Good Hairstyles for Medium Coarse Hair

Work with your natural texture.

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Medium coarse hair tends to be bulky and poufy throughout. A hairstyle that will help settle things down and create the appearance of sleek, smooth hair is ideal. Another thing – you will want to steer clear of hairstyles that will augment your current style woes – styles like short, graduated layers are not going to flatter you.

Short Hairstyles

Short hair needs to be well texturized to work for medium coarse hair. A shoulder-length bob, is ideal for your hair type. Have your stylist snip in textured or choppy ends and maybe even use thinning scissors to create a style that lays down nicely. Needing more inspiration? Think of Halle Berry's hot 'do -- this is what you should aim for.

Medium Length Hairstyles

Messy medium hairstyles can take advantage of your hair's natural texture. This kind of hairstyle is perfect for a casual, daily 'do. Work with your natural texture, whether it is curly, straight or somewhere in between. Then, use a texture-enhancing hair product to give it a bed head look.

Long Length Hairstyles

If you have medium coarse hair like Kim Kardashian has, a long length can help you achieve a softer look overall. “Allure” suggests a long layered haircut with face-framing pieces. This cut will help to flatter anyone with medium coarse hair when styled straight by blowing locks out with a paddle brush and then finishing up the style with a shine-enhancing serum to fight frizz.


Bangs can work with any hairstyle or texture, so don’t avoid bangs because you don’t think they’d look right on you. Although bangs that are snipped super short or full fringe can work against your texture, side swept bangs flatter virtually any face shape and can be worn with medium coarse hair. Long layers that are worked into your face fringe are also an option.

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