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32 Seriously Sexy Long Bob Hairstyles & Haircuts

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 and haircuts 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!

  • Beachy Waves

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    Kit Doughty / Instagram

    Q&A with style creator, Kit Doughty
    Stylist @ Split Endz Salon in Broomall, PA


    How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

    This is a long bob. My favorite haircut to do! It’s styled with a 1-inch wand to create conservative beach waves. Everything about this look catches my attention!

    Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

    I typically use smoothing lusterizers along with shine sprays, but it really depends on the texture of the hair.

    What type of person would this look work best for?

    This look is good for anyone willing to come into the salon to maintain and keep up with the haircut. It is an easy look for both experienced clients or inexperienced clients. This cut is great for outgoing and fun personalities!

    What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

    My best tip for this look to maintain it with regular salon appointments to keep it nice and graduated. Take good care of your hair and use thermal sprays.

  • Long, Lived-in Layered Bob

    Long lived-in layered bob hairstyle

    Shauna Belli / Instagram

    Q&A with style creator, Shauna Belli
    Stylist @ Twist Salon in Virginia Beach & Chesapeake, Virginia


    How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

    This is a long bob that has shattered, lived-in layers to create movement. Lived-in styles are a huge trend right now because they look effortless, but are still so stylish. That’s my favorite thing about it! I love haircuts that have lived-in texture. They look fresh, but not brand new.

    Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

    To create this look, I applied Arrojo Defrizz Serum (or any smoothing serum will work) and Arrojo Cream Whip (or any volumizing product like a light mousse) before the blow dry. I then used a rounded edge flat iron (my favorite is a Sultra Seductress) to create a lived-in wave. Once your waves have cooled, run your fingers through them. To finish this look, you can spray in a texture spray, a dry shampoo, or my favorite a product — Puff Me! I spray it in my hands and work it through the hair. This style also looks great even without a finishing product!

    What type of person would this look work best for?

    This hairstyle works well for a lot of people, which is why I love it so much. This look is short enough to be stylish, but also long enough to be put into a ponytail, braided, or styled into an updo.

    I love the length on any face shape, age, lifestyle and personality. I think it really opens up the face and gives a youthful look while still being professional. It’s great for a working woman, a stay at home mom, a teenager, or even someone in their later years. It is also a great look when styled straight. It really is so versatile!

    What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

    GO FOR IT and don’t look back. This is a super trendy, super cute, super stylish and very versatile style. Everyone who gets this look loves it!

  • Strong and Classic Shaped Bob

    Strong and classic bob hairstyle

    Nikki Jackson / Instagram

    Q&A with style creator, Nikki Jackson
    Independent Stylist @ Ego Hair Studio in West Yorkshire, U.K.


    How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

    This is a classic long bob. My favorite thing about this look is its versatility. It’s a strong and classic shape, but it can also have more texture for a more relaxed/bohemian look.

    Which products would you recommend to maintain this look?

    Lightened hair can some sometimes feel a little dry, and cheap products can also strip the color out, so a salon quality color protecting shampoo and conditioner like Schwarzkopf Color Freeze is essential. Schwarzkopf OSIS Refresh Dust Bodifying Dry Shampoo is also a good product to add volume and texture.

    What type of person would this look work for?

    This classic shape that falls below the jawline will suit and flatter any face shape. The color will suit cool skin tones, like someone with fair skin and a little pink in their cheeks. The color will definitely not suit olive skin tones because it would wash them out.

  • A Versatile Long Bob

    A versatile long bob haircut

    Chloe Loesch / Instagram

    Q&A with style creator, Chloe Loesch
    Stylist @ Rocco Altobelli Salon in Minneapolis, MN


    How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

    This medium length lob is beautiful and versatile. It is easy to style like a bob, but you’re still able to ponytail it when you need it out of your way!

    Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

    These bouncy beach waves can be achieved with any flat iron between one and two inches wide. Prep the hair with a heat protectant and mousse with light hold, then dry hair completely before using your flat iron. Once hair is dry, work your way around the head, curling in small sections with your flat iron. The pieces around the front hairline should be curled away from the face, but everywhere else you should alternate toward and away from the face to achieve this tousled beachy look.

    What type of person would this look work best for?

    The lob is great for anyone who is tired of dealing with really long hair, but isn’t quite sure if they want to go all the way short. It is also especially good for straight or wavy-haired gals with fine hair that gets wispy on the ends when it gets too long and layered. The lob keeps these hair types looking healthy and full!

    What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

    Get on YouTube and check out some flat iron curling tutorials. Trust me, it’s easy once you get the hang of it! When you pick out pictures you like of the cut, try to find ones that look similar to your natural hair texture as well as ones that are styled like you would like to style it. Bring those to your stylist and get PUMPED for your awesome new hairstyle!

  • Sunkissed Bob

    Q&A with style creator, Emma Gottwald
    Hairstylist @ at Royals Hair in Sydney, Australia


    How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

    This is a textured long bob. It’s quite a “lived in” beachy style. One of the best things about this look is that you can spend 30 minutes styling it or spray some sea salt in and spend 30 seconds. It’s very playful and usually you can get a couple days out of the look if you don’t have oily hair.

    Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

    I would definitely recommend anyone that has this style to stay stocked up on sea salt spray as it’s quite versatile. You can spray and scrunch it in when the hair is damp for a more natural beachy look, or spray it in dry hair before curling and it will help to hold your curl in and create the texture which makes this look. With all the drying products that would be used as well, I also recommend using a hydrating masque every second to third wash. Heat protection is key as well!

    What type of person would this look work best for?

    This style can be cut to suit most face shapes. As usual, an oval shaped face is perfect for this look, but it would also help to balance out a heart shaped face. I would recommend a more layered version for angular face shapes. This look can be worn smooth and straight, but if you’re anything like men texture is life! This is definitely one for the more relaxed of us.

    What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

    If you have long hair and are looking at cutting it shorter, make sure you are 100% confident in your decision don’t do it in the same day that you come up with the idea. At the same time, hair is fun and yes it does grow back, so why not live a little?

  • Blonde Princess

    Q&A with style creator, Aaron Josen
    Hairstylist @ Aaron Kameron Hair in Bedfordshire


    How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

    To me, this look represents a fun, edgy, unique woman with a modern day twist. The best part about creating this style is that when the hair is pulled behind the face from the back, the hair is one length. When brought forward, the hair from the front has been cut at a subtle angle, allowing the hair to have many dimensions from any angle the hair is looked at.

    Helping with this illusion, the layers around the crown area have been cut specifically to the head shape creating a natural flow. The front layers have been over directed back toward the crown so they follow the baseline of the hair. This particular style can be roughed dried to create texture and movement in the hair, which most modern day women love as it means less time trying to make your hair look natural. It can just be natural with the added addition of few wand curls randomly into the hair creating a wavier, beachy look!

    Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

    Sea salt spray all the way! It’s great when the hair has been rough dried and you need to get out the house quick before grabbing that coffee. I used Maria Nila products which are 100% vegan. It sounds almost decades old, but mousse is amazing to add into wet hair because it adds more volume to the root area. The best part about these products is that they do not feel as though you have anything in your hair at all.
    What type of person would this look work best for?

    In my honest opinion, anyone with medium to thick hair, coarse hair, or fine hair (but a lot of it!) can wear this cut. It has that blunt look to it which finishes off the look and makes the lob cut look effortless. It is suitable for all lifestyles. While this hair can be low maintenance, when in the wrong hands you can come out of the chair with the dreaded triangular look.

    I would avoid this hairstyle if your hair does not agree with humidity. If you still want the look, you can get a treatment that fights against humidity like Kerastraight which eliminates frizz from the hair.
    What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

    My best advice to give anyone going for this chop is to do your homework and find a hair artist that can create this look. Although may not be difficult, you can run the risk of coming out with a triangular head which must be avoided at all costs! Ensure you have a thorough consultation with your stylist. There are no limitations with hair when you are in the right hands!

  • Long Bob With Soft Layers

    Q&A with style creator, Brenna Hansen
    Hairstylist in St. George, Utah


    How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

    This is a sun kissed brunette with honey tones on a longer bob haircut with soft layers. I love all the natural looks for hair. You can brighten and freshen up a look by adding just a little dimension. Less is almost always more. I love that the long wispy layers give it a breezy, natural look that really compliments the color.

    Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

    I recommend a lightweight blow dry cream to smooth and tame frizz like Pureology Antisplit Blow Dry Cream. I also like omething for a little bounce like Redken Velvet Gelatin. Lastly, a heat protectant spray with a light hold, like Redken Iron Shape, is a must when smoothing or waving.

    What type of person would this look work best for?

    This haircut is very versatile for many face shapes. You can add a long bang/fringe to help soften a short forehead or hide a long forehead. It hits shoulder length so it draws attention downward, really helping to elongate a round face.

    The natural looking color is low maintenance for guests who like to go longer in between color and haircut services. The medium length haircut and layers are such that it grows out nicely so the guest doesn’t need to come back every five to six weeks for a trim to reshape. This haircut is actually on someone who has fine and partially thinning hair. It has worked very well to help her hair feel thicker. The longer thin hair gets, the more stringy and thin it looks.

    What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

    Find a stylist who specializes in this type of natural look and be willing to invest in styling products and take the time to style. Additionally, always take into consideration your time schedule. How often do you want to go to the salon? How often do you blow dry?

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • Layered Long 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.”

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • Black-American Fringed Bob

    This sleek, ebony-hued bob is accented with a full fringe to really show off those cheekbones.

    Fringed Bob HairstyleFringed Bob Hairstyle Side

    How To Style:

    1. Prep damp hair with a lightweight smoothing lotion.
    2. Blow dry hair using a paddle brush for a smooth, low volume hairstyle.
    3. Smooth with a straightening iron for an extra sleek finish.
    4. Apply lightweight serum to fingertips and work through hair for a shiny finish.
    5. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

    Recommended Hair Products:

    Try Kevin Murphy YOUNG.AGAIN treatment oil for smooth, shiny hair.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This look is suitable for oval, heart or square shaped faces. This style works best on thick hair.

    Tip:

    Accent with Kevin Murphy’s SHIMMER.BUG for that extra glow!

  • Autumn Bob

    Spice up your look with a lovely red lob to welcome a new season of hair.

    Long Red Bob

    How To Style:

    1. Prep damp hair with a smoothing lotion.
    2. Blow dry using the Olivia Garden Thermal Round Brush for smooth shape with low volume.
    3. Bevel the ends slightly under using a straightening iron.
    4. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

    Recommended Hair Products:

    Try Kevin Murphy STAYING.ALIVE Leave-In Conditioner for added protection and flexibility.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This look is suitable for oval, square or heart shaped faces. This style works best on medium to fine hair.

    Tip:

    Accent with a butterfly hair pin.

  • Full Bob

    Thick hair takes center stage in this softly rounded long bob shape.

    Full Bob for Thick Hair

    How To Style:

    1. Prep damp hair with a smoothing lotion.
    2. Blow dry hair using a paddle brush for a smooth, low volume hairstyle.
    3. Use fingertips to create piecey separation and a deconstructed finish.
    4. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

    Recommended Hair Products:

    Try Kevin Murphy HAIR.RESORT.SPRAY for a textured finish.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This look is suitable for oval, round or heart shaped faces. This style works best on thick hair.

    Tip:

    Accent this look with a vintage scarf.

  • Side Swept Bob

    Add volume and texture to fine hair with waves that soften the blunt perimeter of a long bob.

    Side Swept BobLong Bob Haircuts

    How To Style:

    1. Prep damp hair with a volumizing mousse.
    2. Blow dry using the Olivia Garden Thermal Round Brush for a smooth shape with light volume.
    3. Curl only the ends of large sections of hair in alternating directions using a large barrel curling iron for soft movement.
    4. Run fingers through hair for light separation.
    5. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

    Recommended Hair Products:

    Try Kevin Murphy FRESH.HAIR for perfect next-day hair.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This look is suitable for square, oval or round shaped faces. This style works best on medium hair.

    Tip:

    Try a dry shampoo to create extra texture.

  • A Long Layered Bob

    This cut is a bit shorter than most, but the shape helps control thick hair on it’s way to long bob glory.

    Layered Short Bob Layered Short Bob Side

    How To Style:

    1. Prep damp hair with a smoothing lotion.
    2. Blow dry hair using a paddle brush for a smooth, low volume hairstyle.
    3. Use fingertips to create gentle separation.
    4. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

    Recommended Hair Products:

    Try DermOrganic Leave-In treatment to smooth with the power of Argan oil.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This look is suitable for most face shapes. This style works best on fine, thick hair.

    Tip:

    Try liquid colored hair chalk to play with different hues.

  • Beveled Bob

    Try a beveled long bob shape that curls under to define fine, thick hair.

    Beveled Long BobBeveled Long Bob Back

    How To Style:

    1. Prep damp hair with a lightweight smoothing lotion.
    2. Blow dry hair using a paddle brush for a smooth, low volume hairstyle.
    3. Use a straightening iron to flip out the fringe.
    4. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

    Recommended Hair Products:

    Try Kevin Murphy UNDRESSED to create a loose, undone, natural look.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This look is suitable for most face shapes. This style works best on medium hair.

    Tip:

    For extra volume, backcomb the base and interior of hair, leaving the surface smooth.

  • Loose Bob

    Loose, beachy waves amplify volume and play up the dual tones of this long bob shape.

    Bob with Beachy Waves

    How To Style:

    1. Prep damp hair with a volumizing mousse.
    2. Blow dry using the Olivia Garden Thermal Round Brush for smooth, controlled shape with medium volume.
    3. Create textured waves by loosely wrapping hair around a large barrel curling iron.
    4. Run fingers through hair for light separation.
    5. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

    Recommended Hair Products:

    Try TIGI Bed Head HARD HEAD Hairspray for superior hold and high shine.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This look is suitable for oval, round or square face shapes. This style works best on fine to medium hair.

    Tip:

    On day two, create a softly textured low bun with your great waves.

  • Crimson Long BOB

    Show off a sleek long bob shape with a fiery shade that sparkles and shines.

    Sleek Long BobSleek Long Bob Side

    How To Style:

    1. Prep damp hair with a lightweight smoothing lotion.
    2. Blow dry hair using a paddle brush for a smooth, low volume hairstyle.
    3. Use a straightening iron for a sleek finish.
    4. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

    Recommended Hair Products:

    Try Kevin Murphy YOUNG.AGAIN treatment oil for smooth, shiny hair.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This look is suitable for oval, square or round face shapes. This style works best on fine to medium hair.

    Tip:

    Accent this look with a fascinator and lace netting.

  • Slick and Streaks Bob

    Accent your hair with bright streaks of color to make your long bob really pop!

    Long Bob with Red AccentsLong Bob with Red Accents Back

    How To Style:

    1. Prep damp hair with a lightweight smoothing lotion.
    2. Blow dry hair using a paddle brush for a smooth, low volume hairstyle.
    3. Use a straightening iron for a sleek finish.
    4. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

    Recommended Hair Products:

    Try Kevin Murphy STAYING ALIVE Leave-in Conditioner for added protection and flexibility.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This look is suitable for oval, square or round face shapes. This style works best on medium to thick hair.

    Tip:

    Accent with a red bow for a perfect holiday look.

  • Blonde Bob

    A silky blonde finish is the perfect way to show off a classic long bob shape.

    Blonde Silky BobBlonde Silky Bob Side

    How To Style:

    1. Prep damp hair with a lightweight smoothing lotion.
    2. Blow dry hair using a paddle brush for a smooth, low volume hairstyle.
    3. Use a straightening iron for a sleek finish.
    4. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

    Recommended Hair Products:

    Try Kevin Murphy ANTI-GRAVITY volumizer and texturizer for control with oil-free shine.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This look is suitable for oval, square or round face shapes. This style works best on medium hair.

    Tip:

    Gather ends into a chignon for an upswept style.

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