24 Stunning Long Curly Bob Haircuts: Meet the “Curly Lob”

Long curly bob haircuts. Aka the curly lob
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Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

A long curly bob is a women’s bob haircut for naturally curly hair that’s cut somewhere between the neck and collarbone. If you love showing off your mane’s authentic texture, this flattering haircut will make you embrace your curl more!

Tip: Be sure your hairstylist cuts your curly hair dry. According to Lorraine Massey, it’s important to cut curly hair in it’s natural state and not wet. Every curl is different in spring, texture and density. Dry cutting helps keep your natural shape and avoid cutting your hair too short.

“Have fun with it! It grows back so don’t be afraid to add some shorter layers,” Ohio-based curl stylist Cheyenne Hairston says this as her number one piece of advice for someone considering a long curly bob. Before going to your hairdresser, also ask yourself, “Will my curls fall into this shape?” as Cheyenne tells us that, “not all curl types and textures will work best for this shape.”

When it comes to maintainance, Cheyenne said “There will be more maintenance with a cut like this so consider that before committing. You’ll probably have to get haircuts every 3-4 months instead of 4-6 months.” After all – with great curly hair day comes great responsibilities!

Keep scrolling to see these popular long curly bob haircuts and hairstyles!

Long curly inverted bob haircut
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#1: Inverted Bob

This is a curly cut, and the curls have been styled for long-lasting definition. My favorite thing about it is that these are her natural curls, so I was able to show her what her own hair could do with the use of the right products and techniques.

You need to have naturally curly hair. It’s important that you find a stylist that specializes in curly hair who can create a cut customized to fit your curls and who can recommend products specific to your needs.

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#2: Mullet-Inspired Curly Lob

You’ll love the trendy style of a mullet-inspired curly lob. Ask for layers all around your head to encourage your natural movement. Remember, all hair textures are different. So work with whatever body you can achieve from your strands. To utilize your wave, invest in a curl-amplifying product and scrunch dry with a blow dryer on a low setting. If your hair has a lot of curl you may be able to let it dry naturally. A curly lob will compliment most face shapes, so what are you waiting for?

Shaggy Curly Lob with Bangs for women with shoulder-length hair
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#3: Shaggy Curly Lob with Bangs

A shaggy curly lob with bangs will give your hair a new life. Boost your natural curls with shaggy layers. They will give your cut a more modern and rounded appearance. If you have curly hair and are tired of it, this is the trending shape. The layering surrounding your face and in the cut will compliment your features. And the layers do this so much better than hanging one-length locks.

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#4: Natural Curls on a Lob

If you have naturally curly hair, you should try a lob haircut. One of the best features of a lob haircut is the length. It’s not too short, not too long. It’s perfect because you can still wear your hair up if you want, but it’s not so long that it weighs down your curls. When getting a lob, ask your stylist to cut layers. This will help to achieve volume and keep your curls bouncy.

Curly Angled Long Bob
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#5: Angled Bob

Don’t settle for just the normal copperish brunette look. Give that lob the volume it deserves by curling them into nice tight curls. Trust me, you’ll be doing yourself a favor.

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#6: Healthy Naturally Curly Long Bob with Bangs

Nothing can be more flattering than a healthy naturally curly long bob with bangs. A bob is one of the best haircuts for naturally curly hair. Bobs have the perfect length for your curls to behave and spiral to perfection. Adding a bang will frame your face perfectly and make you look gorgeous. With the medium length, you can still wear your hair up on bad hair days and be out the door.

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#7: Adorable Blonde Curly Lob

Embrace your natural wave with an adorable blonde curly lob. One of the best things you can do for your hair is to give it a healthy cut. Natural curls are perfect for a lob cut. You’ll want to maintain some length on the layers to create a weighted shape that is not rounded. The layers should hit about ear length. Give yourself the self-care of some highlights and you’ll feel fabulous.

Curly Lob with Highlights
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#8: Curly Lob with Highlights

A curly lob can be different shapes to suit all face shapes. If you have a longer face shape, a round, voluminous lob will suit you best. To add subtle dimension, giving the illusion of even more volume, and adding subtle babylights will pull your look together.

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#9: Lob with Kinks

Ladies with a longer, more square face shape will pull off a rounded lob haircut best. Kinky, curly hair lays beautiful with this cut and is best achieved when cut dry. Slight fringe connects and frames the face beautifully.

Gorgeous Kinky Long Bob
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#10: Gorgeous Kinky Long Bob

Wear your hair naturally with a gorgeous kinky long bob. Your hair will appear voluminous and effortless with a long bob cut. In order to get volume at your crown, cutting soft layers will be your best bet. Invest in professional curly products like leave-in conditioners. A defining curl gel will also help keep frizz at bay for easier styling.

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#11: Beautiful Curly Lob with Curly Bangs

You should try a beautiful curly lob with curly bangs. You’ll be inspirational to others with a shoulder-length style. When you wear your hair in a shorter cut, you look more professional and stylish. Embracing your natural curls is also easier, and healthier for your hair with less heat damage from drying it straight.

curly asymmetrical long bob with bangs
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#12: Asymmetrical Bob with Bangs

With defined curls, this asymmetrical bob with bangs can set you apart from other ladies. The streaks of green hue on your long layered dark tresses will give your look a touch of quirkiness. Design a patterned undercut to create a little surprise.

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#13: Layered Lob for Thick Hair

If your hair is feeling bulky, consider a layered lob for thick hair. Layering dense hair removes weight and brings life back to weighed down curls. The mid-length keeps the style versatile and easy. Diffuse with a curl or texturizing cream to promote wave and volume.

curly asymmetrical long bob
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#14: Asymmetrical Bob

An asymmetrical cut on a curly long bob does the trick of boosting the volume and body of the hair even more. This side-part action makes you look younger and accentuates your curlies to the next level.

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#15: Layered Bob

Long curls in a layered a manner that gives a bigger appearance. Try this with a beige ombre curly lob like this one for a modern approach to your simplistic but elegant cut.

Long curly a line bob haircut
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#16: A Line Bob

A more defined cut, this one gives symmetry like no other cut. Factor in the curls that softens the curly a-line bob, and you’ve got a striking feminine look.

Long curly concave bob
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#17: Concave Bob

What would make your curlies bounce even more? Arrange them in a concave bob shorter at the back and longer at the front! The voluptuous look is made friendlier by wisps of bangs to frame your face.

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#18: Face-Framing A-Line Curly Lob

Q&A with style creator, Teo Delima
Hair Stylist @ Lepetit Curl Concept in Cambridge, MA

How would you describe this look?

It’s called an A-line classic curly lob with lots of layers and angles around the face.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This look is very easy to maintain, elegant, and very modern. For 2A hair type, I suggest using a leave-in conditioner and medium hold gel (Ultra Defining Gel from Deva Curl).

For best results on any curly hair, you must apply all the products when the hair is still wet. Finger brush the products into the hair, starting with the leave-in conditioner and finishing with the gel. Scrunch then towel dry using a towel with microfiber material. Follow with a diffuser or air dry.

It allows any easy-going person to showcase her personality and lifestyle. I personally call this cut a modern-playful bob style!

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#19: Long Curly Bob

This long curly bob cut is natural and effortless. It’s true natural texture, and it’s healthy! Use Anthony Garubo curl define #4 to achieve these curls. Ask your stylist for the Deva Cut to truly bring the curls back to life by getting rid of dead weight and over-processed ends. It really allowed the curls to bounce back.

If you were blessed with an abundance of hair, add some deep internal waterfall layers to give some shape and to get rid of dead weight. Before adding in my styling agent, detoxify the hair with Anthony Garubo charcoal exfoliating shampoo then condition it with Curl Hydrate number 2 before finishing with the defining cream.

It’s great for naturally curly hair and for a woman who needs a low-maintenance hairstyle. Get the right product, scrunch it in, and go!

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#20: Layered Bob with Bangs

I love this hairstyle because of the height and volume, and bangs. This is a much edgier, quirkier style and can be worn by women of all ages. This style will never date and reminds me of another version of Meg Ryan’s hair in the 1980s. To achieve maximum results for this look, the layers must be fairly short and long enough to create width and height. Curl definition is a must. It’s flirty and fun, yet it still has some length that could be pinned up with hair jewels – great for a sassy evening look. In short, it’s a versatile, feminine, low-maintenance style for women of all ages.

naturally curly lob
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#21: Naturally Curly Lob

Q&A with style creator, Amber Rose Talbert
Hair Stylist @ Kelly & Co. Hair Salon in Hickory, NC

How would you describe this look?

This naturally curly Lob is trendy and fresh. This particular client came to me with long weighed down curls, and all she needed was a big chop to bring her curls back to life! My favorite thing about this style is the shape, as the length in the front really shapes her face while the back is a bit shorter and lays perfectly on her shoulders.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Find great quality products for your curls. Curls are like snowflakes – no two are exactly alike. That means that you need to find products that work great for your curls. As soon as you find the right products, this style is super low maintenance yet looks very put together.

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#22: Curly Bob with Bangs

Q&A with style creator, Jessica Irvin
Master Colorist @ Infinite Salon in Pearl District, OR

How would you describe this look?

The long curly bob with bangs or lob is a fun look, especially with a fringe! Taking the weight off of the length allows the curls to really bounce. This shape is easy to style and is still long enough to pull back. The fringe really opens it up around the face!

I love the versatility of this style and find that most curlies can wear a variation of this. This cut will give you plenty of movement in the hair without having to go full shag.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Having hair at or around shoulder length requires maintenance every 12 weeks to avoid having to lose too much movement. The fringe can be challenging to style, so be prepared for daily refreshes on the front and face-framing areas.

I teach guests how to pin or even pin curl their fringe to get it to lay correctly. There are times the hair needs more directing and with different curl patterns in different parts of the head, and it may take a little getting used to.

Stacked Bob
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#23: Stacked Bob

Q&A with style creator, Lorraine Rosen
Master Stylist/ Balayage Specialist @ Lajolie Salon and Spa in Stamford, CT

How would you describe this look?

This curly, long stacked bob is embracing your natural beauty and texture and letting it shine. My favorite thing about this long bob cut is how easy it is to style and how the hand-painted highlights add that extra special sparkle.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Make sure to ask your stylist what is the best product for your hair texture. For instance, do you need a product to enhance and hold your curl more? Or do you need a product that will enhance and hydrate your curls more?

I would also strongly advise that this look works for anyone from conservative to edgy. It’s all about how you wear it to fit your personality. See more balayage for curly hair.

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#24: Graduated Bob

Q&A with style creator, Gerri Vereen
Salon Owner / Hair Stylist @ Gerri Styles My Hair in Raleigh, NC

How would you describe this look?

The long curly bob look is a gorgeous, fun, carefree, summer beach look!

My favorite thing about this look is that this bob can be styled for the curls to be very defined, or it can be slightly teased to give a fuller messy bob look.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Women considering this style have three ways to get this look! You can use a medium-size 1.25-inch curling wand iron. For naturally curly hair, you can use a curl defining gel and twist the hair, then roll the twist on perm rods. The last option is to get Virgin Brazilian Curly extensions installed into your hair.

This is the perfect look for the women with a bold personality, likes versatility, and wants a nice free-flowing look!