A layered bob is a bob haircut that’s cut in layers of different lengths. Adding layers to a bob creates texture, movement, and the appearance of more volume. This is the perfect bob haircut for women with thin hair and will lessen the density for thick hair. Layering a bob will work for all hair textures and face shapes.
Here are inspiring pictures of some of this year’s most popular layered bob haircuts.
#1: Short Choppy Layered Bob
A short choppy cut is the look of the season with hand-painted, choppy layers and sexy overall length. It’s one of the most popular layered bob hairstyles right now!
#2: Short Layered Bob
Consider a short layered bob haircut. If you have a dark brown base, try adding chocolate highlights for dimension.
A jaw-length bob haircut with a lot of layers and movement is a very easy-to-wear cut that can be styled with heat or simply allowed to dry naturally with some added product. This bob cut with layers will add volume and movement to your hair and can be very low-maintenance.
#3: Perfectly Layered Medium Bob
I’d like to call this a layered long bob (lob). The best thing about longer layered bobs is the versatility of their style. It’s just long enough to put it in a ponytail and just short enough to hit the top of the shoulders in the back to have that drastic angle.
Curling this style is also much easier than most bob styles because there is enough length in the back to wrap around a wand or curling iron without getting to close to your neck with the hot tool.
This medium-layered bob hairstyle is pretty universal. It works with most face shapes and can be tailored to all lifestyles. It can be dressed up with curls and a simple updo or dressed down with beachy waves or a half-up pony.
#4: Trendy Wavy Layered Bob
For a fresh new look consider a trendy, wavy layered bob. This cut is very low-maintenance, and this short wavy hairstyle is suitable for a variety of face shapes and hair textures. Air dry with a styling cream or diffuse with a heat protectant spray and a mousse to promote extra curl.
#5: Short Layered A-Line Bob
Consider getting a layered a-line bob with a precision cut. An A-line bob adds another dimension to it and the graduation, yet another. For women with fine hair, incorporate a volumizer such as a mousse and a round brush for volume. If you have thick or coarse hair, use a smoothing cream and a flat iron if needed.
#6: Copper Blonde Long Bob with Long Layers
A copper blonde long bob with long layers is a style that is here to stay with a rich variety of copper reds, and tonal highlights for a variety of wearer’s complexion. A long bob shape with layers helps to complement the silhouette for a mix of hairstyling like ponytails, buns, and tousled or smooth locs.
#7: Lived-In Bob with Layers and Long Fringe
This modern bob with layers and long fringe cut is effortless, tousled, and undone…aka bedroom hair. 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.
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’s also low-maintenance, lasting a few days with dry shampoo and texture spray. This look is very fresh and versatile for everyday women.
#8: Red Chin-Length Bob with Layers
Try a layered chin-length bob with a bright red shade if you want to make a bold statement. A short undercut bob is ideal for ladies with fine hair. Visit the salon every 6-8 weeks to refresh the color and trim the undercut.
#9: Long Layered Bob with Side Bangs
A long bob with side bangs and layers is a stylish way to create volume or redistribute weight on thicker densities. Brown hair with caramel highlights mimics a natural color for a sun-kissed effect. Side bangs can be maintained short or can be cut to grow out gracefully into a face-framing style.
#10: Angled Bob With Layers
An angled bob with soft layers is perfect for women with fine to medium hair thickness. The sharp angle keeps the length off the shoulders for a short haircut feel, yet leaves the front long enough to frame the jawline. The soft layers add a bit of texture and movement without removing too much thickness at the weight line.
#11: Lovely Bob for Thick Hair
The best cool girl bob you’ll see around is this heavily textured bob with wispy bangs. An ideal chopped cut for thick hair that is lightweight yet still full of volume.
#12: Beautifully Brunette Feathered Bob
Emphasize your wonderfully brunette bob with feathered layers that creates the illusion of texture and volume. It’s the perfect hairstyle for women over 60 who have naturally thinning hair. Adding side bangs to layered bobs can accentuate your face beautifully.
Related: See more bob haircuts for women over 60.
#13: Graduated Bob with Layers
A bob with graduated layers like this builds up the body for such a shorter cut. Layers form a texture and secure a gorgeous windswept look.
#14: Stacked Layered Long Bob Haircut
This bob with layering is fun and professional. The client wanted something edgy so that she could keep her job as a paramedic. Her hair was long before and it ended up in a ponytail most of the time. So we cut it off!
I love everything about this bob haircut with layers – the purple, asymmetrical sides, stacked and tapered back, and still being business-friendly.
As far as face shape, do a quick find on what face shape you have and the layered hairstyles to go best or worst. But just use your imagination and have an idea of how short is too short for you. Also, your skin tone comes into play with vivid colors but makeup can also help complement your hair.
#15: Very Short Layered Bob
A very short layered bob with bangs is an ideal haircut for women with fine to medium hair thickness. A graduated bob will give the hair style a fuller shape and add soft definition to the cut. This cut is ideal for oval, diamond, and heart face shapes.
#16: Stacked Layered Bob
Classic trendy and flirty, this bob is simplistic yet sophisticated. The haircut is classic with texture and movement added into the detail work.
Ask your stylist to create the texture and movement using a signature technique of cutting invisible layers with texturizing shears at a 135-degree angle into the hair.
The styling is so simple with this cut. Just put some primer, thickening lotion (for tension on the brush), and serum. Blow-dry the hair with a 2-inch round brush for a sleek volume look and finished it off with a little serum and hairspray.
This look would be perfect on any hair texture and can work with any face shape, although if you are working with a round or square face, make sure the front of the look is at least 1 inch below the jawline.
#17: Airy Slanted Bob
An airy slanted bob gets its softness from the feathered layers. Curl with an iron and lightly comb thru with your fingers to achieve an airy look. A bob style really shows its dimension and fullness on thick hair. It will work on fine hair but you will not get as much bounce.
#18: Asymmetrical Layered Bob for Fine Hair
Try a layered asymmetrical bob if you have fine hair that needs a little uplifting. Long layered bobs are ideal bobs for fine hair because layers help add fullness to flat shapes. Round brush under with a thickening spray for a fuller shape.
#19: Medium Bob Graduated Layers
Try a medium-length bob with graduated layers if you have fine hair. Layers add fullness to the cut and height in the crown. A slight angle upwards towards the nape keeps the length from flipping on the curve of the shoulders. Use a dry texture spray to add more volume and definition.
#20: Chic Short Layered Bob
This short bob is classic. Ask your stylist to cut into the ends to give it more movement and create less bulk.
Classic bob hairstyles like this work for a lot of women since the length can be adjusted depending on your face shape. Also, some face-framing is optional.
#21: Short Bob with Layers for Thin Hair
Opt for a short bob with heavy texturizing. It’s a great bob for thin hair. Achieve the look by cutting a classic graduated bob, and while you blow-dry, texturize with the deep point cutting technique.
Chin-length layered hair like this is ideal for a woman 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 women with an active lifestyle.
#22: Collarbone-Length Bob with Highlights
A collarbone-length bob with highlights is very trendy right now. Long bob haircuts are always chic and current. Adding some dimensional highlights helps to elevate the style offering texture and brightness. This wearable look can be as high or low maintenance as you need it to be.
#23: Subtle Brown Round Bob Cut
A subtle brown round bob cut is a classic style that emits a polished and sophisticated edge to one’s personal style. Brown is a natural color with a range in its color palette, suitable for a variety of complexions and tone preferences.
#24: Jaw-Length Bob with Layers
Women with aging hair will find that a jaw-length bob with layers can completely transform their look. As we age, opting for shorter lengths can make the hair appear fuller and more youthful. This cut will give you extra volume, more body, and a boost in style.
#25: Shorter Layers Stacked Bob
Rock an angled short stacked bob with shorter layers to give finer hair an edgy style. The layers are texturized to add definition and volume. Try a texture spray or paste to define the layers more.
#26: Shoulder-Length Bob for Older Women
A shoulder-length bob with curtain bangs is a stylish cut for older women. Brown and blonde hair highlights and lowlights in the hair add dimension and give the illusion of thicker hair. Long curtain bangs and slight framing around the chin soften square and rectangular face shapes.
#27: Neck-Length Layered Bob
For a softer, romantic take on a layered bob, go for a neck-length crop. The combination of texture and super-blended layers give this cut an ethereal, lived-in look. Bonus points for the addition of Birkin bangs, which tie the whole look together.
#28: Blunt Cut Bob
The blunt cut bob is a super sharp crop and a great choice for women looking to boost their personal style game. This layered cut’s dual appeal allows your fashion-forward side to come out, while still remaining classy and timeless.
#29: Short Textured Bob With Fringe
This haircut is a short, choppy, bob cut with tons of layered texturizing and an added fringe!
It can be customized to fit any hair texture. This layered cut will add density to fine hair and make it appear thicker.
Weight can be removed from thick hair to tame it down while still having added volume. Curly hair can be easily styled into this look with the correct product cocktail and your hands!
#30: Edgy Shaggy Layered Hair
Opt for a tousled, messy curl. It’s a great look for women with an existing curl, but really anyone could manage this with the right product. My favorite thing about this layered bob is that you can move it and it doesn’t get messed up.
I recommend Kevin Murphy Bedroom.Spray, Kenra Texturizing Taffy, and Joico Turn and Flip hairspray. This layered hairstyle is for anyone that needs or loves texture! It’s a shaggy bob you can’t go wrong!
#31: Layered Long Bob with Balayage
A layered long bob with balayage is professional with an edge. The red-hued balayage on brown hair perfectly compliments each other. Balayage is a fairly low-maintenance technique but needs salon visits every 6 weeks to refresh the red tone.
#32: Textured and Layered Inverted Bob
For a modern look consider a textured and layered inverted bob. Layered inverted bobs are very versatile and can work on a variety of face shapes and hair textures. Put texture in with a flat iron and finish with a salt-based product for an effortless lived-in look.
#33: Sleek Bob with Peach Hair Color
Try a sleek bob with peach hair color if you’re looking for a fresh layered style. This bob haircut will transform limp or fine hair making you feel confident and chic.