Instead of cutting hair short for summer, have fun with longer styles. Medium length hair for men looks great and beat the heat. Even better, haircuts at this length can be worn in so many different ways, from clean cut to messy and vintage to modern.
As always, the key is a combination of styling and finding the right product for your hair type. To get extra hold, nothing beats a quick blow dry. The heat trains boosts volume and sets hair in place. All of these styles feature matte hold products that maintain their strength in the summer heat and humidity.
Check out these pictures of men’s medium hairstyles for 5 fresh looks for summer and the rest of 2016, too.
1. One Cut – Two Styles
Medium hair is an incredibly versatile length, especially with the right haircut. These totally different styles start with the same hair. To get the on trend textured crop on the left, try using some salt spray for definition and a matte paste for texture.
The high pomp on the right works conceals all the layering by brushing hair up and back, revealing only the longest hair. All that volume needs some blow drying to start, finish with your favorite pomade and set with hairspray, if desired.
2. Matte Combover
All those retro slick styles are still on trend but in more modern formats. This variation on the combover features some loose wave, height at the part and a natural finish.
3. Medium Hair + Taper Fade
The easiest way to wear medium hair is in this long slick back with undercut sides. Just work product through almost dry hair and comb it back. The high taper faded sides do the rest. Hair is out of the face and looking good all day.
4. Messy Volume
Another cool way to wear slick styles is with plenty of tousle and texture. Use the same product that you would for a matte pomp but style hair with fingers instead. This messy looks can work even better with second day hair so try it when you’re rolling out of bed, late for brunch. No one will ever know you overslept.
5. Medium Length Curls + Undercut
Medium curly hair can be just the right length to balance letting texture loose with maintaining control. A high undercut means this curly cut looks great with or without styling. To get this look, enhance curls with with the diffuser attachment on the blow dryer and work some curl defining product through dry hair.