The bob cannot be ignored. The bob has been “the haircut” for strong females like Elizabeth Taylor and Coco Chanel. In the “modern” age, however, it was Jennifer Aniston who made the bob popular.
From the moment Aniston got a bob haircut in Friends, women around the world craved for the haircut that made Jennifer look so pretty and sophisticated at the same time. A relatively low-maintenance and decent haircut for fine hair, the bob comes in different styles, from chin-length to cropped.
The bob is timeless, and we’ve got several ideas for your new haircut, no matter if you are making the jump from long to short, or you had enough of the pixie length.
1. Blunt Bobs in Blonde
To start you off, we go with the classic Jennifer Aniston bob haircut from Friends. Some say blond hair is more suited for the bob, and who are we to disagree?
2. Balayage Stacked Bob Hairstyle
Women often forget that the bob haircut is suitable even for longer hair. And before the ombre, balayage highlights on a bob hairstyle was the trendy haircut.
3. Triangular Long Layers
Triangular layers was another haircut that Jennifer was rocking as Rachel in Friends. The look never went out of fashion.
4. Long Inverted Bob Haircut
Here is another example of how a bob haircut can be applied to long hair. And even more interesting, the bob is rarely something you see on wavy hair. Who knew it would look so stunning?
Just the lower part of the haircut is curly here, with the upper more straightened. But it is still a bob we’d love to see, and one haircut that has become popular for cocktail events and weddings.
6. Ice Blonde Balayage
Being blonde is not enough lately. The new trend in blonde hair is going ice blond, or in other words, adding some white layers. Balayage continues to be the way to get the look.
7. Another Curly Bob
I love curly hair, and I love long hair. That’s why I’m stunned and mesmerized anytime I see curly, long hair in a bob haircut.
8. Classic Bob Haircut
Another classic example of the bob haircut. For those working in the business world, the classic bob might be the best option to look sophisticated and not imposing.
If you thought there are no tweaks in a bob haircut, think again. Look at this angled bob, arguably one of the most versatile haircuts out there. With bangs or without, the angled bob is as classy as the little black dress.
10. Curly, Ice Blond Balayage
Curly, ice blond balayage, and bob—all those styles combined into one feminine, refreshing look that is perfect for summer days and nights by the beach.
11. Balayage Ombre Bob
Bob in the front and long hair at the back—this is something I rarely see. Not because it doesn’t look good, but because it is so challenging to pull it off.
12. Wavy Bobs
You can expect a lot of wavy and curly bobs on the list, and the reason is simple: no other haircut screams summer as much as the wavy bob.
13. Textured Cut on Thick Hair
Thick hair is challenging for a bob haircut, but with a little texture, you can pull it off. Look for a short bob with razor-cut layers, and make sure to add some product for more volume.
14. Blond Bob with Curls
Here is another classic blond bob with curls at the end of your hair. As I said, it is THE look of the summer, one that you will notice often on the beach. Always look for something to make it stand out, and curls just on the end of your hair is one way to do it.
15. Long Curls
Long curls look absolutely stunning on a bob haircut, and my advice would be to keep the length at just about your shoulders. I think it is the best and ideal length for a curly bob, but it’s your decision.
16. Soft Blonde Balayage and Textured Bob
The length is a little longer here, but it still comes down to the same idea: texture and balayage, with curls just at the tail end of your hair.
17. Curly Bob
Another idea with a curly bob hair is to add more volume. Adding volume is usually a step reserved for Day 2 of your new haircut.
18. Ombre Long Bob Hairstyle
Finally, an ombre-colored bob, and it is an inverted, or graduated, hairstyle that looks looser than we are used to. With the back more curved than straight, it looks refreshing and innovative.
19. Long Bob Hairstyle with Balayage
The length is longer than what I usually prefer in a bob haircut, but it still looks good. The discrete and subtle balayage makes this bob ideal, and the soft curls are the icing on the cake.
20. Long Bob Haircut
This is probably the go-to haircut for cocktails, or anytime you want a loose style. You still get a haircut, but one that isn’t as limited as what we normally see in the office.
One of the hardest hairstyles to pull it off, no matter if it is a bob haircut or any other haircut, is messy—but good messy. It looks like you’ve put in absolutely no effort, while, in fact, there are hours and hours of preparation involved.
As you’ve noticed, most of the bob hairstyles seem to be for blond hair, but every now and then, red hair comes along and shows the world red is often better. With a few red highlights on the end, this is definitely something bold and courageous.
23. Peek-a-Boo Highlights
Not every woman wants her highlights to be so very visible. Some women prefer more subtle, or let’s say, pee-a-boo, highlights on their hair.
24. Rich, Multi-Dimensional Color and Textured Bob
The more voluminous your hair is, the more challenging it is to get it right. But with a textured bob and multi-dimensional color, it all comes together just right.
25. Multi-Dimensional Color
Another multi-dimensional color bob haircut, this time going from brunette to blonde and ice blond. The curls at the end of the haircut make it more casual and loose.
26. Brunette Inverted Bob
Now here is a brunette inverted bob that looks absolutely stunning. For those with brunette hair, this is a hairstyle that will make you the subtle queen of the night (and make everyone envy you).
In most cases, it’s brunettes trying to go blond. But what happens when a blond girl wants to try being brunette? Some highlights and curls can help make your haircut look refreshing and stylish at the same time.
28. Bob Hairstyle with Bangs
This is the first bob haircut we see on the list with bangs, and it looks absolutely stunning. Some women avoid bangs because they can cover your eyes, but in this case, thanks to the bangs, the big brown eyes are emphasized even more.
29. Classic Long Curly Bob Haircut
Classic long curly bob haircut with a few subtle highlights make this a great casual haircut.
30. Ombre Style
This is why I love the ombre style. It absolutely transforms any casual haircut into a red carpet hairstyle. Stunning, isn’t it?
31. Long Bob
Wild. That is all I can say about this haircut, which looks like flames are coming out of your head. But some women are wilder than others, and I bet you’d be frozen to the spot if this girl looked at you.
32. Long Blonde Bob Haircut
One of the classic, long bob haircuts, notice the subtle highlights switching to ice blond at the end. I love how the curliness of the hair matches the highlights in perfect harmony.
33. Long Blunt, Wavy, Textured Bob with Balayage Highlights and Lowlights
Mixing several styles into one haircut is a tricky challenge, but when you pull it off, the look is mesmerizing. Such is the case here, as you get both balayage highlights and some lowlights to complement them.
34. Inverted Bob, Curly Hair, Lowlights
Inverted bob, curly hair, lowlights—can you ask anything more from a hairstyle?
A few subtle highlights do this haircut a favor, but it really is the curliness that gets the job done. A graduated bob haircut, this style complements the face perfectly.
36. Messy Ombre Style
You might think it looks messy, but it takes so much time and effort to get this haircut looking as good as it is. The ombre style is perfectly executed, and the length is just right.
37. Long Bob
I bet you didn’t recognize this as a bob haircut. The problem nowadays is that when it comes to a bob haircut, people always visualize the A-line bob haircut Jennifer Aniston had in Friends. Think outside of the box, and you get this stunning look.
38. A-line Bob
And now we have something very closely related and similar to the “Rachel in Friends” haircut. The A-line bob is the best for women who don’t want to stand out, but still want a professional style.
39. Messy Waves, Ombre Style
Messy waves, ombre style, and a bob haircut that is ideal for any time of the day and year. Be it an evening party or a casual brunch, this bob will get people interested.
40. Curly Bob Haircut with Highlights
As previously mentioned, I absolutely love a curly bob haircut with highlights. It’s one of my favorite hairstyles. And once you get the ideal length, you’ve won the game.
41. Red Bob with Bangs
Bangs and red hair—those two look stunning together. With a little burlesque touch, this haircut requires courage to pull it off. Walk with confidence, and people will turn to look at you.