It’s amazing just how many medium length hairstyles you can achieve once you have the right inspiration. Whether you’re looking for something subtle, casual, and easy to achieve or bold, intricate, and artistic we have some great ideas for you to consider. In fact, here are 55 medium length hairstyles for you to consider as you pore through your options
# 1 Boho Chic Updo
Perfect for weddings, this braided updo is ideal if you’re going for a boho chic look. You can achieve it by making some loose braids and wrapping them around while pinning them in place. You can add flowers into it for some edge. This is a messy look so don’t worry about where each and every hair strand falls.
This look is fun and easy to achieve. Simply leave some hair at the front and braid the hair about an inch from the hairline. You can finger comb this look to give it a lively and fun appearance.
# 3 Pink and Teal Fantasy
This look is ethereal, gorgeous and bold. If you're up for coloring your hair, this is the perfect look for you. The color combination is beautiful. You can enhance the color by twisting some parts and pinning it gently in your hair.
# 4 Couture Wedding Updo
This is an excellent way to play with colors while simultaneously achieving an elegant and chic look. The hair inculcates all the colors of the rainbow, and the fancy updo makes it high fashion and chic.
# 5 Brushed Metal Couture Updo
This is yet another chic look for formal occasions or weddings. It’s very high fashion and the metallic look makes it very unique and edgy while still retaining its classic elegance.
# 6 Pink Bliss Updo
Pink is a fun color and is easy to achieve if you have blonde hair. This look blends the natural hair color with a pastel pink to give you a fun and chic look. This intricate updo enables you to add to this look by putting flowers in your hair.
# 7 Brunette Braid Updo
You can achieve this look by loosely braiding your hair starting at the middle part of the head. The looseness makes it look more effortless. Pin the loose braid down with pins to create this simple yet artistic updo.
# 8 Delicate Brunette Updo
For this look, you need to comb down the hair to make it sleeker. The design at the back is a low bun. You just need to pin it down in place to achieve this formal look. Letting your bands hang freely will help to shape your face.
# 9 Brunette Crown Braid
This crown braid is an excellent hairstyle for weddings or bridesmaids. It’s a combines various flattering aspects like: hair falling on the face to shape it, showing off the length of your hair yet looking classic and elegant.
# 10 Pinned Up Blonde
If you’re thinking of playing around with colors on your blonde hair, try this look. The hair is side swept to shape the face and is curled and pinned up for an effortless and chic look. This look is perfect for formal occasions.
# 11 Balayage Blonde Braid
This look perfectly highlights the balayage coloring of the hair. The braid creates contrast between the natural hair color and the color of the highlights which adds to the gorgeous hairstyle. It’s an effortless look.
# 12 Ombre Braid Bob
This gorgeous look highlights the different hair colors in this ombre masterpiece. It’s a simple and effortless look that you can achieve by making a braid and then wrapping it around the head while pinning it down. Letting some of the hair fall freely adds to the chic fun look.
# 13 Swirling Hues
The blues, purples, and reds in this hair swirl up to create this excellent updo. The color combination though perfect by itself, is accentuated by the styling. Twisting the hair and pinning it down to achieve this updo is an easy process giving you effortless elegance.
# 14 Festive Updo
When it comes to medium length hairstyles, incorporating accessories to your hair can add a fun and festive touch to your look. This hair is gently braided in the back and pinned down to create an effortless updo.
# 15 Elegant Platinum Braid
With platinum blonde locks, you can achieve this gorgeous look by intricately braiding the hair at the middle front and swirling it around the head until it meets the rest of the hair. To achieve this look, you need to start with straightened hair.
# 16 Double Halo Braid
To achieve this look, your hair should be colored. The multiple shades will give the two braids contrast and add a playful element to the look. It’s elegant, fun and relatively easy to achieve. Leave out the bangs to shape your face.
# 17 Space Buns
This look is perfect if you have shorter or layered hair that’s longer at the front. It’s fun and easy. Once you part your hair in the middle in a zig zag, you can then tie it up to achieve this easy and unique medium length hairstyle.
# 18 Braided Bob
The bob is one of the trendiest medium length hairstyles and you can incorporate this fun braid into your bob hairstyle. Once you braid the midsection hair and pin it down, you can let the rest of your hair fall into the natural bob shape.
# 19 Textured Updo
This chic and effortless look is a perfect medium length hairstyle for weddings and other events. It has a touch of fun and a lot of elegance. It a messy look yet it shapes your face and head perfectly.
# 20 Fantastic Colored Look
This look is bright, bold, and brilliant. It’s ideal if you have shorter hair and you aren’t afraid to play with these fun colors. The styling itself is really simple once you’ve color the hair in these ethereal shades.
# 21 Midnight Chic
The colors of the sky at night are hauntingly beautiful and this hairstyle captures that perfectly. The color combination in this hairstyle is excellent, but the loose pinned braids add to its excellence by accentuating the contrast.
# 22 Giant Braided Updo
When it comes to proportionality, this giant braid can make your face seem smaller. It’s an elegant, classy, easy to achieve hairstyle. It sweeps sideways over the ear and is perfect for hair with highlights.
# 23 Dutch and French Braid
You can mix up different types of braids and then wrap them into this gracious updo. Though it’s relatively complicated, this is a fun way to play with different types of braids and add an interesting touch to your medium length hairstyles.
# 24 Purple Peeking Highlights
To achieve this gorgeous look, braid your hair at the back and wrap it round over itself to create a loose braid bun. You can pin it down to hold it in place. The purple and blue highlights add a cool edge to the look.
# 25 Updo on Layered Hair
You can achieve this gorgeous updo by loosely braiding and wrapping your medium length hair. It’s fun, easy, and classic. This look works best on highlighted hair.
# 26 Playing with Highlights
Highlighting your hair can be a thrill. This look is one way to create an exceptional and gorgeous hairstyle using your highlighted hair. The blonde highlights wrap the natural colored to create this amazing contrast.
# 27 Classic Bridal Updo
Updos are a classic look and help to accentuate your makeup and facial features. This braided updo exposes the nape of the neck and gives you an effortlessly chic appeal with a classic aura.
# 28 Pastel Pinned Up Look
This hair color is relatively easy to achieve if you have brightly colored hair. It involves twisting the hair loosely while you pin it down to make a bun that covers the back of your neck. It’s a great style to show off the gorgeous hair color.
# 29 Wavy Ponytail
This is a truly effortless look. Once you curl up your hair, you can tie it up in a loose pony tail, pin it down and twist it to achieve this gorgeous look. It’s fun, relatively easy and it shows off the length of your hair.
# 30 Braided Headband
This is the perfect medium length hairstyle of people with longer hair. It shows off the volume of your hair while shaping your face to give you an excellent casual updo with a braided headband accent.
# 31 The Marilyn Monroe Set
If you’re looking for something more iconic, for example, something Marilyn Monroe was famous for, you can try this style. It’s a great look for brighter hair and you start off by curling your hair and then pinning it into a gorgeous updo.
# 32 Curly Bridal Updo
When it comes to bridal looks, this one is one of the best medium length hairstyles you should consider trying. It’s gorgeous on blonde hair and since it’s soft and subtly styled, it gives you effortless elegance.
# 33 Messy Updo with Braid Accent
The braid can be the main part of your updo, but with this look it’s simply an accent. The messiness of the style makes this look simplistic and the braid helps to emphasize the highlights and adds more fun to the look.
# 34 Rainbow Pastel Updo
The rainbow colors are a naturally beautiful occurence and when you incorporate them to your hair you achieve this ethereal yet edgy and gorgeous look. It’s soft, fun, playful yet elegant and classic.
# 35 Retro Red
Playing with red highlights can give you a bold, sexy and feminine look. This particular style is great with darker hair. It’s simple and edgy. The braid accentuates the highlights and allows you to play with color on your face.
# 36 Pink Purple Realness
Playing with colors on your hair is fun. Perhaps you’re bored with the status quo and you’re looking for something really bold and artistic. This is the look for you. Pink and purple work excellently together and in this particular case, the pink braid on the purple hair illustrates just how rewarding playing with colors can be.
# 37 Subtle Side Parted Updo
This updo is unique because it covers the nape of your neck illustrating the length of your gorgeous hair and it has a side part which allows you to shape your face at the front to accentuate your gorgeous facial features.
# 38 Dutch Fishtail
This Dutch braid plays around with the dark roots by accentuating them artistically. This is an excellent look if you have bangs and since it’s almost entirely braided, it’s chic, elegant and unique.
# 39 Purple Dutch Braid Updo
This purple hair look is excellent if you have bright colored hair. It features several shades of purple with soft parts of your natural colored hair. The Dutch braids on the side allow you to shape your hair and consequently your face to achieve this gorgeous purple updo.
# 40 Deep Red Dutch Braid
This look is one of the easiest medium length hairstyles you can achieve by wrapping all your hair into a Dutch braid. This deep red color is edgy and the updo is classy and chic.
# 41 Braided Mohawk
This look is best if you have highlights. The Mohawk is a great hairstyle that has stood the test of time. It is elegant and classy, yet fun and edgy. This look is one of the most unique medium length hairstyles you can try if you’re looking for something relatively easy to achieve.
# 42 Giant Purple Braid
Giant braids make your head seem smaller by proportion. This particular look highlights the purple highlights and is a fun and classy way to show off both the volume of your hair and the fun play with colors.
# 43 Messy Side Braided Look
This look is very easy to achieve. It’s messy, fun, and simple which makes it an effortless look. The braid starts on the side part and sweeps across the face shaping it and covering a bit of forehead. It’s a simple way to change up your look.
# 44 Balayage Mohawk
When you have highlights, there are several hairstyles that accentuate them and this is one of them. Since more surface area of hair is exposed, the highlights are more visible. The messy Mohawk look is an effortlessly chic hairstyle that you should definitely consider trying.
# 45 Chic Braided Side Updo
You can achieve this gorgeous look without changing your hair too much. It’s an easy way to achieve a beautiful and simple updo, while incorporating braids, and still looking effortless. Leaving your bangs to hang freely helps to shape your face by not pulling too far away from the face.
# 46 Unique Artistic Updo
One of the best things about medium length hairstyles is that there is enough hair to play with in order to add an artistic flare to your look. This look is intricate, classy, and elegant. Though it’s relatively hard to achieve, it’s a great way to step out of a comfort zone and turn your hair into a work of art.
# 47 Soft Ombre Look
This is a particularly gorgeous hairstyle for people with longer hair. It incorporates a soft ombre look with a fancy braided updo. Since the hair is long it adds to the bulk of the braid that makes this look very elegant and classy.
# 48 Bob-like Updo Look
There are all sorts of updos and this one is looks almost like a bob because the hair is pinned down but is still gently pulling down. It’s relatively wide at the nape of the neck giving it the bob like look. Though it’s a messy look, it is still intricate and very classy.
# 49 Flowy Updo
If you have longer hair, this is one of the medium length hairstyles you should consider trying. Not only does it illustrate the length of your hair while still holding it up, it is tied together artistically yet effortlessly.
# 50 Sleek Artsy Waves
Perhaps not practical for a day to day look, this super sleek curled and pinned style is absolutely gorgeous. The beautiful accessory is both functional and aesthetic and it pulls the focus to itself but since its neutral colored, it accentuates the gorgeous glow of the hair itself.
# 51 Space Buns
For something more playful and fun, try this look. The braids are neat and culminate into two messy buns. This look is accentuated by darker roots making it great if you’re growing out colored hair. Leave the bangs free to shape the face.
# 52 Flaming Fireball
If you enjoy playing with color, this is an excellent style to consider. It’s great for people with dark colored hair. This look adds even more edge to the flaming orange ombre bob with a fun braid down the centre.
# 53 Pinned Up Purple Bob
The Bob hairstyle is really chic and simple and you can make it more fun with a fun accessory like this triangular pin. It’s both trendy and bold yet soft, and simple.
# 54 Pink, Hearts and Braids
This darker pink shade is gorgeous, bold and edgy. It’s a fun color to have in your hair and when braided, wrapped, and pinned down with heart accessories. It’s very playful and chic.
# 55 Funky Teal and Grey
If you’re looking for something a little off the charts, try this bob look. It’s very chic, unique, bold, and fun. Cut your hair into this gorgeous bob that just gently touches your jawline. The two colors teal and grey add a funky aspect to the look.
With that, there can be no excuses. The wide array of medium length hairstyles you can try is seemingly endless; so whether you’re simply tired of the norm or you feel the need to change things up, there are plenty of choices for you to think about, be inspired by, and choose from.