The bob has been popular in the hairstyle scene ever since anyone can remember. It’s another variant known as the lob has come into the fashion world later. The difference between both is that the lob is longer than a bob. In fact, the word lob comes as a short form of ‘long bob.’ According to hair experts, no matter which one you choose, you need to think of three basic criteria: the facial shape, the way you style your hair and the hair color that you put in.
As such, the Bob and Lob Hairstyles suit mostly all kinds of faces with some modifications based on the shape of the face. For instance, if you have a round face, you should steer clear from hairstyles that are too short. On the other hand, those which square jaws need to make a side parting no matter what cut of hair they opt for.
Slicked Back Bob
This is the perfect hairstyle to go for if you want to show off your gorgeous features like high cheekbones and a chiseled jawline. Apply some good quality hair gel and then pick up a fine-toothed hairbrush to comb your hair backwards. It is going to be really useful to you if you are looking for a short hairstyle that is safe for office.
Mid Length Wavy Bob
It is not like only the straight-haired beauties can try out a bob. The waves of the hair give a unique character to a classic bob haircut. This hairstyle should be your go-to option if you have naturally wavy hair. Just cut it short like a bob and keep it choppy at the ends for this one. It is one of the simplest hairstyles to try.
Side Swept Bob
This is a simple bob that has been made trendy by the way it has been styled. Begin by making curls at the ends of your hair. Then, make a parting and keep it as much to one side as possible. Now brush the majority of the hair to one side of your face and your look of the day is complete.
Center Part Blonde Wavy Bob
The beautiful blondes among you are the ideal match for this gorgeous hairstyle. You need pick up your hair curler for this but make sure you create lengthy waves and not short ones. Create a small center parting and brush the hair well on all the sides. That is all you need to do to get this amazing look.
Tousled Mid Length Bob
The hairstyle is an interesting kind of combination of tousled for the most part and straight for some of it. Here a slight parting is made on one side of the hair and then the hair has been brushed sideways. Tuck one side of the hair behind the ears and let the hair on the other side fall on the face.
Bob Haircut with Side Bangs
Bobs and bangs is a combination that is never going to go out of fashion. Bangs are the easiest way to make the bob haircut suited to your facial shape. You will need to have really straight hair to try out this look. The hair in front of the face is cut short to make the bangs and it is swept across the forehead.
Side Part Sleek Bob
The cut and the color both come together to make this one perfect hairstyle. The hair is dyed in a beautiful platinum blonde color and then cut into a bob with straight edges. Make a parting on any one of side of the face according to what you feel suits you. Then brush your hair and tuck the hair behind both ears.
Textured Choppy Bob
This hairstyle can be a savior if you have fine hair that needs some texture and volume added to it. Begin with a parting on one side and then ask your hairstyle to give you a choppy bob haircut. This versatile hairstyle can be tried with all kinds of outfits but it looks best with leather jackets and casual tee-shirts.
Soft Wavy Bob
The bob looks really feminine and charming in this one. The hairstyle has an old-world charm to it that is hard to ignore. Create a middle parting and then pick up your hair curler and make thick waves along the length of your hair. The hair looks like a curly bunch in the end. It looks so pretty with your summer or evening dresses.
Long Bob Haircut
The choppy length is accentuated by the platinum hue of the hair. Begin with a middle parting and the brush the hair as usual. The hair needs to be a bit on the messier side and not exactly sleek to look at. Tuck one part of hair behind the ears to show off your lovely earrings. Be the talk of the party with this look
Wavy Angled Lob
The bob reaches a bit below your shoulders to create this lob hairstyle. The front of the hair on one side is kept a bit longer than the rest. The hair needs to look all sleek and shiny for this one so it will help if you can add some hair styling products besides your natural shine. Take you flat iron and make the hair wavy.
Deep Side Parted Wavy Lob
The waves of hair get more accentuated in this lob as compared to the previous hairstyle. Make a deep side parting and then use your flat iron to make a number of bumps in your straight hair. You can go for the ombre hair color as it has been shown in here where the color goes from brunette to honey blonde.
Lob with Layered Waves
The layers are the highlight of the hairstyle which looks as pretty on a brunette as it does on a blonde. It is the hairstyle solution to try out if you have thin hair and want to make it look thicker. The layers add the much-needed texture to the hair. Create a parting to the left and sweep the hair to the right of the parting.
Call it the beachy bob or the bedhead look, but there is one thing for sure: you cannot deny that the hair looks really sexy and stylish. It is not as difficult to get the look as it seems. Start off by adding hair gel and then remove any knots in your hair. Finally, by using fingers and fine-toothed comb scrunch up your hair.
You would know how much of a rage the ombre hair color has been for the past couple of years if you are seriously into hair experiments. The best kind of ombre is the one where the color graduates from a deep brown to honey blonde. After the color is taken care of, you need to get a messy, wavy lob hairstyle.
Straight Lob Haircut
The straight lob looks so elegant and classy and goes with so many outfits that it has become a top favorite among women. It helps if your hair is naturally straight. Otherwise you will need your hair straightener to remove any curls or wavy bumps in the hair. It frames the face so nicely accentuating the shape of it.
Subtle Balayage Lob
Try the balayage style if you feel that ombre or highlights are too daring for you. You will love the subtlety of coloring this way with the added advantage that it is safe for work. Here light blonde or light brown hair color is hidden among the deep brown hair color. The bangs covering the forehead are a cool touch to the look.
Lob Haircut with Curls
Just three simple steps can give you this fabulous hairstyle. Firstly, put some hair styling and heat protection products in your hair. Secondly, make a parting on the left side so that majority of the hair is swept to the right. Now leave a bit of the hair besides the parting and put hair rollers. Open the rollers and your hairstyle is ready to be flaunted.
Asymmetrical Lob Haircut
The contrasting lengths of hair on both sides of the parting is what makes the hairstyle stand out among the crowd. The hair to the left of the parting is longer than the hair on the right. Besides, the hair in this one has been given a lot of texture by making it look all thick and bushy. The hair looks really chic and fashionable.
Slicked Back Lob
Getting your lob slicked backward does not mean that you have to compromise with the volume on top. Just when you slick it backwards make that you puff it up to resemble a pouf. Those with round faces are generally reluctant to try out a slicked back hairstyle. But the voluminous top makes this particular hairstyle perfect for them.
These twenty Bob and Lob Hairstyles should give you quite a lot of ideas about what look to get and how to get it. So, go on and give the hairstyles a try this season. These are surely going to ramp up your style quotient by several notches.