10 examples of how to rock a layered bob right now

Caution: hot tresses ahead!

What’s better than one hot hair trend? 2 hot hair trends rolled into one, of course! With both layered tresses and bob hairstyles constantly cropping up on our style radars, it was only a matter of time before they joined forces to become the most unstoppable hairstyle around – the layered bob.

And like any new trend, a number of celebrities and stylish social media moguls have been quick to show us all how to nail game-changing layers with ease. So, if you’re looking for layered bob inspiration, you’re in the right place, because we’ve created a list of the 10 best examples from Instagram showing you how to rock this look, right now.

layered straight bob mon_zsu
Straight layered bob. Credit: Instagram.com/mon_zsu

Straight layered bob

Sleek, stylish and fashion-forward, a straight-layered bob is always going to win you instant style points in the hair department! Adding layers is a great way to add texture, shape and depth to same-length hair, as well as providing loads of high-definition dimension. Credit: @mon_zsu

wavy layered bob
Wavy layered bob. Credit: Instagram.com/mallory1712

Wavy layered bob

Do you have short hair? Are you lusting after all the gorgeous wavy hairstyles out there? Well, it’s your lucky day, because it just so happens that you can experiment with curls and waves, even with short tresses! If you need more convincing, then just take a long, hard look at this layered wavy bob. It proves that adding a playful, yet sophisticated, edge to your everyday style is certainly a recipe for success! Credit: @mallory1712

platinum blonde layered bob inspiration
Platinum blonde layered bob. Credit: Instagram.com/rachelringwood

Platinum bob with layers

If you’re looking for a look that’s perfectly edgy, yet oh-so chic, then look no further than a short platinum bob, complete with a set of lovely layers! To ensure your metallic tones are looking their shiniest, try spritzing your bob with a healthy dose of the VO5 Smoothly Does It Tame and Shine Spray (£3.99*) – it’ll help to banish any flyaways, while giving a stunning sheen to your tresses. Credit: @rachelringwood

short layered bob blonde haircut
Short layered bob. Credit: Instagram.com/blendedbeautifullybymisty

Short Layered bob

Short layers tend to work best on a lob (AKA a long bob), however, we just had to include this look in our list – come one, just look at how good at uplifting your locks it is! To really amp up the volume of this look, we’d recommend styling with a texturizing spray, like the Toni&Guy Casual Sea Salt Texturising Spray (£7.49*), after blow-drying. Warning: this look is will turn a lot of heads. Credit: @blendedbeautifullybymisty

chin length blunt layered bob
Chin length layered bob. Credit: Instagram.com/alexandriassalonandspa

Chin length blunt bob

We know this is a cut isn’t for everyone, but if you’re brave enough to give it a whirl, you’ll certainly stand out from the crowd – especially if you’re forever embracing bold and quirky fashion choices. The addition of layers, blunt bangs and a set of pretty pastel colours, adds heaps of exciting edge to this vibrant look. Credit: @alexandriassalonandspa

multiple layered bob
Multiple layered bob. Credit: Instagram.com/asiahairwork

Multiple layered bob

Layers are not only great for taking the weight out of thick hair types, but when incorporated into thin hair, they’re perfect for creating the illusion of fuller and more voluminous locks! So, to get a gravity-defying bob, ask your stylist to add multiple layers, to help to create bucket loads of shape, movement and texture. Credit: @asiahairwork

choppy layered bob
Choppy layered bob. Credit: Instagram.com/cameronhairstudio

Choppy bob

Edgy, fun and fashion-forward, a choppy bob with lots of layers is great for adding a new and exciting dimension to hair that is usually dead straight! A firm favourite among fashionistas and celebrities alike (Jennifer Lawrence, we’re looking at you!), we particularly love it when it’s rocked with a set of delicate highlights at the ends. Credit: @cameronhairstudio

curly layered bob
Curly layered bob. Credit: Instagram.com/shylovebyrd

Curly layered bob

Did you love the wavy layered bob look, but want take it one step further? Well, all you have to do is rock full-on curls in your gorgeous bob hairstyle! Having your tresses curled higher at the back and looser near the front, will not only help give plenty of interest to your look, but it’ll also help to gently frame your face. Credit: @shylovebyrd

blonde layered bob haircut
Blonde layered bob. Credit: Instagram.com/sofiacalderonehair

Shades of blonde layered bob

When it comes to adding depth and dimension within a layered bob, we’d recommend using different shades of the same colour – this will help to brighten your overall look and give it a healthy dose of youthfulness. Also, with it’s long, side-sweeping fringe, this bob works perfectly to lengthen and slim rounder face shapes! Is there anything a layered bob can’t do?  Credit: @sofiacalderonehair

Editor’s tip: If you’re considering popping in some colour to your layered bob, we suggest using a shampoo and conditioner specially formulated for colour-treated hair, like the TRESemmé Colour Revitalise Colour Vibrance Protection Shampoo and Conditioner (500ml, £3.69 each*). 


If you still haven’t made up your mind about how best to rock a short bob this season, then you need to take a look at our Bob Hairstyles page – not only does it have loads of celeb-inspired looks for you to try, but it’s also home to a wealth of expert advice on finding the right one for you!

*RRPs are Unilever suggested retail prices only, it is at the discretion of the individual retailers to set the actual price.

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