Our love affair with all kinds of bob hairstyles doesn’t seem to be going anywhere any time soon, so if you’re yet to join in, make 2019 your year.
From current trending styles like the French bob to classics like the graduated bob, we’ve selected all of the bob haircut inspiration you need to help you take that leap into the short hair life. Below, 35 bob hairstyles to inspire your next trip to the salon…
1. Blunt bob
Feathered ends are all well and good, but if you really want your bob to make an impact, go for blunt cut bob hair.
It’ll help make your hair look thicker by chopping off any straggly or split ends and give your hair that freshly-cut look at all times. So, it’s no wonder this is one of the best bob hairstyles for fine hair!
2. Wavy bob
Wavy bobs are the LBD of the hair world; they suit everyone and always look good. The key to nailing the look is to work in loose, deconstructed waves, as opposed to perfect spirals, as this will give you that off-duty blogger vibe.
3. French bob
Style it out like a French girl with a très chic French bob cut. Combining a cheek-length bob with a dishevelled full fringe, it’s the easiest way to look like a Parisian girl without having to actually make the trip across the channel.
Editor’s tip: Want to keep your tousled look secure? Then you’ll need the new VO5 Flexible Hold Hairspray!
This innovative hairspray has an ultra-dry, light-weight finish (which means you can run effortlessly run your fingers through your mane), so you won’t need to worry about dealing with ‘helmet hair’.
4. Ombre bob with bangs
Already rocking a pretty bob haircut? Then why not refresh your ‘do with a flirty fringe and a new hue? We think that bobbed hair, bangs and ombre are a cute combo, and the perfect way to frame your face shape and bring out those eyes.
Recommended: 26 short ombre looks you’ll want to see.
5. Side part bob cut
6. Curly bob
Proving that the old misconception about short hair not working for curly girls, Yara Shadidi is slaying the mane game with this curly crop.
7. Beachy curls
In true Rihanna fashion, this curly, textured, and ultra-shiny bob haircut looks flawless. And, because it has less bulk to it, it’s a great option for those looking for bob hairstyles for thick hair.
Editor’s tip: To give all your bob hairstyles surreal shimmer and a frizz-free finish, apply a few drops of the Dove Advanced Hair Series Shine Revived Treatment and just watch as your locks begin to gleam.
8. Glam curls
There’s nothing wrong with wanting to look to the past for bob hair inspiration. Though she used to sport lengthy locks, To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before star Lana Condor is seriously making us consider getting these Marilyn Monroe-style retro curls.
9. Baby shag
Not the girly sort? This baby shag cut is super rock ‘n’ roll with its messed-up, fluffy layers, so it’s ideal if you’re after something a bit edgier. Shags are great bob hairstyles for fine hair as they’ll help to plump up your look all over without even needing a product.
10. Choppy bob
One of the best things about layered bob hair, is that volume holds tight. Now, we aren’t promising that you can just wake up and go, but with the right bob, styling time should be short and sweet in the mornings.
11. Wispy bob
Stars like Cardi B and Kim K may love blunt bob hairstyles, but you don’t have to! If you’re worried this bob cut style will be too harsh for your face shape, try softer, wispy haircuts as an alternative. They’ll be more flattering on your features and not quite so dramatic.
12. Sleek rolled under bob
After a no-fuss look that has a timeless and universal appeal? Then please turn your attention to this sleek, chic, and ultra stylish bob!
Forever on our style radar, for it’s effortless and refined aesthetic, this polished bob is ideal for any woman in need of a ‘do that can be worn for absolutely any occasion.
13. Pob (AKA posh bob)
Victoria Beckham hasn’t worn her trademark pob cut for years now but it’s still popular with the rest of us (isn’t that right, Karlie Kloss?). A sharp angled bob with a stacked back, it’ll make your jawline look more striking.
14. Lob (AKA long bob)
If you’re on the fence when it comes to committing to the chop, you can rest assured that there are lots of ways that you can embrace this trend, even without opting for super short locks!
And choosing a long bob with layers is a great way to tap into the look, while still retaining the majority of your lovely length.
15. Graduated bob
Graduated bobs are a clever way to add more weight to finer hair. They create detail at the nape of the neck with shorter layers to give the illusion of a fuller head of hair. Pretty smart styling, right?
Editor’s tip: Want to give all your bob hairstyles major volume? Try prepping them with the TRESemmé Collagen+ Fullness Thickening Balm. This system works to plump each strand and instantly help hair look thicker!
So, evenly spread this balm through damp hair before blow-drying to get your desired voluminous style.
16. Angled bob
Demonstrating the versatility of the bob, Jessica Szohr’s pulls off a daring angled bob haircut with ease. Are you ready to do the same?
17. Bob box braids
18. Bob haircut with long fringe
We all know how flattering a side fringe is! And, if you want to really want to kick your look up a notch, you should try teaming one with an on-trend bob haircut.
19. Flipped-out bob
Flippy bobs are back and better than ever! Get into the ’70s groove with this modern flipped-out bob haircut. This is one of our favourite bob hairstyles for fine hair, as its bends instantly add dramatic width to tresses to hair that otherwise lay limp.
20. Rounded bob
This rounded bob keeps popping up on red carpets everywhere because it can so easily compliment a variety of face shapes.
21. One length bob cut with bangs
You can’t talk about the latest bob hairstyles without mentioning Khloe Kardashian‘s new blunt bob haircut. This one length haircut has enviably thick, blunt ends and the long bangs also add a fun touch to this simple ‘do. Credit: @khloekardashian
22. Dark wavy bob with highlights
23. Bright blonde long bob
Proving the versatility of a long bob haircut, Brie Larson lets her superhero cut do the talking with this chic pared-back wavy hairstyle.
24. Messy bob cut
Woken up with bed head hair? With a textured bob haircut like Eva Green’s, you won’t ever need to worry. Just freshen up your strands with a volumising dry shampoo and rock your hair au naturel.
Editor’s tip: Show off lush, bountiful hair with the Love Beauty And Planet Volume & Bounty Dry Shampoo. This vegan-friendly product will give your second-day hair a refresh and a lovely volume boost.
25. Curly shag haircut
If you’re after a bob haircut that’ll help you flaunt your curls in a modern way, Alison Brie’s curly shag haircut is a great option. Did we forget to say it’s super low-maintenance?
26. Thick bob with long bangs
Thick hair? Make the most out of your amazing hair type by getting daring a bob hairstyle with full bangs as pop singer Ciara has done. Doing so will remove excess bulk from your tresses and make them easier to maintain.
27. Long bob with Bardot bangs
If you aren’t ready to let go of your thick, long hair, you know what to do: go for a long bob haircut! The best bangs to pair with this ‘do? Romantic Bardot ones, which Penélope Cruz demonstrates.
28. Swoop bob hairstyle
29. Vintage bob with curly bangs
30. Tousled blonde bob
Why feel stuck in your signature style when you can rock an easy bob hairstyle that’s worthy of Margot Robbie? This timeless, flattering long bob haircut will have you dreaming of the beach.
31. Caramel long bob
So, you want to get caramel highlights and a new bob haircut? You’ll be in great company, isn’t that right, Emily Ratajkowsi?
32. Sunkissed bob cut
33. Wispy bob hairstyle
34. Short French bob haircut
As if we need another reason to love the French bob haircut. Whether it’s worn by itself or with a stylish beret, this bob hairstyle will make all your outfits look interesting.
35. Bob haircut with a headband
Like we said, styling your bob will be fun! Here, street style star Brittany Xavier teams her trendy bob cut with a headband hair accessory, and you should expect lots of compliments if you do the same.