You can make a variety of different hairstyles for your medium-length hair by smoothing down your bangs or positioning your hair half-up and half-down with extra weight at the crown. Learn a few different options in this free video on medium-length hairstyles.
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Hi, I'm Krysta, and I'm a hairstylist in Tampa, Florida. And today, I''m going to talk about different hairstyles for medium hair. For this, you will need a round brush, a blow dryer, a curling iron, bobby pins, and a comb. So, the first thing that I'm going to start off with today is, as you can see, my bangs are a little wavy and unruly. So, I'm going to show you how to blow dry them out, and kind of smooth them out for the first hairstyle. So, I love my hair texture, and I love going with a natural texture. A lot of times, I'll go to bed with wet hair, put oil and a styling cream in it, go to bed with it wet, and wake up in the morning, and sometimes this is what I get. So, as you can see, I have kind of a crimp in my bangs and whatnot. So, I'm going to show you how to smooth those out, and do our first hairstyle. You're going to take a round brush, and on a high heat setting, pull your bangs forward. Hit your "cool" button, and cool it off in your brush a little. If you have one side that isn't quite cooperating, take that side and pull it to the opposite side, in a diagonal direction. Hit your "cool" button. The second style that I want to talk to you about is kind of like a half up/half down hairstyle with a lot of height in the crown. And, this is a great point to start from with your natural hair texture and the bangs smoothed out. So, I'm going to go about an inch and a half, two inches back. And, taking a triangular section, lifting that up. And, I'm going to tease that section with my comb pointed down. This is basically going to help create a nice lift at the base, kind of like a cushion. And, you can spray behind there with your hairspray. And, take another section directly behind that, and tease that section. And then, on the sides I like to take a little diagonal forward section, like so. And, with my comb still pointing down, tease. Same thing over here. And then, I like to smooth it out using the comb. And, when I do this, I like to think of the comb with a feather. You don't really want to go directly into the hair to take that tease out, but you want to smooth down the surface area so you don't see it. If you want it just a volumized look, and I like to take my hands, and go right in at the base, shake it. And, I kind of do my hands like this, and go like this. And then, that kind of loosens it up so you don't look like Mary Tyler Moore from the '60s, or '70s, whenever that was. So then, I like to take this, and it doesn't have to be perfect. I kind of like that messy, undone look a little. We'll take that, hit it with hairspray, and then take my bobby pin, and I do long because I have thick hair. If you don't have thick hair, you can probably get away with short. But, I'm just going to go in, and almost kind of weave it in the hair and cross them together. So, one goes in from the right, and one goes in on the left, and then the cross over each other. And, those are some different hairstyles for medium hair. My number one tool that I used in this segment was my bobby pin. I hope you can recreate some at home. I'm Krysta, thanks for watching.