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8 Bob Styles to Inspire Your Next Big Cut

No matter your style, there’s a bob for you.
August 08, 2022

The summer heat can be unbearable for everyone, but even more so if you have long hair. If the weather has you considering chopping off your man, you’re definitely not alone. But if you’ve never had a short cut before, you might not know where to start — and that’s why we’re here to help.

A bob haircut is the perfect length to get your hair off of your back, and there are what seems like hundreds of styles to help you switch up your look. Keep reading to see what different bob haircuts are trending right now and simple things you can do to get the look. 

8 Bob Haircuts to Try

You may consider just a handful of styles when you think of a bob, but there are many different styles you can choose from. Below, we’re sharing eight of our favorite bob styles for you to try. 

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1. Asymmetrical Bob

If you want to try a bob haircut but don’t want it to be too plain, getting an asymmetrical bob is the way to go. This cut has a length that’s longer on one side and shorter on the other for a trendy look. You can also style this many different ways — try it sleek and straight or with some curls or waves.  

2. Layered Bob

You might think that shorter hairstyles won’t look good with layers, but you would be wrong. Adding layers to a bob haircut can add more texture and body, for a cut that looks more voluminous — making it a great option for those with thin or fine hair

3. Blunt Bob

If you have naturally straight hair or just prefer wearing your hair straight, a sleek, blunt bob will be the perfect hairstyle for you. When cutting your hair, you’ll just want to make sure the ends are cut straight across instead of having strands that are longer than others. 

If you’re using heat to create this look, make sure to use a heat protectant like the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Weightless Blow Dry Primer, Heat Protectant — which can provide up to 450-degree protection from heat damage.

4. Shaggy Bob

Bobs can often appear structured and perfectly put together, so a shaggy bob is perfect if you want a casual, relaxed look. You can get this look by adding choppy ends and textured layers to a regular bob. 

5. Long Bob 

The always popular lob hairstyle is a great choice if you’re not looking to go too short. A classic version of the cut should fall at your collarbone, but it depends on your neck length and also your hair texture. Make sure to discuss with your hairstylist what length works best for you before bringing out the scissors. 

6. Bombshell Bob

Prefer a dramatic, old Hollywood style cut? Try a bombshell bob. This style features a deep side part and tight curls — but you can brush them out some for a more casual, sexy look. 

7. French Bob

This classic French hairstyle refuses to go out of style, so you’ll always be on trend no matter what year it is. You can accomplish this by adding curled, piecey bangs to a bob cut that falls right below the ears. Curl the ends of your hair inward for a perfectly coiffed look. 

8. Bob with Wispy Bangs

If you want a more textured look, try adding wispy bangs to your bob. Instead of having your bangs placed in the front, create a middle part so that the bangs are to the side (almost like curtain bangs). That way, you can create a uniform pattern throughout the hair when heat styling. To add texture, use a texture spray or balm, like the L’Oréal Paris Studio Line Overworked Hair Putty.

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Written by: Shannon Stubbs, Photo Credit: Ely Gurrola @manemisfit, Photo Design: Crystal Simone 

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