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 all throughout Hollywood and the street style set, it’s no wonder that 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 the specific way it’s cut to make it 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, as well as a bunch of inspirational pics to hopefully get you on your way. 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.
2. Super Sleek
Smoothened to the hilt and with juuust 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.
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.
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.
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.
The lob is made for accentuating the subtle layers in a wash-and-go curly look. It doesn’t get any easier than this!
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.
Bleach-blonde hair looks healthier and shinier in a well-groomed lob length. Don’t be afraid to go for a bright bleached look!
Not one to shy away from texture? Embrace this modernized ’80s version by leaving braids in overnight.
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 roots and achieve a quirky matte finish.
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.
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/money piece trend is to try a dip-dye or ombré version. These sleek and bold colors are a great way to add some major personality to your strands.
16. Box Braided
The lob length is a super cute way to wear your protective hairstyle. Bonus points for some trendy accessories and clips!
17. The Late ’90s
Collarbone-kissing and pretty much one-length all over, this cut was made for those sparkly Y2K tops and chokers.
18. News Anchor Chic
Slightly feathered outwards, this middle-parted lob is all about healthy, no-nonsense softness and body.
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.
20. Wispy Bangs
Pair some dainty, see-through bangs with softly layered ends for a choppy, yet put-together, feel.
Have 3C hair? A chin-length lob haircut displays those fab spiral ringlets to the fullest.
22. Long on Top
Longer layers on top make for a pretty result when side-parted and tucked behind the ears.
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.
Amp up a lobbed twist hairstyle by using a bright color for more impact!
Using one color all over—in this case, silver-gray—gives a lob more edge.
26. Naturally Wavy
This hair type was made to be air-dried!
From the sweet, face-framing bangs and layers to the neatly trimmed ends, what’s not to love about this preppy haircut?
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 that have a tousled, separated effect give finer hair more texture and dimension.
30. Curtain Bangs
Screenshot this look for your next hair appointment: It’s the #1 asked-for look these days!
Second-day bends give a relaxed, unfussy weekend feel.
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.
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!