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20 Insanely Popular Medium Hairstyles for Fall

Oh hey there, autumn! So glad to have you back. Our hair is totally over the summer heat. Have we told you how your cooler temps making styling a breeze?

Well, consider this our thanks for the next few months of easy, breezy hair before chilly winter sets in. Here’s our selection of perfect medium length hairstyles for the Fall 2014 season.

1. GOLDEN GIRL

Glaze up your summer blonde with this golden delicious variety. The blunt edges of this mid length style are softened by gentle waves.

Medium Hairstyle with Blunt EdgesMedium Hairstyle with Blunt Edges

How To Style:

  1. Prep damp hair with a volumizing mousse.
  2. Blow dry using an Olivia Garden thermal round brush for smooth, controlled shape with light volume.
  3. Run fingers through hair for light separation.
  4. Curl large sections at the ends only for soft movement.
  5. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try Kevin Murphy BODY.BUILDER Volumizing Mousse to boost hair with flexible fullness and hold.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for oval, square and round face shapes. This style works best on fine to medium hair.

Tip:

Accent with a cute headband or bow.

2. STREAKS OF FIRE

Warm up your fall style with these yummy pumpkin-colored streaks. This autumn-inspired hue is the perfect complement to a mid length brunette.

Medium Brunette Hairstyle with HighlightsMedium Brunette Hairstyle with Highlights Side

How To Style:

  1. Prep damp hair with a lightweight smoothing lotion.
  2. Blow dry hair using a paddle brush for a smooth, low volume hairstyle.
  3. Smooth with a straightening iron for an extra sleek finish.
  4. Apply lightweight serum to fingertips and work through hair for a shiny finish.
  5. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try Kevin Murphy YOUNG.AGAIN treatment oil for smooth, shiny hair.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for oval, square or heart shaped faces. This style works best on fine hair.

Tip:

Accent with Kevin Murphy’s SHIMMER.BUG for that extra glow!

3. CURL IT UP

Play up your layers in this mid-length style with some large, voluminous curls to accent a dimensional, warm brunette.

Layered Hairstyle with Curls

How To Style:

  1. Prep dry hair with a texturizing spray.
  2. Backcomb base of crown area for extra height.
  3. Sweep hair back and curl small sections using a medium-barrel curling iron.
  4. Run fingers through hair for light separation.
  5. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try Kevin Murphy SESSION.SPRAY for flexible hold with anti-humidity protection.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for oval, round or square face shapes. This style works best on medium hair.

Tip:

Add a jeweled barrette for a sparkly touch.

4. FALL COLOR BLOCK

Take a cue from nature and get inspired by the ever-changing colors of fall foliage. These mid length, shiny waves were meant for fall color.

Color Block Hairstyle with Curls

How To Style:

  1. Prep damp hair with a lightweight smoothing serum.
  2. Blow dry using an Olivia Garden thermal round brush for smooth, controlled shape with light volume.
  3. Curl hair from mid-lengths down to ends using a large barrel curling iron. Alternate curl direction for multi-texture.
  4. Deconstruct lightly using fingers for definition and separation.
  5. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try DermOrganic Fast Drying Shaping Spray for great hold with touchable texture.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for round, oval or heart shaped faces. This style works best on thick hair.

Tip:

Gather length into a topknot to show off that contrast.

5. BLONDE POP

If summer has made your hair look too blonde, tone it down with a sandy gold hue. It will remind you of the beach during those chilly fall evenings. A sandy hue and some long layers create a the perfect mid length hairstyle for fall.

Sandy Gold Blonde Medium HairstyleSandy Gold Blonde Medium Hairstyle Side

How To Style:

  1. Prep damp hair with a smoothing lotion.
  2. Blow dry using an Olivia Garden thermal round brush for smooth, controlled shape with low volume.
  3. Flip the ends slightly using a straightening iron.
  4. Run fingers through hair for light separation.
  5. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try Kevin Murphy STAYING.ALIVE Leave-in Conditioner for added protection and flexibility.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for oval, square or heart shaped faces. This style works best on fine to medium hair.

Tip:

Sweep hair up into a high fashion ponytail.

6. BRUNETTE PUNKETTE

This look is great if you’re trying to grow out last summer’s ‘Skrillex’ cut. The choppy layers and soft silhouette make it a party all around.

Brunette Hairstyle with Choppy LayersBrunette Hairstyle with Choppy Layers Side

How To Style:

  1. Prep damp hair with a lightweight texturizing spray.
  2. Blow dry hair using a paddle brush for a smooth, low volume hairstyle.
  3. Use fingertips to create piecey separation and a deconstructed finish.
  4. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try Kevin Murphy HAIR.RESORT.SPRAY for a textured finish.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for oval, round or heart shaped faces. This style works best on medium hair.

Tip:

Create a piecey perimeter with a light hold wax.

7. VELVET MERLOT

Spice up your autumn formal with this merlot-inspired hue on delectable mid length waves.

Medium Hairstyle with Soft Waves

How To Style:

  1. Prep dry hair with a lightweight texturizing spray.
  2. Take two-inch strands of hair and curl vertically by wrapping around a large barrel curling iron.
  3. Use fingertips to create light piecey separation.
  4. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try Oribe APRES BEACH wave and shine spray for glamorous, touchable texture.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for most face shapes. This style works best on medium to thick hair.

Tip:

Sweep those waves up into a beautifully textured bun.

8. RASPBERRY CRUSH

Amp up your medium length haircut with big, bouncy curls in this cool color.

Medium Haircut with Bouncy Curls

How To Style:

  1. Prep damp hair with a light volumizing mousse.
  2. Blow dry hair with an Olivia Garden thermal round brush for volume. Create a slightly off-center part and backcomb base lightly.
  3. Curl hair back and away from face using a large barrel curling iron.
  4. Run fingers through hair for light separation.
  5. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try Kevin Murphy FRESH.HAIR for perfect next-day hair.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for square, oval or round shaped faces. This style works best on medium to thick hair.

Tip:

Try a dry shampoo to create extra texture.

9. FEATHERED STROKES

Breathe new life and movement to finely textured hair with feathery, face-framing layers plus an eye-grazing fringe.

Medium Hairstyle for Finely Textured Hair

How To Style:

  1. Prep damp hair with a lightweight smoothing lotion.
  2. Blow dry hair using a paddle brush for a smooth, low volume hairstyle.
  3. Use a straightening iron for extra control.
  4. Use fingertips to create piecey separation in the fringe.
  5. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try DermOrganic Leave-In treatment to smooth with the power of Argan oil.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for most face shapes. This style works best on fine hair.

Tip:

Try liquid colored hair chalk to play with different hues.

10. CHOCOLATE BLISS

Soften a round face shape with this elongated center-parted style with ribbon curls.

Chocolate Hair with Center PartChocolate Hair with Center Part Side

How To Style:

  1. Prep damp hair with a lightweight smoothing lotion.
  2. Blow dry hair using a paddle brush for a smooth, low volume hairstyle.
  3. Use a straightening iron or small curling iron on ends to create curled texture.
  4. Use fingertips to create light separation.
  5. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try DevaCurl MIRROR CURLS for maximum curl reflection.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for most face shapes. This style works best on medium to thick hair.

Tip:

Accent this look with a fascinator and lace netting.

11. COPPER DELIGHT

Make fine hair look full again with dimensional coloring that’s lighter on top. Try gentle waves for extra texture.

Fine Medium Hairstyle with Waves

How To Style:

  1. Prep damp hair with a volumizing mousse.
  2. Blow dry using an Olivia Garden thermal round brush for smooth, controlled shape with medium volume.
  3. Create beachy textured waves by loosely wrapping hair around a large barrel curling iron.
  4. Run fingers through hair for light separation.
  5. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try DevaCurl B’LEAVE IN to enhance curl fullness and strength.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for most face shapes. This style works best on medium hair.

Tip:

Try a wet finger-waved style for a glam 20′s inspired look.

12. ROCK THE RETRO

Medium length hair works perfectly for vintage-inspired hairstyles. Pin curl it up and show it off.

Retro Medium HairstyleRetro Medium Hairstyle Side

How To Style:

  1. Prep dry hair with a texturizing spray.
  2. Sweep hair up from ear to ear, leaving the remaining hair down.
  3. Brush the hair back then twist and secure using bobby pins. Create some volume in the crown and style fringe back and away from face.
  4. Curl ends of loose hair toward face for a soft finish.
  5. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try TIGI Bed Head HARD HEAD Hairspray for superior hold and high shine.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for oval, round or square face shapes. This style works best on fine to medium hair.

Tip:

Accent this look with a vintage scarf.

13. STRAWBERRY DREAMS

When your hair color is naturally lovely, play up your cut with fun, flippy layers for maximum volume.

Medium Haircut with Layers

How To Style:

  1. Prep damp hair with a lightweight smoothing lotion.
  2. Blow dry hair using a paddle brush for a smooth, low volume hairstyle.
  3. Use a straightening iron or small curling iron to create curled texture.
  4. Use fingertips to create piecey separation.
  5. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try Kevin Murphy UNDRESSED to create a loose, undone, natural look.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for most face shapes. This style works best on fine to medium hair.

Tip:

Accent with neon hair chalk.

14. LATERAL OMBRE

Your hair finally hits your shoulders…yay! Celebrate with new color that transitions from dark to light and bright around your face.

Medium Hairstyle with HighlightsMedium Hairstyle with Highlights Side

How To Style:

  1. Prep damp hair with a lightweight texturizing spray.
  2. Blow dry hair using a paddle brush for a smooth, controlled finish.
  3. Sleek the sides and style fringe and crown lengths back away from face for a soft, relaxed finish.
  4. Mist with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try Kevin Murphy ANTI-GRAVITY volumizer and texturizer for control with oil-free shine.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for oval, square or round face shapes. This style works best on fine to medium hair.

Tip:

Gather hair into a topknot to really show off that hair color.

15. BLENDED BLONDE

Accentuate your ends with a bright shade of blonde to create the illusion of longer hair.

Medium Blonde Hairstyle with Highlights

How To Style:

  1. Prep damp hair with a lightweight volumizing mousse.
  2. Blow dry hair using a paddle brush for a smooth, controlled finish.
  3. Create an off-center parting and style fringe over and away from face.
  4. Mist with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try Kevin Murphy STAYING ALIVE Leave-in Conditioner for added protection and flexibility.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for oval, square or round face shapes. This style works best on medium hair.

Tip:

Accent with Kevin Murphy’s COLOR.BUG to create a colorful change!

16. SUNKISSED BRUNETTE

This softly bronzed hair emanates from a deep base before cascading into relaxed, wind-swept curls.

Brunette Hairstyle with Highlights and CurlsBrunette Hairstyle with Highlights and Curls Side

How To Style:

  1. Prep dry hair with a lightweight texturizing spray.
  2. Create beachy textured waves by loosely wrapping hair around a large barrel curling iron.
  3. Run fingers through hair for light separation.
  4. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try Ouidad CLEAR CONTROL pomade to calm frizzy, flyaway hair.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for oval, square or round face shapes. This style works best on thick hair.

Tip:

Create a softly textured French braid on day two.

17. FRINGE BENEFITS

This silken, matte finish is the perfect background for a gently curved fringe that caresses your eyes.

Medium Hairstyle with Fringe

How To Style:

  1. Prep damp hair with a lightweight texturizing lotion.
  2. Blow dry hair using an Olivia Garden thermal round brush for a smooth, voluminous finish.
  3. Curl hair vertically from mid-length down to ends toward face for a soft ribbon finish.
  4. Style fringe softly with a slight bevel at the ends.
  5. Mist with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try DermOrganic Windswept DEFINING WHIP for separation and definition with bounce and movement.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for oval, square or round face shapes. This style works best on thick hair.

Tip:

Accent with a small flower crown.

18. WONDERLAND FEVER

Turn traditional holiday party hair into a magical experience with this whimsical, swirly half-up hairstyle.

Whimsical Medium Half Up HairstyleWhimsical Medium Half Up Hairstyle Side

How To Style:

  1. Prep dry hair with a lightweight texturizing spray.
  2. Curl hair using a large barrel curling iron. Cool then brush through curls.
  3. Gather hair in the crown area leaving the fringe and face frame out.
  4. Twist hair into desired shape and pin to secure.
  5. Separate curls in remaining loose hair.
  6. Sweep fringe over to one side.
  7. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try Kevin Murphy TEXTURE.MASTER Leave-In for massive texture.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for oval, square or round face shapes. This style works best on thick hair.

Tip:

Accent with a vintage hair clip.

19. CLOSE-UP CALL

This is a simple, everyday look that will have you ready for anything. Gentle, swept-away curls make it easy to style.

Simple Everyday Hairstyle with Curls

How To Style:

  1. Prep damp hair with a lightweight texturizing lotion.
  2. Blow dry hair using a paddle brush for a smooth, controlled finish.
  3. Create a center parting and style fringe away from face. Use a large barrel curling iron to create a softly waved look.
  4. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try Kevin Murphy MOTION.LOTION curl enhancer to define curls with frizz control.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for oval, square or round face shapes. This style works best on medium to thick hair.

Tip:

Accent with a boho-chic rope headband.

20. PAGENT PERFECT

This ‘Beauty Queen’ bouffant look offers a way to shape and control hair by creating interior volume in finely-textured hair.

Medium Hairstyle with VolumeMedium Hairstyle with Volume Side

How To Style:

  1. Prep damp hair with a lightweight volumizing mousse.
  2. Blow dry hair with an Olivia Garden thermal round brush for a smooth, voluminous finish.
  3. Create generous volume by backcombing the base interior of hair.
  4. Sweep hair over to create a smooth surface. Curl only the ends for a soft finish.
  5. Mist with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try DermOrganic Fast Drying Shaping Spray for great hold with touchable texture.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for oval, square or round face shapes. This style works best on medium hair.

Tip:

Add a bejeweled headband to accent your look.

Medium-length hair is super chic. Not too long and not too short, it offers endless styling versatility. Try one of these favorite medium hairstyles for fall today!