I always see lots and lots of style ideas and tutorials for long hair (in fact you can find some in this blog post if you’re a long haired lady!), but what about those of us with chin to shoulder length hair? I often find myself stuck in a hair rut, styling it the same one or two ways every day. I’ve been scouring the internet trying to find easy to follow tutorials for medium length hair, and they seem to be few and far between. Especially since my computer is on it’s way out and really objects to me trying to watch videos. The frustration that comes along with trying to watch a video is just not worth it to me, so I’ve been looking for photo/text tutorials which are even fewer and further between. However, I found these five, which I’d like to share with you. Hope this helps any of you ladies out there who find yourself in the same situation that I’m in!
This cute and easy updo incorporates a headband – Kate used a fake braid which I love, but you could also use a plain headband or something else fancy. Read how to do it here: Simple Little Updo for Short Hair @ Scathingly Brilliant
A french braid style take on the milkmaid braid for those of us who don’t have enough hair to wrap around around our heads a gazillion times. Read more here: Two Minutes, Two Styles @ Treasures and Travels
I absolutely love the look of this “Simple Gibson Tuck”. There is a video tutorial you can watch, but my computer hates me, so I can’t watch videos right now. Luckily she also gives a text explanation of it, and it can be done with long or short hair! Find out more here: Simple Gibson Tuck @ Sara Lynn Paige
Adorable messy beehive. Carrie has longer hair, but I think this can easily and intuitively be adapted for short hair. Find out how to do it here: Carrie’s Messy Beehive Tutorial @ Wish Wish Wish
And this twisted style from The Beauty Department is pretty self-explanatory by the photo alone, but you can read more here: Short Stuff @ The Beauty Department
Of course, any hairstyle is going to require a little product to coax it into the shape you want. As a professional hairstylist, I use and recommend Paul Mitchell products. You can get them from your hairstylist, or purchase them online at Loxa Beauty via this partner link. Not sure what kind to use? Feel free to drop me a line and I’ll give you a recommendation!
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By Kelsi Eldredge