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 with Layers

Stylish Medium-Length Stacked Bob with Layers
Instagram @erin_renee85

Q&A with style creator, Erin Boswell
Hairstylist / Colorist @ The Beauty Lounge in Brentwood, CA


How would you describe this?

A medium-length stacked bob with layers is perfect for making a statement when you enter any room. This is for the woman who’s bold, a trendsetter, fierce, and most of all confident!

The use of a root boost for added volume and a round brush blow out make for a perfect everyday polished style. Just add a few tousled waves to the lengths.

What’s your best advice?

This medium layered haircut requires styling, so use a root boost to help achieve the lift all around. Then use a dry powdered texturized to help with adding a little grit and movement into the hair.

It is a great shape for those with medium to thick hair, as well as for those with a busy schedule. The use of dry shampoo will help you restyle with added texture for day two!

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 @deepspacehair

This shaggy medium layered bob is packed with texture that’s stunning! A chop such as this one is ideal for thick tresses. The shaggy layers add more body and remove bulkiness, making the hair seem weightless. And for a fresher and youthful finish, a full head of highlights does some magic.

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

Beautiful Medium Bob with Layers
Instagram @sine_newtalentprogram

Just a bit of length past the chin could provide length to a short or round face. A short-medium layered bob can benefit from adding a subtle ombre with babylights. Styling it with wavy hair results in a dimensional and elegant medium bob haircut.

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Layered Medium Bob for Older Women

Q&A with style creator, Penny Schwantes
Cosmetology Student / Certified Makeup Artist @ Paul Mitchell The School Temecula in Temecula, CA


How would you describe this?

This is a great medium length layered bob for older women. Adding caramel highlights can cover natural grey strands. This medium hairstyle features a fringe and face-framing layers. The length allows for a moderate style that is fun and classy but also long enough to wear up.

What’s your best advice?

Medium length hairstyles for women requires moderate styling. Use a foam for hold and a round brush to create the shape. For the finish, use a matte pomade to make it a little piecey, and a soft hold finishing spray.

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 for Medium Layered Hair

Easy Straight Bob for Medium Layered Hair
Instagram @_sammie_

Q&A with style creator, Sammie
Senior Stylist @ Hugo Salon in Kensington, MD


How would you describe this?

The medium-length angled bob with layers is a popular everyday cut.

What’s your best advice?

You’ll need to know your hair type when considering a layered bob. If you have very thick, coarse hair, it probably wouldn’t lay quite the same on you. Even though face shape can play a part in determining if this cut will work for you, you could always adjust the length to suit.

For styling a layered bob, add a volume mousse for blow drying and a dry texture spray for finishing to give it a little grit and separation. Blow-dry your hair all the way through without a brush to avoid a smooth round feel. Medium length layered hairstyles are low maintenance daily, and don’t require a lot of time in the morning.

Cute Inverted Bob for Medium Length Hair

Cute Inverted Bob for Medium Length Hair
Instagram @hairbygiigii_

Q&A with style creator, Giigii Gahlan
Junior Hairstylist @ Mandys Art Studio in Surrey, BC


How would you describe this?

This medium layered inverted bob haircut is very low maintenance. For women who don’t have too much time in their day to day life to be spending hours on their hair, this cut is perfect! Some women struggle with medium length hair until they find a cut that’s not too short, but is also edgy.

It’s longer and more shaped/angled in the front where you see the most of the cut. So keep the front very strong. It’s dramatically angled and shorter in the back to give it an edgy kind of style. Which is not the same old one length bob. This cut can be styled straight or curly! Looks amazing in both styles.

What’s your best advice?

This bob with layers looks super cute in all hair types. Just keep in mind that if you have curly hair it will dry and bounce up. So you will need to cut a little bit longer than you normally would!

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

modern shaggy layered bob for mid length hair
Instagram @kimmy.ann.hair

Q&A with style creator, Kimmy Johnson
Hair Stylist @ Habit Salon in Gilbert, Az


How would you describe this?

This modern shaggy bob is icy and features a lot of texture in the hair cut.

What’s your best advice?

This shaggy bob is best achieved with women with a lot of hair.  Products are a must! When wet, use Milbon root thickening spray. After you blow dry use Milbon dry texture spray to give a lived in feel.