Hair trends come and go, but there’s one in particular this season that seems to stand out: the lob. I know, I know…what, exactly, is a lob? A “lob” is short for “long bob”- A long, shaggy layered, collarbone length cut that fits virtually every face shape, hair texture, and color. Its versatility makes it a popular choice for anyone looking to change up their ‘do. Celebs like Jennifer Lawrence, Selena Gomez, T-Swift, and Alexa Chung have all been rocking the look this year, and for good reason. It’s put together while simultaneously seeming effortless, and brings a chic feel to any look.
The great thing about this cut is that you can go 2 to 3 days without washing your hair because it’s so convenient to style. You can transition from straight, to wavy, to half up with ease- add a little dry shampoo in there and consider yourself good to go. Here are four ways that you can style the “lob”:
SLEEK AND STRAIGHT
Easy enough, right? Just flat iron out any wave or curl in your hair to achieve this smooth look. We chose a side part, but a middle part looks great as well…this style can easily transition from night or day with little-to-no touch ups in between.
HALF-UP HIGH PONY
This look works on Day 1 or even Day 3 hair. Take the style from #1, gather half of your hair up into a ponytail at the crown of your head, pull hair slightly from the roots to add some volume on top, and voila! For a more dramatic, night-out look, you can use more hair for the ponytail (think Ariana Grande). Add some smoothing serum on the ends if they feel dry from the day before.