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. Okay, time for pictures!
#1: 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.
#2: Modern Blonde Bob
For a layered bob with urban appeal, try a deep side part and long bangs that blend in with the rest of the choppy cut. There are lots of options for styling the layers and helping them stand out. You can use sea salt spray or pomades designed for short hair. Experiment to see what works for you personally.
#3: Stylishly Wispy Bob
In need of a bob cut that will have you feeling girly and modern at the same time? This bob is mostly all one length, but with some wispy pieces that give it a soft feel. What really pulls the cut together is the swooping hair at the front and the volume in the back.
#4: Finely Chopped Tousled Bob
A colored bob that has been finely chopped creates a smart and sophisticated look with added depth. The extra attention to detail takes the weight out of thick and heavy hair, while the highlights and tousled styling generate a breezy and sun-kissed feel.
#5: Sophisticated Bob with Subtle Layers
A layered bob with blunt edges is more intense when paired with a dark or vibrant hue. The subtle layers build shape and texture to your tresses while allowing your color to shine. Wear straight for a neat, polished look.
#6: Half in the Shadow Bob
This bob features short layers — great for anyone who wants to try the all-one length look but also wants a little dimension. The colors are just stunning! From a dark deep purple through orchid fuchsia to white…we’re in love. With dark under layers, the colors gain even more visual interest.
#7: Touchable Easy Wear Bob
Here’s a look that will have you playing with your hair and tossing it back and forth all day. For a cropped cut with expertly done layers, you’ll want to go to the best stylist you can find. Scope out their pictures on Instagram or Facebook to be sure they can do the layered style you’re after.
#8: Tousled Lavender Feathers
So pretty! Layered bob haircuts are definitely having a moment. Remember when young girls rarely went for short hair and the bob was considered more of a “mom” cut? Yeah, well that is no longer. Everyone is experimenting with short hair now, because it’s so freeing. These pink, lavender, soft brown, and blonde colors are worth a try.
#9: Cute Straight Bob
For a classic bob, go for hair that is slightly longer in the front (near the ears) with side bangs, body in the back, and soft layers. This style gives you endless styling options. For a more modern look, you can part it deeper on the side and add some texture with natural waves or heat-styled crimping.
#10: Messy Chopped Bob with Extra Short Back
Super sassy and youthful-looking, this stacked bob is heavily layered with an extra short back, which increases the volume at the crown of your head. The long bangs can be left tousled, curled, or blow-dried straight depending on the occasion and your mood.
#11: Teased Layered Bob
Our favorite layered bob hairstyles make a woman feel like a million bucks. Otherwise, what’s the point? This style is really flattering, and the reason is simple. Volume! It’s so much easier to get body when the hair is short because it’s lighter. So tease your hair sky high and rock it.
#12: Curly Bob with Highlights
For a stunning, dimensional bob, opt for layers that reveal highlights and lowlights. Because of the beautiful colors, these curls are more like swirls. Curl the bottom layer under, and the top and middle layers in alternating directions for a gorgeous, feminine style.
#13: Steeply Angled Bob with Layers
The dynamic lines of a steeply angled bob mean that it’s not for the faint-hearted. With this cut, the bigger the slant the better! To style, fluff up your locks at the roots and apply a styling paste or mousse to the lengths to accentuate your natural volume.
#14: Blonde Layered Collarbone Bob
Layered bob hairstyles with balayage colors are particularly fashionable right now. For those who like the chicness of the bob, but don’t want to lose their length, choose a tapered collarbone cut and you won’t be disappointed!
#15: Medium Shag with Subtle Highlights
Meant to be worn messy, a medium shag cut is layered to various lengths and then feathered throughout. This approach suggests that your tresses are generally fuller yet thin at the ends, giving off a cool and carefree impression.
#16: Short Layered Bob with Accurate Edges
Precision is key when it comes to getting a short layered bob with accurate edges. Retro-inspired and associated with Mary Quant’s hair from the sixties, this cut has been given a contemporary twist in the form of highlights and choppy layers.
#17: Neat Rounded Blonde Bob
To create the circular effect of this layered bob, the ends have been graduated. If you have a round face, be sure to wear the long face-framing layers straight. A word of warning: bobs that have been curled under can make your face look rounder.
#18: Steeply Angled Brunette Bob
Quirky and unique, the image shows that this steeply angled bob is meant to appear uneven and slightly disconnected. Rather than creating a smooth slanted line, the stylist opted for an unexpected detail – elongated front pieces that live somewhat separately from the rest of the cut. The subtle warm brown highlights add to this striking effect.
#19: Curly Bob with Cool Toned Highlights
This gorgeous bob has chunky layers and blunt-cut ends for a cool, modern style. The ashy tone of the blonde and brown balayage highlights is undeniably on-point. When you have cool toned hair, it’s best to mirror that in your makeup too. The berry lip and gray shadow create a lovely combo with the colors of the curls.
#20: Inverted Shattered Bob for Straight Hair
The shape of an inverted bob looks sleek and sexy on straight hair, especially because the nape section is lifted. By adding shattered layers, you create a rough texture that will make your facial features sweeter, in contrast.
#21: Wavy Layered Bob
This adorable look features cute short waves and a warm, cinnamon-honey color that would be nothing short of life changing for anyone with brown or red hair. Women with naturally wavy hair will have a haircut that is as close to wake-up-and-go as possible.
#22: Ash Blonde Voluminous Shaggy Bob
This fluffy bob haircut with layers throughout gets its shaggy appearance thanks to backcombing styling. The ash blonde hue adds to its fashion-forward appeal. Whether you wear the shaggy bob smooth and straight or edgier, with a messy touch, you’re guaranteed to turn heads for all the right reasons.
#23: Stacked Bob for Poker Straight Hair
Rocking a stacked bob poker straight gives it a jagged and intentionally unbalanced aesthetic. As the layers are incredibly short at the crown compared to their collarbone length in the front, there is a visible juxtaposition that is dramatic yet beautiful.
#24: Classy Bob with Angled Midshaft Layers
Layered bobs can be given dimension by implementing angled midshaft layers. Ask your hair colorist to lighten your ends for added interest. Then allow your tresses to fall naturally for a subtle and classy look.
#25: Disconnected Bob with Dynamic Waves
A short bob with long layers always makes an impact, whether it’s disconnected or cohesive. You can put energy and life into your long bob by incorporating fresh and dynamic waves. To style pick out a few of the top sections and curl loosely with a curling iron.
#26: Curly Jaw-Length Bob with Choppy Layers
Jaw-length bobs with choppy layers create thickness and liveliness necessary if you have thin or lackluster hair. To blend chin length layers into the rest of your cut, curl the top sections of your hair away from the face for a glossy and glamorous aesthetic.
#27: Chin-Length Choppy Bob with Flyaways
The cute choppy bob with flyaways is meant to look chaotic and untouched. It works great on medium to thick hair with a natural wave. Update the cut by opting for a trendy color or technique.
#28: Short Wavy Dimensional Bob
A modern take on the traditional chin length layered bob, you can create dimension by wearing the layers loose and wavy. If your tresses have a natural curl, simply scrunch them when wet using some volumizing mousse and leave to air-dry for the best effect.
#29: Texture-Boosting Layers and Subtle Highlights
In case you have thin or medium hair that is jaw length and lifeless, there are ways to re-energize it. Request choppy texture-boosting layers and subtle highlights to amp up the sass.
#30: Rounded Bob with Long Bangs
For a cleaner and more immaculate bob, opt for a round shape with a long fringe. Whether you go for full or side bangs, add some highlights to achieve a soft, sun-kissed look that oozes class.
#31: Snow-White Wispy Bob
Whoever said that chin length layered hair had to be boring? This snow-white bob might be slightly alternative, but it’s bang on-trend. The wispy layers are a great way of balancing the symmetry of your face, as well as adding definition to your cheekbones.
#32: Layered Purple A-Line
For full-out fun, choose not only a spunky cut but a cheeky color too. Clearly, purple is her “spirit animal.” To find what wild color will look best with your new bob, ask your stylist. They can look at your skin tone and ask you about your wardrobe to help you decide.
#33: Chin Length Bob
This short layered bob is about as easy and carefree as hair can get! If you have naturally straight hair, all you’ll have to do is shake your head to get that tousled look. The blonde midshafts and ends are super cute. Revealed roots aren’t just for long hair.
#34: Wavy Layered Crop
What’s really stylish these days is hair on the opposite ends of the natural spectrum — meaning hair that’s totally unnatural (like wild colors) or that’s completely natural (like this look). To style your new long bob, use a large barrel curling iron randomly throughout and apply a texturizing product to get separation.
#35: Silver Blue Curly Bob
The silver trend is hot right now. It looks most flattering when it’s not really gray, but more silver-blue or silver-periwinkle. Bobs are a great option for pale hair colors because they make the maintenance way less work. Plus, a uniquely colored bob is a city-chic style in its own right.
#36: Layered Bob with Long Bangs
Who doesn’t love a short layered bob? It’s sophisticated, sassy, and flattering. Not to mention super easy to style. After washing, use a medium barrel round brush to blow dry hair with a soft under curl. Then you can use a straightener to perfect the bang pieces.
#37: Chic Piecey Bob
When you have dark hair and want to try blonde, this is the safest bet: fine highlights that don’t attempt to mask your base color. To style a cute bob with layers, use a straightener to flip some ends down and others straight out. Then apply a texturizing mouse to hold the pieces in place.
#38: Pretty Layered Bob
Layered bobs can be as simple and easy as you want them to be. While it’s fun to experiment with different colors and styles, rocking your natural color and texture is cool too. The whole point is that this haircut is your style, so while you won’t need to do much every morning, you will need to get trims every three or four weeks.
#39: 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.
#40: 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.
#41: Nape-Length Stacked Bob
Perfect for the summer months, this stacked bob exposes the nape of your neck and is straightforward to maintain. The picture shows that the layering spreads from the crown to the nape, but the bottom of the cut is accurate and blunt. Your hairdresser can also enhance the impression of depth with highlighted and colored sections.
#42: Razored Black Bob with Bangs
A one-length bob may look boxy, but not the razored blue black bob with bangs pictured here. It has an airy, feathered feel to it. Razor cutting allows your tresses to lie more naturally, which creates enhanced movement and some appealing softness that goes along with edge. Define the ends of the layers with styling wax and you’ll be ready to rock and roll.
#43: Tousled Asymmetrical Bob
Layered bob haircuts often make the most impact when they’re worn mussed up. You can stand out even more if you ask your stylist for an asymmetrical bob. This is where the hair is cut so that one side is longer than the other. It’s extremely versatile, as well as unconventional.
#44: Amber Bob with Plenty of Choppy Layers
To make a serious style statement, choose a bob with plenty of choppy layers. If it’s amber all-over, then even better! Amber is a hue that suits many skin tones, whether you have a dark, medium or fair complexion, and complements an outfit in practically any color palette.
#45: Inverted Razored Brunette Bob
An inverted bob, where the hair is cut just below the chin in the front and trimmed short in the back, can be additionally razored throughout to produce an alternative effect. Spiky and bold, all you need is confidence to rock it.
#46: Polished Side-Parted Lob
For those who want to keep their length, this long bob haircut with layers is ideal. The side parting develops asymmetric fullness that prevents limp hair and adds to the polished and flawless final look.
#47: Short Bob with Thin Sliced Layers
Short bobs work on almost any type of hair, no matter how much natural volume you have. However, if you have thick tresses and want a blunt cut, a good idea is to combine blunt edges with long shaping layers like in the photo.
#48: Wispy Tousled Bob with Gray Balayage
Wispy, choppy layers are brilliant when it comes to creating more volume for thin locks. If you want to go for an ultra-modern and distinguished effect, consider the balayage technique in an unusual hue, like gray.
#49: Black Lob with Minimal Layers and Bangs
An understated layered bob cut, this black lob features minimal layers that don’t detract from the strong hue and funky bangs. The great thing about this cut is that it’s stunning whether worn naturally tousled, straight, or curly.
#50: Short Finely Chopped Bob
Finely chopped layers are beneficial for short bobs that lack body and fullness. As well as looking mature and elegant, these haircuts are easy to maintain with simple styling tricks and hair products. Wear smooth and sleek or spiky and mussy depending on your mood.
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!