35 Lob Haircuts to Add to Your Mood Board in 2022

A tribute to the long bob, a.k.a. the cut that works on everyone.

 Zendaya attends the Valentino Womenswear Fall/Winter 2022/2023 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on March 06, 2022 in Paris, France with a lob haircut
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We know you’re still thinking about that short hairstyle (opens in new tab) you’ve had on your mind for months now. But allow us to present the perfect middle ground: a lob, also known as a long bob. Lobs are the one haircut that somehow flatter virtually all hair types and face shapes (they're basically the jeans from Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, but for hair). Proof: Each of the celebrities in the following gallery have vastly different face shapes, hair lengths, and textures, and yet each of their long bobs—ahem, lobs—look positively gorgeous.

Whether you want to incorporate layers (opens in new tab) or try a summer hair color, the versatility and effortless structure of a long bob is perfect for the coming months. Bonus: Your hair won’t suffer through that awkward grow-out period. It’s all about embracing imperfect textures anyway to let your individuality shine through your style. Plus, there’s nothing a bit of sea salt spray (opens in new tab) can’t do to save a sad lob if it gets to that point.

Which all 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, and so is your stylist’s chair. Need more convincing? Let these photos speak for themselves.

Bella Hadid's Shiny Center-Parted Lob 

This is the silky lobs to end all silky lobs. Bella Hadid's blunt, shoulder-length hair at the 2017 Met Gala perfectly contrasted her dramatic catsuit. 

Bella Hadid

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Margot Robbie's Relaxed Old-Hollywood Lob 

Hollywood's favorite leading lady had plenty of amazing beauty moments in 2020, but her chilled-out blonde lob is one of my favorites from the year. 

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: Margot Robbie arrives at the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California

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Gal Gadot's Slicked-Back Lob 

Slicking back your hair gives an otherwise simple cut a dramatic new look, so have fun experimenting like Gal Gadot did in 2021. 

Gal Gadot attends the World Premiere Of Netflix's "Red Notice" at L.A. LIVE on November 03, 2021 in Los Angeles, California

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Olivia Culpo's Short and Sweet Lob 

The poster girl for cool short hairstyles, model Olivia Culpo's lob is on the shorter side of the spectrum. 

: Olivia Culpo attends Olivia Culpo X Best Buddies International Event at MOD Pizza on May 19, 2022 in Los Angeles, California

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Kerry Washington's Bedazzled Lob 

Washington proved that all it takes to make a lob look red-carpet read is a sparkly hair accessory at the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party. 

Kerry Washington attends the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 09, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California

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Alexa Chung's Wavy Lob 

Chung has long been the ultimate fashion and beauty cool-girl, and her wavy brown lob at the 2022 Met Gala proves that she still has effortlessly great taste. 

Alexa Chung

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Rihanna's Cherry Red Lob 

No, I will not stop thinking (or talking) about Rihanna's cherry red style from 2011. It's a timeless display of red carpet beauty! 

The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 13, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.

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Emma Stone's Undone Curly Lob 

Emma Stone's slightly longer lob is a great example of a style that's just a touch grown-out but still chic. 

Emma Stone attends the Louis Vuitton Womenswear Fall/Winter 2022/2023 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on March 07, 2022 in Paris, France

(Image credit: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images For Louis Vuitton)

Simone Ashley's Beachy Lob 

Simone Ashley's textured lob perfectly pairs with her no-makeup-makeup look. 

Simone Ashley attends the Bridgerton Dinner celebrating South Asian culture with Simone Ashley at Arth Bar & Kitchen on March 29, 2022 in Culver City, California

(Image credit: Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for Netflix)

Florence Pugh's Dip-Dyed Lob 

Experiment with hair dye for a fun take on the lob. Follow in Pugh's footsteps and choose a pastel lavender color, or go for something more bold. 

Florence Pugh attends the Christian Dior Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2021/2022 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on July 05, 2021 in Paris, France

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Justine Skye's Ultra-Shiny Lob 

Run a straightening iron through your lob to give it a slightly wavy, beachy texture like Justine Skye's at the 2019 BET Awards. 

Justine Skye attends the 2019 BET Awards on June 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California

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Miley Cyrus's Two-Tone Lob 

Miley Cyrus is never one to try out a bold new color, and her two-tone black and blonde hair made the entire internet lose their minds. 

Miley Cyrus is seen attending 2022 NBCUniversal Upfront at Radio City Music Hall in Midtown on May 16, 2022 in New York City.

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Laura Harrier's Retro Lob 

How do you master a red carpet? Style your hair in a retro-inspired curly lob like Laura Harrier. 

Laura Harrier attends as David Yurman Celebrates The Vanity Fair Oscar Party at The Wallis Annenberg Center on March 27, 2022 in Beverly Hills, California

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Gemma Chan's Subtly-Highlighted Lob 

Chic and low-key, Gemma Chan's brunette lob perfectly complimented her structural Louis Vuitton gown at the Cannes Film Festival in 2022. 

Gemma Chan attends the closing ceremony red carpet for the 75th annual Cannes film festival at Palais des Festivals on May 28, 2022 in Cannes, France

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Issa Rae's Curly One-Length Lob 

The Insecure actress's subtly red curls hit just below her shoulder, giving her the perfect low-maintenance look. 

Issa Rae attends the SelectCon 004 panel discussion with Issa Rae at 74Wythe on May 05, 2022 in New York City

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Billie Eilish's Dramatic Black Lob 

Billie Eilish's transition from bleach blonde to this deep black lob was super daring, but we love it. 

Billie Eilish attends the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 27, 2022 in Beverly Hills, California

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Emma Chamberlain's Textured Lob 

There is no Gen-Z who's style I want to copy more than Emma Chamberlain's, and I'm not just talking about her clothes! This low-key lob is so on-trend for 2022. 

For Non-Editorial use please seek approval from Fashion House) Emma Chamberlain attends the Louis Vuitton Womenswear Fall/Winter 2022/2023 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on March 07, 2022 in Paris, France.

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Naomi Campbell's Sleek Lob 

While fans love her long, silky hair, I can't stop thinking about Naomi Campbell's bang moment from 2011. 

Naomi Campbell attends a private cocktail and dinner party hosted by DSQUARED2 Designers Dean & Dan Caten and VMAN Magazine at The Webster on December 2, 2011 in Miami, Florida

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Doja Cat's Spiky Lob 

All hail the queen of the Y2K comeback, Doja Cat! Her iced-out blonde bob was hands-down the best beauty look at the 2022 Grammy Awards. 

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for The Recording Academy

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Ashley Graham's Wet-Look Lob 

I love an easy, wavy lob-style cut, and Ashley Graham's iteration at the Savage X Fenty Show in 2019 might just be one of my all-time favorite. 

Ashley Graham attends Savage X Fenty Show Presented By Amazon Prime Video - Arrivals at Barclays Center on September 10, 2019 in Brooklyn, New York

(Image credit: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Savage X Fenty Show Presented by Amazon Prime Video )

Taraji P. Henson's Ultra-Bright Lob 

Lobs don't need to be boring, as evidenced by Taraji P Henon's neon pink look. 

Taraji P. Henson guest hosts ABC News Soul of a Nation airing Tuesday, March 23 at 10/9c on ABC.

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Chrissy Teigen's Honey-Colored Lob 

Chrissy Teigan's highlighted wavy hair gave her full-glam look at the the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party a touch of California cool. 

Chrissy Teigen attends the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 27, 2022 in Beverly Hills, California

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Indya Moore's Culy Lob With Bangs 

Indya Moore paired a curly lob with blunt, springy bangs at the premiere of Netflix's  The Politician. 

Indya Moore attends Netflix The Politician premiere at DGA Theater.

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Kaia Gerber's '90s-Inspired Lob 

She is the daughter of a '90s supermodel, after all! Kaia Gerber's shiny locks were coiffed into a sleek, "The Rachel"-esque lob during Paris Fashion Week. 

) Kaia Gerber walks the runway during the Off-White Womenswear Fall/Winter 2022-2023 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on February 28, 2022 in Paris, France

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Debby Ryan's Wolf-Cut Lob 

Wolf cuts are trending for 2022, as evidenced on former Disney Channel actress Debby Ryan at the 2021 GQ Men of the Year Party. 

Debby Ryan attends the 2021 GQ Men of the Year Party at the West Hollywood EDITION on November 18, 2021 in West Hollywood, California

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Suki Waterhouse's Bouncy Lob 

Is it a lob? Is her hair longer? It's hard to tell with Waterhouse's undone-glam locks at the 10th Annual LACMA ART+FILM GALA. 

Suki Waterhouse arrives at the 10th Annual LACMA ART+FILM GALA Presented By GucciLos Angeles County Museum of Art on November 06, 2021 in Los Angeles, California

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Ciara's Bleached Lob

Never one to keep her hair in the same style for too long, Ciara switched her long, caramel-colored hair for this bleached blonde 'do at the 2021 BET Awards. 

Ciara attends the BET Awards 2021 at Microsoft Theater on June 27, 2021 in Los Angeles, California

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Gabrielle Union's Piecey Lob 

Perhaps in an ode to her 10 Things I Hate About You days, Gabrielle Union styled her hair in a brown lob with flipped-out face-framing layers. 

Gabrielle Union attends the Los Angeles premiere of Apple's "They Call Me Magic" at Regency Village Theatre on April 14, 2022 in Los Angeles, California

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Phoebe Bridger's Icy Lob 

I'll forever be a fan of Bridgers's icy blonde locks, especially when they're styled in this easy, beachy lob. 

Phoebe Bridgers attends Billboard Women in Music at YouTube Theater on March 02, 2022 in Inglewood, California.,

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Kristen Stewart's Rooted Blonde Lob 

Kristen Stewart is the queen of no-fuss beauty on the red carpet, not even at the Cannes Film Festival. The actress wore her blonde locks in this beachy textured lob for the premiere of her new horror film Crimes Of The Future in Cannes in 2022. 

Kristen Stewart attends the photocall for "Crimes Of The Future" during the 75th annual Cannes film festival at Palais des Festivals on May 24, 2022 in Cannes, France

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Zendaya's Glossy Curly Lob 

Zendaya's wet-look hair is so of-the-moment and gives a whole new meaning to "running late hair." 

Zendaya attends the SAINT LAURENT Pre-Oscars Event Hosted By Anthony Vaccarello on March 25, 2022 in Los Angeles, California

(Image credit: Donato Sardella/Getty Images for SAINT LAURENT)

Keke Palmer's Diana Ross-Inspired Lob

Keke Palmer wore her hair in '70s-inspired curls at the 2021 Met Gala, landing on her on many a "best of beauty" list.

Keke Palmer attends the 2021 Met Gala benefit "In America: A Lexicon of Fashion" at Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 13, 2021 in New York City

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 Scarlett Johansson's Butter Yellow Lob 

Behold the best no-fuss hair: Scarlett Johansson's ever-so-slightly curled hair and the 2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards.  

Scarlett Johansson arrives for the 2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards held on February 8, 2020 in Santa Monica, California

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Daisy Edgar-Jones's Lob With Curtain Bangs 

The Normal People actress brushed her bangs to the side at the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party for a chic curtain-bang effect. 

Daisy Edgar-Jonesattends the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 27, 2022 in Beverly Hills, California

(Image credit: Photo by Karwai Tang/Getty Images)

Soo Joo Park's Angular Blonde Lob 

The supermodel slicked back one side of her icy blonde locks to create a dramatic asymmetrical look back in 2016. 

Model Soo Joo Park attends the Charles Finch and Chanel Pre-Oscar Awards Dinner at Madeo Restaurant on February 27, 2016 in Los Angeles, California

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