Let your hair do the talking by rocking trendy layered bob hairstyles we’ve collected in this guide.
Bobbed hair is always an adventure: by cutting your hair off, you get a chance to upgrade your image beyond recognition. And despite its short length, there are so many variations of bob hairstyles – with a completely different vibe, mood, style, and essence.
Talking about a multi-layered bob haircut, adding layers of different lengths creates texture, movement, and the appearance of more volume. Being a perfect solution for women with thin hair, a layered bob cut can also lessen the density for thick hair, so you’ll find a lot of low-maintenance thick hair short bob haircuts in this guide too.
Generally talking, there are variations of layered bob hairstyles for all hair textures and face shapes. With the diversity of lengths and finishes, a layered bob has become an all-time favorite; and today, it has got into another wave of fashion along with the shaggy hairstyles from the 80s and 90s making a comeback.
Without further ado, let's discuss everything you need to know about layered bob haircuts, starting from how to cut a layered bob and how to choose the right layered bob variation for you to how to style a layered bob haircut.
Also, we’ve got a huge gallery of pictures to show you all the magic layered bob hairstyles are capable of:
What Is a Layered Bob?
A layered bob is a frame haircut that's cut in layers of different lengths. These layers can be placed all over the cut, creating texture and movement, or be located only in some strategic points to give more volume to the specific areas to correct the shape of the head and face in this way. Stacked haircuts are one of the options.
A layered bob doesn’t limit girls in the choice of hair length as well: you can give a try to a neck-length layered bob, a chin-length layered bob, an angled bob with choppy layers, a layered bob with bangs, a long layered bob, or a rounded bob with an undercut and thin layers.
In other words, a layered bob is an endless possibility to revolutionize your appearance. So, why not grab it?
Layered Bob Hairstyles
If you’re looking for a change, wanna give your thin hair the illusion of extra volume, texturize smooth straight hair, or make your thick short hair look less dramatic, go for layered bobs.
Another great thing about the layered bob haircut is the versatility in styling and low maintenance required. And if you also bear in mind all the coloring tricks, you’ve got high chances to find your perfect unique look of a bob with layers.
The best pictures of bob haircuts with playful razored layers are collected in this fresh full guide for the trendiest layered bob haircuts solutions. Enjoy:
Pretty Layered Pastel Pink Bob
Who said a long bob always has to be blunt? You can rock a layered bob no matter how short or long hair you have. Another thing you can play with is the color. If you wanna have some pretty try on top of your blonde bob, consider a pastel pink trick to make your long bob more unique, romantic, also whimsical, seductive, and sweet.
Short Choppy Layered Bob
To style this short layered bob with choppy layers, you’ll need a round brush. After applying hair mousse on towel-dried hair, start blow-drying the hair, spreading brushing your chin length bob with a round brush, and curling the ends slightly. Make sure you twist the ends in different directions so that the whole bob haircut looks disconnected a bit.
Beautifully Brunette Feathered Layered Bob
A long layered bob parted on the side looks fabulous with long feathered layers. The thin hair is texturized with a curling iron in combination with a texturizing hair product to achieve a fuller wavy hair look. The chin-length feathered layers at the bangs can be left loose or tucked behind the ears to balance the face shape if necessary.
Asymmetrical Layered Bob for Fine Hair
This straight hair classic bob has been finely chopped into a dramatic angled bob. This outstanding hairline curve creates a smart and sophisticated look with added depth. The extra attention to detail takes the attention out of fine hair texture. This is how a layered inverted bob can level up a basic hairstyle for thin hair.
Stacked And Layered Bob
A stacked bob usually features short stacked layers at the back of the head only. However, this graceful and luxurious black stacked layered bob also has some long layered hair in the front part. This trick will work magic for women with thick hair that tends to keep the shape after styling.
Shaggy Layered Bob With Balayage
When you wanna get rid of boring and sophisticated layered bob hairstyles, it’s high time to try a layered a-line bob with bangs and shaggy balayage. Wispy bangs along with other layers are effortless to maintain. Another advantage is that this chin-length layered hair works well on women with roundish faces because the shaggy layers and bangs have a slenderizing effect.
Straight Layered Bob With Side Swept Bangs
Side-swept bangs can become a lifeline for a straight hair bob haircut. If you’re not ready for a big change and a shoulder-length bob is your maximum, adding some layers and sweeping the hair to one side can make a difference.
Messy Angled Bob With Waves
A wavy layered bob will be even more fun if you swap a straight blunt cut to a more dynamic A-line bob cut. The next step to take is the color. Blonde highlights will give your fine hair extra depth and texture visually. And the relaxed curls or loose waves will become your final killing detail to make up an outstanding layered inverted bob for a thin hair type.
Classy Blonde Blunt-Cut Bob Hairstyle
For a layered medium bob with urban appeal, try an edgy blunt cut, deep pastel blonde color, spiked up loose waves, and a statement central parting. There are lots of options for styling the layers and helping them stand out in a blonde layered bob like this one. Experiment with the styling steps after the wet hair stage and see what works for you personally best.
Black Textured Bob
This black bob cut with a fringe and shaggy layers is a nice complement for a casual outfit. Slightly textured, the layers are highlighted enough to add the volume. As for the short fringe, it keeps this bob cut in trend and also helps to frame the face shape.
Long Layered Bob with Bangs
And here is a longer variation of a black layered bob cut with a fringe and shaggy layers. The only difference compared to the previous photo is the length. But a long bob does make a change – it’s a completely new vibe, isn’t it?
Curly Short Layered Hair
Curls. Playful, romantic, alluring, elegant, but also raising a lot of doubts and questions. Should I get a short bob cut if I have curly hair? Should I straighten the hair in a curly bob? Indeed, curly hair adds extra volume and lift in a bob, thus girls with a chin-length bob have a risk to look like a ball if their hair is naturally thick and curly. And this is where the layered bob with bangs saves the situation. Layering allows giving curly hair the desired shape and simplifies the daily styling rituals.
This full-volume thick hair stacked bob is extra short. It’s on the edge between a short bob and a long pixie. The undercut at the neck area gives some edge and rage to a pretty old-fashioned rounded bob haircut.
This blonde bob is also an undercut bob for thick hair. However, unlike the previous hairstyle, this one looks more futuristic aand fresh due to modern blonde highlights in a trending color and the way the layers are swept to one side. Wanna get this charming blonde layered bob style? Apply some mousse on wet hair, and create the volume with a round brush, sweeping the layers to the side at the blow-dry stage.
Dishwater Blonde Bob with Layers and Highlights
Platinum highlights on top of a dirty blonde base create gradation without any extra styling or smallest manipulation. This hair coloring pattern does all the work by itself. Light layering will accentuate the long bob and will add even more movement, making it a great put-together look with minimal effort involved.
Medium Shaggy Bob with Subtle Highlights
Besides adding visual depth and thickness to the hair, subtle highlights also soften the haircut, making it more elegant and airy. If you’re tired of your natural color, try blonde bob highlights to breathe new life into the hairstyle.
Caramel Blonde Bob with V-Cut Layers
Layered bob haircuts come in lots of variations: from basic one-length to angled and inverted ones. This V-cut layers bob features a trendy, modern silhouette and looks stunning. Especially, when combined with tousled styling and caramel blonde balayage.
Short Inverted Bob with Swoopy Layers
Here is a visual demonstration of how swoopy layers invest into a timeless feminine A-line bob hairstyle. Stacked at the back, rounded at the front, with golden highlights on top of natural dark hair, this inverted bob for older women is easy to style and easy to maintain.
Bob with Layers and Long Fringe
This relaxed version of a layered lob is a way to go for girls with round, triangle, and square face shapes. Longer hair in combination with curtain bangs and those carefree layers help to make the face visually thinner and less angled.
Collarbone Length Layered Bob with Highlights
The collarbone length of a lob is always about being at the edge. And this long layered bob with autumn highlights is at the edge between charming and hot, between basic and festive. Wanna have both at once? This layered bob with bangs is the way to go.
Sleek Bob with Peach Hair Color
How about some bald bitter peach vibe in your ordinary sleek bob. For sure, this color pop will turn the hairstyle into an extraordinary one.
Shaggy Layered Bob
Natural, lightweight, without any limitations, rules, or obligations… This deep brown layered bob is the manifestation of a joyous celebration of life, women’s beauty, and freedom. Looking for a cut that won’t oblige you to wake up one hour earlier to get it styled? Why not try a chin-length bob like this one.
Layered Chin Length Messy Bob
And the deeper black will look awesome in a chin-length layered bob as well. A slight disorder will make the basic cut look more sophisticated. And the proper hair care will guarantee this healthy shining gloss of the hair.
Voluminous Layered A–line Bob
For ladies with fine thin hair, it’s always an issue to add extra volume and movement to the hairstyle without making the hair look greasy. Layers are the solution for the case. The secret is that the base (the closest layer to your head) works for hair thickness as a kind of coverup, while the upper layers are more lightweight and are usually styled in a way to build up some shape and volume.
Middle Parted Layered Long Bob
Layered long bobs are the hairstyles that pair perfectly with balayage and ombre. Style your middle-parted layered long bob with a darker root shadow and soft, brushed-out blonde waves. The sharp central parting will make a wonderful contrast with the elegant wavy hair styled so neatly into a shaggy blonde bob.
Curly Bob With Bangs
This is a casual variation of a curly bob with bangs. It’s not a secret that the layers are an amazing way to tame unruly curly locks. As for the bangs, it’s another curly hair controversy: some girls avoid any fringe, however, we believe that it can complement the curly bob in a win-win way but only in case it’s chosen to flatter your face shape.
Extreme bob hairstyles with neutral blonde striped highlighting on brown base
Brown hair base is the popular canvas for blonde highlights and balayage. SO, why change the tradition if it works so well? In this extreme lob hairstyle with neutral blonde striped highlighting on the brown base, you can notice multiple shades of color: blonde, caramel, pink. You can use this idea as an inspiration and choose 3 colors for your highlights to match your basic color instead of only one shade.
Flattering dual striped highlights on rounded medium-bob hairstyles for over-50’s
Layered bob hairstyles for over 60 are all about simplicity, elegance, and attention to detail. Indeed, these flattering dual striped highlights on rounded medium-bob hairstyle for over-50’s may seem rather basic – with straight hair, natural highlights, and a slight stack. However, it’s all about the precision and catchy details that turn a layered bob into THE layered bob.
Sassy Short Bob
Undoubtedly, a sassy short bob is one of the most popular hairstyles of all ages. This all-times-fashion rounded bob has a full curve at the back and is neatly stacked. Generally talking, straight basic bobs make ideal daily hairstyles since they need little styling and are a great background for fresh hair color ideas, like this eye-catching white-blonde.
Bob with Micro Fringe
Oh, these short baby bangs that have exploded all the Instagram and TikTok recently. A micro fringe will add a unique but still wearable touch to any hairstyle, and it definitely does give this vibe of individuality to this on-trend layered bob, inspired by a retro mullet.
Razored Layered Bob
Wanna play hard? Grab the razor! And make your medium-length bob killing sharp. Deep blonde has been keeping its popularity for several seasons and this year it has moved on to the eyebrows as well. In combination with this drastic move, the chopped layers and a fringe look more eccentric than they usually do. And to top it off, a texturizing spray is always a good idea.
Shaggy Layered Bob with Fringe
If you wanna get the most out of your thick hair in a layered bob with bangs, this textured haircut is destined for your mane. The addition of these extremely short curtain bangs takes the look up a few notches. And the salt and pepper hair color is another story on trend these days.
Chestnut and Burgundy Bob with Layers
Chestnut and burgundy! Your hairstyle should reflect your personality and if you’re a deep cheerful soul, why not demonstrate your personality feature with this hot chestnut and burgundy layered bob? No office rules or etiquette can restrict or limit this sophisticated shade – so enjoy it! This style and coloring are suitable for thick hair and a round, oval, or heart face.
Short Inverted Golden Blonde Bob with Layers
The trendiest layered bob hairstyles include various lovely mix and match hair coloring ideas. This is an example of how gorgeous can be a combination of a simple layered lob and the golden blonde shade. This medium bob hairstyle is a cute version of a versatile inverted bob with layers and a touch of bouffant volume. Soft and romantic.
Shiny Sleek Silver Pixie Bob
A pixie bob with playful layers is an awesome twist for a girl who loves having fun. Add up a trendy silver color on top and this look will emphasize your adventurous, open-minded, and cheerful nature. Women with oval, round and heart face shapes can pull off a pixie bob without any concerns.
Trendy Wavy Layered Bob
This slightly angled wavy bob with bangs has been decorated with cool, trendy warm-blonde balayage. And this is how you can have a simple, low-maintenance haircut that is still attractive and unboring. So, when you’re looking for a change, you don’t necessarily have to cut your hair. Sometimes adding some wavy texture or a color pop is more than enough.
Graduated Layered Bob
If you don’t wanna perform any complicated shapes or build sophisticated voluminous constructions on your head, this basic layered short bob with curled tips can be a good inspiration for you. All you need to do to get it is to blow-dry the hair after washing it, styling the curls with a big round brush. Sweep the main part of the hair forward, and the side bangs to the back.
Straight Lob With Side Bangs
A layered bob with blunt edges can look more intense and dramatic, especially when it’s paired with a deep dark hue. To soften the image slightly, the subtle layers will come in handy. They build shape and texture to your tresses while making your color to shine even brighter. A neat, polished look of a straight lob will be complemented with side curtain bangs that frame and flatter the face.
Deep Side Part Bob With Waves
A slightly inverted collarbone-length bob with blunt-cut tips will make fine hair seem thicker. And to add more movement and texture, add some pretty, loose, but careless waves and a tousled finish. To get the maximum from this hairstyle in terms of volume, make a deep side parting and sweep the top section to one side. The shorter layers cut around the haircut create a soft and natural look.
Angled Greyish Bob
Dusty lavender can become one of your favorite colors after trying and testing it in combination with an angled layered bob. This attractive out-of-the-earth hue is a big step towards the ash-blonde shades, which have probably become the major hair color idea for this year. This angled greyish bob is chic and classy, and projects a professional image with a hint of individuality and creativity.
Layered bob for fine hair over 50
Fine hair of older women can benefit a lot from getting a medium layered bob hairstyle for over 60 with a stack at the back, trendy fringe in the front, and the double greyish salt-and-pepper coloring. This look is classic and flattering for all face shapes. The stacked back section will help to keep the whole hairstyle under control, making it an excellent low-maintenance daily hairdo.
Romantic medium layered bob hairstyle with balayage and neutral-blonde ombré
Who wouldn’t like to try Rachel Greene vibes at least once in a lifetime? This romantic medium layered bob hairstyle with balayage and neutral-blonde ombré will make you feel like a ’90s baby in no time. Fresh, rather relaxed, slightly shaggy, and just majestic – style your middle lob with a sea salt texturizing spray after blow-drying.
Cute short layered bob hairstyles with big curves & ragged tips
Looking for an easy haircut? Try a layered bob hairstyle with a fashionably curved, curled, but tousled finish. This classic neck-length layered bob haircut is brought up-to-date due to a combination of 2 matching shades of golden-brown. This random pattern of curls, curves, and waves adds lots of fun to the style and highlights the layers.
Textured Bob With Bangs
Don’t know how to alter your short textured bob? Begin with layered side-swept bangs. You can be surprised how flattering they work for most face shapes and hair textures, so most probably you’ll be happy to experiment like this. If you still have doubts, begin with nose-length bangs to keep on the safe side.
Here we go with another awesome layered bob idea, which will give a breath of fresh air to a senior lady’s short hair. The first step is the angle: make the cut shorter at the back and longer in the front. Step two: play with layers, better add them all over the haircut, also consider making the neck section stacked. Step three: the texture. Here, you’re free to do whatever you want. These messy curls are only one of the best options.
Funky Inverted Bob
Hey girl! If you’re a free spirit unwilling to follow any rules or stick to any commitments, we’ve got something worthy for you! Why go all one length when you can rock this eye-catching angled cut, why make the cut blunt if several strands can pop out as longer ones? With subtle graduation from the fringe to the sides, lightweight razored layers, and this alluring red hair color, you’ll be feeling like a whole new person.
Shoulder Length Bob for Older Women
Here’s another interesting switch for older women – a longer shoulder-length bob hairstyle featuring delicate-colored highlighted layers, and incredible depth! It’s a big challenge to tame thick hair, and this hairstyle will release your daily efforts since layers themselves change the look drastically. Fairly easy haircuts like this shoulder-length bob remain popular, flattering all ages and most face-shapes – not just older women.
Choppy Layered Bob for Thick Hair
This edgy, slightly messy daily hairstyle idea is the last on our list but definitely not the least! This head-turning chin-length layered cut is perfect for women with medium, coarse, or thick hair texture since it helps to get control over those unruly locks.
The layers in this bob are pretty rough and ragged. However, the fresh and romantic pinky-blonde vibe makes it a great trend for winter and spring.
Frequently asked questions
What is the difference between a layered bob and a stacked bob?
You’re not the only one who is confused by all these names of bob hairstyle variations. And no wonder since a stacked layered bob is a variety of layered bobs. Thus, we can say that a layered bob means short hairstyles with layers all over the cut.
When it comes to a stacked bob, you’ll find the stacked layers only in the back, often with a kind of undercut so that the back part of the hairstyle is shorter than the front part. Coming back to a layered bob, it usually features a full-bodied shape all over the cut and it can be an inverted bob too.
As for the styling, both a stacked bob and a layered bob can have wispy bangs, wavy texture, an undercut, a side part, and other details making a haircut unique and personalized.
What face shape suits a layered bob?
Oval face shape is the most universal for all types of bob hairstyles. With an oval face shape, you can go anywhere from a classic bob with layers to an inverted bob haircut with razored layers, bangs, and curls. However, it’s not news: oval faces are the most “ideal” face shape, so they usually work magic with all sorts of hairstyles and haircuts.
But what about other face shapes? Should you get layered bob haircuts for oblong, square, or round face shapes?
To answer this question, you need to understand how it all works. Remember that adding layers to a bob hairstyle creates volume and texture, so the face will visually look more rounded. That’s why women with round face shapes mostly avoid layered bob hairstyles.
Does a choppy bob have layers?
A choppy bob is a variation of a layered bob, so it obviously does have many short layers. The only thing is that those layers are choppy. A choppy layered bob is created using standard or razor shears for cutting the shorter sections of the hair. Generally, choppy layers complement women with both thin and thicker hair, highlighting the texture, movement, and definition.
Choppy layers make a usual classic bob more playful, sexy, relaxed, and fairly easy to handle.
How do you style a short layered messy bob?
To style a messy short layered bob in a way that feels relaxed and fun, opt for a slightly disheveled, carefree texture. To create such a carefree tousled bob with layers, keep the ends straight and use a curling iron to create a few loose waves along the length. Afterward, run the fingers through the hair, spreading a small amount of texturizing hair product to separate the curls and create an effortless textured bob.
You can also make a fun, sassy, versatile, and easy-to-style bob haircut with layers without using a curling iron. The main goal is to keep the movement in your shaggy layers so that they don’t lie flat. Here’s how to style a shaggy bob:
- Towel-dry your hair.
- Apply a small dollop of mousse to the hair. Start at the roots and spread the mousse through the length with a wide-tooth comb.
- Blow-dry the hair scrunching it with your hands until it’s completely dry.
- Apply a small amount of texture cream with your fingers. Run through the layers to the ends.
If you’re looking for a chick and more low-key short layered bob variation, you can also curl the ends of the hair and the layers throughout the hair with a curling iron.
And here is a bonus styling tip: Don’t comb or brush the layered bobs when the hair is dry. To detangle a layered shaggy bob, use your fingers.
No matter if you go for a long layered bob, a medium length layered bob, or short layered bob haircuts, there always is lots of space for shouting out your personal style, vibe, character, and mood. Layered hair is an amazing means for experiments.
From a cold business shark to a sweet romantic gurl, from a flirting easy-going girl to a thoughtful lady – you can put on any image you want and complement it perfectly with a killing bob haircut with layers.
On top of all those styling benefits, layered bob haircuts also allow for creating the illusion of more texture and dimension in your thin hair. Layers can also take away the volume from thicker hair. Subsequently, a bob with layers works for all textures and face shapes.
Right now, layered bob hairstyles are one of this season’s fads that amp up your look. Tell us if one of these classic long layers to shaggy styles in our gallery has inspired your next cut.