These 23 Hairstyles Prove Long-Bobs Always Looks Chic

September 28, 2020 at 06:01AM

Probably one of the most overlooked hairstyles out there is mid-length hair. Between short pixies and chin-grazing cuts, to long, lustrous tresses, often we forget just how chic mid-length hairstyles can be. But right now, that seems to be changing.

Chances are if you’re anything like us, you’re looking for a way to freshen up your look, and we all know the easiest way to do so is with a new hairstyle—and it seems the look fashion girls are backing is the long bob, otherwise known as the “lob”.

The long bob’s sudden rise through the hair ranks is likely a combination of two things: 1) It’s being sported by those who had shorter hairstyles before lockdown, which have subsequently grown-out due to the lack of salon appointments. And 2) Those with longer hair have been flocking to their hairdressers on masse to embrace a new look.

Regardless, there’s no denying that long bob hairstyles are one of the most timeless hairstyles you can choose, that they look fabulous whatever the hair-type or colour, and can be styled in a multitude of ways. Case in point? This gorgeous lot.

Below you’ll find 25 of our favourite long bob hairstyles, each of which will inspire you to embrace the middle ground.

Natasha’s sleek bob is making us want to order a lifetime supply of shine spray. Just gorgeous. 

Marissa Cox keeps things relaxed with her air-dried waves, pinning back the front section to create a multi-layered look. 

Babba makes her long bob look even more stylish with the addition of a jumbo clip. 

Long bobs look incredible with short fringes, as evidenced by Nicole Ocran. 

Make like Maria and use a ’90s hair claw to create a different long bob look. Simply pull the front sections of your hair back and secure in place. 

We love how Eni has kicked out the ends of her long bob to create movement. What a pro. 

A long, choppy fringe will soften the appearance of a blunt-cut bob. 

Jessica uses an oversized scrunchie to pull back the front sections of her hair to create an effortlessly chic bun. 

Aimee Song’s golden ends give her long bob depth and dimension. 

Sarah opts for a bob that’s shorter in the front, with long front sections—proof that you needn’t opt for one length to nail the look. 

Alyssa’s full fringe helps her long bob to further frame her face. 

Just when we thought Ada couldn’t possibly get any cooler than she already is, she presents us with silver-tipped braids. 

Create Erica’s volumised bob by loosely curling your hair, brushing it out, then spritz with texturising spray. 

With a deep side-parting, and a cute hair clip, Chrissy’s long bob look is one we fully intend on trying. 


So glossy. Tia’s grown-out crop is long-bob perfection. 

Linda Tol proves a blunt cut works just as well on long bobs as it does short. 

A long bob has become one of Karina’s style signatures. Use a barrel curler to re-create her expert waves. 

For a beauty feel like Debora’s, use a salt spray on the ends of your hair, working it into your strands with your fingertips. 

Use your straighteners to turn the ends of your hair inwards to channel Francesca’s preppy vibe. 

Yes, long bobs also look sleek tucked behind your ears. In fact, it helps to frame your face in the process. 

Amy’s blunt, full-fringe makes her long bob look all the more glamorous. 

Anne-Laure’s layered long bob is ideal if movement is what you’re after. 

Next, these four short hairstyles look particularly chic with thick hair.

Author Maxine Eggenberger | Whowhatwear
Selected by CWC

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