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27 Stunning Medium Layered Haircuts That Are Sure to Turn Heads

Have a medium layered hairstyle? A fabulous way to spice up a shoulder length haircut is with some layers. By adding layers, you help add shape, volume and texture to your look.

Thick hair is made light and bouncy with fun wispy pieces cut throughout the frame of the hair.

Adding layers around your face is a great way to soften angular faces shapes and add interest. Scroll through the following looks to find a layered style that suits your medium length hair.

  • #1 Soft Curls

    Written by Shannel Mariano

    This hairstyle features soft curls that are youthful and feminine. It’s the total opposite of stiff and crunchy curls!

    medium-layered-hairstyle-with-soft-curls

    Style by Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

    medium-layered-hairstyle-with-soft-curls-side

    Style by Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

    How to Style:

    1. Apply a styling product to damp, clean hair.
    2. Blow dry the hair using a round brush.
    3. Apply a thermal protection spray.
    4. Curl the hair with a medium barrel curling iron.
    5. Loosen the curls by combing your fingers through your hair.
    6. Set the hair with a flexible hold finishing spray.

    Recommended Products:

    Caviar Perfect Iron Spray is a thermal protection spray that protects the hair up to 450 F.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This hairstyle looks best on any face shape with hair that is medium in texture and medium in density.

  • #2 Flaming Fringe

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    This rock ‘n roll hairstyle is bright and bold! The length is cut several inches past the chin and grazes the shoulders beautifully. Layers are kept around the face and are chiseled to perfection. A thick bang adds to the drama.

    Medium Layered Hairstyle with Fringe

    Style by Robin Cook, Make up by Betty Mekonnen, Tangles Salon, Wichita Falls, TX

    How to Style:

    1. Blow dry your bangs forward so they can lie flat and smooth.
    2. Get comfortable with your flat iron and really go through, section by section to create a sleek finish.

    Recommended Products:

    Try Moroccan Oil Treatment Regular or Light, depending on your hair texture. Apply it to wet or dry hair to protect from heat.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Longer shaped faces with straight hair will totally rock this look.

  • #3 Rounded Edge

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    These shiny strands are layered beautifully! All the ends are rolled under for a full and rounded look. Thick side bangs are cut right at the eyebrow to help frame the face.

    Medium Layered Hairstyle with Thick Side Bangs

    Style by Priscilla Mendez, All About You Salon, Peoria, AZ

    How to Style:

    1. Get the majority of moisture out of your hair with a paddle brush and your blow dryer.
    2. When hair is almost dry, go in section by section with a round brush to really detail the ends and get that bumped under effect.
    3. Use a flat iron to smooth out bangs and bump the tips under.

    Recommended Products:

    Redken Glass is a medium weight serum that will add shine and heat protection to strands.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Oval face shapes will be complimented by the swooping side bangs and chiseled layers. Medium to thick hair that is has a straighter natural texture is ideal.

    Tip:

    Make this hairstyle last by smoothing out any kinks on day two. Follow up with a dry shampoo to control any oil if necessary.

  • #4 Fancy Flip

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    This hairstyle shows off layers with a fun flip! The shortest layer starts right around the cheekbones and feathers down from there. A side part gives it a cool, asymmetrical look.

    Medium Hairstyle with Layers and Fun Flip

    Style by Sheleta Mason, Shelia’s Creative Hair Design, Greensboro, NC

    Medium Hairstyle with Layers and Fun Flip Side

    Style by Sheleta Mason, Shelia’s Creative Hair Design, Greensboro, NC

    How to Style:

    1. Starting with smoothed out hair, use a curling iron to work section by section, flipping the ends of hair strands out.
    2. Tease the crown a little bit for some height.

    Recommended Products:

    Lock in these pretty flips with a great hairspray like Medium Hold Davines.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Oval shaped faces will be flattered by these flips. Straight, thick hair is great for this hairstyle.

    Tip:

    Always use fluid movements with your hot irons so you don’t get a crease or line in your hair strands. Take your time and don’t rush when working with hot tools as it can be dangerous.

  • #5 All Curled Up

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    This sweet medium length hairstyle has medium to long layers cut throughout that are flipped out for a really cute texture.

    Sweet Medium Hairstyle with Long Layers

    Style by Jordan Shaefer, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

    Sweet Medium Hairstyle with Long Layers Back

    Style by Jordan Shaefer, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

    How to Style:

    1. Use a curling iron to go through, section by section, and flip the ends of hair strands out.
    2. Tease the crown a little bit for some height.

    Recommended Products:

    Try out a Babyliss 1½-inch curling iron with a ceramic barrel!

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    The curls add volume around the chin, making this a great look for oval or heart shaped faces. This hairstyle is perfect for medium to thick amounts of hair with wavy texture.

    Tip:

    Do your makeup and get dressed before you do your hair. By doing your hair last, you are less likely to mess it up from changing clothes, brushing your teeth, or other morning routine items.

  • #6 Soft and Sultry

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    We love this super soft hairstyle with long, swooping layers and blended ends. A subtle side part helps soften up the whole look even more.

    Soft Medium Hairstyle with Long Layers

    Style by Amy Clemmons, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

    How to Style:

    1. Spritz damp hair with a volume spray.
    2. Use a blow dryer to remove moisture from hair. A paddle brush will work well to smooth out strands.
    3. When hair is almost dry, start detailing your hair with a round brush. Roll the ends under and finish drying hair completely.

    Recommended Products:

    Oribe Maximista Volumizing Spray is the perfect product for this layered look.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Square shaped faces will be flatter by this style and clients with thin to medium amounts of hair with straight or wavy texture will style into this look easily.

    Tip:

    Use lightweight products on fine hair so you don’t weigh it down. This look has a soft and airy feel to it, so you don’t want to stiffen it up with heavy, sticky products.

  • #7 Curly Couture

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    This chiseled haircut is a great shape for curly haired girls. The short to medium layers help keep the length looking light and also make this style much easier to manage. Keeping the hair parted on the side keeps this style whimsical and airy.

    A medium haircut with layers

    Style by Acacia Cronic

    How to Style:

    These are natural curls created from using a lot of mousse and a diffuser. If you don’t have curly hair you can curl very small sections of hair with a tiny spiral curling iron — it will just take a very long time! Girls with natural curls should use a hydrating shampoo and conditioner to moisturize curls and cut back on frizz.

    1. Towel dry and blot to remove moisture and then layer on the products.
    2. Use a wide-toothed comb to detangle hair and then scrunch from the ends up to encourage the curl.
    3. Put the diffuser attachment onto your hair dryer and cradle your curls on medium heat. Tip your head upside down to create volume.
    4. Keep moving the diffuser around until your hair is completely dry and spray with hairspray if you desire.

    Recommended Products:

    Scrunch wet hair with Pureology Root Lift and also try Redken’s Glass as a shine serum before you diffuse.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This style would work well on all face shapes except heart shaped faces. Girls with naturally curly hair should rock this style, especially if they have hair of medium thickness.

    Tip:

    Spray some hairspray and scrunch up with your fingers after hair is dry to add some texture and grit.

  • #8 Bold and Beautiful

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    Short layers will always help add volume to your look. This sleek style has lots of texture from short to medium layers throughout and even around the face for framing. It’s a great idea to accent your layers with hidden pops of color. This particular style features a dark brown with deep red tones as a highlight.

    A bold medium length hairstyle with layers

    Style by Alexis Richte, The Brown Aveda Institute, Rocky River, OH

    How to Style:

    As always, put the appropriate styling products in your hair after getting out of the shower and towel dry.

    1. Use your blow dryer to remove most of the moisture in your hair, then section off a medium-sized section, starting at your nape.
    2. Take your blow dryer and a medium-sized round brush and blow dry each section, dropping a new section down after the last one is completely dry. Blow dry hair under or out depending on the look you are going for.
    3. Really pull hair up and back when you reach the top sections of your hair for optimal volume.
    4. Blow dry your bangs forward and to the side.
    5. Take a few sections of hair up at the crown and tease for added height.

    Recommended Products:

    Use some type of mousse or foam to help add volume to your look. Try Redken’s Body Full Foam at the crown of your head or try Prive’s Shining Weightless Amplifier. Also use a smoothing leave-in conditioner for softness and shine and also to help protect the hair from heat. Try Kerastase’s Ciment Thermique for a perfect blow dry cream.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Side parts are flattering for all face shapes. Try this haircut if you have straight to wavy hair with any type of thickness.

    Tip:

    Keep your layers proportional to the length like this style does so you don’t tread into mullet territory!

  • #9 Red Rocker

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    This hairstyle showcases beautiful color and texture. Dark, cherry colored hair with shaggy layers throughout is youthful and fun. Add short side bangs to add flair and interest.

    A dark cherry red medium and layered hairstyle

    Style by The Brown Aveda Institute, Mentor, OH

    How to Style:

    1. Blow dry your hair with a large paddle brush to smooth and remove all moisture.
    2. Use the paddle brush to blow dry the bangs down and towards the side you want them to go.
    3. When hair is completely dry, go back in and flat iron. Start with small sections at the nape and move up.
    4. Detail your style by beveling the flat iron slightly under at the ends and out on the bangs.

    Recommended Products:

    Agadir Argan Oil Hair Treatment helps smooth as well as nourish the hair cuticle, making it soft and protecting it from heat.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Side bangs and layers like these help soften all face shapes. This look works best on clients with naturally straight or wavy hair of all hair thicknesses. If you have really thin hair, too many layers may make your hair look even thinner so take caution and tell your stylist your concerns.

    Tip:

    If you do opt for a red shade for your hair color, keep it looking fresh with regular color appointments. Using good moisturizing shampoos and conditioners will keep you hair healthy and help it hold onto the color longer, too.

  • #10 Swept Away

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    Red carpet elegance is clearly displayed with this soft blowout. Medium to long layers play around her shoulders and face beautifully. A center part with long, flippy bangs creates a fun, sweeping style.

    Nev Campbell with medium length haircut

    Image credit: PRphotos.com

    How to Style:

    Practice your blow drying skills to become an expert at this soft, rounded style.

    1. Part your hair right down the middle and comb through after getting out of the shower.
    2. Blow dry hair with a paddle brush until it is almost dry, then clip up half of your hair and start detailing with a large round brush. Take sections of your hair and pull with the round brush while drying. The more you smooth and twist while you dry, the sleeker and flipped out your hair will be when you’re done.
    3. Take a 1½-inch curling iron and curl the bangs back and away from the face.

    Recommended Products:

    Use a leave-in conditioner like Prive’s Thermal Detangling Spray, which helps comb out hair, moisturizes, and protects hair from heat. Then use Prive’s Shine Spray to mist over, creating a beautiful and silky glow!

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Center parts look great on all face shapes except long, oval faces. If you are good at blow drying, then any type of hair thickness or texture would work for this style.

    Tip:

    Use the nozzle on your blow dryer to really concentrate and direct hot air down the hair shaft. This will also help eliminate frizz.

  • #11 Red Raven

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    This hairstyle showcases beautiful texture and color. Dark, cherry colored hair with shaggy layers throughout is fun and sexy! Add short side bangs for the perfect finishing touch.

    A medium haircut with dark red hair color

    Style by The Brown Aveda Institute, Rocky River, OH

    How to Style:

    1. Blow dry your hair with a large paddle brush to smooth and remove all moisture.
    2. Use the paddle brush to blow dry the bangs down and towards the side you want them to go.
    3. When hair is 100% dry, go back in and flat iron. Start with small sections at the nape and move up.
    4. Detail your style by beveling the flat iron slightly under at the ends and on the bangs.

    Recommended Products:

    Agadir Argan Oil Hair Treatment helps smooth as well as nourish the hair cuticle, making it soft and protecting it from heat.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Side bangs and layers like these help soften all face shapes. This look works best on clients with naturally straight or wavy hair of all hair thicknesses. If you have really thin hair, too many layers may make your hair look even thinner, so take caution and tell your stylist your concerns.

    Tip:

    If you do opt for a red shade for your hair color, keep it looking fresh with regular color appointments. Using good moisturizing shampoos and conditioners will keep you hair healthy and help it hold onto the color longer, too.

  • #12 Burning Brilliance

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    This hot copper color sure is a head turner! Add tons of textured layers and spicy bangs and you’ve got a hot new look. Keeping all the ends razored and piecey helps the style grow out beautifully as well as adds tons of movement.

    A bright red hair color with medium layeres

    Style by The Brown Aveda Institute, Rocky River, OH

    How to Style:

    1. Blow dry your hair with a large paddle brush or medium-sized round brush to smooth and remove all moisture.
    2. Blow dry your bangs straight down and use your fingers to break them up and keep them from looking too perfect.
    3. When hair is 100% dry, go back in and flat iron. Start with small sections at the nape and move up.
    4. Spray your hair with a texture spray or hairspray, then scrunch it up with your hands to add a gritty look on the ends.

    Recommended Products:

    Use a light blow dry serum or shine spray like Pureology Glossing Mist before blow drying. Add grit with Prive’s Texture Spray for slight hold and fabulous texture.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Square faces should stay away from this linear and angular style. If you have a small forehead, you might opt for slightly longer bangs. This style is not the best for thin hair as too  many layers can make hair look straggly. If you have naturally straight to wavy hair, this style will be easily achieved.

    Tip:

    Don’t use a small round brush on your bangs unless you want them to really bump under. Blow drying them straight down with your fingers will be the perfect technique for smooth, sleek bangs.

  • #13 Color Contrast

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    Here is another amazing example of a rich red color! This particular shade has a lot deeper base with subtle copper highlighting throughout to help create movement and depth. This adorable cut frames the face beautifully with chiseled layers in the front and longer layers throughout. An extreme part also helps frame the face and create a fun shape.

    Face framing medium hairstyle with layers

    Style by Above and Beyond Salon, Vermilion, OH

    How to Style:

    1. Use your blow dryer to remove most of the moisture in your hair, then section off medium-sized sections, starting at your nape.
    2. Take your blow dryer and a medium-sized round brush and blow dry each section, dropping a new section down after the last one is completely dry
    3. Blow dry your hair under to create this particular style.
    4. Really pull hair up and back when you reach the top sections of your hair for optimal volume.
    5. Use a flat iron to really smooth your bangs forward and to the side. Also use the flat iron to help flick under any pieces that didn’t quite make the cut with your blow dry.

    Recommended Products:

    Use Moroccan Oil’s Signature Treatment Serum in your hair wet and dry to protect hair from heat, humidity, frizz and more.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Believe it or not, this look would be fabulous on a round face shape. Straight to wavy haired girls with thick to thin hair can try out this look.

    Tip:

    Always consider highlights or lowlights to add dimension to your color. Even subtle pieces will really change the overall look of your style and make you pop!

  • #14 Reba’s Funky Flip

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    Reba is known for her red hair and flirty layers. Make them your own by telling your stylist you want tons of voluminous layering and lightweight texture. This versatile style can be flipped under or flicked out. Add some razored bangs and you’re good to go!

    Reb McEntire with medium layered hairstyle

    Image credit: PRphotos.com

    How to Style:

    First you must decide if you want your hair flipped out or under. If you decide to flip it out then:

    1. Blow dry hair until almost dry and go in with a small round brush and blow dry the hair away from the face.
    2. Use a large-sized curling iron and curl the ends out and away from the face to refresh what you did with your brush work.
    3. Curl the bangs down and under quickly, using just enough heat to bend them under.

    Recommended Products:

    Use Healthy Sexy Hair’s Taming Foam for volume and lift. Apply it at the crown for optimal height.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This style would look great on all face shapes and work with all hair thicknesses.

    Tip:

    When having your bangs cut for the first time, ask your stylist to start with a few bangs and keep them longer. You can always add more hair and make them shorter if you want, but not the other way around!

  • #15 Blonde Shag

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    This shoulder length shag has tons of movement created by layers and color. Layers are cut into the hair to add texture, while the blonde highlights break up the color for dimension. Jagged looking pieces are placed throughout as well as up and into the side bangs. Have fun with this style by keeping the flippy movement and don’t over flat iron it.

    Shoulder length medium shag hairstyle

    Style by An Va Salon and Spa, Holland, OH

    Should length layered haircut

    Style by An Va Salon and Spa, Holland, OH

    How to Style:

    1. Blow dry hair smooth and straight with a paddle brush.
    2. Flat iron the bangs and any other pieces you feel need more smoothing.
    3. Tease the crown loosely to add texture and some height.
    4. Spray with hairspray and scrunch.

    Recommended Products:

    To keep hair tousled and teased, use Loreal’s Elnett Satin Hairspray Extra Strong Hold.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This style looks great on oval faces due to the side part and jawline layering. Medium to thick hair would work great and the more straight your hair is, the better.

    Tip:

    Give your hair a break from blow drying and flat ironing every now and then. Heat is hard on the hair, so allow it to dry naturally from time to time.

  • #16 Layered Curls

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    This beautiful chestnut brown hairstyle boasts medium to long layers that create a beautiful shape even when curly. Hair falls right at the shoulders for a fantastic face framing look. Add some full side bangs for an all-out amazing style!

    Layered Curls Medium Casual Brown Wavy Style

    Style by Simply Swank Salon and Spa, Hudson, OH

    Medium Length Casual Layered Curls Back View

    Style by Simply Swank Salon and Spa, Hudson, OH

    How to Style:

    1. Blow dry your hair smooth and silky. Use a paddle brush to really get it smooth.
    2. Use a medium-sized curling iron and pop in some bouncy curls throughout your whole head of hair.
    3. Use your trusty flat iron to smooth out bangs and bump them over to the side.

    Recommended Products:

    Use heat-protecting products that help add shine. Kerastase’s Oleo Relax has amazing nutrients to protect and nourish hair while giving your strands a fabulous mirror-like finish.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Medium to thick hair that is naturally straight or wavy is an awesome foundation for this particular hairstyle.

    Tip: 

    Spray on some shine spray before you use any irons for amazing and incredible shine.

  • #17 Tapered Curls

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    This cute and curly haircut boasts tapered layers around the face and shoulders that create a soft, cascading effect.

    Tapered Curls - Face Framing Layers Honey Colored Brown Hair

    Style by Shortino’s Salon & Spa, York, PA

    How to Style:

    1. Get your hot rollers heated up and then pop them into your hair.
    2. Allow hair to set and then cool.
    3. Remove and brush through for whole head of full and bouncy curls.

    Recommended Products:

    Use hot rollers that are safer on your hair like Conair’s Instant Heat Compact Setter.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Curls help soften and compliment all face shapes, so have fun with your hot rollers. Straight to wavy textured hair that is thin to thick can achieve this look.

    Tip:

    Hot rollers give more volume and last longer than curls created with an iron.

  • #18 Red Raven

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    This gorgeous red crimson color accents beautiful face framing layers. Longer bangs are parted and flipped back to wing out at the sides. The shortest layers start at the chin and then blend down to the lengths gorgeously.

    Red Raven Highlighted Smooth Medium Length Style

    Style by Edie’s Styling Center, Oldsmar, FL

    Red Raven Highlighted Smooth Medium Length Style Side View

    Style by Edie’s Styling Center, Oldsmar, FL

    How to Style:

    1. Grab your favorite blow dryer and trusty round brush to bevel ends under and towards the face as you blow dry.
    2. When hair is completely dry, go back through with a flat iron to smooth and bump under the ends even more.

    Recommended Products:

    Soft, hydrated hair is the most flattering. Keep it that way by protecting your hair from heat. Try Alterna Bamboo Smooth Kendi Pure Treatment Oil.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Keeping the layers around the front of the face is a great idea for thinner hair. This way you can keep the back of the hair full. Round or square shaped faces are great for this hairstyle. The sweeping layers help add shape and soften hard lines.

    Tip:

    Take thin, small sections of hair when flat ironing to get the most out of your iron work. Run through with the iron smoothly and slowly so you don’t have to go over the hair multiple times and increase heat damage.

  • #19 Layered Texture

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    This fun and flippy hairstyle shows off an array of fun blended and disconnected layers. Short layers at the crown are flipped out along with the medium to longer shaped layers to help create a youthful and textured style.

    Wispy Brunette Layered Style Flyaway Layers

    Style by Edie’s Styling Center, Oldsmar, FL

    How to Style:

    1. Use your fingers and a blow dryer to remove all moisture out of your hair.
    2. When hair is dry, go in with a flat iron to flick out ends. Grab random pieces throughout your hair and bevel the ends out with the flat iron. Work quickly so you don’t create a curled effect.
    3. Run your fingers through to break up your ironwork slightly, then finish off with a fun texturizing product for hold.

    Recommended Products:

    Paul Mitchell’s Super Clean Light Hold Finishing Spray is perfect for keeping your cute texture in place.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This hairstyle lacks bangs, so it would be better for face shapes that aren’t long or oval. This cute layered cut is great for all hair thicknesses that are on the straight to wavy side.

    Tip:

    If you want hair to look sleek and straight, don’t add layers. Layers help add volume, shape and texture, so if you don’t want any of those elements added, keep with a simple one length haircut.

  • #20 Blonde Ambition

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    This super sleek hairstyle works perfectly because the layers are kept around the face to add a complementary framing. The layers start right at the chin and feather down softly. A side part keeps the look fresh and modern.

    Sleek Medium Blonde Casual Layered Style

    Style by Lindsey Miranda and Sarah PennyThe Brown Aveda Institute, Mentor, OH

    How to Style:

    1. Use your favorite smoothing products while you blow dry. I recommend using a paddle brush while drying to blow hair smooth.
    2. When your hair is 100% dry, turn on your flat iron and go through with small sections of hair to smooth hair out even more. Bevel the ends under only slightly for a nice rounded finish on the tips.

    Recommended Products:

    Heat is always a threat to your hair, so protect it with good products. Try a cream on wet hair like Kerastase Nectar Thermique. It’s heat activated and conditions hair as you blow dry.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Naturally straight hair is ideal for this smooth hairstyle, but wavy hair could be flattened out with minimal effort. Square or round shaped faces would be great for this straight style.

    Tip:

    Only use a flat iron if you really need to. Sometimes a good blow dry is all you need. Keep your hair away from heat as much as possible or give it breaks a couple days a week so you don’t cause uneccessary damage.

  • #21 Three Tiers

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    These disconnected layers work because they fall at all the right places. The top tier hits right at the eyes, the second tier right at the chin, and the last tier falls right past the shoulders. The layers are just enough to add interest, but not too much to be overwhelming and messy!

    Three Tiers Layered Highlighted Style

    Style by Antoine Cutner, Kenneth Shuler Schools, Columbia, SC

    How to Style:

    1. This is another hairstyle that calls on your flat iron skills. Flat iron your entire head of hair smoothly and slowly while really concentrating on bumping the ends under for that rolled under look
    2. Roll the bangs out and away from the face on the ends to create the fun, swept away appearance.

    Recommended Products:

    Argan Oil is a flat iron’s best friend. Keep your hair shiny, hydrated and smooth by applying a bit to hair while it’s dry before you use any hot tools.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Round faces and heart shaped faces will really shine with this three-tiered, layered hairstyle. Thick hair that is on the straighter side or girls who don’t mind spending time with their flat iron will be able to pull off this look.

    Tip:

    Hair extensions might be a good option for this look. Since the layers don’t need to be blended, you can get away with adding a tier of hair or two.

  • #22 Bohemian Chic

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    These multi-level bangs are awesome at creating all kinds of different styles. The standout for this particular look are the thick, full bangs that totally rock! Pulling the bangs forward and to the side makes hair look fuller and also helps to frame the face.

    Bohemian Chic Multi Length Bangs

    Style by The Brown Aveda Institute, Mentor, OH

    How to Style:

    1. Pull hair from far back and with a deep side part to create those full, luscious bangs. Flat iron if needed
    2. Use a 1 1/2-inch curling iron to create large curls and define the layers.

    Recommended Products:

    Redken has a great heat-protecting product called Glass. It’s a serum that should be applied to dry hair for amazing shine and it’s perfect for ironwork.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Long, oval faces are best for this full bang hairstyle. Thin to thick hair with wavy texture is the ideal set of hair to have for this look.

    Tip:

    Sleep with your hair in a bun or a twist. When you wake up your hair should be set with some soft waves. Simply brush through and go out on the town!

  • #23 Daring Diva

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    This super adorable hairstyle is created with long, tapered side bangs and medium layering throughout the cut. Medium layers are often the go-to for creating that hourglass shape with your hair. They’re perfect for adding a little volume and shape without going overboard with the flips and texture.

    Daring Diva Smooth Brunette Layered Style

    Style by Currie Hair, Skin & Nails, Glen Mills, PA

    layered hairstyles for medium length hair

    Style by Currie Hair, Skin & Nails, Glen Mills, PA

    How to Style:

    1. Put in your favorite smoothing products and grab your blow dryer and round brush. A medium to larger-sized brush will be easiest.
    2. Remove most of the moisture out of your strands with your fingers and then go in section by section, starting at your neck, and round brush your hair as you blow dry. Pull hair towards your face to create that face framing shape.

    Recommended Products:

    Use a product to protect your hair from heat with smoothing capabilities like Redken’s Smooth Down Line. Their shampoo and conditioner, as well as their leave-in cream, will help you get an amazing blowout.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Thick heads of hair that are on the straight side are the best types of hair for this hairstyle. All face shapes would look stunning with this look.

    Tip:

    Use a clarifying shampoo once a month to remove any build up on your hair. Your moisturizing products will be able to penetrate your hair shaft again and do their job more efficiently.

  • #24 Retro Waves

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    These soft, messy tendrils boast old-time glamour wave and texture. Beautiful sweeping bangs bounce back and forth into a pile of touchable soft curls.

    Retro Waves Cute Casual Medium Brunette Style

    Style by Peles Salon and Day Spa, Johnstown, PA

    How to Style:

    1. Use hot rollers on the bangs and roll them over to the side for that big voluminous shape.
    2. Use smaller hot rollers on the rest of your hair.
    3. Allow hair to set and cool.
    4. Remove rollers and run your fingers through to break up the curls and place them where you desire.

    Recommended Products:

    Use Prive’s Shine Spray on dry hair before ironing for super shiny locks that won’t get crunchy.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    If you have loose natural curls you’re already halfway there in creating this style. All face shapes can pull off this vintage look. If you have a larger forehead or a very vertical face, sweep the bangs forward to add balance.

    Tip:

    If you have naturally curly hair, just throw a big curler in your bangs to create that vintage sophistication.

  • #25 Shag Haircut

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    These shaggy layers create a fun rocker style. Point-cut ends help create the ragged texture that takes this hairstyle to the next level. These thick, full bangs have a slight jagged edge as well to help add to the shaggy effect.

    Classic Blonde Shag Cut with Long Bangs

    Style by Nina John, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

    Classic Blonde Shag Cut with Long Bangs Front View

    Style by Nina John, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

    How to Style:

    1. Apply a light mousse or foam to wet hair to add texture while blow drying.
    2. Finger dry or use a paddle brush to smooth out hair and dry it completely.
    3. Don’t go in with a flat iron because you want your hair to have a little bit of grit and texture. Amp up those fun elements by using a texture spray or hairspray throughout.

    Recommended Products:

    Prive’s Shining Weightless Amplifier is a great blow drying foam that gives your hair protection and won’t weigh it down. Try Big Sexy Hair’s Texture Spray for amazing gritty texture.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Round and oval shaped faces would totally rock this awesome shaggy hairstyle. If your hair is too thin, you may want to stay away from these layers as it may make your hair look thinner or stringy. Straight to wavy hair is ideal for this look.

    Tip:

    Use a dry shampoo on day two of this hairstyle to keep up the rocker look.

  • #26 Subtle Sophistication

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    Subtle layers can make a big impact on your haircut. Just a few layers were cut into the front corners of this hairstyle, adding a gorgeous shape and tapered feel. It’s the details that layers add that can help take your haircut to the next level.

    Subtle Layers Medium Length Sophisticated Style

    Style by Michelle Richardson, Kenneth Shuler Schools, Columbia, SC

    How to Style:

    1. Your flat iron will be your best friend for this style. Heat it up and get ready to section your hair.
    2. Start by dropping down a thin section at the neck and flat iron it smoothly and slowly, beveling the ends under just slightly so you don’t get a stick straight result.
    3. Continue to drop down thin sections of hair and run the flat iron through until your entire head is silky and sleek.

    Recommended Products:

    Moroccan Oil’s Treatment Oil is the best product for hydration and heat protection. Run a dime-sized amount through hair while it’s dry before you go in with any hot tools.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    The soft edges of this haircut make it extremely flattering for square shaped faces.

    Tip:

    Bringing in photos of what type of layering you like and don’t like can help you and your hairstylist get on the same page easier and faster.

  • #27 Feathered Layers

    Written by Irene Bredthauer

    Soft, blended layers are a great way to add shape and texture to straight hair. Rounding them towards the face keeps the look fresh and modern.

    Long Brown Layered Style with Bangs

    Style by Alison Burkner, Sheer Professionals Salon, Wooster, OH

    Long Honey Brown Layered Style with Bangs Side View

    Style by Alison Burkner, Sheer Professionals Salon, Wooster, OH

    How to Style:

    1. Use a blow dryer and a paddle brush to smooth hair out as you dry it.
    2. When hair is almost dry, switch to a round brush and roll the ends under for that fun rounded look.
    3. Flat iron bangs when your hair is completely dry.

    Recommended Products:

    Pureology has an amazing product called Glossing Mist that is great for blowouts!

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Adding bangs helps this hairstyle balance out oval shaped faces. Naturally straight hair is ideal for this sleek look, but if you are willing to put in some effort, wavy to loose curls can be straightened out to achieve this look as well.

    Tip:

    Layers are a great idea to add shape and texture without taking off any length. If you need a change in your haircut but are timid to cut off length, simply start by adding some layers.

    If you already have a mid-length hairstyle and want to change up your look without cutting off length, add in some fun layers. Let these gorgeous layered hairstyles for medium length hair inspire you! Whether you have straight, wavy, or curly hair, layers can be the key to opening endless styling possibilities.