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    Medium Hair Looks Short

    “Medium Hair Styled
    to Look Short”
    Did you know you can make your medium hair look like a short hair cut? The first time I saw this hairstyling illusion of morphing medium hair into short hair, it shocked me! It was done to a perfection. Shari, a hairdresser friend of mine, who actually has long naturally curly hair and the innate ability to entirely change the way she looks, showed up for a music concert all dolled up and with what the rest of us thought was a new short hair cut.

    We were all shocked, (*six hairdressers) that she had cut all her gorgeous long curly hair off but at the same time, we all thought her new short hair cut looked fabulous!

    We were all spoofed! Shari had magnificently styled her medium hair into a great looking short hair cut! Sorry I don’t have a picture of her hairstyle to show you how real this faux hairstyle can look. But, I found that Michele Obama had pulled off a sort of faux short hairstyle from her medium hair, herself the other night at a country music celebration at the White House and it reminded me of how it can be done.

    This short hair style look is created easily with her medium hair length. With medium hair, she easily pulls the sides and back into a low, flattened bun and pins it discreetly with bobby pins.

    In order to pull this off, whether you have medium hair or long hair, you will need layers in your hairstyle. There are so many different ways to layer hair and some styles of layering will work out better than others for morphing into a short hairstyle look. I believe the only layering in Michele Obama’s hair is in her bangs. But no matter if you have medium hair or long hair, you will need to pin the excess of your hair flat to the nape of your neck and then work the upper layers into the hairstyle.

    That’s about all the styling techniques I can give you because it’s so dependent on your particular hairstyle. But now that you know it’s possible, just play around with it and see what you can come up with. Try different hair accessories you have available too to disguise your overall hair length. If you have a creative hairdresser you could ask them for their opinion on your options for this type of styling.

    So how do you like Michele Obama’s creation of medium hair to short? I think the short hair looks great on her for a change!

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    Gorgeous Medium Length Haircuts for Fall

    Medium Length Haircuts

    Medium Length Haircuts You Need to Try This Fall

    We’re over-the-knee boot deep into these hot looks for mid-length hairstyles this season.  When it’s too cool to don a short cut (unless you’re Miley Cyrus,) but you want to freshen up your style by losing a little length, a Medium length haircut is the perfect transition. You can still tie it back with ease, but it won’t weigh you down or clog up your shower drain. Don’t let medium be synonymous with mediocre! Snag any of these fabulous styles to max out your medium length haircut this Fall.

    A Season on the Edge

    Textured layers and jagged rough edges spice up this medium length haircut and gives it a punky edge. Oblong face shapes look balanced with this choppy do, but it complements a oval and heart-shaped faces as well.

    Medium Length Haircuts

    This edgy hairstyle for medium length haircuts is funky and fun but it doesn’t have to be just for the younger crowd. For a more grown up style, soften the edges just a bit and focus on the layer work that can be done in the hairstyle.



    Although it can be done with curly hair, this textured look thrives when it’s straight so you’ll want to take a flat iron to your hair if you don’t already have fine or pin straight hair. Using a styling gel or wax, like Kiehl’s Creative Cream Wax, tug on the ends to create a super sharp point at the end of each layer, and especially if you want drastic and dramatic bangs!

    Medium Length Haircuts

    What About Bob?

    Medium Length Haircuts

    Bobs are back and, normally thought of as a short hair cut, medium length bobs are a Fall favorite. The best thing about a medium length bob is that you can wear it stick straight with fine hair, curlicued and thick, parted in the middle or to the side–it doesn’t matter, they all look good!

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    To achieve a wavy bob like Nicole Richie’s, use a round brush to blow dry hair away from the face and then loosely curl 1-inch pieces of hair, starting from the middle of the strands . If your hair is fine, you’re going to need to volumize with a product like Pantene Pro-V Fine Hair Solutions Root Lifter Spray Gel and for all bob-heads to keep those waves rolling all day, apply Sally Hershberger Supreme Head Style Primer for Wavy Hair before styling.


    Beautiful Low Bun

    Medium Length Haircuts

    Sometimes you just want your hair pulled away from your face, whether it’s for going out or you’re bumming around the house and medium length hair shouldn’t serve as an obstacle for achieving that look. The low bun is popular this season and works well for medium length haircuts of all types. It can incorporate those little bitty pieces that often stick out in a pony or top knot and is elegant enough to wear to a dinner party or concert.

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    Cop this style simply by pulling your hair into a low ponytail, wrap the hair around the pony’s base (covering the elastic) and secure it with several bobby pins. Hairspray is a necessity for this up-do and Bumble and Bumble’s Spray de Mode is lightweight and versatile so that you can use it for all medium length haircuts you decide to try.

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    Prom Hairstyles for Medium Length Hair

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    Spring for One of the Hottest Hairstyles of 2013

    Spring will be here before we know it!  With spring comes warmer weather, sandals, bright toe nail polish, the Easter bunny, and . . . you guessed it . . . prom! Now is the time to start brainstorming about the dress, the shoes, the makeup, and of course (my favorite) the hair. If you have medium length hair, you may be concerned that there aren’t a lot of hair options for you, but, take heart: there are a ton of stylish and cute prom hairstyles that are perfect for medium length hair.  It’s always a good idea to bring a pic to your hair stylist so that she can make your dream style a reality!

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    Elegant Waves

    Wavy hairstyles work great for fine, medium and thick hair types. If you have fine hair, waves can be a great option to make hair appear fuller. Waves also look great on oval, round, heart, and square face shapes and work well on strapless dresses. For those that are confident with their styling skills, waves are something you can even do at home. Be sure to use a 1″ barrel curling iron or larger, and lock in your look with a flexible hairspray. My go-to hairspray is Worked Up by Paul Mitchell.

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    Playful Braids

    Braids are an easy way to add style to your look. Braided hairstyles work best on medium and thick hair, but can tend to make fine hair look thinner. Braids can add a touch of playfulness to any prom hairstyle, and work well for dresses that are fun and flirty. Braids look best on oval, round, and heart face shapes and are complimented well with a bun, waves, or even a playful pony!

    Selena Gomez messy romantic bun with bangs

    Julianne Hough side wavy bob

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    Romantic Buns

    You don’t need long hair to pull off a romantic bun! Whether you want a simple sleek bun at the nape of your neck, or a wavy side bun, this hairstyle works on hair that is shoulder length or longer. This style is best for fine to medium hair and compliments oval, heart, and oblong face shapes. A bun is a great option if you have a high cut neckline or intricate detail on the bodice. With a romantic bun all eyes are on your beautiful face and show stopping dress.

    Rihanna straight sleek bob with sidebang

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    Jessica Alba sleek straight bob

    Classic Straight

    Who says you need a complicated prom hairstyle? Celebrities are rocking sleek straight styles on the red carpet with their evening gowns. If you don’t want to sit in the salon or fuss with a complicated style, consider going for a smooth down style. This style is awesome for medium and thick hair types and works well on most face shapes. Classic straight is a a great option for lower cut sweetheart necklines and strapless dresses. You can create this look at home with your trusty flat iron and a styling spray like Rusk Thermal Flat Iron Spray.

    Whether you want to keep you hair simple and down or go for a dramatic updo, you can feel confident and stylish in one of the hottest prom hairstyles for 2013. You may need to find the perfect dress and shoes, oh and a fun bright toe nail polish, but when it comes to hair, we’ve got you covered!

    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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