29 Cutest Long Bob Haircuts & Lob Hairstyles of 2018

The long bob (“lob”) is a classic cut where the length of the hair falls between the chin and collarbone. This season we’re taking the lob haircut to a whole new level. Curls, asymmetric cuts, deep parts, waves – the options are endless! The best part? They are so easy to style and wear anywhere. Check out the most popular long bob hairstyles we found this year for your next inspiration to try, wear it, rock it, and be ready to say “thank you” for all the compliments it will bring!

Long Bob with Layers

Cute long bob with layers
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Q&A with style creator, Chelsea Teasley
Hairstylist / Makeup Artist @ Salon EXP in Dayton, OH

How would you describe this bob?

This long bob is purposefully undone or lived in. It was cut shoulder length in the back and collarbone length in the front. Her color is a customized ombré with considerations taken for short hair. I kept the underneath dark but added blonde around her face and a little on the crown.

I love that this gives her an edgy but soft look. She likes to keep her color dark but wanted a fun pop for summer. She also stepped out of her comfort zone for a major cut. My guest comes in every 3 months or so, so I wanted to give her something that will still look great by that 12-week mark.

Any advice for someone considering it?

I think hair texture is the biggest thing to consider for lobs. If your hair is fine and limp, this textured style will look different.

My go-to products for long bob hairstyles like this are Paul Mitchell Neon Sugar Spray dried into damp hair and Neon Sugar Confection for hold. I gave my guest a blowout and curled her hair with a flat iron. You could also use a barrel iron, but I prefer a flat iron for a cut like this.

This bob cut and color work great for people who want that imperfect but versatile look. This style can be worn smoothed, curled, or waved. It’s still lengthy enough to have a ponytail for women on the go.

Sharp Angles Bob

A lob hair with sharp angles
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This sharply angled long bob is high drama and high style. It’s definitely a popular cut right now.

Adorable Asymmetrical Lob

Adorable asymmetrical long bob
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Q&A with style creator, Sydni Williamson
Hairstylist @ Salon Me Amoure in Aiea, HI


How would you describe this bob?

This look is a textured asymmetrical lob styled with a sexy tousled beach wave.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This is an entire look. This is for girls who are a bit edgy but still want something that is a little more on the low maintenance side.

It can be styled in a multitude of ways and with it not being too heavy of an asymmetrical cut. It can be worn to look edgy or conservative. Everyone loves a look that gives versatility and a little bit of sass in every hair flip.

Purple Highlights Lob Haircut with Front Bangs

long bob cut with purple highlights and bangs
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Q&A with style creator, Jenna Lehman
Hairstylist @ The Loft Toronto Queen West in Toronto, ON


How would you describe this bob?

I did a full set of highlights and then added Elumen color. My client has been coming to me for over a year now, and we were transitioning from a purple ombré to a more dimensional all over purple color. I love the fact that it has almost a witchy, Halloween wig vibe to it. It’s something that looks really different in different lighting as well.

I think my favorite part about this long bob is the bangs. She’s always had a pretty heavy side fringe, but we wanted to switch things up with full straight bangs. I placed the highlights for them to look a little stripy on the fringe because we wanted an almost superhero/graphic novel kind of look.

Any advice for someone considering it?

I would say using proper homecare products is the key to keeping this bob. She uses masks and a smart bond treatment shampoos twice a week with cold water and gets a haircut with every service. It also takes about at least 5 hours for the entire service.

Be comfortable with the idea of regular haircuts, routine upkeep, and extensive home care. I always make sure I am transparent with my clients about the cost as well because my clientele is quite young. Make sure you know what you’re getting into, considering the maintenance and the cost.

Long Bob with Side-Swept Bangs

Lob cut with long side swept bangs
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Q&A with style creator, Giordano Porfiro
Hairstylist / Colorist @ RhedCo in Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil


How would you describe this bob?

I definitely love that this long bob is totally customized for my client for the beginning of a new stage of her life. This bob cut gives her versatility in style, a professional and modern look. That’s why we used the side parting with a very illuminated fringe, as well as for the entire contour of her face using the hair contour technique.

I chose to add texture to the ends of her hair, as it creates an overall softness and increases movement, especially on her thick hair. Avoiding a heavy perimeter (the visual contour line of the hair), we also decided to leave the ends disconnected to create more lightness and movement.

As for the color, my client is a mom to a one-year-old, meaning she has limited availability for appointments, so we picked a low maintenance color that would be perfect for a mom on the run. By choosing a tone-on-tone color working with her natural blonde, I opt for beige highlights which are chic and super trendy. That is how we created this modern, elegant, and practical look for the day-to-day life of my client.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This long bob is super versatile and fun to use. This is for any woman who wants to change her look but is still afraid to go for very short or very blonde hair as a transition look. By keeping length towards the front, you can avoid feeling that “hairless” sensation as much, making it easier to get used to the new style.

When it comes to color, the tone-on-tone acts in the same way, lightening the hair’s natural tone up to a maximum of three tones and creating a more natural sun-kissed look.

For hair maintenance, the recipe is easy: always use professional quality products, since a chemically treated hair demands special care.

For styling, you can choose between blow-drying and using a more deconstructed look, or simply brushing for a more elegant approach. We can also finish with a styling oil or wax to add shine, and even dry shampoo to enhance the deconstructed effect.

Lob Haircut With Layers

Q&A with style creator, Erica de Paula
Hairstylist @ Erica de Paula Estúdio in São Paulo, Brazil


How would you describe this bob?

This cut is considered a long bob. We can use variations above or below the shoulders. For this long bob, I used razor wire scissors to cut the tips and give them volume and movement. I left the front part longer to bring modernity to the cut. I then finished with a thermal protector and a corrugated brush giving a natural look to the bob.

This hair is naturally blonde with natural lights burned from the sun, which make the hair look young and modern.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This hair is ideal for stylish and modern women who like to innovate and vary the style. Smoothening the hair with a brush and make it wavy using Babyliss. It can be used by those who have straight or wavy hair. Use a mousse and hairspray to preserve the smoothness.

Rectangular faces should avoid this cut because it can lengthen the face further.

Beachy Waves Long Bob

A long bob with beach waves
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Q&A with style creator, Kit Doughty
Stylist @ Split Endz Salon in Broomall, PA


How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

My lob is my favorite haircut to do! It’s styled with a 1-inch wand to create conservative beach waves. Everything about this bob catches my attention!

Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

I typically use smoothing lusterizers along with shine sprays, but it really depends on the texture of the hair.

What type of person would this look work best for?

This bob is good for anyone willing to come into the salon to maintain and keep up with the haircut. It is an easy look for both experienced clients or inexperienced clients. This cut is great for outgoing and fun personalities!

What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

My best tip for this bob to maintain it with regular salon appointments to keep it nice and graduated. Take good care of your hair and use thermal sprays.

Lived-in Layers

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Q&A with style creator, Shauna Belli
Stylist @ Twist Salon in Virginia Beach & Chesapeake, Virginia


How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

This is a lob that has shattered, lived-in layers to create movement. Lived-in styles are a huge trend right now because they look effortless, but are still so stylish. That’s my favorite thing about it! I love haircuts that have lived-in texture. They look fresh, but not brand new.

Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

To create this long bob, I applied Arrojo Defrizz Serum (or any smoothing serum will work) and Arrojo Cream Whip (or any volumizing product like a light mousse) before the blow dry. I then used a rounded edge flat iron (my favorite is a Sultra Seductress) to create a lived-in wave. Once your waves have cooled, run your fingers through them. To finish this bob, you can spray in a texture spray, a dry shampoo, or my favorite a product — Puff Me! I spray it in my hands and work it through the hair. This style also looks great even without a finishing product!

What type of person would this look work best for?

This hairstyle works well for a lot of people, which is why I love it so much. This long bob is short enough to be stylish, but also long enough to be put into a ponytail, braided, or styled into an updo.

I love the length on any face shape, age, lifestyle and personality. I think this bob really opens up the face and gives a youthful look while still being professional. It’s great for a working woman, a stay at home mom, a teenager, or even someone in their later years. It is also a great look when styled straight. It really is so versatile!

What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

GO FOR IT and don’t look back. This is a super trendy, super cute, super stylish and very versatile style. Everyone who gets this long bob loves it!

Classic Blunt Lob Haircut

A classic blunt long bob haircut
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Q&A with style creator, Nikki Jackson
Independent Stylist @ Ego Hair Studio in West Yorkshire, U.K.


How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

This is a classic blunt lob cut with a center part. My favorite thing about this bob is its versatility. It’s a strong and classic shape, but it can also have more texture for a more relaxed/bohemian look.

Which products would you recommend to maintain this look?

Lightened hair can some sometimes feel a little dry, and cheap products can also strip the color out, so a salon quality color protecting shampoo and conditioner like Schwarzkopf Color Freeze is essential. Schwarzkopf OSIS Refresh Dust Bodifying Dry Shampoo is also a good product to add volume and texture.

What type of person would this look work for?

This classic shape that falls below the jawline will suit and flatter any face shape. The color will suit cool skin tones, like someone with fair skin and a little pink in their cheeks. The color will definitely not suit olive skin tones because it would wash them out.

A Versatile Lob Haircut

A versatile long bob cut
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Q&A with style creator, Chloe Loesch
Stylist @ Rocco Altobelli Salon in Minneapolis, MN


How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

This medium length lob is beautiful and versatile. It is easy to style like a bob, but you’re still able to ponytail it when you need it out of your way!

Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

These bouncy beach waves can be achieved with any flat iron between one and two inches wide. Prep the hair with a heat protectant and mousse with light hold, then dry hair completely before using your flat iron. Once hair is dry, work your way around the head, curling in small sections with your flat iron. The pieces around the front hairline should be curled away from the face, but everywhere else you should alternate toward and away from the face to achieve this tousled beachy long bob.

What type of person would this look work best for?

The lob is great for anyone who is tired of dealing with really lengthy hair, but isn’t quite sure if they want to go all the way down to a short bob. It is also especially good for straight or wavy-haired gals with fine hair that gets wispy on the ends when it grows too much and is layered. The lob keeps these hair types looking healthy and full!

What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

Get on YouTube and check out some flat iron curling tutorials. Trust me, it’s easy once you get the hang of it! When you pick out pictures you like of the cut, try to find ones that look similar to your natural hair texture as well as ones that are styled like you would like to style it. Bring those to your stylist and get PUMPED for your awesome new hairstyle!

Sun Kissed Deep Side Part Bob

Deep side part long bob
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Q&A with style creator, Emma Gottwald
Hairstylist @ at Royals Hair in Sydney, Australia


How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

This textured lob has quite a “lived in” beachy style. One of the best things about this bob is that you can spend 30 minutes styling this or spray some sea salt in and spend 30 seconds. It’s very playful and usually, you can get a couple days out of the look if you don’t have oily hair.

Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

I would definitely recommend anyone that has this style to stay stocked up on sea salt spray as it’s quite versatile. You can spray and scrunch it in when the hair is damp for a more natural beachy look, or spray it in dry hair before curling and it will help to hold your curl in and create the texture which makes this bob. With all the drying products that would be used as well, I also recommend using a hydrating masque every second to third wash. Heat protection is key as well!

What type of person would this look work best for?

This long bob can be cut to suit most face shapes. As usual, an oval shaped face is perfect for this look, but it would also help to balance out a heart shaped face. I would recommend a more layered version for angular face shapes. This long bob can be worn smooth and straight, but if you are anything like mee, texture is life! This is definitely one for the more relaxed of us.

What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

If you have a long haircut right now and are looking at cutting it shorter, make sure you are 100% confident in your decision don’t do it in the same day that you come up with the idea. At the same time, hair is fun and yes it does grow back, so why not live a little?

Side Parted Bob

A side-parted long bob with layers for wavy hair
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Q&A with style creator, Aaron Josen
Hairstylist @ Aaron Kameron Hair in Bedfordshire


How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

To me, this long bob represents a fun, edgy, unique woman with a modern day twist. The best part about creating this style is that when the hair is pulled behind the face from the back, the hair is one length. When brought forward, the hair from the front has been cut at a subtle angle, allowing the hair to have many dimensions from any angle the hair is looked at.

Helping with this illusion, the layers around the crown area have been cut specifically to the head shape creating a natural flow. The front layers have been over directed back toward the crown so they follow the baseline of the hair. This particular style can be roughed dried to create texture and movement in the hair, which most modern day women love as it means less time trying to make your hair look natural. It can just be natural with the added addition of few wand curls randomly into the hair creating a wavier, beachy bob!

Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

Sea salt spray all the way! It’s great when the hair has been rough dried and you need to get out the house quick before grabbing that coffee. I used Maria Nila products which are 100% vegan. It sounds almost decades old, but mousse is amazing to add into wet hair because it adds more volume to the root area. The best part about these products is that they do not feel as though you have anything in your hair at all.
What type of person would this look work best for?

In my honest opinion, anyone with medium to thick hair, coarse hair, or fine hair (but a lot of it!) can wear this cut. It has that blunt look to it which finishes off the look and makes this look effortless. It is suitable for all lifestyles. While this hair can be low maintenance, when in the wrong hands you can come out of the chair with the dreaded triangular look.

I would avoid this hairstyle if your hair does not agree with humidity. If you still want the look, you can get a treatment that fights against humidity like Kerastraight which eliminates frizz from the hair.
What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

My best advice to give anyone going for this chop is to do your homework and find a hair artist that can create this look. Although may not be difficult, you can run the risk of coming out with a triangular head which must be avoided at all costs! Ensure you have a thorough consultation with your stylist. There are no limitations with hair when you are in the right hands!

Soft Layered Bob with Honey Highlights

Q&A with style creator, Brenna Hansen
Hairstylist in St. George, Utah


How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

This is a sun kissed brunette with honey tones on a long layered bob haircut. I love all the natural looks for hair. You can brighten and freshen up a long bob by adding just a little dimension. Less is almost always more. I love that the wispy layers give it a breezy, natural look that really compliments the color.

Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

I recommend a lightweight blow dry cream to smooth and tame frizz like Pureology Antisplit Blow Dry Cream. I also like something for a little bounce like Redken Velvet Gelatin. Lastly, a heat protectant spray with a light hold, like Redken Iron Shape, is a must when smoothing or waving.

What type of person would this look work best for?

This haircut is very versatile for many face shapes. You can add a large bang/fringe to help soften a short forehead or hide a wide forehead. It hits shoulder length so it draws attention downward, really helping to elongate a round face.

The natural looking color is low maintenance for guests who like to go longer in between color and haircut services. The medium length haircut and layers are such that it grows out nicely so the guest doesn’t need to come back every five to six weeks for a trim to reshape. This haircut is actually on someone who has fine and partially thinning hair. It has worked very well to help her hair feel thicker. The longer thin hair gets, the more stringy and thin it looks.

What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

Find a stylist who specializes in this type of natural look and be willing to invest in styling products and take the time to style. Additionally, always take into consideration your time schedule. How often do you want to go to the salon? How often do you blow dry?

Textured Bob Middle Part

A textured lob with a middle part
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Q&A with Style Creator, Gina Chioccariello
Hairstylist @ Umberto Salon in Beverly Hills


How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

This is a textured long bob. I love it because it’s for the girl that wants a cool current look but doesn’t want to get the shortest haircut. It is a versatile mid-length so you don’t have to chop off all your hair to achieve it!

Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

First, I always put in a leave-in conditioner on wet hair like L’anza Leave-In or Unite 75 Seconds leave in spray. Put it all over the hair and ends and let it air dry into this look or blow it out with a paddle brush. Then, use a curling iron or flat iron to put in some loose waves and finish off the bob with a texture spray like Oribe Texturizing Spray. To hold the look, I love Redken 12 versatile hairspray. It provides great hold without being overly strong or sticky!

What type of person would this look work best for?

This bob works great on everyone, but especially those with round faces because the layers elongate the face and make it appear thinner. It’s yet another wash-and-go sexy bob that is so popular right now and is an easy style for clients who have straight to wavy hair. With just a little more work, those with curly hair can wear it too.

What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

No matter how you dry this look (air dry or blow dry), you have to finish it off with 1-1 1/2-inch curling iron or flat iron to create these waves. Leave the ends out as you curl to create this sexy, lived-in lob.

Angled Bob Balayage

An angled long bob hairdo with balayage color
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Q&A with Style Creator Melissa Carlson
Hairstylist @ Winslow Salon in Kirkland, WA


How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

This is a textured, mid length, angled lob haircut with a combination of foils and balayage to create soft dimension with a natural grow outline.

Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

I like to use Oribe Grandiose Mousse on the roots when hair is damp. After the blow dry and curl, I use Oribe Dry Texture spray to break up the curls with my fingers to create volume and a beachy lob. I finish this look off with Oribe Supershine to take away frizz and bring together the finished look.

What type of person would this look work best for?

This cut is very versatile and can be done on fine to thick hair, you just need to adjust the amount of weight taken out based on hair texture. This is a great cut for oval, round and square faces as it is very flattering to the jawline. With the right direction, this can be a very easy cut to style. It looks great blown out straight, or even just air dried with added curls. It does need a little effort though, as all hair does. 5-10 curls and some great products will get you out the door!

What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

My biggest tip for someone considering this lob would be that it does need to be styled, blown out straight or curled or even just air dried and curled. Do not overthink it when curling. Always be prepared to buy a few products and the right size curling iron to make this lob come together.

Piecey Long Bob

A piecey long bob hairstyle
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Q&A with style creator, Jennifer Norris
Master stylist @ Beyond salon and Spa in St. Petersburg, FL


How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

This is piecey, lived-in lob haircut. I love that it’s so versatile and has so much movement to it because of the soft layering throughout the ends.

Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

Anything that will give the hair volume and texture! If your hair is wavier or has a tendency to frizz, use something with slight smoothing properties along with an added texturizing product. My favorite is Aveda Thickening Tonic sprayed all over for that soft, beachy effect.

What type of person would this look work best for?

Anyone can wear this cut and that is why it’s one of my favorites. It is very flattering! If you have a more round or square face shape, you don’t want to have any of the layers cut too closely to your jawline. This lob does have longer layers throughout to keep it soft in the ends, so nothing cut shorter than mid neck is best.

Being that it’s cut with a razor and is a little longer than a bob, it falls on the more lower maintenance side. It’s a great option for someone who wants a more polished look that’s easy to style, but doesn’t want to come to the salon as often to shape it up.

What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

Just go for it! This length has so many styling options, even though it’s not considered long. Just make sure you schedule your cuts every 8-10 weeks to maintain that beautiful line and keep the ends from bulking out.

Perfect Long Bob for Fine Hair

perfect lob for fine or thin hair
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Q&A with style creator, Malorie Talley
Cosmetologist and Cosmetology Instructor @ Brian Avery Salon in Northport, AL


How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

This bob is sophisticated. I love bobs for anyone! Creating the length in the front helps elongate the face and shows off the neck. I love this haircut because I feel everyone is able to wear it. It is just simply a classic bob. You can switch the part to middle or side to create a whole different lob.

Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

The products I recommend would be a good shampoo and conditioner that will not weigh the hair down so you can get full movement from the cut. I used Paul Mitchell Awaphui Wild Ginger Texturizing Sea Spray before blow drying. I also used Paul Mitchell Hot off the Press before waving with my Paul Mitchell Smooth smoothing iron. I set in the look with a light hold hairspray (Paul Mitchell Hold Me Tight) so it would set in the style but still have a natural feel.

What type of person would this look work best for?

I feel this type of lob would look great on anyone. I love to use this haircut on women who have fine, thin hair because we cut a blunt, hard line and no layers which make the appearance of the hair seem thicker and fuller. On people with thick hair, I cut layers to create movement in the hair and also help the hair lay better. I also love to add in a swoop bang. It gives it an asymmetrical look without really cutting it asymmetrically. This haircut is easy and could be worn tousled or styled for any event.

What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

My best tip is TO JUST TRY IT! I was skeptical at first, but when I had this cut on myself I absolutely loved it. At first, it may be difficult to figure out how your prefer it to be styled daily, but I always tell my clients to just practice and if you don’t like it, try again. Never give up because your hair is your personality and you will find a way to style it that you will love!

Try some men’s grooming paste. I prefer a matte paste and just run it through the tips of the hair creating points and texture!

Textured & Blunt Bob

A textured blunt bob haircut
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Q&A with style creator, Miya Taylor
Senior Hair Designer @ Kenneth Brown Salon in Laguna Niguel, CA


How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

This look is best described as a textured, blunt, collarbone-length bob. My favorite thing about this is that it makes a woman feel fabulous by bringing the oh so sexy collarbone to the main stage. It can be styled in a light beach wave or straight for more sophistication.

Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

I recommend a mousse or blow dry cream to help bulk up the texture. Once the hair is dry, apply a light styling spray, curling mist or lightweight hairspray (nonflammable) to help ensure a nice curl. After your beach waves are in, you would then spray a next-day or texture spray product right at the root. Tousle strands from the scalp and apply a shine cream or light paste to the ends for separation and texture.

What type of person would this look work best for?

This lob is pretty versatile and works for many face shapes, but it is best on oval or heart shapes. This bob is perfect for people who like to make a style statement. The color would work best with a cool skin tone.

What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

My best tip for someone considering this bob is that you can’t go wrong. It’s not too short, it’s not too long and I think you will have a lot of fun styling it! However, if you’re I someone who doesn’t want to spend a bit of time on your look, this wouldn’t be your best bet. It requires some time to dry and style. You can get it down quick after some practice!

Fresh Bob Metallic Undertones

A fresh lob haircut with metallic undertones
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Q&A with style creator, Lorie Therrien
Senior Stylist @ The Sapphire Hair Lounge in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada


How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

This lob is young and fresh! I love the metallic undertones of this smokey blue. It’s so interesting and different.

Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

I always recommend a quality, color-safe shampoo and conditioner to maintain any color.

To style a lob like this, start with a great base product and use something that gives a little extra hold like Kevin Murphy Anti Gravity cream. It is a volumizing blowout cream that has just enough tack to hold your heat styling. Finish with a light hold paste and mess things up to bring out that texture!

What type of person would this look work best for?

This length is great on almost everyone from fine to coarse hair textures. The color is also flattering on most skin tones. A pastel/metallic color is extra high maintenance, so expect to be in the salon every three to five weeks to keep this color fresh!

What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

When considering this lob, go for the length! I find my clients are more inclined to put in the extra effort to style their hair. It’s quick and easy but there is still enough hair for a ponytail.

Color-wise, pre-lightening to palest blonde isn’t always achievable. Be realistic with expectations when trying out these fun hues!

Copper Red Bob with Curls

Q&A with style creator, Anna Johnson
Advanced Artist @ Atelier Salon in San Jose, California


How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

This spicy hot chili pepper hair in a lob is not for the faint of heart! I love creating tone on tone color which consists of weaving different colors in the same family next to one other. A cut like this is universally flattering and looks great straight or curly.

Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

The most important products are color protectant and heat protectant. Both ensure your investment in your hair. I love Aveda’s Color Conserve Daily Color Protect as it contains both. You apply it to towel dried hair and it is totally weightless. Red hair loses vibrancy faster than other colors and Aveda’s Madder Root Conditioner is an amazing way to add tone at home for more color longevity.

What type of person would this look work best for?

This is one of the most versatile haircuts and works on any face shape. There is enough hair to pull into a ponytail and faster to blow dry or curl than longer hair. Shorter haircuts have more built-in shape than longer haircuts. It is also great for fine hair to boost volume and fullness.

What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

This cut is a fantastically easy and modern update. There is no awkward grow in, so there are no downsides to taking the plunge! I love beveling the ends under with a straight iron to fake doing a full blowout.

Lived-In Bob Middle Part

A lived in lob with a middle part
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Q&A with style creator, Leo Luna
Independent Hairstylist in Fairy Meadow, NSW, Australia


How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

I would describe this as a dimensional, lived-in blonde on a lob. I love how effortless and beachy it is!

Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

I recommend Fashionwaves 07 (sea salt mist) and Fashionwork 12 (ligh thold hairspray) to piece it out.

What type of person would this look work best for?

I created this low maintenance lob to suit her outdoorsy and active lifestyle. She can wear it straight or wavy and I selected the tones for longevity and to compliment her cool skin tone.

What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

Make friends with a bit of sea salt spray and a dry shampoo to achieve this look at home, and try not to be too perfect when styling. Have fun!

Super Straight Bob

A dramatic super straight lob
Instagram @hair_by_morgan

Q&A with style creator, Morgan Duncan
Hairstylist @ Michael Kelley Salon and Spa in Ventura, CA


How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

This is a dramatic mid-length bob. The angle created with scissors from the back of the haircut to the front creates a dramatic look that I absolutely love.

Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

For styling at home, I would recommend getting Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum. Use this product when hair is damp and then blow dry for a smooth and shiny finish.

What type of person would this look work best for?

Anyone can rock this hairstyle! I have so many clients that are concerned about a bob making their face look too round. As a stylist, it is so important to analyze the client’s hair and customize the cut for her in regard to texturizing, length, etc.

What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

My best tip for women considering this look is DON’T BE SCARED. Go for it!

Long Razor Cut Bob

A razor cut lob haircut
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Q&A with style creator, Rachel Rha
Hairstylist @ Shannon Hair Salon in Valencia, CA


How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

This is an angled, one-length, razor cut long bob. My favorite thing about this look is how it can still be considered a classic bob even though it has a more modern look to it.

Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

I prepped her hair with some Oribe Supershine Light Moisturizing Creme just on her ends before blow drying and used a flat brush to smooth her hair straight. After blow-drying, I gave her some loose curls. I used Oribe dry texturizing spray to give the hair some texture and volume and finished with Rockaway from R+Co. This is a sea salt spray that I simply ran through her hair with my fingers to break up the curls and give it a more textured look.

What type of person would this look work best for?

I think this lob can look great on anyone! Whether you are a young fashionista or a stay at home mom, you can definitely wear this haircut. This bob is easy to maintain and grows out very nicely so it fits almost any lifestyle. You can adjust the length/shape of this haircut depending on the face shape, but other then that I believe this cut looks perfect on all face shapes and hair types and is one of my favorites.

What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

My tip for someone considering this look would be to have fun with it! It looks great both straight and curly, but I think it looks best with some loose wavy curls to give it a more sexy and modern look.

A-Line Lob Textured Long Layers

A long bob with textured layers
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Q&A with Style Creator Sheila Dunlap
Master Designer @ Salon Nouveau in South Bend, IN


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I would describe this cut as a stacked A-line lob with lots of layers that gives is texture. My favorite thing about it is that it is easy to style and helpful when you have fine thin hair to add much-needed volume.

What products do you recommend to create and maintain this look?

The products I used for this style are Pure Abundance Style Prep Spray for added texture, then Light Elements Defining Whip to piece it out a bit. I finished the look with Control Force Hairspray. (All Aveda products).

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I would recommend this look for someone who needs a modern, yet trendy and easy to manage style. It is a great option for someone who struggles to get volume in their hair. There are several variations of this cut to suit all face shapes. In this instance, my guest had an oval face shape with a bit broader cheekbones so we opted to leave the front longer so that it would narrow her cheeks.

Gorgeously Textured Bob

A gorgeously textured lob haircut
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Q&A with style creator, Audra Tong
Hairstylist and Colorist @ Salon Kingston in Los Angeles, CA


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This is a textured lob haircut. My favorite thing about this cut is that it works on almost all face shapes.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

The products you would use to maintain this look really depend on the individual’s hair texture. Always start with a heat protectant before using any hot tools. My favorite is the Eimi Thermal Image spray. I also love to finish the look with Redken Wind Blown to separate the ends and show off the texture.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I would recommend this cut for any face shape. It works well for thin hair and women who have straight hair already. If you have thick or coarse hair, I recommend doing a longer version to keep weight.

Caramel Highlights Bob

Q&A with style creator, Sarah Beukelman
Hairstylist @ Salon O
in Murrieta, CA


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This is a sunkissed, natural balayaged highlight to brighten a look. It is super low maintenance because we left her natural base color for an easy grow out! I love this longer bob cut because it’s super easy to style. Throw a few loose curls in for a beachy look, or smooth and straighten it out for a sleek look.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I recommend using a leave-in conditioner before blow-drying, then adding a heat protectant oil before styling with heat. Use a 1 1/4-inch curling iron to throw some quick curls in the hair, leaving the ends out of the curling iron. Finish with a flexible hold hairspray, then run your fingers through the hair to loosen up the curls!

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I would recommend this color and cut to anyome that has a busy lifestyle that is in need of a low maintenance color and a cut that is quick and easy to style! Someone that has fine hair would benefit from this cut because the blunt line makes the hair appear thicker and fuller.

The Perfect Lob

Q&A with style creator, Lauren Hupfer
Hairstylist @ Rouge Beauty Lounge in Cleveland, TN


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This look is famously known as “lob” and is one of the most requested haircuts in the salon today. My favorite thing about this haircut is the versatility it has in styling options. You can curl it, wear it straight, or even let your natural texture loose for an effortless look.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

In order to maintain and recreate this long bob, I recommend Keune sea salt spray, Keune volume powder, and Keune medium hold hairspray for the ultimate textured curls.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

If you are looking for something stylish but very low in maintenance, this is perfect hairstyle for you!

Trendy Blunt Bob Cut

Trendy blunt long bob haircut
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Q&A with style creator, Ashley Bayer
Hairstylist @ End Results A Salon Spa in Lakeland, FL


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

The long bob hairstyle is a super cute and trendy hairstyle right now. I think one of the most awesome things about it is that you get the length in the front, yet it still feels very lightweight with the shorter length in the back. It’s also super easy to throw in some big waves or straighten it out without taking a lot of time before you go to work, school, or even just out and about!

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

The styling products I recommend to maintain a healthy and beautiful cut would be Joico’s Color Therapy shampoo and conditioner, or any other Joico shampoos and conditioners for your certain hair type. For styling, I recommend Joico’s Heat Set Blowout Perfecting Creme for a smooth blowout, Joico’s Iron Clad thermal protecting spray for any thermal styling protection, and then finish off with Joico’s Firm Finishing Spray for a great style that lasts all day!

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I recommend this style to someone that has flat, straight hair that they want to bring some life to. This style looks great on all face shapes! Your stylist can always spice it up with some side bangs, face framing, or layering as well. For an easy going style and not too much maintenance, I would say try it out!

Messy Lob

A feminine messy lob haircut
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Q&A with style creator, Lisa King
Entrepreneur @ MissKing in Perth, Western Australia


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This look is fun, feminine and modern. I love the feminine feel of this lob!

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

Prior to blow drying, I would use a sea salt spray. Finish off the long bob with a light wax to define the hair.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

Messy long bob hairstyles like this are most suitable for fine hair. It is a great option for someone that doesn’t have a huge amount of time and needs a quick and modern look. Most face shapes will be flattered by this haircut. This client’s color was created with a foiling technique using two different tones of blonde. She has a naturally light base color.