The Hottest Long Bob Hairstyles of the Moment

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The Long Bob Trend is Here to Stay

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A big trend in hair is the long bob, not long hair, not short hair, but cut somewhat blunt and just above the shoulders. Here are the rules of getting this coveted hairstyle:

1. Longer bobs can be bland if too blunt. Stacked layers in the back add dimension.

2. A bob can't be too layered, or it's not a bob. You will get a more edgy look if you ask the stylist to thin out the ends with scissors or a razor.

3. Ask the stylist to make your bob a touch shorter in the back.

4. This cut works on straight and wavy hair. It's a versatile cut because you can wear it wavy or flat-ironed. 

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Emma Roberts' Graduated Bob

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The long bob works well with all face shapes. Because it's long, it's the one bob that a round-faced woman could wear. Anything shorter and the style would add width to her face.

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Giuliana Rancic's Asymmetrical Long Bob

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Giuliana Rancic has worn her long hair in a chic long bob. Her center part is very fresh, and the asymmetry -- with the back an inch or so shorter than the front -- is a popular cut. To get this look you'll want to flat-iron hair or ask your stylist to thin out your thick hair. If you have wavy hair, you can straighten it with a flat-iron or wear it wavy.

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Mandy Moore's Shaggy Long Bob

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Here's a picture of Mandy Moore's long bob curled. To get this look, you'll need a curling iron and styling spray. It's easy to curl hair at this length. Simply spritz towel-dried hair with a styling spray, blow it dry and then wrap 1-inch pieces around a large-barrel curling iron and voila!

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Kelly Ripa Cuts Off Her Long Hair for a Bob

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Kelly Ripa's hair cut into a long bob is lovely.

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Brooklyn Decker's Long Bob Hairstyle

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Brooklyn Decker's sophisticated long bob is a terribly sexy version of the bob. She parts the hair just off to the side and the cut is at an angle -- a tad shorter in back than in front. Her naturally thick hair has been thinned out most likely with a razor and the ends are wispy thanks to a razor, too. Her hair is flat-ironed to sleek perfection.

What you need for this look:

  • A large, rounded brush (don't curl the ends too far under, lest you end up looking like an 80's throwback).
  • A decent flat iron.
  • A gloss spray for after you iron. Bumble and Bumble's shine spray gets high marks in the industry.

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Nicole Richie's Long Bob Hairstyle

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To get a wavy bob, spray towel-dried hair with a volumizer or palm a leave-in conditioner into hair (if you have dry hair). Then, as you blow dry, aiming the heat up into hair, take your hair into your palm and scrunch it as you dry.

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Simple, Yet So Very Sophisticated

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This simple haircut has a bit of texture to it, unlike some long bobs which are so straight they appear to be flat-ironed. You can let your long bob air dry naturally, and it will look great, too. Let your styling tools rest -- it's better for your hair's health.

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Michelle Dockery's Fun, Edgy Long Bob

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British actress Michelle Dockery is known for her short bob. Here, she wears it a bit longer and styled in a fun, edgy way. Obviously, someone went to her hair with a curling iron. It looks great.

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Halle Berry's Long Bob Hairstyle

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In this picture, Halle Berry has a long bob hairstyle that's flattering to her bone structure. She doesn't have angular features, but the bob makes her soft face seem stronger.

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A Cool Bob on Marie-Josee Croze

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Here is a blonde version of the long bob. There are no bangs and just a few layers.

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Long Bobs are Flattering on Older Women

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Actress Finola Hughes was born in 1959! The long bob is an excellent option on older women.

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A Casual Long Bob Hairstyle

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Long bob hairstyles are super versatile. You can flat iron hair so it's sleek and sophisticated, you can curl hair or let it air dry like Naomi Watts did here.