By: | Updated: 10/31/2018

Super Cute Layered Bob Hairstyles

Layered bob hairstyles flatter every face shape, work well for all hair textures, and look sensational, be it with athleisure wear, jeans, and even with a sparkling, full-length gown.

A bob haircut has been around for nearly a century. As with all fashion trends, it adapted along with the needs and tastes of the changing times. Almost every woman has had one. Today’s bobs are sophisticated and chic and are designed to work precisely for the woman’s hair type and style preferences.

With a standard bob, a hairstylist cuts the hair straight across the head, usually at a chin level, and creates bangs, also straight across. A bob is easy to style. That is why it’s withstood time. There are several variations. A bob with layers modifies the standard form, with layers, of course, but also with various angles, which provide distinctive shapes and movement. It works for every type of hair, even thick, curly hair (the graduated layers help maintain a flattering shape). And, with so many color choices and techniques, you can easily create a one-of-a-kind look.

If you decide to get a bob with layers, you should think about your beauty routine and desires (such is important with any hairstyle, really). Do you mind spending a lot of time on your hair? Do you blow dry? Use heat styling tools? Or, do you loathe the thought? Whatever you decide, it’s not a problem, a bob with layers offers a wide range of options.

Generally, longer bobs work well for oval and round faces, shorter bobs for triangular and oblong faces.

1. Wavy Bob

Wavy Layered Bob Hairstyles

This chin-length blunt wavy bob is both sexy and elegant. It looks great with a dynamic color such as a radiant red or platinum blonde. And some balayage tones can add texture and warmth.

If your hair is naturally curly or wavy, all you have to do is simply add your favorite scrunching product and blow dry with a diffuser. However, if you have straight hair, you should make a slightly off-center part and blow-dry with your fingers. Then use a larger curling iron to curl your hair in sections. Next, use your fingers to gently break up the waves. Finally, use a flat iron to flick out the bottom pieces and create a flip. Finish with a medium hold spray to create movement.

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2. Smooth, but Edgy

Smooth Layered Bob Hairstyles

This short, tapered bob is irresistibly sexy, cut just below the chin and framing the face to accentuate your features. This cut works best for those with straight to wavy hair and round or square shaped faces.

This short, tapered bob is irresistibly sexy, cut just below the chin and framing the face to accentuate your features. Layered bob hairstyles like this work best for those with straight to wavy hair and round or square shaped faces.

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3. Vampy

Vampy Layered Bob Hairstyles

This sleek and sexy look will turn heads everywhere you go, especially if you dye your hair vampy red or blue-black to add the dramatic flair. Cut just above the shoulders, this seductive look works best for those with straight hair and square or round faces.

To style, part your damp hair and then comb through to remove any tangles. Then blow dry, using a paddle brush to remove excess moisture and smooth out your hair. When your hair is nearly dry, drop down sections and dry with a round brush to curl the ends under. If needed, use a flat iron to finish smoothing and flipping. Finally, apply a shine serum.

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4. Rocker Chic

Rocker Chic Layered Bob Hairstyles

With its short, razored edges, this layered shaggy bob will capture the rock and roll party girl within. You can really rock out by adding some streaks for a funky pop of color to all layered bob hairstyles. This style works best for those with heart-shaped or round faces and medium to thick hair.

To style, add your favorite texturizing mousse evenly throughout your damp hair. Blow-dry, using a paddle brush and style towards your face. Next, use a flat iron to smooth out any frizzed sections and use pomade to fully piece out the layers so you can totally rock this sexy, shaggy vibe!

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5. Sexy Ringlets

Sexy Layered Bob Hairstyles

This short, playful ringlets give this sophisticated style a bit of mystery and sex appeal. A two-toned color effect will really play up this super feminine haircut. If you have a heart-shaped face, you can totally show off this chic, girly style.

To style, make a deep part on one side of your hair. Then, leaving one section dropped down, secure the remainder of your hair so it’s out of the way. Then start with the dropped down section and use a 1-inch curling iron to make small ringlets. Drop down each section one at a time and continue making small, soft ringlets until your hair is completely curled. Then loosely shake out the curls and spray with a medium hold finishing spray to allow movement.

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6. Multi-Dimensional

Multi-Dimensional Layered Bob Hairstyles

This multi-toned cut is designed for those with fine hair who want their new layered bob hairstyles to add volume and texture. With its multi-dimensional shades of color, it is soft yet sleek for a completely young and girlish appeal. This look works best for those with oval or heart-shaped faces.

To style, apply a quality texturizing product, and blow dry with either a paddle brush for a sleek effect or a round brush if you want to really pump up the volume. If you are going for the sleek look, use a flat iron for final touches.

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7. Dramatic Attitude

Dramatic Layered Bob Hairstyles

This stylish layered bob looks great with thick bangs to add attitude and a bit of sass. It is really flattering with a bold, dark color and you can play it up with fun high or lowlights or even some colorful streaks throughout, focusing on the full bangs. This look works best for those with thick hair and elongated faces.

To style, treat your slightly damp hair with Moroccan oil and then blow dry till smooth, drying the bangs to the front. Finish with a flat iron for maximum sleekness.

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8. Silky

Silky Bob

This silky and precise idea looks so refined, sophisticated and modern that one won’t be able to take the eyes off it. Ladies who want their looks to scream about their uniqueness and modern sense of style will undoubtedly copy this one!

To style, prepare your wet hair with soft mousse and consider using heat protectants, as you’ll need to use a flat iron. Straighten your hair layer by layer to get an even silhouette and spritz your hair with an oily product just to add some shine.

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9. Stacked Bob

Stacked Bob

Layered bob hairstyles can be as different as you want: they may differ in the number of layers, in their thickness, and the ways of styling. If we’re talking about a stacked bob, it looks ravishing win any hair texture, from sleek to curly.

To get a stylish result like this, conditioner your hair with sulfate-free, straightening care products, and make sure that you put a nozzle on your hair dryer when you style it. P.S. Coloring the lower layers will add more dimension.

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10. Inverted Bob

Inverted Bob

An inverted bob, also known as the nowadays’ trend, is something that every lady should try in her life. The play of layers, where the front tresses are extremely long, and the hair on the back of the head is cut relatively short, creates a stunning elongating silhouette that can perfectly deal with your face shape insecurities. And with a touch of bright color, you can create one of the most attractive layered bob hairstyles!

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11. Finely Chopped Tousled Layered Bob

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The term “choppy” means uneven, so it often gets a bad rap. Choppy water, choppy sentences, choppy sound, etc. But, when a hairstylist creates choppy layers for layered bob hairstyles, the tousled result is truly stunning. When the hair is fine, it builds volume. When it’s heavy and thick, it decreases the weight, which also builds volume. You just can’t go wrong. Add highlights, and you’ll look like you’ve been on the beach.

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12. Rounded Layered Bob With Long Wispy Bangs

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If you’d rather prefer a clean, neat look, go for a rounded layered lob. As the name suggests, the hair is long and full from the crown on down to the ends, where it’s fringed and layered to equal out the shape. Long wispy bangs add some class. Put in highlights and you’ll up the sophistication even further.

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13. Inverted Layered Bob

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The hairstylist leaves this layered bob long in the front, tapers it toward the back, and shaves it up the nape of the neck. It’s ideal for the summer and for those who have cool tattoos they wish to show off. It’s pure rock ‘n’ roll (or punk, if you’d prefer so).

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14. Layered Bob With A Feathery Finish

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Hairstylists can also use razors to wisp or feather the edges either toward or from the face. It offers plenty of freedom in styling. You can part it down the middle or on the side. Arrange bangs along your forehead, push them to the side, or brush them completely off your face. Change your mind from day to day, morning to night, or even hour to hour. The fun is endless.

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15. Asymmetrical Layered Bobs

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This layered bob is longer on one side. It comes in long, short, and every length in between. It can be straight, wavy, or curly. The edges are often pointed and, sometimes, one edge curls playfully under the chin. No matter how a woman chooses to wear it, it’s always sexy.

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16. Shaggy Layered Bob

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The shaggy layered bob takes choppy layers and tousles to a whole new level. It’s avant-garde, gritty, yet feminine, charming and still just right for the red carpet. It’s even better with curls and waves. No worries if you don’t have natural waves. Rollers or heat styling tools will do the trick nicely.

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17. Peek-A-Boo Layered Bob

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In the Golden Age of Cinema, glamorous women copied the hairstyle of sexy starlets and covered one eye with long tresses. It brought out a woman’s sensuality and made her eyes and lips stand out. Yes, peek-a-boo layered bob hairstyles are definitely worth a try.

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18. Shaggy Layered Bob With Balayage

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Balayage is the French word for “paint” or “sweep.” When hairstylists perform a balayage technique, they do just that. They sweep or paint the color, be it a natural or unnatural color, into the hair. The look blends the color or colors together so that they blend seamlessly. When such a technique is applied to a shaggy layered bob, it elevates the hairstyle to another level.

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19. Jagged Edged Layered Bob

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The standard bob requires precision and perfect edges. No offense, but who wants perfection? That sounds too much like following the rules. If you’re the type that likes coloring outside the lines, then jagged edges are for you. Tousle them, gel them in a specific direction, curl them, smooth them, color them pink and/or purple, or do whatever you want. Make your own rules.

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20. Layered Bob With Disconnected Ends

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This kind of a layered bob combines the choppy layered bob with the asymmetrical layered bob but in a controlled, subtler manner. Refined tousles and gentle waves softly frame the face and accentuate facial beauty. Don’t worry, though, it still offers plenty of personality, punch, and uniqueness.

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