The Only Guide to the Different Types of Bob Haircuts You Need

Many of us have a little voice in our heads chanting, "Chop it off!" as we gaze at our hair in the mirror. There's just something about a bob haircut that feels enticing whenever we're in need of a change. It's continually one of the year's biggest haircut trends for a reason. While deciding to take the plunge and cut your hair into a bob can be difficult, once you do, you'll have a ton of options when it comes to styling. Who knows, maybe getting a bob hairstyle will allow you to unlock that main-character energy that you've been chasing all along. (Just look at Hailey Bieber's fresh cut.)

The short bob haircut is one of the most versatile hairstyles for short hair. That's what makes it so great: it works for all hair types and textures and looks drastically different depending on the length, layers, or inclusion of bangs. Popular variations include the blunt bob, A-line bob haircut (aka angled bob haircut), sliced bob, "box" bob, and stacked bob haircut — and that's only a select few from a long list.

Plenty of A-list celebrities are big fans of the chin-grazing style. In addition to Bieber, you also have Millie Bobby Brown, who brought back her bob for her 19th birthday, Emma Stone, who resurrected her iconic bob, and Lily Allen, who got a bob and went blond. We'd also be remiss not to mention Emily Ratajkowski, who went shorter than ever before with her recent bob haircut and bangs.

Ahead, we're breaking down the chicest types of bob haircuts out there — from the "flob" to the cool french bob — that will convince you to lean into your short-hair impulses.

— Additional reporting by Haley Lyndes and Sarah Siegel

Hailey Bieber's Choppy Bob Haircut

Bieber's bob haircut is choppy with soft layering throughout.

Millie Bobby Brown's Bob Haircut

Brown's bob haircut features flipped-in ends for a slightly retro feel.

Italian Bob Haircut

As seen on Simona Tabasco from "The White Lotus," the Italian bob is luminous and wavy with lots of texture and body.

Curly Bob Haircut

Bobs look stunning on curly hair, as seen here.

Medium Bob Haircut

A medium bob haircut is great for anyone on the fence about chopping off their hair — you still should be able to put it in a low ponytail with this length.

Long Bob Haircut

If you're afraid of going too short, opt for a long bob haircut that reaches your clavicle.

Curly Bob Haircut With Bangs

Pair your curly bob haircut with bangs for an ultra-voluminous look.

A-Line Bob Haircut

For a more dramatic cut, go for the ever-popular A-line bob haircut.

Angular Bob Haircut

Angular bobs can be softer if you add more layers to the style and don't go as short.

Sleek Bob Haircut

A sleek bob haircut looks great styled with a middle part and lots of shine on the ends.

Pixie Bob Haircut

If you're not afraid of going super short, the pixie bob haircut can be a great head-turning option.

Textured Bob Haircut

Textured bobs are great for those with wavy and curly hair textures. For this type of haircut, a texturizer is your best friend.

Shaggy Bob Haircut

Shed all of that extra length and dead ends with a short, chin-grazing shaggy bob.

Bob Haircut With Bangs

Bangs elevate your traditional bob haircut in seconds.

Choppy Bob Haircut

To add lots of body and movement to your hair, opt for a choppy bob haircut.

Bob Haircut With Layers

If you're looking for something with a lot of texture, a layered bob haricut is for you.

Box Bob Haircut

The box bob perfectly frames the face for a sharp, angular look.

Wavy Bob Haircut

If you have wavy hair, you'll find that styling your bob is easy without any heat as long as you have the right products.

Bob Haircut With Layers

Layers don't have to be choppy — you can get smooth, cascading ones like this.

Micro Bob Haircut With Bangs

A micro bob is one of the shortest types of bobs out there. It's great for those daring enough to try it.

Flob Bob Haircut

The "flob" haircut features ends that are flicked in for an added touch of personality.

Inverted Bob Haircut

An inverted bob haircut is slightly longer in the front and shorter in the back, creating a face-framing style.

Wavy Long Bob Haircut

This long bob haircut has a lot of texture at the ends of the hair for movement.

Blunt Bob Haircut

The blunt bob haircut pairs perfectly with the micro bangs at the front.

Curly Bob Haircut

It's a misconception that those with curly hair can't wear a bob haircut. In reality, the style can look ultra sophisticated.

Angular Wavy Bob Haircut

The angular bob is a classic choice. It makes for a head-turning haircut and looks great with wavy hair.

Textured Bob Haircut

A textured bob haircut works great for those with thick hair — it'll give you so much body.

Wavy-Long Bob Haircut

Not big on change? Ease into your new look with a long bob haircut.

Pixie Bob Haircut

An ultra-short, pixie-bob-haircut combo is great for anyone who's over the maintenance that comes with having long hair.

Short Bob Haircut

This short bob haircut is really soft and flattering.

Bob Haircut With Wispy Bangs

The wispy bangs on this choppy bob haircut are the icing on top of the cake.

Sharp A-Line Bob Haircut

If you really want to make a statement, go for a sharp A-line bob.

Shaggy Bob Haircut

A shaggy bob is the perfect I-woke-up-like-this style that requires minimal styling to look good.