5 ways to style your lob

5 ways to style your lob | Kayla's Five Things

I did it. You’ve probably already done it… it feels like the whole world has. I got a lob. This is one train I have been dying to hop aboard (couldn’t really afford the ticket though) for the last year or so. I grew my hair out for the wedding, but wanted to a) meet all the just-married cliches and b) switch it up as soon as I could.
 
With a gifted donation towards my hair cut (thanks, Mom) and the chance to get it done somewhere other than the uber expensive Manhattan (wassup, Miami), I finally cut off about 6 inches or so.
 
I ended up going to a salon called Studio Chroma in Coral Gables and told the hairstylist I wanted the Lucy Hale. I shouldn’t have to tell you why. That girl’s hair is FLAWLESS. This essentially translated to a lob and a balayage.
 
I’ve attempted to get my hair colored this way before, but was never really satisfied. With the same instructions, I was blonde for a day and another time my mom (who tends to say she likes every style decision I make) couldn’t even tell. Total fails. This time was a completely different experience.
 
I was so happy with how well the colors melted together and with the length. I have very thin hair, so long layers (you’ll see more of this when I wear it down in the future) were a must.  I also agreed to this thing called Olaplex… still not sure what it actually does, but my hair was and still is extra soft and smooth since I got it done 2 weeks ago.
 
I’ve started to reacclimate myself with short hair and styling it. There is a lot you can do with a little. I just wanted to share with you my personal favorite so far as well as the inspiration I’ve been using to style other looks.
 
Hope it helps make all those without lobs join the dark, way-less-maintence side!
 

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P.S.S. I have since written a post about maintaining my lob, so check it here.

 
1. Half bun: I was all about this when I had long hair, but I think I like it even more with my new ‘do! It’s great for when you just want to let your hair air dry, because it’s supposed to look slightly disheveled. (See whole post about these babies here.)
 
5 ways to style a lob | Kayla's Five Things

5 ways to style a lob | Kayla's Five Things

5 ways to style a lob | Kayla's Five Things  
5 ways to style a lob | Kayla's Five Things

5 ways to style a lob | Kayla's Five Things

5 ways to style your lob | Kayla's Five Things
 
DISCLAIMER: All the photos below were found on Pinterest. I do not have their original sources, nor claim them as my own. I’m simply rounding up a list for you from what inspired me.
 
Here are a few other rockin’ half-buns:
 
5 ways to style your lob | Kayla's Five Things

5 ways to style your lob | Kayla's Five Things

5 ways to style your lob | Kayla's Five Things
 
2. Windswept side part: Again, straight and perfect is just not that enticing anymore. I love this dramatic part that lets the natural way your hair falls do all the talking. Plus, if Lauren Conrad is doing it, we probably should too.
 
5 ways to style your lob | Kayla's Five Things

5 ways to style your lob | Kayla's Five Things

5 ways to style your lob | Kayla's Five Things
 
3. Low ponytail: I’ve been struggling with ponytails because I feel it juts out too much for such little hair and makes me look bald. I love this idea of loose pieces in the front and a low ponytail that highlights instead of hides the length.
 
5 ways to style your lob | Kayla's Five Things

5 ways to style your lob | Kayla's Five Things

5 ways to style your lob | Kayla's Five Things
 
4. Braided half-up half-down: Whether it’s french braided or normal, whether it’s pulled back or pushed behind your ear… braids are the key to life. And since they’re so instinctive to most of us, they should definitely be relied upon to spice up your look.  
 
5 ways to style your lob | Kayla's Five Things

5 ways to style your lob | Kayla's Five Things

5 ways to style your lob | Kayla's Five Things
 
5. Waves: This is the style I had in my head when I first fell in love with lobs. It’s so classic and can be used during the day or at the most formal occasion. The key is to curl away from your face and to leave out both the very top and the very bottom of each strand. I use a small wand, but I have heard more frequently that a curling iron should be used.
 
5 ways to style your lob | Kayla's Five Things

5 ways to style your lob | Kayla's Five Things

5 ways to style your lob | Kayla's Five Things
 

Follow  me on Instagram and see how I navigate the world with my lob. I’m always trying new things – feel free to tell me they’re not always working. I know it’s true!

 

28 Comments

  1. Nice post, girl! You look great! I got a lob and it’s the best thing ever. I never get a short haircut, it’s always just a trim and when I finally decided to do it I get a lot of compliments. I’ll definitely try the half bun. 🙂

    • Thanks so much, and I totally agree! 🙂 The half bun is the bomb, so definitely give it a shot!

    • Thanks so much <3 I agree! I can't quit it. Definitely try it and let me know what you think!

    • Totally great additions! Too bad my thing is “five” or I could’ve gone on and on 😉 ha

  2. I did this in February of 2015 (always trying to best the trend – lol) and loved it.

    I would love to send you some MONAT hair products to review. Do you do that? They are the best products on the planet. Guaranteed!!! You’ll notice a HUGE difference in your hair.

  3. Awesome hair-spiration! And I love your ‘do’! I’m about to get a honey balayage again and I cannee wait to try out some of these styles!
    Thanks for sharing
    Betty x
    The Betty Stamp

    • This was more of an inspiration than a how-to ha, but I’ll keep that in mind!

  4. Great post lots of good ideas and I like there too about keeping the top and bottom straight when you curl!

  5. I am not trying to be mean, but as a stylist I can see tons of flaws with this cut. The color looks fab but whoever cut it does not check their work.

  6. This helped me so much! I just got a lob after 10 years of ultra long hair. It was the greatest decision but I’ve felt out of sorts with trying to style it. Thank you!!!

  7. I love this cut! I am getting it tomorrow and I’ve had it before! I have red hair so I got it with a little bit of lighter ombre and fell in love with it, got heaps of compliments!

  8. I’ve just come across this post – thanks so much for writing it! I got my hair done like this a few weeks back after having had very long hair all my life and how no idea how best to style it, so this has helped so much! 🙂 thank youuu!

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