The most popular bob cut styles of 2018, 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 2018 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. Come on, great hair awaits you…
Here’s all the convincing you need to try out a bob haircut for 2018
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. Credit: @samanthariches
2. Wavy bob
Wavy bobs are the LBD of the hair world; they suit everyone and always look good.
It’s an ultra fine formula so won’t weigh down your curls and it’s also got built in humidity protection to stop your hair frizzing up.
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. Credit: @taylorlashae
4. Bob with bangs
Already rocking a pretty bob haircut? Then why not refresh your ‘do with a flirty fringe? We think that bobbed hair and bangs are a cute combo, and the perfect way to frame your face shape and bring out those eyes. Credit: @creative_copy_kat
5. Curly bob
Proving that the old misconception about short hair not working for curly girls is total rubbish, this Instagrammer is slaying the mane game with this curly crop.
Editor’s tip: Keep your curls in check with the TONI&GUY Curl Lock Oil and you won’t have to worry about them losing their definition.
6. 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.
7. 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. Credit: @dennismarshallcooper
8. Wispy bob
Stars like Cardi B and Jessie J may pair their bob hair styles with blunt bangs, but you don’t have to! If you’re worried straight across bangs will be too harsh for your face shape, try softer, wispy bangs as an alternative. They’ll be more flattering on your features and not quite so dramatic. Credit: @aileenleenlin
9. 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. Credit: @lilywillowsdream
This will help your rolled-under ends stay sleek and frizz-free, to fool everyone into thinking you’ve had it done by a professional.
Victoria Beckham hasn’t worn her trademark pob cut for years now but it’s still popular with the rest of us. A sharp, angled bob with a stacked back, it’ll make your jawline look more striking. Credit: @meucabelocurto
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!
12. 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? Credit: @claudiafarcas