40+ Trendy Curly Bob Hairstyles To See Before You Decide

Curly bob haircuts and hairstyles for women with naturally curly hair
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Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

A curly bob is a type of bob haircut for women with naturally curly hair or who add curls to their straight hair. You can make most types of bobs work with curly hair. The key is to give it the right shape for natural curls. The types of bobs include inverted, angled, A-line, stacked, graduated, and more. A curly bob haircut can add more volume to your hair, especially if you include some long layers.

Curly bob hairstyles are feminine, playful, and easy to style. For ages, the standard thought was that curly hair looked better longer because it naturally grew wide first and then down. However, this thought can be tossed out with that tube television. So go on and try out some of these rockin’ curly bob cuts!


#1: Soft and Relaxed Curly Bob

Consider the stunning shape of soft and relaxed curly hair. To achieve this beautiful style, opt for your length to sit just above the shoulder. You’ll want texture cut medium layers for space and movement for this bob. And ask for a face frame angle for softness around your cheeks. To avoid a frizzy finish, touch up the top layers with a curling iron.

#2: Side Part Bob with Bouncy Curls

Consider the liberating shape of a side-part bob with bouncy curls. No matter what hair type you have, a layered bob will work for you. Medium layers will add volume to thin hair and release weight from thick hair, giving you the cut that you always dreamed of. Remember that shorter hair means less dry time, so this chic style will be easy to manage. Whether you choose to dry it straight or curl it into loose waves with a 3/4-inch iron, this hairstyle offers versatility.

#3: Barbie Blonde Ringlets

This is a Barbie style curly bob with lots of definition in the curls and is perfect for a night out.

#4: Barbie Blonde Curly Bob

You’ll feel pretty in a curly Barbie blonde hairstyle. The bright blonde tones catch your eye, and they enhance the appearance of the cute curls. You’ll want to ask for highlights on a natural brown root. Adding lowlights will give a dimensional glow.

Stylish Bob that is Inverted and Curly
Instagram @eujayrodrigues

#5: Stylish Inverted and Curly Bob

A stylish, curly bob is perfect for natural hair. Dry your bob naturally and use a curl amplifier for an even, uniform finish. Tell your stylist to give you a shorter back and longer front haircut to achieve a stylish, modern look.

Spectacular Curls on a Bob for women with thick hair
Instagram @novaperruquers

#6: Spectacular Curls on a Bob

You’ll love the way your curls look after getting a bob haircut. Consider trimming your hair for a better shape and removing dead ends. This is also known as dusting. Doing so will significantly improve your curls.

Classic Short Bob Haircut with Curls
Instagram @celebs.salon

#7: Classic Short Bob with Curls

This is a classic curly bob. It’s a contemporary take on a textured, low-maintenance, easygoing style. This short, fun bob has plenty of volume that opens up their face and highlights their rad, beautiful waves.

Softer Waves on a Curly Bob
Instagram @aoki_hair

#8: Softer Waves

This is a softer bob for the tight wavy texture. It is easy for the shape to fall flat in a few months and turn into a triangle shape, but with these layers, she can grow her length out longer without feeling too heavy at the bottom.

#9: Specialized Spiraled Deva Cut

This is a specialized bob haircut for curly hair by Deva Curl Haircare called a Deva Cut. This curly bob would be great for anyone with medium to tight curl patterns.

Stacked curly bobs
Instagram @alinefiosearte

#10: Short Stacked Curly Bob

This curly stacked bob is timeless and ultra-feminine. This stacked curly bob haircut works best with fine hair, a medium curl pattern, and a high neckline.

Curly Bob Haircut for Round Faces
Instagram @aohair_

#11: Curly Bob for Round Faces

This trendy, easy-to-style curly bob is perfect for women with some natural texture. The bob gives a 1920s feel with the hair length sitting at the neck. This versatile curly bob can suit many face shapes by adjusting where the length and weight sit.

Choppy Curly Bob
Instagram @florence.hair

#12: Choppy Bob

This look is the classic bob on curly hair. Consider if your face shape is right for this curly bob cut; if it’s not, perhaps it’s just the length that is not suited for the face shape. For example, consider doing a longer bob if your face is rounder.

Inverted curly bob hairstyles
Instagram @takihodi

#13: Curly Inverted Bob

Spruce up classic curly bob styles by opting for an angled cut. This chin-length curly inverted bob keeps maintenance minimal for curled hair. Highlights would also be great if you prefer adding more texture and movement.

Medium length blonde bob
Instagram @nieseyshair

#14: Curly Medium-Length Bob

This graduated medium curly bob is cut in a ‘deva haircut’ method which is totally dry cutting and shaping curl by curl without using a comb or brush. The shape needed to be structured externally but textured and layered internally to create something which would encourage your hair to naturally do what it wants to do and maximize your curls.

Remarkable Frizzy Curls on a Bob Cut
Instagram @svetlana.stylist

#15: Remarkable Frizzy Curls

Don’t be afraid and show off your remarkable frizzy curls. Your curls will bounce with the perfect bob length, making your locks look healthier. Don’t be afraid to have a little frizz and show off your natural texture.

Curly Lob Haircut for Women
Instagram @jessica.salonoriana

#16: Lob Haircut

This is a curly long bob (lob). It’s shorter in the back and slightly longer in the front, with some layers for added volume and movement. This haircut and length is a classic and could be symmetrical. This bob cut for curly hair gives you some volume without your locks getting too big.

Weave and Curls
Instagram @mindyhair1

#17: Weave and Curls

This look is a crochet curly layered bob with a water wave curl pattern that is fun, flirty, & versatile. This bob will allow you to work out and still have fabulous hair!

Angled Curly Bob
Instagram @takihodi

#18: Angled Curly Bob

This is a curly-angled bob cut that’s best done with a razor. A curly hair bob (with the right texture) can be beautifully enhanced with a razor haircut, which allows for weight removal to help curls bounce! This bob haircut is great for wearing curly or straight. This is a prime example of styling and fixing a curly bob.

#19: Splendid Curly Angled Bob

Try a curly angled bob with graduated layers only from behind the ears, from the nape to the crown, to give height and remove bulk.

#20: Sophisticated Curly Bob for Over 40

This curly bob is glamorous and sophisticated. The curls have the perfect definition and shape because they’ve been properly hydrated and individually defined. This bob hairstyle is for all curly gals who embrace their natural texture and are unafraid to show it off. It’s edgy and sophisticated. Notice how the right hair color can really enhance a naturally curly bob.

must-try naturally curly bob
Instagram @giboazhair

#21: Must-Try Naturally Curly Bob

This curled bob is gorgeous and smart at the same time! Remove the bulk off the back and keep the length in the front with some curly bangs for an easy and fresh look.

#22: Modern Curly Bob Haircut

Loose curls are trending for naturally curly bob haircuts, especially when they have so much definition and shine! Simple and easy to achieve, don’t forget to have the best curling products!

#23: Medium Curly Tresses

Some blonde tones would accentuate your dynamic locks and simultaneously make you look fabulously stylish!

short curly bob with bangs
Instagram @tbtbsalon

#24: Short Curly Bob with Bangs

The key to keeping your natural curls beautiful and moisturized, proper home care and salon maintenance. Cutting them short would be helpful if you want to repair your damaged strands.

#25: Curled Bob for Over 50

A short curly bob hairstyle like this is still very popular and flattering. Curls are the loveliest answer when you’re looking to make your bob look thicker and more dimensional without changing your natural texture and color. Cutting inverted curly bob hairstyles for women over 50 helps create dimension for thinning hair.

#26: Lob with Curls

Be proud of your natural curls and let them flow freely and easily by getting a curly lob.

Curly bob sew-in
Instagram @brendageehair

#27: Sew-in Bob with Curls

These perfect thick gorgeous curls are super worth the upkeep they need.

#28: Curly Lob

This boho style long curly bob with bangs is beautiful for any day of the week. Work some shorter layers into the shaggy curly bob for some texture for more flattering looks. Long curly bobs are perfect for relaxing days out and about.

curly hair with a deep side part
Instagram @love_jamm

#29: Curly Hair with Deep Side Part

A super deep side parted bob and a touch of highlighting bring new life to these gorgeous natural curls. Short haircuts for women are ideal for curls since they truly bring out the volume in the hair.

naturally curly long bob
Instagram @diegomarcsant

#30: Naturally Curly Long Bob

This bob with curls is a waterfall curly cut because each curl falls below the other to showcase each curl. This curly bob is layered to bring life and movement to the tight ringlets underneath and on top. Everything moves freely, complements her facial structure, and gives her that perfect curly shape every girl strives to achieve.

cute perm bob for women over 60
Instagram @mouseybrowne

#31: Cute Perm Bob for Women Over 60

This is a wonderful, short curly asymmetrical bob cut to add life and shape to the haircut and is an easy out-the-door style!

#32: Chin-Length Curly Bob Hairstyle

This look is a curly short bob that’s razor cut into a round shape. It works best on short curly coils but can be adapted for any hair texture – even straight.

#33: Layered Curly Bob

The volume with this layered curly bob is my favorite! When curls are cut dry and in their natural state, you can personalize the shape to each client. Curly hair is all about the shape!

#34: Candy Colored Jaw-Length Bob

This curly bob can be worn in many ways and always look great. That’s the perfect thing about this bob. It’s fun no matter what you pair it with. The soft pastels make this bob a very versatile style that anyone could rock. It’s chic and ultra-femme.

#35: Natural Curly Bob with Waterfall Layers

This is a low-maintenance waterfall layered curly bob with multi-dimensional highlights in a graduated manner.

#36: Enhanced Blonde Bob for Curly Hair

This blonde bob on curly hair is soft and manageable. Women with existing curls love when their curls look soft and effortless.

#37: Lightened Up Graduated Bob and Curls

This look is a slightly graduated bob on curly hair with a few long layers. This bob is great on naturally curly hair.

#38: Voluminous Kinky Bob

This curly bob is screaming volume and character! This haircut shows off the fullness and body of her hair. It has a beautiful rounded bob shape and fun layers. This bob shows off the beautiful dimension in her hair color and brings out the definition of every curl!

Attractive bob with wavy layers
Instagram @devadoll10

#39: Wavy Bob with Layers

This is a one-length curly layered bob. This style is very versatile. It works well for wavy and curly hair that is thick, thin, fine, or coarse hair.

A nice a-line bob haircut with short bangs
Instagram @mopsbymaxine

#40: A-Line Bob with Short Bangs

This is a take on a layered, A-line bob with a short fringe. The exaggerated fringe and face-framing pieces are especially good for finer hair types because it creates the structure that finer hair lacks.

#41: Shoulder-Length Bob

This is a shoulder-length curly bob haircut with lots of layers. The bob cut and layers keep her hair from having a boxy or triangular shape. Also, the highlights are light enough to make a statement yet natural enough that they don’t scream for attention. One huge benefit of this haircut is putting the bob up in a ponytail.

The nicest asymmetric bob cut
Instagram @curlsbycandace

#42: Asymmetrical Curly Bob Cut

This bob is slightly asymmetrical in which adds more character. This hair is fun, cool, and modern, and it moves. This hot bob is great for someone with a simple lifestyle. It’s a wash, moisturize and air dry/diffuse type of style. It’s such a great bob for super curly hair!

The coolest 70s Inspired curly bob black
Instagram @sarzmahal

#43: 70s-Inspired Shaggy Bob

This is a modern take on the 70s curly shaggy bob. The curls create softness and movement within a square shape.

#44: Messy Curly Bob for Thick Hair

This messy curly bob is carefree with lots of airiness and movement but still with a strong shape.

youthful bob for older women
Instagram @loveallcurls

#45: Youthful Bob for Older Women

This short bob cut for older women screams stylish, youthful, and attractive.

#46: A-Line Bob for Thick Curly Hair

This is a layered A-line bob. It’s a classic! This is a great bob for someone who doesn’t want to spend too much time styling!

Flattering A-Line hairstyle
Instagram @uptowncurlmpls

#47: Flattering A-Line Spirals

This is a curly A-line bob with plenty of spirals. It’s also nice for active women who want to be able to tie their hair out of their face but also have a short length. This is a fun yet sleek shape that is easy to style. This bob is great for every curl type, especially for girls who have straighter curls on the bottom and tighter curls on the top.

An outstanding soft wavy bob
Instagram @lam_loba

#48: Soft Wavy Curly Bob

This cut is a natural, soft, wavy bob. The shape has been over-texturized with layering on her heavy side to remove weight, allow volume, and add a pleasing aesthetic shape. The bob is under-layered on her left side to tuck cleanly behind the ear without pieces falling out.

A Trendsetting slightly asymmetrical layered bob
Instagram @mehrhair

#49: Curly Asymmetrical Bob

This curly bob is a short, slightly asymmetrical, and layered. It was cut on dry hair based on her gorgeous natural curl pattern.

Curly bobs like this are very versatile. It looks super cute and helps enhance the neckline! This curly bob complements people with rounder face shapes by adding length in the front. It grows nicely, and the front is long enough to be pulled back when needed.