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Updated on March 21, 2023
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It may seem at first sight that curly bobs are all alike. In reality you can experiment with finishes and textures, the size of the curl and highlights to make your bob unique and special.

Messy curly bob styles with a bedhead effect are appropriate for every day, while neater elegant curls are expected to be seen at an office or any other setting where you want to look more sophisticated.

Curly Bob Hairstyles for Varied Lengths and Hair Thickness

Below we are listing bob hairstyles for any taste.

1. Messy Blonde Balayage Bob

A short curly bob naturally lends itself to a messier style, which is actually a good thing. Tousle your coils with a bit of mousse to give your hair lots of body and an effortlessly cool finish. It’s a casual look to turn to any day of the week.

2. Naturally Spunky Spirals

Let glossy black curls be the focal point of your chin-length cut. Define them with artful layers and a little bit of mousse, but don’t overdo with it, because you may change the pattern of your naturally curly hair. Just let it do its thing!

3. Medium Curly Scrunched Hairstyle

Nothing tames “wild” and unruly curls better than a layered, scrunched hairstyle. The copper-toned curly bangs and tendrils tumble over the ears and gently caress the forehead to softly frame the face and neck area.

Mid-Length Curly Hairstyle With Bangs

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4. Curly Chocolate Bob with Caramel Highlights

A curly bob can be very charming, but an A-line cut gives it just enough edge so that your style comes off as more fashion-forward and less cutesy. A blend of highlights will dial up the cool factor even more, giving the hairdo a fresh feel.

Brunette Angled Curly Bob Hairstyle

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5. Perm Bob with Tousled Curls

Have got naturally straight hair? You can enjoy curls too with a perm. Keep it moisturized with hair lotions or nourishing oils like coconut oil. You’ll want to maintain your hairdo with a sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner to fight dehydration and frizz. It’s the key to defined coils.

Light Brown Curly Bob

Instagram / @faithincurls

6. Curly Messy Bob with Elongated Pieces

The key to making the most of the short, curly bob is to let a few extra-long tendrils drop all the way down to the collarbone, while the rest of the curls densely frame the face and neck.

7. Ravishing Red Bob

Go edgy with your spiraled locks by opting for an angular, chin-length cut. Keep the layers long and slightly longer toward the front. If you are a brunette who wants a color update, opt for a rich mahogany or burgundy hue.

8. Side-Parted Asymmetrical Curly Bob

Every curly bob is unique. Comb over the longer side of your asymmetrical bob to create a fun and flirty peek-a-boo effect.

Asymmetrical Curly Peek-A-Boo Bob

Instagram / @alizaquefez

9. Shaggy Curly Bronde Bob

Tousle your curly long bob to create a fuller, more voluminous hairstyle that looks great on everyone. Blonde highlights over chestnut brown hair illuminate the surface of the haircut, providing a radiant and shiny texture that makes your hair look healthy and glowing.

Voluminous Curly Long Bob

Instagram / @hairbymelb

10. Rounded Copper Brown Perm Bob Hairstyle

When you have textured hair that can hold a curl, set it in medium-sized rollers and you’ll end up with curls that look like you were born with them. The subtle sprinkling of copper highlights helps to define those curly loops, and also contributes to the sense of fullness.

Short Curly Brunette Bob With Babylights

Instagram / @ravenrowsalon

11. Curly Messy Brunette Bob with Golden Highlights

Natural curls were meant for hairstyles that show off the healthy sheen of loopy locks. A scattering of metallic highlights elevates the style, giving it depth and sophistication.

12. Lovely Curled Bob Hairstyle

Curls are so nonchalant and romantic! They let you be unabashedly feminine. The sweet style is polished enough for special events, yet with a little tousle good for wearing anywhere. The short length completes the charming package.

Short Curly Dark Brown Bob

Instagram / @strandappeal

13. Dark Curly Bob with Blonde Highlights

Bring some dimension to your curly hair bob with high-contrast highlights. It’s bold and stylish. The stark difference between the blonde highlights and dark brown roots ensures that those big, beautiful curls aren’t lost in the volume of your wild, textured hairstyle.

14. Luxurious Angled Curly Bob

The triangular wedge shape of this angled curly bob frames the face with touchable curls and adds nice height to the crown section.

Wedge Curly Bob

Instagram / @paulodfmachado

15. Curly Rounded Caramel Brown Bob

Your naturally curly bob takes on a life of its own when the twists and turns are left to do their thing! It might not look like it, but these golden locks are still long enough to be pulled back into a ponytail or an updo.

Medium Tousled Curly Caramel Hairstyle

Instagram / @meghanbebeehair

16. Short Stacked Bob for Curly Hair

A short stacked haircut brings balance to full-bodied curls. Curly bob hairstyles are naturally eye-catching because of how voluminous they are, so the layering at the back ensures that people like what they see. Most importantly, you’ll love how confident you feel with a perfectly flattering cut.

Jaw-Length Curly Tousled Bob

Instagram / @littlehair22

17. Voluminous Curly Brunette Lob

Sexy and feminine, the combover lob with an indistinct side part sets off the cheekbones and chin in a sensational way. When you have hair that tends to be thick and coarse, an angular cut helps to reduce the volume exactly where you want it to appear more toned down.

Dark Brown Curly Long Bob

Instagram / @salsalhair

18. Well-Shaped Chin-Length Curly Bob

The soft copper highlights set off each and every curl of the curly hair bob and help to frame the cheekbones and eyes in a dramatic way. The short style is youthful, girly, cute, friendly, and easy to style.

Cute Curly Hair Bob

Instagram / @mahrithemaven

19. Classy Nape-Length Bob for Thick Curly Hair

The short straight-across cut offers a flattering shape for the hair that can otherwise look unruly. For extra shine and a greater sense of volume, choose a solid light brown or copper color to really show off the curls.

20. Gorgeous Rounded Bob with Glazed Curls

Naturally curly bob cuts look their best when you have healthy tresses. The healthier they are the shinier they will be. It is hard for curly hair to stay hydrated, so it’s important to moisturize those coils with lots of hair lotion. This will cut back on frizz and maximize curl definition.

21. Angled Curly Blonde Balayage Bob

A balayage is super cute on curly bobs, not just straight locks. Balayages are known for the depth they can bring to a hairstyle. Team that with the texture of big curls and you’re looking at a truly multidimensional coif.

Curly Bob With Golden Blonde Highlights

Instagram / @victorial_stylist

22. Curly Inverted Bob Style

Have your stylist use the razor technique to thin out your curly cut. It’ll give your tresses a wispy finish, which is perfect if you’re looking for that intentionally messy style. It’s the ideal marriage of casual and chic vibes.

Short Razored Bob For Curly Hair

Instagram / @ashleypagestylist

23. Spunky Scarlett Bob

Curly red hair may make you think of Annie the musical, but this chic, short ‘do is anything but theatrical. Rich, crimson curls are incredibly flattering, especially on those with warm, olive skin tone.

24. Choppy Bob for Wavy Hair

Yes, you can rock a curly bob with bangs. If you have loose curls, this works well with bangs, because they will have a natural bend, so that your fringe won’t flair out. It works with straight hair too. Just wrap the rest of your hair in rollers at night to maintain those feminine spirals.

Short Curly Bob With Bangs

Instagram / @mefiu

25. Wavy Brunette Bob with Subtle Highlights

The subtle chocolate highlights that enhance this curly long bob are almost imperceptible, but they’re there, doing the job of defining the waves and angles of the long, curly, angled bob. The chocolate brown base color keeps it sophisticated and down-to-earth.

Angled Curly Black Bob With Chocolate Highlights

Instagram / @loveallcurls

26. Brown Curly Bob with Rose Gold Highlights

Rose gold isn’t just reserved for jewelry. It’s also a pretty cute complement to brown-hued hair. The pinkish notes really pop against a dark base. The contrast makes your curls pop too. It’s a very fresh and youthful look.

Brown Perm Bob With Caramel Highlights

Instagram / @urbanbloomhair

27. Cute Bob with Messy Glossy Curls

If you love your natural hair color, make things interesting with an inverted curly bob cut. The angle towards the front dials the visual interest up a notch. Plus, with all the texture and volume of your curls, you don’t need to do much to leave a stylish impression.

Short Curly Black Bob

Instagram / @victorial_stylist

28. Short Inverted Curly Brown Bob

Super thick and curly locks are easier to manage when they are cut into an inverted bob. The longer side pieces and short bangs are flirtingly tomboyish. The chocolate brown color is rich and helps to show off each swirly curl.

Short Bob Haircut For Curly Hair

Instagram / @tarutka

29. Asymmetrical Curly Brown Bob

If you have the type of curly hair that is not overly kinky, then you will find an asymmetrical bob easy to manage. The extra-long, side swept bangs cover one eye in a classic peek-a-boo style. Tousling it at the top provides some height just where you want it.

Brunette Curly Angled Bob

Instagram / @ellenkyhair

30. Jaw-Length Curly Brown Bob with Caramel Highlights

The classy curly bob with bangs is a wonderful choice when you want your curls to appear neatly trimmed on the bottom yet messy through the length. Scrunch them up with some mousse, and then let them rule the roost! The caramel highlights add a boost of color and a finishing touch.

31. Inverted Messy Curly Bob

Make the most out of your long and loose ebony curls by cutting them into an angled bob that falls to the collar bone in the front and hikes up higher in the stacked back section. The combover at the top also helps with some extra height.

Black Curly Tousled Angled Bob Hairstyle

Instagram / @gingerfarnham

32. Disheveled Wavy Light Brown Bob

Choose a stacked inverted bob cut to give a flattering shape to your loose waves and select a soft color to enhance the feminine appeal of the final look.

33. Inverted Wavy Bronde Bob

Curly bob hairstyles always look amazing when the tendrils are updated by the balayage coloring that is strategically placed to bring out the depth and volume of the curl. The bronde balayage makes each curl shimmer and shine!

Messy Wavy Dark Blonde Bob

Instagram / @mycurlystylist

34. Short Stacked Bob with Voluminous Curls

One of the sassiest ways to wear your naturally curly hair is in a short, stacked bob with lots of loops and volume on top and in the back. Each curl is further defined by a rust-toned highlight that runs through it, creating sheen and stylish, vibrant texture.

Short Stacked Bob For Naturally Curly Hair

Instagram / @denyvir

35. Short Walnut Brown Curly Bob with Glossy Finish

Keep it short and simple with a choppy brown bob that makes the most out of your natural curls. Easy to style and maintain, it’s a curly ‘do that will look fabulous, even after sleeping on it. Just refresh it with a little water and some mousse and you’re good to go!

Short Curly Messy Bob

Instagram / @hairphilosophypa_

36. Tousled Angled Curly Bob Hairstyle

When you’ve got it, flaunt it! A short curly bob with a solid black color is one of the best ways to show off the beautiful pattern of your curls. The haircut is structured by the shape yet softened by the texture.

Side-Parted Curly Angled Bob

Instagram / @cosmocoolie

37. Dark Brown Bob with Messy Scrunched Curls

What’s the difference between a short curly bob and a messy short curly bob? To us, it’s all about the natural, effortless feel of the latter. This messy curly hairstyle is purposely disheveled; the wearer decides to tousle it in a way that enhances the natural wave.

Short Wavy Messy Bob

Instagram / @maygovintage

38. Short Side-Parted Wavy Brunette Bob

With a cropped voluminous bob your jawline and long neck will really stand out, and by tucking a couple of curly locks behind one ear, you’re left with a snazzy style that is modern and edgy.

Jaw-Length Curly Messy Bob

Instagram / @salsalhair

39. Short Flared Bob for Wavy Hair

The chin-length curly bob with bangs has a slightly bohemian and artistic appearance. It’s a modern style that embodies some of the best looks from the 20s, 60s and 80s. The loose wavy curls can be blown straight for extra-special occasions.

Scrunched Curly Bob For Fine Hair

Instagram / @cuttlefishhair

40. Layered Curly Chocolate Brown Bob

Chin-length bobs are a go-to for low-maintenance ladies. The texture of loose waves conveys a modern feel to the classic cut. And even though it’s a solid chocolate hue, the bob hairstyle has plenty of depth and dimension thanks to subtle layers.

Brunette Curly Bob Hairstyle

Instagram / @curllovemiriam

41. Jaw-Length Scrunched Bob for Curly Hair

For those of you with naturally curly hair, you know how much of a struggle it can be to tame your whimsical locks. A super short chin-length look is definitely one easy option. To style it, just scrunch-up the ends with a light-hold product when you get out of the shower.

Short Curly Brunette Bob

Instagram / @hawkinsandclover

42. Rounded Curly Caramel Brown Bob

Warm coppery tones go so well with a rounded curly cut. They are both statement makers but complete each other so elegantly. The main elements of the look are as simple as a solid color and texture, which proves that sometimes less is more.

Short Curly Copper Red Bob

Instagram / @lexsmittyhair

43. Wavy Messy Brunette Bob

The curly long bob is the cool girl’s go-to. Use a wide-tooth comb to brush your curls out into loose waves. The frizz and messiness work to your advantage in this scenario. They emphasize the elegant nonchalance all it-girls have.

Collarbone Curly Brown Bob

Instagram / @carlyjulehair

44. Jaw-Length Side-Parted Curly Bob

If you have thin wavy hair that tends to lie flat, consider cutting it into a short curly bob with bangs. Part it on the side and plump it up by teasing the roots and scrunching the curls with a light hold product. The dark coffee-brown color provides a fine contrast to pale skin tones.

Jaw-Length Curly Bob With Bangs

Instagram / @sydrumstyles_

45. Vintage Curled Hairstyle for Medium Length

Looking to channel Old Hollywood glamour? Try it with curls. The bigger the better. The cascading spirals will deliver drama and elegance in equal measure. They will be great for your next special event. Just make sure to use a light hair oil to keep that sheen shining.

46. Tri-Color Curly Bob Hairstyle

Just because you don’t have long locks, doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with your hair. Experiment with different colors to give your bob a sense of personality. This warm mix of colors is bold, but not too bold, because it incorporates natural hues.

Curly Burgundy Bob With Caramel Highligths

Instagram / @curllovemiriam

47. Choppy Combover Bob for Curly Hair

If you have loose curls, then messy curly bob hairstyles are a great choice for you. Choppy locks and the combover bangs frame your cheekbones and eyes, and the blunt, chin-length ends call attention to your neck and jawline.

Messy Curly Combover Bob Hairstyle

Instagram / @silva.hairdresser

48. Perfectly Angled Curly Bob

Looking for something a little bolder? A crisp angled bob will do the trick. Not enough? Opt for a mix of blonde, caramel and brown highlights to elevate the coif. The stark combo of colors and curls is reminiscent of a whimsical piece of art.

Inverted Curly Bob With Highlights

Instagram / @victorial_stylist

49. Modern Marilyn Bob with Curls

A platinum blonde curly bob is about as chic as it gets in the hair world. Reminiscent of Old Hollywood glam, this look is classic and always in style. But, caring for light and bright locks is not something to take lightly. Make sure you are using the right color-enhancing shampoos and hair care products to keep your color as vivid as possible.

50. Shoulder-Grazing Curly Bob

When you are finally ready to cut your long, wavy hair, you’ll need to decide which one of the many curly bob hairstyles will look best on you. Now’s the time to show off all your amazing curls by allowing them to spring to attention in a shoulder-grazing bob.

Medium Curly Bob Hairstyle

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51. Inverted Bob for Loose Curls

The short inverted bob with stacked loose curls is an ultra-sophisticated hairstyle that draws attention to the jawline and neck area. The combination of the height in the back and the long, layered front pieces results in a hairstyle that looks great from every angle.

52. Pretty Reddish Brown Curled Bob

Whether naturally curly or curled, this bob amazes with its color and texture. The center part helps to emphasize your eyes and nose area, and the bouncy, red curls give a mature nod to the world-famous cinematic and Broadway icon “Annie.”

Curly Bouncy Red Bob

Instagram / @mycurlystylist

53. Silver Lining Bob

Instead of hiding your grays, embrace them and put them out on display. When rocked in a short, curly bob, streaks of silver brighten up a darker mane perfectly. Make them intentional with natural-looking gray highlights!

54. Curly and Confident

Of all the curly haircuts and hairstyles out there, au naturel is best. Sometimes it’s better to let your wavy locks fly free and natural. To keep them in control and frizz-free, make sure you enlist the help of a curl-taming serum!

55. Balancing Act

When you want a short cut, but still need some length around your face, curly bobs like this one are ideal. A lot of ladies with curls tend to worry about frizz, especially around the nape of the neck. This style gives you the freedom to live an active live, while looking flirty and feminine.

56. Lovely Curly Dark Blonde Bob

A short length works well with curls, because all of that hair can get heavy. Layers will help cut back on the weight and volume, as curls of above-the-shoulder lengths have a tendency to flare out into a pyramid. A strategic haircut will eliminate this.

57. Bob Cut with Defined Curls

Even if you don’t have perfect natural curls, you can still choose to rock a curly hair bob and style it with a product and curling iron. Luckily, modern curls are quick and imperfect. This hairstyle works best when you find the right gel or hair cream to help keep each curl separate.

Curly Brunette Bob

Instagram / @adri_alb

58. Curly Angled Brunette Bob

The longer bob is currently trending, and the curly lob is no exception. Curls are susceptible to frizz. Keep yours fresh with the use of mousses, gels, and other special products for your spiraling locks. An angled cut will also help your curls look their best.

59. Honey-Dipped Curly Cut

Sporting sweet, caramel-colored spirals is a great way to give your ‘do some richness and life. Try adding some long layers to your shoulder-length bob to give it a nice shape and make it a bit more manageable in the styling department.

60. Curly Brown Bob with Golden Babylights

Golden highlights make curly brown bobs look unique and rich. Such hairstyles work great on hair that has a natural medium-sized curl…not too tight, not too loose — just the right one. The side part and long bangs also enhance the curves of the jawline.

Medium Curly Brown Hairstyle With Highlights

Instagram / @jjaque_avila

61. Blonde Layered Curly Bob

Find a cut that flatters your face the most, so that your full locks don’t flair out in an unsightly way. Very dramatic layers won’t come off as edgy as they would if your hair was straight. Instead, they feel natural and give your cut movement.

62. Airy Tousled Curly Bob

Wash-and-gos are a favorite in the curly-hair community. Don’t let the name deceive you, however, because sometimes there are a couple steps in between washing and going. Apply a gel or mousse to wet curls to help them hold their shape, and let your locks air dry throughout the day!

Inverted Curly Bob Hairstyle

Instagram / @mefiu

63. Inverted Jaw-Length Bob for Curly Hair

This a-line haircut teeters on the line between bob and pixie. The length at the front gives a super feminine finish to the cut, while the stacked back works as an edgy element of the look. When you have naturally thick hair, creating a flattering cut is all about finding that equilibrium.

Very Short Curly Bob

Instagram / @stylesbyame

64. Sexy Spirals

Layers are essential for curly hair because they provide your mane with structure and keep the overall style from looking bulbous and shapeless. Plus, the side part is perfect for round faces because it is slimming around round cheeks.

65. Hot Highlighted Long Bob

Give your hair a much-needed boost with some sporadically placed highlights. This is a great way to add dimension to your curled ‘do. To frame the face nicely, try placing the highlights around the face and allow the bottom layers to be a darker, richer shade.

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