Shoulder-Length Haircuts With Bangs and Layers

A shoulder-length haircut offers versatility.

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Take a step into hair heaven with a shoulder-length 'do. It offers thickness and great versatility. Add to the beauty with various options in bangs and layers. Go for bangs that are side-swept, long or on the forehead. Get a glamorous vibe with waves or locks cut in sections that flatter the features. Take a ride into hair bliss.

Wavy Layers and Heavy Bangs

Grab some glamour and create this shoulder length look of waves. Make a side part while the hair is wet. Blow dry both the hair and bangs. Use a large barrel curling iron on the entire head and curl bangs for no longer than 10 seconds. Let the fingers do the shaping. Brush the hair with your fingers to create a bend in the strands and side swept bangs. Comb the hair backward at the crown for body at the roots.

Piecey Layers and Eye-Skimming Bangs

Create a bit of sultry with hair cut at the shoulder in piecey layers and eye-skimming bangs. Short and long layers stop at the jawline and chin while bangs hit the lashes. Helena Faccenda blow dries the hair with a round brush. Continue to straighten with a paddle brush (flat brush). For a sleek look use a ceramic flat iron. Blow dry straight down or you will end up with a round bang.

Straight Layers and Face Framing

Show great face with this feature flattering 'do. Shoulder length strands are layered at the ends while the bangs fall about an inch below the eyebrows. Tresemme stylist Craig Gangi writes about asking a professional to trim the bangs below the eyebrows. Soften the complexion by adding highlights that are no more than two colors lighter than your original color. It's hair perfection at its best.

Shaggy Layers, Long Side Bangs

Show off your sex appeal with this shoulder grazing style. NYC hairstylist Garren cut long wispy layers that cascade down the front of the face. The length of the other strands falls in different ways mostly at the shoulder and collar bone. An extra-long side bang accentuates the eyes and gives a sense of mystery.

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