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

These layered bob haircuts are for you! The bob is beautiful and timeless. With the different lengths and styles available, there is definitely a stylish 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.

Lovely Layered Bob for Thick Hair

Lovely Layered Bob for Thick Hair
Instagram @hairby.ashton

The best cool girl bob you’ll see around is this heavily textured layered bob with wispy bangs. An ideal chopped cut for thick hair that is lightweight yet still full of volume.

Beautifully Feathered Bob

Beautifully feathered blonde layered bob
Instagram @chalmers.lorraine

Emphasize your wonderfully blonde bob with feathered layers that creates the illusion of texture and volume. Some side bangs would also complete the look and accentuate your face beautifully.

Short Choppy Layers

Short choppy layered bob haircut
Instagram @salsalhair

This short choppy cut is the look of the season with its hand-painted, choppy layers and sexy overall length.

Short Bob with Long Layers

Q&A with style creator, Michelle Izquierdo
Stylist in Miami, FL

How would you describe this look?

This is a mahogany red base with light reddish highlights for dimension. The cut is a shoulder-length bob with a lot of layers and movement and with a slight fringe.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This is a very-easy-to-wear cut that can be styled with heat or simply allowed to dry naturally with some added product. This style of haircut will add volume and movement to your hair and can be very low maintenance. The slight fringe frames the face while the shoulder length bob elongates the neck.

Long Stacked Bob Haircut With Layers

Long Stacked Bob Haircut With Layers
Instagram @tylergray333

Q&A with style creator, Tyler Gray
Owner / Stylist @ Belle La Vie Hair Salon in Batesville, AR


How would you describe this look?

This look is fun and professional. The client wanted something edgy and that she could keep her job as a paramedic with. Her hair was long before and it ended up in a ponytail most of the time. So we cut it off!

We pre-lightened the top and applied a vivid purple stain, finished with layers, stacked/tapered back, with asymmetrical sides, then styled with some beach waves.

I love everything about this bob haircut with layers – the purple, asymmetrical sides, stacked and tapered back, and still being business friendly.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Face shape and hair texture play a role though. If you have frizzy, thick, and curly hair, you would have to spend a lot of time smoothing the hair.

As far as face shape, do a quick find on what face shape you have and the hairstyles to go best or worst. But just use your imagination and have an idea on 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.

Styling is fairly easy. There’s not much to work with, so less is more. I use a curling iron but leave the ends straight. I prefer natural hair oils instead of products but anything that makes the hair feeling like it hasn’t been washed in a couple of days works best.

You can have edgy hair in the professional workplace without being trashy. Classy, not trashy!

Very Short Bob with Bangs

Q&A with style creator, Rebecca Valane Barber / Stylist @ All Society Salon & Barbering in Murrieta, CA


How would you describe this look?

It’s a bangin’ A-line bob with graduation! I like my graduated bobs to be more on the dramatic side really keeping the emphasis on the shorter back!

Any advice for someone considering it?

The best part of this cut is how easy it is to style! Vent or paddle brush the back right then left back and forth with the blow dryer, round brush the top section in back, then rough dry the front and either finish with round brush or flat iron depending on what you’re going for. It will just take 10 minutes tops!

Another thing I’ll say about short layered bob with bangs is it’s great on a heavier set woman! I hear women say all the time, “I’m too fat/heavy for short hair” Wrong! With the length in the front, it actually elongates your face while giving you sass in the back. It’s a very versatile cut and goes great on so many different face shapes and body types.

Stacked Bob with Bangs

Q&A with style creator, Sarah Merrill Stevens Creative Hair Designer @ Ulta Beauty Salon in Las Vegas, NV


How would you describe this look?

Classic trendy and flirty, this look is simplistic yet sophisticated. The haircut is classic with texture and movement added into the detail work. When the client shakes her head I like to be able to see the individual hairs moving almost like in slow motion so that when the client is out in the air the hair is lively and not stiff.

The color that I did was an allover rich medium brunette using copper tones to make the brunette color pop and come to life. I accented it with lovely ribbons of creamy blonde enriched with red violet undertones to really bring out the richness of the full-color story.

I created the texture and movement doing my signature technique of cutting invisible layers using my texturizing shears at a 135-degree angle into the hair. The styling is so simple with this cut. I just put some primer, thickening lotion (for tension on the brush), and serum. I blow dried the hair with a 2 inch round brush for a sleek volume look and finished it off with a little serum and hairspray.

Any advice for someone considering it?

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 I would make sure the front of the look is at least 1 inch below the jawline.

If you are looking for a style that looks chic and classy all the time with little to no effort, this is the look for you.

Styling products used were Redken thickening lotion, Redken pillow proof primer, Redken frizz dismiss serum, and Redken Forceful hairspray.

Perfectly Layered Medium Bob

Q&A with style creator, Haley Proett Hairdresser @ Beauty Indulgence Salon.Spa in Sugar Land, TX


How would you describe this look?

I’d like to call this a layered lob. The best thing about this cut is the versatility of its 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.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This 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.

Short A-Line Layered Bob

Q&A with style creator, Ricky Anthony
Colorist / Hairstylist @ Rocket Science Hair Salon in Long Beach, CA


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

I enjoy creating the graduated A-line bob because of the challenge it provides. The bob in and of itself is a precision cut. The A-line adds another dimension to it and the graduation, yet another.

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

If the client has fine hair, I would incorporate a volumizer such as mousse and a round brush for volume. If the client has thick or coarse hair, I would use a smoothing cream and a flat iron if needed.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

The great thing about the bob is its universal appeal to women of all hair types and face shapes. The face shape will determine the length of the bob. My client shown here is a very active woman and this hairstyle fits her lifestyle perfectly.

Airy Slanted Bob with Layers

Airy Slanted Bob with Layers
Instagram @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.

Asymmetrical Layered Bob for Fine Hair

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.

Medium Bob Graduated Layers

Medium Graduated Layered Bob
Instagram @__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 stylish 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 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 Blonde Long Bob with Long Layers

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 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!

Bob with Layers and Long Fringe

Layered Bob with Long Fringe
Instagram @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 cut 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 short chic bob haircut with layering
Instagram @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.

Classic layered bob hairstyles like this work for a lot of women. The length can be adjusted depending on the client’s face shape also some face framing is optional.

Short Bob with Layers for Thin Hair

Short Layered Bob for Thin Hair
Instagram @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 short 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?

Chin length layered hair like this 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.

Collarbone Length Bob with Highlights

Collarbone Length Layered Bob with Highlights
Instagram @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?

Long bob haircuts are 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 ongoing 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 Brown Round Bob Cut

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.

Auburn Jaw Length Bob

Auburn Jaw Length Layered Bob
Instagram @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 jaw length bob 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 Layers 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.

Trendy Wavy Bob

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!

Shoulder Length Bob for Older Women

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, chunky, versatile, and with just the right amount of sexiness.

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!

Neck Length Caramel Bob

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 cut 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.

Red Chin Length Bob with Layers

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 chin length bob 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.

Blunt Cut 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.

Short Textured Bob With Fringe

A short extured layered bob with fringe
Instagram @sarahshultz

Q&A with style creator, Sarah Shultz
Aveda Stylist @ First Impressions Salon in Fort Wayne, IN


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

This look is a short layered choppy bob with tons of texturizing and an added fringe!

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

I recommend Aveda Confixor. It is a medium hold gel that adds grip to the hair and is one of my absolute favorite products. Add Confixor to damp hair and then blow it out. Before curling, I added a few sprays of Aveda Air Control for flexible hold, then finished with Aveda Men’s Thickening Paste to separate and show the texture.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

The ideal client for this cut is actually anyone. It can be customized to fit any hair texture. This 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!

Edgy Shaggy Layered Hair

Edgy Shaggy Layered Bob
Instagram @howdoyoulikemebrow

Q&A with style creator, Briana Romero Licensed Cosmetologist / Hairstylist @ Splitenz Salon in Harrisville, UT


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

I would describe this look as a tousled, messy curl. It is a great look for someone with existing curl, but really anyone could manage this with the right product. My favorite thing about this look is that you can move it and it doesn’t get messed up. It’s playful!

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

I recommend Kevin Murphy Bedroom.Spray, Kenra Texturizing Taffy, and Joico Turn and Flip hairspray.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I recommend this look for anyone that needs or loves texture! It’s a shaggy bob you can’t go wrong!

Long Hair Balayage

A shorter bob for long layered hair
Instagram @mia.lynn.hair

Q&A with style creator, Mia Morris
Hairstylist/Barber @ Brian Graham Salon in Minneapolis, MN


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

This is a blended brown balayage on an angled bob with layers. I love this cut and style because it has an effortless feel but still has structure and style.

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

I use Bumble and bumble Color Minded shampoo and conditioner because it’s cleansing yet gentle. I used Bumble and bumble Thickening Spray for hold, and when dry I use Bumble and bumble Dryspun for texture. The curl was achieved with a 1 1/4-inch curling iron.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

The beauty of a look like this is that you can tailor it to be a perfect fit for anyone. You can change the length, layers, weight and color scheme to work well with a client and what suits them personally.

Slightly Layered Inverted Bob

Slightly Layered Inverted Bob
Instagram @shawnamwalsh

Q&A with style creator, Shawna Walsh
Hairstylist/Colorist @ Hairitage Recreation in Rochester, NY


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

This is a slightly inverted textured bob. I love the versatility of this haircut because it can be worn sleek and smooth, full and piecey, or with a few curls in for a more dressed up and finished texture.

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

For this look on finer hair, I like to wash with Monat Revive Shampoo and Revitalize conditioner for volume, then blow dry with Monat Tousled texturing mist. I finish with Monat Restyle Instant Sculpting Taffy.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This haircut is great for anyone who has thin to medium density hair. Straight to wavy hair types can wear this look well as get the defined texture. A fringe or slight angle around the face can be added to complement any face shape.

This look is also left just long enough for a tiny ponytail at the base of the neck for those who are on the go or at the gym and still need a quick ponytail for busy days.

Long Layered Bob with Side Bangs

Long Layered Bob with Side Bangs
Instagram @styledby.janet

Q&A with style creator, Janet Elammar Hairstylist @ Evolve Hair Studio in Toronto, ON


How would you describe this look?

This look is a stylish conservative bob with layers. It provides a new look without being too trendy. Texturized ends give a soft feathered look, while layers add movement and volume. The side bangs give an updated look to the classic bob cut.

The style is smoothed using a round brush and finished off by directing the ends towards the face. The base color is a warm chocolate brown with caramel highlights to create dimension.

The best thing about this style is it looks carefree but also professional at the same time.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Consider the amount of time and effort it takes to have this style. To keep the cut looking fresh, it is recommended to visit the salon every 6-8 weeks. The base color will also have to be touched up every 6-8 weeks, depending on how fast the hair grows.

The haircut works best on someone who has straight or wavy texture and medium density. Also, who has an oval face shape or is looking to make their face appear longer and slimmer on the sides.

To recreate this look, you need to take the time to style the hair because a blow dryer and flat iron are required. A wand could also be used to create loose waves.

When using hot tools, always use a heat protectant. Finally, this look is great for a person who is looking to achieve a professional image, while keeping up to date with their look.

Awesome Angled Bob With Layers

Q&A with style creator, Leah George Owner of Salon Metta in North Andover, MA


How would you describe this look?

This look is all the rage right now. The cut is considered to be a classic A-line bob. Nobody wants the “mom bob”, so I have to put a modern twist on it.

My guest is a trendy mom in her 30’s, so I made sure that we added an edgy vibe to it by giving it texture to the ends. She can recreate this sleek look at home in no time with a quick blow dry and a little flat ironing and still get her little one out the door without a hassle. Bringing her to a bright blonde makes an even bigger statement. With such a classic haircut, we needed to still present a youthful look.

This platinum hair color represents confidence, so to me, this combo of classic and modern is ideal for the modern-day mom. I would have to say the best thing about this look is the versatility you can have with styling it. A beach wave would really add some fun to her hair for a girls’ night out.

Any advice for someone considering it?

If someone came to me wanting this look, I would have to be honest about the maintenance. Although the cut and style are easier to maintain, the color will require a little more of your time in the salon.

A bright blonde requires a visit once a month to your stylist for a root touch up and a glaze to keep this gorgeous look fresh. This style is also great on curly hair. Because it has slight layering, it creates a beautiful beachy look. Notice the length in front? This is a way to create a slimming look to someone’s face.

The benefits of this style go on and on proving that it is made for almost anyone. Lastly, make sure you protect your hair from the sun or heat damage with a color like this. I’m really loving MELU hair shield by Davines right now. The entire MELU group within Davines is great for protecting your hair against heat damage. Now go ahead, give it a try!

Perfectly Over 40

An example of bob hairstyles for over 40
Style by Ashley Henson, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

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

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.