Here’s the thing about medium-length hair: it can be hard to know how to style it. Maybe you cut your hair into a trendy lob and now it’s grown out, or perhaps your hair is taking much longer to grow than you thought it would and it’s stuck in that awkward, mid-length phase. These hairstyles for medium-length hair are sure to get you through your funk and make you love your hair length as it is.
I often find myself with medium-length hair. I teeter between going short-ish (short for me is just below the shoulders) and wanting long hair, so in between it grows to a medium length that I’m not quite sure what to do with! I usually just opt for throwing my hair up into a high ponytail or messy half-up bun.
The hairstyles below make me excited for the next time I have medium-length hair. They’re versatile, pretty, and most of them can be done quickly in the morning before you head out the door. Wear them for work or play, dress them up or down, but most of all, have fun with them! These are the prettiest hairstyles for medium-length hair that I’ve come across while combing the Internet. Enjoy!
1. Triple Twisted Ponytail by Abby Smith
This triple twisted ponytail is absolutely gorgeous. It’s a unique hairstyle that you don’t see every day, and it only takes a couple of minutes to do. Styled ponytails are perfect for medium-length hair, when you feel like your length is in an awkward, in between stage. There’s no going wrong with this hairdo as it will have anyone who wears it looking pretty and chic.
2. 3 Easy Hairstyles for Medium Length Hair by Grace Bruce
These three hairstyles are quick and easy enough to do on an everyday basis. There’s nothing too complicated in here, and each one is sure to make you look lovely and put together. To add some volume before styling your locks, she suggests starting out with a dry shampoo. Batiste Dry Shampoo is one of the best! Rotate between these styles and look amazing each and every day!
3. How to Curl Medium Length Hair by Brianna Fox
If you simply want to know how to curl your medium length hair, this tutorial is for you. She uses a NuMe Curling Wand, styling small sections of hair at a time. The result is soft, loose curls that will take your look up a couple notches. She has quite a long intro, so if you want to jump ahead to the good stuff, the actual hair tutorial starts at 5:09.
4. Easy Heatless Hairstyles (Great for Layered/Medium Length Hair Too) by xteener
Using heat tools on your hair all the time can lead to an extreme amount of damage. Instead, alternate between heated and heatless hairstyles. This tutorial is packed with heatless ‘dos that will keep your hair healthy and looking great! From a high bun to a braided chignon side bun, you’ll love each of these easy hairstyles.
5. 2-Minute Bubble Bun Hairstyle by MakeupWearables Hairstyles
This unique bun hairstyle is nothing like you’ve seen before! She creates a bun with a braided effect, without actually doing a braid at all. In just 2 minutes you can create this fun ‘do that gets all your hair up and out of your face!
6. Easier Than It Looks Updo by The Small Things Blog
If you’re looking for a classic updo to master for a formal event, this hairstyle is probably just what you need. It’s pretty, chic, and will look like you spent big money getting it done at the hair salon when really you did it yourself! Wear it for a wedding, an event, or a special date night. The options are endless!
7. How To: Easy Wavy Hairstyle Tutorial | Medium Length to Long by Sarah Rocksdale
This tousled, beachy look is not only super simple to achieve, but will also last for days! She demonstrates how to wave your hair using a flat iron (Hairmosa’s Titanium Flat Iron, to be exact!). It’s a hairstyle that looks really natural and voluminous, and if you want to add even more volume to your roots, she suggests Big Sexy Hair Powder Play.
8. Soft Romantic Half Up Style by Annies Forget Me Knots
Ideal for a romantic evening, this half up hairstyle is soft and whimsical. She starts off by curling her hair using the T3 Whirl Trio Interchangeable Styling Wand 1 ½ wand for relaxed curls. I love the loose twists she creates. The hairstyle looks completely effortless and gorgeous, and is one of my favourites in the bunch!
9. How to Fake a Longer Pony Tail for Medium to Long Length Hair by Hairstyle Confessions
If you’re like me, you’re not an extensions kind of gal. I’ve never bought or intend to buy hair extensions, so when my hair is at a medium length, I’m always trying to look for ways to make it look longer. This technique should be done with clean, dry hair and will make your ponytail look much longer and fuller than it is!
10. Cute Half-Up, Half-Down Hairstyle by Luxy Hair
Even though she’s wearing hair extensions in this video that make her hair look long, she notes that this hairstyle can be done on short, medium or long hair, and it’s too pretty not to include on this list. It only takes about a minute to do and can be worn for multiple occasions. It’s classy and looks super intricate, even though it’s actually really easy. Our secret!
11. Running Late!! 3 Quick & Easy Hairstyles for Short/Medium Length Hair! By ThatsHeart
Everyone has those days when you hit the snooze button a few too many times, but still want to look good when you run out the door. For sleepy days like that, these 3 easy hairstyles will be your saving grace! Each of the hairstyles can be worn casually, formally, or for a day that’s more business-oriented. They’re extremely versatile and flattering for anyone rocking medium-length hair.
If you have medium-length hair and don’t know what to do with it, let these tutorials guide you to gorgeous, lengthy locks!