20 Trendiest Medium Layered Bob Haircuts for Shoulder-Length Hair

Medium layered bob
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 with Layers

This medium 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.

#2: 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.

#3: 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.

#4: Trendy Medium Layered Angled Bob with an Undercut

Owner of Indie Salon in Colorado Springs, CO, and hairstylist Sara Michelle created this trendy medium layered undercut bob. “The back is not stacked at all, keeping it modern,” she states. “It has just a slight undercut, so it can also work for women with dense hair.  Also, this medium bob with layers 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 with layers might not suit you.

For styling, Sara recommends you use Kenra blow dry spray all over and rough-dry about 70% of it. “Then spray Kenra root lifter at the roots and use a round brush for volume and smoothness,” she adds.”

#5: Stylish Medium-Length Stacked Bob

This stylish medium-length stacked bob has a sharp angle and a soft stack. It was created by color specialist and stylist Kim Whitfield.

“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,” says Whitfield.

This isn’t a mid-length low-maintenance hair style. With shorter hair comes the need to style more frequently than longer hair. That’s because you ca unable throw it in a bun and go. Get a great volumizing product and soft texture/ finishing spray.

#6: 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.

#7: 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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#8: Edgy Shoulder-Length Razor Cut Bob

“This type of shoulder-length layered bob is trendy right now,” says stylist and owner Kristeen Wade of Belu Salon Kennewick. “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,” she states.

Medium-length layered haircuts like this shoulder-grazing textured bob provide a lot of versatility. Whether curly or straight, power dried or round brushed, you create a different style altogether. Yet, it’s still long enough to put up in the front.

“I would say go for medium-length layered hairstyles if you want a sassy change of pace,” says Kristeen. “This cut isn’t your everyday soccer mom, bob. Medium bob haircuts are perfect for women with thick hair and round, oval, or heart-shaped face.”

“Its texture and length make it easy for styling straight or curly,” states Wade. Use a good styling lotion or cream and a heat protectant, foaming pomade, and hairspray. Spray hairspray on your fingertips and run it through the ends of some of the finished curls. “This will make the texture stand out even more. You can power dry your medium hair with layers upside down or be more structured with a round brush,” she adds.

shaggy medium layered bob
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#9: 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.

#10: 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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#11: 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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#12: 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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#13: 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!

#14: 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.

#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 of freelance stylist and style creator Samantha Evans of Chicago, IL. “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,” she explains.

You can vary the fringe and overall lengths to create more subtle or dramatic shapes. Such mid-length bobs aren’t for women with very thin/fine hair, though. The cut will take too much weight out from the bottom and make your hair appear thinner.

“Less is more with medium-layered hairstyles, for sure,” she adds. “It’s great as second or third-day hair as well; just blast some dry shampoo throughout and go!”

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 hair cut 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 with layers 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,” states Dawn Archer, master stylist of Axis Hair Salons in Vancouver, BC. “The added layers on top of the soft graduation created the lift at the crown. The fringe gives it an updated feel,” she explains.

“First, consider how often you wear your curly hair naturally. Do you straighten your hair often? I think a truly modern haircut is relatively low maintenance. Products are important for curly hair as it tends to be dry and sometimes frizzy. Not all women look good with a fringe, so be careful cutting around the face with curly hair,” says Archer.

#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.