A long bob with bangs is a haircut that ends 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!
Messy Layered Lob with Very Long Bangs for Fine Hair
The messy layered lob with very long bangs for fine hair is effortless to create. Pulling off a long bob with bangs like this one is totally do-able by adding lots of layers to create volume. This makes the super trendy messy bob look like it’s coming out of L.A. It also looks more natural on a dirty blonde shade.
Blonde Lob with Bangs for Thick Hair
“The lob cut is an edgy haircut 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.
Her styling secret? “To style the bangs, a good round brush will do the trick.”
Curly Long Bob with Curly Bangs
Rocking a curly bob with curly bangs is a chic way to flaunt natural hair texture. Go for this long bob style if looking for an easy-to-maintain haircut for kinks. It’s best to keep the length where it touches the shoulder to maintain its body and fullness. This long curly bob with bangs needs a boost of moisture to look its best.
Q&A with style creator, Nubia Suarez
Salon Owner / Hair Stylist @ Rezo Salon in New York, NY
How would you describe this?
This curly bob with curly bangs is a rëzocut. The 3D bangs have volume and were styled with rëzo Curl Control Shampoo for intense hydration. Try rëzo Curl Define Hair Gel for perfect definition.
What’s your best advice?
Rëzo bangs really are perfect for all hair types. They’re versatile and so can be worn to either the right or left side. Or they can be worn as big dimensional bangs, regardless of where you normally part your hair. The dimension of rëzo bangs is customized depending on the face structure. A little longer frame at the bottom with seamless elevations will soften a round face.
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.
A-Line Long Bob Cut with Blunt Fringe
“This A-line lob with fringe haircut is strong and elegant.”
Hairstylist and colorist Leo Telaku from the Salon Contrasto in Florence, Italy interviewed with me for this haircut.
From his experience, “a long bob and bangs can help to make the face look longer on women 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.
Asymmetrical Bob with Long Bangs
This is a stunning asymmetrical long bob with side bangs and razored layers.
It was created by Noelle Weatherwax the Owner of Concrete Rose Salon in Santa Cruz, CA.
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 long bob with side bangs 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.”
Medium-Length Bob with Side-Swept Bangs
There’s so much to love about this long bob 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.
Flattering Choppy Long Bob for a Round Face
This is a flattering choppy bob for a round face. The jagged ends and choppy layers add texture to a long bob haircut with bangs like this. This flatters round faces and gives an illusion of a longer length.
Shaggy Medium-Long Bob with Brow Skimming Bangs
Blow drying helps keep the volume on a shaggy medium-long bob with brow-skimming 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 feathered bangs cover up the edges for flawless wear.
Ideal Textured Lob for Thin Hair
An ideal textured lob for thin hair is a type of cut that allows hair to have a thicker, fuller look. Cutting fine hair shorter boosts its volume and shape. Opt for this long bob with bangs if you’re looking for versatile hair that’s very easy to manipulate.
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 with bangs is very versatile and depending on your natural hair texture.” Jaylen advised.
Balayage Blonde Long 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 style. 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 cut 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 doesn’t 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.”
Beach Waves Wavy Bob with Asymmetrical Bangs
Notice how this beach waves wavy bob with asymmetrical bangs looks so full of life. It softens a square face shape. Though this choppy lob haircut with bangs looks better on straight hair, waves and curls do level it up. This is the type of long bob thats more flattering with a wavy texture to emphasize those choppy layers. It requires minimal effort in styling, too!
Choppy Layered Long Bob with Straight Bangs
This choppy layered long bob with straight 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
Opt for a lob with short bangs to add softness around the face. The micro fringe on a long bob can be personalized, so most women can pull it off. Don’t hesitate to soften the fringe, sharpen it, or add texture to it. If the hair is too flat and lacks movement, soft curls at the ends can do magic.
Blunt Bob with a Deep Side Part and Angled Bangs
Here’s a blunt bob with a deep side part and angled bangs. This longer haircut is a type of a blunt A-line bob (internal link) with side-swept bangs and a deep side-parted style. The fringe is what can frame a heart face shape. Hair becomes more versatile if its length lands right at the shoulders.
Angled Long 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 lob with bangs!”
Stacked Bob with Long Choppy Bangs
Consider this stacked bob with choppy bangs if you’re searching for a good reason to get a cut. To ensure its versatility, choose the length that grazes the neck or shoulders. The outcome? It can be sleek or wavy but would still look glamorous! If hair needs a little texture and dimension, partner it with a blonde balayage.