20 Trendiest Medium Layered Bob Haircuts for Shoulder-Length Hair

Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

Get inspired with one of these gorgeous medium layered bob haircuts! If you’ve got shoulder-length hair, then consider getting a bob cut to help soften up your facial features. If you’re wondering if a bob should be layered, the answer is yes! Medium-length hair with layers is great for every hair type and texture.

If your hair is thick, it will help thin it out. If it’s thin, it will help add more volume and the coveted texture that’s so trendy right now. When you combine layers within a bob, you get the perfect combo of movement and a face-framing cut that’s easy to maintain.

Before your next hair appointment, check out these photos of this year’s top medium layered bobs!


#1: Sassy Wavy Bob

This layered bob cut is enhanced perfectly with a gorgeous, rich copper color. Not only does it give the appearance of thickness down to the global color, but it’s easy to style. The advantage of a layered bob haircut on medium hair is that it suits many different face shapes and textures. Anywhere from fine hair to thick hair. It’s a style that requires a styling product that will give hold and shine to your hair, therefore creating volume.

medium bob with layers

#2 Beautiful Medium Bob Haircut with Layers

Here’s a beautiful medium bob haircut with layers that’s worth a try! It appears gorgeous when sleek and straight, while it looks glam when wavy. This short-medium layered bob perfectly matches glossy hair color, such as a copper shade.

#3: Tousled and Layered Balayage Long Bob

For a chic and low-maintenance cut, try a tousled and layered long bob. Long bobs can be worn with any hair texture, and styling is quick and easy. Tousled layers and waves added to your long layered bob give a beachy vibe and messy texture that are always on-trend.

#4: Textured and Layered Blonde Bob for Thin Hair

Are you looking for a hairstyle to make your hair look fuller? This medium-length layered bob haircut is perfect for thin, limp hair. The layers help give the illusion of volume and movement while also allowing for some styling versatility.

#5: Trendy Medium Layered Angled Bob with an Undercut

Opt for a trendy medium-layered undercut bob. The back is not stacked at all, keeping it modern. It has just a slight undercut, so it can also work for women with dense hair.  Also, this medium bob is easy and quick to style! Medium-layered bobs work best when styled straight with some volume in the back. If your hair has a lot of texture and you’re not committed to styling daily, a shoulder-length bob might not suit you.

#6: Stylish Medium-Length Stacked Bob

This stylish medium-length stacked bob has a sharp angle and a soft stack. This stacked bob style suits most facial shapes. It’s great for women who like to keep the length around their faces but want something shorter in the back. This bob style can complement various textures.

#7: Dark Brown Asymmetrical Bob with Layers

Hairpieces with different lengths on each side make this medium layered hair look amazing. This gorgeous asymmetrical medium-length bob with layers can emphasize the asymmetry of your facial features.

#8: Copper Bob with Side Bangs for Straight Hair

When considering a layered bob haircut with side bangs, you’ll want to consider the styling time—style it side-swept with a deep side part for a fashionable, unique style. A medium-layered bob hairstyle with bangs is super trendy right now.

Edgy Shoulder Length Razor Cut Bob
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#9: Edgy Shoulder-Length Razor Cut Bob

This type of shoulder-length layered bob is trendy right now. Adding negative space within a medium bob with razored layers creates more movement. This allows you to see more texture in darker hair and removes the thickness in thicker hair. Razor cuts are a perfect way to achieve this mid-length layered hair.

shaggy medium layered bob
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#10: Face-Framing Messy Medium Layered Shag

This shaggy medium layered bob is packed with texture and volume! A gorgeous chop such as this is ideal for thick tresses, making them seem weightless. It has shaggy layers to add more body while removing bulkiness.

#11: The Best A-Line Bob for Medium-Length Hair

This is a popular type of mid-length layered A-line bob. You can easily let it down or pull it into a ponytail for a chic look! Style with full bangs to get a straight hair look with more volume!

perfect for medium layered fine hair
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#12: Blunt Cut with Subtle Layers for Medium Fine Hair

This is a perfect blunt bob with subtle layers for medium-length fine hair. Adding face-framing choppy layers gives the illusion of volume by adding texture all around, even with straight, fine hair. Add full bangs to highlight your pretty eyes and make your hair look fuller. Otherwise, ask your stylist to blend your bangs into your hair to open up your face and accentuate your cheekbones and facial features like the model in the picture above.

Layered Bob for Thick Hair
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#13: Choppy Layered Bob for Thick Hair

This is a great example of a shoulder-length layered bob for thick hair. Adding inside layers will help lighten up your locks. If you are tired of your plain bob, this wavy and choppy version can make any hairstyle look appealing. With the back cut short and the front cut long, this whole bob with long side bangs will leave you confident with any outfit you try.

Lovely Feathered Bob for Layered Hair
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#14: Lovely Feathered Bob for Layered Hair

A red gorgeously layered shoulder-length bob cut highlighted with blonde pieces is a sure way to turn heads with its hotness. Get inspired with this unique feathered hair cut that suits any face shape and skin color. Layered haircuts for women like this are stunning!

#15: Flattering for Older Women

A flattering style for older women must be full of texture to look fun and classy. That style does a superb job on a medium-length bob. The chop’s texture and layering enhance the hair to suit most face shapes.

#16: Marvelous Mid-Length Bob with Bangs

The mid-length layered bob with bangs is a favorite. This shape works so well on many different textures. Based on the hair texture and face shape, you can alter where you concentrate their fringe. With the loose textured lines, it also grows out incredibly well.

easy straight layered bob for medium hair
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#17: Easy Straight Bob

This easy straight bob is straight-up fire! It’s one of the classic medium bob hairstyles. Know your hair type when considering a bob like this. If you have very thick, coarse hair, it may lay quite different on you.

cute inverted layered bob
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#18: Cute Inverted Bob with Stacked Back

Try a reverse haircut if you want something edgy. A medium layered inverted bob haircut is low-maintenance when it comes to styling. Give it a little texture, and that’s enough. A mid-length inverted bob looks super cute in all hair types, especially in straight, thick locks.

#19: Gorgeous Layered Curly Bob with Bangs

A gorgeous layered medium bob for curly hair with 70’s disco era style is making a comeback. The added layers on top of the soft graduation created the lift at the crown. The fringe gives it an updated feel.

#20: Modern Shaggy Bob

A modern shaggy bob is an optimum option to upgrade tresses with texture and movement. Layers on medium-length hair give it more body. The great thing about the shaggy cut is that it can be tailored to any face shape and length. It can create an appearance of length or width to one’s facial structure. Bangs don’t only complete the style but are also helpful in accentuating the eyes.