Just when we thought we were out, they pull us back in. We just started to commit to growing our hair long again when Mindy Kaling went and got the cutest bob hairstyle we’ve seen in a while. Ready to go for the chop again too? It may be short, but there are dozens of ways to style a bob. Here are our top picks for the summer.

Asymmetric Bob

1. Asymmetric Bob: If you fall somewhere in the middle on the long hair/short hair spectrum, just go with both with an edgy asymmetric cut for the best of both worlds. (via Indie Jane)

Half Up Twisted Bob

2. Half-Up Twisted Bob: Twist back the longer pieces from the front and secure them with bobby pins to create an elegant half-up ‘do. (via Schwarzkopf Professionals)

Deep Side Part Bob

3. Deep Side Part: One of the easiest ways to flip up your style game? Flip up your part. Go for a deep side part to evoke that effortless French-girl appeal. (via A Cup of Jo)

Dutch Boy Bob

4. Dutch Boy Bob: If you’ve got strong bone structure and a love of red lipstick, you were made to wear this fierce hairstyle. (via @micahgianneli)

Blonde Bob

5. Blonde Bob: Thinking of going blonde? Read these expert tips for finding your perfect shade. (Tip: Leave a dramatic dye job to the professionals!) (via @salonchristol)

Side Braid Bob

6. Side Braid: This look is so versatile. Two French braids will keep your hair off your face during workouts, or you can top the look with a hair accessory to make it formal. (via Rasysa)

Slicked Back Bob

7. Slicked Back Bob: You don’t need long locks like Kendall Jenner to rock this badass look. (via Byrdie)

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8. Beachy Waves: Same goes for salty, wavy beach hair. It’ll work even at the bob length and looks very #IWokeUpLikeThis. (via Karla’s Closet)

Bohemian Bob

9. Bohemian Headband: Second-day hair not cooperating? Tie a headscarf to cover up those roots, then throw on some feather earrings and natural makeup for a carefree look. (via November Grey)

Updo Bob

10. Updo Bob: Once your bob has grown out a little bit, give it a curl then pin it up in this super easy style for formal occasions. (via The Small Things Blog)

Silk Pressed Bob

11. Silk Pressed Bob: Silk pressing your hair doesn’t require any oil or grease like a traditional press and curl — only a ceramic or titanium flat iron. It’s a fab technique to get a silky, sleek bob that lasts until your next shampoo. (via @thecutlife)

Tiny Ponytail

12. Tiny Ponytail: It may be an itty bitty ponytail, but this tutorial teaches you to get tons of volume out of your bob. (via Keiko Lynn)

Blunt Bangs Bob

13. Blunt Bangs: You’d look bangin’ with a mod fringe and some vintage frames. (via Faces by the Sartorialist)


14. Hair Bow: Go girly to your next BFF brunch with playful curls and a large bow. Just wear something a little more dressed down to avoid looking too twee. (via Finch + Fawn)

Hair Clip Bob

15. Hair Clip: It can be tempting to grow your hair long for the big day, but it’s definitely not necessary. A hair clip will instantly glam up your bridal bob. (via Whimsical Wonderland Weddings)

Braided Bob

16. Braided Bob: Check out this beauty’s YouTube video that answers all your FAQs about box braids. Her number one tip for getting that bend at the bottom of the bob? Get yourself a high-quality braider. (via @naturally_candace)

4 Bob Styles

17. 4 Easy Styles: These four basic hairstyles are so easy to do that there’s basically no excuse not to do them before work or class. (via JaaackJack)

Slick Messy Bob

18. Messy, Slicked Back Bob: If polished and put together is so not your vibe, shake things up. Nylon created Tavi Gevinson’s “’90s supermodel” look with Oribe Gold Lust Nourishing Hair Oil. (via Nylon)

Vintage Wave

19. Vintage Wave: Mad Men may have ended, but Betty Draper’s perfect coif will live on forever thanks to this tutorial. (via Sunnie Brook)


20. Flower Crown: You know what they say: Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair. And DIY them while you’re at it. (via Burnetts Boards)

Dreadlock Bob

21. Dreadlock Bob: We often see long dreadlocks, but they also look stunning in a short bobbed shape. (via Thirsty Roots)

Faux Updo Bob

22. Faux Updo Bob: For those days when you’re wishing you had long hair, create the illusion of a full beehive with some clever teasing and a pretty silk scarf. (via Keiko Lynn)

Faux Gibson Tuck

23. Faux Gibson Tuck: Think you need long hair to create a Gibson tuck? Nope, bobbed girls can get in on the retro action too by rolling their ends up and over a hidden headband. (via Story by Modcloth)

Bouffant Bob

24. Bouffant: Ah, the bouffant — this is truly a hairstyle that got better with age. The insanely high helmet styles are out, and volumized updos are SO in. (via StyleCaster)


25. Pompadour: Growing out the bangs? Get them out of your face and into this super cute style. (via Cosmopolitan)

Romantic Braids Bob

26. Romantic Braids: This look may take hair that’s more lob than bob, but it creates a gorgeous crown for formal occasions. (via Style Me Pretty)


27. Beyonce’s Crimped Bob: If Queen Bey is your top hair icon, you’re going to want to follow this tutorial to get her #flawless crimped bob look. (via Brit + Co)

What’s your favorite way to change up your bob? Give us yet another reason to chop off our hair in the comments below!