53 Best Examples of Collarbone-Length Hair for The Ultimate Length

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Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

Collarbone-length hair is a versatile medium haircut that’s easy to manage and style. It’s not too short, so you can access more styling options like braids or a low ponytail. But it isn’t too long either, giving your locks instant fullness.

Julie Geraghty, a salon owner and stylist in Canada, explains that most collarbone-length cuts are extra long lobs or long bobs.

“Lobs are flattering to most hair textures, face shapes, and all ages. These are ideal for ladies who want longer hair but still want a shorter hairstyle,” says Geraghty.

For such a length, it’s advisable to cut the back an inch shorter than the front. Otherwise, the ends will flip out sitting on the shoulders.

Geraghty prefers zero tension and elevation when creating the chop. She adds, “Dry cutting is also a good technique to get this length to sit just right.”

Consult your stylist to guarantee you’re opting for an appropriate cut or style. Ask if it will compliment your hair color, hair type, and hair texture. Ensure that your preferred look is doable, considering the way your locks grow.

Wearing mid-length hair requires a commitment to blow dry, curl or straighten it. Geraghty points out, “It takes extra effort to throw the hair up in a pony or bun without having pieces come undone.”

This is the length that promises you a refreshing and appealing look! Find images of the trendiest collarbone-length hair cuts and styles!

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Choppy Jet Black Shag with Choppy Fringe at Collarbone-Length for Heart Faces
Instagram @hirohair

#1: Choppy Jet Black Shag with Choppy Fringe

If you want a collarbone-length style, this choppy shag with choppy fringe is perfect. It has an edgy, bold look and is quite easy to maintain. For a similar look, ask your hairstylist for different lengths of layers in your hair. Also, ask for some face-framing pieces that fall just below your chin or jawline.

Chestnut Brown Collarbone-Length Cut
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#2: Chestnut Brown Cut

Add a chic feel to your hair with a rich chestnut hue. This global color provides coverage, gloss, and works well if your hair has been light previously. If you can, add a full fringe. It frames the face and eyes, warming your complexion and making the eyes pop.

#3: Octopus Cut with a Middle Part

An octopus hairstyle with a middle part looks best when it reaches collarbone length. This hairstyle results in thin textured ends and shorter layers around your face and crown to make your hair look fuller. It is a good haircut for those with medium to thick hair, as it removes unwanted bulk and weight from the bottom. If you want this style and have fine hair, your stylist should be careful not to reduce the thickness from the base when adding layers at the top.

Modern Collarbone-Length Side Parted Tousled Cut
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#4: Modern Side Parted Tousled Cut

Consider a modern, side-parted tousled cut for a versatile hairstyle that embraces effortless glamour. This haircut offers hair movement and texture, sustaining a look that is polished and well-coordinated. The side part adds sophistication to the style, while tousled waves contribute a playful vibe. This haircut works best for those with medium to long hair lengths, as it emphasizes the natural flow and movement of the hair. To style, begin with applying texturizing spray or mousse to damp hair and scrunch the hair gently to form tousled waves.

#5: Perfect Waves for Collarbone-Length Hair

If you want the perfect length haircut, try this collarbone-length hair. The fullness these waves create gives off a very glamorous look. Plus, the length is just long enough without weighing the hair down.

#6: Light Brunette with Waterfall Fringe

To create an effortlessly chic and versatile hairstyle, ask for a hairstyle that is light brunette and includes a waterfall fringe. This style imparts a soft and feminine vibe, complemented by a cascading fringe that frames the face beautifully. The collarbone length of the hair provides a flattering balance, as it falls just at the base of the neck and complements various face shapes. The light brunette shade heightens the warmth and dimension in the hair, enhancing your mane’s natural beauty. Start styling when your hair is damp. Apply a lightweight mousse to add volume and texture. Then, blow-dry your hair using a round brush. This will help shape the fringe to sweep gently across your forehead.

#7: Mid-Length Feathery Cut

A mid-length feathery cut is a versatile and low-maintenance look that can be enjoyed by women of all ages. The layers add volume and movement to your hair without sacrificing length. This gives you the perfect balance between bouncy and sophisticated. This style suits all hair types but works well for women with thinner hair as the layers add body and texture. A texture spray can give your hair a more lived-in feel while keeping it in place.

Mid-Length Butterfly Layered Hair with Long Bangs for Older Women
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#8: Mid-Length Butterfly Layered Hair with Long Bangs

Try this butterfly layered haircut with bangs if you are looking for a mid-length hair style. This look is easy to style. The layers should help this cut fall right into place effortlessly.

#9: All-Over Platinum with a Side Part

Ask about an all-over platinum bob with a side part for a trendy yet timeless hairstyle. If you want to make a statement while remaining classic, this sleek look is perfect. Platinum hair is a bold choice that requires regular upkeep to maintain its bright color. But the result is stunning! The side part adds a touch of asymmetry that keeps the look interesting and modern. It’s important to note that this style works best for girls with straight-to-wavy hair textures.

#10: Cool Collarbone-Length Blonde Hair

Collarbone-length blonde hair looks amazing on cool or neutral skin tones. A helpful tip when styling a collarbone-length cut is to use a round brush. This will smooth the hair and give volume. Next time you visit your stylist, ask about blonde hair colors to help decide if a cool blonde would be flattering on you.

Baby Blonde Collarbone-Length Style for women with a middle part and choppy ends
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#11: Baby Blonde Collarbone-Length Style

Ask about a baby blonde collarbone-length style. Looking to create an expensive look with medium-length hair? Try adding texture and shape to your style. Do you need to remove weight and a blunt perimeter? Ask for textured ends with razor or slide-cutting techniques. This way, you can curl your hair and have movement and softness.

Collarbone-Length Shaggy Texture on a Lob Cut with blonde balayage
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#12: Shaggy Texture on a Lob

For square face shapes, a shaggy texture is great at softening angular faces. Soft face-framing that hits right around the hollows of the cheek and is flipped away will flatter your features. Ask your cutting specialist to help decide on length if you’re unsure what works best for your face shape.

Collarbone-Length Middle-Parted Light Brown Cut for women with fine hair
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#13: Middle-Parted Light Brown Cut

A middle-parted light brown cut is modern and youthful. To keep this shape chic ask your stylist to keep the length no longer than the collarbone. If you enjoy long hair, but the long length makes you feel weighed down, medium-length hair can be a great option. Add a lightweight texture spray to your routine for soft waves. I recommend Kevin Murphy’s Hair Resort Spray.

Medium-Length Long Soft Bob at Collarbone-Length for ladies with fine hair
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#14: Long Soft Bob

A medium-length long soft bob is perfect for ladies with fine hair. I recommend this style to help create volume and movement. You have to avoid using too much product with this style because it can weigh down your fine locks. My styling tip is to add a few layers and texture to the cut to enhance volume. For extra volume, flip your head upside down while blow-drying your hair.

Messy Center-Parted Medium Cut for Collarbone-Length Hair with loose waves
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#15: Messy Center-Parted Medium Cut

A center-parted cut for collarbone-length hair is perfect for those who want an easy style. Loose waves create an easy-going, relaxed look that can be dressed up or down to fit any occasion. If you have fine to medium hair, you can use a curling iron or a straightener to add some texture to your hair. When in doubt, use a sea salt spray to add volume and texture to your look. Finish the style with a light-hold hairspray to keep everything in place. This look is great for any season, so if you’re looking for a versatile style, look no further.

Collarbone-Length Light Brown Center-Parted Hairstyle with waves
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#16: Light Brown Center-Parted Hairstyle

Collarbone-length hairstyles have been popular for years. And this light brown, center-parted look with waves is no exception. This style works especially well on medium to thick hair as the length helps add volume and movement. Also very versatile, you can wear it straight, wavy, or curly! For those with oval, round, or heart face shapes, this wavy look will flatter your facial features. To achieve this style, start by using a heat protectant spray on damp hair before blow drying. Use a diffuser attachment to create body and fullness. Then use a 1/2-inch curling wand to create loose waves all over the head. Finish off by running your fingers through the waves.

Effortless Collarbone-Length Dark Red Hair with Choppy Fringe
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#17: Effortless Dark Red Hair with Choppy Fringe

Effortless dark red hair with a choppy fringe will give you the confidence you didn’t know existed. The rich boldness of this deep red copper is a perfect choice when wanting to change your fashion style. One of the best ways is to add a unique pop of color that will brighten up your entire look leaving you feeling super sexy.

#18: Healthy-Looking Curly Makeover

If you can, I suggest going for a collarbone-length cut. This look is incredibly stylish and easy to maintain with the right products. This style is perfect if you want an effortless style that frames your face. And all while still maintaining healthy moisture levels on curly hair types! When styling, use a curl cream like Ouidad Curl Immersion Triple Fix Styling Gel. Both of which will help create defined but glossy curls without weighing them down too much. Don’t forget heat protection sprays before applying any hot tools. Opt for something specifically formulated for your curl type!

Collarbone-Length Razor Cut Shag with Fringe
Instagram @eastonhair

#19: Razor Cut Shag with Fringe

Try a razor cut shag to add volume and texture to your hair. Add a fringe to the cut to create a well-rounded shag look that frames your face. Make sure to ask for lots of texture and layers throughout your hair to help give the right amount of volume. This haircut is best styled with loose waves. So, avoid wearing your hair straight, or you might not be able to see as much of the texture and movement.

Jet Black Collarbone-Length Shag
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#20: Jet Black Collarbone-Length Shag

Need to update your bob? Wear your hair in this jet black collarbone-length shag instead! Avoid one-length or one-length layered bobs and opt for short and medium-length layers to open up with a face frame and bangs.

#21: Natural and Healthy Thick Curls

Finding a curly cut for you can be intimidating, so give these natural and healthy thick curls a try. Consult with your stylist and execute a version of this haircut for you. I suggest asking them for a tutorial on diffusing your hair with a recommended diffuser. See about taking one home with you! Your hair will look salon ready every time.

Collarbone-Length Straight Lob with a Money Piece
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#22: Straight Lob with a Money Piece

Hair color is very helpful, like makeup to the hair. A haircut like a straight lob will display structure if your hair is limp. It also gives the illusion of density. Color placements like a money piece frame the face, giving the canvas brightness. When artfully put together, the wearer can experience an enhanced style.

#23: Beautiful Honeycomb Blonde Hair

Blondes can have a lot of fun with seasonal hues. A beautiful honeycomb blonde hair color, however, can be neutral and safe for the year around. The key to personalizing your hair is to play with the placement of the highlights. Remember, when it frames the face it draws attention to the center of the subject. Color can appear brighter if you’d like.

Collarbone-Length Hair with Dimensional Highlights
Instagram @megumicolor

#24: Dimensional Highlights

If you’re seeking a low-maintenance color change, I strongly suggest dimensional highlights. For example, your visits will be refreshes of the color and trimming of the ends. And, that can be quarterly or bi-annually.

#25: Beautiful Blonde Hair with Curled Ends

The best way for you to get blonde hair is to find a stylist that will take the time to work with your hair needs. They can teach you how to manage your hair. And, how to create styles like curled ends. This will help you style your hair both in and out of the salon.

#26: Mid-Length Permed Hair

Permed hair is a perfect wash-and-go style. A mid-length haircut is a great length to really make your curls bounce up. Style your hair with curl-enhancing products to really show off your curls!

Thick Curly Mid-Length Hair
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#27: Thick Curly Mid-Length Hair

Thick curly mid-length hair is a great length to maintain volume. Make sure the style doesn’t go too short above your shoulders. You want to be sure you still have enough length to maintain balance. My recommendation would be a dry curly haircut, specific to your texture and needs. As long as you use proper curl products and keep the length, adding layers is beneficial to your shape.

#28: Tousled Long Bob with a Middle Part

A lob paired with a middle part is a good choice for most face shapes. It’s also one of the best ways to style your hair and have it last multiple days. The tousled curls stay curled with minimal touch-ups. Not styling every day helps to avoid over-styling with heat, your blow dryer, or hot tools. Remember to use heat protection anytime you use heat on your hair, it will keep your style longer and your hair healthier.

Medium Cut with Heavy Bangs
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#29: Medium Cut with Heavy Bangs

A medium-length cut with heavy bangs is a universally flattering haircut for women with thick hair. Collarbone-length thick hair can look a little heavy, so texture and styling products are key. Try a volumizing mousse to give your thick hair some lift.

#30: Lob Cut with Messy Waves

A lob cut with messy waves pairs perfectly with collarbone-length wavy hair. Spray with your favorite sea salt spray to help create beachy waves.

#31: Medium Shag with Choppy Layers and Bangs

A medium shag with choppy layers and bangs is a flirty yet edgy look. The face-framing layers are flattering for any face shape, too.

Related: Shoulder-length choppy hairstyles.

#32: Collarbone-Length Blunt Bob

Blunt collarbone-length bobs are a sassy take on a bob haircut. A blunt cut on collarbone-length hair is also a beautiful solution for women that want the illusion of thicker hair. The blunt ends will make your hair look fuller than a bob with layers.

#33: Beachy Waves on a Mid-Length Haircut

Beachy waves on a mid-length haircut give a modern look to a classic cut. A quick way to get beach waves is to use a one-inch barrel curling iron on a medium heat setting. For extra texture, alternate the direction of each curl (one toward the face, one away from the face).

#34: Long A-line Bob Cut

Women wanting to try a new version of a mid-length haircut will love a long a-line bob cut. Collarbone-length straight hair is very low-maintenance when it comes to upkeep and styling. You’ll want to get a fresh trim once every two to three months.

#35: Medium-Length Cut with Side-Swept Bangs

A medium-length cut with side-swept bangs is a common haircut for middle-aged women because it’s flattering on many face shapes and gives style to the hair when worn straight. Medium-length cuts are easy hairstyles for medium hair. No matter how you like to style your hair, it will look good on this haircut.

Wispy Collarbone-Length Hair with Layers
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#36: Wispy Collarbone-Length Hair with Layers

Wispy collar-bone length hair with layers will give your hair a soft look while providing lift and texture. Collarbone-length haircuts for fine hair can lay flat without the addition of layers. Ask your stylist if wispy layers are a good option for your hair type.

#37: Straight Long Bob with Short Bangs

Straight long bobs with short bangs are a great option for those who want to give their bob a bit of edge. Collarbone-length blonde hair can be high maintenance depending on the type of blonde you’re wanting. Your stylist can help you find a blonde that suits your budget and hair goals.

#38: Collarbone-Length Cut with a Side Part

A side part on a collarbone-length haircut can give your hair more volume than a middle part. If you have a medium-length haircut, try switching your part from side to side if you struggle with flat hair.

Wavy Medium Hair with Straight Bangs
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#39: Wavy Medium Hair with Straight Bangs

Wavy medium hair with straight bangs is a style that any woman can pull off. Medium hairstyles are easy to maintain and style. The bangs however will need trimming every few weeks, but many stylists can do this during a quick walk-in appointment.

#40: Feathered Layers on Collarbone-Length Hair

Feathered layers on collarbone-length hair will give a soft, textured appearance to your medium-length hairstyle. For those with collarbone-length brown hair looking to give their mid-length haircut some more style, feathered layers are a fun and easy option.

Textured Collarbone-Length Hair
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#41: Textured Collarbone-Length Hair

If you’re a woman looking for a new hairstyle, try a medium-length haircut with layers. The texture makes women’s medium haircuts low maintenance. Plus, it wears well straight or curly.

Medium Hair with Wispy Bangs
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#42: Medium Hair with Wispy Bangs

If you have thin hair, try a shoulder-length hairstyle with wispy bangs. Wispy fringe look best on medium-length hair.

#43: Collarbone-Length Layered Hair

If you have thicker hair but you want to go shorter, try a collarbone-length hairstyle with layers. The layers add movement and help lighten the weight of the hair.

Loose Waves and Bangs on Mid-Length Hair
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#44: Loose Waves and Bangs on Mid-Length Hair

A medium-length haircut looks best styled with bangs and loose waves. It’s a beautiful and easy style.

#45: Medium Haircut with Soft Waves

A medium-length haircut with soft waves is the ideal hairstyle for spring. Wavy collarbone-length hair is a light and youthful look, perfect for warmer weather.

#46: Middle-Parted Lob with Loose Curls

A lobbed ombré with a middle part pairs perfectly with teased, loose curls. It’s also flattering collarbone-length hair for a round face.

Mid-Length Shag with a Curtain Fringe
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#47: Mid-Length Shag with a Curtain Fringe

If you’re looking for a new way to style your mid-length haircut, try a shag with fringed curtain bangs. Shags work best on collarbone-length hair with curtain bangs.

Collarbone-Length Curly Hair with Bangs
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#48: Collarbone-Length Curly Hair with Bangs

A collarbone-length cut with bangs looks amazing on curly hair. The shorter length allows the hair to bounce and the bangs create shape and volume.

Tousled Collarbone-Length Shag
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#49: Tousled Collarbone-Length Shag

The tousled collarbone-length shag is an edgy and youthful hairstyle. Pair with some shaggy layers and use the Wax Blast Texture Spray by Redken to add the perfect amount of body.

Medium-Length Hair with Long Layers
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#50: Medium-Length Hair with Long Layers

If you’re wanting to go shorter but not too short, try a collarbone-length haircut with layers. Hitting right at the collarbone, it’s the perfect low-maintenance hairstyle for medium-length hair.

#51: Wavy Pink Long Bob

If you’re thinking of changing up your look this summer, try a wavy pink long bob. This cute medium cut is paired perfectly with a mid-length style.

Dimensional Mid-Length Hair with Money Pieces
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#52: Dimensional Mid-Length Hair with Money Pieces

A dimensional balayage with a money piece looks best with a mid-length haircut. This is a low-maintenance style that looks fresh for months.

#53: Side-Swept Hair with Curls

A side-swept hairstyle with curls is the perfect way to swear medium-length hairstyles. Use the Masterpiece hairspray by Bedhead for some volume and hold.

Medium Hair