Get Ready for Fall with These Above Shoulder Hair Styles

Some of today's hottest celebrities are sporting messy, choppy bobs that look beach-ready. Get inspirations from these fun-to-wear hairstyles for this season.

By: Rachel Nall

Face-framing Ombre

Songstress and Smash star Katherine McPhee rocks this center-parted bob. Her bangs are face-framing when she wants them, but can easily be curled away from her face.

Face-framing bangs with Ombre

Ask your stylist for a blunt-cut bob that's just above the shoulders. One of the most stunning effects is Katherine's ombre tips, which are achieved by dipping the ends of her hair in a lighter hair color. A colourful inspiration for any season.

medium-length bob hair style in ombre

Bob it and Shag it With Side-swept Effect

This Glee beauty is a far cry from her slicked-back Quinn ponytail. Her hairstylist Giannandrea calls the look a “shab,” or a cross between a bob and a shag.

Dianna Agron with wavy bob and shag crossed hairstyle

To create the cut, Giannandrea cut Dianna's hair in a bob just above her shoulders and used a razor to create a slight angle from back to front with the longer pieces in the front. The look is finished with sideswept, choppy bangs.

Dianna Agron's haircut with wavy bob and shag crossed hairstyle in back view

This style is ideal for most face types and hair textures, including curly-haired girls. The only caution is to skip the bangs if you have curly hair because the bangs might not have Dianna’s side-swept effect.

Medium Bob With Tousled Look

While it seems like there are few haircuts Julianne Hough doesn't look good wearing, this one seems especially flattering. The cut is similar to Dianna's above, except Julianne's is left slightly longer and without the angled effect and bangs.

Julianne Hough with wavy style and tousled effect style in blonde Julianne Hough with wavy style and tousled effect style - profile view

Although she looks effortless, there are a few steps that go into achieving this tousled look. Start by applying some medium- to strong-hold gel to wet hair to achieve the "scrunch" and tousled effect. Dry your hair upside down to give added lift at your roots. The goal is to achieve a messy do. That means you can have fun while drying your hair, tossing it from side to side as you dry and pulling it every which way.

Flip your dry hair over and use a clipless curling iron, like Bed Head's Curlipops 1-inch curling iron wand. This wand allows you to twist your hair over the barrel for a loose effect.

The face-framing pieces are best curled away from the face for a more natural, casual look.

Fun with Wavy Bob

Victoria's Secret superstar Karlie Kloss rocks a slightly shorter and more polished bob than Julianne and Dianna. Her hair texture seems slightly thinner, making it ideal for those with fine hair.

Karlie Kloss with short bob haircut in wavy style
Karlie Kloss - February 2013; Photo:Andrew Evans

Karlie Kloss told People: "It’s an honor to be the first Victoria’s Secret girl with short hair." she says. "There are girls out there with every body type and there are girls out there with every hair type. You can be sexy with short hair!"

Karlie's hairstylist cut this bob freehanded at the end of the cut to make the ends appear more jagged and tousled. Apply a voluminizing hair product, such as L’Oreal Paris' EverStyle Alcohol-Free Volume Boosting Mousse. Twist your hair as you dry it to create Karlie's curls.

Wild Wavy Bob

Charlize Theron short wavy hair front view Charlize Theron short wavy hair side view
Photography:Charles Norfleet - Charlize Theron with short wavy hair style - December 2011
Here is another look that keeps coming back. Short hair cut with wild and tousled waves that work in almost every occasion.

This lovely look is Charlize's longer, wavy bob. The bob is blunt-cut and chin-skimming. Charlize has some slight texture to her hair, but the curls can be more defined by using a hair styling wand, such as the Conair CD117 Tourmaline Curling Iron “You Curl” Infiniti Wand.

Wave with Shinny Strands

You want it with plenty of volume and movements but absolutely frizz-free with polished strands that shines when you are under the sun or spot lights?

Like any other styling procedure – start with applying styling cream or foam on damp hair and work it through the entire hair with fingers. Take sections of strands and twist it around fingers as you blow dry. Don't try to be perfect – go random and have fun. Take your flat iron or any other hot tools and use the edges to smooth the ends and seal the cuticles. Finally rub small amount of moroccan oil onto hands and work it gently through strands without disturbing the natural shape of your waves. Like to have more intense curls? Use Intense curl cream for more bounce and definition. Have fun!

Genral Styling Tips for Beach Wavy Hair

Beach wavy hair is most flattering when hair is flatter at crown and soft wavy at the bottom on sides. What you need for you hair in terms of product ingredients are hydration, frizz reduction, lightweight definition and shine enhancer. For fine wavy hair you might consider an additional volumizing product and blow-drying with diffuser!

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