A Photo Gallery of Flattering Shoulder-Length Hairstyles

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Perfect for Naturally Straight, Fine Hair

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The article "The Perfect Haircut" makes a big claim that there is one haircut that will look good on every face shape, no matter the hair texture and no matter the woman's age. You can wear this cut if you're 14 or 40, 20 or 60. The cut referred to is shoulder-length, with a few layers. It's a bit shaggy, can be worn blow-dried straight, air-dried wavy or curled to perfection. It's really the perfect haircut.

In this gallery, review examples of this style. If you're stuck in a hair rut or simply don't know what to do with your hair at the moment, consider going shoulder-length. There's minimal risk with this look since you really can't go wrong with it. Find a look that you like and talk to your hairstylist about recreating the look on you. You can explore getting highlights or colors to make the hairstyle stand out on you. Make it your own rather than blindly following the crowd. Shoulder-length doesn't have to mean boring!

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Great for Women With Coarse, Curly or Wavy Hair

Marta Fernandez
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Spanish actress Marta Fernandez has naturally coarse, wavy hair, and as you can see from this picture, it works well cut shoulder-length with a few long layers.

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This Cut Works on All Women

Thandie Newton
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Actress Thandie Newton has chemically straightened her hair in the past. She's recently gone back to her natural hair thanks to Chris Rock's movie about black women and their relationship to their hair. In the picture above, she wears her hair straightened and cut into the flattering hairstyle. It works great on her.

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This Cut Looks Great Curled on the Ends

Marley Shelton
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 Curling the ends on your hair can look just as good as Marley Shelton's!

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A Great Cut on Thick Hair

Dawn Olivieri
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 Thick hair? No problem for a shoulder-length cut! 

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The Long Bob With a Bit of Curl to It

 The long bob with a curl is a little less traditional and a little more awesome. 

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Another Example of a Tousled, Casual Shag

Amy Poehler
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Amy Poehler rockin' the tousled, casual shag.

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A Great Cut for Fine, Thin Hair

Ali Larter
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If you have thin hair, this Ali Larter hair style is a great one to emulate.

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Yes, This is a Good Cut for Women in Their 50s

Finola Hughes
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British actress Finola Hughes, pictured here, looks great with this haircut. Note her side part and her ombre hair color (meaning the ends are lighter than her roots).

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And This Cut is Flattering on Women in Their 60s, Too

Emmylou Harris
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Singer Emmylou Harris is a mature woman and shows off the flattering haircut in this image. She's proof you can wear this cut even in your golden years. Just make sure your hair is in good shape--healthy and lustrous.

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Another Woman in Her 60s

Jessica Lange
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Jessica Lange looks phenomenal with this haircut.

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The Mussier it Is, The Trendier it Becomes

Alexa Chung
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 Alexa Chung is the queen of mussy hair. 

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A Great Look for Thick, Coarse Hair

Olivia Palermo
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Olivia Palermo looks amazing with this thick, coarse hair style.

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Part Hair in the Center for a Modern Look

Lauren Santo Domingo
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 Part your shoulder-length hair right down the middle. 

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This Cut Works on Fine Hair That Tends to Fall Flat

Dianna Agron
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 Dianna Agron's hair length is great for your next trim.

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Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington
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 Those Kerry Washington bangs, though!

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This Cut is Simple, But Oh So Chic

Emily Blunt
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 Simple and chic, Emily Blunt takes the cake with this cut.