Lob cuts have been the hottest hairstyle for the past few years. And it doesn’t look like the trend is going to slow down any time soon. Lobs — long bobs — have the same stylish impact as bobs, but slightly longer. That means you can still put it in a ponytail!
The best part? Lob haircuts work for all face shapes and hair textures. No matter who you are, there’s a lob hairstyle that will work for you!
Keep reading to learn about lob haircuts, plus tips for styling your lob hairstyle at home.
What is a Lob Cut?
In short, a lob is a long bob. Lobs are a great option if you have long hair and want to change up your look. But you don’t want to commit to a full bob. They’re trendy but they maintain enough length so that you can put up your hair in a ponytail on those days when you don’t feel like styling your hair.
How to Get a Lob Haircut
Ask your hairstylist for a long bob that falls somewhere between your shoulders and collar bones. Your lob hairstyle should have longer pieces in the front with more layers in the back.
A Guide to the Best Lob Haircuts by Hair Type:
For fine hair: Ask your hairstylist for a blunt lob, which will make your hair look thicker.
For thick hair: Ask your hairstylist to remove some of the bulk from your hair through layers, which will help to avoid a heavy, triangle shape.
For curly hair: Ask your stylist to dry-cut your hair to work with your natural curls and texture. This will prevent your lob from being too short when your hair dries!
3 Ways to Style a Lob Cut
1. The “Unstyled” Lob
This styling technique creates a perfectly undone look – and only takes minutes! Wash hair with Viviscal Gorgeous Growth Densifying Shampoo and Viviscal Gorgeous Growth Densifying Conditioner. Next, towel dry hair with a microfiber towel or soft cotton t-shirt. Then, apply a dime size amount of lightweight Viviscal Gorgeous Growth Densifying Elixir to add volume. Scrunch hair and allow to air dry. Or blow dry hair with a diffuser.
2. Use a Curling Iron
Curl your hair using a 1-1 ¼ inch curling iron or curling wand, avoiding the ends to give you more modern waves. Curl face-framing pieces away from your face. Once you reach your ears, alternate the direction of the curls. Then mist hair with a texturizing spray.
3. The Straight Look
Apply a dime-size amount of Viviscal Densifying Elixir from roots to tips. Blow dry using a round brush, keeping the nozzle of the dryer pointed down to reduce frizz. If necessary, use a flat iron to further straighten hair. Then, rub another small amount of Viviscal Elixir between palms, and smooth over hair for a sleek finish.
How to Care for a Lob Haircut
Wash your hair two to five times per week, depending on hair texture. Generally, fine hair should be washed more often than coarse or naturally curly hair that’s more prone to dryness. Wash your hair enough to keep your scalp clean and healthy, without over-drying or allowing hair to look greasy. If your hair looks oily between washes, use dry shampoo to absorb excess grease.
Schedule hair trims every six to eight weeks. This will help to prevent split ends, and allow you to maintain the shape of your lob haircut.
Just because your hair is shorter doesn’t mean it doesn’t need nutrition! Healthy hair is beautiful hair, so keep your hair growth† looking healthy with Viviscal Advanced Hair Health Supplements. Viviscal is formulated with iron, vitamin C, zinc and biotin to nourish strands and keep your hair looking healthy, strong and gorgeous.*
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†Existing hair growth