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Hairstyles for Medium Length Hair

Medium length hair is probably the most versatile choice out there for today's modern women. Most women don't have the time or patience to deal with long hair, yet don't want a short cut. So what's a girl to do? Go with a great medium length hairstyle, of course!

One classic medium length cut is the bob. A bob is a haircut that's all one length and ranges from chin length to shoulder length. Bobs can be curly or straight depending on your hair texture, and look fantastic either way. They're versatile as well, and can easily be upswept for an evening look or left hanging freely for a cute, feminine look.

Another great medium length cut is the shag. A shag cut involves cutting layers of various lengths into hair. Although shags are versatile and sexy, they can sometimes be hard to put up. So if you love ponytails or anticipate wearing your hair up a lot, a shag may not be for you. But if you're seeking a cute, modern, wash-and-wear style, a shag is a great choice!

A medium length cut can be worn curly, wavy or straight. For gorgeous curls, use a curl enhancing spray or mousse on damp hair and blow dry with a diffuser. To define particular strands, curl with a 1/2 inch curling iron or set on small hot rollers. For a wavy look, scrunch hair after shampooing with a spray gel or volumizing mousse. Let dry naturally. If sleek, straight looks are what you want, then apply a straightening serum to damp hair and blow dry with a paddle brush or large round brush. After drying, use a flat iron to smooth hair and finish off with a light spritz of shine spray.

Highlights can be a great way to enhance any medium length hairstyle. Today's color choices offer something for everyone. Brunettes can add interest with caramel and toffee tones, while blondes can try ribbons of champagne, butterscotch, and platinum. For redheads, try spicy highlights in tones of auburn and strawberry blonde. For the most natural look, place most highlights around your face where the sun would naturally hit.

When considering a medium length hairstyle, consult at length with your stylist before committing to anything. A good stylist will not only listen to what you want, he or she will take into consideration your hair texture and facial shape as well. By choosing a style that's compatible with these factors, you'll be certain to leave the salon satisfied and look great every day!

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