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What Is a Lob Haircut & Should You Get One?

It’s official. Here at Strand & Lock, we love the lob. The lob, to the uninitiated, is short for the long bob. But what is a lob haircut, will it suit your hair type and face shape, how can you style it and make it your own, and – the billion dollar question – should you get a lob haircut?

What Is a Lob Haircut & Should You Get One?

First of all, let’s cover the basics. After all, you won’t know whether or not you should get a lob if you’re not 100% sure what it actually is. In fact, we don’t advise anyone to get a haircut based on the fact that it’s trending without doing at least a little research!

Let’s get into it.

What is a Lob Haircut?

As mentioned, the lob is simply a longer variant of the classic bob. It is quite literally short for ‘long bob’. But how long is a long bob exactly? And is it even a bob if it’s not jaw length?!

The long bob falls somewhere between your jawline and your collarbone. It’s a take on the traditional chin-length bob but…slightly longer.

And that really is about as scientific as it gets! 

The difference between a bob and a lob, length aside, is that it’s often easier to wear the lob in a more unstructured style and it doesn’t need to be so neatly defined to keep it looking sharp.

What Hair Types Does the Lob Suit?

If your first question is “should I get a lob haircut?”, the second question you’ll probably want to ask is “what types of hair does the lob suit?”

  The good news is, the lob is far more versatile than a traditional bob and it really will work with all different hair types – everything from poker straight through to wavy, curly and coily hair.

What Face Shapes Does the Lob Suit?

We’re glad you asked. You see, that’s another great thing about the lob haircut – it really works with pretty much any face shape, and because the length frames the face, your stylist will be able to tailor it to you perfectly.

Heart shaped, oval, long, square: there’s not many people who don’t suit a lob. The trick is to work with what you’ve got. For example, longer faces will benefit from a fringe to add the illusion of a slightly shorter face, while layers will soften a square face or jawline.

How Can You Make the Lob Haircut Your Own?

One more benefit of the lob (yes, we know we sound like total lob fangirls, but the truth is, we love that this haircut works for everyone!) is that your stylist will create you a uniquely personal look that will play to the strengths of your face shape and your hair type.

We might be fibbing slightly if we said that no two lobs are the same, but it makes the question of what is a lob haircut slightly more difficult to answer other than it’s ‘a long bob!’

The lob can be whatever you want it to be! Textured, choppy and wavy or sleek, shiny and angular. 

It’s your lob, it’s your choice. 

Just make sure that you use the right styling product for your lob. For waves, curls and coils Aveda’s Nutriplenish™ Curl Gelee adds flexible hold and shine while the best-selling Texture Tonic creates piecey definition – perfect for a choppy lob.

Should I Get a Lob Haircut?

You might have a sneaking suspicion from the tone of this blog post that we kinda like the lob. So are we going to tell you that it’s a resounding “yes!” from us and you should get a lob haircut?

Like we say, it’s your choice…but here are a few other things to know about the lob:

– The lob comes with lots of styling options thanks to the additional length.

– It’s also a style that you can wear up or down – or half and half.

– As mentioned, it can be tailored to flatter your hair type and face shape.

– It’s a good cut if you want some length but you lead an active lifestyle.

Best of all, if you have long hair and you’re thinking of going for the chop, there is a lot less commitment than going for a bob as a lob is longer and will grow out more quickly.

Should I get a lob haircut? Yes, for all the reasons above and also if you’re thinking about eventually getting your hair cut short but want to do so with a little more caution!

Get the Lob Haircut at Strand & Lock London

What is the lob haircut? It’s a hairstyle that can almost be anything you want it to be. Let our talented stylists tailor the perfect lob haircut for you by booking your appointment at Strand & Lock today.

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