The Medium Hairstyles Guide to DIY How to Tutorials for Every Hair Type and Face Shape
Do you find yourself ever saying, “If my hair was longer, then I could . . .” or “If I cut it shorter, my hair would . . .?” With medium hairstyles it’s common to feel like you’re in-between styles, but take heart, there are some super hot hairstyles for medium length hair! Whether you’re style is chic and sophisticated, or relaxed and flirty, there’s a modern, feminine look for you. Here are 7 of the hotest looks on the scene right now that work with every hair type and face shape.
Who Does it Work For: This hairstyle works great on fine, medium, and thick hair types. Its ideal for oval, heart, and square face shapes.
How to Style: If your hair is naturally wavy, apply a curl cream to towel dried hair and use a diffuser attachment on your blow-dryer for maximum volume and texture. For straight, wavy or curly hair, use a 1″ to 2″ curling iron on dry hair. Spray lightly with a flexible hold hairspray and comb your fingers through it to break up the curls.
Recommended Product: Tigi Catwalk Curls Rock, Paul Mitchell Worked Up
Tips: For an easier style, try loosely French braiding damp hair and allowing to dry naturally. Voila! Easy, natural looking waves.
Pull it in a Pony
Who Does it Work For: The pony is ideal for medium and thicker hair, fine hair can tend to look stringy. It’s flattering for oval, heart, and round face shapes.
How to Style: Apply a dry shampoo on dry hair for a matte texture. Tease at the crown and smooth over with a comb. Tie it in a pony at the nape of the neck or to the side.
Recommended Products: Big Sexy Dry Shampoo
Tips: For a dressier look, wrap a strand of hair around the base of the pony.
Get the Long Bob
Who Does it Work For: This style works for fine, medium, and thick hair textures. It’s most flattering for oval, round, heart, and square face shapes.
How to Style: Blow dry section by section using a flat brush. Touch up with a flat iron and finish with a shine spray for a smooth and chic look.
Recommended Products: Kenra Shine Spray
Tip: For an edgier look, ask your hairstylist if a razor cut would work for you.
Do a Messy Bun
Who Does it Work For: This style is easiest on fine and medium hair types and is flattering for oval, heart, and oblong faces.
How to Style: Pull hair in a pony at the nape. Use a second elastic to tie hair in a loop. Pin pieces of the loop to the base of the pony. Use fingers to tug at pieces to create fullness and texture. Allow pieces to fall naturally around your face. Lock in the look with a firm hold hairspray.
Recommended Products: Paul Mitchell Extra Clean Hairspray
Try a Side Swept Bang
Who Does it Work For: A side swept bang works best for medium and thicker hair. It’s ideal for oval, oblong, and heart face shapes.
How to Style: Apply a smoothing serum on towel dried hair and blow dry with a flat brush. Finish off the look with a flat iron. For extra wispiness, apply a small amount of dry wax.
Recommended Products: Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum, Bb Styling Wax
Tips: For round and square face shapes, try a side bang.
Medium lengths are not only flattering, but they are super stylish this year! Not to mention, there’s a variety of hairstyles for medium hair lengths. It’s time to stop lusting over long lengths and embrace your hair now, whether it’s a razor cut, wispy bang, or relaxed pony, there’s a variety of hot medium hairstyles to update your look today.
For more great mid length looks check out our Pinterest Medium Hairstyles Board.