There are so many reasons to try a medium-length hairstyle. Maybe you’re bored with your long hair. Maybe you’re growing out a short haircut. Perhaps you’re inspired by the zillions of celebrities who have dispensed with their extensions and appear to be liberated by their own newly-healthy medium haircuts. Medium length hair is chic. Medium length hair is right on trend. Medium length hair is easy and versatile. Need we say more? If you’re ready for a happy medium, here are eight cute and trending medium length hairstyles to check out.
Boosted in Back Bob
A sleek, graduated bob that’s slightly shorter in back is a perfect way to frame a beautiful jawline. Amp up the drama of this medium haircut even more with a few delicate balayage highlights, placed on the tips of the hair and around the face. Keep your highlights cool and brass-free with a system featuring blue shampoo that neutralizes unwanted orange tones.
Tousled Persimmon Lob
Loose waves with undone ends place this spicy-colored, medium-length hairstyle squarely in the “cool girl” realm. A slightly graduated shape—shorter in back, longer towards the front—helps flatter the jawline and adds angularity to a rounder face shape. To get the look, mist hair with a heat protection spray, then wind vertical sections of hair between the plates of a flat iron with rounded edges. Once all hair is set, mist with a sea-salt mineral spray, scrunching it into the hair with your hands.
For a laid-back vibe, choppy ends give a medium-length haircut the right amount of careless airiness. A few long layers add even more movement. To encourage maximum body when styling, apply a volumizing mousse or blow dry crème to damp hair before drying. Once hair is dry, mist with sea salt spray to create texture and separation.
Blush Mini Bangs
Step aside rose gold hair color! This season’s newest version is a delicate, pale rose blush. It’s the perfect marriage between pastel and metallic. Combine rose blush hair color with a sharply-etched, jaw-level bob haircut and adorable mini-bangs and voila! You’ll look and feel as French as any girl strolling le Boulevard Saint-Michel in Paris!
Smooth as a windowpane and sharp as a knife, the newest bob haircut trend is a throwback to the geometric bobs created by Vidal Sassoon in the 1960s. Frizz and breakage are out of the question if you want to sport this sleek hairstyle, so be sure to commit to a regimen of regular, nourishing hair masks to keep strands healthy and frequent trims to avoid split ends. Before blow drying, apply a treatment oil to encourage maximum hair shine..
Cranberry Curly Bangs
If you thought you couldn’t wear bangs with your curly hair, think again! A long, curly fringe is the perfect way to update your natural texture. This round shape plays beautifully with large, corkscrew curls—but keep the bottom of the curly haircut sharp to avoid a too-puffy effect. Define curls with a curl-enhancing crème before air-drying or twist-setting.
Ribbons of violet, periwinkle and magenta hair color give this medium-length hairstyle unforgettable distinction. The style is glamorous, thanks to a deep side part and Hollywood waves. To get the look, set hair on a large curling iron in vertical sections. Once hair is cooled and curled, use a wide-tooth comb to blend the hair, and mist with a medium-hold hair spray.