32 Iconic Lob Haircuts for Every Face Shape
Here's a guide to help you figure out how to make a lob complement your face type.
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 (“long bob”) opts for a slightly longer look that rests somewhere between the chin and collarbone. Considering this stylish hairstyle has been seen up and down the runways and throughout Hollywood and the street style set, it’s no wonder it’s been earning its stripes mainstream as well.
Since just about everyone is considering a little haircut therapy (especially these days!), it’s pretty rad that this particular look is a stunner on just about anyone who dons it. This versatile look is all about how it’s cut to flatter your face shape and hair type!
32 Trendy Lob Haircut Looks to Inspire
To eliminate the guesswork, we’ve outlined a few key ideas to help bring lob haircuts to life and a bunch of inspirational pics to get you on your way, hopefully. Keep reading!
This ’70s-inspired iteration is brought into the now with a high-impact hue and a bit of texture. The feathered ends of this style offer a soft yet impactful finish to your style. This is also a strategic look for transitioning damaged ends and slowly cutting them off over time.
2. Super Sleek
Smoothened to the hilt and with just the right hint of balayage at the ends—perfection. This sleek look is best created with a flat iron run over the length of your hair with a few extra seconds focused on the ends.
Blunt ends and a blow-dried finish give this lob haircut a girl-next-door swing. The volume at the bottom of this style creates an adorable throwback style and looks beautiful when styled in ponytails as well.
4. Past the Shoulders
Elevate that medium-length stage with some expertly placed highlights. We love the combination of bangs and a highlighted lob for a super on-trend look. Add some moisture and volume to your bangs and overall hair look with Nexxus Humectress Conditioning Mist.
5. Soft Layers
Ask your stylist for soft, rounded layers to give your lob haircut a bit of an air-dried feel. Using a 1 1/2-inch curling iron vertically will allow you to create movement and texture for your style.
6. Wavy Lob
Use a flat iron instead of a curling iron to achieve these trendy half-bends. This lob length is the ideal length for this bent style. This hairstyle looks especially great with highlights in the front of your hair that frames and highlights your face.
The lob is made for accentuating the subtle layers in a wash-and-go curly look. It doesn’t get any more effortlessly flawless than this! This is a gorgeous curly hair lob for everyday wear.
Clean, nearly straight-across ends give the illusion of healthier hair. Don’t be afraid of a one-length lob! This length is the perfect opportunity to experiment with a one-length look. This look can be achieved with a straight cut as well.
Bleach-blonde hair looks healthier and shinier in a well-groomed lob length. Don’t be afraid to go for a bright bleached look! If bleaching your natural hair is not your thing, this style can also be beautifully achieved with a lace front!
Not one to shy away from texture? Embrace this modernized ’80s version by leaving braids in overnight and then letting your waves shine through for the day. Help hold your waves into place with TRESemmé Extra Hold Hair Spray
11. Full Bangs
The coolest, most low-maintenance version of a lob haircut we’ve seen—we’re obsessed! A full set of fringe is a great way to offset a thick head of hair and make it more manageable.
Want a more street-style approach? Use dry shampoo, like TRESemmé Clean Pro Pure Dry Shampoo, to refresh your roots and achieve a quirky matte finish. Dry shampoo is versatile for achieving a variety of hairstyles like this one!
13. Super Straight
Straggly ends have nowhere to hide with this texture, so be sure to get your ends trimmed beforehand. Sharp and edgy, this one-length lob is as sleek as they come. This style is also great for anyone who wants to give the ends of their hair a fresh start.
Once considered the dark horse haircut of the summer, the shag has now achieved cool-girl status—especially when paired with another equally viral trend: curtain bangs. Bonus: Get that texture with gel! We love Suave Professionals Define & Shine Serum Gel for its flexible hold.
A fresh spin on the e-girl trend is to try a dip-dye or ombré version. These sleek and bold colors are a great way to add major personality to your strands. This is also another great style to wear with a lace front or shake-and-go wig style for a fun look that you can switch up later.
16. Box Braided Lob
The lob length is a super cute way to wear your protective hairstyle. Bonus points for some trendy accessories such as beads or braiding hair cuffs. This style also looks cute when worn in half up, half down styles!
17. The Late ’90s
Collarbone-kissing and pretty much one-length all over, this cut was made for those sparkly late 90s and Y2K tops and chokers. This is a gorgeous, versatile style that can be dressed up or dressed down in many different ways.
18. News Anchor Chic
Slightly feathered outwards, this middle-parted lob is all about healthy, no-nonsense softness and body. When flat ironed, this style will also create a lovely and sleek bob hairstyle.
Ask your stylist to focus on the “money piece” sections or the sections of hair closest to your face for a true countenance-brightening effect. Take this look up a notch further with a layered cut to match.
20. Wispy Bangs
Pair some dainty, see-through bangs with softly layered ends for a choppy yet put-together feel. Because of how light these bangs are, they can also be easily adjusted as side-swept bangs!
Have 3C hair? A chin-length lob haircut displays those fab spiral curls to the fullest. Give your curls a nourishing and defined-looking finish with SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Defining Styling Gel while styling your hair.
22. Long on Top
Longer layers on top make for a pretty result when side-parted and tucked behind the ears. Dress up this look with colorful ends. We love this pastel pink and blue, and yellow link on the ends.
23. Natural, Medium-Length
Some subtle layering at the ends balances out the density of shoulder-length natural hair and gives more dimension and shape to your overall hairstyle. This style also looks especially gorgeous when worn in a side part.
Amp up a lobbed twist hairstyle using a bright color for more impact! If you want a more natural-looking contrast between the ends of your hair and your roots, we recommend braiding hair that comes with an ombre finish. The top of the ombre hair should match your hair color for the most seamless-looking transition.
Using one color all over—in this case, silver-gray—gives a lob more edge. If you want to spice up your monochrome look a bit, add gray ends to the end of your blonde lob to amp up your look.
26. Naturally Wavy
Have naturally wavy hair? Embrace your natural hair texture with this gorgeous wash-and-go look. Add some definition and frizz protection to your waves with TRESemmé Flawless Curls Hair Spray.
27. Preppy Lob
From the sweet, face-framing bangs and layers to the neatly trimmed ends, what’s not to love about this preppy haircut? We love how the bangs are worn slightly past the eyebrow for a touch of a bit more relaxed look with this very sleek style.
28. Longer in Front
Slightly longer layers in front give a lob haircut a much-appreciated texture, especially when supplemented with some mousse. We like the lightweight feel we get from Nexxus Mousse Plus Volumizing Foam.
Ends with a tousled, separated effect, giving finer hair more texture and dimension. Another great way to add to this look is with gorgeous layers that elevate this look much more.
30. Curtain Bangs
Curtain bangs are a trend that is here to stay! Paired with a middle part, this look is a gorgeous way to frame your face. Keep a sleek and fresh scalp by using a hair oil once a week, such as SheaMoisture Aloe Butter Scalp Moisture Cream
Second-day hair bends to give a relaxed, unfussy weekend feel. This is a gorgeous look to wear on all your casual or work-from-home days. It is also a beautiful hair look for a variety of hair lengths.
32. Curled Under
Use a medium to big-barreled roller brush to achieve the blown-out look seen here, which, when cut in the right collarbone length, achieves just the right amount of flirty bounce. This hairstyle also grows out beautifully!
There you have it: The best lob haircuts trending this year! We’ll be looking out for your fab lob looks, so tag us @AllThingsHairUS! Also, for more haircut inspiration, subscribe to our newsletter below!
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