Insta Trend: The Lob

Welcome back to our new InstaTrend series, Influensters! Let’s have a hair talk, shall we? Have you heard of the lob ‘do? The most influential celebs and bloggers have been sporting the long bob, and now it looks like the rest of the beauty-loving world is hopping on the trend train and who can blame them? The lob is versatile, effortless, and timeless. Here's how to get it and where to find inspiration:

What to tell your hairdresser: Bring photos of the type of look you’re striving for. We love Lucy Hale's version. Her hair stylist Kristin Ess also has an Instagram account packed with lob-spiration. Once you're in the chair at your salon, as for something like, ‘I want a collar-bone length lob with texture throughout.’

The styling tools to use:

hair tools

For voluminous, bouncy curls: HerStyler 3P Tourmaline Curling Iron

For loose waves: Hot Tools Curly-Q Tapered Curling Iron

For sleek, straightness: Chi Flat Iron Hair Straightener

Texturizing products compatible with your lob:

texturizing tools

For major volume: Not Your Mother’s Double Take Dry Finish Texture Spray

For a long-lasting lift: Fekkai Coiff Bouffant Lifting and Texturizing Spray Gel

For a crunch-free texture: Redken Curl Force 17 Texturizing Spray Gel


In my @shoptwosongs sleeveless trench in London on my last day.

A photo posted by Aimee Song (@songofstyle) on

Aimee Song, one of the leading bloggers of our generation, rocking a longer lob with caramel highlights throughout.

One of the more famous cuts in the fashion world, Karlie Kloss is known for her effortless take on the lob.


Most eventful interview to date in this months copy of @elleusa

A photo posted by @margotrobbie on

Voluminous and teezed, Margot Robbie’s long bob takes a wilder approach to the look.

Dare to take the plunge by cutting several inches off your locks? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!

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Claire R.
I'm Claire, the Junior Editor here at Influenster! I'm a Texas girl living in NYC and obsessed with all things beauty–hot rollers (so southern, I know!), lipstick, and magnetic eyeshadows are just a few of my favorite things. Follow me @clairehrodgers on Instagram!