30 Voluminous Bob Hairstyles to Try for Major Body and Bounce

30 Voluminous Bob Hairstyles to Try for Major Body and Bounce

Zendaya with a voluminous tousled bob hairstyle and green and black dress with plunge neckline

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The uptick in all varieties of bob hairstyles has been undeniable. Though bobs have a reputation for being edgy and sleek, in the last few years we’ve seen a lot of exciting adaptability with the haircut, which is likely why celebrities are still debuting the chop in our feeds on a regular basis. Gone are the days where long, heavily layered hair was the only way to get body and bounce: Bobs have major potential to offer all the volume and vitality we love to see in our hair, no matter your texture type or style preference. Read on for 30 of our favorite voluminous bob hairstyless as seen on celebrities, complete with insights on how to get the look.

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Long Layers

Kate Beckinsale with a blonde wavy bob hairstyle, red blazer and top, and red lipstick

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Part of what makes Kate Beckinsale’s blonde bob so full is its long layers. Long layers will fall toward the bottom of the cut and don’t graduate above mid-length height. This style is great for hair types that are on the straighter side and need a cut that promotes lift and movement.

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Face-Framing Curls

Yara Shahidi with a cropped, curly hairstyle, radiant skin, and a purple marbled turtleneck

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The curlier your natural texture, the more important it is to prioritize shape and definition. Yara Shahidi’s face-framing cut helps give her bobbed strands some space for movement and bounce.

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Bouncy Lob

Laura Harrier with a curly voluminous bob hairstyle and soft glam makeup look at the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscars afterparty

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Adding a lot of curls to your long bob can provide movement as well as the illusion of a shorter cut. Laura Harrier's lob probably falls around the collarbone when straight, but with some tousled barrel curls, her strands bounce up to a shoulder-grazing length.

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Over-Directed Bangs

Zendaya with a voluminous bob hairstyle with side part and green and black dress before the NAACP Image Awards

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Zendaya’s over-directed bangs give her bob covetable volume. For a similar effect, minimize visible parting: A large hot roller set around the hairline and crown can help create part-hiding volume. If your hair is proving stubborn, try using eyeshadow or Color Wow’s Root Cover-Up ($35) to color in any scalp visibility and create the illusion of fuller hair.

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No Layers Necessary

Megan Fox wears a vibrant red bob and pink soft glam makeup look

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Finding the right bob length to give your hair natural body is about catering to your face shape and highlighting your natural features. For Megan Fox, that meant steering clear of face framing or layers. Styled with the ends curled under, her length here is not only bouncy but draws attention to her sharp jawline.

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Loc'd Roots

Halle Bailey wears twisted roots in a bobbed hairstyle on the Met Gala red carpet

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Halle Bailey’s loc’d roots are as much a body booster as her curled ends. Different approaches to the texture of your bob can give it a lot of body, interest, and character.

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Sleek and Straight

Ciara with a voluminous bob hairstyle, glossy lips, and layered choker necklaces

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Ciara’s bob might be smooth and straight, but it’s still full, proving that blunt cuts can amp up fullness. If your hair is naturally thick and you need styling support to keep your volume smooth, try applying R+Co’s Sun Catcher Leave-In Treatment ($32) before heat styling.

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Shaggy Lob

Jenna Ortega posing with a shaggy lob haircut, dark eyeliner, and a sheer black blouse with tie and white collar

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Jenna Ortega’s lob is all about the shag-inspired movement. Let’s face it: Some hair types can benefit from layers to keep styling efforts minimal. For finer hair types that lack natural movement, this is a great reference photo for your stylist when considering shorter lengths.

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Smooth and Bouncy

Side view of Zoe Saldana with a sleek bob hairstyle and dewy skin

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Zoe Saldana’s bob proves volume doesn’t always need to be at the crown or roots to create stunning body. Here, her beautiful volume falls to the ends of her hair. Using a round brush is an easy way to straighten, smooth, and bring that bounce to the bottom of your ‘do.

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Major Definition

Viola Davis wears a curly center-parted bob to The Hunger Games premiere

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With her center parting, stylized curls, and angular bob, Viola Davis is bringing symmetry and volume to her 'do in all the right ways. Her style beautifully complements her natural beauty.

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All About Curls

Lori Harvey wears a voluminous curled bob hairstyle to her Pretty Little Thing Partywear launch

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Lori Harvey's bob is full of body and bounce thanks to the medium-width curls throughout. Alternating the direction you wrap your hair around the wand or iron can give your bob extra movement. For a soft yet separated finish like Harvey's, choose a curling iron or wand with a barrel between 1" and 1.5".

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Retro Chic

Greta Lee wears a voluminous vintage bob hairstyle and ivory gown with gold detailing

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Curls can bring a lot of bounce to a bob, but it doesn't always have to be by way of a tousled, iron-made wrap around. Greta Lee's softly sculpted old Hollywood hairstyle on the Golden Globes red carpet gave her bob a fresh, head-turning feel that complemented her radiant makeup look. There was absolutely nothing flat about it.

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Max Bounce

Sheryl Lee Ralph with a voluminous curled bob hairstyle and radiant makeup look

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At the 2024 Golden Globes, Sheryl Lee Ralph's shorter strands were all about the volume. Pin up your curls while they cool down and get out your teasing brushes to recreate a look like this. A classic and straightforward approach like Ralph's is still—and will forever remain—effective.

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Voluminous Mushroom Bob

Selena Gomez walking into the 2019 AMAs with a strapless gown and a voluminous bob haircut

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Selena Gomez is sporting the mushroom bob to its fullest extent. Shaped just like caps of the magical mystery fungi, these cuts bellow out into an inverted bell curve. For similar effect, run a large, two-inch barrel iron through your ends and roll your ends up with a no-crease clip to allow them to cool down in their new shape.

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Micro but Mighty

Jodie Turner-Smith on the red carpet with an angular, bouncy micro-bob and purple lined eyes

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Jodie Turner-Smith's micro bob proves that you can get great volume and effortless body in your hair at any length. Thicker strands at shorter lengths can add a lot of interest, so we love the idea of kissing your piece-y hair days goodbye and saying hello to a full, hearty bob.

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Blunt Body

Hailey Bieber wearing a curved voluminous bob hairstyle and radiant makeup look

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To get a lot of body in a blunt-cut bob without a lot of effort like Hailey Bieber, try using a hot brush like the Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer. This tool takes the learning curve out of round brush coordination and can work on wet or dry hair for a smooth, straight, voluminous finish.

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Tousled Volume

Kourtney Kardashian with a voluminous bob hairstyle, neutral makeup look, and gray-blue top

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Sometimes a little wind is all you need for natural movement in your bob. To get a plumped-up shape to your style like Kourtney Kardashian Barker’s, use a supportive prepping product before your blowout, like Oribe’s Grandiose Hair Plumping Mousse ($23). You’ll have a voluminous bob in no time.

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Modern Flapper

Laverne Cox wears a voluminous curly bob hairstyle, glam makeup, and flapper-inspired blue gown

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From roots to ends, Laverne Cox’s bob is no stranger to volume. Roller sets may seem a little time intensive—and they are—but their results are long-lasting. To get consistent lift at the roots and body all throughout, a roller set is sure to get you there.

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Voluminous Faux Bob

Hoyeon Jung with a voluminous faux bob hairstyle and pink floral applique

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Hoyeon Jung's voluminous 'do is a nod to the faux bob. A simple low ponytail tucked up into the nape and pinned to perfection can give you an easy-to-achieve look without the commitment. Having a soft, brushed-out wave throughout beforehand will give more body to your style.

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Bangs and Body

Florence Pugh wears a '70s-inspired hairstyle to a New York City event

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This Pulp Fiction-inspired 'do is the epitome of a full-bodied hairstyle. From the mushroom capped ends to the heavy fringe, Florence Pugh's voluminous bob on this night (achieved with a wig while she kept her buzzcut under wraps) was unforgettable.

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Vibrant Volume

Rihanna wears a red wavy voluminous bob hairstyle and fresh makeup

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When you have natural waves like Rihanna, you probably already know that your hair has a mind and body of its own. It’s easiest to let it do its thing style-wise, but enhancing your natural movement with a good leave-in conditioner can minimize frizz and smooth your strands. Check out some of our favorite leave-in conditioners that will transform curly hair types.

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Beveled Bob

Maya Hawke in a rounded, blown-out bob on the red carpet at Venice Film Festival

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Maya Hawke's beveled bob is a delicate balance of light and bouncy. Having the length hit right beneath her chin elongates her neck and offers contrast to the bouncy finish of her style. Of all the haircuts we've seen her pull off so far, this is by far an easy favorite.

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Easy Movement

Maya Rudolph wearing minimal makeup and a full-bodied bob

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Maya Rudolph's bob preaches the less-is-more approach to styling. A gentle touch of the curling iron in the right spot—notice it here in line with her cheekbones—is all it takes to make a simple bob go from drab to fabulous. By opening up the face with this type of subtle twist, you'll have a full-looking style.

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Timeless Glamour

Margot Robbie with a retro bob hairstyle and classic makeup

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When Margot Robbie was on the TV series Pan Am, she sported a retro bob hairstyle that stands the test of time. Flipped-out ends, brushed out roller sets, and teased roots may sound like outdated techniques, but they're exactly what's behind most voluminous red carpet bobs.

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Totally Tousled

Kat Graham wears a wavy bob hairstyle and red dress

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Tousled waves are such a fun and flirty way to bring body to your bob. For shorter bobs that hit above the chin like Kat Graham's, opt for a smaller iron, preferably 1" or less depending on your natural texture and desired outcome. This will allow you to work in smaller sections, creating more movement.

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Flipped-Out Layers

Billie Eilish with flipped-out shaggy bob hairstyle with bangs in mirror selfie

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While so many starlets have been flipping their bobbed ends in, Billie Eilish consistently follows the beat of her own drum. These flipped-out layers have a Farrah Fawcett vibe. Adding a classic approach to a more contemporary cut is a great way to make your hairstyle feel one-of-a-kind.

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Classic Starlet

Lily Collins attends the Met Gala with a retro bob and bold makeup

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Often when thinking about a full, voluminous bob, we think of lots of curls or texture. Here, Lily Collins instead uses her short length for a ’20s approach that’s equally effective. Heavily brush out curls in the same direction around the head before spraying them into place, and you’ll have a similar style to this Met Gala favorite.

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Soft Girl Moment

Kelly Rowland at the Renaissance premiere wearing a silver sequined dress and heavily curled bob

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Bouncy bobs are a lovely contrast to shoulder exposure. When Kelly Rowland wore a spaghetti-strapped dress to the Renaissance premiere, she picked the perfect style to show off her look. For full curls like Kelly's, be sure to keep your iron held vertically around the hair, and catch the curl in your palm to cool down before letting it drop.

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Red Carpet Ready

Aubrey Plaza at SAG awards wearing a sequined halter top and heavily highlighted, curled bob

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Here, Aubrey Plaza takes the road of classic glamour to get her bob looking voluminous. To achieve this type of effortless movement, it’s all about combing out your curls and letting the ends flip up and out in every direction.

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Sophia Roe

Sophia Roe at the Met gala with a curly, angular bob and micro bangs sitting high above the neck line

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We love to see celebrities using their natural texture in fun and interesting ways, and that's exactly what Sophia Roe did for the Met Gala. A bob's cut and style can dictate the shape it holds. This micro bob and micro bang combo may be short in length, but it doesn't fall short on volume or style.

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