Layered Shoulder-Length Haircuts for Women

Shoulder-length hair has great movement and texture.

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Be a head turner and bring out your hair's radiant beauty with a shoulder-length layered haircut. This is great for the gal who may want a cut that's not too short or too long, but has natural movement and swing. Try a playful, classic or sexy style and get that head ready to do some hair flipping.

Multiple Layers and Sideswept Bangs

Tap into your playful side and layer up that hair. Multiple layers are cut in various lengths around the head, ending at the shoulder. Thickening spray applied onto wet hair gives the style great texture. Jazz it up with flattering fringe brushed to the side and splash those locks with shine serum to make those layers look "oh so pretty."

Heavy Bangs and Layers

Add some pizazz to layers using heavy bangs and strands that are bent, not curled. After rolling the hair upward with a large-barrel curling iron, use your fingers to shape a bend (brush the hair with the fingers away from your face) throughout the hair. This technique gives a bouncy effect. So, give your hair a B&B -- bend and bounce. Whisk thick, bold bangs to the side and turn up the sex appeal.


Once you go shag, you may never go back. This playful razor-cut hairdo is layered in various lengths that are shorter on top and longer coming down to the shoulder. Pump up the volume on top with a styling cream applied to the crown of the head. Use your fingers to scatter the hair on top for a tousled effect and slide in a sparkly barrette for cutesy flava.

Flipped Ends

It's like a merry-go-round of layers in this classic-looking style. Layers are cut all the way around the head, with the shortest pieces falling just below the cheekbones. The ends naturally flip because the hair has so many layers -- no curling iron needed here. Make a diva statement and combine that fab hair with some glowing makeup, a cocktail dress and a slamming pair of heels.

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