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Say Hi to Your New Favourite Short Haircut of 2023: The Layered Bob

One of the biggest pulls to getting a short haircut is how weightless and easy to style your hair will become. Shorter hair is as effortless as it gets, and the volume you’ll achieve by how lightweight your strands become is incomparable. Adding layers and turning your bob into a layered bob will take that lightweight feel to the next level. If you’re thinking about getting a layered bob, take a look at this gallery for inspiration:

Layered Bob Hairstyles Trending All Over Social Media

Check out our guide below to help inspire your next layered bob look.

1. Sleek and Shiny

Asian hairstyles: Asian woman with dark brown hair in a graduated long bob.
This sleek layered bob is always a hit. Credit: Instagram.com/karina_divas_

Give your subtle layers a leg up by amping up their shine factor. Comb a shine spray through just the bottom of your strands to give them a dose of sleek and healthy shine without weighing them down.

2. Long Feathered Edges

Woman with a chestnut bob
Credit: Instagram.com/ans0403

If you aren’t quite ready for a set of full and heavy layers, consider asking your stylist for feathered layers. This simple technique makes a world of difference in the appearance of your layers and allows you to reap the benefits without sacrificing too much length.

3. Short Feathered Edges

Asian hairstyles: Asian woman with dark brown wavy long bob.
Wearing luscious flowing waves on short hair is possible with a lob. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Complement your layers by pairing them with a fresh new dose of color. We love how a bob looks with this rooted blonde color. Ash or blonde beach highlights are also a great way to add dimension to your look.

4. Product-Free Curls

Woman with brown chin length wavy bob

You’ll be happy to hear that this is probably one of the easiest-to-achieve looks of the collection. Use a curling wand to create random curls throughout your style and leave the look product-free for laid-back, loose, and textured results.

Before you style, don’t forget to protect your bob from heated tools with TRESemmé Heat Defence Spray.

TRESemmé Defence Spray Front

5. The Simplest Hair Hack

Layered bob with side bangs, ginger brown hair
Side bangs with a bob are a yes from us. Credit: Instagram.com/salsalhair

If you’re looking for a way to fake natural-looking curls, this is the hair hack. You’ll mimic the pattern found in natural curls by alternating the direction you curl each piece. Easy enough, right?

6. Dye Your Strands Darker

Woman with precision bob with shaved sideburns hairstyle
A little sideshow. Credit: Instagram.com/dorna_sizdahres_hair

Another color option for your fresh cut is a bold shade of dark brown hair color. We love this edgy color paired with an equally edgy cut. Make sure to switch to a color-safe shampoo and conditioner to make your new hue last as long as possible. We love TRESemmé Revitalise Colour Shampoo and Conditioner for their color care benefits and for how smooth and soft the system leaves our strands.

A 900ml bottle of TRESemmé Revitalise Colour Shampoo front of pack image

7. Curling Wand Magic

Woman with blonde concave wavy bob

All you need to create this style is a curling wand and a little bit of skill. Use your wand to create curls that direct away from your face and for a finished style that took less than five minutes to create. Help create flawless curls with a mouse such as TRESemmé Curl Definition Mousse.

A 200ml bottle of TRESemme Curl Mousse Front of Pack

8. Fiery Red Locks

layered bob bright red side bangs
Make a major statement with your strands.

Make your layered bob pop with a fresh dose of fiery red hair color. This is the perfect look if you want to step out of your comfort zone a bit this upcoming Fall. Protect your vibrant color with The Good Stuff Color Protect Milk while styling your hair regularly.

9. Bob + Undercut

Person with a graduated bob and undercut
Credit: Instagram.com/pandorascreations

If you’re looking for a way to add extra volume to thin hair and give the appearance of thicker strands, then layers are the best choice for you. Opt for a layered bob with undercut like this to create the illusion of extra volume at the top of your mane.

10. Take It Back a Few Decades

80s inspired bob
Ask your stylist for an ’80s-inspired curly look. Photo by Suhyeon Choi

Give your hair a permanent curl by having your stylist give you a perm. Curly styles look best when cut into a layered haircut. Help create the look of a healthy lob with a strengthening shampoo like Nexxus Unbreakable Care Shampoo before getting your cut.

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