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 how to choose and style 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 simply add layers. However, the longer your hair, the longer the layers will need to 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 inwards 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 out 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, the longer you’ll want your layers to be.
Check out these inspiring pictures of 2023’s most popular layered bob hairstyles and haircuts!
#1: Dimensional Layered Bob
Layered bob haircuts are a great way to get extra volume in your hair. 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.
#2: Stacked Bob with Layers
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.
#3: Classic Layered Bob with Wispy Bangs
Classic layered bob hairstyles paired with wispy bangs is 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.
#4: Soft Brunette Chin-Length Layered Bob
The chin-length bob with layering is a head-turning hairstyle that will make your fine hair look thicker. Like most layered bob cuts, the chin-length bob has a strong line at the bottom. It then blends into soft layers to create movement.
#5: Short Wavy Bob with Choppy Layers
Layered bob haircuts are very customizable by adjusting the length and the level of layering to flatter your face shape. If you decide to 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.
#6: Layered and Graduated Bob for Straight Hair
Give body to your limp straight hair with a graduated layered bob. A layered cut will give body and height to your lifeless hair. Some layered bob styles come with maintenance and styling time. So make sure you are ready to spend some time on your locks.
#7: Long Razored Bob with Layers
If you want a new hairdo, consider a long razored bob with layers. A bob is super flattering on all hair types and textures. The razored layers will give your mane body and movement. Styling your layered bob haircut is a breeze. Just use a round brush and blow dryer.
#8: Chic Layered Gray Bob
Show off your natural beauty with a layered straight bob for your gray hair. Layered 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.
#9: Golden Blonde Razored Bob
Layered bob 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 also 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.
#10: Cute Layered Curly Bob with Full Bangs
A layered curly bob with full bangs is perfect for women with naturally curly hair. A layered bob haircut will give your curly hair a more rounded shape. The full bangs will draw attention to your eyes. This haircut is excellent for creating volume through the crown area. And that can be not easy to achieve.
#11: Wavy Shaggy Bob on Dark Hair with Green Highlights
Shaggy layered bob hairstyles are super trendy. 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.
#12: 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 take care of. 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.
#13: Brunette Tousled Bob with Subtle Waves and Layers
Layered bob haircuts can work with most face shapes as long as your hairdresser knows how to customize them to 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.
#14: Subtle Blonde Loose Feathered Waves
You can have subtle loose waves and feel glamorous. Start by asking your stylist for a layered bob 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.
#15: 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.
#16: 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 layered 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 in a curling iron set. Let cool, then comb your hair with your fingers and a pea-sized amount of pomade. That’s where the piecey look comes from. Spray with an anti-humidity hairspray, and you’re out the door.
#17: 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 any 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.
#18: 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.
#19: Long Bob with Curtain Bangs and Face-Framing Layers
A lob with curtain bangs and face layering is a sexy 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.
#20: 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.
#21: Shorter Messy Layered Bob with Highlights
Go for a sassy cut with a shorter chin-length bob with highlights. A chin-length layered bob 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.
#22: Flattering Layered 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. A layered bob cut is suitable for fine hair to give body and is easy to maintain.
#23: Very Short Pixie Bob with Square Layers
A very short pixie bob with square layers is one of the coolest layered bob hairstyles for aging hair. The layers in this bob create pieces and strands. They frame and compliment your face and create volume and texture at your crown. If you’re looking for an inspo picture for your next salon visit, this is the one!
#24: 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.
#25: Icy Blonde Layered Bob for Women Over 50
Consider an icy blonde layered 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.
#26: 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. And it helps show your layered bob cut. For low-maintenance, ask your stylist to leave your natural color at the root.
#27: Long Layers on Straight Hair
Long layers look great on straight hair for a soft and touchable layered bob hairstyle. Try giving extra life to your locks by using a larger round brush for your blowout. And use a little volumizing spray at your roots. Try the bob if you want a stylish look with a simple styling routine.
#28: 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.
#29: Trendsetting Short Choppy Bob
A short choppy cut is the best look with choppy layers and sexy length. It’s one of the most popular layered bob hairstyles right now! The heavy fringe draws attention to your eyes. The face-framing highlights your cheekbones—flat iron your hair for a smooth finish.
#30: 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 a very easy-to-wear cut. 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.
#31: Perfectly Layered Medium Bob
A layered long bob (lob) works well if you’re looking for a versatile style. It’s just long enough to put in a ponytail. And just short enough to hit the top of your shoulders in the back to have that drastic angle. This medium-layered bob hairstyle is universal. It works with most face shapes and can be tailored to all lifestyles. It can be dressed with curls and a simple updo or dressed with beachy waves. Curling this style is also much easier than most bob styles. The back has enough length to wrap around a wand or curling iron without getting too close to your neck.
#32: 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. And 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.
#33: Dimensional Short Layered A-Line Bob
Consider 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, 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.
#34: 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.
#35: Lived-In Bob with Layers and Long Fringe
This modern bob with layers and a long fringe cut is effortless, tousled, and undone. It’s airy with texture and volume for a fun and sexy style. The length is modern, with soft undercut layers to enhance movement. The great thing about this layered bob 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.
#36: Bold 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 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.
#37: 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.
#38: Feminine Angled Bob With 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 feel. 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.
#39: Lovely Layered Bob for Thick Hair
One of the best layered bob hairstyles is a heavily textured bob with wispy bangs. 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, which is perfect for thicker hair.
#40: Beautifully Brunette Feathered Bob
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 to layered bobs can show off your face beautifully.
Related: Feathered Bobs
#41: 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.
#42: Vivid Stacked Layered Long Bob Haircut
This bob with layering is fun and professional. The purple, asymmetrical sides and stacked and 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.
#43: 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.
#44: Simple Stacked and Layered Bob
Classic, trendy, and flirty, this layered bob is simple. Ask your stylist to create the texture using 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.
#45: Airy Slanted Bob with Dimensional Layers
An airy slanted bob gets its softness from the feathered layers. Curl with an iron and lightly comb through with your fingers for an airy look. A layered bob style shows its dimension and fullness on thick hair. It will work on fine hair. But, you will need to use volumizing products and make more effort to get a bouncy finish.
#46: Pretty 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.
#47: 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.
#48: 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 layered bob 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.
#49: 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 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.
#50: Trendy Collarbone-Length Bob with Highlights
Layered bob hairstyles with highlights are very trendy right now. 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.
#51: Subtly Layered Round Bob Cut
A round layered bob 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.
#52: 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.
#53: 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.
#54: 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.
#55: Charming Neck-Length Layered Bob
For a softer, romantic take on a layered bob, go for a neck-length crop. 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.
#56: 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 layered 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.
#57: 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 layered cut 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!
#58: 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 layered hairstyle is for you if you need texture! With a shaggy bob, you can’t go wrong!
#59: 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. Balayage is a fairly low-maintenance technique. But, you will need salon visits every six weeks to refresh your red tone.
#60: Modern-Looking Textured and Layered Inverted Bob
For a modern look, get a textured and layered cut bob 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.
#61: Sleek Layered Bob with a Peach Hue
Try this sleek bob with a peach hair color if you’re looking for a fresh layered style. This type of bob cut will transform your limp or fine hair and make you feel confident. Adding a peachy blonde tone will add a modern twist to your hair.