Angled Lob Haircuts That Prove Blunt Isn’t Always Better
As far as we’re concerned, there’s no bad time to make the chop. Whether waving hello to summer or saying howdy to fall, a fresh short haircut will always feel right. Like snuggling in a warm blanket fresh out of the dryer, turning on the TV just as Sweet Home Alabama is starting, or witnessing a gaggle of Corgi puppies running in the park. Getting a killer short haircut is understatedly satisfying.
No matter the season, our favorite short style is always the same: the bob; and the most universally flattering rendition of the bob is undoubtedly what we commonly refer to as “the lob.” (Quite literally, long + bob = lob.) Right now, we’re lusting over any and every angled lob we can feast our eyes on. The long angled bob strikes a perfect balance with flattering collarbone-grazing lengths in the front and shorter nape-of-the-neck lengths in the back. If you’re ready for a fresh and fabulous new ‘do, these long angled bob hairstyles will do the trick.
Talk about screenshot potential (for our next salon visit). This caramel-mocha dream gets its tapered layers and bold angled backside from a razor cut courtesy hairstylist Carolynn Judd.
When you’re not ready to give up those effortless beach waves, this bob lets you make the chop while still keeping all the fun. Judd infused this textured bob with serious movement, thanks to perfectly placed blonde balayage and layering.
We’ve never met a better way to welcome fall than bright apricot. This textured bob has the brightness to keep your summer glow going, but the rich warmth that makes us feel ready for pumpkin spice lattes. We can thank stylist Sal Salcedo for that sudden craving.
This lob gets bonus points for the extra dramatic length. The backside is more of a traditional lob, while the front is what we like to call an uncommitted lob: somewhere between a lob and medium length. (For those afraid to really make the chop.) Dallas-based stylist Katlin Green created a rich cocoa blend to go with the bold cut.
These flippy textured layers frame the face prettier than a picture. For a truer bob length, this angled style á la Texas-based stylist Chris Jones definitely makes the cut.
Take a trip to the softer side of the spectrum with this long angled bob. Razor-sharp angles are traded in for softer ones, and subtle balayage finishes off Jones’ stylishly understated look.
2018 is all about going red, whether a muted rust or bold copper. This sleek copper lob just barely and oh-so-daintily grazes those collarbones, which—hint!—is about as flattering as it gets.
Who knew going gray could be this razor-sharp chic? The angled bob only further accentuates the killer color that L’Oreal Pro Artist Daniel Mason-Jones worked with his client for a year and a half to transition seamlessly.
A blunt cut with bold balayage? A dynamic duo, to say the least. This ashy angled lob is begging to make an appearance this autumn.
A simple A-line cut offers a strong starting hit, while bright blonde balayage really runs the look home. This blended color will work season-to-season, making it the perfect complement to the most flattering length.
Nothing spices up an icy blonde bob like some sharp edging and shadow rooting. The subtle transition of hair color will make the short cut more low maintenance, which is never a bad thing.
When you want an angled look but stacked layers just aren’t your thing, an A-line bob swoops in with the save. With A-line cuts, the backside isn’t built up short with layering. This subtle blonde bob has only long layers to go with its blunt ends, giving the cut movement while keeping it very modern.