just below the shoulder

Long hair is about to make a comeback, but that doesn’t mean you have to start shopping for extensions. The hottest looks for the coming season won’t be waist-length tresses. What’s trending next are clean, one-length lines just long enough to qualify as long hair. Little to no layering, length that falls between clavicle and axilla, these cuts are the perfect transition out of that bob you’re getting bored with. Best of all the moderate length means that if you start growing now you can be wearing this look by Christmas. Learn more about growing into this shape in the style notes. –Laura Martin 

Step: If you’re growing out from a short length get a trim every 8-10 weeks. Regular trims won’t make your hair grow faster, but they will keep split ends from traveling up your strands and creating frizz.

Step: If you have a square bob, ask your stylist to transition you to a soft A-line. Slightly more length in the front will transition easily past the shoulder and minimize flipping.

Step: Give yourself weekly conditioning treatments with hair repair masque. Also, make sure you’re eating meals that combine carbs and protein, these will help build strong strands.


Special thanks to Laura Martin for this post. Laura is a professional hair stylist, former senior educator at ARROJO cosmetology school, and a creative non-fiction MFA student at Georgia College, Milledgeville, GA. Follow her inspirations on twitter.

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