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. And 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. Need more proof that the lob makes for the perfect ‘do for a wedding hairstyle? Scroll on!
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 women with lob-length hair can totally pull off.
Ready to be inspired? Browse 26 wedding hairstyle ideas for lobs below. (Don’t forget to bring a photo of your favorite to your day-of hairstylist!)