14 Long Curly Bob Haircuts – Meet The Curly Lob

Long curly bob haircuts. Aka the curly lob

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!

All the ways to work with coils, kinks, and curls are proven attainable when cut in this versatile length. Pair it with a fringe for an edgier look or go with an inverted or stacked cut to give your locks a breathtaking body!

“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 products, stock up on some “lightweight silicone-free stylers to keep the curls super bouncy [and avoid] silicone-filled products that can weigh the curls down.” Take inspiration from how curly hair aficionados Zendaya, Lili Reinhart, Salma Hayek, and Jenny Slate style their fabulous ringlets!

When it comes to maintaining a curly lob, 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!

Get that amazing curly hair on display with this perfect hairstyle! Keep reading and advance to these popular long curly bob haircuts and hairstyles!

Asymmetrical Bob

curly asymmetrical long bob
Instagram @sane.hair

With defined curls, this asymmetrical bob with mini 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.

Asymmetrical Bob

curly asymmetrical long bob
Instagram @alizaquefez

An asymmetrical cut on a curly bob really 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.

Angled Bob

curly angled long bob
Instagram @cristinacutshair

Don’t settle for just the normal 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.

Layered Bob

long layered curly bob
Instagram @milk.honey.hair

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

A Line Bob

long curly a line bob
Instagram @danimichayene

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 yourself a striking feminine look.

Concave Bob

long curly concave bob
Instagram @bthoma.z

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

Face-Framing A-Line

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 bob 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!

Long Curly Bob

Q&A with style creator, Kyle Mallory
Hair Stylist / Colorist @ Anthony Garubo Salon in Maplewood, NJ


How would you describe this look?

This look is natural and effortless. It’s true natural texture, and it’s healthy! I used Anthony Garubo curl define #4 to achieve those curls, but the Deva Cut was what truly brought the curls back to life by getting rid of dead weight and over-processed ends. It really allowed the curls to bounce back.

She was blessed with an abundance of hair, so adding some deep internal waterfall layers gave this beauty some shape and get rid of dead weight but still allow to keep the hair long. Before adding in my styling agent, I detoxified the hair with Anthony Garubo charcoal exfoliating shampoo then condition with Curl Hydrate number 2 before finishing with the defining cream.

Any advice for someone considering it?

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

Layered Bob with Bangs

Layered Bob with Bangs
Instagram @aoki_hair

Q&A with style creator, Jenni
Hair Stylist @ Aoki Hair Salon in Mount Pleasant, WA


How would you describe this look?

I call this look “the reverse teardrop,” as, unlike a bob, the width and body is above the ear. I love this hairstyle because of the height and volume and especially the 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.

Any advice for someone considering it?

To achieve maximum results for this look, the layers need to be fairly short but also long enough to create width and height. Curl definition is a must.

I love Deva Curl, so this look could be styled using firstly a tablespoon of ultra defining gel and then a teaspoon of styling cream into wet hair from roots to ends into every area of the hair as you would do a foundation on your face. Your hair should feel like a “seaweed,” then diffuse for maximum body.

Don’t be shy! You could add a few pea sizes of righteous roots oil to the ends for shine and definition. Then rock it. This is perfect for the woman on-the-go. It’s quick to style, as it’s shorter so does not require a huge time or maintenance.

It’s flirty and fun, yet it still has some length could be pinned up with some hair jewels – great for a sassy evening look. In short, it’s a versatile, feminine, low maintenance style for women of all ages.

Inverted Bob

Q&A with style creator, Camille Janae
Salon Owner / Hair Stylist @ Mahogany & Rose Hair Studio in Sacramento, CA


How would you describe this look?

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.

Any advice for someone considering it?

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.

Naturally Curly Lob

naturally curly lob
Instagram @glowrosebeauty

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


How would you describe this look?

This look 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.

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 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

Stacked Bob
Instagram @hairxlorraine

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 look is embracing your natural beauty and texture and letting it shine. My favorite thing about this look 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.

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 sexy, 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!