50 Hottest Shoulder-Length Bob Haircuts (Medium Length Bobs)

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Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

Shoulder-length bob hairstyles are bobs cut at or just below the shoulders. A shoulder-length bob can be styled in different ways, such as with bangs or balayage. Your medium-length bob can be wavy, straight, shaggy, or layered. Bobs offer you various options to keep your style modern, classic, or trendy. When it comes to medium bob hairstyles, bobs work on all hair textures, too!

Medium bob hairstyles are iconic and trendy this year. This statement cut offers a universally flattering shape with fabulous wash-and-wear quality. Its roots can be traced back to Cleopatra. London’s Vidal Sassoon refined the bob silhouette and achieved global popularity and notoriety for its strong emphasis on clean, geometric lines.

His crafting of iconic medium bob haircuts for women worn by Nancy Kwan, Mary Quant, Grace Coddington, Peggy Moffitt, Diana Ross, and Twiggy continues to influence contemporary versions. Its enduring popularity is evident when celebrities like Victoria Beckham and Katie Holmes debut this headline-making haircut. When it comes to a bob, you can wear it short or long, or try any medium-length bobs for a look that’s just right for you.

So before your next hair appointment, check out these photos of shoulder-length bob hairstyles.

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#1: Straight Angled Lob with Money Pieces

If you’re looking for an eye-catching hairstyle, try a straight, angled lob with a money piece. This style is perfect for those with medium-length hair who want to add dimension. The money piece will frame your face, creating a look that will draw attention to your eyes. To get this look, use a flat iron to create smooth layers and then finish it off with a texturizing spray or mousse. With proper care and maintenance, this bob for straight hair can last up to six weeks.

#2: Lob Cut with Medium Choppy Layers

With choppy layers and framing, the lob cut is a great way to add dimension and texture to medium-length hair. Its modern appeal lies in the versatility of styling. Your hair will look incredible whether you style it sleek or tousled. The beauty of this shoulder-length long bob haircut is that it looks good with minimal styling. So if you’re looking for low maintenance but still want to keep up with trends, this is a perfect choice!

Bright Blonde Medium-Length Bob with Darker Roots
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#3: Bright Blonde Medium-Length Bob with Darker Roots

Check out this bright blonde medium-length bob with darker roots! This look is perfect. It’s comfortable, off the shoulder, and in this case, it’s a low-maintenance color to prolong visits between highlights. I recommend asking your stylist for a bob right at the shoulders. And ask for a balayage with a root shadow for the color.

#4: Straight Wispy Layers on Medium-Length Brown Hair

Try this shoulder-length bob with straight wispy layers to achieve a fresh and modern look. The medium layered bob gives the hair lengths perfect for framing your face while keeping it light and airy. This style offers versatility and is easy to maintain. Use a round brush when blow-drying for added volume or leave it as is for an effortless, natural look.

#5: Deep Side-Parted Classic Lob

When changing lengths, this deep side-parted lob is classic hair to wear. This haircut sits on the shoulders, and the color perfectly frames the face to brighten up your features. Long enough to pull back but short enough to be a real style!

Wavy Collarbone Bob with Caramel Highlights
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#6: Wavy Collarbone Bob with Caramel Highlights

This wavy collarbone bob with caramel highlights is fun, versatile, and truly a style for all. Bangs are all you need to personalize and tailor this haircut to your facial features and make it your own.

Middle-Parted Brunette Bob Hair with Textured Ends
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#7: Middle-Parted Brunette Hair with Textured Ends

Frame your face with middle-parted brunette hair with textured ends! The shorter layers around the face are enough to give you some volume and dimension around your face without committing to a bang. Try this beautiful style for brunettes next time you hit the salon!

Burgundy Stacked Short to Medium-Length Bob
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#8: Burgundy Stacked Short to Medium-Length Bob

There’s nothing sexier than a literally flawless and perfectly cut stacked bob! These smooth and shiny straight strands on this medium bob haircut also emphasize the vibrant burgundy shade.

#9: Modern Long Bob with Undercut

An eye-catching long bob with an undercut is suitable for thick-haired women with straight or wavy hair textures that want to amp up their style with a dose of unique edginess.

Jet Black Lob for Thick Hair
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#10: Jet Black Lob for Thick Hair

A classic style that never goes out of being trendy is a lob for thick hair. It’s one of my favorite hairstyles you can customize to any face shape and hair texture. Please keep in mind that you may need more layers in the style. You’ll want to preserve the density but still maintain the shape. You do not need to be afraid to take too much length; however, have fun!

#11: Very Soft Medium Bob with a Center Part

Clients often ask me if a bob is a good choice for them. The answer is almost always yes. Face shape and hair density come into play when deciding on a length for the bob. If you have a lot of hair, adding light layers on top may be helpful to remove some weight. Overall, this haircut looks good on almost everyone.

Sassy Shoulder-Length Bob with Bangs
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#12: Sassy Shoulder-Length Bob with Bangs

Get excited about a sassy shoulder-length bob with bangs. A shoulder-length style is a great way to step into a new cut and keep a bit of hair. Pair this length with some shaggy layers; you’ll be on trend and have sex appeal. Compliment your face with the cute bang and messy layers. Try blow drying with your hands and some molding paste, like Mess It Up by Pureology, and you will look amazing.

Cute Shoulder-Length Blonde Balayage Bob Cut
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#13: Cute Shoulder-Length Blonde Balayage Bob Cut

A shoulder-length blonde balayage bob cut is complimentary for women with longer necks. You will typically see this haircut with taller women to help add balance to them. By adding face-framing highlights, it can add brightness and compliment your hairstyle. You can ask for a bob that floats slightly above the shoulders if you’re on the shorter side.

Glamorous Long choppy angled bob
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#14: Glamorous Long Choppy Angled Bob

A glamorous long choppy, angled bob hairdo requires special products for hair color. The treatment must be intense to maintain your hair’s hue and care for your hair’s health.

Mid-length bob with feathered layers for older women
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#15: Mid-Length Bob with Feathered Layers for Older Women

A pretty mid-length bob with feathered layers for older women is a fabulous choice if you are afraid to go too short. The mid-length still allows you to feel the length of your hair, while the feathered layers work well to brighten your face. Highlights can complement this style by hiding the grays and creating a bright glow. A mid-length bob should be cut every 6-8 weeks, making it a reasonably low-maintenance cut.

#16: Weave Mid-Length Bob Cut

A flawless sew-in neck-length bob like this will undeniably give you the confidence to look like you’re in your A-game. This medium-length bob hairstyle is best for round faces and women with large foreheads. Straight hair adds length to your face and makes your bone structure pop out!

#17: Sew-in Bob for Medium-Length Hair

One of the best ways to reduce the time it takes to style your hair is by having a naturally curly texture in a shoulder-length bob hairstyle. Popular medium bob haircuts can gorgeously give you those feminine, sexy vibes wherever you go!

Stylish Inverted Bob for Medium-Length Hair
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#18: Stylish Inverted Bob for Medium-Length Hair

An inspiring inverted bob for medium-length hair is the perfect style for ladies looking to make a statement. Shoulder-length inverted bob haircuts have no layers and are best styled on sleek, straight hair. However, you can add soft beachy waves and tousle your hair for an edgy, undone look.

#19: Dimensional Medium-Length Graduated Bob

Wear this head-turning long graduated bob, or get a straight layered bob to add bulkiness to your hair without weighing it down. This medium-length bob cut is perfect with a sandy beige or honey-blonde hair shade. The layers and the chop’s rounded shape can enhance the dimension of your hair color.

#20: Tapered Medium Bob Haircut with Long Side-Swept Bangs and Ash Blonde Hue

If you have thin hair, add ash-blonde tones and layers to this wispy rounded bob to give the illusion of thickness. The subtle lowlights and side-swept bangs show off your tapered, above-the-shoulder bob well.

trendy mid-length bob haircut
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#21: Trendy Mid-Length Bob

The best thing about this mid-length bob haircut is the texture and how elegant it shapes the face. This is a good cut for women who want an easy yet fun medium-bob haircut. There is a lot of versatility with mid-length bob hairstyles. You can make it straight and sleek or curl it for waves. Also, you can still put it up and wear it down for a more elegant style if you need to.

#22: Unique Angled Bob for Medium Hair

You don’t have to worry. A classic angled bob always stays in style! This unique medium-length angled bob haircut creates a low-maintenance style on straight, black tresses. It’s the chop that reinforces the density of thick hair. Go for this haircut if you want to soften your jawline and add symmetry to your face.

#23: Fantastic Naturally Curly Bob on Medium-Length Hair

A fantastic, naturally curly bob brings out a cute and stunning statement. The texture isn’t the only thing that makes it beautiful. Curly hair must be neat and defined, too! Medium bob hairstyles can be at their best when shiny, so remember to keep your hair moisturized.

#24: Icy Blonde Wavy Bob with Bangs

An icy blonde wavy bob with bangs is for women who love a youthful and stylish hair style. This lovely shoulder-length bob with fringe, enhanced with waves, accentuates the best facial features. The haircut grazes the shoulders to keep your locks looking fuller.

It’s a chic A-line cut with movement because of the soft/ invisible layers added. Also, long bangs that taper off to the sides create a soft face frame. When it comes to certain types of textures, these cuts work on just about most hair textures and any hair type. Mid-length hairstyles for women are for those who want them short and long at the same time. It’s a shape that gives an automatic style. Whether it’s worn straight or wavey, you can see the chic shape in any form.

Messy Shoulder-Length Brown to Blonde Ombre Bob
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#25: Messy Shoulder-Length Brown to Blonde Ombre Bob

A flirty brown-to-blonde medium bob cut is simply gorgeous. This sun-kissed shoulder-length bob, besides being practical, is modern. This ombre shoulder bob features naturalness with low contrast. From the roots to the ends, there are three shades of difference. For hair styling, after blow drying, you can comb out your curls and use a salt spray to get a messy vibe.

#26: Modern Brunette Medium-Length Bob with Auburn Highlights

This super modern and sophisticated medium bob is ideal for the modern woman. For at-home maintenance, use weekly hydration treatments at home, and at least once a month, go to the salon for a deep treatment and color maintenance. Use texture products with a matte effect to maintain modern medium bob hairstyles like this! If you’re unsure which shampoo to use at home, ask your hairdresser while at the salon.

Trendsetting One-Length Blunt Bob
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#27: Trendsetting One-Length Blunt Bob

This is a blunt, one-length medium bob that is fun and flattering. A medium bob looks good on all women and is incredibly flattering on women with thinner hair. Chop a lot of hair off to try out a blunt bob if you have longer hair. If you want a haircut, there is a lot to consider. You have to be willing to learn how to style your hair differently if you’ve never had short hair before. You must also be ready to use hair products to get the desired style and battle frizzy hair. It takes some practice but is simple once you learn how to curl your hair to fit the prettiest style of the cut.

Romantic One-Length Bob with Wispy Bangs
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#28: Romantic One-Length Bob with Wispy Bangs

A charming one-length bob with wispy bangs makes an excellent combination for a romantic yet classic look. It’s a perfect cut and style worn day and night. Style medium-length bob haircuts with all Aveda Smooth Infusion products and a small round brush to create a sleek, straight finish.

Lived-In Medium-Length Shaggy Bob
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#29: Lived-In Medium-Length Shaggy Bob

This shaggy, piece-y bob is a lived-in shag or a textured bob. You get a lot of versatility with a mid-length shag cut like this. It’s meant to be messy, voluminous, easy, and cool. The strategic weight removal gives an airy texture and can be worn in many different ways.

Regarding the length, it’s easy to work with as long as you have the right tools and some great products. Volume and texture are key with this bold medium bob style. Apply a light volumizing mousse like Elevate from Unite to damp hair and then blow dry. To create the waves, use a one-1/4-inch iron like the Stylewinder from BioIonic, which is so easy to work with. Next Day Hair by L’Oréal Pro is an excellent dry texturizing spray that finishes the waves for that cool, lived-in feel.

Dark to Light Chocolate Ombre Bob
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#30: Dark to Light Chocolate Ombre Bob

This shoulder-length bob haircut is chic, current, and effortless. Maintain shoulder-length bob haircuts every five to six weeks. Almost any face type can rock this cut. Your stylist can show you how to achieve the best finish based on your face shape. This particular cut is best suited for women with a natural wave in their hair.

For styling, you should power dry using Creme for Style by Oribe to bring out texture and movement, then follow up with curling the surface of your hair with a 2-inch iron. To protect from heat and to add hold, use FreeStyler by Oribe, followed by a Dry Texture Spray and a good shake.

#31: Versatile Angled Medium-Length Lob Haircut

Go for a lob that is shorter in the back and slightly angled downward as it transitions forward. This is the perfect shape if you are looking for something low maintenance or not. This shoulder-grazing wavy angled bob is ideal for any face shape. Make sure you and your stylist are both confident about the length wanted in the front. You can style it by transitioning curls throughout and keeping them around your hairline, away from the face. Use a light hairspray or texturizing spray for a more lived-in vibe.

#32: Chic Straight Medium Bob for Thin Hair

A straight bob for thin hair is best when grazing the neck or the collarbone. The result is bolder and fuller! Straight medium bobs are the go-to look when you want a big change. It makes an excellent cut, especially for long to shorter hair.

Sun-Kissed Wavy Medium Bob Hairstyle
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#33: Sun-Kissed Wavy Medium Bob Hairstyle

Mid bob hairstyles like this natural, sun-kissed dirty blonde on dark roots with a natural textured wave are what every girl wants. It’s such a fun, loose, edgy cut and style that it goes well on almost all women. This medium-length bob with blonde highlights goes well with all hair types. Because of the diversity of the cut, you can wear it with all sorts of hair textures. And depending on your face shape, it can suit some side bangs, too!

For styling, you can use a smoothing iron, curling iron, or a wand to create these textured, loose wavy curls. Use a touchable texture spray and a touch of serum to apply to the ends to give them some texture after the curls are done and set. Paul Mitchell’s Super Skinny Serum is an excellent product for this.

Sassy medium-length bob for thick hair and bangs
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#34: Sassy Medium-Length Bob for Thick Hair and Bangs

With this medium bob with bangs, your hair can complement your face. That is one of the most important tasks for stylists to accomplish. To complete the shoulder-length bob with bangs, style your hair with a serum, but you can also use an oil like Dark Oil from Sebastian for more shine. Also, it’s often women with a round face or wide jawline that wear this look best because it gives length to their face contour.

Dark Brown Textured Shoulder-Length Layered Bob
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#35: Dark Brown Textured Shoulder-Length Layered Bob

This textured shoulder-length layered bob haircut is fabulous for most face shapes and hair types. A shattered perimeter and textured long layers give this cut its signature tousled vibe.

For styling, healthy hair is beautiful, so use products that offer heat protection and keep the ends strong. First, apply Color Proof’s SuperRich Split Ends Mender for this medium-layered bob to strengthen the textured ends and protect your hair from heat styling. Then apply LiftIt Mousse to your roots for volume. Once blown out, go through with one 1/4-inch iron to create these perfect waves. Finish off your styling with Color Proof TextureCharge Texture and Finishing Spray to create additional volume and texture.

Mid-Length Razor Cut Bob with Textured Ends
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#36: Mid-Length Razor Cut Bob with Textured Ends

A razored bob haircut offers more detailed and textured ends. Thick hair can enjoy a razor cut, making it seem lightweight. What most beauties will love about this messy bob is its versatility. Even without waves, the effect is still stylish!

Trendy Textured Shoulder-Length Blunt Bob
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#37: Trendy Textured Shoulder-Length Blunt Bob

A textured shoulder-length blunt bob is an excellent way to create movement in your hair. The layers and texture in this medium-length bob make styling more accessible and more manageable. They also create those subtle bends in your hair. Finish off with a dry spray wax like Evo She-Bang-A-Bang when styling blunt medium bobs like this.

#38: A Classic Medium-Length Bob Style

This is a shiny and straight medium bob hairstyle with a side part that frames the face. Its length grazes the shoulders, which will elongate a round face shape. Iron the ends for a more polished finish. A classic medium-length bob style will always add body to your hair. A classic bob haircut will never go out of style. This is easy to maintain and works with most face shapes and hair types.

#39: Bold Asymmetrical Bob for Medium-Length Hair

This haircut is one of those uneven, medium-length bob haircuts that offer edginess. It’s a great option to make thin, fine hair look fuller and healthier. The chop suits an oval face shape, too.

Related: Best long bobs for fine hair.

Bob Hairstyle with Old Hollywood Waves for Square Face Shapes
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#40: Bob Hairstyle with Old Hollywood Waves for Square Face Shapes

This bob hairstyle with old Hollywood waves gives us a major royal vibe! It makes a classy shoulder-length bob hairstyle that stands out in a fun, elegant ball. The style is perfect for adding movement and volume to straight, blonde locks.

Medium Relaxed Black Bob
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#41: Medium Relaxed Black Bob

Have a relaxed black bob, and look elegant every time! What’s great about this style is its natural appearance, especially on an oval face. This shoulder-length bob cut can be pulled off on casual days or formal events.

Sleek Medium-Length A-Line Bob
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#42: Sleek Medium-Length A-Line Bob

If your hair needs a new style, a sleek a-line bob screams sophistication. This hairstyle does the best job if your tresses are black and straight. The result is guaranteed to look classic. You can opt for this medium-length A-line bob for a gorgeous go-to cut.

#43: Collarbone-Length Lob with Bronde Balayage

A collarbone-length lob with bronde balayage can freshen your look and thicken your finer hair. This hairstyle works ideally for fine locks as you’re bringing the length into a blunt one-length bob. This keeps all the weight in the edges, keeping your hair to its fullest.

Cute Mid-Length Deep Side Part Bob
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#44: Cute Mid-Length Deep Side Part Bob

Medium bob hairstyles like this deep side part bob never fail to offer a trendy, fashionable vibe. This shoulder-grazing bob is an excellent alternative for straight hair that needs root volume. Try styling it with texture, too, so it looks more graceful. You’ll love its versatility.

Middle Part A-Line Shoulder-Length Bob
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#45: Middle Part A-Line Shoulder-Length Bob

A middle part a-line shoulder-length bob looks best on round-shaped faces as it can help elongate your face. A medium bob haircut with a middle part has no layers and looks best with a sleek bob style.

#46: Asymmetrical Shoulder-Length Bob with Subtle Golden Blonde Highlights

An asymmetrical shoulder-length bob complements most hair textures. It adds a modern twist to a classic shoulder-length cut, too. A medium-length asymmetrical bob emphasizes the side part with an extra flowing length on one side. This adds a bit of glam to your style. Try a deeper side part for more height for round or square face shapes.

Gorgeous Medium Formal Bob Hairstyle
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#47: Gorgeous Medium Formal Bob Hairstyle

A formal long bob hairstyle goes well with chic and elegant attire. Shoulder-length bobs like this are great to add to curls for a gorgeous evening vibe. The volume at your hairline brings extra height to your mane, which suits women with a heart face shape. Try Alterna’s Bamboo Shine Luminous Shine Mist to give your hair a weightless, mirror-like shine to style.

Hot Blonde Shoulder-Length Bob with Layers
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#48: Hot Blonde Shoulder-Length Bob with Layers

A blonde shoulder-length bob with soft layers is a hot trend. Revive your length with a shoulder-dusting blunt cut instead and a blonde color to pair it with! Internal weight removal helps deflate overly dense hair, so layers are minimal if any. Face-framing is minimal but can be customized according to face shape. It’s also a great length for any style of bangs. When it comes to hair texture, this medium bob with layers is great for straight to wavy textures (since most curls like more layering). Most densities work with this bob, but thicker hair may need more internal weight removal.

Rockin' Shoulder-Length Choppy Bob Shag with Bangs
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#49: Rockin’ Shoulder-Length Choppy Bob Shag with Bangs

To achieve this rockin’ shoulder-length choppy bob shag with bangs, ask your hairstylist for interior textured layers. Opt for wispy curtain bangs above the eyebrow, and you won’t regret it. This mid-length bob with short shaggy layers is an excellent cut for any face shape. When styling, use a texturizing spray and diffuse it to create beach vibes all year round.

#50: California Beachy Medium Blonde Bob

Going blonder is an excellent way for women to show off their dimensional texture in a medium bob with jagged ends. Seek a stylist specializing in blonding and balayage colors to achieve this long blonde bob. The California beach blonde trend is the latest obsession, whether you have short, medium, or even long hair. Prep and style with It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-in Conditioner with Keratin to protect against sun and heat damage.


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