It all started in 2013, when Karlie Kloss got an "awkward length haircut" that somehow looked so good. It was called the "lob," a play on the words "long" and "bob." Others took notice and got a similar cut. Soon, the lob was the hottest haircut of that year, and since then, it's been the hair peg of women all over the world.
What makes it special
The lob has the hair grazing the neck and ending at the collarbone. All these elements make it an instantly slimming cut. There are several variations one can try, depending on one's hair texture and face shape. In short, it's the most flattering cool-girl hairstyle in the planet, whether you have straight, wavy, or curly hair,
If you aren't convinced yet, here are 20 celebrities who've tried the lob.
1. Loisa Andalio
Style it with clipped back waves to enhance you bone structure.
2. Claudia Barretto
Having your hair end right above the shoulder will keep your lob haircut for months.
3. Julia Barretto
Make it a bit messy for undone sexiness.
4. Kathryn Bernardo
Pulling one side back with tiny braids is not something you see every day.
5. Bea Binene
Keeping it sleek and shiny makes it a chic hairstyle for a strictly corporate environment.
6. Kim Chiu
Lowlights add dimension to a blunt lob.
7. Max Collins
You can always go back to black for a classic look.
8. Yeng Constantino
But if you dare to play with color, try a rose gold ombré.
9. Anne Curtis
Channel Bohemian chic with curtain bangs and tousled waves.
10. Coleen Garcia
Round face shapes can try a lob with wispy bangs and tousled waves to add definition to their soft features.
11. Sarah Geronimo
Follow your hair's natural part for an extremely flattering look.
12. Beauty Gonzalez
Do an extreme side part if you want to slim down your face.
13. Solenn Heussaff
If this doesn't convince you try a lob, we don't know what else can.
14. Kim Jones
This is solid proof that a blunt lob is the wearable cool-girl hairstyle you've been looking for all your life.
15. Elisse Joson
Her fresh lob haircut suits her high cheekbones and sharp jawline.
16. Nadine Lustre
If you're looking for a very up-to-date cut, cop Nadine's "glass hair" and lob haircut.
17. Angelica Panganiban
Create a deep side part and tuck the smaller section behind your ear to downplay full cheeks.
18. Janella Salvador
Caramel hair color plus loose waves give a beach babe vibe.
19. Liza Soberano
There's something about center parts and waves when it comes to lobs—they just work well together!
20. Pia Wurtzbach
Wear it sleek and straight with a middle part for an edgy appeal.
*This story originally appeared on Cosmo.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.