Has this happened to you? You're thinking of changing up your hairstyle with a new chop, but if you've got long hair, you might not want to take your hair too far out of your comfort zone. Similarly, if you've got short hair, you might be thinking of growing it out but want to avoid that awkward in-between phase as you transition the length. Thankfully, we've spotted so many medium-length layered haircuts on our feeds, and they are so versatile.
“Medium-length haircuts with layers are the ultimate fail-safe look,” says Jemma Mewies, co-owner of Mewies & Co salon.“It’s perfect because it’s never too drastic. Therefore, if you’ve had long hair for a long time but perhaps get some anxiety around having your hair cut, it’s such an easy transition. Alternatively, if you’re growing out your shorter hair, medium length is normally an achievable length to reach,” she adds.
A mid-length cut is also flattering for all face shapes and still gives you the versatility to style your hair in several ways, explains Mewies. "Medium-length hair is perfect for having for updos as well as wearing it down without being too long, too heavy or too short to put up,” she says. Low-maintenance haircuts? We're here for it.
Braided, wavy, textured, sleek and shaggy looks are all achievable without being too much work, adds Mewies, meaning medium-length layered hair is a great option for all hair types and textures. “It’s such a versatile look with the added bonus of needing a lot less product than longer hair, and even some shorter hair, requires,” says Mewies.
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“Flicky or flippy ends are having a real resurgence. It’s a trend that feels like it’s been gone for a while, so it feels really fresh, clean and perfect to add a little spring to your step,” says expert hairstylist Larry King. “It takes inspiration from the ’60s but with a more modern, smoothed-down finish and just a little lift at the crown. It feels young, modern and energetic and works brilliantly on a jaw-length bob.”
The French-girl fringe pairs so well with medium-length hair and layers. This piecey fringe works well with your natural hair texture to look totally effortless. Paired with layers, this haircut grows out well too.