5 Flattering Short and Medium Hairstyles

The ideal short and medium hairstyles can flatter all ages, face shapes, and textures while being easy to style with minimal upkeep requirements.

Add texture to short feminine haircuts with beachy waves by using a smaller-barrel curling wand for tighter ringlets, or try switching the direction of your locks for an authentic, lived-in, natural look like Thandiwe Newton has in this picture.

Shoulder-Length Inverted Bob

Whatever hair type you have, an inverted bob will surely add sophistication. Its sleek length complements the fullness provided by its stacked layers, while its curve complements perfectly. Perfect for business casual or evening attire. Experiment with highlights for added sophistication!

This style allows your thick locks to shine with an eye-catching modern touch without being overly long or formal. Keep the back short for a layered effect, while letting your front pieces grow past your shoulders to frame your face. Add color for an eye-catching statement! Dark roots add drama, and long layers add elegance to this bob. Pair it with a balayage highlight for an eye-catching style that exudes youth and freshness.

Long Bob

Long bobs are timeless classics that always stay in fashion. This medium-layered haircut suits every face shape and texture and can create stunning looks – wear yours wavy for effortless chic or straightened for sleek sophistication!

Add drama and feminine appeal to your long layered bob with peekaboo blond highlights that frame the face, perfect for prom, cocktail parties, or weddings. Nicole “Lead Pussycat” Scherzinger makes this trending look look elegant for dance, cocktail parties, or weddings with an edgy take on a half-up, half-down style that works beautifully paired with flowing red dresses, denim flares, and slim earrings for a ’70s vibe that Stevie Nicks would approve of!

Long inverted bob hairstyles featuring fabulous texture and blonde balayage have quickly become one of the year’s hottest looks. Perfect for thick strands, they work exceptionally well on oval, round, and heart-shaped faces.

Messy Waves

This look is stylish with its chic combination of unruly elegance and natural beach waves. Perfect for both short and medium hair lengths and with or without bangs. Blake Lively and Vanessa Hudgens both favor it!

To achieve this look, begin by washing and conditioning your hair as usual, then combing through with a wide-toothed comb to eliminate tangles. Next, spray your locks with hairspray that provides a natural hold, then let your locks air-dry before finger-combing through to further define waves.

Change up this look by switching up your part. Try switching out your classic center part for something zig-zag or deep side parting for something entirely different – one of the quickest and easiest ways to update your look! This wavy style exudes a tender charm that goes well with pink lipstick, with flyaways framing its sleek shape for an impressive, unkempt vibe.

Side Bangs

Long side bangs add an elegant and feminine flair to a medium hairstyle and an eye-catching feature. A wavy long bob with cheek-skimming bangs works exceptionally well on brunettes to emphasize their eyes. If you want more color depth in your tresses, consider either balayage highlights or traditional foils as complementary additions.

To achieve an effortless casual and everyday style, tease and smooth back the lengths using hairspray for an elegant and polished finish. Perfect for casual days out and dinner gatherings.

If you have naturally straight hair, bangs may be an ideal way to frame your face and features. This style works on all face shapes and pairs nicely with a sleek bun or ponytail. To achieve this look, separate your strands evenly before combing longer pieces toward either side of your forehead; finally, secure it into either a sleek bun or loose ponytail and pin it.