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 60 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 bob 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: Blonde Balayage Bob with Soft Layers
Bob hairstyles are a great canvas to show off a balayage. Short and to the point, when the cut is paired with subtly-different shades of blonde, it exemplifies effortless style. Add in layers to enhance the dimension of your look. `
#5: Glossy Reddish Brown Bob with V-Cut Layers
Glossy hair is the result of a routine centered around the health of your hair. The best way to maintain moisture and shine is to balance the levels of moisture and protein in your hair. Identify the amount of porosity in the strands to find your ideal products. Highly porous hair will need more protein, whereas the locks that are less porous require hydrating care.
#6: Choppy Inverted Bronde Bob
Can’t decide between blonde and brunette? Go for both with the bronde trend. Messy layers teamed with a stacked back will make the out-of-the-ordinary color even more special. It gives the bob some sass and class rolled into one.
#7: Angled Textured Silver Bob Hairstyle
When taking the plunge and getting a shorter style, such as a choppy, angled medium length bob, it is important to do your research to find the exact look you want to get. Gather pictures of different cut variations and show them to your stylist so they can have an idea of your goal and then tweak it to your unique face and body shape.
#8: Shaggy Bronde Bob with Bright Highlights
Highlights are a fantastic way to bring a shaggy shoulder-length bob from drab to polished and chic. Balayage should only be one to two shades lighter than your base color. Adding lowlights or dark roots helps to accentuate the highlighting.
#9: Black Angled Bob with Highlighted Front Pieces
Steep angles form a dramatic statement in haircuts. But if they are layered, highlighted and gently curled forward, the impression is softer, yet quite stunning nonetheless.
#10: Chamomile Blonde Bob with Razored layers
Medium bob haircuts vary in length from chin length to neck length. Which you should choose will depend on your age, features, and body type. Razored layers are a technique of cutting that is used to give a more edgy feel to your cut.
#11: Choppy Angled Bob with Caramel Balayage
A stacked bob hair style is a rewarding approach to shorter hair in terms of shape. Subtle caramel tones throughout a dark chocolate brown base are a softer color choice to complement this bold haircut. The cut works equally well with straight, slightly wavy, and curly hair, as the shape remains evident regardless of texture.
#12: Textured Caramel Cut with Swoopy Bangs
For those who would rather not opt for an A-line cut, swoopy side bangs provide enough movement and dimension to a medium layered bob without any excessive edginess.
#13: V-Cut and Razored Blonde Bob
Make your cute medium bob even cuter by teasing out your hair. This gives it body and texture, which straight hair often needs. Set it with hairspray, for all day volume.
#14: Razored Bronde Bob with Ashy Balayage
A razored crop has a lot of texture that pairs well with an ashy blonde. To keep your color cool toned, utilize a purple shampoo and conditioner. Consider getting a quality UV protectant spray to further guard your pretty dye job.
#15: Angled Dimensional Bronde Bob with Layers
A rooty blonde is the perfect idea if you want a lighter toned hair without all the high maintenance upkeep. Routine root touch ups are especially damaging and expensive for women with darker hair as they are scheduled more frequently and often require longer processing time.
#16: Finely Chopped Bronde Bob with Silver Highlights
Thicker locks may need to be textured with thinning shears to achieve the desired shape and finish. Depending on where shorter sections are placed determines the shape of the cut. A good stylist will identify your best features and tailor your cut to showcase those.
#17: Voluminous Layers and Dark Roots
If you want to make a statement, go for a high-contrast palette. The stark difference between the deep roots and platinum ends of this medium bob haircut gives the style so much life. The fullness of the look further amplifies its sexy allure.
#18: Shaggy Bob with Point-Cut Bangs
Bob cuts with layers and bangs are a go-to for women with naturally straight hair. Firstly, straightening bangs when you have curly hair is a pain. Second, pin straight tresses have a tendency to be fine and flat. Textured layers give your hair a boost of body.
#19: Burgundy and Copper Balayage Bob for Brunettes
Warm tones are most suitable for those with olive or neutral skin undertones. Select golden, copper, or caramel hues to add a color detail to your current medium bob with layers.
#20: Brown Bob with Subtle Caramel Highlights
Above-the-shoulder hair is naturally lighter and, therefore, holds more volume and height. To emphasize body, tease the crown sections and brush hair over. Layers will naturally drape over the teased areas for a seamless look.
#21: Ash Blonde Angled Bob with Fringy Ends
There are many cute bobs available to women seeking for a classy shorter style, including an inverted cut with bangs, razored cuts, asymmetrical ones, and more. Put your own unique twist on your haircut by adding a tapered fringe or a significant angle.
#22: Cute Choppy Caramel Blonde Lob
The lob became popular in the 2000s when the bob was modernized into something effortless yet refined. A slight bend in the hair, generated by gently twisting the hair while straightening, is just enough to bring some dimension to this basic mid-length bob cut.
#23: Layered Bright Copper Red Bob
A bright orange is a bold color choice that should be paired with a simple and pretty cut. A one-length chop with some piece-y layering to give a little bit of texture will let this style stand out without seeming over the top.
#24: Cropped Shoulder Length Cut
A shoulder length bob is one of the most popular lengths today because it is long enough to style in different ways while still retaining the ease of short hair. If you are a low maintenance gal who craves a no nonsense cut that still flaunts plenty of style, definitely go for a cropped shoulder length number. This works well on both fine and thick hair.
#25: Shiny Sleek Bronde Bob
A factor some don’t consider when picking a hairstyle or haircut is their head shape. Round, flat in some parts, or pointy, this all eventually affects the final look of your hairstyle. A square shaped bob fits those who already have some natural height in their crown, meaning their skull might come to a point in that area.
#26: Disheveled Bob Style
With bob cuts you don’t have to worry about frizz or flyaways because they amplify the texture of your hair. Ample teasing and mousse will help keep the disheveled-trend, tame and stylish.
#27: Textured Brown Bob with Soft Caramel Highlights
The styling and color of your tresses also have an influence on how your cut appears. A bob may be trimmed in a very straight and refined way, but a mousy brown with some warm honey highlights can diminish the strictness of the cut. Enhance this softening effect for your trendy medium bob hairstyles with beach waves or a tousled straight look.
#28: Straight Shaggy Metallic Blonde Bob
Sometimes it’s better not to layer straight short hair too much, to keep it looking thicker. An alternative approach is to implement razoring on the ends of the hair. A one-length cut will generate bulk and give an illusion of more voluminous tresses.
#29: Messy Bronde Bob with Jagged Ends
Nothing exudes cool girl vibes more than perfectly imperfect waves. Frizz and all, the shaggy tresses are easy and fun. If you want to recreate this modern take on the bob, use a large barrel curling wand on medium heat. Wrap small sections around the tool and hold for a few seconds. Once you’ve done this to the whole head, brush out the curls, give it a tousle and go.
#30: Gray 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: Straight Ash Blonde Balayage Bob with Layers
Taking your length from mid back to collarbone is a big step. To be more comfortable with your big chop, ensure you do your research on hair stylists with an extensive portfolio. Otherwise, pay a visit to your regular hairdresser that you trust.
#32: Flowy Dark Brown Bob with Swoopy Layers
Weight distribution of the hair is key for producing the shape of your haircut. Having more mass towards the bottom of your length balances out a long face and can also be flattering for a round and square face if there are long bangs incorporated (or no bangs whatsoever.)
#33: Messy Brunette Bob with Caramel Balayage
Play-up your shoulder-length bob with some loose curls. It will give your cut some texture while highlights brighten the dark strands. Tousle your hair with mousse for the perfectly fun-and-flirty appeal you crave.
#34: Angled Sunny Blonde Bob for Straight Hair
Opt for a sleek bob style to showcase your blonde balayage. The colors are distinctly displayed across straight strands, emphasizing the boldness of the hairstyle. The slanted shape of the cut complements the svelte look with clean lines.
#35: Collarbone Honey Blonde Bob
Medium-length bob haircuts make up for what they lack in length with plenty of style. Sleek bobs are super feminine and versatile. Go for the lob if you still miss those extra inches, however. It has a beautiful sweep and endless styling options.
#36: Classic Bob with Full Straight Bangs
Add a fringe to the bob hairstyle for a coif as sophisticated as it is stylish. Plus, full bangs help bring some additional volume to straight tresses while keeping the timeless cut, fresh.
#37: Dimensional Blonde Balayage Lob
The beauty of medium bob hairstyles is how easily you can find and create new and exciting ways to make the iconic cut unique to you. Bring some visual interest to yours with an inverted cut and high-contrast balayage. The shape is not only cute, but also gives your bob more movement.
#38: Classy Rounded Bob
Just because this bob cut is classic, doesn’t mean it has to be boring. Add a little bit of your personal style into the sleek cut with mermaid-hued highlights. Go ahead and try a subtle pink, lavender, teal – or whatever your favorite color might be.
#39: Ash Blonde Razored Bob with Bangs
Contemporary meets classic in this medium bob with bangs swept to the side. The shape of the cut is easy to pull off regardless of your face shape, which makes it a universally flattering style. The gray and platinum dye job keeps the look modern and cool.
#40: Gorgeous Bob with Enhanced Crown
The bigger the better. And that’s true with this cute medium bob. The stacked back contributes to its volume, with its many layers. You can amplify the bob cut further by teasing and using a small bouffant attached to a comb.
#41: 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.
#42: 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.
#43: 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.
#44: 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.
#45: 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.
#46: 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.
#47: Finely Chopped Honey Blonde Bob
This medium-length bob mixes feminine waves with choppy layers to create a style that is edgy yet still elegant. It’s a versatile haircut that you can easily dress up or down, for work or even a formal event.
#48: 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.
#49: 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.
#50: Brown Bob with Bangs
Bobs with bangs are beautiful, especially if you are looking for a cut that will soften a wide forehead or round face. Go for blunt, straight-across bangs reminiscent of childhood, or else opt for a wispy, multi-length side fringe.
#51: 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.
#52: Discreet Brown Bob for Fine Hair
Babylights subtly lift the color of this brunette bob. The hues melt seamlessly bringing dimensions to the straight and blunt bob. Layers and volume aren’t the only ways to dial-up the wow-factor of your tresses.
#53: Inverted Blonde Bob with Messy Finish
Channel west-coast vibes with this cute bob. Between the luscious waves – that are perfectly tousled – and the bright blonde color, the hairstyle is ready for the warm weather. Even if you aren’t by a beach, this platinum cut will make you feel like you are.
#54: Classy Angled Bob with Choppy Ends
Have your stylist pair a balayage with lowlights in your medium bob to achieve a coif with ample depth. The multidimensional appeal gives your strands that fuller appearance you’re craving. Choppy ends and layers dial up this effect even more.
#55: Pretty Brown Bob with Sun-Kissed Highlights
Elevate your bob style with the subtlest blonde highlights. This look is something easy to achieve if you’ve been growing out your balayage and are ready for a change. Chop off those bleached ends, when you want to give your hair a break from color, promoting healthier locks.
#56: Crisply Cut Blonde Bob
Classic and easy, the blunt bob cut is a style that never fails. Brighten it up with platinum highlights for a fresh finish. It keeps it sleek and easy to wear, day after day. The beauty of the bob is its fuss-free maintenance.
#57: Chic Bronde Bob for Straight Hair
If you want to upgrade your cute bob, it can be as simple as changing to a side part. The flipped-to-the-side look also brings fullness to straight hair. The bronde color complements the cut even more by giving it depth, with all the different shades melted together.
#58: Tousled Sandy Blonde Bob
Blow out your bob when you need a simple yet classy hairstyle that shows off your new cut and dye job. The blowout elevates the classic cut just enough.
#59: Long Choppy Platinum Bob
A medium-length bob in a bright platinum shade is a way to modernize the classic look. It’s young and daring, and is also great at covering up any grays. Whimsical waves throughout complement the fresh cut perfectly.
#60: Delicately Layered Messy Brown Bob
With layers comes the power of volume and movement. Piecey layers accentuate the balayage color while also adding an articulate flair of their own as they swirl around the bob. A little tousle gives this bob a cool and contemporary finish.
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.