Bob haircuts, especially of the wavy variety, are going to be on-trend forever, especially if Karlie Kloss and Alexa Chung have anything to do with it. This seems perfectly logical when you think about it - wavy bobs are pretty, versatile and can be tailored to look good on just about anyone.
If you're thinking about going shorter yourself, this could be the perfect hairstyle to start with. You can use a longer bob as a stepping stone before working your way up to something more dramatic; that way, it'll take less time to grow out if you decide that short hair isn't for you. Just remember, hair grows back and the best case scenario is a style that looks and feels amazing, so it could be 100% worth the risk!
For those of you who remain unconvinced, we suggest you cast your eye over the ten wavy bobs listed below. Each one is slightly different, and our selection features all kinds of lengths and textures to get inspired by.
Who knows, you might find your new signature look among them...
1. Straight down the middle
Middle parts can seem a little intimidating because they throw your whole face into the limelight, but it's definitely something to consider for anyone who hasn't tried one before. Combined with a short bob, a center or slightly off center part can change up your whole look.
Styling tip - Apply L'Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Iron Straight Heatspray then curl the ends with a medium-barrel curling iron to add movement and give the style some added bounce.
2. Long and wavy with bangs
If a short bob seems like a really big step, why not start out with a little extra length? A longer style with waves and bangs will give you a softer look that can be made shorter or grown out later on.
Styling tip - Spray with Advanced Hairstyle TXT IT Tousle Waves Spray then blow-dry your hair while holding it in large, twisted sections to create subtle waves throughout.
3. Wavy side part
Smooth waves make for a really striking look when teamed with a side part and blunt ends. It's sharp, but not too sharp which also means this style is both wearable on an everyday level, and really easy to dress up for things like fancy soirées and job interviews.
Styling tip - Use a tail comb for accuracy when parting your hair for a really sharp finish.
A curly bob is a great way to show off your natural texture, as long as all the bulk is taken out of all the right places. The mid-lengths and ends need plenty of room to move so you should talk to your stylist before making the cut to find out how to make this look work for your hair.
Styling tip - While your hair is still damp, apply Advanced Hairstyle CURVE IT Curl Taming Cream to add definition and keep frizz at bay during and after the drying process.
5. Vintage curls
With a layered bob, vintage curls are a gorgeous option that is in keeping with this season's affinity for all things voluminous. It's also a beautiful alternative to the tousled hair phenomenon for those days where only something fancy will do.
Styling tip - After curling each section of hair, spray it with Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Fine Control Hairspray and pin it up to cool. This will set the waves properly, helping them to last longer.
6. Barely there waves
For anyone with a natural wave, a bob with a few subtle layers will show off your hair's natural movement while keeping everything right where you want it.
Styling tip - To instantly add shine and banish flyaways, mist dry hair with Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Strand-Smoother Serum Spray.
7. Short and tousled
If you're as reluctant to say goodbye to the summer as we are, a short bob with tousled waves is the perfect way to keep the warm weather vibe going. With a cute, beachy feel, this style looks effortlessly chic all year round!
Styling tip - Apply Advanced Hairstyle TXT IT Tousle Waves Spray all over then blow-dry in twisted sections to create laid back waves. The smaller the twist, the tighter the wave will be.
If your idea of a blowout is riding your bike to work, this hairstyle could be right up your street. It has plenty of texture and is another look that comes off as totally effortless.
Styling tip - Spray dry hair all over with Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT High Lift Creation Spray, tease at the root then sweep it all back off your face. Re-spray to finish.
9. Long and tousled
Another tousled style, this longer bob has a really bohemian feel and can be dressed up or down as needed.
Styling tip - Tease your hair gently all over to create a mohair-like finish then set with Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray.
A low-key, piecey finish is the easiest way to create a casual, textured hairstyle. It also happens to look really, really good with a bob.
Styling tip - Warm a small amount of Advanced Hairstyle TXT IT Deconstructing Gum then work it through the ends of your hair. Tousle and muss individual pieces to encourage strand separation then shape with your hands to finish.
What do you think? Which wavy bob is your favorite?