Medium Hair Styles

Medium Length Hair Styles

Gone are the days when lingering, glorious Rapunzel-like manes held the exclusive spot as the symbol of female beauty. Judging by the latest styles to have graced the red carpets lately, medium length hair has been grabbing a lot of market share from its more popular counterpart. From the rumpled wave look to the sleek, center-parted lob, we’re here to share with you the newest trends in town!

One of the best things about medium length locks is that they are relatively maintenance-free. Long hair comes with their traditional inconveniences – making sure your hair is adequately moisturized, preventing split-ends, post-shower drying times, etc.

Short hair, contrary to popular opinion, can be even more high-maintenance – for instance, pixie cuts require constant washing and lots of products to maintain its shape.

Medium-length hair sports the best of both worlds – they’re incredibly versatile, and you can devise beautiful up-dos without the hassle of maintaining long locks.

They might get a knack for being boring and run-of-the-mill, but we really beg to differ!

Here are a few medium-length hairstyles that we simply can’t help but fall in love with!

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The Hayden Panettiere Hairstyle

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Haylie wears a gorgeous asymmetrical hairstyle here that just begs to be fawned over. It’s a deep side part that cascades to the side, giving that shimmering, tumbling waterfall look without being a mess. We think there’s a bit of sea salt spray in play here, giving off that voluminous puff that is so emblematic of the Hollywood glamour style. It’s suitable at formal functions yet still fun enough to party with. (Image Source)

How to get the look: 

Sea salt spray can be a fickle thing, so make sure you choose the right one that works for you. We’ve found that Davines Sea Salt Spray works stunningly across a wide spectrum of different hair types. Also, check out our 5-Minute Sea Salt Spray Tutorial on getting the most out of your hair!

 

The Emma Stone Hairstyle

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Emma Stone adorably channels her inner Mary Jane Watson with her signature fiery red hair, twisted into a perfect long bob. The heavy dark bangs make her tangles look thicker and fuller, while her barely ombré highlights creates dimension and gives more color to the look when it subtly transitions from dark brown to a lighter hue. When she shimmies her hair around, the light bounces off the different tones in a capacious halo and you come to truly appreciate the genius of her stylist. (Image Source)

How to get the look:

True to the spirit of the feisty Mrs. Parker, the lob gives off a laid back vibe and is perfect for giving you that fresh new look. For the ombré hair, use the L’Oréal Paris Féria Wild Ombré and follow this DIY tutorial.

 

The Selena Gomez Hairstyle

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When you feel like changing things up a little, this magnificent twirl ensemble by Selena Gomez demonstrates the supreme adaptability of medium length hair. Romantic tight ringlets frame the face – accentuating the face shape with side swept bangs – while the lush, voluminous shiny curls lend to the portrait a wholesome youthful glow. Far from being unimaginative, this look runs circles around some of its longer-haired style brethren. (Image Source)

How to get this look:

To achieve this look, wrap your hair around a thin curling iron, and hold it in place for some time to give it a springy texture. We recommend the Remington CI95AC2 T|Studio Salon Collection Pearl Digital Ceramic Curling Wand – it’s affordable and it gets the job done. Spray some dry shampoo throughout the hair to lock the strands in place.

 

The Rachel McAdams Hairstyle

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This sweet and sophisticated hairstyle transforms the unassuming blonde into an irresistible bombshell. By sweeping her gorgeous highlighted hair into a beautiful sophisticated modern bob, McAdams keeps her hair from looking too heavy while conferring a light and fluffy touch to it. The end result is a “wind-swept” look that manages to appear both effortless and beckoning. (Image Source)

How to get the look:

First, tease the inner crown of the hair to make the hair really puffy and elevated. Spritz a liberal amount of hairspray on it so that it maintain its volume, then arrange it in a windmill fashion and let it spread out evenly. Lightly curl the ends to give it that subtle coy look for that final touch. This guide teaches you how to tease your hair.

 

The Kate Hudson Hairstyle

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JANUARY 10: Actress Kate Hudson attends the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)

This sophisticated middle parting that falls away into tousled waves is both elegant and approachable, making it the perfect put-together for a first date. The heavily layered hair frames the face nicely and lends a lot of texture and body to the overall look, trailing away to wispy ends. if you’re new at cutting layers in your hair, take a gander at this video.

How to get the look:

Slightly curl the fringe away from the face so that the waves will fall loosely by the face, which gives it that beach quality. For that extra sun-kissed look, leave your roots and hair a shade darker than the rest of the hair.

 

The Rihanna Hairstyle

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If there’s anything to be said about Rihanna, it’s that the girl knows how to make a statement. And when it comes to her hair, things are no different as it somehow takes on a life of its own and manages to come off as sassy and fierce. (Image Source)

How to get this look:

So, how do you get the Xena the Warrior Princess vibe? This dominating hairstyle starts off from darker roots, and progresses into crazy ringlets with blonde ends. Start with layered hair – it works as a great foundation for attaining these types of wild curls. Leave the hair slightly frizzy using dry shampoo, then incorporate textured split bangs for the finishing touch.

 

The Blake Lively Hairstyle

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Who could forgive Blake Lively for so spectacularly pulling off the retro glam curl and raising the bar for women everywhere? Far from inviting spiteful comments about the 1960’s wanting their hairdo back, it cemented a following of Old Hollywood amongst modern day trends. (Image Source)

These low side part bags paired with big bouncy curls just screams sexy in a way that only Cold War desperation can. Use heated rollers for the curls, then loosen them just a bit with an iron curler to your preference. Use a generous dose of something like the Fave4 Flex to hold the fringes in place. This is crucial because the fringes play a large part in making this look. Wrap it up by pinning the other section of hair tightly to the side and holding it in place with bobby pins.

For a close-up look at how the hotties at the Oscars do it, check out this professional tutorial on vintage Hollywood styles.

 

The Jessica Alba Hairstyle

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If you need the perfect look for meeting the parents, this fresh faced girl-next-door package will be sure to get them clamoring for grandkids. It’s an impeccable sleek & shiny shoulder-length hairstyle with one side neatly pinned up and tucked away. Contrary to the other styles presented on this list, this girl is looking to blend in rather than stand out. (Image Source)

How to get this look:

This is an unbelievable easy and tidy hairstyle that can be achieved with just a flat iron, like the Babyliss Pro Nano Titanium Straightening Iron. Having several tones in the hair can go a long way towards giving the locks some depth, which subtly conveys an invigorating, morning dew glow without being overly expressive. It may not win any awards, but you can take it just about anywhere.

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