6 Lob Haircuts for When You Want to Go Short—but Not Too Short
From edgy crops to subtly layered looks.
If you've been wanting to go short but can't quite commit to a full-on bob, a lob is your perfect middle ground. Short for long bob, a lob lets you take inches off without sacrificing all the length. It's also a face-framing haircut that tends to flatter virtually all hair types and face shapes, and also works if you want to simultaneously incorporate layers or try a new hair color. Another huge plus? Unlike the classic bob, it allows for updo flexibility, whether that's a ponytail or chignon. That being said, there are numerous ways to cut and style a lob. We asked hairstylists to share some of their favorite options.