Neck Length Hairstyles: 15 Curated Cuts for Inspiration

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A neck-length haircut is any type of cut that falls anywhere between your chin and your shoulder. Ranging from sleek to casual and cute to edgy, there is a neck-length haircut out there for everyone.

The neck length hairstyle is über popular right now because of its versatility. We are seeing a shift from high-maintenance trends to those that require less upkeep. From hair to fashion to nail lengths, we all have stuff we have to do! And realistically speaking, who has the time for labor-intensive morning prep?

In this article, I will show you 15 neck-length hairstyles and go over which type of hair and face shape each is the most suited.


15 Neck Length Hairstyles

Not every neck-length cut will work with every type of hair. Texture, thickness, and face shape all play a role in narrowing down which neck-length haircut is best for you. Consultation with your stylist is important if you’re thinking about going for a neck-length hairstyle, so plan ahead!

Here are 15 stunning neck-length cuts to get you inspired.

1. The Neck Length Blunt Bob

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There is nothing really special about the cut. It’s basically straight across the bottom, with a little bit of textured edging at the ends. But its simplicity is what makes the neck-length blunt bob a classic and perfect for any occasion, looking equally great with jeans and a t-shirt, or a cocktail dress.

You can part it on the side or in the middle. This is a perfect cut for fine to medium hair. It also elongates especially round or square face shapes. If your face is especially narrow and long, we have a few styles coming up for you that might be better suited.

2. Blunt Bob with Bangs

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You can’t go wrong with a blunt bob and blunt bangs. As long as the bangs are resting at the brow line, this cut gives off a classy and sassy vibe. It’s a stand-out style that does wonders for accentuating cheekbones and the jawline.

This style looks great on anyone with a round, square, or heart-shaped face. It’s also best suited for fine to medium hair.

3. A-Line Bob

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The classic A-line bob keeps the length at the front and off your neck, giving the illusion of longer hair.  You can change up your look with this style by parting it to the side or in the middle.

Either way, the sweeping front pieces will perfectly frame your face. An A-line bob will work with any thickness of hair and looks great on those with round, square or heart-shaped faces.

4. Neck Length Bob For Thicker Hair

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If you have thicker hair, a blunt bob can sometimes look a little bottom-heavy. Consider adding long layers and textured ends to give an otherwise lifeless style more shape, movement, and dimension. Slightly shorter layers at the back will add even more volume.

5. Rounded Bob with Long Bangs

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For those of you with a more narrow, longer face shape, this is a great style for you. Much like the previous style, this bob uses long layers to sculpt a round shape but incorporates side-swept bangs that seamlessly blend into the long layers.

It’s these bangs that add a little horizontal interest that will make a long narrow face shape look a little more full. This style works well with medium to thick hair and it’s a great cut for any age.

6. Blunt Wavy Bob with Wispy Bangs

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A wavy blunt bob with wispy bangs is as soft and romantic as it is effortless and feminine. Better for medium to fine hair, unlike the straight blunt bob, waves give this hairstyle a little more girth. So it’s well suited for any face shape.

7. Bob With Face Framing Layers for Straight Hair

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Chunky face framing layers and piecey bangs make for a sculpted, yet fun and edgy look that will take you from day to night. Easy to style, you can create a bit of lift and volume using a texturizing spray and using a texturizing paste to define chunky pieces.

This style works really well with medium to thick hair, and compliments any face shape.

8. Neck Length Messy Bob

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The messy bob is all about effortless casual. Easy to style – all you need to do is add some texturizing product, scrunch and allow it to air dry and you are good to go with amazing looking hair.

The messy bob will work with all types of hair. If you have especially thick hair, you may want to consider getting an undercut at the back to remove some of the excess bulk.

9.  Textured Bob with Side Swept Bangs

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The carefree layers and airy shape of this textured bob, combined with dramatic side-swept bangs will definitely make an impression. This is a great cut for long, oval, and heart-shaped faces. It is best suited for medium to thick hair.

10. Neck-Length Stacked Bob

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Shorter at the back and getting gradually longer toward the front, this inverted, or stacked, bob is paired with curtain bangs.

Both the cut and bangs are low maintenance and will grow out looking natural. This will save you from having to run to the salon every few weeks to keep it looking good.

The stacked bob is perfect for medium to thick hair, but it can also work with finer hair if you have a lot of hair.

11. Layered Curls with Curtain Bangs

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If your hair is naturally curly, a layered bob with curtain bangs is a great option. While long hair weighs down natural curls, this shorter neck length adds more volume and fullness to waves and curls.

The curtain bangs nicely frame the face and accentuates cheekbones.

12. Wolf Cut

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The neck-length wolf cut has shorter choppy layers on the top and longer choppy layers around the sides and back that give it more volume at the crown, and less at the sides, with lots of movement and layers throughout. It’s an ideal cut for fine to medium hair. The wolf cut suits all face shapes.

13. Face Framing Layers for Neck Length Hair

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Face framing layers can be added to pretty much any hairstyle and can work with any hair texture – from thick to fine and straight to wavy.

Regardless of your face shape, face framing layers will give any neck-length hairstyle a boost while accentuating your best features.

14. Neck length Shag with Short Curtain Bangs

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A choppy neck-length shag with center-parted curtain bangs that graze the cheekbones is the ultimate in effortless casual. The tousled “I woke up looking like this” look is super popular at the moment, probably because of its easy wearability and how it draws attention to the eyes and cheekbones.

The shag will work with any hair type and all face shapes.

15.  Beach Blonde With Curtain Bangs

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If you’re looking for a beachy style, try a longer curtain fringe on wavy, tousled, blonde hair. This cut & color combo is a great way to get that casual beachy feel all year round.

This cut gives finer hair more volume and looks equally good on medium to thick hair, too.


Final Thoughts

Neck-length hairstyles are pretty low maintenance, and there is a neck-length style out there that will work with any type of hair and with any face shape. Have a consultation with your stylist to make sure you get the neck-length haircut that’s perfect for your face shape and hair type.

If you’re thinking that you might want to go a little shorter than neck length, check out our article: short choppy layered haircuts

Written by Kayla Young

Kayla is the founder of LuxeLuminous. She has worked professionally in the tanning industry for years. She has been interested in esthetics since childhood, and has tried every hair, skin, and makeup product ever produced (more or less).