended the layers as they were cut. The style works whether it is worn slightly pushed back like this, or left completely straight.
#22: Blonde Shoulder Length Bob
Sometimes when it comes to haircuts, simplicity is the best choice. This stunning blonde bob does not have chunky layers, an asymmetrical finish or a wild color, but it is still beautiful. The cool and warm tones add more dimension to the center-parted style.
#23: Textured Medium Hairstyle
This textured above-the-shoulder haircut is the work of a pro. Mixing very dark and light hair colors can sometimes produce a chunky, striped effect, but that is not the case here. The different colors are distinct in the wavy bob but they melt together to produce one harmonious look thanks to the layering.
#24: Mid-Length Angled Bob
There are a lot of different variations when it comes to medium bob haircuts, but angled looks like this one are always a favorite choice. The above-the-collar haircut starts off longer in the front and gradually tapers towards the nape, creating a swooping shape.
#25: White Blonde Shoulder-Length Bob
This white blonde ‘do is a more subtle take on the popular angled bob. The medium-length ‘style is cut so the layers in the back are angled towards the face. A few wispy, long layers that are brushed off the face create a nice contrast.
#26: Brunette Bob with Longer Front Layers
Clever layering is what makes all of the difference with your hairstyle. Here, the classic bob gets an update thanks to a few face-framing layers which have been intentionally left longer than the rest.
#27: Dramatic Angled Bob
Just look at the amazing shape of this medium bob. It’s longer than the collarbone length around the face and sheared to a couple of inches above the neck at the back of the head. The super straight lines, steep angles, and lack of layers give this look a dramatic feel.
#28: Curly Mid-Length Hairdo
This swanky hairstyle would work for a more formal occasion, but it is still casual enough to be suitable for everyday. The defined curls add fullness to the mid-length ‘do and show off the different brown highlights.
#29: Long Blonde Bob
Textured bobs like this always look cool and effortless. The combination of the choppy layers, blonde balayage color and soft beachy waves is just the right mix of polished yet relaxed. That is a tricky thing to achieve.
#30: Gray Mid-Length Bob with Layers
A lot of layered bob haircuts are longer in the front and shorter in the back, which is the case with this medium length bob. The funky style benefits from long wispy layers that have been highlighted and brushed away from the face.
#31: Torn Haircut with a Long Fringe
This is a fantastic bob with beautiful, expertly cut layers called to create the flawless tapered silhouette of your hairstyle. Ask for a single long thin piece on one side to have a personal touch and a cool accent that inevitably draws your eye.
#32: Concave Haircut for Curly Hair
Curly and wavy hair is literally made for stacked bob haircuts, and with thick hair it’s often better to opt for a shorter length instead of a shoulder length bob. Everything is beyond praise in this style – volume, shape, texture, length, and also the color. The secret of these thin blonde highlights is in their generous amount and the chosen ashy hue.
#33: Dishevelled Bob with Highlights
It’s hard to find a more universally flattering hairstyle than a medium choppy bob. It’s equally cute if your hair is straight or naturally curly. We love this idea with wavy ends and highly contrasting balayage diluting the pretty chopped chocolate locks.
#34: Messy Bedhead Hairstyle
A stacked bob is not the only silhouette that appears extremely appealing in shorter lengths. You may go for a rounded bob that looks one length and extra voluminous. Upgrade it with bangs and golden babylights.
#35: Classic Bob with a Fringe
Elongated yet rounded, sleek and straight yet dimensional – this bob seems to be full of contradictions which make it so very interesting as a hairstyle with attitude.
#36: Wavy Shoulder Length Bob
Hair that falls just above the shoulders can benefit from some extra body. Use a large barrel curling iron to bring in some loose waves that accentuate highlights and frame your face. Pairing this style with bangs brings extra softness.
#37: Careless Waves for Medium Hair
A haircut that’s layered and angled makes a mid-length hairstyle extra lovely. Perfect for girly girls who don’t want the hassle of long hair, a medium bob can still be pinned back or pulled into a ponytail while not requiring a ton of maintenance.
#38: Textured Layers for Thick Hair
Thicker hair will benefit from some texturizing after being cut into a medium bob. Ask your hair-dresser to work in some graduated layers that frame the head while also lightening up some heavier sections of tresses. This cute style is ideal for women of any age or ethnicity, making it a winning choice.
Bob haircuts are so fun and versatile – especially when you work in the medium length options that are ideal for girls who still love to be girly. Whether your hair is straight or curly, thin or ethnically natural, there is certainly a medium bob style that’s ready to work wonders on your mane.