34 luscious long bob hair looks that’ll make you take the plunge

Need one final push to convince you to get a lob? These long bob hair looks are all you need!  

Long bob hair, also known as a lob, is a hairstyle that is in between long and short hair. This variety of bob haircut finishes just above the shoulders and is one of the most coveted looks around. Every celebrity worth their tresses is opting for this dreamy in-between cut — think Kim Kardashian West to Olivia Wilde and, most recently, Bella Hadid.

If you’re thinking about taking the plunge and need a little more persuading, we’re here to help. Having trawled through the red carpet archives, we discover 34 incredible long bob hair looks that are sure to have you rushing to the salon!

1. Kim Kardashian’s sleek long bob

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Kim Kardashian West rules the red carpet with her sleek lob. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Even without her signature Rapunzel lengths, Kim Kardashian West is still top of many a style list! And ever since she debuted this sleek, blunt cut long bob, she’s managed to kick up even more of a buzz about her looks.


Editor’s tip: To nab this red carpet ‘do for yourself, just spritz the Toni&Guy Heat Protectant Mist all over damp tresses, then blow dry each section straight with a paddle brush.

Now, the real magic happens when you spray the Toni&Guy Flawless Sleek Creation Hairspray into each section of hair, before straightening. This will give you Kim’s star-worthy glow in a jiffy. Easy peasy, eh?

2. Christina Aguilera’s long bob with bangs

long bob haircuts: christina aguilera with sleek lob and bangs
Christina aguilera shows that bangs and lobs make a dreamy pair. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

American singer Christina Aguilera often pairs a polished, eye-grazing fringe with her long bob hair, drawing attention to her amazing eyes and bone structure.

We particularly love it when she pairs her blunt, full bangs with glossy, poker-straight hair. Anyone else getting major Pulp Fiction vibes?

3. Maria Menounos’ curly long bob

maria menounous with curly lob on the red carpet
Amplify your long bob with large undone curls. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Bored of rocking limp locks? Opting for tightly permed curls a la Maria Menounos adds an enviable fullness to flat strands, while still making them look effortlessly natural. We’re sure you’ll agree this curly long bob hairstyle looks absolutely stunning!

4. Pixie Lott’s glam pink long bob

pixie lott with pink long bob haircut on the red carpet
Pixie Lott is pretty in pink with her retro long bob hairstyle. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Are you a sucker for all things vintage? Great! Then you’ll be happy to know that long bob haircuts can be easily fashioned into a tonne of retro-chic looks, like this glam wavy hairstyle.

But if retro waves still aren’t fresh enough for you, how about taking inspiration from Pixie Lott and choose a dreamy pastel pink shade, for the ultimate modern-vintage lob hairstyle?

5. Kylie Jenner’s shaggy long bob

long bob haircuts: kylie jenner with shaggy long bob hairstyle at fashion week
Kylie Jenner’s shaggy, wet-look lob is the ultimate 2-in1 look. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Joan Jett is that you?! It seems like every single time we see Kylie Jenner, she looks different! And when she debuted this shaggy long bob hairstyle at New York Fashion Week, we knew we were witnessing a trend in the making.

Kylie put her unique stamp on the long bob hairstyle with choppy, tough-chic layers and a glossy, almost wet-look finish. The Blackhearts would definitely approve!

6. Chrissy Teigen’s beachy long bob

chrissy teigen with a brown balayage long bob hairstyle
Chrissy Teigen’s balayage long bob is the stuff of dreams. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

With a fresh lob cut hairstyle, Chrissy Teigen’s beachy, bronde tresses became even more envy-inducing – just look at how well it frames her heart-shaped face and compliments her chestnut eyes. Now that’s what we call a match made in heaven!

7. Bella Hadid’s accessorised long bob

bella hadid with hair clips and a middle parted long bob
Amp up your lob hairstyle with some accessories. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

For casual outings, wear your long bob hairstyle with simple, oversized bobby pins like Bella Hadid does.

Working her tresses into a neat middle parting, this schoolgirl-esque style is totally chic and modern – needless to say, we’ll be dreaming up different ways to use bobby pins in our own summer hairstyles!

8. Zara Larsson’s loose curly long bob

long bob hair: zara larsson with loose curly lob at swedish grammy event
Be playful with a loose curly long bob a la Zara Larsson. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Looking for a simple way to add some glam to your look? Then make Zara Larsson your style guru and recreate her long bob with loose, undone curls.

With its perfectly-playful finish, the singer instantly wins extra style points for her deep side parting and pink-tinted tresses. Keep up the good work, Zara!

9. Yara Shahidi’s poufy lob

yara shadhidi with curly long bob hairstyle on the red carpet
Natural curls look gorgeous when cut into a lob. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Black-ish actress Yara Shahidi is proof that natural, bouncy curls look striking when cut into a round-shaped long bob. So, if you’re looking for a fail-safe way to make long black curly hair manageable, you know what to do.

 10. Chantel Jefferies’ boxer braids

chantelle jefferies with long bob hairstyle styled into boxer braids
Need to refresh your lob? Try rocking boxer braids! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Chantel Jefferies’ proves that boxer braids trend is still going strong. Her lob length, dark chocolate hair has been styled into 2 perfectly-woven boxer braids, giving her look a flirty, yet utterly fierce finish.

11.  Olivia Munn’s layered waves

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Get rough and ready with Olivia Munn’s long bob hairstyle. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

We recently spotted Olivia Munn sporting a rough, bedhead lob on the red carpet. And to give her cut a chic cool-girl edge, the actress added in soft, textured waves and went for the no-parting look.

12. Jennifer Lawrence’s layered long bob

 Jennifer Lawrence with a platinum blonde long bob
Jennifer Lawrence gets it right again with this sleek ‘do. Credit: Getty Images

If there’s anyone who can pull off a platinum blonde long bob brilliantly, it’s Jennifer Lawrence. When J-Law showed up at the A Beautiful Planet film premiere sporting her new layered bob hairstyle, we were all green with envy.

13. Rachel Weisz’s wavy long bob

Rachel Weizs with dark hair in sleek waves and a long bob hairstyle
Rachel Weizs looks stunning with shiny dark waves. Credit: Getty Images

We spotted Rachel Weisz sporting an ultra-glam long bob on the red carpet. And to give her cut a chic edge, the actress added soft waves and a sleek middle parting. And good news for those with a longer face: a wavy long bob will instantly help to balance out your facial features!

Editor’s tip: If you want to get this ‘do, just remember to finish with some TIGI Bed Head Headrush Shine Spray to achieve a super glossy look.

14. Vanessa Hudgens’ glam long bob

Vanessa Hudgens with dark hair in finger waves in a long bob
Go retro with your long bob like Vanessa Hudgens. Credit: Getty Images

We’re loving Vanessa Hudgens’ long bob with finger waves. With its perfectly-polished finish, her vintage-inspired hairstyle has certainly caught our attention. If you’re recreating this ‘do at home, remember to part your hair into a deep side parting for a more glamorous look.

15. Jessica Chastain’s side-parted long bob

Jessica Chastain with red hair in a long bob hairstyle
We’re loving Jessica Chastain’s super shiny hair. Credit: Getty Images

After a classy, sophisticated long bob? Draw inspiration from Jessica Chastain‘s shoulder-grazing, asymmetrical bob. Here, she’s tucked one side of her shiny red locks behind her ear to reveal a sparkling, diamond drop earring. Where can we get a pair, Jessica?

16. Rihanna’s cute long bob

 Rihanna with black hair in a straight long bob
Take a leaf out of Rihanna’s style book with this look. Credit: Getty Images

This is a lady who’s no stranger to switching up her look, and this year the singer opted for a sleek long bob, proving she’s not afraid to step away from her sexy, long locks or sassy pixie cuts.

And we’re not gonna lie: we love the futuristic vibes of Rihanna‘s poker-straight, blunt lob with slightly flicked-out ends. Keep on rockin’, RiRi!

17. Rose Byrne ombre long bob

Rose Byrne with a subtle dark ombre and sleek long bob hairstyle
Rose Byrne looks super chic with this look. Credit: Getty Images

One of the main advantages of long bob hairstyles is that they can be styled, coloured and adapted to meet your desires. And mega babe Rose Byrne shows us that you can sport an ombre lob with ease.

The actress stepped out at the Manus X Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology event with a sleek look featuring a high-impact, deep side parting.

18. Emilia Clarke’s beachy long bob

Emilia Clarke with wavy hair in a long bob
Emilia Clarke gets it right again with this wavy bob. Credit: Getty Images

Not only does Game of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke know how to rule the Dothraki, but she can also nail the long bob style. Flaunting textured, beachy waves, she looked positively stunning. What a gal!

19. Jennifer Lopez’s sultry long bob

 Jennifer Lopez with light brown balayage hair in a long bob hairstyle
Jennifer Lopez rocks a voluminous smooth bob. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Singer Jennifer Lopez has sported many different hairstyles over the years, but one of our all-time favourites has to be this sultry highlighted bob! Styled into a deep side parting with a flicked out side fringe, this haircut brings all of the sass.

20. Arizona Muse’s wet-look long bob

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Arizona Muse works the wet look trend. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

As you probably already know, the wet-look hair trend has been huge, and model Arizona Muse knows this! She styled her light brown strands slicked back for a runway-inspired look.

Editor’s tip: To recreate this wet-look style at home, get your VO5 Volume Boost Gel Spray at the ready, and check out our easy step-by-step tutorial!

21. Gabrielle Union’s stylish long bob

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Take style tips from Gabrielle Union, who’s rocking this look! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Actress Gabrielle Union grabbed our attention when she stepped out with this sleek, long bob. Not only has she had one of the most stylish bobs of the year, but she’s also won our award for the shiniest mane, too!

22. Kirsten Dunst’s blonde long bob

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Kirsten Dunst looks super glam with her blonde locks. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Blonde starlet Kirsten Dunst oozed elegance when she stepped out with a long bob that had been flicked out at ends at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.

Her highlighted hair had been styled into a deep side parting, and one side of her mane was tucked neatly behind her ear. Now that’s what we call class!

23. Naomi Watts’ perfectly undone long bob

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Naomi Watts’s wavy bob is simply perfection. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Actress Naomi Watts is proof that long, wavy bobs look stunning on mature women, too. Lots of texture, body and natural-looking waves ensure that Naomi’s hair looks on-trend, as well as flattering.

24. Pixie Lott’s curly long bob

Pixie Lott with blonde curls in a long bob style
Pixie Lott has shaken up her look with bouncing blonde curls. Rex by Shutterstock

The songstress never lets us down when it comes to style and this long curly bob is a total winner. This bouncy, curly ‘do is fun and glamorous, while instantly giving a new lease of life to a long bob style.

25. Selena Gomez’s edgy long bob

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Selena Gomez is nailing this platinum blonde bob. Rex by Shutterstock

Selena is totally rocking this platinum blonde bob and we think both the colour and the style is just perfect for her new, grown-up look. We love her slightly tousled tresses, that gives her locks a lived-in, edgy appeal.

26. Camilla Thurlow’s chic long bob

Camilla Thurlow with her brown hair in a long bob with texture
Go for a side sweep and relaxed waves like Camilla Thurlow. Rex by Shutterstock

This sleek and chic long bob, looks even prettier thanks to the subtle balayage highlights that Camilla Thurlow is rocking. The beachy waves, teamed with hues of caramel look simply dreamy.

27. Margot Robbie’s effortless long bob

Margot Robbie with blonde hair in waves
Does Margot Robbie ever get it wrong? We think not! Rex by Shutterstock

Is it just us, or does Margot Robbie simply nail every single hair ‘do she sports? We’re not jealous or anything, but we might need to go and get a blonde, wavy long bob cut… like yesterday!

Recreate this ‘do by tonging the front section of your hair, for effortless glamour.

28. Cara Santana’s sharp long bob

Cara Santana with sleek dark hair in a long bob
Rock super sleek tresses like Cara Santana. Rex by Shutterstock

If it’s a ‘my hair means business’ look that you want, look no further than this super sleek and chic straight bob. There’s isn’t a hair out of place in this look, so make sure you reach for the straighteners and your anti-frizz serum!

29. Jenna Dewan’s super-glossy long bob

Jenna Dewan with a sleek dark bob hairstyle wearing red lipstick
Jenna Dewan looks achingly cool with this ‘do. Rex by Shutterstock

With just a flash of colour on the ends of her tresses, it’s almost as if Jenna is sporting an outgrown ombre, with this super-glossy lob. This flawless hairstyle makes for a serious style statement and we’re loving the subtle volume at the roots. Nailed it!

30. Bip Ling’s grungy long bob

Bip Ling with a bob hairstyle and red tips
Bip Ling rocks an edgy and stylish look. Rex by Shutterstock

Going for old school grunge with a twist? Then you’re about to be majorly inspired by Bip Ling’s cherry red, slicked-back look. If you thought a lob was a sweet, girly style, think again; this is all about hipster vibes and edgy slicked-back tresses. Nice!

31. January Jones’ retro long bob

January Jones with blonde hair and a long bob with a hair clip
We’re loving January Jones’ cute hair clip. Rex by Shutterstock

At first glance, this hairstyle may seem very ‘sweet’, but when you look again, you’ll notice that it’s also a little bit flirty.

We’re loving the tousled tresses, that have plenty of texture and movement. The hair slide is a cute addition to help keep that sweeping ‘faux’ side fringe in place. Ingenious!

32. Kristen Bell’s slicked-back long bob

Kristen Bell with blonde hair slicked back in a long bob hairstyle
Try our a slicked back bob like Kristen Bell. Rex by Shutterstock

If you want to instantly give your look a sleek new vibe, then slicking back your locks is a one-way ticket to style town! We love how Kristen’s straight bob has been given a new rock-chick, edge simply by rocking the wet look.

33. Hailey Baldwin’s Hollywood-inspired long bob

Hailey Baldwin with blonde hair in a bob hairstyles in waves
Shake up your hair with tumbling waves like Hailey Baldwin. Rex by Shutterstock

When it comes to upping the glam factor, you can’t go wrong with gorgeous sultry waves. This Hollywood-approved style, as sported by Hailey Baldwin, is a classic look that’s always a winner! The lob length gives the look a more modern twist, yet still oozes a silver screen sultriness.

34. Emily Ratajkowski’s glossy long bob

Emily Ratajkowski with a long sleek brown bob hairstyle
We’re loving this sleek and chic bob. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

If it’s inspo for healthy-looking hair that’s worthy of a hair-ad, Emily has got it covered! The middle parting makes this look oh-so-sleek, while her perfectly blow-dried locks (with the ends smoothly dried under) enhance her glossy locks. We love! 


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