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Hairstyles For Medium Length Hair – 300 Picture Ideas Part -1

51 Cool and Trendy Medium Length Hairstyles

By Shelley Christy

2018 is all about the medium length hairstyles.  Everyone nowadays seems to be going crazy for medium length haircuts.  It’s not too short and not too long.  Sometimes, we may regret cutting our hair shorter than what we anticipated but trust us when we say, you won’t be regretting it with this length.  If you are thinking of having the chop, but are used to having the security of longer hair, have no fear.  This is the perfect length that you will be able to style in many different ways and tie it back.

If you do want to change your hair and are keen on a medium length style, it is always a good idea to have a photo of the hairstyle you would like.  Then once you got to your hair appointment, show your hairdressers the photo.  This is the perfect way to get the hairstyle you want.

If you want to change your hair but are yet to decide a hairstyle that you like, take a look at these.  We have come up with 51 of the coolest medium length hairstyles that look amazing and we are definite that you will love them too!  We have Sombre, Ombre, different colours and different techniques for you to see.

1. Medium Cut + Honey Blonde Highlights

Add a little colour to your trending medium cut, without dyeing more than you are wanting to.

Medium Length Hair with Honey Blonde HighlightsSource: @hairbybrae

You don’t have to dye your whole head of hair to add a touch of colour.  This medium length hairstyle looks amazing with a little touch of honey blonde highlights.  To ensure you notice the difference, ask your hairdresser to add the highlights to the front sections of your hair.  This will frame your face and you will notice the colour when you look in the mirror.  This is very popular and is low maintenance.

2. Sombre Medium Style

Sombre is the new Ombre!  Instead of Ombre styled highlights, many people are opting for Sombre.

Medium Length Sombre HairSource: @hairbylau

As the name suggests, all Sombre is, is a subtle version of the Ombre hairstyle.  That is what the S stands for. It is a lot softer and you can achieve this look by growing your highlights gradually out. It tends to be softer colours which are slightly lighter on the ends.  The appearance of the darker roots are less obvious.

3. Rooty Blonde Lob

Girls, roots are trending! What a relief!

Rooty Blonde Lob HairstyleSource: @hairbykathynunez

We have been waiting so long for this to happen.  A lot of people can now start to save their money!  No need to make that urgent call to your hairdresser, wait a while and spend the money on something else!  Roots are back in fashion and are trending big time.  Of course, we love that fresh dyed hair feeling and when your roots are showing, you don’t need to worry.  Many celebrities are rocking this style too so rock yours!  We are all sometimes confused to the new hair terminology’s that come out and lob is quite new. In case you are wondering what a lob is, it is a long bob.

4. Grey Ombre

A few years ago, if you said grey hair was fashionable, people would probably laugh in your face.

Smokey Grey Ombre Medium HairSmokey Grey Ombre Medium HairSource: @andyjamespaints

Nowadays, grey hair isn’t something people try to hide, they are now embracing it.  Grey hair is beautiful and is huge right now.  Grey hair has been on-trend for many seasons now and it looks like it’s staying around for a few more.  People are now opting to go grey and it looks great.  Grey Ombre hair is perfect for someone who doesn’t want to dye their whole head.  If you are feeling the grey colour, but aren’t sure on dyeing it entirely, go for this and see what you think.  It will suit any hair type and any skin tone.

5. Messy, Layered Mid Cut Hair

Going from long hair to shorter hair is quite a daunting process for many people.

Messy Layered Medium Length HairstyleSource: @salsalhair

If you are feeling brave and do want to change your hair but are still wary, go for a messy, layered mid length hairstyle.  You will still have the length and texture you are used to but it will feel fresh and it will be a new style for you.  If you are used to have neat hair, have a change and mess it up a little.

6. Gold Caramel Style

Gold, caramel tones are warming and compliment you skin tone.

Gold Caramel Medium Length Hair CutSource: @off7thsalon

Having gold, caramel shades will give off a warmer vibe and will look classy.  It’s a low maintenance colour and looks great with any outfit.  Team with soft neutral makeup so your hair does all the talking. Make the main focal point be your fabulous hair.

7. Curly, Beige Blonde Hairstyle

Beige blonde look striking but in a soft way.

Curly Medium Beige Blonde Hair Source: @jimmyhilton

Mixing curls to this hairstyle will make you look amazing and catwalk ready!  Soft curls with soft tones are ideal if you don’t want to dye your hair a bright obvious colour.  Adding the curls will add the bounce and your hair will look fuller and thicker.

8. Medium Cut with with Face Framing Layers

Going for a medium cut with layers, is a way to instantly change your style.

Medium Hairstyle with Front Face Framing LayersSource: @hairbykas

Face framing layers will boost your hair and it will feel very different to what you had before without having a radical change.

9. Copper Hair

Do you tend to go for blonde, brown or black hair tones?

Wavy Medium Length Copper HairSource: @hairbytashalouisec

Do you fancy a change?  If you want a dramatic change then you can always opt for a copper colour.  This colour looks so vibrant and has a lovely summer vibe.  Next time you are thinking about your next hair colour, think about copper.  The colour has a lovely tone that will warm your skin complexion.  This is a fashion trend colour, that will release your inner Fashionista!

10. Blonde Balayage Ombre

These blonde Balayage highlights look fab!

Medium Hair Blonde Balayage OmbreSource: @dilaveravsar

The colour adds a little touch of uniqueness and brightens your hair up.  This hairstyle is trending in all ways.  You have the Balayage and the Ombre!  Everyone will be watching you for the next trends!

11. Blowout Layered Hair

Many people don’t know what a blowout hair is.

Medium Length Blowout Hair

Source: @andyjamespaints

You probably have this treatment every time you visit your hairdressers but use a different terminology to describe it.  It is a technique used for drying your hair.  The first step will be having your hair washed and this will be followed by a blow-dry method with powerful hairdryers and hairbrushes.  This style in the photo in particular, includes a layered cut too.

12. Medium Length Haircut with Side Bangs

Medium length hair is such a versatile style.

Medium Length Haircut with Side Bangs

Source: @briciaemilyn

This is a sexy medium length style with side bangs.  It looks great, it’s fun and you can style your hair with bangs in many ways.  If you are used to having no fringe, this will immediately change your look and style.

13. Dark Roots + Caramel Balayage Medium Style

The great thing about having Balayage highlights, is that there are no rules.

Caramel Ombre Medium Hair Cut

Source: @chrisweberhair

You can ask your hairdresser to add as many or as little highlights as you wish.  Take this dark roots with caramel Balayage highlights.  The highlights can start wherever you decide.  It looks fabulous!  You don’t have to worry about going to the hairdressers often with this style, it is very low maintenance.

14. Messy Bronde Medium Haircut

Have you heard the new word… bronde.

Messy Bronde Medium Length Haircut

Source: @brittanybearmakeup

Bronde is quite a newish word that many people are using to describe a colour between blonde and brown.  It was only a matter of time until someone made up a new word for this colour!  Having a bronde shade with a medium messy hairstyle, looks sexy and renewed.  Messy hair has been on-trend for such a long time now and we aren’t complaining.  It looks amazing and we love it!  Go for a hairstyle like this one to show you know the trends and love messy hair.

15. Beige Blonde Ombre + Soft Waves

If you are thinking of having a mid length style haircut with Ombre colouring, think about having contrasting colours.

Beige Blonde Ombre on Medium Length Hair

Source: @hairbykas

Contrasting colours are the whole point of having Ombre hair.  This look looks neat with  beige and blonde tones.  The soft waves create an elegant and sophisticated finish.  Choosing a dark colour for the roots and a lighter shade for the ends of your hair, look fantastic.  This hair trends has been around for some time now and many people are still rocking it.

16. Dark Red Hairstyle

Having a new haircut is one thing but adding a new colour is a totally different level!

Dark Red Medium Length Hairstyle

Source: @butterflyloftsalon

If you are feeling a very new makeover, go for both.  Having a gorgeous medium length haircut with a colour change, will make you feel a new vibe and different style.  Changing ones hair, makes us feel refreshed and can give people a confidence boost.  Choosing a darker colour is quite a tough decision.  Many people tend to forget about the dark red shades.  Look how good this colour can look!  Has this got you thinking about choosing this shade?  We think so!

17. Straight, Bronde Mid Style

By having a natural looking hairstyle and colour, will show off your natural beauty.

Straight Medium Length Cut Idea

Source: @lo_wheelhouse

If you are looking for a radical change and want a low maintenance style, then this may be the style for you.  Maybe you are bored with the light blonde or darker tones.  Opting for a bronde shade will give off a natural vibe.  No need for curls, having straight hair is underestimated these days.

18. Medium Cut Idea for Thick Hair

Medium cuts are a favourite with all types of hair.

Medium Cut Idea for Thick Hair

Source: @hairby.ashleypac

If you have thicker hair, having a medium cut will add that extra volume to the ends of your hair.  It looks healthy and alive.  It will have a natural bounce as you hair will be just below your shoulders and the thickness will show.

19. Caramel Balayage Highlights

If you are naturally dark haired, maybe think about caramel tones.

Medium Length Balayage Hair

Source: @amieemariehairstudio

Caramel shades will warm up the darker roots.

Balayage is a colour technique term from France.  It’s a term used for colouring your hair freehand.  The hairdressers or colourist will apply the hair dye by hand instead of using foil or a cap.

20. Layered, Blonde Cut

Layers can often give thinner hair that extra volume.

Blonde Layered Medium Haircut Idea

Source: @hairbyedwin

This is a gorgeous layered, blonde style that looks beautiful.  These are blonde highlights with a mid length haircut.  By mixing a few different blonde tones, you will enhance the different colours shown in the layers.

21. Red Ombre Medium Style

Ombre hair can be any colour you wish.

Red Ombre Medium Length Hair

Source: @kimberleyjaynedesign

If you are looking for something a little different, red looks striking in the Ombre style.  It works so well with medium length hair.  It works so good with dark brown or black roots.  If you have naturally dark hair, this will be ideal for you.  You will only need to have the ends dyed and this will save you a lot of money.  Plus if you don’t like it, it’s easy to change!

22. Curly, Honey Blonde Look

Go for this sweet honey blonde shade.

Curly Honey Blonde Medium Length Hair Cut

Source: @anthonycuts

Honey blonde is another warm tone that will enhance your skin tone.  It will set a different vibe than other blonde shades.  If you have darker skin, this will boost your skin tone and make it look healthy and glowing.  Are you feeling the sweetness of the honey?

23. Layers + Soft Highlights

Soft highlights create a delicate and add a little colour to your hair.

Layered Medium Length Hairstyle

Source: @ninezeroone

If you want to spruce up your hair with a few highlights, this is for you.  Adding soft shade highlights, will define the layers in your hair.  That’s why this combination is perfect!

24. Medium Style for Thin Hair

Thin hair, don’t care attitude going on right here.

Medium Haircut Idea for Thin Hair

Source: @dilaveravsar

Whether you have thin or thick hair, rock your style.  This is a gorgeous hairstyle for thin hair and everyone will compliment how good you look.

25. Long A Line Bob

A-line will show off your style and your haircut.

Long A Line Bob Hairstyle

Source: @nicoles_hairart

This is a gorgeous long A-line style.  It is slightly longer than a medium length haircut and this is due to the front being longer.  We think it looks great and will look fabulous for daily or evening occasions.

26. Blonde Medium Hair with Layers

Have you ever had layers in your hair?

Blonde Medium Hair with Layers

Source: @chris_el_meth

Maybe your answer is yes and you love how they add that extra volume or maybe you are new to layers and have never thought about having them.  If you have thinner hair and want to have the big, bouncing hair, we suggest you try out layers.

27. Bronde Lob Style

Lob hairstyles look good whatever colour you have.

Bronde Medium Length Hair

Source: @hair.sorceress

But we think this looks natural and ideal for those who leads busy lives.  The bronde lob hairstyle is a hairstyle that looks great when you first have it done and still looks great a few months later.  If you work full time or study, going to the hairdressers, is frankly impossible for you.  This is a low maintenance hairstyle that you don’t need to worry about topping up your colour every month.

28. Orange Hairstyle Idea

Go for a fiery orange colour to show off your style.

Orange Medium Length Hair

Source: @_edwardsandco

There are lots of different red shades out there to choose from.  This is a soft and subtle red shade, that will complement your eyes and skin completion.  It is a warm colour but still stands out from the crowd.

29. Thick, Vanilla Blonde Medium Hair

Thick, vanilla blonde looks elegant and fresh.

Vanilla Blonde Medium Length Hair

Source: @brandybstylist

If you are darker haired now and are looking for a fresh blonde start, look how good this colour is.  If you opt for this vanilla blonde colour and style, it will instantly transfer your look.  You will not be disappointed.

30. Straight, Caramel Brown Style

Caramel is a warmer shade that looks amazing with warm skin tones.

Straight Caramel Brown Medium Haircut Idea

Source: @hairbykas

Caramel shades are a popular choice for highlights and we can see why.  Caramel highlights on a medium brunette base will set a friendly and gorgeous tone.  They suit any hair types and are very flattering.  They will make your locks look healthy and shiny.  If you have brown or hazel eye colour, caramel highlights will enhance your eyes and make them stand out.

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