12 Shoulder-Length Bob Ideas to Inspire Your Next Haircut

These 12 Shoulder-Length Bobs will have you booking your next haircut ASAP.

A shoulder-length bob gives you oodles and poodles of options. You can wear them straight, you can wear them curly, and you can add highlights to them. Heck, you can even pair ’em with a unicorn (as in the braid).

The point is that shoulder-length bobs can rock your world. You just need to pick the right one for you. Below, we put together a roundup of our fave shoulder-length bobs that will definitely make you want a hair appointment, stat. Read on:

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Loose long layers give you styling options. Photo credit: Dvora

1. Bangs and Layers

Try a shoulder length bob with straight across bangs and some light layering around the face.

Shoulder length bob razor cut
Straight at the Edge.

2. Razor Cut Shoulder Length Bob

When you get a razor cut, the line is very, very precise. If you also decide to up your hair color game, use TRESemmé Pro Collection Purple Blonde Shampoo to prevent color from getting brassy or fading away, as well as keeps hair soft at the same time.

shoulder length bob box braids
Peekin’ out from the braids.

3. Box Braids Shoulder Length Bob

Take your protective hairstyle to the next level with a swing bob that grazes your shoulder blades.

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Easy to do.

4. Middle Part

Instead of bangs, try one without. Get a middle part instead. Obvs, you can tuck the front strands behind your ears, but you can also do tiny French braids and more.

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Slick it back. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

5. Slicked Back Shoulder-Length Bob

Toss some gel, such as TRESemmé Extra Hold Hair Gel. Comb through your strands and go.

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Ombre adds color. Photo credit: Dvora

6. Ombré Bob

Go lighter with blonde ombré tones added to your shoulder length bob.

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Thick n’ full.

7. Bangs and Bounce

Try full bangs and use a flat iron (yes!) to add waves to your style for extra bounce and sass.

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Who said geometry wasn’t cool?

8. Angled Bob

Ask your stylist to angle the front of your shoulder length bob; it’s a perfect way to frame your face. Keep hair shiny with Suave Professionals Moroccan Infusion Styling Oil. It’s weightless, and is infused with Argan oil to help nourish your hair, as well as helps prevents humidity from destroying your hairstyle.

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Unicorn braids are magical. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

9. Be a Unicorn

Who wouldn’t want to be a unicorn? Using our tutorial, create a unicorn braid. This is a great style for second- (and third-) day hair. Do what stylists do, and prep hair with Dove Refresh+Care Unscented Dry Shampoo before you braid. The dry shampoo absorbs oil and adds texture, making it easier for the braid to hold.

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This shoulder length bon style is a neat way to show off your eyes.

10. Curtain Bangs

Add sass to your style with long curtain bangs.

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Curtain bangs will have your shoulder-length bob looking extra chic.

11. Curly Bob

Curly girls can totally rock a shoulder length bob. Have your stylist add light layers throughout your hair: The layers take off bulk and release the curl. Now you’ve got bouncy curls and waves that you can show off! If you blow-dry your hair, spritz TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Heat Defense Spray on your locks first. The spray prevents hair from getting damaged from the heat of the dryer and imparts shine at the same time.

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Just a few strands get your shoulder-length bob highlighted with balayage. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

12. Balayage Shoulder Length Bob

Add a few scattered highlights throughout your style with the balayage highlight method. Color is hand-painted on a few strands, making it look as if they were kissed by the sun.

Get more hairstyle inspo with Love Is in the Hair: 8 Short Hairstyles for Heart Shaped Faces.

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