21 Hottest Long Wavy Bob Hairstyles & Haircuts You Can Totally Pull Off

Long wavy bob haircuts and hairstyles

A long wavy bob is a women’s hairstyle that is cut at shoulder-length and styled with waves. If you’re aiming to draw out the confidence in you and show off your feminine side, there’s no easier and more stylish way to go than to wear a sophisticated, wavy lob haircut!

Celebrity it-girls Camila Mendes, Kaitlyn Dever, Hailey Baldwin, and Alicia Vikander all took the wavy lob hairstyle as their signature looks, and there’s no question to it! A modern, carefree hairdo that’s all-in-one, a long wavy bob can blend layered hair, add volume and impeccable movement to fine tresses, intensify beautifully-done balayage, and slim down almost all types of face shapes.

Plus, you won’t believe how much versatility you’ll get in just a single hairstyle. Like it angled and stacked? In an A-line or paired with a fitting fringe? You’ll wake up every morning feeling excited to look in the mirror and check out those adorable tresses!

Ilona Warner, an Indiana-based hairstylist, shows us how she does the easy-hair look with a fresh cut and natural-looking waves. Wavy lobs top the list of the most sought-after hairstyles, not just because it’s perfectly pretty but also because these soft medium-length strands allow you to subtract minutes from your morning routine – the ultimate woke-up-like-this look!

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Fabulous Bob for Black Hair

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Instagram @styledby_bam

This perfect long wavy bob haircut for black hair made out of the frontal sew-in wig, is curled from the middle hair down to the tips for added elegance. The volume brought by the curls spices up the style even more.

Lovely for an African American

long wavy bob for african american
Instagram @bflyyexperience

Black girls need some big curls! Let them catch you with this long wavy bob hairstyle that is sure to bring out that pretty face of yours!

Flawless Inverted Bob

long wavy inverted bob
Instagram @auralisflores

More loose curls can be styled at the front with this wavy inverted bob. Ease up your nape with shorter but fuller, more layered locks.

Outstanding Naturally Wavy Hair

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Instagram @beccajoyhair

Soft curls are the key to flaunting natural waves. Use big barreled curls, rollers, or tie your hair right after the shower, and you’ll achieve this long bob on wavy hair.

The Perfect Angled Bob

long wavy angled bob
Instagram @caitlinbrownhairr

The angled cut on this long wavy bob hair adds volume on top of the texture that the soft waves provide. Caramel highlights on this mocha hair are very much on the front page of making you look glam, thanks to the waves that make them shine even more.

A Remarkable Sew in Bob

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Instagram @cam_cbsquared

No dull day is spent when you’ve got a new hairstyle to wear! The wavy style of your sew-in bob is an easy wear, doing wondrous things for your look. Casual and elegant in all aspects, this one never goes out of style.

Wonderful for Thin Hair

long wavy bob for thin hair
Instagram @almabosco_hair

Perfect for thin hair, this long bob for wavy hair is a crowd-pleaser. With a much lighter look, the texture offers a softening effect to your whole look, making you look all dolly and cute.

Outstanding Wavy Blonde Bob

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Instagram @tanjas_hair

If you think being blonde means sporting a solid monochromatic color, then you are in for a treat! Having blonde locks can be exciting, with different shades to choose from. With this long bob with wavy hair, you can show off your different “blondes” and in just one hairstyle!

Beautiful Wavy Lob with Fringe

long wavy bob with fringe
Instagram @locksbyalanah

Long wavy bobs can be arranged in all sorts of manners. Picking a soft wavy look with a light fringe gives a very delicate look. This one’s a favorite among young teens.

Amazing Blunt Bob

blunt long wavy bob
Instagram @glambyvictoriaholmes

Thin wavy strands on this long bob cut resemble a wet, morning hair look which says, “I don’t care, I look cool in this messy bed head.” The texture is the trademark of the look, with the blunt cut as a balance to the messy vibe of the style.

Perfect for Thick Wavy Hair

long layered bob for thick wavy hair
Instagram @lockworxsalon_candace

Thick hair as a canvas for showing luscious waves is a perfect set-up to looking magnificently stunning! The highlights are much more noticeable with the texture on this long wavy bob cut.

Chic Long Wavy Bob Weave

Long Wavy Bob Weave
Instagram @ilovekeeesh

Symbolic of fluidity and femininity, long waves like these are iconic to this bob weave. And since it comes in a pre-made manner, you’ll be able to try this look anytime easily.

Beach Ready Asymmetrical Bob

long wavy asymmetrical bob
Instagram @beauticole_

Q&A with style creator, Nicole Ruiz
Hair Stylist @ Rae Talbot Salon in Castro Valley, CA

How would you describe this look?

This look is a long asymmetrical wavy bob (or lob) and can go for anyone who is looking for a bit of an edge to their look while still looking organic and earthy.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Know that adding texture is what is going to make this look unique, as it appears here in the photo. Beach waves, crimps, curls, whatever you prefer, you can add. Using Hair Resort Spray and Touchable by Kevin Murphy is how we accomplished this lived-in texture while still looking healthy and shiny.

Soft Wavy Bob with Bangs

long wavy bob with bangs
Instagram @amorelandhair

Q&A with style creator, Amanda Moreland
Hair Stylist @ Brocatos Studio of Hair Design in Baltimore, MD


How would you describe this look?

This is a pretty lob with bangs. In this case, we decided on a blunt perimeter all around as opposed to an inverted perimeter. D helped to not elongate her face too much. We finished with some soft, textured, long layers to bring dimension to the cut and remove weight from the midrange of her hair.

My favorite thing about this haircut would be its versatility. There are so many different ways to shape, layer, and style this cut, depending on your client’s individual hair needs. I personally love finishing this look with soft waves and a texture spray to give it a lived-in look.

Any advice for someone considering it?

For a client who is looking to leap a lob, I would say go for it! It’s a cut that can be personalized to any hair type, thickness, and personal style aesthetic. Especially with the blunted perimeter, this can make finer hair appear fuller and thick hair appear tamer just by changing the types of layering and texturizing used. This look can be worn blown out straight styled in waves.

My go-to products for achieving these looks would be Amika’s Plus Size Mousse as well as Bumble and Bumble’s Glow Thermal Protection Spray when blowing your hair dry. These two in tandem are a fierce duo to keep your hair protected from the heat as well as adding soft volume. For finishing products, I am partial to Amika’s Undone Matte Texture Spray and Fluxus Light Weight Hairspray if you’re curling your hair to keep your style looking textured and lived in all day.

If you’re opting for a smooth blow out, I like using one drop of Bumble and Bumble’s Hair Dressers Oil and working it through the midshafts and ends of the hair to keep your blow out looking polished and silky soft.

An Eye-Catching Graduated Bob

Q&A with style creator, Dora Kasle
Hair Stylist @ Salon Institue Toledo in Ohio, USA


How would you describe this look?

This look is a graduated bob, angled longer in the front, highly textured in the back. My favorite thing is all the texture I was able to create in the back to give it volume but lay correctly. She didn’t want the stacking to be too short in the back, so instead of making the graduation go higher, I used texturizing techniques to give her still the volume and movement she wanted.

Any advice for someone considering it?

I think this is an edgier look that requires someone who takes care of their hair and does it most days. This client had thicker hair, so that helped with the stacking and volume in the back. This look could be done on thick or thin hair, but it might not have the same volume effect on thin hair.

This look would need to be accomplished with more products and different texturizing techniques. My client requested that her hair not sit on the back of her neck too much. This is the perfect look for people who want shorter hair but get annoyed when it sits on the back of their neck, but they don’t want it cut too short. You can cut the under layers down more while still maintaining some length in the top and front.

Fantastic A Line Bob

long wavy a line bob
Instagram @hairforbuddha

Q&A with style creator, Kate Spinks
Owner / Operator @ Hair For Buddha in Erina, NSW, Australia


How would you describe this look?

This look has soft textural waves that are great for an everyday look or going out!

Any advice for someone considering it?

My favorite go-to product to create this look is Eleven Australia Haircare and followed by Eleven Australia Flat Iron. I use Miracle Hair Treatment to prep the hair. Then, I follow with Eleven Sea Salt Spray, which will add texture and movement through the hair.

Blow-dry the hair with a medium round brush. Section the hair out and curl with iron. My favorite tip to clients is once you have finished curling the hair, go back in and straighten ends out for more of a lived-in finish.

Grab a wide-tooth comb to brush the curls out. Then, use Eleven Australia Dry Shampoo to add texture, gloss the hair with Eleven Australia Smooth and Shine Serum, and finish off with Eleven Australia Give Me Hold Flexible Hairspray.

Stunning Long Wavy Bob on Brunette Hair

Q&A with style creator, Robyn Wall
Stylist @ Pony Salon in Vancouver, BC


How would you describe this look?

It’s a beach waved bob, and my favorite thing about it is the excellent swing she gets with this length!

Any advice for someone considering it?

A 1/14 inch curling iron is the perfect size to use. Finish with a texturizing powder to get the body and a textured separation through the waves.

Layered Bob

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Instagram @tease_salon_

Q&A with style creator, Maddison DeVore
Hair Stylist @ Tease Salon in Corydon, IA


How would you describe this look?

What I like most about this look is the contrast of the dark base and the bright blonde pieces, especially when it’s styled with these loose waves.  The blonde really pops.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This look is perfect for anyone who can’t make it to the salon on a regular basis. Being a mom and a business owner myself, I know just how hard it is to make time for yourself. With this look, you’ll have all the style but not the upkeep. People will think you just had your hair done even though it could have been a few months prior. It’s so easy to add a few waves and go.

My go-to products are Redken 450, Babyliss 1″ curling iron, Kenra Dry Texture Spray, and Kenra 25 hairspray. All of these products work well with any hair type and add protection, texture, and hold.

Trendy Wavy Lob with Side Bangs

long wavy bob with side bangs
Instagram @danalysenghair

Q&A with style creator, Dana Lyseng
Hair Stylist @ Supernova Salon in North Vancouver, BC


How would you describe this look?

This look is a modern, messy shag. I love this look because it’s very soft, feminine, and sexy. The movement creates a lived-in, relaxed feel while still being modern and city chic.

Any advice for someone considering it?

I would suggest that the client loves a more textured and messy feel. These looks are amazing for smooth or wavy hair. My client Tonya has quite straight hair, so we worked with a 1 1/4″ curling iron to create some beach waves to make the look have more volume and texture. Clients have to love a bit of hair around the face, and a big soft sexy fringe is a must for shags.

For wavy long bobs, I recommend working with dry shampoos and texture products. I love the Dry Me from EIMI Wella styling and the Texture Touch also from Wella EIMI. First, blow out the hair for volume, work in the beach waves in opposing directions for fun texture, and then use the dry shampoo for shape, hold, and more texture.

Fantastic Side Parted Lob

Q&A with style creator, Brit Wright
Owner @ Bella Salon and Boutique in Chipley, FL


How would you describe this look?

The blunt cut lob is one of the most sought-after bob haircuts with its blunt, super-texturized, and naturally wavy look.

Any advice for someone considering it?

It’s versatile and easy to style, which makes it suitable for every head. If your hair falls flat, seek the help of a texturizing spray like Kevin Murphy’s Hair Resort ($30). Mist the lightweight product through damp or dry hair for undone texture or focus on the roots for volume.

A Gorgeous Bob for a Round Face

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Instagram @candicemanibog

Q&A with style creator, Candice Manibog
Hair Stylist @ Candibird Salon in Sacramento, CA


How would you describe this look?

This look is sassy and sexy. The combination of baby lights and balayage was utilized to create this gorgeous color. I really enjoy creating the perfect custom tone for each individual guest. It’s no secret that I have a real infatuation with red hair, and this copper glow is no exception! It is bold yet dimensional, and I love the way this color placement compliments the haircut.

This textured, wavy long bob was cut with a razor, and the razor creates texture and movement in the hair while also removing bulk. My favorite thing about it is the messy, undone but done feel of it. It’s almost as if she “woke up like this.” It’s perfectly tousled with subtle piece-y bits that just make the look pop.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This haircut is great for medium to fine hair. It’s the perfect California beach babe vibe while it also feels sultry enough for a girl’s night out!

This haircut is perfect with some beach waves thrown in, and I always love the ribbons of dimension you see when balayage is curled. For this look, use a one and 1/4-inch curling iron, alternating every other section curling away and toward the face, leaving just the ends straight to create the perfect wave. After the curls have cooled, lightly comb through, and tousle hair using your fingers or a wide-tooth comb.

This style is all about the texture, and in this case, the more, the merrier! Finish the look using your favorite dry texturizing spray to create volume and really bring that style to life. Here, I used my favorite, Kevin Murphy’s “Bedroom.hair.” I love it because it smells delicious and gives a light, weightless hold while spicing up your style. It is also great for revamping your curls on second or even third-day hair!