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 12 medium short hairstyles guaranteed to give you hours of playtime:
1. Layered Lob, a.k.a. The Rachel
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
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
Brush your shoulders with short medium hairstyles like a layered lob with 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
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. Speaking of humidity, use Suave Professionals Luxe Style Infusion Anti-Humidity Hairspray like a shield on rainy or hot days.
5. Layers and Micro Fringe
Try long layers and micro fringe to shake things up.
6. Red Brown Ombré
Add color to your life. Heck, add a bunch of colors and go ombre with red, gold and brown shades. Keep color vibrant by using Bed Head By Tigi New Dumb Blonde Shampoo. The purple-hued shampoo prevents color from fading or going brassy.
7. Full ‘Fro
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, protect it with Nexxus Oil Infinite Nourishing Hair Oil.
8. Disco Diva
9. Messy Bun
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
Wear a middle part with your lob for an on-trend curtains style.
11. Feathered Waves
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
Try an easy to wear a layered cut that kisses your shoulders. Then shine some light on yourself with multi-hued highlights.
Itchin’ to play with your hair? Check out Easy Hairstyles for Medium Hair: 15 Simple Looks for You.