Medium-length hair works well on so many men. It’s not a straitlaced, gives you a chance to highlight your hair’s texture, and can look at home both at work and at play.
The shaggy style isn’t a full-grown mop, but it has a delightfully boyish appeal that no one can ignore. Plan to grow out a shorter hairstyle into a shaggy medium-length style with clever layering. An all-over cut can lie flat, but a mix of lengths can look stellar. Talk to your hairdresser and don’t forget to bring a photo if this look is for you.
If your hair is fine or tends to be flat, styling products can make a good deal of difference. Shaggy hairstyles look great when slight waves and texture are emphasized. A sculpture lotion will add a stronger hold for thicker hair, while thin hair may be best shaped with a lighter hold mousse.
Product Suggestions: Bumble and Bumble Styling Lotion, JA Alternatives Sculpture Lotion
Textured hair offers a ton of possibilities for styling, and can be cut to flatter all face shapes. Textured medium-length hair is both forgiving and versatile.
Get your longer hair textured to a medium length, whether it’s straight or curly. Curly hair can be tapered shorter near the bottom, with a majority of the weight near the top of the head. A simple misting spray can give your hair shine.
Product Suggestions: Citre Shine Mist, TIGI Headrush Shine Superfine Mist
Your wavy hair has natural bounce and you can take advantage of that when you’re fashioning your hairstyle. Get your hairdresser to work with the waves to frame the face, and take advantage of your hair’s natural face-framing effects with the proper products.
Without a touch of finishing product, your hair could morph into a frizzy, shapeless mess. Use products like hair serum that protect your hair against dehydration, and get styling wax to define the natural wave you have.
Product Suggestions: John Frieda Hair Serum, Bumble and Bumble Sumotec Styling Wax
Grown Out Styles
Mess it up and grow it out! Go for a messy style that shows off your hair’s natural look, be it fine, thick, coarse, or wavy. Cultivate your medium-length hair to have a little extra shape with a regular trim that doesn’t get short. Stop by your hairdresser occasionally for tapering and texturing to keep your hair looking fresh.
Don’t forget that you’ll need a little product to add extra style. For a casual look, try a product called Groom & Clean Greaseless Hair Control. This traditional treatment is perfect for those of us who need a natural hold, and can be purchased for around $5.
Other Product Suggestions Include: Jack Black Pomade
Growing your hair out doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s going to be messy. Try a medium-length smart cut paired with careful styling, and look positively cool in comparison to shorter ‘dos.
Your hair can be swept to one side with a comb and then “finger-combed” to add a little texture. Applying products that emphasize your hair texture are definitely welcome with this hairstyle. Styling mousse will add lift at the crown, and you can brush your medium length hair back past your ears for classic appeal.
Product Suggestions: Truefitt & Hill London Car Cream
The refined afro style is an excellent look for men with kinky hair that runs a little wild. This ‘do is easier to maintain than over-processed hairstyles and can really flatter your facial features. Get your hair cut regularly in a full, slightly rounded shape all over for a slightly retro, very natural appearance.
Get your medium-length afro looking its best with deep-conditioning treatments. Use a classic afro treatment like Sta Sof Fro, which prevents afros from tightening and shrinking.
Product Suggestions: DAX Wave & Groom, Bumble and Bumble Grooming Cream