With the first day of school right around the corner, there’s no better time to debut a new ‘do. Can you say homecoming queen in the making anyone? Coined as the “lob,” this mid-length style is versatile, stylish and suitable for all textures and hair types. Whether you want to aim for sleek and straight or sultry curls with body, one thing is for certain—you’re sure to turn a few heads.
One of the most common ways to wear the style is with a middle part, like sexy songstress Ciara showcases above. We love that this style can be worn virtually any way including a side part, bangs, wavy or pin-straight. One caveat? Curly girls need to make sure their stylist avoids cutting their hair into the dreaded “pyramid” look. Not so sexy.
The key component to remember about this look is the length. Unlike its sister style, the bob, the lob is long enough to be worn in a ponytail or bun but also short enough to require minimal styling time. Make sure to bring in a reference image for your hairstylist to avoid any post-cut surprises. We’ve fallen head-over-heels for Jessica Alba’s sophisticated take on the style.
Adding a little movement to your lob adds instant edginess to any outfit. Kate Mara has perfected the “I woke up like this” cool girl effect of the style without looking like she’s trying. Avoid excess heat damage by braiding or twisting wet hair the night before to achieve tousled waves. For more easy texture-enhancing tips, click here.
We can’t get over how shiny Olivia Munn’s red carpet tresses are! Can you say #hairenvy? Maintain your hair’s health by using a hydrating shampoo and conditioner to lock in extra moisture each wash. Scheduling frequent trims will also rid your hair of unsightly split ends— which often translate into dull, lackluster hair.
Tell us, which fall hair trend(s) are you excited to try?