28 Gorgeous Long Bob Hairstyles For A Stunning Look

Complement your long bob haircut with eye-catching layers and flattering bangs.

Reviewed by Khamis MaioufKhamis Maiouf, Hairstylist
Written by Arshiya SyedaArshiya Syeda  • 

Most of us go through that inner turmoil during summers: should we cut our hair short or leave it long and grin and bear the sweltering heat? But, it can stop now, as we have found you some of the perfect long bob hairstyles. A long bob is a bob cut where the length of your hair rests near the shoulders instead of the short length of a regular bob. The perks of this bob style are that it can be worn straight, wavy, or curly and fashioned into an updo, low bun, ponytail, braid, or simply let loose. When it comes to short bobs, you have to be careful with the one you select because it should work with your face shape. This concern isn’t there for the long bob, as you can add layers, feathered ends, or choppy tips to make the long bob work for your face shape. And it is neither too short nor too long. So, scroll down and check out some new ways to style a long bob haircut to your advantage. Keep reading!

protip_icon Before You Get Started
  • Long bobs are very easy to style. Unlike short hair, you can tie long bobs in ponytails or buns. The shoulder-length cut is easy to style in curls or waves too.
  • Add layers to your long bob cut to enhance volume and take some weight off the lower ends of your hair.
  • Long bob needs frequent salon visits to maintain the style because hair tends to flip outwards at the bottom when growing out.
  • Use non-heat wave methods to make your long bob wavy instead of using heat styling tools that can damage your hair.

28 Gorgeous Styling Ideas For Your Beautiful Long Bob

1. Textured Long Bob

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Textured ends should do the magic if you want an instant twist to your simple long bob hair. This hairstyle will give life to your mane. And the best part is, you don’t have to worry if you have thin hair because textured ends will add body and movement to it.

2. Beach Waves Lob

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Beach waves are pure love. They add volume and bounce to your hair like no other. So if you want to bless your lob with something beautiful yet fun, get your curling tongs and create some loose beach waves. You can also get some warm brown highlights to make them look natural and flawless.

3. Asymmetrical Long Bob

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This one just has to be classy. Go for A-line graduated cut on only one side for a bold look. The rounded ends add softness to the overall look. If you have thinner hair, you may go for pin-straight ends, and you are all set to rock the party like never before.

4. Messy Long Bob

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There is something so amazing about messy hairdos. They make you come across as someone who’s just effortlessly gorgeous. So, instead of breaking your head over styling ideas for your lob, try out this fun and cute messy long bob hairstyle. Of course, you can go all out with highlighting options, but the shades of brown are our favorites because of their naturally enchanting aura.

5. Straight Lob With Bangs

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The straight lob with bangs is a great no-fuss hairstyle for those with thin hair. The short, sleek bangs won’t make your hair look flat. You can further dye your hair blonde and add some golden highlights to give it a textured and breezy appearance.

6. Layered Long Bob

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If you love this tousled hair look, ask your hairstylist to add lots of layers during your next appointment. The feathered layers add a natural-looking volume and movement to your hair. This style is best for people with fine hair. You may use a texturizing spray to get this tousled look.

7. Middle-Parted Lob

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One can never go wrong with middle-parted hairstyles. They are comfortable, easy to maintain and look super chic. A middle-parted lob is perfect for medium to thick hair. You may keep the ends blunt and choppy to contour your face and add some delicate highlights.

8. Lob With Short Bangs

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From Emma Watson to Katy Perry, fringe has been many celebrities’ favorites. They give your face a youthful look and also require very minimal maintenance. So, for reasons like these, the hairstyle had to be widely accepted anyway. Now, it is your turn to get them on your long bob too.

9. Straight Blonde Lob

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Pin-straight, shoulder-grazing blonde mane has been the most ideal and widely loved hairstyle. It looks sophisticated and polished. So, we don’t see why you should hold yourself back from getting it. After all, you deserve to look your best, and this one will just let you be a head-turner.

10. Extremely Wavy Lob

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Want to try out something commercial-worthy? Grab your styling tools to create tight waves on your lob, and you will be all good to go. Then, for an extra glossy effect on your mane, apply some hair serum, and voila!

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The bob hairstyle originated with French actress Polaire in the 1890s and was heavily criticized as it went against ingrained cultural expectations from women and gender roles. Polaire was even deemed to be the “ugliest woman in the world” upon her Debut in New York. Today, bob is one of the most popular hairstyles sported by celebrities worldwide.

11. Lob With Curtain Bangs

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Textured lob with middle-parted curtain bangs is a universally flattering hairstyle. It suits all face shapes and hair types. However, if you have a small forehead, go for this style. The long bob with layers will frame your face perfectly, while the textured hair will add body to fine hair.

12. Choppy Layered Lob

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This choppy and edgy hairstyle is for anyone who wants to keep the flat irons away and experiment with layers and textures. This shaggy long bob hairstyle has jagged and messy ends that add a lot of texture to the hair. This hairstyle is great for medium to thick hair as it takes the load off.

13. Lob With Side-Swept Bangs

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Does this hairstyle ring a bell? If you are a Bollywood fan, you will surely know what we are talking about. This hairstyle must remind you of the Bollywood diva Priyanka Chopra. Cute and gorgeous, this hairstyle makes your hair appear voluminous and healthy. Just don’t forget to apply hair serum to make it look glossy!

14. Lob With Angled Ends

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This hairstyle is simple and minimalistic. The subtle angles frame the face perfectly. The sleek style looks sophisticated and highlights your facial features. Moreover, it’s low-maintenance and doesn’t require any effort to style.

15. Side Parted Long Bob

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When it comes to all things fashion and style, there’s a certain beauty in keeping things simple. This straight cut long bob proves exactly that point. It also goes to show just how far a wash and blowdry can take you in looking like a million bucks. Part your hair deeply on one side to make your hair look more voluminous and finish off the look.

16. Curly Long Bob

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Long bobs can be a tricky affair for curly haired ladies because their hair runs the risk of looking like a giant floof when cut short. The key here is to get your hair cut in layers so that it falls a little flat and allows your curls to open up and look more defined. Needless to say, long bobs on curly hair look absolutely stunning.

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Selena Gomez, Rihanna, Kerry Washington, Hannah Bronfman, and Bella Hadid are some of the popular celebrities who love to sport a curly long bob and have rocked the style in many public events and appearances.

17. Texturized Angled Long Bob

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Angled bobs have been all the rage in recent years (thanks to Rihanna) and it looks like they are going to stick around a little longer. Take the glam quotient of your long bob up another notch by going for a gorgeous chocolate brown and blonde sombre color look. Spritz on some texturizing spray and step out like the diva that you are.

18. Beachy Waves Long Bob

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Summer’s right around the corner and you know what that means – it’s time to get your style beach ready! And a big part of that is, of course, your hair. Go for this chic platinum blonde long bob and style it in some loose beachy waves before you head out into the sun.

19. Rounded Edges Long Bob

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If you’re going for that innocent school girl look, here’s a style that will suit your taste perfectly. Try out this straight cut long bob and blowdry it with a round brush to round out the ends. Add a touch of blonde at the ends to add some oomph to your look.

20. Super Long Bob

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You know that awkward in-between stage that your hair goes through when you’re trying to grow out a bob? Well, you can skip that stage altogether by going for a long bob that is on the longer side to begin with. Get your bob cut just a smidge below your shoulders and deck it up with some balayage highlights to finish this gorgeous look.

21. Edgy Ombre Long Bob

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Wanna look like a preppy and chic East Coast college girl who has all her shit together? Then, boy, do we have a look for you! Get your hair cut in a shaggy long bob and ombre its ends blonde to brighten up your look. Style your hair in some texturized waves and part it on one side to complete your edgy look.

22. Blunt Ended Long Bob

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Gone are the days when women made sure that their ends were cut so that they looked naturally blended. A bold look that is all the rage these days is super blunt cut edges. Get the ends of your long bob cut in this manner and go for a poker straight style to look like a total badass.

23. Highlighted Long Bob

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Sometimes (most of the times) it just takes one simple little thing to transform your otherwise boring look completely into something truly stylish. Highlights are one of those things. Just highlight your dark brown long bob with a golden blonde shade and style it in some loose curls to go for a cute and flirty look.

24. Sombre Long Bob

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What do you get when you combine two gorgeous hair trends? A thing of beauty, of course! Go for a subtle sombre with a light brown shade at the roots of your long bob and honey blonde at the ends to create a super bright hair look. Some super voluminous waves parted down the middle will complement this cut and color perfectly.

25. Silver Gray Long Bob

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Go a little foxy and daring with your style and opt for an unconventional hair color. This silver gray long bob is bound to make you look like a gorgeous and magical pixie that lights up everyone’s life. Go for a flicked out ends style to add some movement to this beautiful look.

26. Side Pinned Long Bob

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If you’re not following every style move that supermodel Cara Delevingne makes then what are you even doing with your life? This side pinned wavy long bob style turns her into a total old Hollywood glam diva in the most elegant way possible.

27. Shaggy Brunette Long Bob

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If you’re a rock chic girl in a hard rock world then here’s a style you definitely need to try out. This long layered bob done up in a gorgeous dusty brown shade is what dreams are made of. Part it down the middle and go to town with your bottle of texturizing spray to rock this look.

28. Lion’s Mane Long Bob

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You’re sure to hear Katy Perry roar (see what I did there?) with this hair look inspired by a lion’s mane. Styled with the help of oodles of volumizing mousse and texturizing spray, her platinum long bob has been made to look like a glorious lion’s mane with tons of volume added to the sides.

Infographic: Popular Long Bob Hairstyles For A Stunning Look

A long bob is fun and easy to style. They are low-maintenance too. So, what’s keeping you from rocking a popular long bob hairstyle? If you are overwhelmed with the amount of options you’ve seen above, just scroll down and read the infographic below to check out the most popular long bob hairstyles.

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A long bob hairstyle is a bob cut where your hair rests near your shoulders. It is neither too short nor long. It is different from the regular bob, and you can wear it straight, curly, or wavy. The long bob hairstyles will also look fabulous in an updo, ponytail, low bun, braid, or you can just leave it loose. You can add layers, choppy tips, or feathered ends to style these bobs and make them look more voluminous and glamorous. The list mentioned above discusses some trendy long bob hairstyles you can try.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you know if a long bob will suit you?

Celebrity stylist Khamis Maiouf says, “In general, the long bob also suits every face shape. Round faces and heart-shaped faces benefit from the fact that a long bob with gentle layers makes the face appear narrower. Faces with angles should have thin strands of color in the front and choose soft curls. Oval-faced women can wear almost any type of lob, from straight to curly.”

Does a long bob suit thin hair?

Yes. A long bob has the ideal length suitable for thin hair.

What is a choppy long bob?

A choppy long bob is a shoulder-length bob hairstyle with textured and jagged ends softening the look.

Discover the perfect shoulder-length haircut for you! Watch this video to for 45 hairstyle ideas for women and choose the one that catches your fancy.

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