12 Medium Short Hairstyles to Fit Your Every Mood

PJ Gach | 07 March 2018
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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 anyway 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:

12 Super-Versatile Medium Short Hairstyles

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You just need friends.

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.

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Almost too easy to do. Photo Credit: Allyson Alapont

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.

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Wear this style any time day or night.

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.

DOVE STYLE+CARE SMOOTH AND SHINE HEAT PROTECTION SPRAY
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Runway optional. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

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.

SUAVE PROFESSIONALS LUXE STYLE INFUSION ANTI-HUMIDITY HAIRSPRAY
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Long and short of it. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

5. Layers and Micro Fringe

Try long layers and micro fringe to shake things up.

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Layer the colors in an ombre.

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.

BED HEAD by TIGI NEW DUMB BLONDE SHAMPOO
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Let your hair shine.

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. 

NEXXUS OIL INFINITE NOURISHING HAIR OIL
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Who needs a mirror ball to get into the mood! Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

8. Disco Diva

Be a dancing queen with this curly retro style. Use Nexxus Exxtra Hold Sculpting Gel on your roots, blow roots straight and then let your curls run riot.

NEXXUS EXXTRA HOLD SCULPTING GEL
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Your go-to style.

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.

LOVE BEAUTY AND PLANET HOPE AND REPAIR COCONUT OIL & YLANG YLANG SHAMPOO
LOVE BEAUTY AND PLANET HOPE AND REPAIR COCONUT OIL & YLANG YLANG CONDITIONER
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Highlight your eyes. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

10. Center Part Lob

Wear a middle part with your lob for an on-trend curtains style.

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Messy and perfect.

11. Feathered Waves

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

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Golden girl. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

12. Layered Cut and Highlights

Try an easy to wear 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.