30 Curly Bob Hairstyles That Simply Rock

For ages the standard thought was that curly hair looked better longer because of it’s natural tendency to grow wide first and then down. However, this thought can be tossed out with that tube television. Curly bob hairstyles are feminine, playful and easy to style. So go on and try out some of these rockin’ styles!

Specialized Deva Cut

Specialized Deva Cut hairstyleInstagram @curlygirlsarah

Q&A with style creator, Sarah Frazier
Goldwell Color Stylist / Deva Curl Inspired Stylist @ John Edwards Salon and Day Spa in Bellevue, NE

How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This is a specialized haircut for curly hair by Deva Curl haircare called a Deva Cut. I love the Deva Cut because it personalizes the haircut to the client’s needs based on their curl pattern.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I am a Deva-Inspired Stylist and I use Deva Curl products. I used their styling cream, spray gel, and hairspray to achieve this look.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This hairstyle would be great on anyone with medium to tight curl patterns. I highly recommend finding a Deva Stylist if you have curly hair!

Layered Curly Bob

Layered Curly Bob hairstyleInstagram @emphasisonyea

Q&A with style creator, Anyea Garrido
Hairstylist / DevaCurl Stylist @ Salon Belor in Cape Cod, MA


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

The volume with this layered curly bob is my favorite!

When curls are cut dry and in their natural state, you are able to personalize the shape to each client. I like to keep the perimeter pretty square and strong, but when I add the layers, I use little to no tension to prevent cutting too much. Curly hair is all about the shape!

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

To maintain and recreate this look, I suggest sulfate-free, paraben-free and silicone-free products to ensure the curls will stay properly hydrated and healthy. I only use Deva Curl products. When curls are wet (soaking wet not damp), apply a cream. If you have thicker hair, I suggest sectioning to create an even application. I find that raking the cream through curls is best. After the cream application, I scrunch a gel into the hair followed by a microfiber towel to scrunch the excess water out.

For this look, I used Deva Curl Supercream and Deva Curl Arc Angel Gel. Then air dry or diffuse, but don’t touch those beautiful curls until they are 100% dry! Once dry, have fun with your hair. Flip your head over, shake it out, or scrunch your way to big, beautiful curls!

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

The great thing about this layered curly bob is that the cut is personalized to each face shape and curl pattern. You can’t go wrong! If you don’t like volume, I suggest not shaking your hair out at the end, and when applying the products, apply in a downward raking motion to elongate your curls.

Candy Flossing

Q&A with style creator, Claire Criswell
Hairstylist @ Crowning Glory Hair Studio in Burbank, CA


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I call this look “candy flossing” (used pulpriot). It can be worn a multitude of ways and always look great. That’s the perfect thing about it it’s fun no matter what you pair it with.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I used Kevin Murphy products to style this look. Before blow drying, use Young.Again serum. This is a great heat protection product and leaves hair with a nice shine. Using Body.Builder mousse enhances the volume of the hair.

The curls were created using Hot Tools 1-inch curling iron (a great trick of the trade is to take different size sections of hair the you are curling). The hair is set with Session.Spray and finished off with a couple sprays of Shimmer Me Blonde for a healthy looking shine.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

Any client could have this look. The soft pastels make it a very versatile style that anyone could rock. It’s chic and ultra femme. As with any hair trend, confidence is the key!

Waterfall Layers

Q&A with style creator, Hailey Elizabeth Nagel Smith
Hairapist / Blonde Specialist / Deva Curl Level 2 Certified @ Royal Volume Salon in Downtown, Charleston, SC


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

To me this is a low-maintenance, waterfall layered curly bob with multi-dimensional highlights in a graduated manner. I love the freedom it gives/represents. This chick had been relaxing her hair for years and was inspired by curly girls on Instagram, so she began the outgrowth of the permanent chemical and a year later was ready to get rid of the damaged ends. She was also back to a healthy enough curl state that we could introduce highlights. She now has the freedom to look and truly be natural with very minimal upkeep.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

First, it is very necessary to condition in the shower with a paddle/wet brush. It is way easier to get through if the hair is really well saturated by a deep conditioning mask and water. You want to make sure to follow your personal hair direction and part-= line while stroking the curls, gently beginning at the ends of the hair and working your way up. Once fully detangled and feels of the consistency of “seaweed”, rinse lightly.

At this time, apply your choice of curl enhancing/taming product. I prefer cream products like Wired by Rusk and workable gel products like Curl Gloss by Oribe. It depends on the hair and curl type. Dry with a microfiber towel or an old t-shirt in order to avoid snagging the hair and causing the curl formation to disconnect. At this point, some curly girls need to apply clips at the root to help give lift and some do not. Also, depending on your schedule and personal preferences, I recommend air drying, defusing or drying using a hooded dryer.

Wear as many days as you can stand to go without washing! I go about two weeks on average. This does not mean no rinsing with water, just don’t shampoo so as to let your natural oils enhance your curls’ health.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This look is perfect for those who have damaged curl ends and need a new start to their curl life, or anyone who wants to have an awesome curly bob. The roundness of the face should be taken into consideration when shaping is taking place. For example, the symmetry of the chin and crown as well as jawline structure should be considered.

The cut works well for any lifestyle upkeepwise, and is generally low maintenance. It may need to be touched up every eight to nine weeks or so, but that depends on how much outgrowth you like to allow. Some people need a re-shaping within four weeks because their back line has gotten out of shape. I offer free neck trims so you can go longer in between cuts if you so desire.

Enhanced Curls

Enhanced Curls hairstyleInstagram @hojojojo

Q&A with style creator, Holly Johnson
Stylist / Colorist @ Style House Salon in Nashville, TN


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

We enhanced these existing curls by making them voluminous and more defined. My favorite thing about this look is the height I was able to get out of her hair while still looking soft and manageable.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I recommend Shu Uemura Kaze Wave on clean, towel dried hair, then spray Shu Uemura Depsea Foundation throughout. Blow dry with 25mm round brush. After drying, spray on Shu Uemura Texture Wave section by section before curling it with 3/4 Marcel iron from Hot Tools. Once the curls cool, finish off by lifting and expanding the hair with your fingertips (from the scalp, up and out) and Shu Uemura Cotton Uzu.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

Clients with existing curls love when their curls look soft and effortless. Products definitely played a huge role in creating this look, but even a single curl cream with a diffuser blown upside down could do the trick! By simply using a smaller iron to curl (after completely dry), it really defines your curls while still keeping the overall style looking soft. This look has the ability to look great for a couple days!

Lightened Up Bob

Q&A with style creator, Carole Rickiby
Stylist and Salon Owner @ Tusk Hairdressing in London, UK


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This look is a slightly graduated bob with a few long layers. Our client had some grey hair but didn’t want to color her hair all over because it would be too much upkeep.

We lightened up some pieces, mainly coming from the underneath, so as not to show when growing out. Then we used the Goldwell Colors. These are anti-allergy colors and can be topped up without damaging the hair.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

Try Moroccan Oil combined with a little bit of mousse to hold the curl.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This look is great on naturally curly hair. It’s a wash-and-go style, so no maintenance!

Voluminous Round Bob

Voluminous Round Bob hairstyleInstagram @hairslaybytay

Q&A with style creator, Taylor Capaldo
Hairstylist and Makeup Artist @ Lavish Salon in Providence, RI


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

My favorite thing about this look is that it is screaming volume and character! This haircut really shows off the fullness and body of her hair. It has a beautiful round shape to it, along with a trendy bang and some fun layers. It shows off the beautiful dimension in her hair color and brings out the definition of each and every curl!

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I always recommend all DevaCurl products when styling my curly clients. For this look, I first cleansed and conditioned her hair with No-Poo Decadence and One Condition Decadence. I chose to layer two products on top of each other, leaving the hair saturated with product. The first layer of product that I used was the Supercream Coconut Curl Styler to define, moisturize and smooth out her curls. The second product I used was the B’Leave-In Miracle Curl Plumper to control and create volume to the hair. She then sat under a dryer until she was completely dry. After she finished drying, I shook her hair out and fluffed it out as big as we could get it!

You can maintain this look and help your “second day hair” stay just as big and fun by using The Curl Maker Curl Boosting Spray Gel or Mist-er Right Dream Curl Refresher. All of the DevaCurl products are activated with water, so it is easy to just wake up, spray your hair with a spray bottle of water, and then use these products to continue rocking your healthy curls for the week!

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I would recommend this haircut for any curly client with this curl pattern and hair type. Anyone who wants to have full hair with a lot of body and movement, along with a fun bang, will love this hairstyle!

All of the stylists at Lavish Salon LLC, in Providence, RI are curly cut specialists who love to cater to their curly clients. It can be overwhelming when first starting your curly hair journey, which is why we all find it very important here at Lavish Salon to teach our clients all they need to know about how to properly take care of their curls and rock their curls every day with confidence!

Wavy Layers

Wavy Layers hairstyleInstagram @devadoll10

Q&A with style creator, Lynne DaSilva
Deva Certified Curl Specialist / Deva Curl Educator @ Acappella Salon in Temecula, CA


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I would describe this look as a wavy layered bob.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I recommend DevaCurl products to maintain and recreate this look. Specifically, wash with DevaCurl No Poo Cleanser and condition with DevaCurl One Conditioner. Apply a layer of DevaCurl Frizz Free Foam and a layer of Deva Curl Light Defining Gel. Finish by scrunching.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This style is very versatile. It works well for vavy and/or curly hair that is thick, thin, fine or coarse. It’s is also suitable for all face shapes by adjusting the length. It’s a great style for the gal on the go or the client trying to grow out her short haircut.

Bob + Short Fringe

Bob + Short Fringe hairstyleInstagram @mopsbymaxine

Q&A with style creator, Bella Maxine Weinstein
Senior Stylist @ Seven Hills Studio in Richmond, VA


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This is a take on a layered, a-line bob with a short fringe. I love the way we continued her fringe through the sides of her hairline which opens up her face and creates nice lines in a soft look.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

She has finer hair, so we used Bumble and bumble All Style at her roots to keep away oil and maintain volume. We used Bumble and bumble’s Curl Mousse through the mids to ends help enhance curl and hold the shape. We finished with the Bumble and bumble Dryspun to add more body and a little grit.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This look is perfect for all curly hair types who want something easy and flattering. The exaggerated fringe and face framing pieces are especially good for finer hair types because it creates the structure that finer hair lacks.

Shoulder-Length Curls

Q&A with style creator, Luvena Leslie
Owner / Licensed Cosmetologist / Hairstylist @ Luvena Leslie Curly Hair Salon in North Haven, CT


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I would describe this look as shoulder-length curly haircut with LOTS of layers. I painted light brown highlights on to accent her curls.

My favorite thing about this haircut is the amount of layers she has. It keeps her hair from having a boxy or triangular shape. Many of my clients abhor the “triangle”. Also, the highlights are light enough to make a statement, yet natural enough that they don’t scream for attention.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

To achieve this look, I used DevaCurl products. I washed and conditioned with Devacurl No-Poo and One Condition. I then used Devacurl Styling Cream and Arcangel Gel. Because I don’t recommend washing every day, the next morning she can use Devacurl’s Mr. Right to spritz and scrunch to reactivate the curls.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

One of the best things about this look is that pretty much anyone can wear it. Because the layers frame the face, it can flatter most face shapes. One huge benefit of this haircut is also the ability to put it up in a ponytail. Worse case scenario, a few curls won’t stay in the front area, but you can put in a few bobby pins or a headband to hold it back.

Lastly, with so many women desiring to wear their hair in its natural state, this style still looks professional and most likely wouldn’t draw attention from employers. My client is a professional singer and she can confidently wear her hair in this style without feeling as though her hair is taking attention away from her voice.

Sophisticated Curls

Sophisticated Curls hairstyleInstagram @eladia_devacurl

Q&A with style creator, Eladia Lebron
Colorist and Stylist @ Devachan Salon in Manhattan, NY


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This curly style is glamorous and sophisticated. The curls have the perfect definition and shape because they’ve been properly hydrated and individually defined.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

To create this look, it’s important to choose the right products according to your curl texture. This look was created With Devacurl Original Styling Cream for moisture and maximum curl definition. After the curls were dry, I separated them for a fuller, shiny, voluminous look using Devacurl Beautiful Mess. I rubbed the product between my hands and applied it, twisting each individual curl following it’s coil pattern. We finished with with Flexible Hairspray for hold with soft movement.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This look is for all curly gals who embrace their natural texture and are not afraid to show it off. It’s edgy and sophisticated.

Asymmetric Cut

Asymmetric Cut hairstyleInstagram @curlsbycandace

Q&A with style creator, Candace Witherspoon
Deva Certified Curl Specialist @ Hair By Candace Witherspoon in New York, NY


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I’ll describe this look as fun! My favorite thing is the slight asymmetrical shape because it adds a bit more character. This hair is fun, cool, modern and it moves.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I recommend a great moisturizing conditioner to help detangle and smooth down the curls. I also recommend an alcohol-free gel to help with frizz. The Devacurl Decadence Noo Poo and One Conditioner and the Devacurl Ultra Defining Gel are my two favorite products for this look.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I recommend this cut for a client with a rounder face shape because an asymmetrical cut elongates the face shape. Adding shorter pieces in the front that frames the face will give you a softer look. I always recommend layers which help the curls move and not look so bulky.

This look is great for someone with a simple lifestyle. It’s a wash, moisturize and air dry/diffuse type of style. It’s such a great cut for super curly hair!

70s-Inspired Bob

70s-Inspired Bob hairstyleInstagram @sarzmahal

Q&A with style creator, Sara Burke
Senior Stylist @ Black2Blond Salon Spa in Vancouver, BC, Canada


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I would describe this look as a modern take on the 70s bob. My favorite thing about this look is how the curls work to create softness and movement within a very square shape.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

For me, styling curly hair starts with the correct shampoo and conditioner. I used “La Biosthetique Curl Shampoo” to begin creating volume, then “La Biosthetique Anti Frizz Conditioner” to give some moisture to the hair but not weigh it down.

I then applied “La Biosthetique Fixature Mousse”. I love this mousse because it combines hold with a moisture binding agent, which is perfect for curls! I like to layer the product as I diffuse and once it’s fully dry, I blast the hair with a cold shot and apply a little more mousse to tame any excess frizz.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This look is perfect for most curly/wavy textures as it is so customizable. It’s best for medium to thicker textures as the layering offers a nice alternative to the typical heaviness thick curls can have. It’s a beautiful wash and wear look that is great for the low maintenance guest!

Softer Waves

Softer Waves hairstyleInstagram @hairby_chrissyw

Q&A with style creator, Chrissy Wells
Hairstylist @ Imago Hair Salon in Richmond, VA


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This is a softer look for the tight wavy texture. I love the amount of layers she has. With this length, it is easy for the shape to fall flat in a few months and turn into a triangle shape. But with these layers, she will be able to grow her length out longer without feeling too heavy at the bottom.

A short face frame in the front also helped achieve this shape. We were able to create shorter layers around her face to help with the longevity of the haircut. We also used “chunking” shears to take out weight but not add texture.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

We used Devacurl’s Decadence line (No Poo and One Condition), along with AG’s Recoil as her styling product. This is a creamy gel that supplies moisture and hold. She has very thick and dense hairm so the recoil was not too heavy or too strong of a hold for her texture.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I recommend this style for clients who have a very dense and thick wavy texture that do not like to maintain their haircut but every five months or so. If the client has this wavy dense texture, I would advise them not to allow the stylist to use “texturizing/thinning” shears, as this would just create more frizz for them.

You can adjust the shortness of the face frame to accommodate any face shape and lifestyle of the client, just ask the stylist.

Natural Texture

Natural Texture hairstyleInstagram @olive_eco_hair

Q&A with style creator, Jade Atia
Artistic Director @ Olive Eco Hair in Tarragindi, QLD


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I would describe the look as a classic bob with natural texture. My favorite thing about this is the shape. I love how it essentuates her neckline and elongates her neck, but still gives fullness and body with her natural curl.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I would recommend Kevin Murphy styling products because they are lightweight and consist of beautiful essential oils. I used Motion.Lotion to enhance the curl and give definition, followed by Hair.Resort spray to give a little texture and hold.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I would recommend this look for anyone with a petite, heart shaped face as it gives them more fullness and body. This look would suit anyone that wants an easy, wash and wear style.

Airy Curls

Q&A with style creator, Kimberly Seibel
Hairstylist @ Hedkandi Salon in Calgary, AB, Canada


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I would describe this look as carefree with lots of airiness and movement, but still with a good strong shape. I love working with textured hair, so any opportunity I have to bring that out I encourage my client to to embrace it.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

My client actually has very fine hair (but lots of it), so I wanted to make sure I used a product that wouldn’t weigh her curls down. A product that would encourage her curls and give them lots of body, all the while fighting frizz and keeping everything from poofing out. I used Bumble and bumble Prep Spray for gentle conditioning, and Bumble and bumble Curl Conditioning Mousse from roots to ends for a voluminous hold.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I’m a stong believer that there is a bob for everyone. The shape, length and style should be tailored to each individual client based on their face shape, density and texture of hair. It’s also important to gain an understanding of who your client is and what their lifestyle is like.

In this particular case, my client wanted a big change. She wanted something new and sassy that would bring out her curls more that wasn’t going to be a huge styling commitment. After a thorough consultation we agreed upon a length and style that would best suit her.

Short Curly Bob

Q&A with style creator, Sarah Jane Taylor
Hairstylist @ Big Joy Barber & Salon in Vancouver, BC


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This is a classic curly bob. It’s a contemporary take on a textured, low maintenance and easygoing style.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I recommend a mixture of Davines This Is A Curly Building Serum along with Davines This Is A Curl Moisturizing Mousse. Combine them with their Love Curl Series Shampoo and Conditioner and you’ve got a light, non greasy, non crusty solution for natural, soft waves with limited frizz.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I recommend this look for someone who is willing to embrace their naturally curly texture and wants a short, fun bob with plenty of volume that opens up their face and highlights their rad, beautiful waves.

Youthful Bob

Youthful Bob hairstyleInstagram @jkhairdesign1

Q&A with style creator, Jodi Kalman
Hairstylist @ North End Salon in Boulder, CO


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

The look screams stylish, youthful and sexy. She came in to see me with long (in a ponytail), one -length hair past her shoulders. After my consultation with her, I could tell that she was a stylish, very young at heart woman and her look did not reflect her inner perception of herself. I wanted to keep length around her face as I love the longer curls and the sexiness that it reflects.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I recommend a curl building cream as this will keep the curl together (no frizz) and maintain a soft curl as opposed to a crisp curl. I used the Davines product line to achieve this look.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

Anyone can wear this look, however, I would not recommend it for someone with an extremely round face. I’ve achieved this look on medium to fine hair types (the model’s texture is medium/coarse), but would recommend that a client have the density to hold the style together.

I love the versatility of this look in that she can pull the sides back to achieve an altogether different presence.

Layered A-Line

Layered A-Line hairstyleInstagram @jessicaearlecopeland

Q&A with style creator, Jessica Earle
Hairstylist / Colorist / Booth Renter @ Vero Salon in Oakland, CA


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This is a layered A-line bob. It’s a classic! I utilized my Deva cutting skills to shape her hair dry, curl by curl.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I recommend a leave-in conditioner (like Bleav’n, the Ultra Gel or Set it Free) to protect against frizz.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I recommend this look for clients who want a classic look, have texture in their hair, or anyone who wants to control bulky or thick hair.

Upkeep is easy as long as you get a fresh shaping every 8-12 weeks. This is a great look for someone who doesn’t want to spend too much time styling!

Flattering A-Line

Flattering A-Line hairstyleInstagram @uptowncurlmpls

Q&A with style creator, Kristy Wilson
Owner, Curl Specialist @ Uptown Curl in Minneapolis, MN


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This is a curly A-line bob. I love this shape for all curly hair because it creates volume and lift at the crown while leaving length around the face, where most curly girls are afraid of their hair getting cut too short). It’s also nice for active women who want to be able to tie their hair out of their face, but also have a short length. This is a fun, yet sleek shape that is easy to style.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

You need equal parts hydration and hold to create this definition. I cleansed and conditioned with DevaCurl Original No Poo and One Condition. On dripping wet hair, I raked through a layer of DevaCurl B’Leave In curl plumping serum, followed by a layer of ArcAngel Gel and scrunched until it stopped dripping. You can clip at the root and air dry, or diffuse. I diffused with a Dyson Supersonic dryer for more volume.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This style is great for every curl type, especially for curly girls who have straighter curls on the bottom and tighter curls on the top. It’s also great for women who have an active lifestyle that want to lose the maintenance of long hair. This style and shape is very adjustable to flatter many different face types.

Soft Wavy Bob

Soft Wavy Bob hairstyleInstagram @lam_loba

Q&A with style creator, Jessica Lambert
Hairstylist @ Luxe Salon in Denver, CO


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I would describe this cut as a natural, soft, wavy bob. The shape has been over-texturized with layering on her heavy side to remove weight, allow volume, and add a pleasing aesthetic shape. The bob is under layered on her left side in order to tuck cleanly behind the ear without pieces falling out.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

For her look, I used R+Co Atlantis shampoo/conditioner for moisture and frizz control. Living in Denver, our naturally curly girls require a ton of moisture to style well. On lightly towel dried hair, I added Saryna Key 60/40 Mixed Shea Butter for more moisture, then finished her product application with a small amount of R+Co Motorcycle gel for extra hold. Her curls were then air dried, finished, and tossled with a diffuser.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

Personally, I would recommend this cut to any client wanting to have the ease of wearing their natural curl texture and still have a fashionable cut. It does require a bit of styling at home, but this cut looks effortless because of the clients natural curl texture.

We did not curl her hair in any way. This cut is 100% natural texture, just accentuated by the haircut. As a stylist, that makes my job the easiest. I love sending a client home knowing she has the best cut for her natural hair texture and she will look beautiful just the way she is!

Slightly Asymmetrical Layered Bob

Slightly Asymmetrical Layered Bob hairstyleInstagram @mehrhair

Q&A with style creator, Mehr Hussain
Hairstylist and Makeup Artist @ Mehr Hair & Makeup in Sunnyvale, CA


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This haircut is a short, slightly asymmetrical layered bob that is perfect for summer. It was cut on dry hair based on her gorgeous natural curl pattern. My favorite part of the haircut is how it is customized to her individual curl pattern and helps bring out and define her natural curls.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I used the DevaCurl Decadence No-Poo cleanser, DevaCurl One Condition and the Ultra Defining Gel to create the look. I love DevaCurl products because they have no sulphates, silicones or parabens, and they help hydrate and nourish the natural curls and waves! The Decadence line has coconut oil and is perfect for super curly hair.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I feel this hairstyle is very versatile. It looks super cute and helps enhance the neckline! It complements people with rounder face shapes by adding length in the front. It grows out nicely and the the front is long enough to be pulled back when needed.

#23 Braided Beauty

Written by Carina Connelly

Braids are a fun way to jazz up a long bob and weaving a ribbon through the braid helps create a fun, whimsical feeling that can spice up any dreary day.

curly bob hairstyles braidedStyle by Cortni Holmes
Braided Beauty Front Braid Across Forehead Woven with Ribbon Side View Loose CurlsStyle by Cortni Holmes

How To Style:

  1. Start with dry hair. Section off the front and side section.
  2. Divide sections for the braid. On the section closest to your face, tie a ribbon onto a small section of hair.
  3. Create a French braid that runs across the hairline.
  4. Touch up any curls in the back with a 1-inch curling iron.
  5. Mist hair with a medium hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Try Living Proof’s flexible hairspray for control, shine and hold without the flakes.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style will work with any face shape or hair density.

#24 Color Play

Written by Carina Connelly

It’s easy to stick to the same old same old. But consider adding a few pops of color to spice up a bob and draw attention to your natural waves.

Color Play with Pops of Color Loose Glossy WavesStyle by Attitudes A Salon, Toledo, OH
curly bobs color playStyle by Attitudes A Salon, Toledo, OH

How To Style:

  1. Add a few drops of your favorite hair oil to a curl crème.
  2. Diffuse hair in an upside down position to add volume and body to the roots.
  3. Mist hair with a flexible hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

The foundation for style starts in the shower. A good shampoo and conditioner create a base foundation for a good hair day. Try Aveda’s Be Curly shampoo and conditioner for curl enhancing shine and control.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style will work with any face shape or hair density

#25 Pretty Preppy

Written by Carina Connelly

Flirty, girly and polished. This style is perfect for a weekend brunch or that 9 am meeting on Monday morning. The trick to this style is to make all the curls as uniform as possible.

preppy curly bobStyle by Matthew Bukoveo and Miranda Shoot
preppy curly bob sideStyle by Matthew Bukoveo and Miranda Shoot

How To Style:

  1. Start with dry hair. Using a 1-inch curling iron and working vertically around the head create curls.
  2. After removing hair from curling iron, pull on the curls to relax them a bit and twist back into form. Work a small amount of texturizing spray into the ends for more defined curls.
  3. Mist hair with a flexible hair spray.

Recommended Products:

Try Bumble and Bumble’s Surf spray for texture and definition.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style will work with any face shape and all hair densities.

#26 Classically Edgy

Written by Carina Connelly

Fashion forward and classic at the same time, this style enhances body and curl in all the right places.

curly bob classic twistStyle by Ashley Kuberiet

How To Style:

  1. Apply your favorite volume mousse.
  2. Dry hair with a diffuser until it is 80% dry.
  3. Use an Argan oil to define and smooth curls.
  4. Touch up curls with a curling iron.
  5. Mist hair with a flexible hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Try DevaCurl’s Frizz-Free Volumizing Foam for long lasting curls that are frizz-free.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style will work with any face shape and all hair densities.

#27 Beachy Bob

Written by Carina Connelly

A classic shape paired with beachy waves provides a new take on a classic style.

beachy bob loose wavesStyle by The Brown Aveda Institute, Mentor, OH

How To Style:

  1. Start with clean, damp hair. Work a texturizing spray into the mids and ends.
  2. Scrunch in a small amount of gel.
  3. Use a diffuser to scrunch hair to emphasize waves.
  4. Once hair is 80% dry, work in a medium hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Try Onesta’s Create setting spray for texture and hold.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style will work with any face shape and is best with medium to thick hair densities.

#28 Gently Pulled Back

Written by Carina Connelly

The easiest way to create a polished evening look is to sweep the hair off your face. This style is timeless and effortlessly chic.

Gently Pulled Back Curly Bob with ClassStyle by The Brown Aveda Institute, Mentor, OH

How To Style:

  1. Start with dry hair. Section the top from the bottom.
  2. Pull the sides and top straight back until they meet in the middle.
  3. Using bobby pins, secure the sides by crisscrossing the bobby pins.
  4. Use a light hold hairspray to hold the style.

Recommended Products:

Try Deva Curl’s Flexible Hold Hairspray for soft, touchable curls and all day curl retention.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style will work with any face shape or hair density.

#29 Give Me Shape

Written by Carina Connelly

Curly long bobs require shaping from roots to tips to prevent extra fullness.

curly bob shapeStyle by Cutting Loose Salon, Sarasota, FL

How To Style: 

  1. Starting in the shower, use a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner.
  2. Mix together a hair oil, a curl crème and a gel.
  3. Use a wide tooth comb to distribute product from roots to tips.
  4. Using a diffuser, dry hair until it’s 50% dry. Allow hair to air dry until completely dry.

Recommended Products:

Try Ouidad’s Curl Co-Wash and Curl Recovery: Whipped Curls Daily Conditioner & Styling Primer.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style will work with any face shape and is best with medium to thick hair densities.

#30 Give Me Volume

Written by Carina Connelly

Extra volume and body through the sides and top keeps a classic bob shape interesting and modern.

modern curly bobStyle by Cloud 9 Salon, Martins Ferry, OH

How To Style: 

  1. Starting in the shower, use a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner
  2. Mix together a hair oil, a curl crème and a gel.
  3. Use a wide tooth comb to distribute product from roots to tips.
  4. Using a diffuser, dry hair until it’s 50% dry. Allow hair to air dry until completely dry.

Recommended Products:

Try Josie Maran’s 100% Argan Oil to soothe dry ends and tame wild curls.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style will work with any face shape and is best with medium to thick hair densities.

With a seasonal change just ahead, now is the perfect time to rock one of these feminine and ultra modern curly bobs. Remember, since each head of glorious curls is unique, work with your hairstylist to create the perfect look for your face shape and curl pattern. Don’t be afraid, it’s time to let your curls fly free!