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, bob cuts like this are 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 Long Inverted Bob

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

How would you describe this look?

This wavy long inverted bob cut (aka wavy 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 blonde 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 Shoulder-Length Long Inversion

A very long inverted bob
Instagram @catcookhair

Silky straight, jet black, and angular- such inverted bob styles are only seen in runways on fashion week. Showcase this sleek, very long inverted bob haircut with a very long front 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 long inverted bob 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 inverted lob 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 Blonde Bob 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 choppy long inverted bob for thin hair.

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 long inverted bob haircut for fine hair. 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

This long inverted bob for curly hair is giving a fuller appearance to the curls while keeping longer locks upfront. This here’s gorgeous brunette handles it all well!

Long Inverted Bob with Bangs and Layers

Long inverted bob with bangs and layers
Instagram @thestyleloungelichfield

Loosen hair up by keeping several layers shorter. This long inverted bob with bangs and layers gives a more rounded look, which flatters women with a round face.

Lob with Bangs

Long inverted bob with bangs
Instagram @hairdesignbysonya

Rather than going with a bob with side bangs, try these straight blunt bangs with straight hair. Stylist Sonya was right to choose blunt bangs on this edgy black inverted lob haircut!

Long Stacked Inverted Bob

Long stacked inverted bob
Instagram @donnadstylistsalon

Short choppy layers make for a gorgeous long, stacked inverted bob. Party in the back, business up front!

Inverted Bob with Layers

Natural yet still on the modern track, this dark brown long inverted bob with layers 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 inverted straight bob because of the depth, dimension, shine, and texture. This inverted long bob with long layers 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!

Undercut Long Inverted Bob for Thick Hair

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

How would you describe this look?

This is a long inverted bob haircut for thick hair. 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 wanted an inverted haircut.

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 an inverted long bob 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.

Side Parted Inverted Lob with Fringe

Long inverted bob with fringe
Instagram @ktmac614

Pack different styles in the shape of the cut. A long inverted bob hairstyle with fringe like this is the perfect way to frame your face and draw more attention to your eyes. Having straighter hair also helps bring more attention to your highlights.

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 inverted bob with side bangs 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?

Long inverted bobs are great if you want a change from long hair but you don’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 a long inverted bob 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 wavy lob. I love how it is classic and natural-looking, yet the copper highlights still pop with color and add dimension. This look can be dressy or casual!

Any advice for someone considering it?

This long, layered inverted bob 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.