6 Lob Haircuts for When You Want to Go Short—but Not Too Short
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.