Layered Bob Hairstyles: From Short to Long

Next to layered looks, bob hairstyles are one of the most popular hairstyles out there for women of all ages. Bobs are chic, stylish, and low maintenance too. Even better they work for every single hair type, from straight to curly or fine to thick. Bob hairstyles with layers tame curly or thick hair, add volume to fine or straight hair.

One of these cuts is for you if you want a great looking cut that is easy to style. Be sure to talk to your stylist about how much time you like to put into getting ready in the morning. A wash-and-wear routine requires a different cut from one that is blown dry everyday.

Now check out these pictures of layered bob hairstyles to find a gorgeous short, medium, or long cut!


Short bob hairstyles are simply fabulous! The look is lush and full around the face with lots of layers at the back eliminating length. This layered bob cuts hair into multiple lengths all around, adding a modern update to this classic Great Gatsby-era bob.

This is perfect for thick hair, transforming all that fullness into a sassy, angled, and choppy cut. Style it with some mousse and a quick blow dry to get volume. Then finish with a lightweight product or more mousse to get this lifted and slightly separated finish that shows off all the different length layers.



Layers are what give bob hairstyles that distinct shape, especially that highly desirable graduation at the back. At the front, hair grazes the collarbone, gently framing the face.

At the sides and back, hair angles up to expose the neck. These shorter layers give this cut tons of volume and a gorgeous profile. This cut works with and any kind of bangs you like or none at all. This longer layered bob is perfect for wavy and curly hair as well as straight.


Bob hairstyles with layers can be styled in so many different ways – you can get a unique look for your face shape, hair type, and personal style! This easy breezy style is based on the classic long bob with additional layers for a creative finish.

Layers are kept longest at the back with the front slightly angling up. Wispy layers are cut on an angle all over, building volume and body. The same layered effect is applied to the full fringe.


The long bob, or lob, shows a skillful execution of layering. Where are they you may ask. Underneath! The long layers that follow the line of the jaw give this cut dramatic volume and encourage hair to curl under the chin.

The long bob that is getting so popular – check out Rose Byrne, January Jones, and Ciara – can be styled in lots of ways. Get this super straight and sleek finish with every hair in place by using a serum like John Frieda Frizz-Ease Sheer Solutions Control.

Or mix it up by adding loose natural waves with a salt spray like Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray or get maximum volume with some loose curls throughout hair.