Not too short and not too long, shoulder-length haircuts fall at the perfect spot! It’s probably the most popular length that I and other hairstylists cut for our clients.
There are almost endless ways you can cut and style shoulder-length hair. Plus, at this length, you can put it into a ponytail for when you’re hot and style it up for formal occasions. Lastly, you don’t need to worry about your face shape or hair type. I’ll show you some of the best cuts and dos for each one.
Here are pictures of some of the most popular shoulder-length haircuts for you to consider this Spring 2023!
#1: Marvelously Layered Bob
These shaggy waves complement the layers, as well as create a dimensional and textured look. Finish with a thick curtain fringe for the complete modern shag look.
#2: Just Past The Shoulders for Summer
I would describe this as 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.
For embracing natural waves 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! It’s flattering on every woman and it’s so easy to make formal or wear casual. 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.
#3: Shoulder-Length Hair With Bangs
This look is a classic shoulder-length cut with bangs. It’s a modern take on a retro fringe. My favorite thing about it is the texture and fun feel the overall look has. The best product to maintain this look would have to be Chiffon from R+Co. It’s 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 slightly textured edge.
I recommend this look for women 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 always requires a little more maintenance, so take that into account before taking the plunge!
#4: Frizzy Waves
This painted choppy bob look is extremely versatile and low-maintenance. It’s a really fun, flirty look that can be worn by any age group. With a hair painting technique used for lightening, it allows for a super low-maintenance color that works with your skin tone adding brightness and dimension, all while your hair is growing out gorgeously.
I would just recommend adding some extra layers in it for even more weight removal for ladies with heavier hair, so it doesn’t remain too bulky through the bottom. For women with straight hair, adding a bit of movement with a curling wand, curling iron, or flat iron is very easy as it is meant for an undone look.
#5: Soft Brown Balayage Color
This is a shoulder-length lob, or long bob, with balayage highlights. This haircut has been very popular for the last few years. My favorite is the color that we paired with this amazing haircut. A proper lob paired with a flawless balayage. I love keeping the highlights a bit stronger and brighter around the face. That “money piece” is everything!
To keep your new lob haircut looking lovely, be sure to see your stylist every 6 to 8 weeks for a trim. In addition, use a glossing treatment to keep your hair color looking shiny and healthy. I don’t recommend my clients wash their hair every day, try to go at least every other day. In between washes use a dry shampoo. I love “Hair Refresher” by Davines.
#6: Naturally Curly Red
I love curly hair, and I love how she’s not afraid to show it off. Her hair looks entirely straight from surgery. Be aware of being on a routine schedule coming into the salon. You want to make sure to use cooler water at home. Do not wash every day and use a color-safe shampoo and conditioner. I like to use the Angel Wash and Rinse by Kevin Murphy, Smooth Again to comb her hair out, and Cocktail Deva Curl Styling Cream and Gel, then diffuse. For curly hair, I feel that any face shape works.
#7: Stylish Deep Side Part
Bedhead never looked so good! Pair those golden bronze hair color tousled layers with a messy, deep side part for a totally on-trend shoulder-length look.
#8: Shorter Ponytail
An easy yet beautiful hairstyle on shoulder-length hair. A cute low ponytail allows you to flaunt your face and keep your hair off if you’re an athlete or a gym-goer. Simply put on your favorite hairband for added hold and style.
#9: Casual & Cute
Try a casual and cute haircut on your shoulder-length hair. My favorite thing about this look is that it’s fun and trendy. This look works for all hair types and personalities and it’s easier to style when you’re using the right products!
#10: Cute Side-Swept Bangs
The softness of the color makes her blunt bob with sweet side-swept bangs stand-out. It’s a hairstyle that looks its best on faces that are heart-shaped or oval.
#11: Shoulder-Length Layered Hair
Shoulder-length layered haircuts like this are classic. It’s 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!
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. 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.
#12: Blonde Texture & Movement
An impressive blonde color on shoulder-length hair. This look has a lot of texture and movement to it. It’s a cut that is transitioning from the ever-so-popular “lob” to more of a shoulder-length haircut. I love this look because it’s so versatile. You can wear it sleek and straight, or give it lots of volume and texture like in the picture.
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. Product is key!
#13: Sweet Middle-Parted Bangs
This is one of the most on-trend shoulder-length haircuts for women who are fashionistas. That’s because it’s classic and cool at the same time. It all depends on the finish that you want to do – straight or wave! And I think its versatility is what is interesting about it! It works for almost everyone. And if you think your face is too “circular,” you may bet in a diagonal bang to create different lines around your face. For those who have curly hair, don’t go with a straight line cut, and it would have volume only in the end just like a pyramid. So my advice is to create some layers if you want to avoid that. If you wear it straight, you can finish with oil. If you want it wavy, you can use products like sea salt.
#14: Tousled, Middle Part Layers
A middle part, with glamorous tousled layers that are just a tad below the shoulders. The color makes this look one of the most gorgeous shoulder-length hairstyles this season.
#15: Waves of Silver
The best shoulder-length hairstyles for women are those that are growing out their choppy short bobs or those wanting a fresh short to medium length! Add some impressive waves to help show the vibrant silver and ash brown melt and get ready to receive overflowing compliments everywhere you go.
#16: Lobby Choppy Haircut
This is my favorite kind of bob – textured and choppy. I adjust the length and layers depending on my client’s face shape. This look is so low-maintenance. You only need to add a texture product like the Matrix StyleLink Airy Builder. It’s a mousse that adds texture and some grit to it. It builds up fine hair and is strong enough to control thick hair without creating too much buildup. If you have fine, straight hair, add the mousse, diffuse and wrap a few face-framing pieces around your wand, and you’re off. If you already have texture, just apply Airy Builder, diffuse, and go, as this dries so amazingly.
Related: Best shoulder-length bobs for fine hair.
#17: Fashionable African-American Hair
Rock your shoulder-length weave comfortably and fashionably at the same time with this easy and flirty hairstyle. Placing your hair on one side and working those layers with some waves create a flattering finish.
#18: Long Side-Swept Bangs
This is effortlessly chic. My favorite thing is that anyone with any hair texture or face shape can wear it. And it doesn’t take a lot of time to style.
My advice is to always blow dry the bangs first. After shampooing, apply a leave-in conditioner and root lifter. Blow dry the bangs with a large round brush straight down, then sweep to the side. Once the bangs are dry, flip your head over and dry your hair.
#19: Splendid Straight Blonde Hair
If you’re getting bored with your long hair, you might wanna try something new and shorter, like this amazing straight blonde lob. Just remember that using very light colors need TLC and high maintenance to keep them stunning.
#20: Wrapped Easy Updo
This is a shoulder-length hairstyle that is simple and textured with polished elegance. While favoring sleek looks personally, I have grown to love movement. I believe it provides a feminine appearance to the woman wearing it from all angles.
This shoulder-length haircut can be done to look amazing on most face shapes by just watching your proportion of the style – meaning, tightness, width, and height. It’s truly a beautiful look, easily styled with one of my favorite products, KMS spray play, another favorite, Puff Me, and finishing with R + Co Vicious spray.
#21: Sassy Rich Angled LOB
This is sassy and chic. You get the best of both worlds. You have a bob look, but it’s long enough to still play with. Use a good product and good tools. My go-to products are Loma Fortify Repair Oil (use on both wet and dry), and Small Talk from Bed Head for styling and volume. Make sure you use tools that go up to 450 degrees, as it makes a big difference, but also use the oil before curling or straightening your hair.
#22: Strawberry Swirls Curled Hair
This is a dimensional red and blonde layered cut with soft curls. My favorite part is the color and how it not only compliments her skin but also her cut as well. These 2 shades of red and honey beige blonde also go so well with each other, especially when paired with shoulder-length hairstyles for women. For this color combination, always consider your skin tone. If you have fair skin, then adding in a deep red will give you some more vibrancy in your skin tone and brighten your eyes.
This shade of blonde highlighted in with the red is a honey beige shade so that we can stay on the warmer side to compliment the red but to also give her some vibrancy in her fair skin. I would also say if you have a shoulder-length hairstyle, having some soft textured layers will make styling more manageable but also hold her curls out much longer.
#23: Bright Blonde for Straight Hair
I like this shoulder-length haircut for my clients with thin or fine hair. By keeping the length blunt, it creates an illusion of fullness. I love to add a slight downward angle towards the front to create a focal point. It keeps the cut looking chic and on-trend. The first thing to decide is where you want it to hit: above the shoulders, at your chin, or mid-neck. Usually, this depends on your face shape and neck length. Often, women forget that their neck length can make a big difference when cutting a bob. There are many variations of the bob haircut. Ask your stylist to help you decide which version fits best for you!
#24: Incredible Bob for Curly Hair
Embrace your gift and be confident to show off by getting this perfect shoulder-length cut for curly hair. Remember that moisturizing is key to giving your locks the life and bounce they need!
#25: Low-Maintenance Box Braids
These braids can be styled in countless ways, require little maintenance, and works with any hair type and texture. Keep it shoulder-length or shorter if you want to feel light and carefree. This is an edgy and old-school hairstyle. These shorter box braids give me a 90s feel. What I like about this hairstyle are the length and the jewels. The jewels at the end really make this hairstyle stand out. If your hair is a little too long, fold your hair in half so that when you cut the ends you don’t accidentally snip your hair! Also, make sure you moisturize your scalp once a week to avoid irritation and dryness.
#26: A Remarkable Rose Gold Color
This is a long bob, also known as a lob. It’s a one-length cut that has interior layering to create texture and remove the weight so it doesn’t turn into a triangle on your head. My favorite thing is the rose tone of the hair! I used the only rose toning vegan shampoo there is on the market. It’s called Surface Rose Shampoo and Conditioner. It washes right out after 1-3 washes and you will have blonde hair again. This is perfect if you are scared to color your hair but want something fun and temporary.
#27: Exquisitely Messy Bob
It’s an effortless texturized long bob. This girl has a slight wave to the ends of her hair, making the undone look very easy to achieve. I love the lived-in look that this cut and style has. There is a lot of texture in the cut which allows for the messy look.
Hairstyles for women like this works on pretty much any face shape and hair type. Women with a natural wave or curl will find it easier to get the messy look. If your hair is straight, use a flat iron or curling iron to give your hair a loose curl, then use a wide tooth comb and brush them out until you’ve got the desired amount of wave. To finish the style, a good texturizing spray or lotion is all you need – like the Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray, which I used.
#28: Light Blonde Very Curly Hair
Girls who are naturally blessed with gorgeous curly locks should try this easy yet lively look. If you’re looking for a way to lighten up the bulk that long bouncy curls can give you, opt for this haircut that still allows you to show off your fabulous natural curls.
#29: Straight Middle Part
A center part for medium straight hair creates an effortless frame around your face and elongates it as well. This simple yet effective styling lets your youthful and modern personality stand out.
#30: Perfect Casual Updo
The perfect go-to style for every day or even for a formal event – a casual and quick bun is doable for any hair type as long as you have enough length to hold it.
#31: Adorable Braided Updo for Prom
When it comes to updos for shoulder-length hair, a sophisticated braid is the way to go! I love that it’s trendy, perfect for any occasion, can be worn as a bridesmaid hairstyle, prom, and recreated as a quick dinner date updo by braiding the braid and then assembling it with a messy low bun. This hairstyle can be worn for any hair type. I recommend you pre-curl all your hair before styling it.
#32: Messy Bangs and Layers
This look is great if you prefer a little lived-in/messy style. If you’re not looking for a perfectly structured bob, but a style that just goes with the flow, then this shag is for you. You can air dry it if you love your natural texture or throw a couple of wanded pieces in there. I wouldn’t recommend this cut for low-density hair or for tight or coiled curls. It’s great for medium texture, medium to heavy density, straight to wavy, or soft curls.
#33: Incredibly Textured Bob
A fresh and fun A-line bob haircut is one of my favorites. You’ll love how it can be worn with a deep side part or a center part and still look amazing. You will also love how the A-line bob is so versatile and can be worn in so many different ways.
If you’re wanting a cut that ticks all the boxes, this is the one for you! It suits most hair types, but I suggest if you have super thick hair, avoid this cut unless you’re prepared for some heavy weight lifting! This cut can make thin hair look thick and feel beautiful.
#34: Cute Middle-Parted Bangs
Consider a shaggy textured bob because this cut is so versatile. It’s cute straight pulled back with the layered curtain bangs or wavy and messy! Haircuts on shoulder-length hair don’t require too much work as it looks great both straight and wavy. But for a voluminous look, a root lifting spray helps give it an effortless look. For your bangs, I suggest pulling the front forward and round brushing then drying. Then separating down the middle for a face-framing look!
#35: Elegant Twisted Wedding Updo
Searching for an elegant yet youthful and trendy wedding hairstyle for your shoulder-length hair? Twists always work perfectly for any hair type, especially when you have highlights to give your twists dimension. Finish in a bun and some loose waves in front for a lovely look.
#36: Dark Brown Hair with Caramel Highlights
This is one of the best shoulder-length hairdos because it has a lot of dimensions and the caramel color of the highlights complement her skin tone. The subtle darker root will also allow the highlights to grow out softly for a lower maintenance look.
Keep the length around the collarbone which will help avoid the “shoulder flip” when your hair sits right on the shoulders. Use a texture spray and heat protectant and only curled the top half of her hair to achieve this wavy look.
#37: Highlighted Angled Bob
Spice up your color while keeping your roots and base natural by getting warm blonde highlights that not just brighten but also add depth to your straight hair.
#38: Smooth and Chic
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.
#39: Messy Sandy Ombre
This is literally one of the easiest and most stylish hairstyles for shoulder-length hair. You can try it if you’re wanting an easy and effortless hair care routine. Messy shoulder-length cuts pair well with a sharp ombre. Natural roots give you all the texture and volume you need for a super flattering look.
#40: Formal Curls
This shoulder-length hairdo is for ladies wanting a great Gatsby look! Try this flawless soft take on the 1920s hairstyle. You can add some warm highlights to make it ultra-modern!
#41: Longer Collarbone Waves
Stay soft and fluttery with these huge waves that work great on hair at shoulder length. These lengths are also the best canvas if you’re wanting to try the popular ombre style.
#42: Loveliest Light Brown Hair Color
Flattering on any hair type and face shape, the sweet brown shoulder-length lob is what every celebrity has now due to its versatility in styling. This style will make your hair look thick and healthy no matter how you style it.
#43: Lovely Light Blonde Blunt Cut
A fresh blunt cut that suits women who want to stay naturally blonde. The subtle highlights and dark roots help give your hair more dimension and texture for a complete beachy look.
#44: Perfectly Pastel Pink
A glamorous pastel pink hair like this will make you feel like a mermaid princess every day! Live your dreams with this super cute and dazzling color that is flattering on all hairstyles.
#45: Desirable Dimensional LOB for Women Over 50
Take advantage of your lightening hair with this youthful shoulder-length hairstyle for women over 50. The vibrant bronde and flawless waves are also an easy trick in adding volume to your hair.
#46: Sexy Textured Blonde
This hair color is super pleasing to the eye because of its warm and sexy aura. Great for all types of skin tones and any haircut.
#47: Lived-In Blunt Cut
The most popular haircut this year – the “woke-up-like-this” look is what everyone’s craving. It’s super easy to style, maintain, and trendy at the same time! It allows you to work with your natural color while having some beachy highlights that add great dimension to your hair.
#48: Light Strawberry-Copper Angled Bob
Take another step further by opting for this rich strawberry blonde with copper undertones on your straight shoulder-length hair. This very cute color is ideal on fair and neutral skin.
#49: Caramel Inverted Bob
This amazing stacked bob is a great example of how you can transform shoulder-length cuts with a deep color hue. It’s spiced up by stunning smooth caramel highlights that suit any kind of skin tone, warm or cold.
#50: Nicely Angled Bob
Here’s a nicely angled bob haircut. A steep-angled blunt bob is a modern choice for the classic bob. All hair textures are welcome. For fullness, keep a blunt perimeter. For more weight removal, use thick texture and razor cutting to create softness. Waves with a curling wand always look great with a bob, or even naturally wavy and curly hair.
#51: Remarkable Razor Cut
Make your choppy layered shoulder-length hair even more interesting by brightening it up with a blonde balayage. The razor cut plus the gorgeous color will definitely give your hairstyle youth and life.
#52: Flawless Ash Brown
Get everyone amazed when they see you with this charming ash brown hair color with a wavy long bob. This fantastic color suits cool to medium skin tones perfectly well.
#53: Flowing Silvery Long Layers
#54: Black to Grey Ombre
You can try the trendy ombre everyone wants right now with a huge splash of grey. Suitable for any length of hair as long as you’re devoted to making sure your hair is healthy to get the most out of this stunning color.
#55: Dreamiest Curled Hair
Medium brown highlights on flawlessly curled hair will make you want to be a show-off! The highlights create the best dimension and depth along with the curls.
#56: Cool Brown Tones
A classic yet still trendy way to work with your dark roots is to paint your hair with some cool brunette highlights that always look gorgeous any way you style it.
#57: Steel Grey Hair Ombre
Show your edgy side with this modern look! A messy solid wavy grey lob is super ideal for women with the confidence to rock this unique style and has the time to keep up with its high maintenance.
#58: Cute Straight Bob Ombre
An exquisite work on a blended blonde ombre like this will leave you feeling light and fashionable all day long. A shoulder-length haircut is just enough to show off the smooth transition this trendy style can give you.
#59: Perfect for Thin Hair
Now you can get over your thin or fine hair problems by trying this super chic hairstyle. Dark roots and a blonde balayage will give you that fresh adorable look you’ve always wanted.
#60: Fun Shoulder-Length Blonde Bob Hair
Put an edgy twist on the classic blonde bob by adding super fun long layers in the front while keeping the back short and stacked for a lightweight look.
#61: Beachy Lob for a Rounder Face
Undoubtedly one of the best lengths for round faces is shoulder length. Middle-parting and adding wavy textured beach waves help a lot in thinning and elongating the face.
#62: Adorable Ash Brown Curls
These subtle ash blonde highlights add a bit of depth to her hair while the flawless waves show off the dimension. This cute shoulder-length hair is super easy to create and perfect for an everyday feminine look.
#63: Trendy Top Messy Bun
A messy high bun can make your life easier for the day by getting your hair off your face and giving you a fresh breezy feeling. You can also wear this superb hairstyle in formal events by adding waves to your hair for a more stellar look.
#64: A Bold Burgundy Red
Mesmerize everyone with this super lovable burgundy on straight, messy hair! This gorgeous color looks good on warm and tan skin and needs upkeep to keep it vibrant all the time.
#65: V-Shaped Haircut
This heavily layered cut exquisitely flatters any medium to long hair equally the same. Together with those highlights, this technique creates depth and movement within those strands.
This is a V-cut with lots of layers and with a color combination of baby lights & balayage, finished with beach waves. Her color here shows how low maintenance that combination is because we didn’t even do it during this session.
#66: Jet Black Graduated Bob
This is a sleek, contemporary take on the standard bob. I absolutely love the steep inversion, which sets this haircut aside from the typical bob. The versatility of this haircut allows you to wear it straight, with natural curls, or beach waves.
If flat ironing or curling for beach waves, always use a heat protectant when applying heat to your hair. I love the Kenra Hot Spray Heat Protectant, as it also acts like a hair spray. If choosing to wear with natural curls, DevaCurl helps reduce frizz and defines the curls without making your hair stiff or greasy.
#67: Rockabilly Green
This look is a vintage style with a modern twist. I mostly like that it’s so complementary to almost everyone’s hair. It’s a very versatile style, and it adds class to any occasion.
I accomplished this style by referring to a set pattern, using a curling iron, and pinning each curl in place as a barrel roll. After curling, I used Aveda Air Control to give a light hold, and then I let all of the curls out. Using a paddle brush and teasing where I needed volume, I created the shape I wanted and finished it off with Aveda Control Force for a stronghold.
#68: Perfectly Platinum Blonde Color
I would like to categorize this as a California girl/beachy chic look. After brightening her up, we gave her a cut that could be easy for day-to-day or a fun weekend glam. There’s nothing better than this sexy beach wave! When I put the finishing touches on her hair, it’s like fireworks go off and I fall in love.
Even though this look is great for a low-to-medium maintenance woman, products are a must to ensure the color and style’s longevity. With all cool blondes, I always send them home with the Kevin Murphy Blonde Angel regimen. When styling a texturized yet sleek look, I always reach for a variety of Kevin Murphy products – Hair Resort, Bedroom Hair, and either of the Shimmer Sprays. All work fabulously with any hair type, providing a volumized lustrous finish.
#69: Choppy Hair With Natural Highlights
This look is effortless. We take your natural wave pattern and dress it up. Lobs are for everyone! All face shapes and sizes! Choppy lobs are easily the universal hairstyle I feel anyone can wear. Invest in a good curling iron. I use hot tools like a barrel curling iron and curling technique, but then I roll all of my curls the same way. Flip your hair over, and throw some Bedroom Hair in it.
#70: Stacked Bob
This hairstyle, known as the A-line stacked bob, is one of my favorite cuts. The longer lengths in the front allow women to try shorter styles while continuing to give them the feeling of long hair. It’s versatile for so many lifestyles! Pull it back, scrunch and go, or smooth and straighten – it’s all up to you! The rich chocolate brown base, accented with just a touch of red hues, is perfect for this brunette. The naturally blended highlights lighten the dark base for the upcoming summer months, creating various depths and color dimensions.
Stacked bobs complement almost every face shape and hair texture. This style can be parted on either side or down the middle. It can be played up with texturizing products for a fun day at the beach or styled smooth for an elegant night on the town. For fine hair, a thickening glaze cocktailed with a medium hold gel or mousse would work well, and for thicker hair, using a lightweight styling creme while mixing in a silkening gloss will add shine and smoothness. Complete this look with a shine spray or argan oil and you are ready for anything life throws your way.
#71: Ginger Prom
This look was a corrective color. She initially came to me with a dark and almost burgundy tone that already grew about an inch of her natural ash blonde root and faded ends. When I saw her, I immediately knew from her skin color and eyes that she would look gorgeous with copper red.
Always consider your skin tone, natural hair color, eye color, and lifestyle. Your natural beauty always speaks the truth. If you have pink skin, freckles, light blonde, or light red hair, this color would more likely compliment you very well. Always be sincere with yourself. A lot of women want something completely opposite of their own natural spectrum, and that will need a lot of maintenance and budget.
#72: Middle Part LOB
This style is fresh and versatile. It’s great for any woman searching for a new look but also wanting to stay away from a bob. With the midi in fashion right now, the LOB is a must-have, as it works for both straight hair or sexy beach waves for that “I woke up like this” look.
This length can pretty much suit any face shape, though the front would need to be tweaked to tailor-make the style according to one’s bone structure. Aside from a middle part, it can also be styled into a side part, which would be essential for a long or oblong face. Use some products for a more finished look. Some sea salt spray, putty, and hairspray will work wonders.
#73: Vintage Updo
It’s a modernized vintage updo. My client went to a 1920s-themed school event and wanted to fit in without going overboard. I love the clean lines, and that it captured the old Hollywood elegance without being too stylized.
This style is best performed on medium to thick second-day hair, so that it may hold the created shapes better. Play around with the pin curls in front. Varying degrees of volume will make the look suitable for different face shapes.
#74: French Braid
I would put this look in the ‘boho category‘. The soft waves and chunky braid give it the effortless look you need for a boho look. Sometimes you find braids get lost in hair, but this muted caramel color breaks it up.
Obviously, you are limited to what you can do, but this definitely gives a shorter bob some character and a bit of fun. I used the Babyliss wand for waves and backcombing dust for texture. You can wear it to any occasion, and you could also decorate it with flowers or a sparkly hair accessory.
#75: Dark Mahogany
This is a dimensional ruby red. I like how the red compliments the green in her hazel eyes, and how the brighter pieces highlight the texture in her cut.
Anyone who’s looking for a bold red color should first consider that a bolder color requires more maintenance. Reds are notoriously high maintenance but are easily kept up with a color depositing shampoo, such as Viral in Ruby or Overtone products.
#76: Elegant Hollywood Waves
Go for a classic, a modern spin on a vintage hairstyle. It works perfectly for shoulder-length styles to give it the right amount of sheen and bounce. Any kind of angular face (heart, diamond, square) does justice to a cut with minimal layering. Ask your stylist to prep your hair with Amika Thermal Shield Spray to help morph your curls into shape. Then, comb it out and put Sexy Hair Powder Lite in your hair from the base to your ends lightly to create a hold for the curls without teasing. Finish with Amika Fluxus Hairspray and CHI Shine Spray.
#77: Waves for Thin Hair
This is a tousled, beachy textured look. The grown-out regrowth and the brightness around the face make it look like she’s been out in the sun, naturally sun-kissed. I love that it looks messy on purpose. Almost like she had just got out of bed, curled a few pieces, and finished off with a texture spray. I love the idea of that “just got out of bed” look. The color brings it all together to enhance the curl. Some of it is her natural texture, and it looks fantastic when straight also!
#78: Bright Pink Rooted Ombre
This is platinum with a splash of pink at the roots. I love how perfectly the pink melts into the platinum ends! This is for women who like their hair to be very bold! It looks great with any hair length, making it versatile.
Talking about lifestyle, this is for women who aren’t in a pool a lot and don’t wash their hair a ton. The less you wash your hair, the longer the color will last! This rooted platinum looks great on straight or curly hair!
#79: Mermaid Melt for Thick Wavy Hair
I absolutely love this shoulder-length hairstyle! Using a color melting technique and using fashion colors is so much fun! With any fashion color, always consider whether you are ready to make the commitment or not before diving in. Upkeep and home maintenance are necessary with these colors.
A sulfate-free, color sage shampoo and conditioner are a must as well. I like the new Biolage R.A.W. I recommend a low heat setting in styling tools and a good heat protectant spray like the Kenra 22 to keep your color lasting. Keep hair washing to a minimum. Fashion colors are very popular right now and I love doing them but, I always prepare my clients with aftercare and let them know they are different than your traditional colors!
#80: Inspiring Inverted Bob
This is glamorously sleek. It has a mix of fashion-forward, power mom, and summer festival hair, all rolled into one. This is one of my absolute favorite cuts. It’s playful, cool, and chic! It works on so many levels. It’s short enough to feel freeing and simple, but long enough to style in a multitude of ways.
This style is a great, low-maintenance look for just about any face shape and hair type! Blow-dry it straight and smooth for a put-together, flawless, sleek ‘do, or add some waves and a texture spray for that “I woke up like this” bohemian look. You truly can’t go wrong! The length in the front gives you endless options for braids and half-buns too! Be bold and cut your hair for this playful summer look!
#81: Edgy Dip Dye Blue Ombre
This is a really badass look. I love the color melting from matte ash brown to vivid turquoise. Every girl or woman can wear this look if she’s brave enough. But I think it will look best for alternative girls wanting alternative hairstyles.
Please note that turquoise or teal is a semi-permanent hair color. It will fade with every wash. If you like it to stay bright, you need to re-dye it often.
#82: Attractive Auburn Color
This is a copper-gold color melt! I love this option over a tired classic ombre. Moving away from the classic dark to blonde, we’ve jazzed it up and given it new life. The best part is that we didn’t have to pre-lighten, so the hair is in great condition which is resulting in epic shine! This irresistible color transition is hard to look away from! With a take-home Novafusion copper shampoo, this color can be rich and no-fuss at home. The subtle color blend will look fantastic if styled curly, straight, or left natural.
#83: Pinned for a Perfect Party Look
This half-up, half-down style is the perfect mix of elegance and whimsical. My favorite thing about this look is how simple it is, but the addition of the brooch gives it just the right amount of extravagance. I would recommend this look for women who have layers, as it would be hard to replicate if their hair is only one length. I used KMS Dry Wax to give it hold as well as a bit of texture.
#84: Braided Aqua
This is a braided shoulder-length hairdo with loose waves. My favorite thing about this style is the braid! Braids are so popular and fun right now. They add the right amount of texture along with the loose waves and really help bring the whole look together. This style is best suited for medium hair texture and shoulder-length to long hair.
#85: Sunset Blonde with Layers
This is a low-maintenance haircut on shoulder-length locks that is great for multiple occasions. It adds flair and sass to your day or night out ensemble.
It’s suitable for all ages because it’ll never go out of style. The model’s hair falls slightly past her shoulders when it’s straight and when curled like in the featured picture, it’ll sit right on the shoulders. When curling, remember to alternate the curl direction to get a more natural curl pattern. Start off by curling one piece away from the face and curling the next piece towards your face.
This classic soft curled bob lasts about 3 days and will transform into a messy loose wave look from the second day – appropriate for busy bees that cannot dedicate too much time to styling their hair every day. Keep a dry shampoo spray in your bag to touch up greasy roots and fluff up weighed-down pieces.
Recommended products and why:
1. Thermal protectant spray (Ironclad 01 Joico Thermal Protectant Spray)
For: Heat protection from hot tools
2. Root Booster (Matrix&rsquos Total Results High Amplify Wonder Boost Root Lifter)
For: Lifting roots for volume
3. Volumizing Blowout Cream (Matrix&rsquos Blowout Big Queen)
For: Adding volume and body to hair (Optional for people with thick hair, more essential to those with fine to normal hair)
4. Texturizing Spray (KMS Hairplay Playable Texture Remodelable Spray)
For: Achieving the messy wave look and separation of curl pieces
5. Medium Hold Hairspray (Sebastian Shaper+ Extra Hold)
For: Taming flyaway hair pieces and setting the finished look
6. Dry Shampoo (KMS Hairplay Makeover Spray)
For: Removing oily roots in between hair washes
#86: Superb Textured Bob
This is a textured modern bob cut on shoulder-length hair. It’s a little more modern due to the fact that it has more movement than a more structured classic bob. I love how youthful, sexy and chic this style is. It is very feminine and flattering for most women.
When styling it, have fun! Wear it straight or curly. If you’re just doing it straight, use your favorite product, such as 12n1 by Mon Platin, and blow-dry. For a curly style, blow dry and then use a 3/4 inch curling iron prepped with a thermal styling spray by Kenra. Spray Matrix Texture Builder to add a little texture.
#87: Wedding Perfect Maypole Braided Updo
This is a formal take on a boho updo, simply because it has the sleekness of the barrel roll but the braids help make it look more relaxed. My favorite is the braids because you cannot beat a pretty braid in any style. Plus this particular braid is actually something new I created which I have called the “Maypole” braid.
This style would be perfect for women who want to change up their style mid-way through an occasion or transition from day to night. You can easily take the barrel roll out and have a beautiful half-up, half-down hairstyle. You would need medium to thick hair for this style due to the braids.
#88: Blue Purple for a Funky Look
This is a fierce look that’s not for the timid! If you ever wanted rainbow hair you could always end on the cooler side of the rainbow. I absolutely love the blends of colors and the color pallet.
When styling, keeping at a low heat is best. I love Bio Ionic’s StyleWinder iron because it’s very easy to use. These colors stay about 6 weeks and fade with every wash. Many factors come into play with the longevity of these colors. But if you are daring to try, I’d go for it!
#89: Noticeable Natural Curly Hair
The focus of this look was to make her curls bouncy and healthy again. If you want your curls to hold their shape and have body throughout the day, opt for this shoulder-length hairstyle. Ask your stylist for face-framing layers to open up your face. Mid-length layers added all around will blend into your face-framing layers in the front so that your hair ends up with a perky weightless shape when dried with a diffuser.
With curly-haired clients, prep your hair with a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner prior to cutting it. Use Kenra professional’s snail creme line because of how moisturizing it is for all hair types without weighing your hair down. After washing, go in with a detangling spray and with a wide-tooth comb to detangle your hair, never a brush!
#90: An Awesomely A-line Cut
Edgy, yet girly, because of the rose gold hair color. My favorite part was just styling the hair and seeing the end result. If you’re not into a high-maintenance look, not wanting to spend money on a product, or are too lazy to visit the salon every 3 months, I wouldn’t recommend this cut and color.
#91: Warm Auburn Tones
This is a playful modern LOB. I love the versatility it offers. The cut can be modified to flatter any face shape, and the final look can be styled in many different ways.
I always say chop it like it’s hot. The LOB is definitely on trend and it can be styled sleek, blown out for volume, or in this case, wavy. To maintain this hairstyle, I recommend you come in for a haircut every 5-6 weeks. Maintain at home with a professional shampoo and conditioner recommended by your stylist for your hair type.
#92: Jet Black Blunt Cut
This cut is a more modern take on a classic bob. I really love how clean and sleek this haircut is. There’s nothing better than a nice sharp line. This cut works best on someone who has straight to wavy hair. I use Aveda Smooth Infusion to help achieve a straight and frizz-free finish.
#93: Bronde Textured Layers
This is effortless, in regards to the color and how it is cut/styled! Our goal was to have a very natural sun-kissed color, that looked pretty in any way that she wants to style it. My favorite thing about it is the dimension we achieved without having a high contrast, and how the loose waves complement those tones!
#94: Boho-Inspired Braid
So my guest here was getting her maternity photos done on the beach so she wanted something beachy and fun. I think the textured waves and crown braid are perfect.
It’s definitely a look anyone can pull off. My guest here had fine hair and the textured waves made her appear fuller. We used some SexyHair Powder Play Lite on her crown to give her a little more oomph, and finished the style with AG Tousled Texture finishing spray to make her waves more careless.
#95: Platinum Blonde Shadow Root
This look is a blonde shoulder-length hair color that’s balayage with a rooted effect. My favorite thing about this look is that it allows you who dream to be blondes (but cannot pull off a full blonde look) to finally be able to be blonde and still keep your base hair color! I definitely advise you to purchase Olaplex or another deep conditioner and silver/purple shampoo. That will help moisturize the hair and maintain the tone of the color, so it doesn’t get brassy.
#96: Perfectly Straight Ash Blonde
This is definitely a cool blonde. I love how consistent the color is. I also am obsessed with ash blondes. My favorite thing about this look is that it’s blonde! And who doesn’t love a good blonde? I like that it gives the illusion of an all-over blonde without actually lightening the entire head.
The first and main thing would be to keep your natural base! I recommend doing full highlight and weaving every piece and not doing a base color. This way, as the hair grows out, you don’t have a harsh line of demarcation where the color was placed because their natural color is always there.
#97: Fresh Multi-Dimensional Purple
This is a multi-dimensional color on shoulder-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.
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. 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.
#98: Sunkissed Beachy Waves Bronde
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!
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. I believe this blunt 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!
#99: Trendy Honey Long Messy Bob
This messy shoulder-length bob is perfect for that everyday look that’s all one hair length. 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.
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. 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 a balayage color!
#100: Sexy Waves With Glasses
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.
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.
#101: Stunning Layered Cut Lob for Thick Hair
Layered lob haircuts for shoulder-length hair are so popular right now and is very easy to manage. Shoulder-length hair styles at this length are 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.
Depending on your face shape is where your stylist will consider doing a longer bang. If you have a slender face, you can take your fringe up a little shorter. No matter what your face shape, this length can be customized to fit your needs.
#102: New Wave Textured Shag
The blonde waves right above the shoulder create an on-point hairstyle for women. This is a new wave textured shag. My guest wanted a shag that’s shoulder-length with bangs as a throwback to long ago. She has a natural wave in her hair, so I created a textured long shaggy haircut with a curved piecey fringe. My favorite thing would be the flexibility for movement and the versatility.
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. 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.
#103: Chic, Yet Edgy
Look chic and edgy at the same time! I love the pairing of the shoulder-length haircut with the lavender color because it sort of gives off this spunky, laid-back vibe. I recommend the Viral Extreme Silver shampoo to maintain your 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.
As for the specific shade of purple, that would be dependent on your skin tone. Surprisingly, however, most people can pull off purple hair! This style works well with classy acts and even spunky edgy people. If you’re someone who is looking for low-maintenance hair, this is not for you.
This is a versatile, multi-tonal, shoulder-length style. 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. It’s great for ladies with a busy lifestyle, as you can scrunch a bit of sea salt spray in, and you’re good to go.
My best tip for women considering this look is to ask for texture to really break the haircut up. 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.
#105: Convertible Texture
This hairstyle has a lot of convertible texture, making it perfect for beach waves or sleek for a meeting or interview. This look is perfect for ladies wanting to make a big change without making a big cut. It’s great for all hair types and can easily be customized for any situation.
#106: Shoulder-Length Bob
A shoulder-length bob is ideal for women with flat hair. This is also a top choice for office hairstyles. 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 hair need to consider the curl pattern they have as this could play into how short or long to cut the hair.
#107: Soft and Easy
I love the ease of this shoulder-length hair. It has the softness of painted hair, but with a little more pop! 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 of this haircut is easy to curl or straighten, and you can still wear it in a ponytail.
#108: Chocolate Brown Texture
I would describe this look as a shoulder-length, lightly textured look that is subtly longer toward the front. She likes low-maintenance colors, 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.
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 for styling shoulder-length hair, so I used a heat protectant prior to blow drying and a texture paste in the ends to finish.
#109: Caramel Long Layers
Try this dreamy cut with layers and caramel highlights. This is a shoulder-length hairstyle with beige/brown long layers and buttery blonde balayage. I love how the look appears effortless but polished. I recommend a great color-safe shampoo and conditioner (Pureology), a primer (Bumble and bumble), a blow dry cream (Joico) with the use of a roller brush (Olivia Garden), and a good blow dryer. 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.
#110: Shag-Inspired Shoulder-Length Haircut
I would describe the look as textured, shoulder-length, shag-inspired cut. The versatility of styling options is endless. You can go from rocker to bohemian wavy, from straight to with texture, or pinned up in various ways. My favorite thing about this hairstyle is that it’s a very versatile style that can be worn with the natural texture of your hair.
I recommend shoulder-length haircuts for women with naturally wavy hair that has low maintenance, wash n’ go type of lifestyle. It’s also a great look for ladies that like to see more movement and texture within the length of their hair. As I mentioned earlier, it’s a very versatile style that can be worn at any length really. It’s an ideal look for someone that wants an effortless and fashion-forward style, or a different silhouette than the typical shoulder-length with long layering. Plus it grows out nicely as well!
#111: Tattooed Undercut
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. I love shoulder-length cuts that have a lot of versatility, and that’s something great about this shoulder-length lob. It’s easy to style like a bob and still long enough to ponytail 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 haircut more classic. 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 a light hold, then dry your hair completely before using your flat iron.
#112: Multi-Colored Lob
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 colors to her without being too much.
I recommend the purple or blue Celeb Luxury Viral shampoos and conditioners. I also like the Joico Color Safe shampoo. The long lob cut is great for all face shapes. Shoulder-length haircuts are 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.