43 Greatest Wavy Bob Hairstyles – Short, Medium and Long in 2018

We absolutely love styles with movement. Who doesn’t love a perfectly undone coif that’s super simple to style? Grab your texture tools and primping products and join me as we ride the waves of these stunning wavy bob hairstyles!

Lovable Stacked Wavy Bob

Lovable Stacked Wavy Bob
Instagram @headmastersreading

This mix of mocha tones on a textured asymmetric bob by stylist Chloe is a modern take on the classic shag. An easy bob hairstyle for the carefree, get-up-and-go gals.

Bob with Deep Side Part

Wavy bob with a deep side part
Instagram @sarah_nicolemariesalon

Loose waves in a bob give you a nice beach-y summer ready look. Side swept layers and a deep side part would also help frame the face especially for oblong and oval faces.

Messy Curly Bob

Jaw-length wavy bob
Instagram @jonesandpayne

Tousled waves in a short bob cut gives the illusion of width which makes it perfect for long and oblong faces. A fresh blunt cut would also help create a shorter face facade and give you a super stylish look.

Neck Length Bob

Neck-length wavy bob
Instagram @theshawness

This trendy summer choppy bob is ideal for ladies who has round or oval face, as the effortless texture and waves tend to have a slimming effect. Wavy tresses flowing to the neck area are great for facial framing.

Dazzling Lob with Wavy Hair

Dazzling Long Bob with Wavy Hair
Instagram @midgebit

The ideal tousled beachy wavy bob that anyone looking for a fresh summer look should recreate. The babylights on buttery blonde strands give this bob the depth and texture it needs. Changing the wavy texture can create variations of this bob.

Q&A with style creator, Molly Stickle
Senior Stylist @ Twisted Banana Hair Studios in Sherwood Park, AB

How would you describe this look?

This look is a soft and natural butter blonde highlight with a blunt textured “lob”, or long bob. The best thing about this look is how high impact the color can be while still looking natural and remaining low maintenance, and how versatile the cut can be. Curled, straight, half up, it’s fun and flirty.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Don’t be afraid of cutting your hair! Women often hide behind their hair and don’t realize that a cute and modern shorter cut can take years off your image. It’s sexy, it’s fun, and it typically grows back! I bet you’ll love it!

Remarkable Chin-Length Wavy Bob

Remarkable Chin-Length Wavy Bob
Instagram @mollybstylin

Q&A with style creator, Molly Boyd
Owner / Lead Stylist @ Bryll Hair Lounge in Carlsbad, CA


How would you describe this look?

This is a short textured bob that is also a “bedroom hair”.

Its greatest strength is the interior layers that are cut with a razor to give volume and textured flare without it looking chopped, with a bunch of heavy wavy layers on the outside of the hair.

Any advice for someone considering it?

If you love this bob, I would invest in a wand or curling iron. Find a stylist that can teach you how to use appropriate products for your hair type, and be willing to revisit the salon every 7-8 weeks for a haircut.

This is a styled bob, so having about 30 minutes in the morning to style it would be important. However, with some dry shampoo or dry texture sprays you can rock this “bedroom” hair for a few days.

Medium Layered Bob

Q&A with style creator, Darci Brown
Expert Stylist & Owner @ Esteem Academy of Beauty in Ogden, UT


How would you describe this look?

This is such a fun bob for any season! Micalla wanted something with movement and texture, yet without having too many layers. This razor cut, medium length A-line bob is just the thing!! The color adds texture and movement as well. Straight or wavy it makes a statement!

Any advice for someone considering it?

This bob cut looks great under a hat, pulled back at the fringe and sides for a workout, or done up for a summer wedding. Probably the most versatile, fashion-forward look I like to create!

Fantastic Long Bob

Fantastic long wavy bob cut
Instagram @sjt.artistry

Q&A with style creator, Samantha Thomas
Hairstylist @ RedBloom Salon East Village in Calgary, AB


How would you describe this look?

This is a lived-in chic bob. I love how it’s structured and modern yet very effortless looking with the wavy hair.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Do not overthink this look. Some simple waves mixed in with your natural texture make this quick and easy to style. The haircut itself should do the work for you.

Jaw Length Bob

Layered wavy bob
Instagram @hairbykellip

Q&A with style creator, Kelli Peterson
Stylist @ Generations Hair Studios in San Francisco, CA


How would you describe this look?

I love the versatility of this bob hairstyle. You can wear it straight or wavy, and the highlights are done with a shadow root so the grow out is blended and natural!

I started by giving her a full babylight-highlight then went back with a demi-permanent color to shadow the root then toned the hair.

What I like the most about this bob is it adds some spunk and sass to whoever wears it.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Have fun with it! You can still add a little side braid or pull the top up into a little top knot! Just because you have short hair doesn’t mean you can’t add some fun personality to your hair!

It can give more visual appeal! If the client has some natural wave to her hair, it would be great for summer. Summer and wavy hair pair perfectly. Just add some product and let it air dry!

Wavy Layered Bob

Q&A with style creator, Lindsay Yamashita
Hairstylist @ Salon True in Sherman Oaks, CA


How would you describe this look?

I love the versatility of the textured bob/lob! I wanted to showcase the two different styles of straight vs wavy. The wavy texture allows for amazing volume with minimal styling, while also having the option of a chic look for a day to night feel (the client in the picture has very straight hair naturally).

By showcasing the two ways of styling, it opens up the option of this haircut to two very different natural textures. I don’t believe or encourage my clients to use hot styling tools on a daily basis, as this can be so damaging to the color and health of the hair and is so unnecessary. The best cut for my clients are the ones that showcase the natural texture of their hair.

This particular appointment was a joint effort. She had a color she wanted to try out and I seized this opportunity to test out 5 different types of peach and rose on her from 5 different color lines. I love the way these different color lines resulted in a subtle depth and cohesiveness to the finished look.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Textured bobs and lobs are one of my favorite looks trending right now. This cut can be flattering on every face shape and achievable for a wide array of hair types. Unlike blunt haircuts of that length, the texture allows for a smooth transition as the shape starts to grow out, making it one of my most requested haircuts for my clients who want to try something different without the commitment of coming in every 6 weeks for trims.

If they love the length, they can maintain it, if not, they have the flexibility to let their hair grow out without looking unkempt. Products and proper styling tools are so important with any hairstyle!!

With this look, my favorite products are Ample Angora Volumizing Mouse by Shu Uemura for prep in blow drying, GHD styling flat iron for creating waves, and Oribe Apres Beach Wave and Shine Spray for finishing on dry hair.

The combination of these products results in creating lightweight and effortless looking wavy locks that will last all day. Those are two of my favorite go to products for styling.

Ear Length Bob

Ear-length wavy bob
Instagram @louiblunthair

Q&A with style creator, Luisa Arribas
Stylist / Colorist / Blonde Specialist @ Mie Mani in London, UK


How would you describe this look?

I would call this style “versatile daring”. What I like the most about this bob is how easy it is to style it because it looks good in both straight hair and curly hair.

I would recommend this style to people who are not very tall, with oblong or heart shape face, or with busy lifestyles.

If you have very thick hair, it would be the best because you get a nice volume naturally without having to style it. Also, if your hair is fine it would not look wispy at the ends but will feel fuller.

Any advice for someone considering it?

You can let it dry naturally or emphasize some locks/strands with curling irons. If the hair is wavy, you can let it dry naturally and apply sea salt spray otherwise I would style by adding texture spray after curling.

It is perfect for people without time to dedicate for styling their hair or who go to the gym and wash their hair often. Messy could also look awesome. In this case, the hair is natural but a little touch of balayage would be great to show a bit more texture when it is wavy.

Shaggy Bob

Q&A with style creator, Jacky Chan
Master Stylist & Salon Partner @ Oscar Oscar Salon in Chadstone, VIC


How would you describe this look?

This is a one length bob with internal texture to enhance the natural movement of the hair. I would describe the look as easy-going undone it-girl hair.

Any advice for someone considering it?

People with natural movement or wave, who want a change from long to short hair should think that this style is the one. It is easily styled and the fringe thickness can be altered to suit any face shape.

My favourite product to style this type of look is Orbie Curl Gloss hydration and hold. It can be dried naturally or heat styled into the hair, or for a more polished look it can be heat styled with a tong or styling iron.

Full Bodied Short Wavy Bob

Q&A with style creator, Jennifer San Martin
Hair & Make-Up Artist @ The Factory in San Diego, CA and Cosmo Educator @ Bellus Academy in Poway, CA


How would you describe this look?

This look is dimensional and full of body. It captures the essence of the current California vibe. The color is lower maintenance and the hair is alive!

My favorite thing about this look is how versatile it can be. You can wear it with your natural texture or in an effortless wavy style.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This short wavy bob is truly flattering on everyone! It creates more volume in the back (where we want it) while keeping a strong shape. This is the result of a structured haircut with minimal texturizing.

Prepping the hair with Number 4 Super Comb and Protect is as essential as your daily vitamin along with a cocktail of Texture Styling Cream and Repair Oil which gives the right amount of hold without weighing the hair down.

For waves, use a 1-inch curling iron. Begin curling in the middle of the section, passing through each section quickly and avoiding the ends. Run your fingers through to soften the curls, then spray to finish.

Fun Light Chocolate Beach Waves

Q&A with style creator, Tanya
Style Director @ Oscar Oscar Salons Garden City in Brisbane, QLD


How would you describe this look?

This is a fun and modern lob. My favorite thing about this look is that it’s versatile. You can wear it smooth and sleek or messy and boho. The length can vary as well.

Any advice for someone considering it?

If you’re considering this look, I suggest going to a salon for a consultation so a stylist can suggest the proper length for your lifestyle.

If you would want to style it often, getting the right products is important. For example, you would want a quality texture spray to create the messier boho look. If you have straight hair, you’ll want to know how to create loose waves with a styling tool.

Everyone is different, so depending on your face shape, an expert stylist might add a sweeping fringe or alter the length.

Asymmetrical Haircut with Magenta Highlights

Q&A with style creator, Katelynn Kwasniak
Foil Work / Creative Color / Balayage @ Blank Canvas Salon in Londonderry, NH


How would you describe this look?

This is a textured asymmetrical bob. My guest has always worn her hair straight, but has begun embracing her natural body. I wanted to give her a haircut with more movement when she decided to style it with her natural texture.

My favorite thing about this bob is the color placement. It really accents this cut beautifully!!

Any advice for someone considering it?

For guests considering a bob or variation of this look, I really like to let them know it is a cut that needs styling. Make sure that they know not only how to style, but also what products they should be using. I want my guests to be able to recreate this look at home, and be comfortable and confident doing so.

I have a couple of favorite products for styling a bob. Morrocan Oil is a wonderful heat protectant and also gives the hair great shine. A mousse or root lifter is excellent for finer hair types. I use Amika’s Body Whipped Mousse because it’s lightweight. Puff.Me Volumizing Cloud Mist will also give tons of texture and lift.

Finishing products are key for the look! My go-to products are Amikas Touchable Hairspray and Kenra’s Texture Taffy for those detail pieces.

I feel that anyone can pull off a bob style and the wavy texture! It really just depends on how you are cutting to either accent or conceal certain facial features. I have guests with both fine and thick wavy hair that pull the look off with ease. I hope this helps anyone considering a bob style as their future new look!

Trendy Shoulder Length Bob

Trendy & Sexy hairstyle
Instagram @robyn_styledit

Q&A with style creator, Robyn Carter
Master Hair Designer @ Salon Lofts – Cherry Bottom in Columbus, OH


How would you describe this look?

I would describe this haircut as fun, trendy, and sexy. My favorite thing about it is how versatile and low maintenance it is.

Any advice for someone considering it?

The great thing about this look is that it can be customized to each individual’s face shape, hair texture. and lifestyle. It can literally look great on everyone!

Styling-wise, you can wear it straight, pull it up off your neck, or with a loose textured wave as pictured here.

I achieved this look with a texture spray before blow drying and finished it off with loose waves created with my flat iron. I finished the look with a light hold hairspray.

Galactic Wavy Stacked Bob

Q&A with style creator, Vicky Noblitt
Stylist & Colorist @ Bella Mia Salon & Spa in Decatur, IN


How would you describe this look?

This look is galactic! My favorite thing about it is that though not everyone would feel comfortable wearing this color, it shows that wearing vivids can look cool and very classy.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Since this look was done with vivid color/direct dye, you really need to spread out the washings to no more than two times a week. Dry shampoo is your friend! Use a color depositing shampoo like Viral or Joico Color Butter Conditioner when you do wash. So many companies are coming out with fantastic maintenance shampoos/conditioners to maintain vivids at home!

This look is ideal for th client who is confident and likes change. What’s great about vivid color is that it is bold, but forgiving. You can easily switch it up in the next session.

Cut and stylewise, I think an angled bob is great for clients who want to get the feel for short haircuts like this, but still have the length to pull up the sides or to curl.

Sophisticated Wavy Bob with Bangs

Sophisticated Fun hairstyle
Instagram @moskohair

Q&A with style creator, Kieran
Hairstylist @ Mosko Hairdressing in Edinburgh, Scotland


How would you describe this look?

I would describe this bob as fun and wavy, but at the same time sophisticated and elegant. My favorite thing about it is the movement and softness in the waves.

Any advice for someone considering it?

I recommend Paul Mitchell Hot Off The Press and Soft Spray GHD Platinum to style. I think most hair types can pull this look off, even finer hair. It is great for making thinner hair look thicker too.

This look does require styling, but is so easy to do once you get used to using your styler.

Spunky Textured Hair with Middle Part

Spunky Textured Bob hairstyle
Instagram @jaimedoeshair

Q&A with style creator, Jaime Quach
Hair and Color Specialist @ Top Knot Hair Design in Katy, TX


How would you describe this look?

This is one of my favorite looks to create! My client has such a cute personality and she needed something spunky to match.

This is a textured bob and what I love most about it is the versatility. It can be worn straight, but my favorite way to style it is with a soft wave. The rooted blonde complements the cut and finishes off the look!

Any advice for someone considering it?

When styling a textured bob, I always start with a leave-in heat protectant. UNITE’s 7 Seconds is my absolute favorite. I follow up with a blowout lotion. The biggest key to recreating this look though is a dry texture spray. UNITE has one called Texturiza that is amazing. For shorter hair, I always stick to a 1-inch barrel curling iron.

Bobs are all about sass! I always spend time consulting with my clients, even ones who have been with me for years. This particular client had long black hair when we first met and it did not match who she was on the inside. It was flat and had no style. She is an artist, so we needed something with some wow factor!

I love this look on ladies of all ages, but I always explain that for the look to be recreated at home, you must be committed to curling it on a regular basis. Shorter hair is not always faster to style, but it is worth it and my clients with this cut and color say they always get compliments!

Soft Auburn Colored Hair

Soft Waves hairstyle
Instagram @elisemariehair

Q&A with style creator, Elise Alves
Colour Tech & Senior Stylist @ Salon Venere Oakville in Oakville, ON


How would you describe this look?

When I’m talking to my clients I describe this look as a soft wave. It is not quite a curl, but a little more than a beach wave.

My favorite thing about it is how soft it looks and all the great movement you get in the hair. Bcause it’s a little tighter than a beach wave, you also get more longevity out of it because as it falls out it transforms into a beach wave. Two looks in one!

Any advice for someone considering it?

I love to use Kerastase Creme de la Creme for hold, along with their Nectar Thermique for added heat protection. To finish, I use the Aveda Air Control hairspray. If you’re looking to add more body and texture, I recommend Aveda Dry Shampoo all over the roots. It’s my favorite and it smells so good!

I love this look on everyone. Whether you’re a stay at home mom wanting something other than the famous pony tail or off to a business meeting, this look is fun, fresh and just makes you feel good.

I especially love this look on my fine to medium-haired clients. The wave adds the beautiful bounce, fullness and life to their hair that they sometimes feel is lacking.

Slightly Inverted Hair

Q&A with style creator, Gabe Walton
Educator & Stylist @ Obadiah Salon in Bellevue & Kirkland, WA


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

This is a lightly inverted lob (long bob) with soft beach waves that were created with a wand and have been slightly brushed out. Very long surface layers and a little bit of texture was added with a razor to complement the soft balayage.

I love how the waves flow together and create that soft and sexy sweep over her face.

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

I always use Oribe’s Superfine Hairspray on each section I curl. This gives it just enough hold, yet allows me to run my hands through it. I also use two to three pumps of Oribe’s Royal Blowout on my hands as I run my hands through the curls, and finish it off with just a little dry texture spray from Oribe to create lift, airiness and texture.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This particular hairstyle is great because most people can pull this or something similar to it off. The waves allow it to work for most people and hair types. The key is to learn how to work with your wand or curling iron to achieve this look.

ertain face shapes might have to go a little longer or shorter, but this is a pretty safe length all across the board. This length also allows clients to be active because it will still go into a quick little ponytail if need be.

Long Wavy Inverted Bob with Layers

Q&A with style creator, Sarah Brophy
Licensed Cosmetologist @ Lace’d Unisex Hair Salon in Langhorne, PA


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

This is a long inverted bob with long layers in the front that is very stacked in the back.

My favorite thing about the cut is that there is texture without it looking choppy.

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

I definitely recommend a blow dry lotion like Kenra’s Perfect bBlowout and a dry texture spray to finish it off.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This look is great for clients with thick or medium textured hair. It is ideal for wavy hair that can be air styled or straight hair that can be blown out with volume.

Wavy Angled Bob

Q&A with style creator, Rebecca Shirley
Hairstylist @ Studio Allure Hair Design in Mt Airy, MD


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

I love this wavy angled bob for its versatility! It can be styled with textured waves for an effortless, modern look, or styled straight for a sleek, classic look. It is flattering for so many hair types and face shapes!

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

To create these waves, I recommend tousle drying with a medium hold mousse, then curling loosely and finishing off with a texture spray, sea salt spray, or texturizing paste.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This cut is great for a variety of hair types. For fine hair, less layers will give a stronger weight line. For thick wavy hair, adding more layers and texturizing the cut will lighten up any heaviness.

This is a great wash and wear style for someone with naturally wavy hair, but also takes very little time to achieve if you have to blow dry and style it!

Loose Curl Bob with Bounce

The curls on this bob are a bit tighter, giving it more bounce and movement. They give the hair more fullness and give the illusion of the hair being shorter.

Loose Curl Bob with Bounce
Style by Cutting Loose Salon, Sarasota, FL

How To Style:

  1. Apply thermal protection to dry hair.
  2. Curl sections of hair using a small to medium barrel iron.
  3. Set the style with a flexible hold finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

Caviar Perfect Iron Spray protects hair from irons up to 450 F.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Oval face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this style well.

Modern Vintage Twist

These waves have the vintage pattern reminiscent of a finger wave, but are loose enough to be modern and wearable.

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Color by Antonia Cherolis, Updo by Kelly Wuthrich, Makeup by Lexie Lazear for Barberia Salon,Foster City, CA

How To Style:

  1. Apply thermal protection to dry hair.
  2. Curl sections of hair all in one direction. Mist each section with working hairspray before curling.
  3. Once all hair has cooled, brush out all curls with a dressing brush. Keep brushing until all curls form into a wave.
  4. Apply a finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Working Hairspray is an ultra-dry, flexible hold hairspray that gives humidity protection while giving hair a natural finish.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this hair. This look is ideal for hair with long layers or no layers at all and won’t really work well with short layers.

Beachy Finger Waves

Here’s another modern take on finger waves. Instead of classic, shiny and smooth finger waves, this style has some texture, airiness and just the right amount of frizz to it.

multicolored-short-hair
Hair by Terrie Noorali, Makeup by Amy Carter for Kenneth Shuler Schools of Cosmetology, Columbia, SC

How To Style:

  1. Apply a product for texture.
  2. Apply thermal protection to hair.
  3. Use a waver like the Babyliss Nano Titanium Mini Waver on sections of hair.
  4. Let the style with a finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

Caviar Perfect Texture Spray give the hair texture and fullness.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this style.

Beautifully Carefree

Try this style and you’ll be gorgeous without looking like you tried too hard. This wavy bob is soft, youthful, feminine and fun.

short-wavy-red-hair
Style by Barbaria Salon, Foster City, CA

How To Style:

  1. Apply thermal protection to hair.
  2. Wrap sections of hair around a medium barrel iron.
  3. Once the hair has cooled, apply a product for texture.
  4. Set the style with a finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

Caviar Perfect Texture Spray gives the hair texture and fullness.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this hairstyle best.

Tip:

When using a texture spray, spray it six to eight inches away from the hair. Spray on the inside of the style instead of just on the surface. Do this by lifting hair section by section while spraying. This will give texture and fullness all over the hair.

Asymmetrical Blonde

Asymmetrical Blonde Wavy Bob
Lindsay Hines for Elon Salon, Marietta GA

This beautiful asymmetric bob has gorgeous organic texture.

How To Style:

  1. Apply thermal protection to hair.
  2. Wrap sections of hair around a medium barrel iron, leaving the ends out.
  3. Use a flat iron if needed to smooth some of the ends more.
  4. Apply a texture spray for more texture, definition and fullness.
  5. Massage the scalp with fingers to make hair bigger.
  6. Set the hair with a finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

Caviar Perfect Iron Spray protects hair from iron heat up to 450 F.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density can wear this style.

Wrapped Waves

Wrapped waves tend to have a more modern feel than the ones traditionally coiled around a spring iron. This wrapped wavy bob is flirty, fun and fabulous.

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Kelley Danford for Elon Salon, Marietta GA

How To Style:

  1. Apply thermal protection to dry hair.
  2. Spray each section with a working hairspray, then wrap each section around a curling wand.
  3. Set the style with a finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

Caviar Working Hairspray gives the hair flexible hold without the crunch.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this hairstyle best.

Tip: If you don’t have a curling wand, wrap hair around a normal curling iron to get the same effect.

Mixed Textured Wavy Lob

This wavy long bob hairstyle is a combination of sections of hair that are waved and sections of hair with only a slight bend.

Mixed Textured Wavy Lob
Hair by Kelli Stevens Makeup by Paige Jackson for Kenneth Shuler Schools of Cosmetology,Columbia, SC

How To Style:

  1. Apply thermal protection to hair.
  2. Wrap sections of hair around a medium barrel iron.
  3. As you reach the top, wrap sections of hair loosely around the iron.
  4. Use a flat iron to give the hair in front a slight bend.
  5. Lift hair section by section while misting a texture spray.
  6. Shake the hair to give it volume and texture.

Recommended Products:

Caviar Perfect Iron Spray will give the hair thermal protection up to 450 F.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will work best with this hairstyle.

Dark Auburn Red Bob with Waves

This wavy hairstyle features curls that are separated to create volume and fullness.

Dark Auburn Red Bob with Waves
Hair by Brittany Johnson Makeup by Amy Carter for Kenneth Shuler Schools of Cosmetology, Columbia, SC

How To Style:

  1. Apply thermal protection to hair.
  2. Wrap sections of hair around a small to medium barrel iron.
  3. Once the hair has cooled, separate each curl to create more curls.
  4. Apply products for texture and volume.
  5. Shake the hair and massage the scalp to create more volume and fullness.

Recommended Products:

Caviar Bamboo Uplifting Hairspray gives dry hair volume at the root area.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style works best on hair that is medium in texture and density. For wider face shapes, focus on making the top bigger. For longer face shapes, focus on making the sides bigger.

Tight to Loose Modern Locks

This fun wavy bob look has waves that loosen up as they reach the ends for a chic and carefree finish.

Tight to Loose Modern Locks
Hair by Amanda Mitchell for Blaze Salon, Cedar Rapids, IA

How To Style:

  1. Apply thermal protection to hair.
  2. Wrap sections of hair around a curling wand, leaving the ends out.
  3. Set the style with a hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Alterna Caviar Working Hairspray gives the hair flexible hold without a stiff and crunchy feeling.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this hairstyle best.

Flirtatious Short Hair with Bangs

And a little something extra to your wavy bob style with this adorable fringe. This look is a great way to break out of your regular styling routine to show off your sultry sweet flavor.

How to Style:

  1. Apply styling foam to damp hair.
  2. Blow dry hair with round brush, smoothing the bangs forward.
  3. Wrap pieces of hair around a medium-sized styling wand or iron.
  4. Spray with a light texture spray.

Recommended Products:

MOUSSE by Seven Luxury Haircare is a lightweight styling foam that gives the hair weightless volume and shine.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look works well on all face shapes. Curlier and thicker hair types will experience more volume with this type of style.

Rockstar Brown and Caramel Hair Bob

A bob by nature is a distinctively shaped haircut, however the finishing and styling of said haircut allows for infinite looks and styles to fit the individual. Rock out with this edgy style for an alternative twist to your everyday bob.

Edgy Wavy Bob Hairstyle
Style by Bob Steele Salon, Atlanta, GA

How to Style:

  1. Apply styling cream to damp hair.
  2. Blow dry hair with fingers, scrunching periodically.
  3. Spray with a texture spray, scrunching the product into the hair.
  4. Apply texture paste to fingers and rake through hair.

Recommended Products:

MOUSSE by Seven Luxury Haircare is a lightweight styling foam that gives the hair weightless volume and shine.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look works well on all face shapes. Finer and straighter hair types without much curl may want to add some curl with an iron after hair is dry.

Ice Queen

This look is wildly popular on the big screen and television. These perfectly undone waves are so on trend this year and aren’t going anywhere. Get your Hollywood on with this glamorous style.

Glamorous Undone Wavy Bob Hairstyle
Style by Carrie Smith, Makeup by Amy Lopez, Currie Hair, Skin & Nails, Wilmington, DE

How to Style:

  1. Apply styling foam to damp hair.
  2. Blow dry the hair curling away from your face with medium round brush.
  3. Dry a side part into hair.
  4. Use curling wand or iron to curl ends away from the face.
  5. Brush through curls with fingers, reshaping them into waves.
  6. Finish with a shine spray.

Recommended Products:

Pureology has a fantastic mousse called Silk Bodifier Volumizing Mousse that is great for heat styling and has a silky finish without feeling sticky or heavy

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style is suitable for all face shapes Curlier hair types may want to invest in a smoothing treatment if they want to commit to this style.

Gingerly Fun

If you are considering going short on fine hair, this look is a knockout choice. It’s fun, it’s sexy, and it’s particularly easy to style. This look also has enough length for versatility while still staying short on styling time.

Sexy Wavy Bob Hairstyle
Style by Amy Weirich, Makeup by Jason Kelly, Sheer Professionals, Wooster, OH

How to Style:

  1. Apply styling gel to damp hair.
  2. Blow dry hair with a round brush.
  3. Comb hair in direction of part.
  4. Spray with a light texture spray.
  5. Curl hair going back in vertical sections with medium curling iron or wand.
  6. Apply texture paste to fingers, then comb fingers through curls and reshape with your fingers.

Recommended Products:

Conundrum Paste by Unite is a versatile styling aid that acts like a paste/wax/cream all mixed into one.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style works well on most face shapes. Those with smaller foreheads my want to opt for shorter bangs.

Coastal Waves

If there’s beach babe in you, you are going to love this style. Boho chic and tres trendy, this look is a show stopper. Perfect for lunch with the girls or date night, this style is a forever fan favorite.

Trendy Boho Wavy Bob
Style by London Hair

How to Style:

  1. Apply styling foam throughout damp hair and scrunch hair with your hands.
  2. Using a diffuser attachment, blow dry stands until 100% dry.
  3. Once hair is dry, pick out any limp, straight pieces and curl them with a curling
    iron or wand.
  4. Spray hair with texture style spray and break up the curls as desired.

Recommended Products:

Keratin Complex’s Sweet Definitions creates a textured body look on hair and can be used on wet or dry hair to achieve that beachy vibe.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Straighter hair types with little to no natural curl or wave may want to curl dry hair instead of diffusing to recreate this look.

Playing Hard to Get

Bring some mystery and intrigue to your style with this little number. With the right products and little practice, you can create your own leading lady look every time. Lights! Camera! Action!

How to Style:

  1. Spray a thermal protectant and setting spray on dry hair.
  2. Curl hair with medium curling iron or wand in one-inch sections all over.
  3. Once hair is all curled, spray with hairspray.
  4. Apply a styling cream to your fingers. Break up curls with your fingers or a tail comb.
  5. Shape the overall style with your fingers and finish with hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Kenra’s Platinum Dry Thickening Spray provides 24 hour flexible hold and heat protection, and thickens the hair for added body and volume as well.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Most all face shapes can wear this type of style. For curly and wavy hair types, be generous with styling cream to avoid frizz

The Piece-y Wave

Random texture and an all-over dark color gives this bob an edgy finish.

Dark Edgy Bob with Texture
Photo Credit: PRPhotos.com

How to Style:

  1. Preheat a ¾-inch barrel iron to medium/high heat.
  2. Work a small, palm-sized amount of styling foam throughout hair.
  3. Part hair to one side.
  4. Use a paddle brush to blow dry fringe smooth and over to one side.
  5. Blow dry hair, using fingers to tousle and lifting at the roots.
  6. Take sections vertically, and slightly larger than the diameter of your curling iron, and curl away from and towards your face. Alternate direction with each curl. Begin on one side then work around to the other.
  7. Finish with a pliable styling cream and a bit of flexible hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Paul Mitchell The Cream provides light hold and builds soft style for any hair type.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Round, oval, heart, square

Whimsical Waves

Volume knows no boundaries with this bob that enhances narrow face shapes with its wide finish.

Wavy Bob with Volume
Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com

How to Style:

  1. Preheat a 1-inch barrel iron to medium/high heat.
  2. Work a small, palm-sized amount of styling foam throughout hair.
  3. Blow dry hair, using fingers to tousle and lifting at the roots.
  4. Take sections vertically, and slightly larger than the diameter of your curling iron, and curl away from and towards your face. Alternate direction with each curl. Begin on one side then work around to the other.
  5. Finish with a flexible hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

KMS California Hair Stay Style Boost is a great styling foam to use prior to blow drying.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Oval, long

Perfectly Primped

Anne Hathaway rocks an uber-luxe look with a lob full of shiny, defined curls.

Long Bob with Defined Curls
Photo Credit: PRPhotos.com

How to Style:

  1. Preheat a ¾-inch barrel iron to medium/high heat.
  2. Work a small, palm-sized amount of styling cream throughout hair.
  3. Blow dry hair, using fingers to tousle and lifting at the roots.
  4. Take sections vertically, and slightly larger than the diameter of your curling iron, and curl away from and towards your face. Alternate direction with each curl. Begin on one side then work around to the other.
  5. Finish with a bit of pomade scrunched through curls and light mist of medium hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Try Sebastian Taming Elixir weightless smoothing cream serum before blow drying.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Oval, round, square, diamond

Silky Blonde “S” Waves

This perfect buttery blonde color is great for showing off the shine of relaxed waves.

Bob with Relaxed Waves
Photo Credit: PRPhotos.com

How to Style:

  1. Preheat a 1-inch barrel iron to medium/high heat.
  2. Work a small, palm-sized amount of styling foam throughout hair.
  3. Blow dry hair, using fingers to tousle and lifting at the roots.
  4. Take sections vertically, and slightly larger than the diameter of your curling iron, and curl away from and towards your face. Alternate direction with each curl. Begin on one side then work around to the other.
  5. Finish with a dry spray wax and flexible hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Redken Aerate 08 All-Over Bodifying Cream-Mousse provides hair with body, volume and softness.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Oval, square, diamond

Pixie Undercut

This chick is rocking out a fabulous mash up between a pixie cut and a wavy bob with a partial undercut on the left side.

Pixie with Undercut
Style by Amanda Bornoski, The Brown Aveda Institute, Mentor, OH

How to Style:

  1. This style is super simple for anyone who has naturally wavy hair! For those of you who have naturally straight hair, begin by spraying hair with heat setting spray before using any hot tools.
  2. Working in small sections, use a deep waver to create random texture throughout your hair.
  3. Tousle with fingertips.
  4. Finish with a high shine, flexible hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Use Bed Head Masterpiece Hairspray for massive hold and serious shine!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Oval, pear