Get yourself a cool haircut to elevate your style to the next level. Find one that complements your face shape, enhances your hair texture, and highlights all your best features. Thick hair can be difficult to control, but thanks to barbers and the innovations of layers and fades, achieving an effortlessly modern style can now be managed easily with short textured quiffs or pompadours with clean faded sides and clean layers.
1. SJP’s Layered Bob
The layered bob is a crowd-pleasing haircut suitable for every hair texture and preference, from fine and sleek to edgy and modern. Sarah Jessica Parker recently ditched her signature curls in favor of an elegant and contemporary wavy bob that looks fantastic on her. A stacked bob is an ideal style to give thick hair volume without over-crowding your head. This mushroom-styled stacked bob provides an unexpected and stylish finish. Wavy bobs are great choices for thick hair as they add movement and volume, making it easier to manage. Additionally, try balayage highlights to achieve natural-looking hues that flatter your facial structure as well as texture finishing for an eye-catching layered bob look.
2. Lily Aldridge’s Long Layered Bob
Lily Aldridge has worn various haircuts throughout her career, but her long layered bob is her signature look. The silhouette of her strands is striking while the choppy shaggy layers add movement and texture – especially when combined with crimpy waves! For similar results, Maldonado suggests blowing out damp strands using a round brush before spraying with an Oribe Gold Lust Dry Shampoo ($44) that protects from UV light exposure. This shoulder-length layered bob is ideal for thicker, natural texture hair that’s easy to style and versatile enough for wear with both side flips and tucking behind the ears. Francis recommends consulting your stylist about using strategic layering techniques to add volume, while protecting strands against frizz by prepping with heat protectant spray like R Co Rockaway Salt Spray ($26). We love other gorgeous layered bob styles as well. Here are a few we like.
3. Marjan’s Textured Bob
Long textured bobs give you the freedom to add curls or waves without it looking overdone or neat. Marjan suggests using a flat iron (such as this ghd Platinum Professional Styler) with texturizer to achieve beachy texture for your strands. “Turn on the hot tool and bend each section with light grip before turning off again,” says Marjan. Additionally, add sea salt spray for a spritzed effect! Marjan suggests this timeless jaw-length bob with wide curtain bangs as an option for those seeking a feminine style. The layers break up its straight-line shape to elongate your face. She recommends pairing this cut with a smoky eye and red lip for an ensemble that exudes chic everyday sophistication.
4. Maldonado’s Long Layered Bob
If you want to give your bob hairstyle an updated look, go for a soft wavy style that frames your face. Team it with blonde balayage to add dimension and showcase your stunning natural colors. Add angled layers to your bob and instantly lengthen your jawline with this layered cut that can be worn with side or center bangs. At your next salon appointment, show this gorgeous long layered bob to your stylist to get this incredible cut. Maldonado recommends using Sachajuan Dry Powder Shampoo ($39), smoothing from roots to ends on damp hair while rough-drying until roughly 75% done before smoothing section by section with a medium boar-bristle brush using Leonor Greyl Serum de Soi Sublimateur Styling Serum ($46) to achieve this stunning new bob! You won’t look back!