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Medium Hairstyles DIY Tutorial For Every Hair Type

The Medium Hairstyles Guide to DIY How to Tutorials for Every Hair Type and Face Shape

Do you find yourself ever saying, “If my hair was longer, then I could . . .” or “If I cut it shorter, my hair would . . .?”  With medium hairstyles it’s common to feel like you’re in-between styles, but take heart, there are some super hot hairstyles for medium length hair! Whether you’re style is chic and sophisticated, or relaxed and flirty, there’s a modern, feminine look for you. Here are 7 of the hotest looks on the scene right now that work with every hair type and face shape.

A wavy bob medium hairstyle

Go Wavy

Who Does it Work For: This hairstyle works great on fine, medium, and thick hair types. Its ideal for oval, heart, and square face shapes.

How to Style: If your hair is naturally wavy, apply a curl cream to towel dried hair and use a diffuser attachment on your blow-dryer for maximum volume and texture. For straight, wavy or curly hair, use a 1″ to 2″ curling iron on dry hair. Spray lightly with a flexible hold hairspray and comb your fingers through it to break up the curls.

Recommended Product: Tigi Catwalk Curls Rock, Paul Mitchell Worked Up

Tips: For an easier style, try loosely French braiding damp hair and allowing to dry naturally. Voila! Easy, natural looking waves.

Kirsten Dunst: side messy pony tail with bang

Pull it in a Pony

Who Does it Work For: The pony is ideal for medium and thicker hair, fine hair can tend to look stringy. It’s flattering for oval, heart, and round face shapes.

How to Style: Apply a dry shampoo on dry hair for a matte texture. Tease at the crown and smooth over with a comb. Tie it in a pony at the nape of the neck or to the side.

Recommended Products: Big Sexy Dry Shampoo

Tips: For a dressier look, wrap a strand of hair around the base of the pony.

chocolate brown medium bob hairstyle

Get the Long Bob

Who Does it Work For: This style works for fine, medium, and thick hair textures. It’s most flattering for oval, round, heart, and square face shapes.

How to Style: Blow dry section by section using a flat brush. Touch up with a flat iron and finish with a shine spray for a smooth and chic look.

Recommended Products: Kenra Shine Spray

Tip: For an edgier look, ask your hairstylist if a razor cut would work for you.

blonde messy bun with bangs for medium length

Do a Messy Bun

Who Does it Work For: This style is easiest on fine and medium hair types and is flattering for oval, heart, and oblong faces.

How to Style: Pull hair in a pony at the nape. Use a second elastic to tie hair in a loop. Pin pieces of the loop to the base of the pony. Use fingers to tug at pieces to create fullness and texture. Allow pieces to fall naturally around your face. Lock in the look with a firm hold hairspray.

Recommended Products: Paul Mitchell Extra Clean Hairspray

Tips: To dress up your look, try adding an accessory, like a headband, hair comb, or hair flower.

 

medium length hair with side swept bangsRachel McAdams mid length hairstyle with bangs

Try a Side Swept Bang

Who Does it Work For: A side swept bang works best for medium and thicker hair. It’s ideal for oval, oblong, and heart face shapes.

How to Style: Apply a smoothing serum on towel dried hair and blow dry with a flat brush. Finish off the look with a flat iron. For extra wispiness, apply a small amount of dry wax.

Recommended Products: Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum, Bb Styling Wax

Tips: For round and square face shapes, try a side bang.

Medium lengths are not only flattering, but they are super stylish this year! Not to mention, there’s a variety of hairstyles for medium hair lengths. It’s time to stop lusting over long lengths and embrace your hair now, whether it’s a razor cut, wispy bang, or relaxed pony, there’s a variety of hot medium hairstyles to update your look today.

For more great mid length looks check out our Pinterest Medium Hairstyles Board.

Hairstyle Blog contributing author Lindsay Hausch
Contributing author Lindsay Hausch has provided clients with professional cutting edge color and cutting techniques at exclusive Paul Mitchell and Bumble and Bumble Signature Salons for the past seven years. She co-founded Sedona Beauty Team, which represents a team of artists that offer luxury, on-location beauty services. She enjoys writing articles that share her expertise. You can follow Lindsay on Twitter and FaceBook.


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11 Back-to-School Hairstyles Worth Stealing

Hairstyles you should consider for a new back-to-school look

It’s officially back to school time! With the start of a new school year, it’s time to stock up on school supplies, revamp your wardrobe and most importantly, update your hairstyle!  New clothes are fabulous, don’t get me wrong, but new clothes alone won’t account for a fresh, new look. There is nothing like a new ‘do, or even the subtlest change of hair color, to make a new fashion statement and put you on the “fashion forward” hot list.

You can take cues from the latest runway shows and adapt them for your favorite everyday back to school look. Or, get inspiration from your favorite celebrities. Either way, great looking hairstyles start with healthy hair. To revive your hair from any damage it acquired throughout the summer, start a great hair care regime that includes using moisturizing hair products, deep conditioning, and getting regular trims to cut off old ends that are weak or ragged.

A great back to school hairstyle should work with your hair type so it doesn’t require long and grueling work. A new school year means a fresh new start, and we’ve got the inspiration you need. Try out one of these fabulous hairstyles and make a new impression as you head back to school!

Medium Length with Attitude

Layered Hairstyle is a great back to school look

Shoulder length Hairstyle is a great back to school look

Shoulder length hair mania has not subsided yet. In fact, shoulder length cuts are great for back to school looks because they are easy to manage and provides a lot of room for versatility in style. But one way to easily transition your summer hairstyle for fall and back to school is to add beach waves to your mid-length hair. A light ombre can also give a hint of summer to your hairstyle. However, keep it light and subtle for an updated look.

Sleek but Sassy

Sleek Bob Hairstyle is a great back to school look

If you’re not a fan of either beach waves or ombre, this is another way you can wear your mid-length hair for back to school season: straight and sleek with highlighted tips. This hairstyle features the right balance of a sleek finish to your hairs with a dose of sass from the highlights at the ends.

Freestyle Braids

Over the soulder messy braid is a great back to school look

The Messy Braid Hairstyle is a great back to school look

Braids are not only hot, but they are probably the most forgiving hairstyle we have. You can opt for a braid of your choice as a default hairstyle, especially on those days when your hair just does not want to cooperate with any efforts to style it. There are no hard-and-fast rules to follow here – these free styling braids can be worked to fall on the side or down the back. The messier the look, the better!

Add in Headbands

Hair Accessories is a great back to school look

Hair Accessories is a great back to school look

Hair accessories like headbands provide endless possibilities for styling your hair. You can wear it with a bun, ponytail or with your hair down. You can opt for a thin, thick or jeweled headband. Any of these combinations will create a completely new and  different look. Hence, you can come up with different variations for every day of the week and you will have different back to school looks to wear.  Wearing a headband is a great way to unleash your creativity!

Center Part with Bangs

Center part with bangs hairstyle is a great back to school look

The center part is officially back on the scene! It’s a flashback to the 70’s and if you haven’t noticed, now is the time to get on this bandwagon. Try this easy center part hairstyle with straight bangs for a modern look. It’s a flashback to the 70’s alright, it’s easy to style, and gives an effortless touch to your hairstyle.

Blunt Bob with Bangs

Blunt bob hairstyle is a great back to school look

Blunt Bob with bangs is a great back to school look

Blunt bobs can be intimidating for some women. The structure and angle can give a certain level of sophistication to any look. Hence, you can infuse a playful attitude to your look by adding bangs into the mix. You can opt for blunt or wispy bangs – it’s completely up to you!

Ballerina Bun

Style your hair in a neat and tight bun for your back to school look. This is the perfect choice on busy mornings because you can do it within minutes and don’t have to worry about your hair for the rest of the day! Start by forming your hair into a ponytail and then twisting the ends to form into a bun. Secure with an elastic tie so you can keep the hair off of your face. If you have some extra time on your hands, you can also spice up your regular ballerina bun by adding in some braids. It is also a great hairstyle to transition into the night as you can create lovely waves when you remove the bun.

What is your preferred hairstyle for going back to school?

Questions to Ask Your Hairstylist
Contributing author Abby Pringles is a writer who likes to write about topics relating to beauty, hair, and fashion. You can check her personal blog, Life in the Fash Lane, to read more of her works. Aside from fashion and beauty, Abby is also a hardcore basketball and tennis fan. Connect with her on Twitter and Facebook.

 



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3 Edgy Medium Hair Styles in 1 Cut

Reinvent your medium hair style with this multiple personalities irresistible look!

For those of you who have grown tired of wearing the same old bob hair style you’ve worn forever, and want to make a quick change, you can easily make the transition into a look similar to this one. This medium hair style converts easily from an inverted bob or regular classic bob hair style. The ‘bob’ will never, never, ever go out of style, it just get’s a new tweek now and then, and this is but one more rendition of this ageless hairstyle.

Who says medium hair styles need to be repetitive or monotonous? It’s hard to say what I love most about this look, the color is drop dead gorgeous, and the cut can be coiffed to look funky, chic, or somewhere in-between. The beauty of this head-turner is there are 3 very distinct looks with just one haircut!

modified bob medium hair style

The Cut

The cut is what I’d call a modified bob. The back (everything behind the ears) is pulled back and cut blunt at the nape of the neck. The sides are left slightly longer. The hair is long, layered on top and the perimeter is chipped in to soften the edges. The bangs can be cut in any way you like.

The Color

There’s nothing like a bombshell red hair color to make a fashion statement! We’ve recently seen dynamic red hues like this one catching on like wildfire. However, these daring shades aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, and they certainly are not for the timid. Vibrant hues such as these, pack a powerful punch and the ladies who wear them turn heads where ever they go.

Who can wear it?

The hair color shade shown here work best on women with pale skin tones or pale with cool (pink) undertones, and blue or green eyes. For those of you with warmer undertones (peach or golden) to your skin, rich golden auburn’s and warm gold and red highlights work best. If you’re considering a big hair color change, but are finding it difficult to take the plunge, try on some hair pieces at your local beauty store or kiosk at the mall.  Since it’s hard to be objective about yourself, bring along a trusted friend to help in your decision-making. Red hair color tends to fade quicker than other colors, so if you decide to wear it, you’ll want to get the know-how on how to keep it healthy, shiny, and vibrant, from your hairdresser.  Here is what was used to create these dynamic looks.

 

Smooth Modified Bob Medium Hair Style

The Smooth Version

1. Mist with KIS Leave-In Sealing Spray
2. Apply KIS Gel Wax to wet hair dry
3. Flat iron with KIS Thermal Protecting Hairspray
4. Apply KIS Shine Serum

Curly Modified Bob Medium Hair Style

The Curly Version

1. Mist with KIS Leave-In Sealing Spray
2. Apply KIS Root Lifter to the root area
3. Next, apply KIS Spray Gel to ends
4. Blow dry and flat iron with KIS Thermal Protecting Hairspray
5. Apply Shine Serum

 

modified bob medium hair style

The Textured Version

1. Mist with KIS Leave-In Sealing Spray
2. Apply KIS Root Lifter to the root area
3. Next, apply KIS Spray Gel to ends
4. Blow dry and flat iron with KIS Thermal Protecting Hairspray
5. Apply Shine Serum

 

Remember your bangs can easily be altered to make a new style statement too; blunt bangs, side-swept bangs, bangs with wispy edges, or bangs cut in an asymmetrical edgy sweep with hard edges like this cut . . . whatever, medium hair styles never need be tiresome or humdrum again!

Thanks go out to Behind the Chair, Tressa and Kis, for bringing this our way. Hairdressers can find the hair color formula, cutting and styling techniques for this medium length hair style at BTC Tressa and Kis Organic Transitions Collections.  Now that’s RED!  Love the color, love the cut!!

For more great medium hair style looks check out our Pinterest Medium Hairstyles board.

  



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