There seems to be a new cool kid in hair town: the long bob (aka “the lob”). The happy medium between short and long, this shoulder-length sensation is making quite a statement. The beauty of this cut is its versatility and ability to be worn a number of ways. Its length allows for every style you can think of including curly, straight or beach waves. Have we grabbed your attention yet? For those of you still wondering about the best ways to rock the long bob trend, we’ve come up with a few points of inspiration!

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1. Layer Up. Give your lob some dimension and body by adding some subtle layers in the back. But don’t get too scissor-happy: If it’s too layered, it’s not a bob!

2. Dress It Up. For a fancy night on the town, turn this long bob into a glam retro style doing a deep side part and soft, face-framing curls. For a little extra height, tease the hair at the crown and backcomb it. Finish the look with a little hair spray (we recommend Pureology Strengthening Control Zero Dulling Hairspray) and you are good to go!

3. Slick It Down. Go for a modern twist with a sleek, straight bob parted down the middle. Flat iron the hair and apply a little smoothing solution like Redken Outshine 01-Anti Frizz Polishing Milk to keep frizzing and flyaways at bay.

4. Bring on the Bangs. Give your hair some fringe benefits by adding side-swept or blunt bangs to the style. They’re a great way to frame the face and give your hairstyle a little something extra.

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