Who can think of anything more iconic in the beauty realm than Marilyn Monroe’s classic blonde bob? Whether she was seductively serenading the president or singing about how diamonds are a girl’s best friend, she always managed to look stunning. Today, the blonde bob haircut is still a sexy option for women looking to turn heads for all of the right reasons. Check out our top 40 picks below.
The Secret of Blonde Bobs
The main secret is, of course, their sex appeal, that comes from the specific cut and the desirable hair color. Pick the cut that flatters your face shape and think of your own most beautiful blonde shade to achieve a truly individual style.
#1: Inverted Bob for Thin Hair
Curls are not the only way to achieve volume as demonstrated by this bouncy bob. Take advantage of an angled style that uses short layers to create volume in the back and sleek long layers in the front to frame the face without overpowering it.
#2: Shaggy Chin-Length Bob
A short and shaggy cut always has a sort of “girl next door” appeal similar to Cameron Diaz’s classic look in the early 2000’s. To make the look less casual, add chocolate brown highlights for a chic element that can carry you from the boardroom to the bar without missing a beat.
#3: Trendy Angled Haircut
Inspired by the angled cuts of celebrities like Victoria Beckham, a super straight bob with clearly defined angles is a great style when you’re looking to make a statement. From the runway to the office hallway, this is one ‘do that’s sure to grab attention.
#4: Stacked White Blonde Bob
A stacked bob is so popular that sometimes it can become too expected in some circles. This style is perfect for women who are already sporting a layered blonde bob hairstyle and are growing weary of it. Get your layers feathered in the back to provide texture, while keeping the sections in the front straight and angled. It’s a simple change that breathes new life into your look.
#5: Blonde Bob with Side Bangs
Smaller faces can sometimes get overwhelmed with too much hair in the face, which is why this style is so wonderful. The side bang offers a flirty touch, and the shorter length and shaggy layers keep the look light and fun.
#6: Classic Bob with a Modern Twist
A classic bob is made more beautiful with longer sides. Modernizing the traditional bob haircut is perfect for those who want a different look but are feeling a little gun shy. This cut doesn’t involve a huge risk, but it is also capable of doing cool things like bringing volume to thin, lifeless locks.
#7: Tousled Beach Babe Lob
Dirty blonde locks and relaxed waves give this lob an effortless feel. Steer away from heavy layers to highlight the thickness of your hair but go for shaggy highlighted ends to get a bright modern look. And, keep your waves tousled to convey them that beach babe charm.
#8: Striking Angled Platinum Lob
A steep angle can make blonde bob haircuts both eye-catching and sophisticated. The extreme difference in length between the back and front is a great statement piece. Be warned, this style looks best on straight hair!
#9: Shaggy Highlighted Bob
This cute bob is great for girls who want to add some volume to their hair. Start with a classic angled bob haircut, then add loose curls from your bangs to the back of your hair. Use highlights to give your locks extra dimension.
#10: Ombre-ed Lob
Show off the shape of your cool lob cut with ombre-ed locks. The short style enables you to use the power of trendy hair colors to draw attention to your face. Here, the fade of the bright blonde hair immediately directs you to the wearer’s eyes.
#11: Wavy Caramel Blonde Lob
This casual blonde bob has a few extra layers in the back which add a cute flick to the hair. The locks have been curled mid shaft for a cute relaxed texture, enhanced by soft highlights. This style also works with the bangs loosely pinned back.
#12: Gently Angled Waves
Soft and feminine, this hairstyle looks amazing with bleach blonde hair. A blonde bob can always benefit from either an all over lightening or strategically placed highlights that really make layers and curls pop.
#13: Lob with Sweeping Bangs
If you want a face-framing cut with personality, a side-parted lob with side bangs is perfect. The long feathered locks create a neat shape around the face, whereas the sweeping fringe makes the look a little more youthful. This style is universally flattering as it suits all face shapes.
#14: Lob with Middle Parting
For those who want a flowing hairstyle, a bob can sound too rigid. However, a haircut with a middle parting can be easily swept from one side to the other and still look great. The key here is a symmetrical cut with a few long layers.
#15: Ash Blonde Lob with Subtle Waves
A single mid shaft wave to a blonde lob can make a huge difference to the overall effect of the hairstyle. The subtle kink here adds a new dimension to the hair. It’s also really easy to do at home – all you need is a curling tong!
#16: Short Silver Bob
Classic short bobs can be updated with a stunning hair color. Silver blonde makes a statement for every hairstyle, but it looks especially cool on short hair. A few hidden layers will help create that perfect curve at the ends.
#17: Caramel Blonde Lob with Bangs
This super long lob is ideal for showing off great healthy hair. The style itself is very simple, highlighted by heavy bangs that start far back on the head. The caramel blonde color lightens the look and gives it a warm glow.
#18: Cute Bob with Short Bangs
Spice up a short blonde bob with straight eyebrow-skimming bangs for a cute girly look. The chin length of the cut creates a sweet frame to the face and the short fringe draws attention to facial features, such as eyes and cheekbones.
#19: Volumized Caramel Blonde Lob
Thе fluffy caramel lob features darkened roots and messy caramel blonde waves from eye-level downwards. This styling technique is great for adding body to flat hair. The shaggy loose curls also make the lob much less defined and severe than the average straight cut bob.
#20: Textured Platinum Blonde Bob
The straight ends show off the defined shape of the cut, whereas the midshaft waves add it volume and messy texture. This is a good option for thin-haired girls who want to try a textured bob.
#21: Curly Angled Bob
Ladies with very thick hair have the benefit of being able to pull off an angled curly bob. This blonde lob features cute dimensional curls of the perfect length and a cool silhouette of a steeply angled bob, slightly softened thanks to the texture.
#22: Bronde Bob with Highlighted Bangs
A traditional bob looks great with dark hair, but it looks even better with a few bright blonde highlights. Try light-colored bangs to showcase swept-back layers against contrasting darker hair. Add a few subtle highlights throughout the rest of the hair to complete the look.
#23: Super Straight Ash Blonde Bob
This poker straight ash blonde lob is so neat – it looks almost futuristic. A simple cut and a sophisticated color makes a refined look. Coordinate the cut and the color with your skin tone and face shape to find your best bet.
#24: Short Bob with Layers
Traditional short blonde bobs can easily look outdated without the right upgrade. Add a few layers to the top, and they will immediately refresh the cut. Spritz your hair with a little hairspray or apply mousse to define the layers.
#25: Curly Highlighted Bob
Here’s yet another style that shows bobs don’t have to be straight! This style is surprisingly easy to style too, just leave the bottom layer natural, if you have relatively straight hair, then add a handful of curls to the top layer, using a curling wand.
#26: Sleek White Blonde Lob
This alternative lob is soft and feathery, with shorter point cut layers in the front. If you like to be different, this is an unusual new take on the long bob. Pair it with a shocking white color to make even more of a statement.
#27: Dark and Light Contrasting Bob
Girls with naturally dark hair don’t have to bleach completely for a lighter look. This caramel blonde bob features dark roots with a blonde body of hair. You can also use this style if you’re growing out your natural hair color.
#28: Voluminous Stacked Cut
Thicker hair textures can still take advantage of a layered bob style—actually it is recommended. The layered cut keeps the fullness in the back without bringing the heaviness to the front around the face. The two-tone color with a light strawberry blonde on the bottom creates the right depth and keeps the look from seeming too overwhelming.
#29: Curly Caramel Bob
A bob is made more beautiful when you add in some curls. Even if you have naturally straight hair, you can use a curling iron on a medium or longer bob to get this fun, twisty style. Remember to use a quality setting spray to ensure your ringlets hold all day long.
#30: Messy Blonde Lob
Messy hairstyles are super trendy right now, and when you add in platinum blonde hair color, you will love the final result. Part rocker chick, part just plain fabulous, this bob is made with a lot of layered sections and by tossing the comb in the trash.
#31: Medium Bob with Spiral Curls
Blonde hair is so much fun because it shows off waves and curls better than any other hue. If you want a hairstyle that is heavenly both to wear and admire, try adding some sweet ringlets to your ‘do.
#32: Straight Bob for Thin Hair
Light blonde or dark blonde – hair color doesn’t really seem to matter when your hair is so thin that you can’t hold it in any type of style. A bob is a great cut option for those with fine hair, because it keeps its own shape. If you’ve always kept your thin hair long, take a trip to the other side and discover how beautiful you’ll feel.
#33: Asymmetry Enhanced by Color
Ask your salon stylist to keep a generous section of hair longer than the rest of your bob, and then define it with a color of your choice to really show it off. Any hue will do, as blonde hair pairs well with practically any shade.
#34: Pearl Blonde Bouncy Waves
If you have a straight across or slightly angled bob, then you can pull off this style. By simply using a small barrel curling iron on shoulder length hair, you’ll get a head full of perfect, loose spirals.
#35: Messy Lob with Lowlights
Naturally textured hair is always alluring, and sometimes it’s best to just go with the flow when it comes to your everyday look. Instead of rocking a platinum dye job, try a more low-key option with multi-dimensional highlights that won’t be as noticeable when they grow out.
#36: Voluminous and Carefree Loose Look
Here is a style that manages to be sweet and sultry at the same time. The volume and texture seem to be perfect for a carefree vacation with your significant other or your favorite group of girls. This a-line style also uses blonde streaks in the front to brighten your complexion.
#37: Platinum Asymmetrical Cut
For a different take on the typical platinum lob, try this creative asymmetrical long blonde bob haircut where one side is a few inches shorter than the other. It’s a great option for the bombshell with an artsy passion. It still shows off your sexy side, but in an unconventional way.
#38: Half-Updo with Bouffant for Thick Hair
This is an easy yet effective updo that can suit a formal event, but will look equally good at a dive bar. The best part is that you can easily recreate this style on your own, which makes it a worthy option for a girl on a budget.
#39: Fresh and Flirty Layered Cut
How gorgeous does this ginger blonde hair color look when paired with a pouty pink lip? This cute long blonde bob hairstyle is guaranteed to get you noticed. It appears especially vibrant with a sun-kissed glow.
#40: Textured Medium Length Look
If you want a longer cut with a nice texture and silhouette, try the layered medium-length style, like in the photo. Heavy layers and dark roots will help the look to maintain its shape and lovely appearance as it’s growing out.
No matter what your style is, sexy or sweet, there is a blonde bob haircut for any woman. Trends may come and go, but it is clear that this is one classic look that will never go out of style.