24 Hairstyles That Had been Made for One-Shoulder Clothes


The actor Lily James with slicked back hair wearing a one shoulder dress

A one-shoulder costume is just like the dressy equal of a very good button-down shirt: Each are reliable staples that supply versatility in your wardrobe. So, naturally, having versatility in your coiffure choices may also help distinguish your easy formal put on from one occasion to a different. Sporting a excessive textured ponytail may be the proper pairing along with your one-shoulder costume for a daytime commencement ceremony, whereas one thing low, smooth and straight may match the temper higher to your annual vacation celebration.

The purpose is, your coiffure cannot solely provide help to get a number of wears out of an already versatile one-shoulder costume, however it could create a glance so contemporary it’s going to really feel model new. Hold studying to see which hairstyles superstar stylists Julien Farel and Alex Brown advocate pairing with a one-shoulder costume.


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Snatched Topknot

J.Lo wearing a high top knot

Farel recommends any fashion that’s “excessive and tight, completely smooth, and snatched again off the face,” like this tremendous snatched topknot.

  • Brush the hair again till it is all laying down easily.
  • Create your ponytail on the high of the crown, he says, “standing up and off the top.”
  • Twist your ponytail tight till it begins to twist round itself and safe the ends on the base with bobby pins.
  • “Use your favourite hairspray and a toothbrush to easy child hairs again into the hairline, all the way in which round,” he advises.
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Mermaid Braid

Rihanna wearing a side bride

By maintaining all of the hair over to the identical aspect as your strap or sleeve, as seen right here with this tremendous stylish mermaid braid, you may actually exhibit that naked shoulder and provides consideration to the neckline of your costume.

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Low, Elongated Bun

Olivia Munn in low knotted bun

For these with longer strands, elongating your low bun may give the phantasm of elongating your neck as properly and might look fairly flattering with a one-shoulder costume.

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Modern Low Ponytail

Kerry Washington in a sleek low ponytail

Brown loves a low, smooth ponytail for one-shoulder clothes. “I like a center half for this look,” she provides.

  • “Use a hair oil and/or pomade all through all sections of the hair on the roots,” she says.
  • Collect the hair down on the nape of the neck and safe it with an elastic.
  • Use a rat tail comb to create a clear, straight parting.
  • “Apply extra product to the ponytail,” she suggests, which can assist hold these free ends collectively.
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Lengthy, Free Waves

Amy Adams with long loose waves

Not all formal occasions require an updo. These lengthy, free waves may give a really mushy, simple vibe to your look with out compromising the ultra-glam impact. “A curler set will give the very best bounce,” says Farel, which is strictly what you need when recreating this fashion.

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Aspect-Swept Ponytail

Beyonce wearing a low side ponytail

In case your costume has a flowy single sleeve, Farel suggests making an attempt one thing mushy that cascades ahead like this side-swept ponytail. Use a 1-inch part of hair from the again of your ponytail to wrap across the base of your elastic “ensuring no ties or pins are uncovered,” he says. “Chandelier earrings are strongly inspired.”

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Traditional Chignon

Rosario Dawson wearing a low chignon

Generally you want a tried-and-true coiffure to match your tried-and-true one-shoulder costume. You actually cannot go fallacious with a basic chignon for any night ensemble. “This look is basic glamour,” says Farel.

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Balancing Act

Lucy Liu in a low side bun

One-shoulder costume hairstyles are all about creating some stability to the costume’s asymmetry, Farel factors out. Not solely can your coiffure be positioned off to at least one aspect, however your parting can play off the strap, too, to assist hold issues in stability.

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Wild Excessive Curls

Solange in high, wild curls

Unsure how you can put on your pure curls with a standout one-shoulder costume? “Piled curls, all-up,” suggests Farel. “When the costume is exceptionally gorgeous, you wish to showcase the main points. Any such updo will permit all the main points to be seen, in addition to the shoulders, again, and neck.”

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A Easy Tuck

Gabrielle Union with a side swept bob

Generally the precise coiffure is all within the particulars. Brown provides a easy answer for any one-shoulder costume: “Tuck the hair behind the ear on the aspect with the strap to indicate off the costume.”

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Slick Knot

Bella Hadid in a sculpted top knot

Creating tremendous slick types will be nice when choosing safety in opposition to warmth publicity. Utilizing a product like Advantage’s Therapeutic Oil ($44) can nourish your strands and provides your hair a degree of drama with out harm. For stick straight ends, use a pomade to stiffen the hair and keep away from the flat iron.

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Tender, Natural Updo

Gemma Chan with a soft, organic chignon

For those who’re pinched for time earlier than going out, creating S waves along with your flat iron in your face-framing sections (from the ear ahead) may give any fast ‘do a mushy, romantic look in minutes.

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Straight-Again Quantity

Chrissy Metz with straight-back volume

Counting on no-crease clips for a straight-back fashion with a great deal of quantity will assist create separation in your hair. By inserting them again vertically and misting your strands along with your favourite hair spray, you may give your hair a extra pure, broken-in look and keep away from any undesirable shapes within the hair.

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Adorned Ballerina Bun

Selma Hayek with an adorned ballerina bun

Leaving a face-framing part to fall down across the chin will intensify face shapes and supply nice distinction on neat, excessive types. We love the way in which this adorned ballerina bun feels just a little looser with one little wisp of hair above the shoulder of the costume.

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Tender Hollywood Waves

Cate Blanchett with short, sculpted waves

“That is such a simple approach to costume up your look,” says Brown. Listed here are her ideas for creating mushy waves:

  • “Use a 1.25-inch curling iron to curve hair into mushy waves, curling hair away from the face,” she says.
  • “When completed curling, collect the hair on the aspect with no strap and choose just a few items to pin behind your ear with bobby pins,” she continues. A easy, intentional hair tuck behind the ear works simply as properly.
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Sculpted Pure Updo

Lupita Nyong'o with short, natural volume

Pure hair is extraordinarily malleable, making voluminous, sculpted seems an ideal pairing with a one-shoulder costume. Begin off with just a little hair padding to create the general form of your fashion. Through the use of a sock diffuser over your hair dryer at a low temperature, and urgent the sock instantly into the hair, you may sculpt and fine-tune your strands into your required form.

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Protected and Over-Directed

Regina King wearing her braids in an over-directed side bun

Braids, on braids, on braids. Protecting, heat-free types are fab on their very own, however braiding your braids into an over-directed aspect bun reverse of your shoulder strap? That is an apparent head-turner.

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Deep, Diagonal Aspect Half

Emily Ratajkowski in a deep side parted hairstyle

Drawing consideration to that one-shoulder costume could also be so simple as switching your parting. “Half your hair on the aspect with no costume strap,” suggests Brown, “so you may exhibit your pores and skin and collarbones.”

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Mod Flipped-Out Bob

Kris Jenner in a mod flipped out bob

’60s hairstyles are all the trend proper now. Here is how you can get this mod bobbed look:

  • Apply a warmth protectant and volumizer earlier than blow-drying with a 1-inch spherical brush.
  • Clean the hair out, pulling up from the roots for quantity and rounding out on the ends.
  • Go over your blowout with a 1.25-inch curling iron, wrapping up from the ends, and clip up in sections utilizing duck invoice clips that will not crease.
  • Look ahead to the hair to chill earlier than taking your clips out, brushing the hair collectively and fluffing up with a thickening ending spray if wanted.
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Half-Up Half-Down

Ciara in a half-up half-down hairstyle with an accessorized center part

Farel notes that any half-up half-down coiffure goes to be good for versatility: “She will be able to have one aspect again, one aspect ahead, to cowl or expose the main points of her apparel as she feels.”

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Off The Shoulders

Lily James wearing a gelled back hairstyle

When highlighting the shoulder of your costume, a totally gelled again ‘do will work simply in addition to an updo. For those who’re extra comfy carrying your hair down, go for a moist, slicked-back look that stays behind the ears and off the shoulders.

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Lived-in Waves

Chrissy Teigen with a lived-in wavy lob

Lived-in waves could make a really luxurious one-shoulder costume really feel relaxed and easy-going within the chicest approach doable.

  • Use a 1.25-inch curling iron to curve medium-coarse hair or 1-inch curling iron for finer, straighter hair.
  • Direct your curls away from the face. Start alternating instructions and taking completely different measurement sections to your curls as soon as you have gotten to the ears, to create that lived-in impact.
  • Go away your ends out and straight for a fuller look.
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Fringe Advantages

Rashida Jones wearing a braided side bun with a long fringe

One of many many advantages of a terrific fringe is you could make them the star of the present (the present being your whole coiffure, that’s). Utilizing a small barrel sizzling brush will prevent a great deal of effort and time with regards to styling your bangs. Pair your fringe along with your updo of alternative and a few standout earrings, and also you’re good to go.

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Brushed Out Waves

Gisele Bündchen with soft brushed out waves

One in all Brown’s high 5 hairstyles for one-shoulder clothes is free, brushed-out Hollywood waves with a deep aspect half. To emulate the look:

  • “Curl all hair in the identical path with a 1-iron,” she says.
  • “When completed curling, spray a texture spray all through (my favourite is OUAI’s Texturizing Hair Spray, $28), and brush your whole curls collectively creating larger, softer waves all through.”
  • “End with a lightweight hairspray and shine spray.”

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