Bob hairstyles are seriously hot this year. With celebrity fans including Karlie Kloss and Taylor Swift, we're predicting that the bob is about to become your hairstyle of choice.
They look chic, can be styled in countless different ways, and bob hairstyles have got a huge A-list following. Tempted, much?
There’s also the added bonus of the diverse bob options out there. There’s the classic chin skimming bob of course, but also more modern iterations such as the Lob, aka a slightly longer, grown out bob, and the current A-lister favourite, the wob; a tousled, wavy bob with a laid-back, bohemian feel.
So if you are thinking of going for the hottest hairstyle of the moment, take style inspiration from the most fabulous celebrity bob hairstyles out there.
There’s Jennifer Lawrence’s long blonde chop, perfect if you don’t want to go too short straight-off, and ideal for creating beachy waves come summer.
Coco Rocha’s precise Gatsby-style crop is another front runner, which frames her face perfectly for pristine, polished glamour.
Karlie Kloss is a fabulous example of how versatile a grown-out choppy bob can be. From waves and slicked back styles to topknots, plaits and up-dos, she’s an endless source of short hairstyle inspiration.
One of the biggest hair transformation of the year so far has to be Miranda Kerr and her luscious brunette bob. Full of health and super shiny, Miranda’s locks have reaped the benefits of a chop, and looks spectacular paired with a bright red lip for maximum glam effect.
If that wasn’t enough, there are plenty more to inspire! From Kate Hudson’s short sun-kissed waves and Rihanna’s glossy chin-length ‘do, to Taylor Swift’s super short new locks, the bob is firmly taking over as the hairstyle of the year.
Thinking of getting the chop? Check out Marie Claire’s round-up of the best A-list brunette and blonde bob hairstyles, old and new. This season might just be the perfect time to embrace the super-chic trend…
First up, Alexa Chung styled her bob into loose waves for her night out at the CFDA Awards in NYC in June 2016.
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Milla’s blunt fringe gives her sleek bob that contemporary feel that makes this a hot haircut.
We love Victoria Beckham’s textured bob – brings back fond memories of her past iconic hairstyles.
Anne Hathaway rocked a tousled long bob to attend the Alice Through The Looking Glass film premiere.
Kristen Stewart sported a fab platinum blonde bob at the Cannes Film Festival 2016, where she also worked a dark red lip for ultimate French glamour.
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Sienna Miller worked the beachy waves like a pro to change-up her bob hairstyle.
Short, wavy and extra choppy – we’re loving Kate Hudson’s latest ‘do.
Alexa Chung stepped out to showcase her latest range for Marks & Spencer with the ultimate choppy bob. Take your cue from Alexa and go for a centre parting and a subtle side swept fringe.
Emilia Clarke makes a strong case for the toussled bob, seen here wearing hers in a sleek centre parting with extra volume.
Miranda Kerr sported a sleek chop while out and about in Japan.
Rihanna stunned at the BRIT awards this February 2016 with her stylish bob from the Work video.
Kate Hudson chopped off her signature long blonde locks, debuting a brand new shorter ‘do at the launch of her new book. The actress wore her bob in tousled beach waves, showing off her natural beauty.
Taylor Swift continues to shock with her hair transformations, this time turning up at the Grammys in a stylish blonde bob.
Kristen Stewart at the Sundance Film Festival wearing her asymmetric bob in a stylish wavy tousled style.
Kirsten Dunst wore her natural blonde hair in a sleek bob, while wearing a Karl Lagerfeld creation.
Kristen Stewart’s asymmetric chop, which she wore wavy
for Marie Claire US’ Image Maker awards in January 2016.
Emma Watson looks windswept in a good way, shaking out her bob in style on a night out in New York.
Daisy Ridley stepped out to attend the Star Wars premiere wearing her naturally brunette locks in a chic wavy bob hairdo.
Naomi Campbell debuted a gorgeous choppy new bob with sideswept on the red carpet at the 2015 British Fashion Awards in November 2015.
Jennifer Lawrence shook up her hair look and debuted this fabulous platinum bob. Can she do no wrong?
Click through to see some of our favourite celebrity bob hairstyles…
Nicole Richie traded in her long locks in favour of this super-sharp straight style.
Stepping out onto the Youth film screening red carpet, Rachel Weisz gave her classic bob a Hollywood makeover with some soft waves and a sleek centre parting.
Alexa Chung took her choppy bob that little bit shorter in time for fashion month, Alexa manages to make this very classic look very cool, with very little effort.
We’re totally loving Sienna Miller’s toussled strawberry blonde hairdo. So chic, so easy to do and so very Sienna.
Dakota Johnson changed up her hairdo for this fun wavvy look to attend the Black Mass film premiere at Venice Film Festival, 2015.
Just look at Rachel McAdams who went for a blunt and choppy short bob. So much cooler than her longer locks.
Lily James proved the bob needn’t be pristine, stepping out of the Downton Abbey wrap party with her brunette locks in a chic toussled look that we are loving.
Lily Allen traded in her brunette locks in favour of this short, sleek, peroxide blonde bob and we are oh-so-glad she did. Bravo Lily.
Sienna Miller’s tousled copper locks Is giving us all kinds of inspiration.
Nicole Kidman tongs her layers to add volume to her look for the Women In Film Awards in LA.
Taylor Schilling is chic and summery with waves in New York at the premiere of Orange Is The New Black.
Jourdan Dunn has a glamorous blow-dry ahead of an HTC party in London.
Anne Hathaway sports a centre parting and does little else to her bob cut for the Public Theatre Annual Gala in New York.
Alex Chung lets her wavy cut fall naturally at Stella McCartney’s fashion presentation in New York.
Jennifer Lopez curls her bob for an elegant finish at the Tony Awards in New York.
Rose Byrne turns heads at New York’s Tony Awards with her on-trend wavy ombre tresses.
Ella Catliff sports a 60s-inspired bob cut at a Fendi launch in London.
Courteney Cox emerges from an LA salon with a shiny face-framing cut.
Emma Stone shaggy waves are a seriously chic choice for summer. We love her warm auburn shade too.
Rachel McAdams hits the premiere of Aloha in LA with her short crop parted to one side.
Vanessa Hudgens swapped her trademark tumbling boho tresses for a shaggy bob cut that falls just below her chin.
Ophelia Lovibond proved that a fringe really can work with a bob hairdo, opting to style her brunette locks in soft, messy waves.
At the Cannes Film Festival premiere of The Lobster, Rachel Weisz’s brunette layers had subtle movement.
Taylor Swift sported a face-framing ash-blonde bob at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas.
Cate Blanchett wears her short honey-hued hair in relaxed waves for the Carol photocall in Cannes.
Jessica Alba revealed a short and summery above-the-shoulder cut on Instagram. A side-swept fringe added to her low-key look.
Katie Holmes showed off a short and sleek bob hairstyle as she hit the red carpet at the Met Gala 2015. The actress, who, for a while has favoured longer locks, chose a jaw-grazing crop with a feathery fringe to frame her petite face.
Dakota Johnson hit a New York salon to have her textured tresses chopped into a relaxed brown bob. Teamed with a soft fringe, the cut really framed her face.
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini totally updated her look when she opted for this mega volume bob. Top marks for the retro styling, too. We predict many similar celebrity styles to emerge as a result.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley swapped her enviably long locks in favour of this long bob (or Lob, as we like to call it), in a choppy, undone style. For those with naturally wavvy hair, this is the way to go. Take inspo from RHW and wear yours in a chic side parting and work in some longer layers for extra movement.
Has she or hasn’t she? Mila Kunis proves you can give this shorter style a whirl without even looking at a pair of hairdresser’s scissors. Using clever styling tricks, Mila has faked the look of 2015 for the day. Her stylist simply clipped up the longer sections of her hair to create this faux bob, but we think she should really give this look a go and chop off those long locks.
We loved Michelle’s cropped hair, but we think we might love her sleek bob even more. Her longer side-swept fringe stops her sharp cut from looking to severe against her petite features. We love a bob with a side parting – it looks like this is fast becoming the way to wear a bob in 2015…
Kate Bosworth always hits a high note, whether it’s with her style choices or her haircuts. We love her new bob, which marks a more grown-up take on glamour for our favourite bohemian icon.
Look to Taylor Swift as inspiration, who has made the most of her fine hair with this glamorous bob hairstyle. Her soft, side-swept fringe and retro curls give life and body to a classic cut.
Follow in Freida Pinto’s footsteps and chop your long locks off in favour of a grown-up bob. This chic do give’s Freida’s style an edge and is actually more glamorous than her previously longer locks could ever be.
Look to style maven, Michelle Williams who has long been a go-to short hair muse for many. The latest incarnation of her gorgeous tresses is a sleek, bombshell blonde bob with a sweeping side-parting. Gorgeous.
Alexa Chung has swapped her longer locks for a shoulder length ‘lob’, resulting in some serious hair envy from the MC team. This look is a great no-fuss approach to styling and, as demonstrated by Miss Chung, looks great teamed with structured evening wear for the festive season.
Sienna has long been off the radar, but recently this cool Brit actress has made a number of stunning red carpet eppearances, and we think she is looking better than ever. Gone are those boho-style waves, and in their place, a super-chic bob. Sienna wears her newly chopped locks in a toussled, bedhead style, complete with subtle fringe that perfectly frames those delicate elfin features. And not only that, we’re loving that Erdem dress, too.
Karlie Kloss opted for the long bob for her new ‘do. We love the way those glossy brunette locks are worn in a chic centre parting with a long fringe blow-dried to the side, creating a subtle wave that perfectly frames Karlie’s supermodel face. This style is ideal for those with manageable hair. Just add extra layers for a toussled, low-maintenance look.
Jourdan Dunn waved farewell to her long locks in favour of a chic choppy bob, and as a result, if it’s even possible, Ms Dunn looks better than ever. So if you want to recreate Jourdan’s look, opt for lots of layers to create a blunt style with plenty of movement – great for those with thicker hair – and for maximum results, why not try a lighter colour on the ends to really get the model look?
Kate Mara’s adorable choppy bob is the perfect no frills style that looks good with anything and any face shape. We love the slight ombre tips as well.
Arizona Muse’s cute closely cropped bob suits her model cheekbones a treat. She keeps the look undone without a definite parting and wears it with a loose wave.
Follow in Beyonce’s stylish footsteps and update your hair for autumn/winter ’14 with an on-trend bob. The singer has set her natural waves free, giving the cut a retro vibe, which is perfect for the new season.
Emma Roberts surprised us all with a cute new bob, as the newly engaged star debuted the more mature style in West Hollywood, keeping it sleek and straight.
Demi Lovato’s choppy bob has taken a punk turn. Her side part only slightly reveals a shaved bit underneath, but her neat waves keep her looking as glamourous as ever.
Scarlett Johansson has long been a fan of the bob haircut. This time around she’s gone for a smooth and sleek look that frames her face beautifully.
LA-girl Alice Eve claims to be an admirer of UK style and loves the fun and quirky fashion. Her chic short bob accentuates her elegant features, and looks super-chic on the red carpet.
Michelle Dockery showcases her natural beauty by keeping her bob neat and rich with a dark chocolate hue.
Goodbye Jennifer Lawrence crop, but hello hot bob hairstyle. During her time in Cannes J-Law has been showing off a newly styled ‘do in a sleek, straight style and also this beachy, wavey style. Very versatile indeed.
Nicole Richie’s bob hairstyle has that relaxed wave that makes it looks so effortless. Instead of rolling the bob in at the nape, she’s let it curl around her shoulders beautifully.
Reese Witherspoon hit the red carpet in November 2013 with this gorgeous glossy bob hairstyle. We love the gentle sweeping fringe and curled-under blow-dry.
Sophia Coppola’s curly-cute crop is a youthful do that suits her face shape perfectly by framing those dainty jawbones.
Naomi Watts has cut in a perfect bob, which curls beautifully at her shoulders into her neck to frame her face.
Hollywood’s hottest new face, Mia Waisikowska, has rocked a range of bob hairstyles since stepping into the limelight. The actress’s latest choppy style softens her features and adds volume to her fine locks. So pretty.
Mia Wasikowska has long been a fan of the bob. On the red carpet at Cannes Festival 2014, she styled it loosely with a cute clip to keep it out of her face on the windy French Riviera.
Nicole Richie’s tried almost every hairstyle going in her time, but the the startlet’s latest incarnation – a sharb, jaw-length bob with a super-slick shine – is one of our favourites.
This blonde bombshell has been stealing the show recently on and off the catwalk. Leo DiCaprio’s gorgeous gal’s feathery locks are undeniably irresistible.
Marion Cotillard is the master of the faux-bob. This look requires no scissors, just a few carefully-concealed bobby-pins. And it’s one side up, one side down, for an extra bit of oomfed-up glam.
Short bob hairstyles don’t come much sleeker than Marion Cotillard’s high-shine red carpet ‘do. While the asymmetric cut adds definition to her features, the sweeping style adds instant glam. Gorgeous.
Not only is her teal dip-dye a courageous success, Kylie’s choppy do is too. The young glamazon has been pulling out all the style stops recently.
This vintage inspired crop looks fab on Evan Rachel Wood. The talented actress looks mature and demure with perfectly set waves.
This 1940’s style is superbly fitting for pin-up girl and burlesque star Dita Von Teese. We love how her curled locks just barely graze her shoulders.
Coco Rocha has gone razor-sharp with an angular bob that maximises her cheekbones and emphasises her compact features.
Christina Hendricks has gone Va-va-voom with big, voluminous hair and cascading waves that just brush her shoulders.
Top model Karlie went for a brave and extreme chop this year, from long locks to above shoulder-length in one go! Though we miss the longer hair in dramatic styles on the runway, we think her low-maintenence light brown bob is perfect for framing her beautifully featured face.
The queen of bob hairstyles, Keira Knightley’s sleek, sharp, jaw-grazing cut perfectly shows off her killer checkbones.
Emma Watson couldn’t look further than her former-Harry Potter alter ego with her most recent short bob. The actress debuted the short style when promoting new flick The Perks of Being a Wallflower – and didn’t look back!
Taylor Swift has returned to curlier styles joining the bob hairstyle club. She wore this messy, curled style to the American Country Music Awards, giving her curls a sexier, messy edge than before.
US starlet Julianne Hough’s long bob is a style sight to behold. Not only sleek and shiny, it sharpens her slim features and looks oh-so-chic.
British beauty Rosamud Pike is well known for her pretty bobbed locks – and aren’t they gorgeous?
Rita Ora has been rocking a shorter style of late, having cropped her platinum curls into a medium bob. She’s achieved a Marilyn-esque look with large side-swept curls for a more feminine look.
With feminine curls and a sweeping fringe, Dianne Agron tackles the short bob from a side parting, creating a highly-styled red carpet look.
Rose Byrne is back to her bobbed best with this nape-grazing short bob hairstyle. She keeps it preened for Fashion Week with a far side parting and a rolled under shape.
Katy Perry’s new fringed bob gives her edgy style a girlie twist. She wears hers neatly tucked in to the nape and perfectly preened for a high-shine finish.
The poker straight bob is back, according to Downton Abbey star Sophie McShera. She wears hers in a far side part and lets it fall inwards to her nape to frame the face.
American Pie beauty Mena Suvari has advocated the short bob since 2012 varying the haircut in lengths from short to midi length.
Zosia Mamet’s bobbed hairstyle was the big beauty news from the Golden Globes. She cropped off her waist length brunette locks in favour of a short, flicked out style with red ends. We love.
Rose Byrne gives us serious hair envy with her slick bob. She’s been hailed the ‘dark side’ of the Audrey Hepburn lookalike, keeping her hair short, natural and elegant.
Karlie Kloss’ natural chocolate locks sit perfectly on her shoulders in a short choppy bob style. The US model’s sweeping fringe frames her killer cheekbones, proving that sometimes bangs are best.
The queen of the short bob, Cameron Diaz’ beachy blonde style is perfect for a sunny summer’s day. While she’s been through almost every hair look in her time, her jaw-length is one of our favourites.
Mad Men actress Christina Hendricks styled her signature russet locks into a glamorous tousled bob, sticking to her vintage vibe out for an event in LA.
Poker straight, Natalie Portman chops her super-smooth hair into a dramatic bob. The blunt edge to her coffee-coloured locks gives this beautiful British actress an edge.
Rebecca Romjin chooses a sleek bobbed hairstyle, parting it down the middle to keep it even and sleek on each side.
Actress Rebecca Hall keeps her bob beautifully elegant with natural-looking curls. She’s swept it over to one side to create luxurious volume on one side of her face.
Who says a bob needs to be slick. Achieve that messy look like Edith with some texturising hair products and rough it up by running your hands through and scrunching.
Create luxe volume like Christina Hendricks with a layered bob. It’s longer at the nape of Christina’s neck with graduated layers around her ears to create impecible shape. Gorgeous.
Though Claire Dane’s ‘faux bob’ at the Emmys was the topic of raging Twitter debates, we thought her clipped up do looked great. A perfect way to get a chic crop, without having to get the chop.
Fearne Cotton’s voluminous long bob hairstyle has lots of volume and bounce. Meow!
Nicole Kidman revealed a sleek newly cut bob at the Calvin Klein SS14 fashion week show and wore it in a curled style at the after party. We think her strawberry blonde soft 40s curls perfectly compliment her glowing youthful look.
When Jessica Alba debuted her medium bob hairstyles we practically made a beeline for the hairdressing scissors. Her length toys with the boundaries of long and short, but it’s the new season look everyone’s lusting after.
Jennifer Connelly’s always had glossy dark hair, but the American actress has opted for a chic bob of late, and we think it’s given her tresses a new lease of life. We love the volume in her long bob.
It’s hard to keep up with Gaga’s hair style and outrageous outfit of the moment. Recently she stepped out with an interesting black and blonde slick back bob – a fitting accompaniment to her round glasses and black dress.
Leighton Meester opted for the slicked back bob rolling it neatly behing her ears for a smart evening spin. Bob hairstyles don’t come much chicer than this.
Jessie J has had every length of hair going – who can forget her infamous Comic Relief shaved head? – but we love her old faithful, the simple short bob. Jessie’s gone for no fringe in this case and parted it down the middle. Gorgeous.