The wavy bob: 10 perfect examples of playful glamour on the red carpet

Get some serious #hairspiration from our fave celebs here...  

The wavy bob is one of this seasons hottest trends. Exuding effortless, playful glamour, this versatile hairstyle works perfectly whether you’re relaxing by the pool, or exploring the city on a hot summer’s day. And it seems this cute yet sexy hairstyle is also making waves in the celebrity world, as many A-list celebs have been spotted sporting the look.

Looking for some #hairspiration? We’ve created a list of some of our favourite stars who’ve nailed the wavy bob trend on the red carpet to get you started…

wavy blonde bob on Lauren Conrad wearing a yellow dress on the red carpet with orange flowers in the background
Lauren Conrad’s waves are effortless. Credit: Getty Images

Lauren Conrad

Lauren Conrad pulls off her soft, glamorous waves with effortless ease. Achieve her look by using a large-barrel curling wand to create subtle Hollywood style waves.

anne hathaway with a short wavy bob wearing a white dress
Anne Hathaway is our idea of wavy bob inspiration. Credit: Getty Images

Anne Hathaway

There’s no denying that Anne Hathaway is a master when it comes to creating lived-in textures that never fail to look effortlessly cool. Here, she shows us how to style the look so that it’s red carpet-ready by adding dazzling shine!

Editor’s tip: To get Anne’s look, try the TRESemmé Firm Hold Hairspray, which will secure your look in place day and night, while also taming any frizz in your wavy bob.

wavy blonde bob on Sienna Miller wearing a white and silver dress with droplet earrings in the red carpet
Sienna Miller is often our hair idol. Credit: Getty Images

Sienna Miller

Like we said, this laid-back hairstyle can look as good on the beach as it does on the red carpet, and Sienna Miller is the perfect case in point. Here, the British style icon brings this cool and easy hairstyle up to date by teaming it with a deep side part.

lily collins with a dark brown wavy bob in side parting wearing a burgundy blazer
New hair who dis! Credit: Getty Images.

Lily Collins

Youthful and seemingly low-maintenance, no wonder the wavy bob is a firm favourite among the celebrity elite! Having braved the chop, actress Lily Collins wears the look with ease.

Of course, it helps that Lily’s hair is naturally wavy but nevertheless, she really is an expert when it comes to using a one-inch curling iron to define her loose, effortless waves!

Editor’s tip: If you’re looking to achieve this look, try applying a small amount of VO5 Classic Styling Soft Moulding Wax through the strands of your hair after styling to help define those waves, add shine and tame frizz.

carmen ejogo with a wavy golden brown bob with a silver dress and necklace on the red carpet
Retro waves are Carmen’s thing. Credit: Getty Images

Carmen Ejogo

Carmen Ejogo pulls off the wavy bob with ease thanks to her naturally thick and full-bodied hair. When it comes to creating your own waves, we recommend scrunching your damp tresses and letting it dry naturally to help minimise frizz.

Taylor Swift with a wavy bleach blonde bob with side fringe wearing dark lipstick
Taylor Swift adds a side fringe. Credit: Getty Images

Taylor Swift

With her bold bleach blonde locks, Taylor Swift really wowed at the Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology event. Plus, she proves that a wavy bob pairs perfectly with an edgy, rugged fringe.

Freida Pinto with a dark brown wavy long bob wearing a yellow dress on the red carpet
Freida Pinto’s raven locks are the thing of dreams. Credit: Getty Images

Frieda Pinto

Armed with her collarbone-skimming lob and trademark layers, Freida Pinto works her version of the wavy bob with style! One thing’s for sure, when it comes to creating just the right amount of tousle and texture, Frieda understands how to add density and movement without it looking too overpowering.

Jennifer Lawrence with a blonde wavy bob in side parting on the red carpet wearing a sheer black dress
You know if Jennifer Lawrence is doing it we all will be. Credit: Getty Images

Jennifer Lawrence

You know the wavy bob is having its very own fashion moment when style icons such as Jennifer Lawrence step out wearing it! And the wavy bob is not just for summer, offering a variety of styling options, it’s an all year round hairstyle that never fails to make an impact.

kate mara with a wavy blonde bob in half-up, half-down bun wearing a silver baroque outfit on the red carpet
We are loving this half-up bun look on Kate Mara. Credit: Getty Images

Kate Mara

Confession: we’re a little bit obsessed with Kate Mara’s wavy bob and top knot combo – and with good reason.

Proving that this versatile hairstyle has a place on the red carpet, Kate’s interpretation of this on-trend hairstyle has caught our attention for all the right reasons!

Editor’s tip: Get Kate’s effortless waves with the TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray. Use on damp or dry hair for tousled texture and light hold waves.

wavy bob blonde hair on Julianne Hough wearing a white outfit on the red carpet
Julianne Hough’s wavy bob is a must-have. Credit: Getty Images

Julianne Hough

We just love Julianne Hough’s wavy bob, as it’s bursting with texture, movement and that certain effortless ease we’re all trying to master. She’s just yet another celeb who certainly knows how to take this versatile feminine ‘do from day to night.