A layered bob haircut is a type of short haircut that can be achieved when you get your hair cut in varying lengths, creating the illusion of more texture and dimension in your hair. Layers can also help add volume or take it away (if your strands are too thick!), and they work for all textures and face shapes.
Right now, layered bob hairstyles just so happen to be one of this season’s freshest ways to amp up your look. From classic long layers to shaggy styles, we’ve got a variety of layered bob hairstyles to inspire your next cut.
Long Layered Bob
Short Layered Bob
If you want a short cut with natural-looking volume, consider getting subtle short layers. They’ll also do a great job of adding shape to your cut. Credit: @riawna
Bedhead Layered Cut
This look is all about purposefully undone texture, which is achieved with the help of choppy, wispy layers. Gorgeous, right? Credit: @viihrocha
Editor’s tip: To really amp up the volume of this look, we’d recommend styling with a texturising spray, like the TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray, after blow-drying. Warning: this look will turn a lot of heads.
Ashy Bob Haircut with Layers
Curly Short Layered Hair
If you’ve got long natural curls, consider cutting your hair and going for this flattering, fun look.
Soft and Simple Layers
Add some oomph to your short haircut with some modern feathery layers. This gorgeous cut is perfect for giving an extra dimension to hair that’s prone to falling flat. Credit: @amndapedroso
Shaggy Layered Bob with Fringe
Cute Layered Cut with Bangs
If you needed any more convincing to get bangs with your short layered cut, just take a look at this cute example. Credit: @anaaliviaribeiro
Editor’s tip: Bangs like this call for a hairspray. Our fave? The VO5 Flexible Hold Hairspray! This is perfect for styling bangs as it offers a flexible hold while keeping your bangs frizz-free.
Medium Layered Bob
Smooth and Sleek Short Layers
Bring the ’90s to the spotlight with these Victoria Beckham-inspired short layers. The key to this look is to wear your bob on the straighter side, to get the full ‘pob’ effect. Credit: @styled_by_carolynn
Uneven Layered Bob
Feeling dramatic? Then look no further than layered cut, which is far from basic and full of sexy volume. Credit: @christinakreitel
French Girl Bob with Bangs
If you want to give your locks a more Parisian inspired makeover, try the blogger-approved French girl bob on for size. This tousled layered bob with bangs haircut is super low-maintenance and always looks très chic. Credit: @michaelforrey
Long Layered Bob
Editor’s tip: To help keep your bob looking super smooth, apply a few drops of the TRESemmé Colour Shineplex Serum to it.
Pink Blunt Bob
This same-length cut is ideal for ladies with fine hair, as the layers are cut bluntly and at random (rather than blended), which creates the illusion of thicker hair.
For a playful and flirty layered cut, consider adding in some piecey layers that start from the ear down to the chin, as spotted on influencer Taylor Lashae.
Classic Stacked Bob
Layers are not only great for taking the weight out of thick hair types, but they’re also perfect for creating the illusion of fuller and more voluminous locks in fine hair.
Tempted to give an asymmetrical bob a whirl? Add in some light layers to your asymmetrical cut to give your edgy cut a dose of feminine charm.
The best thing about these type of layers is that they have a softening effect since they’re not perfectly even on both sides. This makes them the ideal go-to for ladies with square face shapes. Credit: @goinggoingblondee
If you have thick, unmanageable hair, subtle layers cut from underneath will help remove weight from your mane and make it as light as candy floss. Styling your curls is about to become a lot easier! Credit: @stylesbydeniseealy
It’s no secret that shag hairstyles are fast becoming the look du jour. Instead of meticulously blended layers, shaggy layers are more edgy and messy, providing you with effortless rocker-chick vibes. Credit: @kyliejenner
Thinking about getting a layered bob with bangs? Getting a fringe cut is a big deal, especially if you’ve never tried one before, so ease yourself in gently with some shorter layers around your face for a faux fringe effect. It’ll give you more of an idea of whether a fringe suits you or not and requires less upkeep than an actual fringe. Credit: @camerakelly
Layered Bob with Highlights
After a daintier-looking bob? Keep things low-key with this sweet and short romantic layered bob hairstyle, which features soft face-framing layers.
Bronde Layered Bob
When it comes to adding extra depth and dimension to layered bob hairstyles, we’d recommend using different shades of the same colour. This will help lighten your overall look and give it a healthy dose of youthfulness. Credit: @theblondebrunette901
Looking for more layered bob hairstyles to help make your thick hair easier to style? Then you should consider getting sliced layers. This nifty technique is done with a pair of scissors that a stylist runs down on small sections of hair (from the top to bottom), to remove weight.
This technique is great for very thick or curly hair, as it enhances natural texture and leaves you with a boho-perfect, feathered appearance. Credit: @studiokawaii888
Worried about volume? A clever styling hack we’ve found for short layered bob hairstyles is to wear them in a side parting. This way, all of your hair is swept to one side, giving you extra oomph at the roots and long-lasting body. Credit: @amychristinehair