Lob Haircuts: 32 Inspirational 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 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! 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!

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Blogger Cristina Warner rocking the lob at #NYFW. Photo credit: Suzanne Cohen Photography.

1. Heart-Shaped

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

Those with oval faces are what we like to call the lucky ones: Your symmetrical features set 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 Suave Professionals Natural Volume Mousse—its lightweight, root-lifting formula will take your lob to new heights.

3. Round

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.

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This cut is perfect for a strong jawline.

4. Square

If you have a more angular jaw, 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.

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Even longer faces can rock this length!

5. Long Face Shape

Lob haircuts can definitely flatter longer face shapes, too! 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 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.

1. Feathered

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That middle part is clutch! Photo credit: Craig Alexander

This ’70s-inspired iteration is brought into the now with a high-impact hue and a bit of texture.

2. Super Sleek

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Create that razor-sharp parting with the end of a rattail comb. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Smoothened to the hilt and with juuust the right hint of balayage at the ends—perfection.

3. Bouncy

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Bonus points for a side-swept fringe!

Blunt ends and a blow-dried finish give this lob haircut a girl-next-door swing.

4. Past the Shoulders

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What awkward stage? Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Elevate that medium-length stage with some expertly placed highlights.

5. Soft

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Lob haircuts do really well with a rumpled texture. Photo credit: indigitaliages.com

Ask your stylist for soft, rounded layers to give your lob haircut a bit of an air-dried feel.

6. Wavy

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Don’t forget the heat protectant! Photo credit: Craig Alexander

Use a flat iron instead of a curling iron to achieve these trendy half-bends.

7. Curly

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Wash-and-go curls look fresh and have tons of movement when shoulder-length.

The lob is made for accentuating the subtle layers in a wash-and-go curly look.

8. Blunt

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Accentuate your crisp hairstyle with equally monochromatic color. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Clean, nearly straight-across ends give the illusion of healthier hair.

9. Bleached

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We love a fresh lob length on blonde hair. Photo credit: Craig Alexander

Bleach-blonde hair looks healthier and shinier in a well-groomed lob length.

10. Crimped

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The perfect lazy-day hack for waves! Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Not one to shy away from texture? Embrace this modernized ’80s version by leaving braids in overnight.

11. Full Bangs

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Love the boho vibe of this look. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

The coolest, most low-maintenance version of a lob haircut we’ve seen—we’re obsessed!

12. Matte

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Spray on some dry texture to refresh your locks. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Want a more street-style approach? Use a dry shampoo, like TRESemmé Clean Pro Pure Dry Shampoo, to refresh roots and achieve a quirky matte finish.

13. Super Straight

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We love some see-through bangs! Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Straggly ends have nowhere to hide with this texture, so be sure to get your ends trimmed beforehand.

14. Shag

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Shaggy lengths are a huge trend. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

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.

15. Dip-Dye

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High contrast = high impact.

A fresh spin on the e-girl/money piece trend is to try a dip-dye or ombré version.

16. Box Braided

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A half-updo also looks super trendy on box braid lobs. Photo credit: Dvora

The lob length is a super cute way to wear your protective hairstyle. Bonus points for some trendy accessories and clips!

17. Late ’90s

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Party like it’s Y2K with a blunt lob.

Collarbone-kissing and pretty much one-length all over, this cut was made for those sparkly Y2K tops and chokers.

18. News Anchor Chic

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Blow your layers outwards to achieve the look. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Slightly feathered outwards, this middle-parted lob is all about healthy, no-nonsense softness and body.

19. Balayage

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Brown balayage is a highly versatile look. Photo credit: Dvora

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

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This waifish look is all the rage.

Pair some dainty, see-through bangs with softly layered ends for a choppy, yet put-together, feel.

21. Natural

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A high side part is oh-so-adorable.

Have 3C hair? A chin-length lob haircut displays those fab spiral ringlets to the fullest.

22. Long on Top

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A blend of different hair colors can also inject some personality into a lob.

Longer layers on top make for a pretty result when side-parted and tucked behind the ears.

23. Natural, Medium-Length

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Layering softens up the ends.

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.

24. Twists

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Curled ends also afford more polish. Photo credit: instagram.com/braidsnation

Amp up a lobbed twist hairstyle by using a bright color for more impact!

25. Monotone

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One color looks seamless. Photo credit: Allyson Alapont

Using one color all over—in this case, silver-gray—gives a lob more edge.

26. Naturally Wavy

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We can’t get enough of this natural wavy texture!

This hair type was made to be air-dried!

27. Collegiate

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It’s the soft shine for me. Photo credit: Dvora

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

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A sexy tousle is always a winner. Photo credit: Dvora

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.

29. Staticky

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Go with the flow and don’t overstyle. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Ends that have a tousled, separated effect give finer hair more texture and dimension.

30. Curtain Bangs

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Ask your stylist for bangs that hit the cheekbone. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Screenshot this look for your next hair appointment: It’s the #1 asked-for look these days!

31. Day-2

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WFH hair at its realest.

Second-day bends give a relaxed, unfussy weekend feel.

32. Curled Under

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We love ourselves a proper blowout. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

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!

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