15 Medium Short Hairstyles and Haircuts for Spring

Can't decide? Well, with these fab looks, you don't need to.

Hairstyles and haircuts are supposed to fit your mood, right? Medium short hairstyles let you get rid of length, yet they’re long enough to throw into a ponytail, braid, or even an updo, and allow you to style your hair any way you please. Your style changes day by day (sometimes even by the hour!); wouldn’t you want short to medium hairstyles that give you the choice to do your tresses in any way you fancy?

We here at All Things Hair know exactly how you feel, i.e. We’re always doing a little somethin’ to our hair. To prove our point, we’ve gathered up 15 medium short hairstyles guaranteed to give you hours of playtime:

15 Medium Short Hairstyles You Need to Try

Looking for a new haircut inspo? Check out these medium short styles, that are sure to have you running to the salon.

1.  Layered Lob, a.k.a. The Rachel

medium short hairstyles layered lob the rachel
You just need friends.

There’s a reason why this ubiquitous style from the ’90s is still around; it’s versatile AF! You can blow it straight, wear it curly, or braid it. The layered lob with long bangs is truly a modern classic.

2. Low Loose Bun

medium short hairstyles low loose bun
Almost too easy to do. Photo Credit: Allyson Alapont

Gather your lob in a low, loose pony. Then take the ends and loop them into the ponytail. Cover with a ribbon (or not), and you’re done.

3. Layered Lob with Full Fringe

medium short hairstyles layered lob and full fringe.
Wear this style any time day or night.

Brush your shoulders with short medium hairstyles like a layered lob with a full fringe. Use Dove Style+Care Smooth & Shine Heat-Protection Spray as a lightweight leave-in styler that also protects your hair from heated styling tools to keep hair shiny and frizz-free.

4. Wavy Shag

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Runway optional. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Hair that has waves will shine in medium short hairstyles like the shag. Hair is layered all over, and more layers are cut around the face; this lets the waves move vertically, instead of horizontally. Instead of bulky hair that seems to grow wider when it’s humid, it shimmers with movement. Lock in your waves with Nexxus Weightless Style Ultra Light Hair Spray.

5. Layers and Micro Fringe

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Long and short of it. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Try long layers and micro fringe to shake things up. This piecey fringe is going to have a huge moment in 2022, so you’ll want to keep your eye out for bangs like this next year.

6. Red Brown Ombré

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Layer the colors in an ombre.

Add color to your life. Heck, add a bunch of colors and go ombre with red, gold, and brown shades. Keep your new color vibrant by using Nexxus Color Assure Shampoo and Conditioner.

7. Full ‘Fro

medium short hairstyles afro
Let your hair shine.

Natural gals, let your ‘fro go! Take a hair pick, and gently use it on your ‘fro until you get the style you desire. And since natural hair is oftentimes dry and definitely delicate, keep your strands moisturized and defined with Emerge Glow Off Oil Serum.

8. Disco Diva

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Who needs a mirror ball to get into the mood! Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Be a dancing queen with this curly retro style. Use SheaMoisture Papaya & Neroli All Day Frizz Control Styling Gel on your roots, blow roots straight and then let your curls run riot.

9. Messy Bun

medium short hairstyles messy bun
Your go-to style.

Cool medium short hairstyles like this one are super-duper easy to do. Simply create a tiny bun at the nape, and then let your bangs frame your face. Love Beauty and Planet Hope & Repair Coconut Oil & Ylang Ylang Shampoo and Hope & Repair Coconut Oil & Ylang Ylang Conditioner smell divine and keep your hair soft, shiny, and healthy.

10. Center Part Lob

medium short hairstyles lob with center part.
Highlight your eyes. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Wear a middle part with your lob for an on-trend curtains style. The fringe style is perfect for adding a face-framing aspect to your look.

11. Feathered Waves

medium short hairstyles feathered waves
Messy and perfect.

Feathering was big in the ’70s. It’s been modernized, and layers are softer and more blended. Shake and go!

12. Layered Cut and Highlights

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Golden girl. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Try an easy-to-wear layered cut that kisses your shoulders. Then shine some light on yourself with multi-hued highlights.

13. Hair Tinsel Hairstyles

girl with hair tinsel and medium length haircut
Photo credit: instagram.com/rainbowbritesandhighlights

It never hurts to add a little sparkle! Whether you have natural hair color or a fun, colorful hue, you can make your look stand out when more with subtle hair tinsel throughout closely matches your hair color.

14. Sleek Lob

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You can’t go wrong with a sleek medium-length cut.

A sleek, mid-length cut is a fool-proof style. This can work for a variety of occasions, and never fails to leave you looking put-together.

15. Natural Mid-Length with Bangs

girl with medium length natural hair and bangs
We love the bangs added to this cut.

The mid-length cut is great for natural hair! It shows off your curls without making your hair feel like it’s too long. Plus, we love how the bangs add extra interest to the style.

From curtain bangs styles to trendy mid-length shags, there are many styles you can try when going for a short-medium haircut.

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