Also referred to as a lob, a long bob is a type of short haircut that can be achieved when you get your hair cut above or near your shoulders, leaving you with a mid-length look that is longer than a regular bob, but also not too cropped. If you can’t decide between lengths, you don’t have to worry about being pushed out of your comfort zone with this style, as it gives you the best of both worlds.
The reason why lob haircuts are so popular is to do with the fact they suit all face shapes and hair textures, too. Along with being low maintenance, the best thing about this cut is its styling versatility. They can be pulled back into a ponytail, fashioned up into a bun or kept half-up — so, it’s no wonder why celebs love it so much.
If you need any more convincing, just keep scrolling to see all the long bob haircuts that are trending for 2021 and beyond. There’s bound to be a look you’ll want to covet, so what are you waiting for?
Long Bob Haircut
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.
Long Bob With Curtains
Long Wavy Bob
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.
Long Bob With Side Bangs
Blonde Graduated Long Bob
You wouldn’t know this trendy blonde long bob has gorgeous graduated layers in it!
Balayage Long Bob
Don’t let a long bob stop you from living out your hair colour dreams.
Take your long bob up a few notches with some TikTok-approved e-girl highlights.
Long Bob With Face-Framing Highlights
If you want a softer take on the e-girl trend, try getting caramel face-framing highlights done at the front of your lob.
Wavy Caramel Cut
Can’t get enough of caramel? Take a cue from this beauty and get these sweet highlights added to your shoulder-length cut.
If you loved the choppy bob trend, this longer take on it is just for you.
Blunt Long Bob Haircut
A blunt lob is always in style! If you want to make your ends look super thick, consider getting this sleek cut.
Long Bob With ’90s Layers
When in doubt, get ’90s-inspired layers. You’ll feel like Rachel in no time!
Curly Long Bob Cut
Here’s proof that natural, bouncy curls look striking when cut into a long bob.
Dark Ash Blonde Lob
Sunkissed Long Bob
You can’t go wrong with sunny balayage tones.
Want all eyes on your shorter cut? Consider dyeing your hair this lovely shade of copper.
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.
Long Bob 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
Long Bob Haircut for Fine Hair
A lob with textured ends, like this one, will help inject volume into fine strands. Credit: @lisasatornhair
Brown Wavy Lob
Show off your wavy lob with face-framing balayage highlights like this.
Though subtle, the slight texture in this straight haircut takes it to a whole new level.
Thick Hair Lob
This beauty’s face-framing thick curls look incredible with this lob haircut. Credit: @mrswikie5
What’s not to love about this blonde haircut?
Brunette Bayalayge Lob
Curly Asymmetrical Lob
Straight Long Bob
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
Cool-Girl Lob With Bangs
French girl style is coveted all around the world. Get the look with a balayage lob and piece-y bangs.
Extra Long Bob Haircut
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.
Long Angled Bob
Keep things edgy and stylish with this sleek angled cut. Credit: @sunny_styled
Shoulder-Length Long Bob 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.
Long Bob With Ombre
Selena Gomez’ dark ombre lob is flawless. From her beautifully blended colour to glossy finish, this is a hairstyle to admire.
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.
Mid-Length Long Bob
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
Classic Graduated Lob Haircut
Messy Graduated Lob
Leaving the front a little longer than the back is key to getting a graduated lob.
Tousled Lob Haircut
Wavy Lob Hair
Long Lob Haircut with Layers
From the blonde, face-framing highlights to the dreamy layers, this look is serious hair goals. Credit: @suedub
Layered Angled Long Bob Haircut
Another layered angled lob cut we’re adding to our must-try list. Credit: @styled_by_carolynn
Layered Long Bob
Desperate to zhuzh up your straight hair? Get some layers cut into it to give it an extra dimension. Credit: @styles_by_sarahmarie
Brunette Long Bob Haircut
This beauty shows off her brunette lob in our favourite way: sweeping it to the side for an ultra-voluminous look. Credit: @estelanewbold
Kim Kardashian Long Bob
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.
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?
Wavy Platinum Long Bob
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.
Straight Platinum Lob
Sophie Turner’s Super Long Bob
Sophie Turner shows off yet another way to wear the lob: shiny and gorgeously blown out. Credit: @cwoodhair
Curled Long Bob Haircut
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.
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.
One-Length Blonde Lob
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 Playful Layers
A lob haircut with layers helps to add extra movement to shoulder-length styles.
Long Bob Wig
Cheat your way to the picture-perfect cut with a black lob wig.
Long Bob 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
Who doesn’t love the beach? These waves will make your hair always look vacation-ready!
Retro Long Bob
With its perfectly-polished finish, Vanessa Hudgens’ vintage-inspired hairstyle has certainly caught our attention
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
Flippy Long Bob
We love the ’60s vibes of Rihanna‘s poker-straight, blunt lob with slightly flicked-out ends.
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 Collarbone Cut
We’re sure you’ll agree this curly long bob hairstyle looks absolutely stunning!
Effortless Mid Cut
Recreate this ‘do by tonging the front section of your hair, for effortless glamour.
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.
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!
This Hollywood-approved style, as sported by Hailey Baldwin, is a classic look that’s always a winner! The length gives the look a more modern twist, yet still oozes a silver screen sultriness.
This sleek, angular cut is the popular style stars like Jennifer Lopez, Katy Perry and Khloe Kardashian love to rock.
Short Lob Hairstyles
All it takes is some shine spray to make your cut look glam and super glossy! This is a perfect shoulder-length look for any occasion.
Editor’s tip: Mist the TRESemmé Day 2 Shine Reviver Nourishing Mist to instantly take your look to glossy heights.