A long bob (AKA a lob) is a haircut that sits just above the collarbone or just skims the shoulders, making it slightly longer than a regular bob.
Lob haircuts are a popular celebrity hairstyle because they suit all face shapes and hair textures, too. Along with being low maintenance, the best thing about lobs are their styling versatility. They can be pulled back into a ponytail, fashioned up into a bun or kept half-up when you fancy a change.
To help you find the perfect long bob haircut for you, ahead, we have all the inspiration you need to convince you to take the plunge.
Longer than a bob but not quite a mid-length cut, lob haircuts are universally flattering and look great worn straight, wavy or with a halo of curls.
Short Lob Hairstyles
Grab a curling wand and some cute hair pins to recreate this Insta-worthy look. Credit: @natalieannehair
Lob with Pearl Hair Clip
Whether it’s for a more glam evening style or a cute Blair Waldorf-esque daytime look, pearl hair clips are a huge trend right now.
Don’t let short hair stop you from living out your hair colour dreams.
Dark Ash Blonde Lob
Layers really are a win-win option. Not only are they a great way to add movement to fine strands but they can also be used to take some of the weight from thick strands, helping to give hair more body and bounce.
Lob for Thick Hair
Remove excess weight from thick hair by opting for this It-girl-approved haircut. The bangs are optional but highly recommended. Credit: @orionvanessa
Lob with Fringe
Show off your wavy lob with face-framing balayage highlights à la Mandy Moore.
Textured Lob Straight Hair
Though subtle, the slight texture in this straight haircut takes it to a whole new level. Credit: @beautylaunchpad
Thick Hair Lob
This beauty’s face-framing thick curls look incredible with this lob haircut. Credit: @mrswikie5
Since ditching her long blonde hair for this choppy lob, Margot Robbie’s style is more LA rock chic than Aussie babe.
Anyone with curly hair will know all about shrinkage. So, ask your stylist to cut your tresses long enough so that your strands sit on your shoulder when dry.
Editor’s tip: Keep your curls in tip-top condition with the help of TRESemmé Botanique Nourish & Replenish Hydrating Mist. Use on damp or dry hair for added nourishment and a soft and silky finish.
Get the It girl look with this Haley Baldwin approved straight lob.
Editor’s tip: Protect your hair against heat damage with the TONI&GUY Heat Protection Mist. Before heat styling, spritz evenly over damp hair and comb through
Brunette Bayalayge Lob
Curly Asymmetrical Lob
Balayage Lob with Bangs
French girl style is coveted all around the world. Get the look with a balayage lob and piece-y bangs.
There’s nothing not to love about this long lob. From her gorgeous balayage to her undone waves, Olivia Munn’s lob hair is what we call goals.
Angled Lob Haircut
Keep things edgy and stylish with this sleek angled cut. Credit: @sunny_styled
Long Lob Haircut
Falling at a very wearable shoulder-length, long lob haircuts are versatile and are having a major moment right now.
Collarbone Length Lob
If you need a timeless cut that’s chic and sophisticated, look no further than this collarbone length lob.
Dark Ombre Lob
Selena Gomez’ dark ombre lob is flawless. From her beautifully blended colour to glossy finish, this is a hairstyle to admire.
Lob Haircut for Fine Hair
A lob with textured ends, like this one, will help inject volume into fine strands. Credit: @lisasatornhair
Jennifer Aniston Lob Hair
From her waist-length hair to this graduated lob, there really is no hairstyle that we’re not willing to try from our fave Friends star.
Want to know the simplest way to add texture to your lob? Spritz damp hair with a sea salt spray and allow to dry. It’s quick and easy and heat-free.
Editor’s tip: The TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray helps to create tousled texture and light hold without a crunchy feel.
Contrary to popular belief braids don’t need to be long to be beautiful. These lob braids on Danai Gurira are the perfect example of lob braids done well.
Lob Medium Length
Medium length styles were once considered an awkward stage, but thanks to ladies like Ashley Graham, they’ve been given an overhaul.
Messy Lob Haircut
Undone is the new done and Emilia Clarke’s messy lob haircut is just the right amount of tousled texture.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Lob Haircut
Lob Black Hair
Whether it’s a weave, wig or achieved with box braids, there’s no denying how flattering a long bob looks on black hair. Credit: @thepatriciabright
Fan of ombre hues? Then you’ll be pleased to know that long bobs are the perfect canvas for you to get creative with your colour.
Leaving the front a little longer than the back is key to getting a graduated lob.
Tousled Lob Haircut
Wavy Lob Hair
Graduated Lob Haircut
Kim Kardashian Lob
While Kim Kardashian‘s waist-length waves might not be achievable for most, we can certainly get on board with this ‘90s-inspired glossy long bob.
Layered Angled Lob
Another layered angled lob cut we’re adding to our must-try list. Credit: @styled_by_carolynn
Layered Lob Straight Hair
Desperate to zhuzh up your straight hair? Get some layers cut into it to give it an extra dimension. Credit: @styles_by_sarahmarie
This beauty shows off her brunette lob in our favourite way: sweeping it to the side for an ultra-voluminous look. Credit: @estelanewbold
Lob with Bangs
Calling all you ‘90s lovers! Channel Michelle Pfeiffer’s iconic Scarface hairstyle with this curled under long bob and full bangs hairstyle?
Long Lob Haircut with Layers
From the blonde, face-framing highlights to the dreamy layers, this look is serious hair goals. Credit: @suedub
Platinum Blonde Lob
Platinum blonde is in but there’s no denying that the colour can be quite high maintenance and damaging to strands. So, we suggest teaming yours with a long bob and regularly using a hair mask to keep breakage and split ends at bay.
Editor’s tip: Treat your tresses to a weekly mask treatment with the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Mask. Formulated with Keratin and Marula oil, this hair mask will help you fight frizz, detangle knots, boost shine, add softness and tame flyaways.
Sophie Turner Lob
Sophie Turner shows off yet another way to wear the lob: shiny and gorgeously blown out. Credit: @cwoodhair
Angled lobs like Emily Ratajkowski’s are great for adding something a little different and can be curled under or out for extra style points.
Lob with Side Bangs
Textured Lob for Thin Hair
What’s not to love about this cool look? Credit: @lisasatornhair
Blunt Wavy Lob
A blunt lob can be worn wavy as well. Credit: @alicia.loves.hair
We know growing out short hair can lead to some awkward stages, but with this short lob you’d never know.
Style tip: Make the growing out process a little more exciting by playing around with your parting and mixing it up with curls, waves and straight styles.
Lucy Hale is the poster girl for bob and lob hairstyles. Her short strands are often worn in an array of stylish ‘dos but it’s this blunt lob that we love the most.
Lob Haircut with Layers
A lob haircut with layers helps to add extra movement to shoulder-length styles.
Black Lob Wig
Cheat your way to the picture-perfect cut with a black lob wig.
Lob for Long Face
This flattering, side-swept wavy lob gives major volume and helps frame a long face. Credit: @romeufelipe
Fergie Lob Haircut
There’s a reason everyone still talks about Fergie’s signature lob haircut. Are you ready to find out why? Credit: @fergie
Lisa Rinna Lob
Lisa Rinna is known for her short, shaggy hairstyle, but it’s her new caramel lob that is making us swoon. Credit: @lisarinna
Beachy Lob Hairstyle
Not only does Game of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke know how to rule the Dothraki, but she can also nail the long bob style.
Curly Long Bob Cut
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.
Blonde Lob with Bangs
We particularly love how Christina Aguilera pairs her blunt, full bangs with glossy, poker-straight hair. Anyone else getting major Pulp Fiction vibes?
Bronde Long Bob
Retro Long Bob
With its perfectly-polished finish, Vanessa Hudgens’ vintage-inspired hairstyle has certainly caught our attention
Loose Curly Lob
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.
Shaggy Long Bob
Wavy Long Bob
Good news for those with longer face shapes: a wavy long bob will instantly help to balance out your facial features!
Flippy Long Bob
We love the ’60s vibes of Rihanna‘s poker-straight, blunt lob with slightly flicked-out ends.
Ombre Long Bob
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.
Edgy Long Bob
Selena is totally rocking this platinum blonde long bob and we think both the colour and the style is just perfect for her new, grown-up look.
To give her cut a chic cool-girl edge, Olivia Munn added in soft, textured waves and went for the no-parting look.
Undone Long Bob
Lots of texture, body and natural-looking waves ensure that Naomi’s hair looks on-trend, as well as flattering.
Permed Long Bob
We’re sure you’ll agree this curly long bob hairstyle looks absolutely stunning!
Effortless Long Bob
Recreate this ‘do by tonging the front section of your hair, for effortless glamour.
Slicked-Back Long Bob
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!
Long Bob with Side Bangs
Kirsten Dunst’s 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!
Strawberry Blonde 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.
Sharp Long 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!
Layered Long Bob Haircut
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.
Hollywood-Inspired Long Bob
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.
This sleek, angular cut is the popular long bob style stars like Jennifer Lopez, Katy Perry and Khloe Kardashian love to rock.
Accessorised Long Bob
For casual outings, wear your long bob hairstyle with simple, oversized bobby pins as Bella Hadid does.