Trendiest Curly Bob Hairstyles
When it comes to bob hairstyles, sleek and straight styles like Victoria Beckham’s stacked bob or the vintage pageboy might be the first thing that comes to mind. But for as long as women have been furiously straightening their hair, there have been others embracing their curls, or creating artificial ones. Reminding us of iconic women Marilyn Monroe and Sophia Loren, a curled bob stands for confidence and power as much as glamour and beauty. For women with fine hair, adding curls can create the illusion of added volume, while thick haired women have been embracing the recent acceptance of their big, bold curls. Whether you’re a bob haired woman tired of the flat ironed look, or a curly haired goddess considering losing some length, one of these curly bob hairstyles should speak to you.
1Wavy Ombre Bob
This style features a nice contrast between straight roots in a darker colour and bouncy curls in a blonde ombre that begin at about eye level. If you’re growing out a shorter bob, this is a great transitional style that doesn’t need constant retouching in terms of cut or colour.
2Jumbo Curly Bangs
A bob so curly, even the bangs are in on it! Far from an everyday look, these thick bangs have been curled under to create a texture that doesn’t contrast dramatically with the rest of hair, while still managing to frame the face.
3Curly French Bob
With or without bangs, the French bob is a classic short cut that gets lots of added body and bounce when combined with natural or heat styled curls.
4Asymmetrical Curly Bob
Like most of Rihanna’s hairstyles, this asymmetrical bob created a huge hair trend. Worn stick straight in some of her more famous videos and red carpet appearances, this curly styling adds some softness and glamour to the typically edgy songstress.
5Finger Wave Bob
The interesting styling here looks like a loose version of the vintage finger wave technique made popular in the 1920s and ’30s, but this bob keeps things decidedly modern by using a lighter touch with product.
If you’re worried that curly hair above the shoulders might have you looking like your Grandma, these short, edgy bangs are a great way to modernize the style. For thick haired women, they also take some of the weight out of the rest of hair, making the curls easier to manage.
If you’ve got extra bulk weighing your hair down, this undercut is the trendy solution to all of your problems. Less hair equals less styling time, and you can sweep hair to one side or the other depending on how much of the shave you’d like to show off. In this dressy bob full of platinum curls, the unexpected undercut provides amazing contrast and adds tons of interest to your look.
8Messy Long Bob
For thick natural curls, sometimes less is more when it comes to styling. Cut with little to no layering, this long bob lands just above the shoulders, creating a silhouette that’s thicker at the bottom, and leaving some intentional frizz rather than going overboard with product.
A game changer for women with natural curls, the Deva style cuts hair at a deliberate angle to avoid disrupting the curl pattern. The result is a precisely shaped bob that works specifically on curly hair, and makes bob length styles look deliberate and sophisticated.
For a curly bob that translates your personality as young and quirky, try adding these piecey, slightly curved bangs. With less styling time and face shape considerations than a fringe that’s very blunt or short, these wearable bangs are the perfect accompaniment to your curly bob, or any other hairstyle.
11Wild Spiral Curls
Bringing back her famous curly style from the ’80s, Kylie Minogue’s bob full of wild curls is easiest to replicate if you’ve got naturally curly hair.
12Long Faux Bob
With longer pieces in front left loose, the rest of Kerry Washington’s hair is tucked underneath to create a distinct, faux bob shape. To get this look on your own, tie hair in two low, loose pigtails, then tuck and pin into place.
13Layered Colour Waves
This warm honey colour is layered richly throughout the top layer of hair, leaving a darker brunette at the roots and underneath that make hair look endlessly thick and lush.
14Retro Ginger Bob
Christina Hendricks puts her impossibly radiant ginger hair on display in this wild, retro-inspired bob. By sweeping hair to one side, visual interest is added, and these bouncy curls don’t completely overwhelm her face.
This softly curled long bob style is a timeless way to look chic and sophisticated. In a length that suits all hair types, some dimensional highlights warm up the colour without looking obtrusive or flashy.
16Sultry Vintage Glam
Channelling perpetual sex symbol Sophia Loren, this chin length bob is full of big curls that ooze sultry glamour. Unlike longer styles that often signal the naivety of youth, this gives off a look of pure confidence that both attracts and intimidates.
While many curly-haired women go out of their way to avoid the triangle silhouette created when bob length hair is left all one length, it’s making a comeback along with other vintage trends.
Wearing a slightly longer, modern version of Marilyn Monroe’s iconic blonde curls, Fearne Cotton proves why she’s an enduring source of hair inspiration. Wear this glamorous style to a vintage themed wedding or party.
Wearing her signature raven locks in uncharacteristic curls, Jessie J shows off the dramatic difference a change in texture can make.
20Brushed Out Curls
A more squared-off example of the triangle shaped bob, Solange’s natural curls have been gently brushed out to create bigger, softer waves that land at a long bob length. This is a go-to method for women with tight curls to add some diversity to the look and texture of their hair without straightening.