A straight lob haircut is a mid-length chop that creates a sleek, polished hairstyle. This cut is a longer and more modern version of a classic bob.
“A lob cut is versatile to style and flatters all face shapes so that any lady could pull it off. It frames the face well and looks great in many ways,” says Rodrigues.
Remember that it’s a commitment to wearing a lob cut. It needs frequent trims to keep in shape. Styling is necessary, mainly if you have a textured hair type while trying to achieve a straighter lob style.
The only drawback about the long bob haircut for straight hair is that you can’t put it in an updo. “As much as it’s versatile to style down, putting it up in a ponytail or bun is not easy. Especially on those days when your hair is due for a wash,” Rodrigues explains.
If your lifestyle requires you to wear an updo, like when working out, then this cut isn’t a great option.
Communication is vital, so don’t be afraid to consult your stylist about your preferred cut. Make sure you ask for tips on styling and maintaining it.
Here are the most inspiring images of the trendiest straight lob haircut and hairstyle ideas for you to try. Take your pick!
Shoulder-Length Bob with a Face Frame
A shoulder-length bob with a face frame looks stylish down or partially pulled back. Having a face frame adds flair to a blunt straight haircut and can soften the features of a square face shape.
Choppy Lob with Long Bangs
A choppy lob with long bangs is a perfect haircut for women wanting a short, edgy hairstyle. If you have an oval face, you’ll love how a long bang will accentuate your cheekbones. A choppy straight lob haircut won’t be high-maintenance, so expect to need a trim only once every three months.
Sleek Blunt Cut with Subtle Layers
Sleek blunt cuts with subtle layers are a stylish choice for anyone that loves versatility when styling their hair. A straight lob haircut with layers can also look amazing with curls or soft waves.
Asymmetrical Lob with a Deep Side Part
An asymmetrical lob with a deep side part is a classy straight hairstyle that has been worn for many years. Adding asymmetry to straight lob cuts will make your haircut require more frequent trims, but it’s worth it for the glamour it adds to the straightest hair.
Medium-Length Bob with Wispy Bangs
Medium-length bobs with wispy bangs are flattering on young girls and older women alike. Straight lob styles are a popular choice because of their low-maintenance reputation and their ability to compliment many different face shapes.
Face-Framing Long Bob
A face-framing long bob hairstyle for straight hair will generally lay right below chin level. This medium lob haircut is quick to style and won’t require a lot of upkeep appointments, making it ideal for busy women.
Sleek Lob Cut for Fine Hair
A sleek lob cut for straight hair will make fine hair appear thicker. When consulting your stylist about a lob haircut for straight fine hair, ask for a blunt cut for maximum fullness on the ends.
Side-Parted Long Bob
A side-parted long bob style for straight hair will give more volume at the top of the head than a middle part. Side parting is a popular choice for many different haircuts and is a quick way to give your hair some lift.
Voluminous Long Bobbed Hair
Voluminous long bobbed hair doesn’t always require a lot of product. If you have straight bobbed hair and want to rock your natural hair texture, a light hold mousse might be all you need to reduce frizz and hold your style all day.
Long Inverted Bob with Heavy Bangs
A long inverted bob with heavy bangs will help conceal fine forehead lines on mature women. Long bob hairstyles can be styled many different ways, and adding a slight curl under on the ends is one of the most popular for good reason. It’s simple and gives a lifted appearance to the straight lob hairstyle.
Long Shaggy Bob with Textured Bangs
Long shaggy bobs with textured bangs look amazing on women with naturally straight or wavy hair. To style a shaggy lob hairstyle, try a sea salt spray to give extra texture and enhance the messy style.
Lob Cut with Side Bangs
A lob cut with side bangs is a great option for anyone wanting a practical haircut with some face-framing. One way to get a smooth style on a straight lob haircut with bangs is to flat iron after using Matrix Total Results Mega Sleek Iron Smoother Defrizzing Leave In spray. This will not only smooth and soften your hair, but it will protect your hair from the heat of the flat iron also.
Straight Long Bob with Blunt Bangs
A straight long bob hairstyle with blunt bangs gives structure to round faces. When looking for inspiration pictures of a straight long bob haircut with blunt bangs, keep in mind your face shape may be different from the person in the pictures.
Long Blunt Bob
Long blunt bobs are universally flattering. Fine hair or thick hair, young or aged, a straight blunt lob haircut is a classic that will never go out of style.
Lob Cut with Long Curtain Bangs
Long curtain bangs on a lob cut for straight hair are a fun way to add some face-framing to a long bob. If you’re considering a straight lob haircut with curtain bangs, you’ll want to invest in a round brush. It’s the best and easiest way to style your new curtain bangs.
Related: See other ways to wear curtain bangs on straight hair.
Money Pieces on a Center-Parted Lob
Money pieces on a center-parted lob make for a bright contrast of color, especially on dark hair. When looking for a straight lob haircut for a round face, remember that adding a money piece on the longest strands of hair around your face will give the illusion of a longer face.
Messy Lob with Side-Swept Bangs
Side-swept bangs with a messy lob is a haircut that looks put-together yet effortless. If you have trouble getting the “natural texture” look, consider trying IGK Hair Beach Club Volume Texture spray on your dry, finished style. This will give your hair the grip it needs to get the messy look on your lob.
Long Bob with Short Bangs
Short bangs on a long bob are an edgy addition to a classic haircut. Straight long bobs can be for women of any age, but adding a short bang will give a young vibe to the straight lob style.
Neck-Length Lob for Thick Hair
Neck-length lobs look amazing on thick hair. One plus about this haircut is that it’s a very low-maintenance hairstyle. Styling is quick and easy, and you can go many weeks in between haircuts while still looking fresh.
Long A-line Bob
Long a-line bobs are a haircut that is shorter in the back and longer around the face. To get a sharp-looking long angled bob, ask your stylist for a blunt cut. This will keep the ends thick and give an overall sleek appearance.
Two-Toned Lob with a Middle Part
Two-toned lobs with a middle part are for the most daring women. While straight lob hairstyles are a classic look, adding a two-toned color will spice it up and make you stand out. Add a hair oil on the mids and ends to compliment the color and sleek haircut and give a beautiful shine.
Lob Haircut with Textured Ends
Textured ends on a lob haircut give a soft appearance to the hair. Soft layers show up the best on thick hair. Women with a straight layered lob haircut that have thin hair won’t be able to see soft layers as well because the fine layered strands will blend into the rest of the hair.
Collarbone-Length Blonde Bob
A collarbone-length blonde bob is a great hairstyle for women with round faces. Having straight lobs that hit at the collarbone will give the illusion of a longer, slimmer face.