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 is 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 curated 33 of the most inspiring graduated bob hairstyles to try. 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 stacked layers in the back and longer wisps of hair at the front, just like this gorgeous bob pictured.
Graduated Bob With E-Girl Highlights
E-girl highlights aren’t going anywhere! And, if you team your graduated cut with a blonde money piece, like this beauty, you’ll be feeling like a TikTok star in no time.
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.
Choppy Graduated Bob
If you prefer a choppy look, this soft, graduated look is destined to be your next hairstyle.
Dark Graduated Hair
If you’ve got dark hair, you’ll have a double advantage! With this polished haircut, you’ll be channelling Victoria Beckham vibes 24-7. Take your styling to the next level with TRESemmé Extra Hold 24-hour frizz control Hairspray.
Modern Graduated Bob
Worried a classic stacked bob won’t suit you? Then you’ll adore this updated version, which features subtle stacks at the back and soft graduated wispy layers.
Editor’s tip: If you want beautiful, beachy hair, look no further than the TRESemmé Volume & Lift Mousse. It’ll help add body and texture, enhancing the natural waves of this lovely cut.
Layered Bob for Thin Hair
A graduated bob will help your hair to look fuller. The addition of layers both at the front and back of your cut will give your hair a more voluminous look.
Side Fringe Bob
Add a side fringe to your graduated cut if you really want to be the most stylish person in the room.
Graduated Hair with Full Bangs
Blunt bangs are all you need to make short graduated cuts less basic and more Anna Wintour-worthy.
Graduated Cut With Curtain Bangs
If you want to get in on the curtain bangs trend with your next graduated cut, this looks is all you need to inspire you.
Curtain Bangs with a Lob
Curtain bangs are also beautiful with a longer bob (aka lob) – especially if you have loads of layers in.
Chin Length Bob
Keep it classic like this beauty with an effortless chin-length cut. This dimensional cut is perfect for those with finer hair.
A sleek, blunt bob can easily feel stiff, but with subtle graduated layers, you can bring new life and more movement to it.
Editor’s tip: Keep this cut silky and smooth with Dove Nutritive Solutions Daily Moisture 2 in 1 Shampoo + Conditioner.
This graduated haircut is a voluminous masterpiece!
Long Graduated Bob With Highlights
We adore this long graduated bob for its polished, structured look and caramel highlights. <!–
Curly Stacked Cut
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.
Side-Swept Graduated Cut
To really add a modern flair to a graduated cut, team it with a face-flattering deep side part.
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.
Pink Graduated Bob
Be completely bold and give your graduated short haircut a pastel pink makeover for a sweet feminine touch.
Editor’s tip: Give your graduated bob hairstyles a major dose of TLC with the TRESemmé Silky & Smooth Conditioner , 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.
Graduated Cut With Fringe
Contrary to popular belief, you can totally get in on the bangs brigade with a graduated bob haircut. This bob with caramel highlights and side bangs is a serious case in point.
Braided Graduated Bob
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 style up your ‘do differently.
Give off beachy vibes all year long with this tousled bob hairstyle that’s guaranteed to get you all the compliments.
If you’re working with long fine tresses that you want to update and make look thicker, this rounded graduated bob haircut is your best option.
Here, this rounded cut works to give this beauty’s hair a unique shape with lots of body, cleverly distracting from any natural flatness.
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!
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 spice up your look.
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.
Graduated Bob With Undercut
If you aren’t afraid of punky styles, we suggest you give this stylish undercut and stacked bob combo a go.
Short Graduated Hair With Undercut
If that wasn’t enough to convince you, take a look at this beauty’s blonde bob and shaved undercut combo. <!–
Soft Graduated Bob
This haircut embodies cool-girl chic, courtesy of this soft graduated cut and gorgeous bronde hair colour.
Graduated Cut for Fine Hair
This poker-straight graduated bob look is all you need to make fine hair look fuller.
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.
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.