As said by Coco Chanel herself, “A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life.” What better way to kick off the first quarter of the year than with a new ‘do, right? Not to mention, summer is just around the corner, so getting a shoulder-length hairstyle will help you stay presko.
Here are some of our recommended styles that you can show to your hairstylist on your next salon visit (while still following safety precautions!), or if you’re feeling confident, maybe you can cut or dye your locks yourself:
1. Blunt lob
This popular hairstyle is what you want to go for if you’re looking for a chic but low-maintenance ‘do. Not only will it keep you looking sophisticated, but you can easily pair this with pins or headbands.
FN Tip: If you have thin hair, you can easily give your locks a bit of volume with the help of some mousse or texturizing spray.
2. Shoulder-length hair with curtain bangs
Curtain bangs subtly frame the face. They're especially perfect for square-faced women who want to balance out their strong features.
FN Tip: If you’re getting curtain bangs for the first time, hairstylist Tim Dueñas of L.A.’s Nine Zero One Salon recommends to “keep the edges longer than the middle and the ends soft starting in the center of the pupils and working to the jawline.”
3. Medium-length hair with blunt bangs
If you want an ultra-chic look, this is the hairstyle for you. Blunt bangs make an instant style statement!
4. Layered shoulder-length hair
Women with curlier locks (or those who want to have wavy locks), rejoice! These loose and flowy waves will be your next go-to look.
FN Tip: Try using a texturizing spray or a sea salt spray to accentuate your curls.
5. Shoulder-length hair with wispy bangs
If you’re still a little scared to get a full-blown fringe, try experimenting with wispy bangs first. This will give your shoulder-length hair a soft, feminine, and youthful look—they’re also easier to maintain and less sweat-inducing as compared to full bangs.
6. Brown shoulder-length hair with golden highlights
With summer just around the corner, why not add a little bit of color to your hairstyle? A beachy style like this will get you ready for the season in no time!
FN Tip: For your highlights, pick a shade that will blend well with your roots.
7. Collarbone cut
Here's a flattering and laid-back hairstyle suitable for women who have a square-shaped face.
FN Tip: Don’t forget to ask your stylist to add layers to this hairstyle to keep it from looking rigid. And when styling it, you can also add some volume to your hairdo with a few spritzes of sea salt spray.
8. Side-swept medium-length cut
All you need are soft, wispy layers and a swooping deep side part to cop this elegant 'do.
FN Tip: Lightly curl your ends to give your hairstyle some shape.
9. Angled lob
This chic hairstyle is most flattering on women with oval or diamond-shaped faces. It's also perfect for those with fine hair—the angled haircut, where the hair is slightly shorter in the back compared to the front, can help create the illusion of thicker manes.
10. Medium-length cut with choppy layers
Unlike your usual layered ‘do, this hairstyle is on the edgier side of the shoulder-length hairstyles.
FN Tip: To emphasize your layers, leave on some salt spray or a tad bit of hairspray for it to last the whole day.