Trendy curly bob hairstyle: 18 variations that look best at 40 or 50!

by Kremy

The bob is a type of hairstyle that never goes out of fashion. Over time, the bob haircut has undergone hundreds of transformations to meet the taste of the times. In 2023, we’re learning to accept our natural hair structure, so we’ve decided to present a special selection for women with naturally curly hair who are often excluded from bob sisterhood, for reasons already outdated. And while a teenage girl can make the curly bob hairstyle work effortlessly, for ladies in their 40s+, it takes an extra dose of style. So, here’s how to do it!

Which curly bob hairstyle enhances the mature face?

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The truth that many stylists don’t tell us is that you can actually wear most bobs on curly hair, contrary to widespread belief. It’s the maintenance that can be quite tricky, but it happens when the haircut is not done according to our own type of hair. The key is to find a hairstylist with some experience with curls who can give the curly bob hairstyle the optimal shape so that the strands curl naturally or with minimal help.

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Of course, good examples of styles that flatter curls vary greatly depending on the type of hair and the effect you want to achieve. We can mention the inverted bob, the layered, “shaggy” or rounded bob, the different haircuts with bangs (in some cases), the box bob, etc. Check them out in detail in the photo gallery below and decide which hairstyle appeals to you the most!

The very chic short layered bob

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When curly, the layered bob hairstyle is no match for the bob for straight hair! Elegant and versatile, it rejuvenates its wearer flawlessly and adds volume to strategic places! The only ones to avoid it are ladies with very thick hair and stiff hair.

The curly bob hairstyle which is shorter on the neck is definitely classy!

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Shaved neck and layered lengths add volume from the roots

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Very dramatic “triangle” effect to enhance curls in 2023

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The long shaggy bob that takes years off your face

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Beware of opinions that the so-called retro chic shaggy haircut is just a girl thing! In fact, when you have enough hair on your head and you like longer lengths, it can make you look not only younger, but also bold and full of unparalleled rock n’ roll flair!

The 80s long shag is not just for teenage girls!

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The rounded curly bob cut with bangs looks awesome retro chic

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A close look at the curly bob hairstyle with bangs

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Yes, bangs hairstyles were definitely back in 2022 and they will continue to be all the rage for seasons to come. Their indisputable star? It’s curtain bangs! Frankly, this one isn’t the perfect option for a curly bob hairstyle, but there are plenty of other great hairstyles to consider!

Curtain bangs are one of the most favorite choice of women

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Superb idea for thick hair to choose after 40 or 50 years of age

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The rejuvenating and original “box bob”

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Did you know that the box bob is one hairstyle is one of the top anti-aging hairstyle options to consider? It is most often seen done on straight or slightly wavy hair, however, it is impeccably suited to those charming lovely strands which are also trending in 2023!

Adapt the length of your curly bob hairstyle to your face shape

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Adding blonde highlights is also possible, if you want to hide white hair

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Curly bob hairstyle for thin hair

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Finally, if your hair is thin or straight, which is often the case after 40 and especially after 50, the short curly bob hairstyle shaped backwards or on the side is a must! It’s up to you to decide how far off-center the parting would be, but be aware that the further it moves, the more powerful the eye-catching effect. That’s it!

When the hair is fine or thin, style the curls backwards

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Bob with beautiful curls on the side for more volume from root to tip

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