The Top 89 New Shoulder Length Hairstyles & Haircuts to Try This Year

Not too short and not too long, these cute shoulder length hairstyles for women fall right at the perfect spot! If you’re growing out shoulder length hair or cutting down your login hair,  at this length you’ll be able to achieve multiple looks. Straight and sleek, wavy and fun, or curly and cute, you’ll find that one of these images of popular and easy hairstyles for shoulder length hair will inspire your next cut!

Perfectly Platinum Blonde Color

Picture of a perfectly platinum blonde colorInstagram @melrosebeautyy

Loveliest Light Brown Hair Color

Picture of the loveliest light brown hair colorInstagram @laurenhunterblushgirl

Lovely Light Blonde Blunt Cut

Picture of a lovely light blonde blunt cutInstagram @behind_torischair

Incredible Bob for Curly Hair

Picture of an incredible bob for curly hairInstagram @sarahcolehair

Dark Espresso With Very Curly Hair

Picture of a dark espresso with very curly hairInstagram @jerseycurlsalon

Choppy Hair With Natural Highlights

Picture of a choppy hair with natural highlightsInstagram @harlotofhair

Soft Brown Balayage Color

Picture of a soft brown balayage colorInstagram @hair_and_makeup_by_krys

Perfectly Pastel Pink

Picture of a perfectly pastel pink shoulder length hairInstagram @salonhitsallabouthair

Superb Textured Bob

Picture of a superb textured shoulder length bobInstagram @jackiedavisbeauty

Jet Black Graduated Bob

Picture of a Jet Black graduated shoulder length bobInstagram @salonelements727

Dark Brown Hair with Caramel Highlights

Picture of a dark brown hair with caramel highlightsInstagram @hairbyrachs

An Awesomely A-line Cut

Picture of an awesomely a-line shoulder length cutInstagram @hairbykkkkelly

Desirable Dimensional LOB for Women Over 50

Picture of a desirable dimensional LOB for women over 50Instagram @hairbyjenevans

Blue Purple for a Funky Look

Picture of a blue purple for a funky lookInstagram @elyserox00

Textured Chestnut

Picture of a textured chestnut shoulder length hairInstagram @hairbyelisaa

Pinned for a Perfect Party Look

Picture of a pinned for a perfect party shoulder length hairInstagram @nataliemantia703

Dark Middle Parted Bangs

Picture of a dark middle-parted bangsInstagram @pink.dagger

Lived-In Blunt Cut

Picture of a lived-on blunt cutInstagram @shanecraighair

Cute Side-Swept Bangs

Picture of a cute side swept bangsInstagram @doretaylorhair

Strawberry-Copper Angled Bob

Picture of a strawberry copper angled shoulder length bobInstagram @lady00goodman

Lobby Choppy Haircut

Picture of a lobby choppy shoulder length haircutInstagram @hairbychristymiller

Exquisitely Messy Bob

Picture of an exquisitely messy shoulder length bobInstagram @katiebacigalupihair

Waves for Thin Hair

Picture of waves for thin shoulder length hairInstagram @cynthia.alenius

Rosewood Red Inverted Bob

Picture of a rosewood red inverted shoulder length bobInstagram @hairby_ae

Braided Aqua

Picture of a braided aqua shoulder length hairInstagram @beautyby_mashara

Nicely Angled Bob

Picture of a nicely angled shoulder length bobInstagram @jerry_prive

Remarkable Razor Cut

Picture of a remarkable razor cut shoulder length hairInstagram @hairbymirna

Splendid Straight Blonde Hair

Picture of a splendid straight blonde shoulder length hairInstagram @overthemoonhair

Marvelously Layered Bob

Picture of a marvelously layered shoulder length bobInstagram @stylist_shannonbingham

Warm Auburn Tones

Picture of a warm auburn tones shoulder length hairInstagram @gabrielasprettylocks

Flawless Ash Brown

Picture of a flawless ash brown shoulder length hairInstagram @kimwasabi

Noticeable Natural Curly Hair

Picture of a noticeable naturally curly shoulder length hairInstagram @jedihairmaster

Sunset Blonde with Layers

Picture of a sunset blonde with shoulder length layersInstagram @cloverdalecutabove

Mermaid Melt for Thick Wavy Hair

Picture of a mermaid melt for thick wavy shoulder length hairInstagram @courtgannhair

Wrapped Easy Updo

Picture of a wrapped easy shoulder length updoInstagram @kellybarr_hair

Flowing Silvery Long Layers

Picture of a flowing silvery long layersInstagram @hairbyhairguy65

Black to Grey Ombre

Picture of a black to grey ombreInstagram @maguy_rue48

Straight Middle Part

Picture of straight middle part shoulder length hairInstagram @thevillagesalonspa

Dreamiest Curled Hair

Picture of a dreamiest curled shoulder length hairInstagram @hairbyjordanrobinson

Cool Brown Tones

Picture of a cool brown tones shoulder length hairInstagram @sarahgossetthair

Incredibly Textured Bob

Picture of incredibly textured bobInstagram @tangleshairstudioalbany

Waves of Silver

Picture of waves of silver shoulder length hairInstagram @justhairobsession

Middle Parted Bangs

Picture of a middle parted bangs on shoulder length hairInstagram @isadoraciola

Steel Grey Hair Ombre

Picture of a steel grey hair shoulder length ombreInstagram @haironesalon

Cute Straight Bob Ombre

Picture of a cute straight shoulder length ombre bobInstagram @michellejanehair

Bright Pink Rooted Ombre

Picture of a bright pink rooted shoulder length ombreInstagram @themadhairstylist

Perfect for Thin Hair

Picture of a shoulder length hair perfect for thin hairInstagram @hairbymarissaeliz

Highlighted Angled Bob

Picture of a highlighted angled shoulder length bobInstagram @alyssahatcherhair

Fun

Picture of a fun shoulder length hairInstagram @hairandmakeup_bytaylor

Rich Angled LOB

Picture of a rich angled shoulder length lobInstagram @lehairsalonaz

Long Side-Swept Bangs

Picture of a long side swept bangs on a shoulder length hairInstagram @quynhair

Jet Black Blunt Cut

Picture of a jet black blunt shoulder-length hairstyleInstagram @essentialssalonspa

Bronde Textured Layers

Picture of a bronde textured layers shoulder length hairInstagram @osb_paige

Beachy Lob for a Rounder Face

Picture of a beachy lob for a round faceInstagram @haylesloganhair

Sunflower Inspired Ombre

Picture of a sunflower inspired shoulder length ombreInstagram @samanthabrookshirehair

Edgy Dip Dye Blue Ombre

Picture of an edgy dip dye shoulder length blue ombreInstagram @schneidekunstdresden

Attractive Auburn Color

Picture of an attractive auburn shoulder length hair colorInstagram @beckyb_hair

Adorable Ash Brown Curls

Picture of an adorable ash brown shoulder length curlsInstagram @meryamasgharhairartistry

Perfectly Straight Ash Blonde

Picture of a perfectly straight ash blonde shoulder length hairInstagram @hair_by_salene

Trendy Top Messy Bun

Picture of a trendy top messy bun shoulder length hairInstagram @bh_hmua

Inspiring Inverted Bob

Picture of an inspiring inverted shoulder length bobInstagram @killler_bangs

A Remarkable Rose Gold Color

Picture of a remarkable rose gold shoulder length hairInstagram @daniellebadgerhair

Platinum Blonde Shadow Root

Picture of a platinum blonde shadow root shoulder length hairInstagram @mandyshairandspa

Boho Inspired Braid

Picture of a boho braids for shoulder length hairInstagram @kristinthestylist

A Bold Burgundy Red

Picture of a bold burgundy red shoulder length hairInstagram @strandsbyjohna

Stylish Deep Side Part

Shoulder length deep side part hairstyle and golden brown hair colorCredit: Nadia Mejia

Bedhead never looked so good! Pair those golden brown tousled layers with a messy, deep side part for a totally on-trend look.

Smooth and Chic

Cool shoulder-length haircut with dark brown hairSource: Pinterest

Nothing says chic quite like this sleek, and most popular shoulder-length haircut. Whether you’re shopping with the girls or heading to a business meeting, this look will carry you there and everywhere in between.

Tousled, Middle Part Layers

Gorgeous tousled medium layered shoulder length locsSource: Pinterest

A slightly off-center part, with glamorous tousled layers that are just a tad below the shoulders. The subtle color makes this look one of the most gorgeous shoulder-length hairstyles this season.

Fresh Multi-Dimensional Purple

Multi-Dimensional shoulder length purple hairInstagram @mirandawiuff

Q&A with style creator, Miranda Wiuff
Hairstylist and Make-up Artist @ Lunatic Fringe Salon in Franklin, TN

How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This is a multi-dimensional color on mid-length hair. Even though there is a dark purple root, we used my favorite block color placement and mixed custom colors to complement each other.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

We used Paul Mitchell DPL, as well as Pravana purple, blue and diluter shades. For hair health purposes, I recommend regular, point-cut trims and Paul Mitchell Triple Rescue for color-safe moisture and heat protection.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This is a great color placement for women of all hair types. Bold color placement like this is more about being noticed than blending in. Heart, round and oval face shapes wear this look well.

Sunkissed Beachy Waves Bronde

Q&A with style creator, Sarah Beukelman
Hairstylist @ Salon O in Murrieta, CA


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This is a sunkissed, multi-dimensional blonde on a collarbone cut. My favorite thing about this look is the length. It’s not too short, but not too long!

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I recommend using a heat protectant oil, a 1 1/4-inch curling iron to create the waves, and a texture spray to piece it out for a beachy look.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I believe this blunt shoulder length cut will fit any and all clients. it’s really up to the client as to how they want to style it because you can do as little or as much as you want with this length!

Trendy Honey Long Messy Bob

A trendy shoulder cut long bob hairstyle with honey blonde hair colorInstagram @samdowellhair

This messy shoulder length bob is perfect for that everyday look that’s all one hair length.

Q&A with style creator, Samantha Dowell
Stylist @ Jeffrey Lamorte Salon in Frankfort, IL


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This look is a very popular and on-trend long bob. I like that it has a lived-in, effortless look and can be worn both beachy/messy or sleek.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

Create loose waves with straight ends with a 1-inch curling iron or flat iron, then finish with any sort of dry texture spray to get the waves to look natural and lived-in.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This look is great for young girls who are tired of their long, heavy, one-length hair but are scared to go very short. This style also looks great with balayage color!

Shoulder Length Layered Hair

Adorable layered shoulder length hair cutJoseline / Instagram

Q&A with Style Creator Joseline Vargas
Owner and Colorist at De Colores in Pasadena, CA


How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

This is a very classic cut, color and style. It is low maintenance, but not boring at all! This client has fine hair and when we added the longer layers, it transformed the cut and added some bounce to her normally limp hair. I love that something so simple can really brighten up a face!


Which products would you recommend for this look?

For this look, I used a new product called Puff Me by Design.Me. It’s a powder mist that can be used to achieve volume and texture, with a little bit of a hold as well.


Which skin tones and hair types can pull off this color/style combo best?

I always say that a woman with any skin tone can pull off any color as long as they have the proper undertones. It is up to you and your stylist to have that consultation to make the proper match.


What is your best tip in regards to recreating/maintaining this color/style?

For this particular client, I recommended she come every four to six weeks for a touch up on her regrowth since we are covering gray hair. To recreate the style at home, all you need is a good round brush, a blow dryer, and a texturizing or volumizing spray to apply after the blow dry.

Sexy Curls With Glasses

A girl with glasses who has a remarkable dark shoulder length cut and colorAimee Sanchez / Instagram

Q&A with Style Creator Aimee Sanchez
Hairstylist @ William Edge Salon in Nashville, TN


How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?
This client has naturally thick, coarse and curly hair. Compared to her normal look, this is actually an extremely smooth and sleek style. I love the loose and relaxed feel of the waves and the texture and volume that is lent to the style from her hair’s natural texture. I made sure to give her a shoulder length cut that would style well curly, or smooth, that had a lot of movement and a strong shape, but nothing too heavy or blunt.

Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?
I prepped this hair with the Aveda Brilliant Damage Control. I use this on almost every guest because it’s a heat protectant and a detangler. To reduce frizz and add shine, I used the Aveda Smooth Infusion Style Prep to help straighten out her curl. For added hold, I used the Smooth Infusion Glossing Straightener. I finished with the Dry Remedy Oil to add extra shine and moisture.

Curly hair is naturally a little dryer and more frizz-prone than straight hair. This client checked back in with me a few days after her appointment and let me know her style was still holding beautifully.

What type of person would this look work best for?

This is a very versatile look and shape that can easily be customized depending on hair texture.
What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

This would be a very low maintenance look for someone with smooth to wavy texture. If someone has extremely textured hair and wants this style, there will be a bit more time and effort put into achieving this look. Either way, it has a beautiful and effortless finish!

Simple & Elegant for Thick Hair

A simple thick shoulder length hair cutInstagram @shearstylebyam

A gorgeous shoulder length dark hair with highlights that just graze the shoulders. It’s one of the most elegant shoulder length hairstyles you’ll see!

Q&A with style creator, Amanda Marcus
Hairstylist @ Johnny Rodriguez the Salon in Dallas, TX


How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

This is a simple yet elegant look. Medium length hair is so popular right now and is very easy to manage. My favorite thing about this look is that this length looks great in any style whether it’s curled, straight, blown out, or worn natural. You have so many options when it comes to this style. It’s also still long enough to throw into a messy bun or ponytail on those days when you just aren’t in the mood to style it.

Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

When it comes to products it really depends on what you are trying to achieve with your style. On this model I used a leave-in conditioner (R+Co’s Prep Spray) as well as a moisture and shine cream from her mid-lengths to ends (R+Co’s High Dive). Both of these contain heat protectants which are so important to use when you are styling!

I also always love using some sort of root spray or volumizer. In this case I chose Maximista by Oribe because it gives great lift without being too sticky. It’s very user friendly and all I did was spray it section by section at the root while blow drying. Once everything was smooth and dry, I finished the style off with a light hairspray just to keep everything tame. I love using Superfine by Oribe when only wanting a small amount of hold.

What type of person would this look work best for?

This length works great on most hair types. The model shown has very thick hair and tons of it. but even if you have fine or medium hair this style looks great.

Depending on your face shape is where I would consider doing a longer bang. The model has a slender face so we were able to take her fringe up a little shorter than we would probably do on someone with a face that is more round. No matter what your face shape, this length can be customized to fit your needs.

This cut works great with any lifestyle. Like I said before, it can be worn in a variety of different styles as well as up in that messy bun that we all love so much. My personal favorite would have to be beachy waves. Use a 1 to 1¼-inch wand or curling iron and wrap the hair around to achieve those messy waves that look so tousled and effortless. Finish that look off by scrunching in a pearl-sized amount of R+Co’s Mannequin Styling Paste and you are good to go.

What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

My best tip for someone considering this look is to really try different styles. We all get caught in the same hair rut and don’t try out new things, but this length is so versatile that you can literally do anything you want with it. Always have fun with your hair and don’t forget to use those heat protectants!

Just Past The Shoulders for Summer

Just past the shoulder length hair for SummerInstagram @jakeseitchik

Q&A with style creator, Jake Seitchik
Hairstylist @ Number 9 Salon in Saint Petersburg, FL


How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

I would describe this is effortless, girl-on-the-go hair. My favorite thing about this look is how wearable it is. Whether she styles it or wears it undone and a little messy, it still looks great.

Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

For embracing natural wave by air drying, sea salt spray is the way to go. If you curl with an iron, separate the curls with a dry texture spray. Oribe makes a great one!

What type of person would this look work best for?

This look is truly ideal for anyone. It’s flattering on every woman and it’s so easy to make formal or wear casual.

What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

My best tip is to play around with some loose curling/waving techniques because that’s when I think this style looks best. Also, keep it around collarbone length and you’ll still have a lot of hair to work with.

New Wave Textured Shag

The dark curls right above shoulder length create an on-point look for older women. It’s the perfect shoulder length haircut with bangs.

Q&A with style creator, Jessica Francis
Senior Stylist/ Assistant Manager @ Studio G Salon in Stafford, VA


How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

This is a new wave textured shag. My guest wanted a shag that’s shoulder length with bangs as a throwback to her more youthful days. She has a natural wave in her hair, so I created a textured long shaggy cut with a curved piecey fringe. My favorite thing would be the flexibility for movement and the versatility.

Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

We applied Mirror Smooth (a light smoothing serum) for her blowout, then curled with a flat iron and sprayed in Full Effect to give a textured finish.

What type of person would this look work best for?

If you want it, you got it! I love this look for people with natural waves, people on the go, and girls who enjoy trying multiple looks with their haircuts.

What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

Make sure you have the amount of time and product in the mornings to give the attention this look can require! Always ask your stylist to explain just how to recreate this style, as well as which products and tools you will need.

Chic, Yet Edgy

Q&A with style creator, Christine Nguyen-Hill
Hairstylist @ Statements the Salon in Woodbridge, VA


How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

Look chic and edgy at the same time! I love the pairing of the mid-length haircut with the silver color because it sort of gives off this spunky, laid back vibe.

Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

I recommend is the Viral Extreme Silver shampoo to maintain the hair color. As for the shoulder length loose curls, I recommend a hair wand as flat irons and curling irons can sometimes fade the hair color back to blonde.

What type of person would this look work best for?

Any face shape can work with this color! As for the specific shade of silver, that would be dependent on your skin tone. Surprisingly however, most people can pull off silver hair! This style works well with classy acts, and even spunky edgy people. If you’re someone who is looking for a low maintenance hair, this is not for you.

What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

I advise you visited with a professional and seasoned stylist as this is a look that may take a couple processes before achieving the silver color. The end result may even compromise the integrity of the hair, but a consultation with a licensed professional will set you up for success!

Multi-Tonal

Q&A with style creator, Charlotte Green
Artistic director @ Louise Woods Hair Studio in Leicester, England


How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

This is a versatile, multi-tonal, mid-length style.

Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

To create and maintain this look, I would recommend using a volumizing root lift mousse and a sea salt spray.

What type of person would this look work best for?

The great thing about this look is that a version of it is suitable for everyone as you can adapt the shape around the front to suit and flatter most face shapes. Its great for someone with a busy lifestyle as you can scrunch a bit of sea salt spray in and you’re good to go.

Color wise, these tones are perfect for anyone with a paler skin tone to warm it up and brown or hazel eyes to really make them pop. Personality wise, this style will suit anyone who gets bored easily as you can change it up to create so many different looks. There’s enough length for an updo, you can wave it with tongs/a wand, or smooth and polish it with irons. You can have a different look for every day!

What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

My best tip for someone considering this look is to ask for texture to really break the haircut up, and to go for complimentary tones a couple of levels lighter and brighter than the natural base so they all blend and disappear into the haircut together.

Blonde Texture & Movement

A beautiful blonde shoulder length haircut for movementInstagram @alecia_theblvd

An impressive blonde color with long a fringe with shoulder length hair.

Q&A with style creator, Alecia Brown
Stylist/Owner @ The BLVD in Peoria, AZ


How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

This look has a lot of texture and movement to it. It is a cut that is transitioning from the ever so popular “lob” to more of a mid-length look. I love this look because it’s so versatile. You can wear it sleek and straight, or give it lots of volume and texture.

Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

I recommend Unite U oil through the ends for smoothness and moisture and Unite Expanda volume for a root boost and volume. If you want more of a lived-in look, finish it off with a dry texture spray like Unite Texturiza.

What type of person would this look work best for?

This haircut is for virtually anyone. It would truly flatter any face shape and skin tone. Even someone with really curly hair could rock this haircut, it would just have a totally different look.

What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

Product is key! I also recommend keeping the fringe area longer. I think if the fringe gets much shorter it gives it a whole different feel that might not be as current and trendy.

Casual & Cute

Q&A with style creator, Stephanie Schmidleutner
Designer @ Illusions Color Spa in St. Louis, MO


How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

This is a casual and cute should length style. My favorite thing about this look is that it’s fun and trendy

Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

The best products for this look would be texture and volume products. I used IGK Texture Foam, IGK Texturizing Spray and Oribe Superfine Hairspray

What type of person would this look work best for?

This look works for all hair types and personalities.

What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

This look is easier to style when you’re using the right products!

Convertible Texture

Q&A with style creator, Katelyn Harter
Hairstylist @ Alchemy Salon and Spa in Sacramento, CA


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This should-length look has a lot of convertible texture, making it perfect for beach waves or sleek for a meeting or interview.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I love Rockaway spray for texture at the roots as well as Trophy to finish the look with shine and texture. Both made by R+Co.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This look is perfect for anyone wanting to make a big change without making a big cut. It is great for all hair types and can easily be customized for any situation.

Shoulder Length Hair With Bangs

A noteworthy straight hairstyle with a shoulder length cut and bangsInstagram @marchyrizzhair

Q&A with style creator, Marcella Rizzuto
Hairstylist @ Prep Hair in Winnipeg, Canada


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This look is a classic medium bob with a modern take on a retro fringe. My favorite thing about it is the texture and fun feel the overall look has.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

The best product to maintain this look would have to be Chiffon from R+Co. It is great round brushed in and gives nice volume but a smooth finish. I also like to add a bit of Salty Dog from Evo after drying to give it a slight textured edge.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I recommend this look for someone with medium to thick hair. If your hair is very fine, I would suggest taking the length slightly shorter to ensure fullness on the ends. This look is great for any face shape, but usually, if you have a rounder face, adding a fringe will accentuate that. In that case, bringing the fringe closer to your cheekbones will be more flattering. You really can live any lifestyle to have this look, but a fringe is always a little more maintenance so take that into account before taking the plunge!

Shoulder Length Bob

A superb everyday look that’s just above shoulder length for women with flat hair. This is also a top choice for office hairstyles.

Q&A with style creator, Kyle Bradshaw
Part Owner and Stylist @ Edit Downtown Salon in Salisbury, MD


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I would describe this look as a lob. The lob is definitely one of my favorite styles. It has so much versatility and is very low maintenance. If simple and classy is something you’re looking for, the lob would be perfect for you.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

Products are essential to maintaining any style. Here, I used Total Results Wonder Boost. This client has fine, thin, straight hair and was looking for a little more body. Using the Wonder Boost and manipulating the hair with a round brush created just the right amount of volume and style for her. A heat protecting product would be good for any client across the board.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This look is perfect for the client that needs a low maintenance, professional, fly-out-the-door kind of hairstyle. On days you have a little extra time, add a few curls and you have a different look. If you woke up late and are pressed for time, throw a little product in it and go! This lob suits pretty much any face shape and hair type. Girls with curly shoulder length hair need to consider the curl pattern they have as this could play into how short or long to cut the hair.

Soft and Easy

A soft and easy hairstyle just below shoulder lengthInstagram @rheafaith_hair

Q&A with style creator, Rhea Frohmader
Hairstylist @ Main Street Salon in Sumner, WA


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I love the ease of this shoulder-length hair. It has the softness of painted hair, but with a little more pop!

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

We used Kevin Murphy Antigravity Spray to give some height and hold as we styled, then finished with a little Kevin Murphy Hair Resort Spray for some piecey-ness

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

What’s great about both the color and the cut is that they can each can work for so many people. This look is fairly low maintenance, so you can go months between color appointments. The length is easy to curl or straighten, and you can still wear it in a ponytail.

Chocolate Brown Texture

A dashing chocolate brown shoulder length hair color & cutInstagram @ashleyannehair

Q&A with style creator, Ashley Johnson
Independent Cut + Color Specialist @ Salon Gold in Minneapolis, MN


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I would describe this look as a medium length, lightly textured look that is subtly longer toward the front. She likes low maintenance color, so I hand painted highlights and softly feathered them up toward the root to create a look that would grow out nicely on its own.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

For any color client, I recommend a sulfate-free, color-safe shampoo to maintain the tone and health of the hair. I like to keep it simple when it comes to products fro styling shoulder length hair, so I used a heat protectant prior to blow drying and a texture paste in the ends to finish.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

What I love most about this trend is the versatility of it. I feel like those with any face shape can rock it. It’s all about the final detailing that personalizes it to the client specifically. I find that this look grows out nicely and doesn’t require the six to eight week maintenance of shorter, above-the-shoulder looks.

Caramel Long Layers

The dreamiest shoulder length haircut with layers and caramel highlight.

Q&A with style creator, Karla Perezrea
Independent Colorist/Hairstylist @ Studio J Salon in Benicia, CA


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This is a midlength hairstyle with beige/brown long layers and buttery blonde balayage. I love how the look appears effortless but polished.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I recommend a great color-safe shampoo and conditioner (Pureology), a primer (Bumble and bumble), a blow dry cream (Joico) with use of a roller brush (Olivia Garden), and good blow dryer.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This hairstyle would work with thicker hair and just about any face shape. This look is great for the woman that likes feeling polished but not overly done.

Shag-Inspired

One of the best shoulder length shag haircuts you'll findInstagram @sofiawithaf31

Q&A with style creator, Sofia Nordhamn
Stylist @ The Livingroom Salon in Costa Mesa, CA


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I would describe the look as textured, shoulder-length, shag-inspired cut. The versatility of styling options are endless. You can go from rocker to bohemian wavy, from straight to with texture, or pinned up in various ways.

My favorite thing about it is that it’s a very versatile style that can be worn with the natural texture of the hair. This client happens to have a great natural wave in her hair, and that was part of what inspired me. She can also wear it blown out smooth or straightened, or with more defined and polished waves. She also have enough length to wear it up if she would like to.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I’m a fan of Oribe, so I used Curl Gloss on towel dried hair to help promote the natural texture and add shine. I diffused her hair and added texture dry spray on the roots for added volume and texture. To finish, I used Fiber Architect to help define texture on the ends.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I recommend this look for people with naturally shoulder length wavy hair that have a low maintenance, wash n’ go type of lifestyle. It is also a great look for someone that likes to see more movement and texture within the length of the hair. As I mentioned earlier, it’s a very versatile style that can be worn at any length really. It is an ideal look for someone that wants an effortless and fashion-forward style, or a different silhouette than the typical mid-length with long layering. Plus it grows out nicely as well!

Tattooed Undercut

Tattooed undercut on wavy shoulder length hairInstagram @stylistwitch

If you’re looking for quick hairstyles with some flair, this one will do. With the hair tattoo, put it into an updo to give it that edgy look.

Q&A with style creator, Chloe Loesch
Stylist / Makeup Artist @ Rocco Altobelli Salons in Minneapolis, MN


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I love haircuts that have a lot of versatility, and that’s something great about this medium-length lob. It’s easy to style like a bob, and still long enough to ponytail it when you need it out of your way. You could also do a fun half up style when you want something more interesting!

I love the addition of this type of disconnected undercut with a hair tattoo. It’s a really cool way to show off your edge when you want to, and you can cover it easily when you feel like keeping your look more classic.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

These bouncy beach waves can be achieved with any flat iron between one and two inches wide. Prep the hair with a heat protectant and mousse with light hold, then dry your hair completely before using your flat iron.

Work your way around your head, curling in small sections with the flat iron. The pieces right around your face should be curled back and away from your face, but after that, alternating between curling back and forward creates this tousled/beachy look.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

The lob is great for anyone who doesn’t want to do the work of dealing with really long hair, but isn’t sure if they want to go all the way short. It’s also especially good for straight or wavy haired ladies with fine hair that gets wispy on the ends when it gets too long and layered. The lob keeps these hair types looking healthy and full!

The tattooed undercut is awesome for anyone who likes to put their hair up and show their edgy side sometimes, but might also need to tone it down for a professional work environment.

Multi-Colored Lob

Multi-Colored Lob hairstyleInstagram @hairbykailey1

Q&A with style creator, Kailey Lux
Hair and Make Up Designer @ The Image Salon and Day Spa in Pleasanton, CA


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

My favorite thing about this color is that she has all three colors that she wanted brown roots, blonde, and fun colors. I love working with Joico colors. I gave her four types of colors that added some fun color to her without being too much.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I recommend the purple or blue Celeb Luxury Viral shampoos and conditioners. I also like the Joico Color Safe shampoo.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

The long lob cut is great for all face shapes. It is also great for fine hair because it makes their hair thick and gives some volume. It’s one of my favorites because you can really customize the haircut (and color!) for the client.