15 All Hair Types and Mid-Length Hairstyles
The days of complaining about your hair being at a delicate mid-length stage are long gone. We’d argue that the popularity of medium-length Hair Types began with Jennifer Aniston’s controversial “Rachel” cut in Friends.
We’ve reached the pinnacle with an overabundance of individuals looking for a unique shoulder-length appearance. How do we know this? According to our beauty experts, this hair length is one of the most requested styles in salons.
We spoke with three famed hairstylists, Henna Khalid, Scott Ade, and Ahn Co Tran, about the trends they’ve noticed and what their clients want right now. But most significantly (because this is precisely what we do), which celebrities are their customers bringing into the salon?
Please scroll down to learn about the most popular mid-length haircuts right now and how to duplicate them.
Solange’s mid-length hairstyle, which has a brushed-out and expanded form, is ideal for curly or afro-textured hair. When it comes to her violet haze eyes, we must agree that they’re well worth trying out.
Paparazzi-ready hair belongs to Olivia Palermo. It’s no surprise, then, that Khalid’s customers frequently name her when they visit the salon. Overall, he is seeing “more and more mid-length haircuts” being requested.
Khalid also mentions that Khloé Kardashian is in high demand. And the best way to achieve her style? We’re sure that Jen Atkin regularly takes care of her hair, so we recommend buying some of her Ouai hair care products, such as the Volume Spray ($26).
Joan Smalls’ wavy, layered ‘do is laid-back and fashionable. She achieves a visually effortless look—and classy (thanks to that crimson mouth) —by tousling her hair slightly and curling the waves outward.
Ade’s hair shows that the medium-length hairstyle is here to stay. Everything we thought we knew about the medium-length hairstyle trend—that it’s especially popular among people who already have long hair but are concerned about going too short—is verified by Ade.
We’ve made no secret that we adore Constance Wu and her beautiful looks. But her hair is just as stunning. The little curl allows this style to be worn for any day or evening occasion, whether it’s dressed up or down.
We’ve always wanted to run our hands through Léa Seydoux’s tousled blonde hair, which hangs down her back. This is how French women wear their hair mid-length, whether you’re a Francophile or not. You can’t dispute that the French have mastery of both hair and other things, among other things.
Victoria Beckham is the epitome of sophistication, and it’s no surprise that she became Posh Spice. After all, she is the personification of elegance. Ade says that clients desire a “slightly ’70s shape,” like the Lo-LA seen here on VB.
Emma Stone likes a medium-length haircut, although she changes her hair color frequently. We adore how she uses wavy texture to add interest to this deep-parted side-swept wet-look that is all the rage.
Ade says, “Medium-length hairstyles are typically left somewhat longer in the front and kept squarer at the back—think Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. “How to ask for a medium-length hairstyle.” Although she’s had some stunning hair moments, this is the look that she always returns to.
Alexa Chung’s hair is the ideal it-girl cut, always the same length and endlessly copied. If you want to experiment with a fringe but don’t want it to require much upkeep, curtain bangs are an excellent option. Add more layers but leave them half undone to create a not-trying-too-hard (read: cool-girl) vibe.
Jennifer Lopez raises the diva bar to new heights with these big, bouncy curls. We propose investing in high-quality curl cream to get soft and defined tendrils—and minimize frizz.
Yes, because the hair has a curl, this style is technically shorter. It’s evidence of the versatility of a mid-length haircut. If we’re being completely honest, ’60s-inspired haircuts have a particular place in our hearts, especially when worn by the lovely Zendaya.
Changing up the section in your hair is a simple yet effective way to update your appearance. A side part, such as Tessa Thompson’s, can give extra oomph to your mane if you have fine hair.
Highlights highlight the wavy texture of Jasmine Tookes’ undulating ‘do while also brightening her complexion. Layers provide depth and animation, which are beneficial to this flattering mid-length haircut.
There are many different ways to wear a medium-length hairstyle, as evidenced by the celebrities above. You can style it wavy, straight, or curly, and you can part it in the middle, to the side, or even create a fringe. The possibilities are endless! So if you’re looking for a versatile and stylish haircut, consider going medium-length.