25 Best Stacked Bob Hairstyles of 2018

Hailing from the classic 60s, the stacked bob is a shorter haircut that makes use of precisely cut graduated layers to create a rounded full-bodied shape at the back of the head. You can have it mid-length, super short, or with cute bangs, and this versatility is the reason why it never goes out style! Believe me when I say, nothing can go wrong with this chic hairstyle. When cut to perfection, this usually slightly angled cut has limitless varieties that can suit any type of face shape and hair texture! For dense and thick hair, the stacked layers remove undesirable bulk to allow for more movement. On the other hand, it can also be styled to add volume to thin and fine hair. Whether you style it sleek and smooth or tousled and textured, the most important thing to do is to find the best version that will complement your personality and hair type, and this collection of stacked bobs was specifically made to do just that!

Long Stacked Bob

Long Stacked Bob
Instagram @em.ily.hair

Pair your angled shoulder-length cut with chunky highlights and lively waves for a look that is dimensional and totally gorgeous!

Short Curly Stacked Bob

Short Curly Stacked Bob
Instagram @peachiehair

This features how precise cutting and the use of highlights and lowlights can gorgeously define and give life to curls! A shadow root can also give added dimension.

Slanted Stacked Bob

Slanted Stacked Bob
Instagram @hairbyteressa

A sassy stack this tousled neck-length haircut is! You can also opt for warm highlights for a dimensional look.

Short Stacked Bob

Short Stacked Bob
Instagram @bryandoesmyhair

Thick hair looks so marvelous when it’s high up at ear to neck-length. Light colors like blonde and silver can help add volume to the whole hairstyle.

Stacked Medium Length Bob

Stacked Medium Length Bob
Instagram @melissa.gill

Even a slightly angled shape can do a great job in enhancing your hair’s texture and volume! Just make sure to use the best products when styling waves for a lasting gorgeous effect.

Gorgeous Stacked Bob for Thin Hair

Stacked Bob for Thin Hair
Instagram @tmhairstylez

Going gradually with increasing lengths of layers creates the illusion of a bulky and beautifully shaped back that makes your hair look denser than it is.

Super Short Bob

Super Short Stacked Bob
Instagram @tammygamsobeauty

Keep it sassy with this cute pixie-bob cut that is trimmed at the nape area but kept long at the top for versatility in styling.

Bob for Naturally Curly Hair

Bob for Naturally Curly Hair
Instagram @girl_with_the_curl_

Appear chic with your curls by trying this messy angled neck-length cut. Add some blonde highlights for a more distinct look!

Edgy Stacked LOB

Edgy Stacked LOB
Instagram @glamiris

This lived-in long and layered cut is a total stunner with its highlights that provide amazing contrast and dimension on natural dark hair! It’s a sexy take on the modern long bob.

Stacked Bob with Bangs

Stacked Bob with Bangs
Instagram @willowsalonmn

Q&A with style creator, Jenna
Stylist @ Willow Salon in Maple Grove, MN

How would you describe this look?

It’s sassy and fun yet sophisticated. I like that this cut looks amazing curled and messy or straight. It’s easy to style and if you’re looking for something that’s a good mix between long and short, this is it. The color works well for this client because it is great for grey blending.

Any advice for someone considering it?

If you want something that you can style multiple ways (straight, wavy, teased, etc), this is the perfect look and is easy to get volume and texture. The best product to use with this look is texturizing hairspray to give it that tousled texture. Have fun and play around with it because there are so many different looks you can get!

Stacked Inverted Bob

Q&A with style creator, Natasha Raquel
Stylist @ Shine Salon & Dry Bar in West Dundee, IL


How would you describe this look?

This look is the perfect step toward a first-time color without it looking totally artificial. It’s so soft and enhances the soft layering in the cut beautifully.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This cut and style are so easy to achieve with very few styling tools and styling products. A light volume foam is such a great product to start with. It will allow you to create volume without a stiff hold.

I love to start my looks with a good flat wrap using a Denman brush or a small boar paddle brush that will ensure smoothness and create a natural volume based on the head shape. Once completely dry, I use a medium or small round brush for the front fringe area to give it extra bounce and put a bit of a bend in the hair to create interest. You could also opt for a curling iron as well as create the same look in the front. Then I finish with a light moveable hairspray.

This look is great for fine hair that needs movement. Keeping some length in front create a beautiful elongated look which is very slimming.

Blonde Short Bob with Bangs

Stacked Short Bob with Bangs
Instagram @hairbyjilly

Q&A with style creator, Jill Toma
Hairstylist @ Salon Westlake in Westlake Village, CA


How would you describe this look?

I would say this cut is somewhat of a stacked bob with a slight undercut to give it more volume. This gal has fine wispy hair in front with quite a bit more in back. I wanted to create a natural ebb and flow with many interior layers in the back allowing the top of the cut to sit nicely without much product to weigh it down. With this cut for a fine hair, less product is best.

Some styling cream for the blowdry (cream over a moose as her hair is on the dry side and the alcohol in the moose dries it out more and the cream is more smoothing on her frizz), a little dry powder root lift at the crown and top it off with your favorite spray. The front is softened with fringe and layers but kept the edges sharp to fit with her button-down personality. I feel anyone/any age can wear this cut as long as it’s tailored to their personality.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This gals lifestyle is on the go but that doesn’t mean this is your low maintenance color and cut. I see this client every 5 weeks like clockwork for highlights/cut and bang trims in between. But hey if you want to get noticed this is your go to. She gets stopped everywhere she goes. She’s my walking billboard!

Shaggy Bob

Stacked Shaggy Bob
Instagram @6feet_of_style

Q&A with style creator, Jessica Parker
Independent Stylist in Scottsdale, AZ


How would you describe this look?

This cut is an update on the stacked bob. The lived-in color, texture, and tousled wave all help to make it feel fresh instead of the same old bob.

The best thing about this look is how versatile it is! The style is cut right in. The hair will fall into place whether it’s blown smooth or waves are added.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This cut is perfect for fine to medium density hair and works well for most face shapes. You’ll want to visit your stylist every 6-8 weeks in order to maintain the shape.

Finer hair types use a heat protectant blowout spray on damp hair. Once dry, add texture with 1″ iron and then mist a sea salt spray for a beachy finish. Medium hair types use a smoothing blowout cream before blow drying. Add waves with a 1″ iron and finish with a cocktail of pomade with your favorite serum/oil to give it definition and shine.

Stacked Bob with Layers

Q&A with style creator, Ingrid Kissel
Future Professional @ Paul Mitchell the School in Green Bay, WI


How would you describe this look?

This cut is great for any texture and density! It’s so easy to style every day or run a flat iron or curler through to change it up. The color has a lot of dimension with keeping that underneath darker and it’s flattering for many face shapes and is almost slimming to the neck area.

Any advice for someone considering it?

With foiled highlights, there will be outgrowth that needs upkeep so keep in mind you’ll be back in the salon every 4-6 weeks. The cut will also require upkeep to keep the lines clean at the neck.

Everyday styling can be as low maintenance as you want it to be. You can let it air dry and rock a more lived-in look or straighten it and add some Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger Treatment Oil from the mids to ends to add shine and softness and finish the look!

Medium Stacked Bob

Q&A with style creator, Jacquelyn Marie
Cosmetologist / Makeup Artist @ Bii Natural Salon & Shop in West Dundee, IL


How would you describe this look?

The color is a custom balayage highlight with a gray coverage color touch-up. The cut is a razor layered graduated diagonal forward bob. Both color and cut by me.

I can’t say any single part of this look is my favorite. What I do love is that this look is organic. It’s light, airy, and lived-in.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This color is more low maintenance when it comes to touch-ups. You can go to a couple of appointments with just color touch-ups to cover gray. These kinds of blended highlights grow out beautifully – no lines of demarcation. Balayage is the way to go these days. “Natural highlights” will always look like an effortless beauty.

This cut does require some styling daily. The razored layers look organic, as well as grow out beautifully.

Stacked Angled Bob

Q&A with style creator, Stephanie Pachla
Stylist @ Mila Salon and Spa in Shelby Township, MI


How would you describe this look?

This is a stacked bob with lots of texture. I took weight out through the back especially to keep it from looking too bulky. For styling, I used a 1″ barrel curling iron to create a soft tousled look.

The color is a Wella Professional line and we wanted to deepen her down from her summer golden blonde. I added in deep reddish lowlights to maintain dimension and then made her base a rich auburn tone.

Any advice for someone considering it?

For someone who is seeking this look, I would say it’s all about the maintenance when it comes to a cut like this. You have to be willing to get it cleaned up in order to maintain the shape. It can work well on most hair types because the graduation through the back adds fullness if you have finer hair but it’s also a nice option for someone with thick hair as long as the weight is taken out and texture is added.

I typically always use a volume spray to achieve this look. My favorite is thickening hairspray by Bumble and Bumble. I also used a styling lotion to add moisture and shine and to protect against heat styling. My favorite is called Perfect Me and is in Wella’s Eimi styling line.

Stacked Wavy Bob

Q&A with style creator, Laura Vance
Cosmetologist @ Hair Bar in Natchitoches, LA


How would you describe this look?

I love this cut because it gives the look of a lot of effort without complicated styling. The shape is interesting to the eye and looks great both straight and curly, so you can rock your natural wave pattern or quickly run a flat iron through it if you’re in a hurry. When you have more time to style, you can curl it like shown here for this refined but slightly edgy look! The color is a balayage, which gives a ton of depth and dimension with less upkeep than traditional color.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Stacked bob haircuts are great for coarse or thick hair but can also work on fine, thin hair when the right products are used. This client has thin hair, so to style it I used L’anza Healing Oil on damp hair then blow dried and curled with a flat iron with about one inch of the ends left out. I finished it with Kenra Dry Texture spray for a bit of “grip” and teased the crown area for extra volume. This cut would also be perfect for round or wide face shapes since the long pieces in the front help to balance the width the face. The ease of styling and the balayage color are awesome for people with busy lifestyles or those who don’t want to spend a ton of time on their hair, but want to look like they did!

Stacked Asymmetrical Bob

Stacked Asymmetrical Bob
Instagram @jcastillohair

Q&A with style creator, Jessica Castillo
Hairdresser @ Panther City Salon in Fort Worth, TX


How would you describe this look?

This is an asymmetrical bob with classic graduation. I really love this shape because the graduation allows the haircut to be tailored to fit the client’s head shape. This allows for a really nice grow out. The unexpected asymmetry adds an unconventional element to bring a little more edginess to a classic shape.

Any advice for someone considering it?

The good news about this look is that it can be achieved in almost anyone who already has the length in the right places. The irony of going shorter is that sometimes, layers and face-framing have to grow out enough to create a strong angle in the front like this one. If the shape is executed correctly, it will work nicely on almost anyone because it is specificity tailored to the client’s head shape. If you are thinking about trying out this look, just go into it with an open mind and let the art happen!

Stacked Layered Bob

Stacked Layered Bob
Instagram @km_hair_studio

Q&A with style creator, Kris Schiller
Stylist @ KM Hair Studio in Gulf Shores, AL


How would you describe this look?

This look is a seamless stacked bob. When I was thinking about what I wanted to achieve, my goal was to make sure you didn’t see any hard lines. A razor and shears were both used throughout the haircut.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This is a versatile haircut. I would adjust the length, height, and volume depending on the texture of the hair and face shape. A good consultation helps to ensure the success of the haircut and to meet the client’s expectations.

Shoulder Length Stacked Bob

Q&A with style creator, Sarah Brophy
Licensed Cosmetologist @ Lace’d Unisex Hair Salon in Langhorne, PA


How would you describe this look?

I would call this look a shaggy bob. This client originally came to me as a color correction. This was her 3rd session with me and I finally was able to achieve the goal color beigey blonde. The maintenance of this color is low because we can bring the root down for a more shadowed looked.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Have an open mind for styling. Using the right size tools will help create the intended shape of the haircut. Even using a 1″ curling iron will enhance the look of the haircut.

Stacked Chin-Length Bob

Q&A with style creator, Jessica Kingsbury
Stylist @ Cherry Creek Hair Company in Puyallup, WA


How would you describe this look?

This is a fun textured bob that has lots of built-in texture and movement. It has a pretty high stack in the back with a dramatic angle. For this particular client, she wanted to get a little edgier with some custom design on the underneath.

I created this color by doing a partial traditional foil placement leaving the underneath her natural color. I lightened her to a super pale blonde and then glossed her with a light pastel lilac.

The greatest part of this style is the versatility. It can be worn super sleek and perfect, or you can make it more undone with some soft waves. It is a fairly easy style that always gets tons of compliments and the lilac will sure to turn some heads.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This particular haircut can really be achieved on many hair types, rather than be fine or thick, wavy or straight. As for the desired color, I recommend the client who does not have really dark natural hair. This allows you to get the natural hair color to a super pale blonde that you need in order to achieve the pale pastel lilac.

The ideal client for this look is someone who is ok to invest in their hair. When you choose pale pastel colors you have to be up for the investment of coming into the salon every 4 weeks for a refresher so your hair doesn’t grab onto unwanted tones and keeps it that light pastel.

At home care for this client, I shampooed and conditioned her with Kevin.Murphy Blonde Angel Wash and Rinse. Towel dried her, next added Kevin.Murphy body builder volumizing mousse all over the entire head. I then round brushed her with a 1-inch Moroccan oil round brush. After she was blown out with mega volume and smoothness I then went in with my GHD flat iron to smooth out the ends. To finish the look I added a little bit of Kevin.Murphy Bedroom hair Texture spray to her ends to make it a little more undone Then did a light mist of Eleven Australian give me hold flexible hold hairspray for medium strength hold.

Stacked Choppy Bob

Stacked Choppy Bob
Instagram @ashleyyjames8

Q&A with style creator, Ashley James
Hairstylist & Level 4A Educator @ Kristina Michele Salon in Hackettstown, NJ


How would you describe this look?

This is one of my favorite balayage clients. With hair painting techniques we are able to give a more natural dimensional look.

Any advice for someone considering it?

The sassy stacked bob hairstyle works well with most hair types and face shapes. It is easy to style either straight or with some fun waves. I like to use a mousse or cream for blow drying and a light styling paste to add texture when dry.

Stacked A-Line Bob

Stacked A-Line Bob
Instagram @dre.xo

Q&A with style creator, Andrea Peña
Professional Hairstylist / Makeup Artist @ Kut Haus Salon in Glendora, CA


How would you describe this look?

This look is a very edgy, daring, and sassy look. I love the way the sharp and longer front corners elongate the face and the way the round shape on the back just hugs her head and gives it a beautiful shape so easily after round brushing it. I love adding layers in the back to bobs so they fall nicely around the shape of my clients head.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Depending on their hair texture, it may or may not require much styling. So if they have very unruly hair, it might require more effort in styling. That is something to consider before trying this look. But also, people who desire short hair but have round faces (like myself) can definitely rock this look. The longer front will help give the illusion of an oval face shape, which is usually ideal and goal for most clients.

Stacked Bob for Thick Hair

Q&A with style creator, Erica Branch
Hairstylist / Booth Renter @ Impressions Hair Studio in Saraland, AL


How would you describe this look?

This is one of my absolute favorite hairstyles! It’s super cute and fun to play around with. Styling made simple with this haircut. It’s an easy blow-and-go, or you can give it some textured beach waves. It’s very versatile. The color is a natural balayage for a subtle lived-in look.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This haircut requires a bit more attention than most. If it’s too long, it can be a headache! Regular haircuts are a must to keep it shaped up and looking fabulous. With this color, it’s very low maintenance. Keeping it looking as natural as possible but yet having a few pops of color. It makes it simple for someone who is on the go and doesn’t have time to go to the salon for a touch up ever 4-6 weeks. I used a 1″ curling iron & Amika texture spray to give the curls some texture to create this look.

Trendy Undercut

Trendy Undercut
Instagram @shmoakin_hair

Q&A with style creator, Sheridan Holyoak
Hairstylist @ AVEsalon in Ogden, UT


How would you describe this look?

This cut is a textured slightly stacked bob with an undercut. On this particular client, her hair is actually shaved all the way around her head on the underneath side. I love being able to see the undercut when it’s tucked behind her ear. I think it adds just a little extra detail to the overall look.

Also, for clients that have a tricky neckline, but still want a bob, that is another benefit of the undercut. If you can eliminate any cowlicks or swirls on the neckline you can still achieve a very sharp baseline. I cannot claim the color.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Prepare to be styling your hair most days. Find good quality salon product to achieve the look you’re wanting. If the client isn’t sure what she needs, she needs to ask her stylist and hopefully, they can turn them in the right direction. For this style, I used products from Kevin Murphy and Davines.

I always use a leave-in conditioner and heat protectant. If a volume product is needed I will use one, but since this client has so much hair it wasn’t needed. For dry styling, I use a GHD flatiron and loosely curl pieces leaving out the ends and finish with a dry texture spray or light spray wax.

I would recommend this cut and style for anyone who has a fair amount of hair and has the time to style it. I think the bob haircuts we see now look great on most face shapes and can be styled many ways. I would just recommend finding a stylist who is seasoned in cutting short hair who can give you a good length and texture to complement their own face shape.