51 Stunning Medium Layered Haircuts & Hairstyles That Will Turn Heads

If you’re looking for pictures of trendy medium layered haircuts, a fabulous way to spice up your shoulder length hair 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. If you’re looking for things to do with medium length hair, then scroll through the following images of medium length layered hairstyles to find your next haircut inspiration from one of these popular looks.

Lovely Long Layers for Medium Hair

Lovely long layers for medium hairInstagram @tasadayhairbeauty

Repair those damaged ends and give life to your hair again by getting a stylish layered cut that also allows you to keep your natural color. It’s really easy, classic, and never goes wrong with any hairstyle you try on.

Mid Length Pixie

A medium layered pixie cutInstagram @pati.rodrigz

Don’t worry if you have thin hair problems as this super cool hairstyle is here to save your day! These vibrant smooth fashion strands with dark roots provide the volume and depth you’re craving for.

Updo for Prom

An updo for prom for medium layered hairInstagram @blown_blowdrybar

A simple twist ending in a cute bun is enough to make you the loveliest on prom night. Those golden side highlights are also a wonderful idea to make your look unique.

Tapered Bob

A medium layered tapered bob haircutInstagram @heather.seiler

This type of bob looks equally gorgeous on straight or curly hair, and maybe added with bangs and highlights for a funkier look. Plus you can leave your natural color on with a simple yet stylish cut like this.

Perfect Wedding Updo

A perfect wedding up for medium layered hairInstagram @beersandshears

All you need are simple twists and a lot of hairpins to achieve a splendid updo like this that’s perfect for a wedding or prom! Really quick and easy to do for anyone to try!

Medium Shaggy Layers

A hip example of shaggy layers, medium length haircutsInstagram @maryfulton_hair

The shag is back, ladies! These medium to long haircuts with shaggy layers are easy to wear and oh so flattering.

Medium Choppy Layers

medium choppy layers haircut ideaInstagram @soraverly

Choppy layers on a long bob are fun, sexy and easy to style. The more lived-in, the better! The all-over dark hair color on this medium to short haircut looks radiant all year long.

Blow Out Medium Length Layers

blonde blow out medium layersCredit: Pinterest

A voluminous blowout shows off these gorgeous layers just right. It’s a popular choice for medium length layered haircuts.

Bob with Side Bangs

An asymmetrical bob with side bangsInstagram @cris_loxhairstudio

Side-swept bangs on an asymmetrical wavy bob offer all the dimension and interest you want in a hairstyle. It’s a pretty top-notch bob that suits round faces.

French Braid

A medium layered hairstyle with french braidsInstagram @michellehair

What better way to play with your new enchanting pastel pink hair than styling it with a loose thick braid? This will absolutely leave everyone around you falling in love with this cotton candy hue.

Chunky Hair Highlights

A medium layered chunk haircut with highlightsInstagram @danavalletto

These chunks of noteworthy dimensional highlights are making a comeback this year! Make a personal statement by trying these ’90s trend.

French Twist

A medium layered french twist hairstyleInstagram @meganbrackna

Do the French twist with a twist – a modern tousled look on this formal updo would be be as much elegant and lovely as you want it to be. Doable for any medium length hair that allows for a more innovative styling.

Bob with Bangs for Thick Hair

A medium layered bob with bangs for thick hairInstagram @mathiasdavidhair

A thick blunt textured lob like this makes every sharp feature you have stand out without effort. If you’re proud of your brilliant bone structure and sexy collar bones, this one is for you.

Straight Hair with Bangs

A straight medium layered hair with bangsInstagram @niclynnhair

Going straight is the best way to show off your new marvelous color. Create some layers and add in a smooth fringe for a different twist.

Curly Bob

A medium layered curly bob haircutInstagram @hair_by_amanda.k

Take your curls to the highest levels by going all out with highlights and lowlights! Finish with a layered back and impressively painted straight bangs in the front for the perfect look.

Face Framing Layers

A medium face framing layered haircutInstagram @masa.dbkyorkmills

A lot is happening in this hairstyle despite its easy and simple cut. The long layers that start just at the chin-level effectively frame and balance her wide-jawed face.

For Thin Hair

A medium layered hair for thin hairInstagram @hair_brianne

Chopped and wavy – any thin and fine hair styled like this would surely achieve the volume and texture it needs. Also take note of how the subtle balayage complements her natural base color – an easy way to try an ombre if you’re wanting one.

Inverted Bob

Q&A with style creator, Nikki Rose
Balayage Specialist @ Eden Day Spa and Salon in Collegeville, PA

How would you describe this look?

This is a very versatile look. It’s less maintenance but also very chic! The color was done 8 months ago with a balayage. She wanted a retouch, and she’s loving it! What I love about this is that it is less maintenance – just grab a flat iron in the morning, run it through, and you’re set for the day!

Any advice for someone considering it?

This is for someone with a narrow, a square, or an oblong face shape. I think the slightly inverted bob just above the shoulders complements them well.

This is also for someone who has little to no experience or time for styling their hair. However, fun curls and braids would look super nice for special events if you like to spice up your look!

I think this haircut can suit almost any career type. It’s good enough to pull out of your face or to put it half up half down – very versatile if you have the time to style! I think that’s why I enjoy promoting this look. It fits in with almost any lifestyle. Her hair was very curly, so I put the long layers in to ensure that there is no bulkiness at the ends.

Permed Look

A medium layered permed hairInstagram @taylor.b.hair

Q&A with style creator, Taylor Bennett
Stylist & Barber @ The Desert Lounge Salon in St. George, UT


How would you describe this look?

This bouncy layered perm was wrapped in an effortless ringlet style. Her short to long layers and course texture made the perfect curly canvas. Say hello to this easy bouncy fun where curls and layers go hand in hand.

Any advice for someone considering it?

With perms making a comeback, it is important to know that you won’t wake up with perfect ringlets or a smooth wave. Curly hair still needs styling and products, whether the curl is natural or permed. Layers will take the weight off and allow your curl to be bouncier and form ringlets.

You’ll need products! For a dry soft look, a lightweight curl cream will help smooth the curl and reduce frizz. For a wet look, mousse can be used throughout the hair. For a little extra shine, use a small amount of shine mist or spray through the mid-section to ends.

Scrunch, scrunch, scrunch! The biggest thing when styling curly layers is to scrunch your hair while it dries. Water weighs your hair down. If you let gravity do its thing, it will cause your hair to dry flat. Continuously scrunch as it dries so that the curl can form.

Short curly hair is perfect for those who would like to complement their round face shape. Curls will also produce a round look for those with an oval or oblong shaped face. Overall, ask your stylist what type of curl and layers will produce the best outcome for your shape and lifestyle.

Messy Bun Headband

A medium layered haircut with a messy bunInstagram @shearsorshades

Q&A with style creator, Sarah Velasquez
Hairstylist @ Fresh Salon in Sarasota, FL


How would you describe this look?

This is an effortless messy bun or top knot. This hairstyle would be ideal for almost everyone and can be elevated with a cute headband or added accessory like a bun cuff. It can be achieved with long or short hair with a few strategically placed bobby pins or a half up top knot style for shorter lengths. And it takes only less than 5 minutes!

Any advice for someone considering it?

This is a great look for when you don’t have time to wash your hair or when you are in a hurry to rush out the door. Those who are considering this style should invest in a quality brand of dry shampoo and hairspray. For this look, I used the Shu Uemura texture spray and the Laque Couture hairspray from Kerastase. Volume and texture can be added to fine hair by curling it before.

Grey Hair Over 50

Q&A with style creator, Ashlee Bradshaw
Color Specialist / Master Stylist in Kansas City, MO


How would you describe this look?

This is a medium length bob that has blended layers for thick textured hair. For ladies with extremely thick hair, wanting movement and versatility, this is the look for them!

She came in looking for something lighter that styles itself, and she wanted to embrace her natural color and have it look lived in and blended. I incorporated babylights throughout several sessions to achieve this grey blend! I’m so in love with the way this looks.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Use products that suit your lifestyle. If you’re not the type of person who styles your hair every day, invest in some good dry shampoo!

The grey-toned color is high maintenance and is a financial commitment! I do suggest getting a toning shampoo to maintain the silver hues and always using professional products.

This is a fantastic look for women who have thick, coarse hair.

All face shapes could pull this look off with tweaking the hair around the face a little. Rounder shaped faces, for instance, require a bit more length in the front.

Talk to your stylist about your hair goals, so both of you can understand and agree as to how to achieve your specialized look!

The products I love to use for this look are:

1. Lanza Haircare’s Gentle Silver Brightening Shampoo

2. Kenra Professional Platinum Dry Shampoo

3. Kevin Murphy’s Blonde Angel Mask

Dark Wavy Bob

A medium layered wavy bob haircutInstagram @hairbylewy

Q&A with style creator, Lew Saelee
Hairstylist @ Bella Donna Hair Studio in Suisun City, CA


How would you describe this look?

This look is cool and sassy. I like that it’s neither too short nor too long.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This is pretty much good on any face shape. Though I wouldn’t recommend it for someone with extremely thick hair or someone with baby fine hair. It also looks good with any hair texture. It’s a perfect cut for anyone who wants to switch up their look.

Layered Bob with Side Bangs

A medium layered bob with side bangsInstagram @hydrahairsalon

Q&A with style creator, Allan
Hair Artist @ Hydra Hair Salon in Pembroke Pines, FL


How would you describe this look?

This style, a smart and sexy look, is a reflection of a natural flow of lightness set on a long layered bob haircut.

To achieve this look, we balayaged and blended a light blond into a base color of medium ash blond. We then styled it with precision point cutting to accentuate the texture and layers of the bob style. We love how fresh and light the color and style is and how the hair feels really good.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Don’t be afraid to be bold and blonde! Adding blonde is a fun way to create a fresh new look in any season.

There are many shades and tones of blonde. Simply adding pieces of blonde can lighten up your shade. With blonde highlights or going blonde all the way, your hair feels really good. Just remember that lifting color is a process, which is only achieved with the proper timing, products, and hair care.

Side Fringe

Q&A with style creator, Rachelle Yarnell
Hairstylist / Salon Owner @ The Studio Salon in Cleveland, OH


How would you describe this look?

This is a long bob, or “LOB” as some would say.It’s versatile in the fact that this could still “feel” long, but also can be easily managed.

It is great for fine to medium hair. I cut this into a triangular shape to leave length around the front.

I used Donald Scott Carving Comb to give the layers softness, and Donald Scott Chop Stick to detail the layers around the face and sketch the perfect face-framing look.

I styled using Paul Michell invisible wear foam giving a soft texture to the hair when applying to wet hair. I blew dry with a large round brush and finished with a beach curl using my Paul Mitch smoothing iron. Spray with Worked Up to give a light hold.

Any advice for someone considering it?

It’s very easy to manage, best with a light styling product, and ideal for medium to fine hair. It’s also great for people who still love a ponytail but want a more stylish look. It’s recommended for oval, round, or square face shape, as it can show off your look!

It is great for a busy lifestyle. A ponytail can be achieved but only when you have time and a quick blow out it holds its style.

Woman over 40

Q&A with style creator, Belen De Jesus
Hairstylist / Licensed Barber @ Picasso’s Colour Studio in Riverside, CA


How would you describe this look?

This haircut is very trendy and popular. It can be worn by any type of lifestyle. From businesswomen to busy moms.

It can be styled down but is also long enough to be styled in a low ponytail. What I love the most about a LOB (long bob) is that it can be edgy and playful but can also be worn sleek and classy.

Any advice for someone considering it?

A LOB can be customized for any hair type. It can be subtle or dramatic. You don’t need to always use heat tools to style.

It looks great naturally straight or with natural kinky curls or natural waves.

I really love using a texturizing spray to create a messier and second-day look!

This haircut can be blunt or whispy.

A lob is great for any face structure including a round face shape. It has the perfect amount of length around the face to create a slimmer silhouette.

V-Cut

A v-cut medium layered haircutInstagram @stylistrebecca

Q&A with style creator, Rebecca Johns Gaines
Hairstylist @ Epic Inc. Salon in Pensacola, FL


How would you describe this look?

I would describe this look as a mid-length layered cut with face framing. The color is a honey-gold toned balayage.

My favorite thing about it is the versatility. It can be easily worn down straight or curly, and it can be just as easily thrown into a ponytail.

Any advice for someone considering it?

If you are considering this look, be sure to ask your stylist for recommendations on which styling tools would be best.

My go-to tool is a good flat iron, it’s perfect for smoothing any frizz, and with a little practice, it makes great waves.

Classic Shag

Classic Shag hairstyleInstagram @lauren_cuts

Shags like this one are pretty popular layered hairstyles for medium hair. The bonus is that they look great for any age.

Q&A with style creator, Lauren Reyez
Junior Educator @ Toni&Guy Alliance in Fort Worth, TX


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This look is my take on a classic 70s shag reimagined for today. My favorite thing about this style is how versatile it is. It can be super edgy or toned down to a textured layered look.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

For this style, I prep the hair with Bedhead Small Talk for volume throughout the hair and follow with Catwalk Root Boost for extra lift. I finish with Bedhead Headrush for shine and to tame stubborn flyaways.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This look is perfect for fine to medium density hair and works with great with all face shapes. This style is for your fun, risk-taking clients. Shags are great for everyone because they can be short and choppy or long and subtle!

The New Wave

The New Wave hairstyleInstagram @ramontgarcia

This trendsetting medium to long layered hair looks even better with these natural looking dark roots to blonde ombre.

Q&A with style creator, Ramon Garcia
Hairstylist @ Ramirez Tran Salon in Beverly Hills, CA


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I call this the new wave. It’s a combination of the traditional Ramirez Tran Lived In look and a soft crimp. Its versatility is my favorite thing about it. You can dress this look up and down!!

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I love Loreal’s Mythic Oil on the ends and Loreal’s Next Day Hair at the roots to midshaft.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

The best thing about this style is that anyone can rock it! Any head shape, texture or lifestyle will wear this look well.

Carefree Shag

Carefree Shag hairstyleInstagram @bshairshop

Q&A with style creator, John Peter
Owner & Stylist @ BS HairShop @ Salons by JC in Pembroke Pines, FL


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it? 

This is a take on a classic shag that has evolved for the modern, carefree women of today.

I love that this shag is very versatile. It works well when you put in the effort to style it or when you wear it natural.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

At BS HairShop our main priority is the integrity of hair, so 90% of our clients start by getting an Olaplex treatment to re-bond the hair and help to create the overall look and feel of shiny, healthy hair. On this client, we continued with Redken Frizz Dismiss shampoo and conditioner, plus a nickel-sized amount of Redken Frizz Dismiss Rebel Tame #40 before the blow dry to help seal the cuticle, fight humidity, and protect the hair from heat. This is one of our number one sellers! Once the look was complete, we sprayed with Redken Wind Blown texture spray for added texture and a mild hold (not a hairspray).

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

Another reason this is one of my favorite looks is that this is a cut that goes with pretty much any face shape. You can customize this cut to any client sitting in your chair, all you need to do is make the face-framing layers longer or shorter depending on the shape of the face.

It looks great whether the client wants to wear it in its natural, tousled state or for the client that likes to blow it out for a more polished look. Clients that have thicker hair types, however, may want to tread lightly. We do have the option to texturize and remove bulk from the cut, but you wouldn’t want to do this cut on a client with too much hair because they would look top heavy or mushroom-like.

Shag With Bangs

A shaggy medium length layered haircut with bangsInstagram @hanlynne

Layered haircuts for medium length hair like this one look even more stylish with wispy bangs, don’t you think?

Q&A with style creator, Hannah Lynne
Hairstylist @ Beauty Bar Boutique in Wilmington, NC


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This is a more conservative shag that was cut with a feather plier razor. I love the movement and piecey-ness and how it looks perfectly disheveled! This look was inspired by Amanda Wall, the creative director of R+Co.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

We are #randcoobsessed and #oribeobsessed over here! I used Park Avenue Blowout Balm from R+Co to blow dry in to protect from heat damage and add substance to the hair. Once fully dried and smoothed with a Mason Pearson flat brush, I rubbed a pea-sized amount of Oribe Airstyle Finishing Cream into my palms and pulled at the ends to add definition and moisture.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This look is for the normal to fine-haired woman that has a lot of hair and craves movement and texture. It works great with a fringe and looks best when product is used to define the ends. This look isn’t for hair that has a rough cuticle layer or expands with humidity!

This haircut air-dried on slightly wavy hair gives a great beachy, lived-in look. Any face shape can pull this haircut off! The stylist will just need to determine where to start the shortest face-framing layer dependent on the face shape, and whether or not bangs are an option based on style and commitment to upkeep!

Layered Bob

Picture of a medium layered bob haircutInstagram @wysongdeidre

Q&A with style creator, Deidre Wysong
Hairstylist @ Sola Hibiscus Center in Naples, FL


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This is a medium length layered bob haircut. I love the ease of this style with her hair type. It is very young, light, fresh and classic. I also love that we’ve backed off of heavy highlights in favor of a more dimensional color that is achieved by leaving out plenty of her natural hair color between highlights.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I love products. I’ve worked with plenty of brands and am always trying new things. I prefer a light foam/mousse (here I used Aloxxi Volumizing Mousse) after a wash with professional shampoo and conditioner. I added it to her wet hair and focused mainly on her root area, then combed through before the blowout. I finished the look with a light styling cream (Aloxxi Styling Cream) and touchable hairspray (Keritage 3 Way Spray) so as to not take away from the movement.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I tell my clients that the key to loving your hair is to first accept the type of hair that you have and make the best of it. I recommend this hairstyle for anyone, at any age with naturally straight or mostly straight hair. The fringe and face frame area can be adjusted to suit just about any face shape. Although the volume may take a bit of effort for some, it is really very little work, so hair density may not be an issue either. Maintaining this look would require return visits to the salon every four to six weeks, depending on how fast the hair grows.

Soft Ombre Red Layers

Medium layered haircut with a black to red ombre hair colorInstagram @hairbyharlie

Q&A with style creator, Harlie Perry
Master Cosmetologist @ Fifth&Mae Salons in Roswell, GA


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This look is a great medium layered haircut that’s very soft, smooth and textured. My favorite thing about this cut is that it lays pretty much effortlessly! I also love how it accents the red balayage which helps blend it all together. This type of cut gives this particular client’s hair movement and body without being too short, so I absolutely love it on her!

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

The maintenance and styling products I recommend for this look are Smooth Infusion Style Prep, Light Elements Smoothing Fluid, and Air Control hairspray, all of which are AVEDA products. The style prep is put into the hair while it’s wet and then dried into the hair with a blowout. It protects against humidity and smooths the hair for up to 12 hours. Style as desired (in this picture we used a flat iron). After the hair is styled, the smoothing fluid is put into dry hair to help lock in shine and smoothness, followed by the hairspray. This hairspray gives an almost invisible flexible hold so you can’t even feel it in the hair. It’s amazing!

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

Haircuts and layers should always compliment your face shape! I love a medium layered hair cut on people with an oval-shaped face. With an oval shape, the face tends to be more narrow than long, so medium layers (especially layers starting under the chin) can help accent the oval face shape and balance the length and width.

Although layering can help every hair type in its own way, it is most beneficial for coarse hair, like on the client pictured. Medium layers can help tame fluffy, thick hair and make the hair easier to style. This look is perfect for someone whose lifestyle consists of wearing their hair down and styled often, but also still likes to pull their hair up. Simple styling and maintenance is always a plus!

Chocolate @ Neck Length

Q&A with style creator, Claudia Castillo
Stylist / Colorist @ Cooper and Strop Hair Parlor in Victorville, CA


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

My favorite thing about this haircut is how versatile it is. You can go from looking elegant and sharp to playful and sexy in no time! The hair color is a deep chocolate base with subtle caramel balayaged pieces to give it contrast.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

This particular look is pretty low maintenance, so we do a toner in between touch-ups to keep the caramel color looking fresh. The haircut requires a trim every six to eight weeks to keep it looking sharp.

For tips for styling medium length cuts like this, I recommend a flexible shaping hairspray like Vavoom by Matrix to help keep the curls in place and a dry wax pomade to help with definition and texture.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This haircut and color look good on anyone. It’s a classic! That being said, I really like doing it for people with fine straight hair because it creates volume. You will have the ability to create different looks and still look great.

Feathered Layers

Picture of medium length hair for feathered haircutsInstagram @asifyvettehair

Q&A with style creator, Asif Shah
Director Stylist @ Asif Yvette Hair in Birmingham, U.K.


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it. 

This is a classic medium layered haircut. My favorite thing about it is the way the layers fall. Always take the weight out so the layers fall softly to give the hair a nice flow.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this?

I recommend Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Mousse applied to wet hair and blow dried. Then, finish off with Alterna Caviar Working Hairspray.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This haircut will suit most face shapes and lifestyles. It is a fantastic look for someone with thick hair because the weight is taken out in all the right areas. Even if someone has finer hair, the layers are concentrated around the face leaving lots of the heaviness in the back. This look can easily be tailored to the hair type.

Feminine Layers

An inspiring layered medium length hair for womenInstagram @avenue_33

Q&A with style creator, Sue Spires and Sharyn Hadler
Salon Owner & Stylist @ Avenue 33 Hair in Brisbane, Australia


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This is a versatile mid-length layered haircut for women in their 30s, 40s and 50s. It’s easy to wear blow dried and straight, or wavy and tousled for a beachy, carefree look. The cut gives height, flexibility, and movement to the hair.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

We used the beautiful products from the Davines range for this look, specifically their Alchemic Silver shampoo and conditioner. We also like the Minu shampoo and conditioner. These products are great for colored hair that needs shine and increased vibrancy. Our stylist also used Davines’ lightweight non-oil to blow dry, and finished with Davines’ texture spray for additional body.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

All face shapes suit this hairstyle as it highlights the eyes, cheeks, and frames the face. It gives body and lift to fine hair, and frames the face with a flattering softness and a very feminine finish.

Effortless Medium Hair With Layers

Q&A with style creator, Nicole Kruse
Corrective Color Specialist @ Kenneth Brown Salons in Laguna Niguel, CA


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I would describe this style as a mid length cut. To me, that means anything that falls on or near the collarbone. My favorite thing about this look is that it’s great for clients that don’t want to go short because they may not feel as feminine, but it’s also not so long that it takes a ton of time to style each day. The loose waves give it a playful and effortless look.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

For fine haired clients, I always recommend something for volume when blow drying. For this style in particular, a curling iron or flat iron is needed to create loose waves. Adding a texture spray like Oribe Dry Texture Spry or Texturiza from Unite will help to give it that tousled look.

Remember ladies, this look is meant to look beachy and undone! Try alternating the direction of your curls so that they don’t look uniform.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

Almost any client can wear this look! It is especially great for a client with long hair that is looking for a change but doesn’t want to commit to a really short cut. This look is also great for clients that don’t have a ton of time in the morning to style their hair.

Depending on the thickness or natural texture of your hair, your stylist may want to do an undercut or add layers. Don’t be afraid of those terms, it is just your stylist’s way of tailoring this style to meet your hair needs!

Textured Flip Up Shag

Gorgeous example of textured flipped up hairstylesInstagram @hairbyginala

Q&A with style creator, Gina Chioccariello
Hairstylist @ Umberto Salon in Beverly Hills, CA


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I would describe this look as medium textured shag. My favorite thing about this cut is the layers are very textured which gives the hair lots of movement and creates that effortless look that gives the cut that extra detail.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

If you have straight or wavy hair I would say spray salt or beach spray into wet hair …  then flip upside down and dry hair for a bit ( so hair flips up and down )  flip back up and dry hair with hands.  If you have curly hair I would use a straightening balm/ cream and put it all over wet hair and let it air dry so hair doesn&rsquot look perfectly done. You can blow dry bangs if you have them or just dry top & sides a little with brush. After drying hair, use a texture spray like Oribe DryTexturizing Spray to add volume and texture for a finished look!

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This cut is great for everyone! The layers flatter any face shape and is the best cut for the girl who wants that sexy lived in effortless look.

Layered Medium Bob

Picture of a layered medium bob haircutInstagram @hairbymaria.r

Q&A with style creator, Maria Rios
Hairstylist @ Salon Seven in Eureka Springs, AR


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This is a layered medium bob style with lots of texturized layers that are accented by a caramel, sunkissed balayage effect. My favorite thing about this look is having all the layers without compromising the fullness and length of hair.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I used Moroccanoil Hydrating style cream on damp hair and Pureology Color Stylist Root Lift to create some volume on top. I blow dried with a round brush and used Moroccanoil hairspray for texture on layers.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

Bobs are universally flattering for every face shape or hair texture, but this specific long bob would be best on a diamond or oval face shape with medium to coarse hair. Just note that this look requires at least 15 minutes to style.

Switch Fringe

Q&A with style creator, Francesco Campagna
Master Stylist / Co-Creative Director @ Fernando Cellini Hair Salon in Ottawa, Canada


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This look gives a woman the feel of shorter hair while maintaining versatility and still managing a small ponytail. The switch fringe is the main focal point of the cut. It allows the option of wearing the fringe swept to either side or down the middle.

The fringe is sectioned two to three inches deep from the forehead in a pie shape, with both corners sectioned to the outside of the eyes on both sides. The fringe is then cut shorter to longer from the outside of the eye on both sides to the longest length which reaches the center of mouth/chin. This long, V-like center peak length allows for a switchable side part while still allowing for a long split center parting and ultimate versatility.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

In this particular case, my client has thinner hair so I used TIGI Bed Head Big Head Volume Boosting Foam on wet hair and blow-dried it straight with a large round brush. On dry hair, I sprayed in TIGI Bed Head Head Rush Shine Spray with the blowdryer on the cool setting to disperse the mist all through the hair for a lived-in texture and shine. I finished with a very small amount of TIGI Bed Head Manipulator Texture Paste on the Fringe for a flexible hold and placement.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This look will work on most hair types and age groups, although a woman with very thick hair would require quite a bit more texture to alleviate a bulky broom-like perimeter. Also, for a woman with a really round face, I would extend the overall length by a few inches to achieve a more oval appearance. The switch fringe would also be extended to match the overall finished perimeter.

Razor Cut LOB

A perfect example for medium layered razor cut hairstylesInstagram @prissieo

Q&A with style creator, Priscilla Ochoa
Senior Stylist & Director of Education @ 42 Fair Salon in Pasadena, CA


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This is a razored and angled lob. It’s perfectly texturized with internal layers to bring out the hair’s natural wave. I love this look because you can have fun with styling!

2. What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

Apply a frizz-fighting thermal protectant to damp hair. I used Shu Uemura Ultimate Remedy Duo-Serum. Not only does it protect against heat and natural aggressors, but it leaves the hair silky as well.

Take sections throughout the hair and twist them going in different directions to bring out the natural wave, then diffuse or air dry. Touch up waves with a medium-sized wand or curling iron, leaving the ends of your hair out. Mainly focus on the front and crown area.

Finish by misting the hair with a beach spray to add definition and separation for a lived-in look. I used Tecni Art Beach Waves Spray. I LOVE THIS STUFF! It gives you the perfect amount of texture without feeling too gritty or sticky, plus it smells fantastic.

3. What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This haircut is ideal for someone that already has a bend or wave to their hair. The length can be tailored to every face shape, making it flattering for anyone. Styling is a breeze!

Short to Medium Balayage Bob

Q&A with style creator, Veronica Burke
Hairstylist @ Creative Touch in Arvada, CO


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This look is a medium length, slightly stacked, layered bob with a dark base and golden balayage highlights. I also added a fringe to complement her face shape. My favorite thing is that it’s very versatile and classic, yet looks polished.

This style is consistently on trend and transitions from season to season. You can round brush and smooth it out for a chic look, or curl it for messy, easygoing style as I have done here. When it comes to styling this look the sky is the limit. Since it is slightly stacked in the back, it adds volume and interest. The layers add movement and the length makes it suitable for most face shapes.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I recommend a root lift, shine, and pomade, all of which can be used to make it smooth, textured or wavy. The balayage highlights help to create dimension and interest.

What type of Client would you recommend this look for?

I would recommend this look for thin to medium density hair. This specific bob is best for round, square, oval and long faces. The length can be adjusted to suit your face shape.

This look is perfect for the client who wants ease of styling, but also a head-turning appearance.

Beachy Layers

Beachy shoulder length hair with layersInstagram @itsmeganbetch

Q&A with style creator, Megan Colburn
Stylist @ Amarte Salon & Spa in Redding, CA


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This look is a medium length bob with long layers and lots of texture around the bottom. The texture adds volume and keeps the cut from getting too heavy around the perimeter. I love that you can get that great beachy wave when you style it!

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I always use Aveda products. The best products for this look are Volumizing Tonic at the roots, Thickening Tonic for your mids and ends, and a lightweight smoothing product like Aveda’s Smooth Infusion styling creme. I like to finish with a lightweight hairspray like Aveda’s Air Control to add weightless texture and hold.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

The beauty of this layered medium hair cut is that it works on all types of hair! It also looks amazing on almost every face shape as it is extremely customizable. If your stylist knows what they are doing, this look is great for everyone!

Since it’s still fairly short, it’s quick to style with your curling iron. Just make sure you’re using your heat protectant! It is the perfect look for the on-the-go woman who still wants a stylish cut.

Versatile Layered Bob

Q&A with style creator, Beverly Berthelet
Owner and Stylist @ Beverly Berthelet Hair in Comox, B.C., Canada


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I would describe this look as a layered cut for medium hair with shorter layers toward the back to enhance volume. My favorite aspects of this style are that it is versatile and low maintenance. The cut looks great styled straight or with added texture.

The color is intended to have a grown out feel with lighter strands framing the face which requires less frequent upkeep. In addition, this look has a bright and fresh vibe that is perfect for the spring and summer seasons.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I tend to be a minimalist where product is concerned, but I always use a heat protection spray before heat styling. I like to use KMS California Free Shape Hot Flex Spray. In this case, a flat iron was used to smooth strands and enhance shine. I followed with a small amount of light smoothing cream to define the layers. Bedhead After Party is a great product for that!

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This look is ideal for clients that have lifestyles that require that their hair is able to go all back. Fine to medium texture and density is ideal. The cut works well with most face shapes. Rounder face shapes can be offset by deepening the side part, while narrow face shapes and strong jawlines can be broadened or softened by adding some loose waves.

Simple & Soft

Simple & Soft hairstyleInstagram @claudia_doran

If you’re looking for a gorgeous soft brown hair color, then layered haircuts for medium hair like this are worth trying.

Q&A with style creator, Claudia Doran
Hairstylist in Training @ Aveda Institute of Beauty and Wellness in Milwaukee, WI


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I would describe this look as a simple and soft cut with light layers and a soft fringe. I love the amount of movement and diversity the fringe and layers provide for this easy to maintain cut.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

To recreate this look, I recommend a light hold mousse, light-hold liquid gel, and a soft hold hairspray. I cocktail the mouse and gel together and work it through damp hair, blow-dry smooth with a round brush, and finish with a light hold hairspray to maintain the style while still allowing movement.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This look is perfect on an oval or square face shape, as it elongates and slims around the neckline. It’s perfect for someone who wants a low maintenance yet still diverse cut with lots of style options.

Perfect Layers for Thin Hair

Q&A with style creator, Wendy Vario
Hairstylist @ Studio Booth in Pittsburgh, PA


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it? 

I would describe this look as very versatile. It can be worn straight, natural or you can add some wave for texture. I love that this mid-length bob is effortless to maintain. You can just wake up and go! This cut is also super low maintenance. Even after four weeks, it will still hold its shape.

I love that the color is not far off from anyone’s natural hue. Just a little splash of auburn can be a great introduction for someone trying to move farther into the “red family”, or for someone who wants something different without a lot of upkeep.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

Pre-blow dry, I recommend a leave-in conditioner like Kevin Murphy Untangled. After the blow dry, I recommend a medium texture spray like Kevin Murphy Doo Over Spray to add some volume and texture.

To maintain the color, I recommend a color-safe, sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner to help keep the cuticle of the hair closed to prevent fading. My favorites are Phyto Citrus shampoo and conditioner.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

All hair types can wear this style. It will make thin hair look thicker and thick hair can be shaped to appear not so “bell like” or triangle shaped. I would recommend this style for someone who wants a low maintenance, wash-and-go cut, or for someone who needs a conservative look for work and wants a little more edginess when they are going out. Adding a long bang allows this cut to be worn by someone who has a long face shape.

Cool Girl Hair

Cool Girl Hair hairstyleInstagram @melschaefers

Q&A with style creator, Mel Schaefers
Hairstylist @ Helmet Salon in West Hollywood, CA


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I would describe this look as a mid length, piecy, “cool girl” hairstyle. My favorite part is her soft framed fringe.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I always recommend using a leave-in conditioner like Unite 7 Seconds to protect against the thermal use and UV rays. It would be helpful to use a styling lotion like Unite Blow & Set lotion before blow drying to help hold your desired style longer. For a finishing product, I love a dry texturizing spray like Unite Texturiza. It will keep the style airy with medium hold.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This look is best suited for the client who wants a fun and effortless look but does know how to use hot tools. A client with a longer forehead or even a longer face shape would benefit from a soft framed fringe. Medium to coarse textured hair would be best for this shape, if you have fine hair, however, this can easily be done as long as the proper products are being used.

Textured Lob

Q&A with style creator, Natalie Daniels
Stylist @ Olive The Beauty Lounge in Mansfield, TX


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it? 

This is the perfect summertime, sun-kissed hair for those low maintenance clients. The balayage allows for an easy grow out, but the baby lights provide that high contrast and definition give the hair an extra pop for summer!

The cut is the highly popular textured lob that looks amazing straight or wavy. My favorite thing about this look is how the color and cut contour the face. It really accentuates all her best features!

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look? 

For every great cut and color, you want to start with a good foundation, which is the shampoo and conditioner. We used Davines OI Shampoo and Conditioner. Not only does it smell amazing, but it protects your color while leaving the hair silky and full of shine.

For styling, I used R+Co High Dive and Jackpot together. This is my go to “secret sauce” for every client! It’s everything you want in one tube. It’s a thermal protectant, frizz fighter and conditioner, and it leaves the hair super soft and shiny! Once dried and curled, I used R+Co Badlands to give it that matte texture and volume that will last all day.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This look is PERFECT for the client that is on the go. The color has a soft grow out so you won’t need to be in every six weeks for a root touch up, and the cut grows out just as gracefully. This look is pretty universal for most hair types and face shapes, so it makes it easy to create a custom look for each client’s individual needs.

Middle Parted Textured Lob

Middle parted medium length layered textured Lob hairstyleInstagram @hairbytory

Q&A with style creator, Tory Blewett
Hairstylist @ Medulla & Co in Toronto, Canada


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I would call this the updated textured lob. It’s the new, “grown up” version of the long textured bob that has been popular for the past two years. It has soft, minimal layers and texture throughout, but with a beautiful and blunt silhouette that we will be seeing more of this year, especially coming into fall.

My favorite thing about this look is definitely the fringe. We started with a blunt, straight across fringe about four months ago and transitioned it into this beautiful 70s-style curtain fringe by adding some sophisticated layers.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

For fine to medium hair, I would use a volume mist at the roots and a bit of a blow dry cream from the mid-shaft to the end. This adds that little bit of shine we all love and controls frizz. My go-to’s are the Volumist from Davines and Hair Cream from TO112.

For thick hair, I would I would use a combination of the TO112 Hair Cream and TO112 Serum, starting at the ends and working your way up.

With textured hairstyles, I always finish the look with the Davines Texture Spray to give it a bit of definition and hold.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

The great thing about this cut and length is that it basically works for any hair type or face shape. That said, medium length hair is the most versatile because it allows for the movement inherent in a textured lob. That being said, there is no “one size fits all”, and even a cut like this needs to be tweaked to suit the client’s lifestyle. If they are more wash-and-go, I would leave the fringe out and do a more A-line silhouette so it’s less work. If they are into styling and drying their hair, the fringe adds that extra bit of interest to this look.

Sleek & Sophisticated

Sleek & Sophisticated hairstyleInstagram @kimmyalessio

Q&A with style creator, Kimmy Alessio
Hair Stylist @ Fenom Salon in Aventura, FL


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I would describe this look as sleek and sophisticated, but with a little bit of an edge. My favorite thing about this layered haircut is the medium length. Sitting just on top of the shoulders allows the hair to have lots of movement.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look? 

For this look, I started off with Pureology 21 Benefits all over damp hair. It does 21 amazing things including moisturizing, protecting from heat, frizz control and much more. Then, I would use Pureology Smooth Perfection to achieve a smooth, frizz-free look with added heat protection. After blow-drying, finish off with a dime-size amount of Pureology Hydrate Shine Max.

What type of client would you recommend this look for? 

I would recommend this look for all ages and clients who are willing to take the time to style their hair. This look would work best on clients with hair on the straighter side versus curly. It is also great for clients who are thinking about going shorter but don’t want to commit to a really short cut

Blonde Blunt Edges

A medium layered haircut with blunt edges and blonde hair colorInstagram @geodesic_hair

Q&A with style creator, Geo Szurgot
Hairstylist @ Atelier by Square in Las Vegas, NV


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I love the versatility of this look. You can either show off your layers or make it appear all one length. It gives my client the movement without compromising her fullness.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I recommend R+Co’s Sail to blow dry and Badlands to finish for a textured look.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This look is suitable for pretty much anyone with slight variations on length.

Textured Mid-Length Layers

Textured Mid-Length Layers hairstyleInstagram @colorista_in_la

Q&A with style creator, Amanda Gomez
Freelance Master Colorist / Hair Artist / Makeup Artist in Los Angeles, CA


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This look is the perfect combination of soft and textured. There are textured mid-length layers with a classic long layered effect. This look is perfect for those clients that are afraid of change, but so extremely tired of having the same long, boring and drabby look for many consecutive years.

A strong perimeter is KEY for a full, voluminous look on fine to limp hair. Long layers can be tricky at first. When cutting into mid-length hair, many of us have lost the strong perimeter, adding the illusion of a full-looking head of hair or totally went scissor crazy and lost that long-length effect our client was so drastically aiming for.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I stand by eco-conscious hair products in this chemical packed world we live in today. It’s almost an “antique diamond of the ocean find” to come across a moisturizing, vitamin-packed hair product that restores health while keeping our hair perfectly styled at 8:00 pm when it was originally styled at 6:00 am.

I cannot stress it enough to anyone who uses hair product or is ready to start using it, if you want that style to last with a strong and workable hold, there is going to be at least a microscopic amount of chemical in that product. However, by reading the label of ingredients, you can choose safer and less harmful products if you want to keep your hair and scalp healthy.

Look for a “strong workable hold” description without heavy, pore-clogging chemicals. Stay away from products with alcohol for everyday use, especially if you are blonde. They can be very drying and damaging to the hair.

Stay away from spraying or applying alcohol-based hair products on your ends and use it consciously from root to mid hair strand. Heat protection is a MUST and should be applied to each hair section individually before applying any thermal heat

If you have fine or limp hair, a salt spray is your best friend. It will give your hair added volume and that natural, just left the beach texture without the effort.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I recommend this haircut and style to all my slim and heart shaped faces as it flatters each crease and bend, you each individually have in your own unique bone structure. If you gave this look to a box figured or round head shape, you might end up accentuating that boxy looking effect most females spend their life learning to cover up

With a slimmer face or oblong shaped structure, you have room to expand each hair strand outward for the illusion of full body or naturally coarse, thick hair while staying feminine and sexy to the naked eye. Precision lines aren’t for every personality, you just have to learn what you like and what flatters you most. Are you more structured or do you prefer a little chaos wherever you go?