If you’re looking for a fresh cut that’s not too long or too short, then consider one of these short layered bob haircuts. Layered bob haircuts, when added to thin hair creates the illusion of more volume. While adding long layers will keep your hair from looking too short if something like that makes you nervous. The great thing about this layered bob cut is the versatility in styling and adding color creates a beautiful dimension that really highlights the layering effect. Below, I’ve put together a collection of some of the most popular layered bobs for short hair this year. You’ll find unique looks like a messy shag, choppy layering, face-framing layers and, short bob with bangs. Enjoy!
Long Side Swept Fringe on Short Hair
What an awesome bob for wavy hair! It’s a haircut with layers to complement the movement of the mane. This layered short bob is also perfect for dark tresses with blonde highlights. The waves can give the blonde streaks more emphasis plus a dimensional effect.
Stylish Short Stacked Bob with Layers
If you crave for your hair to appear fuller and thicker, you better take note of this short layered bob cut right here. You can actually almost call this a pixie bob with layers. The alternating platinum and dirty blondes along with those amazing layered waves work greatly to achieve a feminine and edgy finish.
Trendy Layered Bob With Bangs
A trendy layered bob with bangs is a short haircut that can be worn straight, wavy or curly. Stylist Jess Sutherland from Australia says, “It’s easy to maintain, but it gives a strong style.”
This short layered bob with bangs is a blunt one-length cut with a slightly beveled edge. Sutherland uses an internal layering technique to remove bulk from thick hair. She adds, “this ensures that we keep the integrity of the hair and its natural wave.”
Check out more layered bobs with bangs here for inspiration!
Perfectly Layered Bob for Thick Hair
This perfectly layered bob for thick hair takes away bulkiness. Layers also offer more body and shape, so straight locks won’t look uninteresting. If you want an edgier style, go for a short inverted bob, styled with waves. To achieve it, ask for a short bob haircut with some layers.
Fresh Neck-Length Layered Bob
This one-length layered short bob with a textured finish all over complements fine hair amazingly well. It makes shorter hair appear thicker with all the layering. Style this bob with long side bangs for a feminine finish.
Gorgeous Short Bob with Layers
A gorgeous short bob with layers is ideal for women with naturally wavy hair texture. It’s sure to scream sophistication! No matter what density the tresses have, this short layered bob will work well. Layers can give fine hair a full-bodied finish. Apart from that, they can take away bulk from thick locks.
Sizzling Long Layers on a Short Bob
This is one of the most popular short layered bob hairstyles you’ll see! A tousled neck-length bob with heavy layers is the simplest yet most gorgeous look you can get if you’re looking to take some length off. Styling it with an inward wave for a sexy finish adds volume to the hair, making it a great look for thin hair.
Classy Stacked Bob with Layers for Women Over 40
Here’s a classy stacked bob with layers for women over 40. It’s a short bob with layers that’s perfect for those who are into foxy hairstyles. Short layered haircuts are easy to maintain and style. Sure, it makes a stacked bob with layers that women over 40 will love!
Cute Angled Bob with Wavy Layers
Q&A with style creator, Hannah Villavicencio
Hairstylist @ theFactory Hair in San Diego, CA
How would you describe this?
This is a graduated short, layered bob haircut with a dramatic angle. A short bob with wavy layers that feature highlights will help with framing your face. The short hair with layers will also help the angle seem more dramatic.
What’s your best advice?
Angled bobs with wavy layers can be worn with very little styling or a loose curl. Add moose or hairspray for hold to help your layers last longer. This is especially important for finer hair. Finer, thinner hair suits a graduated bob haircut. A layered bob will only make your hair look fuller.
Sleek Inverted Bob
A sleek inverted bob like this makes a lovely everyday style. This is a bob with layers on shorter hair to give it a voluminous style. The result shows a lot of confidence and elegance. Apply oil from the mid-lengths down to the ends when preppin’ for an added gloss.
Layered Bob for Thin Hair
Here’s a chic layered bob for thin hair. The cut offers textured ends so that the hair won’t look blunt. Styling it with waves and texture makes it a modern-looking layered bob for short hair. This is jazzed up with balayage, too, for a dimension that gives tresses a more textured effect.
Awesome Bob for Wavy Hair
Q&A with style creator, Maria Hennesssy
Salon Owner / Hair Stylist @ Moxie Bravo Salon in Channahon, IL
How would you describe this?
This awesome bob for wavy hair is a balayage graduated layered bob. Originally gray, balayage painted pieces were added while the gray was processing. The hair was cut using the point cut technique. The multi tones give the bob versatility. Wear it straight or add a beach wave.
What’s your best advice?
Have fun! Wear it straight, waved, or half up have down. Use Kevin Murphy color and products. And using leave in heat styling products are a must. Try bedroom hair by Kevin Murphy texturizing hairspray to piece it out.
Sassy Short Choppy Layers
These sassy short choppy layers make a glamorous wavy bob! This short-length, textured bob haircut has subtle layers that are easy to grow out. It’s a perfect cut in case you’re considering keeping a long hairstyle. For thicker tresses, shattered ends can make them seem weightless.
Messy Shaggy Bob
This messy shaggy bob looks cute and elegant at the same time! A short layered bob cut with a tousled style recreates a modern shag. And if you like a messy textured vibe, this shag is perfect for you. It’s easy to style, low-maintenance, and appears chic if super textured.
Edgy Asymmetrical Bob
Here’s an edgy asymmetrical bob that matches a strong, impeccable personality. It’s a short cut bob, parted on one side for an added volume and height on the roots. Straight locks don’t always need to seem lifeless, so give them waves to create movement. A few hints of blonde are sure to add a little spice in there, too.
Short Layered Cut Bob for Fine Hair
A short layered cut bob for fine hair is perfect for an edgy look. The shattered layers add texture and interest. Ask your stylist for texture in your hair.
Very Short Bob with Layers
A very short bob with layers makes the hair bolder and elegant. What’s great about this chop is it’s wearable by a lady who has either thin or thick locks. One more thing—a woman, no matter how old she is, can rock this haircut as her everyday style.
Easy Short Layered A-Line Bob
An easy short layered A-line bob is an all-time fave by ladies who love hair that’s easy to maintain and style! This short and layered bob cut may look stunning when straight, but wait ’til it’s wavy! Hair looks more textured and with movement if styled with beachy waves. Interested? See more short A-line bob haircuts here.