100+ Cute & Easy Shoulder-Length Haircuts for 2024

Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

#1: Marvelously Layered Bob

These shaggy waves complement the layers and create a dimensional, textured finish. Such cute haircuts work well with a thick curtain fringe for the modern shag look.

Shoulder-Length Middle Part Lob Haircut

#2 Middle Part LOB

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

This length suits 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.

Shoulder-length layered lob cut for thick hair

#3 Stunning Layered Cut Lob for Thick Hair

Layered lob haircuts for shoulder-length hair are so popular now and easy to manage. Shoulder-length hair styles at this length are still long enough to throw into a messy bun or ponytail on those days when you aren’t in the mood to style it.

Depending on your face shape, your stylist will consider doing a longer bang. If you have a slender face, you can take your fringe up a little shorter. No matter your face shape, this length can be customized to fit your needs.

shoulder-length stacked bob haircut

#4 Stacked Bob

This hairstyle, 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. 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; you are ready for anything life throws.

Shag-Inspired Shoulder-Length Haircut

#5 Shag-Inspired Shoulder-Length Haircut

I would describe the look as a textured, shoulder-length, shag-inspired cut. The versatility of styling options is endless. You can go from rocker to bohemian wavy, from straight to with texture, or pinned up in various ways. My favorite thing about this hairstyle is that it’s a very versatile style that can be worn with your hair’s natural texture. The best shoulder-length haircuts for women with naturally wavy hair offer a low-maintenance, wash n’ go type of lifestyle. It’s also a great look for ladies who like to see more movement and texture within the length of their hair.

#6: Mid-Length Brunette Shag with Blonde Tips

Think about adding blonde tips to a mid-length brunette shag. This can give a classic style an edgy update. Ask your stylist whether an ashy blonde or a warmer blonde will be more flattering to your skin tone. Use a spray wax like Flash Form by Oribe to style your mid-length brunette shag.

Shoulder-Length Shag with See-Through Bangs
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#7: Shoulder-Length Shag with See-Through Bangs

A shoulder-length shag with see-through bangs is the perfect mix of hairstyles. If you love shag cuts, you’re probably interested in bangs. Trying a see-through fringe will help transition your style.

Dark Rooted Blunt Shoulder-Length Cut for women with blonde highlights
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#8: Dark Rooted Blunt Shoulder-Length Cut

A blunt shoulder-length haircut could be perfect for a versatile and low-maintenance cut. This style features a sleek, straight cut with no layers or angles. This makes it easy to style and maintain, while the blonde highlights add dimension and depth. This style works best for all face shapes and hair types. Consider adding subtle waves or curls with a large barrel curling iron to add a bit of volume and dimension.

#9: Tight Medium Blonde Ringlets

Ask about a tight medium blonde ringlet style. My advice for a beautiful ringlet would be to focus on definition and volume. Find a curl specialist if you want to be educated on your curls. There are many curl styling products and techniques to fit your style.

#10: Just Past The Shoulders for Summer

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

For embracing natural waves by air drying, sea salt spray is the way to go. If you curl with an iron, separate the curls with a dry texture spray. Oribe makes a great one! It’s flattering on every woman, making it so easy to make formal or casual. My best tip is to play with some loose curling/waving techniques because that’s when this style looks best. Also, keep it around collarbone length, and you’ll still have a lot of hair to work with.

#11: Shoulder-Length Hair With Bangs

This look is a classic shoulder-length cut with bangs. It’s a modern take on a retro fringe. My favorite thing about it is the texture and fun feel the overall look has. The best product to maintain this look would have to be Chiffon from R+Co. It’s great round brushed in and gives nice volume but a smooth finish. I also like to add a bit of Salty Dog from Evo after drying to give it a slightly textured edge.

I recommend this look for women with medium to thick hair. If your hair is fine, I suggest a slightly shorter length to ensure the ends’ fullness. 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 can live any lifestyle to have this look, but a fringe always requires more maintenance, so consider that before taking the plunge!

#12: 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. A hair painting technique used for lightening allows for a super low-maintenance color that works with your skin tone, adding brightness and dimension, all while your hair is growing out gorgeously.

I recommend adding extra layers for even more weight removal for ladies with heavier hair, so it is manageable through the bottom. For women with straight hair, adding a bit of movement with a curling wand, curling iron or flat iron is very easy, as it is meant for an undone look.

#13: Soft Brown Balayage Color

This is a shoulder-length lob, or long bob, with balayage highlights. This haircut has been very popular for the last few years. My favorite is the color we paired with this amazing haircut—a proper lob paired with a flawless balayage. I love keeping the highlights a bit stronger and brighter around the face. That “money piece” is everything!

To keep your new lob haircut looking lovely, see your stylist every 6 to 8 weeks for a trim. In addition, use a glossing treatment to keep your hair color shiny and healthy. I don’t recommend my clients wash their hair daily; I try to go at least every other day. In between washes, use a dry shampoo. I love “Hair Refresher” by Davines.

Naturally curly red shoulder length hair
Instagram @hairbyreema

#14: Naturally Curly Red

I love curly hair and how she’s not afraid to show it off. Her hair looks entirely straight from surgery. Be aware of being on a routine schedule coming into the salon. You want to make sure to use cooler water at home. Do not wash every day, and use a color-safe shampoo and conditioner. I like using the Angel Wash and Rinse by Kevin Murphy, Smooth Again to comb her hair out, Cocktail Deva Curl Styling Cream and Gel, then diffuse. For curly hair, any face shape works.

Shoulder-Length Stylish Deep Side Part
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#15: Stylish Deep Side Part

Bedhead never looked so good! Pair those golden bronze hair color tousled layers with a messy, deep side part for an on-trend shoulder-length look.

Shorter ponytail for shoulder-length hairstyles
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#16: Shorter Ponytail

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

Casual and Cute Shoulder-Length Hairstyle
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#17: Casual & Cute

Try a casual and cute haircut on your shoulder-length hair. My favorite thing about this look is that it’s fun and trendy. This look works for all hair types and personalities and is easier to style when using the right products!

Cute Side-Swept Bangs Shoulder Length Hairstyle
Instagram @zinoveva_elena

#18: Cute Side-Swept Bangs

The softness of the color makes her blunt bob with sweet side-swept bangs stand out. It’s a hairstyle that looks its best on faces that are heart-shaped or oval.

Shoulder-Length Layered Haircut
Instagram @salsalhair

#19: Shoulder-Length Layered Hair

Shoulder-length layered haircuts like this are classic. It’s low-maintenance but not boring at all! This client has fine hair, and when we added the longer layers, it transformed the cut and added some bounce to her normally limp hair. I love that something so simple can brighten up a face!

I used a new product called Puff Me by Design.Me for this look. It’s a powder mist that can achieve volume and texture with a bit of a hold. 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.

#20: Blonde Texture & Movement

An impressive blonde color on shoulder-length hair. This look has a lot of texture and movement to it. It’s a cut transitioning from the ever-so-popular “lob” to more of a shoulder-length haircut. I love this look because it’s so versatile. You can wear it sleek and straight or give it volume and texture like in the picture.

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

#21: Sweet Middle-Parted Bangs

This is one of the most on-trend shoulder-length haircuts for women who are fashionistas. That’s because it’s classic and cool at the same time. It all depends on the finish you want – straight or wave! And its versatility is what is interesting about it! It works for almost everyone. And if you think your face is too “circular,” you may bet in a diagonal bang to create different lines around your face. For those with curly hair, go with it; it would have volume only in the end, a straight line, just like a pyramid. So, I advise creating some layers if you want to avoid that. If you wear it straight, you can finish with oil. If you want it wavy, you can use products like sea salt.

Tousled middle part layers for medium length hair
Instagram @graysontroy

#22: Tousled, Middle Part Layers

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

#23: Waves of Silver

The best shoulder-length hairstyles for women are those who are growing out their choppy short bobs or those wanting a fresh short to medium length! Add some impressive waves to help show the vibrant silver and ash brown melt, and get ready to receive overflowing compliments everywhere you go.

Lobby choppy haircut shoulder-length
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#24: Lobby Choppy Haircut

This is my favorite kind of bob – textured and choppy. I adjust the length and layers depending on my client’s face shape. This look is so low-maintenance. You only need to add a texture product like the Matrix StyleLink Airy Builder. It’s a mousse that adds texture and some grit to it. It builds up fine hair and is strong enough to control thick hair without creating too much buildup. If you have fine, straight hair, add the mousse, diffuse, and wrap a few face-framing pieces around your wand, and you’re off. If you already have texture, apply Airy Builder, diffuse, and go, as this dries so amazingly.

Related: Best shoulder-length bobs for fine hair.

Instagram @haircolorkilla

#25: Fashionable African-American Hair

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

#26: Long Side-Swept Bangs

This is effortlessly chic. My favorite thing is that anyone with hair texture or face shape can wear it. And it doesn’t take a lot of time to style.

My advice is always to blow dry the bangs first. After shampooing, apply a leave-in conditioner and root lifter. Blow dry the bangs with a large round brush straight down, then sweep to the side.  Once the bangs are dry, flip your head over and dry your hair.

#27: 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. Remember that using very light colors needs TLC and high maintenance to keep them stunning.

Wrapped Easy Updo Shoulder Length
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#28: 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. It provides a feminine appearance to the woman wearing it from all angles.

This shoulder-length haircut can look amazing on most face shapes by just watching your proportion of the style – meaning, tightness, width, and height. It’s truly a beautiful look, easily styled with one of my favorite products, KMS spray play, another favorite, Puff Me, and finishing with R + Co Vicious spray.

#29: Sassy Rich Angled LOB

This is sassy and chic. You get the best of both worlds. You have a bob look, but it’s long enough to still play with. Use a good product and good tools. My go-to products are Loma Fortify Repair Oil (used on both wet and dry) and Small Talk from Bed Head for styling and volume. Make sure you use tools up to 450 degrees, as it makes a big difference, but also use the oil before curling or straightening your hair.

Strawberry Swirls Curled Mid-Length Hair
Instagram @koaffyr.se

#30: Strawberry Swirls Curled Hair

This is a dimensional red and blonde layered cut with soft curls. My favorite part is the color and how it is not only her skin but also her cut. These 2 shades of red and honey beige blonde also go so well with each other, especially when paired with shoulder-length hairstyles for women. For this color combination, always consider your skin tone. If you have fair skin, adding a deep red will give you more vibrancy in your skin tone and brighten your eyes.

This shade of blonde highlighted in the red is a honey beige shade so that we can stay on the warmer side to compliment the red and give her some vibrancy in her fair skin. If you have a shoulder-length hairstyle, having some soft textured layers will make styling more manageable and hold her curls out much longer.

#31: Bright Blonde for Straight Hair

I like this shoulder-length haircut for my clients with thin or fine hair. By keeping the length blunt, it creates an illusion of fullness. I love to add a slight downward angle towards the front to create a focal point. It keeps the cut looking chic and on-trend. The first thing to decide is where you want it to hit: above the shoulders, at your chin, or mid-neck. Usually, this depends on your face shape and neck length. Often, women forget that their neck length can make a big difference when cutting a bob. There are many variations of the bob haircut. Ask your stylist to help you decide which version fits best for you!

Incredible Bob for Curly Hair
Instagram @saltybronde

#32: Incredible Bob for Curly Hair

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

#33: Low-Maintenance Box Braids

These braids can be styled in countless ways, require little maintenance, and work with any hair type and texture. Keep it shoulder-length or shorter if you want to feel light and carefree. This is an edgy and old-school hairstyle. These shorter box braids give me a 90s lob feel. What I like about this hairstyle are the length and the jewels. The jewels at the end make this hairstyle stand out. If your hair is a little too long, fold your hair in half so that when you cut the ends, you don’t accidentally snip your hair! Also, moisturize your scalp once a week to avoid irritation and dryness.

A Remarkable Rose Gold Color Shoulder-Length
Instagram @alfiehair

#34: A Remarkable Rose Gold Color

This is a long bob, also known as a lob. It’s a one-length cut with interior layering to create texture and remove the weight so it doesn’t turn into a triangle on your head. My favorite thing is the rose tone of the hair! I used the only rose-toned vegan shampoo there is on the market. It’s called Surface Rose Shampoo and Conditioner. After 1-3 washes, it washes right out, and you will have blonde hair again. This is perfect if you are scared to color your hair but want something fun and temporary.

Exquisitely messy bob shoulder-length
Instagram @shmoakin_hair

#35: Exquisitely Messy Bob

It’s an effortless texturized long bob. This girl has a slight wave to the ends of her hair, making the undone look easy to achieve. I love the lived-in look that this cut and style has. The cut has a lot of texture, allowing for a messy look.

Hairstyles for women like this work on pretty much any face shape and hair type. Women with a natural wave or curl will find it easier to get the messy look. If your hair is straight, use a flat iron or curling iron to give it a loose curl, then use a wide-tooth comb and brush them out until you’ve got the desired amount of wave. A good texturizing spray or lotion is all you need to finish the style – like the Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray, which I used.

Light Blonde Very Curly Medium-Length Hair
Instagram @paulaclimaco

#36: Light Blonde Very Curly Hair

Girls with gorgeous curly locks should try this easy yet lively look. If you’re looking for a way to lighten up the bulk that long, bouncy curls can give you, opt for this haircut that allows you to show off your fabulous natural curls.

Straight middle part shoulder length
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#37: Straight Middle Part

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

#38: Perfect Casual Updo

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

#39: Adorable Braided Updo for Prom

When it comes to updos for shoulder-length hair, a sophisticated braid is the way to go! I love that it’s trendy, perfect for any occasion, can be worn as a bridesmaid hairstyle, prom, and recreated as a quick dinner date updo by braiding the braid and assembling it with a messy low bun. This hairstyle can be worn for any hair type. I recommend you pre-curl all your hair before styling it.

Messy bangs and layers shoulder-length
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#40: Messy Bangs and Layers

This look is great if you prefer a little lived-in/messy style. If you’re not looking for a perfectly structured bob but a style that goes with the flow, this shag is for you. You can air dry it if you love your natural texture or throw a couple of wanded pieces in there. I wouldn’t recommend this cut for low-density hair or tight or coiled curls. It’s great for medium texture, medium to heavy density, straight to wavy, or soft curls.

Incredibly textured bob shoulder-length
Instagram @capellibymegs

#41: Incredibly Textured Bob

A fresh and fun A-line bob haircut is one of my favorites. You’ll love how it can be worn with a deep side part or a center part and still look amazing. You will also love how the A-line bob is versatile and can be worn in many different ways.

This is for you if you want a cut that ticks all the boxes! It suits most hair types, but if you have super thick hair, avoid this cut unless you’re prepared for some heavy weight lifting! This cut can make thin hair look thick and feel beautiful.

Cute Middle Parted Bangs at Shoulder-Length
Instagram @hirohair

#42: Cute Middle-Parted Bangs

Consider a shaggy textured bob because this cut is so versatile. It’s cute, straight pulled back with the layered curtain bangs, or wavy and messy! Haircuts on shoulder-length hair only require a little work as it looks straight and wavy. But for a voluminous look, a root lifting spray helps give it an effortless look. For your bangs, I suggest pulling the front forward and round brushing, then drying and then separating down the middle for a face-framing look!

Elegant Twisted Wedding Updo Shoulder-Length
Instagram @tonyastylist

#43: Elegant Twisted Wedding Updo

Are you seeking an elegant yet youthful and trendy wedding hairstyle for your shoulder-length hair? Twists always work perfectly for any hair type, especially when you have highlights to give your twists dimension. Finish in a bun and some loose waves in front for a lovely look.

Dark Brown Hair with Caramel Highlights
Instagram @cabelodemadame

#44: Dark Brown Hair with Caramel Highlights

This is one of the best shoulder-length hairdos because it has many dimensions, and the caramel color of the highlights complements her skin tone. The subtle, darker root will allow the highlights to grow softly for a lower-maintenance look.

Keep the length around the collarbone, which will help avoid the “shoulder flip” when your hair sits right on the shoulders. Use a texture spray and heat protectant to curl her hair’s top half to achieve this wavy look.

#45: Highlighted Angled Bob

Spice up your color while keeping your roots and base natural by getting warm blonde highlights that brighten and add depth to your straight hair.

Smooth and Chic Shoulder-Length Hair Idea
Instagram @olgakursitis

#46: Smooth and Chic

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

#47: Messy Sandy Ombre

This is one of the easiest and most stylish hairstyles for shoulder-length hair. You can try it if you want an easy 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.

#48: Formal Curls

This shoulder-length hairdo is for ladies wanting a great Gatsby look! Try this flawless, soft take on the 1920s hairstyle. You can add some warm highlights to make it ultra-modern!

#49: Longer Collarbone Waves

Stay soft and fluttery with these huge waves that work great on hair at shoulder length. These lengths are also the best canvas to try the popular ombre style.

#50: Loveliest Light Brown Hair Color

Flattering on any hair type and face shape, the sweet brown shoulder-length lob is what every celebrity has now due to its versatility in styling. This style will make your hair look thick and healthy no matter how you style it.

Lovely Light Blonde Blunt Cut
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#51: Lovely Light Blonde Blunt Cut

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

Perfectly pastel pink shoulder length hair
Instagram @hairbyshiro

#52: Perfectly Pastel Pink

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

#53: Desirable Dimensional LOB for Women Over 50

Take advantage of your lightening hair with this youthful shoulder-length hairstyle for women over 50. The vibrant bronde and flawless waves are also an easy trick in adding volume to your hair.

#54: Gorgeous Textured Blonde

This hair color is super pleasing to the eye because of its warm and alluring aura. Great for all types of skin tones and any haircut.

Lived-In Blunt Cut for Shoulder-Length Hair
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#55: 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 beachy highlights that add great dimension to your hair.

Strawberry copper angled shoulder length bob
Instagram @b_rosey_hair

#56: Light Strawberry-Copper Angled Bob

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

#57: Caramel Inverted Bob

This amazing stacked bob is a great example of how you can transform shoulder-length cuts with a deep color hue. It’s spiced up by stunning smooth caramel highlights that suit any skin tone, warm or cold.

#58: Nicely Angled Bob

Here’s a nicely angled bob haircut. A steep-angled blunt bob is a modern choice for the classic bob. All hair textures are welcome. For fullness, keep a blunt perimeter. For more weight removal, use thick texture and razor cutting to create softness. Waves with a curling wand always look great with a bob or naturally wavy and curly hair.

Remarkable razor cut shoulder length hair
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#59: Remarkable Razor Cut with Curtain Bangs

Make your choppy layered shoulder-length hair even more interesting by brightening it with a reddish maroon balayage. The razor cut and gorgeous color will give your hairstyle youth and life.

Related: Best mid-length choppy hairstyles.

Flawless ash brown shoulder length hair
Instagram @kimwasabi

#60: Flawless Ash Brown

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

Flowing silvery long layers
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#61: Flowing Silvery Long Layers

Consider a flowing, silvery, medium-layered cut. Ask your stylist for long layers and less body if you want movement. This typically is created with layers no shorter than a few inches from the perimeter. Adding texture to the layers will also give lightness to the ends.

Black to grey ombre
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#62: Black to Grey Ombre

You can try the trendy ombre everyone wants right now with a huge splash of grey. Suitable for any hair length as long as you’re devoted to ensuring your hair is healthy to get the most out of this stunning color.

Dreamiest curled shoulder length hair
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#63: Dreamiest Curled Hair

Medium brown highlights on flawlessly curled hair will make you want to be a show-off! The highlights create the best dimension and depth along with the curls.

#64: Cool Brown Tones

A classic yet trendy way to work with your dark roots is to paint your hair with cool brunette highlights that always look gorgeous any way you style it.

Steel grey hair shoulder length ombre
Instagram @viju__bella

#65: Steel Grey Hair Ombre

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

Cute straight shoulder length ombre bob

#66: Cute Straight Bob Ombre

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

#67: Perfect for Thin Hair

You can overcome your thin or fine hair problems by trying this chic hairstyle. Dark roots and a blonde balayage will give you that fresh, adorable look you’ve always wanted.

#68: Fun Shoulder-Length Blonde Bob Hair

Put an edgy twist on the classic brunette 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
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#69: Beachy Lob for a Rounder Face

Undoubtedly, one of the best lengths for round faces is a shoulder-grazing cut. Such medium haircuts for women over 50 feature middle-parting and textured beach waves to help thin and elongate the face.

#70: Adorable Ash Brown Curls

These subtle ash-blonde highlights add depth to her hair while the flawless waves show off the dimension. This cute shoulder-length hair is easy to create and perfect for an everyday feminine look.

#71: 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.

#72: A Bold Burgundy Red

Mesmerize everyone with this super lovable burgundy on straight, messy hair! This gorgeous color looks good on warm and tan skin and needs upkeep to keep it vibrant.

V-shaped shoulder length cut
Instagram @salt.and.clove

#73: V-Shaped Haircut

This heavily layered cut exquisitely flatters any medium to long hair equally. Together with those highlights, this technique creates depth and movement within those strands. This is a V-cut with lots of layers and 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.

#74: Dark Brunette Graduated Bob

This is a sleek, contemporary take on the standard bob. I love the steep inversion, which sets this haircut aside from the typical bob. The versatility of this haircut allows you to wear it straight, with natural curls or beach waves.

If flat ironing or curling for beach waves, always use a heat protectant when applying heat to your hair. I love the Kenra Hot Spray Heat Protectant, which also acts like a hair spray. If choosing to wear with natural curls, DevaCurl helps reduce frizz and defines the curls without making your hair stiff or greasy.

Rockabilly Green Shoulder Lengths
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#75: Rockabilly Green

This look is a vintage style with a modern twist. It’s so complementary to almost everyone’s hair. It’s a very versatile style that adds class to any occasion.

I accomplished this style by referring to a set pattern, using a curling iron, and pinning each curl in place as a barrel roll. After curling, I used Aveda Air Control to give a light hold, then let all the curls out. Using a paddle brush and teasing where I needed volume, I created the shape I wanted and finished it with Aveda Control Force for a stronghold.

#76: Perfectly Platinum Blonde Color

I want to categorize this as a California girl/beachy chic look. After brightening her up, we gave her a cut that could be easy for day-to-day or a fun weekend glam. There’s nothing better than this beach wave! When I finish her hair, fireworks go off, and I fall in love.

Even though this look is great for a low-to-medium maintenance woman, products are necessary 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 various 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.

Choppy Hair With Natural Highlights
Instagram @karamoorehair

#77: Choppy Hair With Natural Highlights

This look is effortless. We take your natural wave pattern and dress it up. Lobs are for everyone! All face shapes and sizes! Choppy lobs are easily the universal hairstyle I feel anyone can wear. Invest in a good curling iron. I use hot tools like a barrel curling iron and curling technique, but then I roll all my curls the same way. Flip your hair over, and throw some Bedroom Hair in it.

Champagne Blonde Prom Hairstyle at Medium-Length
Instagram @pretty_please_salon_spa

#78: Champagne Blonde Prom

Always consider your skin tone, natural hair color, eye color, and lifestyle. Your natural beauty always speaks the truth. This blonde color complements you well if you have a lighter skin tone. Always be sincere with yourself. Many women want something opposite of their natural spectrum, which will need a lot of maintenance and budget.

A shoulder length vintage updo
Instagram @misshulahooper

#79: Vintage Updo

It’s a modernized vintage updo. My client went to a 1920s-themed school event and wanted to fit in without going overboard. I love the clean lines and that they 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.

#80: French Braid

I would put this look in the ‘boho category.’ The soft waves and chunky braid give it the effortless look you need for a boho look. Sometimes, braids get lost in hair, but this muted caramel color breaks it up.

You are limited in what you can do, but this 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 decorate it with flowers or a sparkly hair accessory.

#81: 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 of her cut. Anyone looking for a bold red color should first consider that a bolder color requires more maintenance. Reds are notoriously high maintenance but easily keep up with a color-depositing shampoo, such as Viral in Ruby or Overtone products.

#82: Elegant Hollywood Waves

Go for a classic, a modern spin on a vintage hairstyle. It works perfectly for shoulder-length styles, giving it the right amount of sheen and bounce. Any angular face (heart, diamond, square) does justice to a cut with minimal layering. Ask your stylist to prep your hair with Amika Thermal Shield Spray to help morph your curls into shape. Then, comb it out and put Powder Lite in your hair from the base to your ends lightly to create a hold for the curls without teasing. Finish with Amika Fluxus Hairspray and CHI Shine Spray.

#83: Face-Framing 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 naturally sun-kissed in the sun. I love that it looks messy on purpose. It was almost like she had just gotten out of bed, curled a few pieces, and finished 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, which also looks fantastic when straight!

Bright pink rooted shoulder length ombre
Instagram @hairbypilvi

#84: Bright Pink Rooted Ombre

This is platinum with a splash of pink at the roots. I love how perfectly the pink melts into the platinum ends! This is for women who like their hair to be very bold! It looks great with any hair length, making it versatile.

Talking about lifestyle, this is for women who aren’t in a pool a lot and only wash their hair a little. The less you wash your hair, the longer the color will last! This rooted platinum looks great on straight or curly hair!

#85: Mermaid Melt for Thick Wavy Hair

I love this shoulder-length hairstyle! Using a color melting technique and using fashion colors is so much fun! With any fashion color, always consider whether you are ready to commit before diving in. Upkeep and home maintenance are necessary with these colors.

A sulfate-free, color-safe 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!

#86: Inspiring Inverted Bob

This is glamorously sleek. It has a mix of fashion-forward, power mom, and summer festival hair 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 free and simple but long enough to style in many ways.

This style is a great, low-maintenance look for 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 shoulder length
Instagram @kbarber2_25

#87: Edgy Dip Dye Blue Ombre

This is a badass look. I love the color melting from matte dark brown to vivid turquoise.  Every girl or woman can wear this look if she’s brave enough. But I think it will look best for alternative girls wanting alternative hairstyles.

Please note that turquoise or teal is a semi-permanent hair color. It will fade with every wash. If you like it to stay bright, you must re-dye it often.

Attractive auburn color shoulder length hair
Instagram @juhis.tnen

#88: 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 results 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 have no fuss at home. The subtle color blend will look fantastic if styled curly, straight, or left natural.

Pinned for a perfect party shoulder length hair
Instagram @martinajagr

#89: Pinned for a Perfect Party Look

This half-up, half-down style is the perfect mix of elegance and whimsical. My favorite thing about this look is its simplicity, but adding the pearls gives it just the right amount of extravagance. I recommend this look for women with layers, as it would be hard to replicate if their hair is only one length. I used KMS Dry Wax to give it hold and a bit of texture.

#90: Braided Shoulder-Length Style with Loose Waves

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 help bring the whole look together. This style is best suited for medium hair texture and shoulder-length to long hair.

#91: Sunset Blonde with Layers

This low-maintenance haircut on shoulder-length locks is great for multiple occasions. It adds flair and sass to your day or night-out ensemble. It’s suitable for all ages because it’ll never go out of style. The model’s hair falls slightly past her shoulders when it’s straight, and when curled like in the featured picture, it’ll sit right on the shoulders. When curling, remember to alternate the curl direction to get a more natural curl pattern. Start by curling one piece away from the face and the next towards your face.

This classic soft curled bob lasts about 3 days and will transform into a messy loose wave look from the second day – appropriate for busy bees that cannot dedicate too much time to styling their hair every day. Keep a dry shampoo spray in your bag to touch greasy roots and fluff up weighed-down pieces.

Recommended products and why:

1. Thermal protectant spray (Ironclad 01 Joico Thermal Protectant Spray)

For: Heat protection from hot tools

2. Root Booster (Matrix&rsquos Total Results High Amplify Wonder Boost Root Lifter)

For: Lifting roots for volume

3. Volumizing Blowout Cream (Matrix&rsquos Blowout Big Queen)

For: Adding volume and body to hair (Optional for people with thick hair, more essential to those with fine to normal hair)

4. Texturizing Spray (KMS Hairplay Playable Texture Remodelable Spray)

For: Achieving the messy wave look and separation of curl pieces

5. Medium Hold Hairspray (Sebastian Shaper+ Extra Hold)

For: Taming flyaway hair pieces and setting the finished look

6. Dry Shampoo (KMS Hairplay Makeover Spray)

For: Removing oily roots in between hair washes

Superb Textured Bob for Shoulder-Length Hair
Instagram @hirohair

#92: Superb Textured Bob

This is a textured modern bob cut on shoulder-length hair. It’s a little more modern because it moves more than a structured classic bob. I love how youthful and chic this style is. It is very feminine and flattering for most women.

When styling it, have fun! Wear it straight or curly. If you’re 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.

Wedding perfect maypole braided hair
Instagram @bylauracarita

#93: Wedding Perfect Maypole Braided Updo

This is a formal take on a boho updo simply because it has the sleekness of the barrel roll, but the braids help make it look more relaxed. My favorite is the braids because you cannot beat a pretty braid in any style. Plus, this particular braid is something new I created, which I have called the “Maypole” braid.

This style would be perfect for women who want to change 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. Due to the braids, you would need medium to thick hair for this style.

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

#94: 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 love the blends of colors and the color pallet.

When styling, keeping at a low heat is best. I love Bio Ionic’s StyleWinder iron because it’s 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!

Noticeable Natural Curly Shoulder-Length Hair
Instagram @belximenes

#95: 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 has a perky, weightless shape when dried with a diffuser.

With curly-haired clients, prep your hair with a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner before cutting it. Use Kenra Professional’s snail creme line because it moisturizes all hair types without weighing your hair down. After washing, go in with a detangling spray and a wide-tooth comb to detangle your hair, never a brush!

#96: An Awesomely A-line Cut

Edgy, yet girly, because of the light rose gold hair color. My favorite part was styling the hair and seeing the result. If you’re not into a high-maintenance look, don’t want to spend money on a product, or are too lazy to visit the salon every 3 months, I wouldn’t recommend this cut and color.

#97: Warm Auburn Tones

This is a playful modern LOB. I love the versatility it offers. The cut can be modified to flatter any face shape, and the final look can be styled in many ways.

I always say chop it like it’s hot. The LOB is definitely on trend, and it can be styled sleek, blown out for volume, or wavy. To maintain this hairstyle, I recommend you come in for a haircut every 5-6 weeks. Maintain at home with a professional shampoo and conditioner your stylist recommends for your hair type.

Picture of a jet black blunt cut shoulder length hair
Instagram @manemisfit

#98: Jet Black Blunt Cut

This cut is a more modern take on a classic bob. I love how clean and sleek this haircut is. There’s nothing better than a nice sharp line. This cut works best on someone who has straight to wavy hair. I use Aveda Smooth Infusion to help achieve a straight and frizz-free finish.

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

#99: Bronde Textured Layers

This is effortless regarding the color and how it is cut/styled! Our goal was to have a natural sun-kissed color that looked pretty in any way she wanted to style it. My favorite thing about it is the dimension we achieved without having high contrast and how the loose waves complement those tones!

#100: Boho-Inspired Braid

The textured waves and crown braid are perfect. It’s a look anyone can pull off. My guest here had fine hair, and the textured waves made her appear fuller. We used some 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 Shoulder Lengths
Instagram @colorbykriss

#101: Platinum Blonde Shadow Root

This look is a blonde shoulder-length hair color that’s balayage with a rooted effect. My favorite thing about this look is that it allows you who dream of being blonde (but cannot pull off a full blonde look) to finally be blonde and keep your base hair color! I advise you to purchase Olaplex, 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.

#102: Perfectly Straight Ash Blonde

This is 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 lightening the entire head.

The first and main thing would be to keep your natural base! I recommend doing full highlight, 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.

#103: Fresh Multi-Dimensional Purple

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

We used Paul Mitchell DPL and 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.

Sunkissed Beachy Waves Bronde
Instagram @thecolorist.ch

#104: 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. This cut will fit any client. 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 Shoulder Length Hair
Instagram @thembcreative

#105: 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 beachy/messy or sleek.

Create loose waves with straight ends with a 1-inch curling iron or flat iron, then finish with any dry texture spray to get the waves to look natural and lived-in. This look is great for young girls tired of their long, heavy, one-length hair but scared to go very short. This style also looks great with a balayage color!

Sexy Waves With Glasses at Shoulder-Length
Instagram @lisloree.hair

#106: Charming Waves With Glasses

This client has naturally thick, coarse, and curly hair. Compared to her normal look, this is an extremely smooth and sleek style. I love the loose and relaxed feel of the waves and the texture and volume lent to the style from her hair’s natural texture. I gave her a shoulder-length cut that would style well, curly or smooth, with 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.

New Wave Textured Shag
Instagram @hlbutton

#107: New Wave Textured Shag

The blonde waves right above the shoulder create an on-point hairstyle for women. This is a new-wave textured shag. My guest wanted a shag that’s shoulder-length with bangs as a throwback to long ago.  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 it with a flat iron and sprayed it 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 and which products and tools you will need.

Chic yet edgy haircut
Instagram @john.n1115

#108: Chic, Yet Edgy

Look chic and edgy at the same time! I love pairing the shoulder-length haircut with the lavender color because it gives off this spunky, laid-back vibe. I recommend the Viral Extreme Silver shampoo to maintain your hair color. As for the shoulder-length loose curls, I recommend a hair wand as flat irons and curling irons can sometimes fade the hair color back to blonde.

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

Multi tonal shoulder length hair
Instagram @jess.ani.at.work

#109: Multi-Tonal

This is a versatile, multi-tonal, shoulder-length style. The great thing about this look is that a version of it is suitable for everyone as you can adapt the shape around the front to suit and flatter most face shapes. It’s great for ladies with a busy lifestyle, as you can scrunch a bit of sea salt spray in, and you’re good to go.

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

#110: Convertible Texture

This medium hairstyle has a lot of convertible texture, making it perfect for beach waves or sleek for a meeting or interview. These shoulder-length hair styles are perfect for ladies wanting to make a big change without a big cut. They look great for all hair types and can easily be customized for any situation.

Shoulder-Length Bob Hairstyle for Women
Instagram @marykurhair

#111: Shoulder-Length Bob

A shoulder-length bob is one of the ideal medium hair cuts for women with flat locks. This is also a top choice for office hairstyles. This look is perfect for the client needing a low-maintenance, professional, fly-out-the-door hairstyle. On days you have a little extra time, add a few curls and have a different look. If you wake up late and are pressed for time, throw a little product in it and go! This lob suits pretty much any face shape and hair type. Girls with curly hair need to consider their curl pattern as this could play into how short or long to cut the hair.

Soft and Easy Shoulder-Length Hair
Instagram @soho.salon

#112: Soft and Easy

I love the ease of this shoulder-length hair. It has the softness of painted hair but with a little more pop! What’s great about the color and the cut is that they can work for so many people. This look is fairly low-maintenance so you can go months between color appointments. The length of this haircut is easy to curl or straighten, and you can still wear it in a ponytail.

#113: Chocolate Brown Texture

This look is a shoulder-length, lightly textured look subtly longer toward the front. She likes low-maintenance colors, so I hand-painted highlights and softly feathered them up toward the root to create a look that would grow nicely.

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

#114: Caramel Long Layers

Try this dreamy cut with layers and caramel highlights. This is a shoulder-length hairstyle with beige/brown long layers and buttery blonde balayage. I love how the look appears effortless but polished. I recommend a great color-safe shampoo and conditioner (Pureology), a primer (Bumble and Bumble), a blow dry cream (Joico) with the use of a roller brush (Olivia Garden), and a good blow dryer. This hairstyle would work with thicker hair and just about any face shape. This look is great for a woman who likes feeling polished but not overly done.

#115: Tattooed Undercut

If you’re looking for quick hairstyles with some flair, this one will do. With the hair tattoo, put it into an updo to give it that edgy look. I love shoulder-length cuts that have a lot of versatility, and that’s something great about this shoulder-length lob. It’s easy to style like a bob and still, long enough to ponytail when you need it out of your way. You could also do a fun half-up style for something more interesting!

I love adding this type of disconnected undercut with a hair tattoo. It’s a cool way to show off your edge when you want to, and you can cover it easily when you feel like keeping your haircut more classic. These bouncy beach waves can be achieved with any flat iron between one and two inches wide. Prep the hair with a heat protectant and mousse with a light hold, then dry your hair completely before using your flat iron.

Multi-Colored Lob Shoulder Length Hair
Instagram @pinupjordan

#116: Multi-Colored Lob

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

I recommend the purple or blue Celeb Luxury Viral shampoos and conditioners. I also like the Joico Color Safe shampoo. The long lob cut is great for all face shapes. Hairdos reaching the shoulders are also great for fine hair because they make their mane thick with some volume. It’s one of my favorites because you can customize the client’s haircut (and color!).

Not too short and not too long, shoulder-length haircuts fall at the perfect spot! It’s the most popular length I and other hairstylists cut for our clients.

There are almost endless ways you can cut and style shoulder-length hair. Plus, at this length, you can put it into a ponytail for when you’re hot and style it for formal occasions. Lastly, you don’t need to worry about your face shape or hair type. I’ll show you some of the best cuts and dos for each.

Here are pictures of some of the most popular shoulder-length haircuts for you to consider this Summer!