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Growing out bangs? Sick of dried-out split ends? Need a more manageable ’do? You’ve come to the right place, ladies. A shoulder-skimming style is a woman’s best friend—it’s both easy (just pull it back into a bun or pony) and versatile (play around with layers, bangs and partings to shake things up). Here, 32 stylish medium- and shoulder-length hairstyles we’re currently obsessing over. Save your favorite look and bring it with you to your next salon visit.
Throw in a few random waves and *boom,* good to go.
This style works especially well if you’re trying to grow out bangs like our girl Reese.
Or go a bit retro with softer waves and a pin-back.
Scandal-ously gorgeous. (Sorry, had to.)
Totally digging these Rachel Green vibes.
Oops, we spoke too soon.
Ask for shorter layers to frame your face.
The perfect cut when you’re not fully committed to losing length.
Effortless beachy waves sold separately.
Or get a big bouncy blowout to add even more volume.
Taking this photo to our hairdresser ASAP.
Once again, JLD can do no wrong.
Slightly longer layers (and a beachier vibe) than her layered midi counterpart.
The more laid-back, the better.
Add subtle dimension with longer layers all around.
In between dye jobs? Even better.
Nicole makes a good case for the dramatic side part of the early aughts.
Oooh, and we love a good deep chocolaty brown.
Who knew bangs could be so elegant?
Soft waves with tons of volume is a combo we can’t resist.
Ask for shorter in back that fades to longer in front.
A far cry from her mermaid-esque locks of Mother!...and we love it.
If you’re not obsessed with Yvonne Orji yet, you’re doing something wrong.
Ditto for Thandie.
If a mom bob is wrong, we don’t wanna be right.
Own a round brush? You’re all set.
We love a perfectly polished coif almost as much as we love rewatching Viola's Oscar acceptance speech.
A sophisticated cut for a grown-ass lady.
Bangs are back, baby.
We’re so nostalgic for the '90s right now.
The ultimate cool-girl-next-door look.
It’s official: We’re getting bangs.
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