Much has been said and written about the bob, the classic short hairstyle that revolutionized the world of beauty back in its heyday. But have you heard about its more low-key yet equally chic sister, the lob hair?
The lob strikes the perfect balance between short and long hair. It is very easy to wear whether you feel like dressing up or down. It’s also extremely low-maintenance, suits all hair types and face shapes. The lob hair’s versatility has made it a be-lobbed (pun intended) hairstyle of several celebrities, influencers, and regular people. If you’re thinking of joining the lob bandwagon—and we see no reason for you not to—here are some stylish lob hair ideas you could try out!
5 Lob hair pegs to try
1. Brushed-out lob
Ladies with thick, wavy hair need not be afraid of going a bit short! If you have a defined jawline, this soft, romantic haircut is a classy ‘do that can soften the angles of your face. Ask your hairstylist to add some highlights at the ends in a shade or two lighter than your natural hair color to define your waves.
Editor’s tip: Maintain your highlights’ vibrancy while keeping your precious locks moisturized by using Cream Silk Color Protect Conditioner after every shampoo.
2. Curly lob
Yes, kulot girls can totally pull off a lob! The key is to find a hairstylist who knows how to work with, not against, your curl and growth patterns to style your hair that flatters your facial features. It’s not an easy task here in the Philippines, so once you found a hairstylist who makes your curls happy, you better have him or her on speed dial for life! Keep your tresses frizz-free by applying a curl-defining product while your hair’s still damp, twirling and scrunching each twisty lock of hair to amplify the waves.
3. Shaggy curly lob
Here’s another lob hair peg for kulot girls: a shaggy cut with bangs, tousled to perfection. Consult your hairstylist first before going for this ‘do, as it suits oval and oblong faces best. You don’t want to end up with a ‘do you’ll regret for months!
Editor’s tip: Make it work by simply following our styling tips for curly girls; apply a product like TONI&GUY Volume Plumping Mousse for extra bounce, twirl, scrunch, and repeat.
4. Texturized lob
Yup, beachy waves look gorgeous on a lob! The key is to use a sea salt spray to achieve that wavy, carefree texture. Spray a bit of TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturizing Spray from the mid-lengths to the tips of your locks, build up as you see fit, and scrunch to attain that messy texture. An asymmetric part, meanwhile, adds some volume to the roots.
5. Sleek and straight lob
Girls with straight Asian hair are lucky: Though this hair type may not be the easiest to curl, it can pull off almost any haircut wonderfully. Case in point: this straight, sleek lob with a center part flatters nearly every face shape.
Editor’s tip: The main concern of girls with this hair type is that it can sometimes fall a bit too flat—a problem that can be remedied by using Dove Oxygen and Nourishment Shampoo, which has Oxyfusion Technology that helps give hair up to 95 percent more volume.
Next read: Want more inspiration for your lob hair? Check out this article on easy braids for short hair!