January 14, 2015 Angela Melero Spotlight

3 Cute Hairstyles for Medium-Length Hair

It seems like there’s always an overflow of hairstyle ideas for long, luscious locks. And short, chic dos are ideal for funky hair accessories and hats. But what about the happy-medium gals? Like the famously unsatisfied Goldilocks, we are on a constant quest for hairstyles that are just right, but our chic lobs and shoulder-length layered locks can make our options few and far between. Hope is not lost! Check out these three easy ’dos that will spice up your medium-length manes!

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Soft Curls

Soft, slightly imperfect curls are pure perfection on medium-length hair. And, we stand behind any ’do that has you looking lovely in under five minutes. Give your waves some extra fullness and definition by spritzing a little root-lifting spray and/or thickening spray prior to curling. Finish off with a touch of setting spray and you’ll be good to go!

GET THE LOOK: L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle TXT IT Tousle Waves Spray, Matrix Amplify Wonder Boost Root Lifter, L’Oréal Professionnel Finishing Infinium 2

Full Pony

Fake that long, full pony with this handy little trick that involves doubling up your traditional ponytail. To give your style some messy texture, lightly tease the top pony and spray with flexible-hold hairspray.

GET THE LOOK: Garnier Fructis Flexible Control Anti-Humidity Aerosol Hair Spray, L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Fine Control Hairspray

Braided Updo

Get a little fancy with this braided updo that’s great for a nice dinner or formal event.  Don’t forget to tug at the braid and bun to make sure it’s a little messy and imperfect-looking.



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Which of these styles will you try first? Tell us in the comments below!

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