30 Medium-Size Layered Haircuts to Liven Up Your Look

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Positive, the blunt bob all the time appears to be a high choose in Hollywood—and most all over the place else—however for these of us who’ve been rising out our lobs since final fall (raises hand), you already know the issue in making an attempt to type ribcage-grazing hair. It is not fairly quick sufficient to embrace a voluminous crop, and it is not lengthy sufficient to execute kinds that require the added inches (like an iconic Kardashian ponytail or a Blake Vigorous braid) both. However in line with hair trade professionals Adir Abergel and Anastasia Stylianou, layered, medium hair could be extraordinarily versatile and enjoyable. By working in some lengthy layers, adjusting your half, or styling it simply so, you will be falling in love along with your not-short, not-long hair very quickly.

 

Beneath, we have rounded up 30 stylish medium-length hairstyles for various textures impressed by celebrities who put on them finest.

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Miranda Kerr

Miranda Kerr medium-length hair
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We won’t get Miranda Kerr’s collarbone-length lower out of our minds—or our hair inspiration boards. Lengthy, polished layers add further quantity and dimension to her shiny locks. The impact is enjoyable and flirtatious.

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Chanel Iman

Chanel Iman deep side-parted wavy hair
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For beautiful quantity like Chanel Iman’s, spritz freshly dried ends (from the mid-shaft down) with a hearty dose of IGK Seaside Membership Texture Spray ($32). It provides a ton of mega-watt physique with out the crunch or stick.

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Georgia Might Jagger

Georgia May Jagger layered, light pink medium-length hair
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Georgia Might Jagger is rocking a uneven shag with face-framing layers. The uneven layers are very rock ‘n’ roll albeit with a pink female aptitude. “To type this easy look every day, use Advantage Texturizing Spray ($19) so as to add definition and motion,” says Abergel.

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Karlie Kloss

Karlie Kloss medium-length blonde hair
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From chin-length bobs to silver-platinum hair shade, Karlie Kloss all the time retains us on our toes in relation to her ever-evolving locks. We particularly love this layered take (pre-bleach job).

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Chrissy Teigen

Chrissy Teigen wavy highlighted mid-length hair
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We might be foolish to say that we do not unabashedly drool over Chrissy Teigen’s otherworldly cheekbones. And although it does appear unattainable, her flattering size and seaside wave layers solely make them look higher.

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Zendaya

Zendaya curly mid-length hair and bangs
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Like Kloss, Zendaya appears to have by no means met a lower or type she did not like—or that did not go well with her. “I’ve all the time been an enormous fan of embracing your pure texture. Bangs look so stylish worn curly and pure,” says Abergel. Stylianou provides, “If you happen to’re a pure babe and also you simply need your curls to look easy and wholesome like Zendaya’s, I like to recommend paying further consideration to your curly hair routine.” As to what precisely that entails, she says, “Spend money on a microfiber towel, a silk pillowcase, and oiling and treating your hair recurrently.”

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Soo Joo Park

Soo Joo Park choppy platinum hair with bangs
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If you happen to’re trying to improve your medium-length locks with a little bit of edge, look no additional than Soo Joo Park’s punk rock-inspired look. The mannequin’s layered, wispy ends pair brilliantly with a gentle dusting of eyebrow-length fringe. Though this ‘do is generally platinum, Park leaves her backside layers a darker shade to play with shade contrasts.

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Jasmine Tookes

Jasmine Tookes wavy mid-length balayage hair
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Mannequin Jasmine Tookes reveals off fairly face-framing layers which might be offset by dimensional chocolate- and caramel-hued highlights. The medium-length hits excellent.

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Emma Stone

Emma Stone side-parted blonde, mid-length hair
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With a glossy nod to previous Hollywood glamour, Emma Stone wears her layers with flattering waves impressed by Veronica Lake. Nevertheless, her shorter size offers the long-lasting type a refreshing replace. “Ask your stylist to all the time add Olapex when lightening your hair to keep away from breakage,” recommends Stylianou. “One other high tip to maintain hair wanting clear and never brassy is to make use of a firming masks, Christophe Robin Child Blond ($53) is my favourite.”

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Thandie Newton

Thandie Newton asymmetrical haircut
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Cannot resolve on a size? Then why not go asymmetrical with a half bob, half shoulder-length lower like Thandie Newton. To attain her easy waves, we advocate investing in a sea salt spray.

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Shay Mitchell

Shay Mitchell wavy layered medium-length hair
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Shay Mitchell isn’t wanting head-turning hair moments. Right here, her layers are dispersed all through to offer her mane a recent, dimensional contact. As for her secret to nice hair? For starters, attempt ditching your blow-dryer.

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Parisa Fitz-Henley

Parisa Fitz-Henley naturally curly shoulder-length hair
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Actress Parisa Fitz-Henley embraces her pure texture and lets her curls simply be. Her mushy layers lend type and magnificence to her ‘do, which is necessary when working with curly pure texture. To maintain curls nourished, Stylianou swears by Olaplex remedies. “Do that on a weekly foundation, go away in a single day to get most results, and apply Sunny Isle Jamaican Black Castor Oil ($8) to your roots,” she instructs.

If you happen to’re in search of the right antidote to unpredictable strands—that can be au naturel—then give these DIY curl cream recipes a shot.

 

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Adriana Lima

Adriana Lima thick, wavy mid-length hair
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Brazilian bombshell Adriana Lima pulls off this layered, wavy type with out even making an attempt. If you happen to’ve bought thick tresses, layers are a surefire option to take away some weight whereas including softness and motion.

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Shanina Shaik

Shanina Shaik medium curly hair
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Shanina Shaik enhances her just-to-the-shoulder lower with gorgeously outlined curls, shine, and a dramatic facet half. “The shag is making an enormous comeback with many celebrities. The trendy-day shag has a simple, rock-and-roll really feel to it. It’s all concerning the lower in relation to attaining the right shag. Ask your stylist to offer you a contemporary shag with tons of texture to border your face softly,” says Abergel.

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Gal Gadot

Gal Gadot wavy medium-length hair
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Go away it to Marvel Lady to blow us away together with her luscious, massive barrel curls. For a sheeny end, apply a gloss-inducing product like Chi Enviro Smoothing Shine Spray ($15)

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Cassie

Cassie yellow neon lob
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There’s blonde, after which there’s neon yellow. Cassie makes this vivid tone work because it enhances her pores and skin tone and her traditional tapered lob. Whereas she opts for refined nude make-up, you possibly can all the time take this sunny shade one step additional with yellow eye make-up, that’s, provided that you dare.

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Gemma Chan

Gemma Chan wavy, mid-length hair
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Mid-length cascading undulations look beautiful on Gemma Chan. To get her unfastened waves, go for a 1.5-inch wand like Mattress Head Curlipops Curling Wand ($22). And for those who’re in search of extra methods to type center-parted hair, look no additional than Kendall Jenner.

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Constance Wu

Constance Wu wavy, choppy layered lob
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Constance Wu reveals us how a wave can take uneven layers from edgy to romantic. End off with a deep facet half and pin again just a few strands along with your hair accent of selection.

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Normani

Normani wet, wavy medium-length waves
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Moist-look hair, whether or not worn slicked-back or side-parted, is trending because of its many celeb wearers. Normani opts for a curly model, which is softer than its straight counterpart. Use a gel and cream product combo to not solely give strands that moist end and shine but additionally much-needed definition.

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Elsa Hosk

Elsa Hosk blonde beachy waves
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Famously recognized for her lengthy and luscious strands, we applaud Elsa Hosk for buying and selling in size for a shorter, mid-length lower hitting simply previous her shoulders. Abergel feedback, “This size appears nice on anybody. It’s decrease upkeep, recent, and youthful.” To get Hosk’s tousled look, he recommends utilizing a Marcel Iron ($34) and alternating the curl sample. Then apply Advantage Un-Frizz Cream ($21) from mids to ends to create a piece-y, deconstructed end.

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Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift wavy, layered mid-length hair with bangs
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You do not have to be a Swiftie to understand this American music icon’s hits—be them music or hair. Taylor Swift modernizes her medium-length mane with feathery layers, texture, and a full-on fringe.

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Barbara Palvin

Barbara Palvin glossy lob with face-framing layers
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Hungarian mannequin Barbara Palvin’s shiny lob comes full with face-framing layers. Fantastic-haired women take word: Flipping ends inward is a quick and straightforward option to create fullness and physique.

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Christina Hendricks

Christina Hendricks loose, romantic waves with neon pink lipstick
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With a fiery pink mane like Christina Hendricks, it might appear that any lower or type would look good towards this shade canvas. Her unfastened, romantic curls are female, subtle, and could be achieved with retro rollers.

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Winnie Harlow

Winnie Harlow sleek, tapered lob
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Stylish and complex, Winnie Harlow’s long-layered tapered lob is gorgeous. The refined ombré impact provides dimension to an in any other case glossy and traditional type.

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Rose Byrne

Rose Byrne textured blonde lob with dark roots
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Equal elements stylish and equal elements grunge, Aussie actress Rose Byrne brings two seemingly reverse kinds collectively on this layered look. Her brassy blonde shade provides a pleasant distinction to her darkish roots. Add a slight wave to offer limp strands a lift of quantity.

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Adele

Adele bob with red lip
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“Good day,” from dreamland, the place we won’t cease interested by how excellent Adele’s haircut is. Abergel agrees: “This textured shoulder-length bob is flattering for nearly everybody and it’ll all the time be in type.” He provides, “Breaking down the feel on a shoulder-length bob makes it trendy.”

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January Jones

January Jones wavy blonde mid-length hair with bangs
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January Jones appears California cool together with her wavy blonde mane and lengthy, wispy bangs that evoke brushstrokes. Uneven ends add texture, which leads to a extra lived-in end.

Think about your hair texture when deciding whether or not you need a lower that is blunt or one with texture. Blunt cuts work nicely with positive hair since they add construction and fullness whereas these with thick tresses might need to go for a textured type to take away weight and create motion.

 

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Aja Naomi King

Aja Naomi King glossy wavy shoulder-length hair
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Smooth, shiny curls that hit on the collarbone are elegant, to not point out easy to copy. It solely takes six simple steps to get unfastened, easy waves that final all day.

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Maggie Q

Maggie Q blonde, layered collar-bone length hair
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Actress and animal rights activist Maggie Q reveals us the flexibility of layers. By blowing her ends outward, she not solely showcases her layers but additionally creates fullness and physique with a flirtatious end.

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Natalia Dyer

Natalia Dyer deep side-parted shoulder-length wavy hair
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Natalia Dyer of Stranger Issues modernizes this glossy retro wave by leaving her roots darkish. Her deep side-part is flattering for heart-shaped faces since it really works to create facial symmetry and stability.

FAQ
  • How do you chop layers for medium-length hair?

    Earlier than including layers to your lower, contemplate your hair kind and texture since it will decide what kind of layers will work finest for you. And when you can attempt chopping face-framing layers your self at dwelling, it is really useful to have all different layers lower by an expert hairstylist. They may be capable to lower strategic layers to finest flatter you.

  • Does thick hair look good with layers?

    Layers are nice for thick tresses since they take away some density, thereby including motion. Better of all? There are plenty of choices for layering thick hair, from uneven layers to layers which might be lengthy and gradual.

  • Do layers look good on skinny, positive hair?

    Normally, gentle layering, particularly across the face, can flatter skinny, positive hair. They accomplish that by constructing quantity and creating extra depth. However remember to keep away from over-layering or creating uneven layers since it will take away much-needed quantity from skinny hair.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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