16 Stylish Haircuts for Medium Short Hair

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Medium short haircuts for women: Photo of a woman with a medium length bob haircut

Trying out a new hair look can be a fun and exciting experience, and what better way to switch up your look than by getting a new haircut? For those with medium-short hair, finding the perfect haircut can be challenging, but there are many stylish options available.

Whether you want to maintain your current length or try a shorter style, like a bob or pixie cut, adding layers or bangs can help add depth and dimension to your look. With the right cut, you can enhance your natural beauty and make a bold fashion statement.

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If you’re overwhelmed by the many haircut options available, we’re here to help. In this post, we’ve curated a list of 16 gorgeous medium-short haircuts to inspire your next look. From classic styles to trendy cuts, these ideas will have you feeling confident and fabulous.

So, if you’re ready to switch up your hair look and try something new, take a look at our list of haircuts for medium-short hair. You’re sure to find a style that suits your taste and personality, and with the right cut, you can transform your look and feel amazing.

The Best Medium Short Haircuts for Women

1. Textured Bob


The bob hairstyle has come back in style; however, if you don’t want a blunt bob haircut, you can try another option: this textured bob haircut for medium-short hair.

With this haircut, you will get the look of a bob with some added layers to make it more fun! Plus, if you love volume, this is the perfect medium short haircut for you.

This video tutorial will show you how the bob hairstyle with added layers will look on medium-short hair.

2. Curly Layered Haircut


If you have curly hair, it can be hard to find the right haircut that will look good with your texture. However, if you have medium-short hair and are looking for a haircut that will be perfect for your curly hair, I recommend trying this curly layered haircut.

This cut is all about varied length layers to add shape and dimension to your curls. It’s a beautiful way to showcase your natural hair texture without getting the dreaded triangle hair look.

So, if you have curly hair and are looking for the right medium-short haircut, check out this video tutorial to see how it’s done. (Pro tip: Go to a stylist that specializes in curly hair for best results!)

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3. Butterfly Bob Haircut

BUTTERFLY bob haircut TREND 2023

The butterfly bob is another trendy haircut that you’ve definitely seen on TikTok this year. This medium short haircut is essentially a wolf cut with short layers at the back to create extra volume.

If you like movement and dimension in your hair and you love to have fun with hair trends, this is absolutely the cut for you! See how it’s achieved with the video above.

4. Blunt Haircut

Blunt Haircut for Women | Short Bob Haircut Tutorial

If you have straight hair (or love to straighten your hair) and want something chic and simple, the blunt bob is for you. While this style is classic, it’s also trendy right now, thanks to celebs like Hailey Bieber chopping their locks into bobs.

And what I love about this medium short haircut for women is that you can rock it on any hair length. While Hailey Bieber’s bob is to her chin, this medium-short look falls between the shoulders and chin for a little extra length (and hair you can pull back into a bun as needed).

7. Side Bangs


Are you looking to switch up your medium-short hair look? Adding bangs is a great way to add a fun, fresh twist to your style. Side bangs, in particular, can give your hair a stylish update while still maintaining your hair’s length.

If you’re hesitant to try bangs because you think they won’t work with your medium-short hair, think again! Even with shorter hair, side bangs can be a great addition to your look.

To see an example of a medium-short haircut with side bangs, check out the video tutorial above. You’ll get all the inspiration you need to rock this chic and trendy style.

9. Layered Haircut with Bangs

MEDIUM LAYERED HAIRCUT with bangs, how to cut layers for medium length hair - NIKITOCHKIN

Another great way to add some bangs to your medium-short haircut is to do a layered haircut with front bangs.

Whether you have thick or thin hair, a layered haircut with front bangs can work wonders for your style. This haircut can give your hair more dimension and movement, while the front bangs can frame your face and highlight your best features.

Just watch this quick video tutorial to see how you can get this fun new haircut for your medium-short hair!

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10. Layered Haircut for Fine Hair

Best Layered Haircut For Fine Hair

If you have fine hair, you already know how hard it can be to add volume or dimension to your strands. If you need some help, this layered haircut on medium-short hair will definitely add some volume and movement to your hair!

This video tutorial will show you exactly how you can recreate this look on your own medium-short hair to give it some added volume.

11. Long Bob Haircut

Another option for those who like a more simple haircut or for those who want the trendy bob hair look with less commitment is this long bob haircut. This is still a bob haircut for medium-short hair, but it is just a bit longer to give you a little more length than the classic bob haircut.

While we don’t recommend cutting your own hair unless you REALLY feel confident in your skills, this video tutorial will show you exactly how to do the cut yourself. Again, visit a salon if you are at all unsure — at home haircuts can go very bad, very fast.

12. Soft Long Layers Haircut

DIY: At Home Soft Long Layer Haircut

Another great way to add some layers to your hair is with a long layers haircut. This will work perfectly for those who have medium-length hair rather than short. This is because you will want to be able to have a little bit more length to be able to cut in long layers.

If you are interested in getting this look, watch this video tutorial to see exactly how to recreate this medium short haircut for women at home. (Again, always visit a salon if you’re at all unsure or don’t have experience cutting your own hair!)

13. Fringe & Bob Haircut

Another fun way to add bangs to your haircut is by doing fringe bangs. Fringe bangs are also a very popular look recently, and what I love about fringe bangs is they actually look great with medium-short hair!

So, the next time you consider bangs, I highly recommend trying out this medium short haircut for women — it’s honestly the best of both worlds between a bob and bangs.

Check out this video tutorial to see exactly how this look is done.

14. Layers with Curtain Bangs

Mid Length Hair with Layers and Curtain Bangs | Hair Tutorial

If you would rather have side bangs rather than front bangs, you can also try out a layered haircut with curtain bangs.

You may not have thought of adding curtain bangs to your medium-short hair because curtain bangs are usually seen on longer hair. But I promise, they also look amazing with medium-length hair.

So if you are curious about what curtain bangs would look like with a medium-short haircut, check out this video tutorial.

15. Face-Framing Layers

Hairdressers Guide To Giving Yourself Face-framing Layers And Not Ruining Your Hair

Face-framing layers are another type of layered haircut that seems to be a lot of people’s favorite. (Think Alix Earle, for instance!) Face-framing layers will help accentuate your face’s shape and add some movement to the front of your hair.

And don’t worry about your hair length because face-framing layers can also be done on medium-short hair, as shown in this video tutorial.

16. Layered Haircut for Thick Hair

Medium Length Layered Haircut for Thick Hair

If you have thick hair, layers can be tricky as you don’t want your hair to look too poofy or out of control. However, they can absolutely work if done correctly!

One option that you should consider if your hair is on the thicker side is this medium-length layered haircut. This will give your hair some layers while also ensuring that you have a haircut that fits your hair type and will lighten up your thicker hair.

Watch this video tutorial to see exactly what this medium-length haircut will look like on thicker hair!

Which medium short haircut for women are you going to try?

What kind of haircut do you like to get for your medium-short hair? What kind of haircut is your favorite on medium-short hair?

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