1. Side-Swept Braid with Waves
If you love long braids but lack time to style your hair every morning, this sassy side braid style with choppy waves and a deep side part can help. Create an effortlessly chic style! First, blow dry your hair using a round brush before curling sections with a 1-inch barrel curling iron to achieve this look. Use touchable hairspray such as Pravana’s Model Behavior to keep curls shiny and smooth for optimal results.
2. Fishtail Braids
Cute medium hairstyles like this asymmetrical fishtail braid with waves are an excellent way to highlight your natural beauty and add some flair. Additionally, this look creates an effortlessly stylish yet low-maintenance style. This high-low hem layered bob suits any face shape, and its blonde balayage adds a stunning glow. Ask your stylist to use Joico Color Butter in “pink” for long-term color that gradually fades out into soft hues of pink.
3. Braided Half-Updo
Braided half-updos don’t require long hair to look fantastic! This shoulder-length style works beautifully on wavy or straight locks and can be customized further with colors, accessories, or an embellished elastic headband. This lovely medium-hair layered haircut boasts a chic high-low effect with long layers on top and wispy bangs at the front, complete with a glossy reddish-brown hue for added dimension.
4. Braided Half-Updo with Bangs
Make yourself look like royalty with this easy updo for medium hair, inspired by Princess Elsa herself! Tie three low ponytails and twist them around each other, adding a beautiful floral accessory for extra charm. Perfect for a romantic date or elegant event! Tip: If your crown hair is flat, lightly tease it to give it volume before tucking it into a twisted updo and adding light-hold hairspray before finishing this style.
5. Braided Half-Updo with Side Bangs
Whether you’re going for Khaleesi vibes or more elegant looks at formal events, this half-up, half-down braided style is fantastic. Ask your stylist to add face-framing layers for the full effect. Start by pulling your hair into a low ponytail and folding it over to form a bubble shape. Wrap the base of the ponytail around itself using bobby pins before pancaking the bubble for added dimension and finishing off with some hairspray to set. Add some zest to your shoulder-length locks by trying out bold new color trends like balayage, ombre coloring, or neon streaks with bold new styles like balayage or ombre coloring techniques; accessorizing with fun hair accessories will elevate any look!
6. Braided Half-Updo with Bangs
If a traditional chin-length bob is becoming too plain for your taste, take inspiration from fashion trends and add high-low details into its style – these layers frame and contour the face while keeping things lightweight. A half-up ponytail is a timeless style for medium hair that can be styled for any occasion. This model styled it as an updo by twisting her top French braid into a bun before pulling up and backing her remaining locks into a teased half-up ponytail. This pretty updo for medium hair is perfect for weddings and formal events, making an impactful statement with just one step! Twist all of your strands together into a big, chunky bun while leaving some loose pieces framing your face for added impact.
7. Braided Half-Updo with Bangs
A half-up ponytail is a timeless style that works on almost all hair types. Here, the soft side-swept bangs add some flair to this simple updo. Medium-length hair works best with a layered cut with long layers, as it frames your face nicely while helping elongate it. If you want some added dimension, consider asking your stylist to add some blonde highlights that accent the shaggy layers. Adding braids to any haircut is a surefire way to give any look a distinct edge. Cornrows, fishtail, and French braids work wonderfully on any mid-length hairstyle.