Shoulder Length Hairstyles for Women

From low chignons to messy top knots, step outside your usual style and explore different ways to wear shoulder-length hair.

All hail the midi. Modern, chic and oh-so-cool, the shoulder-grazing chop provides endless styling options to refresh your look. Blunt fringes, textured layers and an array of buns, ponytails and half-updos – shoulder-length hairstyles promise variety.

Fashion’s favourite street stylists are loving a long bob right now and there are plenty of ways to make the shoulder-skimming cut your own. Whether you let your mane flow or twist it into a neat knot, the line between chin-length and long is yours to experiment with.

Messy Half-Up Top Knot

Messy half-up top knot

Stay cool and put your own stamp on collarbone-grazing, shoulder-length hair with a half-up topknot. This tousled carefree style can be rocked at a party or pulled up for off-duty glam. The messy look is also the perfect running-late hairstyle as it can be created in six quick and easy steps. It’s ideal if you don’t want to commit to a full updo. Use the tutorial linked below to craft this effortless look yourself for some shoulder-length hair inspiration.

Pinned Back Glamour

Pinned-back glamour

Soften your length with a bouncy blow-dry and pinned-back beauty. Delicate half updos with clipped sections are an easy way to work different short hairstyles into your everyday routine. It’s the perfect look to finish a wedding outfit or to add a feminine touch to your date night style. The how-to below includes all the steps you need to follow to create soft, eye-catching waves.



A blunt midi-cut adds instant cool to any look. Style it super straight for extra glamour, using the ghd platinum+ styler – its ultra-zone technology reduces breakage by 50%* and boosts shine by 20%**. Gliding the styler slowly through the hair, from root to tip, ensures every strand is pressed and straightened for a flawless finish. Hit the link below for shoulder-length hair ideas and learn how to rock this blunt and beautiful look yourself.

Twisted Low Knot

Twisted low knot

This easy-going take on the low bun can be dressed up or down and is easy to achieve with shoulder-length hair. It’s feminine, classic and simple to recreate on locks chopped to the shoulders. Ideal for long days in the office, when you want to make an impression, you can also dress this style up with accessories for special occasions. ghd final fix hairspray ensures flyaways stay in place and the style lasts. Follow the tutorial linked below to try this look out at home.

Getting some new shoulder-length hair ideas can add a unique spin on your look. Try out tousled top knots, flaunt super-sleek chops and twist your way to midi perfection, there’s a look for every occasion. Add them to your hairdo arsenal to seriously shake up your style and truly own that lob.


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