60+ Trendiest Layered Bob Haircut Ideas of 2024

Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

Layered bob hairstyles and haircuts offer endless possibilities for a modern-day look. From sleek and straight to layered curls and tousled waves, you’ll find the perfect ‘do here. Plus, adding layers can instantly add volume and texture, giving your new haircut an irresistible bounce. Ready to dive into this hot trend? Read on for my ultimate guide on choosing and styling a layered bob!

Let’s define what we’re looking at first. Layered bobs are jaw-to-shoulder-length haircuts and are cut in layers of different lengths. When you add layers to a bob, it creates texture, movement, and the appearance of more volume. Now that you know what it is and what it can do, find out what you should be looking for in this cut.

My Best Tips for Choosing a Layered Bob:

  • Hair Length: You can keep your current hair length and add layers. However, the longer your hair, the longer the layers must be.
  • Pros: Keep your hair length and add layers for movement and texture. Layers cut from the mid-shaft towards the bottom can add more volume to fine and fine hair.
  • Cons: If you want your hair to appear to be a one-length blunt cut, it will take a long time to regrow. It could create more styling time if your layers naturally want to point inward and you want to straighten them to go down.
  • Face Shape: Consider talking with your stylist about face-framing layers. These can help balance out square and round faces. I often recommend to my clients with longer faces to add bangs to balance their shape.
  • Styling: If you have shorter layers and like to curl your hair, you’ll have a more textured and messy look.
  • Hair Type: If you have fine or thin hair, be sure your stylist doesn’t overlay your hair. The thinner and finer your hair is, you’ll want your layers to be longer.

Check out these inspiring pictures of 2024’s most popular layered bob hairstyles and haircuts!

Nape-Length Bob with Visible Layers
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#1: Nape-Length Bob with Visible Layers

With a bob cut that reaches your nape, you’ll work around the hairline or form a new one for the preferred style. Adding layers around the edges gives you a lively look and gradual length change at the nape without too much volume. You might need an undercut at the nape to lessen thickness and create a softer style.

Perfectly layered long bob (lob) for medium to thick hair, with subtle face-framing layers and a polished finish.

#2 Perfectly Layered Medium Bob

This perfectly layered long bob (lob) showcases a sophisticated and modern style that’s ideal for medium to thick hair. The cut features layers that add volume and movement, making it an excellent choice for those looking to enhance their natural texture. The subtle layering around the face beautifully frames the features, creating a flattering silhouette. This medium-layered bob is easy to style with a blow dryer and a round brush for a polished finish or can be tousled for a more relaxed, casual look. Perfect for women seeking a versatile and chic haircut that can be dressed up or down.

Airy slanted layered bob with a sharp angle for medium to coarse dark hair.

#3 Airy Slanted Bob with Dimensional Layers

This airy slanted bob with dimensional layers is perfect for adding movement and texture to medium to coarse hair. The cut features a sharp angle from the back to the front, creating a chic and modern silhouette. The layers give volume and lift, especially beneficial for those with thicker hair. It’s easy to style with a blowout cream and a bit of light oil for shine, making it a great option for those looking for a stylish yet manageable haircut.

Bob haircut on Dark Black Hair with Dimensional Layers
Instagram @laux.beauty

#4: Dimensional Layered Bob

Ask your hairstylist to point cut to blend the layers. This is an excellent way to get extra movement and lift. For this cut, dimensional layers pair well with dark black hair. Choppy layers on a bob are a good option for medium to coarse, textured hair. This is because they will show off the definition rather than blend in, as they do in fine hair. I suggest adding a bit of blowout cream, like IGK Beach club, to style. Finish off with light oil, like verb Ghost Oil for shine.

#5: Short and Thick Bob

A short and thick bob is a timeless classic look. Always blow dry your hair with mousse or volume spray to achieve this fuller look. For such styling, Kevin Murphy Body Builder Mousse is what I recommend. To keep layers from falling onto your face, it is essential to use a strong hold hairspray. Kevin Murphy Session Spray is certainly an absolute must!

Textured Bob with Natural Grey Color and Layers for older ladies
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#6: Textured Bob with Natural Grey Color

Are you a mature woman looking for a refreshing new modern haircut? If so, a textured bob with natural grey hair is exactly what you need. This, stacked in the back and long in the front, haircut provides versatility with ease of styling. This makes it perfect for those who have a busy day-to-day lifestyle. Textured bobs with layers have lots of movement, giving you a soft and feminine appearance. Make sure you ask to get on your hairstylist’s schedule every 4-6 weeks to keep the shape and volume up to par. Use your Bumble and Bumble Brilliantine for a sleek, smooth finished style.

Flirty Stacked Bob with Volumizing Layers
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#7: Stacked Bob

A stacked bob paired with lots of volumizing layers is an ideal cut if you want your tresses to look thicker. In this bob cut, the layers are stacked primarily on the back. They gradually get longer towards the front.

#8: Classic Bob with Wispy Bangs

Classic hairstyles paired with wispy bangs are a prime example of how you can take a simple bob and make it edgy. You will feel great when your hairstylist finishes this beautiful masterpiece. It’s full of volume and texture.

Soft Brunette Chin-Length Layered Bob
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#9: Soft Brunette Chin-Length Bob

The chin-length bob with layering is a head-turning hairstyle that will make your fine hair look thicker. Like most cuts, the chin-length bob has a strong line at the bottom. It then blends into soft layers to create movement.

#10: Short Wavy Bob with Choppy Layers

Layered bob haircuts are customizable by adjusting the length and the level of layering to flatter your face shape. If you get a short cut with layers for your wavy hair, it will enhance your natural hair texture. And you’ll benefit from the gorgeous curly or wavy hair trend. Talk to your colorist about some highlights. That will give you some more dimension.

Graduated Layered Bob for Straight Hair
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#11: Layered and Graduated Bob for Straight Hair

Give body to your limp, straight hair with a graduated layered bob. This cut will give body and height to your lifeless hair. Some styles come with maintenance and styling time. So, make sure you are ready to spend some time on your locks.

#12: Long Razored Bob with Razor Layers

If you want a new hairdo, consider a long razored bob. A bob is super flattering on all hair types and textures. The razored layers will give your mane body and movement. Styling your haircut is a breeze. Just use a round brush and blow dryer.

#13: Chic Layered Gray Bob

Show off your natural beauty with a layered straight bob for your gray hair. These bobs can be versatile and will make your hair look beautiful. Adding blended layers and a face frame will make your haircut fall perfectly. This also helps with effortless styling.

Golden Blonde Layered Razored Bob Cut
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#14: Golden Blonde Razored Bob

These hairstyles with bangs are a great choice if you’re overweight and looking to elongate a round face shape. It also helps by adding warmth to your face and skin tone. Using a razor will give your hair a flatter, sharper edge while creating softness. Keeping the length between your chin and shoulder will help to frame your face. And the addition of curtain bangs helps to enhance your cheekbones.

Cute Layered Curly Bob with Full Bangs
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#15: Cute Layered Curly Bob with Full Bangs

A layered curly bob with full bangs is perfect for women with naturally curly hair. A bob haircut with layers will shape your curly hair more rounded. The full bangs will draw attention to your eyes. This haircut is excellent for creating volume through the crown area. And that can be challenging to achieve.

Layered Wavy Shaggy Bob on Dark Hair with Green Highlights
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#16: Wavy Shaggy Bob on Dark Hair with Green Highlights

If you want to make a shaggy bob pop, try adding green highlights.  It’s a gorgeous look if you’re looking for a bit of contrast or inspiration. The green adds beautiful depth to loose beach waves, while the shag shape makes it edgy. Try this style if you have wavy or curly hair. It’s a perfect low-maintenance shape.

Layered Wolf Cut Bob
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#17: Layered Wolf Cut Bob

Show off your edgy style with a layered wolf-cut bob. A wolf cut is unique, on-trend, and easy to care for. The short all-over layers will bring movement to your hair for a funky look. Use some texture paste and scrunch for a unique and easy style.

Brunette Tousled Bob with Subtle Waves and Layers
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#18: Brunette Tousled Bob with Subtle Waves and Layers

This wavy brunette tousled bob is one of the most ideal haircuts for women with any face shape. As long as your hairdresser knows how to customize the cut, it will highlight your best features. You should try a brunette tousled bob on textured hair with a natural wave.  You will be able to wear a tousled lob straight as well for versatility. Ask your stylist for medium-length layers throughout. But, leave the crown longer. The layers will show your natural wave for a messy shape. Try drying your hair with curl-enhancing mousse. Then, scrunch with your hands for the perfect finish.

Subtle Blonde Loose Feathered Waves and Layers
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#19: Subtle Blonde Loose Feathered Waves

You can have subtle loose waves and feel glamorous. Ask your stylist for a style that creates movement in your hair. If you have a natural body, you may create soft waves with a medium-round brush. Just work with vertical sections. Let the waves in your hair cool before brushing through to maintain the shape. If your hair needs more curl, use a 3/4-inch iron with vertical back sections.

#20: Trendy Graduated Layered Lob Haircut

A graduated lob haircut is one of the most stunning mid-length cuts. Ask your stylist for rounded stacked layers in the back for this hairdo. And with a sharp angle towards the front. Using a razor for this haircut makes for great blending. Not all hair types can be cut with a razor; some types get frizzy and fragile. Not all stylists can do a razor cut. So make sure you ask your stylist. If you or your hair have trouble with razor cuts, shears, and texturizing shears work well, too.

#21: Layered and Messy Bob with Highlights and Dark Shadow Roots

Let’s discuss this layered and messy bob with highlights and dark shadow roots. This cut is slightly longer in the front, with highlights, lowlights, and a darker root. You’ll want to set your locks in hot rollers ( we know, it’s a vibe) or a curling iron set. Let cool, then comb your hair with your fingers and a pea-sized pomade. That’s where the piecey look comes from. Spray with an anti-humidity hairspray, and you’re out the door.

#22: Face-Framing Layering and Bangs for Women Over 70

If you’re a woman in her 70s, face-framing layers and bangs is a flattering layered bob haircut. Bangs and face-framing layers are an excellent way to accentuate your best features or hide imperfections. You don’t need a lot of layering in the back, keeping your hair mostly one length. Most of your layering will be in the front and the crown for added volume. This super cute hairdo is the perfect cut.

High Contrast Layered Wedge Bob
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#23: High Contrast Layered Wedge Bob

Layered bob haircuts are great for thick hair because they help remove bulk and density. The more layers you add, the more it will help your thick hair lay better. If you are looking for a super short and unique hairstyle, try a high-contrast wedge bob. The transition from short to long gives a distinctive look. And the pop of color is a great way to show off your personality. Highlights in the front and on the part are also helpful if you have gray hair you want to blend in.

Long Bob with Curtain Bangs and Face-Framing Layers
Instagram @accomando

#24: Long Bob with Curtain Bangs and Face-Framing Layers

A lob with curtain bangs and face layering is a gorgeous hairstyle if you are a simple girl. Your hair speaks for itself, and sometimes, less is more. The shine from the dark, rich black, and the textured layers will make you never want to change your hair again.

Mid-Length Jagged Bob with Bangs for Women Over 50
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#25: Mid-Length Jagged Bob with Bangs for Women Over 50

Opt for a mid-length bob with bangs if you don’t want to show your cheekbones or chin. Adding texture to a traditional bob shape creates a youthful style. If you’re a woman over 50, ask for a razor cut or switch up your rounded bob shape for more texture.

Shorter Chin-Length Layered Bob with Highlights
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#26: Shorter Messy Bob with Highlights

Go for a sassy cut with a shorter chin-length bob with highlights. A chin-length layered cut is trendy but does require some styling. Use a curling iron and tousle with your fingers to loosen to get magnificent, loose waves. Short hair is always on trend and in style.

#27: Flattering Bob for Women Over 60 with Salt and Pepper Hair

If you’re a woman over 60, try a flattering bob with a salt and pepper hair color. If you have glasses, a deep side part will help soften your face and look. This cut is suitable for fine hair to give body and is easy to maintain.

See more bobs like this for women over 60

Very Short Pixie Bob with Square Layers
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#28: Very Short Pixie Bob with Square Layers

A very short pixie bob with square layers is one of the coolest layered bob hair styles for aging hair. The layers in this bob create pieces and strands. They frame and compliment your face, creating volume and texture at your crown. If you’re looking for an inspo picture for your next salon visit, this is the one!

#29: Edgy Layered Inverted Bob

Try rocking an edgy bob. A layered inverted bob means your hair is short in the back and long in the front. This creates a sassy bob for all ages and hair types.

Icy Blonde Bob for Women Over 50
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#30: Icy Blonde Bob for Women Over 50

Consider an icy blonde bob if you’re a woman over 50. Icy blonde highlights will help to brighten up and hide your gray hair. Layers will help to give your hair body and volume for a mature but stylish look.

#31: Copper Honey Blonde Bob with Blended Layers

Blended layers take the spotlight in copper honey blonde. Copper and honey blonde highlights are fantastic if your hair has a darker base and you want to lighten up without going too blonde. This color combo will make your tresses shine. Ask your stylist to leave your natural color at the root for low maintenance.

#32: Long Layers on Straight Hair

Long layers look great on straight hair for a soft, touchable hairstyle. Try giving extra life to your locks by using a larger round brush for your blowout. Use a little volumizing spray at your roots. Try the bob if you want a stylish look with a simple styling routine.

Fabulous Brunette Bob with Feathered Short Layers
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#33: Fabulous Brunette Bob with Feathered Short Layers

For fabulous-looking locks, try a brunette bob with feathered short layers. If you need more body in your hair, cut layers. Layers give your locks a lift and a fuller appearance. Feathered layers will bring soft movement to your hair, giving you a stylish and low-maintenance look.

#34: Trendsetting Short Choppy Bob

A short choppy cut is the best look with choppy layers and charming length. The heavy fringe draws attention to your eyes. The face-framing highlights your cheekbones—flat iron your hair for a smooth finish.

Short, Choppy Layered Bob with Side-Swept Bangs
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#35: Short, Choppy Layered Bob with Side-Swept Bangs

Consider this stunning shorter layered bob. Try adding chocolate highlights for dimension. A jaw-length bob haircut with many layers and movement is easy to wear. It can be styled with heat or dry naturally with some added product. This short bob cut with layers will add volume to your hair. And it can be very low-maintenance.

Trendy Wavy Layered Bob
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#36: Trendy Wavy and Layered Bob with Side Part

For a fresh new look, consider a trendy, wavy layered bob. This cut is very low-maintenance. This short wavy hairstyle is great for various 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 in your hair.

Dimensional short layered a-line bob haircut
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#37: Dimensional Short Layered A-Line Bob

Consider a layered A-line bob with a precision cut. An A-line bob adds another dimension, and the graduation, yet another. For women with fine hair, use a volumizer such as a mousse and a round brush for volume. Use a smoothing cream and a flat iron if you have thick or coarse hair.

#38: Copper Blonde Long Bob with Long Layers

A long bob with long layers is a style that is here to stay with a rich variety of copper reds and tonal highlights. A long layered bob helps to show off your silhouette. It also offers a mix of hairstyling ideas like ponytails, buns, and tousled or smooth locs.

Lived-in bob with layers and long fringe
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#39: Lived-In Bob with Long Fringe

This modern bob with a long fringe cut is effortless, tousled, and undone. It’s airy with texture and volume for a fun and pretty style. The length is modern, with soft undercut layers to enhance movement. The great thing about this cut is that it works for most hair types. Because of the length and fringe swoop, it can work with all face shapes. It’s also low-maintenance. You can go for a few days with dry shampoo and texture spray.

#40: Bold Red Chin-Length Bob

Try a layered chin-length bob with a bright red shade if you want to make a bold statement. A short layered undercut bob is ideal for ladies with fine hair. Visit the salon every 6-8 weeks to refresh your color and trim your undercut.

Stylish Long Layered Bob with Side Bangs
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#41: Stylish Long Bob with Side Bangs

A long bob with side bangs and layers is a stylish way to create volume or redistribute weight on thicker hair. Brown hair with caramel highlights mimics a natural color for a sun-kissed effect. Side bangs can be maintained short or cut to grow out your bob gracefully. If you let them grow, they will turn into a face-framing style.

#42: Feminine Angled Bob with Soft Layers

An angled bob with soft layers is perfect for women with fine to medium hair. The sharp angle keeps the length off your shoulders for a short haircut. And it leaves the front long enough to frame your jawline. The soft layers add a bit of texture. And they do so without removing too much thickness at the weight line.

Lovely Layered Bob for Thick Hair
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#43: Lovely Layered Bob for Thick Hair

An ideal chopped cut for thick hair is lightweight yet full of volume, like this bob. Weight is removed from underneath. This leaves the top layers to create movement, perfect for thicker hair.

Short feathered layered bob haircut
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#44: Beautifully Brunette Feathered Bob with Tapered Back

Emphasize your brunette bob with feathered layers to create the illusion of texture and volume. It’s the perfect hairstyle for women over 60 who have thinning hair. Adding side bangs can show off your face beautifully.

Related: Feathered Bobs

#45: Mature Graduated Bob with Layers

A bob with graduated layers like this builds the body on a shorter cut. Layers form a great deal of texture and secure a gorgeous, mature style for you. This is a perfect layered bob for older women as it is polished yet still fun and modern.

#46: Vivid Stacked Layered Long Bob Haircut

This bob with layering is fun and professional. The pink, asymmetrical sides and stacked, tapered back make this layered bob stylish. Regarding face shape, this look is best if you want to elongate your face or balance out rounder faces. Talk to your stylist and decide how short is too short for you. Also, your skin tone comes into play with vivid colors. So that would be another topic to discuss when choosing your next vivid color.

#47: Fuller-Looking 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 your style a fuller shape. Using a razor and blending the layers will soften the lines. And it adds definition to your cut. This cut is ideal for oval, diamond, and heart face shapes.

Simple stacked bob with bangs
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#48: Simple Stacked and Layered Bob

Classic, trendy, and flirty, this layered bob is simple. Ask your stylist to create the texture by cutting invisible layers. Ask for texturizing shears at a 135-degree angle into your hair. Before blow drying, add some primer, thickening lotion, and serum. Blow-dry your hair with a 2-inch round brush for a sleek look. Finish it off with a serum and hairspray. This look would be perfect on any hair texture. And it can work with any face shape. But, if you have a round or square face, be sure the front is at least 1 inch below your jawline.

#49: Pretty Asymmetrical Layered Bob for Fine Hair

Try a layered asymmetrical bob if you have fine hair that needs a little uplifting. These 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.

Voluminous Medium Bob Graduated Layers
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#50: Voluminous Medium Bob Graduated Layers

Try a medium-length bob with graduated layers if you have fine hair. Layers add fullness to your cut and height to your crown. A slight angle upwards on your nape keeps the length from flipping on the curve of your shoulders. You can use a dry spray to add more definition.

#51: Chic Short Layered Bob

This short bob with layers is classic. Ask your stylist to cut into the ends to give it more movement and create less bulk. Classic hairstyles work for lots of women. This is because the length can be adjusted based on your face shape. Also, some face-framing is optional.

#52: Classic Short Bob with Layers for Thin Hair

Opt for a short layered bob with heavy texturizing, a perfect bob for thin hair. Achieve your look by getting a classic graduated bob. Your stylist may have to finish the style after blow drying. Just ask for texturizing with deep point cutting. Chin-length layered hair is ideal for a woman who 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.

Trendy Collarbone-Length Layered Bob with Highlights
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#53: Trendy Collarbone-Length Bob with Highlights

Long bob haircuts are always chic and current. Add dimensional highlights to help your style. It offers texture and brightness. This look can be as low-maintenance as you want it to be.

Subtle Brown Round Layered Bob Cut
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#54: Subtly Layered Round Bob Cut

A round cut is another classic style. It emits a polished edge to your style. Brown is a natural color with a range in its color palette. Brown is suitable for a variety of complexions and tone preferences.

Youthful Jaw-Length Layered Bob
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#55: Youthful Jaw-Length Bob with Layers

Women with aging hair will find that a jaw-length bob with layers can transform their look. As we age, shorter lengths can make your hair appear fuller and more youthful. This layered bob will give you volume, body, and a boost in style.

Polished Shorter Layers Stacked Bob
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#56: Polished Shorter Layers Stacked Bob

Rock an angled short stacked bob with shorter layers. It will give your finer hair an edgy style. The layers are texturized for definition and volume. Try a texture spray or paste to define your layers more.

Romantic Shoulder-Length Layered Bob for Older Women
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#57: Layered Shoulder-Length Bob for Older Women

A layered bob with curtain bangs is a stylish cut for older women. Brown lowlights and blonde highlights add dimension and give the illusion of thicker hair. Long curtain bangs framing your chin will soften your face shape.

Charming Neck-Length Layered Bob
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#58: Charming Neck-Length Layered Bob

Go for a neck-length crop for a softer, romantic take on a layered bob. The combo of texture and blended layers gives this cut a lived-in look. Bonus points for the addition of Birkin bangs. They tie your whole look together.

#59: Inspiring Blunt Cut Layered Bob

The blunt cut bob is a super sharp crop and an excellent choice for women looking to give their hair a boost. This cut’s dual appeal allows your fashion-forward side to come out. All while being classy and timeless. Keep your hair cut bluntly to provide the illusion of thicker hair. Do this if you are a woman with fine hair.

Wearable short textured bob with fringe
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#60: Wearable Short Textured Bob With Fringe

This haircut is a short, choppy bob cut with tons of layered texturize and an added fringe! It can be customized to fit any hair texture. This bob will add density to your fine hair. And it will make it appear thicker. Weight can be removed from your thick hair to tame it. And you’ll still have added volume. Curly hair can be easily styled into this look with the correct product cocktail and your hands!

#61: Edgy and Shaggy Layered Bob

Opt for a tousled, messy curly, angled bob with layers. It’s a great look for women with an existing curl. But anyone could manage this with the right product. The texture in this cut has a shaggy and messy look. But it’s still polished and put together. I recommend Kevin Murphy’s Bedroom.Spray to style. This hairstyle is for you if you need texture! With a shaggy bob, you can’t go wrong!

#62: Chic 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. This balayage layered bob is a fairly low-maintenance style. But, you will need salon visits every six weeks to refresh your red tone.

Modern-Looking Textured and Layered Inverted Bob
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#63: Modern-Looking Textured and Layered Inverted Bob

For a modern look, get a textured cut that’s inverted. Layered inverted bobs are versatile and can work on various face shapes and hair textures. Put texture in your hair with a flat iron. Then, finish with a salt-based product for an effortless, lived-in look.

#64: Sleek Layered Bob with a Peach Hue

Try this sleek bob with a peach hair color if you want a fresh style. This chop makes the best bob cuts for women with limp or fine hair. Adding a peachy blonde tone will add a modern twist to your hair.

Short Butterfly Blonde Hair with Soft Layering
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#65: Short Butterfly Hair with Soft Layering

Short butterfly hair with soft layering is a nod to the 90s with lots of face-framing and floppy texture. This soft hairstyle is ideal for women wanting to style their hair with lots of volume and fullness. To achieve this style for layered haircuts, try round brushing your hair with a larger brush, 2 or 3 inches.