26 Stunning Wedding Hairstyle Ideas for Lobs

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



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

Gold crown in bride's hair


A gilded halo is the finishing touch to this bride's ethereal look. We love how the warm metal is nestled amongst the curls, adding a glow to the glossy spirals.

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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

Bride portrait from the back


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

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Retro Glam

Newlywed portrait in matching white attire


A middle part and twisted tresses make this bride's lob look deliciously glamorous, especially paired with that dreamy dress and era-appropriate groom's attire.

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Remember the Veil

Bridal portrait with vintage style veil

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

Bride in red dress on beach

KT Merry

The Style Bungalow's Stephanie Hill opted to let her lob loose in casual, textured waves perfect for the beach setting. We're all for the effortless and laid-back style!

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

Couple in mauve outfits


This bride pinned back a few pieces to keep the focus on her lovely face. We love that she fully took advantage of all that natural volume and texture and accented the style with a sprig of freshness.

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Play With Your Part

Bride posing in lace robe

Chi-Chi Ari; Event Planning by Tiffany Rivera of Simply Breathe Events; Hair by Hair by Fran

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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Bouncy Curls

Newlyweds laughing during vow exchange

Jenn Emerling; Event Planning by Ashley Smith of Buzzworthy SF; Hair by Ahsha Williams of Salon Three Zero One

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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A Polished Look

Beaming bride in navy lengha

Flora & Fauna; Event Planning by Tall & Small Events; Hair by Seven Salon

Smooth and polished, this bride's quintessential lob is just so chic. The asymmetric, longer front pieces and ever-so-slight curl inwards grants the style a timelessly soft femininity in contrast to the blunt and über contemporary alternatives.

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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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