Medium Hair and Bangs: 5 Looks to Try This Year

More bang for your length? Now that's a steal.

We’re quickly approaching the time of year when we’re saying goodbye to all of the trends that won our hearts this season, and hello to all things new (ok, much more like hair trends that are renewed, revived and revamped). However, there are some looks from the past season that we plan to hold onto, like the beloved fringe and the medium hair length trend, a.k.a. lobs and long bobs.

For the new season, we’re marrying the two—we love them both and how could we not? Read on to check out some of our favorite medium hair and bang combos to copy this year:

1. The Lob and Bang

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Pair your lob up with a thick, bold fringe.

So far, this has certainly been the year of the lob hairstyle. We definitely don’t see the lob trend going anywhere anytime soon especially for those who have resolved to grow out their short haircuts. If you’re one of those gals and need a little update while handling the growing out process, handle it in style by adding a chic fringe to match.

2. Braids on Medium Hair with Side Bangs

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Side bangs and braids on medium hair is a win-win in our book! Photo credit: Allyson Alapont

The beauty of bangs: you don’t have to stick to one direction when it comes to styling. The beauty of medium length hair: It’s long enough to style into braids, updos and more. Combine the two and have fun with different braided hairstyle variations. Try your hand at a look like this with one of these braid ideas. 

3. Bangs on Medium Length Curly Hair Types

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This look turns the curly hair and bangs don’t rule into a do!

Sometimes it’s okay to break the rules. Many hairstylists talk curly hair types into staying away from bangs because the texture of your hair makes it quite difficult to maintain and style them. This isn’t a hard rule: If you want a fringe, get one! Pair up your wash-and-go style and curly updos with a bold fringe.

If you want to mix and match, opt for giving your fringe a pass with a flat iron to make it straight. Give your curls an extra dose of bounce and hydration by washing them with TRESemmé Botanique Curl Hydration Shampoo and Conditioner.

4. Baby Fringe and Pony

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Micro bangs add a nice bold pop to your look. Pull back your medium hair into a pony to show off your face. Photo credit: Allyson Alapont

The power of the ponytail and a micro fringe! We all have those days when we just want to pull our hair up, with the help of some super stylish micro bang action, the look turns the ordinary ponytail hairstyle up a notch.

5. Wispy Fringe with a Half-Updo

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This look makes the case for some bang action on fine hair types. Photo credit: Dvora

They say thin and fine hair types should stay away from bangs but we say where there is a will there is a way. Fine hair types can totally try their hand at some fringe action with wispy bangs. On medium hair, style your fringe with another trendy ‘do like this half-up hairstyle. Pump up the look with a little volume with the help of a volumizing agent, like TIGI Copyright Custom Create Volume Lift Styling Spray, or some simple backcombing action, which also creates texture.