21 Lob Haircut Photos For Some Serious Inspiration From Julianne Hough, Taylor Swift, And More Celebs Before Your Next Chop

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 05: Actress Kate Mara attends the 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
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If you were to ask me what a "lob" was six months ago, I would have had zero idea what you were talking about. Now? The long bob (hence, "lob") is the most perfect, trendiest summer haircut and the source of many, many hours of personal Pinterest-ing. As a long hair gal myself, the idea of chopping my locks is pretty terrifying; I would say that roughly 25 percent of my hair appointments in the past have ended in tears (on my end, not the hair dresser's). But something about seeing Kate Mara and Emma Stone rock the lob has made me want to go bravely where I never have before. 

Suddenly a long bob seems ideal. Low maintenance? Check. Cool? Check. Perfect for on-trend Instagram selfies? DOUBLE CHECK. Emma Stone approved? Check. I mean, what more could a girl ask for in a haircut, right? The lob has everything. And in a fashion world where your haircut is just as much of an accessory as your too-cool midi rings, the lob provides an opportunity to change up your look in the most trendy, cool, and bold way possible. 

Having said that, I will probably chicken out/panic at the hair dresser's during my lob appointment and opt for a two-inch trim that I am ultimately disappointed with. But I digress. 

Here are 11 of the best celebrity and blogger lob looks to inspire you on your next trip to the salon. 

1. Kate Mara

2. Julia Hengel of Gal Meets Glam

3. Emma Stone 

4. Charlize Theron 

5. Nichole Ciotti of Vanilla Extract

6. Vanessa Hudgens 

7. Kendi of Kendi Everyday

8. Reese Witherspoon

9. January Jones 

10. Julianne Hough 

11. Beyonce

12. Kaley Cuoco

13. Emily Schuman of Cupcakes and Cashmere

14. Olivia Palermo

15. Alexa Chung 

16. Jessica Alba 

17. Rose Byrne

18. Taylor Swift

19. Fearne Cotton

20. Gwenyth Paltrow 

21. Olivia Munn 

Images: Getty Images (17), Instagram/@juliahengel, Instagram/@nicholeciotti, Instagram/@kendieveryday, Instagram/@emilyschuman

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