Bob and Lob Hairstyles
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You know the story: girl falls in love, girl gets engaged, girl starts growing out her hair. Even if a bride-to-be rocks a bob like nobody else in everyday life, there’s this long-standing myth that you have to either grow your hair or get extensions to have a wedding-worthy do. But that couldn’t be further from the truth. A bob or lob is not only very flattering – allowing you to show off your face, neck, dress and jewellery – it’s also much more versatile than you may realise. Whether you opt for sleek and straight, retro Hollywood curls, tousled waves, or a slicked-back do a la Kourtney Kardashian, there’s a look to suit your bridal style. Add in any number of accessory options like florals, pins, headbands, and veils, and your options really are endless. And here is some gorgeous inspiration from the Make Me Bridal pros to prove it!

Bob and Lob Hairstyles
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Make Me Bridal Pro: Mels Brides

A sleek chin-length bob looks classic and chic, especially pulled back into a classic long veil. The veil, together with a beautiful pearl clip and statement earrings elevate the look from everyday chic to something super stylish and special.

Bob and Lob Hairstyles
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Make Me Bridal Pro: Vicky Jiggens Makeup Artist

How pretty is this? Soft curls pulled into a half up half down twist, accessorised with a halo of white blooms. The bridal bob has never looked so fresh and pretty.

Bob and Lob Hairstyles
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Make Me Bridal Pro: Keri Clark Hair and Makeup

When it comes to accessories, you don’t have to limit yourself to clips and pins. A hat is a great accessory for a boho or festival bride, and perfectly tops a wispy wavy bob that is relaxed enough to look lovely if you take the hat off later on.

Bob and Lob Hairstyles
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Make Me Bridal Pro: Laura Anne Hair & Makeup Designer

A side parting and tousled beachy waves on lob-length hair look effortlessly cool, with the perfect amount of volume and gloss to make the look really memorable. No accessories needed!

Bob and Lob Hairstyles
Make Me Bridal Pro: Jo Budden

Polished perfection! This super sleek roaring ‘20s-style bob with heavy fringe is guaranteed to turn heads! Especially when combined with stunning statement bridal makeup and perfect skin.

Bob and Lob Hairstyles
Make Me Bridal Pro: Sharon Roberts hairdressing

You can’t go wrong with a half up half down ‘do and a boho braid. With soft curls in lob-length hair, it looks just as good as a similar style in long locks – maybe even better! This is a great way to add detail and texture while also keeping your hair off your face.

Bob and Lob Hairstyles
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Make Me Bridal Pro: The Boho Bride

For a style that looks relaxed and effortless with a bit of a romantic boho vibe, opt for just a just a hint of a wave and soft, tousled ends. It perfectly complements the simple lines of this bride’s dress as well as her large, hand-tied bouquet.

Bob and Lob Hairstyles
Make Me Bridal Pro: Brows + Brides

On your big day, why not rock your natural coils and curls. It’s all about creating texture and shape, and finding exactly the right length to really show off your features. You can dress this up with a flower or sparkly accessory, but it also looks great unadorned.

Bob and Lob Hairstyles
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Make Me Bridal Pro: Stephanie Christy Make Up

All the vintage vibes! This vintage style has the glamour of a bygone era and the earrings and sparkly clip make it totally wedding-worthy. Finish it off by having your makeup artist add black liner and a red lip, and you’ll be ready to walk down the aisle (or the red carpet!).

Bob and Lob Hairstyles
Make Me Bridal Pro: Lucy Bernier Hair & Makeup

Both a centre parting and a side parting work well with a bob, but a side parting immediately adds some drama, especially if you’re going for a glam look. Accentuate the style by clipping loose curls behind your ear with a pretty clip.

Whichever of these styles you love, the best thing is to work with a professional bridal hairstylist who will ensure that you get the look you want and that it lasts throughout your wedding day. To browse our directory, click here.