Looking for a hairstyle that’s easy to care for and style in so many ways? Say hello to the medium length bob, a.k.a. the lob. To define, medium bob hairstyles can brush your shoulders or go an inch or two below it—a truly versatile length indeed, which might explain its massive appeal in recent years. (Because 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. Read on:
Switch up your part with gel at the roots. Use TRESemmé Tres Two Ultra Firm Gel at the roots, use your blow dryer at medium heat, and hold the area in place with your fingers.
2. Angled Bangs
Play around with your box braids and angle your bangs. They’re easy to wear loose or pulled back.
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 TIGI Copyright Custom Create Volume Lift Styling Spray 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Yup, Grunge is back. Use Bed Head by TIGI Manipulator Cream to create a disheveled chic style.
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.
11. Bleach It
Shake things up by going platinum on your new style.
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.
13. Beachy Waves
Get that tousled, perfectly undone style with Suave Professionals Sea Mineral Infusion Texturizing Sea Salt Spray; just scrunch in and go.
14. Deep Side Part
Changing your part is an easy way to refresh your style. If you part your hair against your natural part, that’s a bonus! You get the added illusion of added height.
15. Curtain Bangs
Need an excuse to show off your eyes? Curtain bangs make them stand out.