12 Head-Turning Long Inverted Bob Haircuts

Long inverted bob haircuts

A long inverted bob is a neck to collarbone-length hair that’s cut at an angle instead of being blunt. This universally flattering hairstyle lets you have length and movement plus edge all at the same time!

The super versatile cut suits all textures, all seasons, and surprisingly all face shapes. Depending on your desired result, you can customize both the angle and the length for a haircut that fits you perfectly.

It can be styled in so many incredible ways and infused with different textures. This is why the inverted lob is adored by many including fashion A-listers Gabrielle Union, Keira Knightley, Sevyn Streeter, and Emily Ratajkowski!

Undeniably the top choice for practical yet fashion-forward women, this bob is always the best go-to cut when you want to look your best but still enjoy a low maintenance look.

Feast your eyes on these truly popular long inverted bob haircuts created by expert stylists!

Beach Wavy Hair

Q&A with style creator, Rachel Lott
Owner / Stylist @ Camellia Hair and Beauty in Queensbury, NY

How would you describe this look?

This lob is steeply angled and subtly stacked in the back to enhance its dramatic A-line shape. We chose to keep the length around the face long with no framing for a smooth and continued translation from short to long. Adding framing or a bang would break up the line and change the look. The cut is accented with organically placed balayage highlights and tousled waves, keeping the style current and on-trend.

Any advice for someone considering it?

I recommend styling this cut with tousled waves to keep the look current and on-trend. For straighter textures, wrap hair in sections away from the face loosely around a medium barrel iron. For naturally wavy hair, you can try adding a texture cream or salt spray and let it air dry.

A Very Long Inversion

A very long inverted bob
Instagram @catcookhair

Silky straight, jet black, and angular- such a design is only seen in runways on fashion week. Showcase this sleek bob that instantly gives an authoritative vibe.

Q&A with style creator, Catherine Cook
Hairstylist @ Catcookhair in Westchester, NY

How would you describe this look?

This look is sexy chic, bringing life and edginess to the modern bob. My favorite thing about this haircut is that it is simple yet so sexy. Sleek lines and a silhouette to die for will make any woman feel ready to take on her day or party the night away.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Start by looking at your face shape and seeing where the longest front piece should fall in order to accentuate a beautiful long neckline. Next, talk about lifestyle to decide how short the back should be. For example: do you wear your hair up a lot?

Then, take a full look at your profile and decide how dramatic you would like the angle from back to front to be. This haircut is ideal for clients with fine to medium hair thickness.

This haircut moves forward, so when styling, choose a big round brush and remember to blow-dry the hair forward in order to accentuate that sexy angle. The bigger the brush, the straighter the hair. Always follow through on your ends. Feel free to flat iron after but remember to use a heat protector spray beforehand!

This haircut is easy to manage on a daily basis and flattering to many face shapes once you find the right length that best suits you whether chin-length, shoulder-length or collar bone length. I recommend no more than 3 months in between haircuts to keep the shape and length of the haircut ideal.

Choppy for Thin Hair

Choppy long inverted bob for thin hair
Instagram @julief_hair

Making this cut will increase the structure of your hair. Wonderful highlights on this strawberry champagne hair is the perfect finishing touch to such a long inverted bob.

Textured for Fine Hair

Long inverted bob for fine hair
Instagram @err_perr_hair

Clump several strands together to recreate bands of hair, like this one. Soft waves give depth to the blonde highlights that emphasize the asymmetrical cut and ash brown colors altogether.

For Naturally Curly Hair

Long inverted bob for curly hair
Instagram @priscilavascp

A shorter cut at the back will give a fuller appearance to the curls while keeping longer locks upfront. This here’s gorgeous brunette handles it all well!

Bangs and Layers

Long inverted bob with bangs and layers
Instagram @thestyleloungelichfield

Loosen hair up by keeping several layers shorter. This will give a more rounded look while the inverted bob flatters the face with a lengthier trim towards the face.

Lob with Bangs

Long inverted bob with bangs
Instagram @hairdesignbysonya

Stylist Sonya was right to choose blunt bangs on this edgy cut.

Long Stacked Inverted Bob

Long stacked inverted bob
Instagram @donnadstylistsalon

Short choppy layers make this stacked bob. Party in the back, business up front!

Inverted with Layers

Natural yet still on the modern track, this one works for those who aim to have a simple look yet on the experimental side.

Q&A with style creator, Alexandria Furnari
Hair Stylist @ Bombshell Hair and Beauty Studio in Albany, NY

How would you describe this look?

I love this look because of the depth, dimension, shine, and texture. This long bob was cut to keep the fullness while adding pieces of movement throughout using a collaboration of cutting and coloring techniques.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This is a versatile look that requires low maintenance and would work best on fine to medium hair density. When thinking about styling products, shampoo and conditioner are your bread and butter, as these control your look and the longevity of your color. Davines Naturaltech & Essential Hair Care are great and have endless options. I also love referring the Davines Alchemic line to refresh the color and shine once a week. For this photo, I styled my guest’s hair using a round brush to give it bounce, but this style can easily be worn in any way!

Front Inverted Bob

Q&A with style creator, Gerilyn Ghaisarzadeh
Hairstylist / Color Specialist @ Capricci Ricci Salon in Winter Park, FL

How would you describe this look?

My client came in with probably the most hair I have ever seen in my life, so the entire underneath of her hair was shaved. She also had a black box dye. She knew she was ready for a change, and she always liked an inverted bob look.

I knew I would be removing the forsaken black hair dye, so I’ve suggested a vivid color that would work when plenty of warm would be left in the hair. I chose purple.

One of my most favorite things about this look is the way the color works with the shape of the haircut. Since she had about 2 1/2 inches of virgin hair growth, the hair pre-lightened beautifully.

Of course, as we travel down the hair shaft, major warmth still remained in the hair. This created a reverse ombre effect which I really liked – lighter purple at the root melted into a deeper darker purple. The transition of the color really works well with the shape of the haircut, leaving the tips in the front the darkest.

Any advice for someone considering it?

I think anyone considering this look could have a version of it. It is a take on a classic bob that never goes out of style.

The key is a consultation to find out how much angle the client would want on the bob. This haircut also works on different textures of hair and really most face shapes depending upon where you put the weight line in the front.

I also have seen it work for all lifestyles including someone who’s very active and needs to pull their hair back a lot. I believe the products that you would use would just depend on the texture that you were styling. This look can be amazing curly and stunning sleek and smooth.

Coloring is my favorite thing to do in the salon, however, cutting is a very close second if not in a tie. There is nothing more satisfying than coloring a cut you’ve executed or cutting a color you painted beautifully. This style is definitely probably one of my top five favorites of all time for all of the reasons I mentioned above.

Inverted Lob with Fringe

Long inverted bob with fringe
Instagram @ktmac614

Pack different styles in one cut. A long bob like this can also fashion a long fringe, as worn by this chic lady.

Q&A with style creator, Katie Martin
Lead Master Hairstylist @ Prodigo Day Spa & Salon in Harleysville, PA

How would you describe this look?

This is a long bob, aka “lob”. It’s a blunt, inverted bob with a side-swept bang that I styled sleek and straight. I gave her a low maintenance color by doing a balayage. This way, she doesn’t have to get her color done as often as usual and have a nice grow out in-between color appointments.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This is a great look for someone who may want a change from long hair but doesn’t want to go super short. Having that length in the front is good security for them!

I styled this by starting with a great blowout, as a great blowout gives you more longevity with the hairstyle. I prep the hair with R&Co’s Grid, a structural setting spray with the line’s highest heat protectant and sets the hair for a long-lasting blowout. Next, I put in R&Co’s Rodeo Foam, a great thickening foam that gives the hair a nice grip when blowing out.

Starting at the nape of the head, I blow-dried the hair in sections with Olivia Garden’s ceramic and ion thermal brush, over-directing the hair in all directions to give maximum volume along with smoothness. I continued my sections up to the crown and then to the front. I then finished with sweeping the bangs to the side. After, I put a little R&Co’s Tinsel, a smoothing oil, on the ends and lightly slide a flat iron through the hair to give a more sleek look. I then finished with R&Co’s Outer Space flexible hairspray.

For the bangs, I rest the bangs together with my hand underneath and spray to keep the bangs together without separating. This look is honestly great for anyone. Lobs are flattering for any face shape and hair type. I personally love them for fine hair because, like this client, the blunt cut makes her hair look fuller/thicker.

The great thing about this look is it really isn’t hard to style and can be done quickly, so it’s great for someone who is always on the go. It can also be curled or waved to give it a more tousled look, and finished with Unite’s Texturiza spray.

Extra Long and Layered

Extra long and layered inverted bob
Instagram @fabulace.hair

Q&A with style creator, Lacey Thompson
Salon Owner / Hair Stylist @ FabuLace in Menomonie, WI

How would you describe this look?

This look features a textured, inverted lob cut with copper balayage pieces added throughout. I finished the look by taking small vertical sections with a 1-inch curling iron, making sure to leave a little more than an inch of the end of the strand out. I then finger-combed through everything to loosen the curl to give a lived-in yet put-together look. I love how it is classic and natural-looking, yet the copper pieces still pop with color and add dimension. This look can be dressy or casual!

Any advice for someone considering it?

This look is great for anyone looking to add volume to their hair! The textured cut itself adds fullness. It’s versatile and looks great straight or curled! Some products that would be ideal for this look include dry texture sprays, volume sprays, and light/medium hold hairsprays.