Medium-length layered hairstyles are very popular right now and have actually been so for quite a while. Just take a look at those retro rock n’ roll hairstyles and you will see the resemblance. Of course, in 2020, the vibe of those looks has changed quite a bit but the essence remains the same.
In this article, we will talk about a series of hot and wearable such hairstyles that you can choose if you feel like making a change this fall. Regardless of your hair is thick or thin, light or dark, straight, wavy, or curly, there is a hairstyle that will look perfect on you. You just need to find it!
Straight Medium-Length Layered Hairstyles
Straight Medium-Length Layered Hairstyle with Long Middle-Parted Bangs
We begin with a straight medium-length layered hairstyle that has a dark chocolate-like color with some pretty highlights. The bangs are very long and they are middle-parted for a feminine and mysterious vibe. This is a super wearable hairstyle that doesn’t require much maintenance apart from regular trimming if you want to keep those layers visible and spunky
Side-Parted Straight Medium-Length Layered Dirty Blonde Hairstyle
This side-parted straight medium-length hairstyle has those nice and elegant layers that are easy to style and that sexy dirty blonde shade that’s so popular right now. Of course, you don’t necessarily have to change the color of your hair but it’s just a suggestion if you were thinking about it.
Messy Side-Parted Straight Medium-Length Layered Blonde Hairstyle
Next up is a messy side-parted straight medium-length hairstyle that’s super wearable, layered, and also very versatile. It works for a school day, a day at the office, a day out in nature, or wherever you wish to go. It also works very well with multiple outfits and accessories, regardless of the season.
Straight Medium-Length Layered Blonde Hairstyle with Curtain Bangs
This medium-length layered blonde hairstyle is quite special and that’s mostly thanks to the super cool curtain bangs that offer you a mysterious and seductive air. Style your locks using a round brush while blow-drying it and then add some hairspray to keep everything in place in a messy yet cool manner.
Straight Middle-Parted Medium-Length Layered Blonde Hairstyle
This is a very simple layered hairstyle that works for all ages, hair colors, and styles. It’s straight, middle-parted, and medium-length but it’s also an elegant yet super simple look. This makes it easy to accessorize and wear on multiple occasions without you having to spend too much time styling it.
Straight Side-Parted Medium-Length Layered Blonde Hairstyle with Light Ends
This medium-length layered hairstyle is also straight and those long bangs are side-parted in a cool and modern manner that highlights your beautiful face. You will notice that the ends of the hair are much lighter and this accentuates the layers, making them pop even more. This is an amazing hairstyle for those of you with rather thick hair.
Straight Side-Parted Medium-Length Layered Hairstyles (4 styles)
These four straight side-parted medium-length hairstyles are all layered in a subtle yet noticeable way. The layers are enough to make the hairstyles look cool and offer a bit of volume. The feathered look is flattering for almost anyone and doesn’t require too much styling to appear put together and pretty. You can also go for bolder makeup and some nice accessories if you feel like you need a more sophisticated look. All of these four hairstyles will allow that.
Straight Laidback Side-Parted Medium-Length Layered Blonde Hairstyle
This is a very laidback straight side-parted medium-length hairstyle that also has those spunky layers which will offer you an edgier vibe. The color doesn’t really matter as long as you have the right attitude to go with your hair. Keep the makeup to a minimum and enjoy your modern yet timeless look.
Straight Medium-Length Layered Blonde Hairstyle with Blunt Bangs
This is a straight medium-length layered hairstyle that is timeless and can be worn by everybody, regardless of age or hair color. It is truly a look that suits most people and hair types thanks to those cool layers that offer you a rebellious air. The blunt bangs also make you look more mysterious and feline-like. Overall, the look doesn’t require too much styling and it’s very wearable. Definitely worth trying!
Wavy Medium-Length Layered Hairstyles
Wavy Medium-Length Layered Hairstyles (9 styles)
It’s time to move on to wavy medium-length layered hairstyles, like the ones in the photo above. These nine styles are rather similar yet different if you pay attention to each of them and compare them to what you need when it comes to your hairstyle. Regardless of it’s a side-part or a middle one, loose waves or more defined ones, these looks are all wearable, pretty, timeless, and very low-maintenance. In case your hair is naturally-wavy, things become a lot easier. If not, you can always create those loose waves with a curling wand, some big rollers, or even braids in which you sleep for a night.
Wavy Side-Parted Medium-Length Layered Hairstyle
Also for wavy hair, this side-parted medium-length layered hairstyle is super comfortable to wear at all times and for any occasion. It’s so versatile and it can be altered to fit both a formal and an informal occasion nicely. It’s up to you how and when you choose to wear this hairstyle.
Wavy Middle-Parted Medium-Length Layered Hairstyle
In case you are more of a fan of middle-parted long bangs, then this medium-length hairstyle is for you. It’s wavy and also has layers that add a little bit of volume which is especially nice if your hair is naturally dull or fine. You can also go for a balayage and have your ends dyed lighter than the rest of the hair.
Wavy Medium-Length Layered Hairstyle with Long Blunt Bangs
This time, in case you are a fan of long blunt bangs, this wavy medium-length layered hairstyle is definitely the one for you. It’s mysterious, edgy, versatile but also elegant and wearable. You can style it using some hairspray and make sure that your bangs are long enough to cover your eyes because this is where this hairstyle stands out.
Wavy Medium-Length Layered Hairstyles for Color Inspiration (6 styles)
These six wavy medium-length layered hairstyles might look rather similar but their outcome also depends on your type of hair and whether or not it’s naturally wavy. Also, these examples serve as inspiration when it comes to hair color changes that you might think about doing. These six variations prove that such hairstyles can look amazing regardless of hair color so you should not be afraid to experiment.
Wavy Side- and Middle-Parted Medium-Length Layered Hairstyles (4 styles)
Now, these four hairstyle examples are all medium-length and layered in a way that makes them wearable yet super sophisticated. They are both sides- and middle-parted, depending on how you like to wear your hair and have that volume that’s not too much and not too subtle either. You can obtain more by backcombing your locks and using some hairspray for extra hold. Remember that with the right accessories and attitude, any hairstyle can become iconic.
Wavy Medium-Length Layered Hairstyles for Thin and Thick Hair (8 styles)
These are eight medium-length wavy hairstyles that are also layered and work amazing for either thick or thin hair. With a side part or a middle one, with loose waves or defined ones, these looks have something special about them and will make you feel beautiful, sexy, and confident. As you can see, they work with any makeup look and for any occasion, regardless if it’s formal or informal. These hairstyles are very adaptable while still maintaining that sophisticated and precious vibe that made so many women choose them in the first place. Also, regardless of your hair is blonde or darker, the layers and the waves will still create that gorgeous appearance and class that we are all searching for.
Curly Medium-Length Layered Hairstyles
Basic Curly Medium-Length Layered Hairstyle
Finally, when it comes to curly hair, things are not really easier but there are multiple hairstyles that you can try if you want layers and medium-length locks. This is a rather basic look that is also curly and looks natural and pretty as it is. The layers are also there to provide some edginess that creates a nice contrast with the delicate appearance of the hair and its color.
Messy Curly Medium-Length Layered Hairstyle with Bangs
This is a rather messy curly medium-length layered hairstyle that also has equally curly bangs to add to the whole mysterious vibe. You are free to use some hair mousse in case you want curls that are more defined and which last for a longer time. Other than that, you should know that the trick to wear this type of hairstyle is the attitude. After that, everything else comes easily.
Shag-Like Curly Medium-Length Layered Hairstyle with Curtain Bangs
If you thought that the iconic shag hairstyle was long gone, you were wrong! In fact, it’s as popular as ever, especially if you have curly medium-length hair that it’s also layered and rather messy. The curly curtain bangs are there to enhance the mystery and deepen your stare, while the untamed vibe of the look will turn some heads wherever you go. Use hairspray if you want to keep the curls in place for hours and hours.
Curly Side-Parted Medium-Length Layered Hairstyle
This hairstyle has more accentuated curls which are rather voluminous thanks to the layers in them. It’s a side-parted medium-length hairstyle that works very well for a night out or a formal event. It’s not too elegant yet not too simple and will make you the star of any party you decide to attend. Hair mousse is your best friend here because it will define your curls and maintain their appearance for longer.
Curly Medium-Length Layered Shags with Curtain Bangs for Thick Hair (2 styles)
Again, coming back to the iconic shag hairstyle, we have here two versions of it that you can draw inspiration from for a curly, medium-length, and layered look. Both of them have those famous curtain bangs and that vintage vibe that’s also modern and rather timeless. Plus, these two hairstyles are perfect for people with thick hair because the shape of the curls will remain the same for entire hours without you having to do regular touch-ups. Plus, your hair color doesn’t matter at all. It’s all about the attitude here.
Curly Medium-Length Layered Middle-Parted Hairstyle with Flat Roots
This is a curly medium-length layered hairstyle that has a flat middle-part which draws all the looks towards the curly ends of your locks. You are free to use hair mousse to accentuate these bouncy ringlets and hairspray to tame your roots even more for that special contrast. Plus, this is a versatile look that will get you out of trouble multiple times and on various occasions.
Curly Medium-Length Layered Rounded Out Hairstyle with Long Bangs
Finally, the last curly medium-length layered look is this rounded one that super fancy, cool, edgy, sophisticated, and absolutely perfect for a special event. It has that whole laidback vibe like you just didn’t care about your looks too much when, in reality, you spent some time styling your mane. Pair it with some cool sunglasses and a sexy dress and you will have everyone’s attention for the night, trust us!
To sum it all up, it appears that medium-length layered hairstyles are still going strong nowadays and one of their big advantages is that these looks look as modern now as they did back then. This is what makes them timeless and wearable regardless of the year in the calendar. There are also new ways of styling this type of hair but they all have remnants from those retro looks that made history. So, have you chosen your favorite one yet? Are you ready to make that big hair change? We wish you luck!