Lobs are having a moment and we’re not talking about the kind you order at the seafood counter. The “lob” or long bob has been seen on everyone from Jessica Alba to Beyonce, and it’s a chic, low-maintenance way to wear your hair.
The best thing about the lob? It’s versatile. You can wear it straight, wavy or curly, and it looks great with or without bangs. Plus, it’s a great way to transition if you’re thinking about cutting your hair short.
If you’re thinking about getting a lob, here are some of our favorite styles to inspire you.
1. The Sleek Lob
If you want a modern, polished look, go for a sleek lob. This style is all about smooth, straight hair with a bit of shine. To get the look, start by using a smoothing shampoo and conditioner to tame frizz and flyaways. Then, blow-dry your hair straight using a flat brush. Once your hair is dry, use a flat iron to further smooth out your strands. Finish with a light mist of hairspray.
2. The Wavy Lob
The wavy lob is perfect if you want a casual, effortless look. This style is all about beachy waves that look like they were created by the salty sea air (even if you’re nowhere near the beach). To get the look, start by spraying your hair with a salt water spray. Then, use a large barrel curling iron to create loose waves. Finish by tousling your hair with your fingers and spraying with a light mist of hairspray.
3. The Curly Lob
If you have naturally curly hair, embrace it with a curly lob. This style is all about bouncy, beautiful curls. To get the look, start by using a curl-enhancing shampoo and conditioner to hydrate your strands and tame frizz. Then, use a diffuser to dry your hair. Once your hair is dry, use your fingers to scrunch in a curl-enhancing cream or gel. Finish with a light mist of hairspray.
4. The Textured Lob
The textured lob is perfect if you have thin or fine hair and you want to add some volume and texture. This style is all about adding volume and texture to your hair with a bit of product. To get the look, start by spraying your hair with a volumizing root lift spray. Then, use a texturizing spray throughout your hair. Next, use your fingers to rough up your hair and add some texture. Finish with a light mist of hairspray.