From Zendaya's to Rosie HW's, These Are the Best Lob Hairstyles to Copy

When it comes to classic hairstyles, they don't come more timeless than the lob. With less drama (and less upkeep) than an Anna Wintour–inspired bob but a little more edge than long locks, the lob is the perfect in-between hairstyle that never goes out of style. Bonus: It suits every face shape, so there's no risk of remorse after your visit to the hairdresser.

But what exactly is a lob? Well, it's exactly what it sounds like: a long bob. It's a one-length cut that generally sits at a mid-length, shoulder height—although, you can get away with your strands falling just a smidge above or below that. Experiment with centre and side partings to switch up how your lob looks daily, but a lob hairstyle also pairs well with a fringe—whether that's a full, one-length fringe or wispier French-girl bangs.

And if you're considering embracing the lob for this season, you're in luck. There are so many examples of celebrities stepping out with the chicest mid-length hairstyles that I thought it would be rude not to put all of that great lob inspiration in one place. Ahead you'll find 27 of the best celebrity lob haircuts to give you inspiration for your next salon visit.

The 24 Best Lob Hairstyles

1. The Italian Lob


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When Zendaya stepped out with a new Italian bob hairstyle, we called our hairdressers immediately. I love the longer lob length here.

2. Curly Lob


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H.E.R.'s side-parted curls look bouncy in this lob cut.

3. Wolf Lob


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Proof that shaggy wolf haircuts like Jenna Ortega's look great cut to a shoulder-skimming length.

4. Side-Swept Lob


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Flip your lob to into a side parting to bring drama and volume for the evening.

5. Slicked Back Lob


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Rosie's wet-look waves are so pretty, and her longer-length lob is a great place to start if you're new to mid-length hair.

6. Wavy Lob


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Cool-girl waves and blunt ends are a match made in heaven for a lob hairstyle, as Laura Harrier proves.

7. Sleek Lob


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I still think about Bella Hadid's collar-bone-skimming lob, which has a glossy shine.

8. The Lob Tuck


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Selena Gomez's lob is super sleek tucked behind her ears.

9. Beachy Lob


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I'm screenshooting Charithra's shoulder-skimming bob for my next haircut, and copying those beachy waves immediately.

10. The Blowout Lob


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Who says shorter hair is lifeless? I'm in love with this voluminous blowout.

11. Tousled Lob


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Whether you flip your parting to the side or straight down the middle, the lob haircut looks great.

12. Lob With Side Fringe


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The lob haircut also works well if you have a fringe or want to grow yours out seamlessly.

13. Deep Side-Part Lob


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The benefit of shorter hairstyles like the lob is that styling takes far less time if your hair is naturally straight. Simply tong a couple of sections of hair and you're good to go.

14. Shoulder-Length Lob


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Tuck your lob behind your ears and curl the ends under for a quick retro twist.

15. Textured Lob


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The lob is the perfect haircut for emphasising natural curls and waves, helping to add volume and definition.

16. Flicked Lob


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While she might have cut her hair into a box bob, Hailey Bieber's former haircut is ideal if you don't want to go too short—just ask for a few face-framing layers to graduate the length.

17. Graduated Lob


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Fine hair can benefit from a few subtle layers to give extra volume and movement in your lob.

18. Voluminous Lob


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So. Much. Volume.

19. Shoulder-Skimming Lob


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This is your sign to go for the lob haircut.

20. Face-Framing Lob


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If you're nervous about going short, then rest in the knowledge that the lob is perfect for growing back out long.

21. Straight Lob With Fringe


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feathered fringe pairs perfectly with Kerry Washington's straight lob.

22. Tonged Lob


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For me, Gemma Chan is queen of the mid-length hairstyle and my ultimate lob muse.

23. Straight and Sleek Lob


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The centre parting and tuck behind the ears lends Zawe's glossy lob major '90s vibes.

24. Curled-Under Lob


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Channel EmRata's power lob by blow-drying the ends of your hair under with a round brush. Seriously glam.

25. Shaggy Lob


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This shaggy lob is making me contemplate going for the cop.

26. Micro Lob


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Alexa flits between a bob and a lob but always keeps it centre-parted and with a natural wave.

27. Natural Texture Lob


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Jourdan's curly lob is totally epic and proves that it isn't just a style that works for straight strands. 

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