5 Hairstyles ! Step by Step for Medium Length Hair

Work with ease and confidence as you master skills that keep you in high demand whether you're a pro or novice!
Gretchen Maurer
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Mid-length hair has options and you will learn the skills to bring smiles to your clients and friends!
Professionals will be able to ask for more money as their expertise grows and demand for their services increase.
You will be able to have better informed conversations with your clients that will result in more services, excitement, and greater loyalty.

Let’s master some mid Length hairstyles for you, your friends and clients. There are subtle important steps that make these look clean and professional. Teasing in just the right spot! Soft braiding that makes them hug the side of the face. A way to work with hot rollers you can try again and again! Don’t let these seemingly simple looks fool you. Dig in and enjoy all that you will learn!!


Wait, there’s more!  I have added many extra tutorials that will give you an inside look at important skills for anyone who loves hairstyles. These are not fast running videos but clear step by step real time teaching to easily follow along!



I am so glad you are here!

You CAN master these styles, learn new skills, speed up your work with my tricks and tips and see your creativity soar!

Whether you are a professional or not, you are welcome to PLAY with hair!

So, join us, watch, find a friend or client to practice on and have FUN!

Check out my Facebook page and consider joining my group: Updo and Hairstyle Education to keep connected with others who love doing hair as much as you do!

Medium Length Updo Intro

Quickly...Yes, medium hairstyles with a little attention to detail command just as much praise as longer styles. Learn how inside!

About the Instructor:

Nothing is better than sharing my journey and knowing you are trusting me to add to yours! I know you are already an amazing stylist. This career path is not for the timid, it is different every day, challenging every day and super rewarding. Especially for those of us who want to be a part of our client's meaningful, sometimes emotional, special occasion services! I am here for you. Reach out anytime with any questions! You will find all of my contact information and links in the bonus section.

Course Tutorials for Mid-length Hair

Messy Half- Up Mid length hair style

A delicate touch is needed to create this soft textured design every bridesmaid will love. Learn how inside the course!

Bob Braids for Mid- Length

This looks like it might be an easy design but within the steps of using the hot rollers and just your fingers gives it the soft and romantic look it should have for a special occasion. Enjoy!

Retro Flip for fun!

This modern retro look requires some simple steps but attention to detail. Whether for a fun costume party or a theme wedding this is a classic! Have fun!

Classic Bob

This classic bob hairstyle deserves a great tutorial. Simply looks just like minimal decor is all about attention to details.

Simply Sweet

You will see how the sections give this design a perfect balance, great placement and solid construction.

Skill Supporting Videos:

Curling Iron Tutorial

Enjoy this clear demonstration of how to curl your hair three ways with one tool. If you want curls in the bottom of your half up style this video is a perfect resource for you. If you are doing curls for body and an updo prep, be sure to clip each curl after you make it. Once they are cooled, let them down and begin your hairstyle! 

How to over braid

This is a close look at basic french braiding which will help with this braided style in this course.

How to use hot rollers

Hot rollers are a great tool to have for your updo and half up styles. I see many people rely on using just a curling iron but mastering hot rollers saves time. Setting a client in hot rollers gives her a break to rest emotionally for her upcoming special occasion and allows you to start on another updo increasing your per-hour intake. This is also a great time to send her to the make-up artist. If a client sits a long time in one spot they can get antsy and stressed. We want to prevent that for her special day!

How to use rollers creating over direction, on base and drag.

Since these short hair styles use Velcro rollers, hot rollers and a curling iron I wanted to explain over directing, on base and drag when using rollers. It is these details that will make your special occasion work stand out and earn you top dollar. During my career I enjoyed doing hair for school plays, Disney princesses for our local "Make a Wish" foundation, photo-shoots, fashions shows and many bridal fairs. When you become confidant and proficient with your core skills you become unstoppable! 

How to do an underbraid

This is a basic close look at a reverse braid or some call it a dutch braid. Practice and enjoy!

How to tease and back comb the hair

This is an excellent example of how to get good solid teasing where it matters. When you follow steps and you know where the updo is headed, stress is minimized. If the client freaks out seeing you tease you now have the confidence to continue teasing, explain the process and assure her a beautiful style is unfolding. Remember, it is more likely the anticipation of special occasion that is adding to her stress intolerance, not you or your work. Always smile and be reassuring.

Bonus lecture & Contact Information: Clarity Coaching with Gretchen Maurer

How may I serve you? Curious about coaching for your life, career, or relationships?

Learn how Clarity Coaching maybe be just what you are looking for. I would love to connect with you!


What is coaching?

Everything is intertwined. Relationships with those close to us, work relationships and our relationship with ourselves affects our goals and dreams.

Coaching opens us up to possibilities we are not seeing and resources we have not considered.

Coaching is for you if:

·         You feel stuck, life and or career seems flat lined.

·         Your career feels stale, yet you are working your butt off and are not sure what is next for you.

·         You have a bold vision but are unclear as to the steps to get you there.

·         One day just goes into the next. You find yourself procrastinating, with doubts and fears but you know there is something more.


You do not need to be a hairdresser to coach with me. I have coached, mom’s, retirees, entrepreneurs, business owners, solopreneurs, students, people in recovery, artists, writers, and other coaches. 

What’s the next step?

First, let's have a discovery phone call so I can listen to where you are at and where you want to be.

Click the link in the resource section. It will take you to a landing page with links to my Acuity scheduling page. There you will find time slots you can choose from for our first phone call.

On my Acuity scheduling page, you will find an intake form full of questions. There are no right or wrong answers. Working through these questions will be your first step in bringing clarity to your journey and bring me clarity as to how best to work with you and move forward.

I hope you have enjoyed this hairstyling course. I love bringing training and styles to make your clients and friends feel even more special! Bravo to you for your passion!

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