21 Best Blonde Bob Color Ideas to Inspire Your Next Cut and Color

Best blonde bob haircuts

A blonde bob is a short to medium length hair cut at around ear to shoulder level and colored with any shade of blonde. If you’re tired of lengthy hairstyles and dark or vivid hair colors, slashing down to a light shade and a cropped cut can be a refreshing result!

This year is the year to be courageous and revealing, and with the abundant shades of blonde, it’s guaranteed that there’s one for you to express your individuality. Matched with a bob cut that takes on the shape of your face, you’re sure to have a look that’s oh-so-flattering!

Seriously fierce blonde bobs have been the signature looks of Taylor Swift, Reese Witherspoon, Kim Kardashian, and Taraji Henson for some time, and they proved that this hairstyle suits every skin tone and hair texture flawlessly. Florida hairstylist and colorist Justin Dillaha creates all kinds and lengths of blonde bobs on babes and demonstrates how texture plays a huge role in making this hairstyle work out for the overall look.

If you plan on keeping the same length and color for a long time, salon visits should be on your calendar every 4-6 weeks. In between those visits, using the appropriate products and styling tools can make or break your hairstyle’s longevity. Consult your stylist for the best recommendations!

Convinced of all the right reasons to try this classic, sexy option? Then it’s time to switch up your style to one of these blonde bob hairstyles below!

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Platinum Blonde

Platinum Blonde bob
Instagram @shorthairbyshawni

Ice cold but comes in fiercely hot. Brighten up any room with this hue. Make sure to get layered waves with your platinum bob for maximum style.

Balayage Blonde

Balayage Blonde Bob
Instagram @echosalongr

Honey colors carefully swept over, making your blonde locks more luscious than ever on this bob haircut.

Caramel Blonde A-Line

Caramel Blonde a-line bob
Instagram @shorthairbyshawni

The way the blonde tones melt in each other is just divine! The uneven cut makes this even more appealing.

Short Blonde Bob with Bangs

Short Blonde Bob with Bangs
Instagram @melmattison

Flaunt those icy blonde locks with an apple bob and blunt bangs. Now you’re looking real chic!

Ash Blonde with Dark Roots

Ash Blonde Bob
Instagram @hairby_yv0

This neat blonde ombre bob that shows how flavorful two-toned hair is. How extra is having a two-colored lob!

Golden Blonde Inverted Bob

Blonde inverted bob
Instagram @hexgirlhair

The front is normally long while the back is kept short. This way, the fringes on this blonde bob hairstyle would greatly help shape the face along with the varied honey blonde hues.

Light Blonde Curly

Light blonde curly bob
Instagram @kriscolesalon

Golden blonde is such an immaculate color. Those large curls help create a cherubic effect that cuts down on your years.

Icy Blonde Middle Part Bob

Blonde middle part bob
Instagram @erin.boha

Having a middle part is a risky style to keep. For some, it further emphasizes features that should be balanced. Yet, this icy blonde bob style is a sure win once you’ve put your own personal touch to it.

Honey Blonde

Honey Blonde bob
Instagram @taylorcolehair

Brunette and blonde as one color! Seamless transition in a blunt bob with honey blonde is to die for.

Strawberry Blonde Angled Bob

Blonde angled bob
Instagram @cherygibsonthehairstylist

A cute name for a cute color! A flowing blonde long bob (lob) is the one you should be wearing this coming season.

Short Blonde Bob

Short Blonde Bob
Instagram @glamhairbyjackie

Keep your short blonde bob graduated at the back while wavy layers maintain a fresh look upfront.

With Blonde Highlights

A casual blonde with caramel colors gives all the simplicity that you need in a hairstyle. Add some soft waves to volumize hair.

Q&A with style creator, Sarah Krook
Master Stylist and Davines Ambassador @ Hunt & Gather Hair Co. in Victoria, BC

How would you describe this look?

My favorite thing about this look is the slight stagger drop root! I achieved this by slightly angling the foils towards the back of the head and painting the lightener in a V-shape on a tiny weave highlights or “babylights”. This achieves a staggering natural root, allowing the client to let the color grow out softly without a harsh root line! Then, I just added a few balayage pieces around the foils to add depth to the blonde and brighten the rest of the ends!

Any advice for someone considering it?

This look works really well for those low maintenance clients who only want to touch up their highlights every so often. The cut is a simple long textured bob or “lob” which works great on someone with fine hair but lots of it. The subtle textured layers in the back help to create shape and dimension, and when paired with an amazing product like Bedroom Hair by Kevin Murphy, it can help add height at the crown and elongate the face. This look works really well on a rounder face shape.

Choppy Bob

Choppy Bob
Instagram @studioradiate

Q&A with style creator, Jasmine Radiate
Master Stylist @ Studio Radiate in Perry, UT

How would you describe this look?

This choppy blonde lob is a combo of old grown out color and baby lights full head weave. I used Oligo cool tones and 10 volume. Then tone it with 9T JKS bond builder toner. Then applied Brazilian Blowout Split End Corrector for integrity and durability.

I then cut it as a simple undercut wet, using the 7-inch beveled shears from Hanzo Hattori. Then softened it up dry using the 40 teeth texture shears also by Hanzo Hattori shears. I style using the Saints and Sinners texture spray then curled loosely with a 1 1/4 inch hot tools marcel iron. Then through the mids to ends, I used Saints And Sinners Illuminati serum for shine and separation.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Consider how much you wear your hair up. You’d want the maintenance of keeping it blunt and fresh. For color, this can vary depending on the natural level. Overall this is a pretty cute simple cut and style for everyone!

I do think this look is darling with 2 knots half up! Also, Dutch braids are great, and wearing the texture from the braids too is adorable!

Graduated Blonde Ombre Bob

Graduated Blonde Ombre Bob
Instagram @cassderosa

Q&A with style creator, Cassandra DeRosa
Owner / Hair Colorist @ Jae Lace LLC / Salon 202 in Howell, NJ

How would you describe this look?

This look would be described as a sandy/beige platinum beachy textured blunt bob!

Any advice for someone considering it?

This look is perfect for someone who really isn’t the best at styling their hair and is looking for an edgy/trendy vibe. If cut right, the cut will almost style itself with a few twists of the flat iron and some texture spray. Texture spray with this cut will be your best friend. This cut looks best on an oval/long face shape and is amazing for people with really fine/thin hair. It makes the ends look a lot thicker!

Medium Blonde

Q&A with style creator, Danae Michele Jacob
Hairstylist & Business Owner @ Danae Michele Hair Design in Calgary, AB

How would you describe this look?

I had fun doing this medium blonde angled bob for my client because she had come in with long, grown-out blonde, and it was a total makeover for her! We did a ton of foils and then toned it overall. I love foils because they add great dimension to hair that is feeling so dull.

The cut we did was an inverted bob haircut. I kept long pieces around the face because I find that leaving length to at least just below the chin helps elongate the face – especially for people who might have a rounder face. I always love finishing my client with soft waves which shows them not only the dimension of the color but also the fun they can have with their new cut!

Any advice for someone considering it?

Invest in good hair products – not only to help with styling but also to protect their new color and help it last longer. These types of cuts are great for this time of year when people want something fun and easy for summer. This look can add body and shape for people who have thinner or limp hair, and it can also add more freedom and versatility for people who have super thick hair that they don’t know what to do with or have trouble keeping up with.

I find that once people try this style, they keep it for a while because it gives them a sense of style, and they fall in love with the way it makes them feel with their own confidence. It’s perfect for busy people who don’t want to spend forever on their hair in the morning or who need a style that is easy on the go!

Dark Blonde Wavy Hair

Dark Blonde Wavy Hair
Instagram @stephhmariee_

Q&A with style creator, Stephanie Marie
Hairstylist @ The Grand in Orange County, CA

How would you describe this look?

This dark blonde wavy bob is for the modern girl who wants something edgy and bright but with a low maintenance feel. With having a more golden color, it makes a woman look more youthful while warming up the skin tone. It’s not only perfect for any skin color, but it’s also great for those who want to spend less time at the salon.

To achieve this color, I did a full babylight/balayage to make her as solid as possible. What will make this color low maintenance is doing a root shadow that melts into the golden blonde that should last her about 3-4 months. My favorite part about this color and cut is that it looks good on anyone whether you’re in your early 20s or late 40s.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This is perfect for a client who wants a change – someone who wants something different but without going extreme. Not only does it go with anyone but the color fits all skin tones. Golden blonde with a short blunt cut is a look that is edgy, stylish, and easy to style. Whether you like soft waves or straight hair, it’s an easy style for the modern woman who needs to spend less time styling.

Long Blonde Bob

Long Blonde Bob
Instagram @ambermcmahen

Q&A with style creator, Amber McMahen
Hairstylist / Master Colorist @ Bianchis Salon in Clinton Township, MI

How would you describe this look?

This blonde lob is a lived-in chic. The color we kept a bit rooted, so she has a soft grow out and never appears to have new growth. My favorite thing about this look is how it all just melts together perfectly – the angled lob with the soft romantic wave and the placement of the balayage really just showcases everything perfectly!

I love the brightness of the highlights around her face! I always tell my clients, your highlights are only as strong as your lowlights. For a lower maintenance color, keep everything soft with a bit of root but kick it up a notch around the face so the client feels nice and bright!

Any advice for someone considering it?

Have fun with with this long blonde bob! If you are interested in lower maintenance color then this is for you! You can always brighten up more around the face and keep everything else soft. Depending on our face shape is where the shape of the haircut comes in.

You can keep the angle but if you have a longer face shape you may want to consider incorporating a side swept bang or curtain bang. This cut also looks amazing straight or with a natural texture, so if you want to have options for styling this one for you. Let your personality shine through! What is also great about this look is you can still get it up into a ponytail for the days you don’t feel like styling it!

Dirty Blonde Lob

Dirty Blonde Lob
Instagram @sohni_hair

Q&A with style creator, Sonia Ochoa
Hairstylist @ Shampoo Ink Salon & Spa in Phoenix, AZ

How would you describe this look?

This dirty blonde bob haircut is effortless and stylish. What I love about this is that you get such a soft natural grow-out with a cut and color that people will be asking about weeks later if you just got your color done.

Any advice for someone considering it?

The other reason I love this style is that almost anyone could wear this. It can be personalized to the person’s face shape, personality, and lifestyle gave the right cut, texture, and the right shade of blonde to fit the client in your chair.

That’s why it’s up to me as the professional to make sure I have a thorough consultation to ensure my client understands the process and how they can achieve this look.

Silver Blonde Layered Bob

Q&A with style creator, Ashley Moody
Stylist @ Ashley Moody Hair in Crossville, TN

How would you describe this look?

I love the versatility of this blonde bob cut and dimension of the color! Combining the icy highlights with a darker shade is a great way to work the ever so popular icy blonde into your everyday style. The cut can be styled smoothed and polished or spice it up with some texture. This look is work approved with a bit of an edge!

Any advice for someone considering it?

This is a fantastic look for a working professional who wants to express her style! I always recommend a smoothing oil for a polished office look and a spray wax for more tousled Friday night on the town!

If an icy shade like this is your hair goal and you are currently a medium brown to black, patience is key! Achieving this look could take numerous appointments. Enjoy the different shades you achieve along your hair journey!

White Blonde Blunt Cut Bob

Q&A with style creator, Keira Salton
Manager @ Elenbi Salons in Coolum Beach, Australia

How would you describe this look?

This is what I call the modern blunt bob with blonde hair. Having a soft shadow at the root makes this blonde appear to be more of a lived-in look and is so much better maintenance-wise for that person who doesn’t have a lot of time on their hands. Pairing it with a super modern blunt edge but softness around the face blends the two together perfectly

Any advice for someone considering it?

This look isn’t for everyone though. To lighten the hair to this blonde takes a lot of work and sometimes won’t happen in one go.

I would always suggest having the L’Oreal Smart Bond added into their color, ending with a Kerastase Ritual to keep the strength and nutrition locked in. The Evo Fabuloso purple conditioner is a must have to keep the tone of the blonde not turn to a brassy color. It’s something you need to do only once a week, so you can always have that fresh salon blonde at home.

Blonde Long Bob

Blonde Long Bob
Instagram @hairbyjess_fl

Q&A with style creator, Jessie Bennett
Master Stylist @ Pure & Couture Salon in Destin, FL

How would you describe this look?

This look is a cute undone long bob for blonde hair that is perfect for anyone on the go! Put a few waves in with your curling iron and mess it up with some texture spray and you’re out the door. I love how natural the blonde is and how the cut complements it by showing off all of the beachy dimension. Perfection is not the key to this style – and that’s what actually makes it so perfect in my opinion! Anyone can style and rock this!

Any advice for someone considering it?

Someone with this cut and color definitely needs to be committed to coming into the salon every 6-8 weeks for a face frame highlight and a trim. For styling, use a 1″ curling iron and curl away from your face on both sides. Run your fingers through your curls and tousle it with some Davines dry texture spray (my personal fav) for hold and to add volume.