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50 Hot Bob Haircuts and Hairstyles That’ll Make You Go for the Chop

4. Natural Gray Curls. Embrace the natural color and texture of your hair. You may even enhance them by adding some lowlights and diffused curls. We love how beautiful the different shades of gray look in the bob cut.

Don’t let the fear of short hair keep you from trying a bob haircut. Overcome it by just going for the chop – you will instantly fall in love with your new gorgeous look!

We’ve got 50 perfect examples of bob cut hairstyles for 2021 covering different lengths, hair types, and textures. Get ready to find the one that will steal your heart.

1. Short Shaggy Bob. Bob styles can range from shoulder-length cuts to super short shaggy crops and we love them all. Go for that 90s’ grunge look ASAP!

2. Short Layered Bob. Miss cute beachy waves in the colder months? You can have that beachy texture all year round – just use a beach spray before styling.

3. Tousled Wavy Bob. The above-the-shoulder length is super sexy and loved by many because you can easily style it however you want and it will always look flawless. Don’t be afraid to make it messy.

4. Natural Gray Curls. Embrace the natural color and texture of your hair. You may even enhance them by adding some lowlights and diffused curls. We love how beautiful the different shades of gray look in the bob cut.

5. Stacked Bob Haircut. An artistically messy bob cut is a style desired by many! After all, not everyone can pull it off! However, if your hair is naturally wavy, you are among the lucky ones and can be sure this cut will look great on you.

6. Modern Stacked Bob. Show off your stacked layers with a side-parted bob cut bringing volume and body to straight hair.

7. Textured Layered Shag. Major fringe alert! Be bold and style your shaggy layered bob as messy as you want with some dry shampoo for extra bounce.

8. Bob for Thick Hair. Look at that texture?! Opt for longer bangs that sweep past your eyebrows for a sexy, mysterious style.

9. Choppy Micro Bob. The short bob with choppy layers is fit for a lady with a cheeky vibe. This hairdo doesn’t require a lot of effort in styling, so if you have trouble finding free time, this is an optimal solution.

10. Feathered Bob. We love how wispy those uneven layers are! If you need a voluminous bob for fine hair – this is the one. You can have volumizing layers throughout your bob to make it light and feathered.

11. Feathered Bob with Highlights. A bob hair cut with full highlights is a simple yet gorgeous style that is pretty universal. Simply pick the lighter tone that fits you best and opt for layers to add texture.

12. Tousled Platinum Bob. You will need to invest in hair products, such as mousse, to define the waves in your haircut. This is totally worth it when it comes to lighter hair shades, such as platinum or silver.

13. Sleek Long Layers. Get that post-salon look with long layers by blow-drying your hair all over and running a straightener through it to keep frizziness at bay.

14. Shaggy Bob with Curtain Bangs. Shaggy bobs look especially mesmerizing on brunettes, as dark hair reveals the rock-n-roll essence of such hairstyles best. The curtain bangs also complement the round shape of the face and the overall look.

15. Long Straight Bob. The inverted bob shape can be paired with a longer length. This lob is the best of both worlds – it makes a statement and keeps the length!

16. Patchy Balayage Bob. Not only bright colors look rebellious! If you are up for a spiced-up look, try a jagged bob with uneven balayage highlights. Mixing tones and adding lighter shades is definitely helpful for the purpose!

17. Wavy Shaggy Lob. And the title “Bob Haircut 2021” goes to… the messy piece-y lob with a side part! Not only does it fit the modern lifestyle but it also looks gorgeous, especially with beach blonde hair.

18. Lob with Uneven Ends. If you have dark hair, these highlights will be an absolute success! It is a fresh, creative, and romantic styling solution, and the shaggy ends are hard not to love.

19. Sassy Waves with Shadow Roots. A middle part is cute and rewarding for most face shapes if you keep the length below the chin. The subtle waves bring the movement you want to see in a modern bob.

20. Salt-and-Pepper Layered Bob. The way the side bangs gently flow into the wispy layers of this inverted bob is incredibly elegant. Besides, what can be more enchanting than a contrasting salt-and-pepper balayage color?

21. Inverted Bob Shag. Bob hairstyles are a feast for the eyes, especially when they don’t follow traditional rules. This stacked bob with face-framing blonde streaks is a sight to remember.

22. Platinum Messy Waves. A feathered bob with messy waves is just what you need to gain confidence with a short ‘do. Style it wavy or blow it out straight and sleek for a sexy date night style.

23. Stacked Layered Bob. We can’t get over how beautiful the shades of gray are in this piece-y bob. Choose short stacked layers in the back and longer feathered pieces throughout the cut.

24. Disconnected Rose Gold Bob. Shadow root makes bob haircuts for women easier to maintain and can be combined harmoniously even with unusual shades. Check out how this fancy rose gold is blended with the dark roots!

25. Lob with Shaggy Layers. A shoulder-length bob that can boast volume and texture is amazing to look at. If you want to achieve such results, go for layers of different lengths and tousle them with your fingers.

26. Textured Inverted Lob. Such cute bob haircuts deliver effortless styling and a trendy look. Fun elements, such as bleached pieces in the front, an inverted shape, and shaggy layers are the hallmarks of the look.

27. Bob Crop with Jagged Bangs. From the variety of bob styles available, this one could be the most creative option! The jagged bangs and short shaggy pieces of the cut make this hairdo one-of-a-kind.

28. Two-Layer Inverted Bob. Bob hairstyles for women with a lifted crown are guaranteed to appear voluminous. If that’s what your main focus is, think no longer – this style is ideal!

29. Tousled Bob with Chestnut Babylights. Partial highlights in a soft shade are our top pick for those who want to keep it natural. Freshen up your look without bleaching your hair!

30. Chin-Length Waves. If you notice some thinning on one side of your hair, try switching up your part to get the body you’re missing.

31. Long Bob Cut. Slight waves can transform your “bed head” into a chic, trendy bob. Style it with a medium-sized curling iron wrapping pieces of hair around the barrel and holding for about 10 seconds.

32. Shag with Baby Bangs. The shaggy layers combined with micro bangs make for the cutest bob cut. Play with your texture and spray dry shampoo throughout your choppy layers to enhance the messy vibe.

Choppy Shag with Micro Bangs
By Yuki

33. Asymmetrical Choppy Bob. An angled cut can be very subtle or very dramatic depending on how steep the angle is. Style it straight or wavy – you can’t go wrong!

34. Textured Bob. Balayage highlights look great on bob haircuts. Go for well-blended highlights and shaggy layers to refresh your mid length bob.

35. Cropped Bob with Bangs. Add this to your list of 2021 bob haircuts. This bob is too edgy and cool to miss it.

36. Voluminous Wavy Bob. Opt for an asymmetrical cut if you want to be daring. This cute style with volumizing waves brings body and texture to fine hair.

37. Super Short Blunt Bob. Instead of the traditional chin length, try chopping up to your cheek for a dramatic statement. This cut certainly works best on straight hair.

38. Short Shaggy Cut. Short bob hairstyles can look messy at times but it’s all about how you style them. If you want it to look grungy – go for it. Use a styling cream or dry shampoo to get the desired style.

39. Stacked Bob with Uneven Layers. A bob with layers can add body and dimension to your cut instantly.

40. Brunette Blunt Bob with Balayage. A blunt middle part bob is something all women should try. To make it super chic, blow it out and use a straightener after styling to seal the effect of poker straight hair.

41. Black Razored Bob. Mid length bobs are super popular because you can still put your hair in a ponytail and style it curly or straight while having the desired movement and definition.

42. Beach Blonde Mid Length Bob. A middle part can take your style to another level. To style a medium bob, use a medium-sized curling barrel and do midshaft bents so you can keep the volume and add texture to your straight strands.

43. Edgy Reverse Bob. Try a reverse bob with elongated front pieces for an edgy vibe. You may also give it an asymmetrical twist.

Asymmetrical Reverse Bob
By Mila

44. Shoulder-Length Waves. Longer bobs for women are timeless. Changing a part and adding bangs to your bob is a quick way to refresh your look.

45. Short Bob with Bangs. For ladies with thin hair, you should try a bob with wispy bangs and edges to keep your cut fresh and light.

46. Chin Length Bob with Hollywood Waves. A side part and the right kind of wave can change your style completely. Treat your hair to smoothing serum and use rollers to get those big glamorous waves.

47. Textured Blunt Cut. Just because your hair is straight doesn’t mean that you can’t have texture. Use sea salt spray or dry shampoo to get the desired grip to style your bob.

48. Choppy Bob. The choppy bob is one of the most universal bob cut hair styles because it can work on all lengths! To style a choppy bob, curl it or let your natural texture shine through. Complete with a fun clip if you want an accent.

49. Sleek Asymmetrical Angled Bob. A swing bob will add the necessary edge to your look. Keep your hair sleek by applying some anti-frizz oil after styling to avoid flyaways.

50. Blonde Choppy Layers. To style a bob, try blowing it out first and then go through the layers with a straightener giving them a subtle midshaft bent or smoothing them out for a sleek, flowy look. You can also style it curly with a medium-sized curling iron for cute waves.

We hope you have found your dream bob haircut. Don’t shy away from the chop – you won’t know until you try!

by Victoria Morales
Victoria is a freelance writer living in NYC. She loves writing about lifestyle, skin care and all things hair. She's always open to sharing ideas on new trendy hair colors, haircuts and hairstyles.
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    short shaggy bob was mamma-mia beautiful