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19 Seriously Sexy Long Bob Hairstyles

The long bob is always a classic cut, but this season we’re taking it to a whole new level.  Curls, asymmetric cuts, deep parts, waves — the options are endless!

The best part?

Long bob hairstyles are so easy to style and wear anywhere. Find a style to try, wear it, rock it, and be ready to say “thank you” for all the compliments it will bring!

1. Multi Dimensional Lob

Adding high and lowlights to finer, straight hair gives dimension to this classic long bob haircut.

Multi Dimensional Lob Haircut

Style by Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

Multi Dimensional Lob Haircut Side

Style by Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

How To Style:

  1. While hair is still damp, apply a thickening cream or mousse. Comb through to ensure it’s distributed from roots to ends.
  2. Blow dry hair in sections, pinning hair that is not being dried out of the way using clips.
  3. Bring sections down and smooth them with a large round brush as you dry.
  4. If needed, finish style with a flat iron set at the lowest heat setting for your hair type.

Recommended Products:

For finer hair, a volumizing product is a must. There are both creams and mousses, and it’s personal preference as to which is best for you. My favorite cream to add volume is Kevin Murphy Full Again, while Pravana NEVO Full Again is my favorite mousse.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Diamond, heart and round face shapes wear this haircut well. Hair that is finer in texture and thickness will achieve this look easily.

Tip:

Lowlights are a great way to spruce up blonde hair. Along with a style change, it will make finer hair appear thicker too!

2. One Length Classic

Bobs have evolved over the years, but this classic, no layers, face frame, or bangs look is one that will never go out of style!

One Length Classic Lob

Style by Annette Jones, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

One Length Classic Lob Side

Style by Annette Jones, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling lotion to damp hair and comb through with a wide tooth comb.
  2. Blow dry hair in sections using a flat or paddle brush. Clip hair not being dried up in a plastic clip. Make sure that your blow dryer always points towards the ground. This encourages hair to go flat instead of creating flyaways.
  3. Once hair is dry, apply just a drop of shine serum or smoothing cream to ensure a smooth, flawless  finish.

Recommended Products:

Pravana’s NEVO Model Behaivior is an amazing smoothing cream! Not only does it give slight hold to your style, but the shine and smoothness is unmatched. It smells wonderful too!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

One of the best things about this classic look is that it compliments any face shape! Hair that is medium in texture and straight is ideal for creating this smooth look.

Tip:

Sometimes styling can be made easier with just a few handy tools. Check out your local beauty supply or salon for high quality blow dryers, brushes, clips, combs and irons. You can also ask for a demo on styling your hair with your new tools at your salon!

3. Banged Up Long Bob

Face framing, longer bangs paired with messy curls makes quite an impact! This is a great look to wear for day or evening.

Long Bob with Bangs

Style by Ashley Bender, Casal Aveda Institute, Youngstown, OH

How To Style:

  1. After shampooing with a sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner, apply a texturizing product through ends of hair.
  2. Begin blow drying, starting at your bangs. If you have a cowlick, try using a comb to manipulate it flat.
  3. Use a medium round brush to dry the rest of your hair in sections.
  4. Once dry, section out a two-inch section along the back of the head, then secure the rest of your hair in a clip.
  5. Using a 1-inch curling iron or wand, curl hair in one-inch sections. Let curls cool completely before touching.
  6. Continue dropping two-inch sections down. As you move towards the top of your head, make sure to start your curls at your ear, keeping the top straight.
  7. After curls have cooled completely, use your fingers separate and arrange curls. Spray with your favorite hairspray and you’re done!

Recommended Products:

Pravana NEVO Invisible Control is an amazing manipulating mist. It gives texture and hold without weighing hair down and contains a heat activated thermal protectant.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Heart and diamond face shapes look amazing in this banged up look, while hair that is naturally wavy and medium to thick in density works best for recreating this look.

Tip:

If these curls aren’t your thing, try switching it up using a waving iron, different sized curling wands, or fun curling irons like a bubble wand! Different tools will change up the curls while still keeping the overall style.

4. Flipping Bob

A slight flip on the ends brings this bob out of the 60s and into the new millennium. This look is fabulous for ladies with fine hair!

Long Bob with Flipped Ends

Style by Cassie Gray, Makeup by Ashley Nicole Pugh, Bob Steele Salon, Atlanta, GA

Long Bob with Flipped Ends Side

Style by Cassie Gray, Makeup by Ashley Nicole Pugh, Bob Steele Salon, Atlanta, GA

How To Style:

  1. After shampooing and conditioning with a volumizing regimen, apply a thickening cream to hair.
  2. Blow dry hair using a large round brush, holding sections up, but directing air down hair shaft. This will provide maximum volume and lessen flyaways.
  3. Once hair is almost dry, switch to using a medium round brush on the ends, flipping them out slightly. Heat each section, then use the cold shot button (if your dryer has one) to set the flip.
  4. Finish the style with your favorite hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Finding the right volumizing shampoo and conditioner is sometimes a trial and error process for many fine haired beauties. Try Kevin Murphy’s Angel Hair Shampoo and Conditioner. It’s one of my favorites and works (and smells) amazing!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Diamond, heart and oval faces look great in this style, while hair that is finer is best to recreate this style.

Tip:

If you’re having trouble getting your style how you want it, ask your stylist for a lesson.  They can show you on one side of your head, then coach you while you try on the other side.  Make sure to bring in your dryer, products and brushes to show them what you’re working with.

5. Bright Spot Bob

Adding a bright blonde peak-a-boo highlight adds interest and fun to this curly long bob haircut!

Long Curly Bob with Highlights

Style by Kasey Whitfield, Makeup by Ashley Nicole Pugh, Bob Steele Salon, Atlanta, GA

How To Style:

  1. If your hair is naturally curly, go with your natural curls! After shampooing with a sulfate-free shampoo and moisturizing conditioner, apply a curl cream from scalp to ends.
  2. Using your hands, scrunch curls to help activate product.
  3. Using a diffuser attachment on your hair dryer, dry curls on the lowest air setting with the highest heat setting.
  4. If you get any frizz, that is the point that you should stop using the dryer and work a little curl cream over those strands.
  5. Arrange curls around the face, then mist with your favorite hairspray.

Recommended Products:

My favorite curl cream is Motion Lotion by Kevin Murphy. It never gets crunchy, helps strengthen lazy curls, and gives great shine. A little goes a long way, so start with less because you can always add more!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Heart, diamond and round faces wear this look well. Hair that is naturally curly is ideal for recreating this curly lob.

Tip:

Love this look but don’t have the natural curls? You can use a curling iron or wand to create soft curls. Start by sectioning hair up and curling from underneath up. Make sure to let your curls cool completely before arranging.

6. Layered Lob

Lots of layers and texture make this lob so much fun! Wear it straight, as seen here, or with some curls or waves for an ever-changing look.

Layered Lob with Texture

Style by Anika Linder, Makeup by Jasmine Miller, Blaze Color Salon, Coralville, IA

Layered Lob with Texture Back

Style by Anika Linder, Makeup by Jasmine Miller, Blaze Color Salon, Coralville, IA

How To Style:

  1. Once you’ve shampooed and conditioned your hair, apply a straightening cream to damp hair and comb through from roots to ends.
  2. Blow dry hair in sections, clipping hair that you are not drying up with clips. You want to use a flat or paddle brush through your ends, but to create the volume through the top, you need to switch to a medium-sized round brush.
  3. Once hair is completely dry, turn your flat iron to the lowest heat setting for your hair type.
  4. Section hair into four sections — the crown area, each side of the head, and the back of head. Clip sections up and out of the way while you flat iron.
  5. Once you reach the crown area, make sure to hold the sections straight up as you slide the flat iron through. This will keep the volume in tact!
  6. If you want the ends to be more textured, apply a lightweight pomade.

Recommended Products:

For a smooth and straight blowout, my product of choice is Pravana NEVO Model Behavior.  Not only does it give you a smooth shiny finish, it gives back to the Earth as well because its packaging is 100% biodegradable. As for a lightweight pomade, give Pravana’s Detail a try.  It will give you the separation and texture you want, but the water soluble formula washes out clean and never builds up.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Any face shape can wear this textured long bob style, while hair that is straight and medium to thick in texture works best for this style.

Tip:

With this style, you don’t want it to be too perfect, so let go and get a little wild with the texture and style! Flip your head over and shake it out with pomade on your hands. You can try adding some imperfect curls as well!

7. Sun Kissed Long Bob

This long bob cut looks fabulous with long layers and soft highlights that give a sun kissed glow.

Long Bob with Soft Highlights

Style by Michelle Theisen, Makeup by Jasmine Miller, Blaze Color Salon, Coralville, IA

Long Bob with Soft Highlights Side

Style by Michelle Theisen, Makeup by Jasmine Miller, Blaze Color Salon, Coralville, IA

How To Style:

  1. While hair is still damp, apply a smoothing cream to hair and comb through with a wide tooth comb to ensure even saturation.
  2. Begin blow drying hair with a paddle or vent brush. Make sure that the air flow is pointing down towards the ground. This helps to smooth shorter hairs down, rather than creating flyaways.
  3. Once hair is completely dry, smooth hair with flat iron on the lowest heat setting for your hair type. Smooth areas as needed and brush through.

Recommended Products:

Smoothing products are not all created equal. You want one without silicones or wax in them because they will build up and make your hair feel horrible. Try Kevin Murphy Smooth Down — it works as a treatment and smoothing product in one!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Heart, round or oval face shapes look fabulous in this long bob. Hair that is naturally straight (or wavy) and medium to thick will make it easier to recreate this look.

Tip:

When asking for a new look, it’s always best to bring in pictures. This ensures both you and your stylist are on the same page. I always tell my clients to start a Pinterest board with anything you like. Also, if you’re trying a new stylist check them out online. Most stylists have public social media accounts where they display their work and you can ask questions or make a consultation appointment.

8. Curly Haute

This long curly bob screams sexy! Whether your hair is curly or straight, this easy style will turns heads everywhere.

Curly Long Bob

Style by The Brown Aveda Institute, Mentor, OH

How To Style:

  1. Work a medium hold texturizer (like Kevin Murphy’s Hair Resort) though damp hair. Comb through with a wide tooth comb to ensure product is evenly distributed.
  2. Blow dry hair using a medium to small round brush. Section hair into four sections, working in one to two-inch sections (depending on the thickness of your hair) at a time.
  3. Once hair is completely dry, resection into the four sections and secure with clips.  Turn your 1-inch curling wand on.
  4. Beginning at the back of your head, drop down one-inch sections out of clips and wrap them around the wand. Let each curl cool before touching.
  5. Once you have curled your entire head, apply a small amount of pomade into your hands and rub them together to activate. Scrunch curls, then shake your head to loosen and separate them. Smooth the front section off to one side.
  6. Finish off your look with your favorite hairspray.

Recommended Products:

When choosing a pomade you want one that will stay soft, give shine, and won’t build up on your hair.  My top choice is Pravana’s Detail.  A little bit goes a long way, so start off with a dime sized amount and add more if needed.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Oval, diamond and heart shaped faces look amazing in this curly bob style. Medium to fine textured hair that is wavy, straight or curly can achieve these beautiful curls.

Tip:

Let your stylist know if you are having trouble with working a curling wand. They can help you master it at your next appointment! Can’t wait till your next appointment? Head over to YouTube to find a video tutorial.

9. Soft and Flowing

A long bob cut with soft curls that graze your collarbone is so hot this season!

Long Bob with Soft Curls

Style by Brittany Thomas, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

How To Style:

  1. After shampooing and conditioning hair with a sulfate-free shampoo, apply a volumizing mousse from roots to ends. Comb through to make sure it is distributed evenly.
  2. Blow dry hair using a medium to large round brush. Be sure to work in sections, clipping the wet hair up and out of the way. This will make round brushing easier.
  3. Lift hair straight up while drying to give it amazing volume.
  4. Once hair is dry, curl ends in alternating directions with a large, 1½-inch curling iron.  While you are letting curls cool, mist with medium (or working hold) hairspray.
  5. To finish, flip hair over and shake the curls out at your root area. Arrange curls around the face and mist again with hairspray.

Recommended Products:

For a volumizing mousse that won’t build up, dry hair out, or feel heavy, try Pravana NEVO Full Volume. Start with a small amount and add more as needed. If you dry your hair to about 50% and think you need more, add another pump!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Round and heart shaped beauties with medium, straight hair make the perfect candidate for this soft style.

Tip:

If you need a little extra bump in volume, use a volumizing powder like Pravana NEVO Lived In in your root area. It’s activated with friction, so rub your fingers through, give a few shakes and you’ll be a volumous vixen!

10. Layered Softly

Sometimes we think of a bob hairstyle as short with all one length, but not this season! The added soft layers alongside beautiful highlights and lowlights create a look that is sure to be a hit.

Lob with Soft Layers

Style by Edie’s Styling Center, Oldsmar, FL

Lob with Soft Layers Side

Style by Edie’s Styling Center, Oldsmar, FL

How To Style:

  1. Apply a medium hold volumizing spray (I love Kevin Murphy’s Anti Gravity) from roots to ends.
  2. Blow dry hair in sections, lifting hair up and away from your head to create volume, while turning the ends under. I recommend using a medium-sized round brush, but if you have shorter layers, you can also use a small round brush.
  3. Using your favorite hairspray, mist your entire head and piece out and separate the layers.
  4. Finish off with your favorite shine spray.

Recommended Products:

What’s my favorite hairspray? Pravana’s Super Shape! Use a fine mist for a soft and brushable hold, and layer it to intensify the hold factor. It won’t build up on your hair and will wash right out.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

The best face shapes for this easy and soft style are oval, diamond or heart. Medium to thick textures that are straight will make styling a breeze.

Tip:

Love this color? At your next appointment, ask your stylist for honey blonde with sandy (or beige) lowlights that are separated, but not “chunky.”

11. A Bit Asymmetric

Fun and flirty, this asymmetric long bob style has just enough edge, but is still office friendly!

Asymmetric Long Bob

Style by Flonnie Westbrook

Asymmetric Long Bob Back

Style by Flonnie Westbrook

How To Style:

  1. After shampooing and conditioning your hair with a volumizing or hydrating shampoo (depending on your hair’s needs), apply a straightening cream throughout your hair.
  2. Blow dry hair using a flat or paddle brush.
  3. Once completely dry, section hair into three sections (each side and back) and secure with clips.
  4. Turn on your flat iron to the lowest heat setting for your hair texture.
  5. Bring down one-inch sections at a time and smooth them with your flat iron. Slightly turn your wrist to create a soft bend at the ends.
  6. Mist a shine spray or shine serum in your hands and smooth over your ends if needed to finish the look.

Recommended Products:

A great straightening cream is Pravana’s NEVO Model Behavior. It’s heat activated, so if you end up with a crease after sleeping , all you need to do is go over it with a flat iron or blow dyer and brush to smooth it right out.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Diamond and oval face shapes look great with this look. Hair that is medium density and naturally straight or wavy will work best.

Tip:

If you love this style but are not ready for the asymmetries of it yet, that’s ok! Just ask your stylist to keep the length on both sides in the front.

12. A Modern Take on a Classic

The hairstyles of the 20s and 40s are an inspiration to this modern twist. Soft curls and heavy side swept bangs give your long bob a sexy look that exudes confidance.

Long Bob with Soft Curls and Side Swept Bangs

Style by Alyssa Conti The Brown Aveda Institute, Mentor, OH

How To Style:

  1. While hair is still damp, apply a sea salt spray to create texture.
  2. Blow dry hair using a vent or paddle brush. Flip head upside down during drying to create more volume.
  3. Turn on hot rollers. Once hair is completely dry, starting in the back, begin wrapping two-inch sections around medium-sized hot rollers. Be sure to alternate curls away from and towards the face. Work your way up your head. When rolling hair towards the top of head, make sure to keep all curlers below your eyebrows.
  4. Let hot rollers cool completely before removing. While they cool, you can smooth your fringe off to one side. If needed, use a flat iron, making sure to turn your wrist to maintain a curve at ends.
  5. Remove hot rollers and mist curls with a medium working hairspray. Using a wide tooth comb, slowly comb down from roots to ends. Repeat as necessary.
  6. Arrange curls around face and mist with your favorite hairspray. Optional finishing touch – red lips!

Recommended Products:

Not all sea salt sprays are created equal. Beach Resort Spray by Kevin Murphy not only smells amazing, but creates just the right amount of texture and curl when creating this look. It won’t build up, it gives remarkable shine, it and never leaves your hair feeling stiff.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Heart shaped faces wear this style best, while hair that is wavy to straight with medium texture will style easily into this look.

Tip:

If you’re not used to working with hot rollers, give this look a test run before your big night out. Experiment with the different size rollers and placement to find the perfect combo for your hair.

13. The Beauty Bob

This look exudes beauty, fun, and oh so much volume! It’s great for a night out with the girls or catching a game with your favorite sports fan. This will be your go to look for every event!

Fun Long Bob with Volume and Curls

Style by Edie’s Styling Center, Oldsmar, FL

How To Style:

  1. Apply a spray-in root volumizer to damp hair. Comb through to avoid any overly saturated spots, then mist ends with a blow dry spray.
  2. Blow dry hair using a small round brush. This will help to hold curls and add extra volume. Lift hair away and up while drying. If you have a cool shot on your blow dryer, use it before removing the brush from your ends. If you don’t have one, no worries! All you need to do is remove the heat and let your ends cool on the round brush for 10-15 seconds.
  3. Apply a soft wax to your hands and rub them together to activate. Starting at your ends, run fingers through hair.
  4. If you desire more curl than you’ve created with the round brush, turn on a 1-inch curling iron. Wrap sections of hair around the iron and hold for 10 seconds. Let curls cool before separating with fingers.

Recommended Products:

For extra volume at the top root area, try a volumizing powder. Kevin Murphy Powder Puff helps give lift and volume to the finest hair. Apply to your root area and rub it in to activate lift. For extreme volume, backcomb lightly.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Any face shape can achieve this style and look amazing! Medium to thick wavy hair will make it easy to style.

Tip:

If your curls are falling flat after blow drying, go back through with a 1-inch curling iron.  After curling each section, pin the curl up using a pin curl clip (available at your local beauty supply). Let curls cool completely, remove clips, mist with hairspray, then separate with your fingers.

14. Simply Straight

A long straight bob is sleek and sophisticated. It can take you anywhere from the office, to a night out, or even to school.

Straight Long Bob

Style by Brook Deems

How To Style:

  1. After washing and conditioning hair with a sulffate-free shampoo and conditioner, apply a straightening cream to hair. Comb through hair to ensure product is distributed evenly.
  2. Begin blow drying hair using a flat paddle brush. Make sure to keep your blow dryer pointed towards your ends. This helps to keep your hair smooth and minimizes flyaways.
  3. Turn your flat iron on the lowest heat setting for your hair type. Mist hair with a heat protection spray. Section hair into three sections (each side and back) and secure with clips.
  4. Bring one-inch sections down and comb through to take out any tangles. Starting near your root area, slide the flat iron through each section. Be sure to keep the flat iron moving as this helps to keep heat damage away.
  5. After you’ve smoothed out your entire head, apply a shine serum, starting at your ends.

Recommended Products:

There are a few amazing products to help you achieve this sleek look! Pravana’s NEVO Model Behavior is heat activated, lightweight, and serious adds shine. Heat Protection Spray by Label.m will protect your hair without adding any hold or weight. Perfection Shine Serum by Pravana adds shine, smooths flyaways, and nourishes your hair from the inside.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Heart shaped face beauties with wavy to straight hair that is medium to fine will rock this look with ease.

Tip:

Take the guess work out of flat iron shopping. Ask your stylist for a recommendation on one they sell at the salon. If they don’t have them, go to your local beauty supply and look for a Hot tools or Babyliss ceramic iron. Both are good brands that experienced stylists use in the salon!

15. Soft Asymmetric Lob

Adding an asymmetric swing on one side of this long bob not only adds interest and style, but will update your look too. This is also a great step in starting to grow your hair out, although you may just change your mind!

Soft Asymmetric Lob

Style by The Brown Aveda Institute, Mentor, OH

How To Style:

  1. Add a volumizing cream to damp hair. Comb through to ensure product is evenly distributed.
  2. Begin to blow dry hair using a vent brush to remove 80% of the moisture, then will switch to a medium to large round brush. This will save you a lot of unnecessary time round brushing!
  3. While drying hair with a round brush, work in sections, clipping hair up and out of the way as you work.
  4. Direct the area on both sides of your head from the ears forward, tucking the ends under.
  5. Once hair is completely dry, you can smooth any areas that may need it with a flat iron set at the lowest heat setting for your hair type.
  6. Apply a shine serum (like Pravana’s Perfection Shine Serum) to your palms. Rub them together to activate the product, then distribute from your ends up.

Recommended Products:

A lot of finer haired clients are scared to put any type of lotion in their hair, but Kevin Murphys Full Again thickening lotion doesn’t weigh your hair down and creates a full and smooth blowout!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Every face shape will look great with this look. Any hair type can also wear this look, you just may need to change up your product mix a bit according to your hair type.

Tip:

When working with curly or wavy hair, use a straightening cream in place of a thickening cream. When drying your hair, work in small sections and make sure the air is directed down towards the floor to avoid frizz.

16. Sleek and Framed

A smooth, sleek finish to the classic lob with great straight-across fringe is all the rage this season. It’s easy to wear day or night!

How To Style:

  1. Apply a thickening cream or mousse to damp hair and comb through to make sure it’s evenly distributed.
  2. Begin blow drying hair, starting in the fringe area. You want to make sure they dry how you want them, especially if you have any strong growth patterns. Use a comb to direct hair straight down and side to side to give your bangs movement while laying  straight across forehead.
  3. Continue drying hair in sections. Clip hair not being dryed up and out of your way.  Use an oval shaped brush as this will help to turn ends under slightly without having too much of a “curled” look.
  4. Once hair is dried completely, if needed, you can smooth any trouble areas with a flat iron set at the lowest heat setting for your hair type.
  5. Mist with your favorite hairspray and you are ready to go!

Recommended Products:

For great shine, hold, and volume, try Pravana NEVO Full Volume volumizing foam. When used through ends of hair and blown dry, it creates a soft touchable volume. For more extreme volume you can add it from your root area straight through your ends!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Heart, oval and square shaped faces look amazing in this long bob, while finer hair that is straight in texture wear this nicely.

Tip:

If you are done blow drying and your ends need a lot of smoothing with the flat iron, you just may be in need of a haircut! Keeping up with regular trims keeps your hair healthy and makes styling a breeze.

17. The Beachy Bob!

Winter, spring, summer or fall, this beachy bob is always in style! It’s super easy to style and looks great for a day at the office, school, or a night out.

Long Beachy Bob with Highlights

Style by Ashley Bender, Casal Aveda Institute, Youngstown, OH

How To Style:

  1. After shampooing hair with a sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner, apply a beach wave spray.
  2. Blow dry hair using a vent or paddle brush. You don’t want your blow dry to be too perfect as this look is all about texture, so be sure not to pull it too straight.
  3. After hair is completely dry, turn on a 1½-inch curling iron or curling wand.
  4. Section hair into three sections — each side and back. Secure each section with clips.
  5. Starting in the back, drop down 1½ to two-inch sections to work with.
  6. Wrap hair around the iron or wand, hold for 30 seconds, then drop and let cool. This may take some practice, but the ends of your hair do not need to be held right to the iron. Leave just enough space to not burn your fingers.
  7. Continue curling through your entire head. Once all curls have cooled, mist again with beach wave spray, then flip your head over and give it a shake.
  8. Place your waves and mist with hairspray if needed.

Recommended Products:

Kevin Murphy has the most amazing Beach Wave Texturing Spray! It smells just like the beach and works wonders on even the softest of hair textures. It will help hold the waves in, create texture and movement, all without building up, weighing down, or making your hair feel like you have a lot of product in it!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Any face shape with hair that is straight or wavy in texture,  thick, medium, or fine will turn heads all year in this beachy bob!

Tip:

To dress this look up, simply pull one side back and place a flower or sparkly clip in, or add a headband to match your outfit!

18. Red Waves

Red hair is always eye catching, but add soft waves flowing away from your face and you have a winning combination! Simple and chic, everyone will notice you and your new ‘do.

Long Bob with Soft Waves

Style by Folicle Salon and Spa, Charlotte, NC

Long Bob with Soft Waves Side

Style by Folicle Salon and Spa, Charlotte, NC

How to:

  1. Apply a medium hold styling spray like Pravana NEVO Invisible Control to damp hair.
  2. Blow dry hair using a medium to small round brush through ends, but switch to a large round brush to smooth fringe area.
  3. Once hair is completely dry, section hair into three sections — each side and back.  Secure sections with clips.
  4. Using a 1-inch curling iron, take medium to large sections and loosely curl them. Once released from curling iron, let curls cool completely.
  5. Apply a shine serum to palms of hands and rub them together to activate product.  Run fingers through your curls, starting at the ends. Mist the style with your favorite hairspray to finish up and you’re ready to go!

Recommended Products:

With a vibrant color like red, shampoo is crutial in keeping your color. Always use a sulfate-free shampoo! Sulfate-free shampoos provide a low suds shampoo that can take some getting used to for some people, but the color saving is well worth it! To keep your hair moisturized and vibrant, try Pravana NEVO’s new Color Enhancer Treatment in Copper, Red or Mahogany.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Oval, round and heart face shaped beauties with medium to thick hair that is straight to wavy wear this style best.

Tip:

Love this multi-dimensional color? Ask your stylist for more than one color of highlights and lowlights. Redheads and brunettes can add different shades of copper, mahogany, red and gold, while blondes will want to ask for gold, ash, platinum, beige and natural.

19. Smooth Bob

This smoothed out, long layered bob is a classic look that never goes out of style. Paired  with a longer side-swept fringe and soft face frame, it is a breeze to style and wear anywhere.

Smooth Long Bob with Layers

Style by Valerie Endsley, Makeup by Jason Kelly, Sheer Professionals Salon, Wooster, OH

Smooth Long Bob with Layers Side

Style by Valerie Endsley, Makeup by Jason Kelly, Sheer Professionals Salon, Wooster, OH

How To Style:

  1. Apply a straightening cream to damp hair and comb through to ensure product is evenly distributed.
  2. Begin blow drying hair using a large round brush. Section out hair that you are not drying and clip it up and out of your way.
  3. In smaller sections, turn ends under with your brush and smooth.
  4. Once hair is completely dry, apply a small amount of a shine serum to smooth ends.

Recommended Products:

Not all shine serums are created equal. You want to look for one that does not contain silicones that build up on your hair. Try Pravana’s Silk Degrees Shine Serum. A little goes a long way, and it will never build up while giving you unsurpassed shine.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Oval, heart, round and diamond face shapes with medium to thick hair that is wavy or straight will find it easy to style and maintain this smooth bob.

Tip:

To switch this look up a bit, you can move the part to the middle or deeper to the side.  Flipping the face frame towards the back instead of smoothing it towards your face will also change this look with little effort.

The longer version of the classic bob haircut has so many options. Dress it up, curl or wave it, pin up a side, or wear it straight to turn heads everywhere you go. The best thing about these amazing long bob hairstyles is that styling is so easy, even when you are changing it up. So don’t be afraid to get out of your hair comfort zone and try a little bit of something new!