A one-length bob is when the hair ends are cut in a visible straight line. It has symmetrical edges that allow the tresses to appear fuller and healthier than they are. While it provides an elegant finish, a bob cut is easier to style and manage!
Marjan Ataie is a professional stylist from London. She points out the importance of recognizing your head and face shape to ensure that the cut suits you.
“A blunt bob benefits women with square and small heart-shaped faces the most. It’s a great choice for those who have a short or broad neck and even protruding ears,” Ataie states.
On the other hand, ladies with round or long face shapes must avoid this chop.
Ataie also suggests a one-length cut for middle-aged women with thin, fine locks. She explains, “It can make them look younger, which opens up their faces and gives an all-over lighter look.”
If unsure about your preferred chop, go to your stylist. They can advise you on the ideal style that works for your face shape.
One thing to learn about when you opt for a short bob is you have limited access to enjoying hair accessories. You won’t be able to tie your hair back, for instance.
And though it’s low-maintenance, a short haircut will take time to grow out. Regular trims are still required. Don’t forget to ask your stylist what styling and aftercare products to use.
Read to see some pictures for inspiration? Here are the best and trendiest one-length bob styles to consider!
#1: Chocolate One-Length Bob with Bangs
A chocolate one-length bob with bangs is one of the best styles for fine hair. A dark shade with a blunt weight line makes thin hair appear fuller. By using a round brush while blow drying, it helps to give the blunt shape a voluminous yet modern style.
#2: Very Sharp One-Length Bob
A sharp one-length bob can be the perfect solution to add body and volume to their hair. This type of haircut is ideal for those who want a low-maintenance style that is easy to manage and style at home. The one-length bob is sleek and simple but can be customized to create various looks. I suggest creating choppy and textured layers. They can add more depth and dimension to the hair, making it look thicker and more voluminous. See your stylist every 4 to 6 weeks for a cut, if you can, to keep your locks looking fresh!
#3: Blunt Bob with Scalp Foiling
A one-length blunt bob with scalp foiling is a timeless classic cut for ladies who want a modern style. There are several factors of this style you will love. This cut provides a sleek look highlighting bone structure for women with any face shape. A scalp foiling, with its face-framing and color-enhancing highlights, adds dimension and depth. This style is perfect if you are a women who wants a low-maintenance yet chic look. I recommend smoothing serum to create a silky finish while blow-drying the hair. Once dry, use a flat iron to smooth out any flyaways or frizz. Finish with a minimal amount of hairspray for the perfect hold.
#4: The Straightest One-Length Blunt Cut
For women who want a classic yet modern look, ask for a straight one-length blunt bob cut. This style is simple and sleek, with a clean line that frames the face beautifully. It’s perfect for women who prefer a low-maintenance cut but want a polished appearance. To maintain this haircut, I recommend having it shaped up every 6 weeks. This style works best for those with straight or slightly wavy hair. For a finishing touch, add a shine serum or spray to make the hair look healthy and glossy.
#5: Jagged Contoured French Bob
If you want a retro short cut, try this jagged contoured French bob. It’s edgy and classic. Your best bet would be to tell your stylist this is a goal so that they can prepare you on maintenance for this look.
#6: Precision Bob Cut with Orange-Yellow Highlights
A blunt bob cut with orange-yellow highlights is edgy and funky. Try a precision-cut bob if you want to show off a sleek style. Be aware of the underside where the nape and hairline are lower cowlicks can be tricky. Clean it up with an undercut so it lays flat.
#7: Chin-Length Soft Blunt Bob
This style is best for medium to fine hair density and straight to wavy texture. The sleek and softness make it feminine and sophisticated. Invest in heat protection to protect your hair from using curling irons or flat iron. Especially when looking to achieve straight and wavy pieces to your hair.
#8: Dark Blonde Blunt Cut with No Bangs
Consider a sleek blunt bob for the middle-aged professional. Ask for a middle-of-the-neck bob if you want fullness in your perimeter. This is a great cut for fine or thinning textures and density. If you want it to curve under a little, ask for an under bevel.
#9: Center-Parted Soft Blonde Bob
A center-parted soft blonde bob has a retro 90’s feel to it. Try pairing this haircut with a chunky face-framing highlight to keep that cool girl vibe. It’s important to keep this style bold and one-length. Look for more of a one-length bob and fewer layers. This keeps the style youthful and soft.
#10: Dreamy Pink Bob with Texture
This pink bob with texture looks exquisite on almost anyone and is the perfect style for a sleek look. If you have curly hair, it will create softness without losing any of your natural waves. This one-length cut creates a timeless silhouette that makes styling easy. Your face shape doesn’t matter! Keep this classic look looking polished all day long. Try using Garnier Fructis Style Curl Shape Defining Spray Gel. It gives you an extra touch of definition and shine. For a dramatic effect, consider subtle layering to create a slight volume. With this chic and effortless hairstyle, you’ll be sure to turn heads everywhere you go!
#11: Jaw-Length Chocolate Bob
Looking for a blunt and bold new haircut? Try a jaw-length bob. This style is fierce and classy at the same time and is great for anyone with a sharp jawline. You might want to consider a short, choppy bang. This will accentuate the boldness of this haircut. You can also try a softer bang if you feel like choppy isn’t for you. Ask your stylist what would suit your face shape best.
#12: Square Bob with Bangs and Internal Layers
A square bob with bangs and internal layers is timeless, soft, and trendy. Avoid a blunt bang and opt for a shaggy razored bang to achieve this look. It will be helpful to inquire with your stylist about internal layers to remove weight from your hair to create extra texture.
#13: Maroon Bob Cut with Subtle Waves
If you’ve been wondering if you can pull off a short hairstyle, check out this maroon bob cut with subtle waves. When you find your stylist for this job, ask for a deep red tone. It will suit your skin tone. Ask for a razored chin-length bob to keep this look fresh and modern. 6-8 week trims and a color refresh are recommended to keep this style looking and feeling on point.
#14: Sharply Blunt One-Length Bob
Ready for a bold change? Ask for a blunt one-lenth bob, even if your hair isn’t very long to begin with. It can appear as a significant change in style because of the sharp cut edge and because there aren’t any layers. If you have hair on the thinner side, you also might consider going for a blunt bob to add visual weight to your hair.
#15: Seamless Blonde Choppy Bob
A seamless blonde choppy bob could be the perfect addition to your style. Your hair is your crown that you never take off, don’t forget it! It’s important that you take very good care of your hair at home. Especially when it is colored this light.
#16: Golden Blonde Straight Bob Cut
An IT girl style would be a chic golden blonde straight bob cut. This works best if your texture is naturally straight. But, if you can manage your way around hot tools, this polished style can be maintained. Depending on your density, the cut may vary. So make sure the style doesn’t look too much like a helmet. Your stylist should be working in tools like thinning shears. That way your hair lays smooth.
#17: Precision Cut Blonde Bob
Make your fine hair look denser with a precision-cut blonde bob. Go for blunt ends if you want your hair to look fuller and thicker. Having a bob with blunt ends will give your mane the illusion of a fuller silhouette. My advice would be to get your ends trimmed every 6 weeks to keep your hair looking fresh and neat.
#18: Side-Parted and Tousled Blunt Cut
Blunt bobs are perfect for women looking for a bold, professional look. This haircut is versatile and can make you look edgy depending on how you dress. So, no matter what look you’re going for, you can achieve it with this haircut.
#19: Gorgeous Copper Red Bob
Brighten up your dull locks with a gorgeous copper red color. A bob is a great classic cut that can be worn with any hair type and texture. To prevent thick hair from becoming too wide, thin out your dense areas so it will sit correctly. Plan to cut your locks every couple of months to keep your bob looking fresh and the dead ends away.
#20: One-Length Blonde Straight Hair
Consider a one-length bob if you have straight hair and want a crisp, clean look. The blunt lines of the cut create a unique and highly fashionable look that can be worn straight or wavy. This cut is ideal for women with fine hair as it makes the hair appear more full. Keep hair above the shoulders to prevent the hair from flipping out when it hits the shoulders.
#21: Lightly Textured Bob
If you are searching for a trendy style, you should try a lightly textured bob. If you want to rock this bob, a middle part makes it so much better. Ask your stylist for texture cutting only in the ends of your hair to achieve this spectacular shape. You’ll want to blow dry your bob straight ,then curl with a 1-inch iron, and avoid curling the ends. Curling about mid-shaft helps give you that cool flat wave.
#22: Extra Sleek Warm Blonde Bob
If you’re high maintenance and spend time creating your style then an extra sleek bob could be your next ‘do. Talk to your stylist about colors that would compliment you, like a warm blonde. This can compliment your skin tone if your stylist understands what you like and don’t like.
#23: Glossy Jet Black Bob
If you want to stand out and shine, try a jet-black bob. The bob haircut is always a classic go-to and makes fine hair appear thicker because of the dense ends. Use a flat iron to get a sleek straight style followed by a shine spray.
#24: Blunt One-Length Bob with Textured Bangs
Go for a one-length bob with textured bangs for a messy, lived-in look. A one-length short bob haircut works with almost all hair textures and takes no time to style. Use a little of Redken Control Addict Hairspray after styling and brush through for touchable hold.
#25: Neck-Length Blunt Cut for Thin Hair
A neck-length blunt cut bob for thin hair is the perfect style for you if you want it to look like you have more hair than you actually do. A one-length bob for thin hair makes the hair look fuller and thicker, making this a great choice for women that don’t feel they have enough hair. Pair this cut with Redken Guts 10 before styling and you’ll be good as gold.
#26: Textured Blunt Bob with Face-Framing Bangs
A textured blunt bob with face-framing bangs is one of the best one-length style choices this season. A one-length bob with long bangs can never go wrong and is always extra flattering. Use a 1.25-inch curling iron sparingly to get this textured style.
#27: Long Blunt Bob with a Middle Part
Try a long blunt bob with a middle part for something new. A one-length lob haircut can never go wrong when you’re looking for a style that is trendy and low-maintenance. Find a stylist who does a lot of precision cutting to do this cut for you.
#28: Sleek One-Length Bob Style
A sleek one-length bob style could be the perfect addition to your “hairdrobe” this season. A blunt one-length haircut is a classic look that can slim down your round face in no time. The precision of this haircut takes time, so prepare to be patient in the salon chair.
#29: Brunette Blunt Bob with a Center Part
Try out a brunette blunt bob with a center part for something new. A medium one-length bob is a classic look that will never go out of style. A medium-length haircut is very difficult for a stylist to perfect, so give them props when they’re done!
#30: Side-Parted Blunt Cut on Blonde Hair
Try a side-parted blunt cut on blonde hair for something brand new and gorgeous. A one-length blonde bob is low-maintenance but absolutely stunning. Make sure to ask your stylist to use Olaplex when coloring your hair to keep it as healthy as possible.
#31: Blunt Lob Haircut with Brow-Length Bangs
Try a blunt lob haircut with brow-length bangs to look youthful. One-length short hairstyles are classically gorgeous, you can’t go wrong. Make sure the stylist you’re seeing specializes in precision cutting before making your appointment.
#32: One-Length Medium Bob with Icy Blonde Highlights
Try out a one-length medium bob with icy blonde highlights for a modern and sophisticated look. One-length bobs for fine hair help to accentuate the best qualities and angles of your hair and face. Make sure to seek out a stylist who specializes in precision cutting before you take the plunge.
#33: Straight One-Length Lob for Thick Hair
A straight one-length lob for thick hair is a perfect choice if you want something sophisticated and low-maintenance. Make sure to have this cut done by a stylist who specializes in precision cutting.
#34: Wispy Blunt Bob Cut for Fine Hair
Try a wispy blunt bob for fine hair if you feel your hair is thinning and you need a pick-me-up. A one-length bob for fine hair gives the illusion that you have more hair because of the blunt lines. Try using a bit of Kenra Mousse to give you a bit of volume before drying.
#35: Pink Bob with a Blunt Fringe
Try a pink bob with a blunt fringe if you want to look like a superstar. Same-length bob haircuts are all the rage right now and will make you stand out in a crowd. Make sure to talk to your stylist about the maintenance of this kind of hair color before going for it.
#36: Long One-Length Bob with Side Bangs
Try out a long one-length bob with side bangs for an easy new look. A long one-length bob haircut takes no time to style and lasts a long time between trims. Try Redken Aerate before blowdrying to give you volume.
#37: Blunt Bangs for Straight Bobbed Hair
Try blunt bangs for straight bobbed hair to look like the independent, strong woman that you are. A straight one-length bob hairstyle will have you looking put together and like you run the show. Try spraying a bit of Kenra’s Silkening Mist after styling to give wonderful shine.
#38: One-Length French Bob for Women Over 60
Opt for a one-length French bob for women over 60 to revive your look. A one-length bob with a side fringe softens the features making you look younger. Ask your stylist if they have any other ideas about how you should cut your hair before taking the plunge. Communication is key.
#39: Teal Color on a Blunt Bob Cut
If you want to stand out in any crowd, try a teal color on a blunt bob cut. A vibrant color like teal on a one-length blunt bob haircut is one of the most daring and sleek looks you can choose. Make sure to talk to your stylist about the maintenance involved in having a color like this.
#40: Middle-Parted Short Blunt Cut
A middle-parted short blunt cut could be the perfect new style for you. Short one-length bob hairstyles are easy to maintain and style. To get a one-length bob style, blow-dry with a round brush, curling under.
#41: One-Length Round Bob with a Side Part
Try a one-length round bob with a side part for a new look. A short one-length bob haircut gives the illusion of thicker, fuller hair. Make sure you ask your stylist if they have any ideas on how they think your hair should be cut before getting started.
#42: Blunt Bob with Micro Bangs for Older Women
Try a blunt bob with micro bangs for older women if you’re looking for something new and funky. A one-length bob with a fringe is a flattering way to have a low-maintenance haircut. Try applying a few drops of Olaplex No. 7 Bonding Oil before blowdrying to protect the hair from the heat and help with smoothness.
Related: Gorgeous short bobs for older women.
#43: Subtle Layers and Waves on a Bob Cut
Subtle layers and waves on a bob cut are the best way to create modern movement. One-length bobs with layers give an updated yet classic vibe that you can’t go wrong with. Try spraying some of your favorite dry shampoo in your hair after styling to give it a messy, lived-in look.
#44: Copper Chin-Length Bob
Try a copper chin-length bob if you want to stand out. A one-length haircut for short hair is low-maintenance and easy to style. Try straightening just the ends with your flatiron for this sleek look.
#45: Cheek-Length Bob with Baby Bangs
A cheek-length bob with baby bangs could be the perfect fit for your fine hair. A very short one-length bob tends to need frequent trims but is extremely easy to style. This cut works best with fine, straight hair.
#46: Jaw-Length Textured Hair with Curtain Bangs
Jaw-length textured hair with curtain bangs is such a vibe this season. A one-length bob with bangs is a classic look that you can’t go wrong with. This cut works especially well with fine hair.
#47: Blunt Bob with Bangs and Chunky Highlights
Have you ever had a blunt bob with bangs and chunky highlights? A one-length bob haircut with bangs is super cute and easy to maintain. Ask your stylist if they think this style would work for you and your hair texture.
#48: One-Length Blunt Cut with Beachy Waves
You can’t go wrong with a one-length blunt cut with beachy waves. A wavy one-length bob hairstyle is always the way to go if you like sophisticated but fun looks. Spray your waves all over with Redken Windblown and tousle for a beachy vibe.
#49: One-Length Wavy Bob
A one-length wavy bob is one for the books! Try a one-length bob for wavy hair if you love cute but low-maintenance styles. Curl your hair with a one-inch curling iron, let cool, and brush out.