One of the best things about shoulder length hair is that it is so versatile. Seriously, no matter what you want to do, there is a way to get the look you truly want with shoulder length hair. It is one of the easiest types of hair to work with, because there are so many options. Whether you want straight and sexy or lots of volume, there are always many things that you can do to make it work!
Shoulder Length Haircut Style Suggestions
Here are some awesome and easy things that you can do to make your hair exciting and fun while being original as well. Feel free to pick and choose from these different suggestions, because some of them are haircuts that you can try out for yourself, and others are simply tips that should help you out. Take whatever you need, and disregard anything that doesn’t feel like it is right for you.
1. Try a Southern Belle
Here is a fun and interesting hairstyle that looks great on a variety of women, especially if you have a wider face. It has long side bangs that will slim out your face and make it look very refined and attractive. All you need to get this working for you is to ask your hairstylist for a Southern Belle, specify that you want highlights in it (this is a great addition to the look, by the way), and have him or her cut it appropriately.
To style it, simply blow dry your bangs to the side and blow dry the rest of your hair to subtly increase volume. It really is very simple, and if you want more help, there are lots of resources to help you take it to the next level.
2. Find the right shampoo.
One of the easiest ways to make your hair better and more beautiful is to find the right shampoo for it. The simplest way to do this?
If you are really serious about having great hair, the best thing that you can do is to try out a lot of different shampoos and see which one has the best effect. Every lady’s hair is different and what works for one of your friends, your mother, your sister, or anyone else might not be the best for you. So try something else out and see how it works for you. Accept that cold water is good for you. Nobody likes it. It’s cold and all you want to do is take a warm shower. But cold water is incredibly good for your hair and, believe it or not, it is great for your skin as well. Taking cold showers can shave years off your looks while making your hair look amazing. Men do this as well, for smaller pores and better looking hair.
4. Try a glaze.
You can get these for home use and they are simple and inexpensive. They will fill out holes of color in your hair and save you time (and money) in between hair appointments. It is a great way to make your hair look beautiful without spending a lot of money or dedicating a lot of time.
5. Give hair a chance to air dry.
Forcing all of your hair to dry in a moment with a towel is only going to cause frizz. If you want great hair that looks amazing all day long, the best thing you can do is this: Squeeze out all of the excess water. Go get a cup of coffee or some orange juice and let it air dry for five to ten minutes. Only then should you style it. You will thank me later when your hair looks a hundred times better.
Another common mistake people make is applying a bunch of product as soon as they are out of the shower, and then rushing to style it immediately. Sure, if you are in a time crunch then this may be what you absolutely have to do. But if it isn’t, then there is a better way.
Simply put the product in your hair and then relax for 10 or 15 minutes. That seems like a long time now, but once you get used to it, it is not a big deal. Giving your hair a chance to absorb the product will make it look more finished and professional all day long.
6. Try out spray bottles and wrapping.
There’s another super easy tip to try out. If you have enough hair to work with spray bottles, they will save your life. They are easy to use, inexpensive to buy, and will last a life time. Consider investing in a few of these, as they will make your life (and your mornings) a whole lot easier. Try wrapping with a hair curler. You don’t always have to clamp; try just wrapping your hair. This allows for nice, casual curls that are very pretty and super low maintenance. In fact, once you have tried out wrapping for curls a few times, you may have a hard time convincing yourself to ever go back to clamping. Wrapping with a hair curler is super simple, saves time, and looks amazing.
7. Hair extensions.
Hair extensions are not just for people with short hair. You can add these to an already shoulder length haircut for a great effect. In fact, it will make your current hairstyle look just a little bit more fashion forward without seeming over-the-top. It is a great and simple way to add a little bit of flair to your current hairstyle.
8. Experiment with braids.
If you haven’t noticed by now, experimenting with new styles is a great way to increase your versatility and discover new looks that you never would have imagined would look good for you. Trying out out large braids is a smart idea, because they look their best on shoulder length haircuts. There are a lot of different ways to do this as well, so no matter what your style is, there will be some braid styles that will fit your personality.
9. Angled Bangs
Consider trying out angled bangs. These will give a very sleek and sophisticated look and work great for pretty much everyone. Find a shoulder length hairstyle that fits with this and you have a perfect look – just talk to your hairstylist about your options and he or she will be able to help you find a look that complements angled bangs. You might be surprised how sophisticated they look on you.
10. Go auburn.
Finally, if you are really looking for something that pushes the envelope but is fun as well, consider dying your hair red. An auburn sheen can do a lot for you, and for a lot of women, it really works well with their wardrobe. While this isn’t a choice that you should make lightly, if you think it fits with who you are, consider coloring your hair and trying this out.
What do you do with your shoulder length haircut?
There are so many choice for shoulder length haircuts. Don’t let all of your options stress you out; you don’t have to use them all! Just pick out the things that seem the most accessible, or that you feel best fit with your overall style, and try it out. You might be surprised how much a few subtle changes can make you feel different and better all together. A few style perks can do wonders for your mood.