25 Long Bob Haircuts for Any Face Shape
Can we finally go ahead and dub long bob haircuts one of the decade's biggest beauty trends? Commonly nicknamed "the lob" (bob + lob), the length falls somewhere between your chin and your collarbone.
"The lob makes all hair look thick and healthy," explains celebrity hairstylist, Matt Fugate. "Also, the strong lines draw attention to bone structure and help frame the face."
He says because the length is maintained around the face, it creates a silhouette that flatters most if not all face shapes. And that length makes for a versatile range in styling options.
Mila Kunis seems to prefer the cut flat-ironed and smooth, while Selena Gomez's textured lob surely inspired hundreds of chops. Celebrity hairstylist Laura Polko says she prefers it styled straight, "half up, half down with a scünci scrunchie for 90s vibes," or with volume at the crown. The options are basically endless.
Keep scrolling for 25 (yes, 25!) examples of why it's one of the most talked-about hairstyles of all time.
Let's call Hailey Bieber's cut a long lob, shall we? The extra length allows for a variation of styling options, like this perky and voluminous half-up ponytail.
Oscar-nominated actress Margot Robbie has a blunt long bob, rather than lots of cascading layers.
Kendall Jenner's haircut is proof that a simple parting choice can transform your entire look. Try styling your long bob with a super straight center part.
By far the shortest haircut we've ever seen on Lauren Conrad, this chop fits her lifestyle, and draws attention to her features.
Nathalie Emmanuel's lob is cut with delicate, gradual layers to further enhance her natural curls.
Pair your lob with this other buzzy hair trend: curtain bangs.
Use a curling wand or a curling iron to create bends in your lob, similar to Selena Gomez's look.
Laura Harrier simply tucked her curly blunt lob behind her ears to give the cut an effortless vibe.
Long layers gives your hair fullness and a look of density. Perfect example? Bella Hadid's blowout.
When attempting to create a look similar to Mila Kunis, you'll need to carefully coat your strands with a heat protectant, so the sleek finish you're going for with a flat iron doesn't end up resulting in damage.
One of the best hairstyles for the lob haircut is a full set of beachy waves. Better yet, add a sparkly hair accessory. Use Kerry Washington as your inspiration.
Another bonus of the lob, as demoed by Olivia Palermo? It brings attention to highlights placed around the ends of your strands.
Ciara's front section of hair is perfectly waved to frame her face. We love how she left the ends textured and piece-y for an undone finish.
Add volume to your angled lob with a minimal bouffant at the crown of your head.
Rachel McAdams's side-parted lob is one of the trendiest haircuts on Hollywood red carpets right now.
Long bobs with bangs instantly makes a statement. January Jones wears the look without flaw.
Viola Davis's collarbone-grazing cut draws attention to her caramel highlights.
Another Olivia with a perfect lob! Olivia Munn's always features plenty of waves and volume.
When Kim Kardashian wears a lob, she prefers it with a center part, zero fly-aways, and with a blunt cut.
If there is a way to style a lob, Olivia Culpo has tried the look. However, she always returns her loose waves.
Before Nina Dobrev debuted her bob and bangs, she was rocking a super straight lob with an extreme side part.
Taraji P. Henson
Taraji P. Henson's side part creates a lift at her roots, creating ample volume.
Khloe Kardashian regularly returns to this perfectly messy long bob.
Simply pinning back two strands of hair like Emily Blunt gives the lob a romantic feel.
Zendaya's lob features textured bangs and subtle angles that frame her face.