Medium brown hair: 5 Looks to prove it works a treat on everyone

And they're far from boring... 

We’ll be the first to admit, medium brown hair doesn’t sound like the most exciting of hairstyles. However, it’s no secret that the simplest looks are the ones that can really stand the test of time – not to mention, it’s so versatile that just about anyone can pull it off.

After all, having medium-length hair not only allows you to embrace the best of both worlds when it comes to styling, but there are so many shades of brown to choose from that no matter your complexion or preference, there’s bound to be a hue to suit.

Want to see some of our favourite examples of medium brown hair? Then keep scrolling and get inspired.

5 Medium brown hair styles we love


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Medium brown hair: Soft brown curls. Credit: Dvora

Soft brown curls

Relaxed curls and waves not only look great during the summer months, but they can give your winter look added interest, too. Don’t forget to ask your stylist to work in subtle layers to give the style more shape and movement.

If you have naturally wavy or curly hair, don’t forget to enhance those natural textures with the Toni&Guy Sea Salt Texturising Spray while it’s still damp. But if you have straight locks, spritz some TRESemmé Runway Collection Make Waves Shape & Memorise Cream before curling with a large-barrel curling wand to achieve the desired effect.

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Medium brown hair with light layers. Credit: Dvora

Layered medium brown hair

A great way to add a new dimension to medium brown hair is to get your stylist to work some layers. This will not only enhance natural-looking movement and texture, but it’s also a great way to remove excess weight from thick hair, making it easier to manage and style.

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Long bob for medium brown hair. Credit: Dvora/Copyright: Unilever

Blunt lob

Looking to add a chic, fashion-forward edge to your medium brown hair? Then a blunt lob is a surefire way to get you looking like you’re part of the fash pack.

Style it super sleek and straight for the office, using a small amount of the VO5 Frizz Free Cream (to help tame flyaways and add shine, while also protecting your hair from heat damage) before straightening. Then, for the weekend, use your straighteners to lightly curl the mid-lengths and ends in different directions, before separating and roughing them up with your fingers to get those effortlessly cool, bedhead textures.

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Face-framing layers. Credit:

Face-framing layers

Adding in long, face-framing layers is a brilliant way to inject a bit of volume and drama into your medium brown hair. Plus, it looks elegant, sophisticated and uber flattering on square faces (as it helps soften up the jawline, while also drawing attention to those chiselled cheek bones).

To really amp up that fresh-out-the-salon-style bounce, apply a few pumps of the Toni&Guy 3D Volumiser Spray to damp hair, before blow-drying with a large, round brush to ensure that glam, healthy-looking volume lasts all day.

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Medium brown hair with blunt bangs. Credit:

Medium brown hair with blunt bangs

Want to give your medium brown hair a style refresh without changing up its length? Then adding a blunt fringe – or any sort of bangs for that matter – is an easy and effective way to do just that.

Not sure what type of fringe will suit your face shape? Read our guide on fringes and face shapes now before you sit down in that salon chair!

So! Medium brown hair… Not so boring after all!

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