42 Straight Bob Haircut Ideas for a Simple & Chic Look

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Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

The popular straight bob haircut forms a sleek and classy style for any occasion. It’s easy to maintain and makes for a wash-and-go look for women with natural silky locks.

Jeida, a hairstylist from Abu Dhabi, shares her take on this haircut. “People think it’s a simple cut to create since it’s a one-length haircut, but they’re wrong,” she explains. “It entails precision cutting and needs to be in the same length, leaving no room for mistakes.”

The suitability of this haircut depends on your natural hair texture, says Jeida. It’s most compatible with women with silky, straight hair. It would not be ideal for women with wavy curly, textured hair as more effort in styling and upkeep is needed.

When wearing this cut, Jeida states, “I see this haircut as a versatile piece. You have the option to wear it following your natural hair texture or upgrade it using the curling wand or flat iron.”

As with any haircut, she believes in the power of a consultation with a hairstylist. “Before deciding on the cut, ask your hairstylist if the cut suits your hair texture and face shape,” she says. “Don’t forget to ask about the styling and upkeep of this cut and its effect on your current lifestyle.”

Check out these images of trendy straight bob haircuts. These will give you tons of inspiration for your next hair transformation.

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Glossy Platinum Blonde Straight One-Length Bob
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#1: Glossy Platinum Blonde One-Length Bob

Platinum blonde hair is gorgeous, but if you’re low maintenance this may not be right for you. A color such as this one requires very regular color appointments. Plus, an occasional toner to keep your hair from turning yellow. One of the best ways to keep platinum hair looking good is to use a purple shampoo once every 2 weeks. This will help fight brassiness.

#2: Textured Golden Blonde One-Length Bob

Try a warm blonde, short blunt-razor cut for a simple and chic look. Straight hairstyles can be low-maintenance and stylish. So invest in quality products to keep your locks looking their best. This cut is perfect for an effortless style that still looks polished. You’ll have gorgeous hair with minimal fuss with the right styling routine. Plus, this classic look never goes out of style! For extra texture and hold, use light hairspray or mousse when styling.

#3: Chic Asymmetric Lob

If you have a long chin but want a bobbed cut, ask for an asymmetrical lob cut. The added length will elongate your neck. And the shorter side will shorten your chin’s stopping point. When cutting, don’t forget to pay attention to your client’s posture. That way, you are not offsetting the shoulders. Even though one side is longer, they should still pull back to the shoulder evenly.

#4: Straight Bob with a Side Part and Ombre

Give your hair a makeover with this straight bob with a side part and ombre! To keep this style on point, book a trim and tone every 8-10 weeks.

Soft Brunette Straight Bob with a Center Part
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#5: Soft Brunette Bob with a Center Part

A soft brunette bob with a center part is a great cut for a classic, yet casual style. The best part of this haircut is easy styling. Due to the length, it can require styling more often, especially if your hair gets greasy. Adding a dry shampoo into your routine is the key to longevity between washes.

#6: Side-Swept Straight Bob Hairstyle

If you are a woman with a receding hairline, try adding a wispy fringe to your cut. The angled edges of your bangs will allow your fringe to lay softly across your forehead. And it will give you a shorter forehead appearance. This will also give your hairline a fuller look. Don’t forget to ask your stylist for a tutorial on how to style and train your bangs.

Tousled Straight Blunt Cut Bob
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#7: Tousled Straight Blunt Cut Bob

A tousled straight blunt cut bob is a bob that has no elevation or angle on the perimeter of the cut. In my experience, point cutting or using shears vertically gives movement and play. This can help you alleviate some of the bulk and weight on the ends. Making your curls bounce up and not all hang together.

#8: Fashionable Straight Bob Cut

Want a style that speaks chic? A straight bob cut is all style and no fuss. With this in mind, it does work better with certain textures and densities. If you have a thick hair type, to avoid wearing a helmet, your stylist should use a form of debulking or texturizing. This allows your hair to lay correctly.

#9: Brunette Straight Bob with a Large Side Bang

Wondering what to opt for the latest trend this season? Natural brunettes, with a straight bob, are common with embracing one’s natural texture. If you aim for something different, styling it with a large side bang will give you enough of a style variation.

Cute Auburn Graduated Bob for Straight Hair
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#10: Cute Auburn Graduated Bob

Tis the season of the cute auburn graduated bob! But did you know that both the style and color could be customized to your features? Its true, no two bobs are the same and the same goes for hue. Be aware of the features you’d like to enhance during your next visit to the salon. If you don’t know where to start, gather inspiration to collaborate with your stylist.

#11: Voluminous Straight Bob for Women with Glasses

Try the perfect style for a woman with glasses with a voluminous straight bob. A bob is one of the easiest cuts to customize and make your own. You won’t be disappointed with a shorter length because you will get maximum body and volume for thicker-looking tresses.

#12: Shiny Straight Bob with Wispy Bangs

A blunt bob with textured wispy bangs is a great option for women with naturally straight hair, as the hair will fall into place perfectly. Keep this in mind when choosing a haircut, styling this will take absolutely no time. Use a round brush to give your ends roundness finishing the fringe off with a flatiron and textured spray.

White Precision-Cut Bob for Straight Hair
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#13: White Precision-Cut Bob

A white precision-cut bob is a good option for most hair types. It’s classy, sleek, and timeless. When it comes to this type of bob, I usually start the cut wet to get my initial shape. Then I will style the hair, flat iron if I need to, then use my dry cutting shears to clean up the edges. This makes the edges super exact and sharp. With this style, be prepared for all the compliments. It’s that stunning.

#14: Beautiful Dark Brown Bob

A bob is a classy short cut and works well for thin, fine hair as well as thick, coarse hair. For fine hair, the cut will require less layering to keep the blunt, thick look. Styled straight will be a sleek shiny look, add beach waves for a more casual look. The bob is definitely versatile and easy to style.

sleek slightly angled bob with a middle part
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#15: Sleek Slightly Angled Bob with Middle Part

A sleek slightly angled bob with middle part is one of the best hairstyles for straight hair. Sleek one-length bobs do wonders to help thicken fine hair, because the absence of layers bulks the perimeter. Consult with your stylist if a rooty champagne blonde color would compliment your skin tone.

Medium Bob for Thick, Straight Hair
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#16: Medium Bob for Thick, Straight Hair

A medium bob for thick, straight hair is a haircut that requires little to no upkeep. It is suggested that trimming be done in between two or three months to maintain the shape of a medium bob haircut for straight, thick hair.

Straight Asymmetrical Bob
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#17: Straight Asymmetrical Bob

A straight asymmetrical bob is a modern approach to the classic bob. Asymmetrical straight bob cuts have a longer side, falling at the jawline or below. Consider amplifying this haircut with buttery blonde dimensional highlights.

#18: Wispy Bob Cut for Thin Hair

Opt for a wispy bob cut for thin hair. To achieve a lob haircut for thin hair, ask your stylist for a blunt perimeter for finer textures and for textured layers to create a beautiful modern style. A Denman brush is great for blowing out a straight-styled bob.

Straight Lob with Fringe for Women Over 30
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#19: Straight Lob with Fringe for Women Over 30

A straight lob with fringe for women over 30 consists of a body precisely cut in the same length, creating a modern, elegant finish. Bob hairstyles for straight hair flatters women with triangular or oval-shaped faces. If you want longer hair, opt for a lob (long bob).

Related: See more hairstyles for women over thirty.

#20: Straight Layered Bob

A straight layered bob can be cut in the chin or shoulder level, depending on the preference and suitability of the clients. Bob haircuts for straight hair consist of a same-length cut that creates that impression of added volume.

#21: Wash-and-Wear Bob for Women Over 60

Wash-and-wear bob with layers for women over 60 has a longer length on the front and a shorter length in the nape area. This cut offers a lived-in finish with zero effort in styling. The straightest of hair needs trimming to avoid unwanted split ends.

#22: Asymmetrical Straight Bob for Women Over 40

An asymmetrical straight bob for women over 40 is an edgy yet versatile piece. Bob cuts for straight hair are defined further using a flat iron, creating a polished and alluring finish.

Related: See more short hairstyles for women over 40.

Blunt Long Bob
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#23: Blunt Long Bob

blunt long bob is a straight cut with its length residing on the shoulder area. It’s frayed softly at the ends for added movement and texture.

Straight Inverted Bob
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#24: Straight Inverted Bob

A straight inverted bob offers several styling options. The easiest style to recreate is styling bobs for straight hair using a flat iron, leaving a chic, polished finish.

#25: Edgy Angled Bob for Straight-Haired Women

Edgy angled bob for straight-haired women leaves hair with movement and a differentiated texture. If wanted a dimension, add red streaks to black hair. This bob for straight hair is a perfect choice for women who want shorter tresses with an edgy twist.

Related: See more straight hairstyles for short hair.

Shaggy Bob for Straight, Fine Hair
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#26: Shaggy Bob for Straight, Fine Hair

A shaggy bob for straight, fine hair has a concentrated volume effect on the top of the head, creating a volumized, lived-in finish. To recreate this look, use volumizing powder and apply it on the top of your head.

Straight Long Bob for Women Over 50
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#27: Straight Long Bob for Women Over 50

Consider an asymmetrical straight long bob for women over 50 for a big change to your look. A bob cut for straight hair has a deeply parted collarbone-grazing side while the other side is cropped close to head. The extreme variation in lengths is a visual showstopper. Talk to your stylist about scheduling regular trims to keep your look fresh.

Layered Bob for Straighter Hair
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#28: Layered Bob for Straighter Hair

Try a layered bob for straighter hair to achieve movement and texture. Longer layering softens the perimeter and gives the right amount of lift in the crown. Face-framing layers sweeping the jaw remove sharp angles for an overall balanced bob haircut.

Shoulder-Length Long Bob for Straight Hair
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#29: Shoulder-Length Long Bob for Straight Hair

A shoulder-length long bob for straight hair makes quite an impact without the need for a big chop. Medium-length straight bob haircuts are versatile and look beautiful on women with straight or natural hair textures. To achieve piecey separation, try Amika’s Got Grit Dry Texture Paste.

#30: Straight Stacked Bob

A straight stacked bob is a cute go-to short hairstyle for women of all ages. The rounded silhouette effortlessly shows off the side-sweeping texture and volume in the crown. To maintain the shape of a bob haircut for straight hair, you will want to visit your stylist every six weeks.

#31: Low-Maintenance Blonde Bob for Older Women

Go for a low-maintenance bob for older women with a soft, textured bob cut. Low graduation and a straighter neckline create a seamless flow from back to front.

#32: Classic Bob for Women Over 70

A graduated haircut is a classic bob for women over 70. Graduation helps remove bulk from the perimeter and adds volume to the crown. For a youthful touch, add a side-swept fringe or some grey blending baby lights.

Related: See more short bob hairstyles for women over 70.

#33: Sleek Lob for Thin Hair

Try a sleek lob for thin hair to add more volume and structure to your tresses. A straight bob hairstyle is perfect for women with fine strands wanting to give the illusion of thicker hair. If you prefer to go a few days without shampooing, opt for some undone beach waves and finish with Davines’ Hair Refresher.

#34: Straight Blunt Bob Cut

A straight blunt bob cut is a classic haircut with clean lines. Straight bob hairstyles that fall at chin-length compliment oval face shapes best. Ask your hairstylist about texturizing if softer ends are preferred.

#35: Short Bob Haircut with Bangs

Try a short bob haircut with bangs for a timeless hairstyle with a bit of flair. A long, textured fringe balances the crisp lines on straight bobs. For optimal fullness, blow-dry with IGK’s Beach Club Bouncy Blowout Cream and finish with IGK’s No Limit Dry Volume and Thickening Spray on your dark brown tresses.

#36: Undercut Bob for Thick, Straight Hair

An undercut bob for thick, straight hair is a good option for women who want to make their faces look thinner. Adding a fringe gives a more delicate detail to such a chop and hair type.

Brown and Blonde Balayage Bob
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#37: Brown and Blonde Balayage Bob

A brown and blonde balayage bob is a haircut designed for women who like geometric strands with a very straight base. The straight bob haircut enriches a smooth texture and gives a modern look.

#38: Sleek Graduated Bob Cut

A sleek graduated bob cut is ideal for women with fine hair textures that aspire to have an extra layer of volume to their tresses. This short hairstyle is classic and easy to rock!

#39: Layered Lob for Straighter Hair

A layered lob for straighter hair conveys attitude and a super authentic personality. A bob hairstyle for straight hair can have the ends frayed to give more lightness and bounce.

#40: Straight Bob with Bangs and Glasses

A straight bob with bangs and glasses is a timeless piece. It’s a short haircut with perfect symmetry that never goes out of style. Try varying the eyewear to give the straight bob cut a modern look.

Straight Pixie Bob Hairstyle
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#41: Straight Pixie Bob Hairstyle

A straight pixie bob hairstyle is perfect for lengthening a short neck. The neck is a part of the body that is usually exposed daily. Wearing a straight bob style like this that highlights the neck presents a chic and polished look.

#42: Chin-Length Bob for Straight Hair

The chin-length bob for straight hair with a pin-straight base looks beautiful with elongated bangs. Straight bob styles look modern with the ends slightly turned inwards, with the help of a blow-dryer and round brush.

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