The bob hairstyle has withstood the test of time thanks to the ease and effort of styling it. The beauty of this hair style is that it can be worn straight, curly or wavy, and be worn simply for daytime or dressed up at night. Creating waves in a bob to give it a sophisticated look can be done with a few simple supplies and a little bit of prep time. This look, which can often look like a nod to 1920’s glam, is one that turns heads and looks classy every time.

Things You'll Need

Make Waves

Begin by spraying hair (washed or dirty, your preference) with a volumizing spray. This will add body to the hair and help it form waves.

Pin your hair up, taking one small section of hair out at a time to blow dry. Blow dry each section, using a big, round brush to brush it out and eliminate frizz.

Separate dry hair into sections and roll each section in a Velcro roller. Do not curl hair up to the roots, as you want loose waves, not tight curls. Stop rollers a few inches from roots. Leave the rollers in for about 15-20 minutes. This will add a bit more body to the hair and prepare it for the final step.

Take hair out of rollers. After each roller is out, gently break waves apart with fingers. This will loosen the curl and make waves appear natural. Be careful not to aggressively run fingers through hair, as this can create frizz. Instead slightly separate waves to your liking.

Use a three-quarter inch curling iron to create smaller curls throughout the head, if you’d like a more glamorous look. After each piece is curled, pin it to the head for a few minutes so it sets. Remove the clip and finger comb the curl so it falls in place with the rest of your hair. Spray with a light hairspray to finish.


  • Depending on the texture of your hair and how you would like the waves to look, you can opt to leave out one of the curling steps.