15+ Medium Layered Bob Haircuts

Get ready to be inspired with one of these gorgeous medium layered bob haircuts!

Get ready to be inspired with one of these gorgeous medium layered bob haircuts! If you’ve got shoulder-length hair, then consider getting a bob cut to help soften up your facial features. Adding layers is also great for every hair type. If your hair is thick, it will help thin it out. If it’s thin, it will help add more volume and the coveted texture that’s so trendy right now. When you combine layers within a bob, you get the perfect combo of movement and a face-framing cut that’s easy to maintain. Enjoy these photos of this year’s top looks!

Shaggy Medium Layered Bob

Chic Asymmetrical Bob
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Stylist Tatiana created this shaggy razor haircut with a freshly painted blonde balayage. It has a beach tousle finish for a gorgeous texture.

The Best A-Line Bob

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Definitely a win-win bob that you can let down and feel the benefits of short hair or pull up into a ponytail for a chic look! Style with full bangs to get a straight hair look with more volume!

Chic Asymmetrical Bob

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Hair pieces with different lengths on each sides make any hairstyle look amazing. The long side-swept bangs emphasize the asymmetry and add chicness to this flirty look.

Pretty Bob with Side Bangs

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A fringe is the easiest thing to do to improve any hairstyle. Style it side-swept with a choppy deep-parted bob for a fashionable unique look.

Perfect for Fine Hair

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Face-framing choppy layers give the illusion of volume by adding texture all around even with straight thin hair. Add full bangs if you want to highlight your pretty eyes and make your hair look fuller.

Ideal for Thick Hair

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If you are tired of your plain bob, this wavy and choppy version can make any hairstyle look sexy. With the back cut short and the front cut long, this whole hairdo with that long flirty side bangs will leave you feeling confident with any outfit you try on.

Lovely Feathered Bob

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A red gorgeously layered shoulder-length cut highlighted with blonde pieces is a sure way to turn heads with its hotness. Get inspired as this unique look suits any face shape and skin color.

Beautiful Medium Long Bob

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Just a bit of length past the chin could provide length to a short or round face. This look also features a subtle ombre with babylights on wavy hair that results to a dimensional elegant finish.

How would you describe this look?

The shag is my favorite! This shape works so well on many different textures. Based on the hair texture and face shape, you can alter where you concentrate their fringe. With the loose textured lines, it also grows out incredibly well. Monica usually goes about 4 months in between haircuts, and it still looks great!

It is an excellent choice for someone that is looking to create a little bit more movement in their hair. If you have any bit of wave, a shag haircut will bring that out and accentuate all the right features. With the heavy concentration on the fringe area, it even looks cute when pulled into a pony.

For Monica’s color, we chose a natural but bright balayage. She has a gorgeous natural level 7/8 hair, so we lift her to a beachy level 10, concentrating on her ends and fringe area. I applied the color heavier at the bottom and had much finer sections throughout the top. The variation in color application creates movement and keeps the roots super low maintenance.

Any advice for someone considering it?

The shag is super versatile, so many people can consider this look. You can vary the fringe length and overall length to create more subtle or more dramatic shapes. I would not do this haircut on someone with very thin/fine hair though. It will take too much weight out from the bottom and make their hair appear thinner.

It is ideal for someone that has a bit of wave/texture in their hair. This cut will bring more texture out and they may even be able to let it air dry for the best look. Depending on the texture, I usually recommend that the client uses a comb to blow dry their fringe are first. Then, apply a wave mister (Kevin Murphy Killer waves, Hair resort, or Arrojo Wave Mister) throughout the hair, working it in and scrunching it with your fingers. I would then lightly dry the roots to give the hair some volume. Lastly, I would twist some pieces around my fingers and let the rest air dry!

Less is more with this look for sure. It is great as second or third-day hair as well, just blast some dry shampoo throughout and go.

Easy Straight Bob

Q&A with style creator, Sammie
Senior Stylist @ Hugo Salon in Kensington, MD

How would you describe this look?

The cut is a super “in” look as it’s a more blunt cut, angled bob, and the color absolutely has the rooted, “lived in” feel that most clients are striving for since maintenance is low but still feels intentional. What I like most about this cut and color is that it’s an effortless everyday look.

Any advice for someone considering it?

I think clients considering this look really have to think about their own hair type. Someone with very thick, coarse hair, it probably wouldn’t lay quite the same on them. Even though face shape can play a part in determining if this look will work for you, you could always adjust the length to suit.

As far as what products a client would want to have at home, I think a volume mousse for blow drying and a dry texture spray for finishing to give it a little grit and separation. I would blow dry this pretty much all the way through without a brush as you wouldn’t want a totally smooth round feel for this. This look has a daily low maintenance and doesn’t require so much time in the morning.

How would you describe this look?

This is a 1970’s rock ‘n roll shag. The best thing about this look is that it’s designed to work with the client’s natural hair texture. It’s low maintenance but edgy and unique, in comparison to the long blonde balayage’s that are popular right now.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Go for it! The great thing about the shaggy look is that it can be tailored to any face shape and length! It easily adds the appearance of length or width to one’s facial structure. It’s also very easy and fun to style at home!

Edgy Razor Cut

Q&A with style creator, Kristeen Wade
Stylist / Owner @ Belu Salon Tanning & Spa Yakima and Belu Salon Kennewick

How would you describe this look?

I would say this is a trendy version of the bob. By adding negative space within the cut it creates more movement allowing you to see more texture in darker hair and removes the thickness in thicker hair. Razor cuts are a perfect way to achieve this look.

What I love about this cut is the versatility it gives. Whether it’s curly or straight, power dried or round brushed, you create a different look all together yet still long enough to put up in the front.

Any advice for someone considering it?

I would say go for it if you’re wanting a sassy change of pace. This look is not your everyday soccer mom bob. It makes a stronger statement of edge that will have you getting compliments from many people. This look can be perfect for the guest with thick hair, round, oval, or heart-shaped face.

Its texture and length make it easy for styling straight or curly. Using a good styling lotion or cream as well as a heat protectant, foaming pomade, and hairspray are the steps towards creating this look. I spray hairspray on my fingertips and run it through the ends of some of the finished curls to make the texture stand out even more. You can power dry this look upside down or be more structured with it by using a round brush. It’s also perfect for those added-money pieces of balayage color around the face!

Cute Inverted Bob

Q&A with style creator, Giigii Gahlan
Junior Hairstylist @ Mandys Art Studio in Surrey, BC

How would you describe this look?

This is a very low maintenance cut. For people who don’t have too much time in their day to day life to be spending hours on their hair, this cut is perfect! Growing into the years as a hairstylist, I’ve always seen the struggle people with medium length hair go through to find a cut that’s not too short but also has an edgy/different kind of look to it. This cut gives the client everything they want.

It’s longer and more shaped/angled in the front where the client sees the most of their cut, so it’s very important to keep the front very strong. It’s dramatically angled and shorter in the back to give it an edgy kind of look and not the same old one length bob.

This cut can be styled straight or curly! Looks amazing in both styles. However, not just the cut but the color is also one of my faves. I have done a pair up of a funky color at the top for a lot of vibrancy and underneath is a darker color that shadows along with the funky color and make it appear even brighter. It’s all in the illusion when it comes to funky colors!

Any advice for someone considering it?

My client will first of all need to be someone who doesn’t want to spend too much time on their hair at home, for whatever reasons they have. If they are also more on the edgy side then this is my go-to for a cut!

If my client is a woman who is a housewife and has 3 young kids to take care of but she still wants to focus on herself and have the same confidence as before, then this cut works for her! This is also a cut that many of my businesswoman clients have done. These women are so busy in their day to day life they need something short and easy to style kind of cut. Keeping all that in consideration, the hair type (wavy, straight, curly) doesn’t matter for this cut.

It looks super cute in all hair types. Just keep in mind that when they have curly hair it will dry and bounce up so you will need to cut a little bit longer than you normally would! Other than that I’ve done it in all hair types and the results have been awesome. If you can see, I haven’t layered this bob. Two reasons for that: the funky color would have looked choppy and second my client already has tons of volume.

She didn’t need that extra bounce. However, if another client needs some volume and bounce especially at the crown area I would totally go in and add a few layers! As for the color, it’s different preferences for everyone. Some like a little color in their life and others like to keep it the natural blondes and browns. It’s all on my client’s preference. Personally, I love doing colors!

How would you describe this look?

I would call this an undercut bob. The back is not stacked at all, keeping it modern. It has just a slight undercut, so it can work for those with dense hair as well. This color combination is flattering on so many skin tones – it’s warm without being too red. I took alternating slices and weaves with a neutral auburn shade and lightener and then toned at the bowl with a golden beige. Also, this cut is so easy and quick to style!

Any advice for someone considering it?

I personally think cuts like this look best styled straight with some volume in the back. If your hair has a lot of texture and you’re not committed to styling daily, it might not be for you. I sprayed Kenra blow dry spray all over and rough dried about 70% and then sprayed Kenra root lifter at the roots and round brushed for volume and smoothness.

Stylish Stacked Bob

Q&A with style creator, Erin Boswell
Hairstylist / Colorist @ The Beauty Lounge in Brentwood, CA

How would you describe this look?

A graduated textured A-line is for the client who is looking to make a statement when she enters any room. She is bold, she is a trendsetter, she is fierce, and most of all she is confident!

What I like most about this haircut is how versatile it is. The use of a root boost for added volume and a round brush blow out make for a perfect everyday polished look or for a night on the town – just add a few tousled waves to the lengths. The addition of bold slices of color really sets off the shape of this haircut.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This haircut does require styling to achieve this look, I recommend the use of a root boost to help achieve the lift all around and a dry powdered texturized to help with adding a little grit and movement into the hair to showcase the movement throughout the haircut.

It is a great shape for those with medium to thick hair, as well as for those with a busy schedule. The use of dry shampoo will help you restyle with added texture for day two!

How would you describe this look?

The inspiration for us was the 70’s disco era. (Think Diane Von Furstenberg). The added layers on top of the soft graduation created the lift at the crown. The fringe gives it an updated feel.

I love how soft this look is and how easily maintained it is. If she wanted to grow her hair, she can from this point.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Firstly, I would find out how often my curly haired client wears it natural. Does she straighten her hair often? I think a truly modern haircut is relatively low maintenance. Products are important for curly hair as it tends to be dry and sometimes frizzy. Not everyone looks good with a fringe, and be careful cutting around the face with curly hair, as it will jump a lot so less is more in this case.

How would you describe this look?

This layered bob is enhanced perfectly with a gorgeous rich copper color. Not only does it give the appearance of thickness down to the application of a global color but also it is easily multifunctional to style. Worn straight an sleek for everyday wear or with a tousled natural wave for more of a statement look. The best part of the look is the way both color and cut are quite strong but they beautifully complement one another it’s a perfect balance between the two.

Any advice for someone considering it?

The beauty of the bob haircut is it suits many different face shapes and hair texture’s from fine hair to thick. It is a style that requires a styling product which will give hold and shine to the hair, therefore, creating volume. It can be worn sleek and straight for day to day or waved with straightening iron’s or wand for an evening out. Suitable for anyone from a busy working woman or a stay at home mum who wants to stay ahead of the trends and leave their hair down for a date night. There’s certainly nothing boring about this bob!