44 Wavy Bob Hairstyles You’ve Gotta See This Year

Wavy bob hairstyles

Now’s the time to rock a 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!A wavy bob is a women’s bob haircut that’s styled into waves using heat styling tools. Often referred to beach waves, you can make any type of bob wavy. We absolutely love styles with movement and this does exactly that. 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 popular wavy bob hairstyles and haircuts!

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Long Blonde Wavy Bob

Long Blonde Wavy Bob
Instagram @glambygabbi_

Want to go platinum for the next revamping of your locks? Take inspiration from this stunning long blonde wavy bob. Ideal for your fine tresses, the movement in this trend looks absolutely pleasing in the eyes. The added shadow root is also clever, letting you through an easy grow-out process.

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. If you’re looking for easy wavy bob haircuts, this carefree, get-up-and-go style is just for you!

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. Short hairstyles like this are perfect for summer fun.

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 on a wavy bob hair 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 wavy bob hairstyle 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.

Chic Blonde Lob with Wavy Hair

Dazzling Long Bob with Wavy Hair
Instagram @midgebit

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.

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 and rocking short hairstyles! 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 A-Line 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 wavy layered 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 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 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 bob 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.

The Shaggy Bob Haircut

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 shaggy 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.

Blonde 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 short wavy bob hair 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 blonde 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.

Medium Wavy Bob with 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 medium bob haircut featuring wavy tresses. My favorite thing about this bob 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.

Messy Wavy Bob 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 a wavy bob, but also what products they should be using. I want my guests to be able to recreate this bob 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 bob haircut for wavy hair 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 shoulder-length bob 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 bob style is galactic with fluttering wavy hair! 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 wavy bob with bangs cut as fun, 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.

Textured Short Bob 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 short bob with waves 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!

Auburn Sexy Soft Waves

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 bob cut. 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 Bob

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.

Certain 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 this wavy inverted bob is that there is a 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!

Layered Waves for Fine Hair

Layered Waves for Fine Hair
Instagram @selenas.styles

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!

Q&A with style creator, Selena Caruso
Hair Stylist @ LUXE Beauty Studio in Port Perry, ON


How would you describe this look?

I would describe this look as trendy and playful. I am all about style, and lobs are my favorite cuts. My favorite thing about lobs is how you can get many different looks just by how you style it. I personally love lobs waved out with texture. It’s more playful, and you get a chance to see all the layers or you can rock this look straight for more a modern look.

Any advice for someone considering it?

My client is one who’s looking for a change and isn’t afraid of taking length off. With every cut comes with how you style your hair every day. Lobs are one of my faves because you can let it 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

Modern Long Wavy Bob
Instagram @halleymcgarey

Thanks to the voluminous waves in these dense tresses, this bob turns out so captivating! The dimensional bronde shade in this modern long wavy bob could add a glow to your entire appearance.

Q&A with style creator, Halley McGarey
Hair Stylist @ Three Small Rooms Hair Salon in Barrie, ON


How would you describe this look?

My favorite thing about this bob is the color. Our goal was to give some dimension to her solid color. What I did was some foilayage throughout her hair and then a shadow root and tone after. The shadow root gives the nice blend from her root to her ends, and with the toner I was able to soften the color, making her still look brunette while adding lots of highlights to show off her texture.

As for the style, I used all Bumble and Bumble products. They are my favorite! First, we start with Prep which is a primer (kinda like for your face makeup but instead for your hair). Then, we used a serum to protect her from heat and help moisturize her hair. It’s called Save The Day. After the serum, I used Surf Foam Spray to give her style longevity, hold, and texture. After her products go in, I rough dried her hair with the blow dryer and at the end we created her wave with a 1-inch iron, alternating the waves in different directions to give movement and interest to the style.

My biggest advice would be to give yourself volume with your blow-dry and product and keep your iron down low, so you get that effortless look. After all of this, I finished her off with a texture spray Sumo Spray Wax again from Bumble and Bumble.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This 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. I wouldn’t recommend this cut to somebody who has to wear their hair back for most of the day unless you don’t mind wearing it half up.

As for color, I would recommend this to almost anyone! Your stylist will be the one to gauge how much blondeness or how little blonde you can handle. Other than that, this bob is popular because of the low maintenance and how easy it is to keep up. You might pay more in the chair because it takes more time than traditional highlights, but you get much more longevity out of it!

Light Bob for Thick Wavy Hair

Light Bob for Thick Wavy Hair
Instagram @jessleahhair

Couldn’t be more thrilled to see how gorgeous it turns out! Achieve this 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

Beautiful Medium-Length Wavy Bob
Instagram @hairandmakeupbyhillary

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 texture.

Ash Blonde Asymmetrical Bob

Ash Blonde Asymmetrical Bob
Instagram @novabrittneyhair

Working well with fine tresses, this ash blonde asymmetrical bob is worth trying! Its cool tone is sure to match your fair skin complexion. Style your layers with beach waves for added movement.

Neck-Length Waves

Neck-Length Waves
Instagram @mals.manes

Another inpirational 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 doesn’t only add vivacity to your look, but also offers to frame your pretty face.

Braided 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.

Q&A with style creator, Emily Williams
Hairstylist / Makeup Artist @ Emily Williams Hair & Makeup in Bristol, UK


How would you describe this look?

This bob is my go-to style for bridesmaids, wedding guests, and festival-goers. It can even be worn casually for a lunch date. I love how versatile it is and how it suits almost everyone. It can be adapted to all face shapes with a bit of backcombing and tweaking here and there. Blonde tones really work well being braided as you get to see all the different tones running through the hair, but I think brunettes can look just as good with this wavy style too.

Any advice for someone considering it?

I would advise the client 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.

I used an H2D medium wand and grabbed random sections and held them on the wand for a couple of seconds before releasing. 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.

Almost every hair type and face shape can wear this bob. If you have a round face, add some height with backcombing at the crown, and 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.

The best products for this style would be anything mattifying such as a salt spray (Bumble and Bumble salt spray) or a dry texture spray (Eva NYC texture spray) this will give that beachy texture to the waves and add a bit of hold.

Choppy Bob with Waves

Choppy Bob with Waves
Instagram @juliphillips

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 a hairspray for a voluminous look that lasts a day long.

Shoulder-Length Wavy Bob Locks

Shoulder-Length Wavy Bob Locks
Instagram @stolarsky_daniel

Pops of brunette brown in these shoulder-length wavy bob locks give your look a classy finish. They also add more movement and texture to your natural dark tresses.

Cute Short Wavy Bob with Bangs

Cute Short Wavy Bob with Bangs
Instagram @chrisjones_hair

Opt for this cute short wavy bob with bangs if you have fine, thin tresses. This chop will match your dark-rooted blonde locks to freshen up your look. The layers may appear dry when styled with texture, so moisturize them using a hair mask.

Wavy Bob with Side Bangs

Wavy Bob with Side Bangs
Instagram @studio237

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 tresses can create a much gorgeous effect.

Sew-in Black Bob

Sew-in Black Bob
Instagram @bflyyexperience

Now’s the time to rock a 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!

Textured Bob for Fine Hair

Textured Bob for Fine Hair
Instagram @emilyboulinhair

“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 trend as that’s what makes it a total eye-catcher!

Beachy Wavy Bob

Beachy Wavy Bob
Instagram @lucy_loves_hair

Whether you got an event to attend to 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 looks beautiful.

Wavy Pixie Bob

Wavy Pixie Bob
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Pull off a voluminous 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

Wavy Bob for Thick hair
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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

Wavy brunette Bob Cut
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Here’s a trend that never goes out of style! This wavy brunette bob cut offers stylishness that matches your chicness. 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

Bob with Waves and Curls
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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

Blonde Textured Bob with Waves
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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

Pixie Bob Undercut
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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.

Q&A with style creator, Liz Hunter
Hair Stylist / Colorist @ PurStrands Salon in Boca Raton, FL


How would you describe this look?

A common misconception about short wavy hair is that it can only have one style, wrong! My favorite thing about this cut is that it is very versatile. This look 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.

Any advice for someone considering it?

A few of this year’s trends are bobs, pixies, lived-in color, and texture! When considering a bob like this, be prepared to style and use product! If you naturally have wavy or curly hair, product is necessary to enhance and maintain this look. 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!