28 Layered Bob Hairstyles So Hot We Want to Try All of Them

These layered bob hairstyles are for you! The bob is beautiful and timeless. With the different lengths and styles available, there is definitely a bob for every face shape. Contrary to popular belief, layering is actually designed to remove volume. It allows the hair to be light enough to have movement.

Airy Asymmetrical Cut

Airy Asymmetrical Cut hairstyleInstagram @libsdoeshair

Q&A with style creator, Libby Schwartz
Hair Artist @ Elizabeth Anthony’s Salon in Allentown, PA

How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This textured, airy, asymmetrical cut is the perfect look for someone who is looking for the effortlessness of a bob, but with a weightless, boho twist. What I love most about this haircut is that it features fun, feathered layers to frame the face and compliments the jawline for soft definition.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

This look is practically effortless, but the two products I would recommend to achieve this adorable style are a root volumizer such as Design.ME Hair’s Puff.ME Volumizing Cloud Mist at the roots for some lift and a bit of texture and tousle, and a light shine spray like Paul Mitchell’s Awapuhi Wild Ginger Shine Spray.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

For best results, I would suggest this haircut for regular to thick hair types. It best compliments those with an oval or diamond face shape. If you are someone who often pulls their hair back and off of their face, this cut is probably not going to work for you! It’s a carefree, lived-in look and looks best styled down.

Flirty Asymmetrical Bob

Q&A with style creator, Sarah Akana
Senior Stylist @ Princeton Salon and Spa – Mall of Georgia in Buford, GA


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This asymmetrical bob is fun, flirty and can be styled so many ways.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

Use Aveda’s Phomollient through the hair for hold and volume and a styling creme to smooth flyaways.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This look is great for clients with fine hair and round to oval faces. This style is perfect for the on-the-go woman who needs a blow and go style, but can be elevated with round brushing and curls.

Textured Graduated Bob

Textured Graduated Bob hairstyleInstagram @__emilynm

Q&A with style creator, Emily Morales
Hair Artist & Make Up Artist @ 4-8-0 Hair Salon in San Antonio, TX


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This is a textured graduated bob. My favorite feature of this particular graduated bob is the harmony between the fringe and the stacked layers.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

The products recommended to recreate this look might vary as this guest has a wavy texture that required Brazilian Blow Out Smoothing Serum during her round brushing. I finished her style using Kenra Professional Platinum Hot Spray for protection and hold as I flat ironed using my BaByliss Nano Titanium 1-Inch Flat iron.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

So many hair types favor a graduated bob because it looks great smoothed, straight or curly. I especially love this look wavy with a beachy vibe. I truthfully don’t get hung up on face shapes with layered bobs because the texture gives great structure that can balance concerns. That being said, discuss concerns with your stylist beforehand so the cut can be tailored with them in mind.

This look is ideal for active clients that enjoy a style with versatility. Clients with the bulk of their hair at the nape can relieve weight with textured graduation to round brush under with ease or diffuse dry for curls.

Copper Clavicut

Q&A with style creator, Lindsey Willis
Redken Certified Colorist / Master Specialist / Hair Cutter @ After FX Spa and Salon in Broken Arrow, OK


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I would describe this hair as…amazing! It’s a copper red with some well placed highlights all over the top. Her cut is a lob or clavicut, with long layers, a long fringe and lots of texture.

My favorite thing about this style, other than the client who wears it, is the softness it has.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

Redken and Pureology! For the color, I used Redken Cover Fusion in  7NCR and Flash Lift. She has curly hair, so to straighten it I used Redken Align 12 or Pureology Smooth Perfection in wet hair. After blow drying, spray each section with Redken Iron Shape 11 before flat ironing with the Sam Villa Sleekr. Finish off with Redken Triple Take 32 for hold and humidity control. To maintain this look, you need to see your stylist every five weeks for a retouch and a trim.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This style would look great on just about everyone. This particular client has very thick, curly, 75% grey hair. She’s very active and needs a ponytail for the weekends. P.S. she’s a grandmother of two!

Bedroom Hair

Bedroom Hair hairstyleInstagram @moonoverlake

Q&A with style creator, Johnny LaRusso
Hairstylist @ Lancer & Lace in Seattle, WA


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I would describe this modern bob as effortless, tousled, and undone…aka bedroom hair. I really like that it’s airy with texture and volume. It’s fun and sexy. The length is modern and fresh with soft undercut layers to enhance movement.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I used Moroccan Oil Hydration Cream before the blow dry. After curling in opposite directions for beachy texture, I tousled and shook it out while spraying Kevin Murphy’s Bedroom.Hair dry texture hairspray. As a final touch, we gave the fringe a deep side part flip for added drama.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

The great thing about this cut/style is that it works for most hair types. Because of the length and fringe swoop, it can pretty much work with all face shapes. It is also low maintenance, lasting a few days with dry shampoo and texture spray. This look is very fresh and versatile from everyday woman on the go to nightlife.

Contemporary Chic

Contemporary Chic hairstyleInstagram @albert_1234

Q&A with style creator, Albert Naglieri
Stylist & Colorist @ Tosler Davis Salon in New York, NY


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This look is classic. I cut into the ends to give it more movement and create less bulk. The client’s hair is medium fine texture but she has a lot of it.

My favorite thing about this haircut is that it works. She looks fresh and contemporary for the day and can be chic into the night.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I used a volume mist (right now my product choice is Milbon) also some heat protectant on the ends. I roughed dried it with my hands, then used a vent brush mostly and a round brush on the top for some lift. When it was completely dry. I used some Magic Move Light on the ends to break it up.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This client just had twins. Her hair was quite long when she came in and she wanted to feel fresh and modern.

This is classic haircut that works for a lot of women. The length can be adjusted depending on the client’s face shape also some face framing is optional.

Heavy Texturizing

Heavy Texturizing hairstyleInstagram @is_the_salon

Q&A with style creator, Irina Sukhotskiy
Master Hair Stylist / Board Certified Colorist @ IS The Salon in Alpharetta, GA


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I would call this a layered bob with heavy texturizing. I achieved this look by cutting a classic graduated bob, and as I blow dry, I texturize with deep point cutting technique. My favorite thing about it is the incredible amount of movement. It is very light and never gets flat.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I recommend using a volumizer (Root Amplifier by Prive or Root Shoot by Wella) on the roots and a smoothing cream for the rest (Relaxing Gel by Prive or Flowing Form by Wella). Blow dry “messy” and don’t over style. Once the hair is dry, I apply a pomade (Grooming Creme by Prive) for ultimate texture and movement.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This style is ideal for a client that likes a little edge added to a classic shape. You can adjust the graduation and the angle to fit different face shapes. Less is more with the styling, so it’s perfect for someone with an active lifestyle.

Free Range Bob

Free Range Bob hairstyleInstagram @riahbyycart

Q&A with style creator, Tracy Pateras
Style Director @ Decadence Salon in London, U.K.


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This can either be a combination of both color and cut as I did, or a classic long bob cut that is very popular at the moment. This cut has a strong outline, but broken into so it has texture and movement. What I love about this cut is the free range of style you can do with it and how easy to maintain as well.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I use Living Proof products which are great for all hair types and styles in terms of keeping the health and integrity of the hair protected and on going treatment. Use a small round brush to smooth out the hair, accompanied with Nourish styling cream. Or you can leave it natural if you have a curl or wave already finished with a serum or Amp, which is a textured cream.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This look is perfect for someone who doesn’t want a lot of maintenance, but still wants to be creative and express themselves without having to compromise a professional position at work. Ideally, the best type of face shape would be a round or oval shape. The textured waves give more width and dimension to a heart or square face shape.

Subtle Layering

Q&A with style creator, Valeriana
Salon Assistant @ The Grand Salon in Brea, CA


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This is a classic bob with subtle layering. I love how easy it is to style and how you can wear it in various ways. You can wear it as pictured in a classic polished way, or add a texturizer to make it more funky and fun.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

For this look, I used Small Talk and Headrush by Bed Head. Small Talk adds body, defines, controls flyaways, and protects the hair from heat. Headrush is a very lightweight shine spray. I would also use a Denman brush to flat wrap any cowlicks and a round brush to bevel the ends. You can try adding a texturizer called Joy Ride by Bed Head to add texture and extra movement.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This look is ideal for people with medium textured hair and will look flattering on oval shaped faces and square shaped faces. I would recommend this look for someone who has time to style it daily and has the ability to maintain the haircut.

Stylishly Simple

Stylishly Simple hairstyleInstagram @dyemaster

Q&A with style creator, Yolanda Taylor
Hair Designer @ Yolanda’s Color Studio in Palm Springs, CA


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This style is simple yet stylish. My favorite thing about it is the layers. They add texture as they follow the angle to the front.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

Less is more with this style. Add a little root lift, add a few drops of shine gloss on ends to make blow drying easier, and finish with a pomade to bring out and define texture. The hair should be bouncy!

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This style is suitable for different types of hair and face shapes. It is perfect for those who prefer not spend too much time on their hair. Sassy and classy!

Shorter Stacked Bob

Q&A with style creator, Dani Gonzalez
Business Owner / Color Specialist / Stylist / Therapist / Hair Artist @ Dani’s Hair Artistry in Colorado Springs, CO


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This look is a shorter stacked bob. It is stacked under the occipital bone in the back and angled forward toward the chin with layers throughout.

My favorite thing about this look is you always have a style whether wearing it straight or curled. Either is easy and fast to achieve.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

The products I recommend are J Beverly Hills 5 n 1 for smoothing, anti-frizz, heat protection and shine, as well as J Beverly Hills Bodifier for giving weightless thickness to the hair and a little grit to hold a curl. Run J Beverly Hills shine drops through the curls at the end to finish.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This look is good for people that want something easy and that always looks like it has a style. Face shapes that work well with this look are long or square and the best hair type would be medium to fine to help add volume and fullness.

Effortlessly Tousled

Q&A with style creator, Ashley Barton
Hairstylist @ Hair Klaudt in Charlotte, NC


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I would describe this look as effortlessly tousled! My favorite thing about it is that it’s a versatile style. It’s simple yet elegant, and would look perfect with any outfit for any type of outing!

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

The products that I recommend (also the products I used) would be a heat protectant spray and a medium flexible hold hairspray In this case I used Rejuvenol Extreme Blowout Spray and Davines brand hairspray.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I honestly feel like this style would look great on anyone and could be tailored to each person’s needs! The length of the cut, as well as the short layers, could be changed to suit each face shape. The short wavy hairstyle was created using alternating curls with a 1-inch wand and brushing my fingers through the curls after. Super fast and super easy! Fine, medium, coarse hair it works for all hair types!

Sexy Layered Bob

Q&A with style creator, Melissa Cincimino
Color Specialist @ Tangles Hair Studio in Viera, FL


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I would describe this look as a perfectly messy, tousled, versatile, and with just the right amount of sexiness layered bob.

Aside from the dimensional colors to help give it depth, the different shades of blonde and brown give the illusion of having even more layers than were actually cut into the hair.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I used a volumizing blow dry lotion to create volume and movement while still maintaining a smooth finish. I used a medium-sized ceramic round brush while blow drying the hair, lifting up from the roots. I also made sure to release the hair from the brush by twisting the hair in different directions and letting it cool. As a finishing product, I used a texturizing powder sprinkled on the root area, then fingered it through to create volume, hold, texture and grip.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I recommend this look for so many types of people. I think it goes well with so many face shapes, hair types and lifestyles. It is so versatile and can be adjusted to meet your client’s needs and wants.

You can go messy and sexy or smooth and classic. It can be styled for whatever mood your client is in for that moment, hour, day, month or occasion!

Textured Caramel Bob

Textured Caramel Bob hairstyleInstagram @shannonshairsay

Q&A with style creator, Shannon Tajchman
Stylist @ Shannon’s Hair Say in Kansas, MO


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This is a layered and textured bob with babylights and a balayage color technique in caramel and with a dark base.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

First use a heat protectant on the hair. Then use a 1 1/4-inch curling iron, holding it vertically and wrapping at the top and down toward the ends, leaving them out. Be sure to curl in opposite directions and spray for the final look. I also recommend using a sulfate-free shampoo for color treated hair to maintain the color.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

Square face shapes are best for this length of bob because it gives the illusion of a more oval face. If you have a round face, you would want it longer. If you have a heart shaped face, you would want it around chin-length and maybe add a side-swept bang.

This layered bob is perfect for someone who doesn’t want to spend a lot of time getting ready, but also doesn’t want to just throw their hair up in ponytail every day. Almost any texture (except super curly) can rock this look.

Effortless Chic

Q&A with style creator, Ashley Flores
Hairstylist / Salon Owner @ Gold on Grand Salon in Los Angeles, CA


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I absolutely love this look because it’s low maintenance, but can look effortlessly chic in a matter of minutes. On the day to day, this is a wash and wear client with long work hours and early call times. This hairstyle is so versatile that she can easily throw in a few waves to be ready for a night out with the girls or a glamorous work event.

The cut we have created for her has a very structured undercut so it easily falls into place with lots of texture on top to compliment her funky and sophisticated lifestyle.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

Since these rich copper tones can be fleeting in the hot California sun, Davines Minu Shampoo and OI All In One Milk (a leave-in conditioner) are a must! I also love sending my clients home with the Davines Texture Spray. It has a soft touchable hold, but can bring out all the fun a cut like this has to offer.

Last but not least, I recommend a custom blended conditioner from Evo Fabuloso-Pro. I always recommend that my color clients use this custom formulated color conditioner once a week. Each conditioner is created specifically for each individual client’s color needs and can help maintain their color in between appointments.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

My favorite part about a style like this is that with slight alterations, it can be suitable for a wide variety of clients. The angle of the cut can be very flattering to all face shapes, it just depends on the angles used.

With this client, we chose something less drastic to compliment her diamond shaped face. The structure we created within the cut lends well to her fine, straight hair by creating body to give texture and volume. Since she is 75% grey, we choose to go with a color that can easily be touched up every four weeks. We used a Level 5 copper brown and balayaged a few golden pieces around the crown to accentuate the texture and highlight the volume we wanted to bring out.

What is great about a color like this is that the highlights don’t have to be retouched every time. We can easily go three to five months in between retouch appointments, which is great for a low maintenance client like this.

It Girl Bob

Q&A with style creator, Amanda Jeanne
Hairstylist / Creator @ Sisu Salon in Shaker Heights, OH


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I call this look the “It Girl Bob” because it is very easy to style and you can wear it many different ways. It is very textured and the layers have a slight graduation so it falls into the perfect shape.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I recommend using an oil for shine and health of the hair, and a light styling product for hold and frizz control before blowing it out. After it’s dry, I like using a dry texture spray to work the shape and show off the layers and texture that was put into the hair.

For this look, I used Eufora’s Beautifying Serum, Sculpture, and Full Effect. I also used a flat iron to wave out those front pieces.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

The greatest thing about this cut is that it works for many different hair types and face shapes. She has super thick and wavy hair, and this cut makes it very easy for her to manage. It is definitely good to know how to work a flat iron or curling iron to be able to play with it and wear it different ways.

#17 Curl, Curl, and Away

Written by Shannel Mariano

This bob has curls that are all curled away from the face and features a gorgeous fringe that is the cherry on top.

Layered Bob Hairstyle with Curls and FringeStyle by Dee Dee Hightower, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA
Layered Bob Hairstyle with Curls and Fringe SideStyle by Dee Dee Hightower, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

How To Style:

  1. Apply thermal protection to dry hair.
  2. Curl sections of hair away from the face using a small curling iron.
  3. Use a flat iron to smooth the fringe.
  4. Gently loosen the curls with fingers.
  5. Set the style with a flexible hold spray.

Recommended Products:

Caviar Working Hairspray provides flexible hold while adding fullness and shine. It is also humidity resistant which makes your style last longer.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Longer face shapes with hair that has medium to high density and medium to coarse in texture will suit this hairstyle best. The fringe covers the forehead which shortens the face. Curling the hair away from the face shows more of the face, making it appear wider.

#18 Curly Layers

Written by Shannel Mariano

The way this bob is layered frees it of unnecessary weight, allowing it to naturally curl this beautifully.

Curly Layered Bob HairstylesStyle by DJ Victory, Enzos Salon and Spa, North Royalton, OH

How To Style:

  1. Start with wet hair.
  2. Apply a smoothing product to the fringe area and a curl enhancing product to the rest of the hair.
  3. Blow dry the fringe area smooth.
  4. Diffuse or air dry the rest of the hair.
  5. Touch up pieces that need more curl with a curling iron.
  6. Polish the fringe area with a flat iron.

Recommended Products:

Twirl Around by Paul Mitchell will create soft defined curls. Relaxing Balm by Paul Mitchell will smooth, control and protect hair from heat.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Longer face shapes with naturally curly hair will look great in this haircut and style. The fringe makes the face appear shorter and the curls on the side will make it look wider.

#19 Convex Disconnection

Written by Shannel Mariano

Aside from the disconnected pieces in the front, the type of layering used in this bob accentuates the roundness of the head shape. The length of hair from top to bottom is the same, allowing it to be easily styled with texture.

Short Brown Casual Highlighted Bob With Layers Short Brown Highlighted Choppy Layered Bob Hairstyle

How To Style:

  1. Apply a smoothing product to wet hair.
  2. Blow dry the hair smooth.
  3. Polish sections of hair with a flat iron.
  4. Apply a texture product to hair and detail the hair with fingers.
  5. Set the style with a quick drying hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Spray Wax by Paul Mitchell is basically wax in an aerosol spray can. It gives an even and controlled distribution of texture on hair.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Longer face shapes with medium to high density hair will look great in this haircut. The fringe will make the face appear shorter and the texture on the sides of will make it appear wider.

#20 Show & Hide

Written by Shannel Mariano

The layers and the overall length of this haircut are both shorter in the front and longer in the back. This naturally pushes hair backwards and opens up the face. The deep side-swept fringe covers the entire forehead without it having to be cut straight across.

Short Blonde Textured Layered Bob with Long Fringe Short Blonde Textured Layered Bob with Long Fringe Side View

How To Style:

  1. On wet hair, apply a styling product that is suitable to your hair type.
  2. Blow dry the hair smooth with a styling brush.
  3. Apply thermal protection to hair.
  4. Smooth sections of hair towards the face with a flat iron.
  5. Set with your favorite hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Hot Off The Press by Paul Mitchell is a heat protector and a hairspray in one.

Best Face Shape & Hair Types:

Longer face shapes with hair that has medium to high density will look best in this haircut.

#21 Balancing Act

Written by Shannel Mariano

This long bob’s layers are longer on one side and shorter on the other due its deep side part. This prevents one side from being too bulky and balances the overall head shape.

Balancing Act Sleek Brunette Layered Bob HairstylesStyle by Natalia Sanadoval
Balancing Act Sleek Brunette Layered Bob Side ViewStyle by Natalia Sanadoval

How To Style:

  1. Apply a smoothing product to wet hair.
  2. Create a deep side part.
  3. Blow dry the hair straight with a styling brush.
  4. Smooth sections of hair with a flat iron.
  5. Set the style with a flexible hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Relaxing Balm by Paul Mitchell will smooth, control and protect hair from heat.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with medium to high density hair will look great in this haircut and style.

#22 Triangular Lob

Written by Shannel Mariano

The layers of this long bob gradually get longer towards the front. This naturally makes hair fall toward the face, making it suitable for certain face shapes.

Triangular Long Layered Bob HairstylesStyle by Edie’s Styling Center, Oldsmar, FL
Triangular Long Bob Side View with LayersStyle by Edie’s Styling Center, Oldsmar, FL

How To Style:

  1. Apply a smoothing product to wet hair.
  2. Create a side part.
  3. Blow dry the hair straight with a styling brush.
  4. Smooth sections of hair with a flat iron.
  5. Set the hair with a flexible hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Hold Me Tight by Paul Mitchell makes your style last all day without a crunchy feel and look.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Square and round face shapes with medium to high density hair will look best in this cut and style. The hair that frames the face will make a round face shape appear narrower and soften the angles of a square face shape.

#23 Barely There Layers

Written by Shannel Mariano

This bob’s layers are so long, they almost look one length. This prevents the hair from losing too much volume while allowing it to have some movement.

Barely There Layered Bob Blonde StyleStyle by Shantell Nunez, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA
Barely There Layered Bob Straight Style Back ViewStyle by Shantell Nunez, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

How To Style:

  1. Apply a smoothing product to wet hair.
  2. Blow dry the hair straight with a styling brush.
  3. Smooth sections of hair and flip the ends of the fringe area out with a flat iron.
  4. Use a texture product to add definition to hair.
  5. Set with your favorite hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Spray Wax by Paul Mitchell will give an even and controlled distribution of texture to hair. This helps prevent getting too much product in the hair and having to jump back in the shower to wash it out.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes and hair types will look amazing in this cut and style.

#24 Stack-Me-Not

Written by Shannel Mariano

This a ‘thick hair’ version of the popular a-line stacked bob. Instead of building up weight that thick hair doesn’t need, it lessens it.

Triangle Layered Bob Brunette Straight LookStyle by Doraliz Zemora, Victoria Station Salon & Day Spa, Vienna, VA
Triangle layered Bob Side View Layered LookStyle by Doraliz Zemora, Victoria Station Salon & Day Spa, Vienna, VA

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.
  2. Blow dry the hair with a round brush
  3. Smooth front pieces of hair with a flat iron.
  4. Set the hair with a flexible hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Sculpting Foam by Paul Mitchell will give hair body, condition, shine and a frizz-free finish.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with medium to high density hair will look beautiful in this cut and style.

#25 The Skinny

Written by Shannel Mariano

This short layered bob gives off a natural stylish texture. It removes a lot of weight, allowing the hair to move and feel lighter.

The Skinny Tapered Bob Brunette LookStyle by Ashley Henson, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA
The Skinny Tapered Layered Bob Look Side ViewStyle by Ashley Henson, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

How To Style:

  1. Apply a smoothing product to wet hair.
  2. Create a deep side part.
  3. Blow dry the hair straight with a styling brush.
  4. Smooth sections of hair with a flat iron.
  5. Apply a shine serum to hair.

Recommended Products:

Gloss Drops by Paul Mitchell will give hair a frizz-free and luminous finish.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This layering of this haircut causes the sides to be too skinny for longer face shapes. The sides being styled straight create vertical lines by the face, making the face appear narrower. This cut and style will look best on wider face shapes with medium to high density hair.

#26 Rebel Layers

Written by Shannel Mariano

This long bob’s layers are styled to go against the haircut‘s natural shape. The layers and the length of the hair are shorter in the front and longer in the back. This causes the hair to naturally be pushed towards the back, away from the face. This model’s hair is styled to go against the hair’s natural flow which gives a very interesting and stylish look.

Rebel Layers Red Tapered Bob with HighlightsStyle by Brittney Questel, Sheer Professionals, Wooster, OH
Rebel Layers Red Tapered Bob with Highlights Side ViewStyle by Brittney Questel, Sheer Professionals, Wooster, OH

How To Style:

  1. Apply a smoothing product to wet hair.
  2. Create a deep side part.
  3. Blow dry the hair straight and towards the face with a styling brush.
  4. Smooth sections of hair toward with a flat iron.
  5. Set the style with a flexible hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Fast Form by Paul Mitchell will help style and hold hair towards the face while blow drying. It can also be used to detail dry hair.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This haircut makes hair naturally fall away from the face. It would look perfect on narrower face shapes as it will open up the face. The fringe will make a narrow face appear wider. With the hair styled towards the face, this look becomes suitable for square face shapes as it would soften the angles of the face. The side-swept fringe will help in softening the overall look as well.

#27 The Fringe

Written by Shannel Mariano

The wispy curved fringe on this cute bob gives it a fun and stylish look.

The Fringe Shiny Long Layered Brunette BobStyle by Ashley Henson, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA
The Fringe Shiny Long Brunette Layered Bob Hairstyle Back ViewStyle by Ashley Henson, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

How To Style:

  1. Apply a smoothing product to wet hair.
  2. Blow dry the hair with a large round brush. Elevate sections of hair on the sides high while blow drying to create volume. Minimize elevation on sections on top of the head while blow drying to prevent volume on this area.
  3. Smooth just the ends of the hair with a flat iron.
  4. Apply a product for shine.

Recommended Products:

Shine Spray by Paul Mitchell is a lightweight product that gives hair a glossy finish.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This haircut and style are perfect for longer face shapes with medium to high density hair. The volume on the sides of the face, combined with the lack of volume on top of the head and the fringe, create the illusion of width.

#28 Steady Layers

Written by Shannel Mariano

The layers of this long bob remove a lot of weight and are balanced horizontally. They don’t push hair forward or backward. Hair just falls where it is supposed to!

Medium Brunette Long Bob with LayersStyle by Lachane Lee
Medium Brunette Long Bob with Layers Side ViewStyle by Lachane Lee

How To Style:

  1. Apply a smoothing product to wet hair.
  2. Create a deep side part.
  3. Blow dry the hair straight with a styling brush.
  4. Smooth sections of hair with a flat iron.
  5. Set the style with a flexible hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Super Clean Spray by Paul Mitchell will give a style flexible hold and texture.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This cut and style are suitable to any face shape with hair that is medium to high in density.

Grab the length from one look, the fringe from the other, and maybe the layering from another. Create a layered bob hairstyle that suits not just your facial features, but also your personality and style. Make it YOU. Have fun!