Jul 25, 2013 09:59
by Sally Creagh
The beauty of medium length hair is it’s ability to be arranged in a variety of ways. Sleek or textured; neat for work or super styled for going out, mid-length hair can do it all. Better still, you can always switch to an updo when you’re having a bad hair day. If your long hair is looking a little worse for wear, freshen up by cutting off all those damaged ends with one of these medium-length haircuts, you’ll thank us for it later!
1. Side swept flick
This medium length hair style is fluid and unstructured and perfect for thick to medium hair. Use a hair dryer and round brush to achieve these loose flicks. Volumise the roots with a root booster, for example Fudge Root Juice, $19.99.
2. Long choppy bob
Jessica shows us how with this ultra adaptable style. No waves or curls means there’s nowhere to hide - your hair really needs to be in top condition to rock this look. Be sure to maintain gloss by regularly using a repairing treatment. Try David Babaii's Miracle Elixer, $23.96.
Style this by straightening freshly washed & dried hair, then texturise at the roots with the slightest application of texturising cream on your fingertips. Run your fingers through your hair lightly to separate the strands into sections.
3. Medium bouncy waves
The loose waves trend continues, but here Madonna has varied it slightly by using a sweeping curved side parting. This style also has a little more body than the same look on longer hair. Achieve this look by straightening from the roots, then using large hot rollers, placed vertically along the sides and back of the head. Use large sections of hair so you don’t come out with tight ringlets. You only need to leave the rollers in for a short time, start on the right side of your head and work your way around to the back to the left. When you have finished take the rollers on the right side out, wait 5 minutes then take out the rest. Try John Frieda's Dream Curls Perfecting Spray to add extra gloss and protection from hot styling instruments $16.99.
4. Fine hair fringe
Nicole Ritchie looks the best she has in years with this ultra-flattering long bob with a fringe. This is a perfect style for those with fine hair. The fringe is given weight by starting at the crown, and is then brushed forward and to the side. The rest of the hair is lightly layered giving the whole thing more movement. Prepare for this style with plenty of nourishing conditioner, then use flat irons to both straighten and smooth and to create a slight curve.
5. Straight long bob
Thandie Newton has a variation on the the fringed bob style that Nicole Ritchie has, but this blunt look is much more suitable for those with thick hair. Again, this has a sexy side part, with the fringe starting much closer the front of the head and swept to the sides with minimal layering at the front only. Use flat irons from root to tip to straighten hair for this look.
Which one of these looks will you be trying?