Can't choose between having long hair and short hair? We totally understand. Both lengths have their pros and cons, and the long list of flattering cuts just makes the decision a lot harder. But what if we told you that you can get the best of both worlds in a whole other category of length? No, really!
If you're looking for a fresh, breezy chop that isn't short on the styling possibilities, a medium-length haircut with bangs is by far one of your chicest options.
Check out the shoulder-length haircuts with bangs below for some inspiration!
1. Lob with side bangs
A blunt shoulder-grazing lob always looks softer and more flattering with some long side bangs. It'll frame full cheeks to prevent a wide-faced look, and if you're styling your hair often, it'll give you more texture for an effortless vibe.
2. Lob with long sheer bangs
If you want to add a fringe to a blunt lob, try opting for sheer bangs to balance out the weight on your hair. This kind of fringe also allows you to go longer in case you need more forehead coverage but don't want your locks to appear too top heavy.
3. Medium shag cut with bangs
Already tried one-length cuts? Change up your look with a good ol' shag cut that has layers galore. The great thing about this style is that a fringe looks super natural with it, especially if you go for a wispy style that matches its overll choppy look.
4. Baby curly shag
You can never have too much volume—even with naturally curly locks. That's why if you're up for some extra oomph, ask your stylist for a curly girl version of a shag and while you're at it, have a fringe that suits your face shape to customize the look further.
5. Layered shoulder-length hair with curtain bangs
Layers and curtain bangs are a match made in heaven, and the photo below is definitely proof of that. This cut is perfect for those who love textured locks but aren't too keen on styling daily. It makes for a cool face-framing style, too!
6. Faceline cut with wispy bangs
The trendy hime cut is such a cool way to get the perks of two types of fringes in one look. But if you're not ready to commit to that bold of a statement, a faceline cut (or a fringe that's cut to frame your cheeks and jaw) paired with full wispy bangs can help you achieve a similar effect in a subtle way. FYI, this looks best with a shoulder-length cut!
7. Layered mid-length hair with blunt full bangs
A blunt lob with a straight, full fringe is always a timeless combo. However, matching a blunt bang with layered ends will provide a more balanced, fresh feel that's perfect if: 1) You have an angular face, and 2) Want to keep your tresses soft and lightweight.
8. Mid-length mullet with micro bangs
Mullets may not be for everyone, though it sure does look amazing with bangs. There are a ton of ways to nail it, but it's best to consult your stylist about the best mullet style that will suit you and your features. That said, a mullet with short (or micro) bangs will give you that chic rock 'n' roll vibe that other chops simply can't.
9. Textured cut with face-framing bangs
If you've been growing out your hair and want a change, this haircut will make the transition to short-haired life so much easier. Think about it: It's still long enough to put your locks up in a bun and rock some beach waves, while your fringe effortlessly provides more coverage up top.
10. Chest-length curls with a face-framing fringe
Yes, you can cop the classic chop above on curly hair, too! The layers will cut some weight off your hair and frame your face in the process. A fringe is definitely optional, but as you can see in the photo below, it's definitely pretty enough to consider.