40 Best Shoulder Length Hairstyles for Black Women

While it’s 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 shoulder length hairstyles for black women that are perfect for this year and are sure to turn heads day or night. Check them out; better yet why not give them a try?

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 StylesStyle 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.

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 1Style 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 1Style 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.

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 1Style 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.

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 1Style 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.

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 1Style 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.

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 1Style 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.

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 1Style 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.

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

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.

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 1Style 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.

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 StylesStyle 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.

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 1Style 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.

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 1Style 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.  

FEATHERED FEVER

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

Feathered Fever Shoulder Length Hair Styles 1Style 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.

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 1Style 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.

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 1Style 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

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 StylesStyle 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.

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 StylesStyle 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.

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 StylesStyle 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.

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 StylesStyle 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!

Brown Sugar Baby

Keeping your hair under a curly weave is the way to go for the cold season. This protective look is easy to wash and style for at least one or two months. Let’s see how she did it.

Brown Sugar Baby Shoulder Length Hairstyle

How to Style:

1. Braid hair into 8-12 cornrows starting from the forehead.
2. Use a crochet needle to install curly extensions row by row.
3. Use light finishing spray for hold.

Recommended Products:

Use Infusium Leave-in Conditioner for smooth locks.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style best suits oval shaped faces and looks great on all hair textures of medium length.

Tip(s):

Use a very diluted portion of Lottabody Setting Lotion. It will leave your hair with great body and silky sheen.

Clarissa’s Classy Look

No need to relax your hair when you want to have a straight style. All you have to do is get some great techniques and tools to pull it off. Let’s see how Clarissa does it.

Clarissa's Classy Shoulder-Length Look

How to Style:

1. Part hair and section out bangs.
2. Use flat iron to ensure hair is straight with slight curve inward towards the ends.
3. Once complete, use fingers to position the hair as desired.
4. Use firm holding spray for the finishing touches.

Recommended Products:

Try out FHI Heat’s Technique 1 G3 Original Professional Tourmaline Ceramic Hair styling iron that comes with 3 layers of ceramic for even heat distribution. This styling tool also eliminates frizz and static.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes are great for this style and is great for all hair types that are short to medium length.

Tip(s):

Use Tec Ni Art Liss Control from L’Oreal Professional Paris for silky and sleek results. In addition, by reading Sophisticate’s Black Hair magazine, you can enter to win a FHI flat iron. Only original magazine entries will be accepted.

Diana Ross 2014

Another protective style that’s good all year ’round is a full wig. When you’re able to get the right texture, especially the perfect curly kind, people will have no idea that it’s a wig! Keep reading for more information on this Diana Ross wig.

Diana Ross 2014

How to Style:

1. Braid hair into 6-8 cornrows starting from the forehead to nape.
2. Place curly wig on head and adjust the wig for a perfect fit.
3. For drastic volume, tease and fluff hair by creating a stable base with fingers and master comb.
4. Use light sheen and holding spray to keep the shape of hair.

Recommended Products:

I recommend using a 14” Brazilian Remy Kinky Curly Lace front wig.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes suit this style along with medium length curly hair.

Tip(s):

This wig is originally $241.99, but you can purchase it for $157.29 with absolutely FREE shipping! Check out this retailer for more information. 

Magenta Magic

Want to keep your tween looking funky fresh? Remember, a little peek-a-boo color can totally enhance her look!

Magenta Magic Shoulder Length Hairstyle

How to Style:

1. Part hair as desired. Choose the side you prefer the braid to be on.
2. Create an inside braid and use 2 bobby pins to secure in the shape of an x.
3. Straighten remaining hair with a flat iron inwards towards your face.
4. Use hairspray for light hold.

Recommended Products:

For a punky, funky magenta, use Jerome Russell’s Punky Color, “Red Wine”.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Oval face shapes best suit this style along with smooth to natural hair types with medium lengths.

Tip(s):

For brighter results use a lightener on the section of hair you’d like to dye and strip it to a golden orange before applying the color.

Roller. Set. Go!

From the beginning of time, rollers have been a woman’s best friend! Let’s see how you can achieve these flirty swirls.

Roller. Set. Go!

How to Style:

  1. Section hair into 5 sections.
  2. Put rollers into hair using thin slices and securing with flat roller pins.
  3. Brick lay the rollers to avoid splits in the style.
  4. Once completely dry, use Spritz for the finishing touches.

Recommended Products:

For smooth results, use smooth rollers! It’s that simple.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Any face shape will suit this style. Medium length smooth hair is recommended for this hairdo.

Tip(s):

If you’d like to maintain your curls, wrap your hair! Don’t be afraid of the curls loosening. Once you want to wear the curls, brush out the wrap and use your fingers to create the curls. Trust me, they never really went anywhere.

Real Regal

Gorgeous goddess braids don’t have to be simple. Add some butterscotch highlighted ringlets to frame your face, and you’re all set.

Real Regal

 

How to Style:

  1. Style hair into 6 goddess braids and gather into a side ponytail.
  2. Curl leftover hair into ringlets using a 1 inch golden curling iron.
  3. Tease hair and use firm holding spray to seal the look.

Recommended Products:

I recommend using Pump It Up Styling Spritz to instantly freeze hair into place.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Suits all types of faces. This style works best on smooth medium length hair.

Tip(s):

In addition to styling spritz, use Motions light hold for soft, flexible hold

Va-Va Volume

When our hair has volume and life in its natural state, it brings us nothing but confidence. This wash-and-go style has our curl friends’ curious as to how she manipulates her hair. Keep reading to find out how.

Va-Va Volume Shoulder Length Hairstyle

How to Style:

1. Wash and towel dry hair to remove majority (70%) of the moisture.

2. Use Denman brush to brush through hair.

3. Apply and manipulate curling custard throughout hair.

4. Use firm holding spray for the finishing touches.

Recommended Products:

Try out Crème of Nature Argan Oil Twirling Custard to help keep your ringlets and waves frizz free and full of lustrous shine.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style fits all face shapes. Curly hair textures are recommended.

Tip(s):

Natural hair can get out of control very quickly! It’s good to use a diluted leave-in conditioner while combing through the hair. A quick spray will re-moisten the hair while working through those annoying knots.

Creative Contrast

Braid strands are tucked away neatly under afro kinky hair. This is great for a forgettable evening out.

Creative Contrast 2

How to Style:

1. Braid hair into desired mohawk style.
2. Sew/crochet extensions into braids to create mohawk. Pin hair into place if needed.
3. Add shine for the finishing touches.

Recommended Products:

Try out Proclaim’s Shea Butter Leave-In Moisturizer for pure unrefined shea butter.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Any face shape will suit this style. Curly, wavy hair, or anything in between is recommended for this hairdo.

Tip(s):

For amazing results, use Proclaim’s Shea Butter shampoo and conditioner. The sulfate-free shampoo replenishes moisture, while the conditioner nourishes and detangles hair.

Color Me Blonde

This sleek ombre look makes its way from deep brown into a creamy caramel color. Loose waves trickle over her shoulder as she smiles at the world. How does she do it?

Color Me Blonde Shoulder Style 2

How to Style:

1. From the top of your head, section out a horseshoe portion of hair to be left out.
2. Braid the rest of your hair on a slant down to nape. Sew the ends to head in a crisscross pattern to keep hair flat as possible.
3. Sew extensions to hair.
4. Flat iron the portion of hair on top. Blend with extensions.
5. Use light finishing spray for hold.

Recommended Products:

Try Nude Malaysian Remy Loose Deep extensions for a healthy, sleek and gentle hair texture.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

A slender face shape will suit this style best. Medium to long lengths and smooth texture hair is ideal.

Tip(s):

To ensure smooth, realistic hair extensions, instead of adding loose extension hair to cornrows use thick black thread.

Upbeat Up-do

Playful curled locs can mold quickly into your very own signature style. All you need is some pipe cleaners!

Upbeat Shoulder Length Up-do

How to Style:

1. Tie one end of the pipe cleaner around the root of loc and proceed to wrap it all the way to the end. Repeat until entire head is complete.
2. Completely dry locs before removing pipe cleaners.
3. Take the back section of the head and pin up locs in preferred style.
4. Use light finishing spray for hold.

Recommended Products:

Pipe cleaners or flexirods are great for executing this style. These can be found at any hair store or online.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Any face shape will suit this style. Medium length dreads suit this style best.

Tip(s): 

For more sculpted styles, you can use black or brown pipe cleaners and leave them in to help mold the hair into intricate shapes.

Charlie’s Angel

This 1980’s style has comeback around in a huge way! The subtle ombre gives our angel a soft, yet rich color which totally compliments her skin tone.

Charlie's Angel

How to Style:

1. Make a middle part, dividing the bangs equally to frame face.
2. Use 2 inch golden barrel curling iron to curl hair away from face.
3. Use light finishing spray for hold.

Recommended Products:

Luster’s Pink Stylin’ Shaper is a humidity-resistant thermal protectant that helps shield hair from heat and helps damaged hair.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Any face shape will suit this style, and smooth, medium length hair suits this style best.

Tip(s):

Use Luster’s Smooth Touch Olive Oil Sheen Spray. It will help make your hair more manageable and bring a great glimmer and shine.

 Gorgeous Whirls

This burgundy hued beauty is rocking highlights all over. She’s definitely ready for a night out on the town!

Gorgeous Whirls Shoulder Length Look

How to Style:

1. Part hair as desired.
2. Start curling the hair towards the left into ringlets for the first row.
3. For the second row above, curl hair in the opposite direction.
4. Continue until the entire head is completely curled.
5. Use light finishing spray for hold.

Recommended Products:

For smooth curls, use a mix of Marcel wax and L’Oreal Mythic Oil for extra shine and protection.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Any face shape will suit this style, and smooth textured, medium to long length hair suit this style best.

Tip(s):

If you want to try another oil with the Marcel wax, I suggest Mizani’s Supreme Oil which delivers soft, supple and seriously smooth strands!

13. Be the Topic

This mane is fashioned into a sleek do that veils one eye. With this look, you will be the talk of the town.

Be the Topic Shoulder Length Style

How to Style:

1. Part hair on preferred side.
2. Use a touch of Apricot oil and L’oreal’s Liss control to protect hair from heat.
3. Flat iron hair to perfection with a slight bend on the ends. Curl bangs away from face and the rest of the hair towards the face.
4. Use light finishing spray for hold.

Recommended Products:

For luster and shine, deep conditioning is the answer! Try out Dr. Miracle’s Double Deep Moisturizing Masque for a bit of pampering for your hair.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Any face shape will suit this style and smooth, medium length hair will suit this style best.

Tip(s):

When preparing for bed, remember to wrap hair with a  silk or satin bonnet.

Bun’d Baby

Our adorable princess is rocking a high bun with a few loose ringlets. She’s ready for her first day of day care!

Bun'd Baby Shoulder Length Hairstyle

How to Style:

1. Smooth hair into high pony tail.
2. Leave some strands out at the front and curl ringlets using ½ inch wand.
3. Roll left over hair into bun and pin into place.
4. Use light finishing spray for hold.

Recommended Products:

Check out Aunt Jackie’s Girls for a wonderful line that includes Soft and Sassy conditioner for that naturalista in training.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

A round face shape will suit this style and medium length, smooth textured hair suits this style best.

Tip(s):

Aunt Jackie’s Girls also has a leave-in conditioner call Knot Havin’ It! This is for all those little girls who may have a hard time with combing out their hair. Some of our princesses tend to have tender heads, so this product should really help out.

So Dynamic

This intricate high bun is nicely woven into royalty. Whether it be her wedding day or another special event, she’s set.

So Dynamic Shoulder-Length Look

How to Style:

1. Part and section out bangs.
2. Smooth the rest of hair into ponytail. Create a bun by rolling hair in different directions and pin into place.
3. Smooth bangs to preferred side and spray into place.
4. Use light firm spray for hold.

Recommended Products:

Fantasia’s Hair Polisher Firm Hold Edges smoothing gel is vital for holding up this regal style.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Any face shape will suit this style and any texture, short to medium length hair will suit this style best.

Tip(s):

Some people don’t like using edge control because they really don’t know how to use it. Make sure to just use a bit of edge control at a time. Use your fingers for edges and if you’re using it to smooth hair into a ponytail, rub it in the palm of your hands and use a smoothing brush to help direct the hair appropriately.

Go Bold

This modernized mullet proves to be fashionable and stylish with its layered look.

Go Bold Hairstyle

How to Style:

1. Flat iron hair and slightly curl ends outwards.
2. Curl the top of the style to preferred side.
3. Use light finishing spray for hold.

Recommended Products:

Try out Orofluido. It’s mixed with 3 natural oils that awaken the beauty in your hair.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

A slender face shape will suit this style and smooth textured, medium length hair will suit this style best.

Tip(s):

Products are not nationality specific! Try using dry shampoo for braids, weave, or extremely greasy hair.

Make a Fierce Statement

Don’t you love this asymmetrical attraction with touches of coppery highlights in the bangs? Read below to find out how to style it.

Make a Fierce Shoulder-Length Statement

How to Style:

1. Part hair as desired.
2. Braid hair down and sew ends in a crisscross pattern.
3. Sew extensions to hair covering entire head.
4. Flat iron hair with slight bend. Curl bangs away from face.
5. Use light finishing spray for hold.

Recommended Products:

Purchase silky hair from Secret Extensions.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Any face shape and textured, medium length hair will suit this style.

Tip(s):

Go to the Secret Extensions site  for great deals on hair now! Either blend the hair or buy hair for a full weave.

Caramel Cuteness

A soft blend of deep brown to caramel color, coiled over each other define this hairdo.

Caramel Cuteness

How to Style:

  1. Braid hair down and sew ends in a crisscross pattern.
  2. Sew extensions to hair covering entire head.
  3. Curl hair away from face using a 2inch curling iron.
  4. Smooth hair to preferred side and pin into place. Make sure curls are styled as desired.
  5. Use light finishing spray for hold.

Recommended Products:

Buy Outre Beat Brazilian Remi from your closest Beauty Supply Warehouse. You can find this brand on sale right now.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Any face shape and hair texture in medium length will best suit this style.

Tip(s):

To maintain extensions once carefully removed, thoroughly wash hair. Put conditioner in a small pot and boil hair for 5-7minutes. Rinse with cool water. Use a hooded dryer to dry hair.

Sculpted Locs

Before, we explored the spiral locs but now you can add some flat twists to this beloved style.

Sculpted Shoulder Length Locs

How to Style:

1. Pre-curl locs using the pipe cleaner method.
2. Take a horizontal section from ear to ear and flat twist hair, and then use a loc to wrap around the end of the twist or use a rubber band.
3. Repeat step 2, 3-4 times.
4. Style the curls that are leftover on the side. Use pins if necessary.
5. Use light finishing spray for hold.

 Recommended Products:

Use Jane Carter’s Natural Hold Locking Spray to hold freshly twisted hair and for smoothing locks.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Any face shape and medium to long length locs will suit this style.

Tip(s):

If your locs have not grown to your desired length, add faux locs to the ends. You no longer have to wait for great length. Use Vivica Fox kinky hair for natural results.

Shear Perfection 

At the end of the day, all women desire is a terrific set of tresses! These locks are smooth and bouncy with a whole lot of life.

Shear Perfection Shoulder Length Hairstyle

How to Style:

1. Roller set the hair and remove rollers when completely dry.
2. Smooth out the roots using a flat iron.
3. Part the hair as desired and spray light hold.
4. Use light sheen spray for hold.

Recommended Products:

For our sisters who have relaxed hair, use the moisturizing and conditioning shampoo from Salon Finish for that buttery smooth finish.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Slender face shapes and smooth, medium length hair suit this style best.

Tip(s):

After rinsing your relaxer out, use Salon Finish Shampoo twice and then your neutralizer and conditioner. Use the nozzle and strong water pressure to comb out the knots. You will thank me when you discover your amazing results!

I hope you can find among all these gorgeous shoulder length hairstyles the perfect look for you. Season Greetings and Happy New Year to all my dedicated readers. I’m so thankful for each and every one of you for your continued support!