A lob haircut is a women’s hairstyle that is cut somewhere between the chin and collarbone. A lob is a shortened term for a long bob and lobs vary in length. When cut correctly, lobs can make thin hair appear thicker. A lob haircut works on all hair textures and face shapes and is perfect for older women wanting a low-maintenance hairstyle. Lob haircuts are ideal for the girl who wants longer hair but still want a shorter hairstyle.
While most lobs vary in style, many lob haircuts do have layers. Before you get your hair chopped, you’ll want to decide how much layering you want, as that will affect how it frames your face and the kind of texture that suits your hair type. Lobs have certainly been taking Instagram and Pinterest by storm with the help of celebrities like Selena Gomez to Kendall Jenner sporting the look. Below, I’ve put together a gallery of some of today’s hottest salons and stylists who have created some of the most stunning lobs you’ll see this year.
So, before your next hair appointment, check out these photos of lob haircut ideas:
Blonde Lob Haircut
The blonde base and lowlights add that glamorous aura to this straight lob. Simply style straightened with a flat iron for a quick everyday get-up!
Long Bob with an Undercut
A long bob with an undercut can help remove weight from thicker hair types. 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!
Textured Long Bob
Lobs are the perfect choice for an easy transition style to a shorter cut. It also offers endless ways to style your hair every day – from textured waves to a simple sleek ponytail.
Go simple and chic with this cute mid-part lob that goes down to your collarbones. If you don’t like the sleek version as shown in the picture above, then style with thick waves and a curtain fringe for an added sexy vibe.
Pair these piecey tousled waves with cool blonde highlights for a multidimensional look. This is definitely a style that will allow you to shake your hair and let them down in the wind without worrying!
Long Bob For Fine Hair
Purple Wavy Lob Cut
Paint your layered waves with this standout fashion color. The cut is so impressive with the volume on top and the thin ends that make it so lightweight.
Lob Cut With Side Bangs
This lob cut with side bangs is pure glamour – with those warm shades and that perfectly placed side-swept bangs. This whole look works best on any face shape.
Pink Beachy Lob Haircut
Try this super cute unicorn beachy hair with babylights and you’ll be picture perfect at any angle! If you have already lightened hair then this will be an easy style to recreate for sure.
Long Bob With Layers
This jaw-dropping wavy blonde long lob couldn’t be any better without those soft layers and dark roots. A mesmerizing and brightening look especially for fair skins and blue to green eyes.
If you have a round face, you’d definitely want to recreate this cut and style for the striking effect it has! Some pastel highlights and subtle side bangs on a bob cut would make this more stylish.
Angled Lob Cut
Nothing beats a simple but major look transformation like this that anyone can get by getting an angled lob cut. Style it with some cream and create waves for more movement!
Blunt Lob Cut
Neat straight scissor cuts always look edgy on anyone and 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 do the works of creating depth and dimension.
Long Bob For Thick Hair
A fashionable color would do you good if you want to get a lob for thick luscious hair. Add some layers too if you wanna get some weight off your hair.
Long Bob with a Deep Side Part
This lob 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 soft textured layers give the hair movement and shape.
If you’re wondering whether or not you have the correct hair texture for a long bob, ask your stylist about how this haircut is fairly easily maintained for women with fine to medium hair, naturally straight or wavy. It’s not recommended for women with coarse, curly hair.
Longer Bob For a Round Face
This longer bob for a round face is a blunt, sleek bob that’s awesome for women who don’t want to fuss with their hair, but also perfect for those who enjoy styling their hair daily.
When it comes to 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.
Shoulder Length Lob with Braids
This shoulder length lob with braids was created by salon owner and hairstylist Jen Lindley of Lake Placid, FL. “This is a fun, short to medium length lob with lots of texture and no angle (even though it appears to be longer in the front),” Jenna explains.
When it comes to hair texture, Lindley recommends “this lob haircut and style is for women with medium to thick hair so that a lot of texturizing can be done throughout the cut.”
“I achieved the wave pattern with a 1 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. I use texturizing powder in the braid to give it grip while I pull it apart. And last I use a texturizing spray on the waves to give them separation and help them last all day,” she adds.
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. Don’t be afraid to shake your curls at the root for added oomph to your lob.
Long Bob with Highlights
A long bob with highlights works great on medium density and straight hair. LA-based stylist Veronica Abram created this chic haircut for inspiration.
Long bob haircuts suit women of any age with any face shape, says Abram. “They’re so versatile that you can wear it straight or wavy,” she adds.
When styling fine tresses, Abram suggests using a texturizing or thickening spray. “These create more volume, and the hair will look fuller,” she explains.
Inverted Lob Cut
An inverted lob cut is chic and lays perfectly when styled. A lob cut is a bit longer than a bob. Long bobs maintain length while adding an element of style. Round brushing an inverted long bob ensures that it lays correctly and no flipping is visible at the ends.
Blunt Lob on Blonde Hair
A blunt lob look can be super professional and still be pulled up in a pony on those lazy weekends. It’s a timeless look with a bit of a modern twist.
When deciding on this blunt cut lob, keep in mind is that this one-length lob requires styling. This is not a wash-and-go look. It can be worn in many ways, but styling is a must.
Rock an asymmetrical lob for an edgy twist to modern bob hairstyles. The side parting works best for asymmetry. If you chop and change your parting, then this may alter the style somewhat. The style is easy to maintain and means you can spread out your hair salon visits.
Black to Silver Ombre Textured Lob
This textured lob with a black to silver ombre was created by Sarah Brooks, an independent stylist in Longview, WA.
Sarah believes, “there’s something about the collarbone length that looks stunning on every neck/jawline and doesn’t make anyone’s 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 already has plenty of volume and texture, you can always spray salt spray directly onto the waves after curling to break them up and make them look perfectly undone,” she adds.
Sarah goes onto say, “don’t be afraid of texture clays, the kind that comes in a hockey-puck type package. They aren’t just for men. In fact, so many of my female clients use texture clays and pastes on their ends to achieve that second-day perfect look!”
“Some people look best with it at the collarbone and others are stunning with a mid-neck chop! If you have a long neck, think about going shorter! This collarbone lob isn’t as high maintenance as its predecessor, the stacked A-line lob. When cut right for the hair type, it grows out rather nicely. I often see clients back every 8-10 weeks depending on their growth,” she explains.
Longer Bob for Choppy Hair
Opt for a longer bob for choppy hair. It’s a textured slightly A-lined long razor lob. It’s effortless, cropped but not too short, textured, interesting, and versatile.
Keep the ends straighter. Straighter ends give it a more modern look, and also make the haircut appear more square. This will help balance rounder face shapes which, are normally afraid to go for short hair.
Ash Blonde Lob
An ash blonde lob haircut is all about simplicity. It works on curly to wavy haired clients as well as straight-haired women. The best part is the natural texture.
Whether diffusing or keeping it straight, you will have 2 different looks – sleek and modern or tousled and textured.
Lob for Long Hair
Choose a lob for long hair for some ultimate sleek vibes. Long tresses can drag our features down, so opting for lob haircuts can balance the hair-to-face ratio without a dramatic chop. Try a length that’s longer through the front for a modern feel.
Lob with Long Layers and Bangs
It’s time to change up your look this spring! Switch it up from dull to shaggy with this enticing dark brown coloring.
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 is 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 a lob doesn’t need much styling every day. It also requires less upkeep. “Trim it every two months, and you’re all set,” he adds.
Sleek Very Long Bob Hairstyle
Women who want a sleek, sophisticated hairstyle should try a very long bob. This extra sharp crop works with any texture but is an especially great choice for fine hair. Cuts with blunt angles and full ends create an illusion of density, making fine hair look thicker.
Light Brown Middle-Parted Lob
A lob with a middle-part is a sexy 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 will have the option to switch it up with a side part as well. 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. Add some dimensional light brown color and you’ll be ready for anything.
Textured Long Bob with See-Through Bangs
The modern business woman should definitely 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. By adding the see through bangs you can frame the face a little more without dragging the facial features down. For a more casual style try some beachy waves with some texture spray and a quick head shake. 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.