Found: 50 Super-Flattering Bob Haircuts for Fine Hair

Celebrities have a certain knack for effortlessly pulling off every hairstyle we've ever wanted to try but simply don't have the courage or quite the right texture to execute it ourselves. Or so we thought. This season is the perfect time to spread our wings in an effort to reclaim ourselves and maybe/possibly/definitely go outside our comfort zones for the sake of head-turning beauty looks.

However, as with any great haircut, the texture of your hair will dictate the end result. With that in mind, we rounded up our favorite bob haircuts for fine hair. If we do say so ourselves, they're good. Keep reading for 15 super-chic options.

No matter what type of hair cut you plan to get, always bring a screenshot of the look you would like to emulate to your stylist.

Bobbed hairstyles for fine hair: Karlie Kloss
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Karlie Kloss

Though Kloss has since grown her hair out (and gone icy platinum!), the model's chic bob haircut will forever live on in our hearts as one of the best options if you're Team Fine Hair. Plus, that fringe.

Bobbed hairstyles for fine hair: Julianne Hough

Julianne Hough

Julianne Hough left us all awestruck when she chopped her usually long, perfectly curled hair for a short, straight bob with fringe. It's a departure for her, but we're absolutely into it.

Bobbed hairstyles for fine hair: Kat Graham
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Kat Graham

When we think "bob," something short, sleek, and flapper-esque almost always seems to come to mind. Luckily, we have actress Kat Graham to ceaselessly provide inspiration when it comes to above-the-shoulder chops. Her recent take featuring a crisp center part and voluminous curls is the ultimate cure-all for thin, limp strands.

Bobbed hairstyles for fine hair: Nina Dobrev

Nina Dobrev

Time pretty much stood still (for beauty lovers, at least) when Nina Dobrev took an even deeper plunge late last year and updated her cut to an even shorter, piecier look.

Bobbed hairstyles for fine hair: Margot Robbie

Margot Robbie

Hairstylist Bryce Scarlett is the genius behind most of Margot Robbie's iconic looks—including this straight, tucked number. It looks simple, chic, and French all at the same time. 

Bobbed hairstyles for fine hair: Taylor Swift
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Taylor Swift

Back in the day, Taylor Swift was known for cascading length and ultra-tight ringlets. Fast-forward a few years and a notable chin-grazing chop later, and she consistently delivers covetable inspiration where bob haircuts for fine hair are concerned. We love the balance of layers, length, and body.

Bobbed hairstyles for fine hair: Kourtney Kardashian

Kourtney Kardashian

Kourtney Kardashian plays around with length, cutting her hair and then adding extensions a few days later. We're partial to this slightly longer bob—lob, as we know it best—with the ends curved in and plenty of soft shine.

Bobbed hairstyles for fine hair: Lucy Hale
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Lucy Hale

We appreciate Lucy Hale for not only providing us with some of the best bob inspiration in all of Hollywood but also for plentiful styling ideas. We're particularly fond of this straightforward number (we mean that literally and figuratively) for the slightly asymmetrical cut that lends itself well to those with finer strands.

Bobbed hairstyles for fine hair: Jourdan Dunn
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Jourdan Dunn

Ever the hair chameleon, Jourdan Dunn shows us a modern take on the classic bob, featuring chic bends and waves, well-placed layers, and high-brow bangs.

Bobbed hairstyles for fine hair: Jenna Dewan

Jenna Dewan

Jenna Dewan's chin-grazing bob always offers up the perfect loose texture with a bit of grit. To add volume to thinner hair, try a deep side part and flip the shortest front pieces over to one side. 

Bobbed hairstyles for fine hair: Miranda Kerr
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Miranda Kerr

Prim and polished, model Miranda Kerr manages to blend a bit of Old Hollywood glamour (those curls, though) with some fresh allure thanks to subtle asymmetry and an ultra-deep side part.

Bobbed hairstyles for fine hair: Olivia Culpo

Olivia Culpo

Olivia Culpo does Old Hollywood glamour just as impeccably as she does a modern wet look or slicked-back high pony. Here, she offers up that classic look with her enviable bob, with big, voluminous mermaid waves and a deep side part.

Bobbed hairstyles for fine hair: Kristen Stewart
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Kristen Stewart

Let's face it. Kristen Stewart is the queen of mastering every edgy hair look we've ever coveted from afar. However, this wavy take (a great option for hair craving a boost of body) presents a happy medium.

Bobbed hairstyles for fine hair: Joan Smalls
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Joan Smalls

The model never seems to do any wrong in the hair department and is always a source of inspiration where cut, color, and style are concerned. That being said, this slightly androgynous number is not only stunning, but it's also a smart play if you're trying to disguise not-so-thick strands. 

Bobbed hairstyles for fine hair: Kate Mara
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Kate Mara

Typically, we look to actress Kate Mara for head-turning inspiration when it comes to color (she's gone from brunette to copper to blonde and back again), but she's also had some drool-worthy haircuts as of late. We love this breezy bob for its long layers and polished texture.

Hailey bieber at the vanity fair oscar party
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Hailey Bieber

Hailey Bieber always has aspirational style, but look how beautiful her hair is here in a short-but-sleek blunt bob. The combed-over style gives the side-swept illusion of bangs, without the commitment.

gabrielle union at the america's got talent premiere
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Gabrielle Union

Gabrielle Union shows off the power of perfectly-placed hair accessories with her hair in a beautiful side-swept bob.

carey mulligan at sundance
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Carey Mulligan

Having trouble getting volume with gelled hair? Comb it over!

Mila Kunis at the premiere of the spy who dumped me

Mila Kunis

Mila Kunis bounces back and forth between long and short hair, and it looks good pretty much any way she wears it.

cara delevingne with a shaggy bob at the teen vogue summit
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Cara Delevingne

Cara Delevingne makes the case for side-swept bangs with this modern take on a shaggy bob.

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Allison Brie

We love Allison Brie's waves, which give the appearance of her hair being thicker than it is.

Kerry washington at the 2020 vanity fair oscar party
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Kerry Washington

There's nothing more demure than a loose curl like the one Kerry Washington is wearing here.

lea seydoux at cannes
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Lea Seydoux

Lea Seydoux was a vision with her slightly wavy blunt bob at Cannes 2019.

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Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain makes good use of her red hair here with a sultry-but-defined wave.

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Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron's wispy, short platinum bob looks lovely with her pale skin and pink eye makeup.

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Lily Collins

Lily Collins shows some major glam with her perfectly coiffed curls here.

the effervescent january jones at the premiere of the politician
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January Jones

January Jones looks absolutely effervescent with her chin-length, mess-free bob.

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Emma Roberts

The pairing of her roots-out platinum lob with blackberry lipstick here makes Emma Roberts look like a grunge princess.

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Ashley Benson

Ashley Benson's beachy waves are the perfect gold tone to complement her jewelry.

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Lucy Liu

Rocking another classic bob, Lucy Liu is a picture of elegance here.

kaia gerber at the love magazine party at LFW
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Kaia Gerber

She shocked everyone when she cut inches off her hair, but Kaia Gerber absolutely rocks the shorter-haired look.

Emilia clarke
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Emilia Clarke

Similarly shocking was Emilia Clarke's post-Game of Thrones hair transformation, but we love the elegance.

kristen bell being honored with a star on the hollywood walk of fame
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Kristen Bell

Sometimes the best bob is the simplest bob, like this classic one on Kristen Bell.

jennifer lopez at the independent spirit awards
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J. Lo

J. Lo's hair might be lob length now, but her highlighted mane is still to die for.

Irina Shayk at the 2019 golden globes
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Irina Shayk

Irina Shayk debuted a sleek bob at the 2019 Golden Globes, and we're here for it.

lucy boynton at the 2020 vanity fair oscar party
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Lucy Boynton

Her eye makeup might be what gets your immediate attention, but it's the side-parted bob that really pulls Lucy Boynton's look together.

saoirse ronan
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Saoirse Ronan

With one long tendril hanging down her face, Saoirse Ronan shows us how the bob can be styled.

natalie portman
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Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman's highlights accentuate the flow of her bob.

dakota johnson
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Dakota Johnson

Worn by Dakota Johnson, this dress, lob, and bangs combo takes us back to the sixties in the best way possible.

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Jennifer Lawrence

She may have come on the scene as a long-haired brunette, but this fresh platinum lob looks incredibly natural on Jennifer Lawrence.

emma stone
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Emma Stone

This style on Emma Stone utilizes the length of both sides of her bob to create volume.

Michelle Williams at the Emmys
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Michelle Williams

As Michelle Williams demonstrated at the Emmys, sometimes a side part can make your whole look.

Olivia Wilde
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Olivia Wilde

Olivia Wilde wore this look at the 2017 Tonys, showcasing that a thin bob looks great slicked back and down.

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Rose Byrne

Rose Byrne's ombre A-line bob perfectly frames her high cheekbones.

diane kruger
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Diane Kruger

Diane Kruger absolutely rocked this wavy lob at a 2020 Chanel pre-Oscar dinner.

Alicia Vikander
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Alicia Vikander

Although she wears long hair now, Alicia Vikander debuted this cut at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

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Dua Lipa

The sharp edges of Dua Lipa's staple bob could cut diamonds, even when the cut is a little mussed up like it is here.

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Naomi Watts

The subtle wave in this cut on Naomi Watts gives it just enough movement to draw attention to her face.

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Rachel McAdams

Another fan of the side part, Rachel McAdams leaves her bob layered and wispy at the ends.

Jemima Kirke
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Jemima Kirke

Jemima Kirke's messy 'do proves that grown-out roots aren't always a bad thing.

FYI: Byrdie editors always get compliments when they wear their hair like this.

This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

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