Medium length hair is so versatile as there are many ways in which it can be styled. There are dozens of pretty medium length hairstyles to show off your gorgeous mid-length tresses. From braids to buns to ponytails, there is no end to the fun and funky looks for medium length haircuts.
In case you are looking for cute new medium length hairstyles, we have compiled a selection of some of our favorite looks for medium length locks. There are elegant looks for a special event, funky styles for a fun night out or weekend away and modern hairstyles for those with an edgy vibe. Check them out and pick your favorites!
Sweet Chocolate Auburn Messy Milk Braid Updo
Are you looking for a style with a lot of texture and dimension? This messy milkmaid braid is the perfect combination of an elegant braid with a slightly messy look.
Start on one side and make a loose milkmaid braid that goes around the back of your head in an updo. Fasten it at the nape of your neck with bobby pins. Then tug on the ends of the braid to make it just a little messy and to add more volume. Spray it with a medium hold hairspray to keep it in place.
This cute messy, braid is even prettier with its warm chocolate brown and light auburn balayage hues. This subtle contrast adds even more texture and depth to this gorgeous medium length hairstyle.
Wavy Asymmetrical Bob and Braided Half Updo
Bob haircuts are a great way for those with medium length hairstyles to sport half updos with braids. They will add volume and texture to your mid-length locks for a cute and carefree look.
Start on the longer side and maybe a half braid updo that goes all the way around. Leave some of your hair out and style it in loose waves. Pull some of it out over the braid for a slightly messy look that is fun and feminine.
If you want even more texture, try a blonde, light brown and dark brown balayage highlights to add a depth and contrast to this trendy half updo style.
Soft Ombre Waterfall Braid
Waterfall braids are a very modern yet sophisticated look for medium length hair. They are a great way to showcase your wavy tresses. Waterfall braids are much easier than they look and you can easily find an online tutorial to show you step-by-step.
Your mid length curly or wavy tresses will be woven through the waterfall braid and then cascade gracefully down your shoulders. This look is Boho chic and has a soft and romantic vibe. If you add some blonde highlights to your hair, you will have a stunning soft ombre the gives your hair a pretty multi-tonal look.
Face Framing Balayage with Double Braid Half Updo
Double braids are very stylish right now and this thick double braid is a great way to show off the contrast between the dark chocolatey brown and light ash blonde hues of this cute shoulder length bob. The braid and contrasting colors add full of texture and dimension as well as the perfect contrast between cool and warm hues.
Braid your hair in a double braid and tuck it under the back of your head at the nape of your neck. Make sure to pin it tightly and spray it to keep it in pace. This look is great for any occasion from a fun weekend away to a more formal look.
Back Dutch Braid
If you want an elegant braid for a more formal event such as a dance or a wedding, this back Dutch braid is pure perfection! Braid your hair in a thick Dutch braid and leave some loose curly tendrils in the front. Tie it with a ribbon and the button to add an air of sophistication.
Half Updo Twist with Loose Curls
This pretty twisted half updo works for any affair, from a day at the office to a night out on the town or a fancy event. Twist side sections of your hair and meet in the back. Keep it twisted into a wavy ponytail. If you want to dress it up for a more formal occasion, add a pretty floral fascinator. This look is very pretty on dark brown hair with soft auburn highlights for added dimension.
Half Up Dutch Braid with Bun
If you are looking for a style that is trendy yet elegant, this Dutch braid and bun half updo combo is very chic. Make two small Dutch braid starting at the front of your head and then join them together at the top of the back of your head to form a slightly messy braid. Style the rest of your hair in beachy waves to add even more texture.
Half Up with Twist
Twisted hairstyles are just as pretty as braided hairstyles and are especially pretty on medium length hairstyles. Twists are simple yet still sophisticated if you are looking for a pretty half updo for a party or formal affair. Start off on one side and twist small sections of your hair and pin it on the other side. Style your hair in loose waves. This look is even more breathtaking with pretty balayage hues such as the varying shades of dark and platinum blonde pictured here.
Relaxed Boho Look with Braids and Twists
If are more of a free-spirit and want a fun and flirty shoulder-length hairstyle, this braid and twist half updo is very Boho chic. Make two small braids, one on either side of your hair, close to the top of your head and then twist thick sections into a small braid and pin them together at the middle of the back of your head and allow them to fall into a messy low ponytail.
For a truly multidimensional look, use a blend of dark and light colors for maximum depth and texture. Style the rest of your hair in messy waves for an offbeat sexy vibe.
Side-Swept Loose Braid with Waves
Side swept braids are the perfect look for a romantic date night. Make a loose braid of any style and then pin around one side. Tug gently add the braid to add a slightly messy look and more texture. Style the rest of your tresses in soft waves to add a flirty, romantic flair that will take your date’s breath away the second he lays eyes on you.
Have you totally fallen in love with these fun and flirty medium length hairstyles? We think these cute half updos are the perfect combination of laid-back and sophisticated for the modern woman who wants a classy yet fun style for her shoulder-length locks.
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