Tips for Hairdos for Medium Layered Hair

Layers on shoulder-length medium hair are great. They add volume, texture, and shape, framing the face perfectly. However, if not styled correctly, the layers can get lost and the look falls flat. For a look that stands out and leaves a lasting impression, consider these tips for hairdos for medium layered hair.


Hairdos for medium layered hair all have one thing in common: the volume needs to be turned all the way up. If you’ve got fine or thin hair, amp up your look by using a round brush while blow drying wet hair. Use a large barrel curling iron (or hot curlers if you’re in a time crunch) to give yourself some body and bounce.


Bangs are a great addition to hairdos for medium layered hair, because they fit right in with the tiered look the layers provide. For a gradual layered look, try sideswept bangs starting at the cheekbone. If you’re adding bangs, choose a look that flatters your face shape.


Hairdos for medium layered hair look best when there’s a little bounce. There’s no point in a bunch of layers if your hair is stick straight, so be sure to heat up your curling iron to add some curl to the ends of your hair at the very least. Spray with a flexible hairspray for all day hold that doesn’t look stiff or crunchy.

To see how the celebrities style their hairdos for medium layered hair (or rather, how they stylists style their hair), check out our gallery of medium, layered hairstyles.