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20 Super Stylish (& Easy) Medium-Length Haircuts
Easy haircuts are a godsend for me when I need all the time I can get on those particularly crazy mornings. Usually, though, “easy” equates to a traditional short ‘do that requires little by way of styling.
I’ve always wondered why ‘mom hair’ always seemed to equal short hair. Why do we have to chop it all off in the interest of a low maintenance haircut?
Simply put—we dont. There’s no law that states all moms need to chop off their locks, nor is there any reason you can’t rock medium-length hair with ease. Here are twenty medium length haircuts that are easy to maintain, even on the most hectic days.
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20 Medium Haircuts
Add a Braid
You aren’t limited to wearing your bob or shoulder-length hair the same way every time. Add an artisanal detail, like a single thick side braid, to liven up your look simply and quickly.
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There’s a reason bobs are so popular—they are
so easy to maintain! This asymmetrical version puts a modern spin on the time-honored look, giving you a little extra length up front while sticking with a traditional shorter length at the back.
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Anytime is a great time to sport beachy waves like this. Even if it’s not your natural hair texture, you can achieve it by running some sea salt spray through your hair (this gives it that signature texture) and using your fingers to muss it up. Voila: Beach-chic hair, year round.
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Your bob doesn’t have to be perfect. In fact, opting for an edgier take on this look can seriously transform the classic style from girlish to glam in an instant. Add some product to the ends to roughen it up a bit, or smooth it out with a flat iron and serum.
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It’s amazing how a complex looking style can be so simple to achieve. To steal this look, just create a side braid and pull your hair back in a basic ponytail. Cover the ponytail holder with a thick strand of your own hair—the effect is casual, but with a little artisanal flair.
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Light, airy, carefree—what’s not to love about a bob that is both simple and stylish at once? This is a timeless look that just grazes the shoulders, and it’s perfect whether you wear it loose or throw it in a low ponytail.
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Play with Color
If you wear your medium-length hair loose and relaxed, break up the monotony a little with a play on color. This look fades from a dark chocolate shade of brown to a warm auburn, blending together naturally for a chic, modern style.
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Flip It Up
Give your hair a flip! This style works because it pairs light layers with flipped up ends, creating some body even on hair that is thinner.
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amazing what a change of length can do for everything, from your overall look to your outlook. Lop off your ultra-long locks in favor of a style that still runs on the longer end of medium—you can wear it loose, braid it to achieve waves, or just do a low pony for a chic look.
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With medium-length hair, the sky is the limit when it comes to styling. Throw it up in a ponytail, wear it long and loose, or try this: a half bun, where you divide your hair and pull half up in a loose chignon, leaving the rest hanging. It’s an effortless way to put your hair up without looking too severe.
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Layer Your Layers
Layers add volume and bring flat, lackluster locks to life immediately. This look plays with multiple layers—layers upon layers, really—to lend your mane a thicker, livelier appearance. Use a curling iron to create loose waves for more body.
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If bangs aren’t for you, opt for a simple style like this: a relaxed center part, falling casually to your shoulders with a little bounce at the ends for volume.
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Lengthy layers give medium-length hair some dimension without being too time consuming. This lively look has body and bounce, but doesn’t look too “done” or complicated. Just dry and go.
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Ever notice how chic a few loose hairs look when they frame your face? This is similar—the sideswept bangs look sophisticated, and even more so when you pull the rest of your hair into a high, loose bun.
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One of the easiest looks to maintain is straight hair that is all one length. You can control it a bit with a flat iron, or if it’s naturally straight allow it to air dry and apply some smoothing serum to control flyaways.
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She bangs! Give your medium-length hair a makeover by cutting your bangs straight across your forehead. It’s a refreshed, youthful look that also changes your entire overall look—you may even feel inspired to try some new makeup hues just to shake things up a little.
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Tease It Up
You don’t need to go all eighties rock maven to show off a little lift. Tease your hair at the crown with a comb, set it with a lightweight hairspray, and let it dry. You’ll love the effect: It’s a little “big,” but not so much so that you’ll look like you’re attending a costume party.
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This look is fresh, healthy, and effortless. Whether you wear it loose like this or pulled back in a low ponytail, it’s one of the most relaxed styles you can wear—and it’s both work- and play-appropriate.
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Who can resist hair that’s so full of body and volume? This look can be achieved with a wide-barrel curling iron to create a little shoulder-grazing bounce.
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If your hair is naturally wavy and you just don’t have time for the whole styling-spray-and-flat-iron thing every morning, this shoulder-length bob is an easy way to pull off your waves with little to no effort.
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