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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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The Best Ways to Tame Frizzy Hair

Attractive Woman Examining Her Dry Frizzy Hair

Four Frizzy Hair Remedies

Fighting frizzy hair is an ongoing battle for sure, so hairdressers and product manufacturers are always working on the problem.  Tips and tricks for fighting frizzy hair are improved on from year to year. So, what shakes out as your best ways for taming frizzy hair today?

Of course, smoothing treatments like keratin hair relaxers, Brazilian treatments and other smoothing treatments, will tame frizzy hair and are available in hair salons for about $300.  Initially, there was a lot of controversy on these smoothing treatments, specifically those that emit formaldehyde, a well-known toxin.  Better smoothing treatments are available now without the use of these harmful chemicals. If an in-salon smoothing treatment just isn’t in your budget this year, here are the best tips today for smoothing your locks and subduing frizzy hair at home.

 

Tame frizzy Hair

Use the right frizzy hair products for your hair type

Frizzy hair is usually dry hair, which needs to be moisturized. If you have dry hair, use a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner as a regular routine.  A leave-in conditioner as well as a weekly deep conditioning treatment when the weather is hot and humid can do wonders to end frizzy hair.

Add a last cool rinse in the shower to close the cuticle for more shine and squeeze dry with a towel and not rubbing your hair dry to avoid ruffling up the cuticle.

Look for labels on product brands you like that contain buzz words like, moisturizing, anti-frizz and straightening. Renowned stylist, Nick Arrojo of “What Not to Wear,” says are his favorite smoothing products are silicone serum, straightening balms or defrizzing creams. Apply these products to damp hair before blow drying or flat-ironing. Silicone serum, creams and oils have been the big sellers this year for minimizing frizz and creating lots of shine. Here are my favorites;

  • de Fabulous Amazon Secret MuruMuru Anti-Frizz Shampoo
  • Macadamia Natural Oil Deep Repair Masque
  • Macadamia Oil Treatment

Another type of product to watch for in defeating frizzy hair, especially in tropical climates, is an anti-humectant. An anti-humectant will coat and seal the hair to prevent moisture in the air from getting into the hair shaft and swelling the hair. Aveda’s Brilliant Anti-Humectant Pomade, a bit goes a long way. It repels moisture and leaves a satiny finish to hair.

Tame frizzy Hair

Eliminate frizzy hair with an Ionic blow-dryer

Shampoo less, condition more, and try one of the many Ionic blow-dryers on the market. Ionic technology works great for smoothing and adding shine to the hair. I’m using a professional brand ionic dryer, Hana air from hanasalon.com and I absolutely love it!  Ionic rocks!

 

Tame frizzy Hair

 A good haircut matters

Have your hair trimmed regularly to keep the ends healthy.  Wavy and curly hair types should get a layered haircut versus a one-length hairstyle. Layers will lighten curly hair to allow for more defined curls.  Wavy hair types will have more defined waves when cut into layers.

Steer clear from razor-cutting if you have frizzy hair. Razoring the hair is great for creating texturizing techniques and face framing layers, but it is the curse of death for frizzy hair types. Razor cutting will increase frizz for those most susceptible to it. Razoring shaves the hair shaft thinning the ends and not giving clear and clean blunt ends.  Thinned out, razored ends, will frizz every time!

  



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Brushed Out Curls: DIY How to Tutorial

See How Easy it is to Create Luscious Brushed Out Curls

Brushed out curls and waves are a favorite pageant hairstyle for a reason – they are the perfect combination of feminine and sexy. In addition, the brushed out curls hairstyle is highly versatile. You can try out a variant style of curls to make it look casual, glam, or vintage. The soft wave look from brushed out curls, however, is gaining more popularity because it is super easy to do and delivers a look that never fails to turn a few heads.

The main difference with brushed out curls is, as the name implies, the brushing effect. It therefore creates more natural looking waves because the hair acts as one rather than being divided into curled out sections also, it looks more casual.

And that is not even the best part yet – brushed out curls can be done even without using heat, if you want to protect the integrity of your hair. But if you want the style to hold, you can apply hair spray before heat styling for protection.

 

Brushed out Curls

Brushed Out Curls: Tutorial

1. The key to creating beautiful brushed out curls is getting enough volume and texture in the hair. You can use a mousse for that. Depending on the natural texture of your hair, you can opt to use a curl holding or volume boosting mousse. Use your own discretion on this one.

2. The next step is to divide your hair into sections. Take out a bottle of hair spray and start applying it onto the hair. Apply hairspray by section, too.

3. When it comes to creating the waves, you have two tools to choose from: ceramic curling iron or hot rollers. When curling, make sure you start working halfway down the length of your hair. Do not forget to spritz with hairspray as you go along. This will provide a layer of protection from the heat and also enable the curls to hold longer.

Middle-Parted-Long-Blonde-Hairstyle-with-Loose-Waves

4. Wait for the curls to set before you do anything with your hair. Once you are happy with the curls, run your fingers through each curled section. This will cause the strands to separate a little and loosen up.

Brushed out Curls

5. Flip your hair upside down. Use a paddle brush and run it through the hair.

6. Then, flip your head back to its original state. Finish off styling with a high gloss hairspray to give it some shine.

 

Brushed out Curls

Why Celebs Love It

Brushed out curls are a favorite among celebrities because this hairstyle creates a sassy but a stylish vibe to your look. But here are some more reasons why you’d want to sport brushed out curls, and why celebs are joining the bandwagon:

• The hair style is super easy to do. It is more forgiving than other hair styles.

• It is great for every season! No need to worry about whether it suits the season because it will look just as stylish in the summer as it will during fall or winter.

• It also opens up more styling possibilities as you can accentuate it with braids or add accessories to give it a bohemian vibe.

• It is a polished look with a hint of being effortlessly chic.

• It falls naturally so it won’t have that crunchy or crispy effect to it.

For more seductive brushed out curls, check out our Pinterest Wavy Hairstyles board.

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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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