Every week I get clients requesting me to give them the trendy long bob haircut. It’s a beautiful cut, but there are a few key things to know before you get it.
💡 Key Things to Know Before Getting a Lob:
- Definition: A lob haircut or long bob is a women’s hairstyle cut between the chin and collarbone.
- Hair Length: Be mindful of the length. If it’s too long, your hair will flip out.
- Neck Line: If you have a shorter neckline, getting a lob to rest just past your shoulders is harder. If you have a more extended neckline, you’ll need to leave your hair slightly longer in the back.
- Hair Texture: Long bobs can work with all hair textures.
- Layering: If you want some layering, you should know that the further you get from your neck, the less your hair can support it. This will make it start to look thinner at the bottom.
- Cut Angle: Most lobs have some angle. It’s best to have it follow your jaw-line. If you leave it completely straight, it can appear that your hair is hanging longer in the back. Your stylist will want to start the angle right around your ear.
Below, I’ve compiled pictures of some of the best ways to get a lob haircut right now. Enjoy!
#1: Angled Long Bob Balayage
This is a textured, angled long bob or lob haircut with a combination of foils and balayage to create a soft dimension with a natural grow outline. For styling, use Oribe Grandiose Mousse when hair is damp on the roots. After the blow dry and curl, use Oribe Dry Texture spray to break up the curls with your fingers to create volume and beachy waves. Finish this look with Oribe Supershine to take away frizz and combine the finished look.
#2 Air-Dried Lob with Curtain Bangs
An air-dried lob with curtain bangs looks classic and effortless. You can spend less time styling when your hair is cut to suit its texture. With a lob style, don’t be afraid to let your hair dry naturally. If you like a little flick on the bangs, twist it when wet and leave it to set.
#3 Medium-Length Lob
Go simple and chic with this cute mid-part hairdo that goes down to your collarbones. If you don’t like the sleek medium lob haircut in the picture above, style with thick waves and a curtain fringe for an added captivating vibe.
#4: Straight Lob with Subtle Layers
You should consider opting for a straight lob cut with subtle layers. Long bob cuts are versatile and stylish. Your hair will become much healthier once you remove all your split ends. If you have fine or thin hair, subtle layering can add more body to your hair without making it look heavy. Use a large round brush to blow-dry your hair with a volume-enhancing product like Pureology’s Weightless Volume Mousse to achieve fullness and shine. To maintain the most volume, do not over-dry your hair. Stop as soon as your hair is dry.
#5: Soft Blunt Lob with Texture
If you have hair with a finer texture, ask for a blunt cut. This style gives the illusion of thicker, fuller hair. A lob is a good choice. This style is slightly longer than a bob. It’s great if you want your hair to have movement and texture.
#6: Amazing Long Bob Makeover for Thick Hair
Check out an amazing long bob for thick hair. If you are tired of your long hair, consider a long bob to refresh your style. If you worry about styling your hair into a ponytail, a long bob is the perfect solution. The blowout process for a long bob is quick, especially if you use a medium round brush. With this length, your thick hair will maintain a healthy look. Long bob styles suit most face shapes fabulously.
#7: Barbie Blonde Long Bob
The Barbie blonde long bob is a trendy, versatile haircut offering a fresh and modern look. The trendy Barbie blonde lob features a sleek, polished bob above the shoulders. The Barbie Blonde color adds glamour and gives you a youthful and vibrant vibe to your overall style. The trendy long bob suits women with straight or slightly wavy hair. To achieve a sleek look, using a flat iron or a round brush is recommended while blow-drying the hair. Adding a shine serum or a light-hold hairspray can enhance the Barbie Blonde color’s sleekness and luminosity.
#8: Balayage Lob for Thick Hair Types
Unleash your thick hair with a textured lob. Your stylist may use a razor to create a soft texture that helps release movement. Pay attention to over-layering or graduation with a cut on thick hair. It will start to look like a stacked bob. The key is to remove weight from the ends of the hair with no elevation.
#9: Tousled Lob with No Bangs
The tousled lob with no bangs and layers could be the answer for ladies searching for a chic and effortless cut. This style’s messiness gives it texture and volume, making it perfect if you need help with limp or fine hair. While you’re in the chair, ask for layers to add texture. Its length and no bangs complement the oval face, slimming it down and providing balance. To style, apply a texturizing spray before blow-drying with a round brush. Alternate between wrapping and rolling and pulling the hair taut for maximum volume. Finish by running your fingers through it. Then, apply a small amount of hairspray to hold without looking stiff.
#10: Piecey Long-Length Bob
The piecey, lived-in lob haircut is versatile and has so much movement because of the soft layering throughout the ends. If you have a more round or square face shape, avoid any layers cutting too close to your jawline. This cut does have longer layers throughout to keep it soft in the ends, so nothing cut shorter than mid-neck is best. The length has many styling options, even though it’s not long.
#11: Long Lived-In Bob with a Middle Part
When styling your dimensional, lived-in blonde hair, use Fashionwaves 07 (sea salt mist) and Fashionwork 12 (light hold hairspray) to piece out your long bob haircut. Make friends with a bit of sea salt spray and dry shampoo to achieve this look at home, and try not to be too perfect when styling.
#12: Blonde Lob with Shadow Root
The bright blonde base and lowlights add that glamorous aura to this straight lob. To get this look, you should style it straight with a flat iron for a quick everyday style.
#13: Blunt Lob Haircut on Blonde Hair
Blunt cuts are perfect for the working professional. At this length, you can pull it up in a ponytail on those lazy weekends. It’s a timeless look with a modern twist. When deciding on this look, keep in mind that a one-length cut requires styling. This is not a wash-and-go look. It can be worn in many ways, but styling is a must.
#14: Long Bob with an Undercut
If you have thick hair, ask for a long bob with an undercut to remove weight. However, if you have fine hair, you can still get an undercut that will make it more voluminous. Just consult with your stylist on how to best go about that. Removing the nape area’s hair allows shorter styles to tie up the hair, avoiding some annoying hairline strands that fall out. It’s also a great tool to lighten heavier hair and be easily disguised when wearing it down. It’s super versatile and a great way to change your look from day to night!
#15: Textured Long Bob
Lobs are the perfect choice if you’ve been looking for a haircut that easily transitions from long hair to a shorter cut. It also offers endless ways to style your hair daily – from textured waves to a simple, sleek ponytail.
#16: Shorter Lob
Try pairing piecey tousled waves with cool blonde highlights for a multidimensional look if you can. This style will allow you to shake your hair and let it down in the wind without worrying!
#17: Long Bob For Fine Hair
If you need a lob hair cut that works for fine hair, try adding subtle highlights to create more dimension. This will add the illusion of more hair.
#18: Lucy Hale’s Long Bob
Opt for a lob that adds movement and shape to your tresses without going too drastic for hair, as the layers add volume and body. Lucy styled her hair straight and sleek with a middle side part to complete her chic look.
#19: Ciara’s Long Bob
Ciara’s long bob is a perfect example of how to wear it with straight hair. With its sleek style and deep side part, it screams sophistication. This versatile look can go down, making it perfect for any occasion. It adds depth and interest to the style.
#20: Lauren Conrad’s Long Bob
Now, here’s a hairdo that will turn heads! She’s gone for a bob with sleek and straight locks with a hint of wavy texture. The side part gives it a touch of class, and the rooted blonde color adds a natural and carefree vibe. This hairstyle is perfect for those who want to look effortlessly chic.
#21: Purple Wavy Lob
Instead of keeping your base hair color, try coloring your layered waves with a pastel fashion color. The cut is impressive with the volume on top and the thin ends that make it lightweight.
#22: Lob With Side Bangs
This lob with side bangs is pure glamour – with those warm shades and perfectly placed side-swept bangs. This whole look works best on any face shape.
#23: Pink Beachy Lob
Try this super cute unicorn beachy hair with babylights; you’ll be picture-perfect at any angle! If you have already lightened hair, this will be an effortless style to recreate.
#24: Long Bob With Layers
This jaw-dropping wavy blonde hair couldn’t be any better without those soft layers and dark roots—a mesmerizing and brightening look, especially for fair skin and blue to green eyes.
#25: Chin-Length Lob
If you have a round face, you’ll want to choose this cut and style for the face-flattering effect! Some pastel highlights and subtle side bangs on a bob cut would make this more stylish.
#26: Angled Lob with Blunt Ends
Nothing beats a simple but significant look transformation like this that you can get by getting an angled lob hair cut. To wear your hair like this, style it with some cream and create waves for more movement!
#27: Blunt Lob with Waves
Neat, straight scissor cuts always look edgy on you as they can bring your most beautiful bone structure and facial features out. Dark roots and a balayage on a medium blunt lob like this picture would create depth and dimension.
#28: Long Bob For Thick Hair
A fashionable color would be good if you want this cut for thick, luscious hair. Add some layers if you’ll get some weight off your hair.
#29: Long Bob with a Deep Side Part
This hairstyle with a deep side part is a modern, textured, and undone look. The best thing is the dramatic yet wearable angle in the cut. The softly textured layers give your locks movement and shape. If you need help determining whether or not you have the correct hair texture for a long bob hairstyle, ask your stylist about how this haircut is relatively easily maintained if you have fine to medium hair, naturally straight or wavy. It’s not recommended if you have coarse, curly hair.
#30: Longer Bob For a Round Face
This longer bob for a round face is a blunt, sleek bob that’s awesome if you don’t want to fuss with your hair but also perfect if you enjoy styling your hair daily. When styling a longer bob haircut, let it air dry because the texture allows for a wavier look. Or blow-dry it smooth for a sleek look like in the picture above.
#31: Shoulder-Length Lob with Braids
A fun way to get a shoulder-length long bob haircut is to add lots of texture and no angle (even though it appears longer in the front). When it comes to hair texture, this haircut and style are ideal if you have medium to thick hair so that a lot of texturizing can be done throughout the cut. To achieve the wave pattern, use one 1/2-inch curling iron, but be sure to leave the ends out when curling, which helps to get the messy and more beachy kind of curl. Use texturizing powder in the braid to grip it while pulling it apart. And lastly, use a texturizing spray on the waves to give them separation and help them last all day.
#32: Naturally Curly Hair on a Lob
Bring out the beauty of naturally curly hair on a lob. The volume-giving texture only gets elevated at this length, making it a touchable hairstyle. Don’t be afraid to shake your curls at the root for added oomph to your hairdo.
#33: Classic Long Bob with Highlights
A long bob with highlights works excellent on medium-density and straight hair. LA-based stylist Veronica Abram created this chic haircut for inspiration. This haircut will suit women of any age with any face shape, says Abram. “They’re so versatile that you can wear straight or wavy,” she adds. When styling fine tresses, Abram suggests using a texturizing or thickening spray. “These create more volume, and your hair will look fuller,” she explains.
#34: Flattering Inverted Lob for Women Over 50
An inverted lob cut hair is a youthful look for mature women. It lays perfectly when styled. Longer bobs maintain length while adding an element of style. Round brushing an inverted long bob ensures it lays correctly and no flipping is visible at the ends.
#35: Asymmetrical Lob
Rock an asymmetrical lob hair cut for an edgy twist to modern bob hairstyles. The side parting works best for asymmetry. This may alter the style if you chop and change your parting. The style is easy to maintain and can spread your hair salon visits.
#36: Black to Silver Ombre Textured Lob
Opt for a textured lob with a black-to-silver ombre. There’s something about the collarbone bob length that looks stunning on every neck/jawline and doesn’t make your face look too round. If you have fine or medium-textured hair, use a salt spray for texture in the crown. It helps to add volume and makes the curls look airy and effortless. If your hair has plenty of volume and texture, you can spray salt directly onto the waves after curling to break them up and make them look perfectly undone.
#37: Longer Bob for Choppy Hair
Opt for longer, choppy hair. It’s a textured, slightly A-lined long razor lob. It’s effortless, cropped but not too short, textured, attractive, and versatile. Keep the ends straighter. Straighter ends give it a more modern look and make your haircut appear more square. This will help balance rounder face shapes, which are generally afraid to go for short hair.
#38: Ash Blonde Lob
Ash blonde is all about simplicity. It works well if you have curly, wavy, or straight hair. The best part is the natural texture. Whether diffusing or keeping it straight, you will have two different looks – sleek and modern or tousled and textured.
#39: Lob for Long Hair
Long tresses can drag our features down, so opting for lobs can balance the hair-to-face ratio without a dramatic chop. You can try a longer length through the front for a modern feel.
#40: Lob with Long Layers and Bangs
If it’s time to change your look, switch it from dull to shaggy with this enticing dark brown coloring.
#41: Perfect Lob for Thin Hair
A perfect lob for thin hair is low-maintenance and gives hair the illusion of fullness. This stunning neck-length cut was created by stylist Aaryan Tonk of Manipur, IN. “The technique for this cut is elevated with all diagonal sectioning,” he describes. When asked about its benefits, Tonk mentions that this look only needs a little daily styling. It also requires less upkeep. “Trim it every two months, and you’re all set,” he adds.
#42: Sleek, Very Long Bob Cut
This is a long bob cut for girls who love sleek and sophisticated style. This extra sharp crop works with any texture but is an excellent choice for fine hair. Cuts with blunt angles and complete ends create an illusion of density, making fine hair look thicker.
#43: Light Brown Middle-Parted Lob
The middle part is a gorgeous hairstyle with a lot of versatility. This cut looks fabulous on most face shapes and can be worn straight or wavy. Ask your stylist to cut it with a middle part, and you can switch it to a side part. Long layers work well with this cut to help give you that messy shape. Curl it up with an iron mid shaft only, leaving the ends straight for a messy, lived-in texture.
#44: Textured Long Bob with See-Through Bangs
The modern businesswoman should consider a textured long bob with wispy, see-through bangs. A long textured bob is a fantastic and versatile cut that can be adapted to work with any face shape or hair texture. Adding the see-through bangs allows you to frame the face more without dragging the facial features down. Try beachy waves with texture spray and a quick head shake for a more casual style. For a polished style for a business event or gala, try sweeping the bangs to the side and pinning one side of the hair behind the ear.
#45: Middle-Parted Lob Hairstyle
A middle-parted hairstyle remains elegant and timeless through ever-evolving trends. A lob is an excellent choice if you have broader or wider face shapes because the middle part creates a vertical line for the eye to follow, which slims the face. They are also great if you try short hair without committing to a more extreme cropped length.
#46: Textured & Blunt Messy Long Bob
This textured, blunt, collarbone-length long bob cut for women will make you feel fabulous by bringing the collarbone to the main stage. This messy bob haircut can be styled in a light beach wave or straight for more sophistication. I recommend a mousse or blow-dry cream to help bulk up the texture. Once your hair is dry, apply a light styling spray, curling mist, or lightweight hairspray (nonflammable) to help ensure a nice curl. After your beach waves are in, you should spray a next-day or texture spray product right at the root. Tousle strands from the scalp and apply a shine cream or light paste to the blunt ends for separation and texture.
#47: Textured Lob
A haircut ideal for fine-medium hair is a textured cut. This style is a modern twist on the classic bob. Trade in those old stacked layers for softer shaping throughout and get that effortlessly easy texture.
Related: See more textured lob haircuts.
#48: Long Bob with Bangs for Thin Hair
Styles like a sleek, long bob with bangs for thin hair give a sophisticated look for all ages. This haircut features long stacked layers in the back, shorter wispy layering around the face, and bangs to add extra dimension.
#49: The Perfect Long Bob with a Side Part
If you want something stylish but low maintenance, lobs are the perfect hairstyle! You can curl it, wear it straight, or let your natural texture loose for an effortless look. For this haircut, I recommend Keune sea salt spray, Keune volume powder, and Keune medium-hold hairspray for the ultimate textured curls.
#50: Sharp Long Angled Bob
A sharply angled long bob hair is high drama and high style. It’s a popular cut right now. Cutting bobs at angles creates unique dimensions and movement.
#51: Naturally, Long Curly Bob
Go for an easy, long, curly bob cut that will make you proud of your innate curls and texture! It needs less upkeep and less styling. I find many curly and wavy-haired girls with a similar issue – curlier underneath, straighter on top. Adding some methodically softened shorter layers to a shaggy lob will help the volume stack organically. Curly hair has a few moving parts, so understanding it is crucial before attempting the style. I usually cut a soft one-length perimeter and then layer the crown with concave layering to accentuate the new length. Avoid a graduated look, as it will “date” the look.
#52: Layered Pillowy Bob with an Off-Center Part
A long bob style that looks purposefully undone or lived-in is called the “pillowy bob.” It’s cut shoulder length in the back and collarbone length in the front. All the layers create a light airiness to it. A textured style will look different if your hair is fine and limp. The go-to products for this hairdo are Paul Mitchell Neon Sugar Spray, dried into damp hair, and Neon Sugar Confection for hold. Consider a blowout and curl your hair with a flat iron. You could also use a barrel iron, but a flat iron for this hairstyle works best.
#53: Adorable Asymmetrical Lob
Try a textured asymmetrical lob hairstyle styled with a tousled beach wave. This is for girls who are a bit edgy but still want something a little more on the low-maintenance side. It can be styled in many ways without too heavy of an asymmetrical cut. It can be worn to look edgy or conservative. Everyone loves a look that gives versatility and a little sass in every hair flip.
#54: Thick Lob with Front Bangs
A bob with front bangs and enough layers works well with most hair textures. If you’ve always had a heavy side fringe but want to switch things up with full straight bangs, go for it! A long bob with bangs is a great combination. Use hair masks and smart bond treatment shampoos twice a week with cold water.
#55: Sleek Long Bob with Side-Swept Bangs
An extra long bob cut with side bangs is a customized look. A lengthy bob cut has versatility in style and a professional and modern look. By keeping length towards the front, you can avoid feeling that “hairless” sensation as much, making it easier to get used to the new style. When styling side-swept bangs, you can choose between blow-drying and using a more deconstructed look or simply brushing for a more elegant approach. You can also finish with a styling oil or wax to add shine and even dry shampoo to enhance the deconstructed effect.
#56: Long Layered Bob for Thick Hair
Go for this flattering, long, layered bob for thick hair. For the bob, I used razor wire scissors to cut the tips and give them volume and movement. I left the front part longer to bring modernity to the cut. I then finished with a thermal protector and a corrugated brush, giving a natural look to the bob.
#57: Beachy Waves Long Bob
Lob hairstyles can work for you if you’re willing to come into the salon to maintain and keep up with the haircut. It’s an easy look for both experienced women and inexperienced women. It’s styled with a 1-inch wand to create conservative beach waves. Everything about this bob catches your attention! The best tip for bobs is to maintain it with regular salon appointments to keep it nice and graduated. Take good care of your long graduated bobbed hair, and use thermal sprays.
#58: Lob with Lived-in Layers
Long bob hairstyles that have movement have shattered and lived-in layers. Lived-in styles are a huge trend now because they look effortless but still stylish. To create the bob, apply 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. Then, use a rounded-edge flat iron like Sultra Seductress to create a lived-in wave. Once your waves have cooled, run your fingers through them.
#59: Classic Blunt Lob with a Subtle Angle
You can opt for a classic blunt lob cut with a center part. It’s a strong and classic shape but can also have more texture for a more relaxed/bohemian look.
#60: A Versatile Long Blonde Bob
A long blonde bob style is beautiful and versatile. It’s easy to style like a bob, but you can still ponytail it when you need it out of your way! Lob cuts are great for women tired of dealing with lengthy hair but are still determining if they want to go down to a short bob. It’s also perfect for straight or wavy-haired gals with fine hair that gets wispy on the ends when it grows too much and is layered.
#61: Sun-Kissed Deep Side Part Long Bob
A textured side part might work for you if you like the “lived-in” beachy style. One of the best things about long bob styles is that you can spend 30 minutes styling or spray some sea salt in and spend 30 seconds. It’s very playful, and usually, you can get a couple of days out of the look if you don’t have oily hair.
#62: Long Side Parted Bob
A long side-parted bob is more of a sassy cut. When your hair is pulled behind the face from the back, your hair is one length. When brought forward, your hair from the front has been cut at a subtle angle, allowing your hair to have many dimensions from any angle your hair is looked at.
#63: Layered Lob with Honey Highlights
Go for a sun-kissed bob with honey tones on a long layered bob haircut. You can brighten and freshen up a bob by adding a little dimension. Less is almost always more. I love that the wispy layers give it a breezy, natural look that compliments the color. This haircut is very versatile for many face shapes. You can add a large bang/fringe to help soften a short forehead or hide a wide forehead. It hits shoulder length, drawing attention downward and helping elongate a round face.
#64: Long Textured Bob with a Middle Part
The textured bob is for the girl who wants a cool current look but doesn’t want the shortest haircut. It’s an inspiring mid-length cut, so you don’t have to chop off all your hair to achieve it! No matter how you dry it (air dry or blow-dry), you must finish it with a 1-1 1/2-inch curling iron or flat iron to create these waves. Leave the ends out as you curl to create this lived-in hairstyle.
#65: Perfect Long Bob for Fine Hair
This is the perfect haircut for women with fine, thin hair because you can cut a blunt, hard line with no layers, making your hair look thicker and fuller. If you have thick hair, your stylist may cut layers to create movement in your hair and also help it lay better. Try adding in a swoop bang. It gives it an asymmetrical look without really cutting it asymmetrically. This haircut is easy and can be worn, tousled, or styled for any event.
#66: Fresh Lob with Metallic Undertones
This lob is young and fresh! I love the metallic undertones of this smokey blue. To style this haircut like this, start with a great base product and use something that gives extra hold, like Kevin Murphy Anti Gravity cream. It is a volumizing blowout cream with enough tack to hold your heat styling. Finish with a light hold paste and mess things up to bring out that texture!
#67: Blonde Balayage Bob with Curls
A blonde balayage on curly hair is not for the faint of heart. A cut like this is universally flattering and looks straight or curly. This cut is an effortless and modern update. There is no awkward grow-in, so there are no downsides to taking the plunge!
#68: Super Straight Brown Mid-Length Bob
If you’re looking for a classy haircut, try a mid-length bob created with scissors from the back of the haircut to the front, creating a dramatic look. For styling at home, get Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum. Use this product when hair is damp and then blow-dry for a smooth and shiny finish. Anyone can rock this dark hairstyle! .
#69: Long Razor Cut Bob
For a flirty bob, try an angled, one-length cut that’s razored. It can still be considered a classic bob, even though it looks more modern. Prep your hair with some Oribe Supershine Light Moisturizing Creme just on your ends before blow-drying, and use a flat brush to smooth your hair straight. After blow-drying, add some loose curls.
#70: Long A-Line Bob with Long Layers
If you want a bold look, try a stacked, long A-line bob with layers that give texture. My favorite thing is that it is easy to style and helpful when you have fine, thin hair to add much-needed volume. I recommend this long a-line cut for a modern yet trendy, easy-to-manage style. It’s a great option if you need help to get volume in your hair.
#71: Gorgeously Long-Textured Bob
A textured lob haircut is incredibly flattering if you have fine hair and want extra volume. To style, the products you would use to maintain this look depend on your hair texture. You can always start with a heat protectant before using any hot tools. One of my favorites is the Eimi Thermal Image spray. I also love to finish the look with Redken Wind Blown to separate the ends and show off the texture. I would recommend this cut for any face shape. It works well for thin hair and ladies who have straight hair already. If you have thick or coarse hair, I recommend a longer version to keep weight.
#72: A Very Long Bob with Caramel Highlights
This is a very long bob with sunkissed highlights and natural balayage to brighten the look. I love this gorgeous longer bob cut because it’s easy to style. For styling, I recommend you use a leave-in conditioner before blow-drying, then add a heat protectant oil before styling with heat. Use one 1/4-inch curling iron to throw quick curls in the hair, leaving the ends out of the curling iron. Finish with a flexible hold hairspray, then run your fingers through your hair to loosen up the curls.
#73: Trendy Long Inverted Bob Cut
A long, inverted bob hairstyle is super cute and trendy right now. The most extraordinary thing about a long inverted bob is that you get the length in the front, yet it still feels very lightweight with the shorter length in the back. It’s also super easy to throw in some big waves or straighten it out without taking a lot of time before you go to work, school, or even just out and about!