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: 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.
#5: 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.
#6: 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.
#7: 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.
#8: 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.
#9: A-Line Bob with Highlights
A medium length bob has the benefit of looking romantic and feminine – but it can also be cut into a no nonsense style ideal for ambitious professionals. Dark haired ladies can add in some striking caramel highlights to bring a finishing touch to this A-line haircut.
#10: Tousled Bob for Thin Hair
Speaking of medium bob hairstyles, one thing many fine-haired girls complain of is the flat, limp look. The solutions here would be a layered haircut, multi-tonal hair color with darkened roots and a tousled hairstyle. Luckily, beadhead hair is still very popular.
#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: 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.
#13: 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.
#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: 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.
#17: Messy Bedhead Hairstyle
A stacked bob is not the only silhouette that appears extremely appealing in shorter lengths. You may go for a rounded bob that looks one length and extra voluminous. Upgrade it with bangs and golden babylights.
#18: 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.
#19: Layered Wavy Bob with Blonde Highlights
Just look at these golden blonde highlights. Those with hair on the thinner side would benefit from a haircut like this. The blonde waves over the dark under layers create the illusion of a fuller mane. The texture and angled layers only enhance it further.
#20: Torn Haircut with a Long Fringe
This is a fantastic bob with beautiful, expertly cut layers called to create the flawless tapered silhouette of your hairstyle. Ask for a single long thin piece on one side to have a personal touch and a cool accent that inevitably draws your eye.
#21: Wavy Asymmetrical Bob
If you love the style and simplicity of the bob haircut, but wish to have something a bit more innovative, go with an asymmetrical style. Cut shorter on one side, this hairdo is further accentuated by your natural hair texture. If you have wavy locks, rejoice! You were born for this bob.
#22: 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.
#23: Angled Platinum Bob
What makes a bob beautiful is what color it comes in. Just as important as length, having a hair hue that matches your personality and flatters your skin tone will keep your bob looking fresh and lovely. Go for a platinum or champagne blonde if you want something summery and stunning.
#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: Straight Angled Cut
Bobs work great on women with straight hair, and you can choose from plenty of variations if you lack the curl. From a mid length bob with blunt ends to layered locks, straight hair can be cut and styled in a variety of ways.
#26: Medium Length Colored Bob
Keep hair looking lovely with a perfect combo of cut and color. In this instance, medium texture hair is layered and allowed to air dry with a light styling product. Hair is colored a pinkish ash blonde hue.
#27: Layered Auburn Hair
Sleek and shiny, bob haircuts can be enhanced with a gorgeously deep red color. Be sure to have your stylist add in some layers to further accentuate this multidimensional hair hue.
#28: Bob with Beach Waves
The honey blonde tresses enjoy a kiss of summer love with this cute beach wave bob. If you have thin or medium hair, you will be able to pull off this look easily with a medium barreled curling iron and a sturdy holding spray.
#29: Chic Granny Bob
Bob hair doesn’t need to follow any rules, whether you prefer a collarbone length style or something much shorter or longer. You can go off course with color too, like this granny-inspired grey-blue that is oh so lovely.
#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: Coiffed Angled Bob
Bob hairstyles vary from person to person, and this is one dramatic style that might not be for everyone. From the slick straight angled cut to the bold black and red color, this is a look for beautifully confident girls.
#32: Medium Style with Back Bouffant
Rock a “party in the back” hairstyle with this inverted bob that adds volume and style to otherwise lifeless hair. Your stylist will work with layers and color to provide you a full, easily maintained style that’s fun to wear.
#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: Messy Glam Bob
Messy bob has been trendy for years, and this medium length cut makes a perfect addition to the trend’s collection. Depending upon the thickness and texture of your hair, your stylist will work with your natural strands to determine where to place layers and “mess.”
#35: Straight Shoulder Length Tips
An inverted haircut works well for those who love to show off their neck and back. Perfect for warm summer weather, this super straight style has a higher back view and longer tips. This looks best with super straight hair, but can work with other textures, too.
#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: Subtle Rainbow Bob
Dress up a medium bob with a fun array of hair hues. From deep violet to midnight sky blue, you can choose from literally any color of the rainbow and beyond. If you’re new to hair bobs, be sure to get your cut before your color – then you’ll know if you want to draw more attention with dye or prefer first to get used to the style for a bit.
#38: Simple Shoulder Length Style
The classy and beautiful bob style includes plenty of layers and perfect angles. The trick to shoulder haircuts is working with the natural curve of the face, neck and hairline. A stylist may also suggest a lighter color or highlights to brighten up the final look.
#39: Medium Texture Two-Tone Bob
Women who have medium to thick hair will love the simplicity that bobs add to their morning routine. Cutting down on wash and dry time, this haircut also looks timeless and holds style all day.
#40: A Fresh Cut with Bold Color
Medium bob haircuts don’t have to be wild and crazy. Sometimes, a simple cut with angled bangs will do the trick. If you’re going to freshen up your look, go for a rounded, straight bob and a fun color like auburn, mahogany or honey blonde.
#41: Tousled Bob with Bangs
Liven up a simple bob cut with tousled tresses that hold from morning till night. Perfect for softening strong facial features, this style is created by adding styling mousse to towel-dried hair. Then, simply run your fingers through and gather “clumps” of hair to pull off a messy yet perfectly coiffed ‘do.
#42: Casual Mid-Length Cut
A medium bob hairstyle is simple and lovely. If you are searching a cut for fine hair or for round faces, this “short but not too short” style is perfect. Get plenty of layers for a textured, finished look without a whole lot of daily effort.
#43: Ombre Bob with Blunt Bangs
Combine some piecey layers with thick bangs and you get this chic shoulder-grazing haircut. The way the ombre color fades from black to blonde and grayish white really enhances the shaggy style. The dye job and the bangs also do a wonderful job of framing her face.
#44: Medium-Length Gray Bob with Bangs
The shape of this mid-length bob is fantastic on its own, with its graceful tapering at the neckline and soft, side-swept bangs. However, the cool gray hair color really contributes to the sleekness of the cut also giving it depth.
#45: Chestnut Hair with Subtle Layering
You can still get a haircut with layers and a very strong shape. This medium layered bob has defined edges because of the way the hairstylist has blended the layers as they were cut. The style works whether it is worn slightly pushed back like this, or left completely straight.
#46: Blonde Bob for Fine Hair
This white blonde ‘do is a more subtle take on the popular angled bob. The medium-length ‘style is cut so the layers in the back are angled towards the face. A few wispy, long layers that are brushed off the face create a nice contrast.
#47: Dishevelled Bob with Highlights
It’s hard to find a more universally flattering hairstyle than a medium choppy bob. It’s equally cute if your hair is straight or naturally curly. We love this idea with wavy ends and highly contrasting balayage diluting the pretty chopped chocolate locks.
#48: Classic Bob with a Fringe
Elongated yet rounded, sleek and straight yet dimensional – this bob seems to be full of contradictions which make it so very interesting as a hairstyle with attitude.
#49: Careless Waves for Medium Hair
A haircut that’s layered and angled makes a mid-length hairstyle extra lovely. Perfect for girly girls who don’t want the hassle of long hair, a medium bob can still be pinned back or pulled into a ponytail while not requiring a ton of maintenance.
#50: Textured Layers for Thick Hair
Thicker hair will benefit from some texturizing after being cut into a medium bob. Ask your hair-dresser to work in some graduated layers that frame the head while also lightening up some heavier sections of tresses. This cute style is ideal for women of any age or ethnicity, making it a winning choice.
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.