These 24 Brunette Bob Hairstyles Are Persuading Me to Cut My Hair

Every few months, I get this strong urge to cut my hair and get a bob. I had a 1950s-inspired bouncy bob once, and let me tell you, it changed my life. And recently, I've been spending much of my time in a never-ending daydream of reminiscing and searching for brunette bob hairstyles.

What I adore about the brunette bob haircut is how understated it is while still looking like a simple haircut. Don't get me wrong, it still requires plenty of skill from the hairstylist to make it look so effortless, but it's generally a manageable style, making it a great low maintenance haircut. And there are so many variations of the bob hairstyle to try. A cropped, blunt bob looks totally stylish, as does a bob with a fringe. But equally, if you want to keep the length of your hair, a long bob (also know as a 'lob') lets you dip a toe into a shorter hairstyle without going for a big chop.

The reason why I'm inching closer to the crop is that with a few styling tweaks and techniques, you can pretty much have a different hairstyle every day when you get this cut. Wear it curly, clip it back with a claw clip—the opportunities are endless. From waves to hair clips and everything in between, keep scrolling for all the brunette bob hairstyle inspo you'll ever need.

Brunette Bob Hairstyle Ideas


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Zendaya has a bob, so we're calling our hairstylist immediately. This side swept bob proves how versatile this haircut can be. 


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A centre-parted, jaw-skimming bob with flicked-under ends is so chic. "It works brilliantly on a jaw length bob," says expert hairstylist Larry King. "Add a centre parting, smooth out hair with a round brush and flick the ends upwards." Pair with a bold lipstick and you have a French-inspired beauty look.


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Curtain bangs and a brunette bob hairstyle are a match made in heaven.


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A fringe is the perfect pairing for a brunette bob hairstyle. Franny's bob hairstyle is blunt to keep the look feeling modern.


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If you don't want to go too short, the lob (AKA, a long bob) is the perfect middle ground to keep more of your hair's length.


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Add some bounce to relaxed hair by focusing your volumising efforts on the ends. 


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Charithra Chandran's long bob looks cool styled with loose waves.


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A classic ear-grazing bob with blunt edges is the beauty equivalent to a crisp white shirt. 


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Curly hair? This is proof that you can rock a short crop. 


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If you're looking for a statement haircut, a cropped bob looks fashion-forward.


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Give your bob a refresh by adding some highlights throughout. Caramel tones are a winning hair colour for spring.


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Make like Emma Hoareau and go for a deep side-parting that's the perfect complement to some loose waves.


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Bob-length braids are giving us life right now.


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Make those curls the main feature by going for the shoulder chop.


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A micro-fringe is seriously cool on a brunette bob haircut.


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A sleek blow-dry is the only thing standing between you and this bouncy 'do.


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Curly ringlets suit a bob haircut so well.


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The definition of the word tousled right here, and we're all about it. 


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Switch your parting to the side and tuck your hair behind your ears for an instant bob hairstyle shake-up.


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A bob haircut on curly hair lets natural texture shine.


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Whoever said "diamonds are a girl's best friend" clearly never met a jewelled hair clip.


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If you want a sleeker finish, smooth your hair down at the top and flick the ends. 


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A centre-parting never looked so good. Get your hair cropped to one length and make a shine-boosting serum your homegirl.


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Deep centre partings are a match for full natural hair. 

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This story was published at an earlier time and has since been updated.

Giselle La Pompe-Moore
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