Medium length hairstyles: 7 Effortlessly cool hair ideas to try this year

Medium length hair has never looked so good!

With the ‘new year, new me’ mantra still making the rounds, it’s easy to see why medium length hairstyles are trending. It’s the perfect hair solution if you want to switch things up but don’t want to chop off all of your lengthy locks, which safely makes this length super practical and versatile choice.

And did we mention there are also tonnes of styling options available? So you needn’t worry about it working with your natural hair texture or face shape, as there are plenty of pretty hairstyles to suit your new, 2017 hair length.

So read on to discover some of our favourite looks and get inspired for your next salon visit. Trust us, you won’t want to miss what we have in store for you!

7 Medium length hairstyles to try


medium length hairstyles Bleach blonde model with shag haircut
Effortlessly cool medium length hairstyles: Long layered shag. Credit:

Long, layered shag cut

A shag haircut is perfect for medium to thick hair, plus it’s super easy to style. Wear it sleek with a sweet middle parting and gentle waves for a more pared down vibe, or add lots of bedhead textures for an effortlessly tousled look. Did we mention it’s also a really great option if you want to grow out yout fringe? The subtle layers in the cut will allow it to blend in seamlessly.

Miroslava Duma with medium-length sleek blunt haircut
Effortlessly cool medium length hairstyles: Sleek blunt cut. Credit:

Slick, blunt cut

If you have ultra fine tresses and want a ‘do that adds body and thickness to your hair, one of the best medium length hairstyles to try is the blunt cut. This smooth, layer-less hairstyle will leave your ends looking thicker and fuller, resulting in a neat yet ultra modern, fresh look. Wear it straight and sleek for an effortlessly polished outcome.

Blonde model with retro 60s inspired bouffant curls
Effortlessly cool medium length hairstyles: Retro tumbling waves. Credit:

Flowing retro curls

Thought smooth, vintage-style curls were reserved only for ladies with longer locks? Well, they can look fantastic on medium length hair, too – and the perfect go-to hairstyle for all sorts of special occasions and parties. To achieve the look, create loose, large curls using a curling iron or large heated rollers, before gently brushing out the curls for a softer, more subtle retro effect. For added impact, create a deep side part and keep it smooth and frizz-free with TRESemmé Runway Collection Get Sleek Creation Hairspray

Bleach blonde model with feathered bob waves and blunt fringe
Effortlessly cool medium length hairstyles: Full feathered layers. Credit:

Feathered lob

If you’ve got thick, full locks that are difficult to manage, working layers through your long bob is one of the most effective ways of adding depth and dimension to your haircut, while also making it more manageable to style on a daily basis. Feathered layers cut with a shears or scissors will give you a softer and lighter look, and can also help create the illusion of length, minus the excess weight.

Brunette model with straight blunt long bob
Effortlessly cool medium length hairstyles: Long bob. Credit:

Smooth, long bob

For an elegant way to style medium length hair, try a sleek and straight long bob. Perfect for locks that are naturally thick or straight, this hairstyle looks ultra modern and flatters a variety of face shapes. For a more directional look, pair with a full fringe or blunt-cut bangs.

Brunette wavy shag hairstyle
Effortlessly cool medium length hairstyles: Wavy shag.

Wavy shag cut

A wavy shag cut is perfect if you want an effortless and relaxed look. To style, simply add some VO5 Give Me Texture Rough & Sexy Sea Salt Spray to your damp tresses, before pulling your hair up into a bun and letting it dry naturally. Then undo your bun and admire your soft, natural-looking waves that fall perfectly around your face and neck.

Black model with medium length relaxed hair swept to the side
Effortlessly cool medium length hairstyles: Side swept tousled hair. Credit:

Side-swept, tousled waves

Want thicker, more voluminous, bouncy tresses? Apply some TRESemmé Runway Collection Make Waves Shape & Memorise Cream on damp hair before blow-drying. Then use the Toni&Guy Glamour Jumbo Tong to create your curls, leaving them to cool completely before using your fingers to loosen them up to create softer, more lived-in textures. Once you’ve got the style you want, the memorising formula of your styling remembers your waves so you can revive them with a simple scrunch! Smart, right?

So, what are your favourite medium length hairstyles and which one will you be rocking in 2017? Whichever ‘do you pick, make sure to share your new ‘do with us on Twitter!

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