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What is a Lob Haircut?

Unless you live under a rock, chances are you have heard the term “lob haircut” at some point during the last year. Lobs are definitely one of the biggest hair trends right now and I don’t see them going anywhere soon. So the question is:  What exactly is a “lob”? … And what is the difference between a lob and regular bob haircut?

Have you heard the term "lob," and wondered what it meant?  Learn all about what a lob haircut is and what the difference between a lob and a bob is.

The name “lob” is a combination of the words “long” and “bob,” creating a unique word for a “long bob”. They are typically A-lined (longer in the front and shorter in the back) and have some slight layering. It is trendy to wear a lob with waves or curls but it also looks good straight.

The popularity of the lob stems from the fact that it is a shorter haircut, but allows you to still put your hair up… and if you decide in a month that you don’t like it, it will be a lot easier to grow out. Another benefit about the lob is that it is flattering on almost anyone.

Examples of a Lob Haircut:

What is your opinion of the lob haircut? Do you like it? Love it? Please leave your feedback in the comments below!

Michaelle Bauer

Sunday 12th of September 2021

Do you need to undercut the lob?

Maura Cuddy

Wednesday 28th of July 2021

Hi is the lob undercut like the blunt bob?


Friday 28th of February 2020

Which would be better of a haircut style for women who has thick hair? Cause i dont want my hair to be puffy once i do get my hair cut. Im thinking Either the a-line graduated hair cut or the lob?

Hollee Cranston

Sunday 1st of March 2020

If you have super thick hair that puffs out, I would stay away from graduation or chunky layers. A lob would probably look really good, especially if you have the ends textured. Of course, it's hard for me to say for sure without seeing your hair, but I would definitely talk to your stylist about options :)


Wednesday 22nd of January 2020

I will cut my hear because I love a long Bob haircut.I have a short hair for a very long time,now I have a length just for a lob-hairstyle..Greetings from North Macedonia holly

Bobbie jo

Monday 25th of November 2019

I have not had a haircut for 5-6 yrs i tried trimming it myself lol!it was to my butt,Above it now!i only put 1 hair dye on it to cober the lil greys but ut did not stay in!i wanted to go back to blonde and shorter cut cause me being 41,fulktime gr of aust grandson Axel 3 its always on my head And it took me 10 yrs to get hair this long but Im sick of it!I just got find a day to do this cause i have no sitter none and yes have never had grandson stay anywhere!He us so hyper,he does flip out in oublic at times and a few hrs of feeling oretty agsin i need!Lob my bangs long in front shortEr n back i real want to try but like i said i gotta figu so ething out w axel ir just take him!Cute cut buti think it look beter shorter in back