We've seen plenty of trendy haircuts that come and go, but the "lob" is a style that has proved its staying power throughout the past few years. Just because you're about to tie 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.
Celebrities on the red carpet have proven 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—but without any of the volume-deflating weight of long layers.
When it comes to your wedding day look, the lob's versatility really knows no bounds. In fact, the style is so enticing that ladies with extra length might even want to consider chopping their tresses into a lob ahead of their "I dos" (if they're brave enough, that is). 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.
Top With a Flower Crown
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?)
A Crop With Dimension
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.
Wavey 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.
Anchor With Blooms
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-lah-lah.
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.
Opt for an Updo
Lobs aren't too short for an updo. Sweep yours into a perfectly imperfect messy updo and embrace those ends that don't quite tuck in.
Don't Discount a Bun
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.
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 überchic 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.