April 23, 2021 at 08:00AM
Finding a hairstyle that is universally flattering can be tricky. Sure, there are certain hairstyles that people always come back to. For instance, us Brits are going to be totally obsessed with
shag hairstyles for spring summer 2021, but depending on your hair type and texture it’s often necessary to make adjustments so that certain trending hairstyles will work for you IRL. However, turns out there is one hairstyle that really does suit everyone, and without wanting to get too Goldilocks about it, it’s due to that winning combination of being not too long and not too short. Yes, a classic shoulder-length hairstyle works for every hair type—from tightly curled to poker straight and super-thick to very fine strands. Why? Well, there are no rules when it comes to shoulder-length hair. Wear it layered or with a fringe, blunt or centre parted; it’s completely customisable to you.
Ready to embrace that in-between hair life? Keep scrolling for 25 celebrities proving that shoulder-length hair suits absolutely everyone.
Renowned for making every day a great hair day, Sienna’s mid-length style adds extra bounce to her blonde waves.
One of the best things about a shoulder-length hairstyle is how low-maintenance it is. Ashley Graham’s relaxed beach waves don’t even need a parting to look effortlessly cool.
Sophie Turner always steps out in some particularly striking beauty looks, but I’m totally obsessed with this side-swept, shoulder-skimming style.
Make like Rochelle and sweep your hair to one side to add extra volume and texture to natural curls. Seriously glam.
A chic centre parting and softly tousled waves lend Olivia’s mid-length lob a classic feel.
Rosie keeps the front section of her shoulder-length style a little shorter than the rest. Tucking it behind your ears lends the look a ’90s vibe.
Sleek, simple and perfect for every day, Gemma Chan always makes shoulder-length hair work for off-duty and red carpet appearances.
If you have naturally straight hair like Holly, then try using straighteners to create soft waves for added movement.
I absolutely love how a full fringe looks with shoulder-length hair. Bryce, I might just be copying this hairstyle.
Tessa’s slicked-back style descends into bouncy, shoulder-length coils for this elegant award season style.
The former First Lady has made this shoulder-length style something of a trademark. Switch to a side-parting like Michelle to instantly refresh your look.
From a pixie crop to full-length hair extensions, VB has settled firmly on shoulder-length hair for the best part of the last decade. And why not when it looks this good?
A soft French-girl fringe like Rosamund’s makes a mid-length hairstyle look instantly more grown-up and polished.
Hair accessories + curls = a match made in beauty heaven.
How damn shiny are Zendaya’s runway waves?
Jourdan opts for a shoulder-length ‘do that’s longer at the front than the back to add plenty of volume.
A feathered fringe and lob look so good together as Rebel Wilson proves.
Keeping it sleek and simple, Zawe’s side-parting and choppy ends are definitely the fashion girl’s way to wear shoulder-length hair.
I’m getting major Baby Spice vibes from Hailey’s half-up, half-down style here.
Shoulder-length hair doesn’t have to be all one length. Bella’s layered style has serious style appeal.
I’ll admit it—I’m a Laura Dern fan girl anyway, but I’ll be plaiting my hair tonight to re-create this zig-zag effect hairstyle.
To re-create Thandie’s red carpet look, use a little gel at the roots of your hair and a volume spray through the lengths for a retro take on shoulder-length styling.
If she isn’t rocking a bob, Alexa Chung is stepping out in a lob like this one—her two trademark hairstyles.
A shoulder-length style is perfect for keeping curly hairstyles like Oprah’s looking vibrant and bouncy.
Play with different layers and textures to find the mid-length hairstyle that works for you, just like Margot’s ’70s-inspired look.
Opening image: @haileybieber
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Author Mica Ricketts |
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