With so many styling options, medium length hairstyles are super practical, especially if you’re after a versatile and easy ‘do. And no matter your natural hair texture or personal style, there are plenty of currently trending medium length hairstyles to suit you. So read on to discover some of our favorite medium length hairstyles to get inspired for your next salon visit.
7 Medium Length Hairstyles That are Trending Now
1. 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 your bangs? The subtle layers in the cut will allow it to blend in seamlessly.
2. Slick, Blunt Cut
If you have ultra fine hair 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.
4. 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, lock in your style by using TRESemmé Perfectly (UN)Done Hairspray.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. Wavy Shag Cut
A wavy shag cut is perfect if you want an effortless and relaxed look. To style, simply add Suave Professionals Luxe Style Infusion Curl Defining Soft Touch Curls Mousse to your damp hair, 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.
8. Side-Swept, Tousled Waves
Want thicker, more voluminous, bouncy tresses? Apply TRESemmé Max The Volume Root Lifting Cream onto damp hair before blow-drying. Then, use a curling iron to create your curls, leaving them to cool completely before using your fingers to loosen them up to create softer, more lived-in textures. This style looks particularly great on medium length hair with lots of added layers, as they help give a gorgeous, high-volume look.
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