The Editors
Updated on March 21, 2023
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Is there any girl or woman who has never tried a bob haircut? With a variety of lengths and finishes, bob hairstyles have long become our all-time favorite. Although blunt bobs are just as beautiful as layered bob haircuts, bobs hairstyles with layers can do wonders making thin hair look more voluminous and, on the contrary, taming very thick hair.

Layered Bob Hairstyles as They Are Today

Making a stake on low-maintenance and up-to-date looks, more and more celebrities and bloggers are rocking stylish bob hairstyles with grading, highlights, and natural-looking finishes.

Chin-grazing and shorter cropped cuts are occupying the leading positions as the most stylish bob versions. These show off cool choppy or fringy edges, fun asymmetry, and gorgeous textures. “Demi-bobs” with better length opportunities can be worn both in loose styles and chic updos. The trendiest long bobs of today often feature breathtaking highlights or ombre.

Texturized bobs look fantastic on thin and medium dense hair. Thick straight or curly hair with a bob cut has a risk to settle in a triangular shape that doesn’t look very appealing. Thoroughly texturized ends and heavy layering helps to save us from the dreaded triangular. A good option loved by many contemporary women is a graduated or stacked bob with shorter layers at the nape and longer tresses in front.

Layered Bob Haircuts

Layered bobs offer freedom in the choice of styling solutions: sleek flat, slightly tousled, and voluminous curly dos are all at your disposal this season. Okay, that’s time for the pictures!

Check a full gallery of chic layered bob styles with all the modern twists you can imagine and choose a flattering haircut to rock this season.

1. Rounded Bob with Long Bangs

Bronde Layered Bob

Instagram / @salonkroma

For a cleaner and more immaculate bob, opt for a round shape with a long fringe. Whether you go for full or side bangs, add some highlights to achieve a soft, sun-kissed look that oozes class.

2. Modern Blonde Bob

For a layered bob with urban appeal, try a deep side part and long bangs that blend in with the rest of the choppy cut. There are lots of options for styling the layers and helping them stand out. You can use sea salt spray or pomades designed for short hair. Experiment to see what works for you personally.

Blonde Choppy Bob with Highlights

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3. Bronde Bob with Long Feathered Layers

A medium layered bob parted on the side looks fabulous with long feathered layers. The chin-length peek-a-boo bangs can be left loose or tucked behind the ears for a sleeker and more mature appearance.

4. Finely Chopped Tousled Bob

A colored bob that has been finely chopped creates a smart and sophisticated look with added depth. The extra attention to detail takes the weight out of thick and heavy hair, while the blonde highlights and tousled styling generate a breezy and sun-kissed feel.

Honey Blonde Layered Bob

Instagram / @studio417salon

5. Sophisticated Bob with Subtle Layers

A layered bob with blunt edges is more intense when paired with a dark or vibrant hue. The subtle layers build shape and texture to your tresses while allowing your color to shine. Wear straight for a neat, polished look.

Brunette Layered Bob Without Bangs

Instagram / @hairbydarcigray

6. Dishwater Blonde Bob with Layers and Highlights

Platinum highlights on a dirty blonde base create dimension without any manipulation or styling. Light layering accentuates the haircut and promotes movement, making it easy to have a put-together look with minimal effort involved.

7. Touchable Easy to Wear Bob

Here’s a look that will have you playing with your hair and tossing it back and forth all day. For a cropped cut with expertly done layers, you’ll want to go to the best stylist you can find. Get ready to get your dream haircut: scope out layered haircuts the stylists display on Instagram or Facebook, learn to explain what you want, and stray alert to any styling tips.

8. Bronde Bob with Thin Layers Throughout

Layered bob haircuts come in many variations: not just one-length, but also angled and inverted ones. The a-line bob possesses an interesting, modern silhouette and looks stunning. Especially with tousled styling and partial balayage.

Wispy Bob with Short Layers

Instagram / @cutyourhair

9. Inverted Bronde Bob with Swoopy Layers

When you want a sophisticated hairstyle that is effortless to maintain, try a layered a-line bob cut. This hairstyle works well on women with roundish faces, because the long chin-length layers have a slenderizing effect. We also love the color of this particular bob: the brown tones give a surprise glint of blonde at every turn of the head.

10. Light Cinnamon Brown Bob with Jagged Ends

Teasing the crown section can do wonders for fine hair that would otherwise lay flat. Add an air of individuality by leaving the ends purposely jagged, and make sure the shape of the cut is slightly inverted for an extra-unique silhouette.

11. Collarbone Ash Bronde Bob with Wispy Layers

Commonly, the longer the hair, the heavier it looks, but a long layered bob can look as light a feather with the right layers and coloring. If you want an airy hairstyle that breathes with freshness, go for wispy razored layers and a subtle partial balayage in cool tones.

Feathered Bob with Side Bangs

Instagram / @gulevich.vladimir

12. Curly Bob with Highlights

For a stunning, dimensional bob, opt for layers that reveal highlights and lowlights. Because of the beautiful colors, these curls are more like swirls. Curl the bottom, the top, and the middle layers in alternating directions for a gorgeous, feminine style. This tutorial will teach you to curl your short hair.

Curly Layered Brown Blonde Bob

Instagram / @hairluvbytiffany

13. Pretty Bob with Stacked V-Cut Layers

For decades, bobs have been traditionally styled with inwardly-curled ends. To achieve this look, heat up a straightening iron to about 300 to 350° Fahrenheit. Then, lightly clamp the hair beginning at the root or midshaft, depending on your hair texture. As you reach the ends, begin slightly turning the iron from a vertical to horizontal position creating the necessary bend.

Inverted Bronde Bob

Instagram / @hairbyrobbin1

14. Blonde Layered Collarbone Bob

Layered bob hairstyles with balayage colors are particularly fashionable right now. For those who like the chicness of the bob, but don’t want to lose their length, choose a tapered collarbone cut and you won’t be disappointed!

Blonde Tapered Bob

Instagram / @ashalily

15. Medium Shaggy Bob with Subtle Highlights

Meant to be worn messy, a medium shag cut is layered to various lengths and then feathered throughout. This approach makes your tresses fuller yet thin at the ends, giving off a cool and carefree impression.

16. Short Layered Bob with Accurate Edges

Precision is key when it comes to getting a short layered bob with accurate edges. Retro-inspired and associated with Mary Quant’s hair from the sixties, this cut has been given a contemporary twist in the form of highlights and choppy layers.

Mushroom Bob with Layers

Instagram / @becca_vanmichael

17. Inverted Layered Ash Bronde Lob

An inverted long layered bob cut is quite understated if compared to the classic inverted bob. It features the same wedge shape but looks softer because of the length and shows less of the neck and jaw-line which is a plus for a chubby face.

18. Short Inverted Golden Blonde Bob with Layers

A nape-length crop with shorter angled layers makes for a more interesting and voluminous style. It’s absolutely worth of a sophisticated color, like a light copper or an exquisite strawberry blonde.

19. One-Length Combover Bob with Random Layers

The below-the-chin length is flattering for most face shapes. Try a side part and tuck one side of the hair behind your ear, which will emphasize and elongate the neckline, and add a few layers to make thick hair easier to manage.

Below-The-Chin Combover Bob

Instagram / @aarongreniahair

20. Inverted Shattered Bob for Straight Hair

The shape of an inverted bob looks sleek and sexy on straight hair, especially because the nape section is lifted. By adding shattered layers, you create a rough texture that will make your facial features sweeter, in contrast.

21. Wavy Layered Bob

This adorable look features cute short waves and a warm, cinnamon-honey color that would be nothing short of life changing for anyone with brown or red hair. Women with naturally wavy hair will have a haircut that is as close to wake-up-and-go as possible.

Short Chestnut Brown Curly Hair

Instagram / @sarahprenticehair

22. Ash Blonde Voluminous Shaggy Bob

This fluffy bob haircut with layers throughout gets its shaggy appearance thanks to backcombing styling. The ash blonde hue adds to its fashion-forward appeal. Whether you wear the shaggy bob smooth and straight or edgier, with a messy touch, you’re guaranteed to turn heads for all the right reasons.

Teased Long Layered Blonde Bob

Instagram / @brookie_jax11

23. Honey Brown Bob with Medium Textured Layers

When taking the plunge from long hair to short, opting for a shoulder length bob with youthful layers can ease the transition. Identify your face shape and bring pictures of your preferred layers, so your stylist can assist you in picking your best-tailored cut.

Layered Lob for Thick Hair

Instagram / @alisoncolorshair

24. Caramel Blonde Bob with V-Cut Layers

A layered bob cut with soft, swoopy sections allows for softness in a steeply angled haircut. Side swept bangs keep this style current and on-trend while simultaneously hiding any imbalances in the face.

25. Disconnected Bob with Dynamic Waves

A short bob with long layers always makes an impact, whether it’s disconnected or cohesive. You can put energy and life into your long bob by incorporating fresh and dynamic waves. To style pick out a few of the top sections and curl loosely with a curling iron.

Edgy Wavy Caramel Blonde Bob

Instagram / @chrisjones_hair

26. Curly Jaw-Length Bob with Choppy Layers

Jaw-length bobs with choppy layers create thickness and liveliness necessary if you have thin or lackluster hair. To blend chin length layers into the rest of your cut and add some glossy and glamorous aesthetics, curl the top sections of your hair away from the face.

Bronde Wavy Bob

Instagram / @rachel_lott_hair

27. Chin-Length Choppy Bob with Flyaways

The cute choppy bob with flyaways is meant to look chaotic and untouched. It works great on medium to thick hair with a natural wave. Update the cut by opting for a trendy color or technique.

Messy Blonde Bob

Instagram / @chrisjones_hair

28. Short Wavy Dimensional Bob

Here is a modern take on the traditional chin length layered bob. You can create dimension by adding some beach waves or, if your tresses have a natural curl, simply scrunching them when wet using some volumizing mousse and leaving to air-dry for the best effect.

Short Bob with Wavy Layers

Instagram / @chrisjones_hair

29. Texture-Boosting Layers and Subtle Highlights

In case you have thin or medium hair that looks dull and lifeless, there are ways to re-energize it. Ask for a bob with choppy texture-boosting layers and subtle highlights to amp up the sass.

Choppy Tousled Bob

Instagram / @angiem_beauty

30. Pretty Layered Pastel Pink Bob

If you have thick hair, you don’t really need the dye tricks to make your strands look fuller. Instead, you may add a cool touch to your layered bob haircut with a solid pastel color. This pastel blonde is romantic and whimsical with a bit of toughness; perfect for a woman who is both seductive and sweet.

Short Tousled Blonde Bob

Instagram / @rebeccamariehair

31. Snow-White Razored Bob

Whoever said that chin length layered hair has to be boring? This snow-white bob might be slightly alternative, but it’s bang on-trend. The razor cut layers are a great way of balancing the symmetry of your face, as well as adding definition to your cheekbones.

Layered Silver Bob Hairstyle

Instagram / @rachel_lott_hair

32. Chestnut and Burgundy Bob with Layers

Chestnut accents on layers give so much definition to this bob hairstyle. Blow-dry and lightly tousle your hair to style it. Or, if you prefer to go without heat, let hair air-dry and spritz a texturizing spray over your natural texture.

Cute Layered Caramel Brown Bob

Instagram / @aliciaurbanhair

33. Disheveled Angled Caramel Blonde Bob

The blunt angled bob with minimal tousling is the ideal day-to-night style. Straightened, refined hair is professional and suited for work. With a little bit of texture or sea salt spray, the style becomes just a bit unruly and ready for a night out.

Blunt Angled Wheat Blonde Bob

Instagram / @magic.maker

34. Stacked Wavy Bronde Balayage Bob

Shiny hair is coveted by many and, thankfully, it is quite simple to accomplish for those with layered bob hairstyles. Short cuts are inherently healthy due to the lack of split ends and dryness that typically comes with longer lengths.

35. Caramel Blonde Bob with Fringy Layers

Employing fringy layers is a great technique that can be used to texturize thinner hair types. To ensure your hairstylist doesn’t “over-layer” your hair and remove too much density, bring images of your desired cut with you. This chin-length layered bob is a pretty option to consider.

Chin-Length Wispy Bronde Bob

Instagram / @jenghair

36. Ash Blonde Lob with Razored Ends

Angled layered bob haircuts are an elegant way to wear your hair when you’re looking for a style that can go from work to playtime. All you need to complete this classy ash blonde lob is a brightly colored business suit or an evening dress, and you’re good to go.

Angled Layered Razored Lob

Instagram / @hairbykimtran

37. Messy Black Pixie Bob

Pixie bobs are perfect for someone whose ideal goal is to embrace a super short pixie. Slowly transitioning from a chin length bob all the way to a boyish crop cut makes for a smoother and easier change.

Short Tousled Bob with Side Bangs

Instagram / @angelo.baiunco

38. Short Inverted Bob with Swoopy Layers

A bob haircut with layers is a versatile hairstyle that can fit all occasions. Embracing a beachy vibe with loose waves is more casual and girly; a sleek, straight look is sophisticated and elegant.

39. Nape-Length Layered Two-Tone Bob

We all have parts of our face that we would prefer to conceal or disguise. For those with bigger foreheads, a layered bob with bangs can balance out your features and boost confidence.

40. Inverted Dark Bob with Cinnamon Balayage

The crop with long layers and subtle highlights is classy and current. The well-blended pieces generate light texture while still maintaining smoothness and softness. The rich dark color amplifies the daintiness of this cute short ‘do.

Angled Layered Black and Brown Bob

Instagram / @kellie5does_hair

41. Piece-y Golden Chestnut Brown Bob

If you’re a woman with a round- or square-shaped face and shorter hair, you’ll look your best with a layered, bobbed haircut colored to brighten your skin tone. Place the piece-y locks strategically around the crown and neckline for a face-slimming hairdo that aptly trims unnecessary pounds off.

Face-Slimming Layered Bobbed Haircut

Instagram / @hairbyac_alcorn

42. Half in the Shadow Bob

This bob features short layers — great for anyone who wants to try the all-one length look but also wants a little dimension. The colors are just stunning! From a dark deep purple through orchid fuchsia to white…we’re in love. With dark under layers, the colors gain even more visual interest.

Purple Bob with White Highlights

Instagram / @shmeggsandbaconn

43. Sleek Layered Caramel Blonde Pixie Bob

Don’t you just love this short pixie-bob with side bangs that playfully cover one eye? Honey blonde highlights dress up the bronde base of the cut and emphasize all its unique angles.

Long Bronde Pixie With Side Bangs

Instagram / @chelscaruso

44. Inverted Disconnected Silver Blonde Bob

A bob with loose waves is a wonderful choice if you’re slim and petite. It’s short in the back and inverted with long tendrils that gently frame the cheekbones and chin area. The silvery blonde hair color is an eye-catcher that works for ladies of all ages.

Inverted Bob With Loose Waves

Instagram / @annabiancahair

45. Inverted Razored Brunette Bob

An inverted bob, where the hair is cut just below the chin in the front and trimmed short in the back, can be additionally razored throughout to produce an alternative effect. Spiky and bold, all you need is confidence to rock it.

46. Polished Side-Parted Lob

For those who want to keep their length, this long bob haircut with layers is ideal. The side parting develops asymmetric fullness that prevents limp hair and adds to the polished and flawless final look.

Sleek Lob with Long Layers

Instagram / @whitleybrookelyon

47. Messy Chopped Bob with Extra Short Back

Super sassy and youthful-looking, this stacked bob is heavily layered with an extra short back, which increases the volume at the crown of your head. The long bangs can be left tousled, curled, or blow-dried straight depending on the occasion and your mood.

Disheveled Razored Stacked Bob

Instagram / @shmoakin_hair

48. Shiny Sleek Silver Pixie Bob

Who says that silver-toned hair is just for women over 50? It can also liven up a short, layered bob for thin hair. The layered ends help give it a slightly shaggy finish, and a shiny metallic color adds density and depth.

Short Layered Silver Bob

Instagram / @benbrownhair

49. Black Lob with Minimal Layers and Bangs

An understated layered bob cut, this black lob features minimal layers that don’t detract from the strong hue and funky bangs. The great thing about this cut is that it’s stunning whether worn naturally tousled, straight, or curly.

50. Short Finely Chopped Bob

Finely chopped layers are beneficial for short bobs that lack body and fullness. As well as looking mature and elegant, these haircuts are easy to maintain with simple styling tricks and hair products. Wear smooth and sleek or spiky and mussy depending on your mood.

Chocolate Brown Layered Bob

Instagram / @anhcotran

51. Tousled Curly Warm Brown Bob

If you have thick, wavy hair that borders on “unruly”, consider cutting it into a chin-length bob with a part on the side. This is an easy-to-manage hairstyle that looks fantastic with just a quick tousle and some light finger combing.

Chin-Length Bob For Thick Wavy Hair

Instagram / @rildocruz

52. Steeply Angled Bob with Layers

The dynamic lines of a steeply angled bob mean that it’s not for the faint-hearted. With this cut, the bigger the slant the better! To style, fluff up your locks at the roots and apply a styling paste or mousse to the lengths to accentuate your natural volume.

Stacked Angled Blonde Balayage Bob

Instagram / @kendallxfire

53. Neat Rounded Blonde Bob

To create the circular effect of this layered bob, the ends have been graduated. If you have a round face, be sure to wear the long face-framing layers straight. A word of warning: bobs that have been curled under can make your face look rounder.

Ash Blonde Balayage Bob with Layers

Instagram / @_ninamonique_

54. Curly Bob with Cool Toned Highlights

This gorgeous bob has chunky layers and blunt-cut ends for a cool, modern style. The ashy tone of the blonde and brown balayage highlights is undeniably on-point. When you have cool toned hair, it’s best to mirror that in your makeup too. The berry lip and gray shadow create a lovely combo with the colors of the curls.

Black Wavy Bob with Subtle Highlights

Instagram / @salon_sessions

55. Bronde Rounded Bob with Layers

The accurate blunt bob with added layers combines sleekness, precision, movement and dimension, which is so necessary for modern hairstyles. Thus, we can refer to this cut as the new classic bob.

56. Classy Bob with Angled Midshaft Layers

Layered bobs can be given dimension by implementing angled midshaft layers. Ask your hair colorist to lighten your ends for added interest. Then allow your tresses to fall naturally for a subtle and classy look.

Brunette Layered Inverted Bob

Instagram / @hairbyedwin

57. Sliced Light Brown Pixie Bob

A stacked pixie bob is a fabulous way to wear your straight hair. The chocolate brown color has lighter tones of ash brown, which helps to create a sense of volume if your hair has difficulty holding a curl.

58. Chin Length Bob

This short layered bob is as easy and carefree as hair can get! If you have naturally straight hair, all you’ll have to do is shake your head to get that tousled look. The blonde midshafts and ends are super cute. Revealed roots aren’t just for long hair.

Blonde Balayage Layered Bob

Instagram / @chrisgreenehair

59. Sliced Copper Bob with Bangs

When you add a copper balayage to a sliced bob with bangs, you get a timeless hairstyle. It won’t go out of style and can take you through many stages of your life.

Timeless Sliced Bob With Bangs

Instagram / @felixdesignstudio

60. Nape-Length Wavy Bronde Bob

The piece-y bronde locks with ash-blonde highlights are the epitome of a trendy style that hits all the marks. The stacked back and the curly tendrils are a textbook example of the current bob haircut with layers.

Nape-Length Wavy Bob Haircut With Layers

Instagram / @heidi_g_ott

Well, as you see, there’s no type of hair or face shape that can’t find its ideal bob match. If you’ve spotted a picture here that inspires you, take it to a good stylist and make a little (or big) upgrade of your hairstyle. Good luck!

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