35 Mesmerizing Medium-Length Haircuts That Are All The Rage This Year

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Written by Rachel Miller

Updated: May 10, 2024

Medium-length hairstyles are all the rage this year. From shags to lobs and beyond, everyone’severyone’s looking for a magnificent midlength. And why not? Midlength haircuts are literally the perfect medium between a short, simply-styled look and those luscious long locks. You can still have all those great styles, like updos, ponytails, braids, and even more styles that are special to medium-length haircuts. 

These cuts are also ideal for people who crave versatility and creativity since they’re so easy to maintain and style in different ways. Check out these 35 mesmerizing medium-length haircuts to see what we’re talking about!

#1. Sleek Blunt Cut with Slight Side Part

Sleek Blunt Cut with Side Sweep

A sleek blunt cut is designed to keep things smooth and simple for thick, straight hair.  It shapes thick hair for full body and volume but keeps things clean and polished, thanks to its sleek finish and straight, blunt-cut lines. Take this upscale look to the top with a flat iron and some finishing spray or shine serum.

#2. Wavy Lob with Honey Blonde Highlights

Wavy Lob with Honey Blonde Highlights

Looking for the perfect summer-chic style? You need a wavy lob with honey-blonde highlights. The lob offers a longer, more versatile version of the bob with a toned-down shape but still holds the timeless volume and elegant movement, specifically for natural waves. The warm golden tones of the honey-blonde highlights give the lob’s cut even more dimension for better-looking waves, all while creating a sunny glow.

#3. Classic Layered Cut with Caramel Streaks

Classic Layered Cut with Caramel Streaks

You don’t need a fancy-shaped cut to get a face-flattering style. All you need are some classic layers and caramel streaks. This simple upgrade gives any hair density maximum volume and lively texture, enhanced by the rich dimensional look of the caramel streaks and layers that put your best facial features forward.

#4. Chic Platinum Feathered Bob

Chic Feathered Bob with Platinum Accents

If you’re into all things fab and fashion-forward, you’re going to love the chic platinum feathered bob. This iconic combo features a chic bob with feathered layers for fierce volume and texture, particularly for fine hair, and a super-stylish platinum blonde color to top it all off. 

#5. Soft Beach Waves with Subtle Ombre

Soft Beach Waves with Subtle Ombre

Give your look those beach babe vibes with subtle ombre and soft beach waves. The subtle ombre gives your hair a slight touch of sunny illumination, creating the perfect base for soft beachy waves to come in and seal the deal for this seaside look. You can create these waves with naturally wavy hair or by softly curling straight hair and using texture spray.

#6. Angled Bob with Sun-Kissed Highlights

Angled Bob with Sun Kissed Highlights

Want a medium-length haircut with an effortlessly elegant aesthetic? The angled bob with sun-kissed highlights has you covered! The angles of this chic bob create an even more face-flattering shape, accentuating your cheekbones and jawline for a slimmer-looking face. Then, the sun-kissed highlights bring depth and dimension, so you don’t need to go crazy with layering.

#7. Romantic Rose Gold Soft Curls

Romantic Soft Curls with Rose Gold Tint

If you’re looking for something luxurious and feminine, you’ve got to try romantic rose gold soft curls. These soft curls are delicate and flirtatious, especially on rose gold tones that scream luxury and bring the perfect dewy glow to any skin tone. You can get these curls with a large curling wand and by softly brushing them out.

#8. Deep Burgundy on a Straight Mid-Length Bob

Straight Mid Length with Deep Burgundy Hues

Deep burgundy is a seductive and dramatic color that’s not as in-your-face as a bright red but still just as eye-catching, even more so on a sleek and chic straight mid-length bob. This bob’s a sculpted shape that complements any face shape. You can keep this look super sleek with a flat iron and shine serum or go more voluminous with a blowout

#9. Chunky Blonde Highlights with Tousled Waves

Tousled Waves with Chunky Blonde Highlights

If you want to boost your summer-ready look in a big way, look no further than chunky blonde highlights and tousled waves. This dynamic duo works together, bringing the bright and sunny look of the thicker highlights to bring massive illumination and dimension to your natural texture. But tousled waves are what really seal this summer style, with bouncy, voluminous waves created with a large curling iron and texturizing spray. You can even work your natural waves to this beachy style!

#10. Pastel Pink Medium-Length Shag

Medium Shag with Pastel Pink Tips

The shag is a super-stylish medium-length haircut with serious retro vibes. But you can give this look a bright and dreamy twist by going for pastel pink. The shag creates the light and airy texture and volume you need for whimsical movement, making the perfect base for that playful pastel pink. 

#11. Glossy Straight Hair with Chocolate Lowlights

Glossy Straight Hair with Chocolate Lowlights

Give your glossy, straight hair a low-key upgrade with a mid-length cut and chocolate lowlights. These gentle chocolate-brown lowlights add just a touch of depth and dimension to give straight hair a little life, but they don’t take away from the sleek finish. Give your hair that siper sleek look by using a flat iron and finishing with some shine serum.

#12. Mid-Length Choppy Layers with Silver Balayage

Mid Length Choppy Layers with Silver Balayage

Mid-length choppy layers and silver balayage are an unexpectedly iconic combination of futuristic, contemporary, and classy. Choppy layers bring serious texture and full-bodied volume to any hair density for a lively look. Then, the silver balayage pairs with a smoky brown or blonde to boost that dimensional look and create that seductive silver vixen aesthetic. You can even use this look on natural graying hair for a new way to age gracefully.

#13. Natural Highlights in a Casual Half-Up Bun

Casual Half Up Bun with Natural Highlights

Carefree, cool, and chic. That’s how we describe the look of natural highlights in a casual half-up bun. The natural highlights illuminate your natural color for that organic sun-kissed vibe, especially when showcased in a half-up bun. This super-trendy half-up style is perfect for medium-length haircuts for that fine balance between polished and unrefined.

#14. Medium-Length Auburn Retro Curls

Retro Curls with Auburn Shades

Love those old-school looks? Bring your style to something voluminous, vibrant, and oh-so-vintage with medium-length auburn retro curls. The bright auburn brings all those retro redhead vibes, with retro curls to seal the deal. You can get retro curls with rollers or overnight pin curls for heatless options.

#15. Jet-Black Sleek and Straight Mid-Length Cut

Sleek and Straight with Jet Black Shine

Edgy doesn’t always have to mean crazy layering and texture. Go for something a little more silky smooth, like a jet-black sleek and straight mid-length cut. This clean and polished meets dark and mysterious look features two simple elements: a sleek and straight mid-length cut and a glossy jet-black color. Yep. Modern goth vibes are that simple!

#16. Boho Braids on Flowing Curly Hair

Boho Braids on Flowy Textured Hair

Bring all those beach goddess vibes to your natural texture by styling your flowing curly hair with some Boho braids! These braids give any hair type instant beachy vibes, but on flowing curly hair, they peek out for a fun pop of Boho bliss.

#17. Mid-Length Flipped Layers with Golden Highlights

Layered Flip with Golden Highlights

If you’re looking for something bright and bouncy, you need some mid-length layers with golden highlights. These layers bring life to any hair density, with smooth, elegant movement from the flipped ends. The golden highlights bring a slightly beachy look while also giving some dimension and enhancing the movement of the flipped layers. You exaggerate the flipped ends with a round brush and blow dryer or flat iron.

#18. Medium-Length Messy Bun with Wispy Bangs

Messy Bun with Wispy Bangs

While it may be simple, the medium-length messy bun is always one of the most popular styles, especially with some wispy bangs. This irresistible mid-length hairstyle is easy as pie! All you have to do is throw your hair up in a carefree bun, leaving your bangs and a couple wispy pieces out to frame your face and upgrade that “”undone”” vibe. 

#19. Mid-Length Caramel Swirls in a Sleek Low Ponytail

Sleek Low Ponytail with Caramel Swirls

Caramel swirls and a sleek low ponytail are the perfect combination for easygoing elegance.  This super simple style keeps your hair out of your face but looks effortlessly sophisticated, especially with some sweet and smooth caramel swirls that bring a little more dimension and visual interest to this low-key look.

#20. Bold Blue Streaks on Layered Waves

Bold Blue Streaks on Layered Waves

Looking for something edgy and electric? Slap some bold blue streaks on your layered waves! This look has a cool and confident aesthetic, with the mid-length layers bringing your wavy texture brand new life. The blue brings that high-voltage vibe while also providing a complementary contrast to cool-toned blondes and brunettes.

#21. Elegant Chignon for Medium-Length Hair

Elegant Chignon for Medium Hair

Need an easy updo for a special occasion? The elegant medium-length chignon is just the thing for you! This low bun has all the timeless beauty with minimal effort. All you have to do is roll your hair into a low chignon bun and add a fancy hairpin to finish this look off with a bit of sparkle. You can even leave a few loose strands out for that extra something.

#22. Vibrant Purple on an Edgy Textured Cut

Vibrant Purple on Edgy Textured Cut

Nothing says grunge-glam like vibrant purple on an edgy textured cut. This beautiful blend features a medium-length haircut with an edgy texture suited to giving fine and thin hair that funky flair. The vibrant purple turns that up with a bold, dramatic color.

#23. Chestnut Highlights with Glossy Pin Curls

Glossy Pin Curls with Chestnut Highlights

If you’re a retro girlie, try chestnut highlights with glossy pin curls. This vintage style pairs rich, warm chestnut tones with lustrous pin curls, which you can get much quicker with a large curling wand and a good brush-out. Then, add some shine spray to get that gorgeous glossy finish.

#24. Subtle Lowlights in Half-Up Twists

Half Up Twists with Subtle Lowlights

Looking to simplify and stylize your blonde? Go for subtle lowlights in half-up twists! This easy-breezy style is the perfect balance between fashion and function, with subtle lowlights to bring your blonde or light brown hair some depth and dimension, styled in half-up twists to keep your hair back while still looking fabulous.

#25. Chic Top Knot on Smooth Medium Hair

Chic Top Knot on Smooth Medium Hair

Need an instant upgrade for your straight hair? Style your silky smooth mid-length hair in a chic top knot! This high bun is a quick and easy updo with a clean and polished look that fits any occasion, from a day at home to a special event.

#26. Blonde Highlights in Playful Pigtails

Playful Pigtails with Blonde Highlights

If you’re looking for something super- cute and stylish to match your bright and bubbly personality, you’ve got to try blonde highlights in playful pigtails. This fun and youthful style brings an unparalleled girly vibe to your look. You can even add some waves to your pigtails for that extra charm.

#27. Auburn Side-Parted Soft Waves

Deep Side Part with Soft Waves and Auburn Tones

Get that refined redhead look with auburn side-parted soft waves. This medium-length style is perfect for adding a subtle dose of romance and drama to your aesthetic with an earthy, radiant red styled in side-parted side waves with your natural waves or a large curling wand.

#28. Classic Bob with Bold Black and White Contrast

Classic Bob with Bold Black and White Contrast

Nothing blends timelessness and contemporary creativity like the classic bob with bold black-and-white contrast. This striking style doesn’t need texture to make a bold statement. The chic shape of the bob and the high contrast between the black-and-white tones say it all! Together, they make something truly iconic.

#29. Flowy Layers with Sunlit Highlights

Flowy Layers with Sunlight Reflections

Get a toned-down version of that beachy look with glowy medium-length layers and sunlit highlights. These natural-looking highlights are perfect for giving your brunette that perfect sun-kissed lift that enhances the look of your flowy layers for a breezy and beautiful summer-inspired look.

#30. Fiery Red Wavy Mid-Length Cut

Fiery Red Sombre on Wavy Mid Length

Bring a glaze of gorgeous glory to your waves with a fiery red wavy mid-length cut. This low-key cut makes a high impact on your waves, with renewed volume and bounce for better movement. And then, the fiery red tops it all off, like a red-hot cherry on top.

#31. Icy Blonde Medium Length Cut with a Side-Part

Sleek Middle Part with Icy Blonde Tips

Don’t change a thing about your medium-length cut! Just go for icy blonde and a super-chic side part! These two simple changes have everything you need for a flawless, stone-cold fox look. You can even straighten your hair to give it that extra sleek finish. 

#32. Edgy Razor-Cut Mid-Length with Electric Blue Highlights

Edgy Razor Cut with Electric Blue Highlights

Feeling bold? Go for a fab and flashy style, like an edgy mid-length razor-cut with electric blue highlights. This vivacious style combines the medium-length razor-cut layers for extra-edgy texture with bold and spunky electric blue highlights that give your base color unexpected depth (beyond looking absolutely stunning).

#33. Romantic Twisted Updo on Soft Brown Highlights

Romantic Twisted Updo with Soft Brown Highlights

If you need a refined, elegant updo for a more formal occasion, like a date or a wedding, go for a romantic twisted updo on soft brown highlights. This classy style starts with soft, natural-looking brown highlights that maximize your haircut’s texture with boosted dimension and depth. Then, the twisted updo makes an easy but absolutely fabulous updo. All you need to do is curl your hair and twist it into an updo, pinning it in place at the nape.

#34. Bold Fishtail Braid on Ombre Hair

Bold Fishtail Braid on Ombre Hair

Want to take the easy route to the Boho babe look? Try some ombre and a bold fishtail braid. This style pairs a beachy, intricate braid you can style in seconds with the sunny and stylish look of ombre. You can even add some beachy waves and texture spray to amp up the seaside vibes.

#35. Textured Waves with Subtle Lavender Accents

Textured Waves with Subtle Lavender Accents

Dreamy and delicate meets daring and edgy, with textured waves and subtle lavender accents. You can get this style with natural waves, a large curling wand, and some texturizing spray for that extra edgy element. Then, the lavender accents soften the whole look with a pinch of whimsy.

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