Can we talk about how much we love shoulder-grazing hair for a minute? Long bobs have everything going for them — they’re stylish, youthful, and the cut flatters just about everyone. But, what happens when you don’t want to let your hair just hang there? It can be tricky to switch up your style, especially if you’re craving a dressier look. “It’s hard to find ideas for fun styles to wear at night that work with my shoulder-length hair,” says Anna Gray, our model for this tutorial. Not anymore, Anna. Not anymore.
We reached out to hairstylist Bradley Irion for a crash course in making the most of mid-length hair, a cut that’s ignored all too often in the glossies and runways. As you’re about to see, he delivered — majorly. And, trust us, even if you don’t have him on speed-dial, you’ll still be able to pull off these looks at home. Now, that’s something to smile about. Modeled by Anna Gray; Hair Styling by Bradley Irion; Makeup by Andrew Colvin; Styled by Jen Steele.