22 Most Popular Bob Hairstyles For Women To Try In 2024

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

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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 and haircuts 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!

protip_icon 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.

“To achieve this look with a wand curl, start by holding the iron vertically, with the barrel pointing down. Next, wrap a section of hair around the barrel, hold it for a few seconds, then release and let the curl cool before running either your fingers or a wide tooth comb through your tresses,” says Tuera Jacobs, a Licensed cosmetologist.

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. To add dimension and depth, consider adding lowlights or highlights to your hair.

5. Frankie Sandford’s Cute Feather Pixie

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This cute pixie cut 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

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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 a 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 she is 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 hair bob which gives you length and style. This hairstyle works well with shaggy hair.

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. This look pairs well with textured hair.

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.

Jacobs advises, “To achieve and maintain this look, a flat pin curl works best. Take a large section of hair, hold it angled close to your head, wrap your hair around two fingers, curl up towards your head, then pin the curl.”

 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.

Lauren shares her day-to-day experiences on her blog. One day, after getting her hair cut into a choppy neck length bob, she writes, “My hair feels like it’s got so much more body and bounce. It’s easy to style, and I can still curl it. I feel like I look more stylish and classy too. As I’m getting older, I’m definitely happier in my own skin (i).”

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.

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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 hair in a 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. If you’re looking to elevate this hairstyle, you can consider trying side braids.

 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 hair bang enhances the look of the overall hairstyle. If you’re looking to elevate this hairstyle, consider trying an updo.

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.

22. Jessica Alba’s Shaggy Bob

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Jessica Alba’s shaggy bob hairstyle has caused quite a stir in the fashion world. The versatile and trendy cut perfectly complements her effortless style. It exudes a chic and modern vibe. The shaggy bob, characterized by its tousled layers and relaxed texture, adds a playful yet sophisticated touch to her look. It is a refreshing departure from the sleek and polished looks of the past. This look embraces a natural and carefree aesthetic. The length and layers create movement and volume, giving the hair a lively bounce. This style has become a go-to for those seeking a fresh and stylish change without compromising on simplicity and manageability.

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, layered hair, or colored, there are several trendy styles you can try on these hairstyles. 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 cut bob style that ends just below the chin, and is paired with bangs.

Key Takeaways

  • Curl your hair in messy or bouncy waves to make it look voluminous and draw attention to your jawline.
  • You can opt for graduated layers or choppy cuts for a quick transformation and a cool look.
  • People with thick hair can get a blunt bob for a stunning and mysterious look.
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Tuera A. Jacobs
Tuera A. JacobsLicenced Cosmetologist
Tuera A. Jacobs is a licensed cosmetologist with over 20 years of experience in makeup, wardrobe styling, branding, creative directing, and overall style coaching. She is also the owner of Studio Hush 4:14 Image Consulting Firm, Creative Director of Christina Michelle Branding Agency, Beauty Director of Columbia Fashion Week, mother of three, and grandmother of one.

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