If you haven’t read Part 1 then go to this link. SHORT HAIRSTYLES FOR WOMEN-The Bob-Part 1


Most bob hairstyles in the past have been very straight and smooth styled with the hair curling slightly under and inwards.  But this look can look quite mumsy or very “north shore” unless there is some texture or graduation in the layers.  So try breaking it up a bit by adding some curl.


The rising new trend off-the-shoulder-scraping cut is, The Waved Bob.

The Waved Bob is a casual, textured, beachy look that can be carefully adapted to suit all women giving them a sexy modern hairstyle that they can wear easily everyday.

How to create The Waved Bob:

  1. Work a mousse through the hair and dry off.
  2. Section the hair, then use your ghd’s to create some loose, “semi-curls” (they need to have a bend, but not be fully curly). Start curling a few inches down from the roots.
  3. Spray the hair with Sea Salt Spray to create a relaxed, beachy texture.
  4. Finally, work fingers through the curls gently to break it up or quickly blast the hair with a dryer to get a really natural look.

Do you need a change?

Having a drastic or slight change in hairstyles can always be a little scary. So we like to make sure our clients are happy with their decision by asking them a few things to consider when taking their hair short.

First and foremost, how long have you thought about this change? If you’re going from long to short hair we want you to feel comfortable about the change.

Secondly, it is always a good idea to bring in some images of the hairstyles that you like so you and your stylist are on the same page. It’s important the stylist can visually see the direction you would like to take your hair. From this they can then make the suggestions about whether it will work for you. Everyone will suit a different style due to different shaped faces and hair types. Some will suit really short and strong while others will suit a softer short look.

Thirdly, do you wear your hair tied back off your face a lot? If so, going short is a great option for you. It will be much softer on your face than having it constantly tied up.

When we are asked what makes a good short haircut? We answer simply, of course it will be the one that best suits its wearer! Short hair on women looks sexy when it has a feminine feel. Check out our story on what makes a great haircut or call us now: Lily Jackson Hair & Makeup, Sydney 02 9360 8708.

Does short hair make a woman look younger or older?

The perception of whether short hair makes a woman look younger or older is subjective and can vary based on various factors, including individual features, personal style, and cultural norms. To be honest, poorly styled and coloured long hair can make women look older as well. While there is no definitive answer, here are some considerations to keep in mind:

  • Is it a great haircut? And we mean a REALLY GREAT HAIRCUT? Short, medium or long, does it have shape movement and texture that accentuates the hair’s strengths and enhances the client’s features?
  • Face Shape: Short haircuts can accentuate facial features and bone structure, which can have an impact on how youthful or mature a person appears. In some cases, a well-suited short haircut can highlight a woman’s facial symmetry and give a fresh, youthful look. Take a look at our infographic on-face shapes and hairstyles.
  • Confidence and Individuality: How a woman carries herself and embraces her short haircut can significantly influence the perception of age. Confidence, self-assuredness, and a sense of personal style can make anyone appear more vibrant and youthful, regardless of their hair length.
  • Fashion Trends: Hairstyles often reflect current fashion trends, and short haircuts can be associated with modernity and a more youthful aesthetic. However, it’s important to note that trends evolve over time, and what may be considered youthful today may change in the future.
  • Cultural and Societal Influences: Beauty standards and cultural norms can play a role in the perception of short hair and age. In some cultures, long hair is associated with youthfulness, while in others, short hair can be seen as a symbol of confidence and sophistication.
  • Personal Style and Maintenance: Short haircuts can be versatile and allow for different styling options, including playful and youthful looks. However, it’s essential to consider the maintenance required for short hair. Regular haircuts (between 4-6 weeks) and regular styling may be necessary to maintain the desired shape, and how well-maintained the haircut is can affect the overall appearance.

Choose a hairstyle that makes you feel confident and comfortable, as that is often the key to appearing youthful and radiant.

What type of hair is best suited for a waved bob hairstyle

A waved bob hairstyle is a versatile and trendy option that can suit various hair types. However, some hair types may be particularly well-suited for this style. Here are a few hair types that can work beautifully with a waved bob:

  • Straight to Slightly Wavy Hair: If you have naturally straight or slightly wavy hair, a waved bob can add texture, movement, and a sense of playfulness to your locks. It can create the illusion of more volume and body, giving your hair a stylish and effortless look.
  • Fine to Medium Hair Texture: A waved bob can work exceptionally well for fine to medium hair textures. The waves can add fullness and dimension to the hair, making it appear thicker and more voluminous. The tousled waves also help create a sense of texture and movement, giving the hair a lively and dynamic feel.
  • Medium to Thick Hair Density: Medium to thick hair densities can benefit from a waved bob hairstyle. The waves can help in reducing bulkiness and heaviness in the hair, providing a lighter and more manageable feel. The bob’s structure, combined with the waves, can create a flattering shape that frames the face beautifully.
  • Naturally Wavy or Curly Hair: If you have naturally wavy or curly hair, a waved bob can enhance your hair’s texture and embrace its natural beauty. The bob length can help control the overall shape and prevent excessive volume, while the waves can add definition and movement to the curls, resulting in an effortlessly chic look.

It’s important to note that while these hair types are well-suited for a waved bob, it doesn’t mean that other hair types cannot rock this style. With the right products, tools, and styling techniques, a skilled hairstylist can create waves and texture in different hair types to achieve the desired look.

Before getting a waved bob, consult with a professional hairstylist who can assess your hair type, texture, and personal preferences to determine the best approach and techniques for achieving the desired waved bob style that suits you.

What makes the waved bob a great hairstyle for women?

The waved bob is a popular and versatile hairstyle for women for several reasons. Here are some of the key factors that make the waved bob a great choice:

  • Timeless Elegance: The waved bob exudes a classic and timeless elegance that can suit women of all ages. It is a sophisticated and chic hairstyle that never goes out of style, making it a reliable choice for those seeking a polished and put-together look.
  • Versatility: The waved bob offers versatility in terms of styling options. It can be customized to suit different face shapes and hair textures. Whether you prefer loose, tousled waves for a casual vibe or more defined and glamorous waves for special occasions, the waved bob can be adapted to your personal style and the desired level of formality.
  • Texture and Movement: The waves in a waved bob add texture and movement to the hair. This helps to create a sense of volume and fullness, especially for those with fine or thin hair. The waves add dimension and make the hair look more dynamic and livelier.
  • Face-Framing Effect: The bob length, combined with the waves, creates a face-framing effect that draws attention to the facial features. It can accentuate the cheekbones, jawline, and eyes, adding a flattering touch to your overall appearance.
  • Low Maintenance: While the waved bob requires some styling, it is generally considered a low-maintenance hairstyle compared to longer or more intricate styles. The waves can hold their shape for longer periods, reducing the need for constant restyling. Additionally, a waved bob can be an excellent choice for those who want a shorter hairstyle without sacrificing versatility or ease of maintenance.
  • Youthful and Fresh Look: The waved bob has a youthful and fresh aesthetic that can make a woman look vibrant and modern. The waves soften the facial features and can give a more relaxed and effortless vibe to the overall look.

In summary, the waved bob is a fantastic hairstyle for women due to its timeless elegance, versatility, texture, face-framing effect, low maintenance, and its ability to create a youthful and fresh appearance. It’s a style that can be tailored to individual preferences and can suit various occasions and personal styles.

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  1. Cialis Feros
    Cialis Feros says:

    The bob can be so stylish and timeless. It never goes out of style and just keeps modernising. Great style icons you have included!

  2. Panela Detre
    Panela Detre says:

    Great look, I love the contrast of how the wavy bob looks soft and a-la-casual compared to the generally sharp structure of a traditional bob.

  3. Rebecca Harvey
    Rebecca Harvey says:

    Thanks for those tips, do you guys do the colour like that too there (like in the wavy hair image), is it called ombre or balliage????

  4. Tiffany Rose
    Tiffany Rose says:

    The wave SO makes a bob modern, young and more interesting. I love this look – Alexa Chung pulls it off to perfection!


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