26 Stunning Wedding Hairstyle Ideas for Lobs

When it comes to your wedding day look, the lob's versatility really knows no bounds.

Wedding lob

Justin Aaron; Florals by Little Wren Flowers 

Tying the knot doesn't mean you have to feel pressured to grow out your lob in exchange for long locks and give up the flattering style you've come to know and love. We've seen plenty of trendy haircuts come and go, but the lob has proved its staying power. Celebrities on the red carpet have shown time and time again that the Goldilocks of hairstyles (not too long, not too short, but juuust right) offers enough length to pull it back into a ponytail, whip it up into a bun, or weave it into a braid.

When it comes to your wedding day look, the lob's versatility really knows no bounds. By incorporating wedding-worthy hair accessories, like veils, floral accents, and glittering pins and pieces, there are so many special ways for you to rock a lob while still looking—and feeling—like yourself. And isn't that the whole point? Go for a trim to clean up your ends ahead of your wedding, and then embrace your natural texture by letting your lob flow in boho waves on the big day. Alternatively, you can smooth and straighten your tresses and add a sparkly hairpiece to make the style wedding-worthy. There are also plenty of classic updos that women with lob-length hair can totally pull off.

Ready to be inspired? Browse 26 wedding hairstyle ideas for lobs below.

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Mix In a Braid

Lob with braid

Blue Rose Photography 

This boho braid snakes around the back—a sweet surprise for your guests as you walk down the aisle. This is such a fun and eclectic way to rein in some of your locks and free up your face for those bridal portraits.

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Soft Waves

Bride with lob

Heather Kincaid 

Soft, touchable waves were just right for this bride's relaxed yet refined style. This effortless hairstyle is the ideal finishing touch to the vintage look of this lace dress. We're picking up tons of romantic art deco vibes.

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Mixed Styles

vow exchange

Katie Edwards Photography

Both of these beautiful brides rocked lob hairstyles at their desert nuptials. However, one wore large and lush curls while her partner opted for a half-up, half-down style.

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Top With a Flower Crown

Lob and flower crown

Justin Aaron; Florals by Little Wren Flowers

Lobs and flower crowns...a match made in wedding heaven. While long lengths seem to have become the go-to style for this playful accessory, we actually think that lobs make for a much better choice. They work with the crown to frame the face rather than pulling the eye downward. (Also, can we please mention how stunning those sorbet-colored blooms are against the bride's hair color?)

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Incorporate an Accessory

Flower crown

Lev Kuperman Photography 

Brushed-out curls and a dainty flower crown bring a sweet femininity to this bride's dark locks. We love how the delicate band is nestled amongst the curls, slightly peeking out instead of overpowering the look.

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A Crop With Dimension

Bride and bridesmaids

Hannah Costello 

This bride's sunny highlights bring attention to her cut's sleek layers. Color can do wonders for adding dimension to shorter hairstyles, especially if layers are involved.

Wavy hair or other loose, boho styles can benefit quite a bit from the presence of highlights and lowlights. The contrast in color, regardless of how faint, helps showcase the texture of the styling.

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Anchor With Blooms

Lob with blooms

Chaz Cruz

Gorgeous curls and peekaboo blooms make this bride's angular cut totally wedding-worthy. All of the blossoms are concentrated at the back of the head, anchoring the style and creating a focal point that draws attention to the sexy back (or lack thereof) of the wedding dress. Ooh la la.

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Add Bangs


Alicia Lucia Photography; Hair by Genica Lee 

This bride's heavy fringe adds a little something extra to her mid-length style. Don't be afraid to mix loose waves with a full bang, as the result is unquestionably French-girl chic.

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Wear a Floral Headband

Wedding lob

Angela and Evan 

Lobs have an easygoing look to them, making one perfect for this bride's boho style. Consider this headband of mixed berries and bulbs. It's a fresh take on its much-lauded sister, the flower crown.

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A Head Full of Curls

Bridal Lob

Sandy SooHoo 

When you have a thicker, curlier head of hair like this gorgeous bride, a lob can make getting ready so much easier. The length also won't be weighing down your coils, so you'll be rewarded with so much more volume. Just look at those lush tresses!

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Add Some Sparkle


Shannon Griffin 

Take a note from flapper stylings and the glitz of a bygone era. All a lob really needs is a sparkly hairpiece, and it's suddenly wedding-ready.

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Retro Glam

Bride and mom

Cambria Harkey

A middle part and twisted tresses make this bride's lob look '70s-inspired, especially paired with that dreamy dress and choker accessory.

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Remember the Veil

Bride with flower girl and ring bearer

Kelly Anne Berry 

When in doubt, go with a classic—a veil is always the perfect accessory. While there are many ways to wear a veil, this draped style looks oh-so romantic with lob lengths. (And can we talk about how that lace detailing flawlessly matches that of the dress? Swoon.)

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Let Loose

Newlyweds with ice cream

Cotton Weddings 

This bride opted to let her lob loose in casual waves. We're all for the effortless and laid-back style—and the ice cream, of course!

When in doubt stick to simplicity and stay true to your personality. Unlike long tresses, shorter lengths tend to look sophisticated and put together even with the most minimal effort.

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Open Up Your Face

First kiss

Jenn Byrne 

This bride pinned back only a few pieces to keep the focus on her lovely face. The groom seems to be loving the look, too. A first-kiss approved 'do, for sure.

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Play With Your Part

Deep side part

Meghan Kay Sadler 

A deep side part can instantly change up your look. Such an easy way to instantly add some drama to your 'do

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Opt for an Updo

Bride singing at wedding reception

Clark Brewer Photography

Lobs aren't too short for an updo. Sweep yours into a perfectly imperfect updo and embrace those ends that don't quite tuck in.

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Inject Volume

Bride crying

Evan Hopman 

Proof that a lob can still look just as full and bouncy as a longer length. These neither here nor there waves are the epitome of effortless, cool-girl chic.

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Vampy Vintage Tresses

Bridal portrat

Nirav Patel Photography 

This length can also go vintage with retro waves. These soft finger waves radiate sensuality and glamour. A sultry combination with that simple yet alluring lace wedding dress.

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Blow It Out

Bridal portrait

Tim Ryan Smith 

Have your hair blown out, sweeping pieces to the side to frame your face. This sophisticated and unfussy hairstyle is a classic complement to a minimalist wedding dress.

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A Crop of Curls

Bridal Portrait

Les Amis Photo

Although just a tad shorter than your typical lob, this bride's hairstyle is beyond sweet with its face-framing curls. And check out how much richness and depth those golden highlights add to this style.

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Don't Discount a Bun

Bridal Portrait

Lauren Methia Photography 

Luckily, you won't have to worry about your lightweight length slipping out of an updo. An elegant bun is every bride's dream for its all-night staying power and low-maintenance nature once it's set. If you want to dance the night away without worrying about your carefully coiffed hairstyle becoming a disheveled mess, this might be the style for you.

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Tight Curls

Bride smiling

Echoes and Wild Hearts 

Without the weight of additional length, your curls will hold up through the very last dance. This bouncy hairstyle is so vivacious and fun we can only imagine the bride is just as effervescent.

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Pony Up


Luke Walker of Clark+Walker Studio 

A ponytail—accessorized with a sparkly clip, of course—is always a fabulous, fuss-free option. Ponytails get a bad rap for their casual and pragmatic functionality, but they can also be exalted to the ranks of the glamorous and uber-chic runway and wedding hairstyles.

Don't fret if your hair length doesn't seem conducive to a ponytail. There are many variations, and while a high, voluminous pony may not be in the cards for you, a low ponytail gathered at the nape of the neck is incredibly fresh and ultra fashion forward. Experiment with the texture of the hair tie—like metal, leather, ribbon, flowers, or wrapping some of your own hair around the base for a seamless look—to further refine the style.

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Show Off Your Natural Texture

Vow exchange

Ari Simphukham

Embrace your hair's natural texture, like this beaming bride. It's hard not to smile like that when you've got a head full of those luscious ringlets.

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A Side-Swept Style

Bridal Portrait

Kristen Lynne Photography 

Big, voluptuous curls are a proven wedding-worthy look, no matter your length. This sexy side-swept hairstyle is absolutely captivating and goes with so many wedding dress silhouettes.

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