The medium bob cut, affectionately known as the “Mob,” is not just a hairstyle; it’s an epitome of sophistication, a hallmark of versatility, and a canvas ripe for artistic expression. Ranging from jawline to collarbone length, the medium bob offers the perfect equilibrium between the breeziness of short hair and the elegance of longer tresses. This haircut appeals to a broad spectrum of individuals, accommodating various face shapes, hair textures, and lifestyles.
The Anatomy of a Medium Bob
Understanding the Mob starts with getting acquainted with its fundamental characteristics. The medium bob typically hovers between jawline and collarbone length, providing a versatile canvas for various styling elements like layering, texturing, and angling. The key to a successful Mob often lies in these intricate details that can be customized to flatter individual features and personalities.
A Palette of Possibilities
The beauty of the medium bob lies in its adaptability. Whether you’re drawn to the classic one-length cut or enticed by the layered, textured variants, the Mob is a hairstyle that promises endless possibilities. From straight to wavy, from flat to voluminous, from minimalist to extravagant—the medium bob can manifest in myriad forms, each with its unique flair and charm.
Stay tuned as we delve into the many ways to personalize your medium bob hairstyle. We will also feature a comprehensive gallery filled with Mob inspiration, perfect for your next trip to the salon.
1. Sleek and shiny medium bob hairstyle
Polished to perfection, the Sleek and Shiny Medium Bob offers an ultra-modern, streamlined appearance. This bob relies on straight, silky strands that mirror light and create an illusion of liquid luster. It’s perfect for those who love a minimalist, yet striking, aesthetic. The style often includes a smoothing serum or gloss treatment to amplify the shine and maintain a frizz-free finish.
2. Dyed medium bob cut
Unleash your creativity with a dyed medium bob. Whether you opt for subtle balayage or go all out with vivid shades like electric blue or fiery red, this medium bob allows color to take center stage. The length and shape of the bob provide the ideal canvas for experimental or classic coloring, promising an eye-catching and dynamic result.
3. Blunt medium bob
Sharp, crisp, and unapologetically bold—the Blunt Medium Bob is all about making a statement. The ends are cut in a single, even line, offering a look that is both sophisticated and daring. This style works exceptionally well with thicker hair types as it showcases the hair’s natural volume and density.
4. Messy medium bob with layers
For those who prefer an effortless, laid-back look, the Messy Layered Bob is your go-to option. This medium bob features layers of varying lengths, creating a sense of depth and movement. The “messy” aspect comes from styling, often involving texturizing sprays or loose curls to give the hair a more relaxed, lived-in feel.
5. Beach waves with bangs
Summer vibes meet everyday style with Beach Waves with Bangs. This hairstyle combines a medium bob with loose, carefree waves and a fringe. The bangs add a level of sophistication while the beach waves offer a playful, youthful appeal. It’s the epitome of casual chic and can be worn year-round, regardless of the season.
6. The Side Sweep Mob
Sophistication meets allure in the Side Sweep Mob. This medium bob cut is characterized by a dramatic, sweeping side part that adds a sense of mystery and glamour. The hair is often tucked behind one ear, showcasing any statement earrings or other accessories. It’s a versatile look that can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion.
7. Dark Blue medium bob with bangs
This medium bob hairstyle represents the cutting edge of hairstyle trends for this year. The bangs are cut deep between the crown and front hairline, with longer length at the sides of the forehead. This is good for round, heart and square faces as it creates an oval frame for the upper face. The waves can be styled onto the face to cover up a strong jawline and add width around a narrow chin. The defined, twisty waves have fabulous green and purple tones and heavily textured tips add a contrasting spikiness at the ends! Find more bob hairstyles with bangs here.
8. Iced-pink ombré & bangs
Dark-blonde, mousey-brown and light-brown hair colors are not the most flattering natural colors. So adding an extra color is the obvious way to give your beauty look at lift. And this pearly-pink balayage is expertly blended to create a sophisticated, rainbow hair color. This lovely bob has eye-flattering, straight across bangs. They are short enough to show the brows, but longer at the edges to frame the top part of the face. A couple of layers, tousled stying and a trendy wave all help give fine hair more volume!
9. New uneven medium bob with cool blonde and sea-green tips
This inspiring medium bob hairstyle has borrowed some of its asymmetrical features from the 1980’s vintage. The profile view shows a short side point that’s perfectly aligned to accentuate the cheekbone. The side parting is combed over to the right side, which hangs just below chin-length. The back is styled into a lovely, smooth curve with blue-green tones over cool blonde and dark roots, for a highly individual medium length hairstyle.
10. Extreme inverted bob hairstyle in blonde with brown roots
This is a vintage 60’s extreme inverted bob that just touches the collar- bone at the front, making it a good way to add length to a round face. The cool blonde over brown roots colour design is very trendy and more face-flattering than harsh platinum-blonde with black roots. With an off-centre parting and a long, diagonal fringe (bangs), this groovy, medium-bob hairstyle is super-hot right now! Suits oval and round faces.
11. One-length medium bob hairstyle with fab deep pink ombré on brunette hair
Medium-thick hair looks great in this shoulder-length straight, one-length medium bob with blunt-cut ends. It’s a very simple medium-length hairstyle for thick hair, too, and an easy bob to style and maintain. But this simple bob haircut packs a huge style punch with a subtle deep-pink ombré from the temples to the tips. Suits an oval or round face shape.
12. Medium bob style & colour makeover with blonde balayage
Here’s a reminder of the versatility of medium length hairstyles. Thick hair worn in a straight medium bob is easy to style and keep tidy all day. You can give this medium hairstyle a little extra sparkle for nights out or a special event, by adding some defined, twisty waves for glamour. This bob started off as a blonde ombré, but in the ‘after’ pics became a more sophisticated brown and caramel balayage.
13. Thick wavy hair updated to smooth medium bob in cool blonde shade
The ‘before’ image shows honey-blonde hair with a thick texture, natural wave and heavily textured spiky tips. But after a trendy update, the ‘after’ picture shows a sophisticated smooth medium length hairstyle on thick hair. The ends have been inverse layered, to make them curve under naturally and the warm blonde shade has become a contemporary cool-blonde. The delicate dual highlights create a lovely colour depth and texture in this classy, medium-bob hair style for thick hair!
14. ‘Vertical’ extreme inverted bob
This is another outrageously trendy variation of the medium and short bob hairstyles for thick hair! It’s a youthful, high-fashion look that takes advantage of the density of coarse hair to precision-cut a very steeply-angled inverted bob. The overall shape has two beautiful V’s on either side and the front layers end at chin-length – making the style suitable for a round, oval or even a long face. Normally. long hair is not a good idea for a long face, but as this style sweeps back from the face at chin-level, I’m sure it would work! Just add honey-blonde balayage on warm-brown for a fabulous, show-stopping bob hairstyle for thick hair!
15. Messy one-length bob on fine hair with flicked-out tips and bangs
Medium length hairstyles for thick hair aren’t always suitable for fine hair, but this one is an exception. The style has a straight-across fringe (bangs) at the front, making fine hair appear thicker and balancing a round or heart face. The bob is layered just above the ends, creating extra texture and density and then tousled to create a casual, messy outline. If you have thin, but healthy hair, add some bleached highlights to create a thicker texture. This cut is always a popular hairstyle and makes an easy-care, contemporary bob for thick, medium or fine hair!
16. Extreme inverted bob with outrageous red and blonde balayage on black hair
This amazing and completely original medium length bob hairstyle for thick hair has big waves and scarlet balayage to complement a big personality! This is a look for night-clubbing, parties and stage performances! The style takes an extreme inverted bob for thick hair and adds dual blonde and red highlights over black, for a fabulous fantasy look! It’s also the first inverted bob with flicked-up ends! Suits an oval or heart face shape.
17. Classic Hollywood waves on medium bob hairstyle
The classic peek-a-boo Veronica Lake style is never far from the pages of fashion mags, because it’s such a sexy medium bob hairstyles option. This version has an up-to-date twist in the blonde highlighting around the face, accentuating the lovely waves, with a casual tucked-behind-the-ear finish. The hair is cut to the same length all around the bottom edge with textured tips adding a spiky, modern vibe. This is one of the elegant and glam medium length hairstyles for thick hair that’s also easy to style. With an off-centre or deep side parting, medium bob hairstyles with waves suit oval, heart and thin faces.
18. Easy messy bob hairstyle with centre parting & blonde highlights
We love this carefree, messy bob with centre parting, for it’s casual attitude to life! It’s a dream medium length hairstyle for thick hair because it’s a hot look that needs very little effort to look great every day! With a length just below the chin, this style is carefully thinned and textured in the last couple of inches. The result is a youthful, tousled finish and two ‘wings’ of hair emphasising the eyes beautifully! Suits oval faces, and with an adjusted parting, round and heart shaped faces, too!
19. Chic medium bob with curtain bangs
Here’s another of the new looks achieved on extremely asymmetrical inverted bobs. Thick hair and medium-thick hair look fabulous in this chic, medium length hairstyles’ option for 2018. The latest layered bob haircuts have choppy-cut tips, which makes a fabulous creative contrast with the gentle, romantic waves and soft-blonde highlights. Notice how the highlights include gorgeous ash-brown and neutral blonde shades that are the big trend for hairstyles for this year!
20. Sophisticated caramel highlights on casual bronde bob
Bronde is the new colour buzz-word for long, short and medium length hairstyles in this year. It refers to elegant and sexy colour effects achieved by combining blonde and brown hightlights in a special, new way. This wavy layered bob hairstyle for thick hair is beautifully highlighted in a subtle color technique that makes it hard to say whether it’s brown or blonde! The classy, casual medium bob hairstyles with waves and spiky tips are the perfect way to show off beautiful bronde shades!
21. Purple neon medium hairstyles with side parting and waves
Hair color ideas for this year: This shocking purple neon tint takes a romantic, blonde medium bob hairstyle and turns it into a show-stopping, futuristic look! It’s a funky, medium hairstyle you can wear to a party or as a fun, holiday style on the beach in spring/summer. With an off-centre parting or a deeper side-parting, this softly waved hairstyle suits an oval, round, heart or square face shape. Purple tones are highlighted with pink touches, so this colour will suit anyone with a cool skin tone.
22. Funky sea-green ombré on straight black medium bob hairstyles
African American medium ombre bob hairstyle.Straight or ‘straightened’ black hair is much easier to style if you get sliced layers to create a curved shape. Long layers in medium length hairstyles for thick, coarse hair will curve under at the ends, too, if you have concave layers added at the tips. This fab sea-green medium bob hairstyle has extra-long, side-swept bangs with an end wave that accentuates the model’s lovely brown eyes and cheekbones. With a side-parting, this is one of the latest bob hairstyles that flatters oval, round and heart shaped faces, a great shoulder length hair for black women.
23. Soft blonde inverted bob with blunt tips and center parting
Short hairstyles for women: This simple, blonde medium bob is one of the most popular hairstyles for oval face shapes in spring/summer. Oval faces don’t need balancing out because they’re already perfectly proportioned! This trendy, medium length hairstyles’ favourite is an inverted bob with long layers and blunt-cut ends. Just add a centre-parting to show-off the symmetry of your oval face perfectly!
24. One-length blonde bob with off-centre parting
If your hair is naturally a pretty colour, why not opt for simple bob hairstyles that keep the focus on the attractive colour? This is one of the popular hairstyles for medium texture hair, as it suits lots of different face shapes and is easy to style. It’s also a very versatile bob haircut, to which you can add waves or curls for variety and create upstyles for a party or wedding hairdo. Ask for concave, blunt-cut tips to coax hair into a curved shape after washing! Suits oval, round and heart-shaped faces.
25. Cute centre-parting medium bob hairstyles on smooth black hair
Popular straight haircut for black women: And on thick, black hair the centre-parting and smoothly styled medium bob hairstyles are equally popular! This version has some extra volume in the sides from the model’s thick hair, which is good for adding extra width to a thin face. And you can cover a strong jawline with a centre-parted, medium bob like this, which adds length to the face. Centre partings also show off a nicely rounded forehead, and as you can see, focus on pretty facial features. Classy medium bob hairstyles like this are always a good choice for creating a sophisticated image. Suits oval and heart faces.
26. Wavy medium bob and blonde highlights for fine hair
If your hair is fine or medium, you can add lots of body with bleached highlights. Lightening adds width to individual hair shafts and can also help to dry-up oily hair, making it a popular hairstyles’ choice for a variety of reasons. Fashion-wise, ‘dirty-blonde’ hair looks more attractive with extensive colour highlights, like this blonde balayage. A trendy, neutral blonde shade starts high up on the hair, moving down to an ombré in the lower lengths. Tousled, textured tips add another layer of interest to the latest medium bob hairstyles. The result transforms lacklustre mousey hair into a pretty, blonde bob with darker roots! This bob hairstyle is perfect for thick hair.
27. Messy bob with choppy layers dual highlights and blunt tips
Choppy bob hairstyles for women: Don’t like the pixie cuts? Try the bobs! Broken waves and a choppy finish on medium bob hairstyles create edgy, cute haircuts for thick hair. This inverted bob brushed the shoulders at the front which, in addition to a centre parting and bare forehead, adds length to a wide face. The colour scheme of blonde and copper streaks from root to tip emphasises the messy texture and the slight wave bending the defined strands at chin-level. This chic medium bob hairstyles option suits oval faces or with an adjusted side parting, round and heart face shapes, too!
28. Profile view of smooth extreme inverted bob hairstyle
Extreme asymmetry in inverted medium bob hairstyles is definitely one of the stars amongst popular hairstyles for spring/summer! And to whet your appetite, here’s a completely original medium length hairstyle, which we’ve never seen before. Unlike some of the other high-fashion bob hairstyles – with chic highlighting that can be expensive to maintain – medium length hairstyles based on extreme asymmetry are very economical! This cute medium hairstyle has a longer back, with a blunt-cut line covering the nape of the neck and just needs trimming to keep the shape. The long layers give this easy medium hairstyle lots of lovely, swishy movement!
I hope these inspiring medium bob hairstyles will fill you with new ideas for colour and cutting your hair to create a fab new image for spring/summer! Pick the styles you like most and take them along to your stylist for her advice on how best to adapt them to really flatter your face and skin-tone!
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Looking for inspiring medium bob hairstyles? Mob haircuts a.k.a. medium length bobs are probably one of the most versatile and trendy cuts you can get right now. New cutting techniques are concentrating on different textures on the tips and there’s a huge shift to exciting, new highlighting colours, too!