An asymmetrical cut, a shaggy classic, and—ooh!—a fresh set of bangs. What’ll you have?
We like a compromise. When it comes to hair, it’s about finding the sweet spot that satisfies our indecisive nature. Go super short and sassy? Or keep those locks long and lively? It’s a toss-up. That’s when we turn to Old Faithful: medium short haircuts.
These medium length hairstyles toe the line between short and long, hitting those collarbones and striking a pose. Between the textured shoulder cuts, blunt bobs, and asymmetrical lobs, we’re practically spinning with screenshots to show our stylist. Check out these trendy short to medium hairstyles before heading into your next salon appointment.
You can’t go wrong with a classic, and these bangs are just that. Jane Birkin rocked these bangs, and this year we're following in her stylish footsteps. A collarbone-grazing length keeps it low maintenance and fresh.
Side-Swept Shoulder Cut
These breezy bangs are like a one-stop shop for style. Instantly adding personality to an ever-classic length, the shoulder cut, these bangs are ready to steal the show.
Give your classic long bob a stylish, slightly off-kilter twist. An asymmetrical cut is on trend and sneakily strategic. A deep side part feigns more volume and fullness on one side, while keeping the ends blunt creates the illusion of thicker hair. Sounds like a win-win.
It’s blunt, but it’s not? Ghost layers, a technique created by stylist Ramòn Garcia, adds texture and movement while giving the illusion of a one length haircut. And the Grammy goes to…
The shag decided to stick around for a spell; and it looks just as modern and cool on this bob length haircut by hairstylist Tim Morrison. The style lets you have the best of both worlds: short and low maintenance, but with mega layers and wispy bangs.
Layered Shoulder-Length Cut
We’re getting wonderful whiplash from the killer movement in this layered shoulder cut. If you’re not sure what to get, get this cut. ASAP.
Textured Medium Cut
We’re here for that curtained fringe, y’all. Go heavy on the layers to replicate this textured sass machine of a haircut by stylist Olya Banar.
Long Angled Bob
This cut is moody and dramatic, just like us after watching The Devil Wears Prada. Again. When you want an angled look but stacked layers just aren’t your thing, an A-line bob is what you seek.
There’s just something about these bangs by Nova Arts Salon owner, Sal Salcedo. Cute, cool, and curly, they make this modern shag even more textured and playful.
Go blunt or go home? This bob makes a case for ditching the layers for good. It makes ends look thick and full, while a shorter length ensures your locks aren't too weighed down or flat.
Graduated Long Bob
We’ll take a double shot of this mocha-caramel dream, please. The graduated (read: stacked) lob by stylist Carolynn Judd strikes a perfect balance with a flattering collarbone-grazing length in the front and shorter nape-of-the-neck length in the back.
Layerless Long Bob
We’ve got our eye on those flippy, blunt ends. This bob keeps up major movement without going scissor-happy with the layers.
With a fiery red color like this, simple long layers more than do the trick. For a flattering touch on all face shapes and hair textures, frame the face with shorter strands.
Lived-in color, a look coined by colorist Johnny Ramirez, perfectly captures that natural gradient of sunshine. Why make it more complicated than it needs to be? A relaxed, layerless lob it is.
It might be short, but oh the places it will go. This layerless below-chin bob is the perfect transition style to the lobs and shoulders cuts of your dreams.
Blunt A-Line Lob
Ice, ice baby. This platinum blonde is fit for a queen. (The one in Frozen, to be specific.) The bold color is perfectly paired with a sassy, slightly angled lob.