Outgrown Bob: Why is this length so adorable and how can you style it (Tips + Ideas)

by Anjelina

To cut or not to cut – that is the question here. Every year, for those who regularly go to the hairdresser, the moment comes when they have to decide whether they are ready for a new haircut. People with longer hair consider getting a bob cut, and those with short hair consider leaving a few extra inches to feel the wind in their hair. But now you don’t have to decide. The outgrown bob is the latest haircut that gives you the best of both worlds.

Outgrown Bob: Why is this hairstyle so fascinating?

fascinating outgrown bob hairstyle what makes it unique

Unlike long bob (lob), the outgrown bob follows very different rules. It says goodbye to the structured and smooth cut reserved for bob hairstyles. And if you’re tired of going to the hairdresser every 4–6 weeks, the outgrown bob must be something to consider. The good news is that it can also be very elegant!

Thanks to the versatile length and the fact that your locks are long enough to effortlessly wear a ponytail or low bun, this look is definitely something to fall in love with. The best part? The hairstyle can be worn in a variety of ways. Opt for soft waves or full curls – there are no limits to this hairstyle and honestly, your hair will thank you.

outgrown bob tips and ideas to style it


Need some inspiration for an outgrown bob? Read on to see the haircut in all its glory, and of course, learn some styling options too.

How to style medium length hair – A low bun

low bun simple classic hairstyle for long and medium length hair

Low bun is a classic and simple hairstyle, especially if you already have the length for it. With a hair tie, a few bobby pins and hairspray, this look is easy to achieve. This styling looks great on all hair lengths and all hair sections, whether in the middle or on the side. It is also the perfect look for any type of event. It looks great when you’re dressing up, but also when you’re lounging in your sweatpants at home! This low bun is also easy to change up with different accessories. Make it messy one day and sleek the next, and you’ll create two different looks.

Outgrown bob on curly hair – Lighten the ends

outgrown bob lighten ends curly hair

If you have curly hair, this is an opportunity to add some dimension to your hair by lightening the ends. It is important that the contrast between the two colors is not too great. We therefore advise you to choose a color that is just one or two shades lighter than the rest of your hair. This refreshes your look, creates the illusion of even more volume, and gives a radiant halo around you in sunny weather.

Half Bun – How to do the coolest bun hairstyle?

half bun cute hairdo for mid length hair

This hairstyle is probably the easiest and most commonly used on this list. Take the classic half-up, half-down hairstyle and turn the half-up part into a casual bun. This hairstyle is perfect for grabbing the few uncomfortably long strands in the front and pulling them back and out of the face. If your grown-out bob has fringe, now is a good time to take it down. The fringe will definitely spice up this classic look.

This hairstyle suits everyone and all you need is a hair tie! The messier the bun, the better.

Style the outgrown bob into a faux French braid

faux French braid easy to do yourseld divide hair into sections

Maybe your hair isn’t long enough to braid yet, but this hairstyle is suitable for any hair length! Instead of braiding your hair, you simply separate it into 3-4 sections. The first section is tucked into a clear plastic elastic and twisted in on itself. Repeat this for subsequent sections while gathering the hair around the previous sections – and you have a faux French braid.

Tip: You can also make two faux French braids and gather them into a small bun. This hairstyle is very easy to do with a few clear elastics and possibly bobby pins (depending on the length of your hair).

Elegant hairstyle for open hair with medium length

elegant look open hairstyle curled ends

If you are invited to a fancy event and want to style your grown out hair, this hairstyle will make a great impression. After you come out of the bathroom, add a volumizing product to your hair. Bend your head down and blow dry like this to give your strands even more volume. Then take your straightener or curling iron and curl the bottom part of your hair just briefly. The idea is to get only soft waves. Then take a comb and sweep the strands around your face and fix them with hairspray. Secure them with bobby pins on both sides behind your ears. Add big, elegant earrings and a classic makeup and you’re done.

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