Whilst we believe that a choice of a hairstyle shouldn’t be determined (only) by your age, it’s hard to overestimate the refreshing power of a bob haircut. As you find yourself reading this article, we may assume bob hairstyles are something you would consider trying. Whether you are toying with the idea of a big hair change or just looking for some tweaks to your current style, you’ll find plenty of ideas here. Classic and blunt or playfully wavy – we have collated all types of bob haircuts to stir you up.
1. Wavy Bob for Gray Hair
Curls and waves make any style softer and more feminine. Give your hair some texture with a wide curling iron and use a sea salt spray for a tousled bob look.
2. Layered Bob with Wispy Bangs
Classy and sophisticated, this bob looks youthful and fresh. That feathered curtain fringe alongside face-framing layers is all you need to give the classic cut a modern vibe.
3. Chin Length Bob with Blunt Bangs
A short graduated bob is one of those hairstyles that instantly make you look elegant and put together. If you are seeking a haircut that would refine your personal style, you must give it a try.
4. Short Bob with Blunt Bangs
Sharp and edgy, this blunt bob is a perfect hairstyle for those with an oblong face shape. Shorter, above the chin length would create plenty of volume and accentuate your facial bone structure.
5. Wavy Bob with Curtain Bangs
A curly French bob is not one of your typical haircuts for older women. However, we think you shouldn’t limit yourself by age brackets when it comes to choosing a hairstyle. These soft curls alongside a trendy fringe look both youthful and elegant.
6. Wavy Bob with Side Swept Bangs
Heavily layered and boasting loads of texture, this tousled bob is a great haircut for thick hair. Curl the front strand with a flat iron and use some texture spray for that soft, effortless look.
7. Silver Pixie Bob
A short, textured bob haircut looks is a trendy hairstyle that suits equally well both younger and older women. Although you’ll probably need to style your hair every day, it’s certainly worth the effort.
8. Layered Wavy Bob
It’s well known that naturally curly or wavy hair looks best when cut into layers. Try diffusing your locks and use some cream for added definition.
9. Shoulder Length Bob
Shoulder length bob haircut is great for those who prefer to be able to put their hair up. Whether it be for work or exercising, we recommend considering your lifestyle when trying a new haircut.
10. Voluminous Curly Bob
Have you heard of hairdressers particularly specializing in cutting curly hair? You certainly need to find a good stylist if you are looking for one of those gorgeous modern curly bobs.
11. Shaggy Bob
Wearing your natural gray is so utterly liberating, and we love seeing many women over 50 opting for this choice. A good modern cut, like this shaggy bob, is what makes it a beautiful statement look. Wear your hair straight or give it a subtle bend with a flat iron and finish with a spritz of sea salt spray.
12. Long Inverted Bob with Face Framing Bangs
If you wonder whether a haircut can make you look slimmer, try this inverted lob (long bob). Straight lines with elongation at the front look flattering and make your neck look thinner.
13. Short Inverted Bob
Show off your beautiful neckline whilst leaving some coverage around the front with a short classic bob. Shorter at the back and longer at the front, this style was fashionable in the early ‘2000 and has grown in popularity again.
14. Layered Bob with Wispy Bangs
Layered bob hairstyles are versatile and easy to wear. Complementary to any hair type and face shape, they are also relatively low maintenance. Simply let your hair air dry or use a hair dryer and a round brush for a more polished finish.
15. Short Layered Bob
A short bob with feathery layers and side bangs makes a perfect haircut for women over 50 with thin hair. Don’t forget to use a volumizing spray and thermal protection before styling.
16. Shoulder Length Layered Bob with Highlights
Adding layers to your traditional bob will instantly create heaps of volume and give your hairstyle a modern feel. Long or short, this cut looks trendy and flattering.
17. Blonde Stacked Bob with Soft Waves
If you give preference to a classic, timeless haircut, try adding a trendy detail to elevate the look. This classic blonde bob looks dazzling with subtle money-piece highlights.
18. Wavy Bob with Choppy Fringe
Icy highlights feathered bangs and soft, tousled waves make a cracking look for a creative, artistic individual. This hairstyle would work for any hair type but especially wavy hair.
19. Copper Bob with Wispy Bangs
Short bob haircuts look particularly beautiful on mature women, and a talented stylist will help to accentuate your most beautiful features. Sharp lines, plenty of texture and bold, bright color make this layered bob an ultimately chic hairstyle.
20. Medium Bob with Long Bangs
If you are not a big fan of layers, yet your hair is heavy and tends to look flat, try a bob with sweeping bangs. This would give you some volume and face-framing while keeping the rest of your locks the same length.
21. Textured Medium Length Bob
A great hairstyle is created in a salon but maintained at home. A classic style can be easily transformed into a lightweight, airy look with a few movements of a curling iron and some texturizing paste.
22. Short Layered Bob
Short bob haircuts are incredibly easily adaptable and suit virtually any face shape and hair texture. Leave the layers longer for fine hair or take all that bulk off if you have a thick mane.
23. Neck Length Rounded Bob Cut
Simple and elegant, this bob style is practical and comfortable to wear, especially if you have naturally straight hair. Blow dry it using a wide barrel brush and slightly curl the ends inwards.
24. Short Stacked Bob
The right hairstyle is one that shows off your cheekbones, accentuates your eyes and genuinely makes you feel your best self. Don’t settle until you finally find your perfect look.
25. Bob Cut with Face Framing Layers
Your modern bob hairstyle doesn’t have to be all the same length. Personalize it according to your features, style and personal preference. Layered bob hairstyles are great for those who feel safer with some face framing.
26. Blonde Bob Hairstyle with Blunt Bangs
A blonde bob and bright red lipstick make an unbeatable combo. Try this timeless Anna Wintour’s inspired look featuring a short classic bob and straight fringe.
27. Medium Length Inverted Bob
If you used to wear a short haircut and now trying to grow it into a bob, try fitting hair extensions to speed up the process. A few tresses on the sides would add volume and create a stronger perimeter line.
28. Straight Bob for Gray Hair
Precision cuts look utterly cool on natural hair, like this Diane Keaton’s style of silver bob. Gray hair often becomes dry and coarse, hence we recommend trying a silver shampoo and a moisturizing mask as a part of your hair care routine.
29. Icy Blonde Blunt Bob with Bangs
Have you thought of a fringe as a Botox substitute? A cool accessory to complement your classic bob, which we believe, everyone must try at least once.
30. Short Layered Bob
A well-styled pixie bob goes a long way. One of the best bob haircuts, it frames your face and adds volumes exactly where it’s needed. Use a blow dryer and a round brush to achieve this finish.
We hope we managed to convince you that the bob haircut is one of the most timeless hairstyles for women of any age. Classy yet modern, easy to style and certainly flattering – it is so popular for a reason. Save your favorite picture for your next salon visit.