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Lovin’ the Lob

Hot on the heels of Ombre Hair (dark roots and blonde ends) is the Lob (aka Long Bob).  It may be this gorgeous look came about from necessity as the blonde ends of the Ombre  left a lot of us with super dry, super damaged hair.  And what is great about the lob is anyone can pull it off, it’s short enough to make your hair look thicker and healthier and long enough to style up or down.

Unlike the Bob, the Lob is softer, less severe and suits every face shape, it looks especially great on rounder faces with a side part, and soft waves coupled with this chic cut is a perfect Spring style.


To style your Lob like Rose Byrne or Kate Beckinsale you’ll need to add some wave and texture.  Make sure your shampoo and conditioner is light yet hydrating, I love the S Factor Line from TIGI, it smooths the cuticle of the hair without weighing it down.

Follow with some heat protectant, you don’t want to fry your newly snipped locks! There are hundreds on the market,  I’m enjoying the De Lorenzo Extinguish at the moment, at $19.45 it gets the job done and doesn’t cause snagging when you curl your hair.

Use a texturizing spray or mousse, I’m trying the Bumble and Bumble Thickening Spray and love it so far, a quick spritz on the roots gives you volume a plenty yet it doesn’t leave your hair crispy and stiff.  Finger dry your hair, head down is the best way to add extra body.

Then, add some wave if you weren’t blessed with them naturally; with a curling rod (easy but takes me forever!), flat iron (harder but faster when mastered), heated rollers (easy but gives more volume and less spiral curl) or the new Miracurl from Rusk (easy and fast and I love it though quite a pricey investment). If you are not sure which method suits you there are infinite tutorials on YouTube.

Once you have a few wavy tendrils, finish with a quick scrunch and some more texture spray and you are done. Don’t worry if you haven’t got the curls perfect, the Wavy Lob is meant to look messy and carefree.

So how about you? Will you be rocking the Lob this Spring?