This is our photo gallery featuring all kinds and colors of bob hairstyles for women. Includes celebrities with bob hairstyles.
Give yourself feminine and beautiful hairstyle with the bob cut. Popular among women, this haircut is a style that is a straight length all around the head at about the level of the jaw.
For a short cut which is easy to maintain, get this cut that suits every face, hair color, and more. If you’re tired of long hair and blow-drying for hours a week, a straight cut all around the jawline might be just what you need.
Charlize Theron looked ravishing on a side-parted bob and light blue turtleneck dress that’s paired with a layered necklace and gorgeous earrings. This was worn during the 91st Annual Academy Awards on February 24, 2019.
The actress unleashed the inner goddess in her with a stunning one-shoulder dress and her blonde bob brushed on the side inwardly. This was taken at the 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards held on January 13, 2019.
Mila Kunis was absolutely breathtaking with her black dress and bob tousled waves with highlights at the Spike TV’s Guys Choice Awards in Los Angeles last May 30, 2009.
Mila Kunis made an appearance at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas last May 20, 2018. She wore a simple black dress that matches well with her bob wavy hair with bangs.
Paris Hilton slayed the 2009 Bravo’s A-List Awards with a nicely-done bob cut and blunt bangs. She finished the look with chandelier earrings and a pink dress inlaid with gem embellishments.
Cameron Diaz wore an all-white ensemble with her tousled bob incorporated with side-swept bangs during the UK Premiere of ‘What To Expect When You’re Expecting’ at the Imax Cinema, London, May 22, 2012.
Cameron Diaz attended the ‘What To Expect When You’re Expecting’ premiere at AMC Loews Lincoln Square on May 8, 2012, in New York City. She wore a comfortable white button-down shirt to pair with her tousled bob and side-swept bangs.
This short side-parted bob never gets outdated and looks nice to her as she attends the Weinstein Company and Netflix 2017 Golden Globes After Party on January 8, 2017.
Last June 13, 2006, Sandra Bullock attended the Los Angeles Premiere of “The Lake House” in California. She was stunning and gorgeous in her black outfit and light brown layered bob hairstyle.
Gwyneth Paltrow attended Spain On The Road Again Series Premiere last September 21, 2008, with a long bob cut that flatters her gorgeous face.
Emma Bunton looking classy with her short bob cut incorporated with long side bangs. This photo was taken on April 28th for the British Soap Awards 2012.
Gigi Hadid sported a stunning white outfit with her short bob hairstyle with highlights at the 2015 American Music Awards held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on November 22, 2015.
Kelly Osbourne attending the “Rocketman” UK premiere in Leicester Square, London with a faded purple bob and short blunt bangs. The photo was taken on May 20, 2019.
Kelly Osbourne on January 18, 2014, rocking her purple bob hairstyle. The photo was taken during the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Taylor Swift paired her orange tube top with a bob cut hair in French style with full bangs at the 58th Grammy Awards 2016.
Katy Perry rocks a purple tousled hairstyle to complement her crystal-embellished sheer dress at the Grammy Awards 2015. A really unique short hairstyle for a playful artist like her!
On June 3, 2007, Rihanna went for a Cleopatra look with her short and straight raven hairstyle with blunt bangs at the 2007 MTV Movie Awards held at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, CA.
Rihanna attended the 2007 Nickelodeon’s Kids Choice Awards in UCLA Pauley Pavilion, Los Angeles on March 31, 2007. She came wearing a simple white outfit with colorful details and a short and straight bob hairstyle with long side-swept bangs.
Recording artist Rihanna attended the FENTY PUMA by Rihanna AW16 Collection during Fall 2016 New York Fashion Week at 23 Wall Street on February 12, 2016, in New York City. She paired her casual black outfit with a short and straight bob hairstyle.
Actress Natalie Portman paired her black cheer outfit with a short chin-length hairstyle that has short blunt bangs at the Los Angeles premiere of her new movie Cold Mountain on December 7, 2003.
Nicki Minaj was at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards at the Gibson Amphitheatre, Universal Studios, Hollywood on June 5, 2011, in Los Angeles, CA. She went with a casual outfit to pair with her chin-length raven straight hairstyle with blunt bangs.
Carrie Underwood chopped her hair into a bob for a more sleek and sophisticated look as she attends the American Idol FINALE Arrivals on April 7, 2016.
This smarty-looking bob hairstyle creates a definition to JLo’s geeky look at the red carpet premiere of “Rock The Kasbah” in NY on October 19, 2015.
On November 18, 2012, Christina was spotted at the 40th American Music Awards Arrivals with a platinum bob and blunt bangs.
Michelle Rodriguez looking all fabulous in a voluminous bob at the gala premiere for “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” held on May 21, 2019.
Mel B brushes up her dark pixie and paired it with a statement necklace at the 2018 NBC Universal Summer Press Day held on May 2, 2018.
Rachel Weisz arrived for the ‘Lobster’ Premiere on May 15, 2015, in a sexy sequined gown and side-parted bob.
Sienna Miller chopped off her blonde highlighted locks into a straight bob during the International Medical Corps 2014 Annual Awards Celebration held on October 23, 2014.
Penelope Cruz showcasing her shoulder-length bob with some bangs at The EE British Academy Film Awards held on February 12, 2017.
Gal Gadot attended the 2017 GQ Men of the Year at the Chateau Marmont on December 7, 2017, in West Hollywood, CA. She paired her lovely red dress with a shoulder-length tousled wavy hairstyle.
Keira Knightley poses at the photocall during the 68th Venice Film Festival at Palazzo del Cinema on September 2, 2011, in Venice, Italy. She wore a colorful floral dress with her straight bob hairstyle with a brown tone.
Ashley Benson wore a black dress at the 6th Annual Night Of Generosity at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on December 5, 2014, in Beverly Hills, CA. She paired this with a shoulder-length wavy layered blonde hairstyle with highlights.
On June 18, 2019, Lily James attended the UK premiere of “Yesterday” at the Odeon Luxe, Leicester Square, London. She was stunning in her white dress and a highlighted low bun hairstyle with a slick finish.
On March 28, 2015, Sarah Hyland was at the 2015 Kids Choice Awards at The Forum in Los Angeles. She wore a simple white casual outfit that went well with her chin-length wavy and sandy blonde bob hairstyle that has side-swept layered bangs.
On May 2, 2016, Rose Byrne attended the Manus x Machina Fashion in an Age of Technology Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She wore a lovely golden dress that she paired with a silky straight highlighted bob hairstyle with long side-swept bangs.
Milla Jovovich attended the ‘Cymbeline’ Premiere during the 71st Venice Film Festival at Sala Grande on September 03, 2014, in Venice, Italy. She paired her elegant white outfit with a shoulder-length tousled brunette hairstyle that has subtle waves and highlights.
Christina Ricci was at the red carpet of the Elton John AIDS Foundation Party on February 09, 2020, in Los Angeles, California. She was seen in an elegant green dress that she paired with a straight raven chin-length hairstyle with side-swept bangs.
Brittany Snow was at the “Charlie St. Cloud” Premiere at Village Theater on July 20, 2010 in Westwood, CA. She paired her lovely floral dress with a chin-length blonde bob hairstyle with layers and long side-swept bangs.
On September 20, 2015, Aubrey Plaza was at the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theatre LA Live. She paired her stunning black dress with a chin-length raven bob hairstyle with short layered bangs.
Emily Browning attended the ‘Sleeping Beauty’ Premiere during the 64 Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals at Palais des Festivals on May 12, 2011, in Cannes, France. She was lovely in her beige dress and short chin-length brunette hairstyle that has a slight tousle.
Jennifer Hudson was at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 1, 2019 in Las Vegas, NV. She wore a brown smart casual outfit with her highlighted shoulder-length straight bob hairstyle with a side-swept finish.
Emma Roberts attended the PaleyFest Los Angeles for Scream Queens at the Dolby Theater on March 12, 2016, in Los Angeles, CA. She paired her white patterned smart casual outfit with her shoulder-length tousled blonde hairstyle with layers and side-swept bangs.
Zooey Deschanel attended the Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Sunset Tower on February 24, 2013, in West Hollywood, California. She was seen wearing a charming floral beige sheer dress with her chin-length dark brunette bob hairstyle with vintage curls and side-swept bangs.
Maggie Gyllenhaal was at the HBO Post Golden Globe Party 2018 at Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, CA. She paired her black sequined strapless dress with a shoulder-length wavy bob hairstyle with layers.
26 Types of Bob Hair Cuts for Women
1. Sleek Bob
Smooth, soft texture and even length across the bottom of this style help keep it sleek and clean. Try a smoothing pomade to even out the look. Make sure to start working pomade in at the ends of hair rather than at the roots.
2. Blunt Bob
Cutting the entire style into one length gives a blunt effect, rather than adding lots of layers. The angles help to compliment just about any face shape. This classic silhouette works at a variety of different lengths and with just about any thickness.
3. Bob with Angled Bang
Rather than chopping fringe across the forehead, the angled bang falls long across the face and can be swept easily out of the eyes. Try a long angle that fades into the rest of your layers for some drama.
4. Bob with Deep Side Part
A deep side part on one side of the head helps to change up the way your face is framed. The asymmetrical style provides a bit of glamour. You also have the option to tuck it behind an ear if it gets in the way during school or work.
5. Blunt Fringe
Blunt fringe is cut at one length above the eyebrows to frame the face and accentuate facial features. Try this look with fine or thick hair for different variations on the same style. Smoothing pomade can help to prevent fly-aways.
6. Shaggy Fringe
Conversely, a shaggy fringe is cut to be textured and made up of different lengths. Using a razor to cut the fringe can help add some volume and playful spin. The best part is that you can’t mess it up.
7. Wedge Bob
The wedge or inverted bob is a classic style that leaves the front pieces of hair longer than the back. A straight line is created along the jaw, and the back can be stacked as short as the wearer pleases. The wedge bob works with all different colors, textures, and thicknesses.
8. Pinned Bob
Try pinning the front of your bob back behind the ears for added sophistication. Using bobby pins, barrettes, or other clips adds interest.
9. Beachy Bob
The beach bob is characterized by waves. Salt spray can help to add texture and decrease the amount of oil near roots so that hair can appear more whimsical.
10. Platinum Bob
Try taking your bob platinum or white-blonde for a change to your whole look. Consult a professional, particularly if your natural hair is a dark shade.
11. Blown-Out Bob
The blown-out bob is created with a round brush, blow dryer, and diffuser. Use the diffuser to focus heat on a particular part of the hair at a time. Smooth the texture with the round brush and add volume simultaneously. Consider using serum after applying heat to preserve the hair’s health.
12. Cropped Bob
The cropped bob is cut slightly shorter than the jawbone in a straight line from the front of the face to back of the head. Keeping a shorter length evokes a different look. The back can be stacked underneath to enhance the angled effect.
13. Curled Bob
Try using a curling wand to create large or small curls around the face for added volume and softness to a classic cut.
14. Slicked Bob
The gel can help to sweep hair away from the face and allow it to stay slicked back. Try this look for an evening out or a formal occasion.
15. Middle Part Bob
Parting the bob right down the middle adds a slightly more angular, traditional look that works with any hair type.
16. Long, Blunt Bob
Letting a bob grow to shoulder length and trimming the front and back of the cut to the same length allows for a traditional style with slightly more glamour.
17. Long, Angled Bob
Similarly, letting an inverted bob grow out allows the front pieces to skim shoulders while the back stays above the neckline. Add some drama with the emphasized angle from front to back.
18. Bob with Roots
Try letting your naturally colored roots grow out a bit to play with color, rather than hiding them entirely. You might even consider fading the two together for a play on ombre.
19. Textured Bob
Try using mousse to scrunch your bob while it dries. The method adds waves and natural texture that will change throughout the day or night.
20. Wildly Colored Bob
You might consider dyeing your bob a vibrant pink, blue, or purple rather than a more traditional caramel or blonde to change up the look. There are endless shades to pick from, depending on your particular preferences and lifestyle.
21. Pinned Bob
Try pinning one ringlet curl to a temple on the right or left side of your face to let your bob accentuate your facial features even more.
22. Ringlet Bob
You might even use rag curlers to shape your entire bob into ringlets for a wild, spunky look.
23. Pixie Bob
Let the front of your pixie grow out bob-style while the back and sides stay super short.
24. Gradual Bob
Ask your stylist to cut front layers just a bit shorter than the rest. Pair with blunt fringe for a vintage silhouette.
25. Faux Bob
If you have long locks but want to try out the bob look, pin the ends of your hair underneath so that the length mimics that of a bob cut. You may enjoy the style so much that you decide to chop it.
26. Messy bob
After you wet your locks down, apply some pomade to each palm and rub them around in random directions in your hair to create a messy, wild look.
Benefits of A Stylish Bob
In the past few years, this hairstyle has gained popularity because it is easy to maintain and suits all hair types. Whether your hair is fine and straight or big and curly, an appropriately styled shoulder-length cut adds dimension to your look. Other benefits of this style include:
- Highlight the natural shape of your cheekbones
- Gives the illusion of a sculpted jawline
- Use bangs to soften around your eyes
- Makes you look younger
- Low maintenance for hectic days
- Keep your neck and face cool because thick hair isn’t on your neck
- Add the illusion of volume to thinner or fine hair
Different Lengths and Variations
There are multiple variations to the classic jaw level cut. A qualified hairdresser can make recommendations based on your face shape, your natural hairstyle, and the amount of maintenance you wish to conduct on a daily basis. Variations to try are:
- Curled Cuts: While this style may be regularly considered a style for just straight hair, curly hair also looks good with a layered jaw-length cut. Because curls make hair look shorter when dry, a professional hairdresser will cut your bob slightly longer.
- A-Line Cut: Instead of being the same length all around your jaw, an A-line cut has a blunt edge and is longer in the front of the face. It is an A-line cut because it is similar to the letter ‘A’ with lengthy angles on each side. It angles lower to the front but doesn’t stack on the back.
- Inverted Cut: At first glance, this style can look like an A-line cut, but it is different due to the stacked layers in the back.
- Bob with Bangs: Get this elegant cut with bangs if you wish to frame your face well. Soft bangs tend to be more flattering than bangs going straight across the forehead.
- Bob with layers: Great cut for round or square faces because of the tapering effect. See our bobs with layers gallery for women here.
There are also variations in length. Women’s bobs can be to just below the ear, to between the ear and shoulders, and to just above the shoulders.
Maintenance for This Haircut
Once you get this haircut, there is one consideration for your new look. This style needs consistent trims which are about every month or so. It is especially apparent in people with straight hair as any missed strand is obvious.
As for a daily routine, a bob looks best went blow-dried with a round brush. Some women like to use mousse, hair texturizer, and monthly deep conditioning treatments.