Bobs are everywhere right now. From the Italian Bob to the Box Bob, the hairstyle is not only a celeb favorite (seen on the likes of Zendaya, Greta Lee and Florence Pugh in the last year), it’s also crossing generational lines. So it’s no surprise that there’s heavy interest in the long bob haircut, also known as the lob. It’s a versatile look that can accommodate pretty much all face shapes, depending on how the stylist cuts it.
“A long bob is a great option for someone who wants short hair but doesn't have the facial structure to support it,” explains Juli Akaneya, a hairstylist with the salon haircare brand VERB. “Any sort of long bob is a great option because it does not exaggerate the width of the face as much as a short bob does since it creates the illusion of a longer face.”
That said, here are 44 haircut ideas for the long bob, including layers, beachy waves, blunt bangs and color—like the money piece, ombre and balayage. Read on for stylist-approved inspiration and home styling tips.