There was a period in time when you could spot the lob (long bob) everywhere. It was on your best friend, your favorite social media queen and even your cool aunt who was just trying to stay “hip” like the “kids.” But as time passes, the lob seems to have become less and less popular. Which brings us to a daunting question…. Was the lob just a fad that lasted no longer than the “Rachel” back in the ‘90s, or is it still relevant?
Although it may be dwindling, the lob is far from out of style. Why, you may ask? Simple. The lob is timeless, which means it’s been around long before our day and will be around long after. It survived the days of poodle skirts; the era of peace, love and flower power; and even the dark decade of sex, drugs and rock n’ roll. If it’s managed to stay relevant throughout most of the 1900s, what gives us millenials the right to push it away now? And while it may seem a bit bold and reckless to chop off inches upon inches of hair, it might actually be a “safer” bet than you’d think.
There’s no doubt about it: The bob is a cut that suits the edgy and daring girl perfectly. But unfortunately, it’s often more difficult for the “plain Jane” to pull off. That’s why the lob, the bob’s fresher (and much more manageable) sister is great for us girls next door. It’s easier to pull off because it looks great on a variety of face shapes, while extremely short cuts tend to look better on petite faces. And it’s easy to maintain, which will work wonders for your everyday schedule. (Hello extra sleep!) You can roll out of bed and rock your hair au natural or style it in a matter of minutes. Add light waves throughout your hair with a curling wand to provide an effortless texture that will go great with any “couldn’t care less” ensemble (ie- jeans and a basic T). And if you’re feeling prim and proper, straighten your hair to “sleek up” your LBD (little black dress), and you’re ready for a night out. Regardless of what you’re wearing, the lob is a simple way to maintain your chic status, and simplicity is always key, right?
XOXO~ Cara & Tal