Top 9 Medium-Short Haircuts for Women

Short to medium haircuts

Medium short haircuts fall between neck length and shoulder length. If you’re having a hard time choosing a new length, short to mid length hairstyles might be for you! Perhaps you just know you don’t want something too short or too long. If so, then you’re in the right place!

Whether your hair density is thick, thin or fine, short-medium hair will work for you. Fortunately, you have lots of cut options with this length. Below, I’ll show you some trendy bobs, shags, layered cuts and bangs that could work perfectly for you. Check out these pictures below and hopefully, you’ll find a medium-short haircut that you’ll love!

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Trendy Medium-Short Haircut for Thick Hair

Q&A with style creator, Mary Aikoroje Stylist @ Nature Blossom Beauty and Spa in Abuja, Nigeria

How would you describe this?

This trendy medium-short haircut for thick hair features undone, deep, loose waves. The medium-short cut is simple, yet a classy and elegant style.

What’s your best advice?

This medium short length is a hairstyle that fits any face shape, such as oval. Because it’s an undone short to medium layered do, you’ll be able to create this style on most hair textures.

The Best Medium, Chin Length Shaggy Haircut

The Best Medium, Chin Length Shaggy Haircut
Instagram @penny_bmhair

Make your straight blonde hair more fashionable by getting this blunt medium-short shag haircut with cute side bangs. Short to medium hairstyles cut at the chin-length looks fantastic if you want to soften a sharp jawline and add volume to the side of your head.

Edgy Medium-Length Pixie Cut for Fine Hair

Edgy Medium-Length Pixie Cut for Fine Hair
Instagram @prymebeauty

Q&A with style creator, Kiana Borth Salon Owner @ Pryme Beauty in Sugar Land, TX


How would you describe this?

This is an edgy medium-length pixie cut for fine hair. It’s modern, versatile, and sexy. The medium short pixie cut is for women who want to transition between cute styles.

What’s your best advice?

For short to medium styles like this, it’s best if you have straight hair with minimal cowlicks or curly hair. Wavy hair also works, too. Use mousse, heat protectant, hairspray, and various other products to style. Texturizing powder works well to achieve this short medium hair.

Chic Medium-Short A-Line Bob for Thin Hair

Q&A with style creator, Diondria Marie Scott Stylist @ Salon Red Brookhaven in Atlanta, GA


How would you describe this?

This is a super chic medium-short a-line bob style for thin hair. Medium short haircuts for women are universal and can make natural hair color look rich and vibrant.

What’s your best advice?

This short to mid-length haircut needs maintenance from the salon and home. Plan on getting your medium short hair cut every 6-8 weeks to maintain the shape of the cut.

For short medium hairstyles, try products from Bumble and Bumble line to style and texture your bob before and after blow drying.

Stylish Medium-Short Haircut for Curly Hair

Q&A with style creator, Christine Diaz Hairstylist @ To Dye For Hair Studio in Whittier, CA


How would you describe this?

This stylish medium-short haircut for curly hair features a natural balayage. The girl in the photo had virgin hair and wanted to keep the integrity intact. Balayage will help with that. Ask your stylist to use your own natural texture to create your own signature haircut.

What’s your best advice?

Ask your stylist to cut one inch in length to refresh your ends, then proceed to cut your nape to simulate an A-line bob. Then ask her to cut a vertical line and then almost like a “C” pattern along with the shape of your head. To avoid the “triangle” or “bell” shape, I gathered hair at the top of the crown area sectioning a U and cut about an inch.

Modern Short to Medium Angled Bob

Modern Short to Medium Angled Bob
Instagram @sarah.grace.jones

This natural-looking medium-short hairstyle is a real eye-catcher! Keep your bob angled and straight with a subtle waved end if you want to put attention on this bold color that perfectly suits fair skins. Most medium to short hairstyles look great when layers and balayage are added.

Popular Medium, Ear-Length Choppy Cut

Q&A with style creator, Lindsay Levine Stylist @ Crescent Salon in Nashville, TN


How would you describe this?

This medium, ear-length choppy cut is somewhere between an A-line bob and a pixie with bangs. If you want a medium-short haircut cut around your hairline, ask for this chop. There are lots of styling options for short to medium haircuts for women.

What’s your best advice?

You’ll feel exposed at first! If you’ve never had short to medium hair, it takes some getting used to! Your neck, chin, and jawline are exposed. These are things that women often feel most self-conscious about. However, the right medium to short haircuts can accentuate those features in all the right ways.

Shorter doesn’t mean easier, so ask yourself (and your stylist) if a shorter haircut will work for you. Besides, if you’re pulling your hair up into a ponytail every day – it might be time for a shorter haircut!

Cute Short-Shoulder Length Haircut for Wavy Hair

Cute Short-Shoulder Length Haircut for Wavy Hair
Instagram @beauty.by.ale

This medium-short hair features a super versatile hair length with which you can easily change your style from cute to sexy with just a few waves. The cool icy blonde hue gives this classic shoulder-length cut a modern and trendy finish.

Sassy Short to Medium Stacked Bob with Layers

Sassy Short to Medium Stacked Bob with Layers
Instagram @mandicolorshair

This on-point medium, short stacked bob is layered to create volume and styled wavy for a messy finish. If you’re looking for more funky medium-short hairstyles, go for a purple ombre or balayage that gives amazing contrast on black hair.