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 hair at the shoulder length hair, 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 will inspire your next cut!
#1: Dark Brown Hair with Caramel Highlights
This is one of the best shoulder-length hairdos because it has a lot of dimensions and the caramel color of the highlights complement her skin tone. The subtle darker root will also allow the highlights to grow out softly for a lower maintenance look.
Keep the length around the collarbone which will help avoid the “shoulder flip” when the hair sits right on the shoulders. Use a texture spray and heat protectant and only curled the top half of her hair to achieve this wavy look.
#2: Highlighted Angled Bob
Spice up your color while keeping your roots and base natural by getting warm blonde highlights that not just brighten but also add depth to your straight hair.
#3: Stylish Deep Side Part
#4: Smooth and Chic
Nothing says chic quite like this sleek, and most popular shoulder length haircut. Whether you’re shopping with the girls or heading to a business meeting, this look will carry you there and everywhere in between.
#5: Tousled, Middle Part Layers
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.
#6: Shorter Ponytail
An easy yet beautiful hairstyle on shoulder-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.
#7: Messy Sandy Ombre
This is literally one of the easiest and most stylish hairstyles for shoulder length hair. You can try if you’re wanting an easy and effortless hair care routine. Messy shoulder-length cuts pair well with a sharp ombre. Natural roots give you all the texture and volume you need for a super flattering look.
#8: Formal Curls
This shoulder length ‘do are 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!
#9: African American Hair
Rock your shoulder length 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.
#10: Casual Updo
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.
#11: Longer Collarbone Waves
Stay soft and fluttery with these huge waves that work great on hair at the shoulder length. These lengths are also the best canvas if you’re wanting to try the popular ombre style.
#12: Twisted Wedding Updo
Searching for an elegant yet youthful and trendy wedding hairstyle for your shoulder length hair? Twists always work perfectly for any hair especially when you have highlights to give those twists dimension. Finish in a bun and some loose waves in front for a lovely look.
#13: Loveliest Light Brown Hair Color
Flattering on any hair type and face shape, the sweet brown shoulder length lob is what every celebrity has now due to its versatility in styling. This style will make your hair look thick and healthy no matter how you style.
#14: Lovely Light Blonde Blunt Cut
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.
#15: Incredible Bob for Curly Hair
Embrace your gift and be confident to show-off by getting this perfect shoulder length cut for curly hair. Remember that moisturizing is key to give your locks the life and bounce they need!
#16: Dark Espresso With Very Curly Hair
Girls who are naturally blessed with gorgeous curly locks should try this easy yet lively look. If you’re looking for a way to lighten up the bulk that long bouncy curls can give you, opt for this short hair cut that still allows you to show off your fabulous natural curls.
#17: Perfectly Pastel Pink
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.
#18: Desirable Dimensional LOB for Women Over 50
#19: Textured Chestnut
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.
#20: Lived-In Blunt Cut
The most popular haircut this year – the “woke-up-like-this” look is what everyone’s craving. It’s super easy to style, maintain, and trendy at the same time! It allows you to work with your natural color while having some beachy highlights that add great dimension to the hair.
#21: Cute Side-Swept Bangs
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.
#22: Strawberry-Copper Angled Bob
Take another step further by opting for this rich strawberry blonde with copper undertones on your straight shoulder length hair. This very cute color is ideal on fair and neutral skin.
#23: Rosewood Red Inverted Bob
This amazing stacked bob is a great example of how you can transform shoulder length haircuts with a deep color hue. It’s 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!
#24: Nicely Angled Bob
#25: Remarkable Razor Cut
Make your choppy layered shoulder length hair even more interesting by brightening it up with a blonde balayage. The razor cut plus the gorgeous color will definitely give your hairstyle youth and life.
#26: Splendid Straight Blonde Hair
If you’re getting bored with your long hair, you might wanna try something new and shorter like this amazing straight blonde lob. Just remember that using very light colors need TLC and high maintenance to keep them stunning.
#27: Marvelously Layered Bob
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.
#28: Flawless Ash Brown
#29: Flowing Silvery Long Layers
#30: Black to Grey Ombre
You can try the trendy ombre everyone wants right now with a huge splash of grey. Suitable for any length of hair as long as you’re devoted to making sure your hair healthy to get the most out of this stunning color.
#31: Straight Middle Part
#32: Dreamiest Curled Hair
Medium brown highlights on flawlessly curled hair will make you want to be a show-off! The highlights create the best dimension and depth along with the waves.
#33: Cool Brown Tones
A classic yet still trendy way to work with your dark roots is to paint your hair with some cool brunette highlights that always look gorgeous any way you style it.
#34: Waves of Silver
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.
#35: Steel Grey Hair Ombre
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.
#36: Cute Straight Bob Ombre
An exquisite work on a blended blonde ombre like this will leave you feeling light and fashionable all day long. A medium haircut is just enough to show off the smooth transition this trendy style can give you.
#37: Perfect for Thin Hair
Now you can get over your thin or fine hair problems by trying this super chic hairstyle. Dark roots and a blonde balayage will give you that fresh adorable look you’ve always wanted.
#38: Fun Shoulder Length Blonde Bob Hair
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.
#39: Beachy Lob for a Rounder Face
Undoubtedly one of the best lengths for round faces is a medium shoulder-length haircut. Middle-parting and adding wavy textured beach waves help a lot in thinning and elongating the face.
#40: Adorable Ash Brown Curls
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.
#41: Trendy Top Messy Bun
A messy high bun can make your life easier for the day by getting your hair off your face and giving you a fresh breezy feeling. You can also wear this superb hairstyle in formal events by adding waves to your hair for a more stellar look.
#42: A Bold Burgundy Red
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.
#43: Box Braids
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 shoulder-length or shorter if you want to feel light and carefree.
This is an edgy and old school look. These shorter 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.
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.
#44: V-shaped Haircut
This heavily layered cut exquisitely flatters any medium to long hair equally the same. Together with those highlights, this technique creates depth and movement within those strands.
This is a V-cut with lots of layers and with a color combination of baby lights & balayage, finished with beach waves. Her color here shows how low maintenance that combination is because we didn’t even do it during this session.
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.
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.
#45: Frizzy Waves
This painted choppy bob look is extremely versatile and low maintenance. It’s a really fun, flirty look that can be worn by any age group. With a hair painting technique used for lightening, it allows for a super low maintenance color that works with her skin tone adding brightness and dimension, all while the hair is growing out gorgeously.
This A-line bob haircut above the shoulders is very soft. 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.
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.
#46: Naturally Curly Red
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.
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.
#47: Jet Black Graduated Bob
This is a sleek, contemporary take on the standard bob. I absolutely love the steep inversion, which sets this haircut aside from the typical bob.
The versatility of this haircut allows for a client to wear straight, with natural curls, or beach waves.
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.
#48: Rockabilly Green
This look is a vintage style with a modern twist. I mostly like that it’s so complementary to almost everyone’s hair. It’s a very versatile style, and it adds a class for any occasion.
I accomplished this style by referring to a set pattern, using a curling iron, and pinning each curl in place as a barrel roll. After curling, I used Aveda Air Control to give a light hold, and then I let all of the curls out. Using a paddle brush and teasing where I needed volume, I created the shape I wanted and finished it off with Aveda Control Force for a stronghold. This look is amazing for almost any occasion and is amazing for chin length to long hair.
#49: Bangs and Layers
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!
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!
#50: Perfectly Platinum Blonde Color
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.
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.
#51: Exquisitely Messy Bob
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.
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.
#52: Choppy Hair With Natural Highlights
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.
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
#53: Stacked Bob
This hairstyle, known as the A-line stacked bob, is one of my favorite cuts. The longer lengths in the front allow women to try shorter styles while continuing to give them the feeling of long hair. It’s versatile for so many lifestyles! Pull it back, scrunch and go, or smooth and straighten – it’s all up to you! The rich chocolate brown base, accented with just a touch of red hues, is perfect for this brunette. The naturally blended highlights lighten the dark base for the upcoming summer months, creating various depths and color dimensions.
Stacked bobs complement almost every face shape and hair texture. This style can be parted on either side or down the middle. It can be played up with texturizing products for a fun day at the beach or styled smooth for an elegant night on the town. For fine hair, a thickening glaze cocktailed with a medium hold gel or mousse would work well, and for thicker hair, using a lightweight styling creme while mixing in a silkening gloss will add shine and smoothness. Complete this look with a shine spray or argan oil and you are ready for anything life throws your way.
#54: Ginger Prom
This look was a corrective color. She initially came to me with a dark and almost burgundy tone that already grew about an inch of her natural ash blonde root and faded ends.
When I saw her, I immediately knew from her skin color and eyes that she would look gorgeous with 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.
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.
#55: Middle Part LOB
This style is fresh and versatile. It’s great for any woman searching for a new look but also wants to stir away from a bob. With the midi in fashion right now, the LOB is a must-have, as it works for both straight hair or sexy beach waves for that “I woke up like this” look.
This length can pretty much suit any face shape, though the front would need to be tweaked to tailor-make the style according to one’s bone structure.
Aside from a middle part, it can also be styled into a side part, which would be essential for a long or oblong face.
Use some products for a more finished look. Some sea salt spray, putty, and hairspray will work wonders.
#56: Vintage Updo
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.
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.
#57: French Braid
I would put this look in the ‘boho category’. The soft waves and chunky braid give it the effortless look you need for a boho look.
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.
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.
#58: Bright Blonde for Straight Hair
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!
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!
#59: Dark Mahogany
This is a dimensional ruby red. I like how the red compliments the green in her hazel eyes, and how the brighter pieces highlight the texture in her cut.
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.
This look is classic, a modern spin on a vintage pageboy combout. It works perfectly for shoulder length styles 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 kind of angular face (heart, diamond, square) does justice to a shoulder 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.
#61: Waves for Thin Hair
This is a tousled, beachy textured look. The grown-out regrowth and the brightness around the face make it look like she’s been out in the sun, naturally sun-kissed.
I love that it looks messy on purpose. Almost like she 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!
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.
#62: Lobby Choppy Haircut
This is my favorite kind of bob – textured and choppy. I adjust the length and layers depending on my client’s face shape.
I love this cut because with just a few slight changes depending on what you want to highlight, it can look good on anyone.
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.
#63: Bright Pink Rooted Ombre
This is platinum with a splash of pink at the roots. I love how perfectly the pink melts into the platinum ends!
This is for 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!
#64: Braided Updo for Prom
When it comes to updos for shoulder length hair, a sophisticated fishtail is the way to go! I love that it’s trendy, perfect for any occasion, can be worn as a bridesmaid hairstyle, prom, and recreated as a quick dinner date updo by braiding the fishtail braid then assembling it with a messy low bun.
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.
#65: Mermaid Melt for Thick Wavy Hair
I absolutely love this shoulder length hairstyle! Using a color melting technique and using fashion colors is so much fun!
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!
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!
#66: Inspiring Inverted Bob
This is glamorously sleek. It has a mix of fashion-forward, power mom, and summer festival hair, all rolled into one.
This is one of my absolute favorite cuts. It’s playful, cool, and chic! It works on so many levels. It’s short enough to feel freeing and simple, but long enough to style in a multitude of ways.
This style is a great, low-maintenance look for just about any face shape and hair type! Blow-dry it straight and smooth for a put-together, flawless, sleek ‘do or add some waves and a texture spray for that “I woke up like this” bohemian look. You truly can’t go wrong!
The length in the front gives you endless options for braids and half-buns too! Be bold and cut your hair for this playful summer look!
#67: Edgy Dip Dye Blue Ombre
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
Every girl or woman can wear this look if she’s brave enough. But I think it will look best for alternative girls wanting alternative hairstyles.
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?
#68: Attractive Auburn Color
This is a copper-gold color melt! I love this option over a tired classic ombre. Moving away from the classic dark to blonde, we’ve jazzed it up and given it new life.
The best part is that we didn’t have to pre-lighten, so the hair is in great condition which is resulting in epic shine! This irresistible color transition is hard to look away from!
With a take-home Novafusion copper shampoo, this color can be rich and no fuss at home. The subtle color blend will look fantastic if styled curly, straight or left natural.
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!
#69: Strawberry Swirls Curled Hair
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.
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.
#70: Pinned for a Perfect Party 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.
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.
#71: Braided Aqua
This is a braided shoulder length hairdo with loose waves. My favorite thing about this style is the braid!
Braids are so popular and fun right now. They add the right amount of texture along with the loose waves and really help bring the whole look together.
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 shoulder length to long hair.
#72: Wrapped Easy Updo
This is a shoulder length hairstyle that is simple and textured with polished elegance. While favoring sleek looks personally, I have grown to love movement. I believe it provides a feminine appearance to the person wearing it from all angles.
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.
#73: Sunset Blonde with Layers
This is a low maintenance haircut on shoulder length locks 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.
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 are 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
#74: Superb Textured Bob
This is a textured modern bob cut on shoulder-length hair. It’s a little more modern due to the fact that it has more movement than a more structured classic bob.
I love how youthful, sexy and chic this style is. It is very feminine and flattering for most women.
This is perfect for most face shapes (except on square-shaped faces).
When styling it, have fun! Wear it straight or curly. If you’re just doing it straight, use your favorite product, such as 12n1 by Mon Platin, and blow-dry.
For a curly style, blow dry and then use a 3/4 inch curling iron prepped with a thermal styling spray by Kenra. Spray Matrix Texture Builder to add a little texture.
#75: Soft Brown Balayage Color
This is a shoulder length style 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!
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!
#76: Wedding Perfect Maypole Braided Updo
This is a formal take on a boho updo, simply because it has the sleekness of the barrel roll but the braids help make it look more relaxed.
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.
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.
#77: Middle Parted Bangs
This is one of the most on-trend shoulder length haircuts for women who are fashionistas. That’s because it’s classic and cool at the same time.
It all depends on the finish that you want to do – straight or wave! And I think its versatility is what is interesting about it!
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.
#78: Blue Purple for a Funky Look
This is a fierce look that’s not for the timid! If you ever wanted rainbow hair you could always end on the cooler side of the rainbow. I absolutely love the blends of colors and the color pallet.
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!
#79: Incredibly Textured Bob
This fresh and fun A-line bob haircut for shoulder length hair and it is one of my favorites.
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.
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!
#80: Noticeable Natural Curly Hair
The focus of this look was to make her curls bouncy and healthy again. If you want your curls to hold their shape and have body throughout the day, opt for this shoulder-length hairstyle.
Ask your stylist for face-framing layers to open up your face. Mid-length layers added all around will blend into your face-framing layers in the front so that your hair ends up with a perky weightless shape when dried with a diffuser.
With curly-haired clients, prep the hair with a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner prior to cutting it. Use Kenra professional’s snail creme line because of how moisturizing it is for all hair types without weighing the hair down.
After washing, go in with a detangling spray and with a wide-tooth comb to detangle the hair, never a brush!
After her cut, use Devacurls’ Super Creme for softness and definition and a dime-sized amount of Arc Angel to hold the curl pattern. Comb the product through with your fingers, and follow with a diffuser. 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 client’s at-home routine. Whether that be shorter layers or longer, it’ll work!
#81: Dark Middle Parted Bangs
Shaggy textured bob! This cut is so versatile. It’s cute straight pulled back with the layered curtain bangs or wavy and messy!
Haircuts on shoulder length hair like this one don’t require too much work as it looks great both straight and wavy. But for a voluminous look, a root lifting spray helps give it an effortless look.
For the bangs, I suggest pulling the front forward and round brushing then dry. Then separating down the middle for a face-framing look!
#82: An Awesomely A-line Cut
Edgy, yet girly, because of the rose gold hair color. My favorite part was just styling the hair and seeing the end result.
If you’re not into a high-maintenance look, not wanting to spend money on a product, or too lazy to visit the salon every 3 months, I wouldn’t recommend this cut and color.
#83: Warm Auburn Tones
This is a playful modern LOB. I love the versatility it offers. The cut can be modified to flatter any face shape, and the final look can be styled many different ways.
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.
#84: Rich Angled LOB
This is sassy and chic. You get the best of both worlds. You have a bob look but it’s long enough to still play with.
Use 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.
#85: Jet Black Blunt Cut
This cut is a more modern take on a classic bob. I really love how clean and sleek this haircut is. There’s nothing better than a nice sharp line.
Hairstyles on shoulder length hair like this one works best on someone who has straight to wavy hair. I use Aveda Smooth Infusion to help achieve the straight and frizz-free finish.
#86: Bronde Textured Layers
This is effortless, in regards to the color and how it is cut/styled! Our goal was to have a very natural sun-kissed color, that looked pretty in any way that she wants to style it.
My favorite thing about it is the dimension we achieved without having a high contrast, and how the loose waves complement those tones!
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!
#87: Sunflower Inspired Ombre
Shoulder length tresses are 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.
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.
#88: Boho Inspired Braid
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.
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.
#89: Platinum Blonde Shadow Root
This look is a blonde shoulder length hair color that’s balayage with a rooted effect.
My favorite thing about this look is that it allows 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!
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.
#90: A Remarkable Rose Gold Color
This is a long bob, also known as a lob. It’s a one-length cut that has interior layering to create texture and remove the weight so it doesn’t turn into a triangle on your head.
My favorite thing is the rose tone 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.
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.
#91: Perfectly Straight Ash Blonde
This is definitely a cool blonde. I love how consistent the color is. I also am obsessed with ash blondes.
My favorite thing about this look is that it’s blonde! And who doesn’t love a good blonde? I like that it gives the illusion of an all over blonde without actually lightening the entire head.
The first and main thing would be to keep your natural base! I recommend 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.
#92: Long Side-Swept Bangs
This is effortlessly chic. My favorite thing is that anyone with any hair texture or face shape can wear it. And it doesn’t take a lot of time to style.
My advice is to always blow dry the bangs first. After 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.
#93: Fresh Multi-Dimensional Purple
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.
We used Paul Mitchell DPL, as well as Pravana purple, blue and diluter shades. For hair health purposes, I recommend regular, point-cut trims and Paul Mitchell Triple Rescue for color-safe moisture and heat protection.
This is a great color placement for women of all hair types. Bold color placement like this is more about being noticed than blending in. Heart, round and oval face shapes wear this look well.
#94: Sunkissed Beachy Waves Bronde
This is a sunkissed, multi-dimensional blonde on a collarbone cut. My favorite thing about this look is the length. It’s not too short, but not too long!
I recommend using a heat protectant oil, a 1 1/4-inch curling iron to create the waves, and a texture spray to piece it out for a beachy look.
I believe this blunt 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!
#95: Trendy Honey Long Messy Bob
This messy shoulder length bob is perfect for that everyday look that’s all one hair length.
This look is a very popular and on-trend long bob. I like that it has a lived-in, effortless look and can be worn both beachy/messy or sleek.
Create loose waves with straight ends with a 1-inch curling iron or flat iron, then finish with any sort of dry texture spray to get the waves to look natural and lived-in.
This look is great for young girls who are tired of their long, heavy, one-length hair but are scared to go very short. This style also looks great with balayage color!
#96: Shoulder Length Layered Hair
Shoulder length layered haircuts like this are classic. 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!
For this look, I used a new product called Puff Me by Design.Me. It’s a powder mist that can be used to achieve volume and texture, with a little bit of a hold as well.
I always say that a woman with any skin tone can pull off any color as long as they have the proper undertones. It is up to you and your stylist to have that consultation to make the proper match.
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.
#97: Sexy Curls With Glasses
This client has naturally thick, coarse and curly hair. Compared to her normal look, this is actually an extremely smooth and sleek style. I love the loose and relaxed feel of the waves and the texture and volume that is lent to the style from her hair’s natural texture. I made sure to give her a shoulder length cut that would style well curly, or smooth, that had a lot of movement and a strong shape, but nothing too heavy or blunt.
I prepped this hair with the Aveda Brilliant Damage Control. I use this on almost every guest because it’s a heat protectant and a detangler. To reduce frizz and add shine, I used the Aveda Smooth Infusion Style Prep to help straighten out her curl. For added hold, I used the Smooth Infusion Glossing Straightener. I finished with the Dry Remedy Oil to add extra shine and moisture.
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.
This is a very versatile look and shape that can easily be customized depending on hair texture.
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!
#98: Stunning Layered Cut Lob for Thick Hair
Layered Lob haircuts for shoulder-length hair are so popular right now and is very easy to manage.
Shoulder-length hairstyles at this length are still long enough to throw into a messy bun or ponytail on those days when you just aren’t in the mood to style it.
To style, use 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!
Next, use a root spray or volumizer like Maximista by Oribe because it gives great lift without being too sticky. It’s very user friendly and all you have to do is spray it section by section at the root while blow drying. Once everything was smooth and dry, finish with a light hairspray just to keep everything tame.
You can also create 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.
Depending on your face shape is where your stylist will consider doing a longer bang. If you have slender face you can take your fringe up a little shorter. No matter what your face shape, this length can be customized to fit your needs.
#99: Just Past The Shoulders for Summer
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.
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!
This look is truly ideal for anyone. It’s flattering on every woman and it’s so easy to make formal or wear casual.
My best tip is to play around with some loose curling/waving techniques because that’s when I think this style looks best. Also, keep it around collarbone length and you’ll still have a lot of hair to work with.
#100: New Wave Textured Shag
The blonde waves right above the shoulder create an on-point hairstyle for women. It’s the perfect shoulder-length haircut with bangs.
This is a new wave textured shag. My guest wanted a shag that’s shoulder-length with bangs as a throwback to long ago. She has a natural wave in her hair, so I created a textured long shaggy haircut with a curved piecey fringe. My favorite thing would be the flexibility for movement and the versatility.
We applied Mirror Smooth (a light smoothing serum) for her blowout, then curled with a flat iron and sprayed in Full Effect to give a textured finish.
Make sure you have the amount of time and product in the mornings to give the attention this look can require! Always ask your stylist to explain just how to recreate this style, as well as which products and tools you will need.
#101: Chic, Yet Edgy
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.
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.
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.
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!
This is a versatile, multi-tonal, mid-length style.
To create and maintain this look, I would recommend using a volumizing root lift mousse and a sea salt spray.
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!
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.
#103: Blonde Texture & Movement
An impressive blonde color with long a fringe cut on shoulder length hair.
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.
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.
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.
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.
#104: Casual & Cute
This is a casual and cute haircut on shoulder length hair. My favorite thing about this look is that it’s fun and trendy
The best products for this look would be texture and volume products. I used IGK Texture Foam, IGK Texturizing Spray and Oribe Superfine Hairspray
This look works for all hair types and personalities.
This look is easier to style when you’re using the right products!
#105: Convertible Texture
This hairstyle for shoulder length hair has a lot of convertible texture, making it perfect for beach waves or sleek for a meeting or interview.
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.
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.
#106: Shoulder Length Hair With Bangs
This look is a classic shoulder length hair with bangs. It’s a modern take on a retro fringe. My favorite thing about it is the texture and fun feel the overall look has.
The best product to maintain this look would have to be Chiffon from R+Co. It 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.
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!
#107: Shoulder-Length Bob
A shoulder-length bob is ideal for women with flat hair. This is also a top choice for office hairstyles.
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.
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.
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.
#108: Soft and Easy
I love the ease of this shoulder length hair. It has the softness of painted hair, but with a little more pop!
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’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.
#109: Chocolate Brown Texture
I would describe this look as a shoulder length, lightly textured look that is subtly longer toward the front. She likes low maintenance 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.
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 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.
#110: Caramel Long Layers
The dreamiest shoulder length haircut with layers and caramel highlights.
This is a midlength hairstyle with beige/brown long layers and buttery blonde balayage. I love how the look appears effortless but polished.
I recommend a great color-safe shampoo and conditioner (Pureology), a primer (Bumble and bumble), a blow dry cream (Joico) with use of a roller brush (Olivia Garden), and good blow dryer.
This hairstyle would work with thicker hair and just about any face shape. This look is great for the woman that likes feeling polished but not overly done.
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.
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.
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!
#112: Tattooed Undercut
If you’re looking for quick hairstyles with some flair, this one will do. With the hair tattoo, put it into an updo to give it that edgy look.
I love haircuts that have a lot of versatility, and that’s something great about this shoulder length lob. It’s easy to style like a bob, and still long enough to ponytail 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.
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.
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.
#113: Multi-Colored Lob
My favorite thing about this color is that she has all three colors that she wanted brown roots, blonde, and fun colors. I love working with Joico colors. I gave her four types of colors that added some fun color to her without being too much.
I recommend the purple or blue Celeb Luxury Viral shampoos and conditioners. I also like the Joico Color Safe shampoo.
The long lob cut is great for all face shapes. 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.