A long bob, or lob, as it is commonly referred to, has continuously been dubbed the hairstyle of the year. It is a much deserved recognition because the style manages to be flattering for a variety of different face shapes, hair textures and complexions. To put it simply, lob is classic and universal. Find the perfect variation for you in our gallery below.
Long Bob Hairstyles
Lobs are beautiful in any texture – straight and sleek or wavy and messy. You can wear your lob as a downdo, or lift your locks up in a sort of updo or half-up hairstyle – so many options and there’s always a quick and easy styling method, depending on your hair type.
#1: Blonde Collarbone Length Cut
Long bob haircuts let you wear your hair down, up and half up while looking gorgeous, regardless of the style choice. The front pieces graze your shoulders, drawing attention to clavicles— one of the most sensual female body parts.
#2: Asymmetrical Long Bob
This long bob gets its edginess from the front pieces that are quite a bit longer than the rest of the layered strands, about two and a half inches. The peekaboo blond highlights that frame the face and lighter ends make this not only trendy, but incredibly flattering. Keep hair soft and touchable with smooth styling creams.
#3: Graduated Long Bob Cut
When styled straight, a graduated lob cut gives an illusion of a grown out bob that happens to look so effortlessly chic. To take the minimalistic ‘do to the next level, keep tresses dyed in a solid color or try a very subtle balayage.
#4: Long A-line with Ombre
Styles with uneven length are so fun to rock. You get the ease of short hair, while still having it long enough to tuck behind your ears. What’s more, you’ll have an air of mystery. The ombre effect is expertly done. Not only are the transitions on point, but the tone is just right.
#5: A-Line Lob for Fine Hair
A long bob haircut can really flatter women with fine hair. When cut as an A-line style, locks not only appear longer, but they also seem fuller and thicker! Ask for cute extra long pieces at the front to achieve this whimsical wispy effect.
#6: Textured Lob with Highlights
Here’s an embodiment of today’s most popular style— a textured longer lob with babylights and highlights a few tones lighter than the base color. This ‘do makes your mane feel healthy and fresh, your complexion appear brighter and warmer and you, overall, look trendy and stylish!
#7: Tousled Streamlined Brown Lob
It’s easy to wear your long bob cut. Part your medium-length hair a little off-center and tousle to bring out the layers. The subtle highlights draw attention to the feathery ends, and the inverted shape gives it a classic appearance. The haircut is best on women with naturally straight hair.
#8: Black Wavy Lob Shag
If you’re a woman with super-thick tresses who’s looking for an edgy urban style, you’ll appreciate this choppy lob hair cut. The shaggy, wavy locks land squarely on the shoulders with natural bounce. The waves are tousled all over for a full-bodied shape.
#9: Razored Bronde Lob with White Ends
Fine hair appears lush and full of body when it’s cut and styled into a shaggy lob cut that shows off all your natural waves. The bronde balayage features bright white ends as an unexpected twist on beach blonde hair.
#10: Side-Parted Wavy Messy Lob
Combed over swoopy layers can make long bob hairstyles seem even more mysterious. The voluminous shattered waves give you that sensual appearance, especially if you opt for a soft bronde color with perfectly blended roots and highlights.