How to Style a Lob: 6 Easy Long Bob Hairstyles

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I've recently had to learn how to style a lob! I used to have very long hair, but cut my own hair into a long bob about six months ago. Since then, I've had such fun playing around with long bob hairstyles and wanted to share my six favorites with you.


So, here are six different ways to style a lob that are super-easy and look super-cute too.

Tools and materials:

  • Comb
  • Hairpins
  • Hair elastics
  • Decorative hair accessories
Tying some hair at the top of the head

Lob hairstyle 1

Take a small section of hair from the top center of your head and remove a few strands of hair from the front. Divide the remaining hair into three equal sections.

Braiding the back of the hair

Begin braiding these three sections of hair by taking the section on the right and pushing it under the middle section. Now do the same with the section on the left.


Continue braiding in this way, adding a little more hair from the side of your head and pushing it under to the middle each time. Keep pulling the braid tight so it will lay nice and smoothly.

Braiding all down the back of the head

Continue braiding until you reach the bottom of the original center section of hair and secure it at the bottom with a hair elastic.

How to style a lob - hairstyle 1

To even it out, you can lift some of the sections in the back as necessary. You can also remove a few more strands of hair from the front.

Create a zig-zag part in your hair

Lob hairstyle 2

Create a part on top of your head in a zig-zag pattern.

Make a small braid on one side of your head

Now, take a small section of hair from the left side of your head near the top and make a simple braid, securing it at the bottom with a rubber band. Make a similar braid on the right side of your head.

Wrap the braids to the back of your head

You can either leave these braids hanging straight or you can wrap them to the back of your head, secure them with hairpins, and remove the hair elastics.

How to style a lob - hairstyle 2

This long bob hairstyle is a great way to keep hair out of your face while wearing your hair down.

Put your hair into a high ponytail

Lob hairstyle 3

Pull all of your hair into a high ponytail and secure it with a hair elastic. If you have some stray hair that escaped the ponytail, just pull it back up and secure it with hairpins.

Wrap a hair band or ribbon around the pony

Wrap a hairband or head wrap around the ponytail at the very top.

How to style a lob - hairstyle 3

Play around with hair accessories, such as hair bows and ribbons, to perfect this cute look.

Clipping hair at the back of the head

Lob hairstyle 4

Separate sections of hair on both sides of your head in front of your ears. Secure the rest of the hair at the back of your head with a large hair clip.

Wearing a hairband in your hair

Pull a hairband over your head and pull the front of the hair band up to the top of your head, tucked behind your ears.


If you prefer having all of your hair pulled back, then don’t separate out the side sections before putting on the headband.

How to style a lob - hairstyle 4

This hairband shows off my earrings too!

Parting hair to the side with a comb

Lob hairstyle 5

Make a deep side part in your hair. Take a section of hair from the other side of your head at the front.

Gathering and securing hair at the back

Then gather all the rest of your hair and secure it at the back of your head.

Braiding hair across the front of the hair

Separate a small section of hair from the section you previously took and start making a thin braid with it. Continue to braid this section of hair, adding more hair in from your hairline as you go.


Continue until you reach your ear, then continue braiding, without adding any more hair, until you reach the bottom.


Lift a section of hair from behind the braid. Pull the end of the braid under that section of hair and secure it with a hairpin.

How to style a lob - hairstyle 5

I really love this elegant long bob hairstyle.

Take a small section of hair to the back

Lob hairstyle 6

Take a section of hair from your front hairline and pull it straight back.

Securing a beehive at the back

Now, twist the section of hair at the back of your head. Push the hair on top of your head up and forward until you get some height and secure it with hairpins.

How to style a lob - hairstyle 6

If you want, you can add a bow at the back of your head over the pins.

How to style a long bob

How to style a lob tutorial

I love styling my lob haircut and I hope that this tutorial inspires you to try out some of these hairstyles yourself. Which was your favorite of these six easy long bob hairstyles? Let me know in the comments below.

Suggested materials:
  • Comb
  • Hairpins
  • Hair elastics
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  • San20286883 San20286883 on Oct 14, 2021

    Thank you for sharing these very feminine and it looks like relatively easy ways to style hair. Beautiful!


  • Todd Paul Sullivan Todd Paul Sullivan on Nov 27, 2021

    Very nice… look easy and will try but I have wavy hair .

    where is the bell icon to press! I’d love ❤️ to follow

    Jacalyn

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