8 Lob Haircuts That Look Amazing
That just-back-from-the-salon, post-haircut feeling is like no other — so fresh and so free of split ends. Absolute bliss. Just thinking about it is enough to make you want to book an appointment at the salon. But before getting to that point, you've got to make a decision on which length to go with. You could snip off just a tiny amount and keep your strands super long, or you can do a big chop and rock it short. But if you're not really keen on extremes, the ever-popular lob (aka, the “long bob”) might be just the style for you. It’s a way to make a bold change but it still feels very feminine and it’s not quite as big of a commitment [as going very short]. But not all lobs are created equal — there are a variety of Here, we tapped the pros on the best medium-length haircuts to try now.
1. Asymmetrical A-line
A lob that’s slightly longer in the front and shorter in the back amps up the cool factor and curbs signs of the soccer-mom look. This is really versatile and can work with any face shape. You can curl the edges toward the chin for a softer look. Here, Margot Robbie nails the asymmetrical A-line cut and complements it with a deep side part.
2. Blunt Cut
The lob J.Lo debuted at the Met Gala was nothing short of a shock. A blunt cut that is all one length, giving you that very ‘90s supermodel flippy hairstyle.
3. Long Layers
For an instant volume boost, go for a haircut that hits at the shoulders, sprinkled with long layers throughout, like Justine Skye’s. This works best on medium to thick hair as layers are more visible with extra texture.
4. Baby Bangs
The baby bangs trend is still going strong. Paired with a long lob like Emma Watson’s, the juxtaposition between lengths makes for a daring style statement.
5. Shoulder Length
There are a variety of lengths you can go for with a lob and the slight variations can make a world of difference. When planning for a chop, consider this: The most classic style of all is shoulder length like Kendall Jenner's.
6. Subtle Layers
This one might just be the most versatile look as it works for every hair type and doesn’t require much effort. Be sure to request that the layers are cut toward the ends to create a subtle look that still provides a bit of added volume.
7. One-Length Textured Lob
For those with medium to thick hair, a one-length textured lob, as shown on Lucy Hale, easily adds definition. Because it’s all one length, this style works really well if you decide to grow your hair out in the long run.
8. Mini Lob
Here, Hailey Baldwin’s hair hits right below the chin. It’s a shorter version of the classic lob.There’s a certain edge to this look that comes from the way it’s styled with texture .