What are you in the mood for?

Your Style Guide To Shoulder Length Hairstyles

by 3.5K views 3.5K views  
Shoulder Length Hairstyles

If high maintenance bobs and waist-grazing long locks are not your jam, then it’s time to find that pleasing middle-ground with mid-length hair. After all, it’s versatile and can be styled in a myriad of ways. However, we recommend steering clear of the same ol’ ponytail and exploring some stellar hairstyles for your shoulder length hair . Up for some style makeover? we’re here with the assist. Here’s a lowdown on the best shoulder length hairstyles that we can’t help but drool over!

Medium Length Hairstyles

1. Bubble Braid

Step 1: Apply generous amounts of Streax Hair Serum With Walnut Oil along the lengths of your hair.

Step 2: Gather your hair into a high ponytail and secure it with an elastic.

Step 3: Now move down by about two inches and add another elastic. Keep doing this until you reach the end of the ponytail.

Step 4: Pull out your fringes and let them fall free for a romantic twist. On your crown, pin a few colourful flowers.

Step 5: Gently tug at the sections between elastics for fuller, defined bubbles. Spritz Godrej Professional Shine on Shine Spray for a glossy finish.

Medium Length Hairstyles – Bubble Braid
Medium Length Hairstyles – Top Knot

2. Top Knot

Step 1: Flipping your head down, gather your hair on the crown to tie your highest ponytail yet.

Step 2: Grab the length of your ponytail and begin twisting it around the root until you’ve twisted the entire length.

Step 3: Pancake the root of the ponytail to keep it flat while you wrap your twisted ponytail around it with the other hand.

Step 4: Tuck the ends into the bun with the help of TS U Pins Large.

Step 5: For a disciplined bun, spritz Sebastian Professional Shaper Fierce Hairspray to brave even the strongest of winds.

3. Pineapple Updo

Step 1: Using your fingertips, run a dollop of L'Oreal Paris Smooth Intense Instant Smoothing Serum through your tresses.

Step 2: Gather your hair into a high ponytail and secure with an elastic. Separate your bangs loosely on the front and let them be.

Step 3: Now, fluff out hair at the base of your ponytail and pin the ends with the help of bobby pins.

Step 4: Wrap the Accessorize London Animal Print Skinny Scarf around the loosely formed updo and tie a bow knot at the top.

Step 5: Let your bangs fall naturally along your forehead. Spritz hair spray to set your style in place.

Medium Length Hairstyles – Pineapple Updo
Medium Length Hairstyles – Twisted Double Buns

4. Twisted Double Buns

Step 1: Prep your hair with BBLUNT Chandni's Space Buns hair serum.

Step 2: Part your hair in the middle and create two high ponytails. Fasten them with elastics.

Step 3: Twisting the length of one ponytail like a rope, wrap it around the base, mimicking a bun. Secure with an elastic.

Step 4: Repeat with the other ponytail. Pull out a fringe or two on the front.

Step 5: Set the double buns using a few quick spritzes of ENN The Fix- Style Enhancing Hair Milk Spray.

5. Twisted Low Bun With Puff

Step 1: Part your hair in the middle to create two sections. Backcomb your crown hair with Bronson Professional Back Combing Teasing Brush to give it a natural lift.

Step 2: Holding a thin section of hair from either side in each hand, lightly knot the sections at the back to form a twist. Secure it with bobby pins.

Steps 3: Using the rest of your hair, create a low bun. Don’t bother about perfecting it, the key is to keep it effortless and messy.

Step 4: To transform it into a romantic updo, pull out a few fringes on the front.

Step 5: Set the style with Yves Rocher Volume And Substance Amplifying Spray.

shoulder length hairstyles – twisted low bun with puff
shoulder length hairstyles – half up hairdo

6. Half Up Hairdo

Step 1: Comb your tresses and detangle any knots. Apply Schwarzkopf Professional Osis+ Magic Anti Frizz Shine Serum along the lengths of your hair.

Step 2: On the left side, lift a two-inch section of hair from the hairline and secure it at the back of your head with a bobby pin.

Step 3: Now take a similar section on the right and cross it over the pinned section at the back.

Step 4: Tuck in Hair Drama Company Amber Hair Clip right on top of the crossover at the back.

Step 5: To texturize your locks, spritz generous amounts of a texturizing hair spray.

7. French Braid

Step 1: Firstly, prep your tresses with the Agaro Instastraight Nano HS-6511 Hair Straightener. This will help achieve a neat look.

Step 2: Divide the hair at your hairline into three sections.

Step 3: Alternately cross the left and right sections over the middle one to form a firm stitch.

Step 4: For a woven look, with each new stitch, add a little more hair from either sides into your braid.

Step 5: Keep doing this until you reach the end of the length and secure your braid with an elastic.

Step 6: Once you’re done with your braid, set it with a few spritzes of Batiste Stylist Smooth It Frizz Tamer Frizz Free.

shoulder length hairstyles – french braid
shoulder length hairstyles – beach waves hairdo

8. Beach Waves Hairdo

Step 1: Part your hair in the middle with a rat tail comb.

Step 2: Spray liberally Tresemme Keratin Smooth Heat Protection Spray on your tresses.

Step 3: This is the key step for the look. Lightly tong your hair with Vega Smooth Curl VHCH-03 Hair Curler and create loose, romantic waves.

Step 4: Finish off with a few spritzes of Cadiveu Sol do Rio Beach Waves and you will be set to earn major style points in the tress town for not trying too hard.

Tips For Shoulder Length Hairstyles

Here’s a lowdown on a few tips to wear your best shoulder length hair yet.

  • Mid length hair gives you the liberty to effortlessly recreate the I-woke-up-like-this look. So, don’t think twice before making the most of it and opting for messy hairdos that look like you didn’t have to try hard. Sounds perfect for first dates.
  • Twist all you want because your hair isn’t too short to limit you and neither too long to tire you. From simple side twists to twisted pigtails, you’ve got plenty of options to amp up your regular styles. Plus, when you undo the style at the end of the day, your hair will have developed natural swirls along the lengths. Yes, you can scrap that pre-party salon trip now.
  • Since your hair length is beyond the chin, you have longer side pieces to frame your face. So, don’t be afraid to experiment with bangs and fringes in your hairstyle to accentuate your facial features. You’d be surprised how revealing the bangs can knock years off your face.

FAQs On Medium Length Hairstyles For Women

1. What are suitable ponytail hairstyles for girls with medium length hair?

Shoulder length hairstyles for women who wish to opt for ponytails include flipped up ponytail, low and loose ponytail, sleek braided ponytail, and pearl accentuated ponytail.

2. What are the factors to be considered when choosing medium length hairstyles for girls?

When picking hairstyles for shoulder length hair, ensure the hairdos flatter your face shape, your outfit, highlights if any and are suitable for the occasion.

3. Are medium length hair hairstyles in style? Suggest hair serums for thick and dry medium length hair.

Medium length hair hairstyles have always been in style thanks to the versatility they offer. There are plenty of ways to go for mid length hairstyles that will frame your face in an appealing way.

MORE from Hair