It’s easy to become complacent with a hair length. But life is about transition and your hair should be a part of the process. Whether you’re currently growing out your summer bobs and pixies or you’re ready to chop off your longer locks, there is a lot of mid-length hair going on out there on the hair scene.
Mid-length hair doesn’t have to be a transition period. It can be the end point (at lease for a short while). Mid-length hair gives you the best of both words and it’s très vogue right now. Before you make the chop or grow it out, here is everything that you need to know about mid-length hair.
Mid-length is often left to perspective and is also know as medium length hair. However, there are two defined definitions of mid-length hair: Classic Mid-Length, which is above the collarbone but below the jawbone, and Grown-Out Mid-Length, which falls between the chest and the collarbone.
What Hair Type is Best for Mid-Length Haircuts?
Fine to medium hair. A super thick mane can be tricky at this length. It is certainly possible but it will involve back-cutting, thinning or channel cutting to create a manageable texture. If you have curly hair then be cautious of the “lampshade” effect (wide at the bottom) and make sure that you get flattering layers.
How Long Should I Go?
This depends on your face shape. A collarbone grazing mid-length cut is going to be minimal maintenance and flattering on most people. However, always ask your stylist first. For a rounder face shape, an extra inch or two will help your face look narrow. If you have a narrow face shape then a shorter cut with layers will add width. Use your face shape (and hair texture) to determine if you have should add layers to your cut or not.
If you are the type of girl who doesn’t cut her hair very often, you don’t like layers and you don’t like bangs, keep the length Grown-Out Mid-Length (longer than the collarbone). You will still feel that immediate change but it’s really easy to grow out and you can style it exactly how you did when it was longer. You could also opt for a graduated mid-length cut where the front is slightly longer than the back so you feel the new look but the length is still there.
How to Get That Mid-Length Wavy Texture
One thing that most people adore about this length is the consistent texture. When you’re getting the haircut, ask your stylist to give your hair more movement by using a razor on the edges. Also, purchase yourself some products that enhance natural wave. Don’t spend a lot of time styling your new haircut just use the right products. If you have thick hair, use a leave-in treatment and sea salt spray while fine hair can benefit from mousse.