30 Long Bob Haircuts We Can't Stop Screenshotting

Chrissy Teigen

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If you were to choose a haircut that defines the millennial generation, it would be the long bob (or lob, as we've come to call it). Everyone from Chrissy Teigen to Priyanka Chopra has found an iteration that suits them. If you're in the mood for a haircut, the lob will refresh your look without feeling like a drastic overhaul. It's wearable and easy like that. And that's the crux of it: With a few styling tweaks, this haircut suits everyone, whatever your face shape or your hair type.

Don't believe us? Here are 30 celebrities who have rocked the long bob in their own way, along with expert advice and styling tips from hair pros Trey Gillen and Gina Rivera.

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Sexy Long Bob

Kerry Washington in red halter-neck dress with bouncy lob

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Classic meets scintillating in Kerry Washington's va-va-voom lob. To keep the look smooth and frizz-free, work a quarter-size dollop of Living Proof Leave-In Conditioner ($27) through damp hair. After blow-drying, use two drops of Verb Ghost Weightless Oil ($20) for extra shine.

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Retro Long Bob

Kylie Jenner in all-white outfit with flipped-out lob

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While a bit longer than the traditional lob, Kylie Jenner's flipped-out coif is giving major retro vibes. To get those iconic rounded ends, blow-dry your hair with a small round brush and set your strands with hairspray.

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Dimensional Long Bob

Millie Bobby Brown with tousled lob and caramel highlights

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Visually effortless hair is here to stay (need we explain why?). Millie Bobby Brown's soft lob, complete with barely-there curtain bangs and strands of caramel color, is where it's at. "Curtain bangs are perfect for someone who wants bangs but doesn't want to wait to grow them out. The shortest piece should be cut to the bridge of your nose and go longer from there," says Gillen.

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Coiled Long Bob

Yara Shahidi in bikini top with curly lob

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Yara Shahidi's curly lob is lush and lustrous as can be. We love the effortless, laid-back look for the summer scene.

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Wet-Look Long Bob

Jennifer Lopez in sequin suit with crinkled, wet-look lob

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JLo's honey-hued lob is totally one for the books. The wet-look style is yet another example of how celebs can't get enough of this hair trend.

To help separate and piece out the ends, use thinning shears just at the tips. This will allow you to achieve the right texture and finish without compromising your cut's overall shape.

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Crinkled Long Bob

Chrissy Teigen in orange blazer with tousled lob

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Hairstylist Jen Atkin was responsible for putting Chrissy Teigen's long bob on the map. We love how the cool crinkled texture provides shape and structure to the otherwise blunt cut.

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Glam Long Bob

Zendaya with glam long bob hair

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Zendaya's transition to the long-bob length can aptly be declared "the lob heard around the world." With tons of soft layers, ample volume, and loads of coveted bounce, this is one glam 'do.

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Shapely Long Bob

Olga Kurylenko wavy lob

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When it comes to the appeal of a long bob, where do we even start? Olga Kurylenko's 'do is versatile, low-maintenance, and super stylish. "Lobs are the best of both worlds. I love a good collarbone lob; it's a strong shape that perfectly frames the face. I think women love the ease of styling a lob," says Gillen.

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Blunt Long Bob

Gabrielle Union full lob with berry lipstick

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One of the most versatile and easy-to-style lobs is the blunt cut. To mimic Union's look, blast a texture spray (we love Kristin Ess Dry Finish Working Texture Spray, $15) from roots to mid-shaft for a quick, lived-in style.

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Soft Long Bob

Natalie Portman textured blonde lob

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Those with heart-, diamond-, and square-shaped faces might be interested in Natalie Portman's 'do, one of Gillen's favorite lob looks. "l love these soft flowing waves in her one-length lob. It's great to soften a face shape with lots of angles," he says. Use Tresemmé Keratin Smooth Heat Protection Shine Spray ($7) before curling with your 1.5-inch barrel iron, instructs Gillen.

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Romantic Long Bob

Selena Gomez side-parted bob

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To maintain a soft, low-key cut like Gomez's, use Oribe Supershine Moisturizing Cream ($52). Work a small amount through damp hair to add moisture and eliminate frizz. Tousle with fingers for an undone finish.

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Glossy Long Bob

Jennifer Hudson side-parted wavy ombré bob

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If you're looking for a face-framing cut but are a little less traditional, this asymmetrical blunt bob/lob might be for you. Cheekbone-, chin-, and collarbone-grazing waves hit all the right notes while the deep side part adds elegance and sophistication, notes Rivera. She recommends styling with shine spray and her By Gina loose hold Clutch Hairspray ($17).

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Sleek Long Bob

Mila Kunis sleek side-parted bob

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The combination of the deep side part and sleek texture gives Mila's long bob a directional feel. Grab a flat iron and the best hair straightening products to get this elegant and structured style. Or for something more semi-permanent, consider a Brazilian-blowout at home.

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Asymmetric Long Bob

Priyanka Chopra asymmetrical bob/lob

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We love the idea of an asymmetrical lob for thick, full hair texture like Chopra's. To play up your volume and texture, apply IGK's aptly named Beach Club Volume Texture Spray ($34) from roots to ends, using your hands to distribute the product.

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Effortless Long Bob

Emilia Clarke beach lob

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Clarke's full, shoulder-length cut is perfect for the low-maintenance girl. Messy texture keeps a lob effortless and current, comments Gillen. Blast roots with a blow-dryer for added volume and body, or revive a day-old style with Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo ($28).

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Voluminous Long Bob

Solange Knowles voluminous natural curly lob

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The key to styling a curly lob like Knowles's is to keep hair super moisturized. Work Camille Rose Curl Love Moisture Milk ($14) through damp hair to detangle, shine, and protect natural hair. Incorporating long layers into your cut will also give your lob shape.

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Defined Long Bob

Emma Stone side-swept bangs and blonde bob

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While we love the idea of a relaxed, air-dried lob, there's no harm in adding definition and curls from time to time, like Stone. Prime your hair with Ouai’s heavenly scented Heat Protection Spray ($28) and use Ghd's Curve Classic Wave Wand ($205) to create easy natural-looking curls.

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Shaggy Long Bob

Taraji P. Henson

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In terms of current hair trends, Gillen cites a shaggy lob (aka a square-shaped haircut) as a much sought-after look. Here, he says Taraji P. Henson's shaggy lob reads as sexy and spunky, thanks to flirty layers that he recommends styling with a texturizing spray.

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Straight Long Bob

Lisa Kudrow straight blonde lob

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Lisa Kudrow's blunt shoulder-grazing lob is flattering in oh so many ways. To achieve this style, Rivera recommends applying a volumizing mousse at your roots. Then, using a large round brush, gently turn the ends under to create volume when drying hair. "Parting the hair off-center can add volume and flair to the style," she notes. Finish with a shine serum spray for added gloss.

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Curly Long Bob

Monica glossy curly voluminous bob

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If your hair has got a natural curl or wave, work with your texture. For undone but subtle waves like Monica's, spray R+Co. Sail Soft Wave Spray ($18) through damp hair, scrunching with your fingers. The vitamin C–loaded formula leaves hair soft, shiny, and naturally wavy.

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Blown-Out Long Bob

Christine Baranski lob

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If you've got fine to medium hair, a style that will achieve fullness and body might be what you're after. Christine Baranski's round-brush blowout is classic and lends lots of volume and body to hair, Gillen tells us. To achieve her look, he suggests styling with Sachajuan Root Lift ($35) and Styling Cream ($37).

For maximum volume, be sure to keep layers rounded on top and leave ends with a blunt finish. The former will create lift and fullness while the latter will make strands appear thicker than they really are.

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Center-Parted Long Bob

Olivia Palermo with center-parted long bob

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There is nothing we don't love about this haircut—from the smooth center part and easy waves to the golden highlights and serious shine. Now if only we had Olivia Palermo's beauty secrets... oh, wait, we do.

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Bright Long Bob

Jennifer Lawrence peroxide blonde bob

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A long bob is a great length if you want to dabble with peroxide. It's hard to keep hair in good condition when it's that blonde (especially after a disaster at the salon), so a fresh cut with long layers will ensure it looks its best. 

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Fringed Long Bob

Bella Hadid '80s-inspired lob

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With a full fringe and blunt ends, Bella Hadid's lob gives off serious '80s vibes. Ensure your long bob looks glossy and smooth, too, by misting with a finishing spray.

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Tousled Long Bob

Alexa Chung tousled lob and berry lip

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A little dry shampoo or texturizing spray—Gillen recommends Sachajuan Ocean Mist Hair Cream ($36)—will give the hair an airy texture à la Alexa Chung. It works best on medium to thick density hair. The ombré color with a few flyaways is the perfect imperfect finish to this tousled look.

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Beachy Long Bob

Lucy Hale textured lob

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One of the most sought-after long bob haircuts is a blunt, super-texturized, and wavy look. If your hair falls flat naturally, enlist the help of a wave spray like Ouai Wave Spray ($28). Mist the lightweight product through damp or dry hair for undone texture like Lucy Hale's, or focus on the roots for volume.

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Classic Long Bob

Fearne Cotton sleek blonde bob

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With barely any layers and blunt ends, a long bob can be worn sleek or tonged for a beachier feel. It's seriously versatile; even this sweeping side fringe can be worn center-parted as a curtain fringe or disguised into an updo. Yep, long bobs can easily be pulled up.

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Swept-Back Long Bob

Daisy Ridley with swept-back long bob

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The Star Wars actress shows off yet another way to wear the lob: swept back from the face. It's a softer interpretation of the trendy slicked-back look, and in that sense, we find it more wearable.

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Bouncy Long Bob

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley shoulder-length blonde hair

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Proving that a long bob looks great even if your hair is super thick, RHW's side-swept lob is the stuff dreams are made of. Use a barrel brush to blow-dry the edges out for a '60s take

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Layered Long Bob

Padma Lakshmi choppy lob and red lip

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Perfectly put-together hair is boring. Instead, opt for a choppy, layered cut that is edgy and undone. You can take Gillen's word for it: "Lobs are perfect for next-day hair, tousled and the appearance of shape and structure with a carefree feel."

  • How should I style a long bob if I have thin hair?

    If your strands are fine or thin, a blunt lob with no layers can make your hair appear fuller. Just be sure to take the time to style it (a blowout, for instance, will add even more volume).

  • What face shape suits a lob?

    Lobs are a universally flattering hairstyle that can suit all face shapes, from round to long. Work with your stylist to find a style that best plays up your assets.

  • How do I do a lob hairstyle with long hair?

    If you're itching for a lob but can't commit to cutting your hair, you can fake a lob instead. Split the hair into two sections and use a clear elastic to tie off each one. Then, take the hair up and under, securing with as many bobby pins as you need.

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