Lovin’ Lobs: 13 Celebs That’ll Inspire You to Chop It Off
Changing up your hair can be terrifying. We still have nightmares about an ombre gone wrong… not to mention that horrible mushroom cut incident circa age six… moving on! If you want to fearlessly shake things up this summer, opt for the hottest haircut in town: the long bob — also known as “the lob.” This chic style is made for the gal that wants to try shorter hair without the serious commitment to the drastic bob. The lob length ranges from right under your chin to just past your collarbone, which is determined by your face shape. To inspire you to make the cut, we’ve rounded up 13 of our favorite celebrity lobs. Just pin your favorite looks and take them straight to the salon. You can thank us later.
1. Vanessa Hudgens: This boho babe’s lob is perfect for ladies with texture in their hair. If you’re prone to frizz, tackle it with a quick DIY.
2. Kate Mara: Kate’s striking style is a modern spin on last summer’s hipster ombre look, except her version is a little less Coachella and a little more work appropriate. Don’t worry; you can still wear your flower crown on your way to work.
3. Alexa Chung: We couldn’t do a celebrity lob roundup without including “it” girl Alexa Chung. Her iconic hairdo basically started this whole lob craze, so we’re giving her major props.
4. Karlie Kloss: Karlie was one of the first to board the lob train, and we can totally see why. A cut like hers would look great on girls with angular jawlines or high cheekbones (jealous). But if you don’t have those standout features, you can always fool ’em with some bronzer contouring!
6. Jennifer Aniston: For the leading lady who coined the classic “Rachel” haircut, the lob isn’t too far off. It looks fantastic on Jennifer because it gives us a good dose of nostalgia, reminding us of how badly we NEED that Friends reunion.
7. Olivia Palermo: NYC socialite and ultimate cool girl, Olivia Palermo, should be crowned queen of the lob. Her beautiful balayage coloring is also to dye for. Get it?
9. Jennifer Lawrence: Before she got her pixie, JLaw sported a perfectly feathered lob. This cut looks both effortless and sexy on an actress that prides herself on being a tomboy.
10. Elizabeth Olsen: Here’s proof that the lob can be versatile. We recommend investing in a two-inch curler to get these big beachy waves.
12. Gwyneth Paltrow: This actress/lifestyle guru/entrepreneur/healthy eater/blogger/mommy — you get the picture — rocks one of our favorite lobs in Hollywood. Gwynie’s middle part and voluminous style may take a lot of upkeep, but it sure is spectacular.
13. Giuliana Rancic: Proving that brunettes might have more fun, Giuliana Rancic pulls off the ultimate shoulder length lob. If you have finer hair, skip the product and go right for the cut.
Which celebrity is inspiring you to make the cut? Comment below!
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)