Short to medium length hair styles

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Short to medium length hair styles
Anna Wintour's signature bob (Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images)

Short and medium length hair is suitable for just about anyone, at any age. Also, it's a great option for people with fine or thin hair as shorter hair styles tend to give the appearance of volume. Whether your hair is straight, curly or in between, there are many hairstyle options for you.


One of the most versatile hairstyles is the bob. Bobs can be short or long, straight or curly. One variation of the hairstyle that is stylish is the inverted bob. One way to wear it is around chin length and longer and angled towards the front, shorter and stacked in the back. This hairstyle shows off highlights well. Either straight down or side-swept fringe can be worn with this style.

Short to medium length hair styles
Victoria Beckham's inverted bob (Junko Kimura/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images)


Pixie hairstyles are elegant and timeless. They work well with all types of hair, particularly African-American hair. There are many variations of the pixie hairstyle. Try a gamine haircut that is short all over, including the fringe. The hair on pixie cuts is much shorter on the back and sides and longer on top. For a retro look on a pixie hairstyle, keep the fringe long and sweep them dramatically to the side.

Short to medium length hair styles
Michelle Williams' pixie cut (Ethan Miller/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images)


Shoulder-length hair is possibly the most versatile hairstyle and also works well with many hair types. It can be curly or straight. Also, you can choose to wear your shoulder-length hair all one length or have layers cut into it. Layers tend to make this medium length hairstyle easier to manage as well as style. Use a hair straightener or curling iron to change up your look.

Short to medium length hair styles
Sandra Bullock with shoulder-length hair (Kevin Winter/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images)

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