Charlize Theron

The trend du jour for 2015 was undoubtedly the bob – the shorter and sassier the better. But with 2016 being declared the year of the lob (the long bob) there’s a critical in-between area – that dreaded growing-out period – that can be difficult to manage and style. Enter the wob: the wavy lob that’s having a serious hair moment.

The cool style is everywhere and on everyone – the genius is that it works for all face shapes: round (Kristen Bell), square (Miranda Kerr) or oval (Olivia Munn), it all works.

It’s got that done-but-not-done appeal: an effortless look that, we all know, actually takes some effort. But not a lot! With the right textured haircut, it’s easy to achieve with a few styling products and a curly brush to add volume when drying – or a ghd or curling tong if you’ve got the time and want a more defined wave.

Feeling inspired? Lucky for us, the wob has got a legion of celebrity fans who have trialled it for us. Here’s some wob inspiration to get you thinking.

January Jones via US Marie Claire 

Emilia Clarke via US Harper’s Bazaar

Miranda Ker

French actress Léa Seydoux via US Harper’s Bazaar

Jennifer Lawrence

Jessica Alba via US Marie Claire

Kristen Bell

Olivia Munn via US Marie Claire

Kristen Stewart via Bustle

Sienna Miller

Cate Blanchett

Taylor Swift via Instagram