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22 Ways to Style Your Lob Haircut in 2019

If you’ve looked around lately, then you’re already well aware how popular lob haircuts are right now. Chances are, you may have even taken the plunge yourself and gotten this haircut the last time you went to the salon. But, as with every haircut, it’s easy to get bored with the same old hairstyles. To keep your lob haircut looking fresh and fun, we’ve rounded up 22 stunning lob hairstyles to give you plenty of options for transforming your ‘do throughout the week. Check them out below, and stock up on the hairstyling products you’ll need to style your lob, including hair creamhair mousse, and a wave-enhancing hair spray.

LOB HAIRSTYLE # 1: SLEEK AND STRAIGHT

Don’t get us wrong: We absolutely love beachy waves and bouncy curls, but it’s becoming more and more apparent that straight hair is also having a moment—and it looks particularly great when paired with a lob haircut. With celebrities and everyday girls rocking super-straight tresses, it only makes sense to want to hop on the bandwagon, too.

Get the look by following these simple steps:

STEP 1: APPLY HAIR CREAM AND BLOW-DRY YOUR HAIR

When you hop out of the shower, add a dollop of hair cream, like the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Frizz Vanisher Cream, then blow-dry your hair smooth.

STEP 2: GRAB YOUR FLAT IRON

Once you’re done blow-drying your hair, straighten it in sections, working your way up from the sections underneath.

STEP 3: BRUSH YOUR HAIR BACK FROM YOUR FACE

Using a boar bristle brush, brush all of your hair straight back. The natural bristles can help to amp up the shine factor while also enhancing volume.

STEP 4: HOLD EVERYTHING IN PLACE

Once you’ve brushed your hair back, pin the sides in place with a couple of bobby pins that match your hair color. Then use a hair spray, like the L’Oréal Paris Elnett Precious Oil Satin Hairspray, to finish your look and add shine.

LOB HAIRSTYLE #2: tousled lob

After pin-straight strands, the next step toward waves is just a bit of texture, aka a tousled lob. Simply let your damp strands air dry on their own, scrunching up the ends of your hair as needed for extra bounce.

LOB HAIRSTYLE #3: side-swept lob

An elegant take on the classic lob—which just so happens to work with every hair texture, whether straight, curly, or in between—is a lob with a side part. Part your hair to show off your “good” side and you won’t be disappointed. We happen to think this look is perfect for dressing up a daytime look or heading out for a night on the town.

LOB HAIRSTYLE #4: center-part lob

Another type of part that’s chic and will work with any type of hair texture is the always-classic center part. Paired with medium-length locks, you just can’t go wrong with this look.

LOB HAIRSTYLE #5: FRINGE LOB

You can pull off a lob with just about any style of bang, but there is something to be said for the fringe bang, which is certainly having a moment in pop culture. Pair a set of fringe-cut, one-length bangs with a lived-in, textured lob for a chic look that suits any occasion.

LOB HAIRSTYLE #6: LIVED-IN TEXTURE

That lived-in texture we mentioned? Here’s how to get it. Go ahead and embrace your natural texture for this next lob hairstyle! It’s so easy yet still super-stylish—you can’t go wrong!

Get the look by following these simple steps:

STEP 1: ADD HAIR MOUSSE

After washing your hair, apply a dollop of a hair mousse, like the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT Volume Inject Mousse, to damp hair and let your hair air dry. Hands off!

STEP 2: CREATE TEXTURE WITH A FLAT IRON

Once your mane has air dried, use your flat iron to gently create bends in your hair with a few crimps here and there.

STEP 3: TOP IT OFF WITH HAIR SPRAY

To lock in your look, use a flexible-hold hair spray, like the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Fine Control Hairspray.

LOB HAIRSTYLE #7: box-braided lob

Love braids as much as we do? A lob is still a lob if it’s in box braids, and this hairstyle is sure to turn heads. Unlike some other braided hairstyles, box braids will still allow you to show off the length of your lob. For a quick refresher, here’s How to Create Box Braids.

LOB HAIRSTYLE #8: choppy lob

This cut and style involves edgy, chopped layers that make for a perfectly structured lob. Pro tip: Use a bit of the L'Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Clean Style Gel to control the ends of your choppy layers.

LOB HAIRSTYLE #9: ringlet-curled lob

Grab your small barrel-shaped curling iron and get going! Tight, ringlet curls tend to flatter those with layered lobs and medium to thick strands.

LOB HAIRSTYLE #10: loose wave lob

Do loose, beach-like waves ever look bad? Ever? We certainly think not! For this lob style, grab a larger barrel-shaped curling iron and curl your hair in larger sections. Afterward, run your fingers through your hair gently to separate, then spritz on a bit of high-hold hair spray to help ensure that your perfect waves won’t droop.

LOB HAIRSTYLE #11: finger-wave lob

Inspired by one of our favorite decades, the roaring twenties, finger-curls harken back to one of the most stylish eras in American history. What’s more? These tight-to-the-scalp curls are perfectly suited for a lob haircut. They do, however, require a bit of work—but we promise you can do it! Here’s How to Get a 1920’s Hairstyle.

LOB HAIRSTYLE #12: pin-curled lob

On days you’re trying to avoid hot tools but still want to achieve those oh-so-gorgeous curls, use pins! Pin curls are the ideal no-heat curling solution. Once you take those pins out, spray on some high-hold hair spray to make sure that they last.

LOB HAIRSTYLE #13: sixties-inspired lob

Is your lob lacking volume? Pump things up with a bit of teasing at the crown of your head, then add in medium-sized curls for a retro 1960’s look.

LOB HAIRSTYLE #14: lob with feathered bangs

Seen on many a celebrity, a tousled lob pairs perfectly with feathered bangs. Feathered bangs are characterized by a somewhat mismatched cut that’s not all one length, making for a relaxed, undone yet totally done-up final look.

LOB HAIRSTYLE #15: nineties HAIR FLIP

If you were alive in the ‘90s, then there’s probably a pretty special place in your heart for seriously voluminous hair swoops. Hair flips are without a doubt one of the most effortlessly beautiful looks you can rock—and what’s more, they’re on trend again!

Get the look by following these simple steps:

STEP 1: START WITH DRY SHAMPOO

Spray the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Clay Dry Shampoo onto oily roots and lightly through the rest of your hair.

STEP 2: USE TEXTURE SPRAY

Grab a bottle of texturizing hair spray, like the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT High Lift Creation Spray, to give your hair an #IWokeUpLikeThis vibe.

STEP 3: CREATE A SIDE PART

Using a rat tail comb, create a deep side part on one side of your head to give life to your ‘90s-inspired swoop.

STEP 4: ACCENT YOUR LOOK WITH A BRAID

On the side of your part that has less hair, create one, two, or even three super-tight braids, securing the ends with clear elastics right behind your ear.

LOB HAIRSTYLE #16: lob with side bangs

When it comes to bangs, the options are pretty much endless. Another bang cut that looks great with lob-length strands is side-swept bangs. Longer in length than classic bangs, side bangs make for a particularly romantic look that’s hard to resist!

LOB HAIRSTYLE #17: deep, angled part

As the name implies, a deep part is, well, deeper than your average side part. And putting that deep part on a steep angle makes it all the more dramatic.

LOB HAIRSTYLE #18: baby bangs

Perhaps the trendiest bang style of the moment, baby bangs are shorter than your average bangs and are usually bluntly cut. Pair baby bangs with wavy or straight strands for a standout look.

LOB HAIRSTYLE #19: seventies-inspired curled lob

Tight tendrils + short bangs = totally ‘70s, and also totally trendy. Grab your smallest curling iron to get this lob hairstyle.

LOB HAIRSTYLE #20: half-up half-down lob

No cuts or curling irons required here. Instead, simply divide your lob-length strands into upper and lower sections, then fasten the upper one into a loose-hanging ponytail (or bun) with a clear elastic.

LOB HAIRSTYLE #21: shaggy, feathered lob

If you haven’t already heard, we’re declaring feathered hairstyles as the next big thing in hairstyle trends. Flattering on all face shapes, a lob-length feathered look is as carefree as it gets.

LOB HAIRSTYLE #22: spiral curls

Last on our list, but certainly not least, spiral curls make for a lob hairstyle that’s cute, bouncy, and always in style. Choose a curling iron with the thinnest rod you can find and muster up as much patience as you can because this hairstyle takes time to create—but we promise the end result is worth the effort!

There you have it: 22 ways to style a lob haircut! Next, consider transforming your lob a different way—via a new hair color. Here's What You Need to Know About Color Changing Hair Dye.