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The Working from Home Diaries: Casual Styles for Long Bobs

Curated By
Miriam Herst

How to look cute and feel comfortable at the same time. 

Long bobs are the chic, mature and classy upgrade to your post-college long strands. They’re a definitive step into the grown-up world and they look absolutely gorgeous when blown-out and paired with a killer outfit. But how should you style long bobs on more casual days? When you work from home, finding a way to be comfortable and still feel cute can be a challenge. The first question everyone will ask you when you tell them you work from home is, “Do you work in your pajamas?” You’ll soon learn that productivity increases when you get dressed, do your hair and feel put together and ready for the day. The trick is to accomplish that without sacrificing comfort!

We’ve rounded up a handful of casual styles that will have you feeling like the girl boss that you are without the discomfort that can sometimes come with more intricate styles. These long bobs are easy to create and wear while still being appropriate when you head out for that midday coffee shop run.

Casual Styles for Long Bobs

long bobs: fan bun
This hairstyle is the epitome of chic comfort.

1. Softened Fan Bun

A loose fan bun is a soft approach to the sometimes formal top knot. Any style that includes all of your hair but only requires two loops around your ponytail is going to be a crowd pleaser. When you’re looking at a computer screen all day the last thing you want to worry about is a tight hairstyle putting more strain on you. Keep things loose and chic with a loose fan bun and let a quick mist of the TRESemmé Perfectly (Un)Done Hairspray do all the heavy work of keeping your style in place.

long bobs top knot
Creating an actual knot in your hair is an easy way to keep it off your face.

2. Literal Top Knot

Opting for a long bob just keeps you in the range of hairstyles that are long enough to pull this off. Create an actual knot using all of your hair and secure it into place with a ponytail. Worried about flyaways or those shorter face-framing pieces escaping? Run a few drops of the Suave Professionals Luxe Style Infusion Curl Defining Gel Serum through your strands before creating the knot to guide every stray into place.

long bobs
The everyday hairstyle that will have you exercising your skills for creating more formal updos.

3. Messy Updo

Grab a ponytail holder and a handful of bobby pins and prepare to enhance your natural texture. One of the best parts about working from home is giving your hair a break from heat styling. Simply apply a pump of the Dove Style + Care Volume Amplifier Mousse, let your hair air-dry, gather it into a ponytail, wrap the ponytail into a messy updo and pin it into place. This style keeps your hair out of your face, all while looking ultra chic.

long bobs scrunchie
Yet another ’90s style that’s making a comeback.

4. Use a Scrunchie

Remember scrunchies from when you were a kid? These are arguably the most comfortable way to keep your hair away from your face. The best part about wearing a top knot secured with a scrunchie for a full day of work is that it won’t leave a crease on your hair. That means that once 5:00pm hits and you’re ready to head out for the night, all you have to do is let your hair down.

long bobs low braided bun
This one combines two of our favorite styles.

5. Low Braided Bun

Some people prefer to have hair around their face and simply aren’t up to pulling their bob haircut straight back into a bun. Keeping your usual part and gathering your hair into a low braid is the perfect start to a low braided bun. Wrap the braid around the base of the style and pin it into place for a chic updo that maintains the skeleton of your usual style.

Looking for more ways to style your long bobs? Check out eight long bob hairstyles to wear to your holiday party

Miriam Herst
Yours in hair obsession, Miriam
10 December 2016

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