As the longer bob creeps its way into our 2011 hair trends guide, the question starts to arise: if you go down the path of a shoulder-length bob, how do you keep it interesting and varied? Most of the examples we’ve seen have leaned to straight, or with a modern take on the 70s-glam blow wave. But here’s another trend that’s arising as a result of 2011’s shoulder-scraping cut: the waved bob.
With the bob in 2011 being generally longer and softer, it’s much easier to pull off a waved style with it. While 40s-inspired pin curls are one option, here’s one that’s more suited to everyday. A casual, textured, beachy wave.
How to create the waved bob
We caught up with ghd at the 2011 AFI Awards as they created a beachy wave on actress Caitlin Stasey. Here are the steps from Heading Out Hair’s Caterina DiBiase, working exclusively with ghd, for how you can recreate the style.
- Work in ghd Maximise Mousse all through the hair, then dry in.
- Section off the hair then use your ghd Salon Styler to create some loose, semi-curls (they need to have bend, but not be fully curly). Start curling a few inches down from the roots.
- Spray the hair with ghd Sea Spray to create a relaxed, beachy texture.
- Finally, blast the hair with a hair dryer to break it up.
The key to the look in 2011 is not to overdo the curls – the more relaxed and understated, the better.