A long bob with bangs is a haircut that ends anywhere between the shoulder and collarbone and is styled with a fringe. A long bob aka “lob” with bangs one of the most classic bob hairstyles ever created and is very versatile.
Depending on your face shape, you can opt to make this cut unique for your needs and give the illusion you want to get a balanced and softened look.
Getting an expert consultation is crucial to make this haircut work best for you. You’ll want to take note of your face shape, facial features you want to highlight, lifestyle, and the level of commitment you can do for maintenance. The bangs play a huge role in this style because it can emphasize your eyes and frame and slim your face.
Here are this year’s trendiest long bobs with bangs to inspire you before your next salon appointment!
Stacked Bob with Choppy Bangs
Freshen up the face in an instant with a long layered bob with bangs. Varying tones of bronze partner perfectly with this cut.
Textured Lob with Curtain Bangs
The middle part, curtain bangs on a long bob is perfect for those with small foreheads but want the bangs experience.
Flattering Choppy Bob for a Round Face
Choppy layers contribute texture to this long bob haircut with bangs. This flatters round faces and gives an illusion of a longer face.
Medium-Length Bob with Side-Swept Bangs
There’s so much to love about this long bob cut with side-swept bangs! Play with different styles like this tousled up strands with bangs brushed to the sides. Even try a deep side-part. Want to see more? Check out some of the best long bob hairstyles this year.
Shaggy Medium-Long Bob with Brow Skimming Bangs
Blow drying helps keep the volume on a shaggy medium-long bob with bangs. The edginess brought by the bangs and the mess is the right kind of punk and professional.
Weave Lob with Feathered Bangs
Change up your hair any day of the week by investing in bob weaves. Long bobs with bangs cover up the edges for flawless wear.
Ideal Textured Bob for Thin Hair
Cutting fine hair shorter boosts volume and shape. Stylist Hadley had that symmetrical sight for lines that created all this body on this long bob with bangs for thin hair to look fuller.
Messy Layered Lob with Very Long Bangs for Fine Hair
Pulling off a long bob with bangs for fine hair like this one is totally do-able by adding lots of layers to create volume. This creates the super trendy messy bob look coming out of L.A.
Shoulder-Length Bob with Side Bangs
Stylist Jaylen Zanelli from The High Priestess Salon in Glendale, CA describes this as a “textured, shoulder-length long bob with fringe, styled in a classic way.”
Not quite long, not quite short. Ah, a long-length bob side bangs looks about right.
“A shoulder-length bob cut is very versatile and depending on your natural hair texture (straight, wavy, curly, etc.).” Jaylen advised.
When it comes to styling, “it may require more heat styling or less heat styling. It’s not for everybody especially if you live that low-maintenance lifestyle,” she added.
Balayage Blonde Bob with Swoop Bangs
This gorgeous long bob hairstyle with bangs was created by hairstylist Dante Pimpo of Ciao Bella Hair Studio in Kenmore, NY.
She described the cut and color as “unconstructed with a warm base with a blonde balayage. The focus on this cut is movement and ease. ”
Dante’s best advice? “This hairstyle is not for ladies who want a predictable look. Humidity products and styling tools will determine the style, such as flat iron waves with a texture spray as a finish!”
Lob with Side Bangs and Layers for Thick Hair
This is the perfect lob with side bangs for thick hair. Hairstylist Madison Justice at Balance Salon Spa in Tampa, FL is a huge fan of this chic look for its low maintenance.
She described it as “a creative hairstyle that can fit almost any face shape and look different on each woman.”
For how to cut and style a long bob like it, here are some things she said to keep in mind.
“It does not do well on coarse/tightly curled hair. It is more suitable for straight, medium density, or wavy hair.”
Lastly, “a quick flat iron curl or wand is all it takes to style a gorgeous long layered bob cut like this.”
Asymmetrical Bob with Long Bangs
This is a stunning asymmetrical long bob with razored layers and a side fringe.
It was created by Noelle Weatherwax the Owner of Concrete Rose Salon in Santa Cruz, CA.
Noelle described it as “dramatic and cool and still really beautiful.”
To style this long bob with long bangs, Noelle suggests using a smoothing cream “to ensure a sleek and shiny blowout and finish with a dry wax to piece it out and shatter it a bit.”
To finish, “blow dry up and away from the face with a large round brush to create soft movement and volume.”
Noelle said this bob cut will help elongate a round or heart-shaped face. It does this “because of the dramatic angle and length around the face and the height added by the shorter layers.”
Blunt Bangs on a Long Bob
This sleek lob with bangs is cut shorter underneath and longer on top, making it more fitting for women who are looking to add a little edge to the popular lob trend.
It is one of the works of style creator Katie Bobbitt from Belle Époque in Kansas City, MO.
Remember to “consider how much time you’re willing to spend styling it in the morning,” Katie advises.
“A fringe with a long bob is more maintenance but can be so edgy and fun. It’s a great way to change your appearance without making a big chop.”
Beach Waves Wavy Bob with Asymmetrical Bangs
“A long choppy bob with bangs has minimal layering to keep fullness but lots of texture added to the length and interior of the haircut.”
This is according to senior hairstylist Brittany Houston from Salon Five Forty-Eight in Ottawa.
For this look, she kept the bangs around the eyebrow level with soft texturizing.
Brittany tells me that “a choppy lob haircut with bangs looks great on curly or straight hair.”
“It is such a flattering style on all face shapes because of the angle. The angle elongates the face,” she expertly advises.
Choppy Layered Bob with Straight Bangs
This choppy layered long bob with bangs is trendy, modern, and a little bit edgy.
It’s a version done by Kelly Wiesner, a hairstylist from Caruso Hair & Esthetics in Pittsburgh, PA.
Her best styling advice? “You need a little extra time in the morning to make sure the bangs are styled. Fry texture spray is this haircut’s best friend to achieve the perfect tousled lob.”
Long Inverted Bob with Long Side Bangs
This long inverted bob with bangs is rich, sleek, and chic.
It was created by master stylist Alyvia Robinson at My Salon Suites in Palm Harbor, FL.
“Long bobs with bangs are incredibly versatile and look amazing on most face shapes,” Alyvia tips.
Lob with Short Bangs
“This lob with short bangs cut is an edgy style that matches the personality.”
This is how hairstylist Danielle Davies from P&D Hair Cutters in Manchester, UK describes this look.
She tells me that “a micro fringe on a long bob can be pulled off by many women, and, in my opinion, it’s just the confidence that makes it attractive!”
For her top styling ideas – “you can soften the fringe, sharpen the fringe, and also add texture, so it can be personalized for anyone!”
A-Line Bob Cut with Blunt Fringe
“This A-line lob with bangs haircut is strong and elegant.”
Hairstylist and colorist Leo Telaku from the Salon Contrasto in Florence, Italy interviewed with me for this look.
From his experience, “a long bob and bangs can help to make the face look longer on those who have more of a round shape.”
“The strong deep fringe is good for women who want to give more value to their face,” he adds.
Blunt Bob with a Deep Side Part and Angled Bangs
“This longer haircut is a blunt A-line bob with side-swept bangs and a deep side part.”
Hair artist Whitney Wachob from Porcelain Hair Studio in Huntington Beach, CA shares her creation and her professional tips.
“This long bob haircut looks its best when it is cut blunt and at an angle, so you may have to get a trim more often if it grows out of shape. Do the same with the side-swept fringe.”
Blonde Lob with Bangs for Thick Hair
“The lob with bangs cut is an edgy look when the front is longer than the back.”
Lindsay Porteus who’s a hairstylist at the Capricci Ricci Salon in Winter Park, FL tells me this.
“Bangs with a long bob are maintenance, but if you ask your hairdresser to really show you how to style them, it could be a game-changer.”
Lindsay mentions that “they bring focus to your eyes and jawline. They also can cover a larger forehead and wrinkles.”
Her styling secret? “To style the bangs, a good round brush will do the trick.”
Curly Pixie Bob with Curly Bangs
This is a long curly bob with bangs that gives a lighter look without losing the charm.
Hairstylist Andrea Ferreira from Clínica dos Cachos in Sao Paulo, Brazil gave me her expert opinion on the look.
“This is the perfect long bob style for those who seek practicality with style. It was used as a defining cream and a finisher mousse, conferring balance, volume, and definition.”
Angled Bob with Wispy Bangs for Straight Hair
This long angled bob with bangs is shorter in the back and longer in the front.
Kayla Whitley from the Sleek Salon & Spa in Chesapeake, VA comments on her masterpiece.
“It’s designed to move the hair toward the face.”
As a pro hairstylist, Karla advises that “this long bob cut is best for fine hair because stacking makes volume and fullness.”
Wispy bangs are a great way to hide the shape of your forehead.
Kayla describes this look as a medium-maintenance style. While it’s modern and trendy, it’s also practical and able to be pulled back if need be.
Her final advice? “Photos help stylists understand what is expected on our end, but anatomy gives every individual their own unique look for a long bob with bangs!”