Top 18 Medium Length Layered Bob Haircuts

Medium layered bob

Get ready to be 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. 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. Enjoy these photos of this year’s top medium layered bobs!

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Trendy Medium Layered Angled Bob

Q&A with style creator, Sara Michelle
Owner @ Indie Salon in Colorado Springs, CO

How would you describe this?

This is 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 work for women with dense hair as well.  Also, this medium bob with layers is so easy and quick to style!

What’s your best advice?

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 be for 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.

Stylish Medium-Length Stacked Bob

Q&A with style creator, Kim Whitfield
Color Specialist @ Salon La Vie in Sumter, SC


How would you describe this?

This stylish medium-length stacked bob has a sharp angle and a soft stack. This cut is for women who love a dramatic, head turning effect!

What’s your best advice?

This stacked bob style suits most facial shapes. It’s great for women that like to keep the length around their face, but want something shorter in the back. This bob style can compliment an array different textures.

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

Chic Asymmetrical Bob with Layers

Chic Asymmetrical Bob with Layers
Instagram @hairbymichellelea

Hair pieces 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 feature.

Pretty Bob with Side Bangs

Pretty Bob with Side Bangs
Instagram @nicolekeenen

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

Edgy Shoulder Length Razor Cut Bob

Edgy Shoulder Length Razor Cut Bob
Instagram @kristeenbelu

Q&A with style creator, Kristeen Wade
Stylist / Owner @ Belu Salon Tanning & Spa Yakima and Belu Salon Kennewick


How would you describe this?

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.

Medium length layered haircuts provide a lot of versatility. Whether it’s 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.

What’s your best advice?

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

Its texture and length make it easy for styling straight or curly. Using a good styling lotion or cream as well as 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 it by using a round brush.

Shaggy Medium Layered Bob

shaggy medium layered bob
Instagram @hairolines

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.

The Best A-Line Bob for Medium Length Hair

The Best A-Line Bob for Medium Length Hair
Instagram @lauraellebarrett

This is a popular type of mid-length layered A-line bob. You can easily let it down or pull up 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

Perfect for Medium Layered Fine Hair
Instagram @michael_headingouthair

This is a perfect layered bob for medium length fine hair. Adding face-framing choppy layers give the illusion of volume by adding texture all around even with straight fine hair. Add full bangs if you want to highlight your pretty eyes and make your hair look fuller.

Layered Bob for Thick Hair

Layered Bob for Thick Hair
Instagram @stylebytaty

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 sexy. With the back cut short and the front cut long, this whole bob with long side bangs will leave you feeling confident with any outfit you try on.

Lovely Feathered Bob for Layered Hair

Lovely Feathered Bob for Layered Hair
Instagram @rasheda_t

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 haircut that suits any face shape and skin color. Layered haircuts for women like this are sexy!

Beautiful Medium Bob with Layers

medium bob with layers
Instagram @_hair.by.paigew_

Here’s a beautiful medium bob 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 is a perfect match with glossy hair color, such as a copper shade.

Flattering for Older Women

medium layered bob for older women
Instagram @dlaraque

A style that’s flattering 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 texture and the layering of the chop enhance the hair to suit most face shapes. Adding lowlights and highlights are a great alternative to achieve a soft dimension.

Marvelous Mid Length Bob with Bangs

Q&A with style creator, Samantha Evans
Freelance Stylist in Chicago, IL


How would you describe this?

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.

Layered hairstyles for women are an excellent choice if you want a little bit more movement in your hair. If you have any bit of wave, a shag haircut will bring that out and accentuate all the right features. With the heavy concentration on the fringe area, it even looks cute when pulled into a pony.

What’s your best advice?

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

It is ideal for women that have a bit of wave/texture in their hair. This layered cut will bring more texture out and they may even be able to let it air dry for the best style.

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

Easy Straight Bob

easy straight layered bob for medium hair
Instagram @ochanelperfeito

This easy straight bob is straight-up fire! It’s a classic medium-length bob. Know your hair type when considering a bob like this. If you have very thick, coarse hair, it may not lay quite the same on you.

Cute Inverted Bob

cute inverted layered bob
Instagram @rachelwstylist

A cute inverted bob that appears edgy and alluring, too! A medium layered inverted bob haircut is low-maintenance when it comes to styling. Give it a little texture, and that’s enough. This bob with layers looks super cute in all hair types, but most especially in straight, thick locks.

Gorgeous Layered Curly Bob with Bangs

Q&A with style creator, Dawn Archer
Master Stylist @ Axis Hair Salons in Vancouver, BC


How would you describe this?

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.

What’s your best advice?

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.

Sassy Wavy Bob with Layers

Q&A with style creator, Kelly Shone-Adams
Salon Owner @ Technocracy Hair in Neath, Neath Port Talbot


How would you describe this?

This medium layered bob haircut 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.

What’s your best advice?

The advantage of a layered bob haircut on medium hair is that it suits many different face shapes and hair texture. Anywhere from fine hair to thick hair. It’s a style that requires a styling product which will give hold and shine to the hair, therefore, creating volume.

Modern Shaggy Bob

shaggy layered mid length bob
Instagram @edmundjamessalonwellington

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.