Over the last few years, medium length hairstyles have become less and less popular as men’s haircuts of choice feature short fades and longer styles.
But this isn’t going to be so forever as intentional medium haircuts are some of the most timeless and versatile haircuts for men that can be worn for all types of occasions, formal or informal.
1. Loose Quiff (medium length classic)
The loose quiff is a timeless medium-length hairstyle that works for any type of occasion. To get it, take the sides short and leave the top with plenty of length, which leaves the fringe area with more length, but shorter towards the crown.
For volume through the quiff, use a blow dryer then finish with a low shine hair product. You want the hair loose and easily reworkable through the day for the ultimate loose quiff hairstyle.
A great recommendation for styling this cut is the Distorter Professional Hair Clay by Hairbond United Kingdom. If this is too flexible for your hair type upgrade to their Mattifier Professional Hair Cement which offers a 5 out of 5 hold, instead of the Distorter’s 3 out of 5.
2. Messy Fringe
Most medium length hairstyles are worn pushed back, or to the side, but if you are looking for something worn down, then the Tommy Shelby messy fringe might be it for you.
Get your barber to add texture for a messier and less structured look. This can be paired with a short fade at the back and the sides kept low for a modern look.
Use the Hairbond Texturiser Sea Salt Spray for a pre-styler through damp hair and blow dry it in whilst you style it, then finish with a small amount of the Hairbond Moulder Professional Hair Shaper which will add volume and texture where you need it.
3. Long On Top Short Back And Sides
This has been very popular in recent years and features length on top with ultra short sides and back. This look is perfect for gentlemen who don’t want to commit to anything too long.
Get your barber to add texture throughout the hair for a messier look, and pair the longer top with a low to mid tape or short taper on the sides and back.
For this style, the Hairbond Shaper Professional Hair Toffee is most ideal. It is not a wax or a clay, but is a more pliable creamy product, which breaks down with ease in your fingers, it doesn’t tug or pull on application and can keep long strands exactly where you put them whilst adding texture and a healthy salon finish glow to your hair.
4. Side part
The side part can be worn with any other medium length hairstyle mentioned here and is a cool style for most men. Ensure you wear the side part on your natural part line, as this will help you styling at home.
You can wear this natural or slicked. It all depends on how you want your hair to look.
If you want a strong 2020 style side parting, then style with the Hairbond Mattifier Professional Hair Cement, which keeps it looking natural, keeping every piece in place whilst reworkable if you wish.
But if the classic finish is what you want, then look no further than the Hairbond Gripper Professional Hair Pomade.
5. Windswept (choppy medium length)
The windswept hairstyle is the ultimate medium length look. For this style, grow your hair to the required length then let your barber add texture throughout the hair, which gives a messier, windswept look.
Style with the Hairbond Texturiser Sea Salt Spray on a damp hair to get that textured beach look. As this is a super natural style, depending on whether your hair is thick or thin, you might decide to add some volumising finisher to the roots for that extra bit of lift.
For this the Hairbond Moulder Professional Hair Shaper is exceptional.
6. Slick Back
Lastly, is the classic slick back. This style is timeless and has been worn by men for ages. The slick back is a great medium length hairstyle for those who want to have their hair held in place all through the day and want more shine to the hair.
This requires about 4 to 6 inches in length, but most of the length will be in the fringe area.
Get your barber to add shape and layers to this style, once a longer length has grown out. Whilst your hair is towel dry or still slightly damp, style this with starting with small amounts of the Hairbond Gripper Professional Hair Pomade and brush through backwards softly with a round brush for the slicked look.