The 80 Best and Chicest Lobs to Try ASAP

A tribute to the cut that works on everyone. Yes, even you.

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We know you’re still thinking about that short hairstyle you’ve had on your mind for months now. The perfect middle ground: a lob. It’s the perfect starter kit style if you’re not willing to shed loads of inches. Lobs are the one cut that somehow flatters virtually all hair types and face shapes (it's basically the jeans from Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants for hair). Proof: Each of the 80 (80!) celebrities in the following gallery have vastly different face shapes, hair lengths, and textures, and yet each of their long bobs—ahem, lobs—looks positively gorgeous.

Whether you want to incorporate layers or try a spring hair color, the versatility and effortless structure of a long bob is perfect for the coming months. Bonus: your hair won’t look cray grown-out. It’s all about embracing imperfect textures anyway to let your individuality shine through your style. Plus, there’s nothing a bit of texturizing spray can’t do to save a sad lob if it gets to that point. This means you really, truly can't go wrong taking a chance and chopping off some hair this season. That Instagram saved collection you’ve been adding to is collecting dust, so is your stylists’s chair. Need more persuasion? Let these photos speak for themselves.

2019 InStyle Awards - Arrivals
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Laura Harrier's Lob With Loose Textured Curls
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26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Red Carpet
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Reese Witherspoon's Side-Swept Blonde Lob
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Premiere Of FOX's "Lucy In The Sky" - Arrivals
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Natalie Portman's Wispy Waved Lob
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Jessica Chastain Hand And Footprint Ceremony
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Jessica Chastain's Ginger Lob
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Olivia Culpo, Rohan Oza And Taylor Hill Visit "Extra"
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Olivia Culpo's Layered Shoulder-Length Lob
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Christian Dior : Photocall  - Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2018
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Olivia Palermo's Blonde Lob With Dark Roots
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Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Grants Banquet - Arrivals
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Charlize Theron's Beach Wave Lob
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Mila Kunis & Cosmo Editor-In-Chief Michele Promaulayko Host Screening Of "The Spy Who Dumped Me"
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Mila Kunis's Brunette Lob With Caramel-Colored Ends
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76th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals
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Regina King's Curled Lob With a Side-Swoop
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Zendaya "Something New" Fan Event
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Zendaya's Honey Blonde Lob With Fringe Bangs
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AFI FEST 2018 - Gala Screening Of "Bird Box"
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Sandra Bullock's Messy Waved Lob With Caramel Highlights
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2019 American Music Awards - Red Carpet
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Selena Gomez's Face-Framing Lob With Rounded Ends
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"Just Before I Go" - Los Angeles Special Screening
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Courtney Cox's Bed Head Lob With Soft Bends
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2018 amfAR Gala New York
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Justine Skye's Violet-Streaked Shoulder-Length Lob
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Rihanna's 3rd Annual Diamond Ball
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Emrata's Chocolate-Spiked Lob With a Center Part
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44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards - Arrivals
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Adrienne Bailon-Houghton's Voluminously Curled Lob
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The Tot Holiday Pop-Up Celebration at The Grove
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Kim Kardashian's Bright Silver Blunt Lob
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Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen - Season 16
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Kelly Rowland's Bumped-Under Lob
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2018 Billboard Music Awards - Arrivals
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J.Lo's Tousled Lob With Golden Blonde Highlights
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Saint Laurent : Photocall - Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2020/2021
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Hailey Bieber's Loose Wave Lob
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Serayah McNeill's Shoulder-Skimming Ombré Lob
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Emilia Clarke's Voluminous Retro Lob
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Khloé Kardashian's Stick-Straight, Blunt Lob
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Ashley Graham's Perfectly Wavy, Shiny Lob
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Solange's Blunt Lob With Brushed-Out Curls
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Lili Reinhart's Long Lob With Brushed-Through Waves
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Jenna Dewan's Scrunched and Tousled Lob
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Ellie Kemper's Choppy Lob With Softly Wavy Ends
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Gabrielle Union's Side-Swept Lob
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Margot Robbie's Buttery Angled Lob
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