29 Ways to Style a Lob Haircut

Wanna change your image but can't go out of your comfort zone?
Lob haircut is exactly what you need!
This one-size-fits-all style is a low-risk solution for straight and curly, blonde and brunette, textured and sleek hair.

In this blog post you'll find:

  • A huge variety of long bob haircut styling ideas
  • The best lob hair idea for your hair type and face shape
  • Some inspiration on how to style your perfect lob

Lob is a mixture of a timeless classic with an up-to-date vibe - the style everyone should try at least once.

What Is a Lob Haircut?

The definition of «lob haircut» is a long bob, meaning a super-versatile cut with hair length between the collarbone and chin - somewhere above the shoulders, at shoulder level, or just below them.

Since lobs are neither too short nor too long, they allow for numerous styling options from a sharp and sleek lob to beach waves. Also, it's possible to make an elegant updo for a special occasion.

What Is a Lob

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Lob vs Bob

If you're considering a brand new look but can't choose between lob hair and bob cut, it all depends on where you are now.

If you've got long hair and want to experiment, you should better try a lob first.
If you've already had a lob, go for a bob - even if you don't like it much, your hair will soon grow back into a lob, which is your safe tested zone.

Also, when choosing between these two hairstyles, bear the next in mind:

  • Length

A lob is usually shoulder-length, while a bob is cut at jaw-level.
A lob can be styled into an updo, a braid, a bun, a ponytail, while a bob is too short to make something more complex than a half-up.

  • Texture

Both lobs and bobs work great with sleek, straight, choppy, textured, wavy, and curly hair.
However, for extremely thick hair, a long bob is the only option since cutting it too short makes hair frizzy, unruly, and puffy. As for very thin hair, a bob will give it extra pump and volume.

  • Face Shape

Lobs work for any face shape, while bobs can make a round or square face bigger.

  • Maintenance

Whichever you choose - lob or bob - you will have an easy-maintenance, stylish and sexy hairstyle that can harmoniously complement any outfit of yours.

Long Bob with Bangs

Long Bob with Bangs hairstyle

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Long Bob with Bangs

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Adding bangs is the best way to spice up your lob. With extra texture, it looks on point.
All you need to style such blunt lob with bangs is a round brush, a hairdryer, and a shine spray.

Celebrity Lob

Sexy and stylish, a lob couldn't bypass the Hollywood. Kendall Jenner along with all the Kardashian/Jenner clan are fans of a sharp long bob. Lucy Hale and Olivia Culpo lob haircuts are another examples of a celebrity lob.

Long Bob Side Part

Long Bob with Side Part

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Add some drama and volume to your lob by switching your parting to the side. Make a messy look by disheveling the front strands with a bit of hair product or just pin them back with some embellished clips.

Wavy Lob with Bangs

Wavy Lob with Bangs

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Waves have withstood the test of time from the 40s to nowadays, however, they never look too basic - on the contrary, they add a sexy retro vibe to your image.

Shoulder Length Lob Haircut

Wavy Lob with Bangs Hairstyle

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A mid-length lob is more popular than a short layered lob, as it's less eccentric and more versatile. Also, a medium lob allows for numerous styling options from top knots to elegant updos, unlike an above-shoulder haircut.

Blonde Lob

Blonde Lob

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You can get a lot of volume out of your blonde blunt cut if you take a root lifter. Apply on damp hair and spray on the base of roots, blow dry it with a round brush, and add some soft, messy waves.

Straight Hair Lob

amazing straight hair lob look

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A simplistic straight lob shows off its choppy layers. With a creative zigzag parting and a touch of carelessness, this cute lob hairstyle looks so fresh.

P.S. Don't forget about the heat protectant before flat ironing!

Piecey Lob

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Ohhh, these romantic beach-inspired waves!
This relaxed and loose breezy style can be done with a big-barreled curling iron or large hot rollers. In the end, spritz some salt spray and lightly comb through your choppy lob hairstyle.
Here is an easy how-to video.

Textured Lob with Bangs

Textured Lob with Bangs

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Add a boho vibe to your soft lob hairstyle with a little bit of texture.
Let your hair dry naturally and mist with a texturizing spray or run a few waves with a large barrel curler.

Lob for Fine Hair

Long bob for Fine Hair

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Make your thin hair seem thicker with a lob and some color highlights and lowlights.
Consider dying your fine hair to let the lights, mediums, and darks work together with a volume-enhancing haircut for a visual «thickening» effect.

Lob with Side Bangs

Lob with Side Bangs

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Spice up your lob with side-swept bangs. This is a cool and easy trick that helps to visually reduce the appearance of a large forehead or even make you look younger.

Curly Lob with Bangs

Curly Lob with Bangs

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Unruly curly lob with bangs is one of the most effortless sexy look.
All you need is a curling iron and hair texturizing spray. The Spray will add more definition to curls and give them some grit for an effortlessly chic look. To finish up, run your fingers through the curls to get a stylish hair from the photo.

Shaggy Lob

Shaggy Lob

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Messy lob is always a good idea, especially for bad hair days.
Complement your playful romantic look with a shattered lob like this.

Angled Lob with Side Bangs

Angled Lob with Side Bangs

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A-line lob has extra graduation in the back, adding natural volume to a traditional long bob. The asymmetry of the hairstyle can be emphasized if you combine your Angled lob and a lob with side-swept bangs.

Lobs for Thick Hair

Lobs for Thick Hair

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Unlike typical bob hairstyles, their longer «relatives» lobs can handle very thick hair and make it look elegant like this Asian Lob.

One Length Lob

One Length Lob

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For the lovers of classic edgy looks and symmetry, a Blunt cut or a long bob with no layers is a great idea. With a middle parting long bob will be even more gorgeous and on-point.

Brunette Lob

Brunette Lob

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This sexy dark lob is a true show stopper! It slims the jawline while looking stylish and classy.

Sleek Lob

cute sleek Lob

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Cute lob hairstyles like this require some flat ironing to make sure hair is looking smooth and on point at all times.
To get a sleek look, iron your locks from mid-shaft to ends and move it straight out to the sides. Add some gloss with a spritz of shine spray.

Middle Part Lob

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A middle parting long bob is the best variant of lob to have your first short haircut.

If you're planning to cut your hair into a bob or a lob, invest in a good curling iron and a couple of hair products like a shining spray, a dry shampoo, or a texturizing spray.
Save the pictures from this gallery to show your hairstylist and get your perfect long bob.