Bob haircuts are short to medium-length hairstyles that are cut straight to the chin or jaw and curve at the tips. There are many different lengths and finishes to choose from, including blunt bobs, lobs, inverted cuts, shaggy styles, and pixie bobs. Bob haircuts are a great choice for those with fine hair, as they provide plenty of styling options.
A quick scan of the runways and the red carpets will tell you that buzzcuts are one of the hottest haircuts of the moment, but what about people who are looking to keep some length?
If you fall into the latter camp, you will be pleased to know that bobs are also one of the hottest looks. However, the mid-length bob is having a moment instead of the graduated “pobs” from a few years back.
While mid-length hair was once seen as a bit basic or an awkward stage for people growing out their hair, it is now an intentional style, and many are adopting it.
The beauty of the look is that it works with any hair shape, and the cut can be tweaked to suit your face shape and features. And, of course, let’s not forget about the fact that it still gives you enough length to play around with.
Have a look at the bob hairstyles you will want to try out right now:
1. Green and Yellow Bob
The blend of colors is amazing thanks to the slime effect, but the round shape makes it even more enviable.
2. Center Part Bob
This is proof that sometimes the simplest hairstyles are the prettiest. The middle part, with its minimal layers, is beautiful.
3. Blonde Bob with Wispy Bangs
Whether you want your bob longer or shorter, or this length, you can still use the curled under fringe as inspiration.
4. Wavy Graduated Bob
Notice how the layers in the front are ever so slightly longer than the back? The curled ends enhance the effect.
5. Mauve Straight Bob
The grayish mauve color is desirable, but so are the long front layers and sharp shape.
6. Wavy Highlighted Bob
Whether you’ve been blessed with natural waves or you could use help from a pair of tongs, speak to your stylist about a layered bob that will show off your tousled hair.
7. Mid-Length Bob with Thick Bangs
Think that bobs with bangs are always severe? Think again. This one is very soft, thanks to the subtle waves.
8. Blunt Bangs and Straight Bob
A stick-straight bob and thick bangs will look great on you. It is a timeless haircut.
9. Graduated Bob
The peach hair color earns plenty of likes, but take a look at how cute this haircut’s shape is.
10. Graduated Curled Bob
You might not be able to appreciate a graduated bob on your head in the same way that others will, but know that it will look this good, especially if you add some texture into the mix.
11. Layered Blonde Bob with Colored Sections
This is a very clever use of color. It’s also the perfect example of finding a hair color (or colors) that help bring out a haircut.
12. Green Straight Bob
Want to hang on to as much length as possible? Try this shoulder-grazing style—green color optional, but recommended.
Bob haircuts for round faces
Bob haircuts for round faces can be a great way to make a face look slimmer. A-line bobs, choppy bobs, collarbone lobs, stacked short curls, warm bronde combover bobs, angled short hairstyles, and broken waves are all popular choices.
Bob haircuts for oval faces
Bob haircuts for oval faces can be a great way to frame and complement the face shape. Popular options include wavy lobs with bangs, wavy chin-length bobs, shaggy bobs, wavy bobs, blunt bobs, deep side-part bobs, blunt lobs, growing-out pixies, heavy side-swept bangs, super-short pixies, pumped-up volume hairstyles, long face-framing layers, pixies, and bob cuts with bangs, as well as asymmetrical haircuts and edgy cuts.
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