Medium-length hair can be challenging to style. It’s too short to be placed in ponytails or braids, yet on hot days, it feels long that you just want to put it up. Low buns and low ponytails can be options. If you want to add more oomph, however, you might want to try something different, and we’re here to give you some options. Check out these easy hairstyles for medium hair so you know what to do when you want to style your tresses.
Try These Easy Hairstyles for Medium Hair
1. Pin-straight Medium Hair
If you want to keep your hair sleek, use a flat iron to straighten it. Spray heat protectant on your hair first, then blow dry before you iron to protect your tresses from heat damage. This look is perfect for when you want to rock the corporate chic look, nail that presentation, and impress your client. A perfectly straight lob can also make you look and feel confident.
Editor’s tip: Avoid heat damage by spritzing TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Flat Iron Smoothing Spray on your hair before ironing or blow drying.
2. Messy Medium Bob
Say goodbye to flat and lifeless hair by creating a textured ‘do. For this hairstyle, imperfections are welcome. You can simply brush or finger-comb your hair to get rid of tangles. Then, spritz hair wax or texturizing spray, and scrunch to style hair and distribute the product evenly. If you have bangs, blow dry them so they stay in good shape all day long, but leave the rest of your hair as is.
3. Bouncy Shoulder-length Hair
Blessed with natural waves? Good for you! You can simply let your shoulder-length or medium hair down and let it bounce as you move. If you have straight hair, however, make it wavy if you want to add volume and bounce. You can create a tousled hairstyle by putting small sections of your hair into buns and pinning them. Once your hair has dried, unpin all the sections, and you get wavy hair. You can also use a blow dryer to make waves.
4. Spiral Curls
Nail this hairstyle by using a curling iron with a small barrel. The smaller the barrel, the tighter the curls. Apply hair mousse first to help define your curls, then blow dry your hair. Curl one small section of hair at a time. Once you’re done, spritz hairspray to help hold and maintain your curls.
5. Medium Hair with Headband
Among the easy hairstyles for medium hair, this is the quickest. If you only have a few minutes to style your hair in the morning, just grab a headband and go. A headband can also add personality to your look, especially if have a playful personality. Just keep your hair free from frizz and fly aways so nothing can ruin your ‘do.
Editor’s tip: Keep frizz at bay by washing hair with Cream Silk Standout Straight Conditioner. Its Frizz Defense Complex help make unruly hair soft and smooth.
6. Bobby Pin Hair Crown
Gone are the days when bobby pins were just used to keep stray hair in place. Now, the spotlight is on them when you wear a bobby pin crown hairstyle. Nail this ‘do by using bobby pins that create a beautiful contrast with your natural hair color, then feel free to create any shape you want. You can even arrange the pins randomly on your hair for a totally playful look.
7. The Side Sweep
8. Wavy Half Updo
A half updo is suitable for any hair length, and it’s also versatile. You can wear it on any occasion, but if you want to take it up a notch even on a casual day, add soft waves.
9. Bouncy Blowout
If you have thin hair, this hairstyle can add volume and body to your hair. You can also style your hair this way to look smart and professional at work. Finish off your blowout hairstyle with a good finishing spray or shine serum to seal in the shine and smoothness.
Editor’s tip: Always protect your hair from the heat damage by spraying it with VO5 Heat Protect Spray on your hair before blow-drying or ironing.
10. C-Curl for Medium Hair
This hairstyle also makes your medium-length hair look bouncy. It even helps tame flyaways. When creating this ‘do, it’s best to part your hair in the middle and curl your hair inwards using a curling wand. Just wrap the tips of your hair around your curling iron to create well-defined c-curls.
11. Cool Bent Waves
Did you know that you can create this laidback hairstyle using a straightening iron? Simply clamp a section of hair and slide your flat iron from the roots to mid-lengths, then turn the flat iron towards you to form waves. Repeat until you’ve curled all sections of your hair, then finger-comb your waves to loosen them and make them look chic and relaxed.
12. Low Bubble Ponytail
Take a regular ponytail up a notch by creating this ‘do. A low bubble ponytail leaves you feeling fresh and keeps your hair off your face and nape. It’s also easy to style and stays in place even after working out or doing yoga for hours.
Editor’s tip: If you want to make your hairstyle sleek and polished, finish it by spritzing TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Smooth Hold Hairspray. It has alight coverage and stays invisible so your hair looks naturally smooth and neat.
13. Triple Knot Accents
At first glance, this hairstyle looks complicated, but it’s actually easy to do. Just take a section of hair on one side of your head and create simple knots like the ones you see on ropes or ribbons. Then, secure your triple knot accents using bobby pins that are placed discreetly on your hair.
With these easy hairstyles for medium hair, you’ll have chic bobs and lobs every single day. What a way to become #hairgoals!