If you've kept an eye on the It-girl hairstyles of late, there's a chance you took the plunge and went for a major chop over the summer. With the likes of Emilia Clarke, Kristen Stewart, and Julianne Hough leading the way, blunt bobs and choppy pixies resurfaced in a big way this season. Come wintertime, though, your bob will likely reach that awkward in-between length, and learning how to style a lob will become a necessity.
After you've prepped your wardrobe for the official start of cold-weather season, now's the time to update that sleek summer cut. The good news is that plenty of celebrities have perfected the art of styling a long-bob hairstyle, and all it takes to follow their lead is a few trusted beauty products. Whether you opt for blunt, flat-iron waves à la Margot Robbie or EmRata's sleek, angular look, there's a handful of easy ways to make your haircut look new. Ahead, seven stunning styles that will inspire you to refresh your look without even phoning the salon.
Margot Robbie's super-blunt lob and sculpted, subtle waves at the 2018 Academy Awards were the epitome of modern elegance. Her side-part was accompanied by a touch of edge thanks to the barely there texture, which you can actually achieve with a flat iron.
Kerry Washington likes to keep people guessing when it comes to her hair, but she always manages to deliver when it comes to volume. From long, flowing coils to bouncy afros, the actor's crown has body that lasts. In Sept., Washington showed up to the Broadway Audience Rewards 10th Anniversary in New York City with a side-parted, wavy lob with an ultra-shiny finish.
Straight & Silky
Emily Ratajkowski usually opts for a medium-length look with loose waves, but the model shook things up for Rihanna's 3rd Annual Diamond Ball and wowed with this ultra-shiny, angular lob. The 27-year-old nailed the retro style with satiny, glossy texture, sans frizz or flyaways.
Alexa Chung is the queen of effortless looks, and this one might just have you itching for a bit of fringe. The model attended the 31st FN Achievement Awards in NYC late last year with her choppy bangs parted loose and to the side. But whether the 35-year-old has bangs or not, she consistently serves undone, beachy realness throughout her texture.
Wet & Wild
Whether she's rocking blunt, brunette bangs or a platinum bob, Selena Gomez isn't afraid to take risks when it comes to her hair. This seemingly damp, untamed look made its way down the 2017 Fashion Awards red carpet and has since been recreated by an impressive crop of celebs. The best part? It's way easier to achieve than it looks — all it takes is a super-flexible styling wax.
Ciara is a pro at switching it up. Whether she's rocking a luscious blowout or an undone topknot, she's always one to keep it fresh. This sleek, shiny lob was definitely achieved with a styling tool, but there's no heat damage in sight — a reminder not to forget to reach for the heat protectant.
As seen by her '90s-inspired hairstyle at the 2018 Oscars, Hailey Baldwin loves to keep it playful in the hair dept. And despite maintaining her iconic blonde hue, her texture always manage to look as healthy as ever. Take this soft, moisturized look as a cue to reach for the hair mask on the regular. Your hair will thank you!