Medium length hair doesn’t have to be the same basic cut. It can be chic and show off your personal style by using hairstyles and cuts to create body, volume and style. Check out these medium length hairstyles with layers (or fake layers) and take a copy of your favorite one to your next hair appointment.
Shoulder-Length Cut with a Blow Out
The best part about layers is how much life they give your hair. If you have straighter locks, your blow dryer can be your best tool. Get a stack of layers, about 3-5 different lengths of layers, style with a side-part and let those layers do the rest.
Choppy Layers with Beach Waves
Beach waves aren’t just for long blunt cuts. They look incredible on a shoulder-length lob with choppy, razored cut layers. Opt for different lengths in the front of your hair but keep the layers longer in the back to let the waves fully live up to their wavy potential.
Side-Swept Bangs for Shoulder Length Hair
Sometimes, side-swept bangs are the only layers that your medium-length cut needs. Check out Heidi Klum’s shoulder-length cut. Her side-swept bangs are layered across her brows and get long enough that she could tuck them behind her ears. She keeps it symmetrical on the other side with a few shorter layers.
Blend the side-swept bangs with the beach waves like Cameron Diaz did for this desirable hairstyle!
Faux Layers with Side Part
If you don’t actually want layers, then get the look without getting the chop by parting your hair to one side. This look works with any hair type and can work with every face shape!
Faux Layers with a Hairstyle
Another way that you can get the body that layers give your hair without grabbing a pair of scissors is through strategic hairstyles. If you have medium length hair, it doesn’t take too long to add a few big curls with a curling iron and style your hair so that its different lengths with half-up hairstyles to create the illusion of layers.
Layers with Ombre
Ombre needs some body to make the color look natural and layers need some dimension to bring them to life. That’s why these two trends work so well together. Pair your choppy layers on a long bob with blonde ombre right where you layers begin.
Stacked Long Shoulder Length Bob
When you think of a stacked bob you might think of the Victoria Beckham bob – short and layered. But it doesn’t have to be so short. A long bob with stacked layers in the back is the perfect way to make your mid-length hair look thick and full of volume.