Layered bob hairstyles: 2017’s best looks to try

All Things Hair | 05 March 2017

Prepare to meet your new hair crush!


Although we’ve seen a whole host of stunning long hairstyles surface as of late, we can’t help but turn our attention to the ultra cropped ‘dos, too, that are short, chic, and surprisingly easy to maintain! Okay, so it might only be March, but the selection of short manes are already filling up our social media feeds, with our favourites among them being the layered looks! So, whether you are already the proud owner of a layered bob or contemplating the chop, here are the best layered bob hairstyles: 2017 edition.

Layered bobs totally owning 2017


girl with a pink bob haircut with bangs
Layered bob hairstyles 2017: Bangs and all. Credit:

Bangs and all

If your only frame of reference of the layered bob evolves around ‘The Rachel’, then it’s time for a modern introduction, with soft and choppy bangs. The 2016 bob was all about being fringeless, but 2017 demands choppiness and softness that works to frame the face. Credit: @keunenamerica 

To give the look it’s delicate finish, try experimenting with rose golds or dusky rose colours, like the lovely Instagrammer, above! And, if you need more incentive, know that combining a soft colour with a tactile cut will serve to inject a youthful vibe into your look – so what’s not to love?

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Layered bob hairstyles 2017: Keep it choppy. Credit:

Keep it choppy

Do you find that your thick hair weighs down your look? Then a layered bob is definitely for you, as by opting for choppy layers will enable you to lighten your mane, as well as give it loads of natural-looking movement. And by working short layers at the front, you’ll have the possibility to style mane wit a wispy fringe, as and when you need it. Credit: @dennismarshallcooper 

To give these cheeky shorter layers hold when styling towards the front, invest in TIGI Bed Head Manipulator Matte and run it through dry hair, gently teasing into position.

woman in car with sunglasses on and a voluminous brunette bob
Layered bob hairstyles 2017: Va-va-voom. Credit:


One of the best things about a layered bob, 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! Credit: @joannekcaldwell

However, if you start feeling a little bored of your bob, but don’t want to cut or dye it, rest assured that there is another way to amp up your style! Our secret hair hack? Experimenting with experimenting with on-trend sweeping side partings

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Layered bob hairstyles 2017: Come undone. Credit:

Come undone

The shorter your bob, the less hair to style – which means you can work to add definition to your tresses, without sapping away too much of your precious time. The joy of this look is its undone nature, which is easy to achieve with the TRESemmé Perfectly (Un)Done Sea Salt Spray. Simply spritz onto dry hair and scrunch for fierce hair that needs little care. Credit: @nilsatheginger

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Layered bob hairstyles 2017: Wonderful waves. Credit:

Wonderful waves

Everyone loves a natural wave, but those with shorter hair stand to rock waves way longer than those with long locks. This is because the shorter and lighter the hair, the better it takes on a curl. Take advantage and read our curling tips, here, which will ensure you have a glamorous curly mane in 5 easy steps (yes, really!). Credit: @moonoverlake 


Loved our ideas to style your layered bob, but find yourself struggling for ways to wear your tresses up? Then check out our 3 updos for short hair – its a bob education that is guaranteed to turn that frown upside down.