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!

6 thoughts on “What is a Lob Haircut?”

  1. I have a very inverted bob.. As it is now, it’s grown out. So it’s almost a LOB. Dinna like it at all. I prefer shorter. To me.. This just looks like the way I would cut my hair when it was long. Cute styles.. But no Bob about it

  2. I like to get my husband’s opinion. We make mutual decisions on most things because, as you said, it is 2016. He asks what haircut looks good for him; I do the same for myself. Automatically doing what we want and not consulting the other is a good way to make a marriage fail.

  3. It is 2016, not 1950. Do what you want, not what your husband tells you to do. I did not know women still did that.

  4. Love it, I have been debating on cutting my hair. I have always liked the longer in front, shorter in back but not wanting to go extreme of an a line or bob, (per my husband’s opinion) so the lob is a perfect meet in the middle. I have thin hair and I think the lob will be the perfect marriage of keeping length, gaining style, and my hair looking fuller. Love the Lob action! ?

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