37 Most Flattering Bob Haircuts for Round Faces

Have you been searching for the perfect bob haircuts for your round face shape, but can’t seem to figure out why certain styles look better than others?

Hairstyles for round faces can be difficult to find. The key to a great cut and style for this face shape is to create the illusion of length by opting for cuts with angles and colors that pop, creating height at the crown, or playing up other features, such as the eyes.

Balancing a round face is all about creating interesting angles to frame the face. No matter what length you choose, always consider adding a side swept fringe or some type of face-framing layers to complement and personalize your style!

Join me as I walk you through each of these flattering bob haircuts for round faces. You’ll be armed with great photos to show your stylist as well as tutorials to help you get that salon look at home!

Stunning Golden Brown Shoulder Length Locs

Picture of a stunning golden brown shoulder length bob locsInstagram @emmalexihair

Sleek Blonde for Spring

Picture of a sleek blonde bob for springInstagram @salonavana

The Loveliest Textured Chin-Length Cut

Q&A with style creator, Dora Michell
Hairstylist @ Genesis Hair Boutique in Pembroke Pines, FL

How would you describe this look?

This look is a textured bob. My client wanted to go short and the bob was a marvelous solution considering she had thin/medium hair. I wanted to create a cut which would be easy to manage while considering her busy lifestyle. I love how it enhanced her facial features, it’s effortless yet on trend.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Find a reputable stylist that can perform the cut to perfection. Have a thorough conversation with your stylist, consider your options. Your #hairgoals will be determined by your hair’s density, color (yes color plays a huge role) and face shape. For example, if the client has a round face shape I wouldn’t recommend cutting the hair shorter than chin length, it would only make the face appear even rounder. Consultation is key.

In order to style this cut, I prefer to prep the hair with a primer. I used Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser Invisible Oil Primer. It protects the hair while heat styling.

After the blow dry, I used a 1-inch wand for the waves. Starting from the back, I alternated the wave (forward and back) and leaving the ends out. It’s what creates the signature beach wave. After each wave, slightly pull on the strand to soften the wave. Finish with your favorite spray wax or pomade to bring out the texture in the hair.

Regardless of lifestyle, anyone can pull this look if done properly. It’s easy to style, trendy and a great choice when considering a big change.

Dreamy Caramel Espresso Brown

Picture of dreamy caramel espresso brown bobInstagram @lindsaybellavi

Q&A with style creator, Lindsay Lomas
Stylist & Make-Up Artist @ Salon Bella Vi in Plymouth, MI


How would you describe this look?

This look is as effortless as it is chic. The haircut gives the face more attention because it isn’t hidden by a ton of hair. Also adding in some balayage highlights creates dimension to give the haircut more shape and appeal. This haircut is ideal for clients with an oval or heart-shaped face because it will enhance the shape. Round or square face shapes might not particularly like a cut like this because it might enhance the features they might want to hide.

Any advice for someone considering it?

The best thing to consider is the type of hair you have and how much time you spend styling your hair every day. Someone with super curly hair might not want this haircut because styling would be a must to achieve the look. Someone that has super thick hair also may dislike this haircut because it tends to look triangular in most cases. Also, contrary to belief, short hair usually takes more styling time to make it look like the short haircuts that you see on Pinterest.

Beautiful Mid-Length Shag

Q&A with style creator, Annah Gagnon
Master Stylist @ Redbloom Salon in Calgary, AB


How would you describe this look?

This look is a mid-length, disheveled angled bob haircut with casual waves. What I love about this look is that it can be worn polished and sleek, or messy with lots of loose texture.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This haircut is ideal for people with a round face, as angular shapes narrow the face. Keeping the length either above, or below the chin (not right at the chin) is best to elongate a round face.

If you’re going for this lived in, textured look, I love dry shampoo and a spray wax on the ends! The Evo Water Killer dry shampoo on the roots & the Evo Shebang-a-bang dry spray wax on the ends are my two favorites to support this look.

The key to creating waves like this is leaving 1-2 inches of the ends straight to keep the length and create a casual style, and alternating between two curls away from the face, and one towards. To maintain this haircut, I recommend coming into the salon every 6-8 weeks!

Marvelous Inverted Espresso Brown

Q&A with style creator, Tina
Master Stylist @ Charles Scott Salon in Rocky River, OH


How would you describe this look?

I would describe this look as a graduated bob or inverted bob. We did some soft texturizing to help this client’s course, curly hair to blend and not look choppy. I cut my design when the bob was wet but I always finish a bob with dry cutting. I’m obsessed with clean lines when it comes to my bob’s, so I always finish off with my peanut clippers for a nice crisp hairline!

Any advice for someone considering it?

I would tell them to do! This hairstyle works for everyone! It doesn’t matter what shape face you have, the texture of hair or how much you style! This haircut looks good on everyone! It looks great styled but if you wanted to wash and go/scrunch, it looks great that way too! This bob is timeless, it will never go out of style/trend!

A Fantastic Neck Length LOB

Picture of a fantastic neck length lobInstagram @ladyeastrock

Q&A with style creator, Veronica Irene
Barber & Stylist @ Skull and Combs Co. in New Haven, CT


How would you describe this look?

I’d describe this look as a short, textured, slightly asymmetrical A-line bob. My favorite thing about this cut is that it elongates her face and gives her a lived-in, fresh style so she can wear it in different ways.

Any advice for someone considering it?

I’d say that if you’re considering this haircut, while it’s super cute and trendy, to make sure that you don’t mind your hair being in your face and that you may not be able to pull it back as easily as you used to. That being said, if those things don’t bother you then I absolutely would go for it!

I styled with My Amazing Blowdry Secret’s Quick Dry Shake n Spray and Joico’s Power Whip mousse in damp hair, with a voluminous but straight blow dry. Then I went in with Joico’s Thermal Protectant spray and curled with a Hot Tools 1 inch barrel curling iron, dragging out the ends to keep it loose. I finger combed the hair after curling and sprayed Joico’s Body Shake into the hair for extra volume and texture!

Remember, with these short haircuts, if you are a lower maintenance person who doesn’t style their hair much, this cut may not be for you. However, if you don’t mind styling then this would be a wonderful choice to change your look!

Softness and Waves

Q&A with style creator, Vanessa Whyte
Stylist @ The Loft Hair Studio in Kingston, ON


How would you describe this look?

I’m all about softness, and waves always enhance a great balayage. This length, in particular, can flatter almost anyone and is especially great if you take the extra time to add a soft wave. Make sure you curl away from the face, but then alternate the direction forward and backward throughout the rest of the hair.

Any advice for someone considering it?

You can’t really go wrong with a length just past the collarbone. For finer hair, blunt is better. For thicker hair, ask for more texture through the ends. Just don’t take away too much weight as sometimes you need it to help weigh down a lot of hair.

This is a great length for any lifestyle as you can still put it up if needed and drying time is a lot faster. I personally use a curling iron for waving hair, but pulling downward at the end to straighten the ends more giving it a beachy feel.

I use Kevin Murphy styling products and love the Doo Over dry powder spray for adding some texture as I shake out the hair after curling.

Classic Yet Modern

Classic Yet Modern hairstyleInstagram @_hairbyme_g

Q&A with style creator, Gianna Vera
Hairdresser @ Wash & Brushup Co. in Healdsburg, CA


How would you describe this look?

I would describe this look as a classic yet modern hairstyle. The bob haircut is a chic, iconic look that keeps a heavy blunt feel through the ends of the hair and is cut above the shoulders to draw focus to the face. The bold blonde color is a freestyle technique combining balayage and baby highlights.

This hair color is my favorite thing about this look because it feels effortless and fresh, just in time for spring!

Any advice for someone considering it?

My advice for a client considering this look is that this hairstyle is very trendy and quite easy to maintain as long as you’re willing to cut several inches off to have the blunt bob effect!

Once the hair is smooth, simply add a loose bend or wave to the surface, spray a texturizing spray, and fluff to finish! As far as the hair color goes, make sure to pick a blonde that complements your skin tone and eye color.

Versatile & Manageable

Versatile & Manageable hairstyleInstagram @jh_styles

Q&A with style creator, Jennifer Hernandez
Master Stylist @ Nicole Noel Salon in Danbury, CT


How would you describe this look?

My favorite thing about this haircut is the versatility and the manageability it provides. It looks great smooth, in soft beach waves, as well as “undone”.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This haircut will provide effortless mornings for clients with the right hair texture. For hair products, I used Chiffon mousse from R+Co before the blow dry to provide volume and movement. After the blow dry, I used Loma Nourishing Oil for shine and smoothness.

Next-Level Bob

Q&A with style creator, Ashley Hillgrube
Aveda Hair Artist @ Essentials Salon in Warrington, PA


How would you describe this look?

I would describe this style bob as very chic and modern. I believe that it is functional and flattering for many face shapes.

My favorite part of this haircut is the texture that I created in her layers. It adds a soft element to the hair and can be styled effortlessly as if it was natural. Overall, I think that the texture of this haircut takes this classic bob to the next level.

Any advice for someone considering it?

I think this haircut best suits someone with fine to medium textured hair and density from thin to medium. I believe with certain variations, this look can suit most face shapes and hair densities. This haircut is ideal for someone on the go during the day but wants a trendy stylish look at night.

I created this look with a 1-inch curling iron, focusing the bend in the middle of the hair strand with the ends hanging out. I would recommend any type of texture or volumizing spray or mousse for this look because it best brings out the hair’s natural texture.

Slightly A-Lined Lob

Q&A with style creator, Rachel Wittenberg
Hairstylist / Owner @ Paramount Salon in Temecula, CA


How would you describe this look?

I would describe this look as a lob that is slightly a-lined, meaning it is longer in the front than in the back. The lovely thing about this style is that it’s generally universal and looks good on just about everyone.

With this particular guest, she can wear it in waves or straight without anything looking unbalanced or heavy. I have shaped the layers so that one gently blends into the next and nothing is choppy. This look has a longer grow-out period, so she won’t feel pressured to come into the salon every four weeks. This style can be maintained every eight to ten weeks without losing its shape.

I love the versatility of this cut. Whether it is worn straight, wavy, in a topknot or with a scarf, it is always a fashion-forward and savvy look.

A nice thing about a general lob is that a stylist can fine-tune it for the guest receiving the haircut. If she wants more layering around her face, then the stylist can assess the face shape and move forward accordingly. If the guest wants less layering, then the stylist can do that without any major changes in the maintenance of this style.

If the client has a longer neck, a more elevated a-line can be a very complimentary look, while a shorter neck may encourage the stylist to leave the foundation line less severe.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Consider a couple of things:

1.  If a guest is going shorter from a longer style, then don’t automatically assume less hair means less work. This does require heat styling which means time spent either blow drying or air drying, then curling.

2. If a guest is growing her hair out into this look, then it most likely has to be reshaped every four to six weeks as it grows out to redistribute the weight (or layers). The right shape will give ease of styling, the wrong shape may trick someone into thinking their hair doesn’t lay correctly in this style, even though it is actually just the unbalanced haircut growing out.

3. Maintaining this look, again, requires heat styling. If a guest is not familiar or comfortable using a curling iron, I suggest scheduling a tutorial appointment so their stylist can show them the proper way to curl. Use photos you like as reference so both of you are picturing the same goal. Remember that curling hair properly is a learned skill and it can take time for someone to perfect their go-to look.

To achieve this look, apply a gloss with conditioning properties that is lightweight. In this case, I used Kevin Murphy Young.Again on towel dried hair, followed by Kevin Murphy Body.Builder to add volume and help hold the style.

Blow dry the hair about 85-90% dry, then use a round brush to smooth out the cuticle and add volume around the crown. For this particular length, I suggest using a 1 1/4-inch curling iron. When curling, leave the ends and roots out (curling the midsection of the hair only) to achieve that loose, beachy look. Alternating the curl direction will give it more volume and texture, but curl the face-framing pieces away from your face so the curl doesn’t constantly fall into your face. Finish off by using Kevin Murphy’s Bedroom.Hair to add soft, flexible texture and volume, followed by Kevin Murphy’s Session.Spray to hold the look all day.

Subtle & Natural

Subtle & Natural hairstyleInstagram @hairby_cindy

Q&A with style creator, Cindy S. Magarin
Hairstylist @ Genesis Salon Suwanee by 124 in Suwanee, GA


How would you describe this look?

What I love most about this look is how subtle and natural it is. At the end of our appointment, she said her hair reminded her of her childhood when she had natural, sun-kissed highlights. That made me feel awesome!

Any advice for someone considering it?

If a client is looking for more of natural and low maintenance look that still has dimension, this is the way to go.

She has naturally wavy hair, so I suggested adding a salt mist to the hair for some texture and a little hold. One of my favorites is the BLEND sea salt spray by Keune. What’s great about this product is that she can still use a 1 1/4-inch curling iron to add loose curls for a more put together look.

I honestly believe that anyone can rock a look like this. It is effortless and naturally beautiful!

Professional Yet Trendy

Q&A with style creator, Marissa Hodge
Hairstylist & Make-up Artist @ Volume One Salon in Pensacola, FL


How would you describe this look?

This particular look that I incorporated into my client’s cut and the color is professional yet trendy. What’s great about this long bob is that it gives off a sense of professionalism and is the perfect cut for many career-driven women. It’s easy to maintain and keep out of the way throughout a busy workday.

Shorter cuts also can make the client look older and more mature, so people will take them more seriously. What’s great about this bob is that when paired with the blonde babylights and balayage, it still keeps her young and vibrant. She can go from a working woman to a girls night out look just by adding texture/waves or changing her part. This bob look is so versatile and fun to have at any age.

Any advice for someone considering it?

If a client was in my chair considering this look, I would consult and cover many bases to see if this was a suitable look for them. Like I said before, the bob is versatile so there is a lot you could do with it, making it flexible for all hair types. A blunt bob can be great for someone with fine hair because it will look as if the hair is thicker and full of body. A textured bob can be utilized for thicker hair, adding layers for dimension and taking out some weight so the hair isn’t so heavy or fluffy on the ends. Career-wise, if you are someone who has to pull their hair back for your job, we would consider a longer bob (lob) with enough length to be able to pull back into a low pony.

If you are wanting a smooth finished look for your bob, it’s best to blow out your hair with a round brush to give it that “just left the salon” look and feel. Along with blow drying, a great product for this look would be a blowout balm to help shape and hold the style. Another possibility for styling is the beach wave/textured look. This look is super easy with a lived-in feel. You can achieve this look with a curling iron or wand, along with great products like a texturizing spray or a volumizing powder.

The bob is a fun style that can be utilized across the board by many women in any career, of any age, and with any hair texture. It’s just about finding the correct style of bob for each client and what is the best way for them to maintain that specific look.

Breezy Lob

Q&A with style creator, Randi Hambrick
Stylist @ Crafted Hair Studio in Baltimore, MD


How would you describe this look?

The lob represented in this photograph is a great cut for a woman that wants the advantages of shorter hair while still being able to secure it away from the face and neck.

Any advice for someone considering it?

The right candidate for a lob will have fine to medium hair. Coarse hair tends to expand in styles like this, making it appear more like a helmet. If cut correctly, the hair should be encouraged to bend under at the ends to make it easier to style.

Face-framing depends on the client’s face shape and the length of the bob. With a lob, there are more options to enhance the face shape. For example, properly placed framing can create more angles to help slim a rounder face. It all just depends on client’s individual needs.

Hair type plays a big part in products. The client in the photo has a lot of fine hair. We used mousse to create memory and volume. On a coarser haired client, I would use more smoothing products.

Attractive Lob

Attractive Lob hairstyleInstagram @maqandmane

Q&A with style creator, Rachel Biestman
Event Hair and Make-up Specialist @ Maq and Mane in Augusta, GA


How would you describe this look?

I love this look because it was a dramatic change without being a drastic finish! I had just finished serving this beauty for her wedding, and she wanted to surprise her new husband with his favorite look on her the lob!

To accomplish this look, we had to chop off around eight inches. When women grow tired of lifeless hair, so many turn to a very drastic change when it isn’t necessary. This beauty still has plenty of length for styling options, especially the all-important pony!

Any advice for someone considering it?

Although it is average in length in the front, the back is quite a bit shorter. When going for this cut, I recommend going to a trusted stylist as too much of a stack can look dated. What it has is piecey, beveled layering. Take the word “stack” out of your vocabulary when asking for this cut!

To style, use a texturizing spray such as Davines More Inside Dry Texturizer to infuse movement into the finished style.

Customizable Classic

Customizable Classic hairstyleInstagram @kaitlynslight

Q&A with style creator, Kaitlyn Slight
Stylist @ J&F Gemelli Salon in Cary, NC


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

This look is classic. The cut was customized specifically for the client and is executed using Vidal Sassoon ABCs of haircutting. Before beginning the cut, we determined her preferred length in order for her to be able to pull back the pieces in the front to perform day to day activities.

My favorite thing about this look is the drama of it. The progression of a slight graduation in the back that angles forward to a longer length in the front creates a soft yet pronounced line that exudes sophistication and elegance.

We also played with color placement adding something eye-catching with color rather than a dramatic fringe or placing her line higher to frame her chin (which are both great options for this cut) to accommodate her needs for her professional and personal life.

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

Products to choose for re-creating this look can vary depending on hair texture and wave pattern. For coarse or curly hair, I recommend products for smoothing, moisture and shine. Some of my favorites include Oribe Royal Blowout, Oribe Supershine or Supershine Light, Oribe Straight Away, R+Co High Dive, and Sebastian Dark Oil. You don’t necessarily need all of those products, of course, but those are a few to choose from!

For finer or straight hair, using lighter products like the Oribe Supershine Light, R+Co Park Avenue, and Sebastian Dark Oil can add the moisture and shine without weighing the hair down. I also really like to add Oribe Dry Texture Spray or R+Co Outerspace flexible hairspray as a finishing product to provide a workable hold. Sometimes our hair can benefit from a light hairspray to help the style last throughout the day!

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

One of my other favorite things about this look is its versatility. You can create subtle changes to the cut depending on your client’s hair type, face shape and lifestyle. This means that this cut can be ideal for many face shapes and lifestyles with modifications.

For example, moving the line higher to create more definition of the chin will attract and draw the eye to the line rather than roundness. Another option that helps soften roundness and distract from excess length in the face would be adding a fringe. Cutting asymmetry in the front length can aid in obscuring any roundness in a client’s natural face shape by shifting attention to the strong lines.

For people with dense or textured hair, adding more layers can help remove weigh. This technique can also create width however, especially with curly hair, so be sure you have a vision in mind before committing to this technique. For those with curly hair wanting to make a change and try a shorter style, I recommend working with the length to determine what would look great when you had time to straighten and smooth the look, as well as wear it with your natural texture.

There are so many versions of this cut circulating social media now and I believe these geometric shapes are here to stay. If you are interested in this shape, talk to a stylist near you to customize it to your needs!

Trendy and Textured

Trendy Bob Hairstyle for Round FacesStyle by Yellow Strawberry Hair Salon, Sarasota, FL

This trendy take on a traditional bob is a favorite of mine!

How To Style:

  1. Begin with damp hair that’s parted as desired.
  2. Use a paddle brush to dry your hair and smooth it out.
  3. Apply some texture cream to the ends of your hair to give it a more piecy look.

Recommended Products:

Try Bumble and Bumble’s Brilliantine Cream for the ends of your hair. It’s light and won’t make your hair feel heavy or sticky.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

If you have a round face with straight to slightly wavy hair, this look is ideal for you.

Perfectly Undone

Undone Bob Hairstyle for Round FacesStyle by Sheer Professionals, Wooster, OH

This perfectly undone yet put together bob is a great option for when you want your hair to look stylish, yet not too overly styled and manicured.

How To Style:

  1. Begin with damp hair. Spray a bit of volumizing/root boosting spray at your roots.
  2. Use a medium sized-round brush to dry and smooth your hair.
  3. Using a texturizing cream, run your fingers through your hair and even backcomb it a bit for additional volume.
  4. Spray everything with a light hold finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

A great volumizing spray is hard to find. Kevin Murphy’s Plumping Spray is the absolute best! It’s light and won’t make your roots feel tacky and sticky.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is perfect for you if you have fine hair as it will make your hair appear thicker and fuller. This style will make a round face appear slimmer.

Sleek with Side Bangs

Sleek Bob Hairstyle for Round FacesStyle by Sheer Professionals, Wooster, OH

This sleek and manicured look really elongates your face!

How To Style:

  1. Begin with damp hair. Apply a smoothing cream to the ends of your hair.
  2. Use a medium-sized round brush to smooth and straighten your hair as you blow dry.
  3. If you want your hair even smoother, use your flat iron to straighten it even further.
  4. Add a shine serum to the ends of your hair.

Recommended Products:

I love Bumble and Bumble’s Shine Spray. Spray a bit of it on your hands and then apply it to dry hair.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is best if you have a round face and medium to thick hair with a bit of natural wave. Straight hair will work as well.

Volumized Vixen

Bob Hairstyle for Round Faces with VolumeStyle by Peles Salon, Johnstown, PA

This take on the bob is so sassy and fun. Adding bit of height at your roots will really complement and slim a round shaped face!

How To Style:

  1. Begin with damp hair. Use a medium-sized round brush as you blow dry to add volume in your crown area and smooth out the rest of your hair.
  2. Apply a shine serum to your ends and spray everything with a light hold finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

For creating a volumized style like this, a good round brush is key. Try using an Ibiza brush. They are so well made and will last you forever!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

If you have fine to medium hair that you wish to make appear thicker, this is a great option for you.

Flipped and Fancy

Bob Hairstyle with FlipStyle by Peles Salon, Johnstown, PA

This is a flattering and super easy way to make your everyday bob seem a little bit more fancy and fun.

How To Style:

  1. Begin with damp hair.
  2. Use a medium-sized round brush as you blow dry to smooth your hair as well as flip out the ends.
  3. If you want more flip to the ends, use a medium-sized curling iron and flip out each end, working in sections.
  4. Spray everything with a light hold finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

Try Moroccan Oil’s Medium Hold Finishing Spray for the final touch on your hairstyle. It’s a light finishing spray that will add a bit of sheen!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

A round face with fine to medium hair is the perfect combo for this hairstyle.

Totally Tousled

Texturized Bob Hairstyle for Round FacesStyle by Peles Salon, Johnstown, PA

This texturized look is a fun and simple way to jazz up your hair for a night out!

How To Style:

  1. Begin with dry hair that’s been smoothed out.
  2. Use a medium-sized curling iron to curl small sections of your hair.
  3. Once each section is curled, use your fingers to gently comb through the hair and separate the curls.
  4. Spray everything with a light hold finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

Before you use a hot tool on your hair, it’s super important to make sure it’s protected from heat. Try Kevin Murphy’s Damage Manager Spray before you use your curling iron!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Fine hair will look thicker and fuller with this style. The side bangs and texture will complement a round face.

Beautifully Banged

These blunt, straight across bangs are a great way to modernize a traditional bob.

How To Style:

  1. Begin with dry hair. Use a round brush or a flat iron to smooth out your bangs.
  2. Add a bit of texture cream to your hair to create some movement.
  3. Spray everything with a light hold finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

Once you dry your hair, you will want to add some texture so that your hair has some movement and doesn’t just look flat. Use something light for this. I love Davines’ Oil non Oil. Start with a little at first and then add more if needed!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Medium hair with a bit of natural wave and texture is ideal for this look. Round shaped faces will be flattered and slimmed by this style.

Super Side Swept

These very dramatic side swept bangs make a big statement and draw all the attention to your haircut and pretty features!

How To Style:

  1. Begin with damp hair. Add a smoothing cream and then use a medium-sized round brush to smooth and straighten your hair as you blow dry.
  2. Once your hair is smoothed out, apply a shine spray to the ends. Spray everything with a light hold finishing hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Kevin Murphy’s Shimmer Shine Spray is such a nice finishing product. It even has a bit of sparkle in it!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Thick hair will look stunning when styled like this. The intense side swept bangs will complement a round face.

Beachy Babe

This beach-inspired wave is a super simple yet stylish way to rock a bob!

How To Style:

  1. Begin with damp hair.
  2. Apply a sea salt spray to your hair and very gently “scrunch” your hair all over. Let your hair dry naturally and try to avoid touching it.
  3. Spray with a light hold finishing spray once your hair has dried completely.

Recommended Products:

Bumble and Bumble’s Surf Spray is the absolute best beachy spray there is! Try it…it won’t disappoint.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

If you have fine to medium hair with a bit of natural wave or curl, this look is so perfect for you. The sea salt spray will enhance your natural curl and give it a bit of extra texture!

Completely Classic

Classic Bob Hairstyle for Round FacesStyle by Tangles Salon, Wichita Falls, TX

This classic bob look is an elegant and traditional look that will never go out of style.

How To Style:

  1. Begin with damp hair. Apply a smoothing cream to your hair and then use a round brush to smooth and straighten your hair, turning the ends under ever so slightly, as you blow dry.
  2. Once your hair is completely dry, apply a shine spray or serum to the ends.
  3. Spray everything with a light hold finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

A good smoothing cream is a great tool for creating a smooth, round brushed look like this one. Try Kevin Murphy’s Smooth Again!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is incredibly versatile and will really work for any hair type! Fine, medium or thick hair, this look is a sure thing for you.

Chin-Length with Short Fringe

Chin Length Bob Hairstyles Short FringeStyle by Karla Powell, Kenneth Shuler Schools, Columbia, SC

A short, chin-length cut with a short fringe is perfect for accenting the eyes. The length left in the sides creates the illusion of length and leaves room for easy styling.

How To Style:

  1. After shampooing and conditioning, towel dry hair until just damp and create an off-center part above your right or left eye. Comb part to each appropriate side and comb fringe straight forward.
  2. Emulsify a nickel-sized amount of styling cream between your fingertips and rake through your hair from mid-length to ends.
  3. Blow dry hair until it is approximately 70% dry, remembering to aim air stream from your new growth to ends. This keeps the cuticle of your hair smooth, resulting in a shinier finish!
  4. Grab your medium paddle brush and finish blow drying using the “wrap” technique. Wrap hair around your head as you aim air in the same direction you are wrapping the hair. This technique will give your hair that perfect, soft bend with lots of shine.
  5. Finish with a bit of hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Schwarzkopf Professional OSiS Buff Styling Cream complements this style by smoothing hair with a light hold factor. Add a bit of Schwarzkopf Professional OSiS Elastic Flexible Hold Styling Spray to finish.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

round, oval or pear

Tip:

Remember that attachment that came with your blow dryer? The one that looks like it belongs with your vacuum? That piece is essential to reducing the amount time you spend fixing your hair each morning! It concentrates the air from your blow dryer, resulting in less wasted air and less time spent using your blow dryer.

Shiny Bob with Side Fringe

Shiny Bob Hairstyle with Side FringeStyle by Benita Edwards, Kenneth Shuler Schools, Columbia, SC

This classic bob is great for adding just a bit of angle to a round face!

How To Style:

  1. Work a small amount of styling cream from mid-shaft to ends of hair.
  2. Blow hair dry using a paddle brush and the “wrap” technique which involves wrapping the hair around the head while aiming air from root to tip.
  3. Finish by turning the ends under just a bit with a flat iron.

Recommended Products:

Check out OSiS Buff styling cream by Schwarzkopf Professional. This blowdry styling cream creates light hold with a soft finish. Prep hair for flat ironing by spraying sections first with Straight Sexy Hair Smooth and Protect flat iron hairspray. The HAI Tools 1.0 HAI Ceramic Styling Iron generates far-infrared rays for gentle heat protection.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

round, oval, heart

Asymmetrical with Attitude

Asymmetric Bob Hairstyle with Attitude Highlighted Cut Side ViewStyle by Amber Helms

Take a walk on the wild side with this fun asymmetric bob! This is one of the best looks for round faces as the longer side serves to be a focal point while elongating the face.

How To Style:

  1. After shampooing and conditioning, towel dry hair until just damp and create an off-center part above your right or left eye. Comb down at a forward angle (toward cheekbones).
  2. For overall lift, dispense a golf ball-sized amount of styling mousse into the palm of your hand, gently rub palms together then rake product through hair. Concentrate on the root area near the top of your head first then work the rest of the product through the remainder of your hair.
  3. Blow dry hair gently, lifting at the roots, until it is about 60% dry.
  4. Using a medium round brush, work in horizontal sections beginning at the nape (neck area) and work up toward the crown (top) of your head. As you blow dry, focus on lifting the hair while turning the brush away from your head. This will give you maximum lift and volume.
  5. For a side swept fringe, blow dry this section straight up and away from your face using a large round brush which will give you just a slight bend. Once dry, gently sweep fringe to one side.
  6. Finish with flexible hold styling spray.

Recommended Products:

Check out OSiS Grip Styling Mousse by Schwarzkopf Professional for a weightless lift. Sebastian Shaper flexible hold hairspray will provide a great gentle hold. Try Sebastian Shaper Plus for extra hold on those windy days!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

round, oval, heart, square

Slice of Light

Slice of Light Bob with Highlighted BangsStyle by Carina Calabrese

A pop of lighter color in front can also serve to create a more angular shape around your face. Consider this option if you would like to try a new color!

How To Style:

  1. Ask your stylist to place a block of lighter color along your hairline that goes just far enough back that some of your darker hair will still fall over it. This placement will create a soft blend of the two colors. The color is softened with beautifully blended layers and a side swept fringe that grazes the cheekbone.
  2. Gently towel dry hair wet until just damp and create an off-center part on the right or left side and above your eye.
  3. Apply a nickel-sized amount of smoothing cream to your fingertips and work through hair from mid-lengths to ends.
  4. Blow dry using a medium round brush (1 ½ to 2 inches in diameter) starting near your neck and working your way up. Finish with fringe section by blow drying this section straight out away from the forehead then sweeping to the side of your choice.
  5. Finish with shine amplifier for a soft polish.

Recommended Products:

TIGI BedHead AfterParty smoothing cream is essential for this style. Paul Mitchell The Shine delivers a perfect polish with creamy texture.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

round, oval, heart

Red Hot Spice

Auburn Straight Bob Hairstyles with LayersStyle by Lisa Scotti Yellow Strawberry Hair Salon, Sarasota, FL

This with minimal layering is great for those who like versatility. The shoulder-grazing length is just long enough to allow for several updo options on special occasions!

How To Style:

  1. Work a quarter-sized amount of a color and heat protection product through towel dried hair.
  2. Separate hair into three horizontal sections. Beginning in the lowest section, blow your hair dry using a large round brush to give just a bit of bend. Work your way up until all sections are completely dry.
  3. Finish with hairspray.

Recommended Products:

KMS California Free Shape Hot Flex Creme provides lasting style, heat protection and humidity resistance, allowing you to use a curling or flat iron later if you wish! Further protect your style with Sexy Hair’s Weather Proof, a high-performance humidity-resistant finishing spray.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

round, oval, square

Tip:

Getting that “bend” when round brushing hair takes a little practice. Keep turning your round brush away from your head as you dry each section.

Crowning Highlights

Crowning Highlights Stacked Bob HairstylesStyle by Peles Salon, Johnstown, PA

Highlights placed in the crown will elongate your look by drawing attention upward. Ask your stylist to place just a few highlights in the top of your crown and above your forehead.

How To Style:

  1. Amp up the volume! Start with towel dried hair. Apply root booster and use a 1 ¼” round brush to ensure that your hair stays pumped all day.
  2. In the fringe area, blow dry straight up and out from your forehead with a 2 ½” round brush then gently sweep to one side.
  3. Add texture with a pliable wax.

Recommended Products:

Big Sexy Hair Root Pump Plus will give you tons of volume! Enhance texture with Matrix Design Pulse Glow To Pieces Shine Wax.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

round, oval, pear

Bejeweled Bliss

Deep Red Casual Bob Sweeping LayersStyle by Jessica Thompson, The Brown Aveda Institute, Mentor, OH

Use color to your advantage! Accentuate a strong simple cut with a racy red hue. If you have a warm or olive skin tone, opt for a deep warm red that is no more than two levels lighter than your natural color. Those with cooler skin tones should stick with merlot or jewel-toned reds.

How To Style:

  1. Use a medium round brush to add volume to the crown area, remembering to lift as you turn your brush to create the rounded effect.
  2. Finish the front by using the “wrap” technique to give a sleek polish. Wrap hair around the head as your blow dry with a paddle brush.
  3. Gently sweep fringe to one side.

Recommended Products:

Schwarzkopf Professional BLONDME Supreme Shine Magnifying Spray will pick up the gorgeous facets of that jewel-toned color! Spray a small amount after blowing dry. Add piecey texture through the fringe with Paul Mitchell Wax Works.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

round, oval, pear

Hot Chocolate

Hot Chocolate Straight Brunette Bob HairstyleStyle by Simply Swank Salon & Spa, Hudson, OH

A rich warm brunette hue perfectly complements this simple shoulder-grazing bob. A long, side swept fringe creates an complementary angle across the face.

How To Style:

  1. Work a nickel-sized amount of styling cream from mid-shaft to the ends of hair.
  2. Blow hair dry using a paddle brush and the “wrap” technique. Wrap hair around the head from left to right and vice versa to create a sophisticated silhouette.
  3. Finish with a light shine spray.

Recommended Products:

Try Straight Sexy Hair Darn Straight for temporary smoothing and extra protection from heat. Create shine with Straight Sexy Hair Smooth & Seal aerated anti-frizz spray which provides tons of weightless shine.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

round, oval, square

Fringe Benefits

Cute Highlighted Brunette Bob HairstylesStyle by Tashana Valmoja

This face-framing fringe draws attention to beautiful eyes! Keep it simple with just a slight bevel near the ends.

How To Style:

  1. Blow hair dry to remove about 70% of the moisture.
  2. Using a 2½-inch round brush, work from the neck area up to blow dry style the rest of hair, giving it a slight bend at the ends.
  3. Round brush the fringe quickly so as not to “poof” it out too much!
  4. Finish with a light shine spray.

Recommended Products:

Redken Align 12 Protective Straightening Lotion adds discipline and control for naturally straight results. Redken Vinyl Glam 02 Mega Shine Spray provides instant shine and a glam finish to any style.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

round, oval, pear

Tip:

Be sure to create enough “bend” by turning the round brush at the ends. Add a cool shot of air for about 3 seconds to lock in style.

Dramatic Sweep

Dramatic Sweep Brunette Bob Hair StyleStyle by Titneki McDaniel, Kenneth Shuler Schools, Columbia, SC

This cut is perfect for those who prefer a side swept fringe over one that’s cut straight across. A simple switch in styling technique allows for lots of versatility.

How To Style:

  1. Depending on the hair type, this style may require a relaxer or smoothing treatment prior to styling.
  2. Work 6-10 sprays of leave-in conditioner through hair to encourage internal moisture retention.
  3. Use a 2½-inch round brush to style the fringe first by blow drying it straight out from the forehead.
  4. Gently sweep fringe to the side for the perfect angle.
  5. Continue blowing the rest of the hair dry by working from the bottom of the neck to the top of the crown in sections.
  6. Work a dime-sized amount of styling cream through hair from midshaft to ends for a polished finish.

Recommended Products:

Set an appointment with your professional stylist in order to ensure proper straightening or relaxing procedures. For post-straightened styling, use Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger Hydromist Blowout Spray to balance moisture. Finish with Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger Styling Treatment Oil for soft silky texture.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

round, oval, heart