How to Style Shoulder Length Hair

Shoulder length hair can look fantastic as long as it is well kept, but it can also be a real pain to style as it can begin to get boring after a while.

But there are so many different things that you can do with shoulder length hair that you never need to have an uninspired hair day ever again!

So whether you are leaving it down or going for a classy up do, with your length of hair, you have a world of styles to choose from.


Buns are now one of the most chic up dos a woman can have, they have long since shifted away from the old lady/school mistress image and are now the domain of the chic, stylish and time conscious.

Creating a chic bun couldn’t be simpler

This style is great for when you are running late and haven’t got time to wash your hair because it works best with dirty hair. Clean hair is too flyaway and it won’t stay in.

Decide whether you want a high up or low down bun and put your hair up in a ponytail at the appropriate height.

Use a bun doughnut/ring in order to create a large chic bun, simply slide it over the top of the ponytail band and secure it with grips.

Spread the rest of your hair over the doughnut and tuck it underneath, ensuring that the whole bun ring is covered.

Put a small ponytail band over the top to help secure the bun and then finish with hairspray.


We’re not talking about full on poodle perms here, more like soft gentle starlet style waves, these create an air of sophistication and elegance.

This is best to do when your hair is wet, towel dry your hair until all of the excess moisture is out of it, but it is still damp.

Apply large Velcro or heated rollers into 2inch sections of your hair and roll them up to the top of your head.

You can either let your hair dry naturally or blow dry it, but make sure your hair is completely dry before you do take them out.


Super straight hair can be incredibly elegant, but as we all know, we need to keep the use of straighteners to a minimum. Blow drying your hair straight can be a great way to help keep it looking and feeling better.

Towel dry your freshly washed hair to remove all of the excess moisture.

Apply some heat protection product to your hair, please note that you must do this after you have towel dried your hair as if you apply it when your hair is too wet, it will dilute the product and it will be less effective.

Divide your hair into four sections, and blow dry your hair on a low heat.

As you are blow drying, you must brush your hair with a vent brush whilst keeping the hairdryer nozzle pointed at your hair, move the dryer down with the brush so that your hair dries evenly and doesn’t burn.