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The lobe: What is it and should you test it out this summer?

Chrissy Callahan is the Contributing Beauty Editor for SheKnows and helps manage the Beauty & Love sites' content. Before joining SheKnows, Chrissy freelanced for a variety of different websites and covered everything from NY Fashion Wee...

Summer's hottest hair trend!

There are a lot of hot hair trends this season, and the lobe is at the top of that list! Today, we're exploring the look and letting you know how to make it work for you!
Rose Byrne lobe haircut

We consulted Justine Piecuch, a hair stylist at Boston's renowned Jeffrey Lyle Salon, to get the scoop on summer's hottest hairstyle.

Here's what we found out!

What is it?: The lobe is a long bob.

What's its history?: "The lobe made its debut with a fun choppy angled version last year on Jennifer Aniston," Piecuch says.

Who it works best on: Piecuch says this style works best on almost any hair type and is best worn between the collar and slightly below mid neck line. "Depending on the look you're going for, either stick with one length or toss in subtle to choppy layers. If you're feeling super bold, get a bold bang!"

Why it's great: The lobe's length makes it a very versatile hairstyle. Since it's an easy style to work with, Piecuch says that women seem more apt to style and try new looks with a lobe.

Styling tips: You can wear your lobe in many ways, but one fun style Piecuch recommends includes lots of texture. To create the look, grab a clipless curling iron and hold it vertical to the head. Moving around the head, take vertical 1-inch sections and keep repeating until all hair is curled. From here, break up the curls by either blowing them with the dryer to mess them up or spraying in a texture spray (try Shu Uemura's Liquid Fabric) for a beachy look.

Looking for more inspiration? This style also looks great ironed straight or quickly blown dry, Piecuch says.

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