30 Short Wavy Bob Haircuts Trending Right Now

Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief
Short and wavy a-line bob cut
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#1: A-Line Bob

This is a beautiful short A-line wavy bob cut. Short bobs are popular when styled into loose waves, giving it a stylishly messy appearance. Or, if you have naturally curly hair, try using a straightening iron the night before. Add some light product or wet your hair the next morning, scrunch it up, and let it naturally dry.

messy wavy layered bob hairstyle

#2 Messy Wavy Layered Bob

A textured, short, and wavy layered bob has the right combination of messy and alluring, and the hairstyle doesn’t look overly done. For styling at home, use a light mousse or salt spray, blow-dry in a finished with wax and shine spray, or dry texture spray. Short wavy bob hairstyles are perfect for women on the go or active women, as it looks best when tousled.

#3: Short and Messy Wavy Hair with Highlights

If you like short hair but want a style with more volume and texture, consider a short, messy, wavy hairstyle with highlights. This style is short but long enough to create beachy, tousled looks.

#4: Barbie Blonde Wavy Bob Cut

The short Barbie blonde wavy bob cut is a trendy and versatile hairstyle that adds playfulness to your look. With its luscious waves and flattering length, this cut is perfect for those wanting a chic and effortless style. Ask for soft waves to create texture and movement, enhancing your hair’s appearance. This hairstyle is ideal for women who want to showcase their fun and feminine side while maintaining a sophisticated look.

#5: Side Parted Balayage Bob for Oval Faces

For women looking to make a statement with their locks, try a side-parted balayage bob for oval faces. The balayage technique allows for a natural-looking transition from dark to light. While the short length and side part complements the oval face shape. This hairdo adds texture to your hair and gives it body without the edginess of a shorter chop. If you’re looking for a ton of volume, avoid applying any product to your roots, as it can weigh down your hair.

#6: Curly Waves on Short Brown Bob

Opt for a versatile, trendy short wavy bob haircut. If you want to rock this brown wavy bob, you must ask your expert stylist how to shape your facial features. They can help sculpt your haircut into subtle curls that frame your face and give body all around. To maintain maximum volume, use products designed for curly hair. And don’t skimp on conditioner! Don’t forget to apply it from mid-lengths to avoid oiliness at the root.

#7: Razor Cut Curls and Waves

Razor cuts for curls and waves are the trendiest ways to showcase natural and lived-in style. If you need to take matters into your own hands, pro videos showcase how to do so from home. This does require purchasing a razor. If you prefer to leave it to professionals, I highly recommend finding a good stylist with the razor.

Short Golden Blonde Razor Cut Shaggy Bob with Waves
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#8: Golden Blonde Razor Cut Shaggy Bob for Thin Hair

A golden blonde razor-cut shaggy bob is perfect for the wash-and-go type of gal! One of the best things you can do to have softer and wispy ends is to use a razor for your cut. It will prevent your end from looking too blunt, and your style will look more lived-in. This style works for a blonde curly bob, too.

Brunette Bob with Loose Waves
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#9: Brunette Loose Waves

As stylists, we often get asked what types of cuts work best with certain hair types. A short, blunt bob cut looks very cool and trendy on wavy hair. If you decide to do this cut and want to take it to the next level, you could always add bangs for interest around your face.

Chin-Length Wavy Bob
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#10: Chin-Length Wavy Bob

Consider a chin-length wavy bob if you’ve been searching for the perfect hairstyle that provides both movement and texture. Say goodbye to your dead ends because this blunt chin-length bob will change your life. This chin-length wavy haircut looks great with most hair types but especially compliments finer hair, as a blunt length always makes the ends appear fuller and thicker. Throw in some messy waves if you want to add texture and volume, finish with a texture spray, rough it up with your hands, and boom – you’re looking fabulous.

wavy short bob with blonde highlights
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#11: Wavy Short Bob with Blonde Highlights

A wavy short bob with blonde highlights and curtain bangs is for women with round or wide faces because it hides the sides of the face creating the illusion it’s narrower. The highlights give extra texture and dimension, which is great for fine to medium hair densities. Wave with a tong or straighteners, spray with hairspray and mess it up with your fingers.

Short Cute Dark Brunette Bob with Waves
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#12: Cute Dark Brunette Bob with Waves

Why not try a dark brunette wavy bob if your long hair drags you down? Cutting your hair shorter makes you feel lighter and makes your hair appear healthier. Ask for gentle layers and some face-framing; the results will be fabulous. If you have wavy hair, you’ll be able to air dry. Straight-haired ladies will need to add some curl with a wand. Ask for a clear sealer and make that brunette shine.

the angled wavy bob haircut
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#13: The Angled Bob

This short, angled wavy bob is stacked beautifully with subtle blonde highlights. For styling gorgeous beach waves, use the Babyliss 1″ curling iron.

#14: The Choppy Bob

The uneven, choppy, short wavy bob cut doesn’t look misplaced; rather, it’s a rebellious vibe on your normal shoulder-length hair. Love this look? Check out more amazing short choppy bobs.

short wavy bob with bangs haircut
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#15: A Short Wavy Bob with Bangs

A cut for your bangs is fittingly contrasted by a short shaggy cut to your tips. A short wavy bob with bangs is best for women with round faces because it adds a square frame around your face.

Related: See more short wavy haircuts with bangs.

#16: Wavy Bob with Fringe

The chocolate to brown is gorgeous with waves and a curtain fringe. If you’re looking for super cute short wavy bob hair, this is the new look you’ve wanted. The hair color is perfect for those with fair skin, while the fringe is for those looking to accentuate their eyes.

#17: Blonde Wavy Bob

If you’re a blonde and want a short layered wavy bob haircut, this hairstyle and color is a great place to start. The dynamic combo of the A-line cut and short beach waves offers a refreshing and modern look. This is even more fantastic if you have blonde hair and dread of vibrant hair.

#18: Graduated Bob

Longer layers are found as you go to the top, giving you this wonderful graduated bob. The key to the best short bob for wavy hair is to cut a rounder shape. This help keeps its natural form as the hair grows out.

#19: Sew In Bob for Black Hair

This brown sew-in wavy bob is a multi-purpose hairstyle. A short wavy bob hairstyle can be worn in any professional setting and is also perfect for a night out. I recommend having freshly trimmed ends (long layers if possible) and consistent treatments to allow longevity for this style. Also, having the right amount of heat protectant will bless the hair!

shaggy, stacked and wavy hairstyle
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#20: Shaggy, Stacked and Wavy Hairstyle

This shaggy, wavy, and stacked bob haircut on short hair is the easiest to maintain. No work is involved because the shape is built, so you don’t have to think about how to style it. It’s one of my favorite cuts because it looks great any day, at any time, on every occasion. When getting a bob for short-length wavy hair, ask your stylist to use the natural roundness of your head to create volume through the whole cut.

#21: Wavy Inverted Bob

Adding wavy curls to a short, wavy inverted bob cut will show off the dimension in the color while adding some sass to a classic cut. This short hair bob cut for wavy hair is great for women with a versatile style because it also looks straightened. Because of the length kept in the front, it can flatter almost all face shapes.

(Like this cut? See more short inverted bobs here).

#22: A Very Short Bob

With a very short wavy bob, you can have healthy hair that is a bit long enough to still play with. This bob is a great go-to style when you want shorter hair without getting a pixie. It has some natural body or texture in the hair! Short bobs for wavy hair are great for women with those natural bends and waves. Weight can be taken out under the occipital bone to keep the back from poofing out where the hair is most dense, so it works for thick hair as well.

#23: Cute Curly Wavy Bob for Over 40

A bob for wavy, short hair is perfect for women over 40 because it’s very versatile and can be easily curled or smoothed out. It’s a classic bob and fringe with a modern twist – an effortless style that requires a quick fluff of the curl, smoothing of the fringe, and you’re ready for the day ahead! There’s a variation of this short haircut that can be suited for different hair types. Fuller hair can go for a forward fringe, curtain bangs for finer hair, and a side part fringe for versatile styling.

#24: Flattering for Women Over 50

A short bob on wavy hair is flattering for women over 50 because it can be styled in many ways. You can air-dry and finger curl, blow it out straight, or curl it with a curling iron. It’s a trendy hybrid look! Any woman can wear this wavy hairstyle with minor adjustments made for facial anatomy.

👉 See more short bob haircuts for older women.

#25: Pixie Bob with an Undercut

An undercut pixie bob on wavy short hair looks amazing when adding a caramel balayage color. The color gives it a subtle to dramatic change, depending on what the desired lightness is on the ends.

(See more beautiful short balayage hairstyles here).

#26: The Blunt Bob

Cutting the ends straight gives an edgy look. Those with a more defined bone structure can still enjoy this marvelous blunt, short wavy bob if you add some soft waves to the style.

#27: Asymmetrical Bob

A chin-length, texturized asymmetrical bob cut for short wavy hair accentuates the jawline and elongates your face shape. Medium textured hair is ideal for styling with soft waves to create volume and give a more lived-in textured look. Adding a blonde balayage accentuates both angles purposely. One side highlights the jawline, and the other creates an illusion of more hair to draw your eyes downward.

short blunt bob with beach waves
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#28: Short Blunt Bob with Beach Waves

Blunt bobs are on-trend right now, so try pairing a short blunt bob with beach waves for a trendy and effortless look. Tousled hair gives a cool and easy-going vibe to any look and also helps to create soft volume throughout the hair. To enhance your beach waves, spritz some sea salt spray through your hair and scrunch.

messy wavy bob with middle part
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#29: Messy Wavy Bob with Middle Part

Rock a middle part bob with messy waves instead of the general straight style. It’s a softer and more fun alternative for a different vibe. This look is easily created with a large barrel iron, a little working spray, and plenty of finger styling.

Short Wavy Bob Cut with Choppy Layers for Girls
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#30: Wavy Bob Cut with Choppy Layers

Are you seeking a more voluminous style? It starts with a good haircut like a bob cut with choppy layers and texture styles like waves. This hairstyle will make the layers pop. And, when paired with a texturizing spray, you’ll look like the inspo pictures.

A short wavy bob is a women’s haircut between jaw-to-shoulder length styled with waves. Now that tousled strands are in for their glamorously low-upkeep requirement; everyone’s excited to jump into this immaculate hairstyle!

A-list models and Hollywood fashion icons Emily Ratajkowski, Miranda Kerr, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, and Alexa Chung ditched their long locks. They swore by this trendy hairstyle, and guess what?! It’s now impossible to make their enviable thick, wavy hair your own!

Ask your trusted hairdresser about your desired length and style of waves, as these play a major role in making the cut fit for you. Keep in mind that round, oval, and heart-shaped faces are ultimate for the wavy bob style and that your hair density also determines how you’ll want those beautiful waves to lay and slay.

Check out how hairstylist and beach wave expert Sonia Élise from Malibu snips her clients into perfection with matching natural-looking wavy highlights and impressive hair texture. To achieve a wavy hairstyle that’s naturally dimensional, use lightweight products such as styling mousse and texturizing balm or spray. You’ll be out and ready to seize the day in just a matter of minutes!

Check out this up-to-date gallery and find the most trending short wavy bob haircuts and hairstyles to bring to your next salon visit!