30 Different Bob Cuts for every hair type

Medium Hairstyles
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Hair trends come and go, but one that definitely stays are bob cuts.

While a cropped cut, or long tresses may not be your cup of tea, a bob cut is one of the few lengths that looks sophisticated, classy, and edgy all in one.

Bob cuts have been around for ages, some people say since 1909 when Polish born hairdresser Antoine De Paris introduced it, however we have reason to believe that Cleo Patra started it thousands of years earlier.

In more recent history, a young hairdresser named Vidal Sassoon created an angled bob cut for Mary Quant, an English fashion designer that simply became a worldwide hit.

This new geometric bob cut was not only modern, but very low maintenance and really signified a changing of lifestyle attitudes in women’s fashion.

There is nothing quite like an attention-grabbing bob that puts all the focus on your face, and that is easy to deal with.

Whether you want a choppy, textured style, or a blunt cut with bangs, read on below for some inspo.

1: Concave Bob Cut

This concave bob cut is all the one length, just shorter at the nape angling forward to longer sides.

The ends have been slightly razor cut to add a little extra body and bounce and, in this case, curled under and forward.

Some pastel violet Ombre hair color has been used to further accentuate the concave bob shape and look.

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2: Classic Bob

We need to pay homage to Vidal Sassoon for his remarkable gift to all the women all over the world with straight to soft wavy hair, with his classic 1960’s Bob Cut.

This shape and classic bob is still very fashionable today, with its solid blunt cut right on the back hairline, to the slight forward “concave” sides that finish just at chin level.

 

This bob has a side part with all one length (no bangs) that makes it perfect for longer face shapes. For round face shapes, you can simply change the part to the centre, or keep the sides a little longer again.

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3: The Lob

If going for the full bob chop is too daring for you, you can start off with a shoulder length bob, or LOB (long bob). This will give your hair some shape, volume, and be almost self-styling. A lob is also just long enough to put up for when you need a more formal hairdo.

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4: Bob Cut With Bangs

A classy addition to bobs are to add bangs. This is a common bob haistyle for women and extremely sophisticted. A bob with bangs will draw attention to your eyes, (btw) that is perfect for long and narrow face shapes, while the sleek hair keeps the look clean and sophisticated.

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5: A Curled Bob

A curled bob is a more modern bob look. Whether your bob cut is short or left longer, the curly bob will always work. Curling your hair with a curling wand will give you voluminous hair and bring in a refined texture.  Curls are great and soft looking, and will make your overall appearance wider, great for longer face shapes.

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6: Bob with Side Swept Bangs

We spoke about bobs with bangs above, but another timeless bob hairstyle is adding side bangs to your bob. Side bangs will frame your face and will look sophisticated. You can even opt for a normal bob haircut with bangs, and just sweep your bangs to the side for a different look.

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7: A blunt cut bob with straight horizontal bangs:

This solid blunt bob cut with long straight horizontal bangs will give your hair some definition and sharpness, especially if you have finer hair. This hairdo is extremely fashionable, and looks beautiful in a sleek, straight look on either very dark black, blue black, or very light blonde hair colors.

A blunt bob is simple and very easy to create. It adds a considerable amount of style to your face and personality. This hairdo also emphasizes on the cheekbones as well as your sharp jawline.

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8: A LOB

or as it’s known a long bob haircut is always do-able, and a safer way to start. This style can be sleek or shaggy. Also mix the hairstyle up with a streak of color. This will provide a contrast to the hair. The safest way to do this is by adding a hair extension weft in your hair, any color you like that can easily be taken out when you have had enough of it.

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9: The Classic Short Bob

This bob is normally cut right on the hairline in the nape area, angling foreword slightly in a concave shape. Sometimes to accentuate the shape at the back, hairstylists will start your bob cut above the hairline.

The short hair bob hairstyle is best for women who have very thin hair, as the solid all one length cut provides some needed thickness. The style is extremely low maintenance, relying on gravity and how hair falls naturally to keep its shape.

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10: Asymmetrical Bob Cut:

If you have angular features, then an asymmetrical bob is perfect for you. Play with the proportions of your features and align the bob length at different stages of your face.  An asymmetrical bob is shorter in length than some other bobs and cut into an uneven shape, so one side is longer than the other. It’s a classic style and puts a twist on a normal bob making it fun and expressive

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11: Micro Mini Bangs Bob Cut:

A bob with micro-mini bangs are an extremely classic look. These bangs will suit long face shapes much better along with the sides that hang slightly forward in a kiss curl effect well above the chin. The retro, European look is distinctive and tasteful.

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12 A layered Bob Cut:

A layered bob haircut will help you look sophisticated and youthful. The hairstyle is so glamorous and hip. The layered bangs follow the same weight line of the shortest layer, around half way up the hairstyle (chin level). This provides a messy and sophisticated frame to your face. For naturally straight coarser hair types and textures, this look id perfect.

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13: Short Razored Bob:

A chin-grazing short razored bob cut that has been graduated high in the nape is perfect for showing off your cheekbones, and jawlines. It provides for little upkeep to your hair, as you can let it go grow out to a medium or long bob haircut, or go a little shorter (the other way) to a classic Quant bob haircut. This short bob will leave your ends feeling fresh and pretty.

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14: Quant Bob

A modern twist to an oldie but a goody is this classic Quant Bob. Switch up your bob by going slightly shorter at the back and leaving your bangs long. This hairstyle can be left straight and sleek, or shaggy. This asymmetrical take on the classic bob cut has a youthful, edgy vibe.

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15: Pixie Bob

Whether you call it a super short bob, a pixie bob cut, or a shag bob, this choppy layers hairstyle is a new celeb favourite, and very on-trend. This chic retro bob can be styled in any way possible, from curls, to straightened, to spiked. This look helps ladies create their signature personality.

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16: Precision Concave Bob Cut

What could be sexier than a sharp and polished Concave Bob? Precision cut just above the hairline in the nape area, to angle forward framing the chin at the front. This Concave Bob Cut will especially suit round face shapes, however that is not to say it will not suit others with some small modifications. The blunt cut bob ends with minimum layers in the front work great for fine locks.

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17: Katie Holmes, Pixie Bob

You could almost call this bob cut on Katie Holmes a cross between a classic Quiff bob and a Quant Bob Cut.

We call it a Pixie Bob with feathered bangs that can look stunning on short hair. Bangs are fabulous at drawing attention to your eyes, while also keeping hair out of the way, and with bold eye makeup, it looks rather trendy. A pixie bob can give volume to your hair. This hairstyle doesn’t require any maintenance at all, and you will be looking effortlessly gorgeous!

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18: Bob with Curtain Bangs:

Add movement to a blunt bob with some curtain bangs. Curtain fringes are here to stay, but on a bob, it just adds an extra ounce of elegance. Curtain bangs are incredibly versatile, and paired with a bob, it creates an edgy rock chick looks or more pared back style.

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19: Choppy Concave Bob

Wispy razor cut edge concave bobs are becoming increasingly popular. This bob hairstyle involves concave cutting, and then razored edges on the longest layers that takes away the bluntness, creating a jagged and softer look. Concave shapes are designed in a way to have long hair in the front and shorter at the back, straight from the Hollywood hairstyles. This hairstyle gives some crazy volume to the back, and perfect for fine hair.

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20: Bob Cut with Arched Bangs

A pointed, and narrow jawline bob just below chin level will suit most face shapes, but particularly small pointed chins. This short bob hairstyle includes slightly arched bangs, that create a more oval effect, great for rounder face shapes. Turn it into a tousled bob for lightweight hair, and texture will naturally be created.

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21: Angled Concave Bob with Bangs

An angled bob is a forward falling haircut that’s shorter in the back and gradually transitions to a longer length in the front, giving it an angled appearance. Marry it with an asymmetrical fringe as well to give even more dimension to your hairstyle. This style works well for many hair types and has countless styling options.

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22: Asymmetrical Bob Cut

To make an impact, asymmetry in bobs should be significant. Being sharply angled on one side, offers the ideal sleek look that you can define with some pomade or texturiser. Easy to style.

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23: Wispy Razor Cut Bob

This sassy layered bob features both volume, movement, and wispy edges. The bottom layers are carved out with a razor to keep the ends wispy. Those with thick hair, who struggle to maintain their tresses, should embrace this cut, as it takes the bulk off at the expense of expertly done layers.

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24: Graduated Bob

A softer way to have a short bob cut is to keep some hair a little longer in the nape, the section where your weight line begins.

We have seen how cutting this short looks more dramatic, however keeping this hair a little longer will give your graduated bob a softer overall look from the sides and back.

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25: Short Cute Bob

Why not try a short cute bob cut with one side cut short above the ear to the temple. This provides a sleek frame under your bob when hair hangs down, or alternatively you can funk it up by moving your part further down, exposing your short hair for everyone to see.

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26: Geometric off-centre Bob Cut:

Not for the faint hearted, but if you are game to try an off-centre geometric bob cut then this pretty little number is perfect.

The nape has been scissor cut in short, while the one length shorter to longer weight line is precision cut to always fall into shape.

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27: Wavy Layers Bob Cut

This is a great look if you are having a casual hair day, or simply want to sport some soft waves. Soft layers have been cut into a bob shape to allow the hair to take on a natural body and bounce.

Wavy layered bobs are easy to maintain and great for changing it up.

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28: Shag Bob Cut

How can you go wrong with a shag bob cut? Razor cut edges produces soft wispy layers, that encourages hair to form a shagged look. It’s soft, sexy, and very on trend.

Stying your hair at home will be a breeze, in-fact the messier your hair, the better your look.

To see more shaggy bob cuts click here

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29: Curly Bob

Yes it does have an 80’s feel about it that Kellie Mc Gillis (Top Gun) or Jennifer Grey (Dirty Dancing) would be proud of, but soft curls and bobs go together beautifully.

Benefits include saving lots of styling time so that you can get out faster and enjoy life, maybe catch an old movie.

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30: Razor Cut Bob

A sixties looking bob cut with a modern twist.

It’s hard to believe looking at this bob cut that it is mostly one length, but it is. Heavy razor cut edges all around have created wispy ends that appear layered due to the bounce and shape created.

The back section is razor cut further up the hair length to lift the weight line up higher, to angle forward towards the front.

It’s soft, elegant, and really a timeless classic.

Did you find a Bob Cut, one just for you?

As you can see, the Bob is a timeless haircut, one that can be modified, and personalised by changing lengths, angles, shapes, weight lines, textures, and features such as blunt, wispy, curly, and then incorporating bangs, changing parts, adding a splash of color, and a whole lot more.

We hope that this has inspired you to try one

FAQs

medium hairstyle

Category: medium hairstyle

medium haircuts and hairstyles for women can be best described as where the hair has
been cut to sit just above, or just below the shoulders in varying lengths and layers.
The arrangement, combination, and shape of hair lengths becomes the countless hairstyles
we have come to know, some include Bob Cuts, Lobs, Shags, Graduated Layer Cuts, Messy
Layers, Uneven Messy Lobs, Medium Razor Cuts, Choppy Graduated Bobs, and many
more.

Category: medium hairstyle

Medium haircuts for women are the many different ways that a hair stylists cuts hair. This
is generally performed by using hairdressing scissors, shears, razors, and various
techniques that all cut the hair shaft in different ways, that dictates what is possible for the
styled or finished look.
Medium hairstyles for women are the completed look that is achieved on the medium
haircut, from the countless hairstyling techniques applied that can simultaneously
be made to look very different each time by changing the procedure and hair care products
used in the hairstyling session.

Category: medium hairstyle

Medium female hairstyles are great for everybody, and for every age.
There is nothing that looks as elegant as a on the shoulders Precision Bob cut for elderly or
middle aged female, while a similar haircut on a young girl can also look great with some
small customisations such as adding straight across bangs.
Wearing a medium female haircut should not be determined by one’s age, rather it should be
one of the things considered together with other important factors such as

  • Hair type
  • Face shape
  • Lifestyle, profession, personality
  • Ability for home hair styling
  • Time available for home hair maintenance
  • Commitment required for regular haircuts, upkeep.
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The benefits of having a medium female haircut are numerous and include some of the
following;

  • Hair that is cut to just below the shoulders with same length side pieces is still long
    enough to tie back off the face for casual, sporting, and other moments.
  • A female medium haircut is longer enough to be put up for formal looks and special
    occasions.
  • A medium female haircut can be worn down casually, dressed up into more formal
    looks.
  • A medium female haircut is more versatile, many different looks can be created from
    one the haircut.
  • Shoulder length haircuts require less maintenance and styling.
  • Medium female hairstyles can suit most face shapes by changing the length of
    layers, the overall shape, changing parts, adding or eliminating bangs, vertical height
    or horizontal width.
  • The biggest benefit by far with wearing a medium female haircut is that the change
    from a long hairstyle will make you look refreshed, anew, and also make you feel
    energized and amazing.
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ABSOLUTELY YES! Medium female hairstyles can look very sexy indeed, and this
depends on the way the hairstylist designs the best haircut for each female individually.
Shoulders Shags, razor cuts with some soft face framing wispy elements complimented with
a splash of highlights that further enhance the texture and the wearers complexion can look
ever so sexy.
Kim Bassinger in 9/12 weeks, Meg Ryan in When Harry Met Sally, Jennifer Aniston
(Friends), Scarlett Johansson, Jay Lo, Taylor Swift, we could go on forever.

Category: medium hairstyle

Medium straight haircuts are perfect for fine and medium hair types, where layers left
longer and heavier, and that are blunt cut making the hair look thicker, keeping its shape
longer.
For coarser hair types, some layers can work a treat, or alternately sliced ends to create
softer textures, razored mid lengths that reduce thickness.
Straight hair should be cut according to the texture, amount of hair, desired look, face
shapes, and other important personal attributes and features.

Category: medium hairstyle

When cutting long wavy hair to a medium length, this will eliminate weight and encourage
the waves and hair to bounce up more so make sure you factor this in before starting.
Medium wavy haircuts are easy to wear, style, and maintain while also being very versatile
where hair can be smoothed out straight through blow drying and ceramic hot irons, or
scrunched up wavier, or curled when the occasion requires it.

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The first important element to making medium female haircuts work for curly hair is to
make sure before cutting the hair your hairstylist has factored in that it will spring up and look
shorter when it’s dry.
Getting your medium curly hair cut is also a good idea to remove any damaged or split ends
before their travel further up the hair shaft.

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Famous female haircuts in the past 100 years include

  • The Rachel (Jennifer Aniston)
  • Vintage Waves (Marilyn Monroe)
  • The Bob Cut (Vidal Sasson)
  • The Shag (Meg Ryan)
  • The 60’s Flip ( Elizabeth Montgomery)
  • The Swingy Cut
  • Graduated Bob (Victoria Beckham)
Category: medium hairstyle

YES
The medium hair length is actually the most versatile and is also easier to modify to suit all of
the 7 face shapes.
Side parts make long face shapes appear less long, while middle parts have the opposite
effect. Adding bangs can halve vertical length, while layers can soften broad jaw bones.
There is a medium hairstyle out there for everybody.

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Some types of current medium haircuts for women include the following;

  • Medium Shags
  • Lobs
  • Shoulder Bobs
  • Medium Layers
  • Round Cuts
  • Graduated Layers
  • Concave Bobs
  • Face Layers
  • Razor Cuts
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Always consider your hair texture first, what will it do when hair is cut shorter, when
weight is taken away? Wavy and curly hair types will no doubt bounce up and appear even
curlier, while straight hair textures may need some special cutting techniques as well.
The most important thing to consider is your face shape, what are you trying to hide or
promote?
The rule of thumb is to always aim for the most oval adjustment possible.
And do make sure you consider how often you wear your hair down, up, and how much time
you have to style your hair at home.

Category: medium hairstyle

The best medium female haircut is so subjective, because what is best today may not be
in a few months time.
My advice is to find a few looks that you really can see yourself with, and then go get some
advice from your hairstylist to make sure that these will fork for your hair type, face shape,
attributes, time requirements, and personality.

Category: medium hairstyle

A medium hairstyle for women can be described as just above the shoulder blades (Bobs,
medium Shags) to an inch below the shoulders (Lobs, One length medium cuts, graduated
layers).

Category: medium hairstyle

A long Bob cut can be considered as one where the back sit just above or on the shoulder
blades. Traditional Bob cuts are generally cut at the nape (bottom hairline) or even shorter
as a step above it. Long Bob Cuts can be straight, wavy, or curly with middle, side, zig zag
parts, with curtain bangs, straight across, wispy, solid, or none at all.

Category: medium hairstyle

Lobs or Long Bobs are exactly that medium length, longer version bob cuts typically just
below the shoulders with variations of layers, textures, bangs, and parts.

Category: medium hairstyle

It’s normal to be frightened of what you don’t know or what you can’t see.
However, going from long to medium length isn’t really that risky. Perhaps you just need to
change the shape and look and not lose much length, whatever the case the fact that you
may not like your new medium haircut is a poor excuse for not doing it.

Category: medium hairstyle

YES, these tools are a great way to go one step further than simply selecting some new
medium hairstyle looks on other people’s faces.
Seeing yourself with a new virtual medium haircut, or hair color is very insightful and safe.
Further to this, some people really struggle graphically to envision what a new hairdo may
look like on them, and so never make any changes.
Seeing different hairstyles, lengths, and colours against your face shape and skin tone is a
great place to start to gather ideas about what appeases you and what you really don’t like.
Lastly, remember your hair may not allow you to do everything a virtual hairstyle shows,
however that’s where your expert hairstylist comes into the picture, providing you with expert
advice during the valuable consultation.

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