If you don’t want to be weighed down by the sheer length of Lemonade braids but are still looking for a protective style, braided bobs are the perfect match for you. Though the short cut of the hair might seem to also cut your stylistic options in the process, bobs still leave enough wiggle room for creativity and individuality.

Here are 12 of the many braided bob hairstyles we’re obsessed with right now.

1. Accessorized Fulani Braid Bob

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@creative.precision

Stand apart from the other bob rockers with this short Fulani style. To bring the style out even more, embellish the look with clear, wooden, or any other styled beads of your choice.

2. Half Up, Half Down Bob

@realworldrae

Bringing part of the bob up allows you to play around with the look as well as overall volume of your hair. To achieve this style, pull the top layer of braids to the back and then secure it with a pin.

3. Faux Locs Bob

Image:@rockthefro

These faux locs are too beautiful to pass up. They're neat and look so natural. These locs would be great for Summer adventures.

4. Long Braided Bob

@jessbeautydesigner

A long bob might seem like an oxymoron, but hear us out. Sweeping past the shoulders, longer braided bobs give you more to work with: whether that means more room for voluminous buns, extra braid cuffs, or extra inches of braiding string. A stylish hat also mixes well with this fancy, braided look.

5. Red Braided Bob

@taylordddd._

Red is the first color detected by the human eye, and you’ll be the first one to attract attention with such a stylistic statement. Gold, not silver, cuffs will make this bold bob style pop out even more.

6. Tribal Box Braid Bob

@thehairplug05

This bobbed version of the common, long jumbo braids look is much lighter on the shoulders than its lengthier counterpart. Adding braiding string to the style as well as hair cuffs compliment the thickness of each individual braid.

7. Ombre

@mcmlondon

Can’t decide between two colors for your next look? Meet in the middle with an elegant ombre. To add even more color to this vivid hairstyle, add on an elaborate head scarf or hat.

8. Feed-in Braided Bob

@braidedbytee

Adding feed-in braids to your next braided bob hairstyle will result in a more intricate, sophisticated look that’s bound to turn heads. Braids of a lighter color, like platinum blonde, will bring even more attention to the complex rows.

9. Braided Bob with Cuffed Ends

@hairbysusy

This style is perfect for those who like to keep it simple. The addition of not one, but two, golden hair cuffs to the end of each braid emphasize this clean-cut, bob shape even more.

10. Stylish Head Wrap

@thelondoncurls

Who knew a headwrap could make you look like a whole new woman? Popping on a technicolor wrap or head wrap such as the one above can make your bob as fresh as it was leaving the stylist.

11. Braided Bob with Bun

@hairbycherice

This bob alternative is perfect for those whose fresh braided bob has become a dull, repetitive style. If you plan on creating a bun from the bob, it’s recommended that you ask your stylist to layer the hairstyle enough to make this possible.

12. Electric Blues and Hues Braided Bob

@jdivastyles

Last but definitely not least, this highlighted blunt bob is bound to shock everyone who crosses your path. Silver cuffs placed at the very end of each bring out this bright blue’s electric hue even more. Which look is your favorite? Share with us in the comments!