A shoulder-length bob gives you oodles and poodles of options. You can wear them straight, you can wear them curly, 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:
12 Shoulder-Length Bobs
1. Bangs and Layers
Try a shoulder length bob with straight across bangs and some light layering around the face.
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 Bed Head by TIGI Dumb Blonde Shampoo to prevent color from getting brassy or fading away, as well as keeps hair soft at the same time.
3. Box Braids Shoulder Length Bob
Take your protective hairstyle to the next level with a swing bob that grazes your shoulder blades.
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.
5. Slicked Back Bob
Toss some gel, such as Nexxus Exxtra Hold Sculpting Gel. Comb through your strands and go.
6. Ombré It
Go lighter with blonde ombré tones added to your shoulder length bob.
7. Bangs and Bounce
Try full bangs and use a flat iron (yes!) to add waves to your style for extra bounce and sass.
8. Angle It
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.
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.
10. Curtain Bangs
Add sass to your style with long curtain bangs.
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.
12. Balayage It
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 kissed by the sun.
Get more hairstyle inspo with Love Is in the Hair: 8 Short Hairstyles for Heart Shaped Faces.