25 Cutest Chin-Length Wavy Bob Haircuts

Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

A chin-length wavy bob is a short haircut. It offers more volume, texture, body, and movement. Hair can be naturally wavy or styled with heat tools. Tools to provide a wide range of wave textures — from soft, tousled, fluffy to sleek.

Recently, I had a chance to talk to Kathryn Werk, a salon owner and stylist from Chattanooga, TN. She was kind enough to share her knowledge, plus tips and tricks regarding this look.

👉 Key Things to Know First

  • Make sure you’re comfortable exposing your neck and collarbone.
  • Consider every angle of your profile from the front to the side and back.
  • A chin-length cut looks excellent if you have a strong jawline and slim neckline.
  • A French bob will flatter long necks.
  • If you have any type of sagging under the chin, opt for a slightly longer length.
  • Take note of the styling maintenance depending on the cut you’re choosing. Some may require airdrying or diffusing.

Do you need more short hair inspiration? Check out our pictures of the trendiest chin-length wavy bobs.


#1: Tousled Layered Bob and Bangs

Short styles for women are ever-evolving with the trends. Yet a tousled layered bob and bangs seem timeless, with updated variation over the years. A layered bob is a post-modern style that encourages texture by creating a layered silhouette. Air drying or thermal styling can achieve this style.

Related: Best chin-length layered bob cuts.

#2: Short Bob with Money Piece

Accent your light brown bob hairstyle with a striking highlight. You can maintain your base color, yet add an intense shade near your face with this method. This look is also very low maintenance!

Grey Blonde Wavy Bob for Short Chin-Length Thick Hair
Instagram @georgeeblancoo

#3: Grey Blonde Wavy Bob for Thick Hair

For thick hair, a short cut with blonde and grey tones would be stunning! The combination of cool and bright tones adds a dimension that would soften your texture visually. This hairstyle would make styling much easier as it eliminates unwanted bulk.

#4: Short Hair with Voluminous Waves and Curls

You can add more volume to your short hair with voluminous waves and curls. You can wear this look naturally after washing, or style it with a curling iron. Apply a soft curl cream at the end to enhance the curls.

Chin-Grazing Blonde Blunt Lob with Waves
Instagram @elissawolfe

#5: Blunt Lob with Waves

A blunt bob with waves provides an ultra edge and versatility, which is the perfect combination. This style can be worn wavy or straight. You can adjust the length of your hair based on its texture and thickness to keep it easy to style daily.

#6: Wavy Brown Bob with Fringe

For those with a square face, a wavy, brown bob that ends at your chin and a cute fringe is a good choice! This hairstyle is very versatile, and you can wear it either wavy or straight. You can use a texture spray for extra grit!

Chin-Length Wavy Concave Bob with Copper Highlights
Instagram @teryn.tucker.hair

#7: Wavy Concave Bob with Copper Highlights

Add a visual effect to your stacked concave bob haircut by giving it a wavy look and blending in copper highlights. The copper highlights will be most dramatic when applied to dark hair. Use a quality color conditioner to keep the highlights vibrant between salon visits.

Wavy Chin-Length Messy Bob with Straight Bangs
Instagram @sueinseattle.hair

#8: Messy Bob with Straight Bangs

If you want to add body to your fine hair, a messy bob with straight bangs is the perfect solution. You can create waves in your bob with a curl cream or a hot iron. If you want your bob to look fuller, you can also use a curl mousse.

Chin-Length Wavy A-Line Asymmetrical Bob with Short Bangs
Instagram @j.bookie.barber

#9: Wavy A-Line Asymmetrical Bob with Short Bangs

Enhance a typical bob cut with short bangs in a wavy, uneven A-line style. Except for the fringe, this hairstyle is all one length. It highlights the outer edge of your hair, making it appear fuller.

#10: Wavy Chin Bob with Piece-y Swoop Bangs

If you have fine hair and want more volume, a wavy bob that reaches your chin is great. Add some swoopy bangs for versatility. Use a soft curl cream or gel to style the wavy bob and bangs.

Voluminous Deep Side Part Wavy Bob for Chin-Length Hair
Instagram @ca_belos

#11: Voluminous Deep Side Part Bob

A chin-length, wavy bob has a lot of volume, similar to the styles popular in the 90s. A bob is ideal for people with narrow jawlines and face shapes such as long, heart, oval, and diamond. Using a one-inch barrel curling iron or hot rollers completes this look.

Deep Side Part on Short Bobbed Hair with Wavy Subtle Layers
Instagram @calligraphycut

#12: Deep Side Part on Short Hair with Subtle Layers

Try a stunning look with a deep side part on short hair with subtle layers. Give your strands bounce and movement with subtle and soft flipped layers. A bob is low-maintenance and so versatile. Adding a very deep side part is great for a woman with a round face to help elongate and give a little bit of an edge.

#13: Inverted Wavy Cut for Thick Hair

For women with thick hair, try an inverted wavy cut. A graduated bob is great for thick hair because it removes bulk in the back for a lighter and weightless feel. You can have the front angled to elongate a round face, adding a bit more of an edge to the cut. Curl with an iron to add movement and texture.

#14: Chin-Length Thin Hair with Soft Curls

Give your thin hair a boost with a chin-length cut with soft curls. You can wear a concave style straight to elongate your face or add a curl to soften and frame. If you want a beachy effortless look piece out the curls for a frizzy and messy style. That will give your thin hair more texture and body.

#15: Chin-Length Choppy Bob with Blonde Balayage

Spruce up your look with a chin-length chopped bob with blonde balayage. A chin-length cut is great for an oval or long face shape. If you have a round face shape, a good option for you would be adding a little length in the front to elongate. Chin-length wavy hair looks effortless and trendy for the perfect everyday hair.

#16: Mini Graduated Bob Cut with Tousled Waves

If you’re looking for a low-maintenance style, consider a graduated bob cut with waves. Razor-cut choppy layers will release weight and give your crown body and texture. A chin-length bob for wavy hair looks effortless and edgy.

#17: Short Angled Haircut with Subtle Waves

A short angled haircut with subtle waves is one of the most stylish shapes available. The inverted back gives the dramatic illusion of a longer front. Chin-length haircuts for thick wavy hair are an excellent choice for manageability. Bobbed hair is long enough to be feminine but the a-line shape gives it high style.

Chin-Length Undone Bob Style with Wavy Textured Ends
Instagram @thebangsbabe

#18: Undone Bob Style with Textured Ends

Cut off dead weight and try an undone bob style with textured ends. An easy-breezy bob has a retro feel and will bring some life into your strands. Your thin hair will appear much thicker with all the dead ends cut off for a fuller-looking shape.

Chin-Length Chopped Bob with Full Bangs for Wavy Fine Hair
Instagram @hairbyriajade

#19: Chopped Bob with Full Bangs for Fine Hair

For women with fine hair, try a chopped bob cut with full bangs. An a-line that is cut blunt will make your fine hair appear denser and thick. Wavy chin-length hair with bangs will bring style and soft movement to your locks. A bold fringe will help conceal forehead wrinkles and will personalize your look.

Chin-Length Brunette French Bob with Wavy Flipped Ends
Instagram @__k_vu__

#20: Brunette French Bob with Flipped Ends

Try a chic and laid-back style with a brunette French bob with flipped ends. A chin-length wavy bob with bangs is trendy and styles with ease. Having the ends textured will bring soft movement and lift for body.

Chin-Length Razor Cut Bob with Messy Waves
Instagram @jennifer.sarchet

#21: Razor Cut Bob with Messy Waves

Haircuts can help contour your face shape. Chin-length wavy haircuts diffuse the look of a round face. If seeking something new, a hairstylist can create a bob with messy waves to give your hair structure.

Bob with Beach Waves on Short Chin-Length Hair
Instagram @curlonbecky

#22: Beach Waves on Short Chin-Length Hair

While short can be more maintenance, it has its perks when the length is paired with the right texture and density. Beach waves on short chin-length hair are best for fine to medium hair. This way, the layers lay gracefully in the silhouette. Chin-length beach waves are a great lived-in style that works best with straight-to-curly texture. This texture will help to support a style that wears over the course of time.

#23: Side-Parted Asymmetrical Short Hair

Look stunning and cool with side-parted asymmetrical short hair. Try a short-length wavy bob if you’re looking to give your hair some serious body and style. The best way to give your fine hair some texture and volume is to add some waves to your hair with a curling iron.

Chin-Length Magenta Wavy Bob with Side Bangs
Instagram @kinkhair

#24: Magenta Bob with Side Bangs

Reach your hair goals with a magenta bob with side bangs. If you have thick hair, thinning it out may be necessary to have the cut sit correctly and will make it easier to style. Adding some textured waves will give the cut a chic and modern vibe.

#25: Short Bobbed Hair with Soft Textured Waves

Fine hair plays well with blunt haircuts, like short bobbed hair. Smooth or soft textured waves create dimension in the hair color and silhouette of the style. Adding fullness and body that cannot be achieved when hair is too long and weighed down.