Tutorial: Weekend Wavy Bob Hairstyle

Nail the most-requested look of the season.

wavy bob hair for the weekend


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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.

(And scroll down for 6 for the best wavy bob hairstyles for inspiration!)

Tutorial: Wavy Bob Hair for the Weekend


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

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

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

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

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

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. And scroll down for some of our favourite wavy bob hairstyles…

6 Best Wavy Weekend Bob Hairstyles

Long Wavy Inverted Bob

Woman with an ash blonde wavy inverted lob
Credit: Instagram.com/williammleite

Update a regular blonde lob with stacked layers at the nape of the neck and longer strands at the front. Credit: @williammleite

Wavy A-Line Weekend Bob

Woman with a bronde balayage wavy aline bob
Credit: Instagram.com/moiseshairstylist

See how this Instagrammer’s natural-looking balayage helps to accentuate the lines of her A-line cut and opens up her face. Credit: @moiseshairstylist

Wavy Angled Bob with Bangs

Brunette woman with a wavy angled bob with a fringe
Credit: Instagram.com/volrsalon

This wavy angled bob with bangs is cute and playful and subtle highlights make her curls pop. Credit: @volrsalon

Editor’s tip: Fringes tend to get greasier faster than the rest of our hair, but instead of washing your hair every day you can use dry shampoo between washes. The Suave Moroccan Infusion Weightless Dry Shampoo refreshes and revives greasy hair in a flash and it’s 100% vegan.

Wavy Stacked Bob

Blonde woman with a wavy stacked bob with pink highlights
Credit: Instagram.com/headrushdesigns

Looking for a way to bring colour into your look? Inject some colour by adding a few pastel strands to recreate this pretty-in-pink hairstyle. Credit: @headrushdesigns

Concave Bob Wavy Hair

Brunette woman with a wavy concave bob
Credit: Instagram.com/amber_thehairroom

A concave bob is a style which is longer in the front than it is at the back. Credit: @amber_thehairroom

Chin Length Bob for Wavy Hair

Woman with a brunette wavy chin length bob
Credit: indigitalmages.com

Give your wavy weekend hairstyle a fashionable edge with this chin-grazing bob. These waves mean business, making them perfect for work and formal settings.

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