We’ve seen “The Lob” before thanks to Kate Moss, Gwyneth Paltrow, Olivia Palermo, and Jessica Alba, and true to the cycle of fashion the Lob is back on trend and I think it’s here to stay.
Alexa Chung has long been wearing this style but it’s my fashion icon Nicole Richie who has revived my love for it. Delta Goodrem and Jennifer Lawrence have also started sporting the style and all ladies have shown the flexibility of the Lob by wearing it as a textured, shaggy bob, with natural beachy waves, a straightened, layered look, or as a slicked back ultra chic bob that would rival any runway style.
The “lob” is a longer version of the bob and has a length that falls between the chin and collarbone. It’s perfect for anyone growing out their shorter style, or for girls with long hair that want a change but don’t want to go too short.
The long list of celebrities that are currently sporting this style proves that this hair trend works for different face shapes. The key is to have only a few layers, as too many could end up turning your style too bulky and something resembling a helmet or triangle. A few well placed layers will however help to bring movement and texture and you can still wear it sleek or slightly messy. The advantage is you can also add bangs to this style and the bangs add a chic look when you choose to wear it in a messy bun for the day.
Hair products that add texture to your style would be perfect for this cut and I recommend trying the Bumble and Bumble products. Bumble and Bumble is a cult range of hair products that are used to create looks for major designer shows across New York, Milan and London, and is a favourite with the most elite stylists in the world.
I have the Surf Spray and Texture Hair (un)dressing Cream which are both fantastic for creating a texturised look. These products can be used on all hairstyles and all lengths, not just the Lob. The Surf Spray can be used on dry or wet hair and I use this on both the roots area (underneath the first layer of hair) to create volume and also on the ends, scrunching the hair to encourage any natural wave or movement. The Texture Hair (un)dressing Cream is to be used on wet hair only and I would recommend using this from half way down the hair and towards the ends. It can be used towards the roots as well if you are looking for more lift but it needs to be applied lightly. Once applied leave the product for a minute or two and then loosen and ruffle the hair freehand. The Surf Spray will create more of the messy beach look, and the Texture Hair (un)dressing Cream will create more of a texturised “piecey” tousled look.
I’ve been thinking of trying the Lob for Winter and keeping my balayage with it which is similar to Alexa Chung’s style. Has anyone else been thinking of trying the Lob?
Images sourced from twitter.com/nicolerichie, twicsy.com, pinterest.com, twitter.com/deltagoodrem, stylechangeseverythingblogspot.com, pinterest.com.