It’s safe to say medium-length haircuts are the hottest hairstyle trend of 2020. But if you aren’t quite ready to part with your long hair in favor of a shoulder-length haircut, you may be looking for a slightly longer alternative to join in the medium hair fun. Enter collarbone-length hair. As you can probably guess, a collarbone haircut falls just at your collarbone, making it the perfect compromise between medium and long hair. Want to give a collarbone-length haircut a try for yourself? Read on for 17 collarbone-length hair ideas that will inspire your next chop.
1. SHAGGY LAYERS
We’d be lying if we said we aren’t obsessed with shaggy hairstyles. There’s just something about this carefree layered cut that’s flattering on virtually everyone. To add some definition to your collarbone-length haircut, ask your stylist to add wispy, shaggy layers throughout your mane.
2. LOOSE WAVES
When it comes to soft and romantic styles, loose waves always fit the bill. If you opt for a blunt collarbone cut, a wavy texture will soften the look on days you’d like your hairstyle to have a little less edge. Spritz on a heat protectant before curling your hair with a large wand, then run your fingers through your strands with a bit of the L’Oréal Paris Studio Line Overworked Hair Putty to separate your waves and add a touch more texture.
3. BLUNT CUT
Speaking of blunt cuts, this can be a perfect option for those who want to embrace a collarbone-length haircut fully. Ask your stylist for a one-length cut that falls precisely at your collarbone. The sharp cut will instantly draw the eye.
4. SLEEK AND STRAIGHT
If you want to emphasize your collarbone haircut, we suggest styling it to be sleek and straight. This is especially the case for those with a blunt collarbone-length cut, but layers and lobs alike can benefit from super-straight strands. Spritz your mane with the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Iron Straight Heatspray before using a flat iron to straighten your hair.
5. CURLY LOB
Embrace your natural texture with a curly lob collarbone haircut. This long bob hairstyle paired with bouncy curls is undeniably stunning. When asking your stylist for a collarbone haircut, make sure you explain you want your hair to be collarbone-length when curly. This way, you won’t have to worry about shrinkage leaving you with a length that appears shorter than you asked for.
6. MESSY TEXTURE
Messy collarbone hair, don’t care—at least that’s how the saying should go. Sometimes a perfectly undone head of hair is just the look you’re going for, and that’s exactly how we feel about styling a collarbone-length haircut with messy, piece-y texture. This hairstyle looks particularly flattering on those with lots of layers, as it helps define the varying lengths. To style, use a dime-sized amount of the L’Oréal Paris Studio Line Thickening Medium Hold Cream Paste and tousle. Add more product as needed.
7. ASYMMETRIC LOB
In case you didn’t already know, an asymmetrical haircut is longer on one side than the other. This contrast in lengths creates an edgy look while also being a foolproof option for those who may be torn between a bob and lob haircut. Ask your stylist to cut one side of your hair to be jaw-length and the other side to be collarbone-length. The gradual transition between lengths is sure to turn heads!
8. BLUNT CUT WITH MICRO BANGS
If you want to take the edge up a notch on your blunt cut, pair your collarbone haircut with micro bangs that are just as blunt. These ultra-short bangs are anything but subtle, making this combo the ultimate duo for the trendsetter.
9. DEEP SIDE PART
Don’t forget to take your part into consideration. Regardless of your hair length, the way you part your hair can totally upgrade your look. When it comes to styling your collarbone-length hair, consider using a rattail comb to create a deep side part. To play up the look and boost volume, spritz the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT High Lift Creation Spray onto your roots on the side with more hair.
10. LONG LAYERS AND SIDE-SWEPT BANGS
Speaking of side-swept looks, you can also spice up your collarbone haircut with long layers and side-swept bangs. The long layers will help add movement near your collarbone, drawing further attention to it while the side-swept bangs will perfectly frame your face.
11. LOOSE CURLS
Loose curls are a bit tighter in shape than loose waves, which will give you a more polished curled look. Once your curls are in place, all you need to do is seal your style with the L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray Extra Strong Hold Volume.
12. MIDDLE-PARTED LOB
Try creating a symmetrical look by parting your lob down the middle. Use a rattail comb to create a precise, sharp part down the center of your head, then style to your liking.
13. CHOPPY LAYERS
If you love a mane that’s full of texture, we have a feeling you’ll be a fan of choppy layers. This collarbone haircut involves adding varying lengths throughout your mane with a choppy cut as opposed to a blunt or feathered cut.
14. NATURAL CURLS
You can’t go wrong with using your collarbone-length haircut to embrace your natural curls. To highlight your natural texture and create defined curls, apply the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle CURVE IT Elastic Curl Mousse to damp hair, scrunch, and let your strands air dry.
You can rock a protective braided hairstyle like cornrows or passion twists and sport a collarbone cut at the same time. Not only will braids give your natural hair the opportunity to grow, but they're also full of texture.
16. GRADUATED BOB
A graduated or stacked bob is another great option for collarbone-length hair. This cut involves more volume and length at the front of your head and stacked, rounded layers at the back. It’s a perfect option for those who love playing with various lengths of hair.
17. LOB WITH CURTAIN BANGS
Want to frame your face with your collarbone-length haircut? Ask your stylist for curtain bangs, which are parted down the middle to frame either side of your face just as a curtain does to a window.
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