With the pandemic having had a lot of us chopping our locks for the sake of ease and a lack of salon services, it seems as though everyone is at that growing out stage that has hair at right about neck length.
What’s a girl to do? Chop it off, let it grow out, or keep it at that length? Well, don’t worry, as it turns out, neck-length hairstyles are all the rage at the moment and we have 30 styles for you to consider.
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.
One of the things to bear in mind with a neck length haircut is that not every cut will work with every type of hair. Texture, thickness and your face shape all play a role in narrowing down which neck length hair cut will be the best cut for you. This is why consultation with your stylist is important if you’re thinking about going for a neck length hairstyle.
In this article we are going to show you 30 different neck length hairstyles and give you a few pointers as to which will suit you the best.
30 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 30 stunning neck-length cuts to get you inspired.
1. The Neck Length Blunt Bob
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
16. Face Framing Curtain Bangs With Thick Hair
Curtain bangs are a great way to accentuate cheekbones and give a little girth to narrow face shapes.
17. Face Framing Curtain Bangs With Fine Hair
As you can see, a neck length hairstyle with centre parted curtain bangs work with both thick and fine hair.
18. Neck Length Style For Fine Hair
Long layers and a bit of loose curl at the ends gives finer hair more volume and movement.
19. 80s Retro
Blessed with thicker hair? You’ll have no problem pulling off this look with a deep side part to pay homage to an updated 80s retro look without all the hairspray! These days there are plenty of styling products to sculpt hair with a much more natural look (and feel).
20. Neck Length Curls With Bangs
Unfurl your curls and let them fly free. If you’ve got ’em, flaunt ‘em. Get ever-lasting volume, and the locks remain defined and textured by adding some stacked layers. Cutting naturally curly hair takes someone with expertise, so if you have curls, make sure your stylist specializes in cutting curly hair.
21. Neck Length Style With Attitude
Straight hair with choppy layers and blunt bangs gives off a very cool rocker vibe, while texturizing product gives volume to finer hair.
22. Very Stylish Girl Next Door
There is something to be said for effortless style that says: “I’m not even trying, but I look amazing.” Neck-length, long layers and very loose waves, paired with curtain bangs is a great cut for all face shapes.
23. Long Layered Bob WIth Side Part
There are so many things coming together here to make this shorter neck-length hairstyle a statement maker. Long layers, a great colorist and a deep side part will make people want to stand up and take notice.
24. Balayage And Soft Waves
When done right, balayage can elevate almost any look and a neck length hairstyle is no exception. Carefully placed, face-framing money pieces ensure all eyes will be on yours.
25. Long, Soft Layered Bob
A long layered bob has a lot of things going for it – first of all it’s a cut that looks great on just about anyone. You also have the versatility to switch things up by parting it wherever you want to. The long layers also add a little movement and dimension.
26. Razor Cut Stack
A stacked bob with razor cut ends makes for an edgier look. It’s also great for cutting down the bulk of really thick hair. Just beware if you have naturally frizzy hair – a razor cut is just going to make it more frizzy. Instead opt for a scissors cut.
27. Wavy Bob With Side Part For Fine Hair
A wavy chin-length bob with a deep side part creates a fullness for finer hair that you just can’t get with, straight hair and a middle part. Although side parts had fallen out of favor for a few years, they are back, baby. It’s probably because everyone looks great with a side part.
28. Rocker Chic Feathered Bangs
With a distinct Blondie energy, you can rock these effortlessly, cool bangs with feathered edges that give off a retro vibe.
29. Graduated Front Layers
This sleek bob gets an elevated touch by the addition of graduated edges at the front. While not quite bangs, it offers a little something to frame the face when putting your hair up or even just tucking it behind your ear.
30. Edgy Texture
By adding lots of choppy layers, you get a cut with the ever-lasting volume. Texturizing products add volume throughout, giving this neck length hairstyle a lived in, edgy finish.
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.