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85 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 summer 2020 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, 85 to be exact—celeb-inspired examples to dispel every short-hair worry. From a bold bleach blonde blunt cut bob to a dark brunette bob with bangs, 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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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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Emma Roberts

When Roberts wore this cool-girl style to Refinery 29's "29 Rooms" event I immediately saved it to my moodboard. A sleek slick-back and a modern bouffant = hair gold.

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Charlize Theron

My jaw is still on the ground from the moment Theron showed up to the 91st Academy Awards with a sleek brunette bob looking like a whole new woman. This a-line cut and sultry hue is what you call a grown woman style.

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Jenna Dewan

Yes, I-just-left-the-beach waves on bobs work well together. All you need is a good sea salt spray, like Ouai's Wave Spray ($26), to give this style longevity. Take Dewan's effortlessly tousled texture as an example.

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Tessa Thompson

Thompson's wet texture has a glossy shine that's practically blinding. The S-wave swoop in the the front gives this style a timeless, old Hollywood vibe.

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Dua Lipa

A simple hair flip and ear tuck is what takes Lipa's bob from basic to fashun. It's an easy way to keep your face front and center without losing the life of your hair.

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Yara Shahidi

Let's set the record straight: bobs aren't only for straight hair. 1) Curly bobs are absolutely gorgeous. 2) Curly bobs with curly bangs are next-level, which makes this such a standout style for Shahidi.

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Jourdan Dunn

Breathe life into your bob with volume. If you have naturally thin hair, don't be afraid to add a few extensions for fullness. A deep side-part like Dunn's will give your style more structure and shape.

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Chrissy Teigen

2018 was Teigen's year of the bob, and I'm still living for this off-duty style spiked with caramel highlights for an effortless appeal.

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Viola Davis

Glamourizing your bob with romantic curls is always a good idea. Feathered curls, like Davis's, will fall in all the right places.

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Cara Delevingne

Although it's impossible to keep up with Delevingne's ever-changing hair, her platinum bob was one for the books. Just in case you needed further proof that bold colors and bobs go together.

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Mila Kunis

Add dimension to a wavy bob with piece-y, face-framing bangs like Kunis. And no, your bangs don't have to all be one length. Fringe bangs will give your style more texture and personality.

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