The Top 114 New Shoulder Length Hairstyles & Haircuts to Try This Year

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

Stylish Deep Side Part

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

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

Smooth and Chic

Cool shoulder-length haircut with dark brown hair
Source: Pinterest

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

Tousled, Middle Part Layers

Gorgeous tousled medium layered shoulder length locs
Source: Pinterest

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

Shorter Ponytail

Ponytail for shoulder length hair
Instagram @convict_cutters

An easy yet beautiful look for short and medium length hair. A cute low ponytail allows you to flaunt your face and keep the hair off if you’re an athlete or a gym-goer. Simply put on your favorite hairband for added hold and style.

Messy Sandy Ombre

Messy shoulder length hair with a sandy brown ombre
Instagram @hairbylydiao

This is literally the easiest yet most stylish hairstyle you can try if you’re wanting an easy and effortless hair care routine. The messy shoulder length cut with a sharp ombre and natural roots gives you all the texture and volume you need for a super flattering look.

Formal Curls

A shoulder length formal hairstyle
Instagram @emilyraehair

For those 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!

African American Hair

Shoulder length african american hairstyle
Instagram @the_salon_cafe

Rock your weave comfortably and fashionably at the same time with this easy and flirty hairstyle. Placing the hair on one side and working those layers with some waves create a flattering finish.

Casual Updo

A shoulder length casual updo
Instagram @christinehaweshair

The perfect go-to style for everyday or even for a formal event – this casual and quick bun is doable for any hair type as long as you have enough length to hold it.

Longer Collarbone Waves

A longer shoulder length hair
Instagram @m.pelaezhair

Stay soft and fluttery with these huge waves that work great on medium to long hair lengths. These lengths are also the best canvas if you’re wanting to try the popular ombre style.

Wavy Bob with Bangs

Picture of a wavy bob with bangs
Instagram @amberschweitzer_

Twisted Wedding Updo

Picture of a twisted wedding shoulder length updo
Instagram @aidavokshihair

Searching for an elegant yet youthful and trendy wedding hairstyle? Twists always work perfectly for any hair especially when you have highlights to give those twists dimension. Finish in a bun and some loose waves in front for a lovely look.

Loveliest Light Brown Hair Color

Picture of the loveliest light brown hair color
Instagram @laurenhunterblushgirl

Flattering on any hair type and face shape, the sweet brown 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.

Lovely Light Blonde Blunt Cut

Picture of a lovely light blonde blunt cut
Instagram @behind_torischair

A fresh blunt cut that suits anyone who wants to stay naturally blonde. The subtle highlights and dark roots help give your hair more dimension and texture for a complete beachy look.

Incredible Bob for Curly Hair

Picture of an incredible bob for curly hair
Instagram @sarahcolehair

Embrace your gift and be confident to show-off by getting this perfect length cut for curly hair. Remember that moisturizing is key to give your locks the life and bounce they need!

Dark Espresso With Very Curly Hair

Picture of a dark espresso with very curly hair
Instagram @jerseycurlsalon

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 short hair cut that still allows you to show off your fabulous natural curls.

Perfectly Pastel Pink

Picture of a perfectly pastel pink shoulder length hair
Instagram @salonhitsallabouthair

A glamorous pastel pink hair like this will make you feel like a mermaid princess everyday! Live your dreams with this super cute and dazzling color that is flattering on all hairstyles.

Desirable Dimensional LOB for Women Over 50

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

Take advantage of your lightening hair with this youthful vibrant bronde. The flawless waves is also an easy trick in adding volume to your hair.

Textured Chestnut

Picture of a textured chestnut shoulder length hair
Instagram @hairbyelisaa

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.

Lived-In Blunt Cut

Picture of a lived-on blunt cut
Instagram @shanecraighair

The most popular haircut this year – the “woke-up-like-this” look is what everyone’s craving for. 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 the hair.

Cute Side-Swept Bangs

Picture of a cute side swept bangs
Instagram @doretaylorhair

This soft, silver ombré makes her blunt bob with sweet side-swept bangs stand-out and be remembered by everyone! It’s a hairstyle that looks its best on faces that are heart-shaped or oval.

Strawberry-Copper Angled Bob

Picture of a strawberry copper angled shoulder length bob
Instagram @lady00goodman

Take another step further by opting for this rich strawberry blonde with copper undertones on your straight hair. This very cute color is ideal on fair and neutral skin.

Rosewood Red Inverted Bob

Picture of a rosewood red inverted shoulder length bob
Instagram @hairby_ae

This amazing stacked bob spiced up by a stunning smooth deep red suits any kind of skin tone, warm or cold. Just keep in mind that reds are high maintenance but definitely worth it!

Nicely Angled Bob

Picture of a nicely angled shoulder length bob
Instagram @jerry_prive

Remarkable Razor Cut

Picture of a remarkable razor cut shoulder length hair
Instagram @hairbymirna

Make your choppy layered medium haircut 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.

Splendid Straight Blonde Hair

Picture of a splendid straight blonde shoulder length hair
Instagram @overthemoonhair

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.

Marvelously Layered Bob

Picture of a marvelously layered shoulder length bob
Instagram @stylist_shannonbingham

These shaggy waves stunningly complement the layers and the subtle ombre and highlights as well in creating a dimensional and textured look. Finish with a thick fringe for the complete modern shag look.

Flawless Ash Brown

Picture of a flawless ash brown shoulder length hair
Instagram @kimwasabi

Get everyone amazed when they see you with this charming ash brown wavy long bob. This fantastic color suits cool to medium skin tones perfectly well.

Flowing Silvery Long Layers

Picture of a flowing silvery long layers
Instagram @hairbyhairguy65

Black to Grey Ombre

Picture of a black to grey ombre
Instagram @maguy_rue48

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 healthy to get the most out of this stunning color.

Straight Middle Part

Picture of straight middle part shoulder length hair
Instagram @thevillagesalonspa

A center part for medium straight hair creates an effortless frame around the face and elongates it as well. This simple yet effective styling lets your youthful and modern personality stand out.

Dreamiest Curled Hair

Picture of a dreamiest curled shoulder length hair
Instagram @hairbyjordanrobinson

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 waves.

Cool Brown Tones

Picture of a cool brown tones shoulder length hair
Instagram @sarahgossetthair

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.

Waves of Silver

Picture of waves of silver shoulder length hair
Instagram @justhairobsession

A magnificent look for those growing out their choppy short bobs or those wanting a fresh short to medium haircut! Add some impressive waves to help show the vibrant silver and ash brown melt and get ready to receive overflowing compliments everywhere you go.

Steel Grey Hair Ombre

Picture of a steel grey hair shoulder length ombre
Instagram @haironesalon

Show your edgy side with this modern look! A messy solid wavy grey lob is super ideal for those with the confidence to rock this unique style and has the time to keep up with its high maintenance.

Cute Straight Bob Ombre

Picture of a cute straight shoulder length ombre bob
Instagram @michellejanehair

An exquisite work on a blended blonde ombre like this will leave you feeling light and fashionable all day long. A medium haircut is just enough to show off the smooth transition this trendy style can give you.

Perfect for Thin Hair

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

Now you can get over your thin hair problems by trying this super chic hairstyle. Dark roots and an icy blonde balayage will give you that fresh adorable look you’ve always wanted.

Highlighted Angled Bob

Picture of a highlighted angled shoulder length bob
Instagram @alyssahatcherhair

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.

Fun Shoulder Length Blonde Hair

Fun Shoulder Length Blonde Hair
Instagram @hairandmakeup_bytaylor

Put an edgy twist in the classic blonde bob by adding super fun long layers in the front while keeping the back short and stacked for a lightweight look.

Beachy Lob for a Rounder Face

Picture of a beachy lob for a round face
Instagram @haylesloganhair

Undoubtedly one of the best lengths for round faces is a medium shoulder-length haircut. Side-parting and adding wavy textured beach waves help a lot in thinning and elongating the face.

Adorable Ash Brown Curls

Picture of an adorable ash brown shoulder length curls
Instagram @meryamasgharhairartistry

These subtle ash brown 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.

Trendy Top Messy Bun

Picture of a trendy top messy bun shoulder length hair
Instagram @bh_hmua

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.

A Bold Burgundy Red

Picture of a bold burgundy red shoulder length hair
Instagram @strandsbyjohna

Mesmerize everyone with this super lovable burgundy on straight hair! This gorgeous color looks good on warm and tan skins and needs upkeep to keep it vibrant all the time.

Box Braids

Shoulder length box braids
Instagram @zhaanaay

Appealing to anyone as these braids can be styled in countless ways, require just little maintenance, and works with any hair type and texture. Keep it in a medium length or shorter if you want to feel light and carefree.

Q&A with style creator, Zhané
Student in Kansas City, KS

How would you describe this look?

This is an edgy and old school look. These short box braids give me a 90’s feel. What I like about this hairstyle are the length and the jewels. The jewels at the end really make this hairstyle stand out.

Any advice for someone considering it?

If your hair is a little too long, fold the hair in half so 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.

V-shaped Haircut

V-shaped haircut
Instagram @tagyourhair

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.

Q&A with style creator, Kim Taglienti
Hairstylist @ Art + Science Salon & Spa in Philadelphia, PA


How would you describe this look?

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.

This is the color I did 10 weeks prior, and it still looks great! I’m really loving the trends that are easy maintenance for people when coloring their hair. It allows people to play with color.

I love adding beach waves to most of my colors and cuts because it brings out the dimension of the color and the texture of the haircut. Color can appear so different when straight compared to when it’s curled. Also, the texture of a haircut can be so beautiful when curled.

Any advice for someone considering it?

I’d say go for it! You do need long hair to start with to create the V-shape properly, but it’s really versatile for all hair types and textures. It also looks great when straight or curled.

I personally like this haircut with lots of layers to show off the texture and give the hair lots of body and volume.

I think someone can change this cut according to their face shape, by choosing what face frame pieces you put or don’t put around the guests face. For longer faces, I like to add more pieces around the face.

To create this look, I used Aveda’s volumizing tonic at her root and Aveda’s damage remedy daily hair repair through the ends. I then blow dried and finished with a 1 1/4″ curling iron, alternating the direction I went in.

After the curls cooled, I ran my fingers through the hair, breaking the curls up, and finished with Aveda’s Control Force hairspray. That hairspray is my absolute favorite because it’s a super moveable hairspray, but also it has a long-lasting hold.

Frizzy Waves

A frizzy shoulder length haircut with waves
Instagram @chantelledidit

Q&A with style creator, Chantelle Smegal
Custom Color Specialist @ Black Fox Studio in Spruce Grove, AB


How would you describe this look?

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 her skin tone adding brightness and dimension, all while the hair is growing out gorgeously.

The haircut is a soft A-line bob which hits just above the shoulders. We added some soft layering through the top and around the face to remove some bulk and add a lighter feel to the overall look. The highly textured ends were created using point cutting to soften the line, creating a more playful and unstructured look of the bob.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Go for it. This look is extremely flattering for all face shapes. This look can be effortless for those who have some texture and for those with curly hair.

I would just recommend adding some extra layers in it for even more weight removal for those with heavier hair, so it doesn’t remain too bulky through the bottom. For those 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.

I always recommend using a thermal protection spray when using hot tools and finishing the look with a texturizing spray for added hold, volume, and separation.

Naturally Curly Red

Q&A with style creator, Emily Mazour
Color Specialist & Creative Director @ 77 Salon in Portland, OR


How would you describe this look?

My client is naturally a level 2 with medium to coarse hair. She’s been considering doing red for a long time. Colors such as this take a bold personality and one that is not afraid of attention. She wears it both curly or straight. My goal when doing fashion colors or any colors is making sure the integrity of the hair is intact. For her look, she wants to sport it both curly or straight, so I make the corners in the front round to achieve a curved look when curly.

Portland is all about interesting cuts and colors, which is why I love living here. I do quite a bit of fashion colors. Though, depending on how much commitment, how often they want to come in, and how they treat their hair at home, the look and placement of my fashion colors vary.

My goal is also to make sure that it’s going to wear for a long time and look good even if it fades. I love curly hair, and I love how she’s not afraid to show it off. Her hair looks entirely straight from surgery.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Be aware of being on a routine schedule coming into the salon. We freshen her hair every six weeks.

You want to make sure to use cooler water at home. Do not wash everyday 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. For your lifestyle, you really gotta make sure your boss doesn’t give a damn.

Jet Black Graduated Bob

Picture of a Jet Black graduated shoulder length bob
Instagram @sarahklimara

Q&A with style creator, Sarah Klimara
Hairstylist @ Salon Elements in Hudson, FL


How would you describe this look?

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 for a client to wear straight, with natural curls, or beach waves.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This haircut can be worn by anyone, but for you with a round face shape, it actually gives the appearance of a slimmer face. No matter if your hair is fine or thick, this haircut can be rocked and make heads turn!

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 the hair stiff or greasy.

Rockabilly Green

A Rockabilly hairstyle for shoulder length hair
Instagram @megan_moye

Q&A with style creator, Megan Moye
Stylist @ Panache in Boise, ID


How would you describe this look?

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 a class for any occasion.

Any advice for someone considering it?

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. This look is amazing for almost any occasion and is amazing for chin length to long hair.

Bangs and Layers

Q&A with style creator, Ashley Widmann
Hairstylist @ Stella Luca in Winter Park, FL


How would you describe this look?

This client came in wanting to soften some layers that were recently cut. The reason I think why these layers originally didn’t work for her is because she has a ton of fine hair. They were slightly compromised, so you could see every snip of the scissors from the previous cut.

I went through and softened her perimeter by point-cutting while it was dry before I shampooed her. Then I used a straight razor throughout (not with the flat of the blade) to gently remove weight from the layers, and I also softened the ends more with the razor.

I then hand dried everything and quickly smoothed out the ends, so that I could re-evaluate the weight and how everything was laying. I ended by picking up some pieces to taper off the ends to make it super soft with my scissors, to give a little more movement, and to help even out the weight lines from before.

Her bangs were already on point, so I just cleaned them up a bit for her, softening them by doing some deep and shallow point cutting once they dried.

I love how I got to use my eye for the whole cut, rather than a pre-mapped perfectly sectioned haircut. I absolutely love it when I can do that!

Any advice for someone considering it?

This look is great for somebody who prefers a little lived in/messy style – like if you’re not looking for a perfectly structured bob, but a style that just goes with the flow. 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.

For her blow dry, I used Bumble and Bumble Hairdressers Invisible Oil Primer and Bumble and Bumble Thickening Spray all over. I then used a wand to add a little extra movement and dimension. I finished her look with Bumble and Bumble Dryspun Finish all over the roots and throughout the whole head!

Perfectly Platinum Blonde Color

Picture of a perfectly platinum blonde color
Instagram @melrosebeautyy

Q&A with style creator, Melissa Kingma
Stylist / Colorist / Makeup Artist @ Govero Salons in Des Peres / Clayton, MO


How would you describe this look?

I would like to categorize this as a California girl/beachy chic look. My client came in with her hair needing some major TLC. 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.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Even though this look is great for a low-to-medium maintenance person, 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.

Exquisitely Messy Bob

Q&A with style creator, Katie Bacigalupi
Stylist @ Hector Estrada Salon in San Francisco, CA


How would you describe this look?

It’s an effortless texturized long bob. This client 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.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This cut works on pretty much any face shape and hair type. Those with a natural wave or curl will find it easier to get the messy look. If the hair is straight, use a flat iron or curling iron to give the 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.

Choppy Hair With Natural Highlights

Picture of a choppy hair with natural highlights
Instagram @harlotofhair

Q&A with style creator, Jess Gannaway
Hair Artist @ Eden Salon & Barbershop in Colorado Springs, CO


How would you describe this look?

This look is effortless. We take your natural wave pattern and dress it up. The easiness is what makes me happiest about it. Did she just get out of bed and ran her fingers through her hair? Is she going to church or class? Is the top down on her car and she finishes up at the gym? No one knows because the look is so clean and mildly disheveled.

Any advice for someone considering it?

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 @domdomhair’s curling technique, but then I roll all of my curls the same way. Flip your hair over, throw some @love_kevin_murphy Bedroom Hair in it. Work it through with your fingers and finish it off with @love_kevin_murphy Dry Powder all over and Powder Puff at the roots for intense volume.ka

Stacked Bob

Q&A with style creator, Michelle DeLuco
Hairstylist / Owner @ DeLuco’s Hair Design in Vernon, CT


How would you describe this look?

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.

Any advice for someone considering it?

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.

Ginger Prom

Q&A with style creator, Maria Peters
Hair Artist @ Isaac Roberts Salon in San Diego, CA


How would you describe this look?

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 a copper red. She likes thick bangs so I incorporated a short textured layer cut to give her a modern vintage style.

After I finished her color and cut her hair dry, I set her hair on curls and pinned them to dry. Then I brushed them out and gave her a pin curl for a flare vintage style.

I love that this new color not only complements her more than before, but it’s also less maintenance and her roots are now less noticeable as well.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Always consider your skin tone, your 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.

Wanting a new look doesn’t always require you to do something super crazy and drastic to be beautiful.

Thick straight bangs aren’t for everyone. For some people, it would be easy to style them. For some, it might take time to train the hair to go where you want them to lay.

Always talk to a professional hairdresser and bring your realistic inspirational pictures with you.

Middle Part LOB

Q&A with style creator, Edgar Brambis
Hairstylist @ Hair Colour Studio in Kings Cross, London


How would you describe this look?

This style is fresh and versatile. It’s great for anyone searching for a new look but also wants to stir away from a bob and avoid looking mumsy. With the midi in fashion right now, the LOB is a must-have for summer, as it works for both straight hair or sexy beach waves for that “I woke up like this” look.

I love how this type of haircut can transform a tired look into a stylish and edgy one, especially if you want to cut your long hair but are not brave enough to go short. It will definitely give you that “new me” feel.

Any advice for someone considering it?

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. I personally love when this is styled a bit messy and texturized. Some sea salt spray, putty, and hairspray will work wonders.

Vintage Updo

A shoulder length vintage updo
Instagram @goldplaited_

Q&A with style creator, Krista Bernardo
Hairstylist @ goldplaited in Chicago, IL


How would you describe this look?

It’s a modernized vintage updo. The client went to a 1920s-themed school event and wanted to fit without going overboard.

I love the clean lines, and that it captured the old Hollywood elegance without being too stylized.

Any advice for someone considering it?

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.

It’s a great option for anyone who wants the old school glam without seeming costumey.

French Braid

Q&A with style creator, Jessie Rose
Hairstylist / Makeup Artist / Brow Technician @ in Neston, England


How would you describe this look?

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.

I think my client’s color gives the braid some definition. Sometimes you find braids get lost in dark hair, but this caramel color breaks it up.

Any advice for someone considering it?

My client thought that you can’t do anything with short hair. Wrong!

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.

Bright Blonde for Straight Hair

Q&A with style creator, Krystyna Hammond
Hairstylist @ Adore Hair Studio in Atlanta, GA


How would you describe this look?

I like this 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.

I added foil highlights to give her dimension and keep her color bright. I love the way the light reflects off the champagne tone.

The benefits of highlights or babylights with fine hair is that the lightener often slightly swells the cuticle adding even more fullness. It helps to create texture as well – a win-win!

Any advice for someone considering it?

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, people forget that their neck length can make a big difference when cutting a bob.

For this client, she has an elegantly long neck creating a sleek style that suits her.

Plan on styling your short hair. I love to use a thickening mousse and blow dry it in using a flat brush.

There are many variations of the bob haircut. Ask your stylist to help you decide which version fits best for you!

Dark Mahogany

Q&A with style creator, Bri Claire
Stylist @ Bobbi Pins Salon in Glendora, CA


How would you describe this look?

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.

Any advice for someone considering it?

For anyone who’s looking for a bold red color, they 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.

Elegant

Q&A with style creator, Beckie
Hairstylist @ Atomic Style Lounge in Las Vegas, NV


How would you describe this look?

This look is classic, a modern spin on a vintage pageboy combout. It works perfectly for that medium length hair to give it the right amount of sheen and bounce. It’s off her face, but its forward curves also give softness to her face. I love how her color magnified the entire style.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Any kind of angular face (heart, diamond, square) does justice to a medium length blunt cut with minimal layering. We’re trying to enhance the shocking and bold angled features, not soften them. I prepped her hair with Amika Thermal Shield Spray to help morph the curls into shape. Then I combed it out and put Sexy Hair Powder Lite in her hair from the base to ends lightly to create hold for the curls without teasing. I finished with Amika Fluxus Hairspray and CHI Shine Spray.

Waves for Thin Hair

Q&A with style creator, Cynthia Alenius
Hairstylist @ Angles Hair & Aesthetics in Cochrane, AB


How would you describe this look?

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 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!

Any advice for someone considering it?

I believe the LOB haircut works best for every face shape. It’s easy to style. Like I said before, I like the idea of it being messy on purpose, so using a curling iron, like the 1 1/4 Bex curling iron, from mid-shaft down while leaving the ends out gives you that perfect messy textured look.

I also didn’t curl every piece of hair to work with her natural texture, because it adds a little bit extra. I don’t like to overdo it when it comes to using hair products. Start with a leave-in conditioner with heat protection, then a dry texture spray after using the iron, and finish off with a workable hairspray to give it some extra hold.

Lobby Choppy Haircut

Q&A with style creator, Christy Miller
Cosmetologist @ Tenth Street Hair Lounge in Riverside,CA


How would you describe this look?

This is my favorite kind of bob – textured and choppy. I adjust the length and layers depending on my client’s face shape.

I love this cut because with just a few slight changes depending on what you want to highlight, it can look good on anyone.

Any advice for someone considering it?

I’m a sucker for texture because it’s low maintenance. I encourage all my clients to embrace their texture instead of fighting it.

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 in 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.

A lot of my clients are requesting this cut because it’s low maintenance but still on trend. It has great versatility because it could always be styled sleek with a deep side part for a night out.

Bright Pink Rooted Ombre

Q&A with style creator, Maddie Walk
Hairstylist @ Rod Sickler Salon in Champaign, IL


How would you describe this look?

This is platinum with a splash of pink at the roots. I love how perfectly the pink melts into the platinum ends!

Any advice for someone considering it?

This is for those who like their hair to be very bold! It looks great with any hair length, making it versatile.

Talking about lifestyle, this is for someone who isn’t in a pool a lot and doesn’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!

Braided Updo for Prom

Q&A with style creator, Nadia Kharitonov
Hairstylist and Makeup Artist in Moses Lake, WA


How would you describe this look?

This is a sophisticated fishtail updo. 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 fishtail braid then assembling it with a messy low bun.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This hairstyle can be worn for any hair type. I would recommend to pre-curl all the hair before styling it. I also love using Kenra texturizing spray before I curl the hair.

I start off with parting and teasing the poof part. Then for creating the lower bun, I attach a donut bun onto the center of the lower part of the head and pin the curls around to hide the donut bun. Lastly, I start to braid a fishtail incorporating it into the updo bun, leaving a few curls hanging in the front framing the face.

This hairstyle is perfect for someone who considers themselves trendy and looking for a curly updo with an incorporated fishtail braid.

Mermaid Melt for Thick Wavy Hair

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

Q&A with style creator, Courtney Alexander
Salon Owner / Stylist @ Tribe Salon in Lebanon, MO


How would you describe this look?

I absolutely love this look! Using a color melting technique and using fashion colors is so much fun!

It’s so summery and reminds me of the ocean! I’m glad to get back to brighter and lighter colors after everyone has gone dark for winter!

Any advice for someone considering it?

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!

Inspiring Inverted Bob

Picture of an inspiring inverted shoulder length bob
Instagram @killler_bangs

Q&A with style creator, Meg Geruntho
Stylist @ Tangles Salon / Lash Extension Artist @ The Pink Lady
in Lancaster, PA


How would you describe this look?

This is glamorously disheveled. 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.

Any advice for someone considering it?

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!

Edgy Dip Dye Blue Ombre

Q&A with style creator, Andrea
Hair & Makeup Artist @ Schneidekunst Dresden in Dresden, Germany


How would you describe this look?

This is a really badass look. I love the color melt from mat ash brown to vivid turquoise. Feels like when Cinderella turned into the lovely princess in her turquoise gown

Any advice for someone considering it?

Every girl or woman can wear this look if she’s brave enough. But I think it will look best for alternative girls.

For the cute beach waves, use a big curler and then comb it all with your fingers. Use some pump spray if you like it a little more messy.

The long bob is most suitable for women with thin hair because it’s the haircut that gives the hair the most volume.

Please notice that the turquoise 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.

But who says pastel colors are not looking cool?

Attractive Auburn Color

Picture of an attractive auburn shoulder length hair color
Instagram @beckyb_hair

Q&A with style creator, Becky
Stylist @ Becky B Hair in Caloundra & North Lakes, QLD


How would you describe this look?

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!

Any advice for someone considering it?

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.

A bit of play dirty dry wax makes this style look like a hot mess in a hurry which is my favorite ‘undone’ look.

The length is perfect for a girl on the go. Easy to style and easy to throw up!

Strawberry Swirls Curled Hair

Picture of a strawberry swirls curled hair
Instagram @leishascisson

Q&A with style creator, Leisha Scisson
Hair Colorist & Owner @ Wanderlust Boutique in Troy, OH


How would you describe this look?

This is a dimensional red and blonde layered cut with soft curls. She is also rocking a trendy shoulder length in her cut and a side swept bangs.

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.

Any advice for someone considering it?

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.

For styling on this look, I first prepped her with IGK Trust Fund for some volume in the top and crown and then used IGK Mistress on the ends to smooth out any frizz and then blow dried straight.

I used a 1 inch Sam Villa flat iron to create soft easy curls and finished with some Lanza healing oil finishing spray for a firm hold with shine.

This look is easy for her to achieve at home in 15 min or less and she can style this more polished for her front desk job or shake it out and wear it more messy to go out on the weekends.

This style is best for oval or round face shape and fine to medium density.

Pinned for a Perfect Party Look

Q&A with style creator, Natalie Mantia
Manager @ Studio 703 in Chesterfield, MO


How would you describe this look?

This half up half down style is the perfect mix of elegant 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.

Any advice for someone considering it?

I would recommend this look for someone who has 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.

Braided Aqua

Q&A with style creator, Mashara Bumbico
Hairstylist @ Streaks Salon in Modesto, CA


How would you describe this look?

This is a braided style 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.

Any advice for someone considering it?

My clients ask for this look all the time because this hairstyle is so versatile. It can be worn for so many occasions such as proms, weddings, or any other special event.

This style is perfect for the client who is looking for an effortless look and not too overdone.

This look can really suit many face shapes and can be tailored to those shapes by the detailing in the front.

For this particular client, we loosely pinned back her bangs so she felt that they still framed her face without feeling like they would be in her way throughout the night, and left some pieces out framing the face on the other side.

However, you could also get away with everything pulled back away from the face depending on the client’s preference.

This style is best suited for medium hair texture and medium length to long hair.

Wrapped Easy Updo

Picture of a wrapped easy shoulder length updo
Instagram @kellybarr_hair

Q&A with style creator, Kelly Barrett
Stylist @ Hez Studio Salon & Spa in Scranton, PA


How would you describe this look?

Simple texture with polished elegance. While favoring sleek looks personally, I have grown to love movement. I believe it provides a feminine appearance to the person wearing it from all angles.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This look can be done to look amazing on most face shapes by just watching your proportion of the style – meaning, tightness, width, height. And blondes show texture best!

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.

Sunset Blonde with Layers

Q&A with style creator, Vivian
Stylist @ The Cut Above Salon & Spa in Etobicoke, ON


How would you describe this look?

This is a low maintenance look that is great for multiple occasions – at your 9-5, date nights, weddings and even everyday errand runs. It adds flair and sass to your day or night out ensemble.

Our favorite thing about this hairstyle is that accessorizing will help play a big part in dressing yourself up or down.

To dress up, you can pair it with your favorite little black dress and lipstick in shades of red or plum. To dress down, this look will go great with a pair of jeans and a comfy sweater. Either way, the soft waves will frame your face resulting in a lively and sweet look.

Any advice for someone considering it?

For those with fine to normal hair, this look is perfect because it adds just enough volume and body. Thicker hair just won’t have the same results as this look. It’ll look more dense and heavy. Our suggestion is to use a smaller barrelled curling iron or curling wands so they curls will fall better. You can either use a tourmaline ceramic curling iron or curling wand with a 32mm &38mm barrel circumference.

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 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 to the face.

The best face shapes for this style is either round, oval or heart-shaped.

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 to 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

Superb Textured Bob

Q&A with style creator, Jackie Davis
Owner @ Jackie Davis Beauty in Chatsworth, CA


How would you describe this look?

This is a textured modern bob. 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 on most women.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This is perfect for most face shapes (except on square-shaped faces).

When styling it, have fun! Wear it straight or curly. If I am just doing it straight, I use my most favorite product, 12n1 by Mon Platin and blow dry.

For a curly style, I blow dry and then use a 3/4 inch curling iron prepped with a thermal styling spray by Kenra. I spray Matrix Texture Builder to add a little texture.

Soft Brown Balayage Color

Q&A with style creator, Krysti Hanson
Creative Master Hair Designer & Color Specialist @ Alchemy Salon and Spa in Knoxville, TN


How would you describe this look?

This is a lob, or long bob, with balayage highlights. This haircut has been very popular for the last few years.

It’s great for someone with long hair that wants a new look but also not wanting something too short or high maintenance.

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 bit stronger and brighter around the face. That “money piece” is everything!

Any advice for someone considering it?

Luckily, this look is suitable for all face shapes and hair textures, it looks great on everyone!

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 washing 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.

For that “lived in” popular beachy look, use your flat iron or curling iron to add some curl. Once the curl cools, spray with Davines dry texturizing spray. That spray has a good amount of hold as well.

Now you’re ready to conquer the day with your new, low maintenance, stylish, and trendy look!

Wedding Perfect Maypole Braided Updo

Picture of a wedding perfect maypole braided hair
Instagram @theupdogirl

Q&A with style creator, Ellie Ferrari
Wedding & Occasion Hair Specialist @ The Updo Girl in Exeter, Devon


How would you describe this look?

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.

This is great for people who don’t want to commit to a completely polished look.

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.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This style would be perfect for anyone who wants 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 a medium to thick hair for this style due to the braids.

The style is really versatile and would suit all face shapes. The front can be styled as you normally would in order to flatter your features.

Dark Brown Hair with Caramel Highlights

Picture of a dark brown hair with caramel highlights
Instagram @hairbyrachs

Q&A with style creator, Rachel Sommers
Certified Colorist @ Classic Images Hair Design in Livermore, CA


How would you describe this look?

This is one of my favorite looks because it has a lot of dimensions and the caramel color of the highlights compliment her skin tone. The subtle darker root will also allow the highlights to grow out softly for a lower maintenance look.

Any advice for someone considering it?

My advice is to keep the length around the collarbone which will help avoid the “shoulder flip” when the hair sits right on the shoulders. We used a texture spray and heat protectant and only curled the top half of her hair to achieve this wavy look.

Middle Parted Bangs

Picture of a middle parted bangs on shoulder length hair
Instagram @isadoraciola

Q&A with style creator, Isadora Ciola
Hairstylist & Makeup Artist @ CKamura in Campinas, São Paulo


How would you describe this look?

This is called a “what is ON” for fashionistas 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!

Any advice for someone considering it?

DO 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 an oil. If you want it wavy, you can use products like sea salt.

Blue Purple for a Funky Look

Picture of a blue purple for a funky look
Instagram @elyserox00

Q&A with style creator, Elyse Zydek
Hairstylist @ Rockit Studio in Schaumburg, IL


How would you describe this 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.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This is not for someone who’s not into upkeep and care of their hair. I require all my mermaids to use Olaplex to keep their bleached locks healthy. Sulfate free shampoo and conditioner and only wash 1-2 times a week. A good dry shampoo will get you through those non-wash days. Cold water is also a must!

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!

Incredibly Textured Bob

Q&A with style creator, Nicole Holdaway
Stylist @ Tangles Hair Studio in Albany, Western Australia


How would you describe this look?

This fresh and fun cut is an A-line bob and it is one of my favorite cuts.

I love how it can be worn with a deep side-part or centered-part and still look amazing. I also love how the A-line bob is so versatile and can be worn in so many different ways.

Any advice for someone considering it?

If you’re wanting a cut that ticks all the boxes, this is the one for you! It suits most hair types, I would tend to suggest not for super thick hair unless you’re prepared for some heavy weight lifting! This cut can make thin hair look thick and feel beautiful.

This cut is user-friendly for most people. Quick and easy to style even if worn straight or curly.

To recreate this look, I would smooth hair with Wella EMI Perfect Me cream (the B.B. cream for hair). Then add a curl and brush it out, to create ultimate texture! Finish with Wella EMI stay styled hairspray. Whether you’re in the office or outdoors you’ll be 100% rocking the bob!

Noticeable Natural Curly Hair

Picture of a noticeable naturally curly shoulder length hair
Instagram @jedihairmaster

Q&A with style creator, Yadira Muñoz
Hair Artist @ Rebel Femme Salon and Education in Mission Viejo, CA


How would you describe this look?

The focus of this look was to make her curls bouncy and healthy again. I took off about 5 inches from her ends to achieve a more voluminous look. She said, “I want my curls to hold their shape and have body throughout the day.”

Her ends were previously colored, dry, and weighing down her curl. I took off the length and added face-framing layers to open up her face. I added some mid-length layers all around to blend into her face-framing layers in the front so that her hair ended up with a perky weightless shape when dried with a diffuser.

Any advice for someone considering it?

With curly haired clients, I usually like to prep the hair with a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner prior to cutting it. I used Kenra professionals snail creme line because of how moisturizing it is for all hair types without weighing the hair down.

After washing, I like going in with a detangling spray and with a wide tooth comb to detangle the hair, never a brush!

After her cut, I used Devacurls’ Super Creme for softness and definition and a dime sized amount of Arc Angel to hold her curl pattern, combing the product through with my fingers, and followed with a diffuser. I believe a diffuser is always best to use when drying curly hair because it gives the curl pattern shape and the hair massive fullness potential.

Any face shape works with this cut as long as you custom tailor it to your clients at home routine. Whether that be shorter layers or longer, it’ll work!

Dark Middle Parted Bangs

Picture of a dark middle-parted bangs
Instagram @pink.dagger

Q&A with style creator, Paige Brueck
Hairstylist / Owner @ Pink Dagger Studio in Atlanta, GA


How would you describe this look?

Shaggy textured bob! This cut is so versatile. It’s cute straight pulled back with the layered curtain bangs or wavy and messy!

Any advice for someone considering it?

This haircut doesn’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 the bangs, I suggest pulling the front forward and round brushing then dry. Then separating down the middle for a face-framing look!

An Awesomely A-line Cut

Picture of an awesomely a-line shoulder length cut
Instagram @hairbykkkkelly

Q&A with style creator, Kelly S.
Hairdresser @ R Rated Hair Studio in Long Beach, CA


How would you describe this look?

Edgy, yet girly, because of the rose gold color. My favorite part was just styling the hair and seeing the end result.

Any advice for someone considering it?

If you’re not into a high-maintenance look, not wanting to spend money on a product, or too lazy to visit the salon every 3 months, I wouldn’t recommend this cut and color.

Warm Auburn Tones

Q&A with style creator, Gabriela Mora
Stylist @ Sorelle’s Salon in Bartlett, IL


How would you describe this look?

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 many different ways.

Any advice for someone considering it?

I will almost always encourage them to go for it! I always say chop it like it’s hot. You won’t regret it. The LOB is definitely on trend and it can be styled sleek, blown out for volume or in this case, wavy.

I used my flat iron to curl all the hair on the sides and everything above the occipital line in the back. Once it’s all curled, I spray with a texture spray (Osis Volume Up Texture Spray) and rake my fingers through it to break it all up and really showcase the texture and movement.

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.

Rich Angled LOB

Q&A with style creator, Melanie Alexis
Independent Hairstylist @ Le’ Hair Salon in Glendale, AZ


How would you describe this look?

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.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Use 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 straighten.

Jet Black Blunt Cut

Q&A with style creator, Gabbie Berrest
Stylist @ Essentials Salon in Doylestown, PA


How would you describe this look?

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.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This look works best on someone who has straight to wavy hair. I use Aveda Smooth Infusion to help achieve the straight and frizz-free finish.

Bronde Textured Layers

Picture of a bronde textured layers shoulder length hair
Instagram @osb_paige

Q&A with style creator, Paige Bussey
Stylist @ O’ So Beautiful in Paducah, KY


How would you describe this look?

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!

Any advice for someone considering it?

Don’t ever think “my hair would never do that.” This client has VERY kinky, curly and naturally coarse hair. I always make sure to use a good leave-in conditioner, a smoothing cream, a serum to knock off any frizz, and a light hold hairspray to achieve these waves.

However, because she is so naturally curly, it’s not ideal for her to style her hair like this on a daily basis. So with her color and cut, I made sure that the texture and tones would still translate beautifully if she were to go natural or straightened!

Sunflower Inspired Ombre

Q&A with style creator, Samantha Brookshire
Hairstylist @ James Edwards Salon in St. Clair Shores, MI


How would you describe this look?

Shoulder length hair is really on trend right now. To me, it is an equal mix of stylish fun and sophistication.

My favorite thing about this look is it’s extremely versatile. It fits perfectly into any lifestyle. Anyone can wear it and it looks and feels amazing.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Be mindful of your hair type and how much time you want to put into styling it. Talk to your hairstylist, this length is so customizable. You may go slightly shorter or longer depending on thickness, you may add some layering or angle it, you may want bangs or a face frame.

Depending on how you customize and style, it will give you different looks, never leaving the cut feeling boring. It can be made smooth and sleek with a round brush blow out or flat iron. It can be styled with bouncy curls or beachy waves with a wand or iron.

You may simply just want to wash and go, wearing your natural texture. Also what’s nice is for the days you don’t want to wear it down, it’s still long enough to create a ponytail or an updo style.

I always recommend using products. It’s extremely important to protect your hair while using heat on it. It’s also an essential tool for creating and holding the style you desire.

For my client on the picture, I customized her look keeping the length swinging right off the shoulder with soft layering and texturizing. No face frame or bangs as she likes to change her part up. I then created her style using Redken’s Pillow Proof Express Treatment Primer on damp hair. It protects the hair up to 450 degrees, helps reduce breakage, and adds volume. After her blow dry, I waved her hair with a flat iron and finished her style using Redken’s Wax Blast. It’s a spray wax that is perfect for enhancing a textured tousled look, leaving a not to stiff hold.

Boho Inspired Braid

Q&A with style creator, Kristin Kamarauskas
Salon Owner @ Hideaway Salon Retreat in Swedesboro, NJ


How would you describe this look?

So my guest here was getting her maternity photos done on the beach so she wanted something beachy and fun (almost with a mother Earth feel). I think the textured waves and crown braid are perfect.

Any advice for someone considering it?

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.

Platinum Blonde Shadow Root

Q&A with style creator, Mandy
Certified Hair Professional @ Mandy’s Hair & Spa in Bronx, NY


How would you describe this look?

This look is a balayage with a rooted effect.

My favorite thing about this look is that it allows clients who dream to be blondes (but cannot pull off a full blonde look) to finally be able to be a blonde and still keep their base hair color!

Any advice for someone considering it?

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.

A Remarkable Rose Gold Color

Q&A with style creator, Danielle Badger
Hair Designer @ This or Die Salon in Los Angeles, CA


How would you describe this look?

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 to her 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 for someone that is scared to color their hair but wants something fun and temporary.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This look is great for people looking to elongate their neck. But it has to be cut at the right spot, which is typically the collarbone. It varies for each person. This cut is very custom to each person even if it looks simple at times. Make sure your stylist understands face shape and the contours of your body.

Perfectly Straight Ash Blonde

Picture of a perfectly straight ash blonde shoulder length hair
Instagram @hair_by_salene

Q&A with style creator, Salene Jessy
Co-owner & Stylist @ Sweet Summer Salon in Miami, FL


How would you describe this look?

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.

Any advice for someone considering it?

The first and main thing would be to keep your natural base! I recommend to do 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.

I would not recommend going this light without Olaplex. If you want to keep the integrity of the hair you MUST make sure you are not over processing and Olaplex insures that.

I always recommend a hydrating shampoo and conditioner. My go-to is Redken All Soft. You want to also use a toning shampoo. I prefer Malibu or Pravana.

Long Side-Swept Bangs

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

Q&A with style creator, Quynh Gip
Hairstylist @ SOZO Boutique Salons in The Woodlands,TX


How would you describe this look?

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.

Any advice for someone considering it?

My advice is to always blow dry the bangs first. After shampoo, 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 the hair.

Curl the hair with a 1-inch curling iron, leaving the ends out. I hold my iron vertically, curling away from the face. Don’t worry if you can’t reach all the hair, it’s ok to miss a piece here and there.

Then I spray a volumizing powder spray and shake it out.

If the client has curly or wavy hair, they can scrunch it or air dry.

This hairstyle works best if the hair is highlighted, as the texture will show more.

Fresh Multi-Dimensional Purple

Multi-Dimensional shoulder length purple hair
Instagram @mirandawiuff

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


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

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

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

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

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

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

Sunkissed Beachy Waves Bronde

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


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

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

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

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

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

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

Trendy Honey Long Messy Bob

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

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

Shoulder Length Layered Hair

Adorable layered shoulder length hair cut
Joseline / Instagram

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


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

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


Which products would you recommend for this look?

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


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

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


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

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

Sexy Curls With Glasses

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

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


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

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

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

What type of person would this look work best for?

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

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

Simple & Elegant for Thick Hair

A simple thick shoulder length hair cut
Instagram @shearstylebyam

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

What type of person would this look work best for?

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

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

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

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

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

Just Past The Shoulders for Summer

Just past the shoulder length hair for Summer
Instagram @jakeseitchik

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


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

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

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

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

What type of person would this look work best for?

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

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

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

New Wave Textured Shag

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

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


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

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

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

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

What type of person would this look work best for?

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

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

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

Chic, Yet Edgy

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


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

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

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

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

What type of person would this look work best for?

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

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

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

Multi-Tonal

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


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

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

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

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

What type of person would this look work best for?

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

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

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

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

Blonde Texture & Movement

A beautiful blonde shoulder length haircut for movement
Instagram @alecia_theblvd

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

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


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

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

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

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

What type of person would this look work best for?

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

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

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

Casual & Cute

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


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

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

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

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

What type of person would this look work best for?

This look works for all hair types and personalities.

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

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

Convertible Texture

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


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

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

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

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

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

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

Shoulder Length Hair With Bangs

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

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


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

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

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

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

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

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

Shoulder Length Bob

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

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


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

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

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

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

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

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

Soft and Easy

A soft and easy hairstyle just below shoulder length
Instagram @rheafaith_hair

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


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

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

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

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

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

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

Chocolate Brown Texture

A dashing chocolate brown shoulder length hair color & cut
Instagram @ashleyannehair

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


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

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

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

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

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

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

Caramel Long Layers

The dreamiest shoulder length haircut with layers and caramel highlight.

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


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

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

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

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

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

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

Shag-Inspired

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

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

Tattooed Undercut

Tattooed undercut on wavy shoulder length hair
Instagram @stylistwitch

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

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

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

Multi-Colored Lob

Multi-Colored Lob hairstyle
Instagram @hairbykailey1

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


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

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

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

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

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

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