15 Must-Try Medium Bob Hairstyles

PJ Gach | 14 August 2018

Check out some fun hairstyle ideas for this popular hair length.

Looking for a hairstyle that’s easy to care for, and style in so many ways? Say hello to the medium length bob, or lob. Medium bob hairstyles can brush your shoulders or go an inch or two below it. When your haircut makes you feel like you can conquer the world, that’s when you know you’ve got a great one.

Medium bob haircuts work well with any hair type. You can wear it straight, permed, with box braids, twists, angled… let your imagination go wild when rocking this style. Speaking of imagination, we rounded up several medium bob hairstyles to choose from for your next haircut:

Medium Bob Hairstyles to Try Now

medium length bob gel
Styling products change your style in a flash. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

1. Gel It

Switch up your part with gel at the roots. Use Tresemmé Tres Two Ultra Firm Gel at roots, use your blow dryer at medium heat, and hold the area in place with your fingers.

medium length bob box braids
It’s all in the angles.

2. Angled Bangs

Play around with your box braids and angle your bangs. They’re easy to wear loose or pulled back.

medium length bob brushed out curls
Born to be wild.

3. Maximum Volume

Is your personality more rock n roll? Take a brush to your medium length bob and brush out the curls for maximum volume.  To keep the look all day, flip hair over and spray Bed Head by Tigi Full of It Volume Hairspray at the roots, and then flip hair over again, spray at the roots at the crown (where hair always goes flat) and a bit at the sides and back. Shake your hair into place and go.

medium length bob long layers
Up, down, tucked, ponytail… long layered bobs can do it all. Photo credit: Dvora

4. Long Layers

Adding long layers to medium bob hairstyles is makes thin hair appear thicker. If you don’t have thin hair, long layers will also add movement and swing to your style too. Throw in a few highlights, and all eyes are on you.

Medium Length Bob Hairstyles curls
Shake and go.

5. Perm It

Spiral perms can really amp up your style. Try wearing curly medium bob haircuts with bangs brushed back or to the side.

Medium Length Bob Hairstyles red color and cut
Just glow!

6. Go Bold

Go for an asymmetrical medium bob hairstyle and switch your color to one of the hot creative colors like cherry cola or any of the shades in the metallic hair trend.

Medium Length Bob Hairstyles middle part
Middle parts go with everything. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

7. Middle Part

Ask your stylist to either not give you bangs, or cut them very long. Part your hair in the middle and boom!

Medium Length Bob Hairstyles twists
Twist your lob.

8. Twist It

Go to the next level with your medium bob by doing your hair in kinky twists. Create a shiny finish with Nexxus Oil Infinite Nourishing Hair Oil.

Medium Length Bob Hairstyles grunge
Rock it with a grungy finish.

9. Grunge

Yup, Grunge is back. Use Bed Head by TIGI Manipulator Cream to create a disheveled chic style.

Medium Length Bob Hairstyles angled bob
Thin hair looks lush in an angled cut.

10. Stack It

Medium bob hairstyles that are stacked means that the lob is cut on an angle. It’s another great haircut for thin hair. Use a flat iron to create a super sleek look.

Medium Length Bob Hairstyles platinum
A deep fringe and platinum hair is a perfect match.

11. Bleach It

Shake things up by going platinum on your new style.

Medium Length Bob Hairstyles curls
Wear your curls in a half up half down look.

12. Half Up Half Down

Medium length bob hairstyles are great for curly girls. Layering the cut keeps hair healthy, adds movement, and helps hair stay calmer when it’s humid. Play around with your hair and wear your lob half up half down. Use Dove Fresh and Floral Dry Shampoo on second-day hair to keep curls fresh.

Medium Bob Hairstyles beachy waves
Beach hair during any season.

13. Beachy Waves

Get that tousled, perfectly undone style with Suave Professionals Sea Mineral Infusion Texturizing Sea Salt Spray; just scrunch in and go.

Medium Bob Hairstylesdeep side part
Wavy and fun!

14. Deep Side Part

Changing your part is an easy way to refresh your style. If you part your hair against your natural part, bonus round! You get added  the illusion of added height.

Medium Bob Hairstyles curtain bangs
Oh, so cute!

15. Curtain Bangs

Need an excuse to show off your eyes? Curtain bangs make them stand out.

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