Since the 90s, Posh Spice’s lob was the go-to hairstyle for women who wanted to exude a mix of assertiveness and femininity. So what’s its appeal besides it being one of the best ways to advocate girl power subtly?
1. It’s practical
The length of the lob, which is anywhere from below the chin to collar-bone grazing, is easy to maintain. Even if you miss a haircut (or two), you wouldn’t look like you need to schedule an appointment with your hairdresser, stat.
2. It’s chic, but not in a in-your-face manner
Unlike Anna Wintour’s bob or The Rachel, the lob is not exactly synonymous with any particular celebrity. So unless you’re keeping count, you won’t notice that yet another celebrity has gone short. You’ll just think that the actress or singer looks more refreshed and energetic.
3. It’s versatile
Sleek and smooth or tousled and wavy – the lob allows for infinite possibilities for styling because of its length. Do a half-up bun, pull it back into a low ponytail or a simple braid and you’ll see your look transformed in a snap of your fingers.
Here are how these celebs take it from day to night, or a weekend out to a glamorous dinner event: