30 Medium Layered Haircuts
One of the easiest ways to inject personality into any look is to add a few layers, and there are so many ways to add them and so many types that you could play around with too. In your medium hair, you could add face-framing layers or long, tousled layers. There are jagged layers, razored layers, shaggy layers, blunt layers, soft layers, wispy layers … Yep, there are a lot of layers!
If you want a look that is both flattering, easy to wear, and with plenty of ways to make it your own, these medium layered haircuts are definitely ones to look at and take inspiration from:
1 – Bouncing Blonde Balayage Medium Layered Haircuts
There are lots of benefits to be had from these medium layered haircuts. Cutting some long length into medium length will remove all dead and split ends. When you remove those, the rest of the hair is able to get the nutrients and hydration it needs. The hair will, therefore, grow back longer, stronger and healthier, and it’ll look better and shinier too.
2 – Winter Blonde Balayage
If you have an oval face shape, you’re very lucky. You have the option of picking basically any medium layered haircuts that you like because they all seem to suit you fabulously! (We’re not jealous at all, we promise!)
3 – Straw Colored Medium Layered Haircuts
Curls, waves, and layers that flick away from your face are perfect for those with a longer face shape, and you can even work some more contouring magic by playing around with the tones that you use as well. This look combines a mixture of blonde shades, including caramel, honey, and straw tones.
4 – Longer, Face-Framing Highlights
Round faces suit medium layered haircuts perfectly, especially if they opt for the kind of face-framing layers that you can see in this stunning look. As well as giving limp and lifeless hair some shape, this look can even be styled in a number of different ways, giving you a number of different looks.
5 – Cara’s Casual Style
Cara Delevingne is a big fan of the medium length and layered do, sporting a longer, razor-edge bob style for San Diego’s Comic-Con International event. The look is perfect for those who want a celebrity style without the celebrity maintenance, and just a bit of tousling with your fingers as you dry it is enough to get you ready for the day.
6 – Dark Roots to Light Ends Medium Length & Layered
Dark roots are a big deal right now. We couldn’t be more thankful for that because it saves us a fortune in trips to the salon. Oh, and a whole bunch of time too. Speaking of time, this look will also save you plenty of it because it can work with the natural waves in your hair. With a look like this one, if it works WITH your hair (rather than against it) that natural wave will be there without you needing to do any styling at all.
7 – Shaggy Long Bob
Medium length hairstyles are generally considered easier to manage than longer or shorter styles. The length still enables you to throw the hair back into a ponytail but, at the same time, it’s still short enough to wear down with relative ease. It won’t take you forever to wash, dry and then style your hair every day.
8 – Bright, Bold & Bouncy Medium Length & Layered Hair
Curls and waves are a great way to add texture to thin hair, just as the layers are, so when you work the two together, you have a look that is not only fabulous but appears much thicker. This look is perfect if you need a little inspiration, and you could go crazy with the color combos too!
9 – Powdery Brown & Choppy
When you’re looking at medium layered haircuts, remember that your color can have just as much of an impact as the cut itself. In fact, a really good cut can be destroyed by a bad color, and vice versa. Ask your colorist what they’d come up with, in terms of cut and color together.
10 – Warm Toned Balayage Layers
If you have thin hair, these medium layered haircuts are perfect for you. The layers are what help to add texture and volume, and if you add highlights and other features to the look, you will be just be adding to the oomph factor.
11 – Light Honey Coloured Ends with Dark Roots
The good thing about easy and mussed-up looks like this one is that you don’t need to use heated styling tools on your locks, which, as we all know, can lead to breakage of the hair. With the right color and style, you won’t need hardly anything in the form of volume-boosting products, with your hair doing all the hard work for you.
12 – Dark to Bright Blonde Balayage
Styles like this are perfect for when you want to give your hair a break because they don’t actually need much in the way of styling in order to keep them in check. This look, for example, requires some simple tousling with your fingers, as well as a light dusting of sea salt spray, and you could even wear things sleek and smooth, using hair straighteners, should you want to spice things up a bit.
13 – Sun-Kissed Blonde & Light Layered
It doesn’t take a lot to add texture and volume to thin hair, and these medium layered haircuts are perfect for it. Keep the layers to the ends, and the curls too, and you’ll be adding movement that you won’t have seen on your hair before.
14 – Ash Blonde & Flicked Out
If you want a casual style that still allows you to add body, shape, and life, v-shaped layers are a great idea and still allow you to keep the long length too. The layers towards the bottom stop the hair from being really heavy, and when the hair isn’t heavy, it’s free to sit in whatever style you have worked it into.
15 – Razor-Layered Ombre
That dark to light ombre is perfect for those summer months when getting yourself to the salon is the very last thing on your to-do list. (In fact, just make that any time of the year!) The razor-edges on this cut is what makes it such a flattering one, even with that simple center parting.
16 – Painted Long Bob
The lob — long bob — is a very popular look for busy women right now, mostly because it manages to include somewhat longer hair with a manageable, shorter style. Shorter hair means shorter washing, drying and styling time. When every minute in your day counts, a look that requires minimal maintenance, such as this one, is an absolute winner.
17 – Stormy Blonde & Layered
With medium length and layered haircuts like this stunning stormy look, you still have enough length on your side to be able to come up with some pretty fabulous color combinations. This one is a very dark look, but you could go as light or as colorful as you dare. What do you think? Would this one tick all the right boxes for you?
18 – Chocolate Blonde & Bouncy Layers
Want a look that’s perfect for fall? How about this stunning chocolate colored look? It looks good enough to eat, especially with that shiny finish. We wouldn’t recommend that, obviously, but we certainly have serious hair envy when it comes to this choco-licious look.
19 – Textured & Layered A-Line Medium Bob
If you have a long face shape, the best kind of look for you is going to be one that features longer and wispy bangs swept over to one side. Although you can’t see the bangs in this brilliant look, they do work well with that chin-skimming length. It’s all about the layers, you see? The layers and that pretty color combo.
20 – Ash Blonde over Natural Blonde Light Layers
There really is a blonde shade for everyone, and if you’re pondering over going Marilyn-esque yourself, you’ll need to work out the right one for you. You’ll need to figure out what kind of skin tone you have first — whether it’s cool or warm. You can easily work this out by looking at the skin on your wrist. Well, the veins, to be exact. If you can see green-shade veins, you have what is considered to be a warm tone to your skin. Purple and blue veins indicate a cooler skin tone. If you have a mixture of them all, you are free to pick whichever blonde you like. Good news, right?
*Furiously checks the veins on our wrists … *
21 – Laid Back Length & Layers
Still on the subject of blondes, the cooler and more delicate blondes are better suited to those with pink, pale and cool skin tones — the ones with purple and blue colored veins. The honey hues that you can see in this pretty look are generally considered to be a good option for those with warmer and darker skin — those with the green tones in their veins.
22 – Lived In Light Toned Layers
Living-in looks are in fashion right now, which is great for us because our hair is constantly and always will be live-in. (Otherwise known as generally messy and unwashed.) The roots on this look is what we would like to draw your attention to. The longer and more natural roots are okay to rock with these balayage, ombre tones. Work from dark to light (if you have dark, natural hair) and no one will know hat you’ve missed a couple of salon appointments.
23 – Dark n’ Shaggy A-Line Long Bob
Keep things on the dark and shaggy side with this A-line bob, perfect for those who want a style that means business. Another look that’ll take you just five minutes to style in the morning, the shorter layers at the back are what help to add the volume to this look, and the loose and textured waves just finish things off beautifully. It’s a tick in all the boxes for us.
24 – Honey & Caramel Tones Med Length Layers
Honey and caramel tones are perfect for any time of year, and they go with pretty much every natural under-color too. Whether you’re blonde, dark brown, light brunette, or even a red-head, these caramel, honey tones will go beautifully with them, creating a brand new depth to the look you’re rockin’.
25 – Purple toned Med Length Layers
There’s never a better time for purple and pink shades than right now, especially when you’re talking about a cool look like this one with purple toned med length layers. The lighter tones have been left towards the bottom lengths and layers, helping to create volume if you have a problem with limp and lifeless locks.
26 – Textured, Blonde Chic
Textured, blonde locks suit everyone, it’s just a matter of finding the right style and shape for you. This look is a winner for everyone, perfectly customisable for your face shape too. If you want a lighter look, have the face-framing highlights lighter in shade. The longer shades can be left for the roots, allowing you to leave weeks between salon appointments.
27 – Fiery, Dark Rooted, Textured Shoulder-Skimming Bob
Of course, for when you don’t want subtle, you could always opt for something fiery and red … A little bit like this brilliant look, for example, mixing a bold shade with cute, medium layered haircuts that totally rock.
28 – Mussed-Up & Marvellous Choppy Layers
Opt for some choppy layers to frame your face to help thin out thicker hair. Make sure you’ve got the right stylist for this, however. When you’re talking about looks like this one, opting for a mate to do it on the cheap is often not the best idea. It takes precision cuts — knowing where and how to cut.
29 – Med-Long Layers with Blonde Blend
This beautiful blonde blend is fabulous, the ashy tones in with the straw and caramel tones to bring the whole thing to life. Again, if you have longer medium length hair that is otherwise lifeless and limp, this is a great look. It combines waves with layers, which instantly creates volume, and then highlights to help reflect the light. A bit like contouring for your hair!
30 – V-Shaped Feathered Layers
Firstly, we love the beautiful and natural red tones in this look. Secondly, we love the cut. It’s a v-shaped cut, wonderfully feathered, keeping some of the length there but also keeping it within the medium-length spectrum. It’s a winner, that’s for sure. Oh, and we love it.