The classic blonde bob is a year-round hairstyle which flatters, highlights your best features and allows you to let your hair do the talking.
From platinum pixie cuts and beachy waves to summery blonde bobs with bangs, we’ve compiled a list of blonde bob ideas to get you started before you visit your hairdresser.
Blonde balayage bob
This is a super-chic option if you’ve got thin hair you’re looking to add some life to – it’s also easy to tame for work and have some fun with at the weekends.
A blonde-on-blonde balayage bob is all about adding subtle brightness through the mid-lengths and tips, helping to lend some extra shimmer to an already-light base. Ash your stylist for soft-focus, diffused highlights to add movement and depth.
Blonde bob with a fringe
An evergreen look which has a distinctly retro feel, blonde bobs with a fringe are a classy, cute way to shape your face and accentuate your eyes. If you don’t already have a fringe, start by choosing the best fringe for your face shape.
Blonde bobs with a fringe are versatile - so make the most of this style’s flexibility. Wear it with your fringe pulled to the side, pull your fringe back and use bobby pins for a fringe-free look, or use a texturising spray to add lift and body.
Short blonde bob
Looking for a bob you can play with and make a little messy? This is the perfect look for you.
If you’re going to refresh your colour, don’t forget that a single, solid tone isn’t really done any more - try light ash blonde paired with lowlights and dark roots for a flattering look. Keeping the ends of your cut uneven with shorter blunt edges and longer choppy strands adds personality and allows you to add texture.
Blonde bob with side fringe
If you’re not a fan of having too much hair in your face, this pretty bob with a sideswept fringe will allow you to have the bob you’ve always wanted.
The side fringe offers a flirty touch, and the shorter length and shaggy layers keep the look light and fun. This cut doesn’t involve taking a huge risk if you’re new to bobs, and is also capable of bringing volume to thin, lifeless locks.
Shaggy highlighted bob
A vintage-themed retro look which suits longer, thicker hair, this is the perfect hairstyle to add more volume to your hair and give you an adorable rock-star look.
Ask your stylist to start with a classic angled bob haircut, then sweep loose curls from your fringe to the back of your hair to add tousled volume. Adding a few well-placed highlights will amp up the drama, especially when paired with a thickening spray.
Caramel blonde lob with choppy ends
This casual, honey-toned blonde bob has a few extra layers in the back which create a cute, summery look with tons of attitude. Use your curling tongs to create curls with a relaxed texture, enhanced by soft highlights.
It’s an easy-to-manage style which highlights the angles of your jaw – and wavy tendrils can be tucked behind one ear or swept up and fastened with bobbly pins.
Platinum blonde bob
Chic, classy and favoured by celebrities for decades, this style is perfect for anyone who’d like to keep a bit of length.
Allow your hair to dry naturally if you want a tousled, carefree finish – and use a purple shampoo to eliminate any yellow or orange hues and keep your platinum looking expensive, and make sure you book yourself in for a trim every six weeks.
Blonde bob with beach waves
Beachy waves are a firm favourite for blonde bobs all year round, and everything starts with a chin-length graduated blonde bob with plenty of lowlights and babylights.
If you find your beachy waves are falling out as the day goes on, use a texturising or sea salt spray to give your hair some grip and make sure your waves stay in place.
Chin-length blonde bob with centre part
A smooth, sleek chin-length bob is a super-flattering style if you want to show off your jawline and eyes – and it’s a great way of neatening up a fringe you’re growing out.
A blunt edge on a chin-length blonde needs precise lines and may require more maintenance than other bob styles, so smooth your bob with a daily dose of hair serum to keep your hair looking sleek and frizz-free.
Blonde pixie cut
Edgy, versatile and fun, pixie cuts add density and volume to fine hair while removing weight and bulk from thicker tresses. Pixie cuts also highlight your facial features and are endlessly stylish – add some texture with thickening mousse or add a very small amount of hair serum to keep flyaways at bay.
Prepare to see more of your root colour if you get a pixie cut - to maintain your blonde, you may need to colour more frequently.