(Hair)

This Diffused Curly Bob Style Is The Ultimate Summer Cut

Short hair, don’t care.

@sofiaelhaj
If you’re looking to enhance your natural curl pattern, curly bobs are a great summer hairstyle. They add volume to your overall cut and grant you a low-maintenance routine, often only needing a curl refresh in between wash days. For your inspiration, ahead find seven curly bob cuts to test for an extra chic season. @marianaxc_

Blonde Curly Bob

Opt for color this summer with a statement-making blonde curly bob. The short length dramatically cuts down on weight, allowing for extra bounce all summer long.

@curlyloveclub

Lived-In Bob

A slightly longer bob that approaches “lob” territory is an effortless look for summer. For a great salon-worthy finish, try drying curls via plopping, a hair-drying technique that encourages curl definition and eliminates frizz.

@sofiaelhaj

Volume Over Anything

Yes, bobs can be very sophisticated when styled straight and sleek. But there’s something about a wavy texture with volume that makes for a real show-stopping look. To encourage volume, work in a texturizing spray at the roots and tease with rattail comb.

@joandkemp

Diffused Bob

Layering curls allows each spiral to keep its natural shape, which provides beautiful definition. And for a full effect, scrunch curls with a curl pudding and diffuse to lock in hydration and bounce.

@kamilariveracurly

Y2K Chunky Highlights

The ‘90s and early ‘00s aesthetics continue to trend and, this summer, Y2K chunky highlights have found their way on curly bobs, making it a great way to experiment with color without the full commitment.

@lottymakes

Au Naturel

Let your curls live their most natural life by air-drying to this full spiral curly bob. In the mornings, simply grab a continuous mist spray bottle to give your hair a refresh without a full wash.

@marianaxc_

Fringe Summer

Bangs — whether cut straight across, micro, or curtain — help complement curly bobs by emphasizing the face shape and enhancing the cheek bones. When styling, spritz in a shine spray or curl mousse to keep hair from frizzing.

@_natashamarsh