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18 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.

#1 Light As A Feather

Written by Shannel Mariano

It is easy to style volume and texture into hair with very short layers. Having all that weight removed makes it light as a feather.

Short Layered Bob Hairstyle with Volume

Style by Robin Cook, Makeup by Betty Mekonnen, Tangles Salon, Wichita Falls, TX

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to damp hair.
  2. Blow dry the hair smooth with a styling brush, lifting sections up to create volume.
  3. Smooth sections of hair from mid lengths to ends.
  4. Apply a product for texture while shaking and slightly lifting hair to create volume.
  5. Apply a quick drying lightweight hairspray to set the hairstyle.

Recommended Products:

Use Alterna’s Bamboo Volume 2-In-1 Volumizer on damp hair to create a foundation of volume while blow drying. On dry hair, rub the product between your hands to activate the lift technologoy. Apply it to the hair to give it texture and more volume.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Shorter face shapes with hair that has high density and medium to coarse texture will suit this hairstyle best.

Tip:

If you flat iron from roots to ends, you will remove the volume you created when blow drying.

#2 Beachy Waves

Written by Shannel Mariano

You definitely can’t go wrong with this fun wavy texture that straightens towards the ends.

Layered Bob Hairstyle with Beachy Waves

Style by Shantell Nunez, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

Layered Bob Hairstyle with Beachy Waves Side

Style by Shantell Nunez, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

How To Style:

  1. Apply thermal protection to dry hair.
  2. Wrap sections of hair around a medium barrel iron, curling away from the face and leaving the ends out.
  3. Loosen the waves out by gently shaking the hair with fingers at the roots.
  4. Apply a product for texture.
  5. Set the style with a flexible hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Spray Wax by Paul Mitchell is wax is aerosol form. It allows for an even and controlled distribution of texture on the hair.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with hair that has high density and medium to coarse texture will suit this hairstyle best.

Tip:

Some curling wands come with gloves that will prevent your fingers from getting burned while doing your hair.

#3 Head Hugger

Written by Shannel Mariano

This type of layering follows the shape of the head, showing off its roundness.

Layered Bob Hairstyle with Curls

Style by Jamie Heringes, Makeup by Karen Buttacavole, Salon NV, Franklin Park, NJ

Layered Bob Hairstyle with Curls Side

Style by Jamie Heringes, Makeup by Karen Buttacavole, Salon NV, Franklin Park, NJ

How To Style:

  1. Apply thermal protection to hair.
  2. Curl sections of hair using a medium barrel iron.
  3. Smooth and bend the ends of the fringe, swooping across the forehead and to one side.
  4. Gently shake the hair at the roots with fingers to loosen up the curls a bit.
  5. Scrunch a product into the hair to define curls more.
  6. Set the hairstyle with a flexible hold spray.

Recommended Products:

Bamboo Anti-Frizz Curl Defining Cream used on dry hair will add texture and enhance shine.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Any face shape with a good head shape and hair that has high density and medium to coarse texture will suit this hairstyle best. This type of layering will not suit heads that are flat on the back.

#4 Asymmetric Lob

Written by Shannel Mariano

The lengths of the front of this long bob are uneven, giving it an edgy yet chic look.

Asymmetric Lob Hairsytle

Style by Shantell Nunez, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to damp hair.
  2. Blow dry the hair smooth with a styling brush.
  3. Apply thermal protection to the hair.
  4. Smooth the mids to the ends of the hair with a flat iron.
  5. Apply a product for shine.

Recommended Products:

Bamboo Silk-Sleek Brilliance Cream is a nourishing leave-in cream that tames frizz and leaves hair with amazing shine.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with hair that has medium to high density and medium to coarse texture will suit this hairstyle best.

#5 Cheek Reveal

Written by Shannel Mariano

This fringe is shorter in the middle and gradually gets longer towards the sides. A fringe like this is cut a little into the sides which makes the hair that would typically cover part of the face. This opens up the face more, really showing off the cheekbones.

Layered Bob Hairstyle with Fringe

Style by Dee Dee Hightower, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to damp hair.
  2. Blow dry the hair smooth with a styling brush.
  3. Apply thermal protection to the hair.
  4. Smooth the mid lengths to the ends of the hair with a flat iron.
  5. Apply a product for shine.

Recommended Products:

Bamboo Luminous Shine Mist is a weightless finishing mist that gives hair mirror-like shine while eliminating frizz and flyaways.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Longer face shapes with hair that has medium to high density and medium to coarse texture will suit this hairstyle best. Covering the forehead makes the face appear shorter. Extending the fringe a little to the sides opens the face up more horizontally, making it appear wider.

#6 Soft Waves

Written by Shannel Mariano

Soft, touchable waves are very feminine and youthful looking.

Layered Bob Hairstyle with Soft Waves

Style by Kim Padgett, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

How To Style:

  1. Apply thermal protection to hair.
  2. Wrap sections of hair around a large curling wand.
  3. Run fingers through hair with a shine serum to loosen up the curls while giving them shine.
  4. Set with a flexible hold spray.

Recommended Products:

Caviar Perfect Iron Spray protects hair from the heat of the iron up to 450 degrees. It locks in moisture to eliminate frizz and split ends and locks out humidity for a long-lasting style.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with hair that has medium to high density and medium to coarse texture will suit this hairstyle best.

#7 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 Fringe

Style by Dee Dee Hightower, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

Layered Bob Hairstyle with Curls and Fringe Side

Style 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.

#8 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 Hairstyles

Style 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.

#9 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.

#10 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.

#11 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 Hairstyles

Style by Natalia Sanadoval

Balancing Act Sleek Brunette Layered Bob Side View

Style 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.

#12 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 Hairstyles

Style by Edie’s Styling Center, Oldsmar, FL

Triangular Long Bob Side View with Layers

Style 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.

#13 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 Style

Style by Shantell Nunez, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

Barely There Layered Bob Straight Style Back View

Style 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.

#14 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 Look

Style by Doraliz Zemora, Victoria Station Salon & Day Spa, Vienna, VA

Triangle layered Bob Side View Layered Look

Style 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.

#15 The Skinny

Written by Shannel Mariano

The short layers on this bob give it natural stylish texture. It removes a lot of weight, allowing the hair to move and feel lighter.

The Skinny Tapered Bob Brunette Look

Style by Ashley Henson, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

The Skinny Tapered Layered Bob Look Side View

Style 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.

#16 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 Highlights

Style by Brittney Questel, Sheer Professionals, Wooster, OH

Rebel Layers Red Tapered Bob with Highlights Side View

Style 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.

#17 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 Bob

Style by Ashley Henson, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

The Fringe Shiny Long Brunette Layered Bob Hairstyle Back View

Style 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.

#18 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 Layers

Style by Lachane Lee

Medium Brunette Long Bob with Layers Side View

Style 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!