Warning: You’ll most likely want to cut and dye your hair after reading this.
Even since the likes of Marilyn Monroe and Madonna stepped out with there iconic, bombshell curls, the blonde bob has been a real head-turner. And we couldn’t think of a better way to give your look an overhaul than with some beautiful blonde ambition!
So whether you’re after a graduated, choppy, or wavy blonde bob, we’ve got something to inspire your next salon visit. Just have a scroll through our gallery to find your next cut and colour combination, or read why you should opt for the chop, below. Either way, we promise you won’t be disappointed!
1. Loose wavy bob
A balayage blonde bob that’s been loosely tousled is the perfect ‘do for giving your everyday look some effortless chic vibes.
For a relaxed, feminine style, tuck one side of your bob behind your ear, leaving out a few loose strands at the front for a romantic touch. Credit: @buddywporter
2. Choppy bob
If you’re after a hairstyle with more movement, ask your stylist to cut some choppy, graduated layers into a blunt blonde bob. Combined with a variety of different blonde highlights, this will help to create the effect of volume and dimension. Credit: @buddywporter
3. Glamorous bob
For a more glamorous bob, ask for a slightly longer, shoulder-grazing cut, styled with a deep side part. Mix in warm shades of blonde together for a honey blonde hue and blowdry with a round brush to create bouncy curls and uplifted roots. Credit: @thenorthernpretty
Tip: To help complement your facial features, try opting for different blonde highlights. For the most flattering effect, ask your colourist to use the lightest shades of blonde on the front sections of hair, as this will help to perfectly frame your face.
4. Platinum blonde
If you want a bright, head-turning look, then this blonde bob is the one for you! This all-over colour requires some upkeep, but we think you’ll agree, the stunning results are totally worth it. Credit: @elevatedhairnetwork
Editor’s tip: Looking for a new shampoo and conditioner that’s been specifically designed for coloured hair? We suggest trying the TIGI Catwalk Fashionista Blonde Shampoo and Conditioner to help avoid your blonde bob becoming brassy.
5. Bleach blonde
For a more striking effect, why not follow in the footsteps of Taylor Swift and opt for a sultry bleach blonde bob. Create a tonnes of roughed-up texture in your tresses, and you’ll have a look that’s suitable for the red carpet and a night on the town!
6. Wavy and blunt
Wavy-haired girls, do we have the perfect blonde bob for you!
A blunt cut that falls just below the chin will let your sexy waves do all the talking. But to help your waves look calm and under control, we recommend getting a blunt cut or working in very subtle layers, à la Khloe Kardashian. Credit: @laurajadestone
7. Dark roots
Worried about your roots? The good news is Pia Mia made it totally acceptable for people to walk around with their roots showing, so if you don’t have naturally blonde hair, don’t worry: embrace your dark roots! Credit: @anastagiapierre
8. Messy bob
To get your bob looking messy and textured, spritz some TONI&GUY Texture Tousled Creation Hairspray through your hair. Then use your fingers to gently scrunch the product in, and create movement by gently tousling and pulling it in different directions. Credit: @ebbazingmark
9. Platinum ponytail
What has made the blonde bob so sought after, is that it is actually quite versatile – you just have to think a little outside the box! Simply by opting for a platinum blonde hue (while leaving your natural roots peeking through), you can achieve a highly-contrasted look that is hard to beat.
But that’s not even the best part: contrary to popular belief, short hair works a treat when pulled back into a half-up hairstyle! Just do as this fashionista has done and rock a low ponytail at the back, while leaving a few tendrils of hair free at the front – it really doesn’t get any chicer than this.
10. Cool-girl bob
Not quite a bob person, but still crave the look of short hair? Then try working a shag cut this season, to really exude those undone vibes!
Featuring choppy layers of varying lengths, a shag cut gives the illusion that your hair is shorter than it actually is – so great news if you’re not quite ready to take the plunge. We would also suggest throwing a long, parted fringe into the mix, for a totally effortless finish!
11. Warm blonde bob with volume
To create this gorgeous, bouncy bob, curl the ends of your hair with a curling tong for defined curls, then simply sprinkle some of the TRESemmé Perfectly (un)Done Root Lifting Texturising Dust throughout your mane. Finish by backcombing the roots and you’ll achieve a seriously dramatic lift. Credit: @shayaneesther
12. Curly Bob
Have you got a curly mane? Well, you’re in luck: because this look is all about embracing your natural hair texture in all its glory!
Bringing a refreshing retro vibe to the style, the blonde bob gets a major volume boost from the coils in your strands, while the short length helps to relieve you of the overwhelming mass of hair. So basically, its a win-win situation!
13. Wispy Lob
Similar to that of the shag cut, this wispy lob (AKA a long bob) has a more feminine and delicate air about it. Possibly the most versatile of all the blonde bob variations, this look can be worked and reworked in so many different ways, all thanks to it’s slightly longer length!
But if you ask us, you can’t go far wrong with a bold, platinum hue, and allowing your dark roots to grow out in true cool-girl style.
14. Yellow tones
Although platinum blonde is still a favourite (have you seen Ashley Benson’s hue?), yellow-toned bobs are also super hot to trot.
15. Hat hair
One of our top ways to rock a blonde bob, has to be with loads of added texture and volume. And what better way to work this aesthetic, than with a set of easy-going waves teamed with a year-round accessory – the hat!
All it takes to be part of the hat-girl crew, is to gently curl your tresses using a curling wand, run your finger through your hair and finish with a spritz of sea salt spray. Trust us, you’ll have an enviable, hipster look in no time!
We can tell these blonde bobs have ignited the spark of inspiration within you, haven’t they? But if you’re not quite ready to commit to a bob, yet still want those luscious light strands, head over to our Blonde Hair page – it’s chock full of fun colour inspiration and expert guides.