Is a bob haircut good for curly hair? Should you add layers to your classic curly bob cut? How to maintain a perm bob?
We’ve got all the answers here, along with a nice fresh gallery of visual curly bob inspiration.
So, what are the benefits of short hair styles for curly hair? They’re feminine, playful, and easy to style. Bob haircuts for curly hair have kept their popularity throughout the ages – isn’t it the best proof of versatility and irreplaceability of a short curly bob.
However, curly bobs have gone far above the limits of a retro shaggy bob. Today, you can make most types of bobs with curly hair including a layered curly bob, a curly bob with bangs, a curly angled bob, a curly stacked bob, an asymmetrical curly bob.
Lots of celebrities also opt for all types of short bob haircuts: from a curly lob to a short bob pixie undercut. Rita Ora chopped her hair into an asymmetrical curly bob, Jennifer Lawrence added beachy waves texture to her bob, Nicole Richie teased her followers with a lavender-hued wavy bob, and although it was just a wig, it still was an amazing stylish experiment. Charlize Theron, Solange Knowles, and even Taylor Swift also treated their fans with fresh textured and curly bob updates on their look.
So, go on and try out some of these rocking curly bobs too!
Curly Bob Hairstyles for Varied Lengths and Hair Thickness
For those of you who have curly hair and struggle a lot to get the perfect bob cut that won’t make you look like a pyramid, we have some pictures of win-win curly bobs ideas. Scroll down and choose a perm bob hairstyle for your beautiful curls:
Curly Inverted Bob
There is a misleading opinion that an inverted bob works best for straight hair. However, there are so many beautiful inverted curly bob examples that it’s just impossible to believe that gossip. As proof, here we go with a curly inverted bob for a relaxed curl pattern.
Short Stacked Inverted Bob Curly
To prevent a short curly bob from looking too pyramid-like and cumbersome, a curly stacked bob was invented. With delicate layers at the back and a deep maroon ombre, this natural texture looks win-win.
Layered Curly Bob
Curly bangs and playful layers are the best friends of natural curls. Definitely, it’s not a must, but if you wanna avoid that coarse geometric triangle shape that you’ll get if you just cut a curly bob hairstyle in one straight line. For a softer, more lightweight look of your loose curls, you should add some layers and asymmetry to the naturally curly bob.
Shaggy Curly Bronde Bob
Bronde has been trending for many years and isn’t likely to fade away in the near future. So, blonde highlights or ombre is always a nice idea for curly bobs. Blonde balayage highlights on a dark natural hair color of a chin-length cut give the dimension, movement, and extra depth.
Classy Nape-Length Bob for Thick Curly Hair
Even if you just cut a classy nape-length bob cut, the curls pop will give it a special vibe. If you learn to tame your short curly hair, define curls, make them healthy and glossy with appropriate hair products for curly hair, you’ll get a killer look no matter what hair texture your natural hair has.
Asymmetrical Curly Brown Bob
A curly asymmetrical bob is an easy hairstyle to get when your loose curls are cut short. Of course, often the asymmetry is achieved by a hairstylist by adding layers and an angle by giving you a curly A-line bob. But you can also make a change by pulling your loose curls to one side in a careless manner.
A-line Curly Bob
And this is how a hairstylist can alter naturally curly hair and turn it into a curly angled bob. Shorter in the back, longer in the front, these playful red curls are meant to allure and intrigue.
Medium Curly Bob With Bangs
This medium curly bob with bangs and messy curls is a great option for women with oval and triangle face shape. An asymmetrical bob like this will balance the look and add some charming lightness to your image.
Middle Part Curly Bob
You should act carefully with a middle part since it can emphasize all the asymmetries on your face. Eventually, if you don’t want to bring some of your facial features to light, you’d better choose a side part. Also, a short haircut with loose waves or curls won’t work for ladies with round or square face shapes.
Long Curly Bob With Baby Straight Bangs
Baby straight short bangs are an unarguable trend of today. However, it’s not every woman who is brave enough to combine it with curly bob haircuts, especially in bright eye-catching colors. Such a look won’t go unnoticed anywhere, so get ready to receive comments and compliments about your curly lob.
Chocolate Afro Hair
A coarse Afro curly bob cut will work magic with a deep chocolate hair color. This fluffy natural effect is the key feature of the chin-length bob. Thus, you don’t always have to polish your curly hair – sometimes, that coarse natural curls vibe is exactly what it takes to get a unique and gorgeous look.
Side Swept Short Bob
When sweeping your curly bob hairstyle to one side, you soften the look and make your curly bob less angled or edgy. If you add a distinctive side part and sweep the halves with a hair mousse and a comb, you’ll get a cool-looking contrast of the textured wavy hair and a smooth side part area.
Beach wavy hair has been ladies’ favorite for years and years. Due to its simplicity, low maintenance, and beauty, girls with naturally straight hair especially adore this messy bob type. Careless beach waves will always be a great addition to an asymmetrical bob cut.
Curly Ombre Hair
Ombre on a curly bob hairstyle won’t have the same effect as on naturally straight hair. You will hardly be able to distinguish the color fade and gradation, but you’ll definitely get the effect of depth in your curly hair bob.
Oh, how hot this blonde hair color looks on thick curly hair, especially when it’s not your natural curls color. If you’re up to a similar experiment, make sure you choose a cold snowy-white or ashy color and be prepared to take extra care after your messy curls since bleaching is always harmful to any hair type.
Black Short Curly Bob
If it seems to you that a short-length curly bob has no options for altering your look, you’re completely wrong. You can play with the parting location, change the curl pattern with styling products, or just add some braided details for a completely new curly hair bob style.
Naturally Curly Long Bob
You might think that a naturally curly bob is boring. But how can you get bored with this turquoise green short curly bob? You can always begin with a washable hair dye to make sure you like the color and stay on the safe side.
Sew-in Bob with Curls
It’s not a problem if you can’t get a naturally curly bob due to the fact your natural hair type is straight. Besides a curling iron and other tools that are available to provide straight-haired girls with luscious curls, there is a more time-consuming but also more long-lasting solution: the sew-in bob technique. Your hair is used to make the skeleton of the curly bob hairstyle, and the synthetic curly strands are sewed-in. Eventually, it’s also a win-win solution for women with fine hair.
Voluminous Kinky Bob
Curly bob hairstyles are all about shape and volume, for sure. Demonstrate everything your naturally curly bob is capable of. Don’t tame it, don’t shame it, just let your perm bob shine. ‘Cause you are beautiful.
70s-Inspired Shaggy Bob
Since retro vibes have firmly established in the present-day fashion and are unlikely to leave soon, this list of curly bob hairstyles wouldn’t be complete if we didn’t include a 70s-inspired shaggy curly bob with bangs and lightweight playful layers.
Youthful Bob for Older Women
Older women can also benefit from a curly angled bob with bangs or without them. Due to the fact curly hair looks more playful, romantic, and charming by nature, a curly A-line bob is guaranteed to hide your real age and make you seem much younger than your ID says.
Sophisticated Bob for Over 40
Another trick that women over 40 can use is the color pop. Try balayage or ombre coloring with bright shades, or just blonde highlights, add side bangs, sweep all the hair to one side and enjoy your youthful short stacked bob for curly or wavy hair.
Curly Chocolate Bob with Caramel Highlights
Caramel blond highlights will add that desired rich, glorious, luxury vibe to your naturally curly bob. It doesn’t matter if you go for a long curly bob with bangs, short curly bob hairstyles, or a curly asymmetrical bob. But it does matter what curl pattern you chose – we’d recommend keeping the diameter of your curls as big as possible for a maximally killing effect.
Luxurious Angled Curly Bob
What makes a luxurious long bob? Shining hair, multiple-level layers, and the right length of your curly asymmetrical bob. How to achieve this healthy hair look? Don’t ignore home treatment for hair, including natural oils for your hair type, and also watch your diet.
Brown Curly Bob with Rose Gold Highlights
Well, this one is a one-size-fits-all type of short bob haircut. This short stacked bob features extra layers and an undercut at the back, which helps to correct the shape and add extra volume to fine hair. Next, this angled bob grows down to the chin, adjusting to the face shape. And, finally, those pinky blonde highlights blend into the curly hair, turning an average short curly bob into a one-of-a-kind curly bob.
Short Stacked Bob with Voluminous Curls
There is no volume limit when it comes to a short curly bob. You can go super wild and eccentric like in the photo above with a super curly short stacked bob, or just add a note of texture and volume to your classic curly long bob.
Jaw-Length Scrunched Bob for Curly Hair
A jaw-length curly bob is mostly the style for girls with oval or square face shape who prefer classic shapes and styles. This short bob haircut is styled with a low-hold hair product for a wet effect, but for everyday wear, you can go with your regular cream for curls after washing your naturally curly bob.
Blonde Layered Curly Bob
This blond layered bob for curly hair will take you to the 90s – and who wouldn’t fancy this time travel? If you wanna change something, but can’t come up with a worthy idea, opt for a retro vibe. As we can see, you’ll never lose with a short bob haircut from the past legendary times.
Asymmetrical Curly Bob With Baby Bangs
And here we come to baby straight bangs again. With wavy hair, unrealistic white color, and a side part, these baby bangs bring a rebellious youthful vibe. But before getting your bangs cut, make sure it will flatter your face shape.
A-line Curly Bob With Undercut
Sometimes, a short curly bob is combined with an undercut – and this mixture can look like this. You can also call it an extreme version of a short stacked bob. Whatever you call it, this hairstyle will definitely look eccentric, And if you add a bright color underneath, you’ll risk becoming a trendsetter.
Auburn Bob with Beautiful Curls
Nothing can spoil a naturally curly bob – so, neither can a memorable auburn shade. This messy bob is an embodiment of beauty, charm, style, and freedom. So, if you’re looking for a fresh hair solution for your curly bangs and hair, consider the color change.
Short Bob with Side Bangs
And here we go with a curly angled bob in action. The first rule of this curly bob is to give it a proper cut, with layers and volume. Next, sweep the top hair to one side in a careless way so that you don’t get a distinctive hard part.
Here is another variation of a retro bob for curly hair, this time an extremely short one, and incredibly voluminous. Be careful, however, when experimenting with a curly A-line bob like this since it’s guaranteed to add extra weight to the image. Thus, this retro bob variation is recommended to ladies with oval and elongated face shapes only.
Feminine Voluminous Bob
The tendency is simple: the longer your short curly bob is, the more feminine and carefree it looks. So, a shoulder-length curly long bob haircut will be a perfect addition to romantic dresses, elegant jewelry, bows, and lightweight materials.
Dark Brown Curly Bob
And here is the visual example of how different can look the same long curly bob with bangs if you change the curls pattern a bit and weigh your curly lob slightly down. Thus, magically, a romantic shoulder-length curly bob turns into a casual one, but still so cute and authentic.
Silver Lining Bob
Just gorgeous! – This is the first phrase that comes to mind when you see this graceful silver curly bob with bangs. No matter, if your hair has gone salt-and-pepper due to your age, or you’ve come up with the idea of a dramatic hair dye, this ashy blonde is the way to take your inverted curly bob up to a completely different level. And if you combine it with your dark skin…
Choppy Combover Bob for Curly Hair
So fresh, blossoming, and weightless… this choppy combover bob for curly hair will highlight the youth and energy of a charming young lady. Can older women try similar curly bob haircuts? Absolutely. However, the anti-aging effect is not guaranteed.
Dark Brown Bob with Messy Scrunched Curls
Add blonde highlights to a dark brown asymmetrical curly bob hairstyle for a change. Though this style is rather conventional and predictable, it doesn’t fade away and keeps its position. So, if you’re a fan of such a traditional middle-length curly bob haircut, just show this pic to your barber and say no more.
Wavy Bob Haircut
A wavy bob haircut is very versatile and multifunctional. It can easily complement your office outfit, a casual top and jeans, or a glamorous party image. Another advantage of a wavy messy bob is that women with naturally straight hair can easily get it as well: just use a curling iron and fix the texture with a hairspray. Oh, and if you wanna copy this slightly disconnected texture, use a texturizing spray or powder.
Curly Side Part Bob
Meet another gorgeous asymmetrical curly bob for natural textured hair. This curly long bob haircut is nothing new but it definitely comes in handy when you need a quick touch-up to your trivial bob. Just sweep the hair to one side, and the natural texture will do all the work for you.
Curly French Bob
Oh, that timeless classics! Every time you’re in two minds about your new hairstyles, remember about the basic retro hairstyles that are still up-to-date. Mostly, they are timeless, easy to get, and easy to maintain – aren’t these perfect characteristics of a win-win curly bob?
Curly Pixie Bob
And finally, we believe that this list wouldn’t be complete if we haven’t included a pixie bob in it. Why so? Because a pixie cut is a hairstyle that keeps increasing its popularity with women year in year out. How can you mix a pixie and a bob? Take the length of a pixie cut and the rounded shape and volume of curly bob haircuts. Stay hungry for experiments and be brave to bring them to life.
FAQ: Curly Bob
Is a curly bob cute?
Mostly, yes. If it’s your aim, you can make a short curly bob look very charming. But when you go for an A-line cut aka angled bob, you bring more edge to your image, turning your style into a less cute one. Another way to achieve a charming curly bob is to add some color highlights to the curls.
Do guys like curly bobs?
According to our poll, about 60% of men are convinced that naturally curly hair is attractive and sexy (and how would they know if it’s not natural haha?). Indeed, there are fewer curly women than straight-haired women, according to statistics, and it means messy curls always look more unique.
However, tastes differ. And, probably, the best answer to the question of whether men like curly bobs would be that guys like women who love and accept themselves completely – no matter what hair texture, length, or color they have.
Does a curly bob need layers?
Absolutely, if you wanna avoid that pyramid look short curly bobs tend to have. Properly cut layers are one of the best techniques to give your textured hair a more natural flattering shape, and succeed to define curls, highlighting your particular curl pattern.
Adding uniform layers will also help to balance out the body and volume, which is so crucial for thick hair.
How do you do a curly bob hairstyle?
Here are some fast secrets to styling any curly bob hairstyle step-by-step:
First, sprinkle your hair a bit with water to make it slightly wet. Next, apply some curls creme, twist the hair, and blow-dry it on low. If you need to define curls even more, try using a curling iron at this step and finish with a low or medium-hold hairspray.
Also, remember that you need to visit your hairstylist every 6-8 weeks to keep your short curly bob easy to style.
And this video will help to get the hang of curly locks styling.
What is a French bob?
A French bob is known as a super-short, blunt bob, which is often accompanied by bangs (classic or baby bangs). Classic Parisian women’s short hair styles usually reach a chin and are often combined with heavy texture and beachy waves.
A French bob suits most of all women with oval and square face shapes since it accentuates a jawline.
So, what are your impressions of a modern curly bob?
Hopefully, now you see there are lots of different types of curly bobs for different lengths, colors, face shapes, styles, and images. You can endlessly experiment with the finish and texture, size of the curls, and highlights – in case you want to make your curly bob special. What’s left to do is to choose the perfect variation of curly bob haircut to flatter you and be in line with your preferences, needs, and taste.