The stacked bob haircut saw its heyday back at the beginning of the 2000s when everyone who was someone was sporting one. Since then, its fame dwindled down a bit and it was even, at one point, included in the ‘mom bob’ category.
However, the end of the 2010s saw a rebirth of the stacked bob. So, one question arises: how do we make it modern and cool again? Here are some tantalizing ideas to inspire you to get a modern stacked bob!
1. The Messy Chopped Stacked Bob Haircut
If the beginning of the 2000s were all about keeping the hair sleek and fleek, then the end of the 2010s was all about messy hair and the ‘I woke up like this’ look. Give the stacked bob a chance to look casual and messy, like above.
2. Bed Head Stacked Bob Haircut
Building on the ‘I woke up like this’ look, this is what the bed head stacked bob looks like. It’s an effortless style to pull off as all you’ll need is a bit of hair mousse. Run your fingers through your hair to get the desired result.
3. Glossy Stacked Bob
This version of the stacked bob is closer to what women used to wear back in the 2000s. The secret is a healthy dose of glossing agent (such as hair oil or hair spray). You can use organic argan oil or even olive oil too!
4. Copper Balayage Stacked Bob Cut
This lovely bob was treated to an amazing copper balayage that shines in the sun like molten gold. Mix it with some chestnut brown for the underlying color or even leave it in your natural hair color.
5. Perfectly Rounded Stacked Bob
This is a nape-length stacked bob that has been rounded in the back to give it a more elegant appearance. The hair itself is very straight and sleek with a dark undertone but a very light and frothy blonde on top.
6. The Shaggy Inverted Bob
This is a version of the stacked bob that many stylists actually advise you to be very careful about. This is because this short and bob version of the shag will look very uneven when growing out, especially as it transitions from short hair to mid-length.
7. The Asymmetrical Stacked Bob Haircut
The reason why the stacked bob also bears the name ‘asymmetrical bob’ is obvious. The haircut must have a longer front which ends in a set of long, twin strands and a short and layered back.
8. Wavy Short Stacked Bob Haircut
This is how a short, stacked bob looks like after you’ve used your hair curler on it. Curling the hair will help add some extra volume. Plus, when it’s wavy, you can see the layers a lot better than when it’s straight.
9. The Brown Pixie Bob
There’s a fine line between a long pixie cut and a short bob haircut. Therefore, you need to be very careful what you tell your hairstylist and, more importantly, how much of the hair should be cut off.
10. The Victoria Beckham
There was a time in Victoria Beckham’s life back in the 2000s when she looked like this. She used to wear a lot of stacked bob hairstyles (and classy cuts too) and she really made this super short, bottle blonde bob work.
11. Silver and Purple Stacked Bob Hairstyles
This is a silver stacked bob with just a hint of purple. You can keep your natural graying hair if you want and are proud of it or you can dye it to look like this. Either way, the pop of purple color will help bring out the layers and the pops of purple too.
12. Chestnut Stacked Bob Haircut
Speaking of natural hair colors, here’s another one that you can either keep if you are blessed with it by nature or get it out of a bottle if you fell in love with it. This is a superb shade of chestnut – a deep and rich shade of brown.
13. The Tousled Stacked Bob Haircut for Wavy Hair
This is a jaw-length, tousled bob that brings forth the natural brown hair color by combining it with copper highlights in several shades. Both the styling and the colors make it the perfect haircut and hairstyle for fall and even the spring season.
14. Extra Short Stacked Bob Haircut
This extra short bob is everything you could ask for on a hot, summer’s day. It will help free the nape and neck from the sweltering heat. Plus, it looks really cool even when kept in a single, uniform hair color.
15. Stacked Bob Haircut Back View
Here’s a comprehensive view of what a bob haircut looks like from behind. You can clearly see the straight line it forms that cut clear across the neck as well as all the layers going up that give it its bounce and mobility.
16. Curly Stacked Bob Haircut
A stacked bob is typically a good idea for curly hair as long as it is well cut and not too short or long (the hairstylist must take the type of curl and curls pattern into account).
17. Stacked Bob with Highlights
When you get this type of highlights, they will distract the attention from the layers in the back and instead focus it on the asymmetrical and thin hair strands that adorn the side of the head.
18. Dusty Purple Stacked Bob
If you want to dye your hair in an unconventional color but are too afraid of a big change, why not try something muted and non-committal? This is a dusty and dark purple that can also be obtained through some well-placed highlights.
19. Curly Bob with an Undercut
One easy way of bringing the stacked bob into the 2010s is by getting an undercut or an undershave with it. Get it right below the layers and in between the two asymmetrical strands on the sides to make them truly pop out!
20. Stacked Bob Haircut with Shaved Design Undercut
Make the undercut even more spectacular by cutting a design into it. For example, it is easy to go for a geometric or flower design such as the one above. Also, this picture goes to show just how easy it is to hide away such an undercut (in case there’s any need for this).
21. Edgy Stacked Bob Haircut
This is an edgy and angled, asymmetrical, razor cut stacked bob with a wavy texture. The color is a shade of raven brunette that was made all the more luscious through the use of a glossing agent. Also, the longest tips in the front were dipped in blonde.
22. Purple Gray Curly Bob
This very asymmetrical, stacked bob with a textured and messy finish is made all the more special by its color: a mix of gray and purple highlights and overtones on a dark base. We recommend using hair products such as hair wax or mousse for styling the strands to look this way.
23. The Rihanna Bob Cut
Singer and self-proclaimed ‘bad girl’ Rihanna went through a lot of hairstyles and hair lengths over the years. One of the first ones was this ultra-short stacked bob which allowed her to flaunt her beautiful and impeccable natural curls. This can be a great way to style thick hair.
24. The Platinum Bob with Purple Highlights
As you well may have noticed, platinum or silver plus purple make for a very popular and beloved hair color combination. Here (as in the previous examples) its made all the prettier and more obvious by the layers of this stacked and short bob.
25. Platinum Bob with Pink Peekaboos
Peekaboo highlights are a wonderful way to update any hairstyle – and even hair color, for that matter. If you’re a little tired or bored with your platinum blonde hair, why not add a handful of peekaboos and watch that stacked bob haircut spring to life?
You can wear ombre even on short hair! Not convinced? Then check out this short ombre hair article for inspiration!
26. Indigo Stacked Bob Haircut
As far as peekaboo highlights go, you can go as unconventional as you want to with the color mixes and shades. This is classic brunette hair with matte indigo highlights that accentuate all the lines of the haircut as well as all the layers. It will work wonders no matter the hair type.
27. Ice and Fuchsia Stacked Bob Style
This style is called ice and fuchsia because it’s a combination of ice blonde hair with fuchsia pink underlights and some soft, pastel pink melt tips. We especially love how the two colors highlight each other in this medium-length angled bob.
28. Pine and Blonde Bob Style
Here’s another interesting combination, this time between pine green and bottle blonde. Undoubtedly, it’s a bold one, but once you get it, you won’t regret it! This can easily become a winter wonder as well as a spring hair revival.
29. Opal Hair on Stacked Bob Haircut
Opal hair is not easy to get, but it can definitely be worth the effort. Also, be careful! In no way try this at home on your own – leave it to the hands of a professional to get the best results.
30. Orchid Stacked Bob Haircut for Straight Hair
Speaking of dyeing your hair at home, here’s a tip. Orchid is not a shade of pink – in fact, it’s a shade of purple. This nugget of info might prove itself useful when you’re mixing dyes to get the right shade.
Nonetheless, the look above is professionally made as the color is applied on layers. The top layer is a light blonde that passes through pastel pink until ending in orchid.
31. Stacked Bob with a Headband
Headbands have always been a fantastic way to accessorize and also to create a separation between the hair and any types of bangs. It creates definition and adds a bit of easy glamour to what would otherwise be an everyday hairstyle.
32. Opera Mauve Stacked Bob Hairstyle
Opera mauve is another amazing shade belonging to the extensive shades of purple family. This one is a theatrical and rich hue that offers a dramatic effect. It will positively shine in the spring and summer sun or the best seasons to wear this color combination.
33. Matte Iris Stacked Bob Haircut
Are you ready for some more purple love? This time, we’re showing you iris, a shade that won over our hearts with its cold and powdery qualities as well as its wonderful matte finish. Pro tip – wear it with a pinup inspired makeup as this scarlet lipstick and cat eyeliner combo.
34. White Stacked Bob
One of the main trends in hair color, as you might have noticed, has been wearing extreme shades of blonde. This means arctic, iceberg, milk, platinum, silver, and white blonde. Also, don’t be afraid to pair the blonde with other hues such as purple or even pink.
35. Deep Blue Highlights
Deep blue and glossy highlights on dark brunette hair have the unique quality of upgrading it without changing it too much. You can only notice the highlights in direct sunlight or when the hair is in motion.
36. Amethyst Purple Bob Hairstyle
There really seems to be no shortage of purple shades when it comes to hair color options. This is the forever fascinating amethyst that looks like your hair has borrowed its color from the precious gem.
37. Iceberg Stacked Bob
We’ve already mentioned iceberg blonde as part of the extreme blonde color trend so now, it’s time to see what it looks like. The great thing about it is that you can pair it with any kind of makeup and it can work wonders on thin hair too!
38. Throwback Stacked Bob Haircut
As we previously stated, the stacked bob had a big moment in the spotlight back in the 2000s. Take this picture as a frame of reference between the original and modern versions of this haircut.
39. Gorgeous Stacked Bob Haircut
There are no limits when it comes to the side strands of this hairstyle or more exactly, to how long or short you can make them. This side part bob, for example, goes to beautifully exemplify this. The only rule of the stacked bob is that it has a shorter and layered nape.
40. Rose Blonde Stacked Hairstyle
Before being replaced by copper and brass as the new trends of the metallic hype, there was rose gold and rose blonde. This is what it looked like, and even now, we consider it an absolutely stunning way to color the hair!
41. Brunette Hair and Cherry Highlights
This combination is not for the faint of heart because it asks you to mix two opposing and very strong colors – black and red. However, if styled correctly, they will highlight instead of cancel each other out.
42. Cute Stacked Bob Haircut
The perfect Instagram picture is only one haircut away! How well does that sound? All you need to do is show your stylist this cute picture, and you’ll have more followers than you have dreamed of in no time.
43. Red Raspberry Long Stacked Bob
There’s red hair, and then there are the many red hair colors. This, for example, is red raspberry, a scrumptious and rusty red in which you can almost see the forest fruit. It also beautifully brings out the layers cut in the hair despite being a solid color.
44. Mulberry Wine Stacked Bob with Bangs
The same goes for this shade of red and purple which is known as mulberry wine. It’s a deep crimson red with just the right number of purple highlights streaked through it. The result looks almost like the swirls of red wine in a glass!
45. Ruby Red Stacked Layers
We continue our journey through the many shades of red with this ruby red, a deep and silky shade of red that will highlight your eyes no matter their color! The fact that the red was applied to the bangs only helps make them even more effective.
46. Casual Stacked Bob Haircut
As we mentioned in the beginning, at some point in its long history, the stacked bob was included in the ‘mom haircut’ category. However, this doesn’t mean that it must look or be straight and boring. Get creative and make yours wavy and (or) add some blonde highlights to it!
47. Blown Up Stacked Long Bob
Blowing up your hair hasn’t been a major trend for quite a while now. Still, you can try blow drying it if you have the perfect face shape for it or if you want to add a few inches to your height without resorting to high heels.
48. Stacked Bob Haircut Updos
A stacked bob can also make for the perfect grounds to try a half up half down hairstyle. Tease the back into a beehive to give it some extra body and use a handful of bobby pins instead of a scrunchie to make it look more elegant and grownup.
49. Stacked Bob with Long Bangs
If you don’t want to go the traditional ‘triangle’ way – which means short, layered back and two strands of hair curtaining the sides of your face – then opt for a set of long bangs and wear them side-swept.
50. Formal Stacked Bob Haircut
The beauty of the stacked bob is that, when you are attending a formal event, all you need to do to style it and make it high-class is to straighten it out. It’s a really simple solution that will nonetheless look very glamorous!
Whether you decide on the classical stacked bob, an extra short one, a long and feathery bob or a stylish bob with bangs, you have hit the styling jackpot!
Also, so you’ll know the stacked bob haircut is also called a layered or a graduated bob because the layers at the back help add a lot of volume to the mane.
There are very many ways to style and wear this type of bob, so let us know in the comment section below which one of these ideas was your favorite and which you’re just dying to try out!