22 Medium Layered Haircuts with Side Bangs for a Chic Combination

Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

#1: Blonde Layers and Side Fringe

For a cute alternative, consider adding blonde layers and a side fringe to your medium-length hair. Add blonde highlights to accentuate the layers in your hair, giving your hairstyle a shaggy and dimensional look. Be sure to leave your fringe a bit longer to about your nose to achieve a perfect blend. You can style your layered hair in various ways: mess them up with your hands, smooth them out using a round brush, or curl them once they’re dry. This hairstyle is not just versatile and feminine but is a simpler option than having long hair.

Shoulder-Length Blonde Side-Swept Layers and Bangs

#2 Shoulder-Length Blonde Layers

This shoulder-length style with textured layers is a fabulous way to frame an oval face while making a bold statement. The bright blonde highlights provide a stunning contrast that accentuates each layer, adding depth and volume to medium-density hair. The side-swept bangs soften the look, making it chic yet manageable. Ideal for straight to wavy textures, this cut does require upkeep for color and shape, making it best for someone committed to salon visits.

#3: Blonde Feathered Layers with Swoop Bangs

Blonde feather layers with swoop bangs give you a 70’s feel without the middle part. This cut is one of the best styles for medium to thick hair. Side-swept bangs also help to balance out heart and diamond face shapes.

Elegant gray-transition mid-length haircut with layered flip and side bangs for a sophisticated look.

#4 Youthful Mid-Length Layered Cut

This mid-length cut, with its luscious layers, exudes elegance for those embracing their natural gray. A soft side bang complements an oval face shape, and the layers are cut to flip gracefully at the ends, adding movement. Perfect for thick hair, this style balances ease of maintenance with chicness. Toning gray hues give a radiant finish without overpowering. Note, for denser hair, styling may require extra time.

#5: Dark Collarbone-Length Hair with Bangs to the Side

Try dark hair with bangs to the side if you want a rich-looking color. A collarbone-length hairstyle is a very trendy cut that you will love. Style your hair straight, add a few waves, and you’re done!

Medium-Length Natural Brunette Soft Layers and Side Bangs
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#6: Natural Brunette Soft Layers

A bob with soft layers is something that, with my years of experience, I’ve come to understand is truly timeless. This hairstyle with medium-length layers and side bangs is flattering on all face shapes. I prefer this cut to be blown out with a round brush for a classic, polished look.

#7: Straight Shagged Hair with Long Side Bangs

If it’s time to spice up your hairdo, straight bangs can be a fun but subtle change. Straight shagged hair with long side bangs is a good haircut for fine hair. The subtle layers will help add the fullness desired.

#8: Dark Blonde Side-Swept Layers

This dark blonde side-swept layers cut is a gorgeous length that is trending! With a mid-length hairstyle, you’ll need to add face-framing layers. This will help bounce the layers up so it’s easier to style.

#9: Straight Lob with Layered Bangs for Square Faces

A straight lob with layered bangs for square faces is stunning. The layered side bangs for medium hair blend perfectly and help even the face, while the long bob helps elongate and slim at the same time.

Mid-Length Feathered Shag Cut with Side-Swept Bangs
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#10: Feathered Shag Cut with Side-Swept Bangs

Medium-length hair with layers is very similar to a feathered shag cut. A shag cut has more extreme layering, while feathering helps keep the layers blended.

Medium Layered Cut with a Deep Side Part and Side Fringe on Fine Hair
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#11: Layered Cut with Deep Side Part on Fine Hair

Even though it isn’t “trendy” now, a deep side part looks beautiful with soft layers. A layered cut with a deep side part on fine hair adds volume around the crown area, creating blended layering and wispy, fuller hair.

Mid-Length Multi-Layered Shag with Wispy Side Bangs
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#12: Multi-Layered Shag with Wispy Bangs

A medium-cut hairstyle with side bangs may need short, multi-layered shag and wispy bangs. Thin hair will be the best for a multi-layered shag, this adds volume, creating a fuller look. If you have thick hair, you may want longer layering.

Related: Popular medium-length hairstyles with bangs.

#13: Subtle Layers and a Side Fringe for Thick Hair

Ladies with thick hair may not always want layers because they already have enough volume. If you want to remove some weight, a shoulder-length layered hairstyle with a side fringe is perfect. Subtle layers and a side fringe are perfect for thick hair. A few layers and a blended cut remove enough weight while keeping your volume and thickness.

Medium Textured Haircut with Layers and Beach Waves and Side Bangs
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#14: Textured Haircut with Layers and Beach Waves

Short layers pair very well with beach waves and side-swept bangs. A layered haircut for fine hair adds volume and makes the hair look more full. A textured haircut with layers and beach waves is always in style.

#15: Collarbone-Length Feathered Cut for Brown, Thin Hair

Ladies with thin hair need added texture to help create a fuller look, and a layered hairstyle will be your best bet. A collarbone-length, feathered cut is perfect for thin hair because the layers and blended elevation help add texture and volume, making the hair look thick and full.

Medium Layered Wavy Hair with Side Bangs
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#16: Medium Wavy Hair with Side Bangs

Ladies with heart-shaped faces look stunning, with mid-length hair layered with side-swept bangs. Side bangs and extra layers help with volume and give the illusion of fuller-looking hair!

Related: Medium layered haircuts with bangs.

Shoulder-Length Cut with Side Bangs with Layers for Women Over 40
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#17: Shoulder-Length Cut with Bangs for Women Over 40

A shoulder-length layered hair with side bangs for women over 40 is perfect because it gives the illusion of fuller hair. Ask your stylist for a mid-length bob with side bangs. If you want blended, choppy, or wispy layers, ask your stylist what will be best for your hair type.

Related: Face-framing layered and choppy haircuts for shoulder-length hair.

#18: Medium Haircut with Long Layers and Long Bangs

Girls with a more square face shape look best with a layered style. A medium haircut with long layers and bangs will be your best bet; the layers help slim the face while the long bangs even out the square jawline.

#19: Straight Hair with Face-Framing Bangs

Straight hair with face-framing bangs is beautiful on all face shapes. A medium hairstyle is a shoulder-length haircut. This is a very popular style, length, and shape because it blends easily, adds texture, creates volume, and suits any face shape.

Shoulder-Length Face-Framing Layers and Side Bangs for Women Over 60
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#20: Face-Framing Layers and Side Bangs for Women Over 60

A popular haircut for ladies with an oval or round face shape is shoulder-length long layers with side bangs. Adding face-framing layers and side bangs for women over 60 allows for extra movement and volume, giving the impression of fuller hair.

Related: Easy medium-length hairstyles for ladies over 60.

Long Shaggy Bob with Choppy Layers and Side Bangs for Round Faces
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#21: Long Shaggy Bob with Choppy Layers for Round Faces

When considering a new haircut, analyze your face shape. Consider a long, shaggy bob with choppy layers for round faces. This will help maintain some of your length to help elongate the face. Medium-length choppy layers are also a great haircut for round faces, as the side bangs help narrow the face and accentuate the cheekbones.

Mid-Length Shag with Layers and Side Bangs for Women Over 50
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#22: Mid-Length Shag for Women Over 50

Go for hairstyles with side fringe, like a mid-length shag for women over 50. A “sliding” haircut technique is often used with this style. This means your stylist will carefully “slide” the shears down your hair to create soft, blended layers.

Medium layered hair with side bangs is a side-parted textured cut with a length that hits the collarbone or shoulder. The fringe is swept to the side, creating an asymmetric frame for women’s faces.

Haircut expert Lee Caldera-Martinez of San Antonio, TX, loves the versatility of this look.

She explains, “It’s long enough to pull up in a bun or ponytail but is short enough to style it easier and faster. You can also wear a cute fringe and leave face-framing pieces to make it pop.”

The best feature of this hair idea is that layers and bangs can be altered. The cut is customizable to ensure it works well with your facial features and hair texture. Note that a mid-length layered cut isn’t ideal for women with frizzy and thick tresses.

Choose a chop depending on your lifestyle and how much time you’re willing to spend when styling. Consider how you’d like to maintain or grow your hair out. These details will allow your stylist to give you realistic advice and opinions. Ask your stylist for a medium-length low-maintenance hairstyle for easy styling.

“Some styles are possible only with proper styling products and methods and upkeep. It’s vital to ask your hairdresser how to style the cut differently,” Caldera-Martinez points out.

Browse these inspiring photos and see the trendiest ways to wear medium-layered hair with side bangs. Time to revamp your look!