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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.

  





12 Comments »

  1. Hi Teresa,
    Unfortunately we do not have pictures of the side and back of the haircut featured in this article.

    For more similar, modern haircuts check out this article.

    Comment by Michelle Skye — February 10, 2012 @ 10:24 pm

  2. I love this cut, I use to have my hair this color as well, I was wondering if there happen to be pictures of the side and back of this cut?

    Comment by Teresa — January 20, 2012 @ 12:05 pm

  3. is the back curly

    Comment by Teshia — December 2, 2010 @ 9:46 pm

  4. is the back curly too

    Comment by Teshia — December 2, 2010 @ 9:45 pm

  5. Brittany,
    I suggest you ask your stylist to show you how to style this hairstyle. It will be differenet no doubt from how you styled your hair previous to this cut. It always takes at least a little something different to create a new lookl.
    Your stylist should also give you a couple different options for styling this cut.
    It will help I’m sure!

    Comment by Barb Quinn — March 15, 2010 @ 1:46 pm

  6. I got this hair cut because I loved it. The first day it looked great but now I can’t get it to look good. Wish I had this models hair, still love it. Not sure what to do with my hair though. Guess its time to go hat shopping.

    Comment by Brittany — March 13, 2010 @ 6:03 pm

  7. omg love the haircut.
    i personally want to try the curly style for prom!

    Comment by Cindy — March 8, 2010 @ 6:33 pm

  8. Ashley and Sydney,

    Pictures tell a thousand words and names of hair colors can be deceiving as well as names of haircuts.
    If you can print it out and bring the pictures in with you.
    If you have access to a laptop bring it in and show them. Otherwise I suggest copy the link to this page and bring it in where the salon can bring it up on their computer.
    Hope that works!!!

    Comment by Barb Quinn — September 28, 2009 @ 12:48 pm

  9. What do you call this shade of red? I love this style goin to get it this week!

    Comment by Sydney — September 27, 2009 @ 6:39 pm

  10. What should I ask my stylist to do to achieve this cut? Right now my hair is long and layered.

    Comment by Ashley — September 26, 2009 @ 11:41 am

  11. I like the hairdo. It is similiar to one I had around 1988-1990. Seriously I mean it!

    Colour was on the copper side of red and the back was cut into a sharp concave. The side pieces were perhaps a little longer. Some people thought I had my hair pulled up

    What is the back of this do like?

    Comment by Leanne — July 3, 2009 @ 5:00 am

  12. Hi,

    I love this cut to death, but it looks like the model has naturally straight hair. As for the curly style, what sort of styling went into this? How would someone with naturally curly hair achieve this? My curl texture is pretty similar, just a tiny bit tighter if anything. How did it get so much volume in the back? Only root lift spray or was there a bunch of teasing involved. Im looking for a haircut that I could work with daily without having to flat iron everything everyday. Lots of work and lots of damage. :/

    Comment by Ashley — June 13, 2009 @ 10:44 am

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