From long bob to deep side parting - medium-length hair offers endless styling options. Find out here which midi-length hairstyle best suits your hair structure, face shape, and even your size.
Medium length hair - is there a more timeless look than a midi length haircut? In addition to styles like the pixie or extra long hair, medium lengths are without a doubt the haircut that will never go out of style. With a cut in midi length, you are always on the safe side. Eduardo Sánchez, director of Maison Eduardo Sánchez, is clear about the reasons for this success: "It is a timeless, flattering cut that can be easily adapted to the type of face and hair texture. It is also very versatile: it can be open, pinned up, straight or wavy. It's also a cut that's especially popular because women who have a hard time parting with long hair can change their look without having to give up their hair entirely. Minor changes like a pony can instantly transform the cut into the most fashionable look."
Given the myriad of possibilities and variations of medium-length hair - 2 or 3 centimeters up or down can change everything - here is the guide to choosing the right haircut, tailored to your needs.
As María del Mar Hierro, manager of the Menta Beauty Place salon, explains, long, bobble-like hair that is not too far down the face and parted in the middle is a good choice for those with round faces. In fact, you can also opt for a version that gets shorter at the back of the head.
For round faces, María Baras, director of Cheska, recommends above all: straight, full, half-length hair with neatly cut tips and a strong center parting to emphasize the geometric effect of the cut. "These cuts have a lifting effect," she says. In this case, you could even go for a shorter length that goes down to the chin because, being such a straight cut, it marks a line parallel to the cheek and jawbones which is very stylish.
Eduardo Sánchez doesn't rule out short hair with a side parting for round faces. He also emphasizes the importance of taking into account the size of the person and the neck to determine the length of the cut. As a general rule, short hair that leaves the nape of the neck free is visually elongated and stylized, so it is also an option for round faces.
David Lesur, David Künzle's training manager, recommends for angular faces: medium-length hair with large waves and exposed cheekbones. For square faces, the side parting is also the best choice, according to Lesur.
For the square face shape, Sanchez recommends hair that reaches 3 inches above the chin (or more) to soften the square shape.
To add volume to this face type, David Lesur recommends hair with waves and volume on the sides and slightly rounded contours.
Sánchez opts for the shortest possible hair in combination with a pony, as they break up the verticality of this face type.
Oval faces tend to have the most options when it comes to haircuts, but David Lesur strongly recommends short and straight hair. Here you should particularly focus on the quality of the hair.
For curly hair, depending on the strength of the curls and the amount of hair, it may be necessary to adapt the haircut to the type of curls and their behavior when dry (so many experts advise dry cutting to see how the curls look better). For short hair, consider thin layered layers to counteract excessive volume.