The Most Popular Medium Haircut Inspiration for 2018

Low-Maintenance Cut
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Even if you love your current haircut, there's something about the change of a season that makes you wonder, "Should I go for it and chop it off?" or occasionally, " Should I try bangs?" Unless you've done your research about what haircut will flatter your face shape and are emotionally prepared for a drastic change, a major haircut is probably not the best idea. If you're itching for something new but don't want to make a dramatic alteration, these medium-length haircuts are just right. Whether you opt for some casual fringe, minimal layers, or keep it simple with a timeless lob, medium length haircuts are the easiest, most universal looks. Have a medium-length cut already but want to spruce it up? Try an asymmetrical style or test out subtle babylights. These medium haircuts are easy to maintain and will flatter any face shape. If you're unsure what to tell your stylist but you want something fresh, these medium length haircuts are the way to go.

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One-Length Ease

One-Length Ease
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A no-fuss, one-length cut doesn't have to be boring. You can style it any way you want without holdups from layers or bangs.

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Wavy Layers and Caramel Ribbons

Wavy Layers and Caramel Ribbons
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Warm ribbon highlights look beautiful on wavy or curly hair, and a few layers add even more texture.

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Curly Cut With Baby Bangs

Curly Cut With Baby Bangs
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With naturally curly hair, baby bangs will never fall flat. Short, choppy bangs are equal parts sweet and edgy.

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The Classic Lob

The Classic Lob
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The lob is a universally flattering, manageable cut for any hair type and face shape. Long enough to put in a ponytail, short enough to style easily, the lob can't be denied.

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Full Fringe and Piecey Layers

Full Fringe and Piecey Layers
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Straight across fringe that tapers on the ends isn't as harsh as one-length bangs, especially when paired with wavy layers. This look is a take on the new shag, the haircut of the moment.

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Asymmetrical Shoulder Length

Asymmetrical Shoulder Length
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An asymmetrical cut is flattering for all face shapes, and it's a small update with a big impact.

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Natural Curls with Deep Side Part

Natural Curls with Deep Side Part
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If you want to bring on the drama, toss it over to a deep side part for ultimate volume. A few delicate babylights add definition to curls.

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Voluminous Layers

Voluminous Layers
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With medium to thick hair, you don't need very many layers to create an impact. Use a volumizing mousse for extra boost.

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Modern Shag

Modern Shag
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A modern shag with parted fringe is much more laidback than the original cut. Paired with relaxed waves, the new shag is a cool cut for summer.

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Low-Maintenance Cut

Low-Maintenance Cut
Pinterest/Crytalin Marie

Minimal layers mean minimal work on your part, and with an easy thick wave, you can go from day to night.

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