A long bob, or lob, as it is commonly referred to, has continuously been dubbed the hairstyle of the year. It is a much deserved recognition because the style manages to be flattering for a variety of different face shapes, hair textures and complexions. To put it simply, lob is classic and universal. Find the perfect variation for you in our gallery below.
Lobs are beautiful in any texture – straight and sleek or wavy and messy. You can wear your lob as a downdo, or lift your locks up in a sort of updo or half-up hairstyle – so many options and there’s always a quick and easy styling method, depending on your hair type.
Long bob haircuts let you wear your hair down, up and half up while looking gorgeous, regardless of the style choice. The front pieces graze your shoulders, drawing attention to clavicles — one of the most sensual female body parts.
Here’s a good option to take note of if your tresses are a bit on a thinner side. A long bob haircut helps your locks gain a fuller appearance, while a darker base with ash-blonde highlights delivers extra dimension and makes your hair look more voluminous.
Although you can style it however you want, a long bob looks great even when just blow-dried. Keep this in mind when looking for an easy-to-style, low-maintenance haircut.
Let’s take a look at a more classical option. This sleek long bob features middle parting and sharp angles that make for an elegant, lady-like look. If you want your A-line lob to look so formal as this one, remember that it calls for a single hair shade.
This awesome dark long bob hairstyle is a perfect way to showcase your glossy tresses and rich hair color. It’s all about volume that’s easily achieved with the help of medium length, side parting, and curtain bangs.
If you don’t mind messy, I-just-woke-up-like-this hairstyles, this ultra voluminous lob might steal your heart. Stunning texture, mind-blowing volume, and dirty blonde balayage make this look so daring and hot.
It’s easy to wear your long bob cut. Part your medium-length hair a little off-center and tousle to bring out the layers. The subtle highlights draw attention to the feathery ends, and the inverted shape gives it a classic appearance. The haircut is best on women with naturally straight hair.
If you’re a woman with super-thick tresses who’s looking for an edgy urban style, you’ll appreciate this choppy lob hair cut. The shaggy, wavy locks land squarely on the shoulders with natural bounce. The waves are tousled all over for a full-bodied shape.
If you can’t say goodbye to long hair but still are craving for a little scissor job, consider this very long bob. For a more stylish look, elaborate on your hair texture — messy waves work well on medium hair. Also, think of getting a shade to match your skin tone and eye color.
A blunt lob gives your hair an illusion of fullness, white dark roots and deep side parting help deliver extra volume. We guess that’s enough to convince you to get a blunt lob haircut if your hair lacks volume.
Looking for ways to stand out from the crowd of the trendy lobs? It’s easy to achieve by adding a bit more color. For example, you can draw attention to your face by incorporating a money piece in your long bob.
Embrace the French vibe with this awesome long bob with gently curled-under ends, paired with the ultimately feminine bangs. It flatters most face shapes and can be easily styled with the help of blow-drying and a round brush.
An A-line bob is a great choice if you’re growing out your natural hair color. Chopping off your dyed hair helps you get closer to your goal and show off your gorgeous natural shade.
The beauty of this classical lob lies in the arrangement of hair strands. Why not try out different patterns and spot your fave right now?
It’s safe to assume that lighter hair colors have the power to make you appear younger. They also draw attention to your hair, making your cut more noticeable. Lobs look extremely hot on blonde hair, while adding curtain bangs makes this cut appear even more stunning.
To cut or not to cut? Girls often want to give a try to different hair lengths, but let’s be honest: each of us changed her mind at least twice on her way to the hair salon. A long bob can be your way out if you’re looking for a compromise between short and long. It gives your hair a well-groomed appearance, while the shoulder length suffices if you need to pull it in a ponytail.
Although not so much edgy, this hairstyle is really timeless. The sleek medium cut is all one length for a more polished look and feel.
Wear your straight hair in a shaggy, tousled bob that oozes a distinctly edgy urban vibe. The long razored pieces are straggly and messy and graze the tops of the shoulders. The peek-a-boo bangs create an air of mystery while framing the forehead and cheekbones.
Many girls who’ve chopped off their long tresses admit that reducing length has helped their hair gain more volume. We totally agree, this jaw-dropping blonde lob being a convincing proof!
Want all eyes on your new hair? Spice it up with a new color. Straight long bob looks super hot in chocolate or auburn shades. Make sure you keep your hair straight at all times, so avoid air drying and invest in a good hair straightening flat iron.
Long bobs are incredibly versatile, allowing you to express your individual style by experimenting with hair texture and color. This messy dark lob is masterfully layered to bring the desired volume, while the money piece provides sharp contrast that makes this hair look truly unique.
Although the lob haircut works well with all hair textures, straight hair seems to be its best match. Straighter hair gives a more structured and sleeker appearance. In addition, it’s way easier to maintain compared to wavy or curly hair.
The center-parted blonde long bob will make your delicate fine hair look healthy and sun-kissed. The wispy A-line cut and brightening balayage boost volume and texture. With this lob, you can be easily mistaken for Khloe Kardashian!
If you’re looking for a shoulder-length cut to flatter your fine hair, consider getting this wispy lob with bangs, right now. This haircut just skims the collarbone, helping to slim the face. Wispy lobs look incredibly feminine, especially when combined with blonde hues.
Long bobs are easily transformed into elegant ‘dos suitable for nights out in the town or even wedding parties. For example, you can always spice up your perfectly straight a-line lob with subtle loose waves.
This long bob gets its edginess from the front pieces that are quite a bit longer than the rest of the layered strands, about two and a half inches. The peekaboo blond highlights that frame the face and lighter ends make this not only trendy, but incredibly flattering. Keep hair soft and touchable with smooth styling creams.
When styled straight, a graduated lob cut gives an illusion of a grown out bob that happens to look so effortlessly chic. To take the minimalistic ‘do to the next level, keep tresses dyed in a solid color or try a very subtle balayage.
Styles with uneven length are so fun to rock. You get the ease of short hair, while still having it long enough to tuck behind your ears. What’s more, you’ll have an air of mystery. The ombre effect is expertly done. Not only are the transitions on point, but the tone is just right.
A long bob haircut can really flatter women with fine hair. When cut as an A-line style, locks not only appear longer, but they also seem fuller and thicker! Ask for cute extra long pieces at the front to achieve this whimsical wispy effect.
Here’s an embodiment of today’s most popular style— a textured longer lob with babylights and highlights a few tones lighter than the base color. This ‘do makes your mane feel healthy and fresh, your complexion appear brighter and warmer and you, overall, look trendy and stylish!
A shoulder-length razored lob can make even the thickest, waviest hair look neat and easily managed. Part it the way you like and get a perfect face-framing style. If you have naturally curly hair, you might want to blowdry it straight to achieve some extra length. Highlight your auburn hair with glints of copper and bronze to make the color even more gorgeous.
Redheads have more fun! And why choose one shade of red when you can have a beautiful assortment going from oxblood to copper and light ginger. Lobs are bold, so pairing them with striking colors is an appealing solution.
Combed over swoopy layers can make long bob hairstyles seem even more mysterious. The voluminous shattered waves give you that sensual appearance, especially if you opt for a soft bronde color with perfectly blended roots and highlights.
Sleek, posh and structured, this long bob cut with gentle babylights is the perfect transition style for any individual looking to go shorter while still enjoying a manageable length. It curls at the ends just like the classic bob, but the length lets you wear it both loose and in different chic updos.
Women with shoulder-length thick hair should cut it into a long shaggy style to show off its natural thickness and texture. Tousled lobs parted in the center are tomboyish but with an air of femininity. The copper highlights lighten up the face and add some glow to the dark sliced hair.
Incredibly low maintenance, this stylish long bob with a balayage is a deal for individuals looking to ensure their color lasts. What’s more, the bluntness of the bangs contrasts with the choppy waves of the overall style, providing a messy (but still refined) appearance.
Part your hair on one side and let some long bangs fall in the front for an authentic peek-a-boo look. The layered lob features a lot of feathery pieces throughout and we love the effortless touch they give to the style. The dark shadow roots and blonde highlights create extra volume for straight, fine hair.
The voluminous silhouette of the lob haircut with a side part shows off all the flattering angles of the model’s cheekbones and jawline. Peek-a-boo bangs cover one eye, further framing the face, and the dark shadow roots give a nice contrast to the white-blonde strands around the face.
An inverted lob is similar to an a-line, as both have the longest hair at the front. However, the difference is that inverted cuts have stacked layers at the back. Lob haircuts with platinum highlights are perfect for cooler months, or just for ladies who lean towards ashier tones.
Playful, sweet and oh-so-natural, this ombre balayage lob uses soft, subtle tonality and a carefree cut to achieve that just-got-out-of-bed tousled effect. To style, we suggest spritzing locks with a light texturizing mist and finishing with a styling tool, paying extra attention to the pieces in the front.
Lobs are commonly seen colored dark brown or platinum blonde, but let’s not forget sweet and delicious middle hues! This hairstyle is so pretty in honey blonde, oozing warmth and softness into the cut that’s typically seen as sharp. Long layers also soften up the whole ‘do.
Thick hair can be particularly tricky when it comes to longer bobs. Cut too short, and you risk to finish with an unflatteringly poofy hairstyle. Keep the bob too long, and you lose out on shape. This style moves past both of those extremes, using varied lengths and light-catching bleached pieces to give hair life.
Here’s a trendy variation on the lob hairstyle. It’s textured through the ends and touched with a subtle color. A long bob with bangs frames your face nicely. Both dense and wispy bangs suit this style.
Long bob hairstyles can sometimes get extra long, but they don’t lose their sexy shape and inimitable appeal. This adorable extra long lob proves just that, mixing sweet, face-framing balayage highlights with a wavy texture within a long asymmetrical style.
Older ladies and working professionals should consider a long bob with layers amping up the crown section. If you’re someone who doesn’t like to go too short, this style allows you to keep length while still appearing classy and mature.
Besides trendiness and modern appearance, the popularity of long bobs is also attributed to how versatile they are in terms of styling options. Worn pin straight in solid tones or textured and highlighted, this cut appeals to all hair types.
There’s no question that balayage is striking. But when that dye job mixes with super straight, sleek strands, your overall look isn’t just striking––it becomes dramatically gorgeous!
If you’re interested in wearing your straight blonde hair in a simple, easy-to-manage style, consider a long bob with bangs. The ever-so-slight waves frame the face, and the bangs lend the haircut a youthful, sporty feel.
The best part about any longer A-line brunette bob with layers is its versatility. The cut and color combination can look modern, messy and undone, as this model exemplifies. Or with the help of a hot styling tool, you can achieve a sleek professional hairstyle or even a curly vintage ‘do.
Subtle balayages can literally transform your long length bob giving it a new lease on life. The hairstyle appears two-tier revealing the dark, dense underlayer and textured, highlighted top layers full of movement and shine.
Love to be blonde but enjoy the easy maintenance of brown hair? Get the best of both worlds with this two-toned lob that brings texture and fun to otherwise mundane hair.
This adorable cut is short, sweet, and simple. Slight layers are cut in to smooth out thick hair and give body. The absence of a bang—and instead side-swept hair that is only a little shorter than the longest layer—makes this a definite cool girl look.
This straight bob is one of our favorite styles. Long side bangs highlight the cheekbones and give it a sexy, flirty look. The caramel color with dark under layers gives the style dimensionality—elevating it way above your average bob. After blowing out to create the shape, straighten and perfect.
This stunning look is amazingly easy to style. Use a large barrel curling iron with no clamp and wrap large sections of hair around once or twice, holding on to the end of the piece so that it doesn’t get curled. Curling just the midshaft means super short styling time.
For a messy bob with this much volume, make sure to ask your stylist for layers that are shorter in the back. The balayage with thin highlights makes for a more natural look. No need for curling irons here. Just use a large round brush during your blowout.
Here’s a hairstyle that is full of duality: it’s two toned, angled, and wavy, making it the prime choice for a more indecisive lady who wants both a feminine and edgy look. Beach waves suit this lob beautifully and the partial, natural-looking balayage is absolutely stunning!
Lob hairstyles can look super soft even when trimmed shaggy and styled dishevelled. The clue is a sensual color, like this yummy caramel brown concentrated towards the front and blended flawlessly with an ashier brown at the back.
A shaggy hairstyle is perfectly bohemian and it’s a great fit for a woman who prefers flowing dresses as well as a simple t-shirt and jeans combo instead of pencil skirts and bodycon outfits. Gradual lightening also lightens your overall look.
This hairstyle may not be particularly edgy, but it means the beauty and confidence it oozes. It is a timeless style that remains relevant. It suits a woman who wants to look good without seeming like she is trying too hard.
Contrary to popular belief, long bobs with a single-length cut and an allover color don’t have to appear one-dimensional. For this long layered cut, strategic teasing, a light texturizing mist and loose curls help to inject dimension, movement and life into locks.
Long bob hairstyles can work for any occasion that life may throw your way. They showcase a confident look that does not require much maintenance. The best part is that you can still rock a ponytail, which is definitely important for busy women today. Whatever your preference is, there is a perfect haircut here for any woman.