Bob Hairstyles

22 Layered Bob Hairstyle Ideas You Will Love!

Adding layers to a haircut is great because it can give your cut extra body, definition, and volume, and it can also thin out your hair a bit instead of leaving it as one thick mane. Here are the latest popular layered bob hairstyles and colours if you’re stuck on coming up with one that suits your needs.

Light on the Curls, Please

If you have naturally wavy hair, leave it the way it is. Well, most of it. Only spruce up a little bit by adding one or two curls made by a curling iron. It’s a cute and flirty look perfect for coffee or a lunch date without doing too much.

Messy Bob Hairstyle with layers

Quirky and Flirty

Another cute and flirty look would be this blunt bob with waves, curls, and balayage highlights. It’s the perfect sunkissed look.

layered messy bob hairstyle for medium thick hair

Blonde Tips

Add a little fun to your hair color by adding blonde tips to the ends.  It’s such a subtle way of adding extra color to your look and it’s appropriate for all settings.

layered messy bob hairstyle for thick hair

Grey Hair

Grey hair is obviously a natural color for older people and that’s who you think of when you hear of grey hair. Most young people would never have thought that grey would be the “in” colour of 2015. But don’t knock it until you try it! You might like it a lot more than you think.

messy layered medium hairstyle for thick hair

Double Trouble

Short hairstyle for women over 50: Being old should never be boring. And it doesn’t have to be. Kick that grey do up a hundred notches by adding some bright color to the bottom half whether it’s green, blue, pink, whatever. But if you want a color option picked for you, go with this auburn. It’s in the natural color family, but it’s still bold enough to add fun in your lives.

Layered short A-line Bob Haircut for women over 50

Slice of Chocolate

Show off a huge contrast by dying your hair platinum blonde, but leave an inch for a strong dark to make your look really pop.

Layered a-line bob hairstyle with dark roots

Curly A-Line

Medium length hairstyle idea: Most a-line bobs are straight and this is probably the first time you’re seeing a very curly a-line bob. But they do happen. You want the top of your head to remain straight or slightly wavy and focus all the curls on the bottom half. This is a great look for a late night out with friends or going out to a fancy dinner.

casual layered medium wavy hairstyle for everyday

Highlighted Layers – Balayage bob hairstyle for women over 50

For the brunettes out there, get your blonde and your brown highlights on top of your dark brown hair. It’s a common look, but a good one. For added definition to your layers, add some texture cream or add some sea salt texture spray, this is a great short haircut for elder women  over 50.

Layered Stacked Bob Hairstyle for women over 50

Straight and Layered

Add some layers to your shoulder length bob. If you move your middle part to a side part, you will get more volume and body in the direction that the majority of your hair and bangs are going. This is simple, effortless, and a go-to when you’re on the go. It’s definitely five minute hair. And you can find more styles like this on

Shaggy Layered Angled Bob Hairstyles for Women

Front to Back Ombre

This is an interesting hair color. Instead of what would be a normal ombre that goes from top to bottom, this looks like a front to back ombre with the blonde in the front and the colour gradually becoming darker at the back. This is a unique twist for those of you that don’t want the typical ombre look.

layered messy bob haircut for women over 40

Neon Pink Graduated Bob

If you want your look to really say “POW!”, you need this bright neon pink hair on your head. You most certainly will not blend into the card. It is an absolute show stopper. This color requires a lot of upkeep though so make sure to see your stylist regularly. Check out The Red head’s Guide to Getting Through Summer!

redhead - layered angled red bob haircut

Galaxy Multicolor Bob

How cool does this look? It’s perfect for Star Wars fans as it looks like you’re going to hang out in Outer Space with this look. Ask your stylists for a chin length bob with lots of layers, but don’t stop there! Put some purple, blonde, pink, and green in there for that space look. May the force be with you.

cool colred short bob haircut with layers

Teal Bob

Bobs are fun, but they’re even more fun when you add bright colour to them. You can add any colour you want, but consider going for a teal. Teal is a popular color to add to dark hair right now.

Short layered graduated bob hairstyle for round face shapes

Curls in Multiple Directions

It’s pretty when you curl your hair and you curl them all in the same direction, but it can get a little repetitive. Mix it up by curling strands in a different direction each other. Curl in, out, everywhere. Just don’t curl it in the same direction two times in a row. Don’t forget to put in your heat protectant before using a hot tool to prevent damage from the heat.

layered messy ombre bob haircut for women

Brown Peekaboo Graduated Bob

Add lots of blonde highlights to your new graduated bob to complement the brown peeking from the bottom of your cut.

layered messy inverted bob cut for short hair

Longer Ends

This bob is interesting because it’s not cut like a “normal” bob. The ends of the hair are longer, parted into little sections, and don’t really blend into the bob like typical layers would. This is an unique way of taking on a bob if you’re someone who doesn’t like to blend in with the crowd.

side view of cute layered messy bob haircut

Kind of Pixie Kind of Bob

This cut is like the middle of the pixie world and bob world. If you’re working on going shorter more and more, this would be the next step toward a pixie cut. The sides of the cut will be a little longer than a pixie cut, but layered. Leave most of the bounce to a top with a lot of layers.

cute layered messy short haircut

Office Friendly

If you work at a law firm or any other 9-5 job with a strict dress code, the previous style will not be for you. But you don’t have to settle for something boring. This chin length graduated bob with lots of layers and highlights is neutral enough for the office, but still brings a little flair in your everyday life.

layered short straight bob hairstyle for short hair

Chocolate Highlights

The 90s hair color trends are coming back. This look reminds us of chocolate and it may be making us a little hungry. Get these chunky blonde and chocolate brown highlights if you want to make a little throwback.

highlighted inverted bob haircut with layers

Messy Bob

Who has time to have perfect hair all the time? Some people will never be able to keep their hair frizz free no matter how many times they run a flat iron through their hair and how much anti-frizz creme or spray they use. It’s time to embrace the the messy look. The “I woke up with this hair” look is in anyway, so do it and have fun.

short inverted bob hairstyle with layers

Sweet Bob

This haircut reminds us of our favorite teachers that we had when we were kids. It’s sweet, innocent, and will give you that “I’m a very nice person and do good for others and the world” vibe. Add some highlights for a fresh look and sweep your fringe to the side for the youthful look.

layered inverted bob hairstyle with bangs

And here you have it – fabulous layered bob hairstyles to suit your needs whether they’re calm or spunky. If your friends or coworkers need any inspiration in the future, be sure to send them to this article. If you love these styles, why not share with your friends?

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