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20 Fall Shoulder-Length Hairstyles For Black Women

While it’s a common for ladies to desire to grow their hair to very long lengths in order to achieve certain styles, shoulder length hair is still a great length to create some fabulous looks. Even if you’re not shoulder length, remember what they say, “if you can’t achieve it, then weave it”! Here are 20 shoulder length hair styles that are perfect for this fall and are sure to turn heads day or night. Check them out; better yet why not give them a try?

  • 1. MULTI-PLATINUM ART

    This style features a graceful wrap with flips framing the face. It’s a really classy style and can be right for any occasion.  See below for details on how to achieve this style.

    Multi-Platinum Hair Art Shoulder Length Hair Styles

    Style by Sheleta Mason, Shelia\’s Creative Hair Designs, GREENSBORO, NC

    How To Style:

    1. Foil hair to add highlight and lowlights, making sure colors do not blend.
    2. Shampoo, condition and blow dry hair.
    3. Section hair on desired side.
    4. Flat iron hair, flipping bang area and sides only.

    Recommended Products:

    Use Carol’s Daughter Monoi Oil serum instead of oil sheen to keep hair from being weighed down.

    Best Shaped Face and Hair Type:

    This style can be worn on any face shape and is recommended for women with relaxed hair.

    Tip(s):

    Make sure to wrap hair at night with a satin scarp, style will last longer.

  • 2. THE BOSS BANG

    The bangs on this shoulder length style are boss! So subtle and sexy and can be dressed up or down. Best of all, the style is very easy to manage.

    The Boss Bangs Shoulder Length Hair Styles 1

    Style by LASHONDA HOWARD, First Impressions, Ft. Walton Beach, FL

    The Boss Bangs Shoulder Length Hair Styles 2

    Style by LASHONDA HOWARD, First Impressions, Ft. Walton Beach, FL

    How to Style:

    1. Flat iron the hair straight.
    2. Cut the bang to your  eye length to the end of your temple area.
    3. Slightly curl bang and bottom layer of hair.

    Recommended Products:

    Use light oils, such as coconut oil, as heavy oil sheens and sprays will weigh hair down.

    Best Shaped Face and Hair Type:

    This style can be worn on women with round or heart shaped faces and on women with relaxed hair.

    Tip(s):

    Make sure to wrap you hair at night to keep the hair’s body and add a natural bump in the hair.

  • 3. LIL RED RINGLET

    These nice ringlets are a great style if you need a look that will last. The curls serve as a base for other hairdos like a pinned updo, or sexy, side sweep appropriate for formal events.

    Lil Red Ringlet Shoulder Length Hair Styles 1

    Style by Jackie Evans, All About You Salon, Peoria, AZ

    Lil Red Ringlet Shoulder Length Hair Styles 2

    Style by Jackie Evans, All About You Salon, Peoria, AZ

    How To Style:

    1. Section hair on desired side.
    2. Roller set or wand entire head except for bang area.
    3. Flat iron your bang while barely turning ends under.

    Recommended Products:

    Use Chi Helmet Head holding spray to hold curls.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This style can be worn on women with oval shaped faces and on women with relaxed hair.

    Tip(s):

    To keep curls, place a satin bonnet on your  hair at night since cotton roughens the hair and drags it causing curls to pull.

  • 4. CURLY SUITS

    This curly style is very suitable for shoulder length hair.  It gives off the appearance of a totally different look in the front when compared to the back plus its a versatile style that can be pinned up, made into a side sweep and even rocked into a Mohawk.

    Curls Suits Shoulder Length Hair Styles 1

    Style by Onita Luisi, Chips Salon, Marlboro, NJ

    Curls Suits Shoulder Length Hair Styles 2

    Style by Onita Luisi, Chips Salon, Marlboro, NJ

    How to Style:

    1. Section hair from ear to ear.
    2. Curl back portion of hair with 1″ curling iron.
    3. Flat iron front portion of hair slightly turning the tool under.
    4. Comb flat ironed hair to allow curls to blend.

    Recommended Products:

    Use Chi Serum and light holding spray for a soft hold.

    Best Shaped Face and Hair Type:

    This style is best worn on women with a pear or heart shaped face and with relaxed hair.

    Tip(s):

    Place a mesh wrap over flat ironed hair and then a bonnet over the entire head at night to secure this style.

  • 5. VANESSA BELL CURL-AWAY

    This carefree style is just as simple as it looks! See below for details on how to achieve this style.

    Vanessa Bell Curl-Away Shoulder Length Hair Styles 1

    Style by Felicia Maine, 10 Gems Salon, Beaufort, SC

    Vanessa Bell Curl-Away Shoulder Length Hair Styles 2

    Style by Felicia Maine, 10 Gems Salon, Beaufort, SC

    How to Style:

    1. Section hair on desired side.
    2. Shampoo, condition and blow dry hair.
    3. Flat iron hair straight.
    4. Use a quarter sized barrel curl iron.
    5. Start at the middle on the hair curling down in a spiral form.

    Recommended Products:

    Use light serum and light holding sprays for shine and hold.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This style is best worn on women with pear shaped faces with relaxed hair.

    Tip(s):

    Place pin curls in hair at night then a bonnet over the hair to secure style.

  • 6. SISTER CURLS

    This beautiful curly style is a great all-time favorite with lots of versatility. It’s great for business or pleasure, and the up keep is simple. Try pulling it up or creating a side sweep with rhinestone pins to make it pop.

    Sister Curls Shoulder Length Hair Styles 1

    Style by Priscilla Mendez, All About You Salon, Peoria, AZ

    Sister Curls Shoulder Length Hair Styles 2

    Style by Priscilla Mendez, All About You Salon, Peoria, AZ

    How to Style:

    1. Section hair on desired side.
    2. Rod entire head with flexi-rods starting from nape area.
    3. Sit under dryer until you hair is completely dry.

    Recommended Products:

    Use oil sheen and a firm holding spay for shine and hold.

    Best Face Shapes and Hair Types:

    This style is best worn on women with pear, round and heart shaped faces with relaxed hair.

    Tip(s):

    Use oil sheen just once a week for shine. Spray holding spay as needed and use a satin bonnet at night to secure the style.

  • 7. FOXY LIONESS

    This Foxy Lioness is killing this simple style! It looks sexy, chic, and classy and will definitely have heads turning.

    Foxy Lioness Shoulder Length Hair Styles 1

    Style by Antoinette Floyd, All Power Barber + Beauty, Pensacola, FL

    Foxy Lioness Shoulder Length Hair Styles 2

    Style by Antoinette Floyd, All Power Barber + Beauty, Pensacola, FL

    How to Style:

    1. Cornrow in a beehive pattern.
    2. Sew hair in from the outside perimeter all the way up to crown.
    3. Separate hair to desired style.

    Recommended Products:

    Use products like Biosilk Beach texture to keep the softness of the curls.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This style will work for women with all shaped faces and hair types.

    Tip(s):

    Place satin bonnet on hair at night so that it will not tangle, cotton roughs hair and dries it out.

  • 8. COPPER SUNKISS

    This color hue is perfect on this simple curly style. If you want to spice it up, turn your head upside down and put on some volumizer. See below for more details on how to achieve this look.

    Copper Sunkiss Shoulder Length Hair Styles 1

    Style by Hair A Diva

    Copper Sunkiss Shoulder Length Hair Styles 2

    Style by Hair A Diva

    How to Style:

    1. Cornrow your hair in a beehive pattern.
    2. Sew hair in from the outside perimeter all the way up to crown.
    3. Separate hair to desired style while sweeping your hair to your desired side.

    Recommended Products:

    Use products like Biosilk beach texture to keep softness and form of curls.

    Best Face Shapes and Hair Types:

    This styles looks best on square, pear, round and heart shaped faces and can be worn on any hair types.

    Tip(s):

    Place satin bonnet on hair at night to keep from drying out hair because cotton roughens the hair and dries it out.

  • 9. POLISHED PRINCESS

    This polished princess is sure to turn heads with these tousled curls. This is an easy maintenance style which is a daytime look that’s also suitable for night time.

    Polished Princess Shoulder Length Hair Styles 1 Polished Princess Shoulder Length Hair Styles 2

    How to Style:

    1. Section hair on desired side.
    2. Using a quarter sized barrel curling iron to curl your hair all over.
    3. Leave hair with looser curl in the front.

    Recommended Products:

    Use Farouk Biosilk serum and light finishing spray for shine and hold.

    Best Shape Face and Hair Type:

    This style looks great on women of all shaped faces with relaxed hair.

  • 10. Firecracker Ombre

    This bold yet manageable style is sure to turn heads with its ombre-d and layered tresses.

    Firecracker Ombre Shoulder Length Hair Styles 1

    Style by Deanna Burton, John O\’Brien Hair Salon, Statesville, NC

    Firecracker Ombre Shoulder Length Hair Styles 2

    Style by Deanna Burton, John O\’Brien Hair Salon, Statesville, NC

    How to Style:

    1. Section hair on desired side.
    2. Using a wand, take large sections of hair except for the bang area and curl.
    3. Flat iron bang sweeping it to your desired side with a slight bend.

    Recommended Products:

    I recommend Silk Elements serum for shine.

    Best Shape Faces and Hair Types:

    This style looks best on women with oval shaped faces and relaxed hair.

    Tip(s):

    Place pin curls in you hair at night then put a bonnet over the hair to secure the style.

  • 11. TOSSELED CURLS WITH LAYERED BANG

    The layered ‘do can be styled in many ways. Whether it’s straight, curled, pinned up or down it’s a classy do.

    Tosseled Curls With Layered Bang Shoulder Length Hair Styles

    Style by Tiffany Hudson, Crystal Clear Salon & Spa, Durham, NC

    How to Style:

    1. Section hair on desired side.
    2. Flat iron hair straight.
    3. Using 1″ curling iron, spiral curl you  all over except for the bang area.
    4. Lightly bump bang feathering into curled hair.
    5. Separate curls.

    Recommended Products:

    Using Silk Elements serum for shine and light holding spray for hold.

    Best Shaped Faces and Hair Types:

    This style looks best on women with round or square shaped faces and looks best on women with relaxed hair.

  • 12. TOSSELED SIDESWEEP

    This nice little nest of a style can be long lasting. You can even have two styles in one by changing it into a Mohawk, or even pulling it forward into a faux hawk.

    Tosseled Sidesweep Shoulder Length Hair Styles 1

    Style by Stephanie Turner, Hair Extronaire, Duncanville, TX

    Tosseled Sidesweep Shoulder Length Hair Styles 2

    Style by Stephanie Turner, Hair Extronaire, Duncanville, TX

    How to Style:

    1. Shampoo and condition  your hair.
    2. Use foam wrap fast drying and rod hair all over in desired size rods and dry completely.
    3. Once your hair is completely dry take down the rods.
    4. Brush up the front and your desired side then place bobby pins to hold them in place.

    Recommended Products:

    Use Olive Oil Root Stimulator edge control, some oil sheen, and holding spray for a smooth and long lasting hair.

    Best Face Shapes and Hair Types:

    This style looks best on oval and pear shaped faces and is worn best on relaxed and transitioning hair types.

    Tip(s):

    Pin curl you hair at night to help hold the style longer then cover with satin bonnet to secure style in place.

  • 13. FREE FLOWING SIDESWEEP

    This free flowing side swept style is great for any occasion. It can be used as an everyday style as well as a prom or wedding style.

    Free Flowing Sidesweep Shoulder Length Hair Styles 1

    Style by ERMA STEPHENS, Head\’s Above, Crestview, FL

    Free Flowing Sidesweep Shoulder Length Hair Styles 2

    Style by ERMA STEPHENS, Head\’s Above, Crestview, FL

    How to Style:

    1. Flat iron hair all over.
    2. Using a 1″  barrel curling iron, curling only the center of the hair to the ends in a spiraling motion.
    3. Afterwards, comb hair over to desired side.

    Recommended Products:

    Use edge control, oil sheen and holding spray to hold edges in place, for shine and hold.

    Best Face Shapes and Hair Types:

    This style looks bests on women with oval and pear shaped faces and is worn best on relaxed hair types.

    Tip(s):

    Place flexi-rods in hair to hold curls and cover with a satin bonnet to secure style in place.  

  • 14. FEATHERED FEVER

    This sassy shoulder length style gives off just the right attitude for day or night.

    Feathered Fever Shoulder Length Hair Styles 1

    Style by Ursula Kershaw, Shear Creations By Ursulla, NORTH CHARLESTON, SC

    Feathered Fever Shoulder Length Hair Styles 2

    Style by Ursula Kershaw, Shear Creations By Ursulla, NORTH CHARLESTON, SC

    How to Style:

    1. Flat iron  your hair straight.
    2. Part hair on desired side.
    3. Using a 1″ curling iron, starting midway at the hair shaft,  curl hair in a backwards motion all the way down to the bottom of the hair except for bang area.
    4. Slightly bump the bang area.

    Recommended Products:

    Using serum for shine to not weigh down the hair and holding spray for hold just in case you want to recurl hair.

    Best Face Shapes and Hair Types:

    This style looks best on round, square, and pear shaped faces and works best on relaxed hair types.

    Tip(s):

    Place soft pillow rollers, flexi-rods, or pin curl  hair at night to hold curls then place satin bonnet over hair to secure style.

  • 15. WINGING IT

    This is a great cut on a very healthy head of hair.  It doesn’t take much to make this style look nice, but a large tooth styling comb.

    Winging It Shoulder Length Hair Styles 1

    Style by Glam Couture, Glamorous EFX Conture Hair Designs, St. Petersburg, FL

    Winging It Shoulder Length Hair Styles 2

    Style by Glam Couture, Glamorous EFX Conture Hair Designs, St. Petersburg, FL

    How to Style:

    1. Flat iron hair straight.
    2. Using a quarter inch barrel curling iron, curl hair all over.
    3. After curling your hair wrap then comb it out using a large tooth comb feathering hair around the face, separating each strand.

    Recommended Products:

    Use serum for shine and a light hold spray to not weigh down hair.

    Best Face Shapes and Hair Types:

    This style looks best on women with round and square faces and worn best on relaxed hair types.

    Tip(s):

    Wrap in the direction in which it grows from the scalp and cover with a satin scarp at night.

  • 16. SCARLET OHAIR-A

    This diva is really rocking these curls!  This is a nice curly ‘do that is sure to last for some time and can be changed several different ways for a day or night time look.

    Scarlet Ohair-A Shoulder Length Hair Styles 1

    Style by Tammy R. Herod, Tammy\’s Hair Gallery, Oxford, MA

    Scarlet Ohair-A Shoulder Length Hair Styles 2

    Style by Tammy R. Herod, Tammy\’s Hair Gallery, Oxford, MA

    How to Style:

    1. Shampoo and conditioning hair.
    2. Part hair on desired side.
    3. Using setting lotion, choose desired rollers and roll all over.
    4. Place hair under dryer until its completely dry.
    5. Take out rollers and finger style to desired look.

    Recommended Products:

    Use oil sheen and hold spray for shine and hold.

    Best Face Shapes and Hair Types:

    This style looks best on women with oval and pear shaped faces with relaxed hair types

  • 17. SPICED COPPER

    This color adds lots of flare to this shoulder length wrap style. It’s very simple and easy to maintain.

    Spiced Copper Shoulder Length Hair Styles

    Style by Priscilla Mendez, All About You Salon, Peoria, AZ

    How to Style:

    1. Part hair on desired side.
    2. Flat iron hair straight.
    3. Using a quarter inch barrel curling iron to curl the perimeter of the hair.

    Recommended Products:

    Use serum for shine so as to not weigh down the hair.

    Best Face Shapes and Hair Types:

    This style looks best on women with oval shaped faces and relaxed hair types.

    Tip(s):

    Wrap hair in the direction in which your hair grows from the scalp and cover with a satin scarf at night to secure the style in place.

  • 18. BRONZE GODDESS

    This bronze goddess doesn’t have much to worry about with this off the face swept style! This on the go look will last until the next salon visit and can be changed in minutes into a whole new hairstyle.

    Bronze Goddess Shoulder Length Hair Styles

    Style by ERMA STEPHENS, Head\’s Above, Crestview, FL

    How to Style:

    1. Shampoo and condition hair.
    2. Use setting lotion to roll hair around curlers.
    3. Place under dryer until completely dry.
    4. After your hair dries, take out the rollers and style,

    Recommended Products:

    Use oil sheen and holding spray for shine and hold.

    Best Face Shapes and Hair Types:

    This style looks best on women with oval and pear faces and is worn best on relaxed hair types.

    Tip(s):

    Pin curl hair to hold curls and place satin bonnet on at night to secure style in place.

  • 19. WINDY WAVES

    These beautiful waves are gorgeous and aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. This is a great style that can take on various looks.

    Windy Waves Shoulder Length Hair Styles

    Style by CELEASE WILLIAMS, Stylease Studio, Panama City, FL

    How to Style:

    1. Flat iron hair straight.
    2. Use a waving or crimping iron from scalp to ends.

    Recommended Products:

    Use oil sheen and holding spray for shine and hold.

    Tip(s):

    Place a satin bonnet over hair at night to secure style in place.

  • 20. BEAUTIFUL BARREL CURLS

    These beautiful barrel curls are giving this style life! It’s not too much flash, not too much work, but it’s a day or night time style that says diva.

     Beautiful Barrel Curls Shoulder Length Hair Styles

    Style by ANGEL GARY, Upscale Hair Salon, Savannah, GA

    How to Style:

    1. Flat iron hair straight.
    2. Using a quarter inch barrel curling iron to spiral curl your hair in backwards motion all the way down your hair shaft.
    3. Flat iron the top of  your hair, bumping slightly.
    4. Using an edge control and a brush slicking up the front up the hair so it’s not hard

    Recommended Products:

    Use edge control, serum and holding spray to holding edges and shine and light hold.

    Best Face Shapes and Hair Types:

    This style looks best on women with square and round shaped faces and is worn best on relaxed hair types. 

    Whether you want to turn things up or down, these shoulder length styles can take you from day to night with just a few tweaks. Don’t waste another second to book your next salon appointment so you can begin making those heads turn. Until next time, live well and be well!