# 2 Long Feathery Bob
This model’s locks have been trimmed into a long layered bob
with a fringe– one of the trendiest hairstyles for medium length hair at the moment. The layers and feathered edges help give this look loads of body and movement, but the color helps to add dimension as well. For this, the stylist used balayage in warm shades of milk chocolate and light mocha.
#3 Golden Cloud
Here the stylist used dark shadow roots that burst into a cloud of honey and golden blonde wavy curls. The hair is loose, lying across her back and shoulders, with two thin fishtail braids secured around the crown of her head. We love this fun-loving loose hairstyle for music festivals or just as an everyday style! It’s easy to achieve with just a curling iron and a little imagination.
# 4 Blonde Bombshell
Where do we even begin with this gorgeous look? Let’s first look at that color – another example of why balayage is the best! The stylist used a combination of blonde tones to saturate the model's tresses including platinum blonde, honey, and dark ash blonde
. The hair was cut into a shoulder length long bob with a fringe that just brushes her eyebrows. They added curls on the lower part of the hair to complete the look.
#5 Medium Length Ombre Magic
Brunette is an amazing color choice for girls with medium length hair because there are so many ways to play around with it. To pull off a wavy loose style like this model make sure that your hair is in good condition to start with. Using a dark to light ombre adds dimension to your hairstyle and a deep side part allows you to have a sexy flip in front.
#6 Angled Bob With Peek-a-boo Pink
Want to ease your way into brighter colors? Why not try a little light metallic pink? This works well as a peek-a-boo highlight especially with light brown or blonde hair like this model. She’s wearing a long angled bob
that dips to her collarbone with shadow roots. The stylist used shades of sandy blonde
along with bright blonde and metallic pink for the highlights.
#7 Luxe Locks
The right cut can take medium length hair from so-so to so incredible! This model is sporting a sleek layered haircut that tapers towards the edges. Her color is eye-catching as well in an unusual metallic rose shade and the stylist finished her look, but fashioning a loose braid down the back
. This hairstyle catches and reflects light fantastically, making it perfect for a spring look.
#8 Simple and Sexy
If you’re looking for a low maintenance style, then don’t worry – we have you covered. This model is wearing her hair just past her shoulders with a disconnected deep side part. The stylist used a dark coffee color, which works well with her skin and some curls at the edges for extra body. Simple and sexy – now that’s what we like!
#9 Medium Blonde Ombre
Thinking about going blonde? Then you’ll be crazy about this look. Again the stylist has used layers to make this model's hair look lovely and thick. Her hair falls just onto her shoulders and was treated to a gorgeous bright blonde ombre
with shadow roots. A deep side parting helps show off her color and give her a sexy flip in front.
#10 Princess Hair
You just can’t go wrong with a combination of blonde and curls, can you? This model is wearing her tresses in a cute bob hairstyle with a long fringe. A range of blonde shades
including apricot, honey butter, and sunflower blonde, were used to color her hair and give it a sun-kissed look. Just add curls and a simple parting and you’re guaranteed to feel like a princess.
#11 Chic Mini Curls
If your hair is just long enough to gather up at the back we suggest you try this chic hairstyle. Iron your hair straight and collect it with a tie right at the base of your neck. Once you’ve done that add curls and secure your style with hairpins and a little hairspray. It’s the perfect low maintenance hairstyle for the office and it can be dressed up for special occasions too.
#12 All In One Hairstyle
We love this medium length hairstyle for a few reasons. Firstly, it’s versatile – you can wear it loose like it’s seen here, but it’s got enough length at the back to wear it up as well. Secondly, it's flattering, it frames the face well and thirdly it’s easy to style with a flat iron. And last but not least – that incredible dimensional color!
#13 Wavy Wonder
Sleek layers and dimensional color are the cornerstones of this elegant hairdo. The stylist used a dark walnut hue for the base followed by warm streaks of chocolate and golden brown to create depth. The layered fringe in front helps tie the look together and the waves accentuate the colors – a masterpiece for medium length hair!
#14 Choppy Mid Length Style
This model is wearing her hair just past the shoulders and it’s been trimmed into a choppy, layered style that frames her face. Again this is a hairstyle that is easy to maintain at home – all you need is a flat iron to smooth it out and add a few waves along the edges. We crazy about this colour melt too – a gorgeous blend of biscuit browns with well placed dark caramel blonde highlights.
#15 Chocolate Melt
Don’t you just love this brunette ombre melt? The color starts out in a deep dark chocolate and slowly blends into lighter mocha colored edges. The model's hair sits just past her shoulders and has been styled simply – a side parting with wavy edges. Simple, sexy, and sweet – that’s what we’re talking about! This one is easy to do at home and is perfect for an everyday style.
#16 Mermaid Swirl Updo
Color was the first step to creating this tantalizing hairstyle. They used a palette of blues, deep reds, and purples, in keeping with the mermaid hair trend. These metallic shades are subtle but still pack a punch – especially in the sun or under lights. Medium length locks like hers are just right for an elegant updo like this and this look also brings the colors together for lovely depth and contrast.
#17 Warrior Braid
Some girls think that only those with long hair can wear braids – wrong! Medium length hair can also be braided and it’s not as difficult as you may think. This is a warrior braid and there are loads of online tutorials about how to create it using the four strand braid technique combined with fishtail braiding. Make sure to fluff and tease your hair to give it that texture!
#18 Space Buns
Here’s a simple hairstyle that is easy to dress up and have fun with. Instead of pigtails why not try gathering your hair up on either side and fashioning loose buns instead? To make it even more interesting add a few braids in front or a little glitter on the roots. If you’re looking for something even more extreme, why not experiment with metallic color like she did?
#19 Metallic Gray Waves
Gray is no longer a shade reserved for older ladies – it’s taken on a whole new life in metallic. Bold metallic colors like this are super trendy right now and that’s not set to change anytime soon. It’s a bold choice that works well with medium length hair, especially a layered cut like this model is wearing. Just add a parting and a few waves and you’re good to go!
#20 Pull-Through Braid
Believe it or not – as complex as this braid looks – it’s actually really easy to learn and you don’t need long hair to pull it off. Quick pull-through braids like this are a good choice for work or school, especially when you are short on time but still want a hairstyle that looks put together. You can wear it neatly at the back or bring it over the shoulder like this.
#21 Dutch Braid with Beach Waves
If you are looking for a hairstyle for a formal occasion, but you don’t want a traditional up-do then this one could work for your mid-length hair. Use your hot iron to iron the hair straight on top and then add beach waves at the bottom, bringing the hair forward to sit on the shoulders. To finish off add a Dutch braid across the top.
#22 Shiny Low Rise Up Do
The right blend of color can make all the difference to your hairstyle. For this one, the stylist used a blend of dark chocolate cherry with honey brown highlights
creating dimension and making the model's hair look thick, shiny, and full of dimension. Folding the hair into a low pinned back hairstyle keeps you looking neat and stylish at the same time.
#23 Smoky Amethyst Glamor
Channel classic 50’s glamor with a touch of modern color! Large rollers are all you need to create this glamorous hairstyle which works best with medium length locks that sit just on or past the shoulders. Any hair color will do, but if you want a modern feel why not opt for a beautiful smoky amethyst shade like this?
#24 Beige Beauty
This model’s tresses have been neatly trimmed to fall in layers down to her shoulders. She’s wearing a cocoa-hued base color with beige blonde highlights that make it look sun-kissed. With hair this lovely all you need is a blow dry and a few waves and curls to give it lift. A deep side parting will provide a sexy flip in front, and you’ll be dying to snap a few selfies.
#25 Medium Copper Shimmer
Fold through hairstyles like this one are a dream for medium length hair. Start by ironing your locks straight, then make a low, loose ponytail. Pull the fastening band down slightly, take your ponytail and fold it up and through so that it creates a twist. This is a simple, yet elegant look for mid-length hair and looks great with full color like this copper shimmer.
#26 Busy Mom’s Half Up Hairstyle
Half up/half down hairstyles are an excellent way to show off your length and condition but still keep your hair neat and out of your face. This model gathered two strands of hair, which she folded through at the back, lifting it off her face while showing off pretty layers of brunette balayage. Just the right thing for a quick hairstyle on a busy day.
This model’s hair has been cut to taper in around the face, gradually becoming shorter around the face while touching the shoulders at the back. To style, the hairdresser added a loose boho-style braid across the front and fashioned loose s-wave curls along the edges. This is a particularly good hairstyle for showing off pretty ombres like hers.
#28 Galactic Swirl
This model’s hair begins in a matte black hue before bursting into layers of mauve, midnight blue, sea green, and canary yellow. Galaxy inspired hair is an amazing look if you are brave enough to go with bold contrasting colors and looks best with a dark brown or black base shade. The defined swirl in front helps add to that galactic feel and is perfectly complimented by the high fanned bun.
#29 Blonde Ambition
Are you ready to feel like a Hollywood superstar? Then this is the look for you. This model’s mid length hair falls just past her shoulders and has been treated to heavenly blonde balayage
. Starting with brown shadow roots the color melts into soft champagne blonde with bright blonde highlights and edges. The stylist finished off her look by adding loosely defined waves.
# 30 Braided Pony
If your hair is long enough for a ponytail then it’s long enough for this braided hairstyle. For this look, the stylist fashioned two French braids that feed into each other; creating a braided ponytail
look. This one will last all day making it a great no-fuss solution for work or school. If you want to fancy it up a little you could also add a few pretty clips.
#31 Chocolate Cherry Melt
A touch of dimension is just want you need to spice up medium length hair and color is the best way to achieve it. For this look the stylist used a blend of dark oak brown that melts into a wave of chocolate cherry. To style they added a few waves along the edges and a simple plait down in the centre.
#32 Pewter Passion
This model's hair has been shaded with light pewter and soft smoky gray. The roots are a warm metallic lavender and her shoulder length hair has been ironed into a sleek, silky curtain with a few waves along the tips. To style, the hair was given a center parting and on one side her locks have been secured with delicate ornate pins.
#33 Oh So Elegant
This braided updo is well suited to special occasions like proms or weddings. Once secured it will stay in place, meaning that you can enjoy yourself without worrying about your hair. Here a French braid was added along the side, creating volume on both sides and feeding into a low fold over bun at the base of the neck.
#34 Lavender Gray Beauty
If you’re looking for a unique style that reflects your quirky personality, then why not consider an eye-catching ombre like this? To create this incredible hairstyle the stylist started with sable brown roots blended into dark lavender gray and finally light pastel purple
. They then added a slightly off centre parting and a mass of curls – wow!
#35 Ombre with Braids and Curls
This model is sporting an amazing looking dark to light ombre. It begins in matte black and fades into a layer of nutty brown before finishing with glossy vanilla blonde. To show off her vividly contrasting color she’s chosen to wear two braids that cross into one another along with a mini braid through the centre. The rest of her locks are loose and styled into a mass of soft curls.
#36 Pink Puff
Mix up your braid work and go for something different: instead of starting your braids in front, start them from the nape of your neck and work your way up in thin rows. When you get to your crown gather the reminder hair and use it to fashion a twist over or fanned out bun like this. To make it extra funky use a little vivid color like she did!
#37 Loose Elegant Updo
The key to achieving a loose but elegant updo is using the right products to hold it in place. To steal this models style start with a wash and blow wave and divide your locks into three sections with a deep side parting. Begin by fashioning a fanned out loose bun
at the back and sweep the hair on the one side back. Allow for a rise on the opposite side and neatly pin back. This is definitely a look that’s worth the extra effort.
#38 The Blunt Bob
Blunt cuts bobs are not for everyone, but if you want a hairstyle that is a little more dramatic this is one to think about. It’s a good basis for creating striking angular looks like this one. The model's hair is a warm amber brown with dark shadow roots snipped into a blunt cut bob and styled with precision waves.
#39 Evening Wear
Diamonds, red lipstick, and a heart-stopping blonde hairdo; what more can a girl ask for? This model shows off a blend of honey blonde
shades with streaks of champagne highlights created into a sleek evening hairstyle. There’s a fold over bun at the back as well as a braid and the sides are loosely drawn back allow a few strands to hang free.
#40 Tantalizing Tresses
We’re so envious of volume created with this hairstyle – doesn’t her hair look incredibly thick and lush? That’s not only thanks to her styling, but it also has to do with her color because the dark to light ombre also adds dimension to the finished look.
#41 Belle of the Ball
Sandy browns look even better combined with honey blonde highlights like the ones we see here. Hairstyles like this updo are easy to achieve with mid-length locks and have the added benefit of not feeling too heavy. Add a few curls, one or two loose strands in front, and a pretty clip and you’re sure to be the belle of the ball.
#42 Beach Hair
Need a summer look that’s easy to get “beach ready”? We’ve got the hairstyle for you. This long wavy bob looks perfect with a blonde ombre and all you need to style it is a few sweeps of your hot iron to create those waves. Beach waves and beachy blondes = hair that promises a good time!
#43 Silky Bob
To create this sleek hairstyle the stylist started by cutting the model's hair into a graded shoulder length bob that lengthens slightly toward the front. The hair was given all over color in a dark walnut brown and ironed out to silky perfection.
#44 Fringe Benefits
Never had a fringe? Then now is the time to try one. Fringes are an excellent addition to a bob hairstyle and one of the hottest looks is a layered bob cut to just under the chin with a fringe that brushes the eyebrows. Make it your own by adding an ombre or an exotic light brown to vanilla blend like this model.
#45 Rose Magic
This model's hair falls just past her shoulders and has been trimmed to have layered edges. The color is outstanding; beginning with black shadow roots and melting into a wash of rose reds blended with gold and vanilla highlights. The result is fantastic dimension, one may style it with a simple, deep side parting.
#46 Timeless Updo
This braided updo is a good choice if you’re looking for a hairstyle that will last all day (or all night!) and it will work well for those with hair that ends just past the shoulders. It’s a timeless hairstyle that will look great with any colors, although this sandy brown and vanilla blend with dark shadow roots is especially pretty.
#47 Opalescent Mermaid
When we think of mermaids this is just what we have in mind – thick braids and milky opalescent shades. This model's hair is a masterpiece of color – an ashy platinum blonde interspersed with streaks of light mauve and opal green. The stylist has fashioned her locks into a thick double braid and finished off the hairstyle with an elemental clip.
#48 Braid Me Up
This model's hair begins with a blue-black base color that slowly saturates into shades of cream and mint green. Her medium length locks have been braided in small sections from the base of the neck upwards and finished off in fluffy top knots. This look is well suited for concerts or festivals and could even be used for special occasions.
#49 Watercolor Hair
Watercolor hair is a trend that is starting to gain momentum so now is the perfect time to get in on it. Ask your stylist about using a palette of shades like this; watermelon pink, beige, sea green, and deep pink and we promise you won’t be disappointed with the results. To style, go with a thick Dutch braid to show off your shades to the world!
#50 Edgy Medium Length Hair
We’re mad about this edgy hair color and this offbeat hairstyle for medium length locks. There’s a truffle brown hue at the base expertly blended into layers of golden blonde shades. The stylist has divided the hair into three sections and fashioned three neat fold over buns that flow into each other.
#51 Bridal Hair
Many brides are opting for braided updos
for their big day and it’s easy to see why. These looks are timeless and elegant and once you’ve added a few flowers or pretty clips you’ll be feeling every bit the princess! The key to looks like this is to tame those flyaways for a clean, flawless finish.
#52 Low Braided Bun
Braided hairstyles don’t need to be pristine to look incredible, so if you’ve got curly hair don’t be afraid to experiment with up styles like this. Here two thin braids come down on each side and the bottom section of hair has been braided and then twisted into a low bun. This is a low maintenance look well suited to everyday wear.
#53 Sweet and Innocent
Looking a romantic hairstyle for your date this weekend? Your guy won’t be able to keep his eyes off you in this one. It’s pretty simple too – add a simple braid behind your ear and gather up your hair at the base of your neck. Then fashion into a fold over bun and use hairpins to secure. Remember to leave a small section in front loose to add a few romantic curls. Voila!
# 54 Thin Hair Solutions
If your hair is a little on the thin side, but longer than shoulder length this is a look that will help add volume. Start with a little color to add dimension – a blonde ombre with dark roots like this does the job perfectly. Then blow dry and add a few whimsical curls along the edges. The final step is to add braid that folds back to create the illusion of fullness on top.
#55 Soft Blonde Style
There are so many blonde shades to choose from but for medium length, we really love this palette of ash, chamomile and sunflower blonde. You couldn’t ask for a more “sun-kissed” look! The model's hair falls just past her shoulders and has been styled into a half up half down look with defined curls at the edges.
So there you have it – 55 incredible hairstyles for medium hair that you can get busy experimenting with. Medium length hair is the best; it’s not as limiting as short hair can sometimes be and it’s not as high maintenance as very long hair. There’s just so many different looks to try and we encourage you to experiment with color and style – how else are you going to find your best signature looks? Good luck and stay gorgeous!