Medium-Feathered Hairstyles

Updated April 17, 2017

Trends come and go, but feathered hairstyles seem to exist in every decade. While the style may be more feathered some years, the general cut is the same. Feathered hair at a medium length looks modern and embodies the undone look that is popular today.

Feathered Bangs

Feathered fringe are a hot trend. Ask your stylist to layer fringe to create a feathered look. Style hair with a flat iron to gently flip fringe outwards at the ends. Bangs should begin just below the brows and end at or around the jawline. Feathered fringe look great with a side or middle part.

Feathered Layers

Feathered layers move throughout the hair, and look great with medium length hair. Working with each section, use a flat iron to flip the ends of hair to enhance the feathered look. Layers should start at the cheek bone and move to the end of the hair. Layers can be as few or as many as you would like. A hairstylist will likely use a razor-cutting technique to achieve the feathered finish.

The Lob

The "lob" is a longer version of the bob, thus the name. This is a medium-length hairstyle that grazes the shoulders and works well with the feathered technique. Ask your stylist to add feathered layers around the face to add movement.

Side-Swept Bangs

Side-swept fringe can be feathered. Ask for light texturising through the fringe. Use a flat iron or a curling iron to pull side-swept fringe taunt and slightly flip outwards at the end to achieve a feathered look that frames the face.

Classic-Feathered Hairstyle

The classic-feathered hairstyle was popular in the 1970s. This is when hair is split in the middle and feathering takes over the fringe and layers of the hair. A modern version of this can be achieved by smoothing hair and using a curling iron to flip curls away from the face. Work with large three- to four- inch sections at a time for a polished feathered look and gently break curls up with fingers.

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