5 Wavy Bob Hairstyles

wavy bob hairstyles

Grab your ceramic deep waver iron and primping products and let’s enjoy 5 different wavy bob hairstyles. Everyone looks good in these waves, from the chin-length layered bob to the long bob, and the best part is you can achieve this look with any hair texture, straight or curly!

Let’s take a look at these wavy bob hairstyles and get some tips on how to achieve this look.

1. Beach Chic

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To achieve the beach chic waves as seen on Beyonce, try KMS California Hair Play Sea Salt Spray to create a tousled, just-out-of-the-water texture.

How to Style:

  1. Towel dry freshly shampooed and conditioned hair.
  2. Spray sea salt texture spray throughout hair.
  3. Scrunch hair with fingers while blow drying hair on a low setting.
  4. Leave hair damp and rub a small amount of styling gel in, leave to air dry


2. Lose Waves

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Lose tumbling waves frame the face and gives volume to a shoulder length bob.

How to Style: 

  1. Spray volumizing product on roots of towel-dried hair ( Pantene Pro-V Fine Hair Solutions Root Lifter Spray Gel).
  2. Gently blow dry hair using a low heat setting.
  3. Work from the bottom up in sections. Apply a thermal protection spray to each section before curling with a 1-1/4-inch barrel iron to create soft wavy curls.
  4. Finish with a soft or flexible hold hairspray.


2. Short Cut w/ Waves

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These ladies were spotted rocking their short cut/wavy bob. Ciara and Keri Hilson added a side swept bang with ripples and lots of volume, while Vanessa Hudgens went for a little bit more waves.

How to Style:

  1. This style is easy because there aren’t many waves involved, mostly volumizing. For those of you with naturally wavy hair, begin by spraying hair with a heat setting spray then use a deep waver iron for big chunks of hair.
  2. For those who aren’t naturally curly, work in smaller sections, and use a deep waver to create random texture throughout your hair.
  3. Use your fingertips to separate waves and fluff bang.
  4. Finish with a high shine,spritz or  flexible hold hairspray.


3. Tight Waves


This style is for those who want to portray a natural wave pattern or that of a perm or texturizer. 

 How to Style:

  1. Begin by using a volumizing shampoo and conditioner or one designed for curly hair.
  2. Squeeze excess water from hair (do not rub) after getting out of the shower.
  3. Distribute a curl defining cream or gel through hair, scrunching as you work the product through.
  4. Leave hair to air dry or use a large pronged diffuser to dry hair.
  5. Finish with a bit of shine spray and some hairspray if you’d like additional hold.


4. Deep Waves

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This fancy wavy hairstyle is meant for a glamorous occasion, a day that you want to display elegance and style!  January Jones gave us classy with her soft deep waves.

How to Style:

  1. Spray a volumizing spray throughout towel-dried hair, spraying a bit extra at the roots.
  2. Separate hair into three or four horizontal sections.
  3. Using a blow dryer on medium-high heat to blow dry sections.
  4. Use a large barrel deep waver to add large, wavy curls to hair. Always begin in the lowest section with the other sections clipped out of the way for easier styling.
  5. Very gently create a side part and brush some of the front section at an angle to the back.
  6. Finish with gloss and a light holding hairspray.
  7. You can also recreate this look with hot rollers.


5. Finger Waves

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This 1920s retro look is best for short hair and a great style for those who are looking for a quick do that they can wear for 2-3 days.

How to Style:

  1. Wash your hair. You need to start with wet hair for this style to take hold.
  2. Blot it dry. Don’t entirely dry your hair; just blot it gently with a soft towel, making sure it’s no longer dripping wet.
  3. Apply gel. Any type of strong-hold hair gel will do. Use a greater amount toward the top and front of your hair, where the finger waves will be, and spread a smaller amount throughout the rest of your hair.
  4. Part your hair. Comb your hair forward on the bigger side of the part. Leave the other side of the part, the smaller side, untouched for now. Comb your hair straight forward on the larger side.
  5. Use fingers to create waves and secure the hair with metal wave clamp (see tutorial).
  6. Let your hair dry and finish the look by curling the rest of it under using a few large curlers. Spray your hair with hair spray. - Free shipping on orders over $35