There are hundreds of medium hairstyles for both men and women today. Too short does not compliment many people's facial structures, and too long is too difficult to take care of for most people. Medium is indeed that "happy medium", and luckily there are many ways to go about styling hair in this length.
Many feel that only women obsess over their hair, but many men can be found guilty of this as well. Men are more conscious about their hairstyle than ever, and there are plenty of medium hairstyles possible for them to get the best look possible. Most men tend to wear their hair short, but there are some equally stylish and masculine medium styles for them to consider as well.
A somewhat hectic popular style in the medium length is simply layered and left to sit. This is a sort of "bad boy" style, but it is attractive on anyone -- whether bad or good. This does not require much work on his part because it only needs to be washed and brushed, then left to do its own thing. Clean cut styles are also popular, and often they are not layered as with the more gruffy-looking ones. These are simply cropped from the front to the back to give a clean look, and they work with a variety of facial structures.
With women, medium hairstyles are far more common. There is just more that you can do with a woman's hair, and the huge range of styles that a woman can wear displays just that. Even if she just has it cut medium, she herself can curl it, mousse it, shake it up.. whatever she wants to do with her hair, she can.
Unfortunately it is not quite that easy. For instance, many styles are not possible for women with thin hair. Thin hair is easily damaged, and when worn layered or in some hairstyles it can get too wispy. Women with thin hair should consider hairstyles just for them, or those that are specifically not layered in any form.
One of the most basic things to consider or medium hair is how to part it. While this may seem like a given or a small detail, the part will dictate what can be done with the hair. One style may require that the hair be parted on one side to a certain degree, while another may require that it be parted in the middle -- and more yet will require that the hair be brushed backwards and not parted at all. The part alone can dictate which medium hairstyles are possible, though it is easy enough to brush the part in another direction and move from there.