A long A-line bob is a mid-length bob haircut short at the back and sharply longer in the front. Expert stylists and celebrities recently wear long A-line bobs for their high-fashion image, amazing versatility, and more!
Topping the list of stars who are fans of the A-line lob are Taraji Henson, Rosamund Pike, Jessica Chastain, and Gwyneth Paltrow. A fan-favorite, it’s super wearable because of the length you can have and style according to your taste.
Take note to check your face shape and neck length first so you’ll know whether to create an angle that is either slight or bold. Long and oval faces are almost always the best types of faces to match with a medium cut.
Are you planning to stay low-maintenance? If that’s your case, you’re on the right track because a mid-length haircut can last up to 3 months between trims. Say hello to this year’s best long A-line bob haircuts.
#1: Long Stacked A-Line Bob Hairstyle
This angled lob is a long a-line haircut with slight layering. The layering was done with texturizing shears, which is a great way to add movement to the hair without removing a lot of lengths.
Stacked a-line haircuts for a long bob are perfect for someone who likes the look of a bob but wants to avoid committing to the shorter length. I also love the versatility and low-maintenance aspect of the angled cut. The way the cut follows the angle of the chin line makes it flattering on any face shape!
#2: A-Line Lob with Caramel Balayage
The A-line lob with caramel balayage is a fantastic style for women with straight hair. Its layered structure provides just the right volume while keeping the length intact. The caramel balayage adds dimension and warmth to the overall style. It’s a perfect low-maintenance look for those wanting to add spice to their appearance. However, getting the perfect look requires an experienced hairstylist. They can blend the colors seamlessly and create the ideal shape that suits each face shape.
#3: Precision-Cut A-Line Lob
Try this precision a-line lob if you love a blunt cut. Try to avoid adding texture. The best way to keep this look is to book regular in-salon haircuts to keep your edge looking sharp.
#4: Dark Brown Sleek Center-Parted A-Line
This transformative haircut is a dark brown sleek center-parted a-line. If you have been considering leaping to shorter hair, a long bob or a-line haircut is the perfect shape. The best part of this style is the ability to pull your hair back or into a ponytail. It’s still long enough in the front if you’re worried about length. Ask your stylist to keep as much length as possible in the front to maintain a chic shape.
#5: Long A-Line with a Side Part
Doing an a-line bob with a side part is flattering for many face shapes. It adds an extra dimension, making it stand out from other styles. This cut can be tailored to fit any hair texture, so it’s great for styling versatility, too! For added volume and definition, I suggest using a round brush. A smoothing serum is the best product to use with your flat iron. Try Paul Mitchell Superskinny Serum!
#6: Creamy Vanilla Blonde Angled Lob for Straight Hair
Look chic and stunning with a creamy vanilla blonde angled lob for straight hair. This long a-line bob has a sharp shape and looks great on all different hair types. Thinning out at the nape and back is the most effective way to remove bulk and have the cut sit properly. I suggest styling with a big round brush to show off the a-line shape and get a polished look.
#7: Sharply Angled A-Line Bob
An angled a-line bob is a great choice for ladies who want a strong shape but not too short. Remember that the length needs to accommodate the shoulders and might flip out if not cut short enough, but the front can be left long.
For best results, blow-dry with a large round brush, creating a straight edge, not rounded under. As an option, you can curl your bob with a wand for a softer finish.
#8: Sleek Jet Black A-Line Lob
You’ll look sharp in a sleek jet black a-line lob. Having your hair cut above the shoulders can help you get the clean line of this shape. If you want to move the part around, make sure there is a light layer in the bottom to allow for overlap. When you blow dry your hair, I suggest a large metal barrel round brush for the best control. Jet black color is a great accent and will reflect the light for tremendous shine.
#9: Long Lived-In A-Line Bob
A long, lived-in, a-line bob can be helpful for ladies who don’t want a high-maintenance haircut. While this style of bob may not require frequent appointments, remember to at least schedule every 6-8 weeks. Additionally, remember to ask if your salon offers clean-up appointments, which can take less time while still keeping your cut fresh.
#10: Long Asymmetrical A-Line Bob
A few uneven angles can turn your look from bad to good! A long a-line bob cut looks good on your thick hair, with all the center parts defining your face shape even more.
#11: Shoulder-Length A-Line Lob
It looks like a bob at the back but is a lob upfront. It’s the kind of two-faced long a-line bob haircut you want.
#12: Long A-Line Bob with Side Swept Bangs
All the geometry in an a-line cut is a glorious ruffled manner. An A-line lob haircut is great for that orderly, chaotic goodness.
#13: Long Angled Bob for Thick Hair
What a silky, straight style that follows your every move! The long a-line bob for thick hair in the middle part is the perfect show-off accessory.
#14: Gorgeous Long A-Line Bob on Wavy Hair
Waves add flare to the asymmetrical cut that gives body to the whole a-line long bob haircut. Hashtag hair goals!
#15: Long A-Line Bob for Curly Hair
Loose curls tend to drop down towards the edges, giving a long a-line bob cut something to work with.
#16: A-Line Lob with Layers
No worrying about the frizz and clutter of layered hair with an A-line cut. Thin-haired girls, watch out for a long a-line bob hairstyle!
#17: Textured A-line Long Bob for Thin Hair
Layers on layers on an a-line lob cut is a great way to body up thin hair.
#18: Long Inverted A-line Bob Haircut
I love the softness in an inverted a-line lob haircut. It’s easy to work with and requires very little maintenance. The sleekness adds perfect movement to the hair and accents the minimal layers beautifully. The cut itself requires very little maintenance as it grows out.
It’s perfect for anyone looking for the first step in making their hair shorter. Using a wider barrel curling iron, the cut pairs beautifully with a soft curl. Anyone looking to add a tousled look should pair a-line bobs with a texturizing spray. Anyone looking to keep the shape should expect to get it cut every 6-8 weeks. However, if you want to chop your hair and let it grow out, a blunt lob cut grows out smoothly.
#19: Red Medium-Length Hair with Choppy Angled Layers
A long red a-line bob with fringe and choppy layers is very trendy and fun! I added a lot of layering to add volume and movement. She also has a shorter side bang that I texturized as well. It is one of my favorite haircuts to give clients. The color is a glossy, berry red, bringing out her gorgeous complexion and spunky personality.
One reason long a-line bob hairstyles are one of my favorite cuts is that it should be easy for my clients to style at home. Depending on the hair texture, they can add a texture spray, style it, and go. Other times – they can smooth it out with or without volume. Anybody can wear an a-line cut and style, but the color is for the bold and fierce! 😉 If clients are willing to come in for regular touch-ups at the salon and follow at-home color care – they can keep this beautiful, shiny color for weeks.
#20: A-Line Lob with Bangs
A long a-line bob with bangs is modern chic. My favorite thing about an a-line lob is the clean angle with the bangs. It gives your basic shoulder-length hair an edgy style, and you have versatile styling options!
Think about your natural hair state, whether it’s curly/textured or straight, and how much work you might need to put into it. Those with curly or wavy hair must put more effort into achieving a lob style.
Want to see more like this? Check out these gorgeous Lob with bangs ideas.
#21: Long Choppy A-Line Bob
The a-line inverted lob cut is a huge hit right now for multiple reasons. Inverted lob cuts are easy to maintain daily while the cut grows out. The “invisible layers” accent the blunt shape while adding movement. The invisible layers can easily be tousled for texturing or smoothed for a sleek look.
If you’re considering an inverted lob, I always suggest starting with a comfortable length. Remember, you can always make it into a short a-line bob cut. A lob haircut can easily be worn straight, curly, or wavy. One thing to keep in mind if you constantly throw your hair back is that you will only be able to do a half updo. It can still be cute and fashionable or keep your hair out of your face.
If you want to keep the style of the cut, I recommend getting it cut every 6-8 weeks. As far as styling products go, I would pair every lob with a heat protectant (essential for every hair type) to protect your hair no matter how you are styling it. A texture spray is a good investment if you like the tousled beachy look, as it gives the hair a gritty feel without making it dirty.
#22: Messy Long A Line Bob for Fine Hair
Consider a dimensional layered bob. It’s an a-line bob cut on longer hair. It’s great for people with fine to medium hair. It makes them look like they have more hair! My favorite thing about layered bobs is that everything is subtle. The color has a soft dimension, and the layers are light, but they stand out more with the curl we added.
The advice I would give a client considering an a-line long bob would vary depending on the person. The cut is slightly angled to the front, which elongates round faces. It needs to be maintained every 4-6 weeks to reshape, meaning it’s not the best for someone who wants to come to the salon only 3-4 times a year. As far as styling it, it’s very versatile. For the color, this client will have to use a color-safe shampoo & conditioner and get a color touch-up every 4-6 weeks along with her haircuts.
#23: Dark Long A-Line Bob with Highlights
Opt for a long a-line bob style with light wispy textured ends and soft layers. I gave her baby lights and balayaged her previously lightened ends to get an overall lighter appearance. Then, I topped it off with a root shadow to give it a defused look and styled her with light curls to give her a soft, tasseled, ready-to-go vibe. When my clients want an a-line bob cut, it’s important to consider their texture type. For instance, if it’s coarse, you should consider more texturizing; if it’s finer, you could add more layers.
I would also consider the face shape, neckline, and shoulders to visualize if this is the right style for them. If it is, it’s also important to inquire if your client is a wash-and-go person. If so, give your client tips to achieve this look at home. I love soft-curling the ends with my Babyliss curling iron and spraying some Wella Eimi glam mist at the end to give it a gorgeous shine for those glammed-out nights. I also spray some R+Co Trophy to add texture and shine with a flexible hold for those ready-to-go active days.