From Zendaya's to Rosie HW's, These Are the Best Lob Hairstyles to Copy

When it comes to classic hairstyles, they don't come more timeless than the lob. With less drama (and less upkeep) than an Anna Wintour–inspired bob but a little more edge than long locks, the lob is the perfect in-between hairstyle that never goes out of style. Bonus: It suits every face shape, so there's no risk of remorse after your visit to the hairdresser.

But what exactly is a lob? Well, it's exactly what it sounds like: a long bob. It's a one-length cut that generally sits at a mid-length, shoulder height—although, you can get away with your strands falling just a smidge above or below that. Experiment with centre and side partings to switch up how your lob looks daily, but a lob hairstyle also pairs well with a fringe—whether that's a full, one-length fringe or wispier French-girl bangs.

And if you're considering embracing the lob for this season, you're in luck. There are so many examples of celebrities stepping out with the chicest mid-length hairstyles that I thought it would be rude not to put all of that great lob inspiration in one place. Ahead you'll find 27 of the best celebrity lob haircuts to give you inspiration for your next salon visit.

The 24 Best Lob Hairstyles

1. Zendaya

Best Lob Hairstyles: Zendaya



When Zendaya stepped out with a new lob hairstyle, we called our hairdressers immediately. 

2. H.E.R.

H.E.R.'s side-parted curls look bouncy in this lob cut.

3. Jenna Ortega

Best Lob Hairstyles: Jenn Ortega



Proof that shaggy wolf haircuts like Jenna Ortega's look great cut to a shoulder-skimming length.

4. Florence Pugh

Best Lob Hairstyles: Florence Pugh



Flip your lob to into a side parting to bring drama and volume for the evening.

5. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Best Lob Hairstyles: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley



Rosie's wet-look waves are so pretty, and her longer-length lob is a great place to start if you're new to mid-length hair.

6. Laura Harrier

Best Lob Hairstyles: Laura Harrier



Cool-girl waves and blunt ends are a match made in heaven for a lob hairstyle, as Laura Harrier proves.

7. Bella Hadid

Best Lob Hairstyles: Bella Hadid



I still think about Bella Hadid's collar-bone-skimming lob, which has a glossy shine.

8. Selena Gomez

Best lob hairstyles: Selena Gomez



Selena Gomez's lob is super sleek.

9. Charithra Chandran

I'm screenshooting Charithra's shoulder-skimming bob for my next haircut.

10. Diana Silvers

Who says shorter hair is lifeless? I'm in love with this voluminous blowout.

11. Margot Robbie

Best lob hairstyles: Margot Robbie



Whether you flip your parting to the side or straight down the middle, the lob haircut looks great.

12. Jourdan Dunn

Best lob hairstyles: Jourdan Dunn



The lob haircut also works well if you have a fringe or want to grow yours out seamlessly.

13. Nicola Coughlan

The benefit of shorter hairstyles like the lob is that styling takes far less time if your hair is naturally straight. Simply tong a couple of sections of hair and you're good to go.

14. Jenna Coleman

Tuck your lob behind your ears and curl the ends under for a quick retro twist.

15. Simone Ashley

Best lob hairstyles: Simone Ashley



The lob is the perfect haircut for emphasising natural curls and waves, helping to add volume and definition.

16. Hailey Bieber



While she might have cut her hair into a box bob, Hailey Bieber's former haircut is ideal if you don't want to go too short—just ask for a few face-framing layers to graduate the length.

17. Chloë Grace Moretz

Fine hair can benefit from a few subtle layers to give extra volume and movement in your lob.

18. Duckie Thot

Best lob hairstyles: Duckie Thot



So. Much. Volume.

19. Elizabeth Olsen

Best lob hairstyles: Elizabeth Olsen



This is your sign to go for the lob haircut.

20. Jodie Comer

Best lob hairstyles: Jodie Comer



If you're nervous about going short, then rest in the knowledge that the lob is perfect for growing back out long.

21. Kerry Washington

Best Lob Hairstyles: Kerry Washington



feathered fringe pairs perfectly with Kerry Washington's straight lob.

22. Gemma Chan

Best Lob Hairstyles: Gemma Chan



For me, Gemma Chan is queen of the mid-length hairstyle and my ultimate lob muse.

23. Zawe Ashton

Best Lob Hairstyles: Zawe Ashton



The centre parting and tuck behind the ears lends Zawe's glossy lob major '90s vibes.

24. Emily Ratajkowski

Best Lob Hairstyles: Emily Ratajkowski



Channel EmRata's power lob by blow-drying the ends of your hair under with a round brush. Seriously glam.

25. Helena Christensen

Best lob hairstyles: Helena Christensen



This shaggy lob is making me contemplate going for the cop.

26. Alexa Chung

Best Lob Hairstyles: Alexa Chung



Alexa flits between a bob and a lob but always keeps it centre-parted and with a natural wave.

27. Jourdan Dunn

Best Lob Hairstyles: Jourdan Dunn



Jourdan's curly lob is totally epic and proves that it isn't just a style that works for straight strands.