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40 Best Layered Bob Hairstyles For Every Face Shape In 2023

Searching for layered bob ideas? We’ve got you covered! Read on for the 40 best layered bob hairstyle ideas for every face shape.

The layered bob has totally made a comeback, baby. If you think there’s only one way to do this hairstyle, think again! From a layered bob with bangs to a choppy layered bob to chin length layered bobs and beyond, you’ve got a lot of options to choose from. To help you find the cut that suits your face shape best, we’re showcasing a whopping 45 layered bob haircuts.

Good hair day by @kaytshaylehair.

What is a layered bob?

A bob refers to a haircut that sits right around the ears. It’s longer than a traditional pixie, and shorter than a “lob” (AKA a long bob). Like we mentioned above, layered bobs come in many different versions. And though you might think there’s not a lot of room to play, the cut actually lends itself to different styling methods. Think sleek and straight, shaggy, edgy, modern, retro, and more. 

Best Layered Bobs By Face Shape: Oval Faces

Ready to check out some of our favorite layered bob haircuts? We’ve rounded up 40 and arranged them according to the face shape each flatters best.  

The 40 best layered bob hairstyle ideas for every face shape.


The stacked bob lives up to its name, concentrating your layers at the back of the head to build volume. Your stylist will blend these sections forward, giving you a ’do with as many layers as the average woman has. On curly girls, this cut is a power move.

The 40 best layered bob hairstyle ideas for every face shape.


If the lob was the winning style of the last two years or so, then the shag is the absolute incoming champion. This retro-inspired cut boosts volume at the crown while tapering away to feathered ends. In short—see what we did there?—it's the ideal summer style. It’s also one of the best layered bobs for fine hair types since it helps add volume. 

Good hair day by @xcellent_kevin.

Sharply Angled Bob

Been blessed with truly excellent bone structure? Don’t let it go to waste. A sharply angled bob with layers will highlight your face and make a statement. This is the haircut equivalent of wearing modern art. And, when the style begins to grow out, you’ll have the opportunity to wear a stylish, modern lob. To keep things sleek and smooth, apply just a touch of Mizani Thermasmooth Smoothguard Serum after flat ironing your tresses. 

Good hair day by @greg_gilmore.

Bowl Cut Bob

This one’s definitely a bold move, but if you’ve got an oval face then you’re the best person to pull it off! The key is to keep the length fairly uniform around your entire head.  

Good hair day by @jasminejun.

‘90s Bob

Yes, we're still talking about all things '90s—especially when it comes to chic little bobs. Ask your stylist for understated layers that shape your cut without making their presence known

Good hair day by @iamsiannarenee.

Voluminous Bob

Bring on the volume by adding even more layers into your look. You can also go in with a large-barrel curling wand to create more dimension. We love the slightly retro pin-up vibe this look gives off!

Good hair day by @mariactmtx.

Tapered Bob

For a more sculptural effect—and a slightly shorter layered bob—opt for a tapered look in the back. This one is a great pic for those with thick hair, as well. 

Good hair day by @sita_zoroa.

Curled Under Lob

It might require a bit more handiwork in front of your vanity, but this neatly curled under lob style is perfectly chic. 

Best Layered Bobs By Face Shape: Round Faces

Chin Length

It's a tough world out there for those of us who didn't get blessed with jawlines seemingly carved by the gods. But, just the way you'd apply mascara to blonde lashes or conceal purple circles under your eyes, the chin length layered bob can be a quick fix.

The 40 best layered bob hairstyle ideas for every face shape.


Not quite on the curly spectrum, but hoping to encourage movement nonetheless? Wavy girls, this layered lob is the solution you've been missing. Less length means more texture, volume, and wave without time intensive styling or gobs of product. Plus, your second-day texture will be out-of-this-world good.

Good hair day by @desmondmurray.

Pixie Bob

Not quite a pixie, not quite a bob, the pixie bob is an excellent haircut for those with rounded faces because of how it falls on the face.

Good hair day by @rebeccataylorhair.

Side Swept Bangs

Light, side-swept bangs are an easy way to add some length to a shorter, rounder face. 

Good hair day by @HANDLE.

Subtly Layered Lob

For the ladies who've been known to schedule extra appointments just to spend time with their hair stylists, few haircuts are a better decision than the subtly layered blunt bob. Keeping this line sharp will require regular “dustings” to keep the split ends at bay.

Good hair day by @hexedhair.

Edgy Lob

Bring more dimension to a round face with a super layered, edgy lob.

Good hair day by @jaymz.marsters.

Graduated Bob With Fringe

A graduated bob adds volume and dimension to fine hair, and it’s also flattering on those with round faces since it balances out the short length of the face.

Good hair day by @emilyboulinhair.

Short Shag

Digging the shaggy look but want to keep your hair shorter? The short shag is the style for you! 

Best Layered Bobs By Face Shape: Long Faces

The 40 best layered bob hairstyle ideas for every face shape.


The inverted bob is probably closest to the one you remember from the early millennium. Expect a horseshoe-shaped cut that's designed to frame your face.

The 40 best layered bob hairstyle ideas for every face shape.


Don't tell anyone, but the word “graduated” in this style doesn't exactly mean you're on the next level of the bob lifestyle. In fact, we'd go so far as to recommend the flattering, simple look for bob beginners.

The 40 best layered bob hairstyle ideas for every face shape.


Like the idea of a shag but aren't crazy about all that volume? Ask your stylist for slight feathering throughout your ends. The result will still seem easy-breezy, but you won't be tempted to wear fringed shawls or go on tour with a rock band.

Good hair day by @jaye_edwards.


If there's one single texture the layered bob was invented to put on display, it's curly hair. Weightless layers mean your ringlets will be springing up with less effort. Plus, you'll spend fewer pre-work minutes in the bathroom with a curling wand trying to get those stray ends to behave. We like this look for longer faces since it adds more volume around the cheeks.

Good hair day by @pati.rodrigz.

Curly Side-Parted Bob

Another way to add more balance to a long face is to create a side part in your bob. This one’s pretty deep and incorporates some beautiful accessories.

The 40 best layered bob hairstyle ideas for every face shape.


We cannot say it enough: Bangs will never go out of style. A cropped, blunt fringe is an edgy take on your mom’s classic, eyebrow-length bangs. They may require regular trims, but the resulting style statement is totally worth the extra work. Bangs also help bring more balance to a longer face. 

Good hair day by @c2salon.

Lob With Baby Bangs

Anytime you want to create a softer, rounder look to the face then add bangs! These retro-inspired baby bangs paired with a perfectly cut lob creates an ultra-modern aesthetic.

Good hair day by @hairbyravenc.

Modern Mullet Bob

Yep, the mullet is totally back and you can wear it in so many ways. Why not try a bob-length mullet complete with piece-y bangs and loads of texture? 

Best Layered Bobs By Face Shape: Square Faces

Good hair day by @haircolorkilla.

Ear Length 

Now here's a cut for the (semi) bold and the (always) beautiful. Ear length layered bobs stray dangerously close to the pixie cut, but a walk on the wild side will be good for you. This sort of layered bob short hairstyle is best for ladies who are hoping to show off their chiseled bone structure, not disguise a round face.

The 40 best layered bob hairstyle ideas for every face shape.

Shoulder Length Layered Bob

Still a little afraid of the ear-length bob? That's OK—we won't tell. Instead of shearing all your hair away, keep it fresh with a cut that falls right at the shoulders. You'll balance all the benefits of wearing a bob with the ease of tying off a ponytail once in a while.

The 40 best layered bob hairstyle ideas for every face shape.

Razor Cut

For ends that are extra piece-y and edgy, the razor is key. Your stylist will shear away at your blunt length, creating a timeless and textured look that can add a hint of punk rock to any layered bob. Name aside, your mother would never dare try this style.

Good hair day by @arielmunz.

Deep Side Part

A deep side part can help soften the square lines of your face. It also adds volume and dimension, making this a great cut for fine haired people.

Good hair day by @thephairmacist.

Undercut Bob

The undercut bob can be done in many ways, and is especially great for those with more angular features since it can help soften lines. It’s also a good way to remove heavy bulk if you have thick hair.

Good hair day by @violetgrace_.

French Girl Bob

Oui oui, the French girl bob is flattering on a variety of face shapes, but we really like it for subtly square shapes. To recreate the look, ask your stylist for a chin-length layered bob with full bangs. 

Good hair day by @lobeautycocharlotte.

Windblown Bob

Another way to soften sharp angles on your face is to style your bob with a windblown effect. To achieve that airy, carefree texture, spritz on Pureology Style + Protect Wind Tossed Texture Finishing Spray and tousle hair. 

Good hair day by @hairbyjohnd.

Lob With Wispy Bangs

If you don’t want to commit wholly to bangs, we hear you. A few wispy pieces can add softness to angular lines of the face. 

Best Layered Bobs By Face Shape: Heart And Diamond Faces

The 40 best layered bob hairstyle ideas for every face shape.

Neck Length

Neck length layered bobs are some of the trendiest of the bunch. Indeed, look closely and you'll see this style stomping down the runways in platinum blonde or posing on the cover of a magazine. Copy the cut, and you'll be in good company. 

The 40 best layered bob hairstyle ideas for every face shape.


Love a good coincidence? Try this one. The name of this layered bob aligns with the person most likely to wear it: Type A. Jokes aside, a certain amount of work goes into this cut. Maintaining that razor sharp line takes dedication and a commitment to calling your hair stylist to schedule an appointment before the style grows out of control.

The 40 best layered bob hairstyle ideas for every face shape.


To channel your inner drama queen, try this take on the layered bob. Your stylist will cut a graduated bob with a deep side part, leaving a face framing portion that visually lengthens your face and neck. 

Good hair day by @michelleoconnorbeauty.


The more texture, the better! The rounded edges of this natural style lends itself especially well to those with more angular jaw lines. To enhance the natural shape of your curls, add Mizani True Textures Curl Enhancing Lotion to damp tresses and then either air dry or use a diffuser.

Good hair day by @max_rokitskiy_stylist.

Choppy Pageboy

Bring out that strong jawline with a bob that hits right on the chin. The parted curtain bangs  are also a nice touch since they don’t cut into the face and make it look shorter. 

Good hair day by @lamajbackwards.

Ultra-Voluminous Bob

Don’t hold back on that volume! Stretch and maximize your curls to create an art-look finished effect. 

Good hair day by @ellendevinehair.

Blunt Lob

To highlight your chiseled bone structure, consider a super blunt lob that hits right at chin length. You can also wear this style wavy and tousled for a softer look. 

Good hair day by @brunodviana.

‘70s Lob With Heavy Fringe

For a little more length and a lot more retro flair, opt for a lob and infuse it with that ‘70s feathered effect. (A large barrel curling iron and curling hair away from your face is the key to pulling it off.) Don’t forget the heavy curtain of bangs. 

Best Products For Layered Bobs

Whether you’re rocking a long layered bob or short layered bob, you want to make sure you’re setting yourself up for success. The following products will help you get there!

Redken Volume Maximizer Thickening Spray for Fine Hair

Redken Volume Maximizer Thickening Spray for Fine Hair

A lightweight volumizing spray that adds flexible volume to fine hair from roots to ends.

One size available
8.5 fl oz

Redken Volume Maximizer Thickening Spray

Whether you’ve got fine short hair or you simply want to double down on volume, reach for Redken Volume Maximizer Thickening Spray. This lightweight formula adds flexible volume from root to tip.

Total Results High Amplify Wonder Boost Root Lifter

Total Results High Amplify Wonder Boost Root Lifter

A root lifter with a targeted applicator, ideal for fine hair.

One size available
8.4 fl oz

h3>Matrix Total Results High Amplify Wonder Boost Root


One of the biggest struggles with short hairstyles is getting enough lift at the root. No problem! This root lifter from Matrix provides up to 35 percent boosted volume. 

Diamond Oil Glow Dry Blow Dry Shine Oil

Diamond Oil Glow Dry Blow Dry Shine Oil

A protective blow-dry hair oil.

Redken Diamond Oil Glow Dry Blow Dry Shine Oil

If you're aiming for the super sleek blowout effect, reach for Redken’s Diamond Oil. It protects against heat damage, shortens drying time, and helps hair look shiny smooth. A tiny amount goes a long way.

Total Results Mega Sleek Blow Down Frizz Control Leave-in Cream

Total Results Mega Sleek Blow Down Frizz Control Leave-in Cream

A smoothing leave-in cream that provides frizz control.

One size available
5.1 fl oz

Matrix Total Results Mega Sleek Blow Down Frizz Control Leave-in Cream

This leave-in blow dry cream from Matrix is another way to defend against frizz. Simply apply it to towel-dried hair and blow dry. It protects against heat damage, helps nix frizz, and boosts shine.

Curl Define Pudding
Stylist Pick

Curl Define Pudding

A luxurious curl activator that elongates coily to extremely tight texture types.

One size available
8 fl oz

Mizani True Textures Curl Define Pudding

Rocking a curly bob or lob? You'll definitely want to focus on maximizing the shape and health of your curl. Mizani Curl Define Pudding elongates coily to extremely tight texture types.

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