20 Stylish Hairstyles To Try If You Have Shoulder-Length Hair

It's basically the most versatile hair length.
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The beauty of shoulder-length hair is its versatility. Whether you have straight, wavy, or curly locks, you can do a ton of different looks with the said hair length! To help you get creative, we listed down the prettiest shoulder-length hairstyles you can try:

1. Soft Waves

If you want to style your hair like a royal, take your cue from an actual future queen: Kate Middleton! She manages to make her professionally done signature soft waves look like she did it herself. Tiara optional.

Hair Type: Wavy, Straight

Face Shape: Heart, Long, Oval Diamond, Round

2. Messy Bun 


This classic Heart Evangelista shoulder-length hairstyle is chic and uncomplicated. A casual low bun + soft tendrils that frame the face make it the perfect hairdo for any modern fashionista! 

Hair type: Straight, Wavy, Curly

Face Shape: Heart, Square, Oval, Round, Diamond

3. Slicked Back  

When Bea Alonzo attended this year's ABS-CBN Ball in a stunning red Vania Romoff form-hugging number with matching red lips and a slicked back hairstyle, she went from sweet romantic lead to vamp in one pomade-laden comb of the hair. READ: This hairdo is your fastest way to looking sexy and glam.

Hairy Type: Straight

Face Shape: Oval, Square, Diamond

4. Feathery Fringe 


Janella Salvador’s feathered bangs frames her lovely features without taking the focus away or weighing down her overall look. The piece-y fringe simply accentuates her features and adds a little texture without creating too much drama.  

Hairy Type: Straight, Curly

Face Shape:  Round, Oval, Heart, Square, Diamond

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5. Deep Side Part 

Everyone knows that an easy way to switch up your look without taking a trip to the salon is to change your side part. If you're looking to shake it up even more, try a deep side part! It instantly adds body, volume, and drama to your regular hairstyle. Just look at how Anne Curtis' sports it; it gave her overall look an edgier vibe!

Hair Type: Straight, Curly, Wavy

Face Shape: Round, Oval, Heart, Square, Diamond

6. Half Pony 

When in doubt, you can go for the ever reliable half-ponytail. But before you think it's too basic, check out how Mari Jasmine put a (literal) modern twist to the hairdo. This goes to show that you can always be creative with basic hairstyles! 

Hair Type: Straight, Curly, Wavy

Face Shape: Oval, Heart, Square, Diamond

7. Center Part 

We mentioned how changing your hair part is an effortless way to change your look. A center part may seem extreme for many, but it's a simple, clean, and minimalist look that highlights your facial bone structure. Kendall Jenner is often seen sporting the center part, whether she’s wearing her hair loose and wavy, straight and sleek, up or down. 

Hair Type: Straight, Curly, Wavy

Face Shape: Round, Oval, Square

8. Blunt Bangs 

Before going super short, Sue Ramirez had blunt bangs—and you can, too! Just make sure to keep the texture ~*light and feathery*~ as a thick, blunt fringe paired with shoulder-length hair can appear too heavy and weigh down your features.

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Hair Type: Straight

Face Shape: Oval, Long, Square

9. Corkscrew Curls 


Gone are the days when Filipinas would spend hours—and money—trying to straighten out their curls. So if you’ve got it (curls, we mean), flaunt it! Check out Karylle's corkscrew curls, they are definitely #hairgoals!

Hair Type: Curly, Wavy

Face Shape: Oval, Heart, Square, Diamond

10. Pastel Hair Color

Wanting to try something new? Arci Muñoz shows you how it’s done with her cotton candy pink hairstyle! We’re madly in love with her pastel strands. 

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy, Curly

Face Shape: Oval, Long, Heart, Round, Square, Diamond

11. Loose Waves


Rhian Ramos wears her shoulder-length hair with loose, tousled waves that look both sexy and laidback. To cop the wavy texture with little effort, here’s a simple hair hack you can try: Tie your hair into a bun while it’s still damp and remove the hair tie once you hair is completely dried. Now you have waves that are Insta-worthy!

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy

Face Shape: Round, Square, Oval, Heart, Diamond

12. Super Straight 

Here’s a hairstyle that will surely keep the focus on your pretty face. Keep it as sleek and shiny as Vanessa Hudgens’ super straight lob. This hairdo has to look extra polished, so tame wayward strands in place with hair serum or gel.

Hair Type: Straight

Face Shape: Oval, Square, Round, Heart, Diamond

13. Space Buns 

Millie Bobby Brown makes Princess Leia proud with her super cool space buns. This style has gone from a galaxy far, far away to music festivals and to the streets. Wear it when you’re feeling fun, spunky, and playful. 

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Hair Type: Straight, Curly, Wavy

Face Shape: Oval, Heart

14. Low Ponytail  

If your shoulder-length hair is a little on the shorter side, chances are, a regular pony may only be possible with the help of bobby pins. Skip the hassle and opt for a low pony like Jodi Sta. Maria. You can try a tight ponytail with a middle or side part or a looser ponytail with soft tendrils framing your face.

Hairy type: Straight, Wavy, Curly

Face Shape: Oval, Heart, Round, Heart, Diamond

15. Flipped Ends 

One of the most common complaints about shoulder-length hair is that, because the ends graze the shoulder, they have a tendency to flip. Hairstylist to the stars Chad Wood's work on Vanessa proves that you don’t have to fight it; you can actually work with it!

Hair Type: Straight

Face Shape: Oval, Square, Heart, Diamond, Round

16. Blunt Lob 


The layered cut has reigned supreme long enough. If you’ve had that haircut for years, maybe it’s time to shake it up a bit with a blunt lob like Erich Gonzalez’s. Unlike a layered cut which softens the shape of the face, a blunt lob highlights the sharp angles of your face. 

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy, Heart, Round

Face Shape: Oval, Square

17. Barrel Curls 

If you’re in the mood for a soft and romantic look, cop Nina Dobrev’s barrel curls. Break out the curling iron and get these big, loose curls pronto.

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy

Face Shape: Oval, Square, Diamond, Heart

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18. Side Part with Barrette or Clips

Here's a pretty hairdo that’s easy to achieve: Just part your hair on one side and place pretty sparkly clips like Sofia Andres! The hairstyle can go from casual day out with the girls to a romantic date night look.

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy

Face Shape: Oval, Round, Square, Heart, Diamond

19. Wet Look 

Get the same hot look as Margot Robbie with the help of some styling wax or pomade! Just rub  a bit of styling product on your hair and slick it back with a comb to achieve this stylish hairstyle.

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy

Face Shape: Oval, Square, Diamond, Heart, Round

20. Textured Lob 

For maximum style with minimum effort, try Selena Gomez’s effortlessly cool and woke-up-like-this textured lob. This popular hairstyle looks stylishly mussed up without looking messy. Score this exact look by spritzing damp locks with sea salt spray and let them air-dry.

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy

Face Shape: Oval, Round, Square, Diamond, Heart

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