Medium length – also known as mid-length hair – is having a moment. Beloved by fashion editors and influencers, it’s the perfect not too long, not too short haircut. In general, a medium-cut sees the ends of your hair at your collarbones or your shoulder blades. This type of hairstyle works with all hair types – from straight to wavy, curly, and natural – as well as all hair textures. It also flatters all face shapes and is less high-maintenance than long hair. Check out these beautiful and stylish medium-length hairstyles and get inspired for your next visit to the salon.
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1. Layered Bangs
Layered bangs give your haircut more movement than a blunt fringe and frame your face beautifully. Combine them with wavy medium-length hair to create a relaxed and beachy look. Texturizing products, such as sea salt spray, are essential and add to the laidback, California-cool vibe. The final result gives a subtle nod to the ’70s shag cut but with a modern twist.
2. Blunt Bangs
Blunt bangs – also known as thick bangs – are the perfect complement to medium length hair. A favorite of French models and influencers, the blunt bangs-medium length combination makes your hair look thicker and draws attention to your eyes. It also gives you a more youthful appearance. For best results, try the cut with brunette color, like rich chocolate or chestnut.
3. Wispy Bangs
Wispy bangs are also known as thin or ‘piece-y’ bangs. They differ from blunt bangs in that they don’t cover your whole forehead. Instead, they fan out and create a lighter, softer, and more relaxed effect – especially when combined with wavy medium-length hair. Wispy bangs suit those with fine and thin hair types, as they don’t require as much hair to create the fringe itself.
4. Medium Length Cut for Fine Hair
Hair that’s fine or thin can look limp and lifeless if grown too long. As a result, a medium-length cut suits those with that hair type. To create the illusion of thickness and volume, use mousse at the roots when you blowdry and add a spritz of texturizing spray. You can also try clip-in hair extensions as medium-length hair is long enough to blend in seamlessly with them.
5. Long Layers
Long layers are ideal for those with naturally thick locks, as they visually ‘break up’ the hair and add more movement and direction. At the same time, a medium-length cut works well for thicker hair as it won’t take as much time to wash, dry, or style as long hair. If you opt for the medium hair with long layers cut, try adding some face-framing pieces or even long side bangs too for a flirty and flattering finish.
6. Short Layers
In hair cutting terminology, the length of your layers – long or short – refers to the difference between the longest and shortest pieces, rather than where the layers themselves end. The shorter the layers, the smaller the difference between them. A medium length haircut with short layers will add volume and body, making it ideal for those with hair that tends to fall flat. Additionally, short layers tend to flick out at the ends, so this cut has a fun ’70s vibe.
7. Straight Hair
There are many options for styling medium length straight hair. If you’re looking for a more polished and professional finish, try a smooth and glossy blowdry. Otherwise, a ’90s-inspired style – combining relaxed texture with a side parting – makes for a low-maintenance and laidback weekend look.
8. Curly Hair
Curly-haired ladies have many options when it comes to medium length hair. From unstructured, deliberately disheveled ringlets to defined coils, a mid-length cut allows you to show off your curls in style. While medium-length curly hair is more high-maintenance than shorter cuts, using curl-defining products and hydrating treatments helps reduce the styling time and will ensure your mane stays frizz-free.
9. Wavy Hair
If your hair is naturally wavy, a medium-length cut is an ideal length for you. That’s because it is short enough to be manageable yet long enough to show off the beautiful movement in your locks. Those with naturally straight hair can create waves using heat tools like a curling wand or flat iron. Alternatively, braiding your hair while wet and applying a sea salt spray can also give you the beachy waves of your dreams.
10. Short Bangs
Short bangs end in the middle of your forehead and draw attention to your eyes and brows. They have a fashion-forward and arty vibe, so they’re perfect for women who want to show off that side of their personality. While short bangs can look very dramatic and edgy, medium-length hair balances out those qualities for a softer and more feminine result. If it’s you’re experimenting with short bangs for the first time, pairing them with a mid-length cut is an excellent option.
11. Asymmetric Cut
Looking for a hairstyle that stands out? Try an asymmetric cut. These hairstyles attract the eye because they are deliberately unbalanced. Plus, an asymmetric cut has many variations, including different side lengths or different lengths at the front and back. Almost all asymmetric cuts look great on medium-length hair.
12. Long Front Short Back Haircut
Another variation on the asymmetric haircut is the long front short back style. Also called an A-line or inverted cut, it gives you the best of both worlds – longer pieces to frame your face, with the volume and bounce of short hair. If you are not quite ready to take the plunge to a lob haircut, the long front short back cut can be the first step.
Growing out natural hair to medium length can take a little longer than other types of hair, but the results are worth it. You’ll have a wide variety of styling options to choose from, whether it’s a classic Afro or a braided look. To maintain your natural hair’s length, avoid over-trimming. Instead, snip off split ends as you see them. Additionally, make sure you avoid damage from chemicals and heat and gently detangle using a wide-tooth comb to prevent breakage.
Dreadlocks are one of the most iconic hairstyles for women with Afro-textured hair. They are also considered a protective style as they don’t require any chemicals to be used, don’t put too much stress on the scalp and help natural hair retain moisture. While the different dread styles look great at any length, tighter, thinner locs suit medium hair.
15. Medium Length Cut for Asian Hair
The Asian hair type tends to be thicker than Caucasian hair, meaning it’s ideal for a medium-length cut with long layers. They introduce movement and stop your hair from looking like one solid mass. Additionally, framing layers can make your face look longer and slimmer. As Asian hair also tends to grow faster than other hair types, it will need to be trimmed more regularly to maintain medium length.
16. French Braids
Braiding medium-length locks can be trickier than long hair, mainly if it is fine or damaged. That’s because there isn’t enough hair to create a long, thick plait or a more elaborate style. However, simple plaiting techniques, like French braids, look beautiful on medium-length hair. That’s because they only require three sections of hair, and you can braid from your hairline rather than the base of your neck.
17. Waterfall Braids
Waterfall braids are one of the simplest braids and do not require long locks to create. You can also start it at your hairline or the side of your head and braid back or from one side to the other. For those reasons, it’s ideal for medium-length hair. It’s also a favorite for bridal parties and wedding guests for its soft, pretty, and romantic appearance.
18. Fulani Braids
Fulani braids are a traditional African hairstyle and look stunning on medium length natural hair. They combine small side braids with braids down the center parting. Beads are added to the ends for a unique and eye-catching finish. This style looks elegant and sophisticated, making it perfect for everyday wear or formal events.
19. Box Braids
Box braids are a classic style for long and medium hair. Not only are they a protective, but they also have a ’90s cool vibe due to their popularity in that era. If your natural hair is four to five inches long, you can comfortably get very long extensions box braided in; however, shorter hair can support medium-length extensions. Try colors like metallic grey or purple for an unusual twist on the box braid trend.
20. Half Up Half Down
A soft and romantic option for hair of any length, the half-up half-down hairstyle looks particularly beautiful on medium hair. It also suits both thin and thick types of hair. The key to any half-up half-down style is building volume in the ‘up’ section. Doing so ensures that your hair doesn’t look weighed down and draws the eye up, balancing out your face shape.
21. Ombre Hair Medium Length
Medium length hair is the perfect partner for your ombre hair color. Ombre comes from the French word meaning ‘shaded’ and involves combining hair shades to create a beautifully blended result. The classic ombre combines brunette roots with blonde mid-lengths and ends. It’s a timeless look that never goes out of style. You can also add temporary hair color to the lighter ends if you want to change up your look for a special event. Medium length hair allows you to show the full spectrum of your color, and because there’s less hair to dye, you’ll spend less time in the salon than if you had ultra-long locks.
22. Medium Blonde Hair and Highlights
Unless you’re going all-over platinum, it’s vital to include multi-dimensional highlights to avoid your blonde color looking flat. Your colorist will lighten pieces to lift the base shade and help your new hair color complement your skin tone. If you’re switching to medium-length blonde hair, make sure you have your hair cut before it’s dyed so your colorist can place the highlights correctly.
23. Platinum Blonde Medium Length Hair
For ladies who want to make a bold style statement, platinum blonde hair is the ultimate standout look. Because your hair undergoes so much bleaching and toning – especially if you are a natural brunette – to achieve the platinum look, your stylist may recommend a haircut at the same time. Going from long to medium length hair when you go platinum not only gives you a fresh look, it also eliminates any dry or split ends.
24. Medium Length Brunette
Medium length brunette hair is the ultimate chic and sophisticated combination – which may be why it is favored by models and fashion editors all over the world. For 2020, cool chocolate has been named as one of the biggest brunette trends. However, your perfect brunette shade will depend on your skin tone and eye color, as well as your base shade.
25. Medium Length Brunette and Balayage
Balayage is a freehand technique used by hair colorists to create subtle and natural highlights. Inspired by the way artists use light, balayage can be used to frame the face, add dimension, and create movement in your haircut. A brunette base color creates the perfect canvas for balayage, and when your hair is medium-length, there’s plenty of space for professionals to work their magic. The result is a California cool hairstyle that has a relaxed and lived-in look.
26. Brunette and Caramel Highlights
Warm and inviting, caramel highlights give brunette hair a soft and pretty look while adding dimension and vibrancy. Your colorist can use foils or the balayage technique to apply the caramel hair color tones, which will subtly lighten your hair and brighten up your overall look. Perfect for brunettes who want a subtle change for spring or summer, caramel highlights also suit those who have a warm undertone to their skin.
27. Red Hair Medium Length Hair
Hairstylists predict that warm, natural copper-gold will be a big trend this year. Because going red is such a dramatic color change, you don’t need ultra-long hair. The impact of the fiery hue means medium-length hair is ideal. As one of the most saturated colors, red also suits those with thin or fine hair.
28. Black Medium Length Hair
Black hair looks fantastic on any hair length, including medium. To break up the heaviness of the color, ask for a choppy or shaggy cut. Loose waves and subtle highlights can also add movement and dimension to black hair. Alternatively, you could lean into the drama and go for a super smooth blowdry with a heavy, blunt fringe.
29. Lob Hairstyle
The lob hairstyle is one of the most versatile and flattering styles for women of all ages. The cut is longer than the classic bob, usually falling between the chin and clavicle, but it is just as stylish and lends itself well to personalization. This allows you to experiment with different angles, layers, colors, bangs, and partings. If you are looking for a low-maintenance style to wear your medium-length hair, this could be it. To draw attention to your features and brighten your appearance, consider placing highlights toward the side of the face; this will frame it.
30. Curtain Bangs
If you want to transform your look, consider wearing it with curtain bangs. The style was first popularized in the 90s but has since made a comeback with a more modern and versatile approach. The bangs are parted, which helps frame the face and can be incredibly flattering. You can also create them in various lengths and with all hair textures; the straighter your hair is, the more precise the cut will look, whereas on curly hair, it will be more soft and subtle. You also have a lot of versatility with styling, letting you wear your hair up in a messy ponytail, making the curtain bangs the focus of your look. Or by wearing your medium-length hair loose.
31. Slick Back
When it comes to stylish and sleek looks, you do not get much better than the slick back. The hairstyle is achieved by brushing the hair backward at the front and securing it with a strong gel or a similar product. It is best on straighter hair, making it easier to style and keep in place, but the look can be created with various hair textures and types. This is a fantastic hairstyle for more formal occasions and is neat and polished. It will also open up your face and highlight your features, especially the eyes and jawline. Although the look requires some styling time, it is very low-maintenance and can be achieved on hair of various lengths, including medium-length.
The mullet is an 80s hairstyle favorite that is somewhat controversial and is a style that demands attention. Defined by the hair longer in the back and shorter on the top and the sides. If you are going to wear your hair in a mullet, you probably do not mind attention as this is a daring look bound to turn heads. However, it has evolved a lot over the decades and has now been adapted to make it more subtle in appearance and wearable. You can experiment with different cuts and angles, complementing your face shape and hair texture. The result is an edgy and cool haircut filled with attitude and is surprisingly flattering on women of all ages.
The blowout is achieved with heat-styling and will give your hair a voluminous appearance. After washing your hair, blow-dry it to achieve your desired fullness, texture, and volume. It can be created on all hair textures and is an excellent way to change your look with minimal effort. You can make curly hair straight or transform straight hair into big, glamorous curls if you want to channel the 80s with your blowout; the more volume, the better.
34. Passion Twists
Passion twists are a protective style that is gorgeous and versatile. Created in 2018 by Miami hairstylist Kailyn Rogers the hairstyle gives women a new way to wear two-strand twists. The twists can be added in various lengths, thicknesses, and colors. If you want an easy look to maintain, then medium-length is ideal. The length gives you the versatility you want to wear your hair up or down but is not so long that it becomes high maintenance and will not create added tension on your scalp. You can also use the crochet method of installation, reducing the time spent in the salon chair. As an added pro, these twists are water-friendly.
35. Side Part
Wearing your hair in a parting can be incredibly flattering, and the right parting can complement your face shape and draw attention to your features. A side parting is one of the most versatile and easy to wear, suiting most face shapes and women of all ages. Wearing your hair in this way can create balance and soften your facial features. The side part can be achieved with hair of various textures and lengths and is an excellent alternative to bangs; you get all the benefits without committing to a fringe. Curl the hair slightly on either side to give your look a romantic finish, or try out highlights around the sides of the face for a framing effect.
The ponytail is one of the most simple but effective updos. It can be achieved within minutes and takes little to no skill to pull off, making it the perfect no-fuss look. It will keep the hair out of your eyes and off your neck, drawing attention to these areas. The ponytail can also be dressed up to down; pulling your hair into a loose ponytail will create a relaxed aesthetic and is ideal for days at the beach or working out. A sleek, high ponytail has a fashion-forward appearance for more formal occasions; think Ariana Grande’s signature style. You can also leave a few strands of hair loose to frame the face and add a softness to your look. Just take care when wearing your hair in a tight ponytail to not do this for extended amounts of time, as this can cause traction alopecia.
37. Delicate Babylights on Straight Lob
If you are looking for a subtle way to add color to your hair and brighten and lighten your appearance, you can achieve this with babylights. These delicate highlights are a great look for anyone who wants a subtle glow. If you focus them around the sides of your face, this is also a wonderful way to frame the face and highlight the features. The thin streaks of color will make your hair look sun-kissed and healthy, adding depth. It can be achieved on hair of all textures, and colors to lift the hair. Do not use highlights that are lighter than a shade or two from your natural color for the best results. It can also be worn on various cuts and styles, with one of the prettiest and most versatile being the lob haircut. This cut can draw attention to the face.
38. Shag Haircut
The shag haircut is a 70s hairstyle favorite defined by its choppy layers. It is a medium-length hairstyle and fantastic for highlighting the texture of your hair. It is also great for removing weight from thick hair, or the layers can be cut to make thin and fine hair appear thicker and more voluminous. The haircut has an edgy vibe, and the way the layers fall will give your hair movement and depth. It is ideal for anyone who wants a cut that is relatively low-maintenance but also a lot of fun.
39. Hair Down with Twists
If you are looking for a pretty way to wear your medium-length hair, consider adding twists to it. Leaving the hair down and creating twists at the side will give you a boho appearance ideal for formal and informal events. Twists will take the hair away from the face, which can open it up. It can be achieved on all hair textures but looks best with slightly wavy hair for a dreamy and relaxed aesthetic.
40. Faux Locs
If you love the idea of dreadlocks but do not have the patience or commitment needed to grow them, faux locs are a great alternative. These fake dreads are created using artificial or human hair, which can be crocheted into cornrows that form the foundation. This is a great protective style and can protect the hair from damage and breakage while also aiding natural hair growth. Your faux locs can be worn in varying thicknesses and lengths, including medium-length. You can also add accessories like wire, cuffs, and beads to give your hairstyle a personalized finish.
41. Goddess Braids
Goddess braids are a protective style ideal for women who want versatile and flattering braids. They can be created in various lengths and thicknesses, but keeping them at medium length is an excellent choice because it gives you the freedom to style your hair the way you want, without it being too long and high maintenance. Protective styles prevent breakage, lock in moisture, and aid natural hair growth. Goddess braids are not as long-lasting as other styles, but they will last several weeks and give you a break from heat styling and reduce grooming time. Leave the ends curly for a textured look; it will also create a slight contrast with the rest of the braids.
42. Crimped Hair
If you love a lot of texture, look no further than crimped hair. The mermaid-esque appearance of this hair makes it appealing for women who want to have fun with their hair as it creates a wavy, zigzag appearance that can be fantastic for creating volume. Crimping was first popular in the 80s, and although you can channel your inner diva and go big and bold, it can also be achieved in a more subtle and wearable way. You can try it out on most hair textures, but your look will be much more noticeable and easier to create on straight hair. Take care to ensure your hair is in good condition as the effect can highlight any damage.
43. Brown Hair Balayage with Subtle Curtain Bangs
Balayage can be achieved on various hair colors, and the technique also looks good on brown hair. Adding lighter streaks of caramel or honey, depending on your preference and natural hair color, is a wonderful way to lighten and brighten your appearance. Balayage is also ideal for achieving a subtle and sun-kissed appearance that will complement various hair textures and lengths. Curtain bangs are a gorgeous addition to any haircut, framing the face and drawing attention to the eyes. You can make your bangs as dramatic or subtle as you wish. If you want healthy-looking, gorgeous hair, this is the way to do it.
44. Curly Bangs
Bangs are an excellent way to transform your appearance; they can complement and balance your features, they can frame the face, and can give you a youthful glow. This makes bangs perfect for women of all ages, and they are also useful at disguising fine lines or forehead wrinkles. Bangs can be worn long or short and on various hair textures, including curly. The appeal of curly bangs is that they have a softness to them, and they also have a less precise shape than when worn on straighter hair. The texture can boost volume and make your hair appear fuller and thicker.
45. Shaved Sides
For those who are rebellious and want an edgy look, consider adding shaved sides to the hairstyle of your choice. Keeping hair long on the top and back of the head and shorter on the sides is a modern approach to a mohawk but is more wearable and less dramatic. This is a great way to express yourself, and when worn with medium-length hair, it can create an interesting contrast. It can also be symbolic, freeing yourself from the past by removing the hair and showing that you are strong and resilient. If you want your hair to be even more noticeable, consider dying it a bright color. Or adding streaks of your favorite shade to your hair.
46. Viking Braids
The Vikings have inspired series and films, but they have also served as inspiration for hairstyles. If you want an edgy and rebellious style that will make you look tough and cool, then a Viking braid is a great choice. There are multiple interpretations of what this means, including braids on the side paired with shaved hair or working the hair into a top knot. The great thing about medium-length hair is its versatility. You can also opt for a softer and more feminine approach by wearing braids with curls. Add highlights throughout to give the hair a lift and added dimension. Alternatively, you can try out a bright hair color that demands attention.
47. Blonde Balayage on Wavy Lob
The lob haircut is one of the most stylish and universally flattering options for women of all ages. It suits most face shapes and all hair textures, but if you want to give your lob an update, you can achieve this with color, including balayage. If you have naturally light hair. give it a sun-kissed glow with balayage instead of opting for traditional foil highlights. Balayage is a coloring technique that hand-paints highlights onto the hair, creating a more natural and blended appearance. For the best results, stick to a color that is only a shade or two lighter than your natural hair color. In addition, balayage is less damaging and not as time-consuming. It is also low-maintenance, and you can go several months before revisiting the salon.
48. Retro Curls
Big, retro curls can give you a glamorous appearance, and it is a wonderful way to show off your hair. These curls can also be incredibly flattering and give softness and complement or balance your features. The style is best on medium-length hair, which provides you with enough length to create gorgeous curls but is not too long that they feel heavy. As for where you can wear them? Retro curls are perfect for formal occasions like weddings and work events but are just as great for when you want to dress to impress on date nights.
49. Face-framing Statement Highlights on Bob
When opting for traditional foil highlights, they are often spread evenly throughout the hair, giving it lift and dimension. However, statement highlights are a great option if you want something different. The style was first popular in the 80s but is now modernized, including the colors you choose and how chunky you want the highlights to be. The appeal is the placement, which is on either side of the face, creating a framing effect that can highlight your features. This is an incredibly fun and youthful look and a great way to change your appearance with minimal effort. Opt for bright colors if you want to experiment without fully committing to dying the entire head.
50. Blunt Cut
A blunt cut refers to how the hair is cut straight, without layers, and often at precise angles. This is a great look for anyone who wants to show off their cut and works best with straight hair. If you have medium-length hair, there is a lot of variation in the cut you choose, allowing you to personalize it to best suit your face shape and hair color. The cut can have a sleek and elegant appearance, making it ideal for all occasions. It is also easy to grow out and low-maintenance.
51. Middle Parting
If you want to wear your hair in a parting, a practical and stylish choice is the middle parting. With this look, hair falls on either side of the face, and on medium-length hair, it is more wearable as you can tuck the hair behind the ears. Keeping the hair away from the face can draw attention to your features and complement multiple hair textures and cuts. The downside to the middle parting is that it does not compliment all face shapes, nor does it look good on everyone. You need symmetrical features to pull off this look; a side parting is a better option for those who want to create balance and softness.
52. Strawberry Blonde Hair with Wavy Lob
Strawberry blonde hair is a pretty color that falls somewhere between blond and red. It is gorgeous on multiple skin tones but can be especially striking on those with pale skin and light eyes. This versatile hue can be worn in many ways with varying lengths and textures. It also gives you a range of ways to style your hair, including a wavy bob to show off the texture. The lob haircut is incredibly attractive to draw attention to your face. Medium hair is ideal because it gives you the best of both worlds; it is easy to style in several ways but not as high-maintenance as longer hair. If you want to brighten your appearance, consider adding a few blonde highlights throughout the hair, giving it depth and dimension. Or, lean into the red hues by opting for delicate streaks of red, which can give you a modern look.
53. Wispy Fringe
Wearing your hair with a fringe can be incredibly flattering, but there is also a wide range of fringe styles to choose from. Some women love full and thick fringes that can give you volume and can be dramatic, while others prefer a more subtle approach, like a wispy fringe. These thin streaks of hair can give your features a softness, drawing attention to the eyes and cheekbones. It can also complement several hair textures, lengths, and cuts. Styling your hair in a choppy cut with a wispy fringe is perfect and will work well with the textured effect.
54. Textured Cut with Pink Hair Color
If you want to change your appearance, one of the easiest ways to do it is by dying your hair in your favorite shade. Choosing bold hair colors is expressive and lets you show the world your playful side. Your selected color can also say a lot about you, and pink hair is a pretty choice. If your hair is naturally textured, your color can draw attention to the curl pattern. Or you could add movement and depth to the hair by adding in choppy layers. Regardless of your hairstyle and texture, it can work with your favorite pink hue, making for a standout and gorgeous look that you will be proud to show off.
55. Very Short Bangs
For those who want their medium-length hair to make a statement, a great way to do this is by adding very short bangs that will give any haircut an edgy update. They are cut well above the brow and can be full and blunt cut or textured and wispy; this depends on your preference and hair texture. They demand attention, drawing you to the forehead and the eyes. It can create an interesting contrast when worn with longer hair because of the proportions.
56. Bob Haircut for Thin Hair
There are some tips and tricks to ensure thin hair looks fuller and thicker, and one of the easiest ways to achieve this is with layers. Layers are a fantastic addition to any haircut and can help create the illusion of fullness. They also add dimension and movement to the hair and draw the eye toward the ends instead of the roots. It is often best to keep thin hair shorter, but the right cut can have you rocking medium-length hair, too; a few examples include a shag, mullet, or a bob haircut. The bob haircut is versatile and universally flattering.
57. Edgy Split Dye Bob with Middle Part
The bob is one of the most versatile haircuts and can be adapted to suit your hair texture and personalized with colors, including the split-dye trend. Colorful hair dyes are a wonderful way to have fun with your appearance. Opting for bright hues that demand attention lets you show off your playful side. You can dye the entire head, focus on just the tip, include streaks or different color statement highlights, or try out the split dye trend. The concept of split dye is to dye the hair on one side of the head; This could be with two artificial colors like pink and green, or you can leave one side your natural hair color. This look is nothing if not versatile, allowing you to mix and match with combinations of your choosing. If you wish to create a more blended appearance, opt for colors that work well together.
Another 80s favorite is permed hair, which is all about volume and texture, as it sets waves or curls into the hair. Big hair is a lot of fun, and it can also be expressive because it demands attention; when you walk into the room, people will notice. A permed hairstyle can also be flattering and youthful, complimenting multiple face shapes and women of all ages. The modern approach is not as loud and in-your-face as the 80s, and you can tone down the perm to create a more balanced look. There is a downside to permed hair, though, and that is that the process, which involves chemicals to alter your hair structurally, can be damaging and drying. It is best to work with a reputable hairstylist to minimize the chances of this.
59. Black to Blonde Balayage with Center Part Cut
The center part isn’t the easiest parting to pull off, but it draws attention to your face. One way to complement a middle part cut is with balayage. Balayage is a popular coloring technique for several reasons; it is low-maintenance and lasts a long time, it is natural-looking and can be achieved on all hair colors. Adding foil highlights to dark hair can be a damaging process, and the colors are often not blended, making it look very obvious and unnatural. However, you can brighten and lighten black hair with balayage, which will create a more subtle and blended appearance. You do not have to cover the roots and work with your colorist to achieve the perfect blonde shade to match your hair and preference. If you want a look that requires platinum blonde hair, this could take several sessions to create.
60. Lob Hairstyle with Balayage for Thick Hair
Thick hair is gorgeous and looks full and healthy. There is a lot to love about thick hair, but it can also be heavy, and depending on your hair texture, could be prone to tangles. To make your hair more manageable and reduce styling time, you can remove some bulk by adding layers throughout. There are several ways to style thick hair, but keeping it at a medium length is ideal for making it easier to maintain. A fantastic hairstyle is the lob haircut, which is universally flattering and can suit multiple hair textures and types. You may also want to opt for bangs or side-parting to soften your features and give you a youthful glow. Frame the face with a few highlights or add them throughout for depth and dimension.
61. Backcombed Hair
Backcombed hair is created by brushing the hair backward, away from the scalp. This helps to achieve volume and fullness and looks excellent in various hairstyles. Leaving your hair down with a small bouffant and bangs is also chic and can soften the hairstyle. Or you can have big hair that is completely brushed away from your face without bangs; think a beehive. The great thing about backcombed hair is that it can be created in various ways and adapted to suit most hair textures. Your chosen cut should complement your face shape and highlight your best features.
62. Beach Waves
Beachy waves help you achieve hair that is soft feminine and will create a relaxed aesthetic. Adding these waves to your hair can make it look like you have spent the day at the seaside, and the way they fall about your face can be incredibly flattering. It can add a softness to your appearance and give your hair volume and movement. Play around with how you want to style your hair, this could be left long and loose, and medium-length hair is the perfect cut. Or, it could be styled to the side or with a middle parting. For a romantic finish that can lend itself well to more formal occasions, work your beach waves into a loose updo.
63. A-Line Hairstyle
The bob haircut is typically short, but it is also incredibly versatile and adapted to various lengths and hair textures. Cutting your hair in an A-line shape is ideal because it can frame the face and draw attention to the cheeks and jawline. The angular cut is shorter on the back, with more length at the front; this also gives the illusion of more length. This cut is best on straight hair to show off the precision of the cut It can work with most face shapes, making them appear thinner and elongated.
64. Blunt Cut with Side Swept Bangs
Bangs are a great addition to any hairstyle, and there are so many different ways to wear them, depending on your face shape, hair texture, and preference. Side-swept bangs are an attractive and easy-to-wear option that will complement most face shapes and are low-maintenance. Keeping the hair to the side makes them easier to style than blunt and horizontal cut bangs. Side-swept bangs can also naturally grow out. These bangs can look especially impressive when paired with a blunt cut. The cut can leave your hair looking and feeling healthy, but it will also create a slight contrast with the sharpness of the style and the softness of the bangs. The way the hair falls can also soften your features and draw attention to your eyes.
65. Heavily Layered Red Hair Styled to the Side
Red hair is one of the rarest colors, but it is also one of the most noticeable. It is not hard to see why women are drawn to this fiery hue, and the bright color can highlight your cut and hair texture. If you want to stand out from the crowd, dying your hair your favorite shade of red is a fantastic way to do it. Plus, medium-length hair is exceptionally versatile with how you style it, letting you choose from a wide range of haircuts or braids. This gorgeous color shows off your chosen cut, including parting the hair to the side. Wearing your hair like this can be incredibly flattering and will balance your facial features and draw attention to your bone structure. To give your red hair a more muted appearance, you can add blonde highlights throughout.
66. Side Parted Grey Hairstyle
Although older women are embracing their natural grey hair and giving us reasons to age gracefully, grey hair is also a popular trend at the moment. You can achieve this cool tone with hair dye, and it is a color that will suit everyone. It can also work with various hairstyles, including side parting, which can add a softness to your chosen cut. The appeal of side partings is that they balance the features and complement most face shapes. The only downside to grey hair is that it fades fast, can be expensive, and requires regular maintenance. In addition, if your hair is not naturally light to start, you will need to bleach it to achieve a lighter base tone before dying. This process can be damaging; For this reason, it is best to work with an expert colorist to minimize any damage and dryness.
67. E-girl Hairstyle
The E-girl style is creative and fun. It can say a lot about the things that you like, and it is for someone who stands out from the crowd, not blends in. The trend merges several things, including bold fashion choices, colorful makeup, black nails, and hair with bright streaks. Of course, this is a simplified example of what this aesthetic is all about, and there is a lot of room for freedom and creativity with how you look and what you wear. That said, if you want a new, youthful look that can draw attention to your medium-length hair, adding streaks of your favorite color is a great idea. You can opt for multiple colors throughout the hair for a rainbow style. Or stick to one, placing the color strategically around the face to create a framing effect.
68. Half Up Half Down Wedding Hairstyle
If your wedding day is coming up, or you are looking for a simple and stylish way to wear your hair when attending someone else’s big day, the good news is that medium-length hair is ideal. The length is long enough to create simple updos, like loose twists, a crown braid, or even a simple French braid. It also looks gorgeous when worn down or in a half-up, half-down hairstyle; it is also a fantastic way to show off your hair texture. When deciding on your style, consider your hair type and thickness, and alter your chosen look to suit this. You may also wish to add an accessory like baby’s breath or vines. If bling is more your liking, add a string of pearls or a floral hair accessory complete with faux jewels.
69. Space Buns
The space bun hairstyle is a fun and fresh way to wear your hair. They were first popularized in the 90s but remain relevant today, with a few modern twists and personalization. Perfect for festivals, days at the beach, or hanging out with friends, space buns are incredibly versatile. The hairstyle features two buns on either side of the head, and your hair can be entirely up, or you can use them to create a half-up, half-down look. It is also a youthful style, perfect for younger women and teenagers who want something cute and easy to create. You can also pair space buns with thick or full bangs to draw attention to the face. Or a wispy fringe or tendrils; this will create softness and can be exceptionally flattering.
70. Crown Braid
The crown braid is a romantic way to wear your hair. Plus, it’s perfect for formal occasions like weddings or if you love the cottagecore aesthetic. It is created by plaiting the hair into a French braid first, then lifting them to the sides and wrapping them around the head. The braid can be dressed up or down, making it ideal for all occasions and a great way to draw attention to your face. You can create it on various hair textures, and it is a simple and easy way to tame curly or wavy hair. For a softer approach, leave a few strands of hair to fall around the face, adding a softness to it and creating a deliberately undone feel. For the best results, do the braid a day or two after washing; giving you more grit and making it easier to work with.
What is a medium length haircut?
A medium-length haircut sees the ends of your hair at your collarbones or your shoulder blades.
Which haircut is best for medium hair?
A medium-length haircut works well with all hair types. Some of the most popular haircuts include bobs, lobs, bangs, topknots, shaggy styles, and wavy hair.
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