Shoulder Length Layered Hair

Are you looking for the versatility of long hair and the ease of short hair?

Shoulder length layered hair is short enough to be low maintenance while retaining enough length to play with lots of different hairstyles. With layers, these medium hairstyles take on different personalities and work for thick and thin hair.

Check out these pictures of shoulder length hair with layers for 3 different ways to wear this beautiful look!

This playful and modern shoulder length hair features long layers cut between chin and collarbone length. This is a perfect cut for thick hair, adding a streamlined shape and lots of movement.


For a crisp and clean look, blow dry hair extra straight to accentuate angles and layers. If you have lots of thick hair, investing in a professional grade dryer like the T3 Featherweight or CHI Rocket Hair Dryer are lightweight and can cut your drying time up to half.

Shoulder length layered hair can also be styled into a modern and updated version of the shag. Tapered layers between the cheekbones and chin draw attention to facial features like gorgeous cheekbones and beautiful eyes.

Chunky layers add bounce to fine hair and control to thick hair. Long side swept bangs complete the look, adding curves to soften the otherwise linear hairstyle.

Face framing layers instantly add volume and lift to hair. This sophisticated and easy to style look has been worn by celebrities including Madonna, Claire Danes, and Heidi Klum.

With thick or wavy hair, this shoulder length layered hair is a feminine and polished look that looks great for work or play!