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Medium Length Hair for Men: Go Mid-Length!

Medium length hair for men
Soft and edgy in one: Actor Will Peltz with slightly wavy hair of medium length
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Nothing better than short hair? No way! Shoulder length hair for guys is hot again. Cool and versatile – cut or styled, the modern man’s mane definitely offers more possibilities than the short cut. You will find the best looks for men with medium length hair here

The leap from short to (medium) long is worthwhile. Men who have done it know: Longer hair, more styling possibilities! Layered hair, a fringe or styling the hair away from the face, redefining the look with a beard... The image gallery shows what 'more is more' means for men!

  • Gallery: Styling ideas for medium length men’s hair

    Medium length hair for men: soft

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    Medium length hair for men: soft

    The longer the hair, the more the hair texture comes to bear. You get full and slightly wavy hair into top form with a layered cut. Absolutely stylish and the perfect touch for the slightly trimmed fuzzy look: an XL fringe!

    Medium length hair for men: cool

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    Medium length hair for men: cool

    When the hair is shoulder length, not only can it be tied back into a practical ponytail: The long bob also looks good as a casually styled halfback without gel, giving the wearer a sexy grunge appeal. Hint: Unwashed hair is easier to style for this look

    Medium length hair for men: edgy

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    Medium length hair for men: edgy

    A bit lank! A bit wavy! A bit layered! This look for medium length hair offers three things in one. It’s casual too: the long fringe falling into the face with a deep side parting

    Medium length hair for men: magnificent

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    Medium length hair for men: magnificent

    Curly hair with lots of volume is perfect to wear in medium length. It definitely should be layered. Also important for presenting this style in top form: making a short parting!

    Medium length hair for men: hip

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    Medium length hair for men: hip

    Medium length hair goes splendidly with the upper lip beard that is currently in again, giving this rather metrosexual look a masculine touch

  • Styling aids and hair accessories

    Once they arrive at medium length hair, men have every styling possibility open to them:

  • Medium length hair for men
    More hair, more possibilities – the hair tied into a ponytail from Will Peltz appears like a respectable short hair cut from the front
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    The styling versions:

    Vary the length of the parting to change the style: Put it in the middle, on one side or lower, draw it exactly with a comb or style it roughly with your fingers!

    Try a fringe! Short or long – both works with the medium cut.

    More embarras de richesses: A layered cut or all hair the same length as a long bob? Pick your style!

    A beard imbues the 'mid-length look' with masculinity.

    Many football stars consider the hair band sporty – but this accessory also brings extravagance to the hair. For courageous men who like to stand out.

    Hair out of the face: When the mane is long enough: A ponytail – or even better – tying a casual knot or mid-length chignon!

    The styling aid:

    The best way to achieve a wet look is with hair gel. The hair can be styled back casually using your fingers or slicked close to the scalp with a comb for a more reputable appearance.

    For lank styles, hair wax is the way to go. Spread it on your hands and use it to accentuate the tips of the hair.

    For an (even) fuller hairline, apply volumising powder to the hair.

    With dry shampoo you can refresh your hair in between when there is no time for washing and blow drying.