20 Modern Ways to Style a Long Bob with Bangs

Thinking about giving your medium hair an update? Try a sassy and versatile long bob with bangs. The lob is a great choice for women of all ages because it’s classy, timeless and suitable for different types of hair and face shapes.

Inspiration for Your New Lob with Bangs

You may be asking yourself what’s so great about it, and if you should try it out? Well, we’ve found 20 of the hottest hairstyles on Instagram that highlight why the lob with various kinds of bangs is so popular. That, and the fact that it’s typically flattering to most face shapes and hair textures. Get ready to be inspired!

#1: Soft Romantic Bangs

There’s nothing better than beautiful, flowy locks, and a shoulder length bob with feminine bangs can be exactly what’s needed. Plus, highlights perfectly frame your face – especially when they are focused towards the tips.

Long Layered Blonde Balayage Lob

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#2: Blonde Side-Part Lob

One of the many wonderful things about a long bob with side bangs is that it’s chic, but also has a laid back, casual-cool vibe about it. But that’s not the only reason to love it: Blonde can be especially gorgeous with dark roots (of course we’re not talking about cms of regrowth, but rather just a bit of your natural color peeking out).

Blonde Choppy Lob With Side Bangs

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#3: Extra-Long Straight Bangs

A longer A line bob tends to be much more versatile than its shorter counterparts, and is particularly flattering when worn with long bangs, as it creates interesting dimensions. Don’t let the long bangs put you off, while they may seem tricky to wear for everyday (there’s nothing more annoying than having your locks in your face) they are actually easier to style than you think.

Asian Angled Bob With Fringe

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#4: Long Platinum Bob

Platinum is a difficult color to pull off because even the smallest imperfection (like split ends) is instantly highlighted. However, an effortless way to disguise the condition of your locks is to wear them in a choppy lob. The centre parting of the layered fringe also makes it easier to pull off, while complementing the bold color.

Layered Platinum Bob With Bangs

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#5: Minimally Styled Lob

If you were searching for pictures to provide you with inspiration on what a long bob with bangs could look like, then this is a fine example. One of the pros of having longer hair is that you can afford a large number of different styles, with subtle beach waves being one of the most popular among them. When worn in a natural way, it’s absolutely stunning.

Wavy Lob With Above The Eye-Brow Bangs

Instagram / @timm.morrison

#6: Natural-Looking Side Swept Bangs

There is something about a long bob with side swept bangs that just screams “cool girl.” This lob is simple enough to maintain, but also seductive, thanks to the elegant fringe and gentle waves – perfect for women who want to create a sophisticated appearance.

Medium Layered Hairstyle With Side Bangs

Instagram / @salsalhair

#7: Choppy Cut

Naturally thick hair can benefit from an inverted bob (as it removes some of the heaviness), but so too can feathered layers. The rugged cut frames the face, making it appear softer. And it’s absolutely lovely!

Choppy Lob For Thick Hair

Instagram / @donovanmillshair

#8: Voluminous Blonde Lob

If your hair is not naturally voluminous, a guaranteed way to achieve volume is with a stacked bob, but that’s not the only way. A long bob haircut with bangs and choppy layers can also create a more full-bodied appearance, especially if it’s styled in sweeping layers and slightly tousled throughout.

Messy Layered Blonde Balayage Lob

Instagram / @romeufelipe

#9: Fuss-Free Long Bob

In need of a fuss-free hairstyle? Look no further! The long layered bob is classic and timeless, yet the side bangs add a more youthful element to it. But the very best part is that the lob requires minimal effort to style – and you still get maximum style points.

Layered Lob With Bangs For Thin Hair

Instagram / @kearybladel

#10: Lob with a Modern Twist

This cut is interesting and creates volume, but the best part is undeniably the color. If you want a ‘do that’s sure to grab attention, then a high-contrast color with a root fade will create a truly individual image. Plus, the edginess of the hues work well with the femininity of the side swept bangs.

Long Bob With Bangs And Root Fade

Instagram / @janine_ker_hair

#11: Gorgeous Lob for Thin Hair

A lob haircut with bangs is a great choice for women with thin hair, because unlike many other styles it does not make your locks appear flat. To enhance the cut, create a blend of your natural color and nuance highlights – which will leave you looking super elegant.

One-Length Bob With Bangs For Fine Hair

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#12: Bob with Bronde Balayage

If there’s one thing you should always remember, it’s don’t be afraid to play with color! Dipping your tresses in a sort of ombre balayage effect can create a striking statement. Plus, layers and bangs tend to work very well together.

Choppy Angled Lob With Short Blunt Bangs

Instagram / @kccarhart

#13: Tousled Lob with Messy Bangs

A bold color? Check! An edgy cut? Check! There’s so much to love about sophisticated colors as they’re eye-catching and modern. While the layered cut and the tousled styling enhance naturally wavy or curly textures.

#14. Lob with Deep Side-Part

A traditional lob is simple, but bangs make it fashionable. The deep side part of the bangs frames the face beautifully, and looks polished. This hairstyle also benefits from a solid color – in fact, the long bob with side bangs is especially striking on black hair because the darker hue makes the cut more expressive.

Blunt Black Bob With Side Bangs

Instagram / @beautybyjorge

#15. Messy Long Hair Bob

One of the greatest things about lobs is that they are so cute, even with minimal styling. Take the messy bob for example: You may think she’s just stumbled out of bed, but the beauty of the cut and its strength is in its effortlessness.

Medium Shag With Long Straight Bangs

Instagram / @mizzchoi

#16. Straight Hair and Striking Bangs

What is there not to love? We’ll tell you: nothing! This fashion-forward image is proof that lobs work for just about any texture, including straight. While the platinum blond is a real head-turner.

Choppy Platinum Lob With Cropped Bangs

Instagram / @naomihairdesign

#17. Bob with Flowy Side Bangs

The thing that stands out about this light and airy look is the color: highlights rooted in your natural color (especially when they are blond and brown) are pretty and ultra-modern. Wearing a lob with bangs is almost definitely a way to get noticed. However, a lob with long side bangs is a guarantee.

Long Layered Blonde Balayage Bob

Instagram / @beautybyjorge

#18. Angled Long Bob

For a refined appearance, opt for a sleek angled bob. The best thing about it is that it’s sharp and edgy without being too provocative – and it’s worth it, even if you believe an angled bob is a little harder to maintain.

#19: Lob Bangs for Fine Hair

Want a no-fuss look that is chic and easy to style? A long bob is exactly that. For fine hair, create texture with layers, or simply use your curling iron to achieve a little volume at the ends.

Medium Choppy Cut With Long Straight Bangs

Instagram / @zacharyjarid

#20: Bob with Dramatic Parting

Don’t be afraid to go bold with your weave. The combination of the asymmetrical styling and dramatic side part makes it a truly standout hairstyle, creating an overall image that is sexy and feminine – common to long bobs with bangs. Not to mention that the two different colors are very striking.

If you want to update your appearance and go with a medium length hairstyle, there is nothing better than a long bob with bangs. In fact, if your hair is currently short, you may be tempted to grow it out, because, as these pictures prove, having great hair gives you the confidence you need to go out into the world and do your best!