Mid-length hairstyles can be as sexy and glamorous as longer tresses and sometimes even more so. Not too long and not too short, medium length hair, contrary to popular opinion, provides great versatility for hairstyling and one can sport various trendy and chic looks in mid-length hair. Below we list the top 10 hairstyles for medium hair.
Best Hairstyles for Medium Hair
Voluminous Mid Length Hairstyles
This look can be achieved by backcombing the hair at the crown of the head. Then simply mist the hair with some hairspray to hold. There are further variations that you can do with voluminous mid-length hair like curls or simply leave it in a parting free style. Curls on mid-length voluminous hair look especially lush. One can also go in for a half ponytail in the voluminous hair. The oomph element in voluminous hair looks sexy and elegant and makes for a hairstyle full of body and style in medium length hair. All in all, this voluminous hairstyle in mid-length hair will give you plenty of body and style while still looking effortless.
Finger Waves Hairstyles for Medium Hair
Rock that old Hollywood glamour by sporting some shiny finger waves. This is a highly chic and flirty hairstyle and has been popular for decades. To get this look begin by shampooing and conditioning your hair and then towel drying. Apply a strong hold hair gel on your hair, especially towards the top and front of your hair. Then create a deep parting on one side using a fine-toothed comb. Extend this parting to till the crown of your head. Comb your hair down straight on the larger side. Keep the hair next to the parting in place by pressing down a finger and begin combing the hair right next to your finger backwards. The hair that lifts between your fingers is a finger wave. Keep making such waves as per the look you want and using metal wave clamps. This is undoubtedly a pretty way to style your mid-length hair.
Straight Hair with Side Swept Bangs
This hairstyle works perfectly well for medium length hair. In fact side swept bangs and medium length hair are a great combination. Straight hair looks sleek and sophisticated while the medium length and side bangs give a youthful as well as playful look. Super easy and quick to style, this medium length hairstyle will bring your style quotient up by notches. The bangs of course add an extra something to an otherwise a normal ‘do. The bangs can even be flipped a little on the ends, softening the otherwise sleek and straight look. It is advisable to use a smoothening serum to give a soft sheen to the straight hair as well as to the bangs.
Wavy Textured with Long Bangs Hairstyles
A mid-length mane works great for this hairstyle. This is a fresh and modern look and can be achieved on either naturally wavy hair or by tonging around with a curling iron. This is an almost a cuter take on the lob (longer bob) where the bangs hover just above the brows and the texture of the bangs blend in beautifully with the wavy texture of the rest of the hair. You can also make the bangs a bit choppier and softer. The whole look of this hairstyle is laidback yet elegant and stylish. The bangs offer just the perfect bit of movement to complement the tousled waves.
Ultra Straight Hairstyles for Medium Hair
This is a sleek, collar grazing, one length, shiny and glossy and a highly chic mid-length hairstyle. Giving very clean lines, this hairstyle looks very flattering especially on round faces. This hairstyle works perfect for those with naturally straight hair. However, this look can also be achieved in curlier hair without much difficulty with the help of a flat iron. Give the hair a razor straight look and give the ends a slight bent look by pulling the flat iron towards your face. This will add a bit of softness to the look.
Allover Layers Hairstyles
This hairstyle works great on fine and wavy hair. This hairstyle makes the hair look fuller. This look is very easy to achieve and the hairstyle can be made in a few simple steps. Layers all over the hair look especially good in medium length hair. This hairstyle can be sported both casually as well as for formal events as it combines the easy and messy look with glamour and style effortlessly. One can have layers of different lengths for soft yet messy waves all over the hair. This hairstyle also offers a quick and elegant solution for medium length hair. It also offers versatility for styling as you can keep bangs or keep the hair pinned or go in for middle or even a side parting.
Long and Loose Layers Hairstyles
This hairstyle works especially great for thick and curly hair and gives a disheveled and sexy look. The layers here fall below the chin and thus not only offer a great frame to the face but also thin the face out a bit. This hairstyle is thus very suitable for almost all face shapes. To get this look, simply wrap the sections of hair around a curling iron without being too perfect or choosing the section perfectly. Give a piecey finish to the whole look by clamping the ends with a flat iron. This style looks effortlessly chic.
Sleek Bangs Hairstyles for Medium Hair
This chic hairstyle features the bangs beginning about an inch and a half from the forehead. The bangs span from temple to temple. The bangs are sleek and give a nice, clean and sophisticated and elegant look. This hairstyle looks very flattering especially on round faces. The rest of the hair is kept straight and a few delicate layers just below the collarbone keep the cur from looking too severe. It does however have a powerful and positive impact.
Wet Look Lob Hairstyles for Medium Hair
This is a super chic and super glam hairstyle that is high on trend. This slick-back and wet look bob looks cool and sexy and is a style statement in itself. This hairstyle works fantastically great for formal events and for a more glamorous evening, while still giving a casual and just out of the shower look, depending on how neatly you style it. This look works well for any hair type and is sleek, smooth and sexy. And not to forget, it is an edgy and classy look that takes your medium length hair to a different level altogether. The wet bob is no doubt all the rage.
Victory Rolls Hairstyles
This is a fancy and red-carpet glamorous hairstyle. This pin up hairstyle works and looks great on medium length hair. This look from the 1920’s is a gorgeous look that has been and can be further modernized easily. It is advisable to use hot rollers in straight hair. To get the look, begin by getting soft curls and the length of the hair is rolled into victory rolls. The victory rolls are swept up and away from the face and are rolled and pinned towards the top of the head. This vintage hairstyle will undoubtedly get you the attention and compliments you deserve.
Medium length or shoulder length, as we can see form the above hairstyles, is almost a magical length. It offers the flexibility and versatility of long hair while keeping the individuality and trendiness of short hair.