Tutorial: Weekend Wavy Bob Hairstyle

Nail the most-requested look of the season.

Hooray, it’s the weekend! You made it through the work week, and now it’s time to celebrate with some serious relaxing. Sleeping in, some rosé with the besties and maybe even some dinner, dancing and fun—and a look that breezes you nonchalantly through ’em all, angst-free—is hot on the list. A wavy bob hairstyle for the weekend is one of our favorite weekend hairstyles for all of the above: It’s a simple day-to-night style that’s easy to create, and is the epitome of low-key summer glam.  Read on for an easy how-to on copping this popular short hairstyle:

Step 1

Start on clean, freshly washed hair.

Prep hair by first washing with a gentle volumizing system, such as Dove Oxygen Moisture Shampoo and Dove Oxygen Moisture Conditioner (it leaves you with an airy, natural fullness we love). Towel-dry carefully and prep with some wave-enhancing gel, like TRESemmé Make Waves Shaping Gel Cream. Blow-dry until your hair is at least 90 percent dry.


how to get a wavy bob hair look
Step 2

Start curling.

Create a side part. Using a clamp-free curling wand, begin twirling 1/2″ thick sections of hair around the barrel.

how to get a wavy bob hair look with an iron
Step 3

Follow the hairline.

For the outermost sections (the ones that frame your face), curl outwards. As you reach the middle sections, you can get playful and switch directions — randomness is sexy.

how to curl a wavy bob with a wand
Step 4

Make sure your hair is evenly laid out.

Ensure that your hair gets an even amount of heat and that there aren’t any hotspots. If your locks curl too thickly or barely make it around the barrel, then it’s time to spread out that section into thinner slivers.

twirl your bob hair evenly around the barrel
Step 5

Finish up the ends and refine the hairline.

After you’re done curling the back, shake everything out and give your waves a lighthanded tousle. Then proceed to refine the hairline as needed, checking to see if your bends curl away from your face — it’s a more flattering look.

a tousle gives bob hair the final touch
Step 6

Finish with shine spray.

Mist your hair all over with a shine spray, such as Bed Head by TIGI Headrush, for a sophisticated sheen. Done!

wavy bob hair for the weekend

Photo credit: Faraz Essani Photography

Looking for more ways to style a bob hair look? Check out our post on some of the hottest bob haircuts for 2016 for instant inspiration. 

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