Medium length hairstyles for men haven’t always been popular. Some time ago, they were just the intermediate stage between short and long hair. Today, the variety of medium hairstyles allows men to create the most attractive looks with their hair. Remarkably, the structure of your hair doesn’t make any difference. What really matters is your overall appearance, including the shape of your face and the style preferred.


What Is Men’s Medium Hairstyles?

Men’s medium length hairstyles can look extremely attractive and complimenting if handled with care. By care, we mean giving it special treatment and well-timed trim. If you remember these simple rules, the things will go easy for you, and your hairstyle will live its life to the fullest.

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How long is medium hair for men? A medium length hair for men can be may vary between 2 and 4 inches (5 and 10 cm) long. Medium haircuts for men are very much in style right now. However, most men are afraid of constant upkeep. Therefore, men tend to stick to short haircuts that do not require a lot of styling and maintenance.

Quite the contrary, medium length men’s haircuts don’t have to be burdensome. Today men go for shorter sides and/or back with the majority of length on the top. This leaves room for styling options such as pompadours, fohawks and bowl cuts.

Modern medium length hair cuts for men harken back to a buzz cut, which is the most popular style haircut for men. Buzz cuts have progressed over the years to include styles such as fades, tapered cuts, and undercuts.

Still, not convinced that medium haircuts for men are right for your lifestyle? Check out our guide to mid-length men’s cuts and allow us to broaden your hair horizons.


How To Grow Medium Length Hair

The first thing that you need to know when considering the medium length mens hairstyles is how to make your hair grow. It’s very important that your hair receives a sufficient amount of micronutrients and water from the inside of your body. So, ensure your diet is sensible and keep an eye on the water balance. You might wonder how to grow hair faster. There are, actually, special hair treatment products that can boost your hair growth, so don’t neglect to use them. Also, don’t think that growing your hair out means skipping the hair salon. You’ll still need to trim your split ends regularly because this will help to maintain a healthy and strong mane.

How To Style Men’s Medium Length Hair

Now when the mission to grow out the hair is complete, it’s time to learn how to do the mid-length hairstyles. When styling, it’s very important to choose the appropriate hair styling product. If your hair is short to medium length, apply a wax, paste or pomade to it. However, if you have longer locks, a special grooming cream, leave-in conditioner or serum will work best. These products will help not only to create the coolest hairstyles for medium length hair but also to keep it protected, moisturized and lightweight at the same time.

One of the best things about styling medium haircuts is that it doesn’t take you much time and effort. Hence, if you are a complete novice in a grooming world, start with something easy maintenance. Long top short sides hairstyles are a perfect way to go in this case. You are offered a wide range of options here. For the sides, you can go with a fade, a taper or an undercut. And for the top, the selection is even broader – from elegant and neat comb overs, pomps and slick backs to trendy and messy fringes, spikes and mohawks.

As a rule of thumb, when choosing a haircut for your medium locks, you need to consider their length, texture and type to achieve the best result.


Men’s Medium Length Hairstyles: Tips And Tricks

Of course, we can’t leave you without a bunch of tips and tricks for medium length hairstyles for men.

  1.  Wash your hair and dry it with a towel.
  2.  Use a heat protecting product, like spray or oil.
  3. Blow-dry the hair in the upward directions until it is completely dry.
  4. Reduce any excessive volume with a brush.
  5. For the wavy mid-length hair, apply a matte cream or paste. For the straight hair, utilize a wax with sheen.

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Best Men’s Medium Hairstyles

For inspiration on how to wear your medium length hair, we’ve compiled an inspiring gallery of medium length hairstyles. Check out these pictures before your next visit to the hair salon!


Comb Over

Comb over haircut have gotten a bad rap over the years, but they are now becoming quite a popular look. The main condition of comb over haircut is that hair on the sides must be shorter than hair on top (it can be paired with a fade or undercut), and the longer hair on top parted to the side. A comb over fade like the one shown here is quite trendy with its taper fade and full volume on top.

To style a comb over, first towel dry your hair to remove any excess moisture and then blow it dry. Use a pea-sized ball of hair wax and work it into your hair. Decide where you want the side part and comb that section forward neatly. Then make a slightly diagonal part under your cow-lick and toward the front, near the temple. Then separate your hair with your fingers to create a messy part and style the rest of your hair as desired.

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Faux Hawk Medium Hairstyle

Everyone remembers the famous Mohawk from the 1980s. And right now, the closely related, fohawk is catching on like wildfire for men who want a more edgy look. Fohawks are much less distracting medium haircuts for men than the traditional Mohawk and are not always frowned upon in the workplace.

The typical modern faux hawk haircut is longer in the back and sides with more length on the top, which is used for spiking to create the faux hawk effect. While Mohawks were most commonly associated with the punk rock crowd, fohawks are now becoming quite mainstream, as more and more men opt for this funky hairstyle.

You will need quality styling mousse or pomade for this look, but the best part is that it is very low maintenance as the overall effect is a carefree messy look that women will find extremely sexy.

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Tousled Hairstyle

As dress code rules at the offices are becoming less and less strict, medium haircuts for men are also gaining more casual and effortless vibes. To get a fashionable yet office-appropriate look, tousle your locks on top of the head and spritz them with a hair spray for a defined appearance with a long-lasting effect.

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Tapered Hair

Taper haircut is becoming more popular day by day. This cut balanced between versatility and sophistication: it’s not too wild and too boring and newer go out of style. Taper haircut it is technology of cutting when men’s hair is trimmed on the sides and back shorter gradually. With hair clippers barbers slowly blend or taper the longer hair at the top into short hair at the back and sides of your head.

There are a lot of different types of tapers and most popular its taper fade combination: where one haircut smoothly turns into another. Top of the head you can style in a lot of ways: from slick back and pompadour to spiky or messy hairstyle. Fantasize and be original and your taper haircut is no tired for you. Try taper medium haircuts for men and make sure its universality.

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Bowl Cut

Bowl cut tend to get a bad rap as they bring back the images of early childhood when your mother cut your hair. However, believe it or not, the bowl cut is now considered to be quite edgy and stylish.

Mens bowl cuts are actually becoming quite a popular look for haircuts for medium hair men. With both classic and modern variations to choose from, you will be certain to find a bowl haircut that catches your eye, if you fancy this style from the days of your youth.

The reason bowl cuts were so popular, to begin with, is that they were easy to cut, style and maintain. They are generally a drastic undercut with longer strands of hair going down the sides, back and front to create the effect of an upside-down bowl.

To style a bowl cut, you would use hair clay to style the fringe the way you want and then pull the sides and back down into a bowl shape. For a bit of a longer bowl cut , like the one shown here, you would use a straightening product to slick down the sides for a sleek and polished finish. However, if you want a messy bowl cut, you could use sea salt spray for more texture.

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Bro Flow

A brow flow is a medium mens haircut that looks as if the wind has styled your locks. That is why it comes out effortless and breezy. What else is good about this medium long hair men style is that it works almost for any hair type, from straight to curly. Though, if you have particularly kinky locks, you may want to straight them up a little bit beforehand.

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Quiff Wavy Hairstyle

How do you style a quiff men? Ruffle your hair with your hands, after first grinding in your palm a small amount of wax for styling. After using the hair dryer, do not forget to shape the hair. Finish styling with hair spray.

A quiff is one of those medium length haircuts for men that will probably never go out of fashion. It has set off many different styling options yet has never disappeared completely. For medium length hair, it’s an optimal way to go, as it allows you to sport a trendy hairstyle and keep your thatch in order.

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Fringe is one of those timeless mens medium haircuts that are always on trend. It can be styled in many different ways and paired with a wide range of cuts. Thus, if you are looking for something low key and reserved, go for a tapered haircut on the sides and back. In case you prefer bolder and edgier medium length mens haircuts, a high skin fade or undercut is your way to go.

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Mullet Hairstyle

Yes, mullets are making a comeback. Those of the younger generation might wonder “What is a mullet haircut?” Anyone who grew up in the 80s is all too familiar with this radical hairstyle that boosted as being “business in the front and party in the back.” Mullets in the 80s were very dramatic and quite full of volume, so they sometimes got a bad rap.

However, modern mullet haircuts, while still being a throwback to the vintage mullet style, are a bit tamer and thus become quite trendy as medium haircuts for men. Today’s mullets are less dramatic as they are slightly shorter in the back and sides than the 80s style mullet. And they are styled so that you can rock this updated version of the classic look with a grade of hair, whether wavy or straight, or thick or fine.

To jazz up your modern mullet, you can add contrasting colors or ask for an undercut fade to create a fohawk. Whatever style you choose, you will be ready to party all night long with your contemporary mullet haircut for men!

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Voluminous Waves

If your hair lacks body and density, then these voluminous waves should become your hairstyle of choice. Thanks to a random order in which your locks relax on your head, there is an illusion of an ampler and thicker mane.

Side Part

This side part fade has a number of advantages. First, it’s quite easy to style. Second, you can wear it with great success both to work and on a date. And third, a skin fade and an undercut don’t let the side part haircut look dull and nerdy. Combo!


Do you see yourself as a refined, saucy and self-sufficient man? Then you have to get a quiff haircut. To create the perfect quiff hair look, you’ll need to use a styling product, such as a gel. There are two possible ways how to pull off the quiff hairstyle. You can brush the quiff up to create some volume and then sweep it back. Or you can create a flip-up of the hair on the crown.

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Sweep Back Hair

The swept back hair is another great alternative to vary the medium hair look. It appears polished yet quite breezy so that the perfect balance is easily achieved.

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Layered Bang

The layered hair r look impresses with its elegance and charm. Even though it doesn’t have any daytime limits, it perfectly lights up the evening period. To style the layers, dip your fingertips into a styling gel or mousse and run them to add volume. Take a comb with fine teeth to smooth your hair back and you’re done!

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Looking for some daring hairstyles for medium hair? We bet you are. Why don’t you try the blowout haircut? The name is not a coincidence. Your task here is to copy the wind effect with your hair blowout. A powerful blow-dryer will definitely help you out. With this hairstyle, you can not only allure your crush but also blow out the brains of your haters at first sight.

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Spiky hair looks dangerously attractive yet appropriate for a nine-to-five job. You can easily transform the messy and tousled top into a spick-and-span one. The spiked hair is a good way to cover your morning bed-head and spice up your look.

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Messy Curly Top With Shaved Sides

For men with curly locks, there is a myriad of trendy medium length hairstyles. Take, for instance, this messy curly top with shaved sides. Thanks to the high contrast this cut creates, it will not take you much effort to keep the focus on the prominent structure of your locks.

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Rusty Rough Texture

One of the main benefits of textured medium length hairstyles is that they are beneficial for any hair type. So, if you have thin hair, adding layers will make it look as if you have a full head of hair. When getting textured medium haircuts men with thick manes remove bulk and add structure and definition to their locks. Rusty tips will make the look even more striking.

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Pompadour Hairstyle

The Pompadour, otherwise known as the James Dean, has been around for ages and is making a huge comeback. It can be worn with either straight or curly hair, but if you want to mimic James Dean’s impeccable pompadour, you should either have naturally wavy hair or curl your hair to duplicate the look.

The traditional pompadour has a bit of hair on the sides, but the bulk of the length is on the top of the head, as you need a decent amount of length to comb your hair back to form the pompadour. If your hair is too short, you will end up resembling a porcupine. The purpose of this style is to comb the length of your hair back and to the side so ask your barber to make sure there is enough length to achieve a pompadour hairstyle. Do not go to a stylist that is unfamiliar with this cut, or the results could be disastrous.

However, the pompadour fade, such as the one pictured here, is also a very trendy look. Ask for shaved sides or an undercut to sport the modern version of this classic cut.

Whichever style you choose, you will need some hair product. We recommend a quality volumizing product as well as pomade and grooming cream.

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Long Straight Fringe

Not every guy would be brave enough to give hairstyles with bangs a shot. If you’re one of the daredevils, good for you. To get the look, grow out your fringe hair long so that you could comb it over to one side. If you ask your hairstylist to buzz cut the hair on the sides and back of your head, you’ll get the fringe haircut men request the most.

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Flow Curly Hair

The flow hair would be highly appreciated by those men who don’t mind having all the eyes glued to their seductive haircut. Create a good volume at the roots by brushing the locks against the grain. Don’t use too much styling product. Just let your hair create natural soft waves.

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Layered Haircut For Medium Hair

For those who prefer a more refined look, there are plenty of stylish medium layered haircuts to give you more professional flair. Layered haircuts are a great way to get rid of some of the length of your mid length hair while adding volume and texture. This style is very polished and dignified but still modern and very sexy.

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The French Crop Bang

Medium haircuts for men is an excellent choice for messy-haired guys. If you want something new you must try French crop haircut. This is a classic short or medium cut oftentimes involving a taper fade or undercut with longer hair on top. The main feature а crop, which distinguishes it from others, is the presence of a long bang. The length of the fringe varies depending on personal preference. Some men will prefer to keep the fringe on the shorter side.

Before to cut French crop you will have to grow out your hair below your ears. For crop cut use as much gel to give the hair a sleek look. You can use treatment and apply it while crunching hair in your hands to give the top hair a curly look. Set the look with hair spray.

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Curly Eboy Haircut

If you are looking for an effortless and low maintenance hairstyle with a breezy and relaxed feel, try out this flowing look. It creates an impression of the hair swept to the side by the light wind, which looks intriguing and attractive. Eboy haircut also a perfect hairstyle solution while you are waiting for your mane to grow long.


Combed Slick Hair

A combed haircut is absolutely timeless. It looks flattering at any age, from your first hair till the last one. Talking about the last one. In case, you, for some reason, have thinning hair, the comb-over hairstyle will be a real lifesaver. What’s more, it doesn’t require a lot of effort or skills. Just a bit of a styling gel and a comb.

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Braided Medium Hairstyle

Now, this hairstyle requires skills, time, practice and patience, but the man braid is a totally worth effort. For sure, all braided hairstyles look sophisticated, but braids for men are something absolutely over the edge. You are free to choose among all the possible braid styles – plaits, cornrows or even dreadlocks. You won’t make a poor shot.

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Undercut Pompadour

One of the best medium length hairstyles is undoubtedly a pompadour. This timeless haircut fits perfectly into a modern day fashion when adding to the sides an undercut bald fade and a hard part haircut for more definition.

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Wet Curly Bro

If you’re looking for medium length hairstyles for men with curly locks, look no further. A brow flow allows you to show off your defined hair texture while keeping the whole look breezy.

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Mohawk Medium Lenght Hairstyle

If you want to showcase your rebellious temper, there are no better mens medium length hairstyles than a mohawk haircut. You have to show your patience though if you want to rock a true mohawk. Go for a cut only when you’ve grown a sufficient length.

Straight Taper Fade Medium Hair

A taper fade is one of the best haircuts for medium hair men. No matter whether you have thin or thick locks, it won’t impede their thickness. Besides, it creates a clean-cut appearance with short sides and a long top. Moreso, even though you end up with a contrasty hairstyle, the transition from the longer to the shorter hair is smooth and gradual, so it doesn’t look jerky.

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Slick Back Curly Hair

To give your medium length hair a refined and polished look, brush all of your locks back with the help of a hair brush and a hair styling product, such as wax or pomade. In this way, you will get a look that opens every door for you.

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Heavy Fringe

This hairstyle is much easier to pull off on thick or even curly locks. The heavy fringe is achieved thanks to the layers in which your mane is cut. If your hair allows it, you can get the sides trimmed short to keep the whole focus on the bold fringe. For styling purposes, you need to employ some sort of hair product, such as wax or pomade, and stack your quiff so that the layers would be prominent.

Man Braids With Undercut

Men’s braids are not something that you will be shocked by. Today, they are a very popular man’s hairstyle. There are so many different braid styles, that you are guaranteed a new look for every day. All you need is a bit of patience to grow out your mane until you would be able to catch it and plait.


Jewfro Curls

If you were blessed with a coily thatch, do not get upset. Even though it is quite challenging to tame, the final result fully pays you off with a ton of compliments you are going to collect left, right and center. Try out a Jewfro hairstyle, for example. It does not require much effort yet looks flattering for most guys.

Man Bob

Nowadays, a bob belongs to classic medium haircuts for men. If you want to give it a try, do not go for a very long or overly elaborate style. For a start, try something more traditional, such as a regular man bob. After you get used to it, you will be able to transform it into a more intricate look.

Blown Dry Hairstyle

It’s crucial to know that perfect medium length hairstyles men try to pull off so desperately are almost impossible without a good blow dryer. No matter how strong the hold of your hair styling product is, the highest and the steadiest volume on the crest can be achieved only with the help of this device. Among almost all the hairstyles medium length ones require blow-drying the most, so don’t be a scrooge and make a really good investment.

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Textured Hair On Top

Medium length mens hairstyles are perfect for experimenting with cuts and styles. With such a length, it won’t take you much effort to pull off a unique and intricate hairstyle. Pair, for example, an undercut with a hard part fade on the sides and a textured hair men style on top.

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Tapered Pompadour With Faded Sides

We’ve already mentioned that this timeless medium length hair style can be adjusted to contemporary fashion by employing different cuts. For a less harsh yet defined look, go for a taper haircut on the sides and a blended line-up around the forehead.

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Tapered Side Part

For those gents who prefer more classic men’s medium hairstyles, a side part haircut is a perfect choice. To enhance it with a bit more of style, add a low taper fade to the sides and a high side part.

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Longer Thick Hair Blown Dry

If you have thick thatch, you don’t have to think hard on suitable haircuts for medium hair because basically any medium hair cut will do. Besides, styling can be as low key as you want. Simply blow drying your locks after washing them will give you an ample and glorious hairstyle look.

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Medium Slick Back With Beard

Another staple of classic and elegant hairstyles for medium length hair is slicked back hair. For an edgier look, go for a short sides long top hairstyle, which will help create more definition atop despite the hair being slicked back.

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Subtle Part Medium Mens Hairstyles

A side part can spruce up literally all men medium hairstyles. But if you are not planning to make it overly defined and sharp, go for a subtle natural side part, which can be achieved by flipping the hair from one side to the other one. The coolest thing about this hair look is that it is suitable for any ambiance, from casual to formal.

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Wild & Spiky

Are you a rebel inside? Why not show it off with the help of your hairstyle? Savage and pointy, it will not let you go unnoticed no matter where you are. However, make sure not to overdo it. As your stylish and daring hairstyle may transform easily into a shaggy and unkempt.

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Brushed Up Medium Hairstyles Men

If you go with one of the medium hairstyles for men, it’s always better to have the sides short while leaving the top longer. In this way, your hairstyle looks bold yet neat. A low fade is a great accompaniment for a brushed up cape of hair.

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Textured Pomp Hairstyle

And back to the pomp again. You’ll be pleased to know that by emphasizing your hair texture, this legendary mid length hair style gains relaxed and carefree vibes.

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Punky Medium Length With Hair Design

It is time to embrace your inner punk. And there is arguably no better way to do it than by means of a stylish haircut. Get the sides trimmed and leave enough hair on the top of the head so that it shapes up a faux hawk. To give your hairstyle an intricate twist, adorn the sides with elaborate hair design.

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Hard Part And Longer Top

You do not have to go for overly sophisticated medium length hairstyles if you do not want to. However, you still can give your look some definition and edge by simply garnishing it with a hard part. This subtle yet essential element will allow you to style the rest of your hair in any way you like.

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Parted Straight Blowout

Here’s another hairstyle inspired by the way your locks look after the wind styles them. However, a blowout would be probably created by a stronger wind than a flow. Thus, pushing a couple of strands to the side isn’t enough. To recreate the look, you need to employ a powerful blow dryer and a strong hold hairstyling product.

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The Undercut Fade And Straight Top

To give your medium hairstyle a neat appearance, complement it with an undercut. In this way, you will keep the focus on the top of your head as well as add a stylish and dapper touch to your look. Thus, make sure to shape the hair atop so that it would refuse to let your bypassers look away.

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Fade With Messy Mid Length Top

All types of fades pair with medium length hair perfectly. For a more contrasty and edgy look, go for a high skin fade on the sides and back. If you want something more low key, turn to a plain low fade. Apart from helping you to create a look with different levels of boldness, a fade also allows for a myriad of styling options for your mid length top.

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Curly Mohawk Haircut

A modern mohawk hairstyle doesn’t have anything to do with any subcultures. It’s just a way to rock your medium length hair. To pull it off, you need to get the hair on the sides trimmed short or ideally shaved to the skin while leaving the central section of your locks notably longer.

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High Top

A high top is a very popular hairstyle among medium length hair men. Although it has somewhat hip-hop origins, it has successfully adjusted to modern trends. Thus, nowadays it is rocked by all men regardless of their music preferences. Apart from looking stylish, it helps you to take your mid length hair away from your face.

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Hard Part With Side Brushed Top

A hard part allows you to spruce up any haircut as well as give it a trendy touch. If you do not want to bother with styling your hair elaborately, just shave in a straight bold line along the side of your head and you are good to go.

Messy Pompadour

We’re one hundred percent sure you know this pompadour haircut even if you’ve never tried it yourself. The one and only King of Rock ’n’ Roll Elvis Presley popularized it in his time so greatly that it’s still on top. The pompadour hairstyle is a classic and chic way to get the most out of your medium length hair. To get it right, make the top hair at the forehead voluminous and high. If you want to rock the world completely, get yourself the pompadour fade.

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Flat Top

When it comes to medium length hairstyles men can draw inspiration from different sources, with the music industry being one of the most popular. That said, a flat top has gained its popularity thanks to being a signature haircut for hip hop artists. Its modern version is more versatile than an original one. Yet, it is still eye catching and high contrast.


Have you found the style you are looking for to add new life to your mid length locks? We hope our selection of medium haircuts for men has given you some fun and stylish options for a sexy new look.


What is medium hair length for men?

Generally, medium hair length is considered to be between 2 and 4 inches long.

What can men do with medium long hair?

Medium long hair offers men a wide variety of styling options. From a trendy quiff and elegant pompadour to a defined crop and voluminous comb over, everyone will be able to find a look to match their taste.

How do you style medium length boys’ hair?

As a rule of thumb, to style mid length boys’ hair, you need to arm yourself with a hair styling product suitable for your hair type.

Which cut is suitable for medium hair?

There are plenty of suitable haircuts for mid length hair. The most popular of them are a pompadour, a blowout, a side parted low fade, a textured crop top, a quiff, an undercut faux hawk and many others.


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