10 Modern Bob Haircuts

Looking well-groomed is much more important than just having a “beautiful face” or the latest haircut! We can’t all claim to be beautiful, but any woman can present herself well with good grooming! And this is important, because your glance silently gives a lot of important information about you to everyone you meet. The key to a well-groomed look is a simple, expertly styled hairstyle with healthy hair, as well as well-chosen clothing and subtle makeup. Almost any color or style can look “groomed” as long as it’s a carefully balanced mix of style, finish and color! So, whether you need a professional look for work or just like to go all out, these trendy bob haircuts have been chosen especially for you!

Deep brunette bob enhanced with rich plum tones

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Truly elegant women prefer a fairly “natural” look with trendy color enhancements rather than overt stripes. This image shows how to achieve this with a neat layered bob for medium hair. Instead of a fashionable “shirred back”, the stylist created a sophisticated full round volume with slightly ruffled trim above a soft textured line that wraps around the back of the head. In contrast, the front has a smooth side fringe ending at the detached layer and a casual “tucked back” vibe on the shorter side.

Versatile angled bobs for thick hair

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Thick hair has a lot of natural volume, which means that absolutely smooth, “well-groomed” hairstyles are always available to you. A sleek bob that ends just below the chin is a classic option for a professional look and for formal occasions. The style is simple and the angle looks soft so as not to look extreme or “high fashion”. The medium blond highlights don’t contrast too much with the copper brown base. But you can also create a trendy tousled look with drop-down waves and spiky ends twisted at the ends! The angle looks steeper and the crisp curves showcase bright and low light!

Extreme angled bob with full straight bangs

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For a well-groomed woman, a professional haircut is everything! This slanted bob retains its “groomed” features despite the extremely trendy steep angle, limiting the style to one “fashion feature” statement. The whole hairstyle relies on excellent cutting technique, whereby the steep line falls naturally from the long “chopped” layers ending above the tips. And the concave texture coaxes the ends to curve and softens the line. Straight bangs and flat sides make this a good style to balance out a round face.

Quirky highlighted brunette bob & straight-across bangs

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We love this cute haircut that showcases the latest trends in asymmetrical medium length blonde hair! This vintage fashion aficionado can be called “well-groomed” for her perfectly coordinated look with 1950s makeup, vintage clothing and bright accents. In the 50s, many women added a medium blonde strand to their dark hair, often simply bleaching the bangs or other strands at home. This simple bob has modern textured ends to soften straight bangs and an alluring asymmetrical blonde to lighten up her dark hair!

Perky precision-cut bob with buzzed nape

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“Manicured” styles tend to avoid extremes that quickly become “obsolete” and opt for conservative classics. But I think this modern version of the short, slanted bob is completed by adding just one extreme feature. A trendy nape cut matches the overall hair color, while subtle vertical highlights add texture. This is a great way to give shape and interesting texture to thin back hair that isn’t thick enough for a styled cut. The angle is accentuated with textured tips on the sides. This updated version of the chin-length short bob looks very stylish without looking “exaggerated”!

Pretty pearlized ash- & beige-blonde bob haircut

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Although this model has very blonde hair, suggesting artificial “lightening”, a neutral shade – neither platinum nor gold guarantees that she will be considered “well-groomed”! The hair is a beautiful blend of beige, ash and pearl blonde highlights applied with a delicate touch. The stylist created a chin-length hairstyle, expertly cut to fit.

Choppy bob on faded lavender with gray roots

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Can a choppy bob with purple ombré ever be a ‘well-groomed’ look? Yes, it can and here’s why! The roots are graphite-gray, which is a fashionable shade and a ‘natural’ color for hair. The middle-section is a faded lavender-pink that gently changes to a soft deeper ombré shade. So how does this fit-in with the demands of classic, ‘simple and natural grooming’. The style is choppy, but not ‘untidy’ and flat wavy sections decorate the hair in a subtle way. It’s a quirky look, but it succeeds – because the cut, styling and colors have all been done to a high standard!

Contemporary clean lines on honey-blonde with nape detail

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Here’s a perfect example of a trendy, well-groomed cut. It suits the model’s fine, silky hair, is a soft, honey color that matches her skin-tone – plus it has one extra fashion feature. Fine or medium hair looks healthy, shiny and swishy in a chin-length bob in long layers. Fine hair keeps it’s thickness in this style, with just a little layering near the tips. Instead of a stacked-back detail, the latest bob haircuts often have a fashionable curved line at the nape. But this snazzy version goes further than that with a very attractive curved layer at the back, which frames a cute toffee-brown section beneath!

Yummy toffee-top bob melts into messy caramel Ombre

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The soft shades of rich, warm brown with fabulous coppery-caramel balayage and Ombre are extremely ‘good taste’ colors. So although this bedraggled look isn’t really ‘face-flattering’ or ‘well-groomed’, the colors definitely qualify for today’s gallery. The stylist has ‘permed’ a long bob to create hair-strands with a ‘bend’ and straight, shaggy tips. To succeed, messy cuts must be tailored to flatter the wearer’s face. But this model has been left looking like she just got caught in the rain! The profile view hides her pretty face and accentuates a sharp nose and the back just looks ugly and shapeless. So we all need to remember that stylists aren’t always the best judge!

Rich deep chestnut angled bob with disconnected layers

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If you’ve ever used a ‘chestnut-brown’ home hair color, you’ll know it dyes your hair a horrible black! I’ve done it and frightened my poor hubby as I emerged from the bathroom looking like a Hallowe’en witch! So the new, ‘saturated’ colors, like the beautiful dark-chestnut/auburn color above are a very welcome improvement. The new colors don’t rely on adding black (!) to supposedly ‘get the correct depth of color’. These are ‘high-pigment’ dyes, (like high-quality cosmetics), creating intense red colors that look gorgeous and natural! So this messy bob with spiky tips and shaggy layers is definitely included in my ‘trendy, well-groomed bob’ file!


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