How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?
This is a straightforward yet elegant look. Medium length hair is so popular right now and is very easy to manage. My favorite thing about this look is that this length looks great in any style whether it’s curled, straight, blown out, or worn natural. You have got so many options when it comes to this style. It’s also still long enough to throw right into a messy bun or ponytail on those days whenever you just aren’t in the mood to style it.
Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?
In relation to products it really relies on what you are attempting to realize along with your style. On this model I used a leave-in conditioner (R+Co’s Prep Spray) in addition to a moisture and shine cream from her mid-lengths to ends (R+Co’s High Dive). Both of these contain heat protectants that are so important to make use of if you find yourself styling!
I also always love using some type of root spray or volumizer. In this case I chose Maximista by Oribe because it gives great lift without being too sticky. It’s very user friendly and all I did was spray it section by section at the root while blow drying. Once everything was smooth and dry, I finished the style off with a light hairspray just to maintain everything tame. I like using Superfine by Oribe when only wanting a small amount of hold.
What type of person would this look work best for?
This length works great on most hair types. The model shown has very thick hair and tons of it. but even you probably have fine or medium hair this style looks great.
Depending in your face shape is where I might consider doing an extended bang. The model has a slender face so we were capable of take her fringe up just a little shorter than we’d probably do on someone with a face that’s more round. No matter what your face shape, this length will be customized to suit your needs.
This cut works great with any lifestyle. Like I said before, it can be worn in a variety of various styles as well as up in that messy bun that we all love so much. My personal favorite must be beachy waves. Use a 1 to 1¼-inch wand or curling iron and wrap the hair around to achieve those messy waves that look so tousled and effortless. Finish that look off by scrunching in a pearl-sized amount of R+Co’s Mannequin Styling Paste and you’re good to go.
What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?
My best tip for someone considering this look is to actually try different styles. All of us get caught in the same hair rut and don’t check out new things, but this length is so versatile you could literally do anything you want with it. Always have fun together with your hair and don’t forget to use those heat protectants!