21 Most Popular Bob Hairstyles For Women To Try In 2023

Chop off your locks to transform into a chic, quirky, and trendy diva!

By Jyotsana RaoJyotsana Rao  • 

Bobs have dominated the hearts of many celebs over the years. So, we decided to stroll down memory lane and give you a list of the most popular bob hairstyles flaunted by your favorite A-list celebrities! From Jennifer Aniston’s cool bob with a zig-zag parting to Rose Byrne’s side-parted bob and Gwyneth Paltrow’s ultra-sleek bob, the styles are endless to choose from!

Before You Get Started
  • A short bob can look great on anyone with the right styling. If you have thinner hair, layers around the crown enhance volume and lift. For curly hair, layers and texture keep your hair from looking too fluffy.
  • To keep your bob hairstyle fresh, you may need a trim every 2-3 weeks. If you decide to have a sharply cut style, you should plan to go for a touch-up as regularly as possible.
  • Short hair requires less time to wash and condition compared to long hair. On the other hand, it often takes longer to dry a bob cut because it needs to be styled. To achieve the desired look, products and hot tools are often needed.
  • A bob can instantly revamp a mature hairstyle that is dull, weak, disheveled, or thin to a show-stopping look. Not only will you be fashionable now, but this cut can be styled to match your personality.

1. Jennifer Lawrence’s Messy Lob:

Jennifer Lawrence’s Messy Lob

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The Hunger Games actress was spotted in this easy-going long bob at a movie premiere. Who would have thought that this breezy bob style could be sported at a formal event? Jennifer Lawrence rocked this tousled wavy hair look in style.

2. Emma Stone’s Curled Bob:

Emma Stone’s Curled Bob

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The straight side-swept bangs and hair ending in curled locks give Emma Stone a girl-next-door appeal. The sassy ginger color makes it the perfect hairdo for any night or day event. The hair tucked behind an ear draws focus to her jawline, and the bouncy waves and curls make her hair look voluminous.

3. Rose Byrne’s Parted Blunt End Bob:

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This side parted Bob look with some blunt ends and front blunt fringes can be a hot party hairstyle. Team it up like she does, with heavy long earrings.

4. Ashley Simpson’s Graduated Bob:

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This graduated bob hairstyle can be the talk of the town. Boyish yet quite flamboyant. Try this on and grab all the compliments.

5. Frankie Sandford’s Cute Feather Pixie:

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This cute pixie haircut can be a show of a million dollars. You just need to be confident enough to carry it.

6. Scarlett Johansson‘s Asymmetrical Choppy Bob Cut:

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You don’t need to be the Black Widow of The Avengers to sport this cool look. You just need to be daring enough to sport it.

7. Katie Holmes Classic Bob:

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This is cute and the perfect traditional bob cut. If you are a perfectionist and don’t like experiments, go for this one. This has been a hot favourtie for years now and the trends say it will remain amongst the most favoured of bob hairstyles 2013

Quick Tip
This short hairstyle, also called a blunt bob, elongates the face and balances the appearance of long face shapes.

8. Mila Jovovich’s Curly Short Cropped Bob:

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If you have sharp long face like her, try this curly Short cropped bob hairstyle. It will make you look very sophisticated and stylish.

9. Rihanna’s Side Swept Big curly Bob:

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She is always the talk of the town with her new trendy hairstyles. In this one, she sports a lovely big curly bob which is made absolutely perfect with its big end curls. Feeling like giving it a try?

10. Rihanna’s Short Cropped Asymmetrical Hairstyle:

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Here is she again, sporting yet another cool bob hairstyle. Do you have the confidence to try this one? This is a short cropped boyish look, yet quite jazzed up by the front long bangs which have been further curled up.

11. Gwyneth Paltrow’s Sleek Choppy Neck Length Bob:

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Not a fan of jazzed up bobs? Try this sleek choppy bob look which gives you length and style both.

12. Victoria Beckham’s Graduated Choppy Bob:

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She is known for her sophisticated styles. Here she sports a choppy bob which looks rather smart and trendy is one of the most popular bob hairstyles ever. Get this look where sections of hair are chopped off in a graduated way from short at the rear to long at the front.

13. Nicole Richie’s Short Wavy Bob:

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The wavier texture in this hairstyle is the highlight and adds the needed flair. The length is maintained slightly above the chin and the wispy layers create the desired softness. This short wavy bob suits all face shapes other than pear shaped face. This pretty wavy style is perfect for girls with slight curls who do not need bangs.

14. Kylie Jenner’s Blunt End Bob:


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In this blunt end bob style, the sleek side angles towards the face, and the front ends fall slightly past the chin. The thick bangs on the front that fall just above the eyes impart a beautiful and mysterious look. If you have thick hair, this blunt end bob style will make you look amazingly stunning.

15. Taylor Swift’s Spunky Bob:


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The faux bob hairstyle is a cool hairstyle that has become increasingly popular. This hairstyle is best suited for those who do not wish to chop off their long locks completely but still want to sport short bobs. This simple yet sexy look will surely make heads turn.

16. Kelly Osbourne’s Big Curly Bob:

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If you love your curls and can’t do with it, this bob style is all you need. The style is a pleasant variation to the vintage bob hairstyle and is a rave among girls. The big curls in this style will give you a youthful and fresh look. The face framing curls can rock all face shapes.

 17. Jenny McCarthy’s Choppy Neck Length Bob:

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This choppy neck length bob is undoubtedly the head-turning style that maintains the basic bob style of centered part and even length. The length in this bob style is maintained slightly below the chin and above your shoulders. This symmetrical style works best for square and round face shapes.

18. Thandie Newton’s Long Bob:

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If cutting your bangs too short is not on your mind, and you still desire to flaunt bobs, this style is best for you. Long bobs are the exciting and new hairstyle that can make you look sassy effortlessly. Long bobs are better known as Lob, goes well with all face shapes.

Quick Tip
Long bobs look best on hair that has already undergone lightening treatments like balayage, ombre, or highlights. The color will give the hair the movement and dimension it needs to avoid looking lifeless.

19. Heidi Klum’S Shoulder Length Bob Hairstyle:

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If you do not want to experiment with extremely short hair then this is the hairstyle for you. In this picture, Heidi looks amazing with her shoulder length bob and side swept bands .This bob hairstyle is making her look so young. So for all you ladies who do not want to cut their hair and yet look young then this bob hairstyle is best and the side swept bangs defines her face.

 20. Selena Gomez Shoulder Length With Straight Bangs Hairstyle:

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Selena Gomez in this hairstyle looks classy yet fun loving! This hairstyle is perfect for younger women. The straight bang enhances the look of the overall hairstyle.

21. Anne Hathaway’s Bob

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Anne Hathaway was spotted with this cute bob! In this hairstyle, she keeps her hair at chin length with side bangs. This length helps to define her hairstyles for diamond shape face and gives her an innocent look and that is simply adorable.

19 celeb bobs to be inspired from

Infographic: Trendy Bob Hairstyles For Women

Celebrities keep bringing back bob hairstyles from time to time to make a fashion statement. Some of these bob hairstyles have remained trendy with the general audience for their versatility and chic vibes. Check out the infographic below for a round-up of the trendiest bob hairstyles.

trendy bob hairstyles for women (infographic)

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Bob hairstyle became a thing in the 1920s, and it has been one of the favorite hairstyles among women. Celebrities from Jennifer Aniston to Gwyneth Paltrow made this hairstyle even more famous among their fans. These popular bob hairstyles make you appear cool and sophisticated. They are easy to maintain and style compared to other hairstyles. Straight, curly, with layers, or colored, there are several trendy styles you can try on your bobbed hair. The popular bob hairstyles mentioned above may help you choose the one that suits you the best.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does bob haircut make you look younger?

It depends on your face shape. Face shapes like oval, square, rectangular and heart look younger with short hair because the cut accentuates all their facial features and softens the contour.

What face shape suits a bob?

You can find different versions of the bob cut to suit almost any face shape. Bobs with layers or/and bangs suit every face shape.

What is a mom bob haircut?

A plain bob with no style, layers, or asymmetrical ends is called a mom bob.

What is a French bob?

The French bob is a blunt bob style that ends just below the chin, and is paired with bangs.

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