96 Bob Hairstyles That'll Convince You to Cut Your Hair

All the hairspo for your next big chop.

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We get it: The idea of chopping off almost all of your hair can be terrifying. But don't let the bob smell your fear, because it's just here to help. Not only is a bob super chic, it's also a low-maintenance and versatile style that will be sure to elevate your look. One other thing to note about the classic cut: It's a universally flattering style, no matter your face shape. Whether you're looking to get a quick trim into a lob or contemplating a full-on hair reboot with a big chop, we've rounded up the best interpretations of the classic bob in various lengths, colors, and textures to get you inspired. Don't believe us? We've got a few—okay, 96 to be exact—celeb-inspired examples to dispel every short-hair worry. From a bold bleach blonde blunt cut bob to a look that works for girls with braids, there's a cut suitable for every style and comfort level. Get ready to find your perfect cut. Ahead, the best celebrity bob hairstyles to pin to your mood board and inspire your next haircut. (And if you're more interested in a long bob, a.k.a. a lob, we have a mood board for that too!)

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Amandla Stenberg

Amandla rocks the braided bob that hit right at her clavicles. To mimic this face-shaping style, braids should curve inwards towards the face for a show-stopping look.

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Taylor Swift

For wavy to curly hair, Taylor Swift's bob with bangs will be right up your alley. Her 'do is choppy and works well for hair with some texture. The side-swept bangs keeps the look fresh and fun.

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Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato's wavy bob can be achieved using a curling iron to create texture. After the curls are created, brush through them for a wavier feel.

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Viola Davis

Viola's curly bob can be achieved either with a curling iron, or even by sleeping with braids. Braid your hair the night before, then unravel them for a beautifully textured bob.

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Dua Lipa

Dua Lipa's two-toned bob made waves–literally. With an intense center part and shoulder-scraping lengths, Dua's look is enviable. This look can be mimicked with a curling wand and some texture spray.

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Barbie Ferreira

For a glamorous look, this sleek bob that Barbie Ferreira rocks is easy to achieve. Slicking down the hair with gel, tuck the ends behind the ears for a look that's super high fashion.

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Jennifer Hudson

With a flat iron, you can copy Jennifer Hudson's sleek bob. Couple it with a side part to truly get the look down.

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Saoirse Ronan

For some extra drama, this wet look worn by Saoirse Ronan looks good on everyone. Right before wash day, come some gel from roots to ends for an easy yet high-end look.

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Rashida Jones

Rashida's jawline-length bob is trés chic. Using a flat iron, curve the bottom edge of the hair inwards. French, piecey bangs help complete the look.

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Maisie Williams

To achieve Maisie's too-cool-for-school style, some texture spray and a ton of attitude are all you need. This look is somewhere between a shaggy bob and a modern mullet, and we adore it.

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Selena Gomez

For hair with volume, Selena's bob works for casual or glam looks. To replicate it, it's important flip the bottoms of the hair inwards towards the chin with a flat iron.

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Kat Graham

Kat Graham plays up her dark chocolate bob by adding subtle fringe bangs that fall right above her brows. To replicate this look, add a few bends with a medium barrel curling iron for an effortless vibe.

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Cate Blanchett

If a no-fuss short style suits your lifestyle, try Cate Blanchett's a-line bob, which falls right below the ear. It's a low-maintenance classic cut that's perfect for the spring and summer months.

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Kaia Gerber

Although Gerber's underwent several hair transformations within the past year, this might be our favorite. Her face-framing asymmetrical bob is the perfect compromise between her current a-line bob and a shoulder-grazing lob, if you can't pick one.

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Camila Coelho

Breathe life into a classic blunt bob with a few tousled bends using your flat-iron. And play up your look even more with a fashionable hair accessory like Coehlo.

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Lucy Hale

Let your roots grow out like Hale's blonde bob. Just tuck your hair behind your ears for a polished look and spritz some hairspray on for added shine.

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Lucy Boynton

Doesn't Boynton's bleach blonde bob make you want to go to a beach? Those waves, though! For effortless volume, separate your hair into sections and add a few bends throughout until you get your hair this wispy.

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Sarah Paulson

The uniformity of Paulson's sleek, salt and pepper blonde bob is what makes it look so timeless. You can do the same by slightly curling your ends under with a hair straightener and tucking one side behind the ear.

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Yvonne Orji

Orji rocks a bone-straight, blunt bob like it was made for her. Just look at how this chin-grazing style gorgeously accentuates her jawline.

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Olivia Wilde

Wilde's side-swept bob has an effortless, bed-head vibe we can get hind. A few waves and an easy hair tuck will do the trick.

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Olivia Culpo

That one time Culpo swapped her shoulder-length lob for a naturally tousled jaw-length bob had us in awe.

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Jada Pinkett-Smith

Pinkett-Smith has proved time and time again that she can pull off any look, including this curly 'do. It'll take some patience, but a small curling wand will help you achieve a similar style.

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Demi Lovato

Try a piece-y bob, keeping it long in the front and shorter towards the back for extra dimension. For a tousled look similar to Lovato's, curl your hair away from your face using a medium-sized barrel curling iron.

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Jennifer Lawrence

JLaw is known for experimenting with pixie cuts and lengthy extensions, but this face-framing blonde bob goes down as one of our favorites the actress has ever worn.

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Michelle Williams

Williams stuns with this wavy blonde bob featuring flipped ends and a deep side part. Sweep one side behind the ear and add a few soft waves to achieve this sleekness.

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Kerry Washington

Washington keeps it classic with a side part dark brown bob hitting right below the chin. To add a bit of volume to your curled under bob, blow dry your hair with a rounded brush.

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Keira Knightley

Knightley's dirty blonde hair with dark roots is a vibe. Add tousled waves and you have yourself a lewk.

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Zendaya has hair wins for days, but this rounded bob is one of my favorites. The takeaway: layered bangs that fall seamlessly into your hair frame your face beautifully.

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Hailey Bieber

Soft bends and a vivid color will do your short style so much good. Bieber experimented with pink, but there's something about this sun-kissed shade that checks every box.

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Kelly Rowland

Style your bob with a sophisticated hat like Rowland if you really want to look like the coolest person in the room.

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