Bobs are the “It” haircut in Hollywood. The minute a celebrity makes the cut, everyone runs to their salon, but is this really the trend for you? Or, rather, do you fall into the lob category, longer and sophisticated versions of this trendy style. Let’s discuss the main attributes to each cut. A typical bob usually ends at the chin, too short to be pulled back in any style. A bob can be all one length, but longer in the front-shorter in the back is the cut. Thin hair benefits from a bob because the layers are easily stackable, while thick hair can become poofy, frizzy, and even a little difficult to manage at home with a bob.
A lob, on the other hand, is exactly how it sounds – a long bob. This cut typically ends between the chin and collar bone depending on the client’s style. Lobs are a little easier to work with, benefiting both thick and thin hair, while in some cases still able to be pulled back into a short ponytail. Lobs are a fun way to add sass and flare to your hair if you are looking to change it up.
Bobs typically require more upkeep and more styling, while lobs can be left natural, straight, or curly and look effortless. Your face shape also plays a role in deciding between the two styles. Again, a bob is typically more limited on who it works best for. Heart or diamond-shaped faces benefit from a bob, as well as anyone with a prominent jawline, whereas a lob typically flatters most face shapes.
Hopefully, this brief comparison will help you lean one way or the other. If you are still deciding between the two cuts, talk it out with your stylist. They will be able to give you their best advice on which style your hair would shine with. Summer is always a great time to make an exciting change!!