A graduated bob is a type of bob haircut that has more length in the front and gradually gets more voluminous at the back, because of the stacked layers that are cut into it. This is why this type of bob is also called a stacked bob, as it made up of layers that seamlessly transition from one length to another.
Celebrities like Victoria Beckham, Jourdan Dunn and more, have all coveted this bob haircut. Wondering why? Well, graduated bobs look stunning on all face shapes and hair types; from straight to curly, fine and thick hair.
Lucky for you, we’ve listed 30 of the most inspiring graduated bob hairstyles to try in 2020, below. Warning: You won’t be able to settle on a favourite (we know we couldn’t!).
Classic Graduated Bob
As we mentioned, a classic graduated bob features layered stacks in the back and longer wisps of hair at the front, just like this. Credit:@shmoakin_hair
Sleek Graduated Cut
You can’t talk about graduated bob hairstyles without mentioning this iconic, Spice Girls favourite. This sleek, fashion-forward cut was made popular by Victoria Beckham in the ’90s and is still hot today. Credit:@domdomahir
Dark Graduated Hair
If you’ve got dark hair, you’ll have the double advantage! With this polished haircut, you’ll be channelling Victoria Beckham vibes 24-7. Credit:@elzzamatos
The easiest way to make thick curls more manageable? By removing excess bulk and weight with a graduated bob haircut, of course. After seeing how this beauty pulls it off, you’ll be seriously tempted to try it. Credit:@sydrumstyles
Side-Swept Graduated Cut
To really add a modern flair to a graduated cut, team it with a face-flattering deep side part. Credit:@studioy
Long Graduated Bob
Low-key and ultra textured, this graduated long bob is the perfect hairstyle for those that want a cut that will still allow them to have some length. Credit:@studioy
Pink Graduated Bob
Be completely bold and give your graduated short haircut a pastel pink makeover for a sweet feminine touch. Credit:@amburgerofhair
Editor’s tip: Give your graduated bob hairstyles a major dose of TLC with the TRESemmé Colour Shineplex Serum, which is designed to provide frizz control and leave your mane feeling soft and looking super shiny.
Silver Graduated Waves
Silver-blonde hair is officially on our must-try list and if you really want to earn yourself those style points, pair an icy graduated bob with a set of soft waves. Credit:@perfect_image17
Easy braided hairstyles, like this pretty headband braid, work really well with graduated bobs. Not only does it do a great job of showing off your curved cut, but it is also a fun way to make your ‘do feel new again. Credit:@chloenbrown
Editor’s tip: If you’re looking for a thickening product to give your hair bounce, you should try the TRESemmé Collagen+ Fullness Thickening Balm! Apply a small amount of it into your damp hair before blow-drying to plump your strands and get a voluminous look.
Want a look that’ll match your bright and bold personality? Sounds like you need a graduated bob with a fun geode-inspired hue, like this daring Instagrammer! Credit: @bromeoandjuliet
Graduated Bob with Shaved Side
If you feel like you’ve tried everything before and are running out of options, getting a shaved cut with your bob is sure to shake things up and give your look edge. Credit:@shmoakin_hair
Super Short Graduated Bob
There’s nothing boyish about short graduated hair, but if that’s something you’re concerned about, a pop of colour will help to remedy this. Credit:@thehivehair
This haircut embodies cool-girl chic, courtesy of this soft graduated cut and gorgeous bronde hair colour. Credit:@colorsbycass_
The Gone Girl star often wears her blonde graduated bob with a deep side part, helping to add angles to her oval face shape. This precise part is the easiest way to instantly update your look, being sleek and chic in equal measure.
Graduated Cut for Fine Hair
Jennifer Lawrence never fails to give us hair envy and this poker-straight graduated bob looks perfect on the Hunger Games star. See how those front pieces of hair frame her lovely face? She has us swooning yet again!
Kerry Washington looks a world away from her Olivia Pope character with this graduated bob hairstyle, which is just bursting with cool, edgy vibes.
To create plenty of movement, we suggest going for a sweeping fringe and choppy layers like Kerry and you’ll be ready to rock.
Honey Brown Graduated Hair
When in doubt, stick to a tried and tested classic! Jourdan Dunn proves her supermodel credentials here, wearing her honey brown graduated bob in a simple and timeless style.