There’s the wob (wavy lob), the mob (mullet lob) and even the blob (blond lob), but don’t worry too much about the lingo. If the hair reaches somewhere between the chin and the collarbones, it’s a lob. And what was once just a dreaded stage you had to get through when growing out your bob is now the most coveted celebrity haircut. Dakota Johnson, Taylor Swift, Kerry Washington, Jessica Alba and many more good hair icons have said bye-bye to their long locks in favor of a long bob hairstyle.
Why are celebs so obsessed with long bob haircuts? The shoulder-length style is not only super chic and sophisticated, it’s also incredibly versatile. Up or down, bangs or bare, with beachy waves or straight strands, the lob always says, “My haircut is cooler than yours.” Long bob haircuts require a lot less maintenance than your classic jaw-length bob and, if cut to suit your face shape and hair texture, look good on basically everyone. If that doesn’t have you ready to lop off a couple inches, check out 45 of the most inspirational celebrity long bob haircuts above.