What Are Some Hairstyles for Medium Hair?


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A classic bob, a shag cut and variations on these styles are some options for medium-length hair. Both haircuts can be styled in different ways.

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What Are Some Hairstyles for Medium Hair?
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A bob is a classic hairstyle for medium-length hair. The bob is typically all one length and can reach anywhere from the cheeks to the shoulders. One variation on the bob is the A-line. This hairstyle is cut shorter in the back and longer in the front, creating a sharp angle between the two.

The shag is another common haircut for medium-length hair. The shag features layers all over, usually with bangs and fullness at the crown.

Variations of these two styles are also popular. For instance, if the hairstylist adds a few layers into a bob, the hair can be styled into beachy waves. For this hairdo, spray product into the hair and either dry while scrunching the strands or allow the hair to air dry.

With a layered bob, big waves are also possible. For this look, section off the hair, leaving a 2-inch section free at the nape. Use a large-barrel curling iron to curl big sections of hair in alternating directions. Let another section loose, and repeat the procedure. Keep curling until all the hair is finished. Run hair wax or gloss through the curls to loosen them.

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