67 Beautiful Bob Hairstyles Everyone Can Try

The most popular bob cut styles of 2020 all in one place.  

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 2020 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, 67 bob hairstyles to inspire your next trip to the salon…

Short Bob Hairstyles

Thinking of going short? We’ve scoured the world of hair to find you the best short bob haircut inspiration.

Blunt Bob

Dua Lipa with a blunt bob haircut, wearing necklace with low cut silver dress
Blunt bobs are 2020’s fave cut. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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!

Wavy Bob

Jourdan Dunn with a wavy dark brown bob hairstyle on the red carpet, wearing a lilac jumper on the red carpet
You can’t go wrong with a bob. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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.

French Bob

Close up shot of Dakota Johnson with a messy French girl haircut with wispy bangs, wearing circle sunglasses with a white trench coat
You’re one cut away from being a French girl. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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’.

Ombre Bob With Bangs

Charlie XCX with wavy bob haircut with neon pink ombre on the ends, with feathered fringe on the red carpet
Want to give your bob haircut some colour? Try getting ombre done. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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.

Sunkissed Bob Cut

Bob hairstyles: Lucy Hale with sleek dark brown to blonde bob hairstyle
Another sunny bob haircut we’ve got on our radar. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

On the topic of coloured bob hairstyles, Lucy Hale‘s sleek bob keeps getting more and more blonde, and it does a wonderful job of livening up her cut.

Wispy Bob Hairstyle

Bob hairstyles: Lucy Boynton with wispy plaitnum blonde styled half-up, half-down, on the red carpet
Make your bob hair feel new again with this hairstyle. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Wondering how to style a bob haircut? From updos to braids, there’s a lot of fun ways you can style your new short haircut. Our personal fave? This cute half-up, half-down look.

Short French Bob Haircut

French bob hairstyles: Taylor Lashae with short bob haircut with wispy fringe, wearing all black with beret on the red carpet
This is another French bob haircut we adore. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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.

Bob Haircut With a Headband

Bob hairstyles: Brittany Xavier with blunt bob cut, wearing Dior headband with white shirt
Wondering how to style a bob haircut? Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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.

Side Part Bob Cut

Hailey Clauson with short blonde bob haircut styled into loose waves on the red carpet
This cut is a model favourite. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Hailey Clauson’s side part and loose wavy bob cut are is easy to recreate (with the help of a curling iron) and is exactly what you need to give your strands a model-off-duty feel.

Curly Bob With Fringe

Yara Shahidi on the red carpet with a dark brown short curly bob cut
How cute is this curly bob? Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Proving that the old misconception about short hair not working for curly girls, Yara Shadidi is slaying the mane game with this curly crop.

We also love the way she’s parted her hair in a deep side parting to give the illusion of sweeping bangs.

Beachy Curls

Rihanna on the red carpet with dark short curly bob hair, wearing red lipstick with camel jacket and hoop earrings
Nothing says summer quite like this wet look bob hairstyle! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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.

Baby Shag

Julianne Hough on the red carpet with a shaggy golden blonde bob haircut wearing all pink
When it comes to bob hairstyles, this one always catches our eye. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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.

Choppy Bob

Bob hairstyles: Claire Foy with dark brown choppy chin length bob styled with a barrette
Cute and chic? Sign us up. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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.

Wispy Bob

Lucy Boynton with a platinum wavy, beachy bob, wearing a gold dress on the Golden Globes
Wispy hair is another trend taking over 2020. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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.

Sleek Rolled Under Bob

Bob hairstyles: Allison Williams with her dark brown short bob cut styled into a rolled retro bob
Sleek and neat, this style would suit women of all ages. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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.

Pob (AKA Posh Bob)

Bob hairstyle: Karlie Kloss with a very short blonde bob
Posh Spice would seriously approve. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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.

Graduated Bob

Bob hairstyles for fine hair: Gemma Arterton on the red carpet with dark brown side-swept graduated bob, wearing printed top
Fake fuller strands with a graduated effect. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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 BalmThis 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.

Bob Box Braids

Amandla Stenberg on the red carpet with short dark brown bob box braids, wearing black halterneck dress
If you want to know how box braids look in a bob style, look no further. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

You can’t talk about black bob hairstyles without mentioning bob braids! Before you say no, just take a minute to look at how Amandla Stenberg pulls her off, above — chic, right?

Bob Haircut With Long Fringe

Bebe Rexha with a short golden blonde bob haircut with long side fringe
If you want a voluminous bob haircut, look no further. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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.

Flipped-Out Bob

Lindsay Ellingson on the red carpet with a flippy golden blonde bob, wearing all black and
Flippy bobs are back and better than ever! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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.

Rounded Bob

Charlotte Lawrence with rounded blunt bob hair, wearing necklace and blue dress on the red carpet
This rounded cut is great for those looking to balance out their features. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

This rounded bob keeps popping up on red carpets everywhere because it can so easily complement a variety of face shapes.

One Length Bob Cut With Bangs

Bob hairstyles: Khloe Kardashian with bleach blonde bob haircut with blunt ends
This is the new mum haircut. Credit: Instagram.com/khloekardashian

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

Dark Wavy Bob With Highlights

Bob hairstyles: Mandy Moore with dark brown short wavy bob wearing all black
Just look at those waves! Credit: Instagram.com/mandymooremm

Effortless waves? Check. Perfectly positioned chocolate highlights? Double Check. Mandy Moore’s new spring haircut is seriously convincing us to for the chop. Credit: @mandymooremm

Messy Bob Cut

Bob hairstyles for fine hair: Eva Green with dark brown messy bob hairstyle, wearing green on the red carpet
Eva Green knows how to style a bob haircut. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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 ShampooThis vegan-friendly product will give your second-day hair a refresh and a lovely volume boost.

Curly Shag Haircut

Bob hairstyles: Alison Brie with cropped curly bob hair, wearing red strapless dress on the red carpet
This curly bob haircut gives off major rocker girl vibes. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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?

Vintage Bob With Curly Bangs

Bob hairstyles: Cassie Ventura with dark bob cut with long side swept fringe covering her eye on the red carpet
Anyone else getting Veronica Lake vibes? Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Vintage bob hairstyles deserve some love, too! We’re getting serious Veronica Lake vibes from Cassie’s short side hairstyle and if you’re a retro-devotee, you’ll feel the same.

Olivia Wilde Bob

Olivia Wilde with a short choppy wavy bob
Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

While we loved Olivia Wilde’s long mane, we think her hair looks thicker and fuller since going for the chop.

Rita Ora Blonde Bob

Rita Ora with bleach blonde straight bob
Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Rita Ora sure knows how to turn heads with her eclectic style.

Editor’s tip: Keep brassiness at bay with the Nexxus Blonde Assure Purple Shampoo. Use 1-2 times a week for cooler, brighter blonde hair.

Nicole Richie ’70s Bob

Nicole Richie with straight brown bob with bangs
Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Throw it back to the ’70s with this Nicole Richie-approved bob.

Demi Moore Bob

Demi Moore straight brown bob
Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Demi Moore’s brown bob from the 1993 movie Indecent Proposal won’t look out of place today.

Bob With Colour

Twins with briht pink bob with bangs
Credit: indigitalimages.com

Looking for a bob with colour? Pair this season’s hottest hue with a blunt bob for a perfectly on-trend look.

Bob With Choppy Fringe

Model with dark brown straight bob with bangs
Credit: indigitalimages.com

This bob with choppy fringe is giving us serious modern-day Vidal Sasson vibes.

Classic Bob

Woman with brown straight bob
Credit: Instagram.com/thomasin.mckenzie

Classic, chic and timeless, this bob hairstyle is perfect for those who want a cut that will stand the test of time. Credit: @thomasin.mckenzie

Summer Bob Haircut

Woman with brown and blonde highlighted half-up bob
Credit: Instagram.com/patrickwilson

Nothing screams summer hair more than a cute half-up, half-down hairstyle. Credit: @patrickwilson

Julia Garner Curly Bob

Julia Garner with curly blonde bob
Credit: Instagram.com/juliagarner94

If you’re looking for curly bob inspiration, turn to Ozark actress Julia Garner who always looks amazing while rocking her beautiful curls with a bob haircut. Credit: @juliagarner94

Glass Bob

Naomi Scott with brown straight glass bob
Credit: Instagram.com/hungvanngo

Get in on the glass bob trend with this smooth and silky sharp cut. Credit: @hungvanngo

Editor’s tip: Tame frizz, flyaways and give your hair a gorgeous shine with the TONI&GUY High Shine Drops. Use through the lengths of dry styled hair, avoiding the roots.

Retro Bob

Woman with auburn wavy bob with floral accessories
Credit: Instagram.com/hungvanngo

Add a retro touch to your bob haircut but adding Hollywood waves and a side parting. Why not go the extra mile by adding some pretty flowers too! Credit: @hungvanngo

Straight Bob

Asian woman with straight brown bob haircut swept back
Credit: indigitalimages.com

Blunt squared-off bobs are the newest take on the classic cut. Show yours off with a swept-back style like above.

Bob for Thin Hair

Bruntte woman with a bob with a side parting
Credit: Instagram.com/salsalhair

Looking for a way to make hair more voluminous? Notice how the side parting boosts this beauty’s hair at the roots. Credit: @salsalhair

Editor’s tip: Add even more oomph to fine hair by sprinkling a little of the VO5 Instant Volume Powder in at your roots and massaging it in. This will add grip and body to the hair for long-lasting volume.

Pixie Bob

Lily Collins with a brunette pixie bob haircut
Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Currently growing out a pixie cut? Lily Collins’ pixie-bob hybrid is great inspiration while you’re still in that in-between stage.

Bob with Side Fringe

Emma Stone with a red wavy bob with a side fringe
Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Balance out the symmetry of a round face by adding a sweeping side fringe à la Emma Stone.

Sci-Fi Bob

Woman with a dark brunette cheek length short bob
Credit: Instagram.com/salsalhair

Statement and angular, the sci-fi bob combines a short blunt cut with a micro fringe. And if the name hasn’t got you convinced, this look surely will! Credit: @salsalhair

Wedding Bob

Woman with short blonde bob with pearl hair clips
Credit: Instagram.com/hellopoppylee

To create an elegant wedding hairstyle with your bob haircut, just work with some eye-catching pearl hair slides. Credit: @hellopoppylee

Textured Bob

Woman with textured blonde bob with subtle layers
Credit: Instagram.com/chrisjones_hair

If it is texture you crave, this gorgeous bob is the perfect choice for you. Don’t forget to stock up on sea salt spray. Credit: @chrisjones_hair

Editor’s tip: For fine hair lacking volume, spray your roots with the TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray while wet and blow-dry.

Bob for Over 40

Older woman with a shaggy bob hairstyle
Credit: Instagram.com/chrisjones_hair

The best thing about this shaggy bob haircut is that it’s easy to style, on-trend and instantly helps add a youthful feel to your facial features. Credit: @chrisjones_hair

Cute French Bob

Woman with brunette French bob haircut
Credit: Instagram.com/-chloehelenmiles

This cute, thick French bob hairstyle is giving us serious hair envy! If you feel the same, this style is one to show your stylist. Credit: @chloehelenmiles

Bob With Undercut

Woman with short blonde ombre bob with side shaved undercut
Credit: Instagram.com/buzzcutfeed

Give your bob haircut extra edge by working in a subtle shaved undercut, like this one. Credit: @buzzcutfeed

Black Bob

Woman with black wig bob haircut
Credit: Instagram.com/eristheplanet

Whether it’s a bob weave, wig or bob box braids, there’s no denying how amazing this style looks on black hair. Credit: @eristheplanet

Long Bob Hairstyles

Going short for the first time can be scary, but these long to mid-length bob styles give you all of the style points with less of the commitment.

Natural Curly Bob

Brunette woman with a curly mid-length bob
Credit: Rupert Laycock

Don’t be afraid of getting a bob if you have natural curls – with the right cut, it’s the perfect everyday style for curly hair.

Lob (AKA Long Bob)

Olivia Culpo on the red carpet with long bob cut length chestnut wavy hair, wearing a yellow top
Not ready to get a bob haircut? A lob is your next best option. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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.

Lob with Hair Slide

Brunette model with a sleek long bob with a side parting, wearing a hair slide
Credit: Rupert Laycock

With a slick side parting and cute hair slide, this look will take you seamlessly from the office to post-work drinks.

Glam Curls

Lana Condor with short dark brown wavy hair, wearing a white dress and posing on the red carpet
To all the bobs you loved before. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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.

Angled Bob

Jessica Szhor with dark chocolate angled bob hair, wearing chain print dress on the red carpet
Crave more edge? Try this eye-catching cut. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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?

Beach Wave Bob

Brunette woman with a tousled layered mid-length bob
Credit: Rupert Laycock

Who says beach waves are only for long hair? When it comes to adding texture to shorter styles, there’s really nothing better.

Bright Blonde Long Bob

Bob hairstyles: Bie Larson with platinum blonde long wavy bob wearing red dress on the red carpet
This bob cut has got Captain Marvel’s seal of approval. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Proving the versatility of a long bob haircut, Brie Larson lets her superhero cut do the talking with this chic pared-back wavy hairstyle.

Thick bob With Long Bangs

Modern bob hairstyles: Ciara with dark long bob with thick straight bangs, wearing black on the red carpet
This celebrity bob hairstyle never fails to impress. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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.

Long Bob With Bardot Bangs

Bob hairstyles for thick hair: Penelope Cruz with thick long bob with Bardot bangs on the red carpet
Looking for long bob hairstyles for thick hair? Try this. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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.

Swoop Bob Hairstyle

Bob hairstyles: Kendall Jenner with a long dark brown swoop bang haircut, wearing black on the red carpet
This swoop bob haircut will sweep you away. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Kendall Jenner’s tousled medium-length bob haircut is another example of a cut that works a treat on thick hair. Flipped out curls at the ends give this bob effortless-looking movement.

Tousled Blonde Bob

Margot Robbie with long wavy beach bob hair, wearing a dark strappy top on the red carpet
You can have beachy hair year-round. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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.

Caramel Long Bob

Celebrity bob hairstyles: Emily Ratajkowski with long caramel bob curled under, on the red carpet
This is the perfect bob hairstyle for the summer. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

So, you want to get caramel highlights and a new bob haircut? You’ll be in great company, isn’t that right, Emily Ratajkowsi?

Jennifer Aniston Bob

Jennifer Aniston with highlighted blonde bob
Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

With her blonde highlights and smooth and sleek bob, Jennifer Aniston has one of the most sought-after celeb hairstyles around the world.

Clemence Posey Bob

Clemence Poesy blonde wavy bob
Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

We can’t get enough of Clemence Posey’s dirty blonde wavy bob – it’s the perfect mix of Parisian chic and bedhead texture.

Priyanka Chopra Bob

Priyanka Chopra with dark brown wavy bob
Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

With her thick raven hair and perfect waves, Priyanka Chopra’s bob is all the inspiration you need to give this hairstyle a try.

Long Inverted Bob

Brunette woman with a long inverted bob
Credit: Instagram.com/mattrudolphh

An inverted bob is short at the back and longer at the front, making it less of a commitment than a straight-across cut. Credit: @mattrudolphh

Wavy Long Bob

Woman with beachy long wavy bob haircut
Credit: Instagram.com/parisrosehairartistry

Shoulder-length blonde hair and beach waves are a classic combination that never fails to impress. Credit: @parisrosehairartistry

Brunette Long Bob

Woman with chocolate brown long bob haircut
Credit: Instagram.com/curtodivo

When you’ve got a rich brown colour, why not show it off with an effortless long bob haircut? Credit: @parisrosehairartistry

Long Bob With Fringe

Woman with dark long bob with wispy fringe
Credit: Instagram.com/brnguimaraes

One of the easiest ways to switch up your long bob style game is by getting a fringe cut. See the top bang hairstyles we’re loving, here! Credit: @brnguimaraes

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