40 Game-Changing Messy Bobs You’ll Instantly Want

40 Game-Changing Messy Bobs You’ll Instantly Want

Emily Gold 07-11-2017 AM ET / 0 Shares

Texture, depth, and attitude are just a few of the wonderful characteristics we love about a good messy bob. While they seem to be everywhere right now, a few of us might still be trying to pin down that perfect messy bob to make our own this summer. Right now chaos is in style, and the messier you can make that bob—while still looking put together—the better. Whether you’re blending colors, going for a dynamic two-tone look, or just styling a single color, a messy bob is your key to a versatile and glamorous look.

Messy curls.

Messy curls by Adrianna Christina

(Adrianna Christina)

Shaggy layers.

Shaggy layers by Anh Co Tran

(Anh Co Tran)

Hot pink balayage.

Hot pink balayage by Olivia


Inverted bob.

Inverted bob by Maggie May Hancock

(Maggie May Hancock)

Wash and go style.

Wash and go style by Lacy Redway

(Lacy Redway)

Summer blonde textured bob.

Summer blonde textured bob by Michelle Zeller Porumb

(Michelle Zeller Porumb)

Messy half-up top knot.

Messy half-up top knot by Christine Andrew

(Christine Andrew)

Icy hue.

Icy hue by Samantha Garmon

(Samantha Garmon)

Metallic raspberry.

Metallic raspberry by Linh Phan

(Linh Phan)

Smooth layered bob.

Smooth layered bob by Saretta Bowerman

(Saretta Bowerman)

Beach texture.

Beach texture by Dawn Tracey

(Dawn Tracey)

Textured ombre.

Textured ombre by Circles of Hair

(Circles of Hair)

Iced-out baby blonde bob.

Iced-out baby blonde bob by Grace Zip

(Grace Zip)

Choppy bob.

Choppy bob by David Anders Palmira

(David Anders Palmira)

Edgy chop.

Edgy chop by Sal Salcedo

(Sal Salcedo)

Tousled long bob.

Tousled long bob by Marissa Larson

(Marissa Larson)

All over layers.

All over layers by Jane


Angled wavy bob.

Angled wavy bob by Jessica Franks Tinsley

(Jessica Franks Tinsley)

Ombre fade.

Ombre fade by Dominick Serna

(Dominick Serna)

Soft wavy bob.

Soft wavy bob by Emily Anderson

(Emily Anderson)

Textured soft A-line.

Textured soft A-line by Buddy Porter

(Buddy Porter)

Rumpled bob.

Rumpled bob by Singi Vo

(Singi Vo)

Cool-toned ashy highlights.

Cool-toned ashy highlights by Lauren Burke

(Lauren Burke)

Natural texture.

Natural texture by Yamaguchi Hanae

(Yamaguchi Hanae)

Bouncy and choppy.

Bouncy and choppy by Mallory Jade

(Mallory Jade)

Deep side bangs.

Deep side bangs by Adrianna Christina

(Adrianna Christina)

Loose waves.

Loose waves by Karla Varley

(Karla Varley)

Asymmetrical bob.

Asymmetrical bob by Singi Vo

(Singi Vo)

Choppy layers and highlights.

Choppy layers and highlights by Jordan Pardo

(Jordan Pardo)

Sunny glow highlights.

Sunny glow highlights by Ryan Pearl

(Ryan Pearl)

Wavy bob.

Wavy bob by Laura Jade Stone

(Laura Jade Stone)

Effortless look.

Effortless look by Shelby Weatherholtz

(Shelby Weatherholtz)

Charcoal silver.

Charcoal silver by David Anders Palmira

(David Anders Palmira)

Asymmetrical bob.

Asymmetrical bob by Emily Anderson

(Emily Anderson)

Stacked bob.

Stacked bob by Beth


Tousled bob.

Tousled bob by Donovan Mills

(Donovan Mills)

Face-framing highlights.

Face-framing highlights by Pamela Adam

(Pamela Adam)

Side-swept look.

Side-swept look by Larisadoll


Textured highlights.

Textured highlights by Chris Weber Mirlach

(Chris Weber Mirlach)

Light and airy layers.

Light and airy layers by David Anders Palmira

(David Anders Palmira)