Bob for Wavy Hair: Do or Don’t?

If you’re thinking about getting a bob for your wavy hair, the verdict is in: Do it. Just look to stars like Jessica Stroup, Ginnifer Goodwin, and Carey Mulligan for confirmation that the bob is a great choice for those with wavy or curly hair.

The trick to a bob for wavy hair is to get it cut a little longer than a traditional bob. This is known as the “demi-bob” or “lob” (long + bob) and can fall anywhere between the bottoms of the ears and the top of the shoulders. The great thing about this cut is that it looks good on pretty much every face shape.

As far as the shape of the cut, stacked layers in the back will add dimension and give your hair that “bob” shape. If your bob is too blunt, it’ll look bland on those days you can’t be bothered with styling, so make sure you get some added layers to add shape.

When it comes to styling a bob for wavy hair, just run some curl-defining gel through wet hair. Use a diffuser or allow it to air dry for beachy waves.

A long bob can be a great style for any face shape. It works best for straight or wavy hair, but don’t shy away if your hair is ultra-curly. Just make sure you get your hair cut by someone who is familiar with the shape of your curls, so they can sculpt a perfect bob shape for your hair texture.