Medium bob: Different ways to rock this haircut

Your medium bob doesn't have to look plain and dated. Here are ideas on how to make it chic so you get good hair every day. 

When you’ve had long hair for so long, getting a bob seems like the perfect way to transition to short hair. Bobs come in different forms. You have your long bobs or lobs. You even have the choppy bob that allows you to play around with layers. If you’re not yet sure whether to cut your hair super short, or let it return to its original length in a few months, go for a medium bob. Here are ideas on how to sport this cool haircut.

1. Flip medium bob

Medium bob: Close up shot of woman wearing a printed dress with black flip bob
Inject an old-school vibe to your look with a flip bob. Credit:

Work your fly aways to your advantage by going for a flip bob hairstyle. Instead of ironing or blow drying the tips of your inwards, you do it outwards with the help of a roller brush. You can also use hair rollers to help you achieve this shape; again, just wrap your hair around the rollers away from your face.

Editor’s tip: Let this hairstyle last long by spritzing TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray after blow drying. 

2. Blunt medium bob

Medium bob: Closeup shot of woman wearing a green blouse with black blunt bob in a fashion show
Make sure your blunt bob is free from split ends by getting regular trims. Credit:

Nail a blunt medium bob with straight hair that is free from fly aways. To achieve this, blow dry or iron your hair straight to perfection. Split ends are a no-no as well, so use shampoo and conditioner that makes your hair healthy and damage-free.

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Editor’s tip: Wash your hair with Cream Silk Triple Keratin Rescue Ultimate Repair & Shine Ultra Conditioner for straighter and smoother hair. This conditioner can also help repair hair damage. 

3. Blowout bob

Medium bob: Closeup shot of woman wearing a black jacket with short black hair with blurred outdoor background
Want bouncy hair? Achieve it by blow drying your hair sans the nozzle. Credit:

Want to add volume to your bob? You can make shallow waves by blow drying your hair without its nozzle. Apply hair mousse first to help with the volume and to keep your hair free from frizz. Don’t forget to spritz heat protectant on your hair before blow drying to prevent heat damage.

Editor’s tip: When you’re after volume, apply a dollop of TONI&GUY Volume Plumping Mousse on your hair. This product doesn’t just help define curls but also give body and bounce to thin and limp hair. 

4. Sleek and shiny

Medium bob: Closeup shot of woman wearing a brown blouse with black bob standing against a blurred outdoor background
Keep your bob straight and frizz-free to create a sleek look. Credit:

Got naturally black hair? Flaunt it with a sleek bob. Use a flat iron to get rid of stray hairs, then iron the tips inwards to make your look polished. Finish by applying a drop of hair serum to make sure your hair stays frizz-free.

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Editor’s tip: Get perfectly smooth and straight hair with Cream Silk Triple Keratin Rescue Ultimate Straight Conditioner

5. Dyed medium bob

Medium bob: Asian woman wearing a white shirt with brown bob standing against a blue background
Take a break from your black tresses and dye your hair. Credit: Shutterstock

Want a total hair revamp? Aside from getting a haircut, get a dye job as well. Now is the time to experiment with different hair colors. You don’t have to choose bold colors if you don’t want to. You can go for tried-and-tested but trendy shades like ash brown or cinnamon hair. Then, add texture to your hair by creating shallow waves or going for a tousled look.

Editor’s tip: Take care of your colored hair. Keep it from drying out while maintaining your dye job by using Cream Silk Color Protect Conditioner

6. Messy layered bob

Asian woman with a tousled choppy bob hairstyle wearing a denim jacket
This is a great way to make your second-day hair look stylish. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Gone are the days when sleek and polished hairstyles are the only options in styling your hair. A messy-chic ‘do like the messy layered bob can be your go-to hairstyle when you’re in the mood for a more relaxed look.

7. Beach waves with bangs

New Year's Eve hairstyles: Closeup shot of an Asian woman with curly long bob wearing a blue sleeveless dress
Add oomph to your medium-length hair by creating beach waves. Credit: Hariono Halim

Whether you’re on the beach or not, you can rock beach waves along with your short hair or medium bob. You can even wear this ‘do with bangs for added impact.

8. The Side Sweep

Straight hair ideas: Asian woman with straight long bob hair with gold boby pins
Jazz up your side sweep with cute bobby pins. Credit: Melodie Jeng

Simply create a deep side part on one side of your hair, smoothen the rest of your tresses, and there you have it! A few gold bobby pins on one side can even jazz up the Side Sweep and make it even trendier.

9. Braids for medium bob

Short hairstyles: Happy Asian woman with braided short hair wearing a denim jacket outdoors
Tiny braids can transform your hair from plain to edgy in a couple of minutes! Credit: Hariono Halim

From a simple Side Sweep, you can take your hairstyle up a notch by creating two small braids on the side with less hair. Spritz hairspray for a neater finish and to make your hairstyle last long. So easy, right?

10. Half up top knot

Half ponytail: Asian woman with medium length black hair in half up top knot
This half up hairstyle adds a quirky character to your look. Credit: Hariono Halim

You can rock this hairstyle whether you have a chin-length or medium bob. It’s also a piece of cake to do! You might not even need a comb especially if you’re gunning for a messy-chic top knot.

With these medium bob ideas, you won’t regret getting that haircut. Who knows? You might want to keep your hair medium-length or even short for a while.

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