Shoulder-length haircuts with bangs are the go-to style because of their versatility. A medium cut gives you the option to wear hair up or down and offers a lot more styling possibilities.
A shoulder-length cut looks good on everyone. And there is a bang style out there to suit every face shape to accentuate features and put the focus in all the right places.
We’ve put together 20 shoulder-length cuts with bangs, so whether your hair is thick or thin, fine or curly, get ready to be inspired with one of these styles to update your look this year.
Shoulder-Length Haircuts with Bangs
While both short and long hairstyles have different benefits (and drawbacks), a shoulder-length cut is the best of both worlds.
These cuts combine the easier styling and manageability of shorter hair while still maintaining a bit of length for styling flexibility.
#1. Long Sweeping Curtain Bangs with Long Layers.
This ultra-flattering cut combines long layers to add a bit of volume and movement with long sweeping curtain bangs that add a softness to the look.
If you happen to be struggling with a cowlick that doesn’t always allow for a lot of bang styles, these longer curtain bangs are a perfect solution.
#2. Curly Shag with Wispy Bangs
If you are blessed with natural curls – flaunt them! The layers of a shag cut allow some of the extra weight to be removed so you get the most perfectly formed, bouncy curls.
Wispy bangs ensure your fringe is not too heavy and make for a perfectly balanced look.
#3. Curly Shag with Choppy Bangs
Here’s another version of the shag on curly hair, but with shorter layers. This cut emphasizes volume at the crown and tapers down to thinner ends.
Choppy bangs work perfectly with this tousled look and give off a Joan Jett rocker vibe.
#4. A-Line Bob with Blunt Bangs
There are few more classic and elegant looks than an A-line bob with a blunt fringe for straight hair. This is a look that will never go out of style. The blunt bangs put all the attention squarely on your eyes.
And while this cut will look great on just about everyone, it’s especially good for those wanting to minimize a prominent brow or for those who have an especially round face.
The sharp angles of the dead-straight sides with the blunt bangs are face slimming.
#5. Razored Bob with Curtain Bangs
For a casual, lived-in style, this razored bob with curtain bangs is low-maintenance. Soft waves add more volume, making this a perfect cut for finer hair.
#6. Lob with Bangs for Thick Hair
Have thick Straight hair? A medium-length haircut featuring tapered bangs is a perfect choice.
The middle-parted fringe is cut to seamlessly blend into the sides and accentuates the cheekbones.
#7. Wolf Cut with Full Bangs
The ever-popular wolf cut is seen here paired with full bangs. Despite a wolf cut looking a little wild and haphazard, it actually requires a skilled stylist to achieve this look.
If not done properly, it will look like you tried to cut your hair yourself without a mirror.
This is not a cut you want to DIY!
#8. Flippy Wispy Bangs with Bob
The flipped-out curtain bangs with wispy bangs underneath are kind of a thing at the moment. They give you the face-framing benefits of curtain bangs. Plus the added benefit of forehead coverage.
As popular as it is right now, a middle part doesn’t suit everyone.
So if you think you fall into that category, you can still rock your shoulder-length, middle-parted ‘dos with these hybrid bangs.
#9. Textured Lob with Bangs
This easy-to-wear style is razored to add texture. You can easily change up the look by using a large barreled curling iron to add some waves.
#10. Wavy Ombre Bob with Bangs
Who doesn’t love a good ombre? The added texture and movement it brings to this layered, wavy bob is gorgeous. A perfect cut for finer hair, the waves add volume while the full bangs will make finer hair look thicker.
#11. Blunt Bob with Bangs
A blunt cut is flattering for just about everyone. It’s also a good choice for those going from a long hairstyle to a shorter one and aren’t comfortable with short layers.
A blunt cut is a great way to test the waters of a shorter length because it is easy to grow out, not to mention easy to style.
#12. Textured Shoulder-length Lob with Bangs
Long layers and textured ends give this shoulder-length bob sophistication, while the full fringe adds drama.
#13. Side Swept Bangs with Long Layered Lob
A deep side part with long, sweeping, slightly feathered bangs perfectly compliments this lob with long layers.
#14. Shag for Thick Hair
A shag haircut with textured bangs is a winning combo for thick hair.
Layers remove excess bulk from thick hair while the textured bangs prevent them from looking too heavy.
#15. Pixie Mullet
Like a longer version of a pixie cut with a little extra “party in the back”, this cut uses lots of short choppy layers to create a fashion-forward style.
#16. The Modern Mullet
Far from the trailer park mullet of the 70s & 80s, the tailored, purposeful, piecey layers and bold design give this mullet a sophisticated, modern vibe.
#17. Beach Waves and Wispy Bangs
Breezy and care-free, casual beachy waves are super popular right now. The blonde balayage adds to the beachy, sun-kissed look of this style.
#18. Sultry Swept Bangs with Waves
There is something very sexy about a shoulder-length cut with loose waves and side-swept bangs. A good balayage only makes it better!
It’s not a super complicated cut, but in this case, less is definitely more.
#19. Rose Gold Lob with Curtain Bangs.
There’s nothing like a pop of unexpected color that will turn heads. Shoulder-length cuts are perfect for experimenting with different colors. This long-layered lob looks oh so pretty in pink!
#20. Holographic Highlights
Ombre, balayage, peekaboo, mermaid… holographic highlights are the latest in a long line of modern highlighting techniques and they are nothing short of spectacular.
If you are looking to take your shoulder-length cut with bangs to the next level, holographic highlights will certainly do that.