Curly bob hairstyles have never been so much in demand. And with celebrities like Kate Hudson, Beyoncé and Emilia Clarke all rocking a wob (wavy bob), it comes as no surprise that this cool, playful hairdo has finally reached the peak of its popularity.
However, there is a common misconception that bobs aren’t very versatile styling-wise, so if that’s what’s been putting you off adopting this super cute look, then we’re here to tell you that, well, it’s all rubbish: there are plenty of ways to wear your curly crop. And we’re about to show you how.
Just keep scrolling to discover some awesome, summer-perfect curly bob hairstyles to try out now.
7 Summer-ready curly bob hairstyles
Classic curly bob with side part
One of the biggest advantages of having a curly bob is the fact that it requires minimum styling. For something a little different, why not try a windswept side-part? Or really enhance those tousled textures by scrunching in a bit of TRESemmé Perfectly (un)Done Sea Salt Spray (£5.50*) to inject a cool beachy attitude to the look? All too easy!
This festival-friendly French braided headband is a great way to add a feminine charm to your curly bob or natural hair. Plus, you don’t need to have a lot of length or even great styling skills to get the look! Just start above one of your ears and create a French plait across the top of your head, and when you get to the other side, hide the end behind your ear and pin it in place.
Feeling extra hot and desperate to put your hair up? Why not channel your inner raver with these ’90s-inspired buns. Not only is this ‘do ideal for hiding flat, second-day hair, but you can achieve it even without much length. And did we mention it takes less 5 minutes? Yes, really!
The perfect combination of playful elegance and effortless cool, this half-up ‘do is ideal for casual summer parties and informal al fresco events. Just pin your curly bob up on one side of your head and leave out a cascade of curls on the other. Or, simply tie your hair into a half-up ponytail. Just be sure to apply some Dove Advanced Hair Series Quench Absolute Supreme Creme Serum (£6.99*) to help smooth down any pesky flyaways. Easy, right?
Twist-out using flexi rods
Summer can play havoc with curly bob hairstyles, especially for women who have natural hair. Because of the heat and humidity, coils can easily frizz or lose definition. So if that’s your case, a twist-out is one of your best options to secure your curl pattern. Just remember to apply some VO5 Smoothly Does It Curl Defining Mousse (£3.99*) to help banish the frizz!
Editor’s tip: Why not get more defined curls by using flexi rods? They’ll allow you to form curls without using any heat!
Curly bob with a blonde balayage
Nothing epitomises summer like sun-kissed locks. So why not kick off the season with a sunny balayage or ombre look? The soft, natural-looking colour gradient will perfectly complement the shape of your curls and enhance your pretty cut. And the best part? It’s super low-maintenance.
Ok, we know that this one is a bit of a cheat, but hear us out! Just because it’s not winter doesn’t automatically mean that you should stop wearing protective ‘dos. So if you’re looking for a creative hairstyle but also want to guard your natural hair, then crochet braids are a great option! Credit: @imadamejay
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