The Long Inverted Bob: 33 Best Ways to Get It Cut and Styled

Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

A long inverted bob is a shorter haircut in the back and gradually gets longer in the front as it reaches the shoulders or collarbone. This universally flattering bob haircut lets you have length and movement without dealing with the challenges of long or short hair.

If you’re considering long, inverted bob hairstyles, know they are a super versatile cut that suits all textures, all seasons, and, surprisingly, all face shapes. Depending on your desired result, you can customize the angle and the length for a haircut that fits you perfectly.

Also known as inverted lobs, these haircuts can be styled in many incredible ways and infused with different textures. This is why many wear an inverted lob cut, including fashion A-listers Gabrielle Union, Keira Knightley, Sevyn Streeter, and Emily Ratajkowski!

Here are pictures of this year’s most popular long inverted bob haircuts for your next inspiration!

Longer Inverted Bob for Naturally Curly Hair
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#1: Bob for Naturally Curly Hair

Go for a low-maintenance style with a longer inverted bob for naturally curly hair. This cut will save you styling time in the morning and frequent trips to the salon. Using the right products is key to making your morning routine a breeze. Keep your curls hydrated with a leave-in conditioner. Also, a smoothing product for frizz will be helpful to keep your natural curls happy and full of bounce.

Inverted razored long bob haircut for fine hair with subtle highlights

#2 Inverted Razored Long Bob for Fine Hair

This inverted razored long bob is ideal for fine hair, featuring sharp angles and textured ends for a dynamic look. The front pieces are left longer to frame the face beautifully, while the back is shorter, adding volume and lift. Subtle highlights create depth and dimension, enhancing the overall style. This cut is perfect for those looking to add a modern edge to their look without sacrificing length. It’s especially suitable for oval and square face shapes, providing a flattering and chic appearance.

#3: Graduated Lob with Subtle Layers

Consider a graduated lob with subtle layers if you’re thinking of cutting your hair. This haircut has a shorter back. It is great for those wanting some length around the face. The cut’s subtle layers can add volume if you want. This makes the cut flexible. The medium length is easy to care for. It grows out well and needs trims every 7-8 weeks.

#4: Copper Angled Long Bob

A copper-angled bob is a stylish haircut that can turn heads. It has a fashionable appeal. Plus, this haircut is versatile. It keeps your hair long near the face for styling and short at the back of the neck for comfort.

Inverted Layered Grey Lob for Women Over 50

#5: Layered Grey Lob

A layered grey lob suits those with aging or thin hair. It’s ideal if you enjoy the bob style but wish to keep some length. The extra-long bob lets you show off the body and texture of your hair. At the same time, it provides a more chic and smooth look.

Side Parted Inverted Lob with Fringe for Straight Hair

#6 Side Parted Lob with Fringe for Straight Hair

A cut with fringe is the perfect way to frame your face and draw more attention to your eyes. These bobs are a great change from long hair, but you don’t want to go short. Having that length in the front is good security for them!

Dark Chocolate Inverted Lob
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#7: Dark Chocolate Inverted Lob

An inverted lob in dark chocolate is a perfect hairstyle. It makes your hair shorter at the back and longer at the front. The rich color adds warmth and depth to your look. You can add layers and texture to this hairstyle for added volume. If you prefer, you can wear it blunt for a sleek, elegant vibe.

Inverted Lob with Highlights and Lowlights
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#8: Lob with Highlights and Lowlights

The lob with highlights and lowlights is a versatile style that adds a modern twist to the classic lob. This chic and stylish look has shorter layers at the back and longer ones at the front. These create a flattering shape around the face.

Sexy Inverted Lob with Highlights for straight hair
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#9: Lob with Highlights

This is a lob with highlights. If you want longer hair with the style of a bob, a lob is your best choice. A blunt lob can give your thin hair a fuller look. For dark hair, using highlights can amplify its texture and fullness.

Chocolate Sleek Inverted Lob for women with shoulder-length hair
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#10: Chocolate Sleek Inverted Lob

Looking for a haircut that’s easy to maintain while still turning heads? This cut has a long front angle, gradually getting shorter towards the back. This allows for plenty of volume and movement. Perfect for women with straight or wavy hair looking for a chic, low-maintenance cut. To keep it looking sleek, use a hair straightener to create a defined, polished look. Add a touch of hairspray to keep it in place all day long.

#11: Classic Asymmetrical Lob

An elevated bob is a perfect way to give a longer facial appearance if you have a rounder face. To add more narrowness, ask for a more severe angle or length in the front. Your best bet is to keep your frontal area with little to no layering to close the width of your face. When cutting the hair, thin the ends toward the face. That way, they pivot inward.

Flattering long inverted bob for a Round Face
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#12: Flattering for Round Face Shapes

Long bobs are flattering for round face shapes. Be it a steep angle or slight, leaving more hair in the front will balance and elongate rounder jawlines.

Inverted long bob with Side-Swept Bangs
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#13: Inverted Brown Bob with Side-Swept Bangs

Another incredibly flattering haircut is the inverted bob with side-swept bangs. This longer in the front and shorter in the back cut will help slim the face while keeping hair off your neck.

Long stacked inverted bob
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#14: Long-Stacked Bob with Balayage

Adding short, choppy layers to a stacked, inverted bob that is long adds more movement to your hair. It’s a tremendous long angled bob cut to add honey blonde balayage highlights.

#15: Before and After

This hairstyle is a great way to test the waters with a bob but keep its length intact. It features shorter lengths at the nape that gradually get longer towards the face. Inverted haircuts are a great way to have short hair but keep length around the face. They can work well to lengthen the overall face shape, making them perfect for round or square faces.

Inverted Sliced Lob
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#16: Inverted Sliced Lob

Try an inverted sliced lob for an impactful and dynamic haircut. These haircuts are a fantastic way to have short hair while keeping length around the face. A lob is a longer version of a bob, which caters even more to women who want to test the waters without committing to a big chop.

#17: Collarbone-Length with Layering

The length in the front of this cut modernizes it and makes it trendy. Also, because the front is longer, it is easier to put it back when you need it out of your face.

#18: Razor Cut for Older Women

A razor cut is always an excellent way to go. This cut is stunning and will turn heads wherever you go. Remember that getting this sleek look will take some work if you have any waves in your hair.

#19: Nice Back View

A nice back view shows how flattering a blonde bob can be. Styling this cut can be challenging if you have a wave in your hair, so talk to your stylist about whether or not this style can work for you. A little Olaplex Bonding Oil can help you get your hair sleek and straight with minimal damage.

A Medium-Length Inverted Bob
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#20: A Medium-Length Bob

A medium-length bob with a long front is highly sleek and classy. It suits round face shapes as it helps to elongate and can be styled in many ways.

The Mid-Length long inverted Bob
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#21: The Mid-Length Bob

Try the mid-length, long, inverted bob if you’re tired of split ends. Cutting the hair a bit shorter makes it appear healthier and shiny. This mid-length style gives you soft feminine hair with a sharper shape. You can add a long side bang for more versatility around the face. Mid-length hair quickly dries with a medium to large round brush.

Long inverted bob For Women Over 50
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#22: For Women Over 50

Long bobs are a great style choice for women over 50 looking for a new complementary shape. It looks great on just about everyone. Ask your stylist for a length above the shoulder so it doesn’t flip up. Minimal layers work best with this cut, allowing you to blow dry smooth or curl for a fun change.

long inverted bob For Women Over 60
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#23: For Women Over 60

Women over 60 might consider a shoulder-length style. Bringing the length up can make you look younger and help aging hair look healthier and thicker. Bobs are the perfect choice to perk up sagging facial features. Try blowing out with light oil, such as Oil for All by Redken, for a shiny and beautiful finish.

beach wavy long inverted blonde bob
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#24: Beach Wavy Blonde Bob

A fantastic long, wavy, inverted bob cut is steeply angled and subtly stacked in the back to enhance its dramatic A-line shape. Adding framing or wispy bangs to a wavy lob will break up the line and change the look of your cut.

#25: A Shoulder-Length Bob Style

A long, inverted bob with a straight, ruby-red hair color looks fantastic. You’ll find these on runways and red carpets. If given a chance, always opt for a shoulder-length inverted bob.

#26: Choppy Long Bob for Thin Hair

Opt for the ideal choppy long, inverted bob for thin hair. Getting a long reverse bob haircut will increase the structure of your hair. Consider adding highlights on champagne hair for an enhanced style.

Related: See more inverted bobs for thin hair.

Long Inverted Bob with Bangs and Layers
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#27: Bob with Bangs and Layers

This cut will give a more rounded look, which flatters women with a round face.

#28: Angled Lob with Bangs

An inverted lob with bangs is superb for women with straight hair. Rather than going with a bob with side bangs, try straight, blunt bangs. Stylist Sonya was right to choose blunt bangs in an edgy jet-black color!

Shaggy Long Inverted Bob with Layers
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#29: Shaggy Bob with Layers

A long, inverted bob with layers works for women who aim to have a simple look. Struggle with fine hair? This cut with long layers was cut to keep the fullness while adding movement pieces throughout using a collaboration of cutting and coloring techniques.

#30: Long Undercut Bob for Thick Hair

Consider an undercut bob haircut for thick hair. It’s a modern take on the classic bob that always stays in style. If you have a lot of hair, shaving the hair underneath helps take out the weight.

Textured Extra Long and Layered Inverted Bob
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#31: Textured Extra Long and Layered Bob

A long, layered, inverted bob is great for women with fine hair who want to add volume. The textured wavy bob cut itself adds fullness. It’s versatile and looks great straight or curled! If you’re looking for products, I suggest dry texture sprays, volume sprays, and light/medium-hold hairsprays.

long and sleek inverted bob hairstyle
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#32: Long and Sleek Inverted bob

For something sleek, try inverted bobs long enough to give you versatility. This look is daring, different, and will turn heads. Apply a few drops of Olaplex Bonding Oil to the ends for a fantastic shine.

blonde long inverted bob for women over 40
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#33: Blonde Bob for Women Over 40

A blonde bob haircut for women over 40 is a classic style for professional women. Height added in the fringe area and a low bevel in the back of the haircut help balance out convex profile face shapes. Blonde highlights over dark hair help bring out the haircut. Try leaving depth underneath to complement the inversion.