Women all over the world have fallen for 'the chop' – the perfect shoulder-length hair that saves them from committing to shorter bobs and yet helps them stand out in a sea of long, beachy waves. Of the many excuses to fall in love with the chop, here are four good reasons why it's awesome to have shoulder-length hair all year round:
1/ It Suits Everyone
Shoulder-length hair suits all women irrespective of their age, face shape or hair texture. In fact, some of the best hairstyles that make you look younger are those created with shoulder-length hair!
If you have fine hair, a layered, shoulder-length hairstyle will make your mane look fuller. If you have a round face, go for a shoulder-length hairstyle with feathery edges; while the lighter ends will contour your face beautifully, collarbone-grazing hair will make your neck appear longer, taking attention off the roundness of your face. If you have a long face shape, add tons of texture to your shoulder-length hairstyle and pair it with bangs; a voluminous mane will help to create a proportionate appearance while bangs will cover up your wide forehead and make your face look less elongated.
2/ It's Versatile
The distinguishing feature of shoulder-length hair is its length. As mentioned before, shoulder-length hair is neither too long nor too short. This ideal length allows you to try out a bunch of hairstyles without committing to just a couple of regular looks that are restricted to either long or short hair.
You can wear your hair pin-straight or add texture to it; wear it with or without bangs and create interesting hairdos that are either not possible with shorter hair or look too flat on longer tresses.
3/ It's Easy to Manage & Maintain
Shoulder-length hair is carefree hair; it is incredibly easy to manage and maintain! While shorter haircuts don't suit every face shape, longer hair is prone to frizz, tangles and damage. Medium-length hair, on the other hand, offers the best of both style and comfort, especially to working women and busy moms!
Tie up your precious locks to protect them from all kinds of weather – sunshine, wind or rain – and avoid hair damage; or wear your hair loose when you want! A hairband here, a bobby pin there and you're all set to look chic all day without bothering to touch-up your hair every now and then!
4/ It Makes Our Lives Easier!
Imagine not having to stick to just one hairstyle or being able to oil, wash and style your hair as often as you'd like. Shoulder-length tresses indeed make our hair care worries go away!
When your hair is not shampooed, you can spritz your roots with some dry shampoo and create a mussed-up hairstyle or a texturized half-up. When your tresses are wet, you can simply run some deconstructing gum through your damp strands, give them a good scrunch and head out with a runway-inspired wet-look hairstyle. Or give your lovely locks some mid-week tender-loving-care by oiling them with a light, restorative hair oil and creating a slicked back hairstyle to wear to work or a party!