The 29 Best Medium Length Hairstyles for Thick Hair

Medium length hairstyles for thick hair

Medium length hairstyles for thick hair are a way to cut and style your hair to enhance and flatter your natural volume. The only problem most women with a dense mane has is not knowing how to work their hair properly and end up having a medium length hairstyle with no movement! Your number one goal should be to make your hair become more dynamic and smooth to make up for all that weight your hair has. You’ll want to make use of layered cuts that will suit your face shape best. Also, balayage highlights can improve the dimension and perceived movement in your hair.

Going mid-length allows you to have versatile styling options as well as the ability to pull your hair up into a cute ponytail or a sophisticated updo. Haircuts ranging from the shoulder down to the chest compliment almost all face shapes and a wide range of hair textures, so there is really nothing to worry about! Having thick tresses is all about choosing the right shape and texture that will suit you beautifully. Bring your look to perfection with one of these cute medium length haircuts for thick hair.

Pictures of the Best Medium Hairstyles for Thick Hair

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Shoulder Length Lob

Shoulder Length Lob
Instagram @lisalordhair

Layers that start from the chin to the ends can add movement to shoulder length thick hair. The subtle ombre highlights that start halfway through the hair also help make the look appear lighter and softer.

Great Medium Cut for Women Over 40

Great Medium Cut for Women Over 40
Instagram @shirin_hairstylist_sacramento

Feathered layering can do wonders for haircuts for thick hair of medium length, as it balances it out by taking away the bulk.

Medium Hairstyle With Deep Side Part

Medium Hairstyle With Deep Side Part
Instagram @belo74

Rose gold on a shoulder-length wavy lob is definitely one of the most sought-after looks right now. The layers and the parting both make it even sexier and flirty.

Shoulder Length Cut for Thick Wavy Hair

Shoulder Length Cut for Thick Wavy Hair
Instagram @francess_hair

A mid-part, some beach waves, and that fiery copper color all create a really marvelous summer hair. This is one of the easiest shoulder length haircuts for thick hair to style!

Angled Bob Cut for Medium Thick Hair

Medium angled bob haircut for thick hair
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Long layers are what you need to put texture on a slanted mid-length straight lob like this. Have some shadow roots and babylights, and you’re sure to rock this one out.

Textured Cut

Textured shoulder length layered hairstyle
Instagram @psjessleigh

Go shaggy with this heavily layered shoulder length cut with choppy ends and a trendy ombre! It has lots of movement and the bangs add to the volume.

Heavy Choppy Layers

Choppy layered medium haircut for thick hair
Instagram @lunaballooncloud

What could be more trendsetting than this pink lived-in shag with cute bangs? You surely won’t have any difficulty styling and maintaining one of the most trendy medium length hairstyles for thick hair!

Mid-Length Shaggy Haircut

Mid-Length Shaggy Haircut
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Elevate your look with one of these effortless medium curly hairstyles for thick hair. It’s super casual and fun. There are truly lots of layers going on here and it’s working!

Asymmetrical Lob

Asymmetrical Lob haircut on thick hair
Instagram @sydni_renee

This is one of the easiest medium haircuts for thick hair to style! It’s a really smart and edgy look to try if you’re a low maintenance type of gal. The blonde ombre with dark natural roots, the messy waves, and the choppy angled ends all contribute to how gorgeous yet easy this style is!

Long Thick Layers

Long Thick Layers
Instagram @accomando

Q&A with style creator, Lindsay Accomando
Hair Artist / Owner @ Accomando Hair in Roanoke, VA

How would you describe this look?

This medium hairstyle is a bob with soft face-framing layers. I just love the way the subtle balayage showcases the texture and movement of the cut.

Any advice for someone considering it?

I think curtain bangs/soft face framing is flattering on all face shapes if it customized properly. It creates a diamond shape which cuts off bold features and focuses on the eyes and the lips. Romantic and sultry especially when worn wavy.

My model actually has curly hair but prefers it smooth. I used the Unite Lazer Straight Line to give her the desired results.

Long Layered Bob

Long Layered Bob with blonde highlights
Instagram @theosmomdoeshair

Q&A with style creator, Carrie Miller Murtaugh
Hair Artist / Owner @ Studio 16 in Navarre, OH

How would you describe this look?

I feel like this layered bob a pretty low maintenance color, as well as cut. The best part about this look is the way the blonde highlights are slightly darker toward the root for a more natural look. Gorgeous medium hairstyles for thick hair will often focus on layers.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This look does require some styling, so it’s best to use a round brush to blow it out. Then use a flat iron to create loose waves.

Thick Beachy Waves

Thick Beachy Waves
Instagram @jfchair

Q&A with style creator, Josi Fidelis
Creative Wicks and Blunt Cut @ Josi Fidelis Creative Hair in Camaragibe, PE

How would you describe this look?

This hair is a shoulder length blunt cut with internal graduations, and the finishing was done with the Babyliss, creating a beachy and stripped style.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This is the perfect look for women looking for low-maintenance medium length haircuts for thick hair.  The color is falling and it looks more beautiful that way, only needing maintenance twice a year. This is a timeless hair, and it matches oval and round faces.

Thick V-Cut

Thick V-Cut
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Q&A with style creator, Emily Kaczur
Stylist @ One XI Salon in West Palm Beach, FL

How would you describe this look?

Cathi’s hair length was just past the shoulders. The color was a level 7 copper tone. We added @hairtalkusa extensions to create the V-shaped cut and colored my hair to match the level 4 brown/plum extensions. The blend came out perfect.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Cathi has a long face so the shorter pieces around her face create the illusion of a fuller face while still being able to have length. Changing your color or even just adding a few pieces of extensions to create the hair design you desire is a great way to have a new hair look!

Layered U-Cut

Q&A with style creator, Shannon Mompeller
Independent Hairstylist in Los Angeles, CA

How would you describe this look?

This look is a round layered medium haircut finished with a smooth blowout. The best thing about this client specifically is how thick her hair is! I love working with thicker hair. It can be a challenge, but that’s honestly what I love the most about it. It gives me hair to work with and the finished result is so worth it, and I love making my clients feel great about their hair.

I love that the layers in this look offer my client versatility in case she wants to curl her hair. Layers help curls hold and look better, as short hair pushes into long hair. The layers also add movement and volume to her hair. Thick hair is easy to look very weighed down and heavy, so in this case, the layers help lighten up her look.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This haircut can be flattering on most face shapes. Depending on your face shape, would depend on how short the layering and face-framing layers can be. I like to customize the layers for every client based on their unique face shape and features. A product I have been loving is the Smoothing Balm from Number 4 Hair Care. ( This product leaves the hair so smooth and feeling like butter! It helps tremendously with blow drying coarse, thick mane, preventing it from frizzing up later.

This haircut and style can be made to work for most lifestyles. If you wear your hair up fairly often, just make sure you keep your layers on the longer side so they can still reach the ponytail and don’t have to be pinned in place. This has been my personal go-to style, as I myself have thick, wavy, coarse hair. That being said, the curlier hair you have, the longer I recommend having your layers, unless you plan on styling your hair smooth more often, as shorter layers create more volume.

Layered Cut

Q&A with style creator, Kimberly Marie
Stylist @ Shear Colour in Bridgewater, NJ

How would you describe this look?

This layered, medium length haircut for thick hair is very low maintenance, but a fun hairstyle! For instance, the color goes a long way. This is a highlighting technique, called balayage. I love doing it because you really get to use your creativeness and to “paint” pieces where you think they would look best.

With this client, we do some balayage pieces in the front to blend in her grey and to get that dimensional look. Plus we love seeing the “money pieces” in the front, as it makes the whole look! It’s hard when you’re a natural brunette, but want to be blonder. This is that perfect low maintenance, highlight look without getting to be a “washed out blonde” and without the damage. I also lowlight the rest to give her that perfect brunette tone with amazing shine!

With any color, you also have to think about the haircut. The placement of the balayage pieces with the haircut will determine how the look is completed. I give her layers all around to about chin length that way it accentuates her face. We keep her hair as medium length, that way she has room to play around with styling. She likes to let her hair air dry by self, so adding these layers make it fall perfectly without lifting a finger. She also likes to add flips into her style, so these layers accentuate her messy yet modern look.

I style with a lightweight volume mousse that won’t weigh her hair down and finish with a strengthening oil to give her that perfect polish finish! Since her hair is extremely straight, I like to blowdry with a smaller round brush and twist the brush around her hair to give her a messy, tousled look. This way she has the volume, flirty and bouncy look without being straight and flat.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This haircut is perfect for someone with an oval face. The layers accentuate the bone structures and the shoulder length shortens the face. This haircut usually works best on fine to medium hair with a straight or wavy hair type. It’s a perfect cut for styling your hair down and wild or putting it up on a lazy day.

This balayage technique is definitely not for everyone. Some clients would think it’s not enough blonde or too much brunette. You don’t typically get clients who want that contrast look anymore. That is why balayage brings out the creativeness of matching the client’s style with their look. Balayage is definitely for those low maintenance clients who don’t want to come back every 6 weeks. Balayage grows out so effortlessly and beautifully blended without that line of demarcation that regular highlights give! It’s your chance to be creative with the placement as well as the tone!

Styling is very open with this haircut. Since she has the tousled layers and the subtle highlighted pieces, I like to style a bit messier. You can style for a sleek look, tousled look or even throw in some curls for texture. Each look will bring out those layers and bring your eyes to those beautiful blonde pieces!

Chopped Lob

Q&A with style creator, Melissa Sikora
Hairstylist @ Vanity Hair Salon in Wakefield, MA

How would you describe this look?

This medium length hairstyle is a lob haircut for thick hair that gives your more movement and texture. We’ve done a root touch up for her root regrowth using Goodwell color and blended it down to a color melt with lightener at the ends and a few foilayage pieces around her face. Some dry cutting and texturizing were done once the hair was dry. I used a 1 1/2 inch curling iron to give her hair a bend and finished with KMS Dry Wax texture spray. We also maintain the smooth, frizz-free manageability of her locks with an express keratin treatment every 3 months.

Alisa has an amazing head of hair that looks great no matter how we choose to style it, but I would say my favorite thing about this look is definitely the color, shine, and the effortless styling that even she can achieve at home.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This is one of the best medium length hairstyles for thick hair for versatility. It’s definitely one of the most popular cuts in the salon. There are certain aspects of it that can be customized to be better for thin or thick hair like adding shorter layers, bangs to complement face shape or more textured ends. However, as I always point out to my clients, sometimes having shorter hair isn’t as easy as it seems. For example, you may have less hair to do each morning but the styling is usually necessary every day to combat “bed head” and its not as easy as throwing your hair up in the old standby – a ponytail.

The best advice I could give to anyone is not to wash their hair every day! Dry shampoo is a must! If you haven’t found one you love yet, ask your stylist for a recommendation suited for your hair type. Dry shampoos are not all created equal but when you find the right one for you it’s life changing! It helps to save some much time too, so if a lower maintenance routine is something you’re looking for this is all you need! With this style you can blow it out straight, flat iron it, or use an iron to throw some waves in the top layer, rake your finger through it and you have that just walked out of the salon look!

Medium Shag Hairstyles for Thick Hair

Medium Shag for Thick Hair
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Q&A with style creator, Tanya Quintero Abriol
Celebrity Hairstylist / Owner @ Salon Sessions in Pasadena, CA

How would you describe this look?

I decided on this medium length haircut and color for 2 reasons. She has curly hair, so the layers really complement her when she wears it natural. Also, I kept the color within 3 levels from her natural one, so that the maintenance is reasonable and maintains the integrity of her hair. Being that she naturally has curly hair, the more I lighten her hair the more I compromise the integrity, which makes it harder for her to manage when it comes to styling. I think everyone can appreciate their hair not being over processed.

Any advice for someone considering it?

The number one thing for shoulder length hairstyles for thick hair is that they will absolutely need product. You can’t make a cake without eggs! This haircut and color are so great because it is a look for women who 1. Care about the integrity of their hair aka no over processing 2. will be able to do it themselves, and 3. have textured hair. Face shape of course matters. You always want to start layers at the points of your best facial features.

One of my favorite “go to’s” to start with is a leave-in conditioner. Consider Bumble and Bumbles invisible oil primer, as it’s awesome and great for maintaining moisture. Followed by a foam wrap lotion, it’s awesome for anyone who has texture in their hair from a light wave to over curly hair. Of course, there are different holds, Kera Care, Mazani, & Shea Moisture are all brands that carry this. I like to keep things simple if you need a bit more once you’ve dried it. Use a curling iron to shape and refine, then spray a light aerosol hairspray to support the shape.

My last suggestion is to use tools! I can’t express how important it is to have a good blow dryer, diffuser, curling iron, brushes. My favorite blowdryer is Parlux, hands down best all around, Ibiza round brushes, Enzo curling irons I love. They come with a heat glove so you don’t burn yourself! My favorite diffuser is by YS park, as it dries your hair without blowing it all over the place.

Ideal For Curly Hair

Ideal For Curly Hair
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Q&A with style creator, Bella Frada
Stylist @ Chatters Hyland Centre in London, ON

How would you describe this look?

This medium length hairstyle is for someone who has embraced their naturally thick curls and is committed to curly hair. This haircut is done on a professional lady who works in a corporate world. She wants a low maintenance easy to style hair. We also kept her style versatile for her after her post-workout routines. We shaped her curls in a way to make them stand out from the crowd and updated with a fashion color to make a bit of pop. She has both a bit of sass while keeping it classy.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This haircut is meant for people who want to embrace the natural curly lifestyle. It’s low maintenance and very easy to manage and refresh in the morning before someone heads out for their work day. We’ve kept her curls healthy using Deva products and have air dried her naturally. We kept her lifestyle in mind by giving her a new edgy look but still able to tie it or pin it out of the way as she goes on with her activities.

Mid-Length Cut for Women Over 50 with Thick Hair

Q&A with style creator, Jennifer Olivas
Hairstylist / Salon Owner @ Elevation Hair Company in Denver, CO

How would you describe this look?

This is a great mid-length layered cut for women over 50 with medium thick hair. It that has tons of movement in the interior while maintaining a stronger shape on the bottom. This style is perfect for someone who is growing out a stacked bob or someone who would like to add some life and fun to their shoulder length hair. This is a very versatile cut that can be worn as pictured, sleek and sophisticated, or flipped out for a more carefree look.

I love the movement and versatility of this cut. It’s one of my favorite looks because with just a little personalization it works for almost every face shape.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This cut works for all hair types but really shines on medium to coarse hair. Styling for this cut can be done with a round brush, large barrel curling iron, or flatiron. My products of choice for this look are mousse for volume, blow-dry cream with a light hold on the midshaft to ends for the body, and a paste or pomade to piece out the layers after heat styling. You can finish with a light-hold hairspray if desired.

Medium to Long Face-Framing Layers

Q&A with style creator, Sonia Yarkhani
Hairstylist / Owner @ Evolve Hair Studio in Toronto, ON

How would you describe this look?

This medium to long cut is a shaggy layered haircut with a slight A-line perimeter to elongate the front of her hair while creating volume and width around her hair. The soft waves are enough just to add texture and bring the layers to life. I love how flirty this haircut is. It can be worn in more ways than one.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This haircut is great for those who don’t want to go to a bob length but can’t handle the super long hairstyles. This works best with someone who had a medium to thick density. It can work with a lot of face shapes because the A-line perimeter helps to elongate and the shaggy concave layering can create width and volume. This haircut can suit anyone’s lifestyle – it’s easy, its fresh, youthful, and sexy!

Products you should consider for this style is a beach texture spray to add volume and movement and a dry texture spray to finish the hairstyle.

Collarbone Length Inverted Lob

Q&A with style creator, Maria Papadopoulos
Stylist @ Koukla Blowdry & Beauty Bar in Bryn Mawr, PA

How would you describe this look?

This look is a collarbone length inverted bob cut. It’s when the hair is gradually shorter in the back then goes gradually longer in the front. What I love about this look is anyone can really wear it and rock this look. Your hair can be thick, thin, curly, or straight, and it works! You can do this look shorter, medium or into an inverted lob, which is a longer bob. It’s extremely trendy and not something that really ever goes out of style.

As a hairstylist, this type of cut is by far my favorite cutting technique and I’m happy to say I think I mastered this look but, never ever stop the learning curve in this industry. You can always learn something new, always!

Any advice for someone considering it?

Go for it! You won’t be disappointed and its so easy to style this look too! When you style this look, you can do it sleek straight or you can bend the hair with a wand where it’s straight with a bend in it. You can also curl it! You really can’t go wrong with this look.

The styling products I use is my brand products Koukla by Maria. This look is great with a mousse (Aphrodite Argan Mousse) and a sticky texturizing paste-like (Apollo spiking paste) and finishes it off with a shine spray (Athena shine spray). Basically, this look is great for everyone a mom, business women, stylist, world traveler, the list goes on and on. This is why this hairstyle and cut is a staple in our industry and everyone ends up loving this look!

Medium Layers for Thick Hair

Q&A with style creator, Mandy Royce
Hairstylist @ Tease Hair Studio in Glastonbury, CT

How would you describe this look?

This medium length hairstyle is whispy, textured layers, and a lovely dimensional hi/low color that is also natural. The greatest part of this look is definitely the dimension. I believe all hair needs that or else it will look dull and flat.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Have fun with it! You can flip the layers out if you are feeling wild or you can wear it sleek and smooth to really make the highlights pop. Also, the layers give some really nice volume as well! Either way is easy to style and simply stunning. Shine spray or some texture paste would be some recommended products to use!

Feathered Layers

Feathered Layers
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Q&A with style creator, Miranda Hyde
Stylist / Hair Perfectionist @ Devyani Salon in Grants Pass, OR

How would you describe this look?

The look is a beautiful expanded shape with triangle layers. My guest in the photo has extremely coarse and thick strands, and she also loves to enhance her natural texture. By cutting her hair with a triangle layer technique, I can layer the hair to create a distinct tapering effect in the bulk areas of her hair.

My guest had the color Journey from Box Black and transformed into this beautiful multi-dimensional creation. I am a Paul Mitchell educator, so I obviously use and prescribe PM’s Products. To always preserve the integral value of the hair, I put in Olaplex (a rebonding agent) in the color formulation.

The volume that is created by the perfect shape for the hair type and amount is my favorite part. With cutting, there is not that many different techniques, like how there is in the color world, but when you understand the dynamics of cutting then you can start bending the rules. When a stylist can find the perfect color and style for the guest, magic is created!

Any advice for someone considering it?

I break down the key factors why this look works. Salon guests usually never think of those factors. For example, the amount of volume the look has can only be created by density. Also, the amount of texture in the hair can only be created in medium or coarse hair. Although now you can take fine low density hair and create a similar shape by utilizing hair body enhancing products like Paul Mitchell Extra Body Category. I also talk about the pro tools that they need to have.

The best thing to remember is to communicate with your stylist.

Perfect for Straight Thick Hair

Q&A with style creator, Charoo Bakshi
Hairstylist / Colorist @ Image Salon & Academy in Pune, India

How would you describe this look?

This look is very chic yet very playful, versatile, bursting with volume, and absolutely “wash-n-go.” It’s fun if the clients don’t have to do much to achieve the look after the wash. Tousle and tease it a bit, or give a rough blowout. Put your head down, ruffle them a little, flip, and go! Thick hair generally has less volume so texturizing made it more airy and bouncy. It took off that unwanted density which weighs the hair down and created more movement. Mid-length thick locks cut like this are much easier to maintain.

I have a lot of ideas to color this one. Starting with coloring those eye framing bangs in chocolate/gold tones. To highlight her cheekbones we can paint free hand around the face with bright shades since it’s a bold and funky look overall.

To give this a subtle look we can add some chocolate or burgundy highlights with a matching base. Or give it some pastel shading at the tips if the client is ready to experiment.

I love how every time the client combs, she’ll have different textures and layers surfacing, giving it a new shape every time.

Any advice for someone considering it?

If you want your haircut to look gorgeous even after stepping out of a salon, make sure you take good care of your hair fabric. Because your hairstylist may craft a beautiful haircut (shape) but it won’t show if post-care isn’t taken care of. By post-care I mean a professional shampoo/proper conditioning, using a serum, and in-salon spa treatments and regular trimming. This is a basic requirement to keep that look in shape.

If you are considering this look, it’s wash and wear and easy to manage. Tease it, backcomb it, and you are good to go. Use heat protectors before styling – serum and moose should do. This look can be done on all types of textures whether your hair is of thick or medium density. I wouldn’t cut that crown too short if the hair is on the finer side.

Square faced or round faced clients can enjoy that face-framing layers. Round faces will get volume and height because of that bounce in the crown, making your face appear longer. Square jaws can be contoured with those layers around the jaw. Get some nice asymmetric bangs, color them, or go crazy. It can be teased for a naughty look and can be ironed sleeked for more professional/official looks.

Medium Length Blunt Bob Cut

Q&A with style creator, Zoe Alexander
Hairstylist @ True Blue Salon in Nashville, TN

How would you describe this look?

This cut is a slightly angled bob with minimal layering. This specific client does have very thick hair. She requested that I debulk and remove some weight from her hair so that she is able to better style at home.

Her hair color is rich and all natural (looks colored but is actually virgin hair). Products used were Aveda Pure Abundance style prep (heat protectant, a must-have!), Flaxseed Aloe (stronghold liquid gel), and Air Control (hairspray).

How I personally styled this was I blew her hair out as smooth until 100% dry and curled her hair with my R Session flat iron. Then, I curled all pieces away from the client’s face. Let the curls cool so they can set, then once cool, add a puff of Aveda #shampure dry shampoo to help waves last longer.

Good thing to do if you have oily hair too and you want this style to last. When you add dry Shampure dry shampoo to clean hair such as this style, for example, the dry shampoo with start to counteract with the oils on your scalp before they start to make your hair look oily. Why? Because Shampure dry shampoo contains Kasava Oat.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Please keep in mind that with this look you may also have to debulk and take weight out so styling will be manageable. Again depending on the thickness of your hair.

People with really curly hair will still need to blow to loosen the curls. You don’t have to blow-dry, straighten with a flat iron, then curl. This is too much damage! Just blow-dry until 100% dry then wave or curl and set. If it is easier, curl hair with a curling wand then do what works! Finger out the curls until the desired look then set with hairspray. If you have really fine hair this look is also achievable but keep in mind you may have to consider adding hair such as tape-in extensions, VoMor.

Medium Haircut for Round Faces

Medium Haircut for Round Faces
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Q&A with style creator, Melanie Guzzo
Salon Owner @ Virtue Vegan Salon and Educator @ Stay Sharp Nation in Columbus, OH

How would you describe this look?

I consider this shape a “modern shag”. The best thing about it is the amount of layering and the face framing. There are no horizontal lines in this shape. It is a purely layered haircut which makes it lay very diffused and customized for the client. All of the hair was elevated at or above 90 degrees to allow for a lightweight outcome.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Medium hairstyles for thick hair like this one are designed to lay in a very “lived-in” fashion.  The client is best suited to wear their natural texture to emphasize the layers and movement. Styling should be minimal to enhance the shape and have a contemporary expression. This haircut could be made suitable for any face shape. The fringe and layers can be adjusted in length to flatter anyone. The modern shag is a trend now and can be worn in a classic or high-fashion way. The ideal products to maintain this style would be sea salt spray, texturizing spray, texturizing powder, or dry shampoo.

Thicker Lob Cut

Thicker Lob Cut
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Q&A with style creator, Jordan Mathis
Stylist @ HAVEN Salon in Meridian, MS

How would you describe this look?

This look is easy-breezy! It is all about utilizing and enhancing natural texture. I cut long layers so it’s not too weighed down and has some movement to it. I also did a lot of face-framing pieces to keep it light around her face.

I love this look because it’s youthful and fun, but what I love most about it is that it’s easy! Throw some curl-enhancing product in it (or any product to tame frizz) and let it air dry. Boom! Good to go!

Any advice for someone considering it?

This look is versatile! It can be blown-out for a sleek look with movement and volume, but I love it most for my clients with naturally curly hair! When styling this look naturally, you must utilize the product to help tame frizz! I love DevaCurl’s Wavemaker. It’s cream-based and gives a great hold without making curls crunchy. You can put that in and let the hair air dry or use a diffuser and scrunch curls. I always have my clients diffuse their hair upside down to give added lift. If need be, tame unruly curls with a small-barrel curling iron, but remember to alternate the direction you curl the hair so that curls look as natural as possible.

This look adds a lot of fullness around the face and can run the risk of being “triangle hair” if there is not enough layering. So remember to ask your stylist for face-framing pieces and long layers for movement and to reduce bulk! Remember – this look is about rocking your natural curls! Don’t be afraid. Let it be a little wild because that’s what makes this style fun!

Shag Haircut with Bangs

Shag Haircut with Bangs
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Q&A with style creator, Natasha Vranic
Hairdresser / Owner @ Craft Salon in Royal Oak, MI

How would you describe this look?

This is one of my favorite looks, my take on a shag! It has texture, volume, and tons of layers. My sweet client Aimee has an obscene amount of hair, and this look helps with her drying/styling time due to the shift in weight.

It’s styled with a flat iron, so much quicker for anyone who has coarse hair, smooth, and curled.

For her color, I hand painted highlights into her hair and added a golden toned glaze over everything to add some dimension to her dark color. It’s subtle and is still impactful. I love emphasizing someone’s natural look.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This a great look for anyone!

For fine, thinner hair you’re going to get texture, tons of volume, and shape. The thicker your hair is, the more you’re going to have control of your style, quicker drying time, and a decrease of weight.

This is beautiful on curly/wavy hair because it releases the curl pattern. It can help control how tight your curls are and can lead to a decrease in frizz.

I’ve been suggesting a variation of this for women that are getting out of the bob and lob phases because it looks great on all lengths and is super sexy.

It’s truly an effortless look.

Blonde Medium Hairstyle

Blonde Medium Hair that's thick
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Q&A with style creator, Sydney Templeton
Stylist @ Glass House Salon in Orange County, CA

How would you describe this look?

I would describe this look as an effortless beachy lob. This client wanted a cut and color that was low maintenance, so we decided to give her a blunt cut lob with seamless layering to give her movement.

With the color we decided to go for more of a lived-in blonde, this makes the grow out easier and she doesn’t have to come to the salon every 3 weeks for a touch-up! The coolest thing about this style is how effortless it is – whether you wear it straight or wavy, it always looks stylish and sharp.

Any advice for someone considering it?

If you want an effortless lived in cut, then medium-length thick hairstyles like this are for you. It’s definitely for the low maintenance client who still wants to be on trend. It works for mostly fine/medium hair types and can be built up with the right products such as dry shampoo and texture spray for a fuller look.

My favorite dry shampoo to use for this is by R+Co Death Valley dry shampoo and my favorite texture spray is IGK beach club. You will definitely get a great style with those two products together. All around this cut and color is definitely trending and made for the everyday effortless client. I love transformations such as this one, its why I love my job!