Shoulder Length Shag- This style has been seen worn on Jessica Simpson and Jessica Alba on many occasions. It is cut just above the shoulders, curled back to a wave, then shagged or messed up. It can be worn with a side part of middle part. Middle part will accent thinner faces while side part is perfect for fuller types. Great for all face types.
Feathered/Layered- To achieve this style, hair is just slightly below the shoulders, bangs are needed, and the sides are layered towards the face. To style, bangs and sides are feathered back while back is left straight. Prominently worn by Elisha Cuthbert. Great for heart or oval face types.
Medium Length Bob- Hair is just above the shoulders and same length all around. Part can be worn various ways. Very easy, cute, and low maintenance style. Beware round face types. This may not be for you.
Layered Bob- This is achieved when hair is just above the shoulders with 2-3 layers cut into it. These layers can be choppy or blended. For silky hair, the choppy is recommended as it is hard to see the layers. This can be worn with various parts and bangs or no bangs. All face types.
Full- Made popular by Tyra Banks, this style calls for a couple of layers blended into the hair and curled. Most of the curl is achieved by a 1-1 ½ inch barrel curler. It is usually feathered back or sides worn up. Thinner faces look best with this style.
Simple Medium Bob- This is achieved through the use of a cosmetologist razor to achieve the wimpy and light look through the back and banged in the front. Hair can be cut above or just below the shoulder. All face types, especially round and square.
The Flip- Super cute for all ages. Hair is shoulder length and then flipped. Very easy to style and looks great for most face types. All face types.
Medium Short- The hair is cut short up front (banged) and to the sides while the back is shoulder the length. The hair is tapered or stepped down to give the illusion of continuity. It is style using a flat curler and large barrel curler depending on the look wanted.
Feathered- Absolutely gorgeous! This achieved with the hair being tapered down from mid-cheek to about 2 inches below the shoulder. It can be worn feathered like Farah Fawcett in Charlie’s Angels or straight. Which ever suits your taste. The hair can also be curled using a spiral curler to achieve a more elegant look. It is also easy to pull back in a pony tail which is nice in the summer heat. Part looks best to the side.
Sleek- One of the increasing popular cuts is when the hair is cut just slightly above the shoulders, bangs come just below the brow line, and the sides are worn back behind the ears with the hair slicked down. It is a wonderful evening look.
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