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35 Super Cute Medium Haircuts and Hairstyles

Medium hair hairstyles of the world — unite! Having a cute hairstyle for medium length hair is awesome. It’s long enough to put up, yet short enough that you don’t need a ton of time to plan your hair routine for a night out.

We have a compilation of some classic, modern, funky, fun and flirty looks for everyone to try and test. So go on and pick your favorite of these super cute hairstyles for medium length hair!

  • #1 Bold & Bright

    Written by Sarah Nitz

    Bright golden copper paired with a bold fringe and a blunt cut givers you an edgy look that works for both the office and evening.

    red-hair-with-short-bangs

    Susanne Dillge and Makeup by Betty Mekonen for Goertz Hair, Braunschweig, Germany Makeup Betty Mekonen

    How To Style:

    1. After shampooing and condioning hair with sulfate-free color products, apply a smoothing cream.
    2. Blow dry hair using a flat or paddle brush.
    3. Smooth hair using a flat iron set at the lowest heat setting for your hair type.
    4. Finish the look with a drop of oil. Rub it in your hands before you apply it, starting at your ends.

    Recommended Products:

    Bright hair color can fade quickly. Try Pravana’s color enhancing treatment in Copper.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Heart and diamond face shapes wear this look well, while hair that is medium in thickness and naturally straight to wavy is best for recreating this bold style.

    Tip:

    Make sure to turn your flat iron down. High heat is a major contributor to color loss!

  • #2 Back Dutch Braid

    Written by Sarah Nitz

    Who says your hair is too short for braids? This Dutch braid is simple and fun. It’s easy to recreate and the perfect style for second or third day hair.

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    Hair Alyssa Shatek, Makeup Abi Kolosik for Blaze Salon, Cedar Rapids, IA

    back-view-of-side-braid

    Hair Alyssa Shatek, Makeup Abi Kolosik for Blaze Salon, Cedar Rapids, IA

    How To Style:

    1. Wash hair and apply a styling cream and a small amount of gel to hair. If it’s not a wash day, apply dry shampoo to scalp area and brush through.
    2. Dry hair completely using your favorite brush.
    3. Part hair on one side. Starting on the parted side, brush hair down and begin your Dutch braid, adding pieces as you move along back hairline.
    4. When you get behind the opposite ear, add the last bit of hair and finish your braid. Secure with elastic.
    5. If you want an imperfect braid, use your fingers to tug softly at the braid, loosening areas as needed.
    6. Finish with hairspray.

    Recommended Products:

    A light hairspray that allows you to layer the hold is great when creating braids. My favorite is Super Shape by Pravana.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Any face shapes can wear this braided look, while hair that is long enough to braid and is medium too thick creates beautiful braids.

    Tip:

    Not the best at braiding? No problem! Practice makes perfect. Search YouTube for easy videos and you’ll have it down in no time.

  • #3 Soft Waves

    Written by Sarah Nitz

    Beautiful, rich brown color with soft highlights and waves rippling through will have everyone asking you for styling tips!

    dark-brown-hair-with-curls

    Elon Salon in Marietta, GA

    How To Style:

    1. Shampoo and condition hair with moisturizing products.
    2. Blow dry hair with medium to large round brush ( depending on hair length).
    3. Section hair in 3 sections, in front of each ear and back. Keep a 2 inch section out and clip remaining hair out of the way.
    4. Using a 1 to 1 1/2 inch curling iron. Take 2 inch sections and curl, starting midway down the length down to the ends.
    5. Let cool, then brush through with a wide tooth comb.
    6. Finish with a small amount of smoothing cream.

    Recommended Products:

    Keeping brown hair color rich and shiny is as easy as a weekly conditioning treatment.  Try Pravana’s coco brunette in the Color Enhancers treatments.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Heart shaped faces wear this wavy style perfectly, while hair that is medium to thick and naturally straight or wavy make styling easy.

  • #4 Under Lights

    Written by Sarah Nitz

    Bright blonde shining through under rich dark brunette is both fun and right in style this season.

    brown-hair-with-blonde-highlights

    Hair by Taylor Robinson, Makeup Yesenia Bustos for Kenneth Shuler Schools of Cosmetology, Columbia, SC

    How To Style:

    1. Work a medium hold gel through damp hair.
    2. Blow dry with a medium sized round brush.
    3. Use a 1 1\2 inch curling iron and curl midway down using medium sized sections.
    4. Let curls cool completely, then flip head over and shake out using fingers.
    5. Finish with your favorite hairspray.

    Recommended Products:

    A great gel for soft hold and no stickiness is Biolage Agave Nectar Gel.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Heart, round and diamond face shapes wear this wavy style well.  While hair that is medium to thick in density and naturally wavy or straight make recreating this style easiest.

    Tip:

    Blonde not your color?  Try any color of the rainbow to peek from underneath, red, violet, even blue!

  • #5 Blonde Lob

    Written by Sarah Nitz

    The long bob is great on so many different beauties!  It’s easy to style and can be worn casual or dressed up.

    medium-length-blonde-hair

    Acacia Cronic for Elon Salon, Marietta GA

    How To Style:

    1. While hair is still damp, apply a thickening cream or mousse. Comb through to ensure it gets roots to ends.
    2. Blow dry hair in sections, pinning hair that is not being dried out of the way using clips.
    3. Bring sections down and smooth with a large round brush as you dry.
    4. Finish style with a flat iron, set at the lowest heat setting for your hair type, if desired.

    Recommended Products:

    For finer hair, a volumizing product is a must.  There are both creams and mousses, and it’s up to personal preference on what is best for you.  My favorite cream to add volume is Kevin Murphy Full again, while Pravana NEVO Full Again is my favorite mousse.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Diamond, heart, and round faces wear this well.   Hair that is finer in texture and thickness will achieve this look easily.

    Tip:

    To dress up this look, try adding loose curls with a 1 inch iron or curling wand.  Paired with a sparkly clip or head band and it will bring this right into any evening event.

  • #6 Copper Curls

    Written by Sarah Nitz

    A little wild, but totally beautiful, these highlighted copper curls will draw attention everywhere you go!

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    Susanne Dillge and Makeup Betty Mekonen for Goertz Hair, Braunschweig, Germany

    How To Style:

    1. Apply a volumizing mousse to damp hair.
    2. Blow dry hair using a diffuser. Set blow dryer on highest heat setting, but lowest force.
    3. Once dry, use a 1 – 1 ½ inch curling iron or wand to wrap hair around away from face.
    4. Finish your look with a hard hold hairspray to keep curls from falling in your face.

    Recommended Products:

    Pravana’s Super Shape Hairspray Extreme will keep hair in place all day (even through high winds) but is easy to wash out.  Never gets sticky or builds up either.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Diamond, oval, and heart shaped faces wear this well.  While hair that is naturally curly makes it easiest to style, but straight to wavy hair that is medium to thick work too!

    Tip:

    To make your straight hair easier to achieve curly looks, you may consider getting a perm.  They are making a comeback and many stylists are experimenting with them to create natural looking curls.  Check out stylists focusing on them by searching with hash tags for your city and messaging them on Facebook or Instagram.

  • #7 Face Framing Balayage

    Written by Sarah Nitz

    A center part, soft waves, and face framing balayage highlights gives an easy to style look that can go from day to evening.

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    Shantell Nunez for Elon Salon, Marietta GA

    How To Style:

    1. Apply a medium hold gel to damp hair though out, and a volumizing spray to scalp area.
    2. Blow dry hair using a medium round brush, making sure to lift hair away from the scalp to give more volume.
    3. Part hair, if you prefer a side part instead of center, go for it!
    4. Curl hair using a 1 inch curling iron or wand from midway down to ends.
    5. Rake fingers through hair and arrange waves. Finish with a light spray of hairspray.

    Recommended Products:

    Adding extra volume at your root area is a must for this look.  Try Kevin Murphy’s Anti Gravity spray near scalp for great volume and never any build up.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Heart shaped faces wear this center part best, but any face shape can wear these pretty waves by just changing wear the part is.  Hair that is medium in thickness and naturally wavy or straight is best for styling.

    Tip:

    Practice these waves!  They can be a little tricky to get the first few times, but once you get your groove, its fast and easy to style.  Try watching a few tutorial videos too.

  • #8 Soft Ombre’

    Written by Sarah Nitz

    This flawless transition from rich dark brown to soft caramel is both soft and striking.

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    Miroslava Montiel for Elon Salon, Marietta GA

    How To Style:

    1. Apply a styling cream or medium hold gel to damp hair after shampooing with a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner.
    2. Blow dry hair with a side part using a medium round brush.
    3. Once hair is completely dry, use a 1 inch curling iron or wand to wrap hair in alternating directions.
    4. While cooling, mist with hairspray.
    5. Use fingers to soften curls, and get ready to head out the door!

    Recommended Products:

    Using a high quality curling iron or wand is important to keeping your hair healthy.  Check your local beauty supply or Ulta store, then read reviews and research online.  I love Bio Ionic irons!

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Round and heart shaped faces wear this style beautifully, while hair that is any density and wavy to straight will hold the style best.

    Tip:

    This is a great lighter look for someone who doesn’t want to be blonde.  Bring pictures to your stylist and ask if this color would work for you.

  • #9 Asymmetric Bob

    Written by Sarah Nitz

    There is something fun and exciting about having your hair sweep to one side and be longer!  This asymmetric bobb is great for all ages and hair types.

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    Jessica Antoskow for Elon Salon, Marietta GA

    How To Style:

    1. Apply styling cream to damp hair, comb through to ensure even saturation.
    2. Blow dry using a medium round brush, smoothing hair down as you dry in sections.
    3. Once hair is completely dry, use a 1 ½ in curling iron and curl hair in sections from midshaft to ends.
    4. Mist curls with hairspray while the curls cool.
    5. Separate and arrange curls with fingers.

    Recommended Products:

    A great styling cream that gives you soft hold, body, and shine is Pravana’s Model Behavior.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Any face shape and wear this look.  If you have an oval or diamond face shape give yourself a little more length on the shorter side to come mid neck.

    Tip:

    Play with lots of ways to style this asymmetric look.  Braid one side, add tighter curls, or go poker straight!

  • #10 Sweet Chocolate

    Written by Sarah Nitz

    Rich chocolate brown hair that is styles in soft waves give you a classic yet fresh look.

    How To Style:

    1. Apply a medium hold volumizing spray, (I love Kevin Murphy’s Anti Gravity ), roots to ends.
    2. Blow dry hair in sections, lifting hair up and away from your head to create volume, while turning ends under. I recommend using a medium sized round brush, but if you have shorter layers, you can also use a small round brush.
    3. Wrap hair around a 1 inch curling wand in 2 inch sections.
    4. Using your favorite hairspray, mist over entire head and piece out and separate layers.
    5. Finish off with your favorite shine spray.

    Recommended Products:

    What’s my favorite hairspray?  Pravana’s Super Shape!  Use a fine mist for a soft brushable hold, layer to intensify the hold factor.  Never builds up on your hair and washes right out.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    The best face shapes for this easy and soft style are oval, diamond, or heart.  While medium to thick texture that is straight makes styling a breeze.

    Tip:

    This is a great look for day or evening.  To dress it up a bit, try adding a sparkly clip on the side or adorned headband.

  • #11 Soft Edge

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    This voluminous shag is a fun twist on a longer bob. The edgy layers are fun and add texture to the hairstyle, as well a nice contrast to the soft, teased swoop on the top.

    Longer Bob with Edgy Layers for Medium Hair

    Style by Anika Linder, Makeup by Jasmine Miller, Blaze Hair Color Salon, Cedar Rapids, IA

    Longer Bob with Edgy Layers for Medium Hair Back

    Style by Anika Linder, Makeup by Jasmine Miller, Blaze Hair Color Salon, Cedar Rapids, IA

    How To Style:

    1. Begin with clean, dry hair and brush through.
    2. Create a deep side part on one side and flat iron the hair so it’s nice and straight.
    3. Use a comb to tease the top of the head at the roots and create a nice cushion.
    4. Use a brush to gently smooth hair over and back on the top to create a sleek pompadour effect.
    5. Spray to hold.

    Recommended Products:

    Try Garnier Fructis Texture Tease Hairspray to give fullness and tousled texture.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Round or square shaped faces will be elongated with this high hairstyle. Thick, straight hair is best for this look.

    Tip:

    Add a braid on the shallow side of the part to add even more texture and fun!

  • #12 Beach Babe

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    These tight, messy curls are great for the office or play. Soft swirls fall just past the shoulders with medium length layers to help break up the heaviness.

    Medium Hairstyle with Messy Curls

    Style by Lacye Geitguy, Makeup by Kristian Bailey, Sheer Professionals Salon, Wooster, OH

    Medium Hairstyle with Messy Curls Side

    Style by Lacye Geitguy, Makeup by Kristian Bailey, Sheer Professionals Salon, Wooster, OH

    How To Style:

    1. Part damp hair to the side and comb through to detangle.
    2. Use your hands to scrunch up curls and create a wave.
    3. Attach a diffuser to your blow dryer and dry your hair.
    4. When hair is totally dry, use your fingers to break up curls slightly.
    5. Use a tiny-sized barrel iron to touch up the top layer of hair to add smoothness and shine to your look.

    Recommended Products:

    Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray can be used on wet or dry strands. Spray and scrunch and you’re ready to rock!

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    All face shapes would look great with these soft curls. Natural loose curls are ideal, though straighter-haired ladies with good curling skills can pull this look off.

    Tip:

    Avoid touching your curls throughout the day so you don’t create frizz.

  • #13 Simple Elegance

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    These thick, dramatic bangs make a bold statement and contrast beautifully with the medium length waves.

    Medium Hairstyle with Thick Bangs

    Style by Ashley Bender, Casal Aveda Institute, Youngstown, OH

    How To Style:

    1. Flat iron bangs in sections. Bevel the ends slightly. Don’t round them out too much or you’ll get too much of a bump.
    2. Use a 1-inch curling iron to curl the length of the rest of the hair.
    3. Use your fingers to brush through strands and break up the curl a little bit.

    Recommended Products:

    A light shine spray would be great to use on these gorgeous bangs! Try Flash Brilliance by Prive.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Long, oval shaped faces will be balanced out by these full bangs. Naturally straight, wavy, or slightly curly hair can pull off this look.

    Tip:

    Bangs grow into the eyes quickly, so keep up with regular trims. As they get a little longer you can also style them differently by swooping them to the side to keep them out of your eyes.

  • #14 Modern Marilynn

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    Medium length strands lifted to the perfect platinum almost appear to glow. The length is cut right at the shoulders and layered slightly to create fullness around the neck. The sleek strands melt beautifully into bouncy curls and the result is divine.

    Medium Hairstyle with Curls

    Style by Valerie Endsly, Makeup by Jason Kelly, Sheer Professionals Salon, Wooster, OH

    Medium Hairstyle with Curls Side

    Style by Valerie Endsly, Makeup by Jason Kelly, Sheer Professionals Salon, Wooster, OH

    How To Style:

    1. Part hair over one eye and brush through strands.
    2. Flat iron hair from roots to about half way down strands.
    3. Use a one inch or a one and a half inch sized curling iron on the ends of your strands.
    4. Fluff hair up and out to create volume and texture on the ends and spray to hold the shape.

    Recommended Products:

    Try Pureology Glossing Mist for incredible shine.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Heart shaped faces would look great with the placement of these curls. Naturally straight or wavy hair types are ideal.

    Tip:

    Lift hair up and direct the hairspray up and into the hair from underneath to create fullness and volume.

  • #15 Braided Beauty

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    Braids are a raging trend and you don’t need to be Rapunzal to rock one. This shorter version is an adorable side fishtail braid. It looks glamorous yet boho-chic at the same time.

    Medium Hairstyle with Fishtail Braid

    Style by Julia, Blaze Hair Color Salon, Cedar Rapids, IA

    How To Style:

    1. Create a deep side part and swoop hair over to one side. You might want to tease the top of your head if you want some height.
    2. Gather hair into a low, side ponytail with your hands and then begin braiding. You can watch a fishtail braiding tutorial on youtube if you don’t know how.
    3. Secure with an elastic band and curl the ends to finish off your look.

    Recommended Products:

    Oribe Super Fine Hairspray will help finish off and hold your style without making it look stiff.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    All face shapes and hair types can rock this sweet hairstyle!

    Tip:

    Add a headband, flower, or other accessory to your hair to elevate your look or help coordinate it to your outfit.

  • #16 SOFT AND SUBTLE

    Written by DJ Victory

    This is a great everyday look, especially if you have any curl or wave in your hair. It’s soft, subtle and very feminine.

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    Style by Emily Burrows, Kathy Adams Salon, Buford, GA

    How To Style:

    1. This a great look for you curly haired beauties. Add a quarter-sized amount of smoothing serum to dry hair.
    2. Using a boar bristle brush, gently brush any curls out. As you are brushing your hair, you can use your other hand to softly smooth and mold the waves into the style you desire.
    3. Using a smoothing serum will help to prevent your waves from frizzing out.
    4. Once you are satisfied with your style, spray with a shine spray.

    Recommended Products:

    Paul Mitchell’s Gloss Drops are amazing! Not only does it smell delicious, but it will smooth down all fly aways and keep your hair under control. Aquage’s Beyond Shine is by far the best shine spray around.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This style can be worn by any face shape. Curly or wavy hair is ideal for this particular style.

    Tip:

    This is such an easy laid back style that is best done on day old hair.

  • #17 LOW AND BEHOLD

    Written by DJ Victory

    If you are having one of those days and want to rock a pony, this one’s for you! This ponytail is effortless yet chic.

    How To Style:

    1. Start by spraying a light mist of hairspray all over hair.
    2. Take three-inch sections of hair and lightly backcomb in the crown to give a little height.
    3. Using a boar bristle brush, lightly smooth the area that you just backcombed.
    4. Run fingers through hair, gathering at the nape of the neck.
    5. Once you get the pony where you like it, take a small to medium-sized elastic and secure it into place.
    6. You can take a flat iron and randomly flip pieces of the hair in your pony to give it extra texture.
    7. Spray a lightweight hairspray to keep loose hairs in place.

    Recommended Products:

    All you need for this cute style is some hairspray and and elastic ponytail holder. Use Paul Mitchell’s Super Clean Light Spray!

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Any face shape and any hair type can rock this pony.

  • #18 CUTIE PIE

    Written by DJ Victory

    This classically cute style can be worn by ladies of all ages!

    classic-cute-spiral-curls

    Style Virginia Malbrombe, Brown Aveda Institute, Mentor, OH

    How To Style:

    1. Start with dry hair.
    2. Section hair off starting at the bottom.
    3. Using a 1-2 inch curling iron, curl small pieces of hair in a spiral formation. Continue doing this process until you reach the top of the ear.
    4. After all of the hair is curled, grab a small amount of hair of right above the ear and pull back.
    5. Decide how far back you want to pull the hair back, then take a bobby pin (or two) and secure hair into place. Do this on both sides.
    6. Spray with a medium hold hairspray.

    Recommended Products:

    KMS Hairstay Medium Hold Spray will keep these curls looking their best all day and night

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This style looks great on any face shape. Normal to thick hair works best.

  • #19 Textured Waves

    Written by Cynthia Nicasio

    A little layering goes a long way with this hairstyle. You can get a sassy look for very little work with just a few minor styling moves.

    Medium Layered Hairstyle with Textured Waves

    Style by Shantell Nunez, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

    How To Style:

    1. Apply styling gel to damp hair.
    2. Spritz hair with heat protectant.
    3. Blow dry hair in neat sections going back with medium-sized round brush.
    4. Section hair into two-inch sections.
    5. Spray with styling hairspray. Curl with a flat iron going back
    6. Loosely break up curls with texture product.

    Recommended Products:

    Pureology’s Nourishing Nectar Sculpting Gel creates fullness and volume with radiant shine.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This style works well on leaner facial shapes. This also is a great fit for curly and wavy hair types as well as the thicker and coarser hair.

  • #20 Flaming Hot Fringe

    Written by Cynthia Nicasio

    Heavy, full fringes are a hot item right now and the styling here is a subtlety retro. This look is all about the drama of the full fringe and the fashion color takes it to another level.

    Medium Hairstyle with Heavy Fringe

    Style by Robin Cook, Makeup by Betty Mekonnen, Tangles Salon, Wichita Falls, KS

    How To Style:

    1. Apply a smoothing cream to damp hair.
    2. Blow dry hair with round brush.
    3. Pass flat iron through the hair.
    4. Piece out some hair with a dry wax for added texture.

    Recommended Products:

    Pureology’s Super Smooth control frizz, intensifies natural shine and protects from heat.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This will look great on most all shapes. Wavy and curly hair types will have to style more often to keep the shape of this look

    Tip:

    Hair color adds a lot of dimension and texture to a look. If you want your haircut to stand out a little more, ask your stylist about color ideas!

  • #21 Perfect Curls

    Written by Cynthia Nicasio

    The current trend is natural looking curled hair. It has body, texture, and softness without the frizz factor. Make friends with your wand this season and rock the curly top!

    Naturally Curly Medium Hairstyle with Texture

    Style by Kasey Whitfield, Makeup by Ashley Nicole Pugh, Bob Steele Salon, Atlanta, GA

    How To Style:

    1. Spray a thermal protectant and setting spray on dry hair.
    2. Curl hair with a medium curling iron or wand in one-inch sections all over.
    3. When hair is all curled, spray with hairspray.
    4. Apply shine serum to hands, the shape curls with fingers and work serum throughout.

    Recommended Products:

    U Luxury Oil by Unite gives long lasting moisture, weightless shine and frizz control.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This is among the most universal looks out there. It works well on anyone!

  • #22 Dramatic A-Line

    Written by Cynthia Nicasio

    This a very chic and modern look for the polished professional as well as the stylish diva. Asymmetrical styles almost style themselves as they have such strong style lines.

    Chic Asymmetrical Medium Hairstyle

    How To Style:

    1. Apply smoothing cream to damp hair.
    2. Blow dry hair smooth with paddle brush or large round brush.
    3. Section hair into horizontal sections.
    4. Smooth hair with flat iron.
    5. Apply anti-frizz spray or serum.

    Recommended Products:

    Aveda Smoothing Style Prep and Aveda Glossing Straightener are fool proof for straightening, humidity protection and shine.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This is among the most universal looks out there. It works well on anyone!

  • #23 Soft Sass

    Written by Cynthia Nicasio

    This is a very easy look to recreate at home. It can also be touched up on day two with a little heat tool styling.

    Easy Blonde Medium Hairstyle

    Style by Kristen Limbers, Brown Aveda Institute, Mentor, OH

    Easy Blonde Medium Hairstyle Side

    Style by Kristen Limbers, Brown Aveda Institute, Mentor, OH

    How To Style:

    1. Apply a golf ball-sized amount of volumizing foam to damp hair.
    2. Spritz hair with heat protectant. Create a side part.
    3. Blow dry hair in neat sections going back with medium-sized round brush.
    4. Section hair into two-inch sections.
    5. Spray with styling hairspray.

    Recommended Products:

    Sebastian’s Trillant is a high shine heat protectant that doesn’t weigh down the hair. The Shaper hairspray is a long time favorite amongst hair professionals for creating soft styles.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    For smaller face shapes, a large curling iron or wand will give the same effect and add volume.

  • #24 Soft Pinned Back Style

    Written by Cynthia Nicasio

    This look can easily transition from medium length to long hair. It can also be styled on day-old curls for an everyday glamour look.

    Medium Pinned Back Hairstyle with Curls

    Style by Carly Demmer

    Medium Pinned Back Hairstyle with Curls Side

    Style by Carly Demmer

    How To Style:

    1. Spray a thermal protectant hairspray on dry hair.
    2. Separate and smooth fringe.
    3. Curl hair with a large curling iron or wand.
    4. Backcomb hair in crown section near the root.
    5. Smooth out crown.
    6. Add hair from top and sides and shape into desired size bouffant.
    7. Pin in place. Reshape loosened curls.

    Recommended Products:

    CHI’s 44 Iron Guard has ceramic particles to give maximum protection from heat and does not build up on the hair.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    For smaller face shapes, a medium curling iron or wand will give the same effect, but may be more proportional.

  • #25 Blowout Bombshell

    Written by Cynthia Nicasio

    A classy blowout is a style staple in the modern hair world. It radiates the vibe of a chic, stylish woman who knows what she’s doing with a round brush!

    Classy Blowout for Medium Hair

    Style by Janice Busch, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

    How To Style:

    1. Apply styling cream throughout hair. Comb through.
    2. Lightly mist with volume spray.
    3. Blow dry hair with medium or large round brush going back.
    4. Finish with shine serum.

    Recommended Products:

    Peter Coppola Full Volume Styling Cream is a light and silky styling aid. Just Blow blowout spray controls frizz and adds volume. Coppola Argan Oil is a fabulous product that moisturizes, adds shine and leave the hair silky soft.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This style works well with all face shapes. Finer hair textures may want to bump up their volume with a large curling iron for a longer lasting style.

  • #26 Miss Sassy

    Written by Cynthia Nicasio

    Here is a very flirty hairstyle showing off some sweet layering. The styling for this is pretty simple, giving the overall look a pop of flare and fun.

    Flirty Medium Hairstyle with Layers

    Style by Jordan Shaefer, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

    Flirty Medium Hairstyle with Layers Back

    Style by Jordan Shaefer, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

    How To Style:

    1. On damp hair, apply styling cream throughout and comb through.
    2. Lightly mist with volume spray.
    3. Blow dry hair back with a medium or large round brush.
    4. Using a flat iron, pick out some pieces to curl back.
    5. Brush through with fingers.
    6. Finish with hairspray.

    Recommended Products:

    Sebastian’s Whipped Cream is a light styling foam cream that adds shine and softness to the hair.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Finer and straighter hair types may have to style it out a little more frequently and may want to opt for a styling spray instead of cream before the blow dry.

  • #27 The Flirt

    Written by Cynthia Nicasio

    A little volume goes a long way with a cute medium length style like this one. One of the many great things about medium length is that just a little styling shows off a lot.

    Straight Medium Hairstyle with Volume

    Style by Flonnie Westbrook, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

    How To Style:

    1. Apply a styling cream to damp hair and comb through.
    2. Blow dry with a medium round brush.
    3. Comb hair in direction of part.
    4. Dry hair in towards the face with round brush, curling the ends inward with your brush.
    5. Finish with a shine serum.

    Recommended Products:

    Unite Creamy Paste adds weightless volume to the hair and thickens the overall look of the hair.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Finer and straighter hair types may want to try volumizing products for this style

  • #28 Center of Attention

    Written by Cynthia Nicasio

    A center part is coming back and is the center of glamour. Switching up your part with some volume and curls can turn around any bad hair day!

    Medium Hairstyle with Center Part

    Style by Nikiko Boyd, Artistry Hair Gallery, Fayetteville, NC

    How To Style:

    1. Apply a golf ball-sized amount of volumizing foam to damp hair.
    2. Spritz hair with heat protectant.
    3. Blow dry hair in neat sections going back with medium-sized round brush.
    4. Spray with styling hairspray. Curl with a small or medium curling iron going back.
    5. Loosely break up curls with shine serum

    Recommended Products:

    CHI volume booster is a liquid spray that creates weightless volume and is perfect for blowdry styling. CHI’s 44 Iron Guard is the most popular product from the CHI line. It has ceramic particles to give maximum protection from heat and doesn’t build up on the hair.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This is among the most universal looks out there. It works well on anyone!

  • #29 Modern Wet Set

    Written by Cynthia Nicasio

    Wet styling lasts the longest of all styling techniques when done properly. It may take some getting used to, but once you experience the long lasting beautiful results, you may be hooked!

    Modern Medium Curly Hairstyle with Wet Set

    Style by Danny Dubosen, Makeup by Ashley Nicole Pugh, Bob Steele Salon, Atlanta, GA

    How To Style:

    1. Select flexi rods appropriate to hair length and desired curl.
    2. Apply curl cream and gel to damp hair. Comb throughout.
    3. Wrap hair around the flexi rod, twisting as you curl in close to scalp. Bend rods to stay in place.
    4. Allow rods to dry overnight or under a dryer.
    5. When rods are completely dry, carefully unwind hair from rods.
    6. Define curls with product one by one as you take them out.

    Recommended Products:

    Curly Sexy Hair’a Curl Power Spray Foam combines humidity protection and anti-frizz properties with volumizing flexible hold. You can finish your curls with Full On Curl for more volume and texture on dry curls.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Women with petite faces and long, thick, big hair may want to opt for larger rods as their face may get lost in thick, tight curls.

  • #30 Sleek Chic

    Written by Cynthia Nicasio

    When weather allows, this look will get you through the work day and a night out. Beautifully smooth hair is always a great style for any occasion.

    Sleek Straight Medium Hairstyle

    Style by Mariah Reed, Makeup by Jenna Romeo, William Wesley Grand Salon & Spa, Davenport, IA

    How To Style:

    1. Apply smoothing cream to damp hair.
    2. Blow dry hair with a small paddle brush or Denman brush.
    3. Dry side part into hair. Follow the shape of the head with brush .
    4. Smooth with flat iron if needed.
    5. Finish with high shine hairspray.

    Recommended Products:

    Eufora Illuminating Shine Mist creates a weightless shine and frizz control for all hair types.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Curlier hair types may want to invest in a smoothing treatment if they want to commit to this style

  • #31 Tousled Tresses

    Written by DJ Victory

    These softly tousled tresses are a must for medium length hair. Wear this style during the day while you are at the office, then slip on your little black dress and voila! You are ready to rock and roll!

    tousleda-tresses-medium-brunette-style

    Style by AnVa Salon and Spa, Holland, OH

    How To Style:

    1. Spray a small amount of dry shampoo at the roots and gently rub into your scalp. This will absorb any excess oil and give volume as well.
    2. Detangle hair with wide tooth comb
    3. Section hair off starting at the bottom. For this loose of a curl use 1 1/2-inch or larger curling rod.
    4. Take a two-inch section of hair and wrap it around the curling rod, starting at root. Be careful holding the end as you wrap so that you do not burn yourself. Hold for 10 seconds.
    5. Apply finishing wax or cream, emulsify in hands, lightly run fingers throughout the hair to break the curls up.
    6. Use your fingers to manipulate the hair into shape.
    7. Spray with a medium hold hairspray.

    Recommended Products:

    Aquage’s Gelade is a nice medium weight wax that will give definition and shine. Top it off with Paul Mitchell’s Extra Body Finishing Spray.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    The best thing about this style is that any face shape and hair type can wear it!

    Tip:

    You can create this style on freshly washed hair, but I truly believe you will get better results on hair that has not been washed for at least a day.

  • #32 Wonder Waves

    Written by DJ Victory

    This fun, flirty style will bring out the girly girl in anyone.

    wondrous-waves-crimped-style

    Style by Sarah Fleshman, Simply Swank Salon and Spa, Hudson, OH

    How To Style:

    1. Start with completely dry hair.
    2. Section off hair beginning at the bottom.
    3. Spray a thermal protectant onto a two to three-inch section of hair.
    4. Take a 3 barrel waver and start about an inch away from your scalp.
    5. Place the section of hair in between the barrel and clamp down, holding for only about five seconds. You don’t want to burn your hair, so be aware of how long you are clamping down. Continue down the entire section of hair.
    6. Continue this process until your entire head is done.
    7. Very lightly break the set. Don’t brush through or run your fingers throughout otherwise your waves will not be as defined.
    8. Spray with a medium hold hairspray.

    Recommended Products:

    Hot Tools has a superb 3 barrel waver. Aveda’s Brilliant Medium hold hairspray is a fantastic finisher.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This style works well on any face shape. It really helps fine hair to look more full.

  • #33 Bangin’ Curls

    Written by DJ Victory

    A soft, full bang with these beautiful curls creates a look that anyone can rock.

    medium-curly-style-with-bangs

    Style by Casal Aveda Institute, Youngstown, OH

    How To Style:

    1. Start with clean, damp hair.
    2. Apply a volumzing foam throughout hair. Gently comb through for even distribution.
    3. Blow dry the bang area forward using a small round brush.
    4. Using medium size round brush and continue to dry the hair smooth.
    5. On dry hair, take two-inch sections and curl with 1½-inch curling iron. Hold for 5-6 seconds.
    6. Continue curling hair until you reach the top of the ears.
    7. Once hair is completely curled, take a dime-sized amount of styling oil, rub through the palms of your hands and gently scrunch the curls. Calm fly aways hairs with remaining oil on hands
    8. Spray with a light to medium hold hairspray.

    Recommended Products:

    Aveda’s Phomollient will give you weightless volume. Apply this to damp hair.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This particular style works well on oval and long face shapes. Any hair type can wear this style.

    Tip:

    Dry the bang area first. As the hair starts to dry on its own, the bangs may begin to separate. Drying right away will prevent that.

  • #34 Foxy Flip

    Written by DJ Victory

    This style is sexy yet sweet and can definitely can be worn from day to night.

    medium-brown-flipped-bob

    Style by Debra McGarvey, Debra M Salon, Poughkeepsie, NY

    medium-brown-flipped-bob-side-layers

    Style by Debra McGarvey, Debra M Salon, Poughkeepsie, NY

    How To Style:

    1. Apply a thickening gel or lotion to clean, damp hair.
    2. Use a small round brush and dry hair under until you reach the ends then flip upwards.
    3. Once hair is completely dry, you can run a smoothing iron over the ends in an upwards motion.
    4. Put a dime-sized amount of pomade onto your fingertips then run through the ends of hair to accentuate the texture and give some hold.

    Recommended Products:

    Paul Mitchell’s Thicken Up is a fantastic thickening lotion. It smells fab too! Paul Mitchell also has a great pomade. Their Dry Wax has great workability with a nice hold.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This style looks amazing on round and oval face shapes. All hair types can rock this style.

    Tip:

    When applying the pomade, make sure to start out with a small amount. You can always add more if need be. Applying to much at once can make hair look greasy and lifeless.

  • #35 Swept Away

    Written by DJ Victory

    This side-swept beauty is perfect for any special event. Whether it be a weddingprom, or even a Saturday night that you feel like getting all dolled up for.

    swept-away-side-swept-look-with-bangs

    Style by Cheri Colon and Megan Dougherty, Brown Aveda Institute, Rocky River, OH

    How To Style:

    1. On dry hair, apply of dry shampoo to absorb any excess oil and give volume in crown.
    2. Starting at the nape, curl with large curling iron in two-inch sections throughout.
    3. Emulsify polishing cream through hands and gather hair to desired side.
    4. Secure the hair into place with pins.
    5. Take the curling iron and gently smooth out the bang area, bumping them under so you can sweep them to the side.
    6. Spray with a strong hold hairspray.

    Recommended Products:

    Pravana’s Fresh dry shampoo is excellent for absorbing excess oil and gives amazing volume.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This style works best on round, oval and heart shaped faces. Any hair type can wear this style.

    Medium lengths never looked so good! Try a new cut or switch up your color a little to bring some new life to your locks. This is a forever age appropriate length that is great on all hair types. Have fun with these cute hairstyles for medium hair!