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What is a “lob” and why do I want one?

Looking for a haircut that can be sleek and sexy, short and cute, wavy and natural – all at the same time? Let me introduce you to the Lob. You haven't heard of the Lob? No, it's not an acronym – it's a combination of the words "long" and "bob" and describes one of the hottest and most versatile haircuts you can get. Here's why it could be perfect for you.

If you're growing out your hair. One thing many women hate about growing out their hair is that awkward middle stage between a cute short haircut and a long style. The lob cuts out the awkward! If you got a bob but now want to return to your longer tresses, ask your stylist for a shoulder-grazing cut that incorporates the elements you want out of your long hair, like long layers.

If you hate styling your hair. Short and long haircuts alike typically need lots of attention when it comes to styling. A short bob needs to be flipped or straightened just the right way, while long hair takes about 20 minutes to blow dry to perfection. The lob is great because you can wear it loose and wavy when you don't feel like doing much with your hair. It also fits into a ponytail or bun and looks like a new style depending on where you part your hair. Styling made easy! If you love styling your hair, you can also rock adorable curls or straighten it for a sleek look.

If you love trendy cuts. The classic "bob" carries a soccer mom connotation, while those long supermodel waves can make you feel like you're clinging to your teenage years. Meanwhile, the trendy pixie cut is a huge commitment. The lob is trendy – just look at stars like Gwyneth Paltrow and Anne Hathaway – and easy to work with. Plus, it can be as edgy as you want it to be. Try an asymmetrical, blunt cut for a little punk rock vibe, or add layers if you want to add some soft, classic waves.

Okay, I think you get it – the lob can be the perfect haircut for ANYONE. Plus, it won't take too long to grow back into a flowing mane. For a change without the commitment, the lob might just be the perfect cut for you.

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Lauren Stewart
By: Lauren Stewart

Lauren Stewart is a freelancer writer from Michigan. She enjoys writing about beauty, health and fitness! She is passionate about learning new ways to take control of her health and wellness and is a makeup and skincare junkie! You can contact her by emailing