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In fact, that’s one of the times a soft-wave bob works best. The unstructured shape complements outgrown strands, especially if you like a more laid-back, undone look. But equally the breezy styling can help loosen up ultra-neat cuts, like a freshly chopped blunt bob, and give it a much more relaxed vibe.

Beach waves have headlined for years, but for summer 2022 this offers an even subtler cool-girl take that’s more minimal and less deliberate.

Here are nine of our favorite ways to wear the soft-wave bob.

The caramel soft-wave bob

Influencer Estela Newbold paired soft-wave sections at the front of her hair with pretty caramel money-piece highlights.

Baby braid soft-wave bob

Digital creator Steph Hui teamed naturally wavy hair with cute baby braids framing her face.

Side-parted soft-wave bob

Laura Harrier’s hairstylist opted for side-parted soft-wave bob, flicking extra waves over the other side for volume and to emphasize the gently waved texture.

Shaggy soft-wave bob

Actor Ella Purnell rocked loose, scrunched, unstructured soft waves for a rebel take on the style.

French soft-wave bob

Model Marsella Rae’s soft-wave bob is a cheeky French bob length, hitting at the lip and making the most of her naturally wavy texture.

Semistraight soft-wave bob

Actor Zoey Deutch’s soft-wave bob is a little more structured. It looks like S waves have been styled in, then combed out to leave a much looser, softer wave.

Messy soft-wave bob

We love model Amrita-Karma’s slept-in texture. It’s the hair equivalent of no-makeup makeup—slightly styled but still very natural-looking.

Tucked soft-wave bob

Model Kaia Gerber’s soft-wave bob looks beautifully undone—like it’s been tucked behind her ears and left to air-dry to encourage some natural movement.

Blunt soft-wave bob

Rose Byrne’s more structured soft-wave bob features one giant wave that’s been stretched out and loosened up. It’s a pretty way to emphasize her sliced blunt shape.

This story originally appeared on Glamour U.K.


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