When it comes to simple yet stylish haircuts for women, graduated bob haircuts are a great option. If you are ready for something new – either to kick off a new season or just embark on a fresh start, this is a style that will work with almost any hair texture and color.
Graduated Bob Haircuts
The gradation of length provides both volume and a beautiful silhouette of your classy bob cut. View the following pictures with examples and pick a haircut idea for your next visit to a salon.
1- Short Colored Cut
A short graduated bob haircut is always lovely, and adding some fun color makes it even better. Anything from purple, teal or fire engine red inspirations – color your hair something that will help you to stand out from all of those everyday blondes and brunettes!
2- Modern Bob with Layers
Bobs don’t always have to follow a particular pattern. Sometimes hair can be shaggy, choppy or stacked – however if you choose a bob, don’t forget the bangs. Side swept or straight across bangs add dimension and style to your quick casual ‘dos.
3- Chestnut A-Line Cut
In the workplace, there’s no short style or cut better suited than a traditional bob. Clean and polished with a long front, this type of chestnut-colored lob exudes professionalism in an understated way. And paired with wispy, layered bangs in the front, hair retains movement and life.
4- Light Brown Bob with Babylights
Not all bobs need to be oddly chopped, high maintenance or ridiculously eye-catching to look cool, as this simplistic graduated bob exemplifies. Sweet and subtle babylights in the bangs help to lighten the base, while wispy, angled front layers highlight your features.
5- Chocolate Bouffant Bob with Layers
One of the easiest ways to slim the face (especially in pictures), bouffant hairstyles inject serious volume into your hair even if you’ve always considered it fine and hard to manage. And when layered and spiced with subtle blonde highlights, that multi-dimensional appearance is enhanced even more. Be sure to tease your hair at the crown, spritzing occasionally with a light hold hairspray.
6- Bob for Thin Hair with Swoopy Layers
Contrary to popular belief, not all bobs require tedious styling before work in the morning and time- and cost-eating upkeep. This just-got-out-of-bed chin length bob dispels that notion even more, with wispy, side-swept layers helping to give hair movement––even without a styling tool.
7- Black Graduated Cut with Burgundy Highlights
Assume you need to wear converse sneakers and rock out at punk shows to pull off wildly colored bobs? Think again. When applied strategically and with fine strokes, bright colors woven into a long graduated bob can look classy, edgy and appropriate in any setting.
8- Carefree Beachy Bob with Highlights
Just because you live hundreds of miles away from water (or even a warm climate), doesn’t mean you can’t rock a beachy, carefree bob any day of the week. The trick for pulling off multi-colored strands, without looking striped? Balayage. Opt for lighter strands in the front––especially near your bangs––to give the enhancement to your best facial features.
9- Rounded Bob with Red Tint
While beachy, wavy medium bobs are undoubtedly trendy, their sleeker looking long and short counterparts are equally fashion-forward. Perfect for the workplace or simply to project a more professional image, try pairing yours with a simple, yet sophisticated color.
10- Asymmetrical Cut with Accent Colors
Sporting a long bob with graduated layers is a surefire way to be noticed. But when that style is an extreme graduated cut with fiery colors and an asymmetrical twist, you are destined to turn heads left and right. Consider reds (similar to the one pictured here) or other equally bold hues to use as a statement color near the face.
11- Yellow Stacked Bob
Paying homage to the punk-rock 80’s scene and comic book characters and even Lady Gaga herself, deeply saturated yellow hues are not for the faint of heart. But with an aura of cool confidence (and a great textured cut), this look is easily rockable. Consider a V-cut nape undercut you can spice up with hair glitter or sequins for extra oomph.
12- Choppy Bob for Thick Hair
Bobs with long front layers present the best of both worlds: the shorter length creates height and volume in the back, and the longer strands help to frame and/or elongate your face. To highlight your best facial features even further, try applying thin- to medium-sized highlights throughout, paying special attention to the hair around the face.
13- Inverted Bob for Natural Hair
If you have naturally curly tresses, chopping your hair past the shoulder can be nightmare inducing. But as this graduated haircut shows, naturally curly bobs are anything but unruly and frantic. Just be sure to be ready for regular trims to preserve that awesome shape.
14- Electric Blue Bob with Choppy Layers
In beauty, finding a common ground between classically beautiful and pushing the boundaries can be difficult. This blue hair color, especially along with the chin length bob, offers just the right amount of edgy and posh. Ask your stylist for a slightly angled cut and choppy layers.
15- Choppy Angled Black Bob
Bobs and lobs are unofficially the coifs-of-the-moment for starlets, models and celebs, as Jennifer Lawrence, Demi Lovato and Kylie Jenner have shown. Rock your gorgeous A-line cut with wispy layers in a solid color or try a chic subtle balayage.
16- Angled Cut with Honey Highlights
The no-frills chin length bob is designed for simple, manageable upkeep. To style, simply straighten with a flat iron or scrunch with a texturizing product and get two completely different looks. These graduated bob haircuts are ideal for ladies with thinner, naturally straight hair.
17- Sexy Honey Brown Bob
Whether chestnut brown, honey-dipped or with blonde balayage highlights, bobs of varying lengths are effortlessly sexy. Angled cuts with side parts are definitely the coolest!
18- Layered Bob for Thick Hair
Blonde hair with a darker underlayer never goes out of style (or out of season). And while this particular cut is typically best suited for thicker hair, girls with thinner strands can enhance volume by adding in textured layers throughout.
19- African-American Stacked Bob
Thanks to the noticeable layers, bouncy curls and dramatic descending line of the cut, this short graduated bob is anything but ordinary. This is a style to show off your individuality and sense of style with chunky earrings and a strategically placed neck tattoo.
20- Graduated Bob with Highlights
Easy to maintain for most hair types, the graduated bob haircut with the blunt bottom is a classically timeless look. Channel your inner old Hollywood actress by opting for either bright blonde tones or deep brunette shades. Be sure to smooth any frizzies over with serum or pomade.