#1: Textured Blonde Balayage Bob
Bixies, bobs, and lobs, oh my!! There is a bob out there for everyone. However, the universal rule is that it cannot wear like a helmet. Client to client, I’d choose to layer or texture the areas of interest, even if the guest wanted one length, to create visual balance in the texture.
#2: Short and Layered Messy Bob Cut
A short and layered messy bob cut is a trendy hairstyle for active women. The cut has a shorter length with textured layers, which add volume and movement to the hair. The intentionally tousled and messy aspect guarantees a stylish look, making it a diverse option for those needing a simple hairstyle.
#3: Visible Layers on a Short Blonde Bob
The different colors on a short blonde bob can be highlighted by visible layers. When cut to match your hair texture and thickness, short bobs can be easy to style and very versatile. Layers can also be added to increase hair volume.
#4: Ash Brown Bob with Layers
A bob cut short with an ash brown color, and layered is popular among older women with straight hair for its versatility. This chic and modern hairstyle offers a fresh, youthful appearance while maintaining refined elegance. The bob’s layers add texture and movement that create hair volume. Further, the cool, subtle tone of the ash brown hair complements a range of skin tones.
#5: Jet Black Layered Bob for Fine Hair
Try a jet-black layered bob if you have fine hair and are looking for a style to make it appear fuller. Why have long, flat hair when you can have a strong shape and a sassy style? This cut gives you more volume and is easy to style.
#6: Neck-Length Modern Bob with Layers
A neck-length modern bob with layers is perfect for ladies with fine hair textures. Try this one if you are searching for a low-maintenance yet chic haircut. This cut provides a relaxed vibe that complements various face shapes and ages. Ask for layers for this style to add body and volume to the hair, giving the illusion of thicker hair. One of the benefits of this bob is its versatility. It can be straightened or curled to suit different occasions and moods. I suggest that the hair be cut to graze the neck and styled with a texturizing product to enhance the layers and movement of the hair.
#7: Layered Bob with Grey Balayage
A layered bob with grey balayage is a great choice, especially for those looking to go from coloring their hair to embracing their natural whites. When transitioning your hair, ask your stylist to match your natural color growth pattern. This will ensure that it matches your natural color as it grows out. If you have previously colored hair, cutting your hair into a layered bob will help eliminate the old color. Think about how youthful you can look when you don’t have the stress of getting your roots touched up constantly.
#8: Modern Layered Chop for Big Foreheads
Do you need a modern layered chop for big foreheads but can’t commit to a bang? Ask for this! Not only do shorter, bob-like haircuts frame the face. But you can utilize the mid-length later in this haircut to add shape around the eyes instead of a side bang. I suggest this haircut to anyone conscious of facial proportions that need minimizing.
#9: Creamy Blonde Bob with Visible Layers
Consider a creamy blonde bob with visible layers. Bobs are always in style. I suggest going over key elements of your bob with your stylist first. Face shape, length, hair density, texture, and overall style. For this haircut, ask about how a graduated bob with over-directed layers will look on you.
#10: Neck-Length Layered Bob for Thick Hair
Are you thinking of going short with your thick mane? Consider a short bob layer cut around the length of your jawline. Thick hair will need an under bevel or undercut to help remove bulk in the perimeter. But it will leave a gorgeous full shape.
#11: Short Blunt Bob Cut with Layers and No Bangs
For ladies with fine hair, a short blunt bob cut with layers and no bangs is a great option. One advantage to having this cut is it adds volume and movement to otherwise limp hair. This makes it look more lively and bouncy. The layers help to create texture and depth, while the blunt cut gives it a clean and modern edge. This cut works best for those who want a low-maintenance but stylish look that can easily transition from day to night. Use a volumizing shampoo and conditioner, and blow dry the hair upside down to add volume.
#12: Short Layered One-Length Bob
A short layered one-length bob is super chic. If you want a one-length bob, you can still add texture through the ends for movement. When you want more texture, add a bend through the hair with a 2-inch barrel curling iron. This middle part style is great for round face shapes.
#13: Reshaped Textured Bob
Opt for a concave textured bob if you want an easy-to-style hairstyle that looks sassy and chic. This cut features short layers with variations in length and texture. It emphasizes the natural shape of your face. Tell your stylist what kind of look you’re going for so they can customize it to your lifestyle. So you don’t have to struggle with your at-home styling. With this cut, maintenance is middle of the road, 7-10 weeks. Allowing you the flexibility to grow into your style nicely or shape up more often if desired.
#14: Short Bob with Layers and Balayage Highlights
A short bob with layers and balayage highlights can be a great choice for those looking for an easy-to-style look. It’s important to keep your hair healthy to maintain the best results. This hairstyle’s flattering shape and subtle pops of color will turn heads. To ensure your locks stay vibrant, use products designed for colored hair. Invest in regular trims every 6-8 weeks. This style is perfect for ladies wanting an effortless and classy look.
#15: Layered Ashy Blonde Bob
Try a layered ashy blonde bob to give a great shape to your haircut. My best advice when highlighting your bob haircut with layers is to keep your underneath darker. This will give your look depth. To prevent your hair from awkwardly growing out, it’s best to get your haircut every 4-6 weeks.
#16: Mature Bob with Face-Framing Layers
A style for the mature wearer doesn’t have to be the average bob. The best way to look youthful is to ask for face-framing layers. They will customize the style to your features or preferences.
#17: Dimensional Highlights on a Short Bob with Layers
Adding dimensional highlights to a short bob shows the layers. Tell your stylist you would like bolder blonde pieces. They will help to prevent the highlights from being too soft and blended.
#18: Beige Layered Bob with Feathered Ends
A beige layered bob with feathered ends is a great way to add fun to your current style! To prevent your ends from looking frizzy, I suggest avoiding using a razor. The best way to feather your ends is to use texturing shears and remove bulk from your ends.
#19: Light Brown Tapered Bob Cut
A light brown tapered bob cut is a trendy style. When trying to do a bob haircut, keep in mind your neckline and cowlicks. If you have strong cowlicks at the bottom of your neck, you may want a different style.
#20: Modern Blonde Bob with Dark Roots
If you have fuller hair and want an easy short cut, go for a bob. I suggest having your layers cut with a razor to soften your ends. Add a root smudge to your blonde color for a more lived-in look. Make sure you leave your ends out when curling so that you don’t shrink up your hair. You can also use a flat iron on your ends to smooth them out.
#21: Blonde Short Layered Bob Cut
When in that in-between length, I always opt for shorter. Styles like short layered bobs create a chic and ready-made look. If you need to refresh it, it can be blown out, tousled, or air-dried.
#22: Short Sleek Blonde Side-Parted Bob
Try a short sleek blonde side-parted bob when wanting to create fullness. I highly recommend this cut if you want a low-maintenance style with texture around your face. This length is most flattering on middle-aged women.
#23: Icy Blonde Layered Cut
An icy blonde layered cut is one of the best variations of the traditional bob. I would do a full foil, slice stitch, lifted above a level 9. Then tone with a neutral mixed with a cool tone, and then a splash of a high-level R. It makes the most beautiful tone blondes. In case you forget to use the splash of R, no worries. Your formula will still provide a beautiful blonde. The R cleans it up a smidge.
Hot Tip: avoid purple shampoo on hair that has been toned. It will wash away your toner, defeating the purpose of toner and purple shampoo. Instead, wait until closer to your appointment when your hair looks yellow or brassy. Your toner has run its course, and the purple shampoo can do it.
#24: Jet Black Layers on Short Fluffy Hair
Try jet black layers on your short fluffy hair. One of the best ways to create volume and texture is using a flat iron to curl and bevel your ends. Doing a slight twist with the flat iron will add shape and movement to your hair. Finish with using a light hairspray for hold. One of my favorites is Session Spray Flex by Kevin Murphy.
#25: Soft Ash Blonde Bob on Straight Hair
If you can get with the maintenance of a soft ash blonde bob, it will make the transformation so satisfying. You must color refresh every 6-8 weeks, which you should pair with your routine haircut.
#26: Vibrant Red Beach Waves with Short Stacked Back
Go for a bold statement with vibrant red beach waves. Short layers will give your hair body at the crown a big lift. When it comes to styling, you can use a curling iron to wave your hair to get a massive texture. Using a shaping wax or texture paste will come in handy to hold your style all day.
#27: Sassy Grey Layered Short Bob
Sassy grey layered short bob haircuts are a must to try. When it comes to letting your natural grey grow out, I suggest a short sassy haircut instead of a longer hair style. Grey hair can have a different texture, which in most cases is coarse or wiry, so shorter bob styles work best.
My professional opinion on these short bob hairstyles is to do a gloss color treatment on your natural grey hair. You can do a clear gloss that won’t change your natural color or one with tone to enhance your grey. Doing this will help soften your grey, add shine, and make your hair more manageable. Talk to your stylist about having a gloss color treatment done.
#28: Curly Layered Cut on Short Hair
What an awesome bob for curly hair! It’s a haircut with layers to complement the movement of the mane. This layered short bob is also perfect for dark tresses with blonde highlights. The curls can give the blonde streaks more emphasis, plus a dimensional effect.
#29: Tousled Layers on a Pixie
Tousled layers on a pixie cut are a staple when trying to create a messy pixie cut. Alternatively, for those not quite ready to plunge into short hair but want to try something new, a lixie hairstyle has the same design elements as a pixie but with a bit more length to ease you into the transition.
#30: Stylish Short Stacked Bob with Layers
A stylish short-stacked bob with layers is ideal for women with thick hair. Internal layering in a short layered bob cut helps to remove bulk and texture while adding a little more shape. For a dimensional effect, add highlighted waves to your pixie bob with layers.
#31: Trendy Layered Bob With Bangs
A trendy layered bob with bangs is a short haircut that can be worn straight, wavy, or curly. Stylist Jess Sutherland from Australia says, “It’s easy to maintain, but it gives a strong style.”
This short layered bob with bangs is a blunt one-length cut with a slightly beveled edge. Sutherland uses an internal layering technique to remove bulk from thick hair. She adds, “This ensures that we keep the integrity of the hair and its natural wave.”
Check out more layered bobs with bangs here for inspiration!
#32: Perfectly Layered Bob for Thick Hair
This perfectly chopped and layered bob for thick hair takes away bulkiness. Layers also offer more body and shape, so straight locks won’t look uninteresting. If you want an edgier style, wear a short inverted bob styled with waves. To achieve it, ask for a short bob haircut with some layers.
#33: Fresh Neck-Length Layered Bob
A fresh neck-length layered bob is the ultimate summer vibe. A layered short bob is a type of short haircut with varying lengths, creating dimension, texture and can add or take away volume depending on your shorter hair texture.
#34: Gorgeous Short Bob with Layers
A gorgeous short bob with layers is ideal for women with naturally wavy hair texture. It’s sure to scream sophistication! No matter the tresses’ density, this short layered bob will work well. Layers can give fine hair a full-bodied finish. Apart from that, they can take away bulk from thick locks.
#35: Sizzling Long Layers on a Short Bob
This is one of the most popular short-layered bob hairstyles you’ll see! A tousled neck-length bob with heavy layers is the simplest yet most gorgeous look you can get if you want to take some length off. Styling it with an inward wave for a sexy finish adds volume to the hair, making it a great look for thin hair.
#36: Classy Stacked Bob with Layers for Women Over 40
Here’s a classy stacked bob with layers for women over 40. It’s a short bob with layers perfect for women who are into foxy hairstyles. Short layered haircuts are easy to maintain and style. Sure, it makes a stacked bob with layers that women over 40 will love!
#37: Cute Angled Bob with Wavy Layers
A cute angled bob with wavy layers is perfect for ladies with a more rounded face shape. Short layered bob haircuts are cut in various lengths. It creates an illusion of more texture and dimension in your hair. It can either help add volume or take it away. Short hair with layers works for all textures. Layered bobs can be low-maintenance and worn with a variety of hairstyles.
#38: Sleek Inverted Bob
A sleek layered inverted bob like this makes a lovely everyday style. This is a bob with layers on shorter hair to give it a voluminous style. The result shows a lot of confidence and elegance. Apply oil from the mid-lengths down to the ends when preppin’ for an added gloss.
#39: Chin-Length Layered Bob for Thin Hair
A short layered bob for thin hair is a great haircut for women who need help with movement and texture. Style your layered bob for short hair with a medium barrel curling iron and a texturizing spray such as Salty Dog by Evo.
#40: Awesome Bob for Wavy Hair
An awesome bob for wavy hair looks great with an undercut and some disconnected length in the front. With a layered bob, using a point-cutting technique will give your hair some piecey texture through the length and layers. A side part shows off the volume and curls. Wear naturally wavy, or if you’re naturally straight, throw in some curls with a styling wand.
#41: Sassy Short Choppy Layers
These sassy short choppy layers make a glamorous wavy bob! This short-length, textured bob haircut has subtle layers that are easy to grow out. It’s a perfect cut if you consider keeping a long hairstyle. For thicker tresses, shattered ends can make them seem weightless.
#42: Messy Shaggy Bob
This messy shaggy bob looks cute and elegant at the same time! A short layered bob cut with a tousled style recreates a modern shag. And if you like a messy textured vibe, this shag is perfect. It’s easy to style, low-maintenance, and chic if super textured.
#43: Edgy Asymmetrical Bob
Here’s an edgy asymmetrical bob that matches a strong, impeccable personality. It’s a short cut bob, parted on one side for added volume and height on the roots. Straight locks don’t always need to seem lifeless, so give them waves to create movement. A few hints of blonde will surely add a little spice, too.
#44: Short Layered Cut Bob for Fine Hair
A short layered cut bob for fine hair is perfect for an edgy look. Shattered layers do add texture and interest to short haircuts for women. Ask your stylist for texture in your hair.
#45: Very Short Bob with Layers
A very short bob with layers makes the hair bolder and more elegant. What’s great about this feathered chop is it’s wearable by a lady who has either thin or thick locks. One more thing—no matter how old she is, a woman can rock this haircut as her everyday style.
#46: Easy Short Layered A-Line Bob
An easy short layered A-line bob is an all-time fave by ladies who love hair that’s easy to maintain and style! This short and layered bob cut may look stunning when straight, but wait ’til it’s wavy! Hair looks more textured and with movement if styled with beachy waves. Interested? See more short A-line bob haircuts here.
#47: Short Feathered Blonde Bob Hairstyle
Consider a blonde short feathered bob hairstyle if you want manageable layered short hair. It’s great for women who have thick hair and want a short style. Feathering layers help to remove weight and create a shape. And over direction forward helps the hair to fall back and away from the face creating a light flowing cut.
#48: Short Bob with Soft Layering and Bangs
Soft layering and bangs are the perfect way to keep the shape of a bob fun and feminine. This short cut is ideal for fine to medium textures on face shapes complimenting chin-length cuts (petite faces/inverted triangles).