Medium Layered Haircuts to Try This Season

Thinking about options for medium layered haircuts? Every woman goes through the time when she can’t decide whether or not to let her hair grow long or get it short. That’s why medium length hairstyles are so popular right now. They still leave room for styling without the commitment to really long hair. And we all don’t have time to deal with the knots and tangles that are peculiar to longer hairstyles.


Short layered haircuts work well with fun streaks or highlights, but shoulder length layered haircuts are the best of both worlds. The good part about layered hairstyles is that they work for any face shape and hair texture.

Long layered haircuts are also quite in demand, but shoulder length haircuts are so versatile, especially with the additional color styling options such as ombre and balayage tones.

Your hairstylist will help you determine if longer or shorter layers are best for your hair texture. Also, layers can add volume to fine hair and extra bounce to curly or wavy hair. And the best part about layers is that you can always grow them out if you don’t like them.

That’s why medium layered haircuts are perfect: they are not as drastic as a shorter hairstyle! We put together a list of our favorite medium layered hairstyles for this year. Choose the one that works best for your lifestyle! And don’t be afraid to experiment with different styling tools and coloring options such as bright ombre or subtle balayage. The sky's the limit when it comes to unique hairstyles as pretty much anything goes in this year!

1. Curly Layers

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If you want to add more volume to your natural curls, layers are a must. It will not only give your hairstyle a modern touch, but it will also draw attention to your gorgeous facial features.


2. Smart and Chic

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This chic style is perfect for straight, thick hair. This mid-length bob, with its blunt and heavy fringe, pays homage to Bettie Page.

3. Loose Layers

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These long layers provide a lot of movement and bounce. But the best thing about this hairstyle is that it is easy to style, which is great for those ladies who have a busy lifestyle and don’t want to fuss with their locks.


4. Stairsteps

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This style has long, creamy layers and “stairsteps” that perfectly frame your face for a totally feminine look.

5. Layers for Thin Hair

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This adorable bob is a little bit longer than the classic bob. It has layers that are shorter in the front and gradually longer toward the back. To class this look up a bit, you can feather the front back slightly.


6. Layers for Thicker Hair

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This look is perfect for those with thick hair. It has a slight wave and looks both carefree and polished. The layers will give it a ton of movement and volume.

7. Tousled Layers

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The sexy bedhead look is totally in right now and the best part of these carefree, tousled layers is that they require no effort whatsoever. Simply finger comb your red hair, spritz in some sea salt spray and walk out the door!

8. 70s Retro

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This totally hip look works wonders for fine hair! With its long tapered bangs and feathered layers, it harkens back to days of disco music and bell bottoms!


9. A-Line with Razored Tips

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This fun take on the A-line is quite stunning. It has ragged ends and layers that softly frame the face to balance the cropped A-line cut.

10. Messy Side Sweep

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These choppy layers with jagged ends are reminiscent of the emo look of the early 2000s. The extreme side part is dramatic and will really make a statement.

11. Contrasting Layers

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This look with its varying layers and tones is perfect for the women who can't decide! You can opt for both highlights and lowlights or a gorgeous two-toned balayage with this unique and trendy haircut!


12. Free Flowing Layers

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This look with its delicate layers is totally feminine. Add some dark highlights to really dress up the look.

13. Flipped Out Layers

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This style is perfect for those who have long hair and want to cut off a few inches without getting a drastic cut. The stacked layers add bouncy volume and movement. All you need to do is slightly flip out the ends with a curling iron, hair dryer, or flat iron.

14. Choppy Waves

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Swept over longer side bangs give these choppy layers quite a bit of height and depth. Blonde highlights will make this look even brighter!


15. Shaggy Style without Bangs

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A slightly careless shaggy style is very popular this summer. This hairstyle is for those who do not want to spend a lot of time on the styling. Lightly comb the hair, giving it volume, and you are ready to conquer the world.

17. Curly Layered A-line Bob

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If you want to look spectacular, ask your stylist for a layered bob. This haircut is flattering for women of any age. Natural curls will make a coquettish hairdo. If you have straight hair, use a curling rod.

19. Layered Tips with Long Bangs

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Long bangs can accentuate the face and enhance its shape, while layered tips give you an elegant look. This style will suit all women: blondes, brunettes, or brown-haired girls.


20. Swept Side Hairstyles with Bright Colored Ombre

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Bright auburn hair with ombre will be a wonderful hairstyle for those who are used to being in the center of attention.

These are the trendiest medium layered haircuts. We are sure that you can choose a flattering haircut to sport this season.

FAQ: Medium Layered Haircuts

How to cut a shag haircut?

This haircut looks good on wavy hair.

  1. Put your hair in a ponytail right on top of your head. Brush it straight up.
  2. Leave a piece from the back out and place it up next to your ponytail to make sure you don’t cut the length off.
  3. After you trimmed the ponytail, take a portion of the bang from one side in a triangle shape and over direct it to your face and trim the ends at an angle, repeat on the other side.

How to cut soft layers?

  1. Start on damp hair. Part your hair by placing two fingers in the middle of your brow and then connecting them in the back in a horseshoe shape. Brush through it. Clip the bottom section.
  2. Choose a reference point on your face which is where your shortest layer is going to lay (your mouth/ nose).
  3. Hold your top section really tight against the face and cut diagonally at your reference point.
  4. Blow dry or curl your hair. You’ll get soft face framing pieces.