Want to crash some waves and ride the tide into a new style? If you do, a wavy bob has to be at the top of your list of hairstyles to try. Wavy bobs are a women’s bob haircut that’s styled into waves using heat styling tools. Often referred to as beach waves, you can make any type of short bob wavy. Who doesn’t love a perfectly undone coif that’s super simple to style? So grab your texture tools and primping products and get ready to ride the waves!
Before your next hair appointment, check out these photos of wavy bob hairstyles and haircuts!
Lovable Stacked Wavy Bob
This mix of blonde tones on a textured asymmetric bob by stylist Jean Claude is a modern take on the classic shag. If you’re looking for easy wavy bob haircuts, this carefree, get-up-and-go style is just for you!
Messy Bob for Wavier Curly Hair
To achieve a messy bob for wavier curly hair, a curly hair specialist would be an ideal stylist to try. Ask a stylist for subtle long layers and texturizing to create a tousled look. Style with Evo’s Liquid Rollers balm and diffuse with low heat. Use a 1” barrel curling iron to define the curls around the face. Finish the look with Oribe Superfine Hairspray.
Tousled Lob Cut with Ombre
A tousled lob cut with an ombre balayage is the perfect spring trend. It’s bright and airy. A lob can be styled straight or wavy, in a half ponytail, or a down style because of the illusion that the hair is a lot longer. Wavy lobs can help a person’s hair grow out without looking like it’s an awkward haircut.
Long Blonde Wavy Bob
Wearing a long blonde wavy bob is one way to create more fullness when tresses feel thin and stringy. The effortless waves create a nice girlish look. Try a lived-in balayage or highlights this summer to create dimension and texture. Try Kristin Ess Dry Finish Working Texture Spray to add volume and hold beautiful curls.
Bob with Deep Side Part and Waves
A bob with deep side part and waves is best for fine-haired ladies who are tired of limp and flat locks. Stylist Dayna Purcel from Florida created this gorgeous blunt cut short hairstyle. It’s the perfect cut to get if you’re tired of your hair being limp and flat.
“Blunt cutting the bottom makes it feel fresh and thick. I added a slight angle for a face-frame, giving some bounce when curled,” says Purcel.
To mimic the loose waves, Purcel recommends using a 1″ iron, but leave out the ends. Then, apply Bedhead Afterparty for shine texture and separation.
Jaw-Length Wavy Bob
Tousled waves in a short bob cut give the illusion of width which makes it perfect for long and oblong faces. A fresh blunt cut on a wavy bob hair cut would also help create a shorter face facade and give you a super stylish look.
Neck-Length Bob with Messy Wavy Style
This trendy summer wavy bob hairstyle is ideal for ladies who have a 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.
Chic Blonde Lob with Wavy Hair
The ideal tousled beachy 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.
This is a soft and natural butter blonde highlights with a blunt textured “lob”, or long bob. The best thing about this bob is how versatile the cut can be. Curled, straight, half-up, it’s fun and flirty.
Don’t be afraid of cutting your hair and rocking short bob hairstyles. Girls often hide behind their hair and don’t realize that a cute and modern shorter cut can take years off your image.
Remarkable Chin-Length Wavy Bob
A short textured bob that is also a “bedroom hair” or “bed head waves.” This chin-length wavy bob was created by owner and lead stylist Molly Boyd of Carlsbad, CA.
For this chin-length bob, Boyd says 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.
“If you love this textured bob haircut, 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,” adds Boyd.
“It’s a styled bob, so having about 30 minutes in the morning to style it would be important,” she adds. “However, with some dry shampoo or dry texture sprays, you can rock this wavy layered hair for a few days.”
Medium Layered A-Line Bob with Waves
Expert stylist and owner Darci Brown of Ogden, UT created this fun layered wavy bob! “This bob is perfect if you want something with movement and texture, and without having too many layers. This razor cut, medium-length A-line bob is just the thing,” she explains.
Brown says this beach wave bob cut looks great under a hat, pulled back at the fringe and sides for a workout, or done up for a summer wedding.
Fantastic Long Bob with Natural Looking Waves
Hairstylist Ashley created this lived-in chic bob. It’s structured and modern, yet very effortless looking with the soft wavy locks.
Do not overthink wavy textured bob cuts like this. 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 Short Blonde Bob with Beachy Waves
Don’t you love the versatility of this bob hairstyle? Style creator Kelli Peterson of San Francisco, CA does! “You can wear it straight or wavy, and the highlights are done with a shadow root so the grow-out is blended and natural,” she explains.
When it comes to styling, Peterson simply states, “have fun with it! You can 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!”
Wavy bobs can give more visual appeal! If you have some natural wave to your hair, it would be great for summer. Summer and wavy hair pair perfectly. “Just add some product and let it air dry,” she adds.
Wavy Layered Bob Haircut
A casual wavy layered bob haircut can work for a woman with fine to thick hair. Your tousled bob can be layered in several ways to enhance volume and movement. It may also decrease weight in the hair to boost a wavy texture, maximizing the hair for the perfect wavy bob cut.
Wavy Ear Length Bob
Stylist and colorist Luisa Arribas of London, UK created this curled bob style. “This bob is easy to style because it looks good in both straight hair and curly hair,” says Arribas.
“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 wouldn’t look wispy at the ends, but will feel fuller,” she explains.
You can let it dry naturally or emphasize some wavy locks/strands with curling irons. If the hair is wavy, you can let it dry naturally and apply sea salt spray otherwise add texture spray after curling.
Shaggy Wavy Bob Haircut
This is a one-length shaggy bob with internal texture to enhance the natural movement of the wavy hair.
Women with natural movement or wave, who want a change from long hair to short, should think about this shaggy wavy bob haircut. It is easily styled and the fringe thickness can be altered to suit any face shape.
A product to style this type of bob is Orbie Curl Gloss hydration and hold. It can be dried naturally or heat styled into the hair. For a more polished style, it can be heat styled with a tong or styling iron.
Blonde Short Wavy Bob
This short wavy bob hair is dimensional and full of body.
It’s a graduated, versatile cut. You can wear it with your natural texture or in an effortless wavy style. This wavy blonde bob is truly flattering on all women!
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.
Medium Wavy Bob with Beach Waves
bob haircut that features wavy tresses. The best thing about this medium wavy bob hairstyle is that it’s versatile. You can wear it smooth and sleek or messy and boho. The length can vary as well.
If you’re considering a bob with waves, go to a salon for a consultation so a stylist can suggest the proper length for your lifestyle.
If you want to style it often, getting the right products is important. For example, you would want a quality texture spray to create a messier boho look. If you have straight hair, you’ll want to know how to create loose waves with a styling tool.
Messy Piece-y Wavy Bob with Magenta Highlights
This textured asymmetrical bob with natural texture was created by stylist and colorist Katelynn Kwasniak of Londonderry, NH.
“For women considering a bob or variation of this style, let them know it is a cut that needs styling,” explains Kwasniak. “Make sure that they know not only how to style a wavy bob, but also what products they should be using. You want to be able to recreate this bob at home, and be comfortable and confident doing so.”
Kwasniak says to try these 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. Use Amika’s Body Whipped Mousse because it’s lightweight. Puff.Me Volumizing Cloud Mist will also give tons of texture and lift,” she states.
Finishing products are key for messy wavy bob hairstyles! Kwasniak’s go-to products are Amikas Touchable Hairspray and Kenra’s Texture Taffy for those detail pieces.
She says that all women can pull off a bob style with wavy texture! “It really just depends on how you are cutting to either accent or conceal certain facial features. Women with both fine and thick wavy hair that pull the style off with ease.”
Trendy Shoulder-Length Wavy Bob
A bob haircut for wavy hair is versatile and low-maintenance.
The great thing about this shoulder-length bob is that it can be customized to each woman’s face shape, hair texture. and lifestyle.
Styling-wise, you can wear it straight, pull it up off your neck, or with a loose textured wave as pictured here.
Want to know how to style a wavy bob? Simply use a texture spray before blow-drying and finish it off with loose waves created with your flat iron. Then, finish with a light-hold hairspray.
Galactic Wavy Stacked Bob
This stacked bob style is galactic with fluttering wavy hair! It was created by stylist and colorist Vicky Noblitt of Decatur, IN.
Sophisticated Wavy Bob with Bangs
Try a super sultry wavy bob with bangs to take your tousled hair to another level! Bangs on bob for wavy hair works best on looser curl patterns. They look great when feathered, too. Curving down towards the outer eye area to emphasize these features and improve the movement in this messy bob.
Textured Short Bob with Middle Part
Hair and color specialist Jaime Quach of Katy, TX created this short bob with waves. “It’s a textured bob and versatile. It can be worn straight, but it’s best to style it with a soft wave,” says Quach.
When styling a textured wavy bob, Quach advises to always start with a leave-in heat protectant like UNITE’s 7 Seconds. “Then follow up with a blowout lotion. The biggest key to recreating these messy waves though is a dry texture spray. UNITE has one called Texturiza that is amazing. For shorter hair, stick to a 1-inch barrel curling iron,” she explains.
Bobs are all about sass and look good on ladies of all ages. To be recreated at home, you must be committed to curling it on a regular basis. “And just remember, shorter hair is not always faster to style,” she adds.
Auburn Sexy Soft Waves on a Medium Bob
Senior stylist Elise Alves of Oakville, ON created this soft wave bob cut. “It is not quite a curl, but a little more than a beach wave,” she explains.
She goes on to say, “the soft waves provide movement in the hair. Because 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.”
Alves suggests you try Kerastase Creme de la Creme for hold, along with their Nectar Thermique for added heat protection. To finish, try Aveda Air Control hairspray. “If you’re looking to add more body and texture, use Aveda Dry Shampoo all over the roots,” she adds.
The wave adds the beautiful bounce to medium-haired women, bringing fullness and life to their hair that they sometimes feel is lacking.
Slightly Inverted Bob with Waves and Curtain Bangs
A super cute slightly inverted bob with waves and bangs is so on-trend. The long curtain bangs will graze your cheekbones for a lifted feel. The elongated length will slim down any concerning width. Enhance your bob hairstyle with waves using a curling wand and dry shampoo for texture.
Long Wavy Inverted Bob with Layers
This is a long inverted bob with long layers in the front that is very stacked in the back. It was created by licensed cosmetologist Sarah Brophy of Langhorne, PA.
“The best thing about this wavy inverted bob with layers is that there is texture without it looking like a choppy bob,” says Brophy.
She suggests you use a blow dry lotion-like Kenra’s Perfect Blowout and a dry texture spray to finish off choppy bob hairstyles.
“This wavy bob crop is ideal for women with thick or medium textured hair,” she adds. “Plus, it’s ideal for wavy hair that can be air styled or straight hair that can be blown out with volume.”
Wavy Angled Bob
This wavy angled bob is known for its versatility!” It can be styled with textured waves for an effortless, modern vibe, or styled straight for a sleek, classic feel. It is flattering for so many hair types and face shapes,” explains hairstylist Rebecca Shirley of Mt Airy, MD.
To create these waves, Shirley says to perform tousle drying with a medium hold mousse. “Then curl loosely and finish off with a texture spray, sea salt spray, or texturizing paste.”
This bob cut is great for a variety of hair types. It can be a wavy bob for fine hair with less layers to 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 women with naturally wavy hair, but also takes very little time to achieve if you have to blow dry and style it,” she adds.
Textured Bob with Layered Waves for Fine Hair
If your locks are fine and smooth, don’t miss the chance to wear this look! To flaunt a more textured style, these are the layered waves for fine hair of yours. Now, cut your brunette hair to where it stops at your neckline, incorporate some waves, and you’ll be gold!
Layered waves for fine hair are trendy and playful. When it comes to lobs, you can get many different looks just by how you style it. Don’t you love lobs waved out with texture?
With every cut comes with how you style your hair every day. Lobs are great because they can be messy. Literally, wake up and go! Or take a few minutes and throw some waves in there or texture cream and go.
Modern Long Wavy Bob
Thanks to the voluminous waves in these dense tresses, this long bob turn out is so captivating! The dimensional bronde shade in this modern long wavy bob could add a glow to your entire appearance.
This long wavy bob was created by hairstylist Halley McGarey of Barrie, ON.
As for the style, McGarey says to use all Bumble and Bumble products. “First, start with Prep which is a primer (kinda like for your face makeup but instead for your hair). Then, use a serum to protect your hair from heat and moisturize your hair. It’s called Save The Day.
After the serum, use Surf Foam Spray to give the style longevity, hold, and texture. After the products go in, rough dry your hair with the blow dryer and create the wave with a 1-inch iron. Always alternate the waves in different directions to give movement and interest to the style,” she explains.
“Give yourself volume with your blow-dryer and product and keep your iron down low, so you get that effortless waves,” adds McGarey. “After all of this, finish off with a texture spray Sumo Spray Wax.”
She firmly believes this wavy lob is a really easy style to do once you get the hang of it. “If you use a good shampoo, conditioner, and products, you should be able to get around 3-4 days of use. This cut isn’t for women who have to wear their hair back for most of the day, unless you don’t mind wearing it half up.”
Light Bob for Thick Wavy Hair
Couldn’t be more thrilled to see how gorgeous these light waves turn out! Achieve a light bob for thick wavy hair by incorporating bright blonde on your dark root. Though you wear a neck-length chop, beach waves will still do wonders to your utter style.
Beautiful Medium-Length Wavy Bob
This is the beautiful medium-length wavy bob for your bronde color melt! Beach waves that focus on the lower half of your locks will look extra amazing with a bit of texture.
Ash Blonde Asymmetrical Wavy Bob
Working well with fine tresses, this ash blonde asymmetrical bob is worth trying! Its cool tone is sure to match your fair skin complexion. Short wavy hairstyles are perfect to play with some colors, indeed! Style your layers with beach waves for added movement.
Neck-Length Waves on a Blonde Balayage Bob
Another inspirational trend to unveil your dimension in a flirty, chic way! These neck-length waves create a shape and movement for extra style. The blonde balayage bob doesn’t only add vivacity to your look but also offers to frame your pretty face.
Braided Bob with Wavy Texture
If you wish to flaunt your honey blonde with a gorgeous edge, check this one out! Get your locks braided with wavy texture, and start to make an exceptional impression. It works on most haircuts, so it’ll be stunning on your length that sits right on your shoulders.
Hairstylist Emily Willimas of Bristol, UK created this braided bob with wavy texture. “The wavy style can be adapted to all face shapes with a bit of backcombing and tweaking here and there,” she states.
Williams says to make sure the hair is not too clean, as both beachy waves and braids work best in hair that has been lived in for a day or two.
“Use an H2D medium wand and grab random sections. Hold them on the wand for a couple of seconds before releasing them. Holding the hair for a few seconds rather than the usual 10 seconds will mean the hair will get more of a bend rather than a curl, and you want to make sure you wave each section in opposite directions,” she explains.
Almost every hair type and face shape can wear this modern wavy bob. If you have a round face, add some height with backcombing at the crown. If you have a long face then leave out the backcombing and add some width at the sides by really pulling out the braids and not pulling them back.
Choppy Bob with Waves
Opt for a choppy bob with waves that doesn’t go beyond your shoulders. That’s how you keep the flow on your blonde locks to look more eye-catching and easy to maintain. Don’t forget to use hairspray for a voluminous look that lasts a day long.
Shoulder Length Wavy Locks on Brown Bob Cut
Pops of brunette brown in these shoulder-length wavy bob locks gives your look a classy finish. They also add more movement and texture to your natural dark tresses.
Cute Short Wavy Bob with Bangs
Opt for this cute short wavy bob with bangs if you have fine, thin tresses. This wavy bob for thin hair will match your dark-rooted blonde locks to freshen up your chop. The layers may appear dry when styled with texture, so moisturize them using a hair mask.
Wavy Bob with Side Bangs
This neck-length wavy bob with side bangs is both about glamour and cuteness. If you got dense hair, you better opt for this angled haircut and recreate the movement. Pops of blonde and deep red shades on your dark hair can create a much more gorgeous effect.
Sew-in Black Bob with Waves
Now’s the time to rock dashing wavy hair that grazes your neck! Give this sew-in black bob a chance, and it’ll add glam to your look. Whether you want to pin some of your locks to one side or leave them wavy and bouncy, it doesn’t matter. You’ll still appear graceful in this one!
Chin Length Textured Bob for Wavy Fine Hair
“I love tightening up the underneath, but leaving the layers on top piece-y and long!” look creator Emily Boulin exclaims. The Maryland-based hairstylist is behind this lovely textured bob for fine hair. The shape of this bob plus the angles of waves are on point. Don’t miss the dark-rooted blonde balayage in this chin-length wavy bob as that’s what makes it a total eye-catcher!
Beachy Wavy Bob
Whether you got an event to attend or none, a beachy wavy bob is here to save your day! With a rich blonde shade on your dark root, a soft dimension will be evident. It’s the color, and the style that makes this neck-length haircut look beautiful.
Wavy Pixie Bob
Pull off a voluminous wavy hairstyle even when you have a shorter hair length. Take this wavy pixie bob as your inspiration. Style your blonde tresses with a sea salt spray for an added body, enhancing your natural texture.
Wavy Bob for Thick Hair
Doesn’t this inspire you to get a short hairstyle now? Here comes the perfect neck-length wavy bob for thick hair of yours! Waves on dark tresses are a great idea to bring you out a dramatic volume and shape.
Wavy Brunette Bob Cut
Here’s a trend that never goes out of style! This wavy brunette bob cut offers stylishness that matches your chicness and enhances your natural brown hair. Christina Wang, a hair color expert from California, meanwhile created the traditional highlights. The natural weave “added an all-over sparkle of lightness to the rich brunette color,” she says.
Bob with Waves and Curls
Pull off your dark-rooted, dimensional blonde even better by matching it with a short chop. One of the best illustrations is this neck-grazing bob with waves and curls. Both movement and texture show the contrasting tones of your shade with perfection.
Blonde Textured Bob with Waves
Need inspiration for your next hair transformation? Get a fresh mid-length chop, and go for this ravishing blonde textured bob with waves. It features a dark root to let your natural dark tresses blend in when they grow out.
Pixie Bob Undercut with Wavy Texture
Definitely, a lived-in hair goal! Give this stunning pixie bob undercut a touch of chicness with added waves. An unconventional cut to be paired with a dimensional ash blonde is a total trendsetter.
A common misconception about short wavy hair is that it can only have one style, wrong! Hairstylist Liz Hunter of Boca Raton, FL created this particular style. “A short wavy bob haircut can be very versatile. This wavy hair bob can go from unconventional and playful with a hard side part to show off a high disconnected undercut or parted down the middle for a more conservative yet sharp bob. The color is soft, natural and lived-in that’s perfectly paired with a soft wave to style,” she explains.
When considering a pixie bob like this, Hunter says to be prepared to style and use product! “If you naturally have wavy or curly hair, product is necessary to enhance and maintain this style. If you have straight hair, braids overnight or hot tools will be needed as well as texturizing pastes and/or sprays.”
Shorter haircuts require less styling time but need to be styled! Face shape is also something to consider. Almost every face shape can be complemented by the right short haircut. “Be sure to have a thorough consultation with your stylist to be sure this style is for you,” she adds.