Short Bob Haircut With Soft Waves

Added: 18 May 2011
This short bob haircut with soft waves is the perfect solution for women who want a flattering look that is both stylish and easy to manage. You will love how easy it is to style this cut in the morning, and you can even toss it in a ponytail or messy bun after a fun day out with friends.

Our model is flaunting this hairdo with minimalistic makeup, and the soft waves highlight her lovely face shape, giving a youthful look to her appearance. It is a classic haircut that all age groups can wear. The soft waves will make you look beautiful and sexy. For the hair styling, this bob haircut is dressed in soft waves through the back and sides giving this look plenty of movement and shape and showing how versatile a simple cut can be. The short bob is an ideal hairstyle for women who want to make the most of their natural curls. This look works best with fine to medium hair with a slight wave and medium density. The waves will help soften an oval or square face shape, making it appear more rounded. This look is easy to achieve with a curling iron.

Take advantage of the naturally wavy texture in your hair to create a flattering short bob. This hairstyle with soft waves looks stylish and sophisticated while maintaining a youthful appeal. Maintaining this haircut after 4 to 6 weeks with regular trims is easy. You will need a little product for hold and shine, and you can spray a little extra hairspray into the roots for extra hold.

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Hairstyle Type

Hair Color
Dark Chocolate Brunette

Haircut Technique

Scissor Cut


Face Shape
Hair Density
Hair Texture

Under 21, 21 - 30, 31 - 40, and 41 - 50

Forehead Height
Neck Length


30 minutes
Spray a little extra hairspray into the roots for extra hold.
mousse, smoothing shine, hair spray
blow dry, curling iron

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step 1

Apply styling mousse to damp hair, using your palm as a measuring guide, and evenly distribute it along the hair shaft. Styling mousse will add hold and can help achieve better results.

step 2

A medium radial brush is used on medium to long hair types to smooth out wavy or curly hair textures or to add body to straight hair. When selecting a radial brush, always use one with a pure bristle as this will not tear or damage the hair.

step 3

Using the corner of your comb and standing in front of a mirror find the middle of your left eye and then drag the comb straight up slowly until you reach your hairline and then continue back in a straight manner to achieve an even left part. A side part is great for longer face shapes because it creates the illusion of width.

step 4

To blow-dry under, start at the nape/back and place your brush under the section of hair close to the nape. With the dryer held up over the hair, pull the brush from the roots and continue to the mid length's, keeping the blow-dryer following over the top. Once you reach the ends, curve them under. Repeat this step until the section is completely dry.

step 5

To blow-dry the sides, take out a small section of hair from the front and clip the rest of the hair away. Next, place the brush under the section and then pull the brush and hair forward around your face (this curving motion creates body). Place the hair-dryer on top of the brush until you reach the ends and then turn the ends under. Repeat until dry.

step 6

Take a section of your hair no wider than the diameter of your brush. Place your brush under and at the roots of your section. Then with your blow-dryer above, drag the brush up through the mid-lengths and ends of the hair following with your blow-dryer and pulling the hair to the right. Repeat until your hair is completely dry.

step 7

A large curling iron is used to create large soft curls and can be used to add body.

step 8

Take a small section of hair and place the ends at the base of your curling iron barrel and then wrap the hair up around the barrel until you reach your mid-lengths. Hold the hair for 5 to 10 seconds and then release the hair by unwinding the strands backwards.

step 9

Apply a very small amount of smoothing shine to the palms of your hands and then run it through the mid-lengths and ends of your hair. Be careful not to add any to the roots or a large amount to any section of the hair as smoothing shine can be very heavy on the hair, weighing it down and making it appear oily.

step 10

To finish, apply a minimal amount of hairspray from an arms length distance to the top, sides and back. Take care not to use too much or you will end up with a white, flaky residue which looks like dandruff.

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