Here are 28 super cute ways to curl your bob, from PoPular Haircuts:
Just because you’ve chopped your locks doesn’t mean you have to ditch your curling irons! Bobs look extra cute with some wave, bounce, or ringlets, and you’re sure to fall in love with one of these delightful curly Bob hairstyles.
Whether you’re currently rocking short hair or are looking to change up your current style and opt for a chop, here at the PoPular Haircuts office we could not be bigger fans of the curly bob.
Bobs have grown in popularity over the past couple of seasons, and thanks to some of the most notable celebrities deciding to keep their locks short, we can only see the trend growing even more – which is exactly why we’ve gathered some of our favourite curly bob hairstyles in this beautiful collection for your inspiration.
#1. Silver and Black Ombre: Messy, Curly Lob for Thick Hair
Starting our selection with the most striking graduated bob, we must say that we simply adore this stacked bob style. Working with shorter layers at the back of the head working their way towards longer layers towards the front of the face, this lady has opted for a fashionable silver to black ombre style to bring her wonderful curly bob to life.
#2. Brown and Blonde Balayage Tousled BobTake care of your color hair: Schwarzkopf Professional – Blondme Keratin Restore ($7.41)
Tousled hair offers the perfect relaxed and curly style, easy for a day to night look. This lovely lady has worked her brown and blonde balayage hair into a bob which falls a few inches above the shoulder, and tousled it for this beach-style bed head effect. The curly style makes the change in colour stand out even more – don’t you think?
#3. Light to Dark Purple Blend: Layered, Curly Hairstyle with Shoulder Length HairGet this color hair: Sparks Complete Color Kit, Purple Passion
Purple is an exceptionally bold colour, but we think it looks absolutely gorgeous – especially when accompanied by a curly bob like this lady has opted for! Her gorgeous bob falls around the jaw level, and blends from bright to dark purple. This lady has added loose curls throughout her bob to add light and lift to her cut.
#4. Highlighted Wedged Bob with Long FringeComb your hair: Secura Hair Straightener Comb ($31.99)
A wedged bob is when the cut is full of shorter layers at the back which forms a curved shape, and works its way towards longer lengths at the front of the head, which can be seen in the lovely picture above. Her dark brown hair is full of golden blonde highlights, and is parted to create a long sweeping fringe effect. Loose curls are added to the front of the hair for a textured style which is to die for!
#5. Long Caramel Wavy Lob Hair StylesTake care of your color hair: Ion Weekly Blonde Boosting Treatment ($9.26)
This lady has opted for a longer bob, falling several inches below the ear and working with graduated ends, longer at the front of the head than at the back. Her gorgeous locks are a beautiful shade of golden blonde, and have been parted in the centre for a symmetrical finish. She’s loosely curled her long bob to add a wonderful wave.
#6. Copper and Silver Crop: Balayage Shoulder Length Hairstyles for Thick HairGet this color hair: Lunar Tides Hair Dye – Pastel Coral Pink ($11.99)
Peach is a colour which isn’t traditionally considered for hairstyles, but as we think you’ll agree – it looks truly stunning on this lovely lady’s curly bob! She’s finished her hair with silver streaks, and this gorgeous bob which falls an inch below the jaw line is brought to life by the loose curls she’s added throughout. We love this look!
#7. Dark to Light Brown Ombre: Medium, Curly Bob Hair Cut for WomenGet this color hair: Joico Age Defy Vero K-Pak Hair Color 6NG+ (Light Natural Brown) ($5.25)
Brown is an exceptional hair colour of choice, because there are so many different shades and hues within the spectrum of the brown colour which look exceptional – especially when blended together! This lady has opted for a dark to light ombre transition to colour her curly bob, which is full of ringlets from top to bottom. We just adore this hairstyle!
#8. Silver to White Waves Ombre: Blunt, Wavy Lob Hair Cuts
Silver is oh so on trend, and where better to work the colour than in your hairstyle? This lovely long bob finishes around the shoulder length and is parted in the centre to create the perfectly symmetrical style. Loose waves have been added throughout for a gorgeous and slightly bouncy finish, and the colour works from silver to white blonde in an ombre blend.
#9. Highlighted Textured Lob Haircut for Thick Hair: Balayage HairstylesTake care of your color hair: Joico Blonde Life Brightening Masque ($10.71)
Another lovely long bob to add to our collection, this gorgeous bob has stolen the hearts of the PoPular Haircuts team! This lady has added a wealth of blonde highlights to her gorgeous brown hair, and has loosely curled the hair, then adding a tousled and textured finish for this messy but cool look which is oh so stylish.
#10. Brown and Copper Loose Curls: Balayage Medium HairstylesGet this color hair: L’Oréal Paris Couleur Experte Hair Color + Hair Highlights, Light Ash Brown ($13.94)
Highlights are the easiest way to add colour and life to your hair – which is exactly what this lovely lady has done to her dark brown hair, by adding light brown and copper streaks to it. Her lovely bob has been curled with ringlets throughout which creates this impeccable silhouette – and we couldn’t possibly love this style any more.
#11. Pink Highlighted Loose Curls – Ombre, Balayage BobGet this color hair: Adore Semi-Permanent Haircolor #150 Platinum ($4.11)
#12. Voluminous Bob Curls – Blonde Short Hairstyles with Heart Face Shape
A blunt Bob is perky and full of life when it’s left alone, but if you’re really looking to turn heads at your next high-class event, you’ve got to try in these voluptuous curls! Big bold curls have a hint of Hollywood vine that’s both sexy and elegant- perfect combo!
#13. Gray/Lavender Textured RingletsGet this color hair: L’Oréal Paris Feria Pastels Hair Color, P12 Lavender Dusk ($8.79)
Gray and lavender? Perfection! These two lovely shades are top colors for 2016, and the combination makes for a dainty and subtle finish that’s stunning. Make those feminine hues come to life with ringlets, and tousle them up with your fingertips a bit for an unkempt, natural ending.
#14. Wild Curled Mane – Ombre Short Hair StylesGet this color hair: L’Oreal Paris Hair Color Colorista Semi-Permanent for Brunette Hair, Green ($6.98)
This year it’s all about showcasing your personality through your appearance, so Ido ire a gal who loves vibrant hues and messy strands, you’ll love this style. Black and striking blue/green makes for one intoxicatingly Ombre while extreme messy curls are quirky and voluminous to match the exotic flare of this hair.
#15. Brown Balayage Curls with Accenting FringesGet this color hair: L’Oréal Paris Frost and Design Cap Hair Highlights For Long Hair, H65 Caramel ($10.94)
With locks as lovely and caramel-hinted as this, a set of textured fringes is the only way to go. They contrast against the voluminous curls beautifully for a casual and flirty ‘do that kills.
#16. Copper Waves: Messy Short Haircut for Women, Everyday HairstylesGet this color hair: Joico Color Intensity METALLIC Semi-Permanent Creme Hair Color ($13.37)
Gotta love that red hair! If you want spicy locks, choose red. On days you want to tame those saucy strands, choose waves.
#17. Red Violet Waves – Women Short Hairstyle for Thick HairGet this color hair: Manic Panic Vampire Red Hair Dye ($7.93)
A luxuriously red base is given some extra life with hints of purples and oranges for sultry texture. But to get that really sexy look, she gives her mane some much needed waves that are both sophisticated yet soft.
#18. Fun Colors – Messy Curly Hairstyle with Short HairGet this color hair: Lime Crime Unicorn Hair Bubblegum Rose (Full Coverage) ($16.00)
Tousled up curls with plenty of action and perk are awesome, but when you pair these curls with some fun colors, it’s a bold look that says ‘Hey, look at me!’. Take your style to the next level and add some brave and courage with bright lavender blended with some dazzling yellow ends.
#19. Simple Textured Bob – Woman Short Hairstyle IdeasGet this color hair: Herbatint Permanent Herbal Haircolour Gel, Platinum Blonde ($11.35)
cool, calm, casual, and just perfect for the awesome! Her textured bob is lovely without going overboard. It’s tousled up a bit for a casual style that’s professional, especially when paired with your favorite business apparel.
#20. Natural Waves with Textured CurlsShow off your curly hair: Kenra Curl Defining Cream ($5.10)
Natural beauty is the key here, with some textured waves and curls to combine textures that are carefree and feminine. Paired with your favorite floral dress and soft makeup tones, it’s a stunning look for summer.
#21. Platinum Voluminous CurlsGet this hair color hair: Celeb Luxury Viral Colorwash ($35.00)
So much body, so much sass! If you’re looking for that sexy Kylie Jenner look, then this is it. Start off with a shoulder length Bob, douse it in striking platinum hues, and finish with curls that are bursting with volume. Tack on hairspray and fluff up these curls with your hand for a little bit of messy puff that’s oozing with Hollywood glam.
#22. Polished Ringlets – Shoulder Length Lob Hair StylesGet a wavy hair: ArtNaturals Curl Defining Cream ($12.95)
Refinement is key here, with ringlets that are made with utmost precision. To keep that bold shape, simply use your curling iron and pin them up to keep their shape. When you’re all ready to go, let loose the pins and add hairspray; don’t tousle them!
#23. Tight Ringlets
Some ladies are blessed with naturally curly hair, and sometimes it’s best to let those gorgeous natural ringlets flow gracefully! On the other hand you can also achieve this bobbing, bouncy short curly look with a small sized curling iron. So cute!
#24. Mahogany Textured RingletsGet this color hair: Splat 30 Wash No Bleach Formula (Midnight Ruby) ($10.35)
Get ready to turn heads at the nightclub with this sensational style! Her shoulder length Bob is glammed up with some very loose ringlets, styled with some texturing spray to mess them up just a tad. And that deep mahogany shade paired with smoky eyes and purple lips? SEXY.
#25. Balayage Voluminous WavesTake care of your color hair: Pravana The Perfect Blonde Purple Toning Masque ($10.85)
Her hair color is oh, so mesmerizing, with a heaping dose of blonde highlights naturally thrown in to a darker tone of blonde. The hue blends flawlessly with her complexion, and those feminine voluminous waves have a “Victoria’s Secret” vibe that’s sweet and sultry.
#26. Huge Ringlets: Balayage Hairstyles for Thick HairTake care of your color hair: John Frieda Sheer Blonde Colour Correct Anti-Brass Cleansing Treatment ($8.49)
The bigger the better, right? Maybe not always, but it’s definitely true for ringlets! These luxuriously shaped ringlets are bold and flawless, looking extra beautiful with an enchanting blend of blondes and light Browns.
#27. Platinum Loose CurlsGet this hair color hair: Brilliant Silver White Hair Toner Blonde & Grey Hair ($28.99)
A lob haircut is cute on its own, but when you add some polished waves like these, the short hair is given a flirty makeover that’s refreshing and fun. Give your hair some delightfully coy bounce with loose curls!
#28. Messy Blonde Waves – Everyday HairstylesGet those beach waves: Bed Head Rock N’ Roller Curling ($24.86)
Beach babe? Absolutely. She’s got that sexy beach wave we all love and adore, the natural look that comes from playing in the sun all day. Wave up your mane and seriously mess them up for that cute, beach style that will see you through summer. Pophaircuts.com which one of these short curly bob hairstyles will you consider?
Which of these stunning bobs is your favourite from our curly bob collection? Have we inspired you to chop your own hair and recreate some of these looks? Let us know in the comments below!