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

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

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2. Julia Hengel of Gal Meets Glam

3. Emma Stone

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4. Charlize Theron

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5. Nichole Ciotti of Vanilla Extract

6. Vanessa Hudgens

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7. Kendi of Kendi Everyday

8. Reese Witherspoon

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9. January Jones

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10. Julianne Hough

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11. Beyonce

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12. Kaley Cuoco

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13. Emily Schuman of Cupcakes and Cashmere

14. Olivia Palermo

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15. Alexa Chung

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16. Jessica Alba

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17. Rose Byrne

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18. Taylor Swift

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19. Fearne Cotton

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20. Gwenyth Paltrow

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21. Olivia Munn

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