29 Hottest Long Wavy Bob Haircuts Anyone Can Pull Off

Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

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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#1: Wavy Lob with a Large Swoop Bang

A long wavy bob is a classy style that reminds us of a modern Marilyn Monroe. Ask for a layered lob, which should sit at the shoulders when curled. Also, ask for a long sweeping bang, which will veil over one side of the face. These styles are stunning in both round and square face shapes. Use classic hot rollers or a curling iron to create body and waves.

#2: Perfect for Thick Wavy Hair

Thick haired bobs are a canvas for showing luscious waves and is a perfect set-up to look stunning! The highlights are much more noticeable with the texture on this long wavy bob cut.

Related: See more short hairstyles for thick wavy hair.

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#3 Lovely for an African American

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!

Long Auburn Bob with Waves and a Money Piece
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#4: Long Auburn Bob with Waves and a Money Piece

You’ll look neat and fashionable with a long auburn bob accompanied by waves and a dyed section at the front, known as a money piece. A money piece is perfect for creating a dramatic color without adding too many highlights throughout the rest of your hair. Proper placement of the money piece around your hair parting point will beautifully compliment the cut and your skin tone. Your bob shape should have minimal layering to make it easier for you to curl your hair around a 1-inch barrel for soft waves.

Long Wavy Bob with Ashy Balayage
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#5: Long Wavy Bob with Ashy Balayage

An ashy balayage on a long, wavy bob enriches the look and adds volume to fine or thin hair. Hair with multiple tones can appear thicker. For styling, I suggest using a light mousse that adds volume to the hair and helps maintain curls.

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#6: Fabulous Bob for Black Hair

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.

Natural Blonde Waves on a Lob Cut
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#7: Natural Blonde Waves

Try natural blonde waves when you have a long bob haircut. Wearing your hair in a center part is one of the best ways to keep your curls natural looking. Be prepared to use a dry shampoo or texture spray to add texture to your roots and ends.

#8: Blonde Balayage on a Wavy Lob Cut

One of the best trends is a wavy lob with a balayage. You don’t have to go full on with the color. If you can, keep it on the natural side by asking for barely-there color with a higher contrast money piece. This will give a sun-kissed look. Style in loose waves for a beachy look.

#9: Soft Blonde Beach Waves

Brighten your day with soft beach waves! A universally flattering hairdo, the blonde beach waves look best when you avoid letting them get too brassy. Don’t forget to use an in-shower toner or purple shampoo regularly to fight unwanted yellow tones.

Buttery Blonde Lob with Waves
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#10: Buttery Blonde Lob with Waves

Try a buttery blonde lob with waves for a beachy hair vibe. This easy-going medium-length cut is versatile and can be worn by all different hair textures. For fine hair, layers will give movement and body. For thick hair, remove bulk to lighten it. Loose waves done by a curling iron gives the cut a messy, carefree look.

Blonde Wavy Lob with Dark Roots
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#11: Blonde Wavy Lob with Dark Roots

A blonde lob with dark roots helps is extremely stylish and customizable to suit your face shape and hair type. Blonde hair with darker roots helps maintain a more blended grow out if your natural color matches the added color level.

#12: Outstanding Naturally Wavy Hair

What’s 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.

#13: Wonderful for Thin 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.

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#14: Outstanding Wavy Blonde Bob

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!

long wavy inverted bob
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#15: Flawless Inverted Bob

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.

#16: The Perfect Angled Bob

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.

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#17: A Remarkable Sew-In Bob

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.

long wavy bob with fringe
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#18: Beautiful Wavy Lob with Fringe

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.

Related: Hottest wavy bob with bangs ideas.

Amazing Blunt Bob
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#19: Amazing Blunt Bob

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

Long Wavy Bob Weave
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#20: Chic Long Wavy Bob Weave

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.

long wavy asymmetrical bob
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#21: Beach Ready Asymmetrical Bob

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

long wavy bob with bangs
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#22: Soft Wavy Bob with Bangs

Opt for a pretty lob with bangs. In this case, a blunt perimeter was done all around as opposed to an inverted perimeter. Ask your stylist to finish with some soft, textured, long layers to bring dimension to the cut and remove weight from the midrange of the hair.

#23: An Eye-Catching Graduated Bob

Consider a graduated bob, angled longer in the front and highly textured in the back. It’s an edgier look that requires someone who takes care of their hair and does it most days. This look could be done on thick or thin hair, but it might not have the same volume effect on thin hair.

long wavy a line bob
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#24: Fantastic A-Line Bob

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

#25: Stunning Long Wavy Bob on Brunette Hair

It’s a beach-waved bob, and the best thing about it is the excellent swing it gets with this length! 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.

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#26: Layered Bob

Consider some contrast of the dark base and the bright blonde pieces, especially when it’s styled with these loose waves.  The blonde really pops.

long wavy bob with side bangs
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#27: Trendy Wavy Lob with Side Bangs

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

#28: Fantastic Side Parted Lob

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

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#29: A Gorgeous Bob for a Round Face

The combination of baby lights and balayage was utilized to create this gorgeous color. If you have a real infatuation with red hair, opt for a copper glow! It ‘s bold yet dimensional, and the color placement compliments the haircut.