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 50 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: 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.
#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: 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.
#8: 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.
#9: Blunt Cut Bob with Textured Layers
Give your bob cut some edge with crisp, blunt ends. Just because you have an accurate cut doesn’t mean you can’t still have layers, however. The different lengths will soften the boldness of the hairstyle and give it a modern finish.
#10: Feminine Rosewood Bob with Caramel Balayage
Colored rosey, this bob cut exudes girly vibes while still staying classy. The color is subtle and enhanced with a natural caramel hue. You can feel free to experiment with different shades from the rainbow without it being too bold or loud.
#11: 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.
#12: 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.
#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: 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.
#15: 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.
#16: 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.
#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: 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.
#20: 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.
#21: 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.
#22: 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.
#23: Classic Bob for Thin Hair
Give thin hair a boost with a medium layered bob. The layers can be subtle and concentrated around the ends. It is enough to lend hair the appearance of more body, and definitely more movement. Thin hair is great with short cuts, because it’s a super sleek look, without exaggerating your lacking locks.
#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: 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.
#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: Flawless Caramel Brown Bob
The caramel hue of this mid-length bob is simply appetizing. Sleek and natural, the understated cut is perfect for women on-the-go and professionals who want something effortless and polished for their busy days.
#28: 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.
#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: 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.
#32: 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.
#33: Choppy Brown Blonde Balayage Bob
You don’t always have to go bold to make a statement, as is proven with this sweet and natural cut. Free flowing bob styles are a breeze to wear thanks to their versatility, and the addition of natural highlights and lowlights makes for a winning, down-to-earth style.
#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: Curly Asymmetrical Cut
Embrace the natural kink in your strands with one of many bob styles that really flaunt it. Taking a cue from the direction of hair’s natural wave, this style goes with an asymmetrical cut and sideswept layers.
#37: Wild Chopped Bob with Disconnected Layers
The wispy layers and messy waves inject a lot of personality into an otherwise standard cut. The subtle caramel balayage against brunette hair balances the shaggy hairdo with class.
#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: 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.
#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: 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.
#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: 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.
#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.
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.