Edgy Medium Hairstyles With Side Bangs

Dianna Agron showed off her shab cut at a 2011 film premiere.

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Mid-length hairstyles are versatile, fun and so on-trend right now. Skip the short crop that can be difficult to undo and opt for a super changeable medium ’do instead. Straddling that line between long and short does not need to equal a drab, blend-into-the-background style. Experiment with layers, textures and flattering angled bangs for a look that will demand attention wherever you go.

Asymmetric Bob

Give your bob a serious fashion edge and experiment with asymmetric shapes. Ask your stylist for a bob that is shorter at the back, or one that’s cropped on one side, for an edgy ’do you’ll be desperate to show off. A precise bob cut with steep angles requires regular trims to keep its shape. Add bold slices of contrasting color to really give this cut the impact it deserves. Keep your bangs blunt and diagonal to tie your asymmetric look together.

The Shab

The shab has all the layers and texture of a shag cut but is worn at bob length. Ask your stylist for a heavily textured bob cut, a la Dianna Agron. The “Glee” star ditched her long locks for a sexy shab cut and the results are striking. Keep things fresh and fun by adding a touch of styling wax to define your choppy strands. Add layered, wispy side bangs for a flirty and feminine finish.

Blunt Bob

Keep things bold, statement and standout with a blunt cut bob. Wear your bob between chin and shoulder length for a look that will take you from office to date in an instant. Ask your stylist to cut your bob blunt and a single length all around. Show off your blunt cut by wearing your locks super sleek, straight and shiny. A bottle of shine serum and some flat irons are all you need to keep those heads turning. Wear your bangs eye-skimming and slanted for a sexy peek-a-boo finish.

Razor Layers

Give your mid-length cut the attitude it deserves and ask your stylist for lots of razored, wispy layers. Razor cutting layers will give your ends a tapered finish that will bring your hair to life. Keep your front layers shorter and face-framing to really enhance your pretty features. Ask your stylist for lots of choppy defined layers around the back to give your locks texture, movement and shape. Team your medium-length layers with choppy, angled bangs for a versatile and edgy look.

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