We love a haircut trend, but there’s something to be said for a timeless cut than transcends seasons. Whilst trends come and go quickly, there are classic some haircuts that stand the test of time. One of these is the textured bob; a haircut that suits everyone and always looks chic. With more and more celebrities embracing every iteration of the bob, from the Italian bob to the box bob, it’s clear that a classic, short cut with some well-placed layers makes the bob a winner. And as we head into autumn, I’m seeing the textured bob all over my feeds.
So, what actually is a textured bob? Whilst it varies according to individual hair texture, this style typically involves a chin-length cut with layers throughout the hair. If you have fine hair, some soft layering helps to add body and volume to your lengths, and those with thicker hair can really embrace choppier layers that give the hair great movement and bounce. On curly hair, carefully placed layers help to add shape whilst allowing your curl pattern to shine. And if you have a fringe, this haircut will look amazing for you, too.
If you’re ready to go for the chop, scroll ahead for plenty of textured-bob haircut inspiration and ideas to take to your next salon appointment.
Laura Harrier’s subtly textured bob has gentle, face-framing layers that give her lengths an effortless vibe.
If you have fine hair, some light layering around the face can add body and movement to make it look thicker. But if you have very fine hair, avoid too many layers throughout.
Taylor Hill made my jaw drop when she debuted this choppy, textured haircut.
Textured layers look great on curly hair, helping to add shape and volume.
Franny’s tousled bob is so chic with a side parting.
Layers don’t have to be drastic. A couple of choppier pieces towards the ends are almost undetectable, and help make your bob extra swishy.
Before Florence Pugh went for her buzz crop, she had this laid-back, textured bob, which has subtle layers through the lengths to add shape.
Hailey Bieber has convinced many of us to go for a bob cut, but this slightly longer length has subtle layering that gives her lengths a tousled effect.
Zendaya’s shoulder-skimming bob looks chic in a side parting and showcases her layers.
If your hair has a natural wave, then some smaller, face-framing layers will help to take the weight out of your lengths to help your natural texture shine.
Did somebody say volume? Duckie Thot shows us how to make a textured bob look glamorous with her face-framing layers.
Shorter layers help to give curly hair a beautiful shape, as Emmanuelle Koffi showcases.
Flipping your parting to the side is an instant hack to make your textured bob look more voluminous.
Gentle waves or curls look great on a textured bob.
A nourishing yet lightweight conditioner is essential for ensuring your hair isn’t weighed down with product. This one is lightweight enough to leave lengths swishy and glossy.
Price shown is members’ price. If you’re using heat to dry or style your hair, a good protection spray is a must.
This set has everything you need to define curls, create bouncy blowouts and dry your hair with salon-worthy results.
A good texturising spray adds that coveted “undone” finish in just a few sprays.
If your hair has a natural wave, an air-drying cream helps to enhance that texture without the fuss of drying with heat.