Hairstyles for Medium Hair that Are Really Adorable
There is no end to the variety of hairstyles for medium hair as it works great with any hair type and texture as well as with any face shape. Medium hair is all the rage right now and it’s certainly easy to see why.
Hairstyles for medium hair, including box braids, look great on all types of hair: straight, curly, fine or thick! You can also experiment with different shades ranging from playful streaks to a more subtle balayage to a bold and daring ombre hairstyle.
1. Shaggy & Feathered
When people think of feathered hair, they tend to think of the trendy Dorothy Hamill haircut that was so popular in the 1970s. However, feathered hair is indeed making a comeback, but with a more modern flair. This adorable mid-length cut adds a great deal of volume and movement, especially for those with finer hair. To style, blow dry your hair in downward strokes using a paddle brush and then flat iron your hair lightly until smooth. Next, create subtle separation by raking your fingers through your hair. Spray with a medium hold hairspray to allow some movement.
Whether you are more conservative or have more of a daring edge, there are plenty of sophisticated and sassy hairstyles for medium hair. For example, Double Fringe style. The mid-length to slightly long layers and double fringe add volume and flair to this stylish hairdo. A subtle balayage for the more conservative is very classy. And for those who want a slight edge, some funky streaks will really make this style pop. It’s also very easy to style. Simply add some styling cream and blow dry your hair with a paddle brush downward and then use a flat iron till your hair is smooth and spray with a finishing spray.
3. Windswept Waves
This shoulder-length cut is adorable and carefree and looks great for those with a slightly rounder face. To style, blow dry using a round brush for maximum volume while alternating directions as you dry. When finished drying, gently comb your fingers through your hair to create slight separation. You want to go for the tousled, slightly wind-blown effect so it doesn’t have to be perfect. Spray with a medium hold hairspray to allow for natural flow and movement.
4. Chic Shag
This longer shag cut is both trendy and fun and looks best on those with oval or round faces. Blow dry your hair with a paddle brush using downward strokes until it is smooth and straight. Use a flat iron if desired for a more lasting hold. Gently rake your fingers through your hair for an ever-so-slight separation to create natural movement and spritz with a light hold finishing spray.
5. Emo Chic
This look is a bit more daring for those who want a bold, edgy look and works great with a burst of color. The disconnected and shattered layers give it a slightly emo feel. Apply a styling product and blow dry your hair with downward strokes using a paddle brush and follow up with a flat iron. Add pomade or other texturizing product if desired to make it look piecey and spray with a medium hold hairspray.
6. Curly Q
This shoulder-length curly ‘do with eye-grazing bangs will do wonders to accentuate your cheeks and eyes and works well on those with natural curls. Wash and condition your hair with your favorite curl-enhancing products and then apply a curl defining cream to your soaking wet hair immediately after getting out of the shower. Then twist your curls in alternating directions, making sure to follow the natural pattern of your tresses. Use a diffuser on low to dry your hair till it’s about three-quarters of the way dry. Allow your hair to air-dry until completely dry and then use your fingers to gently break up the twists while fluffing your hair to the desired volume. Then use a small dab of Argan Oil to scrunch your ends and apply a shine serum or spray.
7. Tousled Waves
This adorable cut is sophisticated and classy and adds texture to any hairstyle. To style, towel dry your hair and then add a volumizing mousse and spritz with a texturizing sea salt spray. Diffuse on a low setting while twisting your hair in varying sizes and directions. Then use a one-inch curling iron to make vertical curls. Let your hair cool before spritzing with a spray texturizer and scrunch as desired. Finish with a medium holding spray to allow for subtle movement.
8. Full Out Shag
This sexy shag adds a ton of volume to medium to thick hair. Add a good volumizer to damp hair and then blow dry with a round brush for maximum volume. Next, make a slightly off-center part. Then use a straightener to create soft waves while making slightly defined piecey waves. Use your fingers to gently tousle your hair and then set with a light hairspray for maximum movement and flow.
9. Crimped Curls
Crimping is making a huge comeback and this sexy look adds a ton of volume and movement to your hair. Start with dry hair, parted to one side and apply a thermal protectant to your hair before misting with a light hold hair spray. Leave a thin layer of hair down and pull the rest up in a clip. Crimp your hair layer by layer, section by section, and starting at the roots all the way to the tips. Do not brush or comb. Simply use your fingers once your hair is cool to achieve the desired fullness and spray with a medium hold hair spray. This style looks great with a fun ombre color combo or a two or three toned subtle balayage.
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