A long bob haircut is a medium-length hairstyle that features blunt ends and very few layers. The hair usually falls to just above the shoulders in this style. There are many variations on this haircut, including angling of the hair, parting, exact length, and how the ends of the hair are styled. It is one of many kinds of bob hairstyles and is a popular hairstyle among many women, including celebrities.
The long bob haircut typically works best on women with straight or wavy hair, as the style looks polished and modern when wearing the hair either straight or wavy. Some choose to style their bob by using a curling iron to curl the hair away from the face, creating a tousled, beach-hair type of style. Hair that is naturally very curly may not be suitable for a bob, as a layered look may be needed for curly hair to have the right shape and volume. The bob suits a variety of face shapes.
A hairstylist will often cut a long bob haircut slightly shorter and with more layers in the back, angling the hair a bit longer in the front. This helps give the hair a bit of the lift at the crown and adds movement and interest to the haircut, preventing it from being too plain. Alternatively, some bobs feature a few shorter pieces of face-framing hair at the front of the cut.
One can wear a long bob with any kind of part — side, center, or zig-zag. A salon professional may use a razor on the ends of the hair to slightly rough up the style and give the cut a bit more interest. One can also wear bangs with this type of hairstyle, either blunt across the forehead or swept to the side. The long bob haircut has been a trendy style for many years and is worn by numerous famous actresses.
The long bob is one of many bob lengths and types. A chin bob is, as the name suggests, worn at chin length and features very blunt ends for a chic, angular look. An inverted bob takes the concept of wearing a bob slightly longer at the front than the back to an extreme, featuring hair that is several inches shorter at the back of the head than in the front. A short, wavy bob is cut to chin length but worn slightly curly for a messy, tousled look.