While long hair has been the go-to style for quite some time, we are starting to see the emergence of the shoulder-length cut. Many celebrities are trading in their long locks for something shorter and flirtier this season, leaving longer looks a thing of the past. Whether you are preparing to start a new school year or are simply looking to spruce up your ‘working gal’ look, the shoulder-length cut is a must try. We’ve put together some of the hottest celebrity looks and tips for this style to help you prepare for the final cut — haircut, that is.
Whether just above or just below the shoulder, some of Hollywood’s hottest stars have already taken advantage of this hot new style. Vanessa Hudgens and Miley Cyrus opt for a more mature look this year, adding volume to their ‘do with sexy beach waves and gorgeous, rich color. The new season of Pretty Little Liars recently returned with more surprises than just A’s shenanigans. Both Ashley Benson and Lucy Hale are sporting shoulder-length cuts. Ashley embraces messy hair, while Lucy opts for long, straight layers. This year’s “It Girl,” Emma Stone, chooses a teased, vintage look with side-swept bangs. And showing that this look transcends age, Jennifer Aniston wears her shoulder-length style tousled and wind-swept.
Try Something New!
Are you thinking about giving this style a try, but aren’t sure if it’s for you? The shape of your face is an important consideration. A shoulder-length cut is perfect for framing your face, whether you have a round or elongated shape. Additionally, your hair type is something to keep in mind. If you have naturally curly hair, a short style may make it too frizzy and unmanageable. Straight or wavy hair types are ideal for this cut. Heading to the salon? When choosing a cut, shy away from super trendy styles that come and go, such as the vertical bob, and opt for something timeless.
Do you want layers, tapering, or bangs? Be sure to be clear with your stylist and explain exactly what you want in order to prevent a disaster situation. Also, ask your stylist to cut it just below the shoulder, before deciding to go shorter. Once it has been cut, there is no going back! Now that you are equipped with your flirty new ‘do, it’s time to have fun styling it! Invest in some fun hair accessories such as headbands, clips, and pins, and play with waves to add volume to flat, lifeless hair. Still aren’t sure? Be bold! Try something new this season and accept your new status as “Beauty Trend-setter!”