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Medium Hairstyles – What Is Popular?

Posted by Short Hair Styles on July 22, 2009

Medium hairstyles are some of the easiest to deal with. They give women the versatility of long hair without all the time and effort spent to make the hair look nice.

Short Medium Hair StylesMedium hairstyles are those that hit just below the ear to just below the shoulders. Let’s look at some popular medium styles of the moment.

The Bob

The bob is a popular medium hairstyle that’s been popular for many years. Call it the most timeless of the medium haircuts. Perhaps the best aspect of the bob is it can be somewhat short (chin length or even shorter) or it can be longer, hitting the shoulders.

The bob usually involves bangs (and then a straight style to the shoulders or wherever the hair hangs), or it can be all one length. Sometimes hairstylists will give no bangs, but will frame the hair around the face rather than leave it all one length.

The great aspect of the bob is its forgiveness. It works with just about any face shape, but looks particularly good on women with oval or round faces.

The Shag

The shag haircut has long been popular with women of all ages (but particularly those in their 20s and 30s). If you think of Jennifer Aniston in “Friends” and the hairstyle that made her so popular, you are picturing the shag. Of course, the medium shag is shorter than the hair that Aniston sported, but the basic styling is similar.

The shag requires a little more time and know-how than the bob, but this style flatters most facial shapes (save, perhaps, a long face) and can be quite flattering. Women like that it looks as if they spent little time on it. This style is also versatile since there are no bangs, and the hair is often long enough to be put in a ponytail or other styles.

The Curled-Out Bob

This style is somewhat a combination of the shag and the bob. It has some layering like a shag, and yet the simple styling of the bob. This style requires a large round brush for drying and then once nearly dry, the ends are turned up (either with the large round brush or even a flat brush)

This style isn’t quite as versatile as the basic shag, because often it will include bangs and a few more layers. But if can be styled in several ways and thanks to the layers, it can be styled for a curly look or can be blown straight.

We hope you have gotten a good idea of some popular medium hairstyles of the moment. Either you can grow your hair into one of these styles, or you can cut your hair shorter to make it a true “medium cut”.

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