We’re sure you’re still thinking about that short hairstyle(opens in new tab) you’ve been contemplating for months. But let us provide the ideal compromise: a lob, often known as a long bob. Lobs are the one haircut that flatters almost all hair types and face shapes (think Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants trousers, but for hair). Proof: The celebs in the accompanying gallery have quite diverse facial shapes, hair lengths, and textures, but their long bobs—ahem, lobs—are all simply stunning.
Whether you want to add layers(opens in new tab) or experiment with a summer hair colour, the versatility and easy structure of a long bob is ideal for the coming months. Plus, you won’t have to deal with that awkward grow-out stage. In any case, it’s all about embracing imperfect textures to let your personality shine through your style. Plus, if it comes to that stage, there’s nothing a little sea salt spray(opens in new tab) can’t fix.
Bella Hadid’s Shiny Center-Parted Lob
This is the silkiest of all silky lobs. At the 2017 Met Gala, Bella Hadid’s blunt, shoulder-length hair complemented her dramatic catsuit flawlessly.
Margot Robbie’s Relaxed Old-Hollywood Lob
Hollywood’s favourite leading actress had several beautiful beauty moments in 2020, but her relaxed blonde lob is one of my favourites.
Gal Gadot’s Slicked-Back Lob
Slicking your hair back offers a striking new style to an otherwise plain hairstyle, so try it like Gal Gadot in 2021.
Olivia Culpo’s Short and Sweet Lob
Model Olivia Culpo’s lob is on the shorter side of the range, making her the poster girl for chic short haircuts.
Kerry Washington’s Bedazzled Lob
At the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party, Washington demonstrated that all it takes to make a lob appear red-carpet ready is a glittery hair item.
Alexa Chung’s Wavy Lob
Chung has always been regarded as the perfect fashion and beauty cool-girl, and her wavy brown bob at the 2022 Met Gala demonstrates that she still has effortless good taste.