How to Style Shoulder Length Hair – Try Boho-Waves / Gibson-tuck
Shoulder-length hair is very easy to style and maintain than longer hair and the fact is that shoulder-length hair can be styled into any look. On top of that, shoulder-length hair doesn’t weigh-down as much as longer hair and this actually makes medium-length hair perfect for voluminous and flattering hairstyles. So, whether you want a long-bob, Gibson-tuck, wavy or curly hairstyle, your shoulder-length hair will be able to accommodate it and below are some of the hairstyles that will make you look great in case you have shoulder-length hair.
METHOD-1: How to style shoulder-length hair into Boho-Waves:
- Clean and dry-up your hair: wash your hair using a quality conditioning-shampoo coupled with warm-water and then use a clean-towel to pat hair dry. Afterwards comb through your hair as you blow-dry and then apply a heat-protection hair-product.
- Heat-up your curling-iron: you will have to preheat your curling-iron for just a few minutes before using it. In fact, for Boho-waves you can use any type of curling-iron but it’s recommended to use specialty waving-wands because they are easy to use and even give hair great waves. Additionally, make sure that you have put on heat-resistant (thermal) gloves on your hands inorder to avoid burning yourself during the curling-process.
- Section-up your hair and wrap it around the curling-iron: part your shoulder length into 4-setions and then grab each section at a time and wrap it around the curling-iron. In fact, use one-hand to separate one a 1-to-2 inch section-of-hair and then wrap it around the curling-iron but remember to leave at least an inch of unwrapped hair the tips. On the other hand, you should know that shoulder-length hair needs to be wrapped for only 2 or 3 times around the medium-size curling-wand.
- Release the hair from the curling-iron and let it cool down: you will have to release the curled section-of-hair from the curling-iron after 10-to-15 seconds. Afterwards, hold the hair-tips of that section straight-out and away from the head inorder to achieve a relaxed and relaxed and effortless Boho-look.
- Curl-up all the remaining section-of-hair: take another section-of-hair and curl it just like you did with the first-section. In fact, you will need to repeat the curling-process until all your hair is full of waves and don’t worry about making your hair-strands the same size since a little unevenness gives your hair a more natural appearance. Additionally, don’t wrap each section-of-hair around the curling-iron the same way and its actually recommended to alternate directions while winding and also start curling at slightly different lengths.
- Finish by applying a texturizing and shinning hairspray: a texturizing hairspray is actually designed to create a dry-look without leaving behind any residue. So, try spraying lightly over your wavy-hair with a texturizing hairspray inorder to achieve a tousled, sea-breeze hair-texture. Afterwards, finger-comb your hair inorder to loosen the curls and finish by apply a shine-enhancing spray all-over you’re styled Boho-waves.
METHOD-2: How to style your shoulder-length hair into a Gibson-tuck:
- Clean-up your hair: begin by gently washing your hair with a good shampoo and conditioner and then use a quality-towel to pat hair dry. Comb through hair as you blow-dry it in order inorder to achieve a smooth texture and to prepare hair for styling.
- Style you’re into a basic-ponytail: grab and pull all your hair into a basic ponytail and then use an elastic hair-band to hold it into place. In fact, any type of simple ponytail will work for you and the placement of the ponytail entirely depends on you. So you will may place the ponytail at high-level, mid-level, low-level, sides or even create a center-ponytail just before turning it into a Gibson-tuck. On the other hand, Gibson-tucks are also referred to as Gibson girl-buns and are a great option for shoulder-length hair. Lastly, with practice a Gibson-bun will take only a few minutes to complete and this hairstyle is actually a great alternative to plain-ponytail in case you want to keep your hair out of the way or when you don’t want to spend a lot of time styling your shoulder-length hair.
- Create an opening through hair just above the ponytail hair-tie: use your fingers to create a wide enough hole for your ponytail to fit through directly just above the hair-tie while holding it into place. In fact, you will have to keep the hole open using your thumb and index-finger as you prepare yourself for the next step. However, you need to be extra-careful during this process inorder to avoid undoing or loosening your ponytail too much.
- Flip the ponytail around and draw into hair-opening: grab the tips of your ponytail into your free-hand and then flip it around towards the head. Afterwards, gently pull hair through the opening you created but you may have to twist your ponytail into a spiral just before flipping it inorder to move hair through the hole more easily. When your hair is through the hole, tug it downwards so that its free-end resembles the shorter-version of the original-ponytail.
- Flip the ponytail around for a second-time: flip your ponytail back around into the same hole and then tuck the hair-tips and loose-hair into the pocket formed by the first-loop around the hole. Afterwards, secure the created bun into place using bobby-pins.
- Complete styling-up your Gibson-tuck: you may consider spicing-up your Gibson-tuck by leaving 1 or 2 loose-strands while making the initial ponytail. Afterwards, style these loose-strands into thin-braids and then tuck the ends into the pocket of the finished hair-bun. Finish by applying and texture and shine enhancing hairspray inorder to achieve a great look throughout the day.
Tips to consider when styling shoulder-length hair:
- Comb and blow-dry your hair after applying volumizing-mousse inorder add volume and shine to your fine-hair.
- Trim your long hair to a desired shoulder-length level before you begin styling it. In fact, shoulder-length hair can easily grow longer without a trim compared to shorter-hair. So, consider trimming your shoulder-length hair every 4-to-8 week’s inorder to maintain a neat length and to avoid hair-breakages.