A layered bob cut features the classic bob style, cut in varying long and short layers to project an illusion of length and volume. The bob is a short to medium-length straight blunt haircut which either takes a dome shape or hugs the face.
Traditional bobs are sometimes associated with 1900s Hollywood film actresses and the flapper girls of the jazz era. Layering the hairstyle is a more modern trend and is sometimes called a "shaggy bob." Other bob styles include shingle bobs, Asian bobs, buzz-cut bobs and A-line bobs, all of which can be worn straight or wavy. Although bobs can be cut in varying lengths, the intention of the cut is to have a short hairdo that retains enough length to create various hairstyles with it.