It seems like more and more celebs are chopping off their locks in favor of the super trendy variation of the bob–lob haircuts. Unlike a bob haircut, the lob opts for a slightly longer look that rests somewhere within the chin and collarbone. Considering this stylish look has been seen up and down the runways and all throughout Hollywood, it’s no wonder that the style is popular with the mainstream. Since just about everyone and their mother is considering a little scissor-to-hair therapy, it’s pretty rad that this particular look is a stunner on just about anyone who dons it. This look is all about the specific way it’s cut to make it flatter your face shape.
To eliminate the guesswork, we’ve outlined a few key ideas to help bring lob haircuts to life—no matter your face shape. Keep reading!
The Best Face Shapes for Lob Haircuts
1. Heart Face Shape
Is your face wider around your forehead and cheekbones and narrow around the jaw and chin? Ask your stylist for anything between your chin and collarbone paired with light, long layering. The addition of layers to your look will mellow out the overall look and keep your hair full of movement.
2. Oval Face Shape
Those with oval faces are what we like to call the lucky ones. Your long face sets the perfect stage for lob haircuts at any length. Play up the length of your choice by creating light waves with a curling wand or extreme volume with a little help from a round brush and volumizing mousse, like the Dove Style+Care Volume Amplifier Mousse—it’s lightweight, root-lifting formula will take your lob to new heights.
3. Round Face Shape
There’s a common misconception that round faces should stay away from lob haircuts–we’re here to tell you that you shouldn’t bat a single lash at that nonsense. Tell your stylist that you’re looking for something on the longer side—think: a collarbone-grazing cut. To add a little flair to your look, mention to your stylist that you’d like a bit of an angled cut in the front that softens out in the back.
4. Square Face Shape
If you have a geometrically shaped face, start with a little medium length action. For square faces, keep in mind that the more volume your hair has, the more elongated your face will appear to be. To bring this idea to life, simply prep your look with a super volumizing formula, like the Nexxus Exxpand Plus Volumizing Whip. Once you’ve got the hair care product evenly distributed throughout your roots, take a blowdryer and round brush to your locks to really amp up the volume.
5. Long Face Shape
Lob haircuts can definitely flatter longer face shapes, as long layers help frame your face. While you could wear this look voluminous and wavy, wearing it straight and smooth can also help your layers pop. To get the look, use TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Serum before you style to get that sleek and sexy finish.
6. Diamond Face Shape
This shape is definitely one of the less common for lob haircuts. Diamond shapes should select a lob style that is full of volume and movement. Ask your stylist to add lots of playful layers to your cut in order to show off that sexy texture.