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Updated on April 04, 2023
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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. One-Length Bob for Straight Hair

The texture, color, and shape of this stunning medium length bob are perfectly balanced. Subtly sexy for a night out but easily toned down for the office.

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!

auburn layered bob for thin hair

Instagram / @rafaelbertolucci1

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. `

Blonde Lob With Long Layers

Instagram / @the_blondologist

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. Poker Straight Choppy Bob

The ever-popular medium bob looks even cuter given a choppy angled cut. Keep locks straight for a piece-y look that’ll have you the prettiest one on the block! Caramel highlights are the finishing touch.

Medium Angled Choppy Bob

Instagram / @stylesbykirst

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.

Side-Parted Razored Bronde Bob

Instagram / @parloursalondc

9. Shaggy Bronde Bob with Razored Layers

We love this cute medium bob haircut with razored layers. The waves make the look relaxed and flirty while the sun-kissed blonde keeps it young and fresh. If you have bangs, no need to chop them off. They’ll work perfectly with a shaggy bob.

Cute Medium Bob Haircut With Shaggy Layers

Instagram / @johnnyramirez

10. One Length Bronde Bob with Feathered Layers

A medium bob with bangs and feathered layers is just the style you need for that glow-up you’ve been anticipating. This look will also work fine if you prefer a solid color.

11. Blunt Metallic Blonde Bob

The metallic blonde bob may seem simple but if you’re a low-maintenance woman, it’s the style you want. A quick brush through in the morning is all you need! Point your hairdryer down to seal hair cuticles and keep frizz under control.

Simple Blunt Blonde Bob

Instagram / @trichologysalon

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.

Layered Copper Brown Bob With Bangs

Instagram / @jucremonez

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.

Blonde Angled Lob

Instagram / @erin.boha_hair

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.

Wispy Caramel And Ash Blonde Balayage Bob

Instagram / @jemhair

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.

Messy Steeply Angled Layered Bob

Instagram / @mikaatbhc

16. 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.

Blonde Layered Bob For Thick Hair

Instagram / @___phine___

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. Medium Sweet Blunt Bronde Bob

A mid-length bob with an off-centre part will never go out of style. It creates an asymmetrical frame for the face that corrects the round face shape and softens angles of a square face. Ask for a blunt cut and keep locks pin-straight for a mod upgrade.

Mid Length Blunt Bob With Off-Centre Part

Instagram / @anhcotran

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.

Tousled Layered Side-Parted Bob

Instagram / @aliciaurbanhair

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.

Voluminous Layered Bob Blowout

Instagram / @mrskarliclarke

21. Asymmetrical Straight Ash Blonde Bob

Another asymmetrical hairstyle, this angled ash blonde bob with dark roots oozes a mysterious vibe. On a date night, use a sparkly clip to pin hair back for that sophisticated look.

Asymmetrical Angled Blunt Bob

Instagram / @michelle_lasko

22. Piece-y Bob with Face-Framing Highlights

A gorgeous season like fall deserves an equally gorgeous hairstyle to go with it. Rock this cute piece-y bob with bright blonde highlights and you’ll be eye candy.

Cute Piece-Y Blonde Bob

Instagram / @peachpaintshair

23. Cute Golden Blonde A-Line Bob

Blunt chin-length cuts are flattering and structured. If your hair is straight and lacks texture, give it this perfect shape and a beautiful color to shine and look flawless in simple hairstyles.

Chin-Length Straight A-Line Bob

Instagram / @marcostrueba_hair

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.

Layered Brown Balayage Bob

Instagram / @salaosolimar

25. Bronde Bob with Short Shaggy Layers

The shaggy layers on this neck-length bob are to die for. The subtle curls are soft, flirty, and feminine. Hair accessories such as headbands and little clips would be the finishing touches for a date night look.

Neck-Length Bob With Shaggy Layers

Instagram / @anhcotran

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.

Wavy Angled Bob With Platinum Highlights

Instagram / @thehairprojecthtx

27. Medium Length Straight Layered Bob

The long sides of the straight layered bob will allow you to keep the length you love but at a manageable maintenance level. Neck-length strands in the back create a flattering inverted shape for this pretty lob.

Straight Layered Lob

Instagram / @peachypjayyshair

28. Collarbone A-Line Bob for Thick Hair

Collarbone bob haircuts are making their presence known. This versatile cut can easily be dressed up for a professional look at work or toned down with scrunched in texture for those fun weekends out.

Collarbone Bob Haircut

Instagram / @scottriskhair

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.

Ash Brown Layered Bob With Highlights

Instagram / @muhamed_balasiev

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.

Razored Bronde Bob With Bangs

Instagram / @kollektivsalon

32. Frizzy Shaggy Bob with Babylights

Are you a girly girl? A cute shaggy bob with tons of texture is the ultimate flirty and feminine go-to hairstyle. Never worry about driving with the windows down when you’re rocking a relaxed look like this!

Cute Shaggy Bob

Instagram / @anhcotran

33. Elegant Blonde Bob for Fair Skin Tone

This is one of the best medium bob haircuts, as it embodies low-maintenance, style, and elegance – everything a modern woman can dream about! Also, the warm blonde shade perfectly complements fair skin tones.

Medium Blunt Blonde Peekaboo Bob

Instagram / @chrisjones_hair

34. Disconnected Bob with Messy Waves

The disconnected layered look gives this neck-length bob more movement and texture. It’s easy to style, and the chunky highlights are a fun way to add extra detail.

Neck-Length Messy Bob With Waves

Instagram / @hairby.kallie

35. Sleek Blunt Brunette Bob

A chic cut like this blunt bob is sure to have Demi Lovato’s approval. Flat-iron for a smooth sleek look. Minimal layering may give off a simple vibe, but this stunning cut is anything but.

36. Straight Choppy Blonde Bob

The shoulder-length bob angled and moderately layered gives a sleek appearance but it doesn’t lack movement. It’s sure to stun with its accurate shape and touchable texture. What a great choice for someone with straight thick hair!

Straight Angled Shoulder-Length Bob

Instagram / @inspiresalon

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.

Angled Blonde Balayage Bob

Instagram / @corynneylon_hair

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.

Brown Bob With Subtle Highlights

Instagram / @beautybykaileyg

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. Edgy A-Line Bob for Dark-Haired Ladies

Chic, well-shaped, and voluminous – this medium bob strikes with its shape and beauty! Ask for texturizing to add movement to your sleek bob style and give more dimension to your dark brown locks.

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.

Curly Dark Brown Bob

Instagram / @hairluvbytiffany

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.

long layered bob with subtle highlights

Instagram / @leidi_like

44. 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.

45. 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.

Sliced Blonde Bob

Instagram / @myleshaddad

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.

Blonde Choppy Lob

Instagram / @johnnyramirez

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.

Choppy Caramel Bob

Instagram / @johnnyramirez

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.

curly short black bob with blonde highlights

Instagram / @bgiriotas

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.

Choppy Bob With Brown Balayage

Instagram / @cleencuts

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.

Choppy Bob With Straight Bangs

Instagram / @salsalhair

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. 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.

53. 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.

blonde angled bob

Instagram / @rafaelbertolucci1

54. Highlighted Medium Bob for Fine Hair

The best thing about this bob hairstyle is that you don’t have to go to a hairstylist often. A visit once every two months is enough to maintain this fresh, charming look with bright blonde highlights on your medium-length hair.

Polished Inverted Bob with Wispy Layers

Instagram / @chrisjones_hair

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.

Wavy Messy Brunette Bob

Instagram / @thehairprojecthtx

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.

Blunt Bob With Layers

Instagram / @thehairprojecthtx

57. Cool Blonde Inverted Bob

This captivating A-line bob will definitely impress your friends and colleagues! Go for shorter hair at the back and longer locks in front to elongate your face shape. Add platinum blonde tones to bring dimension to your natural hair color.

Chic Thick Asymmetrical Bob

Instagram / @cultandbloomsalon

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.

Blonde Balayage Bob With Stretched Roots

Instagram / @samanthagarmon_

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.

Gray Choppy Lob

Instagram / @kathynunezhair

60. Multi-Tone Layered Bob Style

Simple yet catchy, this bob haircut can complement any appearance. Sandy blonde and caramel streaks on a brown base create movement within your medium hair, making your fine tresses fuller and more voluminous.

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.

Straight Medium Length Bob auburn layered bob for thin hair bob with nape undercut Blonde Lob With Long Layers Inverted Layered Chestnut Brown Bob Angled Razored Bob Medium Angled Choppy Bob Side-Parted Razored Bronde Bob Cute Medium Bob Haircut With Shaggy Layers Medium Bronde Bob With Bangs Simple Blunt Blonde Bob Layered Copper Brown Bob With Bangs Blonde Angled Lob Wispy Caramel And Ash Blonde Balayage Bob Messy Steeply Angled Layered Bob Blonde Layered Bob For Thick Hair Choppy Platinum Bob Mid Length Blunt Bob With Off-Centre Part Tousled Layered Side-Parted Bob Voluminous Layered Bob Blowout Asymmetrical Angled Blunt Bob Cute Piece-Y Blonde Bob Chin-Length Straight A-Line Bob Layered Brown Balayage Bob Neck-Length Bob With Shaggy Layers Wavy Angled Bob With Platinum Highlights Straight Layered Lob Collarbone Bob Haircut Choppy Wavy Collarbone Bob Ash Brown Layered Bob With Highlights Razored Bronde Bob With Bangs Cute Shaggy Bob Medium Blunt Blonde Peekaboo Bob Neck-Length Messy Bob With Waves Chic Blunt Bob For Brunettes Straight Angled Shoulder-Length Bob Angled Blonde Balayage Bob Brown Bob With Subtle Highlights Blonde Bob With Long Side Bangs Voluminous Angled Lob For Fine Hair Swoopy Inverted Black Bob Hairstyle Curly Dark Brown Bob long layered bob with subtle highlights Layered Silver Bob With Dark Roots Sliced Blonde Bob Blonde Choppy Lob Choppy Caramel Bob curly short black bob with blonde highlights Choppy Bob With Brown Balayage Choppy Bob With Straight Bangs mid-length wavy bob with highlights Inverted Bob With Razored Ends blonde angled bob Polished Inverted Bob with Wispy Layers Wavy Messy Brunette Bob Blunt Bob With Layers Chic Thick Asymmetrical Bob Blonde Balayage Bob With Stretched Roots Gray Choppy Lob Inverted Rounded Lob Blowout
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