A long shaggy bob (also known as the shaggy lob) is a shoulder-length haircut created by a combination of jagged ends and layers. The idea is to give locks an effortless edge and lots of texture, movement, and volume. Ashley Marie, a stylist from Charlotte, NC, describes the shag haircut as a style that’s meant to be carefree.
The texture is the first thing to consider when opting for a shaggy lob. Maintenance comes next. Ashley says, “My advice is to consider your daily routine. Do the trims fit into your schedule? Can you afford 2-3 haircuts a year?”
For styling, Ashley’s fave product line is by Hairstory. She loves Hair Balm as a go-to product for natural curls. The Undressed texturizing spray is what she uses on women who need help in boosting texture.
So before your next hair appointment, check out these photos of the trendiest long shaggy bob haircuts and hairstyles.
#1: Messy Brunette Lob with See-Through Fringe
For a messy brunette shaggy lob with see-through fringe, look no further. This cut is ideal for those wanting a stylish look that requires minimal upkeep. To get the long, shaggy bob style, your hairstylist will layer and texturize your hair. They should use point-cutting techniques that create movement. Even in the finest of tresses! Ask your stylist to focus on framing your face so you can get maximum impact from its wispy bangs.
#2: Choppy Shaggy Lob with Textured Ends
A choppy shaggy lob with textured ends would be perfect for a fun mid-length cut. The textured ends add softness and movement throughout the cut. With this in mind, consider a good length for your hair texture and density to keep this cut easy to style daily.
#3: Soft Shaggy Lob
Try a soft, shaggy lob. But only if you’re looking for a versatile and low-maintenance hairstyle. This haircut features layered ends and textured waves. It creates a relaxed and effortless look. The soft cut works well with various hair types and face shapes. It’s a hairstyle that offers movement and body to your hair, giving it a natural and carefree vibe. To style this look, use a curling iron or texturizing products to enhance the waves.
#4: Voluminous Shaggy Lob
Live on the edge with a voluminous, shaggy lob cut. Ask for lots of layers and point-cutting to achieve a wispy shag. You can have the back cut shorter than the front for extra pizzazz. Doing so will make your shape appear longer. This cut works best on straighter hair. The best way to style it would be to use your hands as you dry straight down. A brush will inhibit the wispy separation and messiness that the shape craves.
#5: Center-Parted Shaggy Lob Style
A center-parted shaggy lob style is perfect for ladies with fine hair. This cut features textured layers with slightly longer pieces near the front. Those pieces help create a flattering, face-framing effect. Allow your stylist to add shaggy layers to add volume. The length keeps the hair looking full and bouncy. This style works best for those who want a low-maintenance yet chic look. To style, start with damp hair and apply a lightweight mousse for volume and texture.
#6: Platinum Blonde with Sassy Shaggy Texture
Do you have platinum blonde thick hair and want a longer bob? Ask your stylist to texturize the ends of the hair with a razor, slide cutting, or texturizes. This will help skinny up the ends, but be aware of too much graduation in the perimeter. This will build up unwanted weight. Instead, focus on crown layers with textured perimeter length.
#7: Jet Black Textured Lob
The jet-black textured lob is the epitome of rocker chic. The cut can be styled more sophisticated for the day or with some volume and texture for a night out. Avoid washing your hair too often to keep the color rich and shiny. It’s helpful to use a shine cream or spray to finish the style. Remember to ask your stylist for advice on bringing your style from day to night. Typically, I use the volumizing powder and texture spray and rough up the hair, occasionally adding random waves with a wand.
#8: Brown and Caramel Balayage on a Shaggy Lob
If you have finer hair and want a long bob haircut with more body, did you know adding textured layers can open your mane? And it can give it a fuller appearance! If you decide to try this, the shorter layers push the longer ones away from your face. This makes styling easier and prevents your volume from going flat.
#9: Cute Shaggy Lob with Feathered Bangs
If you plan to do a cute shaggy lob with feathered bangs, begin by gathering a few photos for your stylist. Go over them during your next visit. Length and style can vary depending on the desired frequency of salon maintenance. Fringe, for example, can grow from short to curtain bangs and face-framing. All grow out gracefully between visits. Try various styles or during the grow-out before deciding on your signature look.
#10: Soft Long Bob with Balayage
Go for the perfect balance between short and long with a soft long bob with balayage. A lob is so versatile and can work on any texture. You can wear your lob up or down, straight or wavy. The options are endless. If you need to keep maintenance down, go for a balayage and have your locks look naturally sun-kissed.
#11: The Shaggiest Lob Cut
The shaggiest lob cut is perfect for a woman with thick hair who wants to lighten it up! I highly recommend getting your stylist to use a razor or texturizing shears to add many layers. If you plan to have a texture, look no further.
#12: Shaggy Long Bob
A shaggy long bob shows off a soft, effortless-looking style that looks great on straight hair. It’s guaranteed to flatter women with a square or diamond face shape. The waves can lessen the sharpness of a jawline.
#13: Modern Razored Shaggy Long Bob
If you have long, fine hair and want to get fullness without affecting your length, try layers. They are also known as feathered layers or textured layers. The layers will remove the weight from your length. You must ask your stylist to leave your weight line out in the back area of your hair. That way, it doesn’t look straggly on your ends.
#14: Lived-In Shaggy Bob Cut
A lived-in shaggy bob cut is a rock and roll kinda style. This trendy look is so full of texture, adding much edginess to your style. Curtain bangs frame the face perfectly, especially when wearing shades.
#15: Wavy Long Shaggy Bob for Fine Hair
This is a wavy, long shaggy bob for fine hair, and it’s looking marvelous! The key to a more lived-in edge is soft waves that bring out movement. Try this long, shaggy bob hairstyle with a shadow-rooted blonde to make the tresses seem thicker.
#16: Medium-Length Shaggy Bob
Medium-length shaggy bobs are trendy and a great way to add texture to a classic bob. A blunt perimeter with shaggy layers creates movement and volume and helps remove weight for those thicker-haired gals. Try styling both straight and curly to give different vibes daily.
#17: Long Choppy Bob for Women Over 60 with Round Faces
Long choppy bob for women over 60 with round faces works great for women with texture. To get this look, ask your hairdresser for a short layered haircut with side bangs.
#18: Long Shaggy Bob for Older Women
A long, shaggy bob for older women is matchless! Who else can sport a feathered, shaggy hairstyle other than ladies who are over 50 with fine hair? The texture of this kind of style adds so much excitement to the hair.
#19: Long Shaggy Bob for Women Over 50
Any long, shaggy bob is perfect for women over 50 with thick hair. It’s the perfect way to give your hair a modern-day touch. This cut provides movement to the hair. The light, choppy layers relieve the hair from bulkiness and give a softening effect to long bob hairstyles. The length is modern, while the shape softens the facial features.
#20: Long Messy Bob with Blonde Ombre
A long, messy bob with blonde ombré is what you need if you’re interested in modernizing your current hairstyle. Beach curls are all the rage and can be achieved with a 1-inch iron. Start curling mid-shaft, leave the ends straight, and create stunning wavy curls. Ombré color is a fabulous choice to go with a bob. The dark roots hide any growth, making it a low-maintenance style to keep.
#21: Shaggy Lob with Bangs
Wear a shaggy lob with bangs when wanting an edgy, fresh cut without compromising your hair texture. The chop’s length grazes the shoulders for added stylishness. Shaggy lob haircuts with a fringe will flatter and frame a round face shape. Modern and chic—this shaggy hair trend is a must-try!
#22: Shaggy Lob with Blunt Bangs for Round Faces
A cute shaggy lob with blunt bangs for round faces can highlight your cheekbones. Style the shaggy layers up with waves, then add a fringe to break up the roundness of the face. For a much more vibrant outcome, say yes to a shiny shade of red!
#23: Inverted Shaggy Bob Cut for Mid-Length Hair
Are you obsessed with this long, inverted shaggy bob, too? You’re not alone. This mid-length haircut is a lob with wispy bangs and subtle layers for natural-looking movement. This shaggy lob haircut looks chic in both straight and wavy styles. It goes well on hair with blonde teasy lights, too.
#24: Longer Bob Hairstyle with Shaggy Layers
Pull off a longer, shaggy bob like this by getting a razor cut. This chop is guaranteed to offer a style with lots of texture. Boost its movement by adding waves if needed. What makes this shag cool is it suits both younger and older women.
#25: Shaggy Bob for Longer Hair
An exquisite shaggy bob for longer hair looks better with soft waves. It flatters any face shape, especially a rounded one. Long shaggy bob hairstyles like this are the perfect length to achieve versatility.
#26: Tousled Long Blonde Shaggy Bob
It can be super fun to wear a tousled, long blonde shaggy bob. This trend is for ladies who have straight locks that need more texture and volume. Replicate the style by giving your hair tousled beachy waves and a spritz of salt spray. Meanwhile, this messy blonde hair has darker roots for added dimension.
#27: Textured Shaggy Bob with Bangs
A textured shaggy bob with bangs and soft waves offers a stylish and innocent-looking vibe. This is one of the best long bob haircuts for women with fine tresses, as the finish creates a textured effect to make it appear thicker. To add enough interest to such a haircut, chop some strands to add bangs. A shaggy bob with fringe can also carry out a more youthful edge.
Related: See more textured lob haircut ideas.
#28: Long Shaggy Bob for Thick Hair
Here’s an ideal long shaggy bob for thick hair. Thin the edges to create a weightless effect and add extra texture to your hair. It’s parted in the center to flatter women with round faces.
#29: Long Layered Shaggy Bob
Give a long, layered shaggy bob a shot. When styled with waves, it makes a stunning go-to hairstyle for most women. Since long bobs like this are easy to style, you only need a curling iron and hairspray.
#30: Front and Back Views of a Shaggy Lob
A shaggy lob’s front and back views show a lot of texture, creating height and movement on the top area. This chop, made by Arizona-based stylist Lynn Felix, opens the face and softens its features.
Felix states, “I worked with square layers through the top. Then, I went in with diagonal forward sections in the back and sides to achieve this lob cut.”
#31: Curly Shaggy Lob
A curly, shaggy lob haircut can benefit from a huge, kinky shape that goes perfectly with curly bangs. With the perfect layering, it can frame the face well. When preppin’, apply a combo of moisturizing curl cream and control gel to redefine the curls.
#32: Extra Long Shaggy Bob with Fringe
Go for an extra-long shaggy bob with a fringe. A super textured medium-length cut is great for medium to thick hair to help take away heaviness and blunt lines. Works well on long and triangle face shapes by asking your stylist to add textured layers around the chin to balance the face.
#33: Shagged Lob with Subtle Layers
When you want a shagged bob with fewer layers, here are some tips for your stylist. Instead of layering your bob for movement, ask your stylist for a razor cut at your hair ends. He or she will take deeper textured slices during this process. This unique approach results in internal layering of the hair. It bypasses the need for excessive layers, instead giving a more subtle effect. With this technique, your hairstyle will have movement and fullness in its shape.
#34: Face-Framing Choppy Shaggy Lob with Layers
Opt for a face-framing choppy shaggy lob with layers to get texture and volume if you wear glasses. Adding layers to a lob is perfect for adding volume and movement to your locks. However, remember that face shape can often make or break the final look. The choppy, shaggy layers work well with round and oval face shapes. The face-framing sections can create an illusion of elongation around angular face shapes.
#35: Shaggy Lob with an Undercut
The shaggy lob with an undercut is well-suited for women who want to subtly reduce the volume of their hair while keeping it trendy.