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Shoulder-Length Hair: 20 Styles That Make Me Want to Cut My Long Locks

I’ve always had long hair. It’s what I know, it’s what I’m used to, and it’s what I like. And then all of a sudden I see these celebrities rocking these amazing shoulder-length styles, and I am literally itching to chop off my length. I love how bouncy these styles are and how they frame the face so beautifully. What’s nice about these shoulder length cuts is you can still style them. They’re not so short that ponytails or side braids are out of the question. So much can still be done with the length, and it would still look gorgeous with loose waves, so what have I got to lose?

This is my round up of all those celebs that are making me second guess my long locks. What do you think about the new trend? Are you hesitant to take the plunge?!

  • Scarlett Johansson 1 of 20
    810

    I love how edgy this look is. Her locks have been curled but the ends straightened. Absolutely love this look!

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  • Emily Blunt 2 of 20
    610

    This style is so soft and elegant. The length gives her body and frames her face perfectly.

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  • Dianna Agron 3 of 20
    77

    Is this not the look that started it all? Dianna looks absolutely fierce right here. And who says short hair isn't sexy?

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  • Reece Witherspoon 4 of 20
    58

    America's sweetheart. Her volume is killing me!

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  • Anne Hathaway 5 of 20
    313

    I love her long bangs and straight cut. Gorgeous look.

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  • Emma Watson 6 of 20
    262

    Emma Watson couldn't be more adorable. I love how her hair hits her chin and accentuates her face.

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  • Charlize Theron 7 of 20
    1104

    See, we wouldn't need to chop it ALL off. Charlize's hair is still fairly long, but it's just short enough that the hair has volume and bounce.

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  • Selena Gomez 8 of 20
    410

    I love this shoulder length look. Her curls are bouncing off her shoulders and giving her hair so much volume and depth.  

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  • Kerri Russell 9 of 20
    1133

    This style is so retro to me. I love her bangs and the simple elegance of this style.

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  • Rachel McAdams 10 of 20
    1035

    I love Rachel McAdams. Her shorter layers are fabulous and those bangs!! Again, it's that bounce that I'm loving.

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  • Kate Walsh 11 of 20
    96

    Kate Walsh is stunning. I'm seeing a trend. Long bangs are everywhere!

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  • Annalynne McCord 12 of 20
    1226

    This is such a casual look. I love how her hair is curled under and the bangs are tousled back.

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  • Julianne Hough 13 of 20
    1623

    Julianne makes having shorter hair look so fun! If you've seen some of her recent styles, she's always doing something amazing with her short locks. Just goes to prove that you don't need long hair to create fabulous updos.

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  • Katharine McPhee 14 of 20
    1525

    Katharine McPhee looks absolutely stunning here. Her length is framing her face so beautifully, and I'm loving the deep side swept bangs.

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  • Halle Berry 15 of 20
    1426

    We recognize Halle Berry with a short pixie cut, but I love these longer layers on her. It's a very elegant look, and because the hair is shorter, it's not being weighed down and has a really pretty bounce and volume to it.

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  • Tyra Banks 16 of 20
    1330

    I love that Tyra has straightened her hair. The center part and lack of bangs look gorgeous on her.

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  • Hayden Panettiere 17 of 20
    1928

    Hayden's chopped her locks as well! There is just something different about short hair up in a ponytail. It's so fresh looking to me. I always say that messy buns are much cuter when you have shorter hair. You have all these fabulous layers that poke out and give so much dimension!

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  • Katy Perry 18 of 20
    2026

    Loose waves, this cut looks so pretty on Katy.

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  • Lucy Hale 19 of 20
    1718

    I love Lucy Hale. I think I prefer her with her longer length, but this just goes to show that the shoulder length can look great on everyone.

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  • Ashley Benson 20 of 20
    1826

    I love Ashley's beachy texture here. There is so much dimension and volume.

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