Everyone has gone for the lob recently, otherwise known as the “long bob”, and we definitely felt it was about time we brought you the best pretty lob haircut ideas you should copy in 2017.
Beyonce opted for a beachy ombre look on her lob, and January Jones also rocked it, sweeping hers over to one side and adding some curls for added measure. Even Rachel McAdams had a bash with waves that are so wispy, we couldn’t help fall in love with them. And that’s why you need to see these pretty lob haircut ideas for yourself …
1. Caramel Ombre Lob for Brunettes
The lob is a great way to grow out your bob – it’s the perfect mid-way style to stop you getting the in-between frustrations. You know what it’s like – you get frustrated when growing out a bob, your bangs, an old colour … This caramel ombre lob for brunettes is a great idea because you can do both at the same time – grow out an old cut and colour, and all without anyone needing to know!
2. Straight Lob Haircut
Kim Kardashian opted for a more sleek and styled look for her lob, and it’s definitely one of those pretty lob haircuts you should copy in 2017. If you wanted to give your hair a break from the straighteners, you could do just that with the look below. Give your locks a quick blast with the hairdryer while your head is upside down, and then add some sea-salt spray to give it that boho look. Another lazy-day hairstyle look that we’re absolutely obsessed with.
3. Lob Haircut + Blonde Balayage Highlights
If you’re growing out an older cut and colour, pretty lob haircut ideas like this one are perfect. If you want to go lighter for the summer, you can do just that but adding a few lighter blonde and caramel-coloured balayage highlights. The ombre gradient helps you to keep things neutral at the top, giving your roots a break from all that bleaching, and you can opt for a slightly blunter look towards the ends, getting rid of all those split-ends!
4. Angled Lob Haircut
This is an edgier look than some of the softer lobs and bobs you will have seen, and still offers you something in the way of length to play around with. Just ask your hairdresser to give you longer length at the front and a graduation at the back. Or better than that, take this photo into your hair salon and show them what you want instead. At least there won’t be any crossed wires.
5. Blonde Ombre Lob for Dark Brown Hair
If you’re scared of going short, or you had a short bob and hate it, this angled lob is the perfect growing-out style. You can still keep the length around the front, which is often more flattering for women, but you have the no-muss, no-fuss at the back. Add some beautiful blonde ombre tinges in there, and what do you have? Fabulous hair, that’s what!
6. Deep Red Lob
A slightly longer look for when you’re just getting past that growing-out stage, this deep red lob is beautiful, and a great look if you want something bold and brilliant. If this red is a bit too rich for your liking, darken things down with a deep brunette tinge, and you’ll have hair that’s flattering and easy to take care of also.
7. Layered Lob + Blonde Balayage Highlights
If you have thin hair, highlights are the best thing for making it appear plumper and thicker. That’s definitely the case when you incorporate some big, bouncing waves, and that’s just one reason why we loved this layered lob with blonde balayage highlights so much.
8. Elegant Blonde Lob
And for when you need something glamorous and pretty, how about this elegant blonde lob? The lighter streaks or highlights have been left face-framing, and that helps to lighten the entire look, especially when you’re face-on to other people, such as talking to them. That’s a great tip for when you want to go dark, but not too dark also – have the lighter layers at the front.
9. Sun Kissed Brunette Lob
Olivia Munn recently went for a look like this, her lob worn with beachy and relaxed waves, swept over to one side, a deep parting completing the look. It’s one of those easy five-minute styles you can do in the morning. If you don’t have time to wash your hair, use some dry shampoo, add some curls, and tousle up with your fingers. Get up and go hair, what could be better?
10. Angled and Textured Lob Haircut
If you want hair that you can put together in about three minutes in the morning, this boho lob is definitely the way forward. Simply wake up, spritz with some sea slat spray, and then crunch with your fingers to give texture and slight beachy waves. If you have a little more time on your hands, you could add some curls with your curling irons, but there’s really no need. You don’t have length weighing your locks down, so they’ll be more likely to hold their tousled waves.