What are the most stylish medium haircuts today? We’ve got the best celebrity-inspired hairstyles to help you out if you’re planning to get a makeover!
Medium Haircuts for A Stylish and Trendy You in 2017
Now that spring is here and summer is up next, I’m totally considering chopping my long tresses and going for a new ‘do! Short hair and long hair out, medium hairstyles in! Just like you, I’m on the search for medium haircuts that will hopefully look good on me. But while doing my research, I thought it would be best to narrow down the choices based on our face shape. This way, we are assured that we’ll look fabulous with our new hairstyle! Start taking notes because this is the new ‘do you’ll rock this year!
1. Medium Haircuts for Round Face
For women with round face, you have to balance it out by creating an illusion of length. One of the best haircuts for you is a bob that hits right on your collarbone with wispy layers at the end. You can go with side-swept bangs or none at all. The wispy strands around your neck will create a slimming effect for the face and adds structure to your look.
Additionally, you can have a medium haircut that will give your hair more definition and structure…and by that we mean layers! Layers always add depth to your look and it takes away the uniformity of the usual bob. The layers also help in framing a round face. Bear in mind that you’d want to elongate the face with a medium haircut with minimal layers. You can also ask your stylist to do a side sweep or a deep side part if it suits your face better.
2. Medium Haircuts for Heart Face
The heart-shaped face is characterized by a wider forehead and a pointy chin. Again, we want to balance the proportions and achieve a bit of a rounder face (but not too round). Cutting hair at a length that touches the collarbone is the best way to go. The perfect haircut would be one with uniform layers and bangs. This haircut takes away the focus away from the wide forehead and adds more width to the bottom part of the face.
3. Medium Haircuts for Oval Face
Oval faces tend to be long and you need a haircut that will create an illusion of a shorter face. Going sleek and straight isn’t the best haircut for you because it will just add length to the face. So, it is recommended that you go for something unstructured and layered. The layered wispy strands are always a big help to counterbalance the length of the face, while the subtle waves help in giving the face a more rounded shape. But don’t worry too much, people with oval faces are the luckiest because it’s not that hard to find a good haircut that will suit them.
Famous Youtuber and beauty influencer, Jaclyn Hill’s hairstyle here is another good medium haircut for the oval face. Again, you can see the curls working to make the face rounder, and the layered strands help in achieving a more unstructured look.
4. Medium Haircuts for Square Face
For the square-shaped face, you’d want to take the attention away from the sharp edges. It is ideal to always go for hair that looks soft like this one from Olivia Wilde. You’d want to go for a fringe that is shorter in the middle but is longer at the corners. This way, the jawline is softened at the sides. You’d also want to stick with a shoulder-length haircut with feathery layers. The wispy ends help take the focus away from the sharpness of the jaw. Parting the hair at the side and adding side-swept bangs also add softness to the entire look.
5. Medium Haircuts for Diamond Face
For the diamond-shaped face gal, the wide forehead and pointy chin are the highlights (similar to the heart-shaped face). The good news is that you can go straight or curly with this face shape. Check out Rihanna’s haircut above. She opted for a sleek and straight bob with side-swept bangs to offset the wide forehead. When going for a bob, it also has to be layered. Make sure your stylist knows how to proportion the length as well.
As for Tyra Banks, she looks great in both straight and curly medium hairstyles, but this one is our fave so far. Her curly layered hair offsets her pointy chin and those fringe bangs definitely hide her wide forehead. The result? A more oval and balanced face!
Want to learn some easy ways to style your medium-length hair? Check out these tips from Ashley Bloomfield:
Now that you know which medium haircut suits you best, let me ask you this…are you ready to take the plunge? Hair makeovers are totally intimidating and scary, I get you. But hey, life is all about risks and with this one, I’m sure it will pay off big time! Plus, I’m here– ready to take the plunge with you and I’ve already chosen my fave from this list of medium haircuts. Drum roll please…I’m going for Reese’s hairstyle! Good luck with the makeover!
So tell me, which medium hairstyle will you go for? Please let us know in the comments section below!
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Editor’s Note – This post was originally published in March 2016 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.