Bob Hairstyle Ideas

Updated April 17, 2017

New bob hairstyle ideas keep this classic look stylish and popular. says that "a classic bob hairstyle never goes out of fashion." With a variety of bob hairstyles to choose from, you should be able to find the perfect bob for your face shape and hair type.

Graduated Bob Hairstyle

Try a graduated bob. This classic short hairstyle works on almost all hair types. A graduated bob offers a stacked type of layering in the back and the layers gradually get longer toward the front. Perfect for oval and round face shapes, this is the bob for you if you want an added boost of volume at your crown, but a sleek look in the front.

Sleek and Short Bob Hairstyle

Get a sleek and short bob hairstyle if you want a style that is simple to style and easy to maintain. A sleek and short bob should be cut above the chin with subtle layering or it can be all one length. This is a great wash-and-wear style for women on the go. To get this style looking sleek, use a flat iron to straighten and apply a shine serum after styling. Oval and heart shaped faces look best with the sleek and short bob hairstyle. The simplicity of this bob hairstyle is not as flattering on other face shapes.

Medium Length Bobs

If you like your hair long a medium length bob is the solution if you don't want to sacrifice too much length. You can still get a bob hairstyle with a medium length haircut that is above the shoulders. Someone who wants to elongate their face shape (like those with round face shapes) would look great with a medium length bob. Have your stylist to create texture at the ends of your hair for a beautiful look.

Bobs with Bangs

Bobs with fringe are an option if you currently have a bob and want to get a different look without changing your entire hairstyle or you already have fringe but want a bob style. Bangs can be part of any bob hairstyle. Bangs are a great way to transform a style to fit your face shape as well. If you have a square jawline you will benefit from the softening look of fringe with this bob. Try full fringe with a sleek and short bob or side-swept fringe on a graduated, or a-line bob hairstyle.

A-Line Bob Hairstyle

If your hair is cut to just below your chin an A-line bob hairstyles can be beautifully sleek and stylish. The A-Line bob haircut is shorter in the back and longer in the front, similar to a graduated bob which is why it works best with hair that isn't too short or long. Flat iron this style straight for a smooth look or curl it with a medium length barrel curling iron for texture.

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