A textured lob is a longer version of a bob cut with layers for added body and volume. The length varies, which could be grazing the neck, shoulders, or collarbone.
Stylist Olga Karacheban of Salem, Oregon loves a long bob haircut, especially the messier one. “This bob style is meant to be a tousled imperfect look,” she points out.
A textured haircut is perfect for women with natural waves. It’s also ideal for those who love wearing a messy beachy wave, done with a curling or flat iron.
The challenge is making sure that the back lays right. It’ll take more practice on using your heat tools. But since this style can look messy and undone, don’t worry about perfection too much.
Surprisingly, this chop complements shorter heights. Karacheban explains, “Having a lob concentrates the focus on your face’s length that gives you an appearance of being taller.”
It’s paramount that you consult your stylist to understand your hair type. They can figure out how much texture your locks will need.
Karacheban states, “Super fine hair can look fuller when cut shorter. But with a thicker mane, a lot of bulk has to be removed to give you a lightweight feel and add flow to the strands.”
Adopt this very chic haircut to amp up your everyday look! Here are the photos of trendy textured lob cuts and styles you must try.
#1: Messy Lob with Caramel Balayage
Apply a caramel balayage to a messy lob for a modern and sophisticated look. In my professional opinion, a lob is one of the easiest cuts to maintain. Not only is it versatile, but it suits a wide variety of hair types and textures. This style’s tousled texture gives it an especially hip vibe.
#2: Dark Brown Textured Lob Cut
You will love this dark brown textured lob cut! This hairstyle is a great way to add a modern twist to your look without being too drastic. With the shoulder-length cut, you will love the low-maintenance upkeep. To style, aim to keep your look natural and effortless. Tell your stylist to focus on maintaining texture in the cut to keep your hair looking lush. The middle part is a great way to balance the look and can be easily styled for various occasions.
#3: Angled Lob with Balayage
If you have thick hair and want to try a trendy short cut, ask for a textured bob. A razor cut is one of the best ways to remove heaviness in your hair and add shape. This will also shape your hair to go inward and not bulk out. You’ll want to maintain your cut every 4-6 weeks.
#4: Shaggy Lob with a Subtle Money Piece and Middle Part
Opt for the perfect shaggy lob with a money piece and middle part. Use a point-cutting technique to create texture around your face. This textured look is great for adding movement without sacrificing length. To tame flyaways, spritz medium-hold hairspray along your hairline after styling it. For an even edgier finish, apply some pomade or wax through the mid-lengths and ends. Then tousle them using your fingers to really show off the texture.
#5: Tousled Gray Hair with a Center Part
If you have naturally flat matured color hair, you should ask for a razor layered cut. The layers will remove weight. The texturizing from the razor will be best for a non-choppy look. The cut will also add movement to your hairstyle and height up top.
#6: Sexy Lived-In Long Bob
I often get asked which cut is the most versatile. This cut is great for virtually everyone. It’s so flattering on all face shapes and looks good both wavy and straight. It’s important to have a consultation with your stylist to make sure they know where you’d like your bob to land.
#7: Tousled Shoulder-Length Bob with Ombre
This soft style gives an ombre bob new life. The short shift from dark to light looks best with a soft bend. This shoulder-length style can be air-dried or with thermal tools. Yet, to ensure it lasts, you must pair them with aids. Styling aids provide hold and thermal protection.
#8: Wispy Long Textured Bob with Curtain Fringe
Get the cool-girl vibe with a wispy long textured bob with curtain fringe. Invisible weightless layers give body and movement to lifeless hair. The lob length is the perfect in-between length of short and long. Lobs are extremely low-maintenance and are universally flattering on all different hair types and face shapes. Textured waves give a perfectly imperfect style.
#9: Sassy Undone Long Bob
Every hair type can look amazing with this sassy, undone long bob. On a lob perimeter, cut medium-length layers before adding texture with either a razor or point cutting. The more texture you have, the longer your curls will hold. To get that “undone” finish, apply a texture spray and use your fingers to tousle your tresses. This effortless style will make you look so put-together.
#10: Gorgeous Long Bob with Lived-In Texture
Consider a gorgeous long bob with a lived-in texture if you want a low-maintenance style. I personally recommend styling with waves as it would last a few days. A low-maintenance lived-in look is the way to go!
#11: Fresh Chestnut Brown Long Bob
If you have chestnut brown hair, consider a fresh take with a long bob. An important thing to remember is that the thicker the hair, the more texturizing the style will need. After layering, use a razor to etch out weight by taking 2-inch-wide sections of hair and running the razor through the midshaft to the ends. One of the easiest ways to style this cut is to use a 3-barrel waver, such as Ion’s hair waver, to create a loose, natural-looking bend.
#12: Side-Parted Blonde Lob with Dark Roots
If you want to go back to a side-parted style, I advise you do it now because rumor has it, it’s coming back around! Blonde lobs with dark roots have been the IT look for a while now and the two make a dynamic duo.
#13: Golden Blonde Lived-In Lob Cut
7 levels of lift and golden blonde have been on everyone’s list, at least once. However, it’s the modern lived-in feel that makes it not your mama’s hair color. If you think you can go through a blonding service or if you consider a new shade, go for the warm/neutral palette.
#14: Tousled Lob with a Bright Money Piece
A tousled long bob with a money piece is a trending cut and color that many women are obsessed with! The bright blonde in the front will really make your features pop. Style with some messy waves for a beautiful lived-in look.
#15: Balayage Lived-In Long Bob
Your hair will absolutely adore the textured depth and dimension of this lived-in, balayage long bob. Since a balayage can be executed in a number of ways, tell your stylist where you’d like to see more depth in your hair versus where you’d like to develop dimension. It’s important to understand the disadvantage of going darker at the roots than your natural hair color. Doing so will create a line of demarcation as your hair grows out, and you’ll need to make more trips to the hair salon for a quick root touch-up.
#16: Modern Chic Textured Long Bob
The modern chic textured long bob is one of our very favorites! The cut looks great on all face shapes and can be detailed with the texture to suit your features. Whether you want to wear your hair straight or wavy, this lob cut will embrace your natural hair texture. Towel dry hair well before adding volumizing mousse, using a large round brush lift your hair straight up for maximum volume. You may choose to add more waves with a curling wand, but be sure to leave the ends straight and finish with a texture spray.
#17: Slight A-Line Bob with Waves
If you would like to elongate your neckline, an angled bob can be beneficial. The elevated back lifts the hair off your shoulders. And, makes your neck appear longer. If you can, try straightening the ends to give more of a textured look when styling.
#18: Long Blonde Balayage Bob
A long and textured blonde balayage bob may be the holy grail of low-maintenance styles. The mid-length cut creates the sensation of longer hair, but without all the hassle. It’s simple to achieve the messy finish, especially if you have a bit of a natural wave – just add some beach spray before air drying. Balayage highlights are one of the easiest color applications to maintain because it still looks beautiful as it grows out.
#19: Lived-In Lob Cut
Consider a lived-in long bob cut if you like the messy tousled look. The lob cut is universally flattering on all hair types. Fine hair can have seamless layers for volume and bulk will be removed in thicker hair to sit correctly. Wave with a curling iron and mess up with some light hair spray for that undone style.
#20: Layered Lob Cut for Fine Hair
Women with thinner strands should try a layered lob cut for fine hair. In general, a textured lob for fine hair is best on skinny strands because shorter lengths will actually make the hair look and feel fuller. As finer hair gets longer, it tends to weigh itself down, which is why a lob with texture is so flattering.
#21: Undone Shaggy Lob
The undone shaggy lob is the shaggy bob that everyone is talking about! While the textured lob with curtain bangs has been very popular, this version takes the fringe a bit shorter, creating a more modern, edgy effect around the face.
#22: Medium-Length Cut with Waves
Women with smokey, silvery hues should try a medium-length cut with waves. This heavily textured style looks great with creative hair colors because the shorter length helps remove processed, dry ends and makes your locks look shinier and healthier.
#23: Wavy Long Blunt Bob
The wavy long blunt bob is the “it girl” haircut you’ve been waiting for! If you’re looking for a fashion-forward, on-trend hairstyle, opt for a blunt textured lob.
#24: Textured Lob for Thin Hair
A textured lob is the best haircut for thin hair. Long bobs combined with a textured haircut is a transformative style that will resurrect lifeless lengths.
#25: Wavy Lob with a Side Part
Give your wavy lob with a side part some extra “oomph” by adding in a money piece! This textured haircut truly shines with a bit of bright blonde around the face. The added highlighting not only shows off the expertly cut layers but will also draw attention to your beautiful eyes.
#26: Textured Lob with Side Bangs for Thick Hair
A textured lob with side bangs is the perfect cut for thick hair. Now, side-swept bangs are always recommended for thicker textures, but a textured lob for thick hair? Yes! This medium-length crop will actually remove extra weight from inside your style, making your hair much more manageable on a day-to-day basis.
#27: Choppy Lob Haircut
Women who crave extra volume will love a choppy haircut. The choppy textured lob brings a boost of body to your lengths as well as volume at the roots due to the heavy use of texturizing and the shorter lengths. Pro Tip: For an extra “oomph,” style your lob with a bodifying mousse, like Amika’s “Plus Size Volume & Body Mousse.”
#28: Shoulder-Length Bob with Curtain Bangs
A shoulder-length bob with curtain bangs is the perfect combination of fresh and classic, and a great way to change up your look. Bob wearers looking to update their typical crop should ask for a textured lob with a fringe.
#29: Textured Long Bob for Square Faces
Try a textured long bob if you have a square face! Women with a square face shape will love the effects of a medium-length textured bob. A soft inversion haircut leaves extra length around the face, which softens the jawline and cheekbone areas.
#30: Messy Shoulder-Length Bob
Women looking for a textured lob for straight hair will love the messy shoulder-length bob. This voluminous cut will give straighter strands some room to breathe as they bounce back to life. Pro Tip: To recreate that messy, perfectly undone texture at home, invest in a good dry shampoo. Second (and third) day hair always “messes” best!
#31: Low-Maintenance Blunt Lob for Round Faces
A low-maintenance blunt lob is perfect for round faces. Blunt cuts pair well with round faces due to the contrast of sharp texture to a soft jawline. Regardless of your hair texture, if you have a round face then a blunt crop should be your go-to style.
#32: Side-Parted Lob for Women Over 50
A shoulder-length bob or side-parted lob is perfect for women over 50. As women age, our hair tends to get a bit finer and thinner, so opting for a shorter crop will bring body and life back into your locks.
#33: Wavy Long Bob with a Middle Part
Put body back into your locks with a wavy long bob with a middle part! The long bob hairstyle is the best haircut for women who want more movement. Without going too short, this mid-length style will take the weight off your shoulders and make your texture spring back to life.
#34: Middle Part Lob with Textured Ends
Try a modern, textured layered lob like the middle-part lob with textured ends! This mid-length cut is great for women who are stuck in a style rut or need a hair revamp. Enough change to get you noticed, but enough length to still pull back, this crop is a must-try!
#35: Long Textured Bob for Women Over 40
Women over 40 will love a long textured bob. Lobs in general have an uber flattering effect on any woman, but particularly on aging hair. Shorter crops like the lob not only put life back into your lengths, but also cut down on styling time as there is less hair to wrestle with.
#36: Long Angled Bob Cut
Women with thick hair rejoice! The long angled bob cut is your new best friend! This lob style makes thick, coarse hair more manageable and easier to maintain. An added bonus is that the length isn’t so short that you will experience the dreaded “bell” or “triangle hair.” You can let this crop grow out with ease between appointments.
#37: Textured Long A-Line Bob
Revamp your fine hair with a textured long a-line bob. An inverted, long bob haircut creates enough volume and movement to take the finest strands from flat to fabulous!
#38: Curly Graduated Lob Haircut
Women with kinks and coils should try a curly graduated lob haircut. This classic stacked bob takes on a whole new look when cut on super curly locks. Think the 70s, voluminous, bouncy curls at an easy to manage length and an easy to style crop.
#39: Long Blonde Bob with Soft Waves
Women looking for a textured hairstyle should try a long blonde bob with soft waves. Pairing a bright blonde hue with softer curls creates an angelic texture that any woman would love!
#40: Lob with Thin Bangs for Women Over 70
A textured lob haircut with bangs, like a lob with thin bangs, is most flattering for women over 70. If you find your hair a bit more lifeless than usual, opt for a shorter lob crop. Taking a bit of length off and adding a thin, textured fringe can completely transform the way your hair falls.
#41: Long Bob with an Undercut
Women with thick hair should try a long bob with an undercut. A wavy textured lob haircut can often “bell out” on women with thicker strands, but adding an undercut to your ‘do will allow your crop to lay smoother for longer. Bonus points for having two styles in one! Flip your part when you’re feeling “edgy,” or cover up the undercut for a day at work or a special event. You get the best of both worlds!
#42: Tousled Mid-Length Bob with a Fringe
Boost your blonde with a tousled mid-length bob with a fringe. This tousled lob hairstyle looks extra stunning with bright blonde and platinum hues. The expertly trimmed fringe and soft waves allow light to bounce off your color, showing off just how dimensional you are!
#43: Lob Cut with Curls for Women Over 60
Women over 60 look stunning in a lob cut with curls. This shoulder-length textured lob cut utilizes many layers to create a bouncy, lively style full of texture and volume.
#44: Long Swing Bob with Choppy Ends
The 90s are calling! The long swing bob with choppy ends is back! This much-loved textured cut is gaining popularity amongst women who love a long choppy bob. Get ahead of the trend and bring this photo to your stylist for some throwback inspiration!