Medium bob styles: 8 chic ‘dos that’ll effortlessly upgrade your look

It's official: medium bob haircuts are the most wearable celebrity hair trend. So, if you've always dreamed of getting a medium-length bob, now's the perfect time! ?  

Pinterest has spoken: medium bob styles (AKA long bob hair) are one of the most-pinned hairstyles around, making now the perfect the time to experiment with medium bob haircuts.

We know what you’re thinking: will a medium-length bob hairstyle work for my hair and face type? Thankfully, you don’t have to worry about whether or not it will, as medium bob hairstyles are universally flattering, easy to maintain and a dream to style!

But if you need a little more persuading on the matter, check out the 8 gorgeous medium-length bob hairstyles we’re fawning over, below.

8 celebrity-approved medium bob hair looks you’ll want to copy this year


medium bob hairstyles: ashley benson with textured medium hairstyle wearing red lipstick and denim jacket
Pinterest has spoken: the textured medium length bob is THE trend to rock! Credit:

1. Textured mid-length bob

Out of the thousands of hairstyles on Pinterest, the most pinned ‘do was the textured medium bob. Just look at how Ashley Benson rocks it and then you’ll understand why everyone (including us) is so obsessed with it— cool, right?

So, if you want to breathe new life into your long locks, this bouncy and ultra-voluminous ‘do is destined to make you feel like a member of the glitterati. Credit: @chadwoodhair

medium bob hairstyles: olivia culpo with short wavy bob hairstyle wearing sunglasses and smiling
Haven’t you heard? Polished waves are everywhere! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

2. Wavy bob

Prefer medium bob hairstyles that are wavy yet more on the polished end of the spectrum? Then this playful wavy bob, which we spotted on Olivia Culpo, is just for you.

Fit for a fancy brunch or an all-night dance marathon, this flawless medium-length bob hairstyle strikes the perfect balance between neat and statement-making.

Editor’s tip: Believe it or not, wavy medium bob haircuts hold better when you spritz them with a creation hairspray. We particularly like the VO5 Wave Creation Hairspray, which will give your mane hold and a natural-looking finish.

medium bob haircuts: shot of hailey baldwin with sleek hairstyle on the red carpet
Sleek and steady wins the race! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

3. Sleek mid-length bob

A medium-length bob that’s been styled to sleek perfection, just like Hailey Baldwin has here, makes this otherwise casual hairstyle all the more fashion-forward.

Favoured by the Kardashian-clan and the runways alike, this blunt-cut bob is perfect for ladies who are looking to create the illusion of fuller-looking locks.

 medium length bob hairstyles: jessica zhour with a-line cut
Want to add some edge to your sleek ‘do? Try an a-line medium bob cut! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

4. A-line cut bob

When you get bored of a blunt cut, you can easily add a directional edge to your medium-length bob hairstyle by opting for an A-line cut, (a la Jessica Szohr).

This high-impact cut exudes a tonne of fierce feminine vibes, plus helps soften out an angular face shapes. Aren’t medium bob haircuts super fun?

shot of model with shaggy medium length bob hairstyle
You can easily go from a medium bob to a shag in a matter of months! Credit:

5. Medium shag hairstyle

Simply adding in some feathery bangs to an otherwise simple medium bob hairstyle will instantly give your locks a mega-dose of ’70s charm. But the best thing? As your locks grow out, your hair will look even better.

Since short shaggy hairstyles are back for good, not only will you be rocking two trends in one, but you’ll able also showing those around you just how cool medium-length bob hairstyles can be. #Slay! Credit: @hungvanngo

picture of solange knowles with curly medium bob style, wearing pink jumper at a backstage show
The best thing about this trend? It works a charm on all hair textures! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

6. Curly medium bob

Struggling to deal with your thick long curls? Well you’ll be happy to know you can totally make your curls more manageable, while also tapping into this gorgeous trend! After all, if it’s good enough for Solange Knowles (AKA our natural hair hero!), it’s good enough for you, too.

Editor’s tip: To really make your curls #slay, work a small amount of the Toni&Guy Curl Lock Oil throughout your mane, for a frizz-free, high-impact finish!

medium bob haircuts: shot of model with layered medium hairstyle outside
To layer or not to layer, that is the question! Credit:

7. Layered medium bob

Keep things low-key with this sweet and short medium length bob, which feature soft face-framing layers to give your look an air of romance.

Also, try adding in some blonde highlights in the front layers, to really brighten your features and give an extra delicate touch to your final look! Credit: @carolinereceveur

medium length bob hairstyles: jamie king with medium bob cut that's been dip-dyed blue
Pair your medium bob with an on-trend hair colour and just watch as the compliments pour in! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

8. Dip-dyed bob hairstyle

If you’re a wild child at heart, feed your rebellious soul with a colourful medium bob hairstyle! Now we’re not talking subtle hues here, we’re shouting out bright and bold shades of blue, pink or even rainbow.

And if you need any more convincing, just take a long, hard look at this blue ombre medium bob length hairstyle, which we spotted on Jaime King. See? Adding a playful edge to your everyday style doesn’t have to be difficult!


So, which one of these medium-length bob hairstyles will become your signature ‘do? Let us know over on Twitter @AllThingsHairUK and share your pic! Also, don’t forget to check out all the other gorgeous looks over on our Medium Hairstyles page.

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