39 of the Best Bob Hairstyles to Inspire Your Next Haircut

My hair has recently reached that awkward in-between length: it's no longer the mid-length lob that I visited the hairdressers for last year but it can't quite be considered a long hairstyle yet. Instead, it's sitting rather uninspiringly on my shoulders causing me to seriously consider going for the chop. I've experimented with shorter hairstyles over the years but have never taken the plunge into a full-on bob.

However, with my Instagram feed starting to fill up with dramatic, post-lockdown haircuts, I have to admit that I'm seriously tempted to forgo my lengths in favour of something shorter, choppier and infinitely cooler. And a quick look online confirmed Kourtney Kardashian to Lily James, so many celebrities have undergone major short hair transformations over the last year, and their styles look seriously amazing.

Keep scrolling for 38 celebrities and fashion girls that are stepping out in the best bob hairstyles right now. Trust me—these are the looks to copy if you're considering going for the chop.

Kourtney Kardashian
Best Bob Hairstyles: Kourtney Kardashian



The Kardashians are pretty synonymous with ultra-long hair, but I'm totally obsessed with Kourtney's new, choppier bob.

Grece Ghanem
Best Bob Hairstyles



Grece Ghanem has opted for a jaw-skimming bob that perfectly compliments her beautiful silver shade.

Aïda from Basic Touch
Best Bob Hairstyles



Aïda has got the cool-girl summer wave down to a tee. Just add a white dress and straw hat.

Keria Knightley
Best Bob Hairstyles


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Kiera's heart-shaped face is an ideal match for this choppy bob style.

Ambrosia Malbrough
Best Bob Hairstyles



Ambrosia is giving us all the summer bob vibes with her stunning chop. 

Lily James
Best Bob Hairstyles



Lily James's blunt blonde bob was one of my favourite celebrity hair transformations of the last 12 months.

Miss Enocha
Best Bob Hairstyles



@missenocha makes a very good case for a '20s-style bob plus sleek styling.

Gilda Ambrosio
Best Bob Hairstyles



Proof that a dramatic cut can instantly elevate a simple knit.

Chloe Miles
Best Bob Hairstyles



For a retro finish, make like Chloe Miles and add a fringe to your bob hairstyle.

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The highlights! The texure! The waves! We are so into Jordan Dunn's look.

Naaomi Ross
Best Bob Hairstyles



A wavy bob in a vibrant shade of creamy blonde is never a bad idea.

Kaia Gerber
Best Bob Hairstyles: Kaia Gerber



Kaia Gerber's side-parting and tousled waves lend her bob hairstyle some serious French-girl vibes.

Fearne Cotton
Best Bob Hairstyles: Fearne Cotton



I think that Fearne's new, short hair looks amazing. Use a texture spray through the ends to give your cut a similarly choppy feel.

Ada Oguntodu
Best Bob Hairstyles: Ada Oguntodu



Ada's bob-length braids are given a cool colour makeover with a cool silver balayage effect.

Anna Wintour
Best Bob Hairstyles: Anna Wintour



The queen of the bob, Anna Wintour's classic chin-length hairstyle is totally timeless. Pair it with a blunt, full fringe for extra power points.

Angee Garcia
Best Bob Hairstyles: Angee Garcia



My hair is naturally wavy, so I've never been sure if I could pull off a super-short bob. Angee, however, is proving that curly girls look amazing with super-short hair too.

Rachel Stevens
Best Bob Hairstyles: Rachel Stevens



It's not just Rachel Stevens style that we've unexpectedly found ourselves wanting to copy, it's her hair too. Stevens opts for tonged curls to style her long bob for a polished finish.

Best Bob Hairstyles: Sade



Headband + natural curls = the cutest combination as worn by Sade.

Sophia Rosemary
Best Bob Hairstyles: Sophia Rosemary



Sophia follows the French-girl formula for the most stylish hair. A centre-parting that separates her fringe into two sections.

Dua Lipa
Best Bob Hairstyles: Dua Lipa



If I could achieve even a fraction of the shine coming off Dua Lip's black bob, then I'd be one happy beauty editor.

María Bernad
Best Bob Hairstyles: María Bernad



María's micro bob isn't for the fainthearted, but it looks so damn amazing with her feathered fringe

Tanya Burr
Best Bob Hairstyles: Tanya Burr



Take a low-maintenance approach to bobs by leaving yours to air-dry like Tanya Burr's blonde one.

Freddie Harrel
Best Bob Hairstyles: Freddie Harrel



Freddie's paprika-hued bob (it's going to be one of this season's hottest hair colours, FYI) is perfect for autumn.

Best Bob Hairstyles: Simone



You don't have to wrestle with the hair tools to step out with a bob. Leave it to dry naturally like Simone so that your natural hair texture can add personality to your short style.

Kerry Washington
Best Bob Hairstyles: Kerry Washington



Hair clips + side parting = the most elegant bob I ever did see. Thanks for the inspo, Kerry.

Bella Hadid
Best Bob Hairstyles: Bella Hadid



Before Bella went over to the blonde side, the supermodel could be spotted with this retro-inspired bob as her hairstyle of choice.

Best Bob Hairstyles: Jourdan Dunn



I'm totally obsessed with Jourdan's chin-length, wavy 'do. She might even have persuaded me to wave goodbye to my trademark bangs.

Carey Mulligan
Best Bob Hairstyles: Carey Mulligan



Carey is serving up a triple-dose of hair inspiration here with her perfect length bob, that choppy fringe and her beachy waves.

Laura Harrier
Best Bob Hairstyles: Laura Harrier



It's not just the fashion that it's worth looking to the '60s for, it's the beauty too. Laura Harrier's beehive-inspired bob is created by adding plenty of volume at the back of the style and keeping things sleek at the front.

ASOS Lotte
Best Bob Hairstyles: ASOS Lotte



Think of ASOS Lotte's long bob as the perfect entry-point to the hairstyle.

Tessa Thompson
Best Bob Hairstyles: Tessa Thompson



Tessa Thompson's razor-sharp ends are so cool.

Charlize Theron
Best Bob Hairstyles: Charlize Theron



Not only do I love the cut of Charlize's style here, but I'm head over heels for that rich, chocolate brown colour.

Lizzy Hadfield
Best Bob Hairstyles: Lizzy Hadfield



Another fashion girl that took the plunge into short hair territory this year is Lizzy Hadfield, and I adore it.

ASOS Lesley
Best Bob Hairstyles: ASOS Lesley



A relaxed fringe looks so good with ASOS Lesley's bob-length curls here.

Emma Roberts
Best Bob Hairstyles: Emma Roberts



Stylists advise using a hair straightener to re-create the cool, relaxed, L.A. waves that Emma Roberts is modelling here.

Lucy Boynton
Best Bob Hairstyles: Lucy Boynton



A dramatic side-sweep and retro waves deliver red carpet glamour in abundance for Lucy Boynton.

Syana Laniyan
Best Bob Hairstyles: Syana Laniyan



A one-length cut looks incredible on curly hair as Syana proves.

Margot Robbie
Best Bob Hairstyles: Margot Robbie



Let's be honest: Margot Robbie always looks amazing but I have a soft spot for this sharp, short bob that she wore to the Oscars last year.

Alyssa Coscarelli
Best Bob Hairstyles: Alyssa Coscarelli



If I was going to take the plunge for any bob, then it would most likely be a low-maintenance wavy style like Alyssa's.

This post was originally published at an earlier time and has since been updated. 

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