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Flaunt These 20 Medium Hairstyles for Summer

Let’s face the hair facts! Medium hair is so in right now. The answer as to why is pretty simple. Medium length hair offers the best of both worlds and works universally with any face shape and hair type.

Medium length hair works well with fine hair or thick hair, curly or straight hair. The possibilities are endless! Here are 20 medium hairstyles for that are red hot for Summer 2015.

  • 1. SOFT BROWNETTE CURLS

    Amp up fine hair in this medium length layered hairstyle with soft, cascading curls.

    Medium Hairstyle for Summer with Curls

    How To Style:

    1. Prep dry hair with a thermal protectant spray.
    2. Using a large barrel curling iron, take small one to two-inch sections and curl hair in a vertical manner, from mid-length down to ends.
    3. Run fingers through hair to soften curls.
    4. Set this style 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 most face shapes. This style works best on fine to medium hair.

    Tip:

    Add some sparkle with Kevin Murphy’s SHIMMER BUG!

  • 2. DARK CINNAMON SHAG

    This warm, reddish-brown shag haircut that hits at the collarbone boosts fine texture with a beachy look.

    Medium Shag Haircut for Summer

    How To Style:

    1. Prep damp hair with a volumizing mousse.
    2. Blow dry hair using a round brush for volume.
    3. Create a slight off-center parting.
    4. Use a straightening iron to create soft waves and define piecey layers.
    5. Use your fingers to gently rough up texture.
    6. Set this style 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 long, square or oval face shapes. This style works best on medium to thick hair.

    Tip:

    Add a boho-inspired headband for a fun, festival look.

  • 3. DOUBLE ESPRESSO

    This rich, espresso-toned brunette goes above and beyond with major height and cute curls.

    Medium Summer Hairstyle with Curls

    How To Style:

    1. Prep damp hair with a leave-in creme.
    2. Blow dry hair with a medium barrel round brush for a maximum volume.
    3. Create a side parting and sweep hair over. Using a small curling iron to create soft twisted curls on the ends.
    4. Back comb the top crown area for major height.
    5. Set this style with a light hold hairspray.

    Recommended Hair Products:

    Try Kevin Murphy BODY.GUARD leave-in creme to smooth and protect hair with extra shine.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

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

    Tip:

    Accent this look with a fascinator and lace netting.

  • 4. CARAMEL BALANCE

    Lightened caramel-colored ends draw focus to this medium-length look with piecey curls.

    Medium Hairstyles for Summer

    How To Style:

    1. Prep damp hair with a lightweight volumizer.
    2. Blow dry hair with a Denman brush for a smooth, voluminous finish.
    3. Create an off-center parting and use a medium barrel curling iron to curl hair from mid-lengths down to ends.
    4. Run fingers through hair for a deconstructed finish.
    5. Set this style 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 round, oval or heart shaped faces. This style works best on fine to medium hair.

    Tip:

    Accent with a butterfly hair pin.

  • 5. RETRO TOUCH

    This creamy blonde hue is adorably set in a vintage-inspired ‘do with apricot-tinged ends that graze the shoulder.

    Medium Retro Hairstyle for Summer

    How To Style:

    1. Prep dry hair with a flexible hold hairspray.
    2. Create a deep side part and curl hair in a vertical manner using a large barrel curling iron.
    3. Sweep fringe off to one side. Take a two inch-long section just behind the fringe, curl the ends into a flower shape and pin to secure.
    4. Set this style with a light hold hairspray.

    Recommended Hair Products:

    Try Kevin Murphy BODY.GUARD leave-in creme to smooth and protect hair with extra shine.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

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

    Tip:

    Accent with a red bow or flower for a lovely retro look.

  • 6. HONEY’D HAIR

    Light and dark honey tones bring dimension to thick hair in this medium-length style.

    Thick Medium Hairstyle for Summer with CurlsThick Medium Hairstyle for Summer with Curls Back

    How To Style:

    1. Prep damp hair with a volumizing mousse.
    2. Blow dry hair with a large round brush for fullness.
    3. Create a side parting and curl hair in small sections by wrapping hair around a medium barrel curling iron.
    4. Backcomb base lightly in the back area only and lightly rake fingers through hair for slight separation.
    5. Sweep the fringe over to one side.
    6. Set this style with a light hold hairspray.

    Recommended Hair Products:

    Try Kevin Murphy BODY.BUILDER Volumizing Mousse for flexible fullness and hold.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

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

    Tip:

    Sweep hair up into a topknot for a fresh, summer look.

  • 7. COOL BROWN CURLS

    This layered medium-length cut looks fresh with soft, velvet-y waves.

    Fresh Medium Hairstyle with Soft Waves

    How To Style:

    1. Prep dry hair with a curl enhancing lotion. Lightly dry product with a blow dryer.
    2. Using a medium barrel curling iron, take small one to two-inch sections and curl hair in a vertical manner from mid-length down to ends. Alternate directions of curl pattern.
    3. Run fingers lightly through hair to soften curls.
    4. Set this style 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, round or heart shaped faces. This style works best on fine to medium hair.

    Tip:

    Add a bejeweled headband for a summer evening concert.

  • 8. STRAWBERRY SHAG

    This medium-length shaggy haircut boosts volume with strategically placed layers.

    Medium Shag Haircut with Volume

    How To Style:

    1. Prep damp hair with a volumizing mousse.
    2. Blow dry hair using a Denman brush or paddle brush for volume.
    3. Create a slight off-center parting.
    4. Use a large barrel curling iron and wrap hair around the iron to create soft waves and define piecey layers.
    5. Use your fingers to gently rough up texture.
    6. Set this style 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 round, oval or heart shaped faces. This style works best on fine to medium hair.

    Tip:

    Define piecey layers with a light hold wax.

  • 9. CRIMSON DIVA

    Celebrate a special night with glam waves and curls that hit the right spot.

    Medium Hairstyle with Glam Waves

    How To Style:

    1. Prep dry hair with a flexible hold hairspray.
    2. Create a deep side part and curl hair from mid-length down to ends in a vertical manner using a large barrel curling iron.
    3. Sweep fringe off to one side.
    4. Set this style with a light hold hairspray.

    Recommended Hair Products:

    Try Oribe Apres Beach for touchable waves with beautiful shine.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

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

    Tip:

    Use a spray shine treatment for a polished finish.

  • 10. SANDY TONES

    Soft curls are the perfect way to play up this sandy medium-length hairstyle.

    Summer Medium Hairstyle with Soft Curls

    How To Style:

    1. Prep damp hair with a lightweight volumizer.
    2. Blow dry hair with a Denman brush for a smooth, voluminous finish.
    3. Create a center parting and use a large barrel curling iron to curl hair from mid-lengths down to ends.
    4. Set this style with a light hold hairspray.

    Recommended Hair Products:

    Try Kevin Murphy FULL.AGAIN thickening lotion for fullness and body with natural movement.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

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

    Tip:

    Gather hair to create a soft, deconstructed low bun.

  • 11. RICH BRUNETTE

    Breathe new life into your medium length cut with a gorgeous blend of rich brunette tones.

    Gorgeous Brunette Medium Hairstyle

    How To Style:

    1. Prep dry hair with a flexible hold hairspray.
    2. Create a side parting. Spritz a texturizer along the base interior of hair. Backcomb hair for fullness in the crown area.
    3. Create gentle waves by curling hair from the ends up to the mid-length area using a large barrel curling iron. Soften curls with a paddle brush.
    4. Set this style with a light hold hairspray.

    Recommended Hair Products:

    Try Kevin Murphy TEXTURE.MASTER Leave-In for long lasting texture plus hold.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

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

    Tip:

    Create a textured herringbone braid down one side for a summery look.

  • 12. APRICOT LOB

    This apricot-toned blonde long bob cut continues to be a big hit this season.

    Long Bob Hairstyle for Summer FrontLong Bob Hairstyle for Summer

    How To Style:

    1. Prep damp hair with a smoothing lotion.
    2. Blow dry hair using a paddle brush or Denman brush for a low volume finish.
    3. Create a side parting and sweep fringe over to one side.
    4. Smooth hair with a straightening iron as desired.
    5. Set this style with a light hold hairspray.

    Recommended Hair Products:

    Try Kevin Murphy BODY.GUARD leave-in creme to smooth and protect hair with extra shine.

    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 with Kevin Murphy’s COLOR.BUG for a dip-dyed look.

  • 13. MIX IT UP

    Try a blend of warm and cool tones plus layers to amp up volume in this medium-length cut.

    Medium Length Haircut with Volume

    How To Style:

    1. Prep dry hair with a flexible hold hairspray.
    2. Create a deep side part and curl hair by wrapping ends with a straightening iron.
    3. Sweep fringe off to one side. Tuck hair over to one side for an asymmetrical finish.
    4. Set this style 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 most face shapes. This style works best on medium to thick hair.

    Tip:

    Accent with a sparkly hair pin.

  • 14. PAGEANT BEAUTY

    This is seriously big hair for a big occasion. Boost the look’s internal volume with softly waved ends.

    Medium Summer Hairstyle with VolumeMedium Summer Hairstyle with Volume Side

    How To Style:

    1. Prep damp hair with a leave-in creme.
    2. Blow dry hair with a large barrel round brush for a maximum volume.
    3. Create a side parting and sweep hair over. Backcomb the top crown area and base interior for major height.
    4. Use a large barrel curling iron to details the ends only.
    5. Set this style 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 most face shapes. This style works best on medium to thick hair.

    Tip:

    Gather ends into a chignon for an upswept style.

  • 15. COLOR-BLOCKED BLONDE

    This color-blocked blonde is both sleek and textured with a softly shattered perimeter.

    Sleek Medium Softly Shattered Hairstyle

    How To Style:

    1. Prep damp hair with a smoothing lotion.
    2. Blow dry hair using a paddle brush or Denman brush for a low volume finish.
    3. Create a side parting and sweep fringe over to one side.
    4. Smooth hair with a straightening iron as desired.
    5. Set this style with a light hold hairspray.

    Recommended Hair Products:

    Try Kevin Murphy BODY.MASS thickening spray for fullness and body with natural movement.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

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

    Tip:

    Create a piecey perimeter with a light hold wax.

  • 16. WILD STYLE

    We love these color-blocked panels that graciously melt from one hue to the next in this classic medium-length cut.

    Medium Hairstyle for Summer with Color Block Panels

    How To Style:

    1. Prep damp hair with a smoothing lotion.
    2. Blow dry hair using a paddle brush or Denman brush for a low volume finish.
    3. Create a zig-zag parting and sweep fringe over to one side.
    4. Smooth hair with a straightening iron as desired.
    5. Set this style 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 most face shapes. This style works best on fine to thick hair.

    Tip:

    Create two small braids in the fringe and sweep them back to secure.

  • 17. CALI GIRL

    When the ocean calls your name, you answer with these gorgeous blonde medium-length curls.

    Gorgeous Blonde Medium Hairstyle with Curls Gorgeous Blonde Medium Hairstyle with Curls Side

    How To Style:

    1. Prep damp hair with a volumizing mousse.
    2. Blow dry hair with a large round brush for fullness .
    3. Create a side parting and curl hair in small sections by wrapping hair around a medium barrel curling iron.
    4. Backcomb base lightly in the back area only and lightly rake fingers through hair for slight separation.
    5. Sweep the fringe over to one side.
    6. Set this style 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 square shaped faces. This style works best on thick hair.

    Tip:

    Create a soft, deconstructed braid at the back nape area. Twist and pin into a low bun.

  • 18. PLUM – TASTIC

    This plum-tinged brunette accents a medium-length design with asymmetrical details.

    Asymmetrical Medium Hairstyle for Summer

    How To Style:

    1. Prep dry hair with a flexible hold hairspray.
    2. Create a deep side part and curl the ends by wrapping them loosely around a straightening iron.
    3. Sweep fringe off to one side. Tuck hair over to one side for an asymmetrical finish.
    4. Set this style with a light hold hairspray.

    Recommended Hair Products:

    Try Kevin Murphy HAIR.RESORT Lotion for a sexy, surfer look.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

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

    Tip:

    Try liquid hair chalk for a temporary color change.

  • 19. SOFT BLACK

    Soft, black medium-length curls go edgy with a bold, blonde-dipped streak.

    Soft Black Medium Hairstyle with Curls

    How To Style:

    1. Prep damp hair with a volumizing mousse.
    2. Blow dry hair with a large round brush for fullness.
    3. Create a side parting and curl hair in small sections by wrapping hair around a medium barrel curling iron.
    4. Backcomb base lightly in the back area only and lightly rake fingers through hair for slight separation.
    5. Sweep the fringe over to one side.
    6. Set this style 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 round, oval or heart shaped faces. This style works best on fine to thick hair.

    Tip:

    Sweep hair up into a feminine pompadour.

  • 20. CURL CASCADE

    This color melt is sheer perfection and is enhanced by glam waves and a strong perimeter.

    Medium Hairstyle with WavesMedium Hairstyle with Waves Side

    How To Style:

    1. Prep damp hair with a lightweight smoothing lotion.
    2. Blow dry hair using a paddle brush or Denman brush for a low volume look.
    3. Create a side parting and sweep fringe over to one side.
    4. Curl hair from mid-length to ends using a large barrel curling iron.
    5. Set this style 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 most face shapes. This style works best on thick hair.

    Tip:

    Accent with a bejeweled hair pin.

    Now, go on and chop off those locks into the best haircut of the season. A medium hairstyle for summer is all the rage!