Ways to wear shoulder-length hairstyles

From low chignons to messy topknots, 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-up dos – shoulder-length hairstyles promise a lot of variety.

Fashion’s favourite street stylers 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. Refresh your locks with these four shoulder-length hairstyles:

Messy Half-Up Top Knot

Messy half-up top knot


Stay cool and put your own stamp on the collarbone-grazing chop 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 done in six quick and easy steps:

Pinned Back Glamour

Pinned-back glamour


Soften a shoulder-length cut with a bouncy blow-dry and pinned-back beauty. Delicate half updos with clipped sections are an easy way to work different shoulder-length hairstyles into your everyday routine. This how-to includes glossy waves for a flawless finish:



A blunt midi cut adds instant cool to any look. Style it super straight for extra glamour using a ghd platinum® styler – its tri-zone® technology reduces breakage by 50%* and boosts shine by 20%**. Here’s how to rock blunt and beautiful shoulder-length hairstyles yourself:

Twisted Low Knot

Twisted low knot

This easy-going take on the low bun can be dressed up or down. It’s feminine, classic and simple to recreate on locks chopped to the shoulders. Here’s how to do it:

Mixing up shoulder-length hairstyles can add a unique twist to your look. Try out tousled topknots, flaunt super-sleek chops and twist your way to midi perfection. Add them to your hairdo arsenal to seriously shake up your style and truly own that lob.


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