Shoulder-length cuts – or a long bob “lob” are a genuinely gorgeous haircut on everybody. They are practical, chic and perfect for every hair texture, face shape and age. The only problem is they can feel a little boring. Long hair has the luxury of endless hairstyles and short hair is bold and edgy so medium length hair can feel a little ‘blah’ but there are plenty of ways to make your lob stand out from the crowd. Check out these 10 shoulder-length haircuts for inspiration.
Try a Side Part with Waves
The best way to help your shoulder-length cut stand out is through amazing texture. Emma Stone’s wavy hairstyle with a center part and a slicked backside is so amazing. It’s one of those haircuts that inspire you to make the chop. Best of all, the length makes it easy to recreate this wavy style almost every day.
Tousled Medium Length Waves
Sticking with the textured medium length cuts – a tousled wavy hairstyle, such as beach waves, is another easy to recreate (simply grab some sea salt spray) and it’s so stylish. It’s perfect for women who have thin hair and want it to look thicker.
Ombre Natural Looking Highlights
The ombre hair color technique has captivated all of our stylish hearts. It is a great natural look when it’s only going a few shades lighter or a bold look if you choose a colorful ombre such as a pink or red ombre. The lightened locks will give your hair plenty of dimensions so it’s full of natural body.
Shoulder Length Hair with Blunt Bangs
One of the favorite haircuts of the high-fashion world is the shoulder-length cut with blunt bangs. Probably because it’s a perfect blend of charm and edge. This hairstyle is versatile because the bangs look amazing with updo’s or half-up half-down dos and looks great with every texture.
Side-Swept Bangs with Shoulder Length Hair
Blunt bangs simply aren’t for everyone’s face shape or (curly) hair texture. A great option is side-swept bangs. As you know, there are boundless options of side-swept bangs so make sure that you choose them according to your natural characteristics. A long-side swept bang works well on everyone and makes styling updo’s easy.
Medium Length Shag Layers
The rock n rolling shag hairstyle is bold way to make your shoulder-length haircut stand out. For those of you wondering, a shag haircut is one that has a lot of layers that are feathered at the tops and sides. The layers are full around the head but thin towards the edges. Shag can look great poker straight or tousled and messy-chic. Shag cut looks amazing with Bardot bangs at a shoulder-length cut.
Shoulder Length Cut with Long Layers
The best way to add some movement and texture to a shoulder-length cut is with some long layers. A long layered haircut is very versatility and will always look great. They can give your hair a lot of natural flare and style but still allow you to easily put your hair back without needing a pack of bobby pins just to clip the layers back.
A Straight Blunt Cut
If you have healthy and shiny hair then you really don’t need to do anything to change up your shoulder-length cut. A blunt shoulder-length cut that is poker straight and shiny is trés chic but don’t hesitate to add some tousled waves or a messy texture.
A Asymmetrical Longer Bob
An asymmetrical bob is longer on one side than the other. A long asymmetrical bob will definitely give you an edgy and unique hairstyle with plenty of styling options. They look great super straight or with lush waves. The difference in lengths is totally up to you and how edgy you want your look.
A Subtle Graduated Long Bob
Victoria Beckham made the graduated bob famous but since your hair is longer than the bob you want to avoid the stacked layers in the back. A subtle graduated bob (one that gets longer as it moves forward) is the hottest haircut in Hollywood from A-list actresses like Jennifer Aniston and Kiera Knightly to fashion icons such as Guiliana Rancic and Olivia Palermo and we love the sleek and sophisticated look.